26 May 2017 at 6:28pm
26 May 2017 at 12:58pm
More than 2 dozen QB50 constellation CubeSats have been deployed from the International Space Station (ISS), including three carrying Amateur Radio transponders. Built by student groups from 23 countries, the string-of-pearls QB50 constellation aims to study the lower thermosphere 200-380 kilometers above Earth. The satellites were launched to the ISS onboard an Atlas V rocket in March.
In all 2...
26 May 2017 at 11:56am
At 2344 UTC on May 23, the Australian Space Forecast Centre issued a geomagnetic disturbance warning for May 26-27. On May 26, they predict a minor to major storm warning and on May 27 a minor storm. These are due to a “partial halo coronal mass ejection.”
Dr. Skov has a new space weather video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlTZTcplsQU
Average daily sunspot number for the reporting week (May 1...
26 May 2017 at 11:43am
Now in its 37th year, WX4NHC at the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami, will take to the airwaves on Saturday, May 27, for the annual NHC Station Test. The event will begin at 1300 UTC and wrap up at 2100 UTC. The exercise, which involves several bands and modes, serves to test Amateur Radio Station equipment, antennas, and computer systems prior to this year’s Hurricane Season, which sta...
25 May 2017 at 6:00pm
The American Red Cross has honored ARRL Sacramento Valley Section Emergency Coordinator Greg Kruckewitt, KG6SJT, with an Award for Excellence in Service to the ARC’s Gold Country Region. The award recognizes Kruckewitt’s “outstanding contributions for your many hours of effort developing Red Cross disaster forms templates suitable for transmission over digital radio circuits.”
Kruckewitt has b...
25 May 2017 at 4:35pm
The FCC has again used a consent decree to resolve an enforcement matter. The FCC Enforcement Bureau recently concluded a radio interference investigation with “a negotiated settlement” and $90,000 civil penalty. The case against AFX Inc. involved the marketing of unauthorized RF devices that interfered with AM/FM radio reception.
After the company’s NLL Series LED lighting fixtures were reporte...
25 May 2017 at 4:00pm
ARRL Headquarters will be closed for the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 29. There will be no W1AW code practice or bulletin transmissions on that day. ARRL Headquarters will reopen for business on Tuesday, May 30, at 8 AM EDT. Have a safe and enjoyable holiday!
25 May 2017 at 2:28pm
Aloha! Amateur Radio-related activities will be part of the IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS) June 4-9 in Honolulu, Hawaii. IMS is sponsored by the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society and is part of Microwave Week, when the IEEE RFIC Symposium and ARFTG Conference meet at the same location.
Rick Campbell, KK7B, will moderate an Amateur Radio panel, “Using Amateur Radio to Enh...
25 May 2017 at 12:00pm
“Flea Market Tips” is the topic of the latest episode of the “ARRL The Doctor is In” podcast. Listen...and learn!
Sponsored by DX Engineering, “ARRL The Doctor is In” is an informative discussion of all things technical. Listen on your computer, tablet, or smartphone -- whenever and wherever you like!
Every 2 weeks, your host, QST Editor-in-Chief Steve Ford, WB8IMY, and the Doctor himself, Joel H...
24 May 2017 at 8:27pm
The US Government has filed a civil complaint in Federal District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania to recover an unpaid $11,500 fine that the FCC imposed in a Forfeiture Order 2 years ago on Brian Crow, K3VR, of North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania. The complaint was filed in Federal District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania on the basis of Crow’s residence. FCC records li...
24 May 2017 at 1:11am
Northern New Jersey Section ARRL members have elected a new Section Manager, while members in Utah have re-elected their Section Manager for another 2-year term. Ballots for contested seats in the spring election cycle were counted on May 23 at ARRL Headquarters.
In Northern New Jersey, Rob Roschewsk, KA2PBT, of Washington, outpolled incumbent SM Steve Ostrove, K2SO, 399 to 307 votes.
23 May 2017 at 6:36pm
At its May 21 commencement ceremonies, Ohio’s Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) honored ARRL member David Kazdan, AD8Y, with the Carl F. Wittke Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. A retired anesthesiologist and virtual renaissance man, Kazdan has leveraged his passion for Amateur Radio in his Seminar Approach to General Education and Scholarship (SAGES) course. SAGES classes st...
23 May 2017 at 4:31pm
International Space Station (ISS) Expedition 51 Commander Peggy Whitson, ex-KC5ZTD, and Flight Engineer Jack Fischer, K2FSH (ex-KG5FYH), undertook a nearly 3-hour spacewalk to replace a faulty computer relay box and install a set of antennas to enhance radio communication on future spacewalks. This 10th spacewalk for Whitson moves her into 3rd place all-time for cumulative spacewalking time. Th...
22 May 2017 at 10:44pm
The FCC has issued a Notice of Unlicensed Operation (NUO) to a Texas man for causing interference to a VHF public safety communications system in Dallas County. The FCC Enforcement Bureau issued the Notice to Bradley C. Pike of Dallas on May 17.
On April 3, agents from the FCC’s Dallas Enforcement Bureau Office responded to a complaint from Dallas County Consolidated Services regarding interfer...
22 May 2017 at 7:02pm