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Hurricane Watch Net Keeping Tabs on Strengthening Hurricane Joaquin

It?s been a quiet season so far for the Hurricane Watch Net (HWN), but Hurricane Joaquin, now a Category 3 storm, has been keeping net members busy this week. Joaquin hit the Bahamas September 30, with maximum sustained winds of 120 MPH. After initially activating on September 30 at 1500 UTC on 14.325 MHz, the net shut down on October 1 at 0445 UTC, as conditions deteriorated on its nighttime f...

Government Shutdown Averted, FCC Shutdown Plan Shelved, for Now

The US House has gone along with the US Senate in passing a continuing resolution to fund the US Government until December 11. This means the FCCwill continue in operation for another 10 weeks or so. In the hours before theHouse acted, however, the FCC released a ?Plan for Orderly Shutdown Due to Lapse of Congressional Appropriations.?

In 2013 a more truculent Congress failed to approve a budg...

FCC Releases ?Plan for Orderly Shutdown,? in Case Congress Fails to…

With US House action pending on a continuing resolution to fund the US Government for a while longer, the FCC has released a ?Plan for Orderly Shutdown Due to Lapse of Congressional Appropriations.? The Senate has approved a temporary spending bill to head off a federal government shutdown and keep things running through December 11, but US House member will face a more difficult vote. In the 2...

Hurricane Watch Net Activating for Hurricane Joaquin

[UPDATED2015-09-30 @ 1940 UTC] The National Hurricane Center (NHC) has made it official: It?s Hurricane Joaquin, a Category 1 storm. But the NHC said that Joaquin is gaining strength and ?could become a major hurricane during the next couple of days.? The Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) activated at 1500 UTC today (September 30) on 14.325 MHz (after nightfall, the net will convene on 7.268 MHz) to g...

FCC IT Woes Redux ? License and Exam Session Files Not Being Processed

The FCC Universal Licensing System (ULS) electronic batch filing (EBF) system hasn?t been processing any VEC license and examination session files since early on Monday, September 28. ARRL VEC Manager Maria Somma, AB1FM, said her office has alerted the FCC IT staff, which is said to be looking into the issue.

"I thought there would have been an issue after the big website server switchover in e...

RSGB IOTA Reports Website Breach

The RSGB Islands on the Air (IOTA) website reports that an ?automatic bot? accessed the IOTA website at 0448 UTC on Sunday, September 27. The bot ?was able to exploit a bug in the IOTA code in order to reset the password for every user on the site,? preventing users from logging in.

?There is no sign in the system logs that any data was read or that personal data was compromised,? IOTA said. ?On...

LAPAN-A2 FM and APRS Satellite Launched

It?s getting even busier in space. Indonesia?s IARU Amateur Radio society ORARI reports that the LAPAN-A2/ORARI satellite was launched on Monday, September 28, from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in India.

LAPAN-A2 is in a 650 km orbit and takes about 110 minutes to orbit Earth. The low inclination equatorial orbit of 6 to 8 means it will be receivable only from about 30 N to 30 S, limiting ...

Radio Amateurs Are Among Radio Club of America 2015 Award Winners

The Radio Club of America (RCA) has announced the recipients of its 2015 awards, and the list includes several radio amateurs. Recipients will be honored at the RCA 2015 Awards Banquet and Technical Symposium on November 21 in Cupertino, California.

  • The RCA Special Recognition Award goes to Glenn Bischoff, in appreciation for his dedicated service and contributions in promoting the Radio Club of...

Wyoming Club Supports League?s Washington Advocacy Efforts

ARRL Wyoming Section Manager Jack Mitchell, N7MJ, on September 18 at ARRL Headquarters presented ARRL CEO David Sumner, K1ZZ, with a check for $1000 on behalf of the Shy-Wy Amateur Radio Club of Cheyenne, Wyoming. The club?s designated its donation to support the League?s efforts in Washington on the Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2015.

?The ARRL is very appreciative to the members of the Shy-Wy Am...

More Chinese Amateur Radio Satellites are Aloft

Quick on the heels of the September 19 launch of nine satellites carrying Amateur Radio payloads comes word that three more satellites were launched on September 25 from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Inner Mongolia?s Gobi Desert. The CubeSats, identified as Tianwang-1A (TW-1A; SECM-1), Tianwang-1B (TW-1B; NJUST-2), and Tianwang-1C (TW-1C; NJFA-1), were developed by students at the Nanj...

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