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Past AMSAT President Doug Loughmiller, W5BL, SK

  • Posted Yesterday, 5:45 PM

Past AMSAT President and AMSAT Journal Editor Doug Loughmiller, W5BL, of McKinney, Texas, died on July 22. An ARRL Life Member, he was 60 and had been suffering from cancer.

?This is very sad news,? said Al Ward, W5LUA. ?He will be missed greatly.?

Loughmiller was probably best known in recent years as a high-altitude Amateur Radio ballooning enthusiast, and he evangelized on that topic at the AR...

AA0ZZ Wins July QST Cover Plaque Award

  • Posted Yesterday, 5:32 PM

The winning article for the July 2016 QST Cover Plaque award is ?The ZZRX-40 Direct Conversion 40-Meter Receiver? by Craig Johnson, AA0ZZ.

The QST Cover Plaque Award -- given to the author or authors of the most popular article in each issue -- is determined by a vote of ARRL members on the QST Cover Plaque Poll web page. Cast a ballot for your favorite article in the August issue today.


FCC Notice of Violation Alleges Malicious Interference, Transmittin…

  • Posted Mon 6:07 PM

The FCC has issued a Notice of Violation (NoV) to a California Amateur Radio licensee, alleging that he caused willful and malicious interference, transmitted music, and failed to identify properly. The FCC Enforcement Bureau said in the Notice, issued on July 13 to Philip J. Beaudet, N6PJB, of Burney, that agents from the San Francisco, California, and Portland, Oregon, offices observed the vi...

IARU Honors Hans van de Groenendaal, ZS6AKV

  • Posted Mon 11:18 AM

The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) has bestowed its President?s Award on retired IARU Satellite Advisor Hans van de Groenendaal, ZS6AKV.

He was recognized for his many years of service to the IARU and the contributions he has made to the association, especially in the area of satellite frequency coordination. He will receive the award during a South African Radio League function, to be...

Amateur Radio Alive and Well in Turkey

  • Posted July 23rd 2016, 7:47 PM

Contrary to erroneous reports making the rounds on various Internet sites, no Amateur Radio licenses were suspended or revoked in Turkey in the wake of the failed July 15 coup.

?There is no ham radio license revoked in Turkey, and ham radio operators are operating normally,? said Aziz Sasa, TA1E, the president of Turkey?s International Amateur Radio Union member society TRAC. ?The reports on ham...

The K7RA Solar Update

  • Posted July 22nd 2016, 10:40 AM

All solar indices rose over the past week, and geomagnetic indicators were lower.

Average daily solar flux rose from the previous seven days at 52.6 to 58.1, and average daily sunspot numbers rose from 91.6 to 103.6.

Average daily planetary A index went from 15.7 to 10.6 and average daily mid-latitude A index changed from 14.1 to 11.1.

The latest (Thursday night) predictions for solar flux show 10...

Carl Luetzelschwab, K9LA, Appointed Central Division Vice Director

  • Posted July 21st 2016, 9:57 AM

ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, has appointed Carl Luetzelschwab, K9LA, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, as Central Division Vice Director. He succeeds Kermit Carlson, W9XA, who became the Division?s Director upon the resignation of Dick Isely, W9GIG, on July 16. Luetzelschwab said he plans to bring lots of energy to the job and to be visible to Central Division members.

?It is an honor to serve and ...

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