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ARRL Asks FCC to Dismiss ?Fatally Flawed? Petition for Rule Making…

The ARRL has told the FCC that a Petition for Rule Making (RM-11715) from Mimosa Networks to permit unlicensed Part 15 wireless broadband services in the 10.0-10.5 GHz band is ?fatally flawed? and should be dismissed. Mimosa filed the Petition in May 2013, and the FCC invited public comments last month. The Petition includes a band plan for 10.0 to 10.5 GHz that would cede Amateur Radio and Ama...

ARRL Website, E-Mail, LoTW, Online Store Will Be Down Monday Evenin…

Internet service at ARRL Headquarters will go dark on Monday, April 14, from around 5 PM ET (2100 UTC) until around 10 PM ET (0200 April 15) in order to complete necessary maintenance.

Services affected will include e-mail to and from ARRL Headquarters (all incoming e-mail will be queued), access to the ARRL website, reflector traffic to and from ARRL Headquarters (all incoming reflector mail wi...

HAARP Facility in Danger of Being Dismantled

According to an April 9 report in Alaska Dispatch, the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) facility near Gakona, Alaska, could be decommissioned and dismantled altogether, unless the US Air Force can find a new prime contractor to take over the sprawling, 35-acre facility. According to the report, the Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks is hoping to pu...

The K7RA Solar Update

Average daily solar flux weakened over the past seven days, and so did the outlook for the near term, at least until Thursday, April 10. Average daily solar flux declined from 149 to 142.2, while average daily sunspot numbers remained about the same, moving from 130.4 to 129.3

From the NOAA/USAF 45 day forecast, predicted solar flux is 140 on April 11-12, 145 on April 13-15, 150 on April 16-18, ...

Crimea is Not a New DXCC Entity

The ARRL Awards Committee has evaluated the current situation in Crimea in light of the DXCC rules and has determined that Crimea is not a DXCC entity. Neither Russia nor Ukraine is a rare entity and the vast majority of confirmations used for DXCC credit for either entity do not involve Crimea.

DXCC Rule 4 reads: ?Confirmation data for two-way communications must include the call signs of both ...

The 2014 ARRL Rocky Mountain Division Convention Changes Venue

Due to extenuating circumstances, the 2014 ARRL Rocky Mountain Division Convention, originally scheduled to be held July 11-13 in Laramie, Wyoming, will take place instead August 8-10 in conjunction with the Duke City Hamfest, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Laramie event has been cancelled.

Led by the same individuals who organized the 2011 Division Convention in Taos, the annual Duke City Hamf...

Nobel Prize Winner Joe Taylor, K1JT, Helps Reopen Dutch Radio Teles…

Nobel Laureate Joe Taylor, K1JT, was the guest of honor April 5, pushing the ceremonial button to reopen the restored 25 meter Dwingeloo Radio Telescope in the Netherlands. The dish will see some Amateur Radio use on 23 centimeters.

The CAMRAS Foundation manages the Dwingeloo Radio Telescope, which had remained largely idle since 1997. Its owner is the Dutch Institute for Radio Astronomy (ASTRO...

The ARRL Rookie Roundup SSB is Sunday, April 20!

The ARRL Rookie Roundup returns to SSB on Sunday, April 20. The event gets underway at 1800 UTC and continues through 2359 UTC. In the Rookie Roundup, a ?Rookie? is any radio amateur licensed within the current calendar year or in the previous two calendar years, regardless of license class. Operators exchange the call sign of the station they?re working plus their own call sign, first name, tw...

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