DX News – 3/14/2019

ZCZC AE11 QST de W1AW   DX Bulletin 11  ARLD011 From ARRL Headquarters   Newington CT  March 14, 2019 To all radio amateurs This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by 5B4ALX, The Daily DX, The OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites. Thanks to all. VIET NAM, 3W.  Jean-Pierre, F6CTF will be QRV as 3W9JF from Hoi An from March 16 to April 6.  Activity will be on 80, 40, 20 and 17 meters using…

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FCC Universal Licensing System will be Down for Maintenance

QST de W1AW   ARRL Bulletin 6  ARLB006 From ARRL Headquarters   Newington CT  March 1, 2019 To all radio operators The FCC has announced that the Universal Licensing System (ULS), which processes Amateur Radio license applications, will be offline for scheduled maintenance from 0300 UTC until 1300 UTC on Saturday, March 2 (starting late on Friday, March 1, in continental US time zones). The ULS system is located at, https://www.fcc.gov/wireless/systems-utilities/universal-licensing-system The FCC said all applications submitted on Friday, March 1, and Monday, March 4, will be processed on Tuesday,…

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ARLD007 DX News

ZCZC AE07 QST de W1AW   DX Bulletin 7  ARLD007 From ARRL Headquarters   Newington CT  February 14, 2019 To all radio amateurs    SB DX ARL ARLD007 ARLD007 DX news This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by CO3JK, EA4NF, W1UE, The Daily DX, The OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites.  Thanks to all. MONACO, 3A.  Philippe, EA4NF is QRV as 3A/EA4NF until February 18. Activity is on 20 meters, and mainly on various FM and…

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Ninth District Incoming QSL Bureau has New Manager and Address

ZCZC AX03 QST de W1AW   Special Bulletin 3  ARLX003 From ARRL Headquarters   Newington CT  February 15, 2019 To all radio amateurs  SB SPCL ARL ARLX003 ARLX003 Ninth District Incoming QSL Bureau has New Manager and Address Erik Andersen, K9EU, of Naperville, Illinois, has assumed the role of manager for the Ninth District Incoming QSL Bureau. He is a long-time volunteer with the Bureau as well as a noted and accomplished DXer and contester. He succeeds John Meyers, K9QVB, who served as manager for 2 decades and will remain a…

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ARRL Stepping Up Their Game

Hey everybody and welcome back to Everything Ham Radio. So it would appear that the ARRL is trying to step up their game. Over the past year or so, the ARRL has had some issues, to put it mildly. I know a lot of people lost faith in them entirely and really questioned some of the things that they did. There has been two news articles that have been released the past couple days that talks about the direction that the new ARRL CEO is planning on taking the League.…

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DX News – January 31, 2019l

SB DX @ ARL $ARLD005 ARLD005 DX news ZCZC AE05 QST de W1AW   DX Bulletin 5  ARLD005 From ARRL Headquarters   Newington CT  January 31, 2019 To all radio amateurs    SB DX ARL ARLD005 ARLD005 DX news This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by WB2TJO, The Daily DX, 425 DX News, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites.  Thanks to all. FIJI, 3D2.  Jim, WB2TJO is QRV as 3D2JS from Taveuni Island, IOTA OC-016, until March 7.  Activity is on the HF…

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Amateur Radio Applications Piling Up as Partial Government Shutdown Continues

01/23/2019 Volunteer Examiner Coordinators across the US are continuing to receive paperwork from Amateur Radio exam sessions held during the partial government shutdown. While it’s still possible to access the Universal Licensing System (ULS) and file applications, the FCC is not processing individual, club, and exam session β€” new and upgrade β€” Amateur Radio applications. The FCC closed most operations on January 3, when available funding ran out. According to the FCC public notice, aside from a few emergency and auction-filing systems, all other Commission electronic filing systems will be…

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DX News – January 24, 2019l

SB DX @ ARL $ARLD004 ARLD004 DX news ZCZC AE04 QST de W1AW   DX Bulletin 4  ARLD004 From ARRL Headquarters   Newington CT  January 24, 2019 To all radio amateurs    SB DX ARL ARLD004 ARLD004 DX news This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by VE3FU, The Daily DX, 425 DX News, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites.  Thanks to all. TUNISIA, 3V.  Ash, KF5EYY plans to be QRV as 3V8SF in the CQ World Wide 160 Meter CW…

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The Successful Ham Radio Operator’s Handbook

This new book is aimed at new or returning hams, to help them understand the practical aspects of the hobby, how to use their radios, build antennas and baluns, and get on the air successfully.  In it you will find explanations of how the various parts of your ham radio – the transmitter and receiver – work, plus how these are being implemented using software defined radio technology.  Operating techniques for VHF/UHF repeaters, HF radio DXing techniques, and the new digital modes are covered. Radio propagation, antennas, transmission lines, SWR and…

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