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 — new and upgrade — 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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Kenwood TM-V71A Dual Band Mobile Review

Hello and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Blog. Today we are going to be talking about the Kenwood TM-V71A dual band Mobile Radio. Let me start out by saying this radio is probably my favorite radio on the market today. I have its predecessor’s predecessor, the TM-733 and have had it for over 20 years and it still works like it did the first day I got it. My father has this radio and has for probably 10 years and still uses it everyday. This radio is a…

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