ARES Program Updated

It’s about time! I have been a ham now for over 20 years, and in that I have been a member of our local ARES group as well. During that time the requirements for being a member has changed on the program level but has changed on our local level. With the introduction of the NIMS system over 15 years ago, our local group implemented the requirements of the IC-100 and IC-800 course to be able to participate in the group. This was mainly done in response to the agencies…

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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 — 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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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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Big changes ahead for ARRL board

The results are finally in. No, I’m not talking about the national mid-term election results. As I’m writing this, some of those votes are still being counted. I’m talking about this year’s ARRL board elections. ARRL members have spoken, and they have elected four new faces to the board in what was the most hotly-contested election in a long time. Three of the five incumbents, plus an incumbent vice director running for the Northwest Division director position, were defeated by candidates calling for more transparency and for changes in the way that the ARRL operates. Here…

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ARRL president suggests that we “re-brand” amateur radio

This Week in Amateur Radio recently reported (https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/this-week-in-amateur-radio/e/51325707) on a speech given by ARRL president, Rick Roderick, K5UR, at the 60th annual West Virginia State ARRL convention held August 25th at WVU Jackson’s Mill Conference Center. Here are some things that he had to say: “Are we even relevant anymore as ham radio operators? Well, let’s see: We’re world communicators. We provide public service. We help in emergencies and disasters. We help save lives. We talk to the jungles of Africa…to the beaches of the South Pacific. We bounce signals…

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New Section Managers Elected in Five ARRL Sections

05/23/2018 Five new ARRL Section Managers have been declared elected to begin their first terms of office on July 1. Section Manager (SM) election ballots were counted in the Indiana and Northern Florida Sections on May 22 at ARRL Headquarters. Other candidates faced no opposition during the spring election cycle. In Indiana, James “Jimmy” Merry, KC9RPX, of Ellettsville, was declared elected in a very close race with Brian G. Jenks, W9BGJ, the Indiana Section Traffic Manager. Merry received 451 votes, and Jenks, of Fort Wayne, received 438 votes. Merry has…

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