ARRL and FCC Sign Memorandum to Implement New Volunteer

ARRL and the FCC have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that paves the way to implement the new and enhanced Volunteer Monitor program. The memorandum establishes the Volunteer Monitors as a replacement for the Official Observers (OO) program. Current OOs have been encouraged to participate in the new program. “We are excited by the opportunity to codify our partnership with the FCC and to work together to achieve our mutual interests of protecting the integrity of our Amateur Radio bands,” said ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR. “This Memorandum of…

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DX News – April 11, 2019

SB DX @ ARL $ARLD015 ARLD015 DX news ZCZC AE15 QST de W1AW   DX Bulletin 15  ARLD015 From ARRL Headquarters   Newington CT  April 11, 2019 To all radio amateurs    SB DX ARL ARLD015 ARLD015 DX news This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by EA4NF, 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. UGANDA, 5X.  Anders, SM0HPL is QRV as 5X7W from Kampala until April 27 while…

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Are Ham Radio Clubs Dying?

Hey everybody and welcome back to Everything Ham Radio. This month I was able to go back to my ham club meeting for the first time in about three years. The last time I went to a meeting, we had about 10!people in attendance, which wasn’t great to begin with. This month when I went, I walked into two people at the meeting and another that joined us a little bit later. It’s really sad to see our membership dying like it it. When we started the club in 1995…

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Need Help Reviving A Quiet Repeater Area?

Hey everybody and welcome back to Everything Ham Radio. A couple weeks ago I saw a post on Reddit where KE6YJR posted a question to the Hamradio sub reddit asking how to revive a dead Repeater area. Here is a link to that sub reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/HamRadio/comments/awpzrw/need_help_reviving_a_quiet_repeater_area/?st=JSTGSHSL&sh=857c1522 There seemed to be three main ideas answered to this question. Start a net or three – find out what is of interest in the area and make a net for people to talk about it. Throw your callsign out or ask for a…

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Steve Morgan, W4NHO, Re-elected Section Manager For Kentucky

Hello everybody and welcome back to Everything Hamradio! In today’s post we are going to be talking about Robert Morgan, W4NHO. He actually goes by Steve though. Steve was first licensed in 1969 as WN4NHO. His first station consisted of a Heath DX60B transmitter and a Hammarlund HQ-170 receiver. In 1979 he upgraded to General as WB4NHO. In 1997, he dropped the B in his callsign and got the vanity call W4NHO. Steve’s activity in amateur radio includes traffic handling in KY and 9RN, ragchewing on CW and PSK31. His…

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Carl Gardenias, WU6D, Re-Elected Section Manager For Orange, CA

Hey everybody and welcome back to Everything Hamradio. Today we are talking about the re-elected section manager for Orange, CA, Carl Gardenias, WU6D. I reached out to Carl, but I did not receive anything back from him. Oddly enough, none of the re-elected Section Managers have gotten back with me except for one saying that he was inundated with emails and would get back to me as soon as he could. So I had to do this the hard way, and honestly, the only thing that I could find on…

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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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Who Is The New Section Manager In Wyoming?

Wyoming will welcome Rick Breininger, N1TEK, of Green River, as its new Section Manager on April 1. He was the only nominee for the position after Jack Mitchell, N7MJ, announced that he would not run for a new term after serving since 2015. Breininger has been a Public Information Officer and Local Government Liaison in Wyoming Wyoming ARRL Section Website 1. Could you tell me a little bit about your personal history? Things like how long you have been a ham, License class, where you are from, and what you…

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State Of The Hobby Survey – 2019

Dustin, N8RMA, has done it again. In 2017, Dustin was browsing through Reddit and saw several people doing surveys on different aspects of the hobby. It was then that he decided to do one of his own, but make it broader. The State of the Hobby Survey was born. In 2017, he had 688 responses to his survey. He broke down the results and wrote a great blog post telling the rest of us what the results was in laymens terms. In 2018, he did it again. This time he…

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Who Is The Newly Elected North Texas Section Manager?

This newly elected ARRL Section Manager is right here in my home section, North Texas. He is from a small little Texas town called Ben Franklin, TX. It is located in an unincorporated area of Delta county, about 77 miles northeast of Dallas. At its peak it has 1000 people living in it, back in 1890. Over the years it had waxed and waned and as of 1990, it had a whopping 75 people living there. It has since climbed to a little over 200. But this history lesson is…

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