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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DX News – April 4, 2019

QST de W1AW   DX Bulletin 14  ARLD014 From ARRL Headquarters   Newington CT  April 4, 2019 To all radio amateurs    SB DX ARL ARLD014 ARLD014 DX news This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by the URE, 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. MAURITANIA, 5T.  Evert, PA2KW will be QRV as 5T2KW from Nouadhibou from April 9 to 15.  Activity will be on the HF bands…

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Malcolm Keown, W5XX, Re-Elected Section Manager For Mississippi

Hey everybody and welcome back to Everything Ham Radio. this is the last post on the new Section Managers. I am actually missing James Ferguson, N5LKE, the Section Manager from Arkansas. I wrote him several emails and never heard anything back from him nor could I find anything online about him. So in this post we are going to be talking about Malcolm Keown, W5XX, from Mississippi. Malcom was licensed in 1958 as a Novice in Chattanooga, Tennessee, then got my Extra in 1964 at the FCC Office in Atlanta.…

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DX News March 28, 2019

SB DX @ ARL $ARLD013 ARLD013 DX news ZCZC AE13 QST de W1AW   DX Bulletin 13  ARLD013 From ARRL Headquarters   Newington CT  March 28, 2019 To all radio amateurs    SB DX ARL ARLD013 ARLD013 DX news This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by IS0ZOD, 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. GEORGIA, 4L.  Luc, F5RAV is QRV as 4L/F5RAV until April 2.  Activity is on…

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Modified Digital QST App Now Available for Apple iOS Users

Hey everybody and welcome back to Everything Hamradio. I saw something that I kind of liked today on the ARRL news feed. Have you ever heard someone raving about an article they read in the latest QST magazine but you are not a member of the ARRL? Up until now(I believe) you were out of luck unless your friend would let you borrow their copy. If you have an iOS device, you can download the updated QST app from the App Store and you don’t need to be a member…

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10 Study Tips To Help You Study For Your Test

1. Set A Test Date Pick a date to take your test between two and six weeks away. Don’t set your date to far away, the longer you drag it out the more likely you will be to procrastinate or not take the test at all. Put the date on your calendar in your phone, on your desk or wall calendar. Better yet, put it on all three of them. Then put reminders every week prior to your test date listing how many more weeks or days you have until…

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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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