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 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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Who Is The New Idaho Section Manager?

In Idaho, Dan Marler, K7REX, of Boise, will officially take over the leadership of the Idaho Field Organization from Ed Stuckey, AI7H, on April 1, who chose not to run for a new term after serving as Section Manager for more than 10 years. Marler has been an Assistant Section Manager and was the only nominee after the position was re-solicited last fall About Dan You will normally find him on the D-STAR XRF757A multi-mode reflector (D-STAR, DMR, Fusion), but He can also be heard on the HF digital modes (including CW). 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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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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Who Is The Newly Elected Iowa Section Manager?

If you live in the Iowa ARRL section, then I’m sure you know that you have a newly elected Section Manager starting on April 1, 2019. She received 315 votes in the winter election. Her opponent, Paul Crowley, W0YR, received 234 votes. So who is your new Section Manager? Her name is Lelia Garner, WA0UIG. Below is part of her biography on QRZ. When my father passed away, I received his ham gear and packed it away without knowing anything about it. 6 years later, with the help of my…

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