The latest news from the American Radio Relay League

  • FCC Amending Amateur Radio RF Exposure Safety Rules December 5, 2019
    The FCC is amending its Part 97 Amateur Service rules relating to RF exposure safety. In a lengthy document in ET Docket 19-226 released on December 4 that addresses a broad range of RF safety issues, the FCC said current amateur radio RF exposure safety limits will remain unchanged, but that the amateur-specific exemption from having to conduct an RF exposu […]
  • Dayton Hamvention Admission, Fees to Increase in 2020 December 5, 2019
    Dayton Hamvention® is increasing the cost of admission and its booth fees. Hamvention General Chair Jack Gerbs, WB8SCT, announced this week that general admission would rise by $4 per ticket to $26 in advance or $31 at the gate for all 3 days. The cost of flea market spots will go up by $5 per space, and inside exhibitors will pay $30 more.“Hamvention has al […]
  • The Doctor Will See You Now! December 5, 2019
  • ARISS Contact with Pennsylvania School to be Streamed Live December 4, 2019
    An Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) school contact with astronaut Dr. Drew Morgan, MD, KI5AAA, and students at Council Rock High School in Pennsylvania will be livestreamed. The contact will take place at approximately 1756 UTC on Thursday, December 5. Morgan is a native of New Castle, Pennsylvania. Several Warminster Amateur Radio Cl […]
  • Oldest Known US Ham Receives ARRL Centurion Award December 4, 2019
    The oldest known US radio amateur, Cliff Kayhart, W4KKP, received his ARRL Centurion Award plaque in November. The award recognizes hams who have achieved centenarian status. Kayhart, who lives in White Rock, South Carolina, is 108. The ARRL Board of Directors conferred the award on Kayhart at its July 2019 meeting.At the November meeting of the Dutch Fork A […]
  • UN Headquarters’ 4U1UN has been Back on the Air December 4, 2019
    The United Nations Amateur Radio Club, 4U1UN, at UN Headquarters in New York has been on the air recently. Adrian Ciuperca, KO8SCA, recently was on site to replace and test a serial cable, and, while there, made some 100 contacts.“Now that all works, we should hear the 4U1UN more often on the air,” he commented. QSL via HB9BOU.4U1UN is a separate DXCC entity […]
  • Slow-Scan TV Transmissions from International Space Station Taking Place until December 6 December 4, 2019
    Russian cosmonauts were expected to activate VHF FM Slow Scan TV (SSTV) image transmissions from the International Space Station, starting Wednesday, December 4, until Friday, December 6 (UTC). December 4, until 1650 UTC; December 5, from 1125 until 1715 UTC, and December 6, 1020 UTC until 1640 UTC. Transmissions will be sent on 145.800 MHz FM (5-kHz deviati […]
  • US State Department Seeks Foreign Service Information Management Technical Specialists – Radio December 3, 2019
  • Boy Scouts Report Increased JOTA 2019 Station Participation December 3, 2019
    The Boy Scouts of America report that, although overall JOTA 2019 participation was down slightly from 2018, “our calculations show that each station averaged an additional 13 people in attendance over 2019. This shows an aggregate increase of 24% attendance per station, even with our reported stations being down from 266 in 2018 to 201 in 2019."The Sco […]
  • SKYWARN Recognition Day Participation Webinar Set for December 4 December 2, 2019
    A webinar will held on Wednesday, December 4, at 8:30 PM EST (December 5 at 0130 UTC) for those interested in participating in SKYWARN Recognition Day (SRD), which marks its 20th anniversary this year. On Saturday, December 7, 0000 to 2400 UTC, radio amateurs will be on the air from National Weather Service (NWS) forecast offices across the country, celebrat […]