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  • Centralia, Washington, ARES Team Activates in the Wake of Bombing 01/25/2022
    The Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES®) team of Centralia, Washington, activated following an early morning bombing on December 19. Authorities say two men planted the bomb, which blew up the ATM at a local bank. The Washington State Patrol Bomb Squad and the FBI responded to assist the Centralia Police Department (CPD) in the investigation. […]
  • Packet Pioneer Brian Rogers, N1URO, SK 01/25/2022
    Packet Radio Pioneer Brian Rogers, N1URO, of Unionville, Connecticut, died on January 4. An ARRL member, he was 58. Rogers was considered a core contributor to amateur packet radio dating to the 1990s. Licensed in 1995, he focused on classic packet and 802.11/high-speed protocols, developed the URONode packet radio software, and was an avid packet […]
  • Weak Signals Heard from Spanish Satellites EASAT-2 and HADES 01/25/2022
    AMSAT-EA (Spain) has said it appears that EASAT-2 and HADES are transmitting, and that weak signals have been heard, but the satellites’ antennas may not have deployed.“We confirm the reception of both EASAT-2 and HADES, as well as the decoding of telemetry and the FM recorded voice beacon with the call sign AM5SAT of the […]
  • The K7RA Solar Update 01/21/2022
    Tad Cook, K7RA, Seattle, reports: Solar and geomagnetic activity increased this week. The average daily sunspot number was up by 52 points, rising from 42.4 to 94.4. The sunspot number peaked at 120 last Saturday, January 15.Average daily solar flux went from 101.6 to 112, peaking at 119.4 on Sunday, January 16. Average daily planetary […]
  • Two Radio Amateurs Appointed to the FCC Technological Advisory Council (TAC) 01/20/2022
    FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel named two prominent radio amateurs among her appointments to the FCC Technological Advisory Council (TAC) on January 19. Appointed were Greg Lapin, N9GL, and Michelle Thompson, W5NYV. Lapin chairs the ARRL RF Safety Committee and has represented ARRL The National Association for Amateur Radio on the TAC since 2001.ARRL Laboratory Manager […]
  • Extended ARRL Team Will Support February’s ARRL National Convention in Orlando 01/20/2022
  • FCC Seeks Attorney-Advisor for its Mobility Division 01/19/2022
    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has posted an opening for an attorney-advisor in the Mobility Division of its Wireless Telecommunications Bureau in Washington, DC.As a principal attorney with mid-to-senior level responsibilities, the individual’s job duties would include working on policy, rulemaking, and legal issues; drafting Commission- and Bureau-level rulemaking and adjudicatio...
  • IARU Region 1 Monitoring System Vice Coordinator Peter Jost, HB9CET, Retires 01/19/2022
    Citing age, health, and personal issues, Peter Jost, HB9CET, has stepped down as International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 Monitoring System (IARUMS) Vice Coordinator. He will continue to serve as IARUMS Coordinator for Switzerland’s IARU member-society USKA (Union Schweizerischer Kurzwellen-Amateure).IARU Region 1 said that Jost, who received the IARUMS R1 Medal in 2021, has made […]
  • Amateur Operation in 3.45 – 3.5 GHz Segment Must Cease by April 14, 2022 01/18/2022
  • Bangladesh Amateur Radio League Founder Saif Shahid, S21A, SK 01/18/2022
    Saif D. Shahid, S21A/KF6WJZ/G1NWJ, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, died on January 10. He was 73. Shahid was the founder and President of the Bangladesh Amateur Radio League (BARL), which was established after more than 12 years of hard lobbying and negotiating with government officials by Shahid and others. Until then, amateur radio operation from Bangladesh […]