President Biden Taps Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel as Acting FCC Chair
Friday, January 22, 2021

President Joseph Biden this week designated FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel as acting chair of the FCC. She succeeds, at least temporarily, former FCC chair Ajit Pai, who resigned effective on January 20. “ I am honored to be designated as the Acting Chairwoman of the Federal Communications ... .. read more..

The K7RA Solar Update
Friday, January 22, 2021

Tad Cook, K7RA, Seattle, reports: We just witnessed 12 consecutive days with no sunspots, which many of us found a bit unsettling. Fortunately, Solar Cycle 25 activity returned with new sunspot 2796 on January 15. Instead of moving from the east across the solar horizon, it emerged in the souther... .. read more..

Eastern Iowans Rely On Ham Radio When Severe Weather Strikes
Thursday, January 21, 2021

A derecho with winds of 80 to 100 MPH struck eastern Iowa last August, disrupting power and telecommunications for some 400,000 residents . But, as ARRL member and Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES®) volunteer Scott Haney, N0GUD, recently explained to The Gazette in Cedar Rapids, that’s when ... .. read more..

David A. Duncan, K7DUN, Wins the January 2021 QST Cover Plaque Award
Thursday, January 21, 2021

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Contest University to Host Propagation Summit on January 23
Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Contest University ( CTU ) is holding a Virtual Propagation Summit on Saturday, January 23. The Zoom-platform event will get under way with introductory remarks from Tim Duffy, K3LR, and Ray Novak, N9JA, at 1600 UTC. At 1605 UTC, Scott Jones, N3RA, and George Fremin, K5TR, will moderate a session... .. read more..

Radio Society of Christchurch (New Zealand) Centenary Award
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

The Christchurch ARC (NZART branch 05) is pleased to announce an informal award to celebrate the club’s centenary .. read more..

ARISS contact is scheduled for students at Hisagi Junior High School, Zushi, Japan
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) has received schedule confirmation for an ARISS radio contact with astronauts. ARISS is the group that puts together special amateur radio contacts between students around the globe and crew members with ham radio licenses on the Internatio... .. read more..

Australian radio hams keep same callsign when upgrading
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

In July 2020 Australia followed other countries and stopped forcing radio amateurs to change callsign every time they got a new qualification or moved to another part of the country .. read more..

TV DETECTOR VANS ONCE PROWLED THE STREETS OF ENGLAND
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

The United Kingdom is somewhat unique in the world for requiring those households which view broadcast television to purchase a licence for the privilege .. read more..

International Emergency Communication Registry of Operators (IECRO) 2021 Annual Membership
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Its that time of year again. Every January IECRO runs its membership drive campaign .. read more..

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