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Contrary to erroneous reports making the rounds on various Internet sites, no Amateur Radio licenses were suspended or revoked in Turkey in the wake of the failed July 15 coup.

“There is no ham radio license revoked in Turkey, and ham radio operators are operating normally,” said Aziz Sasa, TA1E, the president of Turkey’s International Amateur Radio Union member society TRAC. “The reports on ham...



Though it has only been 2 weeks since Pokémon GO™ was introduced, it is already a social phenomenon. The augmented-reality video game, developed by Niantic for your smartphone, has received praise for luring gamers outside of their homes and into the streets to play. Maybe you count yourself among the players. Or maybe you are feeling a little left out because you are not playing the game, or h...





All solar indices rose over the past week, and geomagnetic indicators were lower.

Average daily solar flux rose from the previous seven days at 52.6 to 58.1, and average daily sunspot numbers rose from 91.6 to 103.6.

Average daily planetary A index went from 15.7 to 10.6 and average daily mid-latitude A index changed from 14.1 to 11.1.

The latest (Thursday night) predictions for solar flux show 10...



ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, has appointed Carl Luetzelschwab, K9LA, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, as Central Division Vice Director. He succeeds Kermit Carlson, W9XA, who became the Division’s Director upon the resignation of Dick Isely, W9GIG, on July 16. Luetzelschwab said he plans to bring lots of energy to the job and to be visible to Central Division members.

“It is an honor to serve and ...



License statistics and exam information provided by Gerrit Herzig, DH8GHH, show that Amateur Radio numbers in Germany have been declining since peaking 2002. Herzig presented the statistics at Ham Radio 2016, during the fifth International Youth Meeting.

The ham radio population in Germany topped out in 2002 at about 80,000 licensees. In 2015, the number had dropped to 67,349.

To combat the decli...



A new edition of the European Table of Frequency Allocations in the range 8.3 kHz to 3000 GHz has been released. The table is maintained by the European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations (CEPT) Working Group Frequency Management.

Information collected in the European Common Allocation (ECA) table is intended to reflect the main usage of spectrum within CEPT countries. A...



Yet-to-be-developed Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules stemming from the recent passage in Congress of H.R. 636, the FAA Reauthorization Act, could pose additional marking requirements for a small number of Amateur Radio towers. The bill instructs the FAA to enact rules similar to state-level statutes now in place that are aimed at improving aircraft safety in the vicinity of meteorolo...



There’s good news regarding the future of Amateur Radio’s primary allocation at 47 GHz in the US. Still a test bed for point-to-point propagation experimentation by dedicated enthusiasts, the 47-47.2 GHz band is among those under consideration at the next World Radiocommunication Conference in 2019 (WRC-19) to accommodate so-called 5G wireless broadband devices. Early this year, some FCC commis...



Two young ARRL members are among the more than 100 attending the Youngsters On The Air (YOTA) camp in the Austrian mountains this week. Sterling Coffey, N0SSC, of St Louis, Missouri, and Sam Rose, KC2LRC, of Syracuse, New York, are the first two Americans to take part in the week-long YOTA camp. Participants not only enjoy a variety of Amateur Radio activities, they hone their electronics and c...



Saying it was time that the ARRL Central Division had younger leadership, Central Division Director Dick Isely, W9GIG, of Saint Charles, Illinois, has resigned from the League’s Board of Directors. He has been succeeded by Vice Director Kermit Carlson, W9XA, of Batavia, Illinois.

“I’m 77 years old, and I still have pretty good health, despite my slow recovery from a shingles attack that hit me l...





The 64th annual W9DXCC DX Convention and Banquet will be held Friday and Saturday, September 16-17, in Schaumburg, Illinois. ARRL’s new CEO Tom Gallagher, NY2RF, will be the Saturday evening banquet speaker. Sponsored by the Northern Illinois DX Association, the W9DXCC DX Convention is an ARRL-sanctioned operating specialty convention.

Contest University and DX University programs will be presen...



CQ World Wide DX Contest Director Doug Zwiebel, KR2Q, has announced that he, Scott Robbins, W4PA, and Bob Naumann, W5OV, will serve as CQ WW DX Contest co-directors.

“We will all share the various tasks of ‘director,’ and we all will provide backup or contingency coverage for each other for most, if not all, aspects of CQ WW Committee leadership,” Zwiebel explained. “We are all equals.”

Robbins a...



Thailand radio amateurs will be permitted to operate on 6 meters from 1701 UTC on July 16 until 1659 UTC on July 18, when the CQ World Wide VHF Contest takes place. Thailand’s National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) granted the permission, in response to a request from the Radio Amateur Society of Thailand. In 2014, the NBTC authorized Amateur Radio operation in principle...



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For Sale: Kenwood TS-120s




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Kenwood TS-120s in working condition but please note: 10m and 15m does not work at all, frequency display requires attention (doesn't show the digit zero), no power lead but I can supply the m...


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