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Future Items: With a lot at stake, the conference is being bogged down. Working Group 6B, which is dealing with possible new agenda items is getting a little fractious, with in-fighting between the proponents of the various satellite services, either claiming new spectrum, or defending their existing spectrum. This is occurring even before items have […]

The RSGB Youth Committee is seeking an experienced leader to take 3 or 4 young members to Austria as part of the IARU Region 1 YOTA programme at the end of July 2016. Key roles and responsibilities: – Liaise with the RSGB Youth Chairman on any issues relating to the trip. – Liaise with parents/guardians […]

The day has been concentrating on the work of Committee-6 which is reviewing future agenda items, with work continuing late into the evening. Of interest to the amateur services is that the proposal to add an agenda item to WRC-19 to allocate and harmonise the band 50-54 MHz in Region 1 with the allocation already […]

There is currently a technical issue affecting the RSGB Shop that is preventing users from making online orders. The site is currently undergoing essential maintenance to resolve this issue. Our sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused. We keep you posted on the status of the RSGB Shop and will let you know as soon as […]

Agenda Item 1.10 dealing with 22-26 GHz was finally finished with in the plenary meeting, with the result that there is no change to the status quo. This comes as some relief to the amateur services with our primary allocation at 24 GHz untouched. Agenda Item 1.12 dealing with 10 GHz and the EESS (earth […]


ARRL Northwestern Division Director Jim Pace, K7CEX, and Vice Director Bonnie Altus, AB7ZQ, overcame challengers for their respective positions in the 2016-2018 election cycle. Ballots counted November 20 at ARRL Headquarters showed that Pace defeated challenger William Balzarini, KL7BB, 2190 to 654 votes, while Altus outpolled challenger Delvin Bunton, N7QMT, 2061 to 776 votes. Pace and Altus ...

ARRL Headquarters will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday and Friday, November 26-27. The ARRL Letter will not publish on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 26, and there will be no edition of ARRL Audio News on Friday, November 27. In addition there will be no W1AW bulletins or code practice on those days.

We wish all our members a safe and enjoyable holiday!

Something to be thankful for: The FCC’s Universal Licensing System (ULS) electronic batch filing (EBF) system, which has had problems processing VEC license and examination session files since Friday, November 13, is expected to be caught up this week. Granting of applications was delayed as a result of a computer system snafu.

“The backlog of files started processing and generating responses ye...

Following its July 10, 2015, launch, the DeorbitSail satellite has achieved some, but not all, of its mission objectives, including contact with the satellite, solar panel deployment, and taking pictures of Earth. The satellite, a University of Surrey research project, carries a 1200 bps BPSK beacon transmitting on 145.975 MHz. DeorbitSail is a 3U CubeSat with a deployable sail to demonstrate r...

Well-known contester and station builder Richard Strand, KL7RA, of Kenai, Alaska, died on November 20, after suffering a heart attack a couple of weeks ago. He was 69. A radio astronomer, Strand was an ARRL Life Member.

KL7RA was a regular in the ARRL November Sweepstakes, handing out the relatively rare Alaska Section multiplier, and he had hoped to recover in time for the 2015 ARRL November Sw...

Sen Roger Wicker (R-MS), who is the sponsor of the Amateur Radio Parity Act (S. 1685) in the US Senate, has praised the bill’s approval by the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. The measure cleared the committee on November 18. Wicker is a senior committee member and chairs the Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet, to which the bill was referred. ...

The FCC has announced that its large-scale website redesign will be completed by December 10. The switch to the new site is set to begin on December 10 at 0100 UTC and will be completed about 4 hours later.

“While the transition to the revamped site is expected to be completed almost instantaneously, there will be an ongoing process following this transition that will continue to involve user f...

DX Engineering of Tallmadge, Ohio, has acquired the assets of InLogis and the exclusive right to manufacture and sell the Inlogis (formally Pixel) Active Magnetic Loop Antenna, model RF-PRO-1B. All manufacturing operations and equipment for the RF-PRO-1B have been moved from Golden, Colorado, to Tallmadge, Ohio.

DX Engineering says it will serve all existing RF-PRO-1B customers with replacement ...




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