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ARRL Headquarters will be closed on Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. The office will reopen on Tuesday, July 5, at 8 AM ET. We wish everyone a safe and enjoyable holiday celebration!



The FCC’s Office of Engineering and Technology (OEThas clarified that all RF LED lighting devices falling under Part 15 rules as “unintentional radiators” must meet conducted and radiated emissions limits set forth in those rules.

“Operation of Part 15 unintentional radiators is subject to the condition that no harmful interference is caused,” the OET reminded, in a knowledge database paper re...



Several special event stations are poised to mark the visit of Pope Francis to Poland. The Pope will be in Poland July 27-31 to once again take part in World Youth Days in Kraków. This is Pope Francis’ first visit to Poland, where he will also make stops at the national shrine in Czestochowa to honor 1050 years of Christianity in Poland and pay respects to the victims of the former Auschwitz Na...



All Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) districts and counties in West Virginia are on alert for possible activation in the aftermath of severe flooding, which has claimed at least 2 dozen lives, destroyed hundreds of homes, and damaged countless others. More than 30,000 were without electrical power at one point, but that number now is less than 8000. More rain has been forecast for the reg...



The ARRL will sponsor a 2016 Atlantic Season Hurricane Webinar on Thursday, July 21, at 8 PM ET (0000 UTC on Friday, July 22, UTC). The approximately 90-minute session will address the role of Amateur Radio during the 2016 Hurricane Season. Anyone interested in hurricane preparedness and response is invited to attend this online presentation.

Topics will include a meteorological overview of the ...



AMSAT has issued its first call for papers for the 2016 Annual Meeting and Space Symposium, November 10-14. Proposals for papers, symposium presentations, and poster presentations are invited on any topic of interest to the Amateur Satellite community.

AMSAT requests a tentative paper or presentation title as soon as possible, but no later than September 15. Final versions are due by October 15 ...





The US Geological Survey (USGS) has posted a presentation, “Challenges and Lessons Learned during Gorkha Earthquake of 2015,” which focuses on Amateur Radio’s role in the 2015 Nepal earthquake response. Sanjeeb Panday, 9N1SP, of Tribhuvan University in Kathmandu, Nepal, spoke on June 2 in Santa Clara, California.

Panjay told the gathering that the Silicon Valley and the Kathmandu Valley share th...



AMSAT reports that the launch period for Fox-1C (Cliff) and Fox-1D has been moved. The new launch window will be between September 1 and November 30. Fox-1Cliff and Fox-1D will be integrated onto the Spaceflight SHERPA platform for its maiden flight aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 launching into a sun-synchronous orbit from Vandenberg Air Force Base. Fox-1Cliff and Fox-1D carry university experiments ...





Yaesu Musen has announced that it will support World Radiosport Team Championship 2018 (WRTC 2018) in Germany as the event’s prime sponsor. Yaesu Director Masao Mori, JA1COW, and WRTC 2018 President Christian Janssen, DL1MGB, signed a Memorandum of Understanding on June 25 at Ham Radio 2016 in Friedrichshafen, Germany. Yaesu, which marks its 60th anniversary this year, will donate all rotators ...





Some ARRL E-mail Forwarding Service (<call sign>@arrl.net) users have reported receiving bogus notices with a subject line, “Warning!!! Code: WeBmAiLx2F5” or similar. These warning e-mails are phishing attempts and did not originate with ARRL. Recipients should ignore the warning and should not attempt to click on the link provided or to comply with its instructions.

The bogus warnings, which be...



This weekend is ARRL Field Day. Good conditions are expected, but on Thursday prior to this weekend there were no sunspots visible. But the forecast is for a rising solar flux over the weekend with no geomagnetic upsets expected.

Last week changes in averages of daily sunspot numbers and solar flux were mixed, not illustrating any particular trend.

Average daily sunspot numbers went from 29.1 to ...



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