ARRL Audio News – March 31,2017

ARRL Audio News is a weekly compilation of news stories from the ARRL Letter. Hosted by ARRL’s Sean Kutzko (KX9X) and Carla Pereira, ARRL Audio News features no music or advertising, and is suitable for playing over Amateur Radio repeater systems.

In this week’s report:
• The FCC Issues Amateur Radio Service Rules for 630 Meters and 2,200 Meters
• The Netherlands Realigns their 5 MHz Amateur Radio Privileges to Conform with WRC-15
• Talks Continue of the possible Reactivation of the 4U1UN United Nations Club Station.

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ARRL Audio News – March 24, 2017

ARRL Audio News is a weekly compilation of news stories from the ARRL Letter. Hosted by ARRL’s Sean Kutzko (KX9X) and Carla Pereira, ARRL Audio News features no music or advertising, and is suitable for playing over Amateur Radio repeater systems.

In this week’s report:
• ARRL Reiterates its Case for a New Band at 5 MHz
• ARRL Seeking Synergy with the Maker Movement
• Be on the lookout for special event stations with odd call signs this year!
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ARRL Audio News – March 17, 2017

ARRL Audio News is a weekly compilation of news stories from the ARRL Letter. Hosted by ARRL’s Sean Kutzko and Carla Pereira, ARRL Audio News features no music or advertising, and is suitable for playing over Amateur Radio repeater systems.

In this week’s report:
ARRL Executive Committee to Meet this Month in Denver
ARRL Weighs in on a New California “Driving While Wireless” Statute
International Crystal Manufacturing is Going Out of Business

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New FCC Chairman Declares First Phase of Pilot Transparency Project a Success

New FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, just nominated for a second 5-year term on the FCC by President Donald Trump, is declaring the initial phase of his pilot program to increase the transparency of its rule making process a success. Pai announced the program in early February, It will, for the first time, make public the full text of documents circulated to the rest of the Commission for a vote at FCC o…

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Three-Way Race Under Way for Southwestern Division Vice Director Slot

A three-way race has shaped up to fill the ARRL Southwestern Division Vice Director’s chair. The candidates are Edward J. “Ned” Stearns, AA7A, of Scottsdale, Arizona, who served in the position briefly more than 10 years ago; Lawrence “Grant” Hays, WB6OTS, of Sierra Vista, Arizona, and Frank Westphal, K6FW, of Chino, California. The ARRL Board Ethics and Elections Committee has reviewed the pet…

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Nodir Tursoon-Zadeh, EY8MM, to Keynote Dayton Top Band Dinner

Nodir Tursoon-Zadeh, EY8MM, of Tajikistan will be the keynote speaker for the 28th annual Top Band Dinner, Friday, May 19, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in downtown Dayton. He will speak about Top Band preparations associated with the January 2018 3Y0Z DXpedition to Bouvet Island, where he will head up 160-meter operations.

EY8MM is an accomplished 160-meter operator who recently confirmed 300 DXCC …

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Puerto Rico Section, American Red Cross PR Chapter, Ink Memorandum of Understanding

The ARRL Puerto Rico Section and the American Red Cross Puerto Rico Chapter have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to offer assistance and emergency communication support, should Red Cross communication systems fail or are disrupted. The MoU signing took place on March 3 at the Red Cross offices in San Juan. Red Cross Regional Executive Lee Vanessa Feliciano and Puerto Rico Section Man…

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