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  1. QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo to Become Twice-Yearly Event

  2. Arecibo Observatory Reflector Dish Damaged after Cable Snaps

    An auxiliary cable that helps to support a metal platform above the Arecibo Observatory radio telescope’s reflector dish in Puerto Rico snapped in the early morning hours of August 10, causing a 100-foot gash in the reflector dish. Operations at the world-famous observatory, managed by the University of Central Florida (UCF) have been halted until repairs can be made. When the 3-inch cable fell...

  3. US Department of Defense to Share 3450 – 3550 MHz with 5G Commercial Operations

  4. ARRL Hires Paul Z. Gilbert, KE5ZW, as Director of Emergency Management

    As another step in ARRL’s increased focus on strengthening its emergency communications capabilities and long-standing working relationships with federal and state agencies and private emergency response organizations, ARRL has hired Paul Z. Gilbert, KE5ZW, of Cedar Park, Texas, as its first Director of Emergency Management.

    Gilbert brings more than 30 years of experience in public service in b...

  5. Grid and Prefix Award Program Announces Digital Awards Program

    The Grid and Prefix Award Program (GAPA) has announced the establishment of a comprehensive Digital Awards Program. Awards are available for radio amateurs and shortwave listeners (SWLs) for confirmed grids and prefixes worked or heard using digital modes.

    “This is not an award based on the station you are using, but rather the operating prowess of the operator,” explained Alan Sorum, WL7CG.