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  1. ARRL Foundation Announces 2019 Scholarship Recipients


    The ARRL Foundation has announced the 2019 recipients the scholarships it administers.

    The ARRL Foundation General Fund Scholarship, $2,000 each

    Marisa K. Allyn, KF7NER, Sammamish, WA

    Jonathan L. Doorn, KG5CUK, White Rock, NM

    Ian J. Hofbeck, KG7GDZ, Lynnwood, WA

    Shefali K. Janorkar, KD2FIW, Staten Island, NY

    Jonathan D. Williams, K5DVT, Huntsville, AR

    John T. Wirt, KD8SWT, Howell, MI

    The ARRL Rocky Mo...

  2. ARRL Files Interim Report with FCC in “Symbol Rate” Proceeding

    ARRL has filed an interim report with the FCC in order to report on its efforts to find common ground regarding issues surrounding the “symbol” or “baud” rate proceeding, FCC Docket WT 16-239 (the FCC has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in WT 16-239, which stemmed from ARRL’s rulemaking petition RM-11708). ARRL highlighted that the public benefits from the FCC’s “fairly flexible” regulat...

  3. Ham Radio Satellites to Deploy from ISS

    Three BIRDS-3 satellites with Amateur Radio payloads are scheduled to be deployed from the International Space Station on Monday, June 17. The BIRDS-3 constellation includes CubeSats from three countries: They are Nepal’s first satellite, NepaliSat-1; Uguisu from Japan, and Sri Lanka’s first satellite, Raavana-1.

    The primary mission of the BIRDS constellation is to provide ciphered short message...

  4. Reminder: Saturday, June 15, is Kids Day

  5. ARRL Executive Committee Establishes Ad Hoc Committee on Communications

    Meeting right after Dayton Hamvention® at the University of Dayton on May 20, the ARRL Board’s Executive Committee (EC) adopted a motion to establish an Ad Hoc Committee on Communications with ARRL Members. The panel would review ARRL communications with members and members’ perceptions to “consider areas needing enhancement, [and] ways in which such communications might be enhanced,” and it wo...