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FCC Proposes $25,000 Fine for Breaking Now-Voluntary Labeling Rules

ARRL News - 1 hour 10 min ago

The FCC has proposed fining Acuity Brands Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia, $25,000 for apparently marketing radio frequency devices that were not labeled in accordance with Commission Part 18 rules at the time. The FCC issued a Notice of Apparent Liability (NAL) on November 21. Compliance with the particular rule at issue now is voluntary.

“Specifically, Acuity marketed three models of consumer-grade e...

ARRL Foundation Announces Ozaukee Radio Club, W9CQO, Scholarship:

ARRL News - 2 hours 58 min ago

The ARRL Foundation has announced a new, annual scholarship that is funded through the generosity of the Ozaukee Radio Club in Cedarburg, Wisconsin. The Ozaukee Radio Club, W9CQO, Scholarship, is intended to help support the post-secondary educational expenses of a current Amateur Radio licensee.

Applicants must be US citizens, residents of Wisconsin, and under 26 years old, and be performing a...

Special Weather Statement issued December 13 at 2:54PM EST by NWS New York City - Upton

Putnam County RSS Feed - 10 hours 42 min ago
...ACCUMULATING SNOW EARLY THURSDAY MORNING...Light snow is expected to develop overnight and continue intoportions of the morning commute. Around 1 to potentially 2 inchesof snow is forecast. Roadways may become snow covered which maycreate a slippery morning commute. Motorists are urged to useextra caution if traveling Thursday morning.

Goldfarb Scholarship Winner Accepts “Amazing Opportunity” to Intern for NASA

ARRL News - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:34

The 2015 recipient of the prestigious William R. Goldfarb Memorial Scholarship, Jacob Nunez-Kearney, KF7DSY, of Mesa, Arizona, will interrupt his matriculation at Purdue University to accept an internship this spring at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.

“This is an amazing opportunity that has been many years in the making that I have decided to accept,” Nunez-Kearney told ARRL. He will re...

Amateur Radio Volunteers Active in Latest Round of California Wildfires

ARRL News - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 13:08

The massive and barely contained Thomas Fire in Southern California has consumed more than 230,500 acres, and the emergency has caused residents in fire-threatened areas to evacuate. Amateur Radio volunteers remain active supporting communication for American Red Cross shelters in Ventura County. More evacuations are likely, although the need for Amateur Radio assistance remains dynamic. Cal Fi...

Special Weather Statement issued December 10 at 1:31AM EST by NWS New York City - Upton

Putnam County RSS Feed - Sat, 12/09/2017 - 19:47
...ICY CONDITIONS THIS MORNING...Many roadways and walkways across the region are either snowcovered, slushy, or wet. Temperatures will remain at or belowfreezing through mid morning, resulting in icy conditions,especially on any untreated surfaces. Motorists need to to beespecially cautious due to the formation of black ice.

(CONTINUATION) Winter Weather Advisory issued December 08 at 4:07AM EST until December 10 at 1:00AM EST by NWS New York City - Upton

Putnam County RSS Feed - Sat, 12/09/2017 - 06:00
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM SATURDAYTO 1 AM EST SUNDAY...* WHAT...Snow expected. Plan on hazardous travel conditions.Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches are expected.* WHERE...Portions of northeast New Jersey and southeast NewYork.* WHEN...From 6 AM Saturday to 1 AM EST Sunday. Highest snowaccumulation should occur Saturday morning into Saturdayevening.* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Be prepared for reduced visibilities attimes.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow willcause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow coveredroads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from canbe obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Winter Weather Advisory issued December 08 at 3:31AM EST until December 10 at 1:00AM EST by NWS New York City - Upton

Putnam County RSS Feed - Sat, 12/09/2017 - 06:00
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM SATURDAY TO 1 AMEST SUNDAY...* WHAT...Snow expected. Plan on hazardous travel conditions.Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches are expected.* WHERE...Portions of northeast New Jersey and southeast NewYork.* WHEN...From 6 AM Saturday to 1 AM EST Sunday. Highest snowaccumulation should occur Saturday morning into Saturdayevening.* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Reduced visibilities will also occur.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow willcause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow coveredroads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from canbe obtained by calling 5 1 1.

(CONTINUATION) Winter Weather Advisory issued December 09 at 3:24AM EST until December 10 at 1:00AM EST by NWS New York City - Upton

Putnam County RSS Feed - Sat, 12/09/2017 - 04:00
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM ESTSUNDAY...* WHAT...Snow expected. Plan on slippery road conditions. Totalsnow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches are expected.* WHERE...Portions of northeast New Jersey and southeast NewYork.* WHEN...Until 1 AM EST Sunday.* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Be prepared for reduced visibilities attimes. Snow accumulation on pavement will be more likely in theafternoon into tonight.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow willcause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow coveredroads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from canbe obtained by calling 5 1 1.

(EXTENSION - time) Winter Weather Advisory issued December 08 at 3:22PM EST until December 10 at 1:00AM EST by NWS New York City - Upton

Putnam County RSS Feed - Sat, 12/09/2017 - 04:00
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM SATURDAY TO1 AM EST SUNDAY...* WHAT...Snow expected. Plan on slippery road conditions. Totalsnow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches are expected.* WHERE...Portions of northeast New Jersey and southeast NewYork.* WHEN...From 4 AM Saturday to 1 AM EST Sunday.* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Be prepared for reduced visibilities attimes. Snow accumulation on pavement will be more likely in theafternoon and evening.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow willcause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow coveredroads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from canbe obtained by calling 5 1 1.

(CONTINUATION) Winter Weather Advisory issued December 08 at 11:02PM EST until December 10 at 1:00AM EST by NWS New York City - Upton

Putnam County RSS Feed - Sat, 12/09/2017 - 04:00
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM SATURDAYTO 1 AM EST SUNDAY...* WHAT...Snow expected. Plan on slippery road conditions. Totalsnow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches are expected.* WHERE...Portions of northeast New Jersey and southeast NewYork.* WHEN...From 4 AM Saturday to 1 AM EST Sunday.* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Be prepared for reduced visibilities attimes. Snow accumulation on pavement will be more likely inthe afternoon and evening.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow willcause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow coveredroads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from canbe obtained by calling 5 1 1.

January 2018 QST Debuts Fresh, New Design

ARRL News - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 19:08

QST -- ARRL's monthly member journal -- is more than a century old, and with the major exception of color printing throughout the magazine starting in December 2000, it’s remained mostly unchanged for the past couple of decades. Starting with the January 2018 issue of QST, now available to members in digital form, several noticeable changes are being made to the journal’s format, design, and si...

The K7RA Solar Update

ARRL News - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 12:02

Solar activity declined slightly over the past week, another period which saw multiple days (five) with no sunspots. We will see more of these periods over the next 2-3 years as the sun progresses toward solar minimum.

There was a geomagnetic storm peaking on December 5. In Alaska, the College A index reached 55, and peaked around the middle of the UTC day with K index reaching 7 over two 3-hour...

NYS Missing Vulnerable Adult Alert Alert for JAMES HICKMAN on December 07, 2017 at 01:37 pm has been cancelled.

Putnam County RSS Feed - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 02:23
The New York State Missing Vulnerable Adult Alert on behalf of the Westchester County Department of Public Safety for JAMES HICKMAN is now cancelled as of 02:23 am on December 08, 2017.

Arizona Repeater Association Joins Maxim Society with Latest Donation

ARRL News - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 14:59

At the December 2 Superstition Hamfest in Mesa, Arizona, the Arizona Repeater Association (ARA) presented its annual donation of $2,500 to the ARRL Spectrum Defense Fund. This marks the fourth consecutive year that the club has contributed.

“ARRL is deeply appreciative to all the members of the Arizona Repeater Association for their ongoing support to the ARRL Spectrum Defense Fund,” said ARRL D...

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