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AMSAT 50th Anniversary Space Symposium Banquet Speakers Announced

Wed, 08/07/2019 - 18:18

Tickets now are available for the AMSAT Symposium Saturday evening banquet on Saturday, October 19. A panel of guest speakers will present “The Foundations of AMSAT” followed by a question-and-answer session.

Guest speakers will include Lance Ginner, K6GSJ (Project OSCAR); George Jacobs, W3ASK (author, diplomat); Perry Klein, W3PK (AMSAT founding president); Owen Mace (Australis-OSCAR 5 builder)...

First ARRL Centurion Award Winner “Fritz” Nitsch, W4NTO, SK

Wed, 08/07/2019 - 15:12

ARRL member and honoree Reynold L. “Fritz” Nitsch, W4NTO, of Spartanburg, South Carolina, died on August 5 following a brief illness. He was 100 years old. Nitsch was the first recipient of the ARRL Board of Directors’ Centurion Award in recognition of his centenarian status and of his almost half-century of continuous activity in the ARRL Field Organization as an Official Observer, an Official...

ARRL Dayton Hamvention Videos Available

Wed, 08/07/2019 - 14:55

Video recordings of presentations made by several ARRL officials at the 2019 Dayton Hamvention® and ARRL National Convention are now available for viewing on the ARRL YouTube channel. Most of the videos were shot and edited by ARRL Great Lakes Division Vice Director Tom Delaney, W8WTD, with assistance from David Vine, WA1EAW, during the ARRL Members Forum and during other ARRL-sponsored forums ...

AMSAT and ARISS Designing Amateur Radio System for Lunar Gateway

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 15:37

Details are still being fleshed out, but AMSAT and ARISS are working on the design of an Amateur Radio system for NASA’s Lunar Gateway. As NASA explains, the Gateway “will be a small spaceship in orbit around the moon that will provide access to more of the lunar surface than ever before with living quarters for astronauts, a lab for science and research, ports for visiting spacecraft, and more...

Arizona ARES Volunteers Support Communication during Arizona Wildland Fire

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 14:39

Members of the Coconino County Amateur Radio Club (CARC) in Arizona activated on July 21 as winds accelerated the Museum Fire beyond 50 acres, triggering the activation of the county’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC). Members of the club, many of them ARES volunteers, staffed the EOC. The fire appears to have been named for its proximity to the Museum of Northern Arizona and the Arizona Histo...

ARRL Member Had Role in Promising RF Treatment Device for Alzheimer’s

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 13:55

ARRL member Eric Knight, KB1EHE, played a role in the development of an RF-based Alzheimer’s disease treatment that now shows great promise. A study published today in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease following a months-long FDA clinical trial of the treatment protocol concluded that memory decline in most patients “appeared to have been reversed to cognitive levels equivalent to 12 months ea...

FCC Seeks Electronics Engineer in Enforcement Bureau

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 11:18

The FCC is seeking to hire an electronics engineer for a full-time, permanent position at the Commission’s Enforcement Bureau, Office of Field Director in Columbia, Maryland.

The incumbent resolves RF interference, educates users, enforces regulations, and investigates all services for violations. This individual serves as a point of contact for FCC licensees in matters of fixed and mobile radi...