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You have DXing Questions? Dr. DX has Answers!

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 13:55

The Southern California DX Club (SCDXC) has announced that “Dr. DX” is on call and ready to answer questions via e-mail from fledgling DXers. A team of experienced DXers will offer helpful replies to any and all DXing-related questions.

The club has also distributed a brochure to Southern California Amateur Radio clubs to entice hams who are not yet DXers into that area of the hobby. Ham clubs o...

ARISS Congratulates Frank Bauer, KA3HDO, as Hamvention’s Amateur of the Year

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 15:54

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) has congratulated ARISS International Chair Frank Bauer, KA3HDO, for being tapped as Hamvention® 2017 Amateur of the Year.

“Each year, Hamvention recognizes radio amateurs known for making major contributions to the art and science of amateur radio, and it’s no surprise why Bauer was chosen,” an ARISS statement said. Among other things, Ha...

RadioShack Again Files for Bankruptcy

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 13:34

Once the go-to store for radio amateurs, electronics tinkerers, and shortwave listeners, RadioShack has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy for the second time in 2 years, placing the future of its remaining stores in jeopardy. The 1743 retail outlets that survived RadioShack’s 2015 bankruptcy were acquired by General Wireless Inc, an affiliate of Standard General LP, which, at the time, received U...

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

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 18:47

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...

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

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 18:29

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...

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

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 18:18

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 ...

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

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 18:11

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...

Combined National, IARU Region 2 ARDF Championships Set for this Summer in Ohio

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 15:27

The combined USA National ARDF Championships and the IARU Region 2 ARDF Championships will take place from July 31 to August 6 near Cincinnati, Ohio. These will be the 17th USA Championships and the 9th for IARU Region 2.

The OH-KY-IN Amateur Radio Club is organizing the event.

Radio orienteers from near and far will participate in foxoring, sprint, 2-meter, and 80-meter competitions. Individual...