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ARRL Board of Directors’ Committee Seeks Input for Proposed ARES Strategic Plan

08/08/2018 Following up on an ARRL Board of Directors directive at its July meeting, the Public Service Enhancement Working Group (PSEWG) has contacted all ARRL Section Managers (SMs) and Section Emergency Coordinators (SECs) seeking comments and suggestions regarding the proposed ARES Strategic Plan (attached below), via an online form. The deadline is October 31, in order…

Amateur Radio Emergency Service Volunteers Assist in California Fire Response

08/07/2018 [UPDATED 2018-08-08 @ 1210 UTC] Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES®) volunteers have pitched in to assist where needed to provide or support communication as catastrophic wildfires have struck California. Volunteers from multiple ARRL Sections in the state have stepped up to help, as some fires remain out of control. The fires have claimed several…

BIRDS-2 CubeSats to Deploy from ISS on August 10

08/07/2018 According to Masa Arai, JN1GKZ, Japan’s space agency JAXA has announced that three BIRDS-2 CubeSats with APRS digipeaters will deploy from the International Space Station on August 10. The trio — BHUTAN-1, MAYA-1, and UiTMSat-1 — will transmit 30 minutes after deployment. Initial mode should be CW on 70 centimeters; each satellite uses the…

Paraguay, Bosnia-Herzegovina Authorize Access to New 60-Meter Allocations

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Hamvention® Officials Say No New Building for 2019

08/06/2018 Hamvention® and Greene County, Ohio, officials have been unable to reach agreement to erect a new building that could accommodate Hamvention activities at the Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center in Xenia, Ohio. “Hamvention/Dayton Amateur Radio Association has spent many hours working with Greene County officials to reach an agreement on a long-term contract…

Great Lakes HamCon 2018 has been Cancelled

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Microwave Update 2018 Issues Call for Papers

08/06/2018 Microwave Update (MUD) 2018 has issued a call for papers, encouraging participants to describe their latest project, design, or operating adventures. Microwave Update (MUD) is an international conference dedicated to microwave equipment design, construction, and operation. It is focused on, but not limited to, Amateur Radio on the microwave bands. Sponsored by the Midwest…

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