ARRL In Action: What Have We Been Up To Lately?
The ARRL Amateur Radio Legal Defense and Assistance Committee has voted to contribute $5000 toward the costs of a lawsuit against the City of Palmdale, California. The city has proposed a highly restrictive antenna ordinance.
With snow and ice impacting all parts of the Pacific Northwest in late December, local ARESÂ® groups assisted served agencies, including local Emergency Operations Centers.
In Nevada, a major winter storm brought hurricane force winds that damaged sensitive electronic weather equipment. SKYWARN spotters stepped in to provide real-time weather data via Amateur Radio.
In New England, ARES units responded in the wake of a severe ice storm that knocked out power to nearly 400,000 households in Massachusetts alone.
Those who submitted a November Sweepstakes log with more than 100 contacts qualify for a Sweepstakes Participation pin, and if you submitted a log with a Clean Sweep, you qualify for a Clean Sweep coffee mug.
The following operations have been approved for DXCC credit: Wake Island -- WA2YUN/KH9 (for operations commencing 2007); Willis Island -- VK9DWX (2008) and Andaman and Nicobar Island -- VU4RG (2008).
J.M. Rowe, N5XFW, of Hot Springs, has been appointed as the new ARRL Arkansas Section Manager.
The House Committee on Energy and Commerce -- the congressional committee that oversees the Federal Communications Commission -- released a majority staff report that confirms a number of allegations against FCC Chairman Kevin Martin.
These online course sessions begin Friday, January 16: Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Level 2; Antenna Modeling, and Radio Frequency Propagation.
The winner of the QST Cover Plaque Award for December is Larry Coyle, K1QW, for his article "A Modular Receiver for Exploring the LF/VLF Bands."
On the Air: The ARRL 160 Meter Contest was December 6-7 and the 10 Meter Contest was December 13-15. Next up, the ARRL RTTY Roundup is January 3-4, Kids Day is January 4 and the January VHF Sweepstakes is January 17-18.
Compiled by Joel Kleinman, N1BKE