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    10/24/2012 | FCC Seeks Comments on Proposed Changes to Amateur Licensing Rules, Emission Types

    Earlier this month, the FCC released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) -- FCC Docket No. 12-121 -- proposing to amend the Part 97 rules governing the Amateur Radio Service. On October 24, a summary of the NPRM was published in the Federal Register an
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    10/03/2012 | Peter Lake, ZL2AZ, Appointed Chairman of IARU Region 3

    The Directors in IARU Region 3 have voted to appoint Peter Lake, ZL2AZ, of Wellington, New Zealand, as the Chairman of IARU Region 3. He replaces Michael Owen, VK3KI, who passed away unexpectedly last month. Owen, who was also President of the Wireless In
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    07/09/2012 | W1AW’s EchoLink and IRLP Nodes Temporarily Suspended

    Recent upgrades to the ARRL’s Internet system has caused access to both the W1AW EchoLink Conference Server W1AWBDCT and W1AW’s IRLP Node 4292 to be temporarily suspended. Access to both W1AW systems can be expected by month’s end. We apologize for the in
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    06/01/2012 | The K7RA Solar Update

    The average daily sunspot numbers sank more than 28 points this week (nearly 26 percent) to 81.9, while the average daily solar flux declined more than 16 points to 111.6. This is for the seven days of May 24-30, and is compared to the previous seven days
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    05/02/2012 | Logbook of The World Marks 50,000 Users

    On May 1, Dragan Pavlovic, YT3PDT, completed his registration process for Logbook of The World (LoTW), becoming the 50,000th person to take advantage of the ARRL’s online QSL confirmation system. According to ARRL Membership and Volunteer Programs Manager
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    04/03/2012 | ARRL Seeks Comments on Proposed 33 cm Band Plan

    A few months ago, the ARRL UHF/Microwave Band Plan Committee asked the Amateur Radio community about current, planned and projected uses of the amateur bands between 902 MHz-3.5 GHz. After reading the feedback, the Committee began working on the band plan
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