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  • League Continues Efforts to Secure Senate Sponsorship for the ...

    06/25/2015. ARRL representatives are continuing efforts on Capitol Hill to secure sponsorship for a Senate companion bill to the Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2015 — H.R. 1301. ARRL Regulatory Information Manager Dan Henderson, N1ND, said he remains optimistic that Amateur Radio Parity Act legislation will be active  ... Learn More

  • Breaking the Amateur Radio Balloon Altitude Record

    11/03/2011. By Don Ferguson, KD6IRE. The challenges of pursuing and capturing the World Record for ARHAB, "Amateur Radio High Altitude Balloons." Ron Meadows, K6RPT, has always had a fascination with flight and science. After seeing a PBS special, he became interested in high altitude ballooning and how it ... Learn More

  • Clarity on Amateur Radio Parity

    Aug 28, 2015 ... Some objections and concerns have recently been raised about the Amateur Radio Parity Act, H.R. 1301 and S. 1685, by representatives of community associations. To address them, and to separate fact from fiction, let's look at the bill itself and what it would and would not do. Why is it needed? Learn More

  • Club Call Signs

    All other club application types must be filed through an FCC approved Club Station Call Sign Administrator (CSCSA), an amateur radio organization that has agreed to provide voluntary, uncompensated and unreimbursed services for processing these types of applications. ARRL VEC is an FCC approved CSCSA. Learn More

  • Defending the Amateur Radio Spectrum: Everyone's Responsibility

    10/20/2010. The second edition of Spectrum Defense Matters -- a newsletter aimed at keeping ARRL members updated on issues related to the protection of Amateur Radio frequencies -- has just been released on the ARRL Web site. This newsletter covers both domestic and international topics related to the Amateur ... Learn More

  • Search for Amateur Radio News

    06/15/2009 | WX4NHC Announces On-the-Air Station Test Results. WX4NHC, the Amateur Radio station at the National Hurricane Center conducted its annual On-The-Air Station Test on Saturday, May 30, 2009. According to Assistant WX4NHC Coordinator Julio Ripoll, WD4R, the station conducted the test to promote ... Learn More

  • Getting Your Technician License

    LEVEL 1: Technician Class License. Exam Requirement: 35-question Technician Written Exam (Element 2). Privileges: All VHF/UHF Amateur bands (frequencies above 30 MHz). Limited operations in certain HF bands. The FCC Technician License exam covers basic regulations, operating practices and electronics theory, ... Learn More

  • Early Efforts on Behalf of “The Amateur Radio Parity Act” HR.4969 ...

    Aug 5, 2014 ... Initial efforts to secure additional co-sponsors for “The Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2014” — HR.4969 — are starting to produce results. As of August 5, 17 co- sponsors have signed onto the bill, which was introduced in the US House of Representatives with bipartisan support in late June. Additional ... Learn More

  • FCC Seeks to Change Amateur Radio Licensing Rules, Allow ...

    Oct 8, 2012 ... On October 2, the FCC released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in WT Docket No. 12-283 that seeks to change the Amateur Radio licensing rules, especially as they concern former licensees. Learn More

  • Executive Order Poses No Threat to the Amateur Radio Service

    Jul 11, 2012 ... On July 6, 2012, the White House released an Executive Order that addresses National Security and Emergency Preparedness (NS/EP) communications functions of the federal government. Contrary to some concerns raised in a few Amateur Radio circles, the Order does not appear to contain any threat to ... Learn More