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  • ARRL Director, Vice Director Election Results Announced
    on November 17, 2018 at 2:40 am

    ARRL has announced the results of contested elections for Director and Vice Director. Ballots were opened and counted on November 16 in seven contests within five ARRL Divisions.Here are the final tabulations:  Central Division Director  Kermit Carlson, W9XA 1,898  Valerie Hotzfeld, NV9L 1,755  Mr. Carlson was declared elected.  Hudson Division Director  Ria Jairam, N2RJ 1,292   Mike Lisenco, N... […]

  • The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Now Available!
    on November 16, 2018 at 6:49 pm

    Listen to the new episode of ARRL Audio News on your iOS or Android podcast app, or online at http://www.blubrry.com/arrlaudionews/. Audio News is also retransmitted on a number of FM repeaters. Click here and then scroll down to see the list.&nbs […]

  • FCC Approves Use of Galileo Global Navigation Satellite System in the US
    on November 16, 2018 at 5:27 pm

    The FCC has granted, in part, the European Commission’s request for a waiver of Commission rules so that non-federal devices in the US may access specific signals transmitted from the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) known as Galileo.The action means that consumers and industry in the US may access certain satellite signals from the Galileo system to augment the US Global Positioning S... […]

  • Effort Under Way to Fund W0AIH Memorial Scholarship
    on November 16, 2018 at 3:08 pm

    Scott Neader, KA9FOX, is spearheading a GoFundMe effort to establish a scholarship to honor the memory of Paul Bittner, W0AIH (SK), who died as the result of a tower climbing mishap on October 31. He was 84. The memorial scholarship would be administered by the ARRL Foundation. The GoFundMe solicitation says, “Licensed for nearly 70 years, Paul built one of the largest ham radio stations in the... […]

  • Former ARRL Headquarters Book Team Supervisor Jan Carman, K5MA, SK
    on November 16, 2018 at 3:01 pm

    R. Jan Carman, K5MA (ex-W5SBX, W3JXS), who was a member of the ARRL Headquarters staff from 2001 until 2003 died on November 13. An ARRL Life Member, he was 76.Carman’s career spanned the fields of aerospace, oil-field equipment, industrial control and instrumentation, underwater acoustics, communication systems, manufacturing automation and consulting. Carman held bachelor’s and master’s degre... […]

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  • ESEO ready for launch
    by qrznow on November 17, 2018 at 9:11 pm

    ESEO ESA have released a video of the European Student Earth Orbiter ESEO satellite which carries an amateur radio payload. ESEO is expected to launch as part of Spaceflight’s SSO-A SmallSat Express mission, on a SpaceX Falcon 9 from Vandenberg Air Force Base. The launch is currently scheduled for November 19, 2018 at 18:32 GMT. Watch the launch live […] The post ESEO ready for launch appeared first on QRZ Now - Amateur Radio News. […]

  • JS8Call 0.9 Release notes
    by qrznow on November 16, 2018 at 5:54 pm

    “Hi Folks, Thanks for staying patient with me on this one. Build servers were being weird today! Happy to bring you release with simple features, small screen compatibility and polish. Head over to the download page to grab your copy: https://groups.io/g/js8call/wiki/Download-Links   Included in this release are a few nice things: Small screens are now more […] The post JS8Call 0.9 Release notes appeared first on QRZ Now - Amateur Radio News. […]

  • FCC Approves Use of Galileo Global Navigation Satellite System in the US
    by qrznow on November 16, 2018 at 5:47 pm

    FCC Approves Use of Galileo Global Navigation Satellite The FCC has granted, in part, the European Commission’s request for a waiver of Commission rules so that non-federal devices in the US may access specific signals transmitted from the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) known as Galileo. The action means that consumers and industry in the US […] The post FCC Approves Use of Galileo Global Navigation Satellite System in the US appeared first on QRZ Now - Amateur Radio News. […]

  • Es’hail-2 Mission – Successfully Launched
    by qrznow on November 15, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    SpaceX SpaceX successfully launched the Es’hail-2 satellite on Thursday, November 15 from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Liftoff occurred at 3:46 p.m. EST, or 20:46 UTC, and the satellite was deployed to a geostationary transfer orbit (GTO) about 32 minutes after liftoff. Falcon 9’s first stage for the Es’hail-2 […] The post Es’hail-2 Mission – Successfully Launched appeared first on QRZ Now - Amateur Radio News. […]

  • New Beta Version of WSJT-X is Now Available, Mock FT8 Contest Set
    by qrznow on November 14, 2018 at 10:55 pm

    WSJT-X A new WSJT-X “release candidate,” version 2.0.0-rc4, now is available, and the version 2.0 Quick Start Guide has been revised and extended. The developers urge anyone upgrading to the new version to read the release notes thoroughly, since the upgrade requires users to change operator settings, so the software may not work “out of the box” when upgrading […] The post New Beta Version of WSJT-X is Now Available, Mock FT8 Contest Set appeared first on QRZ Now - Amateur Radio News. […]