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  • President Biden Taps Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel as Acting FCC Chair

    President Joseph Biden this week designated FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel as acting chair of the FCC. She succeeds, at least temporarily, former FCC chair Ajit Pai, who resigned effective on January 20. “I am honored to be designated as the Acting Chairwoman of the Federal Communications Commission by President Biden,” Rosenworcel said in a statement. “I thank the President for the oppor...

  • The K7RA Solar Update

    Tad Cook, K7RA, Seattle, reports: We just witnessed 12 consecutive days with no sunspots, which many of us found a bit unsettling. Fortunately, Solar Cycle 25 activity returned with new sunspot 2796 on January 15. Instead of moving from the east across the solar horizon, it emerged in the southern hemisphere, just west of center.Currently we are seeing sunspot regions 2797 and 2798, which emerg...

  • Eastern Iowans Rely On Ham Radio When Severe Weather Strikes

    A derecho with winds of 80 to 100 MPH struck eastern Iowa last August, disrupting power and telecommunications for some 400,000 residents. But, as ARRL member and Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES®) volunteer Scott Haney, N0GUD, recently explained to The Gazette in Cedar Rapids, that’s when amateur radio shines.Haney, the president of the Cedar Valley Amateur Radio Club (CVARC), was the foc...

  • David A. Duncan, K7DUN, Wins the January 2021 QST Cover Plaque Award
  • Contest University to Host Propagation Summit on January 23

    Contest University (CTU) is holding a Virtual Propagation Summit on Saturday, January 23. The Zoom-platform event will get under way with introductory remarks from Tim Duffy, K3LR, and Ray Novak, N9JA, at 1600 UTC.At 1605 UTC, Scott Jones, N3RA, and George Fremin, K5TR, will moderate a session “Update on the Personal Space Weather Station Project & HamSCI activities for 2021” with Nathaniel Fri...

  • HamSCI Issues Call for Abstracts for March Virtual Workshop
  • Orlando HamCation Online Event and QSO Party Set
  • ARRL on the Purpose of Amateur Radio
  • FCC Issues Enforcement Advisory: Radio Users Reminded Not to Use Radios in Crimes

    The FCC has released an Enforcement Advisory for licensees and operators across radio services. [Complete text of FCC Enforcement Advisory follows.]FCC ENFORCEMENT ADVISORYDA 21-73Released:  January 17, 2021WARNING:  AMATEUR AND PERSONAL RADIO SERVICES LICENSEES AND OPERATORS MAY NOT USE RADIO EQUIPMENT TO COMMIT OR FACILITATE CRIMINAL ACTSThe Enforcement Bureau (Bureau) of the Federal Communic...

  • The K7RA Solar Update

    Tad Cook, K7RA, Seattle, reports: What happened? Solar Cycle 25 seemed well under way, but no new sunspots have emerged since December 23. The last time any sunspot was visible was January 2. On January 14, Spaceweather.com posted, “Welcome back, solar minimum.”Average daily solar flux declined from 78.6 to 73.8. Geomagnetic A index remained quiet. Predicted solar flux for the next 30 days is 7...