From ARRL News: Amateur Radio Being Showcased at 2019 EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Amateur Radio Special Event information for the 2019 EAA AirVenture week at Oshkosh, WI from ARRL News: ARRL member-volunteers will be part of the excitement as the 2019 International Experimental Aircraft Association annual AirVenture show gets under way this week in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The show runs from July 22 until July 29. This year marks … Continue reading From ARRL News: Amateur Radio Being Showcased at 2019 EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Mobile Amateur Radio Activity; 14 July 2019 – ATAS-120A Issue and a Couple of QSOs

Yesterday I decided to fire up the mobile HF station and try to hunt down some of the weekend's Apollo 11 special stations. Unfortunately, things didn't go along to plan.I made a quick run through 20 Meters and didn't hear but one stations who was too weak for me to work with the mobile, so … Continue reading Mobile Amateur Radio Activity; 14 July 2019 – ATAS-120A Issue and a Couple of QSOs

From ARRL News – IARU President Offers Assurances Regarding French 144 – 146 MHz Allocation Proposal

This is another update from the ARRL on the IARU's stance and actions on a possible threat to the 2 Meter band. Once again, the main takeaways are that the IARU has objected to the French proposal and so has Germany and that the best way to work against the French proposal is through the … Continue reading From ARRL News – IARU President Offers Assurances Regarding French 144 – 146 MHz Allocation Proposal

History Related Amateur Radio Special Event Stations for August 2019

A recurring theme of History related special events for August seems to be Manifest Destiny, the 19th Century American belief that the American people were destined to expand westward across the North American continent (and for some, southward into Central America and the Caribbean as well). The special event stations related to the telegraph, railroad, … Continue reading History Related Amateur Radio Special Event Stations for August 2019

Getting My History Related Amateur Radio Special Event Post Project Back off of the Ground

I've sporadically written blog posts about History related Amateur Radio Special Event stations, but I haven't been consistent or regular with them. This is a project that I really want to get off of the ground and I'm feeling enthusiastic about doing just that. The plan is to put together a blog post with selected … Continue reading Getting My History Related Amateur Radio Special Event Post Project Back off of the Ground

From ARRL News: Restraint Urged in Response to 2-Meter Reallocation Proposal

This article is from the ARRL News on 2 July 2019. It updates information from previous news stories from the ARRL on a possible threat to the 2 Meter Amateur band. Emphasis added in the form of bold italic type is mine. Representatives of International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) member-societies in Europe are advising restraint … Continue reading From ARRL News: Restraint Urged in Response to 2-Meter Reallocation Proposal

From ARRL News: On-the-Air Activity to Mark 50th Anniversary of First Market Reef DXpedition

I've had the opportunity to work the Aland Islands several times and I'm looking forward to more opportunities ahead with the events mentioned in this article. From the AARL News on 13 June 2019: The Aland Islands Postal Administration is issuing a postcard this year to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first DXpedition to … Continue reading From ARRL News: On-the-Air Activity to Mark 50th Anniversary of First Market Reef DXpedition

From ARRL News: Proposed WRC-23 Agenda Items Causing Concern

From the ARRL News on 14 June 2019: Two proposals under discussion in Europe as possible World Radiocommunication Conference 2023 (WRC-23) agenda items “could impact important Amateur Radio frequencies,” IARU Region 1 President Don Beattie, G3BJ, reported this week on the IARU Region 1 website. Included is a proposal from France to consider the 144 – 146 … Continue reading From ARRL News: Proposed WRC-23 Agenda Items Causing Concern

Solar Cycle 25 Predicted to be Similar to Cycle 24

Not the best news, but it could be worse... News on the next Solar Cycle from ARRL News: Scientists charged with predicting the Sun’s activity for Cycle 25 say it’s likely to be much like that of current Cycle 24, which is declining and predicted to bottom out in 2019 or 2020. Solar Cycle 25 … Continue reading Solar Cycle 25 Predicted to be Similar to Cycle 24

WWV Centennial Special Event Will Use WW0WWV

This new story from the ARRL is about a special event celebrating the centennial of WWV that will take place at the end of September and beginning of October. WWV, the oldest continuously operating radio station in the world, was in danger of losing funding, but the new federal retained funding for it. WWV operates … Continue reading WWV Centennial Special Event Will Use WW0WWV