Twelve Days of Deals!

We’re making a list and checking it twice. Beginning on Monday, December 4, 2017, ARRL will be offering 12 days of deals. Subscribe by entering your name, call sign, and e-mail address in the fields provided. You’ll receive an e-mail every day for 12 days with a special online deal. Each deal is valid for 1 day only at www.arrl.org/shop.

ARRL’s 12 days of deals concludes Friday, December 15, 20…

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Slow-Scan TV Transmissions from ISS Scheduled for December 6-8

ARISS has announced that the MAI-75 Slow-Scan (SSTV) system in the Russian Service Module of the International Space Station (ISS) will be on the air starting on December 5 at around 1500 UTC and continuing until December 6 at 0900 UTC, transmitting test images on 145.800 MHz FM that should be available worldwide.

SSTV activity on December 7 and 8 is scheduled to occur at times when the ISS is a…

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Ofcom Releases UK Amateur Radio License Stats

Statistics released by UK telecommunications regulator Ofcom indicate that the Amateur Radio population in the UK has grown by approximately 10% over the past 5 years. As of the end of August 2017, there were 52,195 Full licensees, 9,739 Intermediate licensees, and 22,649 Foundation licensees.

Figures recently released in response to a Freedom of Information request from Peter Bowyer, G4MJS, co…

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Ham Talk Live! Episode 91 – Bouvet Island DXpedition Update with K0IR

Thursday night at 9 pm Eastern on Ham Talk Live!, Ralph Fedor, K0IR, will be back to give us an update on the Bouvet Island DXpedition that will be happening at the end of January. Ralph will take your questions LIVE on the show about this exciting journey!

Tune into Ham Talk Live! Thursday night at 9 pm Eastern time by going to hamtalklive.com. When the audio player indicates LIVE, just hit the play button! If you miss the show live, you can listen on…

Ham Talk Live! Episode 91 – Bouvet Island DXpedition Update with K0IR
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FCC Dismisses Radio Amateur’s Petition to Revise Call Sign Rules

The FCC has dismissed a rule making petition filed last May by Thomas J. Alessi, K1TA, of Stamford, Connecticut, that sought to amend the Part 97 rules regarding Amateur Radio Service call signs. The Commission action came in a November 28 letter from Scot Stone, Deputy Chief of the FCC Wireless Telecommunications Bureau Mobility Division. Alessi had asked the FCC to make call signs consisting …

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