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  • New Plan Aligns ARES with the Needs of Served Agencies
    on February 19, 2019 at 8:59 pm

    The new ARES Plan adopted by the ARRL Board of Directors at its Annual Meeting in January represents an effort to provide ARES with a clearly defined mission, goals, and objectives; specific training requirements, and a system for consistent reporting and record-keeping. The Board’s Public Service Enhancement Working Group (PSEWG) spent more than 3 years crafting the ARES Plan which, ARRL offic... […]

  • Fake News: Belgian News Magazine Misrepresents Amateur Radio Numbers
    on February 19, 2019 at 6:57 pm

    The Belgian Dutch-language weekly The Sunday (de Zondag) recently reported incorrectly that just 153 Amateur Radio licensees existed in the country, dramatically proclaiming, “Amateur Radio permits have dropped drastically in 5 years,” and asking, “Where have the radio hobbyists gone?” The error was based on a misunderstood parliamentary exchange. The facts are that 153 new licenses were issued... […]

  • New Book HF Dipole Antennas for Amateur Radio Now Shipping
    on February 19, 2019 at 5:49 pm

    ARRL’s HF Dipole Antennas for Amateur Radio is a collection of 20 HF dipole antenna designs from the pages of QST between 2000 and 2017. It includes innovative antenna projects for single-band and multiband antennas, as well as antennas for portable applications.Portable Antennas“An Easy-to-Make Three-Band Dipole for ARRL Field Day” “A Field-Portable Multi-Band Rotatable Dipole Antenna” “A Smal... […]

  • KickSat-2 is Alive and Being Tracked
    on February 19, 2019 at 4:58 pm

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  • ITU WRC-19 Conference Preparatory Meeting Under Way in Geneva
    on February 18, 2019 at 8:41 pm

    The second Conference Preparatory Meeting (CPM) in advance of World Radio Communication Conference 2019 (WRC-19) this fall got under way on February 18 at International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Headquarters in Geneva. Delegates from around the world are attending.This CPM will prepare a consolidated report that will support of the work of WRC-19, based on contributions from various adminis... […]

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  • MFJ 4230DMP Power Supply – Review
    by qrznow on February 19, 2019 at 12:09 pm

    MFJ 4230DMP – Power Supply “A new digital display power supply from MFJ, the 4230DMP. This 30-amp power supply is perfect for portable operation or go kits…or both! Light weight and 3 power connections, 2 of which include power poles. Take a look at the video for display and features of this power supply.” The post MFJ 4230DMP Power Supply – Review appeared first on QRZ Now - Amateur Radio News. […]

  • Amateur Radio is Aboard during Attempt to Become Oldest Circumnavigator
    by qrznow on February 18, 2019 at 4:43 pm

    Jeanne Socrates, VE0JS/KC2IOV, is used to solitude. The lone 76-year-old yachtswoman passed the southern tip of Africa — some 300 miles to the north — on Valentine’s Day as she forged on toward Australia and New Zealand in her 38-foot sailing vessel Nereida. While underway, Socrates keeps in touch with a community of friends via Amateur […] The post Amateur Radio is Aboard during Attempt to Become Oldest Circumnavigator appeared first on QRZ Now - Amateur Radio News. […]

  • FCC: Supplier’s Declaration of Conformity Procedures are Now in Effect
    by qrznow on February 17, 2019 at 10:21 am

    The FCC is reminding electronic device retailers that Supplier’s Declaration of Conformity (SDoC) procedures are now in effect and being enforced. In an FCC Enforcement Advisory released February 15, the FCC Enforcement Bureau (EB) pointed out that marketers of RF devices may be subject to new compliance requirements provided in the SDoC procedures. “In general, a device […] The post FCC: Supplier’s Declaration of Conformity Procedures are Now in Effect appeared first on QRZ Now - Amateur Radio News. […]

  • MFJ-1936T GROUND ROD, W/CLAMP,+342T+WIRE BUNDLE
    by qrznow on February 15, 2019 at 4:05 pm

    The MFJ-1936 is a HOT new product from MFJ for those who wish to be QUICK with their antenna set-ups!  For those hams on-the-go to their next adventure or for those at home needing something stealthy and QUICK and easy-to-hide! This is the MFJ QuickStik Antenna system. It consists of a durable four foot 3/8 inch diameter […] The post MFJ-1936T GROUND ROD, W/CLAMP,+342T+WIRE BUNDLE appeared first on QRZ Now - Amateur Radio News. […]

  • ANNOUNCEMENT – FTM-400XD/FTM-400D/FTM-100D PDN
    by qrznow on February 15, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    Announcement about the new firmware release for the FTM-400XD, FTM-400D, FTM-100D mobiles radio and PDN functionality. The post ANNOUNCEMENT – FTM-400XD/FTM-400D/FTM-100D PDN appeared first on QRZ Now - Amateur Radio News. […]