|American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio Association and Resources|
|FCC Announces Plans for Partial Government Shutdown |
The FCC has issued a brief statement regarding its plans in the event of a partial government shutdown, which could start on January 20.
In the event of a partial government shutdown, because of available funding, the Federal Communications Commission plans to remain open and pay staff at least through the close of business on Friday, January 26, the FCC said.
This means the FCC will continue t...
|The K7RA Solar Update|
It was a quiet week in space weather (January 11-17) with zero sunspots over the weekend and geomagnetic indicators rising only slightly.
Compared to last week, average daily sunspot numbers declined from 11.9 to 7, but average daily solar flux went from 69.9 to 70.7. Seems counter-intuitive that sunspot and solar flux would move in opposite directions, but these are all very low numbers anyway,...
|AX Prefix will be on the Air for Australia Day|
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) allows all radio amateurs to substitute the VK prefix with AX on Australia Day, Friday, January 26, the Wireless Institute of Australia reminds.
Australia Day commemorates the First Fleets arrival in 1788 at Sydney Cove and the establishment of a European settlement at Port Jackson, with the raising of the British flag by Governor Arthur ...
|Dugger Amateur Radio Club Hamfest Date Changed to February 17|
The Dugger Amateur Radio Club in Dugger, Indiana, has announced that the date of its hamfest has been moved to February 17 at the City Park Community Building, 840 Hicum Street, in Dugger. Talk-in will be on 147.775 MHz (136.5 Hz). Contact Jonathan Olvey, KD9AMN, for more information.
|New Chinese Zhou Enlai Student Satellite Set to Launch|
The 2U Zhou Enlai CubeSat, developed with primary and middle school students in China, is expected to launch on January 19. The satellite is named after the first Premier of the Peoples Republic of China, who held office from 1949 until 1976. A report on the official Xinhua Net website said the CubeSat, constructed at Huaian Youth Comprehensive Development Base in Jiangsu Province, has been t...