Showing posts with label ARRL. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ARRL. Show all posts

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Novice License Coming Back?

ARRL Seeks Opinions Concerning Possible New Entry Level License:

"An Entry Level License Committee was established by the ARRL Board of Directors and appointed in September 2016. As part of its ongoing work, the committee is gathering member input and will make recommendations to the Board for possible rules changes to submit to the FCC. 
The result could mean changes to the Technician license, but it could also be an additional, but simpler, license with privileges that would give a newcomer a taste of most facets of ham radio from HF to VHF and UHF. 
The committee has created an online member survey. Please complete and submit the survey no later than April 7, 2017. Survey results will be published."

Via W2LJ

Friday, June 12, 2015

ARRL Extra Class License Manual Kindle Version

The ARRL announces that the Extra Class License Manual is now available in a Kindle version:
"The Kindle edition from Amazon completes the suite of ARRL license manuals available in e-book format."

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Guns and Radios

ARRL ARES E-letter:
Weapons, Safety and Personal ResponsibilityRecently, I've seen questions on carrying weapons on ARES deployments. Here is the statement of Chief Executive Officer David Sumner, K1ZZ, released March 31, 2014 and supersedes any prior communication on the subject. 
"Anyone seeking permission to carry weapons during an ARES deployment is to be advised that the ARRL cannot give such permission. Neither does the ARRL prohibit legal weapons, but the ARRL accepts no responsibility or liability for injury or damages to anyone as the result of possession of a weapon by an ARES volunteer. The responsibility or liability for injury or damages to anyone as a result of an individual's possession of a weapon remains with the individual. ARES volunteers must obey all federal, state, and local laws while on deployment. When supporting a served agency, ARES volunteers must also adhere to the policies of the served agency. The ARRL does not expect volunteers to participate in a dangerous activity or to place themselves in what they perceive to be a dangerous or unsafe environment. Volunteers should avoid or cease participating in any ARRL activity or deployment under circumstances which make them uncomfortable."
Via AR-15.com

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Worth Its Weight in Gold

Unfortunately, the average human brain only weighs about 3 pounds, so you may have a hard time stuffing it all in.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Free QST App for iOS

New from the ARRL, a QST app for iOS devices. I'm using it on my iPhone 5 and the screen is too small to be usable. I think it would work fine on my iPad.

Details:

ARRL members using Apple iOS mobile devices--iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch--can download a new dedicated app to access the digital edition of QST. The app allows ARRL members to read QST online or choose to download individual issues of the journal for offline reading.
  • Free: The QST app is free in the Apple App Store. You must be an ARRL member to access individual issues of QST.
  • QST Catalog: Browse all available digital issues.
  • My QST Library: Download issues of QST directly to your device for offline reading.


Tuesday, March 20, 2012

New ARRL Membership Benefits in June

Pretty cool...
arrl Coming Soon: New ARRL Membership Benefits: The ARRL is excited to announce two new membership benefits that will... bit.ly/GCnwGiTue, Mar 20 10:34:50 from twitterfeed

"In addition to the print copy of QST, all members will have access to an online digital edition of QST -- at no extra cost. You will be able to access QST from anywhere -- on nearly any computer, laptop, mobile device, smartphone and tablet (including Apple iPad, iPhone, iTouch and devices using the Android operating system).
Members will also gain access to archived issues of QST from December 1915 to the present; previously, only issues through 2007 have been available to members. If you are familiar with the current periodicals archive, that platform will be expanded to include all of QST from December 1915 through December 2011. A second, new archive will be introduced for issues beginning January 2012, featuring enhanced functionality including full-text search."

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Mystery Dits

Tracking down a mystery signal reminds me of a book I read.
"According to the FCC, an amateur in Northern California had unintentionally left his keyboard too close to his keyer paddle, and the paddle somehow got pushed against the keyboard, making it send continuous dits."

Friday, January 7, 2011

Power Line Broadband and SmartMeters

The UK is using the rollout of smart meters to try broadband over powerlines again.

Meanwhile, the ARRL is filing a complaint that broadband over power lines creates harmful interference and that IBEC isn't playing nice in the sandbox.

And back at the ranch, we find the same state that wants to outlaw incandescent bulbs has now banned Smart-meters. Quoting:

"Among the reasons given are privacy concerns associated with measuring energy usage data moment by moment and the potential for adverse impact on emergency communication systems used by first responders and amateur radio operators."

I'm glad to see they have their priorities straight.

Via Slashdot.org, eHam.net, and Slashdot.org