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Westminster Attack: Attacker Left Hints Using Morse Code A Day In Advance:

Although the attack outside UK's Houses of Parliament is still shrouded in mystery right now, reports have emerged that a thread posted on web forum 4chan yesterday hinted at the attack. In the post, the user posted a string of morse code which was uploaded together with a picture of a two handguns, with a photoshopped paper with 21/3/2017 written... [continue]

Amateur Radio Gains a Champion in FAA Tower Safety Rules Controversy: - eHam.net

Amateur Radio Gains a Champion in FAA Tower Safety Rules Controversy:eHam.netThe owners of certain Amateur Radio towers have a friend in FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly, who feels that tower-marking provisions required under the FAA Extension, Safety, and Security Act of 2016, now Public Law 114-190 ...... [continue]

ARRL Reiterates Its Case for New Band at 5 MHz: - eHam.net

ARRL Reiterates Its Case for New Band at 5 MHz:eHam.netIn comments filed on March 20 with the FCC on its own January Petition for Rule Making (RM-11785 [https:] ARRL reiterated its case for a contiguous secondary 15-kHz wide, ...... [continue]

In Brief...

ARRL "60-Second Century" Videos Preview QST Editorials: ARRL CEO Tom Gallagher, NY2RF, is now supplementing each of his QST "Second Century" editorials with a "60-Second Century" video. These videos offer a glimpse of the content in each month's QST editorial. ARRL began producing "60-Second Century" with the March QST editorial, and each video is... [continue]

ARISS Deadline to Accept Proposals to Host Contacts with Space Station Crew

The deadline is April 15 for schools and formal or informal educational institutions and organizations -- individually or working in concert -- to submit proposals to host Amateur Radio contacts next year with ISS crew members. Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) anticipates that contacts will take place between January 1 and ... [continue]

Odd Call Signs On the Loose -- Be On the Lookout!

Special event stations sporting unusual call signs are -- or will be -- on the air this spring and later in the year.

Virginia Engineering Students Tackle Satellite, Ground Station Projects:

The University of Virginia (UVA) reports that some of its engineering students are among those at other Commonwealth schools working on Amateur Radio satellites and matching ground stations to track them and collect data. UVA said its student-built satellite is set to go into space late next year aboard an International Space Station (ISS) resupp... [continue]

Amateur Radio Gains a Champion in FAA Tower Safety Rules Controversy:

The owners of certain Amateur Radio towers have a friend in FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly, who feels that tower-marking provisions required under the FAA Extension, Safety, and Security Act of 2016, now Public Law 114-190, "could use tweaks." In a March 10 blog post, O'Rielly expressed his belief that thousands of tower owners in the US coul... [continue]

Motorola Solutions Sues Hytera Communications -- Trade Secrets Theft:

Motorola Solutions has filed complaints in federal court (US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois), alleging that Hytera Communications' digital mobile radio (DMR) products employ techniques and systems that infringe on Motorola Solutions' patents and trade secrets. Already known for its Land Mobile Radio Service products, Hytera... [continue]

The Doctor Will See You Now!

"Remote Antenna Tuners" is the topic of the just-released episode of the "ARRL The Doctor is In" podcast. Listen...and learn!

ARRL Seeking Synergy With Maker Movement:

ARRL is reaching out to members of the Maker movement to explore avenues of cooperation and collaboration, and perhaps to recruit some new radio amateurs. Considered an extension of the arts and crafts tradition, the Maker movement gained its own magazine, in 2005. The philosophy of the Maker movement is reminiscent of an era when radio amateurs b... [continue]

ARRL Reiterates Its Case for New Band at 5 MHz:

In comments filed on March 20 with the FCC on its own January Petition for Rule Making (RM-11785), ARRL reiterated its case for a contiguous secondary 15-kHz wide, 60-meter band of 5,351.5 to 5,366.5 kHz in addition to the four existing discrete 60-meter channels that fall outside the requested band, with a permitted power level of 100 W EIRP and ... [continue]

Just Ahead In Radiosport:

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DX News -- ARRL DX Bulletin #12:

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by F5IXR, WB0TEV, QRZ DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The Daily DX, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites. Thanks to all.

The ARRL Letter, March 23, 2017

The ARRL Letter March 23, 2017 Rick Lindquist, WW1ME, Editor [Note: Clicking on the story links below will take you to the news article as it appears in The ARRL Letter on the ARRL website.] ARRL Reiterates its Case for New Band at 5 MHz ARRL Seeking Synergy with Maker Movement... The ARRL Letter, March 23, 2017... [continue]