Commenting Electronically on FCC Proceedings

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ARRL Bulletin 9  ARLB009
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  March 15, 2019
To all radio amateurs 

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ARLB009 Commenting Electronically on FCC Proceedings

Those interested in posting brief comments on Petitions for
Rulemaking (PRMs) to the FCC, such as the ARRL Technician
Enhancement proposal (RM-11828) using the Electronic Comment Filing
System (ECFS) should access FCC Electronic Comment Filing System
Express at, https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/filings/express .

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FCC Invites Comments on ARRL Technician Enhancement

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ARRL Bulletin 10  ARLB010
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  March 15, 2019
To all radio amateurs 

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ARLB010 FCC Invites Comments on ARRL Technician Enhancement Proposal

The FCC has invited public comments on ARRL’s 2018 Petition for Rule
Making, now designated as RM-11828, which asks the FCC to expand HF
privileges for Technician licensees to include limited phone
privileges on 75, 40, and 15 meters, plus RTTY and digital mode
privileges on 80, 40, 15, and 10 meters.

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QRM.guru a new resource for amateurs from RASA

News Release

This is an innovative web delivered resource that allows amateurs to investigate, identify and hopefully resolve the most common issues that affect the hobby, that is increasing Interference.

Chris VK3QB one of the developers of this resource said, “For the first time and in one place, QRM.guru provides a coordinated set of resources and self-help for amateurs to find out about QRM issues and techniques in resolving them.”

The site is accessed by getting on line to QRM.guru/ and clicking “start here” along the top.

QRM.guru is a project of RASA and has been designed as a free resource for all, in the spirit that is Amateur Radio.

Please send questions or feedback to feedback@qrm.guru.

CARP Meeting – April 5, 2019

James K6JDM will be discussing the Amateur Radio Volunteer Examiner (VE) program. Come to the meeting to find out about the history, reasoning for and how to become a VE.

Date/Time

Friday April 5, 2019 @ 7:00pm

Location

Clovis Senior Activities Center Classroom
850 4th St
Clovis, CA 93612

Parachute Mobile – Mission 34 – Mar 16, 2019

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Parachute Mobile

Mission 34

Here is your opportunity to make a QSO with a skydiver and receive a one-of-a-kind QSL card.

For 9 years a small groups of hams, and a few skydivers who are also hams, have come together to bring you this fun, exciting, and unique way to make a ham radio contact. The skydiver will jump out of a plane from approximately 13,000 feet and deploy his canopy right away to utilize the altitude. Attached to the skydiver is a payload jam packed with amateur radio equipment. Not only will you be able to make 2 meter simplex contacts but you will also be able to track each skydiver via APRS but watch it all unfold from live steaming video.

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John Gleichweit N6FOG, SK

November 26, 1967 – February, 2019 (age 51)

Recitation of the Rosary will be on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 10 AM at Jay Chapel with the Funeral Mass following at 11 AM at St. Joachim Catholic Church in Madera, with interment at Arbor Vitae Cemetery. Fr. Craig Plunkett of Divine Mercy Parish in Clovis will be the Celebrant.

Remembrances may be made to the American Cancer Society designated for Lung Cancer or the Jim Savage Chapter  #1852 of The E. Clampus Vitus,  P.O. Box 1661 Fresno, CA.  93727

US Navy Explores Amateur Radio as a Training Adjunct

The US Navy’s Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) has adopted Amateur Radio training as a possible new approach to basic RF and electronics instruction. More than 20 NAWCWD employees took part in a week-long class in Point Mugu, California, in December. The class, which culminated in an examination session for the Technician licensed, offered NAWCWD employees a novel approach to teaching radio propagation, said Brian Hill, KF4CAM, the lead for electromagnetic maneuver warfare experimentation in the Avionics, Sensors and E*Warfare Department. Hill, who got his license while he was still in high school, is also the department’s “innovation ambassador.”

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FCC Invites Comments on Amateur Radio-Related Petition for Rule Making

The FCC has invited public comments on a Petition for Rule Making (RM-11826) from an Ohio radio amateur seeking to amend the Part 97 station identification rules to better accommodate and simplify station identification during an emergency net, drill, or activation. ARRL member Robert A. Dukish, KK8DX, filed the petition in December, and the FCC put it on public notice this week. Dukish seeks a change to Section 97.119(a) of the rules, which requires an amateur station to transmit its “assigned call sign on its transmitting channel at the end of each communication, and at least every 10 minutes during a communication.”

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