Ham Radio News


K5UR’s “Note to Members” obfuscates rather than elucidates

January 17, 2018 Dan KB6NU

Yesterday, ARRL president Rick Roderick, K5UR, complained that the ARRL’s Board of Directors—a group of hams, some of whom are well-intentioned, but who may have been misled—has been the subject of an organized misinformation campaign. This letter is part of an organized effort to spin some of the awful decisions that the board has made […]

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From my Twitter feed: Soldering, FT-8

January 16, 2018 Dan KB6NU

Michael Stapelberg @zekjur  This soldering reference card from @adafruit is the most to-the-point explanation of good soldering practices I have ever seen: Garrett  @creatosaurus Replying to @zekjur @konypyon @adafruit For anyone who wants a ridiculously comprehensive video series on soldering: youtu.be/vIT4ra6Mo0s Laselki.net   @LASELKI  FT8 Operating Guide by ZL2IFB dlvr.it/QBJ3hn

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My ARRL Voice weighs in on board motions

January 16, 2018 Dan KB6NU

myARRLvoice.org has weighed in on the proposed changes to the ARRL By-Laws and the “Code of Conduct. The entire review can be found on their website, but here are a few examples: ARRL Articles of Association Article 11. “Nothing herein contained shall preclude the Board of Directors from expelling a member upon good cause shown […]

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NCVEC releases new Technician license question pool

January 14, 2018 Dan KB6NU

Now, the work begins on updating my No Nonsense Technician Class License Study Guide, the audiobook version, and my one-day Tech class videos. I’ll also be developing an online class….Dan SB QST @ ARL $ARLB003 ARLB003 NCVEC Releases New Technician License Question Pool into the Public Domain ZCZC AG03 QST de W1AW ARRL Bulletin 3 […]

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January 19 ARRL Board Meeting Proposals Posted

January 13, 2018 Dan KB6NU

Kudos to Central Division Director Kermit Carlson, W9XA! He recently posted all of the proposed amendments to the bylaws and his proposed modification to the “Code of Conduct” that the ARRL board is planning to take up at their January 19/20, 2018 meeting. This is the first time—in my recollection—that these kinds of proposals have […]

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