What is Amateur Radio and who are we?

In almost all countries, governments allocate portions of the radio spectrum for non-commercial use by the citizenry after individuals demonstrate…

FCC Issues Enforcement Advisory: Radio Users Again Reminded Not to Use Radios in Crimes

On April 20, the FCC’s Enforcement Bureau issued a new Enforcement Advisory, repeating the admonishments contained in a January Advisory…

ARRL Board Considers Plan to Cover New $35 FCC Fee for Some Young Applicants

At its Annual Meeting in January, the ARRL Board of Directors considered a motion to offer a new service that…

Tones for hams

Tones used in communications was the topic of the presentation following the HSARC club meeting on January 12th. Club president,…

Dayton Hamvention Cancels 2021 Show

Dayton Hamvention® will not take place for the second year. “Unfortunately, several setbacks in the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic…

FCC Reduces Proposed Amateur Radio Application Fee to $35

The FCC has agreed with ARRL and other commenters that its proposed $50 fee for certain amateur radio applications was…

FCC to Require Email Address on Applications Starting on June 29, 2021

Effective on June 29, 2021, amateur radio licensees and candidates must provide the FCC with an email address on all…

FCC Invites Comments on Expanding the Number of Volunteer Examiner Coordinators

In a January 5 Public Notice, the FCC requested comments on whether the current 14 Volunteer Examiner Coordinators (VECs) are…