IARU General Assembly Adopts Revisions to Region 2 Band Plan

Delegates to the 19th International Amateur Radio Union Region 2 (IARU-R2) General Assembly in mid-October adopted ARRL-proposed changes to the Region 2 (the Americas) band plan as well as other recommended revisions. Representatives of 24 IARU member societies took part in the General Assembly, held in Viña del Mar, Chile, either in person or by proxy. ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, heade…

Two Arrested in Georgia for Planning to Attack HAARP Facility in Alaska

Authorities in Georgia recently arrested two men who said they were planning to attack the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Project (HAARP) facility near Gakona, Alaska. Michael Vickers, a detective with the Coffee County Sheriff’s Office, told Alaska Dispatch News that the pair explained to authorities “that God told them to go and blow this machine up that kept souls, so souls could be …

ARRL President Emeritus Jim Haynie, W5JBP, SK

ARRL President Emeritus Jim Haynie, W5JBP, of Dallas, Texas, died on November 1. He was 73. His death followed a period of ill health. Haynie was elected as the 13th President of ARRL on January 21, 2000, succeeding Rod Stafford, W6ROD (ex-KB6ZV). “Jim was a remarkable individual who made a huge personal commitment to Amateur Radio and the ARRL,” said ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR. “He had …

Papers Solicited for 2017 Eastern VHF/UHF/Microwave Conference

Organizers for the 2017 Eastern VHF/UHF Microwave Conference have issued a first call for papers. The event will take place April 21-23, 2017, at Baymont Inn in Manchester, Connecticut. Papers on all VHF-and-up activities are invited, from operating, contesting, and propagation to antennas, amplifiers, low-noise preamps, homebrewing, microwaves, moonbounce, Arduinos, and more. Photos of projects …