Forum Explaining How Ham Radio Clubs Can Obtain Tax-Exempt Status Now Available

A video of the presentation by Certified Public Accountant Lynn Baxter, W0LTB, at the New England Amateur Radio Festival (NEAR-Fest) in October is now available online. Most radio clubs are set up as non-profit corporations, but this does not mean that they are tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) tax code. Some changes that took place in 2014 simplified the p…

US JOTA 2016 “Flash Numbers” Show Participation was Up

According to the US Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) 2016 “flash numbers,” participation swelled in the annual Scouting event this fall. JOTA Coordinator Jim Wilson, K5ND, released the preliminary report over the weekend. “After sifting through the reports and eliminating a few duplicates along with reports from countries outside the US, we’ve compiled the early flash numbers,” Wilson said. “The great…

AMSAT-DL President Peter Guelzow, DB2OS, to be AMSAT Space Symposium Presenter

AMSAT-DL President Peter Guelzow, DB2OS, will keynote AMSAT-NA’s 2016 Space Symposium this week. This year’s “Symposium at Sea” will take place on board a cruise ship that will set sail from Galveston, Texas, on November 10. Guelzow’s presentation is entitled, “Amateur Radio beyond Earth Orbit.” AMSAT-NA President Barry Baines, WD4ASW, said Guelzow is in a unique position to provide details abou…