Hamvention® Countdown: With 6 Months to Go, Plans Proceeding Apace at New Venue

With just 6 months to go until Hamvention® debuts at its new Greene County Fairgrounds and Event Center venue in Xenia, Ohio, May 19-21, General Chair Ron Cramer, KD8ENJ, and Dayton Amateur Radio Association (DARA) Board Member Mike Kalter, W8CI, assure that all is progressing smoothly. Cramer and Kalter made another appearance this week (November 16) on Amateur Radio Roundtable, hosted by Tom …

ARRL Calls on Members to Press for US Senate Passage of Amateur Radio Parity Act

ARRL once again is calling on its members to urge their US Senators to support the Amateur Radio Parity Act (H.R. 1301) when it comes up in the Senate during the “lame duck” session of Congress that adjourns in mid-December. The House of Representatives approved the bill in September, but if the Senate does not follow suit, the bill will die, and the entire process will have to be repeated. ARR…

QCWA, Radio Club of America Sign Partnership Agreement

The Quarter Century Wireless Association (QCWA) and the Radio Club of America (RCA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to work together on a number of mutually beneficial future endeavors, including efforts to promote career interest in the wireless industry by young people. “The QCWA believes this MOU will open many opportunities for mutual collaboration between our organizations,…

November Frequency Measuring Test Results Reported

The results are in, and more than 90 submitted entries for the November 3 running of the Frequency Measuring Test (FMT). Thirty stations were able to pull off a “triple play” by correctly measuring the frequencies of all three transmitting stations with an accuracy of less than 1 Hz: AA6LK, AB4RS, K3KO, K4JAF, K5CM, K5RKS, K6APW/7, K6HGF, K6UM, K7HIL, KA5QEP, KI5EE, KK4KAZ, KM6QX, N2GL, N3FG, N…