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  • The K7RA Solar Update
    on January 21, 2022 at 1:00 pm

    Tad Cook, K7RA, Seattle, reports: Solar and geomagnetic activity increased this week. The average daily sunspot number was up by 52 points, rising from 42.4 to 94.4. The sunspot number peaked at 120 last Saturday, January 15. Average daily solar flux went from 101.6 to 112, peaking at 119.4 on Sunday, January 16. Average daily planetary A index rose from 6.1 to 15.6, and average middle latitude ...

  • Two Radio Amateurs Appointed to the FCC Technological Advisory Council (TAC)
    on January 20, 2022 at 5:20 pm

    FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel named two prominent radio amateurs among her appointments to the FCC Technological Advisory Council (TAC) on January 19. Appointed were Greg Lapin, N9GL, and Michelle Thompson, W5NYV. Lapin chairs the ARRL RF Safety Committee and has represented ARRL The National Association for Amateur Radio on the TAC since 2001. ARRL Laboratory Manager Ed Hare, W1RFI, noted ...

  • Extended ARRL Team Will Support February’s ARRL National Convention in Orlando
    on January 20, 2022 at 12:50 pm
  • FCC Seeks Attorney-Advisor for its Mobility Division
    on January 19, 2022 at 8:26 pm

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has posted an opening for an attorney-advisor in the Mobility Division of its Wireless Telecommunications Bureau in Washington, DC. As a principal attorney with mid-to-senior level responsibilities, the individual’s job duties would include working on policy, rulemaking, and legal issues; drafting Commission- and Bureau-level rulemaking and adjudicatio...

  • IARU Region 1 Monitoring System Vice Coordinator Peter Jost, HB9CET, Retires
    on January 19, 2022 at 5:08 pm

    Citing age, health, and personal issues, Peter Jost, HB9CET, has stepped down as International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 Monitoring System (IARUMS) Vice Coordinator. He will continue to serve as IARUMS Coordinator for Switzerland’s IARU member-society USKA (Union Schweizerischer Kurzwellen-Amateure). IARU Region 1 said that Jost, who received the IARUMS R1 Medal in 2021, has made a major cont...