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September 9, 2010Editor: S. Khrystyne Keane, K1SFA
+ Public Service: Colorado Hams Assisting Wildfire Relief Efforts
"Amateur Radio operators are located at the Red Cross shelter set up at the University of Colorado Event Center and also at the Boulder County Emergency Operations Center," ARRL Colorado Section Manager Jeff Ryan, K0RM, told the ARRL. "Amateur Radio operators are providing voice and ATV communications between forward fire units, the Incident Command post and the Emergency Operations Center, as well as voice and packet communications for the Red Cross." Read more here.
+ Public Service: GAREC 2010 to Convene Next Month
+ FCC: ARRL Goes Another Round with ReconRobotics
+ FCC: ARRL Comments in FCC Review of CB Rules
+ FCC: ARRL Seeks to Protect 2304 MHz Operation
In May, as a partial implementation of its National Broadband Plan, the FCC adopted amendments to its rules for Wireless Communications Services in the 2.3 GHz band to permit mobile broadband services, in addition to fixed services, in the bands 2305-2317.5 and 2347.5-2360 MHz. The Report and Order in WT Docket No 07-293 was published in the Federal Register on August 2, 2010, triggering a 30 day window for petitions for reconsideration. On September 1 the ARRL filed a Petition for Clarification or Partial Reconsideration, asking the FCC to "clarify, or partially reconsider a single aspect" of its Report and Order. Read more here.
+ Coming Up in QST: Take a look at the October Issue!
In the October issue of QST, DX is! This issue is chock-full of articles all about DX, DXing and DXers. This issue -- our first-ever DX issue -- is jam-packed with all sorts of things that today's Amateur Radio operator needs. From product reviews to experiments to contesting -- including a look at one of the ARRL Homebrew Challenge winners and an abundance of articles relating to DXing -- the upcoming issue of QST has something for just about everyone.
For less than $32, David W. Cripe, NM0S, built a 40 meter band 50 W linear amplifier for his 5 W voice and CW 40 meter transceiver that he built in the ARRL's first Homebrew Challenge, taking the prize (along with Donald W. Huff, W6JL) for the lowest cost entry in the ARRL's Homebrew Challenge II. Find out how to build this nifty amp in his article "Homebrew Challenge II Co-Winner -- The Lowest Cost Entry."
ARRL News Editor S. Khrystyne Keane, K1SFA, writes of the ARRL Board of Directors 2010 Second Meeting, held in July in Windsor, Connecticut. She also profiles eight deserving hams whom the Board recognized and honored for their contributions to the Amateur Radio Service. ARRL's Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) Program Manager Rosalie White, K1STO, takes a look at a Utah elementary school where a dedicated principal and an enthusiastic teacher sparked a fire of interest in Amateur Radio with their students, incorporating it into its curriculum in "ARISS Scores an A+ at Midvalley Elementary."
Of course, there are the usual columns you know and expect in the October QST: Happenings, Hints & Kinks, The Doctor Is IN, How's DX, Vintage Radio, Hamspeak and more. Look for your October issue of QST in your mailbox. QST is the official journal of ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio. QST is just one of the many benefits of ARRL membership. To join or renew your ARRL membership, please see the ARRL Web page.
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+ MARS: New Interim Chief Takes Over Air Force MARS
+ Solar Update
ARRL Introduces First Challenge Coin
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