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New ARRL Chief Executive Officer Elected by Board of Directors

08/27/2018

The ARRL Board of Directors has elected Howard E. Michel, WB2ITX, of Dartmouth, Massachusetts, to be ARRL’s new Chief Executive Officer, starting on October 15. Michel (his name rhymes with "nickel") is currently Chief Technology Officer at UBTECH Education, and Senior Vice President of UBTECH Robotics, a $5 billion Shenzhen, China, artificial intelligence and robotics company. As the Chief Technology Officer at UBTECH Education, Michel helped build this company from a startup in China to $100 million in valuation.

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http://www.arrl.org/news/view/new-arrl-chief-executive-officer-elected-by-board-of-directors

 

An Amazing Recovery: ARISS Packet System Revived

08/27/2018

Similar to the AO-7 satellite resurrection several years ago, the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) packet radio system on the International Space Station (ISS) has begun working again. NASA ISS Ham Radio Project Engineer Kenneth Ransom, N5VHO, said over the weekend that reports he’d received indicated that the NA1SS packet signal returned in mid-August.

See full story at:

http://www.arrl.org/news/view/an-amazing-recovery-ariss-packet-system-revives

 

Proposed WWV cuts ignored by Congress

In February, NIST proposed drastic cuts to its FY2019 budget, including shutdown of time-and-frequency stations WWV, WWVB and WWVH.
This has raised concerns on social media, echoed by the ARRL.

However, the U.S. Congress, which appropriates all funds for the Federal budget, has so far turned a deaf ear to the proposal. Though it is early in the annual budget process, both the House and Senate seem inclined to increase NIST's funding for cybersecurity, limit NIST's big construction budget to one year, and otherwise make only minor changes in the agency's funding.

See full story and related links at:

http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2018/august/proposed-wwv-cuts-ignored-by-congress.htm#.W4I7PbeosdU

 

 

ARRL Announces New Contests Web Portal

08/21/2018

The ARRL Contest Branch has announced a new ARRL Contests Portal, which ARRL Contest Branch Manager Bart Jahnke, W9JJ, calls “a one-stop shop for all of your ARRL contest interests, offering access to everything from the starting bell of a contest to your post-event hard-fought certificate of accomplishment.”

Use the navigation tabs on the left to locate information about specific contests. Use the tabs at the top to submit logs, manage club eligibility lists, download certificates, and view other information for all contests. Jahnke said the new portal is still under construction, and information on specific contests and other contest-related content is being added every week. 

Portal link: http://contests.arrl.org/

 

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