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ARRL Headquarters Emergency Response Team to Activate on September 12

09/11/2018

The ARRL Headquarters Emergency Response Team will activate on Wednesday, September 12, ARRL Emergency Response Manager Mike Corey, KI1U, has announced. The team already has taken some steps to help prepare Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) groups in advance of Hurricane Florence, poised to strike the US east coast along the Carolinas and Virginia.

See full story at:

http://www.arrl.org/news/view/arrl-headquarters-emergency-response-team-to-activate-on-september-12

 

 

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

 

 

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