ARRL Requests Expanded Technician Privileges

In case you haven't heard, February 28th, the FCC proposed expanding HF license privileges for Technician Class license holders. In this new proposal, on which the FCC has not yet invited public comment, the ARRL has asked the FCC to give Technicians RTTY and digital mode privileges on 80, 40, 15 and 10 meter, plus phone privileges on portions of 75, 40 and 15 meters. To see the complete details on the ARRL website click on ARRL Proposal

Antenna Tuner Group Postponed

I was unable to get the supply of #14 wire needed to continue with the Antenna Tuner Coils today.   Due to my morning plans, I will be unable to get the wood necessary to proceed with an alternate section of the construction of these devices today.  Therefore, today's meeting of the Antenna Tuner Group for Field Day will be postponed till Next Sunday, February 4, 2018.  I hope some of you will take advantage of the extra weekend time to participate in Winter Field Day.

Sad News for All

Tony Young (WA3YLO) has become a Silent Key.  Tony's wife Elaine called Dick Maio (WW3R) with the news that Tony had passed away early Sunday evening around 7:30pm.  I hope everyone will keep Tony in their prayers.  More details as they become available.