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
Our latest Technician Class started Saturday, March 3rd. We had 24 students preregiestered. Of those 20 arrived for the first class, along with 7 people who didn't preregister. Good thing I made extra handouts.. The next week more arrived.
Here is the February 2018 issue of the Ham Arundel News. Read, enjoy, and pleast let the newsletter staff know how to improve this newsletter for the good of the members and service of the Anne Arundel Radio Club.
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.
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.