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  • WA6QBU Wins the November QST Cover Plaque Award

    The winning article for the November 2019 QST Cover Plaque award is “A 160-Meter Window Line Loop” by Jim McLelland, WA6QBU.

    The QST Cover Plaque Award -- given to the author or authors of the most popular article in each issue -- is determined by a vote of ARRL members on the QST Cover Plaque Poll web page. Cast a ballot for your favorite article in the December issue today.

     



  • WRC-19 Okays Agreement on 6-Meter Band in ITU Region 1

    Delegates to World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 (WRC-19) have approved a 6-meter allocation for International Telecommunication (ITU) Region 1 (Europe, Africa, the Middle East). The decision followed more than 2 weeks of strenuous negotiations to reconcile widely disparate views of Region 1 administrations.

    “The result is a dramatic improvement in the international Radio Regulations for am...



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  • OH2BH to be on the Air from Myanmar

    The government in Myanmar has given limited amateur operating privileges to Martti Laine, OH2BH. He will use XZ2D. Laine reports that authorities in the Southeast Asian nation have only permitted him to operate on 15 meters and higher, but he is hoping to obtain permission to operate on a spot frequency on 20 meters.

    “Getting 14.065 kHz temporarily for the duration of 48 hours would be magic,” ...



  • Alaska and Tennessee Getting New Section Managers

    Two new Section Managers have been declared elected in the just-concluded fall election cycle. Ballots for the Alaska and the Tennessee Section Manager elections were counted on November 19 at ARRL Headquarters. Eight incumbent Section Managers ran without opposition during this election cycle. All of terms of office start on January 1.

    In a very close race in Alaska, David Stevens, KL7EB, recei...