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  • FCC Dismisses ARRL, AMSAT Requests in Small Satellite Proceeding
    An FCC Report and Order (R&O) released August 2 in the so-called “small satellite” rulemaking proceeding, IB Docket 18-86, failed to address concerns expressed by ARRL and AMSAT. Both organizations filed comments on the FCC Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in the proceeding last year, seeking changes in the FCCs interpretations and procedures affecting satellites […]
  • The K7RA Solar Update
    No sunspots were visible over the recent reporting week, Thursday through Wednesday, August 8 through 14.According to, 67% of the days so far in 2019 have been spotless, and for all of 2018 it was 61%. In the previous solar minimum in 2008 and 2009 the spotless days ran 73% and 71%, respectively.Solar flux […]
  • 2 Meter Sharing Proposal is on CEPT Conference Preparatory Group Agenda
  • FCC Staff Recommends Designating 988 as National Suicide, Mental Health Crisis Hotline
    The FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau and its Office of Economics and Analytics have sent a report to Congress that recommends that the Commission considers designating 988 as a three-digit emergency code for a nationwide suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline. The report, mandated by the National Suicide Hotline Improvement Act of 2018, finds that […]