Amateur Radio Emergency Service Transitioning to New Online Reporting System

The Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) will phase out the traditional ARES report forms later this year in favor of an online system called ARES Connect, a volunteer management, communications, and reporting system. The new system will allow information to be logged by ARES members and managed through the Field Organization. […]

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2101 for Friday, February 2, 2018

– DELAYS PLAGUE HAMVENTION EXPO CENTER – ARIZONA’S QUARTZFEST BREAKS RECORD – NEW SATELLITE READY FOR ACTION – HUMANITARIAN AWARD NAMED FOR RECENT SILENT KEY – NONSTOP RADIO, NONSTOP COFFEE – RECOGNIZING THE YOUNGEST ‘HELPING HAMS’ – REQUEST FOR AUSTRALIAN HAMS TO BE GRANTED MORE POWER – NEW ZEALAND RADIO OPERATORS TRY OUT 60 METERS – WIA SEEKING VOLUNTEER QSL […]

Wireless Institute of Australia Seeks Amateur Radio Power Increase

The Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA) is seeking a power increase for radio amateurs. WIA is pushing telecommunications regulator the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) to bump up maximum power levels for all three licenses classes to 50 W for Foundation licensees, 200 W for Standard licensees, and 1,500 W […]

Dominica Post-Disaster Needs Assessment Cites Amateur Radio’s Role after Maria

A post-hurricane disaster needs assessment published this past fall by the Government of Dominica points up the significance of Amateur Radio’s role in the relief and recovery effort on the tiny Caribbean island nation in the wake of Hurricane Maria last September. It also calls for expanding the pool of […]