Thom, W9RY, has posted his April Section Newsletter. It can be found by using the link on the Resources drop-down menu, or by clicking here. The newsletter contains important information about the upcoming SET on May, 1.
Television Station WSIL in Southern Illinois recently featured a news item dealing with amateur radio as a hobby and as a tool for emergency communications. You can view it on YouTube at this link.
You may see an ad before the view begins, but you can skip it after a few seconds.
The latest newsletter from our Section Manager is available. You can find it on the Resources drop-down menu, or by following this link.
To report clear violations of FCC Part 97, particularly instances of unlicensed operation, repeated deliberate interference, and operation outside of a licensee’s authorized frequencies, send the report via email to Riley Hollingsworth (K4ZDH), ARRL Volunteer Monitor Administrator, at K4ZDH@arrl.org.
Important: include the following information in your report:
Frequency (MHz) of incident:
Time of incident (UTC):
Date of incident:
Call sign(s) of station(s) being reported:
If a repeater, call sign of repeater involved:
Description of alleged incident being reported:
Your full name (person submitting report)
Your call sign:
Your email address:
Your phone number:
All reports will be acknowledged, reviewed, and the person submitting the report will receive a response as quickly as possible.”
Concerned by the low adoption rate of ARES Connect reporting software two years after its introduction by the League, the ARRL’s Director of Emergency Management Paul Gilbert (KE5ZW) instituted a review of the application. Following a review of all available information, ARRL leadership has decided to discontinue the use of ARES Connect and seek development of a software reporting package more tailored to the needs of ARES.
All ARRL Sections that have been using ARES Connect should plan to transition to the ARES Form 4 reporting form until a replacement system is identified. ARRL HQ will continue to support ARES Connect through June 30, 2021.