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In Brief...

from The ARRL Letter on October 10, 2019
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In Brief...

The ARRL Board of Directors' Executive Committee (EC) will meet on October 12 in Denver, Colorado. The meeting agenda includes legal, legislative, and organizational matters as well as reports from ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR; ARRL CEO Howard Michel, WB2ITX, and Washington Counsel David Siddall, K3ZJ. The EC will consider an ex parte filing on ARRL's petition for rule making (RM-11785) to the FCC to create a new, contiguous secondary Amateur Service band at 5 MHz, filed in January of 2017. In its petition, ARRL asked the Commission to keep four of the current five 60-meter channels -- one would be within the new band -- as well as the current operating rules, including the 100 W PEP effective radiated power (ERP) limit.

The Tokelau Islands ZK3A DXpedition has ceased operation early. Due to the illness of an Island resident, the ZK3A Tokelau Islands DXpedition shut down a couple of days ahead of schedule. "ALL TEAM MEMBERS ARE FINE!" said an announcement on the ZK3A website. "A person on the island is ill. So, they have sent the boat there early to get this person medical help. The team has ceased operations and [is] packing up all equipment to get on that boat, because there will not be another boat for 10 days." As of October 8, ZK3A had logged approximately 50,000 contacts in 7 days of operation on CW, SSB, RTTY, FT8, and EME, as well as 10 contacts on slow-scan TV. The DXpedition had been set to conclude on October 11.


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