RF Safety rules for 2021 and beyond

New FCC RF safety rules for ham radio #hamradio - May 2021 Changes to FCC RF exposure rules go into place in May 2021 in the US. Ria's video talks about what's  changed and how to stay in compliance. Determine (under the new rules) whether you are covered under an exemption - Use either of two calculators to perform an evaluation for MPE (Maximum Permissible Exposure) if you wish to or are required to perform an evaluation.

On the Air - July/August 2020

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The July/August issue of On the Air starts mailing this week and will be available online to all ARRL members on Friday, July 3. The cover story, “Hitting the Heights with Summits on the Air,” introduces you to the SOTA program, in which hams earn awards by getting on the air from peaks. July/August also features information on how to buy the right coaxial cable for your station, a walk-through of the tools and materials you’ll need for soldering, an introduction to the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES), and more.

New from the ARRL: Amateur Radio Contesting for Beginners

New book Amateur Radio Contesting for Beginners by contesting veteran Doug Grant, K1DG, offers practical information and ideas that will help you to get started in contesting or to build your skills, if you’re already active. “Doug Grant has written the ideal guide for anyone interested in contesting,” said QST Editor Steve Ford, WB8IMY. It explains what equipment you need, typical contest formats, operating techniques, how to submit an entry, and improve your scores. No matter how modest your station or experience, you can compete, too!

Amateur Radio Contesting for Beginners is available at and as an e-book for the Amazon Kindle.

Free ARRL Events App Now Available for Apple iOS and Android Devices

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The ARRL Events app, which will be featured at Orlando HamCation, is now available for both Apple iOS and Android devices. A web-browser version, optimized for nearly any browser or other mobile device type, is also available to view. Orlando HamCation 2020 takes place February 7 – 9 and has been sanctioned as the 2020 ARRL Northern Florida Section Convention. Hosted annually by the Orlando Amateur Radio Club, HamCation is one of the largest annual amateur radio gatherings in the US.

Free ARRL Events App Now Available for Apple iOS and Android Devices.

ARRL to Launch New On the Air Magazine in January

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ARRL is launching a new magazine, On the Air, in January 2020. To be published on a bimonthly basis, On the Air will offer new and beginner-to-intermediate-level radio amateurs a fresh approach to exploring radio communication. Each issue will include advice and insights on topics from the variety of Amateur Radio interests and activities: radio technology, operating, equipment, project building, and emergency communication. The goal of this new magazine is to be a vital resource in helping new and newer radio amateurs get active and involved in radio communications.


Read more at the ARRL.

ARES Task Book

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Task Book

The TaskBook is a working document that enables those ARES® communicators electing to participate in the ARRL training plan to track and document their training plan elements as they are completed towards the various levels of increasing proficiency. The TaskBook should contain all training plan items, completion dates and sign-offs as the ARES® communicator transitions through the three skill levels. The ARES® communicator is responsible for maintaining his/her Task Book and having it with him/her during training and assignments. The TaskBook also contains sections with definitions of the communicator levels, as well as common responsibilities.

Since the Task Book is personal to each ARES Communicator, each user should feel free to adapt it to their needs and requirements of their geographical region.

Download the Task Book