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This site provides resources to those interested in amateur radio, as well as post files and information for those who have inquired about more detailed information.

Keep an eye on the local page for repeater changes, as well as other local activities such as hamfests and local meeting information.

Also, helps to always know the rules (Part 97) – FCC Part 97 has been amended as of January 8, 2024, specifically Part 97.305 and Part 97.307. Click here to view the latest FCC Part 97 rules.

Know someone studying for their license? Check out Amateur Radio Study Buddy at https://study.affirmatech.com– a great tool on your PC or phone.

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Lakeland NXDN Repeater Off-the-Air

As of 02/26/2024, the Lakeland NXDN repeater, 444.6625, is currently off-the-air.  This repeater is an affiliate repeater that was also connected to the NI4CE NXDN repeater system.  It is possible that the repeater could be offline for an extended period of time.  The best option available, that covers the footprint of this repeater, is to use the Bartow NI4CE NXDN repeater on 442.1375.

2024 – 2028 Amateur Extra-Class Question Pool Released

02/15/2024

The National Conference of Volunteer Examiner Coordinators (NCVEC) Question Pool Committee (QPC) has released errata for the new 2024 – 2028 Element 4 Extra Class Question Pool, which goes into effect on July 1. The errata includes minor question changes, the removal of one question, and one modified graphic. These updates are reflected in the new downloadable files, dated January 31, 2024. The ARRL VEC advises the community to regularly check the NCVEC website at https://www.ncvec.org/ for updates to the question pools. Submit feedback or questions to the Question Pool Committee.

Highlights from HamCation

The ARRL has posted the highlights from the 2024 HamCation.  I hope you had a great time, and based on this ARRL story of the highlights, it looks like it was a success.  If you went I hope you had a great time.  Read more from the ARRL at https://www.arrl.org/news/view/highlights-from-2024-orlando-hamcation

Wicker bill removes roadblocks for amateur radio operators

U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS) recently unveiled bipartisan legislation that would smooth approval processes for amateur radio operators who provide important information to their communities, especially during emergencies.  Read more on this story at https://riponadvance.com/stories/wicker-bill-removes-roadblocks-for-amateur-radio-operators/

It would be great if this bill were to pass, however, it, like others before it, have a low probability of being enacted.  In fact, according to govtrack.us, it only has a 3% chance of being enacted.   Read more from their site at: https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/118/s3690

A new TETRA project in the Brandmeister Family

Artöm DL5ABM and his team are thrilled to present their newest endeavor TetraPack.Online, a Tetra TMO amateur radio network showcased for the first time at HamRadio 2023 in Friedrichshafen. This project shares common objectives with Brandmeister, such as multiple hardware support, widely available talkgroups and digital services.

To learn more about this new digital project, visit the Brandmeister site/story at https://news.brandmeister.network/a-new-tetra-project-in-the-brandmeister-family/

New (Charlotte East) NXDN Repeater online  02/06/2024

The new Charlotte East NXDN repeater, part of the NI4CE NXDN repeater network, is now online as of February 6th, 2024. More info can be found by clicking here, or visit the NXDN page on this site.

ARRL Board Votes to Offer Free ARRL Membership for Students – 01/21/2024

FREE ARRL Membership for Students. For decades, ARRL has offered a reduced dues rate for young hams, currently priced at $30 per year. At this meeting, the Board established a new option for a no-cost Associate membership for full-time students of age 21 and younger.

Learn more about radio technologies at Tait Radio Academy

If you’d like to learn more about various radio technologies such as DMR, P25, etc., check out some of the free courses offered by Tait Radio Academy.  Click here to check out these free courses.

 

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73 de Russ N4RTD

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