ARRL Director, Vice Director Election Results Announced

ARRL has announced the results of contested elections for Director and Vice Director. Ballots were opened and counted on November 16 in seven contests within five ARRL Divisions. Here are the final tabulations:   Central Division Director   Kermit Carlson, W9XA 1,898   Valerie Hotzfeld, NV9L 1,755   Mr. Carlson was declared elected.   Hudson Division Director   Ria Jairam, N2RJ 1,292   Mike Lisenco, …

FCC Approves Use of Galileo Global Navigation Satellite System in the US

The FCC has granted, in part, the European Commission’s request for a waiver of Commission rules so that non-federal devices in the US may access specific signals transmitted from the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) known as Galileo. The action means that consumers and industry in the US may access certain satellite signals from the Galileo system to augment the US Global Positioning S…

Effort Under Way to Fund W0AIH Memorial Scholarship

Scott Neader, KA9FOX, is spearheading a GoFundMe effort to establish a scholarship to honor the memory of Paul Bittner, W0AIH (SK), who died as the result of a tower climbing mishap on October 31. He was 84. The memorial scholarship would be administered by the ARRL Foundation. The GoFundMe solicitation says, “Licensed for nearly 70 years, Paul built one of the largest ham radio stations in the…