ARRL Letter for March 30, 2017


Big Island ARRL News, 31 March 2017, 04:35 hrs, UTC, Post #159.


Accessed on 31 March 2017, 04:35 hrs, UTC.

Author:  HQ, ARRL.

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The big news this week is the FCC approval of two new Amateur Radio bands for hams in the United States. The FCC has adopted rules and regulations for the 630 meter band (472-479 kHz) and the 2200 meter band (135.7-137.8 kHz).  A formal announcement is expected soon.  The maximum effective radiated power for the 630 meter band will be 5 watts. Maximum antenna height for for both bands will be 60 meters (approximately 197-feet).

Here’s the list of main topics covered in the 30 March 2017 edition of the “ARRL Letter”:

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