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ARRL Letter for March 30, 2017

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

Source:

http://www.arrl.org/arrlletter?issue=2017-03-30

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

Author:  HQ, ARRL.

Please click link to read the full report.

Comment:

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”:

Retired News director of Pacific Radio Group Radio Stations on Hawaii-the Big Island. I have more than 40 years of broadcast experience, including positons at KTUH-FM (UH-Manoa), KPOI-FM (Honolulu). KHLO-AM (Hilo), KKBG-FM (KBIG-FM)(Hilo/Kona), KAPA-FM (Hilo-Kona). Native-FM (Hilo-Kona), and ESPN Hawaii (Hilo-Kona). Former University of Hawaii-Hilo librarian. Retired Air Force Officer. Amateur (Ham) Radio operator since 1977 (currently holds the Amateur Extra Class License from the FCC-KH6JRM).... Can read, write, and speak Russian. Retired on 30 September 2011, but still maintains a Hawaii Island News Blog.

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