ARRL Reports Significant Decline in Investment Portfolio; Taps Fund to Cover Operations – Value of investment portfolio down 11% year to date; CFO reassures board that League balance sheet remains “solid,” with “healthy cash balances.”
Two Dozen Clubs Share $270,000 in Grants – The ARRL Foundation Club Grant Program made its first round of grants to clubs with “transformative projects” for growth, education and club revitalization.
A Ham Station on the Moon? – If all goes according to plan, there will soon be a ham station on the surface of the moon, transmitting a beacon in the 70-centimeter band.
ISS Ham Station Upgrade – Cross-band voice repeater and APRS/packet digipeater now on-air nearly fulltime
Milestones: W2HD, N2RM, Frank Drake, SKs – Former ARRL and QCWA president Harry Dannals, W2HD; former RadioShack executive Bob Miller, N2RM, and astronomer/SETI pioneer Frank Drake all passed away in late August or early September.
Look for More African Stations on 60 Meters – Hams in South Africa, Kenya, and four other countries now have access to the 5-MHz band
Scouts to Hit the Airwaves Next Month – The annual Jamboree on the Air/Jamboree on the Internet (JOTA/JOTI) is scheduled for October 14-16.