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The Mount Vernon Amateur Radio Club (MVARC) is the largest group of amateur radio operators in Knox County, Ohio.  We exist to promote amateur radio, serve our members, educate the community and be a resource for our served agencies.

Our primary repeater is located just north of Mount Vernon on St. Route 3.  It operates on a frequency of 146.790- with a PL of 71.9 and operates under the club callsign of K8EEN.  Our secondary repeater operates under the call KD8EVR and is on a frequency of 442.100 with a PL of 71.9.  All amateur radio operators are welcome to use our repeater systems.

Amateur Radio News

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 19:17:00 -0500

The FCC is reminding electronic device retailers that Supplier’s Declaration of Conformity (SDoC) procedures are now in effect and being enforced. In an FCC Enforcement Advisory released February 15, the FCC Enforcement Bureau (EB) pointed out that marketers of RF devices may be subject to new compliance requirements provided in the SDoC procedures.

“In general, a device subject to SDoC is one t...

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 23:33:00 -0500

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:03:00 -0500

Authorities and major internet providers in Russia intend to disconnect the country from the internet as part of a planned experiment purportedly aimed at enhancing national security, the Russian news agency RosBiznesKonsalting (RBK) has reported. The stated reason for the experiment is to gather insights and provide feedback and modifications to a proposed law introduced in the Russian Parliam...

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:31:00 -0500

Listen to the new episode of ARRL Audio News on your iOS or Android podcast app, or online at http://www.blubrry.com/arrlaudionews/. Audio News is also retransmitted on a number of FM repeaters. Click here and then scroll down to see the list.

 

 

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:53:00 -0500

ARRL is accepting applications for the position of Radiosport and Field Services Manager at ARRL Headquarters in Newington, Connecticut. This is a full-time, exempt position with a competitive salary. The successful candidate would be responsible for managing the Radiosport and Field Services functions, including employee training, and program and services delivery to members and field voluntee...

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:33:00 -0500

Another week passed with no sunspots, and as of February 14 it has been over two weeks since any sunspots were observed, the last on January 30. February 7 through 13 saw average daily solar flux decline from 71.1 to 70.4, compared to the previous seven days. Geomagnetic indices were lower, with average daily planetary A index declining from 11.6 to 8.1, and average mid-latitude A index going f...

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 14:53:00 -0500

Erik Andersen, K9EU, of Naperville, Illinois, has assumed the role of manager for the Ninth District Incoming QSL Bureau. He is a long-time volunteer with the Bureau as well as a noted and accomplished DXer and contester. He succeeds John Meyers, K9QVB, who served as manager for 2 decades and will remain a sorter and letter dispatcher. The Ninth District Bureau handles more than 45,000 DX QSL c...

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 14:10:00 -0500

Andy Anderson, K7GEX, of Edmonds, Washington, died February 5 after a lengthy illness. An ARRL Life Member, he was 84. His friend Andy Neimers, VA7FJT, said Anderson was the “godfather” of the Latvian Amateur Radio League (LRAL) and a founding member of the Latvians Worldwide roundtable net.

“He sent literally tens of thousands of dollars of equipment to get the LRAL off the ground in the early ...

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 20:46:00 -0500

The Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA) is turning over Amateur Radio exam provision and call sign management to a new provider. WIA reports that telecommunications regulator ACMA has selected the University of Tasmania and Australian Maritime College (AMC) to take over as the preferred provider for the delivery of Amateur Radio examination, call sign management, and associated services. The ...

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Thu, 14 Feb 2019 16:30:00 -0500

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) is planning another popular slow-scan television (SSTV) event in the wake of an SSTV experiment last weekend, during which signals were reported to have been weak. Even so, more than 5,500 images were submitted. Transmissions are scheduled to begin on Friday, February 15, at 0845 UTC and run through Sunday, February 17, at 1725 UTC.

“The ...

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 13:00:00 -0500

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 00:03:00 -0500

The US Navy’s Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) has adopted Amateur Radio training as a possible new approach to basic RF and electronics instruction. More than 20 NAWCWD employees took part in a week-long class in Point Mugu, California, in December. The class, which culminated in an examination session for the Technician licensed, offered NAWCWD employees a novel approach to ...

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 00:02:00 -0500

Former Colorado Section Manager Tim Armagost, WB0TUB, of Colorado, died on February 4 after a lengthy illness. An ARRL Life Member, he was 75. Licensed in 1976, he was very active in the Colorado Amateur Radio community, holding appointments as Arapahoe County Emergency Coordinator, Colorado East Slope District Emergency Coordinator, and Section Emergency Coordinator.

He served as Colorado’s Sec...