ARRL Board moves to sunset "Official Observer" Program in favour of new "Volunteer Monitor" Program

Submitted by KA2PBT on Fri, 08/03/2018 - 13:30

The ARRL will soon implement a new Volunteer Monitoring Program to assist the FCC in protecting the Amateur Spectrum from intruders and interference. The new program will replace the Official Observer Program. Modernizing spectrum enforcement is required in the wake of significant downsizing on FCC field office resources. In effect the ARRL and the FCC will become partners in protecting the Amateur Bands. The new program will be run by dedicated staff at HQ.

Nominations are open for the Hudson Division Awards 2018

Submitted by KA2PBT on Mon, 07/16/2018 - 14:41

Nominations are requested for awards that will be presented at the 2018 ARRL Hudson Division Awards Banquet to be held on November 3, 2018.

Please consider nominees for:



More details and nomination forms can be found on the Hudson Division website:



Submitted by KA2PBT on Fri, 06/15/2018 - 15:35

The Raritan Valley Radio Club hamfest is Saturday June 16th from 8 am – Noon.

The hamfest will be held at:
Piscataway High School
110 Behmer Rd
Piscataway, NJ 08854


From I-287S take exit 8, from I-287N take exit 7, then follow the signs.

GPS: +40.5482, -74.4690

Ample Parking! Food! Door prizes! XYL & Kids free! Card Checking!

VE Session 9AM - pre register with Drew, W20U
732-801-4654  or

NJDXA to host Joe Taylor, K1JT

Submitted by KA2PBT on Mon, 05/07/2018 - 19:37

North Jersey DX Association will be hosting guest speaker Joe Taylor, K1JT. Joe is a Nobel Prize winner in physics.

Joe has developed JT65, JT9 and co-developed FT8. He is also the developer of WSJT and leads a team that developed and maintains WSJT-X.

WSJT-X and FT8 have become very popular with HF digital operators.

Joe will be speaking at the North Jersey DX Association May meeting on Friday May 11, 2018 at 8 p.m.