The first digital edition of the new ARRL On the Air magazine became available for reading in the ARRL QST app on January 14, 2020, and is also available for reading on the ARRL website.
On the Air is a bimonthly magazine, published by ARRL, written for beginner to intermediate level amateur radio operators.
Eligible US-based ARRL members may choose to receive either On the Air or QST as their print magazine when they join, or upon their annual renewal.
Comments are due by January 18, 2020, in reponse to the Facilitating Shared Use in the 3.1-3.55 GHz Band (FCC 19-130) and Use of the 5.850-5.925 GHz Band (FCC 19-129) Notices of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) which will affect current Amateur Radio allocations in these bands.
All Amateur Radio Operators are encouraged to submit comments against these reallocations and in support of current Amateur operations in the bands to the FCC.
On January 3, 2019, K7UV started a discussion in the Amateur Radio sub-reddit about a report by K7RA—in the first ARRL Propagation Bulletin for 2020—about indications that Solar Cycle 25 has begun; good news for DXers and other Amateur Radio Operators who rely on the effects of sunspots for propagation.
Membership renewals for 2020 are now due.
Please see the 2020 Membership Renewal article for more information.
Developments that spelled the end of ham radio (as pronounced by pessimists of the time, limited mostly to the US):