Sign Up Now for Spring 2021 Virtual SKYWARN® Training

National Weather Service SKYWARN training through Spring of 2021 will be virtual only—consisting of on-line content with a real instructor—and will be presented through the GoToWebinar on-line events platform.

Classes—through the end of April—will be offered:

  • Monday evenings (7–8PM)
  • Tuesday afternoons (2–3PM)

These classes are free of charge and open to the public.

Anyone interested in attending one of these classes must register on-line.

March 2021 Business Meeting Minutes

  • Meeting took place on Zoom instead of in-person in response to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Meeting called to order by President Jarod W0JPJ at 19:03, March 16, 2021
  • 24 members in attendence

Updated FCC Radio Frequency Exposure Rules Become Effective on May 3

Two years ago KA0LDG made a presentation titled RF Exposure Evaluation for Amateur Radio Operators (PDF and Powerpoint versions are available in the Training and Education | Presentations folder on the RRRA Groupsware server) in anticipation of the updated FCC RF exposure rules.

This week ARRL reports in ARRL General Bulletin ARLB011 (2021) and the Updated Radio Frequency Exposure Rules Become Effective on May 3 News story:

The FCC has announced that rule changes detailed in a lengthy 2019 Report and Order governing RF exposure standards go into effect on May 3, 2021. The new rules do not change existing RF exposure (RFE) limits but do require that stations in all services, including amateur radio, be evaluated against existing limits, unless they are exempted. For stations already in place, that evaluation must be completed by May 3, 2023. After May 3 of this year, any new station, or any existing station modified in a way that’s likely to change its RFE profile—such as different antenna or placement or greater power—will need to conduct an evaluation by the date of activation or change. 1

ARRL's On The Air - Episode 16

In this episode of ARRL’s monthly On The Air podcast: “This month it’s all about Parks On The Air – one of the most popular activities in amateur radio today. We chat with Audrey Hance, KN4TMU, who recently enjoyed her first Parks On The Air activation."1