At its December 12 open meeting, the FCC will consider adopting a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that proposes to remove the amateur radio 9-centimeter allocation at 3.3–3.5 GHz. ARRL plans to comment in opposition to the proposed action.1
This NPRM, which threatens our use of the 24 non-shared channels on 3.4 Ghz in our RF mesh network (AREDN)—along with other Amateur Radio use of this band—is the result of the MOBILE NOW Act, reintroduced to the 115th congress by U.S. Senator John Thune (R-SD), chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, on January 3, 2017, and ultimately signed into law by President Trump on March 23, 2018.
Membership renewals for 2020 are due at the January club meeting.
Dues (unchanged from 2019) are:
- Individual membership: $25
- Additional family members: $5 each
You may mail your membership application and dues payment if you are not able to attend a club meeting. Our mailing address is:
P.O. Box 3215
Fargo, ND 58108-3215
“Rhombics, Lazy Hs, Curtains, oh my! The Doctor talks BIG wire antennas for the HF bands”[^1] in this episode of the * ARRL The Doctor is in podcast.