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New Element 3 (General Class) Question Pool Released

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The Question Pool Committee of the National Conference of Volunteer Examiner Coordinators (NCVEC) has released the 2015-2019 Element 3 (General Class) question pool. The new question pool becomes effective for all Element 3 examinations administered on or after July 1, 2015, and it remains valid until June 30, 2019.

The question pool files are available in PDF, Microsoft Word (.doc), and ASCII t...

NWS-FWD Issues Hazardous Weather Outlook on Wed, 17 Dec 2014 03:09:00 CST

Hazardous Weather Outlook - 5 hours 9 min ago
FLUS44 KFWD 172109 HWOFWD HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX 309 PM CST WED DEC 17 2014 TXZ091>095-100>107-115>123-129>135-141>148-156>162-174-175-181130- MONTAGUE-COOKE-GRAYSON-FANNIN-LAMAR-YOUNG-JACK-WISE-DENTON-COLLIN- HUNT-DELTA-HOPKINS-STEPHENS-PALO PINTO-PARKER-TARRANT-DALLAS- ROCKWALL-KAUFMAN-VAN ZANDT-RAINS-EASTLAND-ERATH-HOOD-SOMERVELL- JOHNSON-ELLIS-HENDERSON-COMANCHE-MILLS-HAMILTON-BOSQUE-HILL-NAVARRO- FREESTONE-ANDERSON-LAMPASAS-CORYELL-BELL-MCLENNAN-FALLS-LIMESTONE- LEON-MILAM-ROBERTSON- 309 PM CST WED DEC 17 2014 THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTH TEXAS. .DAY ONE...TONIGHT. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE FORECAST THIS EVENING. CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING IS THE PRIMARY HAZARD...BUT SMALL HAIL IS ALSO POSSIBLE. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE FRIDAY MAINLY SOUTHEAST OF A LAMPASAS TO ATHENS LINE. CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING WOULD BE THE PRIMARY HAZARD. NO SEVERE WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. $$

NWS-FWD Issues Hazardous Weather Outlook on Wed, 17 Dec 2014 03:58:00 CST

Hazardous Weather Outlook - 16 hours 20 min ago
FLUS44 KFWD 170958 HWOFWD HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX 358 AM CST WED DEC 17 2014 TXZ091>095-100>107-115>123-129>135-141>148-156>162-174-175-181000- MONTAGUE-COOKE-GRAYSON-FANNIN-LAMAR-YOUNG-JACK-WISE-DENTON-COLLIN- HUNT-DELTA-HOPKINS-STEPHENS-PALO PINTO-PARKER-TARRANT-DALLAS- ROCKWALL-KAUFMAN-VAN ZANDT-RAINS-EASTLAND-ERATH-HOOD-SOMERVELL- JOHNSON-ELLIS-HENDERSON-COMANCHE-MILLS-HAMILTON-BOSQUE-HILL-NAVARRO- FREESTONE-ANDERSON-LAMPASAS-CORYELL-BELL-MCLENNAN-FALLS-LIMESTONE- LEON-MILAM-ROBERTSON- 358 AM CST WED DEC 17 2014 THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTH TEXAS. .DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT. CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING WOULD BE THE PRIMARY HAZARD. NO SEVERE WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE FRIDAY. CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING WOULD BE THE PRIMARY HAZARD. NO SEVERE WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. $$

NWS-FWD Issues Hazardous Weather Outlook on Tue, 16 Dec 2014 03:17:00 CST

Hazardous Weather Outlook - Tue, 2014-12-16 16:17
FLUS44 KFWD 162117 HWOFWD HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX 317 PM CST TUE DEC 16 2014 TXZ091>095-100>107-115>123-129>135-141>148-156>162-174-175-171200- MONTAGUE-COOKE-GRAYSON-FANNIN-LAMAR-YOUNG-JACK-WISE-DENTON-COLLIN- HUNT-DELTA-HOPKINS-STEPHENS-PALO PINTO-PARKER-TARRANT-DALLAS- ROCKWALL-KAUFMAN-VAN ZANDT-RAINS-EASTLAND-ERATH-HOOD-SOMERVELL- JOHNSON-ELLIS-HENDERSON-COMANCHE-MILLS-HAMILTON-BOSQUE-HILL-NAVARRO- FREESTONE-ANDERSON-LAMPASAS-CORYELL-BELL-MCLENNAN-FALLS-LIMESTONE- LEON-MILAM-ROBERTSON- 317 PM CST TUE DEC 16 2014 THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTH TEXAS. .DAY ONE...THROUGH TONIGHT. NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...THEN AGAIN THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT. CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING WOULD BE THE PRIMARY HAZARD. NO SEVERE WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. $$

Advisory Board to Guide IARU’s Approach to ITU Smart Sustainable Development Model

ARRL News - Tue, 2014-12-16 15:54

Through its president, Tim Ellam VE6SH/G4HUA, the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) is a founding Advisory Board member of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Smart Sustainable Development Model (SSDM) initiative. The initiative is aimed at developing an action plan to deploy necessary crucial telecommunication infrastructure to offer prompt assistance in the event of natural...

Past Northern Florida Section Manager Royal V. Mackey, N4ADI, SK

ARRL News - Tue, 2014-12-16 15:41

Past ARRL Northern Florida Section Manager Royal V. “Roy” Mackey, N4ADI, of Winter Park, Florida, died December 5. He was 96 and had not been active as a radio amateur for several years. Mackey served as Northern Florida Section Manager from 1986 until 1990. After two terms as Section Manager, he served as a Northern Florida Assistant Section Manager from 1990 until 1997.

Mackey was instrumental...

Cross-Borders ARES Exercise Tests Northeast Communication Capabilities

ARRL News - Tue, 2014-12-16 15:33

Maine ARES® Section Emergency Coordinator (SEC) Phil Duggan, N1EP, wants to expand Amateur Radio’s reach during emergencies in the Northeast. To that end, he convened a 40 meter “cross-borders” net on Saturday morning, December 13, on 7262 kHz to test the communication paths for that band and time for operators in Maine, New Hampshire, and the bordering Canadian provinces. The exercise was spur...

NWS-FWD Issues Hazardous Weather Outlook on Tue, 16 Dec 2014 04:26:00 CST

Hazardous Weather Outlook - Tue, 2014-12-16 05:26
FLUS44 KFWD 161026 HWOFWD HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX 426 AM CST TUE DEC 16 2014 TXZ091>095-100>107-115>123-129>135-141>148-156>162-174-175-171030- MONTAGUE-COOKE-GRAYSON-FANNIN-LAMAR-YOUNG-JACK-WISE-DENTON-COLLIN- HUNT-DELTA-HOPKINS-STEPHENS-PALO PINTO-PARKER-TARRANT-DALLAS- ROCKWALL-KAUFMAN-VAN ZANDT-RAINS-EASTLAND-ERATH-HOOD-SOMERVELL- JOHNSON-ELLIS-HENDERSON-COMANCHE-MILLS-HAMILTON-BOSQUE-HILL-NAVARRO- FREESTONE-ANDERSON-LAMPASAS-CORYELL-BELL-MCLENNAN-FALLS-LIMESTONE- LEON-MILAM-ROBERTSON- 426 AM CST TUE DEC 16 2014 THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTH TEXAS. .DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT. NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY. THERE IS A CHANCE FOR A FEW ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS EMBEDDED IN THE WIDESPREAD SHOWERS THAT ARE EXPECTED WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING. OCCASIONAL LIGHTNING WOULD BE THE PRIMARY HAZARD. NO SEVERE WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. $$

Contesting Hall of Famer Carl D. Cook, AI6V/P49V, SK

ARRL News - Mon, 2014-12-15 20:55

Well-known Contester, DXer, and DXpeditioner Carl Cook, AI6V/P49V (ex-WA6JUD), of Las Vegas, Nevada, died December 15. An ARRL Life Member, he was 74. Despite getting a rather late start, Cook went on to enjoy considerable success in Amateur Radio, and even casual DX contesters had P49V in their logs.

“Carl passed away at 3:30 this morning, in his sleep, per his wishes, just two days shy of his ...

“Amateur Radio Parity Act” Campaign Will Resume in New Congress

ARRL News - Mon, 2014-12-15 19:25

Largely as the result of a grassroots campaign, “The Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2014” (H.R. 4969) attracted the support of 69 members of the US House of Representatives in addition to that of its sponsor, Rep Adam Kinzinger (R-IL). While the soon-to-adjourn 113th Congress did not enact the bill, the effort to gain passage of the legislation will resume anew when the 114th Congress convenes in ...

ARTSAT2: DESPATCH Satellite is Now FO-81

ARRL News - Mon, 2014-12-15 17:37

AMSAT-NA has designated the ARTSAT2: DESPATCH (DEep SPace Amateur Troubadour’s CHallenge) satellite as Fuji OSCAR 81 or FO-81. OSCAR Number Administrator Bill Tynan, W3XO, said the Japanese deep-space satellite “appears to have met all of the requirements for an OSCAR  number, including IARU coordination.” Tynan said he applied the “Fuji” designation “in recognition of the long history of contr...

Foundation for Amateur Radio (FAR) Invites Scholarship Applications

ARRL News - Mon, 2014-12-15 16:11

The non-profit Foundation for Amateur Radio (FAR) invites applications for the Amateur Radio-related scholarships it administers. These academic awards are sponsored by individuals and by Amateur Radio clubs across the US. The FAR scholarship application process is open to Amateur Radio licensees worldwide. For 2015 FAR is administering 67 scholarships worth an aggregate $125,500. The list incl...

NWS-FWD Issues Hazardous Weather Outlook on Mon, 15 Dec 2014 03:02:00 CST

Hazardous Weather Outlook - Mon, 2014-12-15 16:02
FLUS44 KFWD 152102 HWOFWD HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX 302 PM CST MON DEC 15 2014 TXZ091>095-100>107-115>123-129>135-141>148-156>162-174-175-161330- MONTAGUE-COOKE-GRAYSON-FANNIN-LAMAR-YOUNG-JACK-WISE-DENTON-COLLIN- HUNT-DELTA-HOPKINS-STEPHENS-PALO PINTO-PARKER-TARRANT-DALLAS- ROCKWALL-KAUFMAN-VAN ZANDT-RAINS-EASTLAND-ERATH-HOOD-SOMERVELL- JOHNSON-ELLIS-HENDERSON-COMANCHE-MILLS-HAMILTON-BOSQUE-HILL-NAVARRO- FREESTONE-ANDERSON-LAMPASAS-CORYELL-BELL-MCLENNAN-FALLS-LIMESTONE- LEON-MILAM-ROBERTSON- 302 PM CST MON DEC 15 2014 THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTH TEXAS. .DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT. NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY. NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. $$

W1AW Centennial Operations Up Next in Maryland, Hawaii, and Georgia

ARRL News - Mon, 2014-12-15 15:11

The ARRL Centennial W1AW portable operations taking place throughout 2014 from each of the 50 states are now in Indiana and Montana. They will transition at 0000 UTC on Wednesday, December 17 (the evening of December 16 in US time zones), to Maryland (W1AW/3), Hawaii (W1AW/KH6), and Georgia (W1AW/4). By December 31 W1AW will have been on the air from every state at least twice.

The ARRL Centenni...

NWS-FWD Issues Hazardous Weather Outlook on Mon, 15 Dec 2014 09:45:00 CST

Hazardous Weather Outlook - Mon, 2014-12-15 10:45
FLUS44 KFWD 151545 AAA HWOFWD HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK...UPDATED NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX 945 AM CST MON DEC 15 2014 TXZ091>095-100>107-115>123-129>135-141>148-156>162-174-175-161200- MONTAGUE-COOKE-GRAYSON-FANNIN-LAMAR-YOUNG-JACK-WISE-DENTON-COLLIN- HUNT-DELTA-HOPKINS-STEPHENS-PALO PINTO-PARKER-TARRANT-DALLAS- ROCKWALL-KAUFMAN-VAN ZANDT-RAINS-EASTLAND-ERATH-HOOD-SOMERVELL- JOHNSON-ELLIS-HENDERSON-COMANCHE-MILLS-HAMILTON-BOSQUE-HILL-NAVARRO- FREESTONE-ANDERSON-LAMPASAS-CORYELL-BELL-MCLENNAN-FALLS-LIMESTONE- LEON-MILAM-ROBERTSON- 945 AM CST MON DEC 15 2014 THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTH TEXAS. .DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT. NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY. NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. $$

NWS-FWD Issues Hazardous Weather Outlook on Mon, 15 Dec 2014 03:49:00 CST

Hazardous Weather Outlook - Mon, 2014-12-15 04:49
FLUS44 KFWD 150949 HWOFWD HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX 349 AM CST MON DEC 15 2014 TXZ091>095-100>107-115>123-129>135-141>148-156>162-174-175-161000- MONTAGUE-COOKE-GRAYSON-FANNIN-LAMAR-YOUNG-JACK-WISE-DENTON-COLLIN- HUNT-DELTA-HOPKINS-STEPHENS-PALO PINTO-PARKER-TARRANT-DALLAS- ROCKWALL-KAUFMAN-VAN ZANDT-RAINS-EASTLAND-ERATH-HOOD-SOMERVELL- JOHNSON-ELLIS-HENDERSON-COMANCHE-MILLS-HAMILTON-BOSQUE-HILL-NAVARRO- FREESTONE-ANDERSON-LAMPASAS-CORYELL-BELL-MCLENNAN-FALLS-LIMESTONE- LEON-MILAM-ROBERTSON- 349 AM CST MON DEC 15 2014 THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTH TEXAS. .DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE EARLY THIS MORNING FOR LOCATIONS ALONG AND SOUTHEAST OF A LINE FROM ATHENS TO TEMPLE. CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING IS THE ONLY EXPECTED HAZARD. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY. NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. $$ CAVANAUGH

NWS-FWD Issues Hazardous Weather Outlook on Sun, 14 Dec 2014 06:36:00 CST

Hazardous Weather Outlook - Sun, 2014-12-14 19:36
FLUS44 KFWD 150036 HWOFWD HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX 636 PM CST SUN DEC 14 2014 TXZ091>095-100>107-115>123-129>135-141>148-156>162-174-175-151200- MONTAGUE-COOKE-GRAYSON-FANNIN-LAMAR-YOUNG-JACK-WISE-DENTON-COLLIN- HUNT-DELTA-HOPKINS-STEPHENS-PALO PINTO-PARKER-TARRANT-DALLAS- ROCKWALL-KAUFMAN-VAN ZANDT-RAINS-EASTLAND-ERATH-HOOD-SOMERVELL- JOHNSON-ELLIS-HENDERSON-COMANCHE-MILLS-HAMILTON-BOSQUE-HILL-NAVARRO- FREESTONE-ANDERSON-LAMPASAS-CORYELL-BELL-MCLENNAN-FALLS-LIMESTONE- LEON-MILAM-ROBERTSON- 636 PM CST SUN DEC 14 2014 THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTH TEXAS. .DAY ONE...TONIGHT. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS EAST OF A LINE FROM GAINESVILLE TO HILLSBORO TO TEMPLE WILL CONTINUE TO SHIFT EAST THIS EVENING. STORMS WILL END ACROSS AREAS WEST OF A PARIS TO CAMERON LINE BEFORE MIDNIGHT. A FEW STRONG TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE THIS EVENING. THE PRIMARY HAZARD FROM ANY SEVERE STORM WILL BE DAMAGING STRAIGHT LINE WINDS. ANY THUNDERSTORM MAY PRODUCE CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY. A FEW THUNDERSTORMS MAY LINGER OVER THE FAR SOUTHEASTERN COUNTIES MONDAY MORNING. SEVERE WEATHER IS NOT EXPECTED. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... LIMITED SPOTTER ACTIVATION MAY BE REQUESTED THIS EVENING EAST OF THE I-35 CORRIDOR. $$

NWS-FWD Issues Hazardous Weather Outlook on Sun, 14 Dec 2014 03:38:00 CST

Hazardous Weather Outlook - Sun, 2014-12-14 16:38
FLUS44 KFWD 142138 HWOFWD HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX 338 PM CST SUN DEC 14 2014 TXZ091>095-100>107-115>123-129>135-141>148-156>162-174-175-151300- MONTAGUE-COOKE-GRAYSON-FANNIN-LAMAR-YOUNG-JACK-WISE-DENTON-COLLIN- HUNT-DELTA-HOPKINS-STEPHENS-PALO PINTO-PARKER-TARRANT-DALLAS- ROCKWALL-KAUFMAN-VAN ZANDT-RAINS-EASTLAND-ERATH-HOOD-SOMERVELL- JOHNSON-ELLIS-HENDERSON-COMANCHE-MILLS-HAMILTON-BOSQUE-HILL-NAVARRO- FREESTONE-ANDERSON-LAMPASAS-CORYELL-BELL-MCLENNAN-FALLS-LIMESTONE- LEON-MILAM-ROBERTSON- 338 PM CST SUN DEC 14 2014 THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTH TEXAS. .DAY ONE...TONIGHT. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED GENERALLY ALONG AND EAST OF A LINE FROM BOWIE TO GOLDTHWAITE THIS EVENING. STORMS WILL SHIFT EAST OF THE INTERSTATE 35 CORRIDOR BY MIDNIGHT. A FEW STRONG TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE. THE PRIMARY HAZARD FROM ANY SEVERE STORM WILL BE DAMAGING STRAIGHT LINE WINDS. ANY THUNDERSTORM MAY PRODUCE CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY. A FEW THUNDERSTORMS MAY LINGER OVER THE FAR SOUTHEASTERN COUNTIES MONDAY MORNING. SEVERE WEATHER IS NOT EXPECTED. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... LIMITED SPOTTER ACTIVATION MAY BE REQUESTED THROUGH THIS EVENING...MAINLY ALONG AND EAST OF THE INTERSTATE 35 CORRIDOR. $$
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