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UPDATE — Col, MM0NDX (as OJ0Y) and Jonathan MM0OKG will be active from Sandgerði, Iceland during December 31, 2019 to January 2, 2020. QRV on 80-20M (including 60m & possibly 160m); CW, SSB, FT8. TF/OJ0Y via EB7DX, LoTW. TF/MM0OKG via LoTW.

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Russell, G5XW informs DX-World that he will be active from The Gambia as C5XW starting January 28, 2020 for 10 days. QRV holiday-style; 40-17m. QSL via H/c.

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Several readers have written recently asking about the DRM tests we mentioned in a previous post. These tests are being sponsored by the Budapest University of Technology from June 1, 2019 to May 31, 2020–thus, they’ve been on the air for several months already.  The programming, which was produced by Radio Maria, is being played […]

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Mark, WQ7X will be active as VP5/WQ7X from Providenciales Island, IOTA NA – 002, Turks and Caicos, until 21 December 2019.

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Thomas, N9EAW will be active again as HR9/N9EAW from Roatan Island, IOTA NA – 057, until 22 December 2019.

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Russell, G5XW will be active as C5XW from Gambia, during 10 days, starting 28 January 2020.

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Mark, WQ7X is currently active as VP5/WQ7X from Providenciales, Turks & Caicos until December 21, 2019. QRV on 40-10m; CW & SSB. Mark states he’s operating as portable using a home-made vertical @ 16ft which is submerged in the sea.

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Southgate ARC – Weekly IOTA News – compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW, editor of the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin

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Southgate ARC – ARRL has asked the FCC to dismiss a Petition filed by New York University (NYU) seeking Declaratory Ruling on the encoded message rule

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Southgate ARC – The ARRL Web page and Letter reports that the Day-Xenia Hamvention is increasing the cost of admission and its booth fees

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Southgate ARC – The Irish Radio Transmitters Society report that throughout the month of December EI0YOTA will once again be on the air with the aim of getting youngsters involved in our hobby

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Southgate ARC – According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 1st December, through Sunday, 8th December there were 215 countries active

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Southgate ARC – General Amateur Radio Exam part 30. General questions pool updates 2 of 3

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Southgate ARC – In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Edmund Spicer M0MNG, Matthew Nassau M0NJX, Dan Romanchik KB6NU and Ruth Willet KM4LAO to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief and this episode’s feature is – CW Invaders Game / Training Aid

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Southgate ARC – AM Amateur Radio Europe Facebook Group recently announced their very first operating event, namely AM QSO Party 2020

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Southgate ARC – As always, Zorro cannot operate for long time as he has many duties, but good operators in his team will do their best for world-wide contacts. They look forward to seeing you on the air!

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ARRL has asked the FCC to dismiss a Petition for Declaratory Ruling filed by New York University (NYU), that in ARRL’s view proposes a new interpretation of the rule — Section 97.113(a)(4) — prohibiting “messages encoded for the purpose of obscuring their meaning.” In its December 2 filing, ARRL said NYU’s call to “clarify” the rule’s meaning to prohibit “effectively encrypted or encoded messages, including messages that cannot be readily decoded over the air for true meaning,” is not only vague but could weaken the prohibition against encryption.

ARRL pointed out that the FCC rule prohibiting “messages encoded for the purpose of obscuring their meaning,” is essentially the same as what appears in the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Radio Regulations applying to all countries. ARRL made clear that it continues to support rules prohibiting encrypted messages on the amateur bands, even for limited emergency communication purposes, and the ARRL Board reiterated that opposition last July.

In its comments, ARRL said that NYU’s request that the FCC adopt its suggested language would introduce ambiguity and confusion in the application of a rule that’s clearly understood to prohibit encrypted messages. ARRL noted that Morse code is encoded and would fall within the prohibition as proposed by NYU. “The very fact that messages sent in CW are ‘encoded’ by any definition of the term starkly demonstrates the problem with this proposal,” ARRL said.

ARRL said that adding the word “effectively” would make the definition even more vague by including all encoded messages plus an additional set of undefined messages, the extent of which is unknown. Similarly, ARRL maintained, it is “unclear and undetermined what the petitioner may mean by “effectively encrypted.” Encryption is a binary proposition, ARRL pointed out, and the meaning either is hidden from all but the intended recipient(s) or it is not; a message cannot be considered “encrypted” if the means to enable non-recipients to understand the message are generally available.

“Adding the modifier ‘effectively’ to ‘encrypted’ converts clear meaning into vague uncertainty,” ARRL asserted. FCC rules explicitly authorize radio amateurs to use new digital techniques on the condition that the techniques be described adequately and available publicly, ARRL said, pointing to multiple filings in the FCC record from individuals who have successfully used the public descriptions to decode the digital techniques with which NYU has expressed concern.

NYU has not presented any information to demonstrate that the FCC’s current rule is not being complied with by digital innovators, ARRL said, and adoption of NYU’s petition would create more questions for the FCC than it would answer when the FCC may be called upon to apply the petition’s vague language in specific cases.

“We are unaware of any enforcement case in which the Commission is experiencing difficulty in understanding and applying the prohibition against encrypted messages,” ARRL maintained.

What the petitioner regards as violations “augurs against its proposal to interpret in some new fashion the international and domestic prohibition,” ARRL said. “For example,” ARRL continued, “the petitioner asserts, without any basis in fact, that dynamic compression techniques effectively encrypt or encode communications.” Such techniques are widely recognized ways to increase the efficiency of digital transmissions,” ARRL noted that comments in the record clearly state that signals using dynamic compression are being decoded by third-party listeners.

“The Commission has addressed amateur use of digital signals in multiple proceedings [and] there has been no showing that the current regulatory scheme is deficient in prohibiting encrypted messages,” ARRL concluded. “To the contrary, adoption of the petitioner’s proposals would add confusion — rather than clarity — and diverge from the international consensus on prohibiting encrypted messages while fostering vibrant experimentation with digital techniques.”

Source:ARRL

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