Opportunities for Young Hams: YOTA Camp and Scholarships - Applications for the first North American Youth on the Air Camp are being accepted through March 15; application period for scholarships administered by the Foundation for Amateur Radio runs through April 30 ARRL Board Fires its CEO - Former ARRL Chief Financial Officer Barry Shelley, N1VXY, named interim CEO after board declines to retain Howard Michel, WB2ITX. Change of Leadership at AMSAT - Clayton Coleman, W5PFG, is amateur satellite organization's new president Amateur Satellite WiFi Network Proposed - "amsatLink" would be a constellation of nanosatellites which created orbiting 802.11 wireless network on 2.4 GHz. Did Earthquake in Turkey Rile Up the Ionosphere? - Research suggests possible link between ions released from stressed rocks on fault lines and temporary changes in the ionosphere 7X7X DXpedition Highlights Young Operators - Four young hams from Algeria and Tunisia were on 9-person DXpedition team ARRL to Strongly Oppose Withdrawal of 3-GHz Band - Will argue that current uses of band cannot easily be relocated ITU Publication Spotlights Amateur Radio EmComm - Encourages governments to include amateur radio in their national emergency plans FCC Commissioner Questions Future of ITU - O'Rielly proposes creation of telecomm leaders group similar to G7 on economic matters New Extra Class Question Pool Released - Smaller and updated pool to be used for Amateur Extra Class exams given between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2024 New Law Adds Teeth to Pirate Radio Crackdown - PIRATE Act increases fines, speeds action against unlicensed broadcasters ****** Names and Locations Changing for Two Ham Gatherings ***** - Boxboro becomes Northeast HamXposition and moves to Marlborough, Mass; W9DXCC Convention moves to Naperville, Illinois. Details on these stories and more are online in the CQ Newsroom at: < http://cqnewsroom.blogspot.com/>. Please read the full story before making comments. Thank you!