FEB. 11, 2020 - From the CQ Newsroom

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    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/>.

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