From time to time I get requests for station transmit privileges from operators outside the United States and its territories. It doesn’t matter where the control operator is located, but there is a USA requirement that the control operator must hold an FCC-issued Amateur Radio License with the appropriate privileges.
For more information on the requirements, please follow this link to the ARRL website, which does a great job of explaining it and answering your questions.
Both W0ZSW and WA0TDA are back online following Windows Update on both station host computers. When updates are loading in the background, sometimes things don’t work properly; the antenna tuner might not function, the sound may not work correctly, and some other functions seem slow or don’t work at all. Please let me know if this happens so that I can address the problem as soon as possible.
Short-term outages may also occur when the Eero mesh network used for internet routing at this location performs an automatic update. These are unscheduled but seldom last more than a few minutes and the stations will generally be up and running without further intervention.
You may contact me at my callsign at ARRL.net if you notice any issues.
73 – Pat
There was a brief unexpected interruption of service at WA0TDA and W0ZSW as both host PCs installed a Windows update. Full service was restored by 7:30 AM 9 December 2020.