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Donate to ARRL from your IRA Tax Free

ARRL News - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 08:08

It’s now possible for anyone over age 70-1/2 to contribute up to $100,000 per year from an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) directly to a qualifying charity without having first to declare the IRA distribution as income. Depending on your personal tax situation, donating directly from your IRA to ARRL could have more tax advantages for you than a direct personal donation.

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Yasme Foundation Announces Excellence Awards and Supporting Grant

ARRL News - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 15:21

The Yasme Foundation Board of Directors has announced five Excellence Awards and one supporting grant for 2017. The Yasme Excellence Award is presented to individuals and groups who, through their own service, creativity, effort, and dedication, have made a significant contribution to Amateur Radio. Their contribution may recognize technical, operating, or organizational achievement. The Yasme ...

World Radiosport Championship 2018 Participants Represent Wide Range of Ages

ARRL News - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 11:39

World Radiosport Championship 2018 (WRTC 2018) organizers are counting down the days until WRTC 2018 gets under way on July 12 in the Jessen/Wittenberg area of Germany. The competition among two-person teams takes place in conjunction with the IARU HF Championship event but follows its own rules.

Competitors have been announced, and they range in age from 14 (Bryant Rascoll, KG5HVO) to 77 (Marvi...

SKYWARN Recognition Day is Saturday, December 2

ARRL News - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 11:10

A heads up: SKYWARN™ Recognition Day (SRD) will take place this year on Saturday, December 2 from 0000 until 2400 UTC (starts on the evening of Friday, December 1, in US time zones). During the SKYWARN Special Event, ham radio operators will set up stations at National Weather Service (NWS) offices and contact other radio amateurs around the world.

Participating Amateur Radio stations will excha...

The K7RA Solar Update

ARRL News - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 11:13

Average daily sunspot number increased from 13.4 to 17.7 for the October 26 to November 1 period, compared to the previous seven days. The main reason for the difference was that the previous seven days started out with two days with no sunspots, and the latter period ended with one day of zero sunspots, on November 1.

Predicted solar flux is 74 on November 3-4, 73 on November 5-9, 71 on Novembe...

ARRL Audio News - November 3, 2017

ARRL Audio News - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 09:25
ARRL Audio News - November 3, 2017

CQ World Wide SSB Event Inaugurates Fall Contest Season

ARRL News - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 07:40

The CQ World Wide DX Contest (SSB) kicked off the fall contest season this past weekend with plenty of activity from around the world.


As The Daily DX reported on October 30, some Top 10 operations from outside the US racked up claimed scores topping 30 million points. In the US, it appears that only two major multioperator/multi-transmitter high-power entries, K3LR and W3LPL, were active in th...

ARRL Executive Committee Updated on Entry-Level License, Amateur Auxiliary Revision

ARRL News - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 12:28

The ARRL Executive Committee reviewed plans to implement recommendations of the Entry Level License Committee, when it met on October 14 in Hartford, Connecticut. At its July meeting, the ARRL Board of Directors called for work to go forward on a plan to pursue additional HF digital and phone privileges for Technician licensees. The Executive Committee was told that New England Director and Ent...

New Digital Modes Changing Complexion of Bands and Perhaps of Ham Radio

ARRL News - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 12:10

The wave of software-based digital modes over the past several years has altered the atmosphere of the HF bands. Some suggest the popularity of modes that make it possible to contact stations neither operator can even hear has resulted in fewer CW and SSB signals on bands like 6 meters and 160 meters. Traditional modes require far more interaction and effort on the part of the operator; the new...

The Doctor Will See You Now!

ARRL News - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 07:00

“QRP” is the topic of the new current episode of the “ARRL The Doctor is In“ podcast. Listen...and learn!

Sponsored by DX Engineering, “ARRL The Doctor is In” is an informative discussion of all things technical. Listen on your computer, tablet, or smartphone -- whenever and wherever you like!

Every 2 weeks, your host, QST Editor-in-Chief Steve Ford, WB8IMY, and the Doctor himself, Joel Hallas, W...

The EARC Repeater 145.290

Enid ARC - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 15:19

We are waiting on final contracts to be signed for a tower site for our 145.290 repeater.
A tower climb will be required and any donations are appreciated.

630-Meter Special Operating Event on November 11 Commemorates Berlin Treaty

ARRL News - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 08:32

Amateur Radio operators will descend upon 630 meters on November 11 during a special operating event to commemorate the 1906 Berlin Treaty, which made 500 kHz the International Distress Frequency on November 3 of that year. US radio amateurs recently gained access to 630 meters but must have notified the Utilities Technology Council (UTC) of their intent to operate and either received explicit ...

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