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ARRL Headquarters is Closed on Monday, September 5, for Labor Day

Fri, 09/02/2022 - 10:32

ARRL  The National Association for Amateur Radio® will be closed on Monday, September 5, 2022, in observance of the Labor Day federal holiday. There will be no W1AW bulletin or code practice transmissions. ARRL Headquarters will reopen on Tuesday, September 6, at 8 AM EDT (1200 UTC).

Visit the ARRL Special Events Stations database to find on-the-air events and commemorations this weekend.

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ARRL President Emeritus Harry Dannals, W2HD, SK

Thu, 09/01/2022 - 15:51

Harry Dannals, W2HD, President Emeritus of ARRL The National Association for Amateur Radio®, died on August 30. He lived in Charlottesville, Virginia. In April, Dannals celebrated his 95th birthday and over 80 years of involvement in amateur radio. He served as ARRL President for 10 years, from 1972 - 1982, and his President Emeritus status was conferred in 1984. He was also an ARRL Life Member...

Radio Club of America Announces 2022 Award Recipients and Fellows

Thu, 09/01/2022 - 15:41

The Radio Club of America (RCA) has announced its 2022 award recipients and Fellows, including amateur radio operator Edward M. Gable, K2MP. The 2022 awards and Fellows ceremonies will be held at the RCA Awards Banquet in the Atlanta, Georgia, Hyatt Regency on November 19, 2022.

ARRL Life Member Edward M. Gable, K2MP, is the Barry Goldwater Amateur Radio Award recipient. This award recognizes si...

ARRL Mourns Loss of Caroline Kenney, QST Assistant Editor

Wed, 08/31/2022 - 12:32

ARRL  The National Association for Amateur Radio® mourns the passing of our colleague and friend Caroline Kenney. Kenney died August 18, 2022, after battling cystic fibrosis. She was 28 years old.

Kenney was Assistant Editor for QST, ARRL’s monthly membership journal. “Over the past 6 years, Caroline has been a committed professional member of our editorial team,” said CEO David Minster, NA2AA, ...

ARRL Foundation Grants $270,000 to Amateur Radio Clubs

Wed, 08/31/2022 - 08:16

The new ARRL Foundation Club Grant Program, funded by a generous grant from Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC), has awarded $270,000 to radio clubs that participated in the first round of applications.

The Club Grant Program, introduced earlier this year, includes $500,000 to be awarded to radio clubs with projects that will have the most impact on amateur radio, the community, and the ...

The K7RA Solar Update

Fri, 08/26/2022 - 09:49

On August 18 a new sunspot group emerged, another on August 21, then two more on August 23, and three more on August 25, when the sunspot number jumped to 94 from 46 the previous day.  Total sunspot area more than doubled from Wednesday to Thursday.

Solar activity overall was down slightly for the reporting week, August 18-24, with average daily sunspot number declining from 60.8 during the prev...

Nuclear Power Plant Exercise Includes Amateur Radio Emergency Service

Fri, 08/26/2022 - 03:35

The Ohio Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES®) just completed a dry-run exercise for the Perry Nuclear Power Plant in Lake County, Ohio. ARRL Ohio Section Emergency Coordinator Stan Broadway, N8BHL, said the drill was practice for the federally judged exercise scheduled for September.

The Ohio Emergency Operations Center (EOC) amateur station, W8SGT, was utilized and on the air to communicate ...

Masonic Lodges on the Air Event to Take Place on September 24

Fri, 08/26/2022 - 03:26

Masonic Lodges on the Air (MLotA), an amateur radio special event, will be on the air Saturday, September 24, 2022, from locations across the county. The event is open to all amateur radio operators, and the idea for the event grew out of the realization that many Freemasons also have a love for amateur radio.

The Fulton County Amateur Radio Club (FCARC) and the Fulton Lodge #248 in Ohio first h...

Races for Director and Vice Director Set in ARRL Southeastern Division

Fri, 08/26/2022 - 03:17
Members of ARRL  The National Association for Amateur Radio® in the Southeastern Division will choose among three candidates running for Director and four candidates for Vice Director. Those are the only contested races in this year's election cycle for Director and Vice Director.

ARRL is governed by its Board of Directors. Elections are held for five of the 15 ARRL Divisions each year, for term...

ARRL 2021 Annual Report Now Available to Download

Tue, 08/23/2022 - 15:02

ARRL  The National Association for Amateur Radio® has published its 2021 Annual Report. The report summarizes ARRL’s program and fiscal activity for the year.

In his introductory remarks, ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, said that the organization moved steadily forward in 2021, gaining momentum after the challenges that 2020 brought. “It began bit by bit in the early months of the year, with...

The K7RA Solar Update

Fri, 08/19/2022 - 17:10

At 2334 UTC on August 17, the Australian Space Weather Forecast Centre issued a geomagnetic disturbance warning.

"Periods of G1 conditions expected during 19 and 20 Aug due to the combination of coronal hole high speed wind stream and several coronal mass ejections observed in the last few days.  There is a chance of isolated periods of G2 over 19 and 20 Aug."

Local TV newscasts here in Seattle n...

ARRL Welcomes Director of Information Technology

Fri, 08/19/2022 - 13:09

ARRL  The National Association for Amateur Radio® has announced the hiring of Steve Berry, N1EZ, into the new position of Director of Information Technology. He's from Bedford, New Hampshire, and has been a radio amateur for 45 years.

Berry began his 35-year IT career in software development within a wide range of environments, from firmware to Unix device drivers and application development. W...

Simultaneous APRS and Voice Repeater on the International Space Station

Mon, 08/15/2022 - 08:25

ARISS, Amateur Radio on the International Space Station, announced that simultaneous operations of the ARISS Voice Repeater and digital APRS communications on the Space Station is now a reality.  Current ARISS operations include voice repeater transmissions with the JVC Kenwood D710GA in the Columbus module and APRS packet operation from an identical radio in the Service Module (Zvezda).  Packe...