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Former Cushcraft President Glen Whitehouse, K1GW, SK

ARRL News - Mon, 09/09/2019 - 08:38

The former president of the Cushcraft Antenna Company, Glen Whitehouse, K1GW, of Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, died on September 5 after a lengthy illness. An ARRL Life Member and a ham for more than 60 years, Whitehouse was 76.

Whitehouse was known for his far-ranging interests in operating and technology as well as business. He was an avid contester and DXCC Honor Roll DXer and an early membe...

IARU attends ITU Inter-Regional Workshop

ARRL News - Mon, 09/09/2019 - 08:31

As part of its strategy to support topics related to Amateur Radio at World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 (WRC-19), the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) was on hand at the third inter-regional workshop in Geneva, Switzerland, this past week.

The workshop, attended by member states and other International Telecommunication Union (ITU) sector members, considered and discussed the posi...

Hurricane Watch Net Activates as Dorian Exits the US for Maritime Canada

ARRL News - Sat, 09/07/2019 - 10:13

[UPDATED: 2019-09-07 1700 UTC] With Hurricane Dorian literally speeding up the east coast of the US, the Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) has reactivated. As of 1500 UTC, Dorian, a Category 1 storm, was some 200 miles south-southeast of Eastport, Maine, and about the same distance southwest of Halifax, Nova Scotia. The storm is moving to the northeast at 29 MPH. HWN Manager Bobby Graves, KB5HAV, said ...

Eddie De Young, AE7AA, Named CQ Awards Editor

ARRL News - Fri, 09/06/2019 - 15:24

Eddie De Young, AE7AA, of Clearwater, Florida, has been named Awards Editor of CQ Amateur Radio magazine. His first Awards column appears in the September 2019 issue. De Young succeeds Ted Melinosky, K1BV, who served both as Awards Editor and USA-Counties Award Custodian for more than 20 years. Brian Bird, NX0X, now is USA-CA custodian.

Licensed since 1954, De Young has held more than two dozen ...

Past Japan Amateur Radio League Vice Chair Hisao Shono, JA1AA, SK

ARRL News - Fri, 09/06/2019 - 15:06

Hisao Shono, JA1AA, died on August 19. He was 100. Shono served two terms as vice chair of the Japan Amateur Radio League. He was licensed in 1938 as J2IB. In 1952, when Amateur Radio was again permitted in Japan, he became the first to be relicensed and became JA1AA. He enjoyed DXing and QRP operation.

ARRL Audio News - September 6, 2019

ARRL Audio News - Fri, 09/06/2019 - 13:14
ARRL Audio News - September 6, 2019

ARRL Audio News - September 6, 2019

ARRL Audio News - Fri, 09/06/2019 - 13:14
ARRL Audio News - September 6, 2019

Hurricane Watch Net Suspends Operation, May Reactivate on Saturday

ARRL News - Fri, 09/06/2019 - 12:21

The Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) suspended operation temporarily at 1600 UTC today (September 6), after a 139-hour marathon activation that began last Saturday. The net may reactivate if weather conditions dictate.

“The hurricane has been moving just offshore of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina,” HWN Manager Bobby Graves, KB5HAV, said. “This morning, Hurricane Dorian made US lan...

The K7RA Solar Update

ARRL News - Fri, 09/06/2019 - 09:03

Old Cycle 24 sunspots returned this week, but for only two days (Sunday and Monday) with a sunspot number of 12. Average daily solar flux increased from 66 reported in last week’s bulletin to 67.4 this week.

Radiation from a coronal hole increased the average planetary A index from 5.7 last week to 19.9 this week, with the level on Saturday and Sunday at 38 and 45. In Fairbanks, Alaska’s College...

North American CW Sprint Set for September 8 UTC

ARRL News - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 13:08

The fall running of the North American CW Sprint, sponsored by NCJ, is this coming weekend. Many operators believe it levels out the playing field, making it the most fun of any contest. An operator must QSY (change to another frequency) after making a single contact where he/she initiated the contact by calling a CQ, or by contacting a station calling CQ and “inheriting” the frequency after th...

Washington Amateur Radio Club Volunteers Track Interfering Signals

ARRL News - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 09:43

Volunteers from the Skagit Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Club (SARECC) in Anacortes, Washington, recently assisted the US Coast Guard in tracking the source of interference on VHF Marine Channel 5A (156.250 MHz). This channel serves the commercial Vessel Traffic Service north of Bush Point on Whidbey Island, as well as in some Canadian waters in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The service ...

QST Congratulates its Key Competition Winners

ARRL News - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 09:30

Ingenuity and craftsman abound within the Amateur Radio community, as shown in the results of the 2019 QST Key Competition. More than two dozen entries were submitted, and the judges gathered in late July to evaluate them. The competition sought Morse key and paddle designs in four categories: straight key, semiautomatic key (bug), paddle, and sideswiper. Each was a mechanical work of art, but ...

The Doctor Will See You Now!

ARRL News - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 06:00

Storm Watch Continues Along Southeastern US Coast

ARRL News - Wed, 09/04/2019 - 10:06

[UPDATED: 2019-09-05- @ 1942 UTC] Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES®) teams from Florida to Virginia went on alert this week, even before Hurricane Dorian left the Bahamas and started making its way up the southeastern US coast. As of 1800 UTC on September 5, Dorian was back to a Category 2 storm, with maximum sustained winds of 110 MPH. It was 115 miles south-southwest of Wilmington, North...

Regional Organizations Wrapping Up WRC-19 Preparations

ARRL News - Wed, 09/04/2019 - 08:30

The African Telecommunications Union (ATU) held its final preparatory meeting ahead of World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 (WRC-19), convened by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). Attending the session in South Africa was Brian Jacobs, ZS6YZ, who represented the South African Radio League (SARL) and International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 (IARU R1) as part of the South Afr...

Tracking Dorian: Hurricane Watch Net Hunkered Down for the Long Haul

ARRL News - Wed, 09/04/2019 - 08:03

The Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) has been in continuous operation for Dorian since last Saturday at 2100 UTC, and it plans to remain in operation on 14.325 MHz and 7.268 MHz until further notice, HWN Manager Bobby Graves, KB5HAV, said. The storm, then a Category 5 hurricane, made landfall on Grand Bahama Island with maximum sustained winds of 180 MPH, where it stalled for a day and a half. Only on...

NZ5A Wins the August QST Cover Plaque Award

ARRL News - Wed, 09/04/2019 - 07:51

The winning article for the August 2019 QST Cover Plaque award is “Optimizing Propagation on 630 and 2200 Meters” by Robert S. Logan, NZ5A.

The QST Cover Plaque Award -- given to the author or authors of the most popular article in each issue -- is determined by a vote of ARRL members on the QST Cover Plaque Poll web page.


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