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  • New Amateur Extra Class License Manual and Extra Q&A Now Available
    on July 1, 2020 at 7:42 pm
  • Prominent Radio Amateur Helping to Lead US Convalescent Plasma Expanded Access Study
    on June 30, 2020 at 11:38 pm

    Well-known contester, DXer, and National Contest Journal (NCJ) Editor Scott Wright, K0MD, has been “substantially” stepping back from ham radio while offering his expertise to the US convalescent plasma COVID-19 Expanded Access Program. The study began in early April under the leadership of Dr. Michael Joyner, MD, of the Mayo Clinic; Dr. Peter Marks, MD, PhD and Dr. Nicole Verdun, MD, of the US...

  • New IARU Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Coordinator Appointed
    on June 30, 2020 at 3:13 pm

    The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Administrative Council has appointed Martin Sach, G8KDF, as global Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Coordinator, succeeding Tore Worren, LA9QL.“EMC is a major challenge for all radiocommunication services,” the IARU noted. “Radio amateurs are experiencing increased interference caused by unwanted radio frequency emissions from a wide variety, and ...

  • Annual 13 Colonies Event Gets Under Way on July 1
    on June 30, 2020 at 3:06 pm
  • National Hurricane Center’s WX4NHC Annual Station Test is Successful
    on June 29, 2020 at 5:52 pm

    On May 30, operators at WX4NHC at the National Hurricane Center (NHC), working from home, conducted the annual readiness check of the station and of other amateur radio stations and operators around the country and world. WX4NHC is marking its 40th year of public service in 2020. Assistant Amateur Radio Coordinator at the NHC Julio Ripoll, WD4R, reported that five WX4NHC operators made 146 cont...

  • AMSAT Announces 2020 Board of Directors Candidates
    on June 29, 2020 at 5:49 pm

    The following candidates for seats on the AMSAT-NA Board of Directors have been found to have their membership in good standing and their nomination credentials in order:Howard DeFelice, AB2S Mark Hammond, N8MH Jeff Johns, WE4B Robert McGwier, N4HY Bruce Paige, KK5DO Paul Stoetzer, N8HM.AMSAT will elect three voting members of the Board this year, with seats going to the three candidates receiv...

  • K9JM to transmit CW Version of 2020 W1AW Field Day Bulletin
    on June 26, 2020 at 10:07 pm

      West Coast ARRL Qualifying Run station K9JM will transmit the CW version of the 2020 W1AW Field Day Bulletin on 80 and 40 meters. On Saturday, June 27, the CW version will be transmitted at 7:30 AM PDT (1430 UTC). On Saturday evening, the CW version will be transmitted at 5:30 PM PDT (Sunday at 0030 UTC). On Sunday, June 28, the CW version of the bulletin will be transmitted at 7:30 AM PDT (1...

  • The July/August Digital Edition of the National Contest Journal is Now Available
    on June 26, 2020 at 3:37 pm
  • The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Now Available
    on June 26, 2020 at 3:36 pm

    Listen to the new episode of ARRL Audio News on your iOS or Android podcast app, or online at http://www.blubrry.com/arrlaudionews/. Audio News is also retransmitted on a number of FM repeaters. Click here and then scroll down to see the list.

  • Illinois Section Manager Steps Down, New SM Appointed
    on June 26, 2020 at 2:30 pm

    Illinois Section Manager Ron Morgan, AD9I, has stepped down due to health concerns that became apparent just as he was ready to start a new term. He was re-elected in the spring Section Manager election cycle. Morgan, of East Peoria, has been Section Manager since February 2017. Thomas Beebe, W9RY, of Marion, has been appointed as the Illinois Section Manager, effective July 1, to fulfill the 2...

  • MARS Announces HF Skills Exercise
    on June 26, 2020 at 2:12 pm
  • Virginia Air & Space Center Ends Relationship with Ham Radio
    on June 26, 2020 at 2:11 pm

     Virginia Air & Space Center (VASC) Executive Director and CEO Robert Griesmer has advised that the Center’s amateur radio station exhibit will be discontinued, effective July 1, when the Center, in Hampton, Virginia, reopens. VASC is the official visitor center for NASA’s Langley, Virginia, facility. The KE4ZXW display station was shut down on March 13. It was to be out of the VASC by June 30....

  • THe K7RA Solar Update
    on June 26, 2020 at 11:13 am

    No sunspots were observed since June 15, when the daily sunspot number was 11. This does not mean there were 11 sunspots seen, but instead it means that one sunspot group was observed containing one sunspot. The sunspot number is derived by assigning 10 points for each sunspot group, and one point for each sunspot. So, 11 is the minimum non-zero sunspot number.On June 8, the daily sunspot numbe...

  • ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, Issues Field Day 2020 Statement
    on June 25, 2020 at 11:22 am

    ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, has released a statement in advance of ARRL Field Day 2020.Dear ARRL Members,For the first time since the event was introduced in 1933, ARRL Field Day will indeed be significantly different this year. Continuing public safety restrictions due to COVID-19 will force many of you to operate from home, while some radio clubs, where permitted, will venture outside...

  • Radio Amateur’s Call for Help Relayed from across the Atlantic
    on June 25, 2020 at 11:19 am

    When Richard Tashner, N2EO, of Massapequa, New York, suffered a medical emergency on May 18, his DMR radio was closer than his phone. His call for help was answered by Maxis Johnston, GM0MRJ, who put out a call for “anyone in the states.”Kent County Amateur Radio Club member Ken Dix, KB2KBD, in Delaware heard the call on the local 146.91 MHz repeater, which was linked to the North American talk...