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  • Bob Glorioso, W1IS, and Bob Rose, KC1DSQ, Win the June 2021 QST Cover Plaque Award
    on June 22, 2021 at 9:03 pm
  • ARRL Announces Partnership with Maglite
    on June 21, 2021 at 7:11 pm

    ARRL  The National Association for Amateur Radio® and Mag Instrument, the US manufacturer of the MAGLITE® Flashlight have announced they have formed a partnership based on common interests in equipping people to be prepared for emergencies and to serve their communities in extreme situations such as natural disasters. ARRL members expand the reservoir of trained operators and technicians in rad...

  • 3Y0J Bouvet Island DXpedition Team Hasn’t Given Up the Ship
    on June 21, 2021 at 5:34 pm

    The Daily DX has reported that the 3Y0J DXpedition team is still hoping to have a go at the island in 2023. The DXpedition team had planned to travel to Bouvet via the RV Braveheart, owned by Nigel Jolly, K6NRJ. “Since the cancellation of 3Y0J, we have been working closely with Nigel Jolly to form a new plan, with a new owner of Braveheart and a revised payment plan that enables Nigel Jolly to c...

  • Complete W1AW 2021 Field Day Bulletin Transmission Schedule
    on June 21, 2021 at 3:45 pm

      Day   Mode   Pacific   Mountain   Central   Eastern   UTC                               FRIDAY   CW   5:00 PM   6:00 PM   7:00 PM   8:00 PM   0000 (Sat)       Digital   6:00 PM   7:00 PM   8:00 PM   9:00 PM   0100       Phone   6:45 PM   7:45 PM   8:45 PM   9:45 PM   0145       CW   8:00 PM   9:00 PM   10:00 PM   ...

  • SAQ in Sweden to Conduct Annual Alexanderson Day Transmission
    on June 21, 2021 at 2:31 pm

    SAQ, the call sign of the vintage Alexanderson alternator transmitter in Grimeton, Sweden, will conduct its annual Alexanderson Day transmission on Sunday, July 4. The CW transmission will be on 17.2 kHz, CW. The Alexanderson Grimeton Association is planning for two broadcasts from the circa 1924 Alexanderson alternator. Startup and tuning for the first SAQ transmission will take place at 0830 U...

  • CHESS CubeSats Will Not Carry Amateur Radio Payloads
    on June 21, 2021 at 2:26 pm

    It was announced in January that two CHESS CubeSats set for launch in 2022 would carry amateur radio linear transponders. The project sponsors announced on June 10, however, that neither CHESS satellite would include an amateur radio payload. CHESS project management, citing funding constraints, had to move the project toward a purely scientific program using a commercial CubeSat platform, which...

  • ARRL Email Asking Life Members to Verify their Mailing Address is Legitimate
    on June 21, 2021 at 2:12 pm

    In an effort to keep member records up to date, ARRL emailed Life Members on June 16, asking them to verify their mailing address. Several recipients of the email have called asking if the email was legitimate and from ARRL. Be assured that it is legitimate and was sent from ARRL. Thank you to all those who responded. If you need to update your address information, call (860) 594-0200, email me...

  • MIR-SAT1 CubeSat Expected to Deploy from the ISS on June 22
    on June 21, 2021 at 2:07 pm

    MIR-SAT1 (Mauritius Imagery and Radiotelecommunication Satellite 1), the first amateur radio CubeSat from the Indian Ocean island nation of Mauritius, is expected to be deployed from the International Space Station (ISS) on June 22. MIR-SAT1 will carry an amateur radio V/U digipeater (a downlink of 436.925 MHz has been coordinated). MIR-SAT1 will collect images of the Republic of Mauritius and i...

  • K9JM to transmit CW and Digital Versions of 2021 W1AW Field Day Bulletin
    on June 21, 2021 at 2:01 pm

    West Coast ARRL Qualifying Run station K9JM will transmit the CW and digital versions of the 2021 W1AW Field Day Bulletin. On Saturday, June 26, 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 / 0030 UTC (Sunday, June 27 in US time zones). On Sunday, June 27, the CW version will be transmitted at 7:30 AM PDT / ...

  • FCC Closed for New Juneteenth Federal Holiday
    on June 18, 2021 at 4:24 pm

    The FCC is closed today (Friday, June 18) in observance of the new Juneteenth federal holiday. Juneteenth, officially observed on June 19, celebrates the end of slavery in the US. Amateur radio applications and exam sessions filed after Thursday, June 17, night will not be processed until Monday, June 21.

  • The K7RA Solar Update
    on June 18, 2021 at 12:32 pm

    Tad Cook, K7RA, Seattle, reports: Solar activity was lower this week, with the average daily sunspot number declining from 34.9 last week to 13.9 this week. This average was affected by the single day with no sunspots, Saturday, June 12. Average daily solar flux dropped from 77.7 to 75.2. The Penticton observatory in British Columbia (the source for the 10.7-centimeter solar flux) did not report...

  • Nominees for ARRL Director, Vice Director Solicited in Five Divisions
    on June 16, 2021 at 4:50 pm

    Full ARRL members in the Central, Hudson, New England, Northwestern, and Roanoke Divisions will have the opportunity this year to choose a Director and Vice Director for 3-year terms beginning on January 1, 2022. ARRL is now seeking eligible nominees for these positions. These could include incumbents or new candidates. It takes 10 full members in a Division to nominate a candidate for either o...

  • Family Comes First during Hurricane Preparation for Home and Station
    on June 16, 2021 at 4:50 pm

    The Atlantic hurricane season began on June 1 and continues through November 30, and two named storms have already shown up, although neither threatened the US. There’s still time to consider making sure you, your family, and your ham station are prepared. Remember, your family’s safety comes first. Your first stop should be a visit to the National Weather Service (NWS) page for personal and fam...

  • Slow-Scan TV Event from International Space Station Set
    on June 16, 2021 at 1:24 pm
  • Shop ARRL and Amazon Smile for Father’s Day
    on June 16, 2021 at 1:20 pm

    Father’s Day is Sunday, June 20. Get Dad the perfect gift this year, while supporting his favorite hobby. If you’re browsing Amazon for electronics, sporting goods, ham radio gear, and more, we invite you to shop at AmazonSmile and choose American Radio Relay League Inc. (ARRL) as your charity of choice. With every purchase you make at AmazonSmile, Amazon will make a contribution to ARRL, to hel...