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  • The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Available
    on October 11, 2019 at 4:09 pm

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

  • The K7RA Solar Update
    on October 11, 2019 at 2:59 pm

    No sunspots appeared over the past week, and in the prior week there were only two days with sunspots, so average daily sunspot number declined from 3.1 to 0.Average daily solar flux nudged higher, but just barely, from 67.6 to 67.8.Geomagnetic indicators were much lower this week, with average daily planetary A index retreating from 14.4 to 6.3, while the mid-latitude average went from 11 to 5...

  • The Doctor Will See You Now!
    on October 10, 2019 at 12:00 pm
  • Hawaii ARES Leverages Contest Station and Winlink for 2019 Simulated Emergency Test
    on October 9, 2019 at 4:56 pm

    ARES volunteers in Hawaii took the opportunity of the 2019 Simulated Emergency Test (SET) on October 6 (UTC) to test Winlink radio messaging to the US mainland, using the KH6YY (KH6J) contest station on O’ahu. One of the premier contest stations in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, KH6YY offers a commanding propagation path over an expanse of saltwater.“You have to start with digital modes somew...

  • New Amateur Radio License Conditions in Effect for Australian Radio Amateurs
    on October 9, 2019 at 4:53 pm

    The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has published changes to the Amateur Radio license conditions, effective on September 21. According to the Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA), all restrictions on emission modes have been removed for all licensees, and restrictions on permitted transmission bandwidths have been lifted for all licensees on all bands allowed for each lic...

  • Ohio Sheriff Observes and Participates in ARES Simulated Emergency Test
    on October 9, 2019 at 4:42 pm

    In Greene County, Ohio, one public official not only observed the ARES Simulated Emergency Test (SET) this month but participated in it with Greene County ARES (GCARES). Greene County Sheriff Gene Fischer, KX8GCS (“Greene County Sheriff”), checked in when the Resource Net Control, Bob Baker, N8ADO, of Beavercreek, called for volunteers. Although the suggested scenario called for only using simp...

  • World Wide Radio Operators Foundation to Sponsor CQ WW Webinar
    on October 9, 2019 at 4:32 pm
  • Tokelau Islands ZK3A DXpedition Ceases Operation Early
    on October 9, 2019 at 11:32 am

    [UPDATED 2019-10-09 @ 1647 UTC to reflect that individual was not a member of the DXpedition team.] Due to the illness of an Island resident, the ZK3A Tokelau Islands DXpeditionthe operation has shut down a couple of days ahead of schedule.“ALL TEAM MEMBERS ARE FINE!” said an announcement on the ZK3A website. “A person on the island is ill. So, they have sent the boat there early to get this pe...

  • Milwaukee Radio Amateurs’ Club Celebrates Centennial of ARRL Affiliation
    on October 8, 2019 at 5:08 pm
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd Founding Member Larry Junstrom, K4EB, SK
    on October 8, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    Southern Rocker Larry “LJ” Junstrom, K4EB, died on October 6. He was reported to be 70. Junstrom was a founding member and bassist of Lynyrd Skynyrd, although he left the group before it recorded its first album. He’s better known as a member of another Southern Rock band, 38 Special, with which he performed from 1977 until retiring in 2014. “The Big Man on the Big Bass has left us,” said a sta...

  • ARRL Public Relations Committee Invites Nominations for Bill Leonard Award
    on October 7, 2019 at 8:08 pm

    The ARRL Public Relations Committee is seeking ARRL members’ assistance in recognizing print, radio, and television/multimedia news stories that have best showcased Amateur Radio this year. Nominations are open for the 2019 Bill Leonard Award, which honors professional journalists or journalistic teams whose outstanding coverage highlights the enjoyment, importance, and public service value of ...

  • Conference Preparatory Meeting Report is WRC-19 Playbook
    on October 7, 2019 at 8:06 pm

    The long-awaited World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 (WRC-19) gets under way on October 28 in Egypt and continues until November 22. The Conference Preparatory Meeting Report provides details on the technical, operational, regulatory, and procedural matters that delegates to the international gathering will consider. Amateur Radio’s 50 MHz allocation in ITU Region 1 (Europe, the Middle Eas...

  • Anna Brummer, N2FER, Feted on her 105th Birthday
    on October 7, 2019 at 7:58 pm

    When she turned 80, Anna Brummer, N2FER, of Fort Edward, New York, predicted she would live to be 100. On September 27, she topped her own forecast by 5 years, as she celebrated her birthday at the Fort Hudson Nursing Center, surrounded by family and friends. The only thing she wanted was a drink of Scotch whiskey, and the nursing home obliged, along with a slice of cake. Unit Manager Donna Hop...

  • ARRL Executive Committee to Meet
    on October 7, 2019 at 4:01 pm

    The ARRL Board of Directors’ Executive Committee (EC) will meet on October 12 in Denver, Colorado. The meeting agenda includes legal, legislative, and organizational matters as well as reports from ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR; ARRL CEO Howard Michel, WB2ITX, and Washington Counsel David Siddall, K3ZJ.The EC will consider an ex parte filing on ARRL’s petition for rule making (RM-11785) to...

  • N0AX Wins the October QST Cover Plaque Award
    on October 7, 2019 at 1:19 pm

    The winning article for the October 2019 QST Cover Plaque award is “About Impedance Matching Circuits” by Ward Silver, NØAX. 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. Cast a ballot for your favorite article in the November issue today.&nbs