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Puerto Rico Declares May 14 as “Radio Amateur Day”

ARRL News - Mon, 05/13/2019 - 19:06

The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico has declared Tuesday, May 14, as “Radio Amateur Day,” recognizing ham radio’s “mission of transcendental service for the safeguard of life and property of the people.” The proclamation, issued over the signature of Lieutenant Governor Luis Rivera Marin, notes that some 4,000 radio amateurs live in Puerto Rico.

“Especially during the emergencies by the passing of H...

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Arizona Homeowners Association and Hams Agree on Outdoor Antenna Guidelines

ARRL News - Mon, 05/13/2019 - 18:59

The Board of Directors of an antenna-restricted community in Arizona voted overwhelmingly in April to allow radio amateurs to erect certain outdoor antennas on their properties. Some 75 hams live in the 10,000-home Sun City Grand, a self-contained residential community for older adults. An article in the Grand Ham Newsletter by Gordon Bousman, NW7D, called it “a big win” and said the Sun City G...

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The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Available

ARRL News - Fri, 05/10/2019 - 11:59

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.

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The June Edition of Digital QST is Now Available!

ARRL News - Fri, 05/10/2019 - 09:23
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The K7RA Solar Update

ARRL News - Fri, 05/10/2019 - 09:16

We saw zero sunspots from April 21 through May 2, but on May 3 sunspots returned. Average daily sunspot number rose from zero last week to 16.1 this week, and average daily solar flux increased as well, from 67.5 to 73.5.

Both the average middle latitude and planetary A index this week were 6.6, and last week those numbers were 4.7 and 5.9 respectively.

Predicted solar flux is 75 on May 10-11, 73...

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PVRC Members to Activate NSS for Armed Forces Day Crossband Test

ARRL News - Thu, 05/09/2019 - 15:25

Twenty members of the Potomac Valley Radio Club (PVRC) will activate the historic NSS call sign during theArmed Forces Day Crossband Test on Saturday, May 11. For more than 50 years, military and amateur stations have taken part in this exercise, during which military stations will transmit on military frequencies and listen for radio amateurs on adjacent Amateur Radio bands.

NSS operation will ...

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May 14 FT4 Mock Contest Session Canceled, New WSJT-X Beta Version Pending

ARRL News - Thu, 05/09/2019 - 12:28

A second hour-long FT4 “practice contest” set for May 14 UTC has been cancelled, following the success of an initial mock contest held on May 9 UTC (the evening of Wednesday, May 8, in continental US time zones). The event followed ARRL RTTY Roundup rules, with everyone working everyone. WSJT-X program suite developer Joe Taylor, K1JT, was among those jumping into the fray. He called the exerci...

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The Doctor Will See You Now!

ARRL News - Thu, 05/09/2019 - 07:00
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Two Es’hail-2 (QO-100)-Related Awards Presented

ARRL News - Wed, 05/08/2019 - 14:35
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Hams Help Trace “Mystery” Signal Disrupting Keyless Entry Devices in Ohio

ARRL News - Tue, 05/07/2019 - 13:59

A recent article in The New York Times reported that many garage door openers and keyless vehicle entry fobs in an Ohio town near Cleveland mysteriously stopped working. While the article invoked The X-Files and hinted initially that a NASA research center somehow could be involved, the cause was not so much mystifying as arcane.

“Garage door repair people, local ham radio enthusiasts, and othe...

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Former ARRL Headquarters Staffer Ellen White, W1YL, is Krenkel Medalist

ARRL News - Tue, 05/07/2019 - 13:54

[UPDATED 2019-05-07 @ 2318 UTC] ARRL Headquarters staff alumna and Life Member Ellen White, W1YL, is the sole US radio amateur to in 2019 to be awarded the Russian E.T. Krenkel Medal, a prestigious award granted to individuals and organizations for outstanding global contributions to Amateur Radio. In 2018, QST was awarded a Krenkel Medal.

First licensed in 1946, White had already learned Morse ...

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Former ARRL Headquarters Staffer Ellen White, W1YL, is Among Krenkel Medalists

ARRL News - Tue, 05/07/2019 - 13:54

ARRL Headquarters staff alumna Ellen White, W1YL, is among those awarded the Russian E.T. Krenkel Medal, a prestigious award granted to individuals and organizations for outstanding global contributions to Amateur Radio. An ARRL Life Member, White is one of 28 Amateur Radio operators to receive the award this year.

First licensed in 1946, White had already learned Morse code in high school, and...

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ARRL Teachers Institute Application Deadline Extended

ARRL News - Tue, 05/07/2019 - 10:11

The deadline to apply for the 2019 ARRL Teachers Institute program has been extended until Friday, May 10. As part of educational outreach to schools through our Education & Technology Program, ARRL each summer offers multiple sessions of the Teachers Institute on Wireless Technology, an expenses- paid professional development seminar.

The Teachers Institute has provided teachers at all grade le...

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DX Voice from Mount Athos Monk Apollo, SV2ASP, SK

ARRL News - Mon, 05/06/2019 - 13:30

Mount Athos' best-known radio amateur, Monk Apollo, SV2ASP, died on May 5 after complications resulting from cancer. He was 64. Monk Apollo was essentially the lone DX voice from Mount Athos, the 20th most-wanted DXCC entity, where he operated from his Orthodox Monastery of Docheiariou. Born into a large family in western Greece, he became a monk in 1973, eventually joining the ascetic monaster...

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