Interim Section Manager Appointed for Delaware

ARRL News - Mon, 01/10/2022 - 12:44

Joseph M. Grib, Jr., KI3B, has been appointed to fill the role of Delaware Section Manager (SM) on an interim basis. A DuPont retiree, Grib lives in Bear, Delaware, and is active in the local repeater association. Outside of ham radio, he enjoys saltwater fishing, the beach, and computers. Grib is an avid CW operator but enjoys other modes as well, including SSB, DMR (Digital Mobile Radio), and...

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Former Virgin Islands Section Manager Ron Hall, KP2N, SK

ARRL News - Mon, 01/10/2022 - 12:22

Former ARRL Virgin Islands Section Manager Ron Hall, KP2N, of St. Augustine, Florida, has died. An ARRL Life Member, he was 85. Hall served as Section Manager from 1988 until 1996. He later served as an Assistant Section Manager in 2002 before relocating to Florida. Licensed in the 1950s, he once worked for Heathkit. He was a member of the St. Petersburg Amateur Radio Club. 

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The K7RA Solar Update

ARRL News - Fri, 01/07/2022 - 08:44

Tad Cook, K7RA, Seattle, reports: Sunspot activity was substantially lower this week, but new sunspot groups emerged on December 31, January 1, January 4, and January 5. Average daily sunspot number dropped from 110.1 to 36.4, while average daily solar flux went from 124 to 91.4.

Geomagnetic activity was still fairly quiet, even with a number of flares and coronal mass ejections (CMEs), with ave...

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The Volunteer Monitor Program Report for December 2021

ARRL News - Thu, 01/06/2022 - 08:27

The Volunteer Monitor (VM) Program is a joint initiative between ARRL and the FCC to enhance compliance in the Amateur Radio Service. This is the December 2021 activity report of the VM Program.

Operators in Center Hill and Coconut Creek, Florida, were issued notices for excessive signal bandwidth on 40 and 75 meters, in violation of Section 97.307(a) of FCC rules. General-class operators in Hud...

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ARRL Surveying Field Day Participants

ARRL News - Thu, 01/06/2022 - 07:55

The ARRL Programs and Services Committee is seeking input from stations and groups that participated in ARRL Field Day 2020 and 2021 and has posted a survey. The committee said the survey results may help shape the development of Field Day rules for 2022 and beyond. The survey has already been sent via email to some 13,000 Field Day participants, more than 2,400 Affiliated Clubs, and to the CQ-...

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Dick Fijlstra, PA0DFN, is 2022 Carole Perry Educator of the Year

ARRL News - Wed, 01/05/2022 - 16:30

Orlando HamCation has announced that Dick Fijlstra, PA0DFN, is the 2022 recipient of the Carole Perry Educator of the Year Award. The award recognizes an outstanding contribution to education and advancing youth in amateur radio. It was first awarded in 2018 to its namesake, Carole Perry, WB2MGP, to recognize her work in teaching students about ham radio. Orlando HamCation and ARRL are sponsori...

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Comments Invited on New Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument Management Plan

ARRL News - Wed, 01/05/2022 - 15:17

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) have invited comments regarding a new Monument Management Plan for the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument (KH1, KH3, KH5, and KH9).

The monument encompasses approximately 495,200 square miles in the central Pacific Ocean. It includes seven islands and atolls: Baker, Howland, and J...

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ARRL Foundation Grants First-Year Funding for ARISS *STAR* Keith Pugh Initiative

ARRL News - Wed, 01/05/2022 - 14:26

A $47,533 ARRL Foundation grant will fund the initial phase of the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS‐USA) *STAR* Keith Pugh Memoriam Project. *STAR*, which stands for Space Telerobotics using Amateur Radio, honors the memory of Keith Pugh, W5IU, a highly respected member of the ARISS team who died in 2019. ARISS arranges live question-and-answer sessions via ham radio betw...

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CAMSAT XW-3 (CAS-9) is Designated Hope-OSCAR-113 (HO-113)

ARRL News - Wed, 01/05/2022 - 12:12

At the request of the Chinese Amateur Satellite Group (CAMSAT), AMSAT Vice President of Operations Drew Glasbrenner, KO4MA, has announced the designation of the new Chinese XW-3 (CAS-9) satellite as Hope-OSCAR-113 (HO-113). Developed by CAMSAT, in cooperation with the Chinese government’s aerospace and education departments, XW-3 was launched on December 26 at 0311 UTC on a CZ-4C Y39 vehicle fr...

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ARRL Welcomes New Director of Emergency Management

ARRL News - Tue, 01/04/2022 - 16:05

ARRL  The National Association for Amateur Radio® is pleased to announce the hiring of Josh Johnston, KE5MHV, into the role of Director of Emergency Management. Johnston is from Ozone, Arkansas, and comes to ARRL with 16 years of experience as the Director of Johnson County (Arkansas) Department of Emergency Management. He holds an Extra class Amateur Radio license as well as being an ARES® Eme...

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Radio Amateurs of Canada Announces New President

ARRL News - Mon, 01/03/2022 - 16:27

New Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) President, Phil A. McBride, VA3QR/VA3KPJ, took office on January 1. He was elected by the RAC Board of Directors. McBride succeeds Glenn MacDonell, VE3XRA, who served the maximum three consecutive 2-year terms in the top post.

McBride is the former RAC Ontario South Director.

Former Ontario North and East Director Allan Boyd, VE3AJB, is the new Vice President, ...

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The K7RA Solar Update

ARRL News - Fri, 12/31/2021 - 08:26

Tad Cook, K7RA, Seattle, reports: Sunspot activity persisted this week, although the numbers were a little lower. The average daily sunspot number declined from 124.4 to 110.1. Average daily solar flux slipped slightly, from 125 to 124. Average daily planetary A index went from 9.1 to 6.4, and average middle latitude numbers changed from 6.4 to 4.4.

New sunspot groups appeared on December 25, 26...

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Kids Day is January 1, 2022

ARRL News - Thu, 12/30/2021 - 15:02
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Hurricane Watch Net Recorded 300 On-Air Hours in 2021

ARRL News - Wed, 12/29/2021 - 12:14

Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) Manager Bobby Graves, KB5HAV, says 2021 was the third most-active hurricane season on record in terms of named storms, and was the sixth consecutive above-normal season.\“We’ve completed another hurricane season. The Atlantic basin was extremely busy again for 2021,” Graves told HWN members. “For the year, we had 21 named storms, seven of which became hurricanes, and f...

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Commemorative December 1915 QST download

ARRL News - Tue, 12/28/2021 - 14:56

We apologize for the delivery issue of The 1915 Commemorative QST download offer on Christmas Day. 

The link below will provide ARRL Members with access to the document.

If you have any further issues or comments, please email

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HamSCI Invites Abstracts for its 2022 Workshop

ARRL News - Tue, 12/28/2021 - 13:56
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