Slow-Scan TV Experiment With ARRL Planned for Amateur Radio on the International Space Station

ARRL News - Wed, 07/19/2023 - 15:12

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS), in collaboration with ARRL  The National Association for Amateur Radio®, plans to carry out a special slow-scan TV (SSTV) experiment from the ISS on Wednesday, July 26, 2023. During the event, the Columbus Module Repeater, transmitting at 437.800 MHz, will carry a message to be received by teachers attending the ARRL Teachers Institute o...

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Systems Restored at ARRL Headquarters in Newington, Connecticut

ARRL News - Wed, 07/19/2023 - 14:59

Updated 4 PM EDT, Wednesday, 7/19/2023

All services are back online. We thank you for your patience during recent intermittent outages.

Updated 9 AM EDT, Wednesday, 7/19/2023

Members may continue to experience a disruption in some online services as an intermittent system outage impacts ARRL headquarters. Members can continue to access the ARRL website, digital editions of ARRL magazines, and mana...

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ARRL HQ Experiencing Internet Outage, Many Systems Remain Online

ARRL News - Wed, 07/19/2023 - 08:40

Updated 9 AM EDT, Wednesday, 7/19/2023

Members may continue to experience a disruption in some online services as an intermittent system outage impacts ARRL headquarters. Members can continue to access the ARRL website, digital editions of ARRL magazines, and manage their accounts online. Members needing assistance can contact ARRL Member Services at 860-594-0200 during business hours. Phone lin...

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Job Posting: FCC Recruiting Field Agents

ARRL News - Mon, 07/17/2023 - 13:47

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is looking for qualified applicants for Field Agents in five local offices across the United States. From the FCC posting:

The FCC has openings for Field Agents in the following FCC Field Offices: New York, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles & San Francisco. 

Operates and understands all technical equipment typically used in the Field including RF spectrum an...

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ARRL CEO David Minster, NA2AA, Interviewed on W1DED in Maine YouTube Channel

ARRL News - Mon, 07/17/2023 - 13:02

ARRL CEO David Minster, NA2AA, was interviewed on the W1DED in Maine YouTube channel. In the nearly hour-long chat with host Kevin Thomas, Minster shares quite a bit about things going on at ARRL. He talks about the culture within the organization, the impact social media has on amateur radio, and how he approaches listening to members. The pair also covers the results of the recent ARRL dues s...

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The K7RA Solar Update

ARRL News - Fri, 07/14/2023 - 18:07


A glancing CME impact is expected late on 13-July and another CME impact is expected early on 15-July. These impacts present the possibility of geomagnetic storm activity over 13-15 July."

We saw a welcome rise in solar activity this reporting week, July 6-12. Referencing the prev...

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ARRL DXCC Honor Roll Awardee Gets Press in Arizona

ARRL News - Fri, 07/14/2023 - 09:38

On July 12, 2023 Bob Wertz, NF7E, was recognized by Flagstaff (Arizona) Business News for earning the ARRL DXCC Honor Roll. The final contact was made with the 3Y0J Bouvet Island DXpedition off the coast of Antarctica via Morse code.

Wertz said making the contact was “very difficult” because the distance was more than 9,000 miles. It ended his 47-year quest to contact all 340 independent DXCC en...

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Careers for Hams: ARRL is Hiring

ARRL News - Thu, 07/13/2023 - 09:00

ARRL  The National Association for Amateur Radio® has open positions for full-time employment in both technical and non-technical areas of the association. Among the qualifications for each position is a desire for experienced radio amateurs, individuals who will thrive in a collaborative results-driven environment, and a commitment to advancing ARRL’s mission.

“It’s so rewarding to work for an ...

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Techs: Now is the Time to Upgrade to General!

ARRL News - Tue, 07/11/2023 - 13:16

A new question pool took effect on July 1, 2023, for General-class license exams. ARRL has released new editions of its popular study resources including the 10th edition of The ARRL General Class License Manual and the 7th edition of ARRL's General Q&A.

ARRL has also updated its free online review and practice resource, ARRL Exam Review for Ham Radio.

"ARRL Volunteer Examiners (VEs) are already ...

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The K7RA Solar Update

ARRL News - Fri, 07/07/2023 - 17:57

The average daily sunspot number for June, 2023 was the highest in 21 years, according to

From a July 3 email alert from

"SUNSPOT COUNTS HIT A 21-YEAR HIGH:  It's official:  The average sunspot number in June 2023 hit a 21-year high.  Solar Cycle 25 has shot past its predecessor, Solar Cycle 24, and may be on pace to rival some of the stronger cycles of the 2...

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Dual Championships on HF July 8-9, 2023

ARRL News - Fri, 07/07/2023 - 14:40

The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) HF World Championships begin at 1200 UTC on Saturday, July 8, 2023, and run through 1159 UTC on Sunday, July 9.

A station operating as IARU Headquarters will be operated from ARRL The National Association for Amateur Radio® in the US, from Newington, Connecticut. ARRL is the IARU International Secretariat, having served as the “headquarters” of the IA...

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Call for Nominations for ARRL Director and Vice Director

ARRL News - Thu, 07/06/2023 - 09:21

Attention to full ARRL members in the Atlantic, Dakota, Delta, Great Lakes, and Midwest Divisions. You have the opportunity to choose a Director and a Vice Director to represent you for a 3-year term beginning January 1, 2024.

ARRL  The National Association for Amateur Radio® is governed by its Board of Directors. A voting Director is chosen by ballot by the full (licensed) ARRL members in each ...

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ARRL Section Managers Prepare for New Terms

ARRL News - Mon, 07/03/2023 - 10:23

When the nomination period for the summer ARRL Section Manager election cycle concluded on June 9, 2023, there was only one candidate for each of the Sections up for election.

The following incumbent Section Managers were declared re-elected to new 2-year terms starting on October 1, 2023:

Amanda Alden, K1DDN, Colorado.

Jo Whitney, KA7LJQ, Eastern Washington.

Diana Feinberg, AI6DF, Los Angeles.


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Two special event stations will be in operation beginning July 1, 2023

ARRL News - Fri, 06/30/2023 - 12:24

The Annual 13 Colonies Special Event will take place on July 1 - 7, 2023. The event honors the original 13 colonies, US independence, active military personnel, and veterans. All amateur radio operators are welcome to participate, including shortwave listeners. Certificates will be available for all participants. Each US state that was one of the original 13 colonies has a special call sign. Al...

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HAM RADIO in Germany Draws International Crowd

ARRL News - Fri, 06/30/2023 - 12:13

The 46th annual International Amateur Radio Exhibition, HAM RADIO, attracted more than 11,000 visitors to Friedrichshafen, Germany, June 23 - 25, 2023.

ARRL  The National Association for Amateur Radio®, which has nearly 7,000 international members, sends a small delegation to the convention each year -- greeting members and friends from the global amateur radio community, and networking with oth...

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2023 ARRL Field Day Was a Success

ARRL News - Fri, 06/30/2023 - 10:54

2023 ARRL Field Day is in the books and from all indications, it was a success!

Social media is buzzing with stories and photos from around the country.

Results are coming in, and so far, 2,548 Field Day entries have been received. You can see a live, up-to-the-minute count of the entries, comments, and photos on the Field Day Entries Received web page.

Participants have been submitting photos and...

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The K7RA Solar Update

ARRL News - Fri, 06/30/2023 - 10:41

Space Weather News sent this alert on June 29:

"BIG SUNSPOT ALERT: One of the biggest sunspots in years is directly
facing Earth. AR3354 is 10 times wider than Earth and about 1/3rd
the size of the historical Carrington sunspot. It's so big,
observers in Europe and North America are seeing it naked eye
through the smoke of Canadian wildfires. Earth-directed flares are
likely in the days ahead."

See sp...

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ARRL Headquarters is Closed on Tuesday, July 4, for Independence Day

ARRL News - Thu, 06/29/2023 - 08:29

ARRL  The National Association for Amateur Radio® will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, for the Independence Day holiday. There will be no W1AW bulletin or code practice transmissions. ARRL Headquarters will reopen on Wednesday, July 5, at 8 a.m. EDT.

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Update: FCC ULS System Restored

ARRL News - Tue, 06/27/2023 - 06:42

The FCC Universal Licensing System (ULS) has resumed operations, including the Electronic Batch Filing system (EBF).

As of June 27, 2023, all systems have been reported to be working. However, visitors to the website will see a message referring them to Public Notice DA 23-529 for additional information and guidance on filing deadline extensions.

The systems were first reported unavailable on Jun...

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