Demand High as New ARRL Introduction to Emergency Communications Courses Open

ARRL News - Tue, 03/05/2019 - 14:18

The ARRL Lifelong Learning Department has launched a revised and updated Introduction to Emergency Communications (EC-001) course, and demand to sign up is prompting the recruitment of additional course mentors to expand the schedule. Registration just opened for the first of four EC-001 online sessions, which will run from Monday, April 1, until Friday, May 31.

“The demand for this course has e...

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ARRL Headquarters Delayed Opening

ARRL News - Mon, 03/04/2019 - 07:16

Due to the heavy snowfall in Connecticut today, ARRL Headquarters will not open until 10 AM EST (1500 UTC). All online services will be available as usual.

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The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Available

ARRL News - Fri, 03/01/2019 - 13:25

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.




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A New QST QuickStats Poll Has Been Posted

ARRL News - Fri, 03/01/2019 - 11:25
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The K7RA Solar Update

ARRL News - Fri, 03/01/2019 - 10:02

At 2256 UTC on February 28 the Australian Space Forecast Centre issued a Geomagnetic Disturbance Warning. “The Earth is currently under the influence of strongly elevated solar wind speed associated with a coronal hole. A period of significant southward Bz component could produce an isolated Minor Storm period.” The Bz component refers to the interplanetary magnetic field. See:

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WWV Centennial Special Event Will Use WW0WWV

ARRL News - Fri, 03/01/2019 - 09:12

With its funding secure for another year, WWV, the world’s oldest continuously operating radio station, will have extra reason to celebrate its centennial this fall. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Northern Colorado Amateur Radio Club (NCARC) have teamed up to organize 100th anniversary events. A memorandum of understanding is pending. The WWV Committee has ann...

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FCC Universal Licensing System will be Down for Maintenance

ARRL News - Thu, 02/28/2019 - 16:16

The FCC has announced that the Universal Licensing System (ULS), which processes Amateur Radio license applications, will be offline for scheduled maintenance from 0300 UTC until 1300 UTC on Saturday, March 2 (starting late on Friday, March 1, in continental US time zones).

The FCC said all applications submitted on Friday, March 1, and Monday, March 4, will be processed on Tuesday, March 5.

The ...

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ARRL Leonard Award Presented Live on The Weather Channel

ARRL News - Thu, 02/28/2019 - 15:52

ARRL Southeastern Division Director Greg Sarratt, W4OZK, traveled to Atlanta on February 15 to make a live, on-air presentation of the 2017 ARRL Bill Leonard W2SKE Professional Media Award for Video Reporting to The Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore and Jen Carfagno. Cantore and Cafagno co-host The Weather Channel’s morning AMHQ: America’s Morning Headquarters program.

The 2017 Leonard award recogn...

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V84SAA DXpedition is Front-Page News in Brunei

ARRL News - Thu, 02/28/2019 - 15:46
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VE7DXW’s “RF Seismograph” May Be Real Seismograph

ARRL News - Thu, 02/28/2019 - 09:32

Alex Schwarz, VE7DXW, in British Columbia, Canada, is exploring the possibility that “RF signatures” detected by the RF Seismograph propagation tool could also be indicating earthquakes, and may even be able to predict them shortly before they occur. A real-time HF propagation-monitoring tool developed by Schwarz and the MDSR team, the RF Seismograph shows both band noise and activity or band a...

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The Doctor Will See You Now!

ARRL News - Thu, 02/28/2019 - 08:00
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Purchases via AmazonSmile Provide Dividends to ARRL

ARRL News - Wed, 02/27/2019 - 10:35

Those who use Amazon for online purchases can automatically donate to ARRL by opting to use AmazonSmile and designating American Radio Relay League (ARRL) as their charity of choice.

The AmazonSmile Foundation donates 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible AmazonSmile items to whichever charity you choose. Product and Marketing Specialist Jackie Ferreira, KB1PWB, reports that the benefit of Amaz...

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FCC Announces Career Opportunities

ARRL News - Mon, 02/25/2019 - 13:58
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Brief ARRL Website Outage Planned for Wednesday, February 27

ARRL News - Mon, 02/25/2019 - 08:00

Some services on the ARRL website may be interrupted briefly on Wednesday, February 27, sometime between 1100 UTC and 1300 UTC. This outage is to accommodate a hardware test of the existing failover system for all systems behind the Rackspace firewall. Affected systems are the main website, including the ARRL Store and contesting-related pages. Logbook of The World (LoTW), e-mail, and all Headq...

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