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Nominations Sought for 2018 ARRL Bill Leonard Award

  • Posted Yesterday, 4:30 PM

The ARRL Public Relations Committee is seeking nominations for the 2018 Bill Leonard Award, which recognizes this year?s best newspaper, radio, or television news story about Amateur Radio. The award honors professional journalists or journalistic teams whose outstanding coverage highlights the enjoyment, importance, and public service value that Amateur Radio offers. It was created as a tribut...

Radio City Announces Closing, Owners to Retire

  • Posted Sun 10:44 AM

Amateur Radio retailer Radio City, Inc. of Mounds View, Minnesota, has announced it is closing.

?It's been a wonderful 36 years for us at Radio City, and we have decided to retire and close,? owners Dan, KB0XC, and Maline Fish said in a message on the retailer?s website. ?We are so thankful for the many years of support and we have enjoyed working you, our customers. The technical, intelligent a...

South Carolina Amateur Radio Volunteers Assist with Emergency Commu…

  • Posted Sun 10:41 AM

Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) volunteers from several South Carolina counties are pitching in to help support emergency communication, as the state deals with the aftereffects of Hurricane Florence. The storm, now a tropical depression, continues to generate heavy rainfall in the Carolinas.

?Amateur Radio operators are far from ?amateurs? when it comes to providing communication in an ...

FCC Grants ARRL Temporary Waiver Request to Permit PACTOR 4 Use in…

  • Posted Sun 5:24 AM

The FCC has granted an ARRL request for a temporary waiver of Section 97.307(f) of the FCC?s Amateur Service rules to permit the use of PACTOR 4 digital mode for Amateur Radio communication within the continental US related to Hurricane Florence relief. The grant extends through Tuesday, September 18, and a formal order addressing the request for a 30-day waiver will be issued next week, the FC...

Hurricane Watch Net Stands Down after Nearly 40 Hours of Operation

  • Posted September 14th 2018, 5:07 PM

[UPDATED 2018-09-15@1515 UTC] The Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) has announced that it?s shutting down its activation for Hurricane Florence, now downgraded to a Tropical Storm but still ?a formidable system that will affect the coastal states for days,? HWN Assistant Manager Stan Broadway, N8BHL, said. ?Because the storm is moving inland, Amateur Radio activity will shift to the various state and r...

Hurricane Watch Net Remains Active as Florence Makes Landfall in No…

  • Posted September 14th 2018, 9:43 AM

The Hurricane Watch Net (HWN), which has been tracking the approach of Hurricane Florence, plans to remain active ?until no longer needed.? The net activated on Thursday, September 13, at 1300 UTC on both its 14.325 MHz and 7.268 MHz frequencies.

The storm made landfall near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, early today (September 14) and has been scaled back to a Category 1 storm. The Nationa...

The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Now Available!

  • Posted September 14th 2018, 8:48 AM

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

  • Posted September 14th 2018, 4:43 AM

We observed a return of sunspot activity during the past reporting week (September 6-12), with spots on four days, but not consecutive. Sunspots were visible on September 8-9 and 11-12. Average daily sunspot numbers increased to 7.6, compared to zero over the previous seven days.

Average daily solar flux increased from 67.8 to 68.6, and planetary A index doubled from 6.3 to 12.6, while mid-latit...

W1AW Suspending Scheduled Transmissions on Friday, September 14

  • Posted September 13th 2018, 12:13 PM

As part of the ongoing communication efforts with Hurricane Florence, Hiram Percy Maxim Memorial Station W1AW will suspend its regular bulletin and code practice transmissions on Friday, September 14. The station will resume its normal operating schedule on Monday, September 17. Radio amateurs are reminded to avoid the various Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) and SATERN frequencies, as well as any sta...

The Doctor Will See You Now!

  • Posted September 13th 2018, 5:00 AM

?Tools for the Amateur Station? is the topic of the new (September 13) episode of the ?ARRL The Doctor is In? podcast. Listen...and learn!

Sponsored by DX Engineering, ?ARRL The Doctor is In? is an informative discussion of all things technical. Listen on your computer, tablet, or smartphone -- whenever and wherever you like!

Every 2 weeks, your host, QST Editor-in-Chief Steve Ford, WB8IMY, and t...

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