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New Book from ARRL: Amateur Radio Contesting for Beginners

Friday January 17th, 2020 11:00:00 PM

The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Now Available

Friday January 17th, 2020 09:35:00 PM

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.


SAQ Alexanderson Alternator 2019 Christmas Eve Transmission Heard by More than 400 Listeners

Friday January 17th, 2020 03:20:00 PM

The Alexanderson alternator 2019 Christmas Eve transmission on 17.2 kHz from SAQ in Grimeton, Sweden, was heard by more than 400 listeners. SAQ reported conditions were very good, with clear, dry weather, and the vintage transmitter functioned flawlessly. Lars Kålland, SM6NM, was at the key to deliver the Christmas message, his last as he is retiring. SAQ said it was stunned by the number of re...


Large-Scale DXpedition to Timor-Leste Planned for this Fall

Friday January 17th, 2020 03:17:00 PM

The Lagunaria DX Group is planning a “large-scale DXpedition” to Timor-Leste (4W) in the October/November 2020 timeframe.

“We currently have one team member in Timor-Leste negotiating with different ministries, companies, and accommodation facilities,” said team member Chris Janssen, DL1MGB. “Right now, we have positive feedback from all. We even already have a confirmed reservation for two clos...


The K7RA Solar Update

Friday January 17th, 2020 02:43:00 PM

Cycle 25 sunspots persisted for the first two days (January 9-10) of this reporting week, January 9-15, with daily sunspot numbers of 14 and 11. That brought the weekly average daily sunspot number from 8.4 last week to 3.6. Average daily solar flux edged up from 71.8 to 72.5.

Average daily planetary A index declined from 6.3 to 5.6, and average middle latitude A index went from 5.3 to 3.7.

Predi...


High Speed Telegraphy Competitions Set

Thursday January 16th, 2020 05:12:00 PM

Iowa State Parks on the Air 2020 Celebrating Centennial of Iowa State Parks

Thursday January 16th, 2020 05:08:00 PM

Iowa State Parks on the Air (IASPOTA-2020) is under way and will continue through year’s end. The event is sponsored by the Great River Amateur Radio Club, with the support of Iowa ARRL Section Manager Lelia Garner, WA0UIG, and the Iowa Division of Natural Resources (DNR).

According to Colin Wheatley, W9UPK, Iowa had the first state park system in the nation, and Iowa’s first state park, Backbon...


Massachusetts Club Offers Support to Arecibo Observatory Following Earthquakes

Thursday January 16th, 2020 04:57:00 PM

Although not in the hardest-hit earthquake zone, Puerto Rico’s Arecibo Observatory nonetheless has been affected by the recent spate of earthquakes and aftershocks. The landmark Arecibo radio telescope and ionospheric radar facility was a victim of the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria in 2017.

Members of the Nashoba Valley Amateur Radio Club (NVARC) have stepped up to assist in support and...


YOTA Month Reported a Success in the Americas

Wednesday January 15th, 2020 09:57:00 PM

Puerto Rico Earthquake Relief Effort Continues, with Help from Ham Radio

Wednesday January 15th, 2020 09:37:00 PM

AM Rally 2020 Gets Under Way on February 1

Wednesday January 15th, 2020 09:30:00 PM

ARRL On the Air Podcast Premieres on January 16

Tuesday January 14th, 2020 11:31:00 PM

ARRL’s new On the Air podcast for those just getting started on their amateur radio journey, will debut this Thursday, January 16, with a new podcast posted each month. The podcast is a companion to the new bimonthly On the Air magazine, which is already on its way to member subscribers. On the Air magazine editor Becky Schoenfeld, W1BXY, will be the host of the new podcast. Both the podcast an...


Germany Special Event Recognizes Anniversary of SDR Development

Tuesday January 14th, 2020 07:11:00 PM

The Deutscher Amateur Radio Club (DARC) this year is honoring 35 years of software-defined radio (SDR) technology with special call sign and special DOK.

“In order to acknowledge the high importance of digital signal processing for communications technology in general, and amateur radio in particular, a special event station DL35SDR will be active from the greater Munich area throughout 2020,” ...


Sultan of Oman Qaboos Bin Said, A41AA, SK

Tuesday January 14th, 2020 07:10:00 PM

The Sultan of Oman Qaboos Bin Said, A41AA, died on January 10. He was 79. The Diwan of the Royal Court has declared 3 days of mourning, with the flag flown at half-mast for the next 40 days. The sultan was the patron and sponsor of the Royal Omani Amateur Radio Society (ROARS) and its A47RS club station. He had been the Sultan of Oman since 1970. 


Tragic Drowning Cuts Short DXpedition to Rotuma

Tuesday January 14th, 2020 07:03:00 PM