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The Doctor Will See You Now!

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 08:52

“Antenna Analyzers” is the topic of the latest (August 31) 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 the Doctor hi...

Amateur Radio Volunteers Assisting Where Needed in Hurricane Response

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 10:54

[UPDATED: 2017-08-30@1833 UTC] Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES®) volunteers are pitching in to support communication at some Red Cross shelters in South Texas in the ongoing aftermath of catastrophic and unprecedented flooding resulting from Hurricane Harvey. ARES members also are serving as net control liaisons to the Harris County Office of Emergency Management (OEM). At least 3 dozen v...

The 2018 ARRL Calendar is Now Shipping!

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 09:43

Talking to friends. Serving your community. Chasing DX. Trying a new mode. Working a contest. Taking your radio out in the field. The 2018 ARRL Calendar features photos of exciting on-air operating activities, that we hope will inspire you to get involved, active, and on the air too!

The 2018 ARRL Calendar includes:

  • ARRL Contests and other major ham radio contests
  • National event dates: ARRL Fiel...

ARRL Headquarters is Closed for Labor Day

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 07:42

ARRL Headquarters will be closed on Labor Day, September 4. There will be no ARRL bulletin or code practice transmissions on Labor Day days. ARRL Headquarters will reopen on Tuesday, September 5, at 8 AM ET. We wish everyone a festive and safe holiday!

“Flash” DXpedition to North Korea Possible

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 09:49

Even as international tensions involving North Korea continue to mount, Dom Grzyb, 3Z9DX, is holding out the tantalizing possibility of a return visit to that most-wanted DXCC entity, known officially as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).

The prospect of Amateur Radio operation from North Korea comes as that country has threatened missile attacks against US territory and, this we...

Interview: ARRL Public Information Officer Describes the Situation in Harris County, Texas

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 09:40

In an August 29 interview with Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, news-talk radio station WGMD, ARRL South Texas Section Public Information Officer Mike Urich, KA5CVH, described the situation in Harris County, Texas, as the flood emergency continues there. Urich also took time to explain how the public service that Amateur Radio is able to provide during emergencies and disasters.

Urich noted that Harris...

Texas Flood Zone ARES Volunteers Advised to Stay Home, Family Safety Comes First

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 13:53

As Tropical Storm Harvey heads southeastward, Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES®) team members are being advised that the impact to the region’s communications infrastructure has been relatively minimal so far, considering the strength of the storm and the magnitude of the flooding. South Texas ARES remains on standby as the response phase continues and sheltering becomes a growing need.



Top-Level Domain Name “.radio” Now Available

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 12:22

The top-level domain (TLD) name “.radio” is now available to the radio industry and Amateur Radio enthusiasts, and is reserved for individuals and companies with active interest in the radio sector. The .radio TLD can be used for web and e-mail addresses and will be managed by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) with support from other world broadcasting unions. Visit the .radio domains regis...