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ARRL Headquarters Delayed Opening

ARRL Amateur Radio 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.

The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Available

ARRL Amateur Radio 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 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.




ARRL Audio News - March 1, 2019

ARRL Audio News - Fri, 03/01/2019 - 12:45
ARRL Audio News - March 1, 2019

The K7RA Solar Update

ARRL Amateur Radio 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: https://bit.ly/1...

WWV Centennial Special Event Will Use WW0WWV

ARRL Amateur Radio 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...

FCC Universal Licensing System will be Down for Maintenance

ARRL Amateur Radio 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 ...

ARRL Leonard Award Presented Live on The Weather Channel

ARRL Amateur Radio 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...

VE7DXW’s “RF Seismograph” May Be Real Seismograph

ARRL Amateur Radio 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...

Elk City #hamfest kicks off the Oklahoma Section #ARRL #hamradio season

ARRL Oklahoma - Wed, 02/27/2019 - 13:59
29th Annual Elk City Hamfest     March 3, 2018Elk City Community Civic Center1016 E Airport Industrial Rd.Elk City, Oklahoma8:00 A. M. - ?????? P. M.ARRL Testing 1:00 P.M.Hamburger Supper Friday night!6:30 pmSet up Friday Afternoon(1:30 P.M.)until 9:00 P.M.No Pre-Register this year!$5.00 Table$5.00 Reg. fee
Worked All Oklahoma Hamfest!This it the first year for Worked All Okla. Hamfest!Sign up at Each Hamfest:March 3, 2018 29th Elk City HamfestApril 13-14 Green Country Hamfest 2018http://www.greencountryhamfest.org/index.phpJuly 27-28 Ham Holidayhttp://hamholiday.com/Oct. 26-27 Texoma Hamaramahttp://www.texomahamarama.org/Nov.    2018 Enid Hamfesthttp://www.cq-amateur-radio.com/cq_hamfest_events.html

Purchases via AmazonSmile Provide Dividends to ARRL

ARRL Amateur Radio 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...

#Skywarn Training announced #ARRL #HamRadio

ARRL Oklahoma - Mon, 02/25/2019 - 13:51
Folks in the great plains have many opportunities to get FREE, life-saving information from the National Weather Service offices in WichitaNorman, and Tulsa.The training is designed to keep one safe while providing aventues, including #hamradio, for reporting severe weather to the National Weather Service offices.  Ham radio is not required for this training.                                      The Norman office also offers a number of online sessions,  Wichita announces their advanced spotter classes are in April.  See the links in the first paragraph for the training schedule.

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