The latest news from the American Radio Relay League

  • COVID-19 Event to Enter High Scorers into a Free Drawing for a Trip June 3, 2020
  • AMSAT Spells Out its GOLF Program Objectives June 3, 2020
    AMSAT says the aim of its developing “Greater Orbit, Larger Footprint” (GOLF) satellite program is to place amateur radio transponders in low-Earth orbit (LEO), medium-Earth orbit (MEO), and eventually high-Earth orbit (HEO).“The goal of the GOLF program is to work by steps through a series of increasingly capable spacecraft to learn skills and systems for w […]
  • The Yasme Foundation Announces Grants, Excellence Award June 3, 2020
    The Board of Directors of The Yasme Foundation has announced grants of $5,000 each to the Foundation for Amateur Radio (FAR) and to ARRL scholarship programs for 2020. The Board also named Joe Eisenberg, K0NEB, as a recipient of the Yasme Excellence Award. This honor recognizes individuals and groups who, through their own service, creativity, effort, and de […]
  • Spring 2020 Section Manager Election Results Announced June 2, 2020
    Three incumbent ARRL Section Managers were returned to office, while one challenger outpolled an incumbent Section Manager (SM) in contested elections this spring. Section Manager ballots were counted on Monday, June 1, at ARRL Headquarters. Three other incumbent Section Managers were unopposed and will continue with new terms of office, while one candidate […]
  • ARRL Foundation Announces the Frankford Radio Club Scholarship June 2, 2020
    The Frankford Radio Club Scholarship will join the growing list of scholarships administered by the ARRL Foundation. The Frankford Radio Club (FRC) is a very active contesting club centered in Alburtis, Pennsylvania, dedicated to increasing operating skill and technical expertise through radiosport. The club’s motto is “Proficiency Through Competition.”The s […]
  • SEA-PAC QSO Party Set after Convention is Canceled June 2, 2020
    Along with many other ham radio events, SEA-PAC 2020, which was to host the ARRL Northwestern Division Convention, fell victim to the COVID-19 pandemic. Standing in for this year’s live event will be the SEA-PAC QSO Party on Saturday, June 6, starting at 1600 UTC and continuing until June 7 at 0400 UTC. “We may not be able to be with our 2,000+ fellow amateu […]
  • Dan Grady, N2SRK, Appointed as New Rocky Mountain Division Vice Director June 1, 2020
    ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, has appointed Dan Grady, N2SRK, of Aurora, Colorado, as the new Rocky Mountain Division Vice Director. Grady will succeed Robert Wareham, N0ESQ, who has stepped down from that post to accept appointment as Colorado Section Manager (SM), taking the reins from SM Jack Ciaccia, WM0G, who resigned effective on June 1 to reloca […]
  • Astronauts Bob Behnken, KE5GGX, and Doug Hurley Settling in after Historic Flight June 1, 2020
    NASA astronauts Bob Behnken, KE5GGX, and Doug Hurley, are settling in on board the International Space Station (ISS) after arriving aboard the first commercially built and operated US spacecraft to transport humans into orbit. Behnken and Hurley headed into space on Saturday, May 30, in the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule, powered by a Falcon 9 launcher from Cape […]
  • Radio Amateur, Fellow Astronaut Headed to Space Station after Historic Launch May 30, 2020
    A radio amateur is one of two NASA astronauts headed to the International Space Station (ISS) following a May 30 launch of a SpaceX rocket that marked the return of human spaceflight to US soil for the first time in almost a decade. The Saturday launch from Cape Kennedy also marked the first time humans traveled aloft via a commercial spacecraft.Astronauts B […]
  • Balloons with APRS Payloads to Race Across North America in Educational Challenge May 30, 2020