The latest news from the American Radio Relay League

  • CT Governor Proclaims April 16 – 22 Amateur Radio Recognition Week March 22, 2023
  • Amateur Radio Included in FEMA Guide for National Emergency Preparedness March 22, 2023
    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released a final version (March 2023) of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Functional Guidance. The guidance, which provides a framework for communications resources within incident management, officially includes support from amateur radio operato […]
  • Phone Service Restored at ARRL Headquarters - March 22, 2023 March 22, 2023
    Update: Wedneday, March 22, 2023 @ 12:41 PM Eastern Time:Telephone service was quickly restored at ARRL Headquarters. Incoming and outgoing phone calls are working. Thank you for your understanding.Wedneday, March 22, 2023 @ 10:00 AM Eastern Time:ARRL Headquarters is currently experiencing a telephone outage. Incoming and outgoing phone calls have been disru […]
  • Tornado Season and Amateur Radio March 17, 2023
    Tornado season is fast approaching, and amateur radio operators will again play a key role in helping the National Weather Service (NWS) issue accurate and timely warnings. In fact, March through May is considered the most active period for tornadoes to develop.The NWS reports there have already been 255 preliminary filtered reported tornadoes and 213 confir […]
  • The K7RA Solar Update March 17, 2023
    Six new sunspot groups emerged over the past week, two on March 9,another on March 10, one more on March 12, and another two on March14.Sunspot numbers and solar flux declined this week.Average daily sunspot numbers softened from 143.6 to 118.7, andaverage daily solar flux from 181.6 to 153.6.Predicted solar flux is 135, 140, 138, and 135 on March 17-20, the […]
  • Dayton Amateur Radio Leader Ron Cramer, KD8ENJ, Silent Key March 16, 2023
    Ron Cramer, KD8ENJ, of Dayton, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, March 11, 2023. He was Vice President of the Dayton Amateur Radio Association (DARA) and previously served as its President.Cramer was General Chairman of Dayton Hamvention®, the world's largest annual gathering of radio amateurs, from 2017 to 2018. In 2017, he was among the Hamvention leader […]
  • ARRL Headquarters will be Closed on Tuesday, March 14 March 13, 2023
    Due to anticipated severe winter weather, ARRL Headquarters will be closed on Tuesday, March 14, 2023, for the safety of our staff. The Headquarters lobby & store, and W1AW will be closed to visitors on Tuesday. We anticipate reopening on Wednesday, March 15, at 8 AM Eastern.ARRL reminds members and prospective members to access information and services […]
  • 2023 Ulrich L. Rohde Award Call for Papers March 10, 2023
    The Software Defined Radio Academy (SDRA) has issued a call for papers for the 2023 Ulrich L. Rohde Award. This award, named after Dr. Ulrich L. Rohde, N1UL, was created in 2022 and is presented to those who have completed innovative research in the field of software-defined radio (SDR). It's a paper award that requires a written submission by applicant […]
  • ARRL International DX Contest a Success March 10, 2023
    Last weekend (March 4 - 5, 2023) was the phone segment of the ARRL International DX Contest.Although the deadline to submit logs is 2359Z on March 12, preliminary numbers already show an increase in submissions compared to the same period last year. Conditions were favorable for much of the world, and many operators took to social media to talk about their w […]
  • The K7RA Solar Update March 10, 2023
    So far this month, two new sunspot groups appeared on March 1,another one on March 2, three more on March 3, one more on March 5,two more on March 6, and another on March 7, then two more on March9.Average daily sunspot numbers rose from 126.3 to 143.6.Average daily solar flux changed from 158.2 to 181.6Average daily planetary A index declined from 27.7 to 1 […]