The latest news from the American Radio Relay League

  • The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Available January 18, 2019
    Listen to the new episode of ARRL Audio News on your iOS or Android podcast app, or online at Audio News is also retransmitted on a number of FM repeaters. Click here and then scroll down to see the list. 
  • The K7RA Solar Update January 18, 2019
    No sunspots seen since January 6, so average daily sunspot numbers declined from 7.7 to 0 for the current reporting week, January 10-16. Average daily solar flux dropped from 71.6 to 69.4 over the same period. Average daily planetary A index went from 7.4 to 4.9, and average mid-latitude A index went from 6.1 to 4.Predicted solar flux for the next 45 days is […]
  • Registration is Open for QRP-ARCI “Four Days in May” 2019 January 17, 2019
  • German Satellite Special Event to Commemorate AMSAT 50th Anniversary January 17, 2019
  • Over-the-Horizon Radar Reported on 15 Meters January 17, 2019
    The International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 (IARU-R1) Monitoring System (IARUMS) reports that an over-the-horizon (OTH) radar located on Cyprus has been active on 21.170 MHz, which is inside an exclusive Amateur Radio allocation. “The Sovereign Base areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia is a British Overseas Territory on the island of Cyprus,” IARUMS Coordinator […]
  • On-Orbit Frequency Change Announced for UWE-4 CubeSat January 17, 2019
    The Satellite Technology group at the University of Würzburg has announced a change of frequency for the UWE-4 CubeSat, launched on a December 27 Soyuz flight. The 1U CubeSat carries an electric propulsion experiment and a 70-centimeter 9.6 k AX.25 digipeater.“After 2 weeks in orbit, UWE-4 is in very good shape,” the group reported. “After the early-orbit ph […]
  • ARRL Board of Directors’ Annual Meeting to Welcome New Members January 17, 2019
  • The Doctor Will See You Now! January 17, 2019
  • December YOTA Month Activity Records More Than 80,000 Contacts January 16, 2019
    More than 80,000 contacts went into logs at YOTA suffix stations and others participating in December Youngsters on the Air (YOTA) Month, with most operations in International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 (IARU-R1). The final tally included 46,989 on SSB, another 28,064 on CW, some 3,814 on FT8, and the rest on various other modes.“This year, as many as 44 p […]
  • New 2019 Repeater Directory is Now Shipping January 15, 2019
    The new 2019 ARRL Repeater Directory® is now shipping. It includes “crowdsourced” listings contributed by users, repeater owners, and volunteer frequency coordinators. This means more listings that are and updated more often. With 28,000 listings, the ARRL Repeater Directory® is the most complete printed directory of on-the-air repeaters, covering repeater s […]