The latest news from the American Radio Relay League

  • ARRL Systems Service Disruption May 22, 2024
    Updated 5/22/2024We are continuing to address a serious incident involving access to our network and systems. Several services, such as Logbook of The World® and the ARRL Learning Center, are affected.We have heard from many LoTW® users, asking about the status of the service and its data. This is not an LoTW server issue, and LoTW data is secure.Our editori […]
  • 2024 ARRL National Convention Hosted at Dayton Hamvention Concludes May 19, 2024
  • 2024 ARRL Youth Rally A Success at Dayton Hamvention May 19, 2024
  • 2024 ARRL National Convention Kicks off at Dayton Hamvention May 18, 2024
    By: Sam Shaner, KE1SAMA massive turnout of hams of all ages are flocking to numerous attractions at the 2024 ARRL National Convention, hosted at Dayton Hamvention®. Local scattered showers don’t seem to be raining on this parade; outside Tesla Building 2, seemingly miles-long lines of attendees wait for their orders of pork tenderloin sandwiches, hand-sliced […]
  • The K7RA Solar Update May 10, 2024
    "ASWFC GEOMAGNETIC DISTURBANCE WARNING ISSUED AT 2302 UTC/09 MAY 2024 BY THE AUSTRALIAN SPACE WEATHER FORECASTING CENTRE."Four halo CMEs first observed over 08-09 May are expected to arriveat Earth on 10-May, starting at 1000 UTC +/- 10 hours. G4geomagnetic conditions are expected on 10-May, reducing to G3 with achance of G4 on 11-May."INCREAS […]
  • 2024 ARRL Field Day gear is now shipping! May 10, 2024
    ARRL Field Day is June 22-23. Get ready for amateur radio's largest on-air operating event with official 2024 ARRL Field Day merchandise, now available. T-shirts, hats, mugs, pins, patches, and more are a great way to show off your involvement in this annual event. This year's design features the theme "Be Radio Active." The back of the t […]
  • ARRL Learning Center Features Two New Emergency Communication Training Courses May 10, 2024
    ARRL has released two new courses to train emergency communications (EmComm) operators for volunteering within the Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES®). Both courses are within the ARRL Learning Center.The Basic EmComm course is designed to get a new volunteer started. It provides basic knowledge and tools for any emergency communications volunteer and c […]
  • Focus on Public Safety Relationship Building at the 2024 ARRL National Convention May 10, 2024
    Those attending the 2024 ARRL National Convention at Dayton Hamvention® will have an opportunity to learn more about how amateur radio is relevant and highly involved in the modern emergency management landscape. The convention is May 17 - 19 in Xenia, Ohio. ARRL Director of Emergency Management Josh Johnston, KE5MHV, will host a booth for the Amateur Radio […]
  • ARRL Volunteers Obtain Ham Exemption to Pennsylvania Handsfree Law May 9, 2024
    Member-volunteers of ARRL  The National Association for Amateur Radio® in Pennsylvania have successfully protected the legal right to use amateur radio while operating mobile within the state. A handsfree distracted driving bill had worked its way through the legislature over the past several years, and ARRL Atlantic Division Director Bob Famiglio, K3RF, suc […]
  • Dick Rutan, KB6LQS, Record-Setting Pilot, SK May 9, 2024
    Lt. Col. Richard “Dick” G. Rutan, KB6LQS, has become a Silent Key. He passed away at the age of 85 on May 3, 2024, surrounded by family. Rutan was an ARRL member.In 1986, Rutan made international headlines for his flight in Voyager with copilot Jeana Yeager. The pair flew around the world (nonstop and unrefueled) in 9 days, 3 minutes, and 44 seconds.Rutan wa […]