The latest news from the American Radio Relay League

  • The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Now Available February 14, 2020
    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 February 14, 2020
    There were no sunspots over this reporting week, February 6-12. Average daily solar flux declined over one point to 71.1. Average planetary A index increased from 6.7 to 8.3.Predicted solar flux for the next 45 days is 70 on February 14-21, 73 on February 22, 74 on February 23-29, 72 on March 1-3, 71 on March 4-11, 72 on March 12-18, 73 on March 19-20, 74 on […]
  • FCC Invites Comments on 5.9 GHz Proceeding February 13, 2020
  • Cary Rubenfeld, VE4EA, is RAC Amateur of the Year for 2019 February 13, 2020
    The Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) Board of Directors has named Cary Rubenfeld, VE4EA, of Winnipeg, Manitoba, as the recipient of the 2019 RAC Amateur of the Year Award. The award recognizes “his tireless efforts to promote amateur radio in his home province of Manitoba, throughout Canada and internationally,” RAC said.Rubenfeld is a founding member of Radio […]
  • ARRL Podcasts Schedule February 13, 2020
    The second episode of ARRL’s On the Air podcast is now available. The topics focus on building the ground plane antenna featured in the first issue of On the Air magazine, a discussion of open-wire feed lines, and an interview with a relatively new public service volunteer. New On the Air podcast episodes are available monthly. The first episode of the new E […]
  • Successful 47 GHz Amateur Radio Moonbounce Test Reported February 12, 2020
    Mitsuo Kasai, JA1WQF, successfully decoded a 47 GHz signal bounced off the moon on February 10 by Al Ward, W5LUA. More tests are planned. Ward posted news of the achievement on the Moon-Net email reflector. “These were one-way tests, with only me transmitting,” he said in his post.“I started out by sending single tones to Mitsuo, which he copied well, and th […]
  • New ARRL Repeater Directory Now Shipping February 12, 2020
    The 2020 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 21,000 listings, it’s the most complete printed directory of on-the-air repeaters, covering repeater systems throughout the US and Ca […]
  • “WOW Signal” Documentary Now Available Online February 12, 2020
    Retired Ohio State University Professor Robert Dixon, W8ERD, says a documentary about the 1977 discovery of a signal from the cosmos detected by the Ohio State University Radio Telescope is now available from at least one internet video site and was to become available from Amazon and Google Play. The so-called “WOW signal” is regarded as the best candidate […]
  • The ARRL International DX Contest (CW) is Just Ahead! February 12, 2020
  • HuskySat-1 Gains Enthusiastic Following February 12, 2020
    Initial reports indicate considerable interest among amateurs in tracking and capturing data from the newly deployed HuskySat-1. The satellite, designed at the University of Washington, was launched to the International Space Station last November and subsequently deployed into a higher orbit from the ISS on January 31 and began telemetry transmissions on 43 […]