The latest news from the American Radio Relay League

  • New England Division Convention Canceled Due to COVID-19 August 5, 2020
    Initially scheduled for July, the Northeast HamXposition, host of the 2020 ARRL New England Division Convention, was moved back to November because of the coronavirus pandemic. Now, the in-person event is off until next summer, although some activities will take place online this year. Renamed before the 2019 show, the Northeast HamXposition has succeeded th […]
  • Radio Amateur Takes Part in Historic First Commercial Human Spaceflight to ISS August 5, 2020
    Bob Behnken, KE5GGX, was one of two NASA astronauts who made spaceflight history over the weekend. Behnken and Doug Hurley were the first astronauts since the 1970s to make a water landing, after their Crew Dragon capsule splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday. On May 30, the pair made history as the first live crew to be launched into space in a comm […]
  • ARRL Volunteer Monitors Recognize Good Operators August 5, 2020
    ARRL Volunteer Monitors recognized 13 operators in 10 states with Good Operator letters during the second quarter of 2020. Among the operators recognized were CW and SSB operators on 20 and 40 meters, outstanding net operators on 2 meters (including a net control of the Central Indiana SKYWARN Net), and an operator on 40 meters who demonstrated exemplary cou […]
  • Hurricane Watch Net Reactivates as Hurricane Warning Posted for the Carolinas August 3, 2020
    With the National Hurricane Center (NHC) expecting Tropical Storm Isaias to become a hurricane again later today and make landfall this evening, the Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) reactivated at 1600 UTC on 14.325 MHz. HWN Manager Bobby Graves, KB5HAV, said the net will shift operations at 2300 UTC to 7.268 MHz, where it will remain until no longer needed by the […]
  • The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Now Available July 31, 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.
  • Hurricane Watch Net Activating as Hurricane Isaias Approaches US East Coast July 31, 2020
    The Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) activated on 14.325 MHz on July 31 at 1500 UTC as Hurricane Isaias [pronounced: ees-ah-EE-ahs] heads toward the US on an uncertain trajectory.  The Volusia County, Florida, and State emergency operations centers were reported at a Level 3 (Monitoring) status.“For years I’ve said, ‘Just when you think you have Mother Nature figur […]
  • The K7RA Solar Update July 31, 2020
    Tad Cook, K7RA, Seattle, reports: Finally, sunspots have returned! Two sunspots now are visible, both from new Solar Cycle 25. The daily sunspot number was 11 for July 21-27, rising to 22 for July 28-30.Recently, we have noticed an improvement in propagation due to seasonal sporadic-E activity.Average daily sunspot numbers rose from 3.1 to 14.1 this week, an […]
  • ARRL Foundation Awards Grant to The University of Alabama Huntsville July 30, 2020
    The ARRL Foundation has awarded $510 to the University of Alabama Huntsville's Center for Cybersecurity Research and Education. The grant will be used to get university students licensed, and then integrate amateur radio communication protocols into extant models used for cybersecurity testing for industrial system controls. Analysis will be done on how […]
  • Nomination Signatures Sent via Email or Mail May Be Submitted for ARRL Offices July 30, 2020
    The ARRL Ethics & Elections Committee has announced that it will be acceptable in pending and future ARRL Director/Vice Director and Section Manager (SM) elections to submit nomination signatures that have been sent via email or mail, under these guidelines: Petition copies must be made from the original form supplied by ARRL. Forms must be exactly the s […]
  • Traffic-Handling Webinar Launches Ham Radio Learning Series July 29, 2020
    A live presentation from ARRL North Texas Section Traffic Manager Aaron Hulett, K8AMH, inaugurated the new ARRL Learning Network on Tuesday, July 28. The webinar series features 30-minute presentations from experienced members covering a variety of amateur radio topics and interests. Hulett’s webinar, “Relay Stations and the Art of Traffic Handling,” introdu […]