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  • April 2021 Volunteer Monitor Program Report Released May 13, 2021
    The Volunteer Monitor (VM) Program is a joint initiative between ARRL and FCC to enhance compliance in the Amateur Radio Service.A General class renewal applicant withdrew his application after FCC notice that the renewal application would be held up pending review of Volunteer Monitor complaints. As a consequence, the Quakertown, Pennsylvania, applicant has […]
  • “Geomagnetic Storm Season” is Over May 12, 2021
    June and July bring frequent 6-meter DX openings via long-distance sporadic-E propagation and persistent quiet geomagnetic conditions. These 2 months are well known to North American 6-meter DXers as the most productive time of year for DX up to 8,700 miles.“The quiet geomagnetic season during June and July typically has only about half as many geomagnetic s […]
  • The VP2VB Danny Weil Memorial DXpedition is JIDXM 2020 DXpedition of the Year May 12, 2021
    The Japan International DX Meeting (JIDXM) has designated the 2020 VP2VB Danny Weil Memorial DXpedition as the recipient of the 2020 DXpedition of the Year Award. The DXpedition was organized to bring story of amateur radio DXpedition pioneer Danny Weil, VP2VB, to today’s amateur radio community.The VP2VB Yasme Memorial Expedition Team consisted of Adrian Ci […]
  • Bigfoot Radio Net Spring Expedition 2021 Underway May 12, 2021
  • 60 Meters Again Available to New Zealand Radio Amateurs May 12, 2021
  • SEDCO W4DXCC Co-Founder, Noted DXer Lynn Lamb, W4NL, SK May 11, 2021
    ARRL Life Member Lynn Lamb, W4NL, of Maryville, Tennessee, died on May 10 following a lengthy illness. He was 83. Lamb co-founded SEDCO W4DXCC DX and Contest Convention in 2005.Licensed in 1954, Lamb retired from a career with the US Department of Defense (US Navy and Air Force). He was a founding member of the National Capitol DX Association (NCDXA) and bel […]
  • Tuesday, May 11, is Puerto Rico Amateur Radio Operator Day May 11, 2021
    Tuesday, May 11, is Puerto Rico Amateur Radio Operator Day, which falls within National Radio Month on the island. The operator of Puerto Rico’s first radio broadcasting station in 1922, WKAQ, was Joaquín Agusty, who held the ham radio call sign 4JE. A proclamation signed by Governor Pedro Pierluisi highlights the value of amateur radio in times of emergency […]
  • Workshop for Attorneys Under Consideration for 2022 ARRL National Convention in Orlando May 11, 2021
    The Amateur Radio Legal Defense and Assistance Committee (ARLDAC) is considering hosting a half-day workshop for attorneys at the ARRL 2022 National Convention in Orlando. This would be for attorneys only, and attendees would be eligible to earn continuing legal education (CLE) credit in their respective states. It would be held on the afternoon of February […]
  • The K7RA Solar Update May 7, 2021
    Tad Cook, K7RA, Seattle, reports: Our sun seems to have fallen back into a very quiet phase, far different from the way it looked in November 2020. That was 6 months ago, and we assumed that since we were emerging from a solar minimum, by now we would be seeing much more solar activity. It hasn’t happened. More recently, sunspots disappeared after May 1, and […]
  • First-Time Exam Applicants Must Obtain FCC Registration Number before Taking Exam May 6, 2021
    Beginning May 20, 2021, all amateur examination applicants will be required to provide an FCC Registration Number (FRN) to the Volunteer Examiners (VEs) before taking an amateur exam. This is necessary due to changes the FCC has made to its licensing system.Amateur candidates who already have an FCC license, whether for amateur radio or in another service, a […]