The latest news from the American Radio Relay League

  • RadioShack “Express Stores” to Open in HobbyTown USA Locations July 18, 2018
    According to a July 13 article in the New York Post, RadioShack is planning to open “express stores” within HobbyTown USA locations. The nearly century-old, twice-bankrupt retailer has signed a deal with HobbyTown USA to put a mini-RadioShack outlet in some 50 HobbyTown USA stores across the country that would sell items that might appeal to radio amateurs a […]
  • US ARDF Champions Prepare for International Competition in Korea July 18, 2018
    Results of the 18th USA National Championships of Amateur Radio Direction Finding (ARDF) are now in the record books. Some of those who took part in that event now are hoping to win positions on ARDF Team USA, which will travel to Sokcho, Korea, in early September for the 19th ARDF World Championships. IARU rules limit national teams to three persons per age […]
  • AMSAT-NA Mailing Corrected 2018 Board of Directors Ballots July 18, 2018
    Due to a printing error, the beige colored ballots mailed to AMSAT-NA members for the 2018 Board of Directors election on July 15, 2018, have been declared void; any such ballots received at the AMSAT-NA office will not be counted.New ballots labeled "CORRECTED BALLOT 7/20/2018" and printed on yellow card stock are being mailed to all AMSAT-NA memb […]
  • Jack Gerbs, WB8SCT, Appointed General Chairman for Hamvention® 2019 July 17, 2018
    The Dayton Amateur Radio Board of Directors has appointed Jack Gerbs, WB8SCT, of Springboro, Ohio, as the General Chairman for Hamvention® 2019. Gerbs, who served as Assistant General Chairman for the 2017 and 2018 Hamventions, succeeds Ron Cramer, KD8ENJ, who served in the post for the 2017 and 2018 shows.“Jack worked very closely with me the last 2 years a […]
  • WRTC 2018 Teams Produce Amazing Contact Totals Despite Poor Conditions July 16, 2018
    [UPDATED to reflect official, final scores.] A crack team of contesters from Lithuania has won the gold medal in World Radiosport Team Championship 2018 (WRTC 2018), held over the weekend in Germany. Operating as Y81N, Gedas Lucinskas, LY9A, and Mindis Jukna, LY4L, topped the real-time scoreboard for much of the event, which is held as a competition within a […]
  • Shop AmazonSmile on Prime Day and Help Support ARRL! July 16, 2018
    Amazon Prime Day is here! Deals started at 3 PM EDT (1900 UTC) today, July 16 and run through Tuesday, July 17. Prime Day is one of the biggest shopping days of the year. As you browse the great deals available exclusively to Amazon Prime members, we invite you to shop at AmazonSmile, choosing the ARRL as your charity of choice.With every qualifying purchase […]
  • Final Preparations Under Way for Youth on the Air 2018 in South Africa July 16, 2018
  • ARRL Represented at IEEE Symposium in Boston July 13, 2018
  • Friedrichshafen Emergency Communications Gathering Hears Reports July 13, 2018
    IARU Region 1 Emergency Coordinator Greg Mossup, G0DUB, has posted a report on the Emergency Communications Meeting held at June’s Ham Radio event in Friedrichshafen, Germany. Mossup said some 20 emergency communicators attended the June 1 meeting, sponsored by the IARU.“After the introduction and Region 1 report, there were interesting presentations followe […]
  • Contest Branch Reports ARRL International DX Contest Phone Results Posted, Other News July 13, 2018