The latest news from the American Radio Relay League

  • The K7RA Solar Update November 15, 2019
    Even with little to no solar activity, it is amazing how many long-distance HF contacts are possible, even without using weak signal modes such as FT8.Recent DXpeditions, such as the ones on Pitcairn Island and Marquesas, had little trouble piling up the contacts, even on ten meters. It helps that we are in the fall season.No sunspots over the past week, and […]
  • More than 1 Million Contacts Logged during ARRL Field Day 2019 November 14, 2019
  • Youth on the Air Camp Coming to IARU Region 2 November 14, 2019
    Taking a cue from International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Region 1’s Youngsters On The Air annual summer camp, the Youth on the Air (YOTA) committee in IARU Region 2 has announced the first camp for young radio amateurs in the Americas next June. Sponsors hope the Region 2 camp, a modified version of the Region 1 camp, will also become an annual event.The i […]
  • Dayton Hamvention® Invites 2020 Award Nominations November 14, 2019
    Dayton Hamvention® is inviting nominations for its 2020 awards. Nominations are due by February 15, 2020. Awards will be granted for Amateur of the Year, Club of the Year, Technical Achievement, and Special Achievement. The Amateur of the Year Award is given to a radio amateur who has made a long-term commitment to the advancement of amateur radio. This indi […]
  • Still Time to Work TX7T in the Marquesas Islands November 14, 2019
  • AMSAT Says HuskySat-1 Paving the Way for Further Cooperation November 13, 2019
    AMSAT says it had to maneuver some regulatory challenges in establishing its partnership with the University of Washington to share the just-launched HuskySat-1. The satellite went into space on November 2 aboard a Cygnus cargo vessel, which docked to the International Space Station. HuskySat-1 will be boosted into a higher orbit and deployed in January, and […]
  • 2020 Cubesat Developers Workshop Issues Call for Abstracts November 12, 2019
  • Russian OTH Radar Now Reported to be “Everywhere” November 12, 2019
    [UPDATED and CORRECTED @ 1625 UTC on November 2019] The latest International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 Monitoring System (IARUMS) newsletter reports the Russian “Contayner” over-the-horizon radar (OTHR) has been active in the 7, 10, 14, and 18 MHz amateur radio allocations (amateur radio is primary on 40, 20, and 17 meters). The OTHR transmissions have be […]
  • World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 Enters Its Third Week November 11, 2019
  • December is Youngsters on the Air (YOTA) Month November 11, 2019
    The IARU Region 1 (Europe, Africa, and the Mideast) Youth Working Group has announced that its December YOTA Month take place again this year.“We would like to invite you to take part with a call sign with ‘YOTA’ in the suffix,” the YOTA announcement said. “The idea for this is to show Amateur Radio to young people and to encourage youngsters to be active on […]