The latest news from the American Radio Relay League

  • MARS Communications Exercise will Involve Amateur Radio Community September 21, 2020
    Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) volunteers will take part in the Department of Defense (DOD) Communications Exercise 20-4, starting on October 3 and concluding on October 26.The MARS focus is interoperability with ARRL and the amateur radio community. “Throughout the month of October, MARS members will interoperate with various amateur radio organizat […]
  • Hurricane Watch Net is Tracking New Weather Systems September 18, 2020
  • The K7RA Solar Update September 18, 2020
    Tad Cook, K7RA, Seattle, reports: Lots of news lately about the solar cycle, but no sunspots. Today, September 18, is the 29th consecutive day with no sunspots.The news this week was about the Solar Cycle 24 minimum, announced recently as having occurred during December 2019 and indicating the start of Solar Cycle 25. The reason that announcement is just com […]
  • FCC Grants ARRL Rules Waiver Request for Fire Emergencies, Hurricanes September 17, 2020
  • Hurricane Watch Net Wraps Up Marathon Activation for Two Storms September 17, 2020
  • Northern Florida ARES Requests Clear Frequencies for HF Nets September 16, 2020
    Northern Florida Section Emergency Coordinator Karl Martin, K4HBN, is requesting that stations not directly involved in the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES®) response to Hurricane Sally please avoid 3.950 MHz (primary) and 7.242 MHz (backup). ARES has activated in four Northern Florida counties. Shelters are open, and power and telecommunications outag […]
  • 5-MHz Interoperability Channels Designated for Wildfires and Hurricane Sally Response September 15, 2020
    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced that two 60-meter channels have been made available, as necessary, for interoperability between US Government stations and US amateur radio stations involved in emergency communications related to the wildland firefighting response in California, Oregon, and Washington, and to Hurricane Sally. Thes […]
  • Attention Turns to Tropical Storm Sally after Hurricane Paulette Hits Bermuda September 14, 2020
    The Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) said this morning that it will continue to gather any reports from Bermuda in the wake of Hurricane Paulette, which made landfall on the resort island today (Monday, September 14). Paulette is slowly moving away from Bermuda, a British overseas territory. The HWN is currently active on 14.325 MHz, seeking damage and storm surge […]
  • Hurricane Watch Net to Activate as Paulette Bears Down on Bermuda September 13, 2020
    The Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) has announced plans to activate today (Sunday, September 13) at 2100 UTC on both 14.325 MHz and 7.268 MHz as Hurricane Paulette is predicted to make landfall on Bermuda early on September 14 as a Category 2 storm. HWN Manager Bobby Graves, KB5HAV, noted that activation plans are subject to change as weather forecasts unfold.As o […]
  • ARRL Technical Service Award Conferred September 11, 2020