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The latest news from the American Radio Relay League

  • Well-Known Amateur Radio Contester and DXer Will Roberts, AA4NC, SK October 26, 2021
    An experienced and successful member of the amateur radio contesting and DX community lost his life on October 21 as the result of a small plane crash. William “Will” Roberts, AA4NC, of Apex, North Carolina, was piloting the plane, which went down not long after take-off in a wooded area of Onslow County, North Carolina, near the Holly Ridge/Topsail Island A […]
  • WSJT-X Version 2.5.1 has been Released October 26, 2021
    The WSJT-X development team has announced the general availability release of WSJT-X version 2.5.1. This release mainly contains improvements and repairs defects related to Q65 and JT65 when used with nonstandard and compound call signs. Those planning to use Q65 or JT65 to make weak-signal contacts involving a nonstandard call sign should upgrade to this ve […]
  • Straight Key Century Club Achieves Membership Milestone October 25, 2021
  • Hams Support Chicago Marathon October 25, 2021
    A team of 135 radio amateurs from four states supported medical teams volunteering for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on October 10. The Chicago Marathon is the third largest marathon in the world. This marked the 13th year that amateur radio volunteers have partnered with the marathon medical team to help coordinate responses, arrange for deployment o […]
  • Australian Telecoms Regulator Reports High Interest in New 2 × 1 Contest Call Signs October 25, 2021
  • The K7RA Solar Update October 22, 2021
    Tad Cook, K7RA, Seattle, reports: Solar activity declined last week, and on Sunday, October 17, there were no sunspots at all. Most days had the minimum non-zero sunspot number, which is 11, indicating a single sunspot group containing a single sunspot.Average daily sunspot number declined from 23.7 to 11.3, and average daily solar flux dropped 7 points from […]
  • ARDC Grants to Fund Amateur Radio Project Expansions October 21, 2021
    Two recent Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC) grants will benefit the Santa Barbara Amateur Radio Club (SBARC), K6TZ, and Oregon HamWAN.A $35,550 grant will enable SBARC to construct an amateur radio station at the new Chrisman California Islands Center (CCIC) in downtown Carpinteria, California, at the invitation of the Santa Cruz Island Foundation […]
  • November QST Article Celebrates Centenary of the Beverage Antenna October 20, 2021
    The November issue of QST includes the article, “The Beverage Antenna, 100 Years Later,” by Ward Silver, N0AX, and Frank Donovan, W3LPL. The famous receiving antenna, designed and patented in 1921 by Harold Beverage, 2BML, remains popular for the low bands as increasing sunspot activity in Solar Cycle 25 leads to weaker signals on 160 and 80 meters. The arti […]
  • Yasme Foundation Board Announces Grant, Award October 20, 2021
    The Yasme Foundation Board of Directors has announced that it will be giving a grant to the Seychelles Amateur Radio Association (SARA) to establish a facility for its recently formed (2018) amateur radio club.The Yasme Foundation also announced that Steve Babcock, VE6WZ, of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, is the latest recipient of its Excellence Award. This hono […]
  • Technician License Training Course Added to ARRL’s YouTube Channel October 20, 2021
    ARRL’s YouTube channel, ARRLHQ, has launched a series of amateur radio Technician-class license courses. This series of videos features Dave Casler, KE0OG, QST’s “Ask Dave” columnist, who leads viewers through The ARRL Ham Radio License Manual. These videos supplement the manual and provide an overview of the sections you’ll be studying, along with a few vid […]