The latest news from the American Radio Relay League

  • Report Causes Concern and Confusion in California’s Amateur Radio Ranks October 15, 2019
    By all credible and reliable accounts, the State of California has not turned its back on Amateur Radio as an emergency communication resource nor have established repeater owners been asked to remove their equipment from state-owned sites unless they pay sizeable fees. The California controversy, inflamed by a viral YouTube video, stemmed from a California […]
  • Amateur Radio Emergency Data Network Employed to Monitor California Wildfires October 15, 2019
  • PACTOR Developer SCS Announces Monitoring Software October 15, 2019
    SCS, the company that created PACTOR, has unveiled software that offers the ability to monitor the content of PACTOR 1, 2, and 3 transmissions over the air. The free PMON software runs under the Linux operating system. A software version to monitor PACTOR 4 is scheduled to become available next year. PMON will offer “thorough observation and documentation of […]
  • Homebrew Heroes Award for 2019 in Amateur Radio Announced October 14, 2019
    The Homebrew Heroes Award Program has announced its first annual recipient. He is Hans Summers, G0UPL, of East Sussex in the UK. The annual award recognizes individuals, groups, or organizations who help define the frontiers of Amateur Radio technology through the long-standing tradition of constructing their own equipment. “Our Steering Committee sought the […]
  • Preview Now Open for ARRL 2019 Online Auction October 14, 2019
    A preview of the more than 230 items going on the block this week in the 14th annual ARRL Online Auction is now open. Bidding begins on Thursday, October 17, at 10 AM EST (1400 UTC), and the auction will continue through Thursday, October 24, closing at 10 PM EST (Friday, October 25, at 0200 UTC).The 2019 auction includes lab-tested QST “Product Review” gear […]
  • The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Available October 11, 2019
    Listen to the new episode of ARRL Audio News on your iOS or Android podcast app, or online at Audio News is also retransmitted on a number of FM repeaters. Click here and then scroll down to see the list.
  • The K7RA Solar Update October 11, 2019
    No sunspots appeared over the past week, and in the prior week there were only two days with sunspots, so average daily sunspot number declined from 3.1 to 0.Average daily solar flux nudged higher, but just barely, from 67.6 to 67.8.Geomagnetic indicators were much lower this week, with average daily planetary A index retreating from 14.4 to 6.3, while the m […]
  • The Doctor Will See You Now! October 10, 2019
  • Hawaii ARES Leverages Contest Station and Winlink for 2019 Simulated Emergency Test October 9, 2019
    ARES volunteers in Hawaii took the opportunity of the 2019 Simulated Emergency Test (SET) on October 6 (UTC) to test Winlink radio messaging to the US mainland, using the KH6YY (KH6J) contest station on O’ahu. One of the premier contest stations in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, KH6YY offers a commanding propagation path over an expanse of saltwater.“You h […]
  • New Amateur Radio License Conditions in Effect for Australian Radio Amateurs October 9, 2019
    The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has published changes to the Amateur Radio license conditions, effective on September 21. According to the Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA), all restrictions on emission modes have been removed for all licensees, and restrictions on permitted transmission bandwidths have been lifted for all licens […]