The latest news from the American Radio Relay League

  • Barry Shelley, N1VXY, to Become ARRL Interim CEO January 19, 2020
    At its meeting this weekend, the ARRL Board of Directors did not elect Howard Michel, WB2ITX, as the ARRL Chief Executive Officer. Beginning Monday, January 20, Barry Shelley, N1VXY, will become interim CEO. Mr. Shelley was ARRL’s Chief Financial Officer for 28 years and CEO during 2018 before his retirement. The board has created a search committee to selec […]
  • New Book from ARRL: Amateur Radio Contesting for Beginners January 17, 2020
  • The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Now Available January 17, 2020
    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.
  • SAQ Alexanderson Alternator 2019 Christmas Eve Transmission Heard by More than 400 Listeners January 17, 2020
    The Alexanderson alternator 2019 Christmas Eve transmission on 17.2 kHz from SAQ in Grimeton, Sweden, was heard by more than 400 listeners. SAQ reported conditions were very good, with clear, dry weather, and the vintage transmitter functioned flawlessly. Lars Kålland, SM6NM, was at the key to deliver the Christmas message, his last as he is retiring. SAQ sa […]
  • Large-Scale DXpedition to Timor-Leste Planned for this Fall January 17, 2020
    The Lagunaria DX Group is planning a “large-scale DXpedition” to Timor-Leste (4W) in the October/November 2020 timeframe.“We currently have one team member in Timor-Leste negotiating with different ministries, companies, and accommodation facilities,” said team member Chris Janssen, DL1MGB. “Right now, we have positive feedback from all. We even already have […]
  • The K7RA Solar Update January 17, 2020
    Cycle 25 sunspots persisted for the first two days (January 9-10) of this reporting week, January 9-15, with daily sunspot numbers of 14 and 11. That brought the weekly average daily sunspot number from 8.4 last week to 3.6. Average daily solar flux edged up from 71.8 to 72.5.Average daily planetary A index declined from 6.3 to 5.6, and average middle latitu […]
  • High Speed Telegraphy Competitions Set January 16, 2020
  • Iowa State Parks on the Air 2020 Celebrating Centennial of Iowa State Parks January 16, 2020
    Iowa State Parks on the Air (IASPOTA-2020) is under way and will continue through year’s end. The event is sponsored by the Great River Amateur Radio Club, with the support of Iowa ARRL Section Manager Lelia Garner, WA0UIG, and the Iowa Division of Natural Resources (DNR).According to Colin Wheatley, W9UPK, Iowa had the first state park system in the nation, […]
  • Massachusetts Club Offers Support to Arecibo Observatory Following Earthquakes January 16, 2020
    Although not in the hardest-hit earthquake zone, Puerto Rico’s Arecibo Observatory nonetheless has been affected by the recent spate of earthquakes and aftershocks. The landmark Arecibo radio telescope and ionospheric radar facility was a victim of the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria in 2017.Members of the Nashoba Valley Amateur Radio Club (NVARC) hav […]
  • YOTA Month Reported a Success in the Americas January 15, 2020