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The latest news from the American Radio Relay League

  • Winter Season Section Manager Election Results February 23, 2024
    On Tuesday, February 20, at ARRL Headquarters, ballots were counted for two Section Manager elections that were conducted this winter.ARRL members in Louisiana elected Houston Polson, N5YS, of Winnfield, to become the next Section Manager of the ARRL Louisiana Section starting on April 1, 2024. Polson received 200 votes, and incumbent Section Manager Matt An […]
  • Amateur Radio Operators Needed for Help with Solar Eclipse Project February 23, 2024
    The Case Amateur Radio Club, W8EDU, the club station at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, is asking for amateur radio operators to help with a research project centered around the April 8, 2024, solar eclipse.W8EDU club member Adam Goodman, W7OKE, said the project centers around studying the effects of the eclipse on propagation to better u […]
  • Former Vice Director of the ARRL Hudson Division, Bill Hudzik, W2UDT, Silent Key February 23, 2024
    Former Vice Director of the ARRL Hudson Division and ARRL Maxim Society Member William "Bill" Hudzik, W2UDT, has passed away at the age of 77.Hudzik served as Vice Director from 2011 to 2022, and he had previously been Section Manager of the ARRL Northern New Jersey Section.  Hudzik was first licensed in 1961 as WV2UDT, and he was active in VHF con […]
  • The K7RA Solar Update February 23, 2024
    "ASWFC GEOMAGNETIC DISTURBANCE WARNING ISSUED AT 0237 UTC/22 FEBRUARY 2024 BY THE AUSTRALIAN SPACE WEATHER FORECASTING CENTRE."A solar filament has erupted from the northwest solar quadrant anda component of the predominately westward associated CME is expectedto arrive at the Earth during the second half of 24-Feb. G1 conditions, with the chance o […]
  • Highlights from 2024 Orlando HamCation February 16, 2024
    Warm weather greeted the crowds of radio amateurs who attended the 2024 Orlando HamCation® from February 9 - 11. The convention hosted the ARRL Florida State Convention, but drew attendees from across the country, and some from even farther, renewing HamCation's place as the second largest US ham radio convention.HamCation is sponsored by the Orlando Am […]
  • Amateur Radio as Educational Tool Represented to Policymakers in Washington DC February 16, 2024
    ARRL and Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC) represented Amateur Radio at a symposium in Washington on February 1 at which the top domestic spectrum policymakers from across the federal government considered implementation of the National Spectrum Strategy (NSS) [PDF].ARRL ensures that Amateur Radio is represented at sessions such as this so that dec […]
  • ARRL Headquarters Closed Presidents Day February 16, 2024
    ARRL  The National Association for Amateur Radio® Headquarters in Newington, Connecticut, will be closed on Monday, February 19, 2024, in observance of Presidents Day. There won't be any W1AW bulletin or code practice that day. ARRL HQ will reopen on Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at 8 AM EST.There are several special operating events to mark the holiday. V […]
  • The K7RA Solar Update February 16, 2024
    Seven new sunspot groups appeared over the past week, February 8-14,two on February 8, three on February 10, and two more on February 13and 14.Then on February 15 three more sunspots emerged.Now this is a personal opinion, but from recent numbers I suspectthat we may at the peak of Solar Cycle 25 or just prior to the peak.We won't know when the actual p […]
  • Errata to the 2024 - 2028 Amateur Extra-Class Question Pool Released February 15, 2024
    The National Conference of Volunteer Examiner Coordinators (NCVEC) Question Pool Committee (QPC) has released errata for the new 2024 - 2028 Element 4 Extra Class Question Pool, which goes into effect on July 1. The errata includes minor question changes, the removal of one question, and one modified graphic. These updates are reflected in the new downloadab […]
  • Veteran DXpedition Leader Bob Allphin, K4UEE, SK February 15, 2024
    Prolific DXpedition leader, ARRL Maxim Society member, and former Chair of the ARRL DX Advisory Committee, Robert C. “Bob” Allphin, Jr., K4UEE, has become a Silent Key. Allphin passed on February 10 at the age of 79. His early life as the son of a United States Air Force (USAF) officer sent him to many corners of the globe. That set the tenor for a life in a […]