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  • The K7RA Solar Update May 20, 2022
     Solar activity was up, up, up this week, with average daily sunspot numbers increasing from 74.4 to 134.1, and average daily solar flux from 120.3 to 157.3.To get some perspective, I averaged the weekly averages for sunspot number and solar flux from this bulletin and the previous three, then compared them to the bulletins from one year earlier.A year ago, […]
  • The K7RA Solar Update May 14, 2022
    We saw some evidence of sporadic-e propagation this week on 6 and 10 meters, always surprising and exciting.Solar activity was about the same as last week, at least going by the numbers.Average daily sunspot numbers rose slightly from 68.6 to 74.4, while average daily solar flux only budged from 120 to 120.3.Geomagnetic indicators were quieter, with average […]
  • Listen to ARRL Audio News for May 13, 2022 May 13, 2022
    The latest edition of ARRL Audio News podcast for May 13, 2022 is available for listening now. This week's edition includes an update for the upcoming Dayton Hamvention®, an announcement for the Armed Forces Day Cross-Band Exercise which be held on May 14, and much more. ARRL Audio News is a summary of the week’s top news stories in the world of amateur […]
  • ARES® Activated in Oklahoma for Tornado Clean-Up Communications May 12, 2022
    To help with emergency communications support following an outbreak of tornadoes that hit this past week, the Oklahoma Department of Emergency of Management and Homeland Security requested support from the Oklahoma Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES®).During the first week of May, 12 tornadoes touched down in the central and eastern parts of Oklahoma. Th […]
  • Día del Radioaficionado Celebrated May 10, 2022 in Puerto Rico May 12, 2022
    On May 10, 2022, radio amateurs in Puerto Rico celebrated 25 years of Día del Radioaficionado (Puerto Rico Amateur Radio Operator Day). The day was designated the second Tuesday in May by Law 50 of June 7, 1996. The Governor of Puerto Rico, Pedro Pierluisi, issued a proclamation to honor the event. Radio amateurs took to social media and the airwaves to cele […]
  • Get To 2022 Dayton Hamvention® -- May 20-22 May 12, 2022
    The 2022 Dayton Hamvention®, among the world's largest annual amateur radio gatherings, is ready to celebrate its 70th Anniversary event, May 20 - 22, at the Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center in Xenia, Ohio. Organizers report that brisk advance sales of tickets and reservations for inside exhibit booths and flea market spaces are an indication t […]
  • Annual Armed Forces Day Cross-Band Exercise Set for May 14 May 12, 2022
    The US Department of Defense will host this year’s Armed Forces Day (AFD) Cross-Band Test on Saturday, May 14. While Armed Forces Day is May 21, the AFD cross-band military-amateur radio event traditionally takes place 1 week earlier to avoid any conflict with the Dayton Hamvention®. The event is open to all radio amateurs.The AFD Cross-Band Test is two-way […]
  • FCC Has Resolved Technical Issues and Resumes Processing Amateur Radio License Applications May 9, 2022
    Updated 5/9/2022The ARRL Volunteer Examiner Coordinator (VEC) reports that the FCC Universal Licensing System (ULS) electronic batch filing (EBF) system is back online and functioning normally. A message sent by the FCC ULS EBF Team to VECs explains that the technical issues with ULS EBF filing are resolved, and that VECs may resume submitting files containi […]
  • ARRL RF Safety Committee Members To Be Honored By The Radio Society of Great Britain May 6, 2022
    Chairman of the ARRL RF Safety Committee (RFSC) Gregory D. Lapin, N9GL, Ph.D, P.E., will receive an award at the 2022 Dayton Hamvention® from the Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB). He will receive the Founders' Trophy, recognizing his outstanding service to the society. He will also be accepting awards for committee members Kai Siwiak, KE4PT; Ric Te […]
  • ARRL Forum at Hamvention Will Include FCC Enforcement Bureau's Lark Hadley, KA4A May 6, 2022
    Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Enforcement Bureau Regional Director Lark Hadley, KA4A, will participate in an ARRL-sponsored forum at Dayton Hamvention® on Saturday, May 21, 2022. The forum, "Good Operators and the ARRL Volunteer Monitor (VM) Program" will be led by Riley Hollingsworth, K4ZDH, who heads the VM Program - a joint initiative […]