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HAARP-Like Ionospheric Research Project Underway at Arecibo Observatory

Mié, 23/04/2014 - 19:01
pWork is underway to complete the construction of an ionospheric research facility at the strongArecibo Observatory/strong in Puerto Rico that bears some similarities to the spanHigh Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) far to the north in Alaska, but on a different scale and with different research goals. /span/pp/ppspan“/spanIt is basically the same as HAARP for the science, except that HAARP was in the Auroral Regio.../p

Padraig Lysandrou, KC9UUS, is Goldfarb Scholarship Winner

Mié, 23/04/2014 - 18:16
pThe strongARRL Foundation/strong Board of Directors has awarded the 2014 strongWilliam R. Goldfarb Memorial Scholarship/strong to Padraig Lysandrou, KC9UUS, of Bloomington, Indiana. The 17-year-old Bloomington High School South senior has been licensed since 2011, is Indiana’s Assistant Section Manager for Youth, and is in the top 10 percent of his class. Lysandrou’s May 2013 iQST/i article “strongspanA Crazy Idea: DXpedition to Cyp.../span/strong/p

Texas Radio Amateur Gives Up License As Part of Enforcement Action Settlement

Mar, 22/04/2014 - 23:14
pA Texas radio amateur has agreed to turn in his Amateur Extra class license as part of an agreement with the FCC to settle an enforcement action against him. The FCC earlier this year issued a iNotice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture/i (biNAL/i/b) to James R. Winstead, KD5OZY, of Coleman, Texas, after determining that Winstead “apparently willfully violated” FCC rules by interfering with Amateur Rad.../p

W1AW Centennial Operations Shift to New Jersey and New Hampshire on April 23 (UTC)

Lun, 21/04/2014 - 19:23
pThe ARRL Centennial strongspanW1AW WAS/span/strong operations taking place throughout 2014 from each of the 50 states will relocate at 0000 UTC on Wednesday, April 23 (the evening of April 22 in US time zones), from North Dakota and Mississippi to New Jersey (W1AW/2) and New Hampshire (W1AW/1). During 2014 W1AW will be on the air from every state (at least twice) and most US territories, and it will be easy to work .../p

KickSat Has Been Deployed in Low-Earth Orbit

Sáb, 19/04/2014 - 21:34
pZac Manchester, KD2BHC, of the strongKickSat/strong project, reports the satellite launched successfully April 18 at 1925 UTC and successfully has attained low-Earth orbit./pp“We at Cornell and several Amateur Radio operators around the world have made contact with the spacecraft, and it is alive and well,” Manchester reported./ppThe Cornell grad student has strongannounced/strong that he will offer prizes to the first severa.../p

Puerto Rico Amateur Radio Volunteers Take Part in Tsunami Preparedness Exercise

Sáb, 19/04/2014 - 19:58
pAmateur Radio volunteers in Puerto Rico participated in the strongCARIBE WAVE/LANTEX 14/strong exercise in March. spanThe purpose of the exercise was to assist tsunami preparedness efforts in the Caribbean and adjacent regions, including the east coasts of the US and Canada./spanspan /spanSince 2010, Amateur Radio has played a role in the exercise, executed in Puerto Rico in conjunction with the Seismic Net of Puerto Rico (R.../p

The K7RA Solar Update

Jue, 17/04/2014 - 17:22
p/pp/ppARRL Headquarters is closed for Good Friday on April 18, so the bulletin comes to you a day early.br /br /After a few days in the doldrums on April 8-13 with sunspot numbers in the double digits, solar activity made a strong recovery over the following three days, with daily sunspot numbers of 105, 149 and 245. Sunspot numbers have reached this level several times in the past 12 months. On February 28,.../p

Amateur Radio Volunteers Provide Critical Support for 30th Challenge Cup Relay

Mié, 16/04/2014 - 23:46
pAmateur Radio volunteers were key to maintaining safety and security for the thousands of law enforcement personnel who took part in the Baker to Vegas strongspanChallenge Cup Relay/span/strong (B2V)spanspan/span/span race on March 22. This year marked the 30th anniversary of the event, sometimes called “The world’s longest police foot pursuit.” The relay event covers some 120 miles of remote territory, from the Mojave Desert near Ba.../p

ARRL Headquarters Will Be Closed on Good Friday, April 18

Mié, 16/04/2014 - 01:20
pARRL Headquarters will be closed on Good Friday, April 18. There will be no strongspanW1AW bulletin or code practice transmissions/span/strong and no biARRL Audio News/i/b on April 18. ARRL Headquarters will reopen Monday, April 21, at 8 AM Eastern Daylight Time. We wish everyone a safe and enjoyable holiday!/pp/p

W1AW/x Portable Operations, W100AW, and W1HQ Can QSL via Bureau

Mié, 16/04/2014 - 01:13
pYou may request that QSL cards be delivered via the strongARRL QSL Bureau system/strong for contacts with the W1AW/x portable operations, W100AW, and W1HQ, now underway during the ARRL Centennial. You must first have an account with the QSL Bureau that handles your cards and have sufficient postage or envelopes on file with that bureau. Any cards that cannot be delivered will not be held or stored./pp/ppPlease do.../p

World Amateur Radio Day is Friday, April 18

Mar, 15/04/2014 - 23:30
p“Amateur Radio: Your Gateway to Wireless Communication” is the theme for World Amateur Radio Day 2014, Friday, April 18. Radio amateurs celebrate World Amateur Radio Day each year on April 18 to recognize the anniversary of the founding of the International Amateur Radio Union (strongspanIARU/span/strong) in Paris in 1925. ARRL Co-Founder Hiram Percy Maxim, 1AW, was its first president. The primary purpose of World .../p

Deadline is May 1 to Apply for ARRL Teachers Institute

Mar, 15/04/2014 - 23:22
pThe ARRL Education amp; Technology Program (bETP/b) is still accepting applications for all sessions of the ARRL Teachers Institute this summer. iThe bapplication/b deadline is May 1. /iAdmission decisions will be made by May 9./ppLearn how to ispanntegrate science and mathematics with engineering and technology by exploring wireless technology! /span/ppNow in its 11th year, the ARRL Teachers Institute is a four-day, exp.../p

Gear Up Now for ARRL Field Day 2014!

Mar, 15/04/2014 - 19:45

Today’s National Hurricane Conference Amateur Radio Workshops Being Streamed Live

Mar, 15/04/2014 - 19:39
pAmateur Radio workshop sessions at the National Hurricane Conference taking place today in Miami will be streamed live to the Web via the strongVoIP SKYWARN/Hurricane Net Support/strong and strongNorth Shore Radio Association/strong sites. The session schedule is listed on these links and below. Times are in Eastern Daylight Time:/pp/pp10:30 Opening Remarks (John McHugh, K4AG)/pp10:35 Importance of Amateur Radio/Spotter Surface .../p

KickSat Project Announces Telemetry Download Competition

Lun, 14/04/2014 - 23:44
p[Update: 2014-04-15 1905 UTC] The Spacex ISS resupply mission launch has been postponed due to a problem with the vehicle. Another attempt has been scheduled for April 18.]/ppZac Manchester, KD2BHC, of the KickSat project is offering prizes to the first stations to copy telemetry from KickSat and from the “Sprite” satellites./pp“I’ll be offering prizes to the first several people who receive telemetr.../p

FUNcube/AO-73 Transponder Will Be Active Each Weekend

Lun, 14/04/2014 - 23:02
pThe strongFUNcube/AO-73/strong Amateur Radio transponder will be active full time (with low-power beacon) on weekends. FUNcube’s controllers will switch to full-time transponder mode during the first suitable pass over the UK on Friday, typically between 1930 and 22:30 UTC. (If this is not possible, the switch will be made on the first suitable pass on Saturday, typically between 0930 and 1200 UTC. Controll.../p

K4ZLE Wins April QST Cover Plaque Award

Lun, 14/04/2014 - 21:56
p/pp/ppThe winner of the April QiST/i Cover Plaque award is Jay Slough, K4ZLE, for his article “bA 10 Meter Moxon Antenna/b.”/ppThe emQST /emCover Plaque Award -- given to the author or authors of the most popular article in each issue -- is determined by a vote of ARRL members on the strongiQST/i Cover Plaque Poll web page/strong. Cast a ballot for your favorite article in the May issue today./pp /p