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The American Radio Relay League (ARRL) is the national association for amateur radio, connecting hams around the U.S. with news, information and resources.
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ARRL Deploying Ham Aid Kits to Hawaii to Assist in Possible Lava Flow Response

Hace 2 horas 6 mins
pARRL Headquarters is deploying strongHam Aid/strong kits to Hawaii as ARES volunteers stand ready to activate in the wake of the massive Puna volcanic lava flow that has been threatening some communities on the Big Island of Hawaii. The lava originated from new “vents” in the Earth as a result of the Mt Kilauea volcano, which began erupting more than 30 years ago. ARRL Pacific Section Manager Bob Schneider,.../p

Amateur Radio is “Communications Superpower,” IARU Region 1 Delegates are Told

Hace 5 horas 18 mins
pEuropean Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response Kristalina Georgieva told delegates to the International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 (strongI/strongstrongARU Region 1/strong) strongGeneral Conference/strong on September 22 that Amateur Radio is a reliable information tool that can save lives in disasters. In a statement read to the conference attendees on her behalf by the EC’s Encho Gospid.../p

Space Symposium October 10-12 to Mark AMSAT’s 45th Anniversary

Hace 7 horas 43 mins
pstrongAMSAT/strong reports that preparations for its strongSpace Symposium/strong in Baltimore October 10-12 are moving into high gear. The deadline to submit AMSAT Symposium strongpapers/strong has been extended until September 30. Papers and presentations on any subject of interest to the amateur satellite community are welcome. This year’s Space Symposium will, in part, celebrate AMSAT’s 45th anniversary. Registration remains ope.../p

ARDF Team USA Takes Home a Silver Medal from World Championships

Lun, 22/09/2014 - 22:18
pA member of Amateur Radio Direction Finding (strongARDF/strong) Team USA medaled in the 17th ARDF World Championships earlier this month in Kazakhstan. Vadim Afonkin, KB1RLI, of Boston, Massachusetts, took home a silver medal in the men’s age 40-49 category in the 2 meter competition on September 8, the first day of competition. spanThe Kazakhstan Federation of Radiosport and Radioamateur (KFRR) hosted the cham.../span/p

ARRL Simulated Emergency Test Set for October 4-5 Weekend

Lun, 22/09/2014 - 21:18
pThe national ARRL Simulated Emergency Test (strongSET/strong) is slated for the October 4-5 weekend, although the window for local and regional exercises is September 1 through November 30 each year. All groups conduct their events over the course of 48 hours. The SET is a nationwide exercise in disaster response and emergency communication, administered by ARRL emergency coordinators and net managers, in w.../p

W1AW Centennial Operations Heading to New Mexico and Idaho

Lun, 22/09/2014 - 18:51
pThe ARRL Centennial strongW1AW/strong portable operations taking place throughout 2014 from each of the 50 states are now in North Carolina (W1AW/4) and Connecticut (W1AW/1). W1AW operations will transition starting at 0000 UTC on Wednesday, September 24 (the evening of September 23 in US time zones), to New Mexico (W1AW/5) and Idaho (W1AW/7). W1AW has visited each of the 50 states for at least 1 week so fa.../p

Wisconsin Ham Dies in Fall from Tower

Sáb, 20/09/2014 - 19:04
pspanA Wisconsin radio amateur lost his life on September 16 as he was performing maintenance on the 100 foot tower of a fellow ham. /spanspanKilled in the fall was 59-year-old/span James G. Linstedt, W9ZUC, of Eau Claire, who succumbed to injuries sustained after he fell 95 feet from a tower owned by Ronald Anderson, W9RMA, in Eagle Point, just outside of Chippewa Falls, on the shores of Lake Wissota. Linstedt w.../p

The K7RA Solar Update

Vie, 19/09/2014 - 17:19
pOn September 11 and 12 two powerful CMEs hit Earth, producing a G3 class geomagnetic storm. The result was a planetary A index of 44 on Friday, and during the final three hours of the UTC day (2:00 PM to 5:00 PM PDT) the planetary K index reached 7, which is very /br /Overall solar activity is down, with the average daily sunspot number declining from 152 to 124.9 in the latest reporting period.../p

ARRL Website Will Be Unavailable on September 19 Starting at 2000 UTC

Vie, 19/09/2014 - 01:43
pThe ARRL website is scheduled to be offline on Friday, September 19, starting at 2000 UTC. The length of the outage could run for several hours and possibly into Saturday, September 20. The ARRL IT Department will be performing maintenance in the process of testing and, if feasible, switching the site to a new server./pp/ppA “Down for Maintenance” message will appear for the duration of the outage wh.../p

FCC Turns Down Petition to Create a 4 Meter Band in the US

Vie, 19/09/2014 - 01:42
pIt does not appear that US radio amateurs will gain a new band at 70 MHz anytime soon. The FCC has denied a iPetition for Rule Making/i filed earlier this year by Glen E. Zook, K9STH, of Richardson, Texas, seeking to add a 4 meter band to Amateur Radio’s inventory of VHF allocations. Zook had floated the proposal in 2010, and his petition was dated January 27, 2010, but the FCC said it did not rec.../p

High-Value ARRL “Red Badgers” Will Hand Out Centennial QSO Party Points on September 21

Mié, 17/09/2014 - 23:34
pThe next ARRL “Red Badges on the Air” activity is just days away. On Sunday, September 21 UTC (starting the evening of Saturday, September 20, in US time zones), holders of red ARRL name/call sign badges will be on the air ien masse/i, offering a chance to boost your ARRL strongCentennial QSO Party/strong total. ARRL officers, elected officials such as Director or Section Manager, as well as Headquarters staff.../p

IARU Region 1 General Conference, IARU Administrative Council to Meet in Bulgaria

Mié, 17/09/2014 - 23:25
pRepresentatives of the countries comprising strongIARU Region 1/strong (Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Northern Asia) will gather this month for the Region 1 strongGeneral Conference/strong. The Bulgarian Federation of Radio Amateurs, (strongBFRA/strong) will host the meeting September 21-26 in Albena on the Black Sea Coast. Regional general conferences are held every 3 years./pp/pp“At General Conferences IARU Region 1 makes major d.../p

AMSAT-NA Announces Board of Directors Election Results

Mié, 17/09/2014 - 21:53
pstrongAMSAT-NA/strong has announced the results of its recent Board of Directors election. These candidates have been elected to serve 2-year terms: Tom Clark, K3IO; JoAnne Maenpaa, K9JKM; and Lou McFadin, W5DID./ppJerry Buxton, N0JY, will serve the year remaining on the term of the late Tony Monteiro, AA2TX./ppThe First Alternate is Drew Glasbrenner, KO4MA, and the Second Alternate is Frank Griffin, K4FEG./ppThe re.../p

Qatari Es’hail 2 Satellite will Include AMSAT-DL Phase 4 Amateur Radio Transponders

Mar, 16/09/2014 - 23:27
pstrongGunter’s Space Page/strong has strongreported/strong that the iEs’hail 2/i communications satellite will carry analog and digital Amateur Radio transponders. The new satellite, which will be operated by Es’hailSat, the Qatar Satellite Company, will be in a geostationary orbit, positioned at the 26span°/span East “hotspot” position for TV broadcasting to the Middle East and North Africa. Launch is planned for late 2016./pp/ppiEs’hail.../i/p

“Last Man Standing” Special Event Set for September 28

Mar, 16/09/2014 - 21:50
pA Hollywood-style Amateur Radio special event is set for later this month from the so-called “Seinfeld Stage” on the CBS Studio Center lot in Studio City, California. The K6H “Hollywood Hamnado” special event station will be on HF and D-STAR, September 28, from 1400 until 2200 UTC. Hosts for the event will be Amateur Radio crew members of the ABC television series “Last Man Standing.” On the sh.../p

Colorado ARES Team Wins an Honorable Mention in Citizen Corps Awards

Mar, 16/09/2014 - 20:01
pThe Boulder County (Colorado) ARES team (strongspanBCARES/span/strong) received an honorable mention in the Citizen Corps span2014 Individual and Community Preparedness Awards. The /spanFederal Emergency Management Agency (strongFEMA/strong) strongannounced/strong the nationwide award recipients on September 3./ppBCARES was cited under the Technical Innovation category for its use of Amateur TV and APRS and for its strongspanMountain Emergency Radio Network/span/strong (MERN.../p

Moon-Bound Ham Radio Payload Will Transmit Your Message from Space — But Hurry!

Lun, 15/09/2014 - 22:53
pThe Amateur Radio payload on the lunar-orbiting 4M-LXS spacecraft will carry up to 2500, 13-character digital messages into space for retransmission via JT65B mode on 145.990 MHz. But wannabes will have to act fast. The message collection site will close Wednesday, September 17 at 12:00 Central European Time (1100 UTC) the strong4M website/strong announced today. China recently strongannounced/strong plans to launch the.../p

New $21.40 Vanity Call Sign Fee Now in Effect

Lun, 15/09/2014 - 20:13
pThe new Amateur Service vanity call sign regulatory fee of $21.40 became effective on September 11. The FCC released a iReport and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking/i (strongemspanRamp;O/span/em/strong) on August 29, in which it recalculated the fee to $21.40 for the 10-year license term. The $5.30 increase represents the largest vanity fee hike in many years. In past years, new vanity fees did not become effecti.../p

W1AW Centennial Operations Heading to North Carolina and Connecticut on September 17 (UTC)

Lun, 15/09/2014 - 19:52
pThe ARRL Centennial strongW1AW/strong portable operations taking place throughout 2014 from each of the 50 states are now in Colorado, New Hampshire, and Texas. W1AW operations will transition starting at 0000 UTC on Wednesday, September 17 (the evening of September 16 in US time zones), to North Carolina (W1AW/4) and Connecticut (W1AW/1). W1AW has visited each of the 50 states for at least 1 week so far du.../p