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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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Global Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Conference 2014 Takes a Technological Tack

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pThe 2014 Global Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Conference (strongGAREC 2014/strong) held last week (August 14-15) in Huntsville, Alabama, and hosted by the ARRL Alabama Section and the Huntsville Hamfest, offered an opportunity for participants to share presentations and perspectives from around the globe. Greg Sarratt, W4OZK, organized this year’s GAREC event, which focused on the application of ad.../p

Pat Barkey, N9RV, Named as New National Contest Journal Editor

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pWell-known contester Pat Barkey, N9RV, of Bonner, Montana, will become the 15th editor of iNational Contest Journal/i (strongiNCJ/i/strong) effective with the January/February 2015 issue. He takes over from Kirk Pickering, K4RO, who has served as iNCJ/i’s editor since 2012. Pickering said he believes Barkey will bring a fresh perspective to iNCJ/i readers./pp/pp“I am delighted that N9RV has stepped up to take the role as the.../p

Southern Florida Section Manager Wins Full Term, New SMs on Deck in Two Other Sections

Mié, 20/08/2014 - 22:30
pARRL Southern Florida Section Manager Jeff Beals, WA4AW, has won a full term in his own right, after being appointed to the post earlier this year. In the just-completed summer election cycle, Beals, of Loxahatchee, received 570 votes to 270 for his challenger, Tom Gallagher, NY2RF, of West Palm Beach. Ballots were counted on August 19, at ARRL Headquarters./pp /ppBeals will begin his 2-year term of .../p

Some ARRL Website Services to Be Down for Maintenance

Mié, 20/08/2014 - 22:24
pBecause of ARRL website maintenance and upgrading, some website services will be unavailable from 0000 until 1000 UTC on Saturday, August 23 (ie, starting the evening of Friday, August 22, in US time zones) and again from 0400 until 1000 UTC on Monday, August 25./ppOutside e-mail to @arrl.org addresses and @reflector.arrl.org addresses will be queued for later delivery. Logbook of The World (LoTW).../p

Balloting Set for this Fall in Two ARRL Divisions

Mié, 20/08/2014 - 20:40
pWhen the ARRL Board of Directors gathers for its Annual Meeting in January 2015, there will be some new faces around the table. spanARRL members /spanin the Atlantic Division will elect a new Director and Vice Director, while members in the Great Lakes Division will choose a Vice Director. Two sitting directors have opted not to run for election: Cliff Ahrens, K0CA, who was appointed in 2010 to succeed .../p

Now Shipping: Arduino for Ham Radio by Glen Popiel, KW5GP

Mié, 20/08/2014 - 20:23
pThe Arduino has become widely popular among hobbyists and ham radio operators. Hams are exploring these powerful, inexpensive microcontrollers, creating new projects and amateur station gear. With its Open Source model, the Arduino community freely shares software and hardware designs, making projects easier to build and modify./ppiArduino for Ham Radio/i introduces you to the exciting world of micro.../p

EMF 2014: It Takes an Amateur Radio Village

Mar, 19/08/2014 - 23:02
pAn Amateur Radio Village and special event station GB2EMF will be among the highlights for hams at the Electromagnetic Field “strongEMF 2014/strong” event Friday through Sunday, August 29-31, just south of Bletchley in the UK./pp/pp“EMF 2014 is a festival for anyone interested in radio, electronics, space, homebrewing, robots, UAVs, 3D printing, DIYBio, Internet culture or pretty much anything else you can think .../p

Chasqui-1 Amateur Radio CubeSat Deployed from ISS

Mar, 19/08/2014 - 22:55
pA team of Russian cosmonauts has deployed the Peruvian strongspanspanChasqui-1/span/span/strong Amateur Radio CubeSat into orbit during a spacewalk from the International Space Station (ISS). Expedition 40 Flight Engineers Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev released the tiny, 1 kg spacecraft at 1423 UTC on August 18. Chasqui-1 is a project of the Peruvian National University of Engineering (Universidad Nacional de Ingenie.../p

Pirate Radio Ship Redux: Radio Caroline Returns, Radio Veronica, Northsea Special Event Set

Lun, 18/08/2014 - 22:50
pThe renegade Radio Caroline, which entertained rock ‘n’ roll fans in the UK and Europe from the 1960s until the 1990s from offshore shipboard transmitters and studios, is back on the airwaves from the River Blackwater off England’s Essex Coast using a temporary, low-power license. It has plans to obtain a permanent AM broadcasting authorization. Radio Caroline was among the first, and most famo.../p

W1AW Centennial Operations Relocate on August 20 (UTC)

Lun, 18/08/2014 - 21:23
pThe ARRL Centennial strongW1AW/strong portable operations taking place throughout 2014 from each of the 50 states and now in Oklahoma will relocate at 0000 UTC on Wednesday, August 20 (the evening of August 19 in US time zones), to Ohio (W1AW/8) and North Dakota (W1AW/0). 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 all states sol.../p

The K7RA Solar Update

Vie, 15/08/2014 - 19:55
p/ppspanSolar activity showed further signs of weakness this week, with the average daily sunspot number dropping 41.8 points to 94.9, while average daily solar flux declined 36.5 points to 113.1.br /br /In the 45-day forecast for solar flux, it was surprising back on August 3 to see a new solar flux prediction of 150 for August 31 through September 3. I suspected this prediction would come down to a lower lev.../span/p

AD5X Wins August QST Cover Plaque Award

Vie, 15/08/2014 - 01:33
p/pp/ppspanThe winner of the August QiST/i Cover Plaque award is Phil Salas, AD5X, for his article “bAntenna Feed Line Control Box/b.”/span/ppspanThe 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 biQST/i/bb Cover Plaque Poll web page/b. Cast a ballot for your favorite article in the September issue today./span/ppspan /span/pp /p

Canadian Radio Amateurs Will Join Special Event This Fall on 630 Meters

Jue, 14/08/2014 - 18:38
pCanadian radio amateurs will take part in the previously announced CW-only special event operation on 600/630 meters this fall. spanThe Maritime Radio Historical Society (/spanstrongspanMRHS/span/strongspan), which maintains the KPH/KSM commercial coast stations, also will participate in the event. /spanstrongARRL 600 Meter Experimental Group/strong Coordinator Fritz Raab, W1FR said the MRHS participants will conduct a mini “Night of Nights” oper.../p

Amateur Radio Operators Delighted With California City Council's Antenna Decision

Jue, 14/08/2014 - 02:08
pThe nearly 300 radio amateurs who live in Poway, California, may erect antenna support structures of up to 65 feet with only a building permit and a courtesy notice to their neighbors. The Poway City Council unanimously approved the new ordinance on August 5. According to an August 6 Pomerado News strongreport/strong by Steve Dreyer, the Council “declined to adopt an alternative ordinance that would have re.../p

Amateur Radio Operators Delighted With California City Council's Antenna Decision

Jue, 14/08/2014 - 02:08
pThe approximately 450 radio amateurs who live in Poway, California, may erect antenna support structures of up to 65 feet with only a building permit and a courtesy notice to their neighbors. The Poway City Council unanimously approved the new ordinance on August 5. According to an August 6 Pomerado News strongreport/strong by Steve Dreyer, the Council “declined to adopt an alternative ordinance that would .../p

AMSAT Issues Call for 2014 Space Symposium Papers

Mié, 13/08/2014 - 23:51
pspanAMSAT has issued a call for papers for its 32/spanndspan strongAMSAT Annual Meeting and Space Symposium/strong. This year’s event takes place the weekend of October 10-12 at the DoubleTree Hotel, Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI), Linthicum, Maryland. /span/ppspanProposals for papers, symposium presentations and poster presentations are invited on any topic of interest to the Amateur Satellite community. Final co.../span/p

Ham Radio Payload to Circle the Moon

Mié, 13/08/2014 - 19:40
pA lunar flyby with a ham radio payload transmitting JT65B mode on 145.990 MHz is expected to take place toward the end of this year, giving earthbound radio amateurs the opportunity to receive some otherworldly DX signals as the payload flies around the Moon. /ppChina has strongannounced/strong plans to launch a lunar orbiter carrying a 14 kg battery-powered payload known as span4M-LXS/span, which was developed at LuxS.../p

W1AW Centennial Operations Head to the Pacific in October and November

Mié, 13/08/2014 - 02:21
pThe ARRL Centennial strongW1AW portable operations/strong will be heading to the Pacific this fall. From October 8 until October 21, W1AW/KH0 will be on the air from The Radio Space of Tinian, Tinian Island in the Northern Mariana Islands. Ten operators from the US and Japan will support the activity./pp/ppStarting in early November, W1AW/KH8 will fire up from American Samoa. Heading up the operation is Mike Good.../p