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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 Board Lauds “Unforgettable Milestone,” Formalizes LoTW Policy, Honors Award Recipients

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pReflecting the afterglow of the ARRL National Centennial Convention that concluded a couple of days earlier, the ARRL Board of Directors commended and thanked the ARRL Headquarters staff and the National Centennial Convention volunteers for “their devotion and service, contributing to a truly memorable celebration of this unforgettable milestone in the life of the ARRL.” The resolution, offered.../p

Special Event Planned this Fall on 630 Meters

Jue, 31/07/2014 - 00:14
pExperimental operators on 600/630 meters will conduct a special event operation October 31-November 2.spanspan /span/spanspanThe Maritime Radio Historical Society (strongMRHS/strong), which maintains the KPH/KSM commercial coast stations, will take part in the event./span/pp“This event marks the 106th anniversary of the Berlin Treaty that created the international distress frequency at 500 kHz,” said strongARRL 600 Meter Experimental Group/strong Co.../p

California Hams Activate to Support Shelter Communications Following Wildfire

Mié, 30/07/2014 - 01:46
pAmateur Radio volunteers in California’s Tuolumne County assisted local emergency managers and the American Red Cross by supporting communication at a shelter in Groveland, set up in the wake of the El Portal Fire in Yosemite National Park. The National Park Service reported that the fire got its start in the community of El Portal on July 26, and evacuations were put into effect for Foresta an.../p

SpaceJam 8 Will Feature ARISS Contact

Mié, 30/07/2014 - 01:07

SKYWARN Volunteers Muster as Severe Weather, Tornado Hit Southern New England

Mié, 30/07/2014 - 00:38
pWhen severe weather erupted in Southern New England on July 27 and 28, strongSKYWARN/strong volunteers went on alert to help forecasters track conditions and, afterward, to assist authorities with assessing the damage. A super-cell storm system organized over northern Norfolk County, Massachusetts, on the morning of July 28 and raced through portions of northeastern Massachusetts, causing wind damage in sec.../p

Army MARS Demonstrates ALE, Courts Young Volunteers at ARRL National Centennial Convention

Mar, 29/07/2014 - 00:08
pThe “test range” was a plain-vanilla office table inside the big exhibition hall. At one end sat a PRC-150, one of some 10,000 or so back-pack HF radios carried by US soldiers, its whip antenna extended and ready for action. At the other end was an innovative commercial radio that had the look and feel of a late-model Amateur Radio. This odd pairing was Army MARS’s high-tech contribution to the.../p

Maritime Mobile Service Network Aids in Separate Land-Based Emergencies

Lun, 28/07/2014 - 23:11
pWhile best known for its efforts to aid voyagers on the high seas, the Maritime Mobile Service Network (strongMMSN/strong) occasionally helps out in land-based emergencies too. That was the case recently when MMSN net control stations received distress calls regarding motor vehicle incidents in Nevada and Texas. On July 24, MMSN Net Control Station Ken Porter, AC0ML, was notified by HF mobile operator Georg.../p

W1AW Centennial Operations Relocate on July 30 (UTC)

Lun, 28/07/2014 - 10:05
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, July 30 (the evening of July 29 in US time zones), to South Dakota (W1AW/0) and Kentucky (W1AW/4). 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 solely by contacting W1AW po.../p

No Editions of The ARRL Letter, ARRL Audio News this Week

Dom, 27/07/2014 - 23:03
pThere will be no editions of strongiThe ARRL Letter/i/strong and strongiARRL Audio News/i/strong this Thursday and Friday, July 31 and August 1. iThe ARRL Letter/i will return on August 7, and iARRL Audio News/i will return on August 8./pp /ppspan /span/pp /p

Registration Remains Open for Global Amateur Radio Emergency Communications (GAREC) 2014 Conference in Huntsville

Dom, 27/07/2014 - 20:53
pOnline strongregistration/strong ends July 31 open for the 2014 Global Amateur Radio Emergency Communications (strongGAREC/strong) Conference. GAREC-2014 will focus on the application of advanced technologies in emergency communication when it returns to Huntsville, Alabama, August 14-15. The conference is being held in conjunction with the strongHuntsville Hamfest/strong (the ARRL Southeastern Division Convention) on August 16 and .../p

ISS Astronaut Activates ARISS During ARRL National Centennial Convention

Dom, 27/07/2014 - 20:35
pSatellite enthusiast Patrick Stoddard, WD9EWK, and a crowd of onlookers got an unexpected treat July 19 at the ARRL National Centennial Convention in Hartford, Connecticut. Stoddard was outside the Connecticut Convention Center, hoping to perhaps demonstrate the digipeater aboard the International Space Station (ISS) during some favorable passes and, if he really got lucky, to actually speak to.../p

AMSAT Announces Fox-1C Launch Opportunity and Fund Drive

Vie, 25/07/2014 - 20:08
pAMSAT-NA has announced a third-quarter 2015 launch opportunity for its Fox-1C CubeSat and has kicked off a fun drive to cover the costs of putting the Amateur Radio satellite into space. AMSAT reports that it has teamed with Spaceflight Inc for integration and launch services utilizing Spaceflight’s strongSHERPA/strong system to put Fox-1C into a sun-synchronous orbit. Spaceflight describes SHERPA as an “in.../p

The K7RA Solar Update

Vie, 25/07/2014 - 19:31
pTad Cook, K7RA, in Seattle, Washington, reports: Last Thursday, July 17, there were no sunspots at all, a sobering reminder of how weak this solar cycle is. We have to go way back to August 14, 2011, to find the last “spotless” day; the Sun exhibited no spots on January 27, 2011, as well./pp/ppOn July 18 two new sunspot regions emerged, but the sunspot number was only 26. Two days later, on Sunday, J.../p

Radio Amateurs Named to Order of Canada

Vie, 25/07/2014 - 00:33
pTwo radio amateurs were among those recently named to the Order of Canada. The list of recipients included telecommunications researcher Veena Rawat, VA3ITU, and Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, VA3OOG/KC5RNJ./pp/ppspanRawat was honored as a “Companion of the Order of Canada” for contributions to telecommunications engineering and for her leadership in establishing a global regulatory framework for rad.../span/p

Cincinnati BPL Internet Service Provider Pulls the Plug on its System

Jue, 24/07/2014 - 05:59
pA Cincinnati, Ohio, broadband-over-powerline (strongBPL/strong) Internet service provider is throwing in the towel and yielding to more modern technology. Cincinnati Communications will pull the plug on its BPL system on August 1, according to a strongreport/strong on iThe Enquirer/i newspaper’s Cincinnati.com website./pp/pp“The failure of the Cincinnati system will come as no surprise to anyone familiar with BPL technology,” sa.../p