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2019 ARRL Board of Directors Election Results

Fri, 11/15/2019 - 6:33pm

A new Director and Vice Director have been elected in the ARRL’s Southeastern Division, based on results from ballot tabulations on Friday, November 15, in the 2019 ARRL Board of Director elections. Mickey Baker, N4MB, defeated incumbent Director Greg Sarratt, W4OZK, 2,132 votes to 1739 votes. Also, challenger James Schilling, KG4JSZ, (1,356 votes)  defeated incumbent Vice Director Joseph Tirit...

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The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Now Available

Fri, 11/15/2019 - 3:57pm

Listen to the new episode of ARRL Audio News on your iOS or Android podcast app, or online at http://www.blubrry.com/arrlaudionews/. Audio News is also retransmitted on a number of FM repeaters. Click here and then scroll down to see the list.

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The K7RA Solar Update

Fri, 11/15/2019 - 9:57am

Even with little to no solar activity, it is amazing how many long-distance HF contacts are possible, even without using weak signal modes such as FT8.

Recent DXpeditions, such as the ones on Pitcairn Island and Marquesas, had little trouble piling up the contacts, even on ten meters. It helps that we are in the fall season.

No sunspots over the past week, and average daily solar flux was about t...

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Youth on the Air Camp Coming to IARU Region 2

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 12:10pm

Taking a cue from International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Region 1’s Youngsters On The Air annual summer camp, the Youth on the Air (YOTA) committee in IARU Region 2 has announced the first camp for young radio amateurs in the Americas next June. Sponsors hope the Region 2 camp, a modified version of the Region 1 camp, will also become an annual event.

The inaugural IARU Region 2 summer camp w...

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Dayton Hamvention® Invites 2020 Award Nominations

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 12:05pm

Dayton Hamvention® is inviting nominations for its 2020 awards. Nominations are due by February 15, 2020. Awards will be granted for Amateur of the Year, Club of the Year, Technical Achievement, and Special Achievement.

The Amateur of the Year Award is given to a radio amateur who has made a long-term commitment to the advancement of amateur radio. This individual will have a history of ham rad...

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AMSAT Says HuskySat-1 Paving the Way for Further Cooperation

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 1:48pm

AMSAT says it had to maneuver some regulatory challenges in establishing its partnership with the University of Washington to share the just-launched HuskySat-1. The satellite went into space on November 2 aboard a Cygnus cargo vessel, which docked to the International Space Station. HuskySat-1 will be boosted into a higher orbit and deployed in January, and once it completes its primary missio...

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Russian OTH Radar Now Reported to be “Everywhere”

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 9:09am

The latest International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 Monitoring System (IARUMS) newsletter reports the Russian “Contayner” over-the-horizon radar (OTHR) has been active in the 7, 10, 14, and 18 MHz amateur radio allocations (amateur radio is primary on 40 and 20 meters). The OTHR transmissions have been 40 sweeps/second, FM on pulse, and 12 kHz wide. Additionally, IARUMS reports a significant ...

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December is Youngsters on the Air (YOTA) Month

Mon, 11/11/2019 - 12:52pm

The IARU Region 1 (Europe, Africa, and the Mideast) Youth Working Group has announced that its December YOTA Month take place again this year.

“We would like to invite you to take part with a call sign with ‘YOTA’ in the suffix,” the YOTA announcement said. “The idea for this is to show Amateur Radio to young people and to encourage youngsters to be active on the amateur bands.”

YOTA said Decembe...

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Access to 60 Meters Continues to Expand

Mon, 11/11/2019 - 12:46pm
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