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Former ARRL Headquarters Staffer Ellen White, W1YL, is Among Krenkel Medalists

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 2:54pm

ARRL Headquarters staff alumna Ellen White, W1YL, is among those awarded the Russian E.T. Krenkel Medal, a prestigious award granted to individuals and organizations for outstanding global contributions to Amateur Radio. An ARRL Life Member, White is one of 28 Amateur Radio operators to receive the award this year.

First licensed in 1946, White had already learned Morse code in high school, and...

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ARRL Teachers Institute Application Deadline Extended

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 11:11am

The deadline to apply for the 2019 ARRL Teachers Institute program has been extended until Friday, May 10. As part of educational outreach to schools through our Education & Technology Program, ARRL each summer offers multiple sessions of the Teachers Institute on Wireless Technology, an expenses- paid professional development seminar.

The Teachers Institute has provided teachers at all grade le...

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DX Voice from Mount Athos Monk Apollo, SV2ASP, SK

Mon, 05/06/2019 - 2:30pm

Mount Athos' best-known radio amateur, Monk Apollo, SV2ASP, died on May 5 after complications resulting from cancer. He was 64. Monk Apollo was essentially the lone DX voice from Mount Athos, the 20th most-wanted DXCC entity, where he operated from his Orthodox Monastery of Docheiariou. Born into a large family in western Greece, he became a monk in 1973, eventually joining the ascetic monaster...

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Mobile Event App will Help Dayton Hamvention Visitors to Navigate the Show

Mon, 05/06/2019 - 12:36pm

Dayton Hamvention® 2019, host of the ARRL National Convention, will mark the debut of a free mobile event app to help attendees navigate the extensive Hamvention program, activities, and exhibits using their smartphones or tablets. A collaborative effort between ARRL and Dayton Hamvention, the app was developed by TripBuilder Media™. ARRL Convention and Event Coordinator Eric Casey, KC2ERC, has...

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Support ARRL When Shopping for Mother’s Day

Mon, 05/06/2019 - 11:42am

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 12. If you’re looking for the perfect gift, shop at AmazonSmile and choose American Radio Relay League Inc. (ARRL) as your charity of choice. With every purchase you make at AmazonSmile, Amazon will make a contribution to ARRL. This helps the League to extend its reach in public service, advocacy, education, technology, and membership.

Make Mom smile, get her somethin...

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A New Episode of ARRL Audio News is Now Available!

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 1:49pm

Listen to the new episode of ARRL Audio News on your iOS or Android podcast app, or online at 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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“Put Howard to Work” Event Canceled

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 11:42am

Earlier this week, ARRL announced that ARRL CEO Howard Michel, WB2ITX, would be on the air at W1AW on Monday, May 13, giving ARRL members a chance to chat with the CEO and get to know him better as a ham. An issue was raised, however, that this event may pose a potential FCC rule violation.

The particular rule is §97.113: “A station is also not allowed to transmit communication in which the stat...

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The K7RA Solar Update

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 7:30am

No sunspots were visible over the recent reporting week (April 25 through May 1), and so the average daily sunspot number dropped to zero after 8.1 during the previous seven days. Average daily solar flux declined from 70.6 to 67.5. Geomagnetic indicators were quiet, with average planetary A index at 5.9, up from 4.7 in the previous week.

Predicted solar flux is 72 on May 3-5, 75 on May 6-9, 78 ...

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HamSCI, Ham Radio 2.0 to Combine Efforts at Dayton Hamvention 2019

Thu, 05/02/2019 - 3:12pm

Thanks to support from the Yasme Foundation, the citizen scientist organization HamSCI and Ham Radio 2.0 will share space and combine efforts at Dayton Hamvention® 2019, which is also the 2019 ARRL National Convention. Their displays will be in Building 4 (Volta), which is between the food trucks and the flea market.

The Ham Radio 2.0 area will serve to host a series of “booth talks” both by Ham...

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ITU-R Working Party 5A Groups Meeting in Geneva

Thu, 05/02/2019 - 3:05pm

IARU Region 1 reports that three International Telecommunication Union-Radiocommunication Sector (ITU-R) Study Group 5 working groups are meeting in Geneva until May 10. Working Party 5A deals with the Land mobile service above 30 MHz, excluding International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT), wireless access in the fixed service and the Amateur and Amateur-Satellite services. Working Group 5A1, ...

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So Now What? Podcast

Thu, 05/02/2019 - 8:30am

“Finding the Right Club for You” is the focus of the new (May 2) episode of the “So Now What?“ podcast for Amateur Radio newcomers. If you’re a newly licensed Amateur Radio operator, chances are you have lots of questions. This biweekly podcast has answers! “So Now What?” offers insights from those who’ve been just where you are now. New episodes will be posted every other Thursday, alternating...

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ARRL’s Free Exam Review for Ham Radio Updated

Thu, 05/02/2019 - 8:00am

ARRL Exam Review for Ham Radio™ has been updated in advance of the release of the ninth edition of The ARRL General Class License Manual for Ham Radio. ARRL Exam Review is a free online resource for use with current editions of ARRL License Manuals. The service can be accessed via a web browser, and uses the official examination question pools to construct chapter-by-chapter reviews. Upon compl...

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ARRL Field Day Gear Now Available

Wed, 05/01/2019 - 3:34pm
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ARRL Reply Comments Stress Need to Update Technician Privileges in a Digital World

Wed, 05/01/2019 - 12:56pm

In reply comments to the FCC (comments on comments already filed) on its Petition for Rule Making (RM-11828), ARRL has stressed that updating HF privileges for the entry-level Technician license “is the sole subject and intent” of the petition. ARRL filed its reply comments on April 29, urging the FCC to disregard comments irrelevant to its petition and maintaining that Technician privileges mu...

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Museum Ships Weekend Set for June 1 – 2

Wed, 05/01/2019 - 12:54pm
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National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting to Expand Hours during Hamvention

Wed, 05/01/2019 - 12:53pm

The National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting, located at the site of the former Voice of America Bethany Relay Station in West Chester, Ohio (between Dayton and Cincinnati, off the I-75 Tylersville Road exit), will expand its hours during Hamvention 2019 weekend. The WC8VOA station will be open. The museum includes a comprehensive collection of Drake Amateur Radio gear. Extended hours f...

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A New QST QuickStats Poll Has Been Posted

Wed, 05/01/2019 - 10:58am
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