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ARRL/LIMARC School Club Roundup Certificates are Now Available

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 11:28am

School Club Roundup (SCR) certificates are now available for the February 2019 event as well as for any future SCRs, via the Certificate menu item on the ARRL Contests Portal.

Top US/Canada performers included the Russell Elementary Amateur Radio Club (KM4RE) in the Elementary/Primary category; Schofield Middle School Ham Radio Club (N4SMS) in Middle/Intermediate/Junior High category; LASA High ...

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Annual Armed Forces Day Crossband Test Set for May 11

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 2:29pm

The Army Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) will host the traditional military/Amateur Radio communication tests to mark the 68th annual Armed Forces Day (AFD) on Saturday, May 11. The event is open to all radio amateurs. Armed Forces Day is May 18, but the AFD Crossband Military-Amateur Radio event traditionally takes place 1 week earlier in order to avoid conflicting with Hamvention®. Com...

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ARRL CEO Howard Michel, WB2ITX, to Connect Directly with Hams via W1AW

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 2:22pm

ARRL CEO Howard Michel, WB2ITX, will host an on-the-air opportunity for ARRL members and the larger Amateur Radio community to get to know him better. Michel, who joined the team at ARRL Headquarters last October, is still a relative newcomer. The “Put Howard to Work!” event is being sponsored by the ICQ Amateur/Ham Radio Podcast to give radio amateurs a chance to chat with Michel in a natural ...

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The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Available

Fri, 04/26/2019 - 12:37pm

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, 04/26/2019 - 6:39am

Following a good two-week run, sunspots disappeared after April 20. The average daily sunspot numbers for the recent reporting week were 8.1, down from 14 reported in last week’s bulletin, and average daily solar flux was 70.6, down from 76.4. Daily planetary and mid-latitude A index were nearly the same this week, with the average planetary A index at 4.7 and middle latitude A index at 4.6.

Pre...

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Low Audio for ISS SSTV Transmissions Raises Issue of Crew’s Ability to Intervene

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 9:14am

Reception problems owing to low audio levels plagued a recent round of Amateur Radio on the International Space Station-sponsored (ARISS) slow-scan TV transmissions. Some clever operators on the receiving end were able to use software to bump up the deficient audio so the images would decode properly. But the matter raised questions concerning the ISS crew’s ability to troubleshoot problems and...

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The Doctor Will See You Now!

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 8:00am
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International Marconi Day 2019 is April 27 (UTC)

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 2:31pm

Some 70 stations have registered to take part in the 2019 International Marconi Day (IMD) observance on Saturday, April 27 (UTC). Registered stations will operate at sites with a personal connection to wireless pioneer Guglielmo Marconi, including sites at which he set up transmitting and receiving stations. The 24-hour Amateur Radio event celebrates the birth of Marconi on April 25, 1874, and ...

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Past CQ Magazine DX Editor John Attaway, K4IIF, SK

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 2:03pm

The past DX editor of CQ Magazine, John Attaway, K4IIF, of Winter Haven, Florida, died on April 15. He was 88. He served at CQ Amateur Radio magazine for 20 years, and it was Attaway who conceived of a DX Hall of Fame, which was established in 1967 to recognize outstanding DXers. Professionally, Attaway pursued a career as a research chemist, focusing on the then-nascent field of flavor chemist...

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Three BIRDS Constellation CubeSats Delivered to ISS for Orbital Deployment

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 12:38pm

A Cygnus resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) on April 11 also delivered three CubeSats of the BIRDS-3 constellation and three other CubeSats. The BIRDS-3 constellation is a project of students at the Kyushu Institute of Technology. The additional CubeSats include Swiatowid, KrakSat, and EntrySat.

All BIRDS-3 CubeSats are of the same design and have been coordinated to opera...

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FCC Seeks Telecommunications Specialist

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 3:37pm

The FCC has announced a position opening that may be of interest to a radio amateur. The Commission seeking a telecommunications specialist to work at the High Frequency Direction Finding Center (HFDFC) in Columbia, Maryland. This is a full-time position.

The person holding this position performs “watch duty” and serves as a technical authority providing technical assistance and guidance to comm...

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Ulrich Rohde, N1UL, Wins 2019 IEEE CAS Industrial Pioneer Award

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 3:33pm

Ulrich Rohde, N1UL, has been selected to receive the 2019 Circuits and Systems (CAS) Society Industrial Pioneer Award. The Industrial Pioneer Award recognizes exceptional and pioneering contributions in translating academic and industrial research results into improved industrial applications and/or commercial products. The IEEE Circuits and Systems Society sponsors the award, which will be pre...

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Former North Carolina Section Manager John Covington, W4CC, SK

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 3:28pm

Former ARRL North Carolina Section Manager John Covington, W4CC, of Charlotte, died on April 17 after a long illness. An ARRL Life Member, he was 58. Covington served as North Carolina SM from 2000 until 2006. First licensed in 1972, Covington mainly enjoyed CW and some digital modes, but operated phone on the National Traffic System, where he was very active, and on occasional public service n...

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West Coast Station K9JM to Transmit April 25 ARRL Code Proficiency Run

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 1:25pm

West Coast station K9JM will be transmitting the official ARRL Code Proficiency Run on April 25 at 0400 UTC (Wednesday, April 24, in US time zones) on 3590 kHz. Sending speeds will run from 10 to 35 WPM.

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The K7RA Solar Update

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 7:17am

New sunspot group 2739 appeared on April 17, and the daily sunspot number rose to 24. The new sunspot has a polarity indicating it is still part of old cycle 24, the current sunspot cycle. This reporting week (April 11-17) the average daily sunspot number rose from 6.9 to 14, while average daily solar flux increased from 75.4 to 76.4.

Sunspots have been visible on every day since April 7, so as ...

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