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  • Hurricane Watch Net Reactivates as Hurricane Warning Posted for the Carolinas
    on August 3, 2020 at 6:10 pm

    With the National Hurricane Center (NHC) expecting Tropical Storm Isaias to become a hurricane again later today and make landfall this evening, the Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) reactivated at 1600 UTC on 14.325 MHz. HWN Manager Bobby Graves, KB5HAV, said the net will shift operations at 2300 UTC to 7.268 MHz, where it will remain until no longer needed by the NHC. A hurricane warning is in effect...

  • The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Now Available
    on July 31, 2020 at 6:35 pm

    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.

  • Hurricane Watch Net Activating as Hurricane Isaias Approaches US East Coast
    on July 31, 2020 at 3:07 pm

    The Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) activated on 14.325 MHz on July 31 at 1500 UTC as Hurricane Isaias [pronounced: ees-ah-EE-ahs] heads toward the US on an uncertain trajectory.  The Volusia County, Florida, and State emergency operations centers were reported at a Level 3 (Monitoring) status.“For years I’ve said, ‘Just when you think you have Mother Nature figured out, she changes her mind,’” HWN M...

  • The K7RA Solar Update
    on July 31, 2020 at 1:16 pm

    Tad Cook, K7RA, Seattle, reports: Finally, sunspots have returned! Two sunspots now are visible, both from new Solar Cycle 25. The daily sunspot number was 11 for July 21-27, rising to 22 for July 28-30.Recently, we have noticed an improvement in propagation due to seasonal sporadic-E activity.Average daily sunspot numbers rose from 3.1 to 14.1 this week, and average daily solar flux edged up f...

  • ARRL Foundation Awards Grant to The University of Alabama Huntsville
    on July 30, 2020 at 7:07 pm

    The ARRL Foundation has awarded $510 to the University of Alabama Huntsville's Center for Cybersecurity Research and Education. The grant will be used to get university students licensed, and then integrate amateur radio communication protocols into extant models used for cybersecurity testing for industrial system controls. Analysis will be done on how well these protocols operate in this sett...

  • Nomination Signatures Sent via Email or Mail May Be Submitted for ARRL Offices
    on July 30, 2020 at 1:38 pm

    The ARRL Ethics & Elections Committee has announced that it will be acceptable in pending and future ARRL Director/Vice Director and Section Manager (SM) elections to submit nomination signatures that have been sent via email or mail, under these guidelines: Petition copies must be made from the original form supplied by ARRL. Forms must be exactly the same on both sides (i.e, autobiographical ...

  • Traffic-Handling Webinar Launches Ham Radio Learning Series
    on July 29, 2020 at 5:42 pm

    A live presentation from ARRL North Texas Section Traffic Manager Aaron Hulett, K8AMH, inaugurated the new ARRL Learning Network on Tuesday, July 28. The webinar series features 30-minute presentations from experienced members covering a variety of amateur radio topics and interests. Hulett’s webinar, “Relay Stations and the Art of Traffic Handling,” introduced techniques and skills practiced b...

  • FCC Fines HobbyKing Nearly $3 Million for Marketing Unauthorized Drone Transmitters
    on July 27, 2020 at 6:39 pm

    The FCC has issued a Forfeiture Order (FO) calling for HobbyKing to pay a fine of $2,861,128 for marketing drone transmitters that do not comply with FCC rules. An FCC Enforcement Bureau investigation stemmed in part from a 2017 ARRL complaint that HobbyKing was selling drone transmitters that operated on amateur and non-amateur frequencies, in some instances marketing them as amateur radio equ...

  • ARRL/TAPR Digital Communications Conference Seeks Papers
    on July 27, 2020 at 2:16 pm
  • AMSAT Partners with University of Maine WiSe-Net Lab to Develop State‚Äôs First CubeSat
    on July 26, 2020 at 2:59 pm

    The University of Maine Wireless Sensing Laboratory (WiSe-Net Lab) and AMSAT have signed an agreement to collaborate on building and operating MESAT1, Maine’s first small satellite. Carrying an amateur radio payload in addition to science payloads, MESAT1 is set to launch sometime in the next 3 years under NASA’s CubeSat Launch Initiative (CSLI), which provides opportunities for nanosatellite s...