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  • Career and Talent Opportunities at ARRL
    on April 22, 2021 at 8:54 pm

    The digital transformation at ARRL is under way! A significant commitment of talent and investment is being made to develop a dynamic and responsive digital enterprise in areas of amateur radio innovation and member engagement. This initiative is opening opportunities for experienced amateur radio enthusiasts to make ARRL the next stop in their careers. "ARRL is where vocation and avocation col...

  • ARRL, American Red Cross Renew Memorandum of Understanding
    on April 22, 2021 at 5:17 pm

    ARRL and the American Red Cross (ARC) have renewed their long-standing Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for another 5 years. The MOU spells out how ARRL and the American Red Cross will work cooperatively during a disaster response.“We are pleased to extend our partnership with the American Red Cross,” ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, said. “This agreement details how ARRL Amateur Radio Emer...

  • Woody Brem, K3YV, is the 2020 Bill Orr, W6SAI, Technical Writing Award Winner
    on April 22, 2021 at 3:29 pm

    The ARRL Foundation Board of Directors has selected Ellwood “Woody” Brem, K3YV, of Spring Mills, Pennsylvania, as the winner of the 2020 Bill Orr, W6SAI, Technical Writing Award for his article, “‘Leaky’ Antenna Switches,” which appeared in the March 2020 issue of QST. The Foundation Board acted on a recommendation from the QST editorial staff in selecting the recipient at its January 27 annual...

  • Upswing in Solar Cycle 25 Activity May Have Begun
    on April 21, 2021 at 7:14 pm

    Frank Donovan, W3LPL, says the long-anticipated significant increase in Solar Cycle 25 activity may have begun on April 19. “As a result, 30- and 20-meter nighttime propagation and 17- and 15-meter daytime propagation is likely to be enhanced through at least April 26. The solar flux index (SFI) is likely to remain at 85 or higher through at least April 26 due to two active regions on the sun’s...

  • Camp for Young Radio Amateurs in the Americas is a Go for this Summer
    on April 21, 2021 at 5:09 pm
  • Registration is Open for Virtual Visalia 2021
    on April 21, 2021 at 3:49 pm

    The 72nd meeting of the International DX Convention, aka “Visalia,” is now open for registration. The virtual 2-day meeting, sponsored by the Northern California DX Club (NCDXC) will be held on Saturday, May 15, and Sunday, May 16, via Zoom webinars. In addition to a safe, front-row seat without having to leave home, participants will be able to attend eight DX-related webinars on Saturday, eig...

  • Yasme Foundation Releases Chronicles of Amateur Radio DX History
    on April 21, 2021 at 3:45 pm
  • FCC Issues Enforcement Advisory: Radio Users Again Reminded Not to Use Radios in Crimes
    on April 20, 2021 at 9:01 pm

    On April 20, the FCC’s Enforcement Bureau issued a new Enforcement Advisory, repeating the admonishments contained in a January Advisory that no licensee or user of the Amateur or Personal Radio Services may use any radio equipment in connection with unlawful activities of any nature.The Commission specifically cautioned that individuals found to have used radios in connection with any illegal ...

  • Clear Frequencies Requested for Net Providing 24/7 Coverage of St Vincent Volcanic Eruption
    on April 20, 2021 at 6:42 pm

    The Caribbean Emergency and Weather Net (CEWN) has been providing round-the-clock coverage during the La Soufriere volcanic eruption on the island of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Several neighboring islands are also being affected by the disaster. When responding to disasters and emergencies such as this, the CEWN utilizes 3.815 MHz LSB and 7.188 MHz LSB. CEWN is requesting that radio amat...

  • Radio Amateur Helps Rescuers to Locate Lost Hiker
    on April 19, 2021 at 9:55 pm

    The keen and practiced eye of ARRL member Ben Kuo, AI6YR, helped to guide rescuers to a hiker stranded on a mountainside on April 12. Hiker Rene Compean, 45, had spent the night in a remote region of the Angeles National Forest after getting in a tough spot. After a concerned friend reported Compean missing on Monday, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department dispatched search-and-rescue (SAR...