American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio Association and Resources
OH2BH to be on the Air from Myanmar
Wed, 20 Nov 2019 15:57:00 -0600

The government in Myanmar has given limited amateur operating privileges to Martti Laine, OH2BH. He will use XZ2D. Laine reports that authorities in the Southeast Asian nation have only permitted him to operate on 15 meters and higher, but he is hoping to obtain permission to operate on a spot frequency on 20 meters.

“Getting 14.065 kHz temporarily for the duration of 48 hours would be magic,” ...

Alaska and Tennessee Getting New Section Managers
Wed, 20 Nov 2019 15:39:00 -0600

Two new Section Managers have been declared elected in the just-concluded fall election cycle. Ballots for the Alaska and the Tennessee Section Manager elections were counted on November 19 at ARRL Headquarters. Eight incumbent Section Managers ran without opposition during this election cycle. All of terms of office start on January 1.

In a very close race in Alaska, David Stevens, KL7EB, recei...

Happy 45th Birthday, AMSAT-OSCAR 7!
Wed, 20 Nov 2019 08:11:00 -0600

The world’s longest-lived satellite, AO-7, turned 45 years old this month. It was launched on November 15, 1974, from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. After nearly 7 years of service, AO-7 was thought to have reached the end of its life in June 1981 due to battery failure, and a premature obituary appeared in the AMSAT Satellite Report.

In an interesting footnote, although AO-7 was thoug...

Melissa Stemmer Joins ARRL Headquarters as Development Manager
Mon, 18 Nov 2019 16:46:00 -0600

Connecticut native Melissa Stemmer has joined the ARRL Headquarters staff as Development Manager. Born and raised in Waterbury, Stemmer earned a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from the University of Connecticut in 1998, and she worked in that field for more than 15 years. After deciding that a career change was in order, Stemmer went back to school, earning a master’s in organizational leadershi...

Don Greenbaum, N1DG, appointed to NOAA and US Fish and Wildlife Service Community Group
Mon, 18 Nov 2019 11:45:00 -0600

Don Greenbaum, N1DG, of Duxbury, Massachusetts, has been appointed to the NOAA/US Fish and Wildlife Service Community Group. He will participate in meetings to discuss the development of the Monument Management Plan that will provide for effective direction over the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument (PRIMNM). He will serve as a citizen-at-large representative.

His input in the disc...

WRC-19 Grinds On Into Third Week
Mon, 18 Nov 2019 11:34:00 -0600

With just 3-1/2 days left for substantive work, delegates at World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 (WRC-19) face a daunting workload as the conferees try to reach consensus on several remaining issues including the agenda for the next WRC. The final session of the conference plenary to approve texts for inclusion in the Final Acts of the conference is set to wrap up at noon on Thursday, Nove...

Nominations Invited for CWops Award for Advancing the Art of CW
Mon, 18 Nov 2019 09:04:00 -0600

CWops is now accepting nominations for its Award for Advancing the Art of CW for 2020. The award recognizes individuals, groups, or organizations that have made the greatest contribution(s) toward advancing the art or practice of radio communication by Morse code. Candidates for the award may be authors of publications related to CW; CW recruiters, trainers, mentors, coaches, and instructors; p...

2019 ARRL Board of Directors Election Results
Fri, 15 Nov 2019 17:33:00 -0600

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...

The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Now Available
Fri, 15 Nov 2019 14:57:00 -0600

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.

The K7RA Solar Update
Fri, 15 Nov 2019 08:57:00 -0600

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...

More than 1 Million Contacts Logged during ARRL Field Day 2019
Thu, 14 Nov 2019 11:19:00 -0600
Youth on the Air Camp Coming to the Americas
Thu, 14 Nov 2019 11:10:00 -0600
Dayton Hamvention® Invites 2020 Award Nominations
Thu, 14 Nov 2019 11:05:00 -0600

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...

Still Time to Work TX7T in the Marquesas Islands
Thu, 14 Nov 2019 07:42:00 -0600
AMSAT Says HuskySat-1 Paving the Way for Further Cooperation
Wed, 13 Nov 2019 12:48:00 -0600

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...