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Ham Radio 2.0: Episode 136: 3-Year Anniversary Video

It has been a great 3-years of producing this video. I’ve learned much, met some great people, and enjoyed learning more (and teaching others) about Amateur Radio. I’m excited to see what the next year holds! Thanks to YOU for… Continue Reading →

Collegiate Radio Amateur Wins Radio Club of America’s “Young Achiever Award”

05/03/2018 ARRL member Ruth Willet, KM4LAO, a 19-year-old student at Michigan’s Kettering University, has received the Radio Club of America’s “Young Achiever Award.” The RCA Young Achiever Award is presented to students of high school age or younger who have demonstrated excellence and… Continue Reading →

Annual Armed Forces Day Crossband Communication Test Set for Saturday, May 12

The Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) will sponsor the traditional military/Amateur Radio communication tests to mark the 67th annual Armed Forces Day (AFD) on Saturday, May 12. Armed Forces Day is May 19, but the AFD Crossband Military-Amateur Radio event… Continue Reading →

ARRL Counting Down to Hamvention® 2018

Hamvention® 2018, May 18-20 at the Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center in Xenia, Ohio, is largest annual Amateur Radio gathering in the US, and sanctioned as the 2018 ARRL Great Lakes Division Convention. ARRL EXPO — a large exhibit area in Building… Continue Reading →

Amateur Radio Case Attracts Attention of FCC Commissioner

05/02/2018 FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly, has used the latest chapter in an Amateur Radio enforcement proceeding to reiterate his call that the Commission abolish its Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) system. The long-standing case involves efforts by William F. Crowell, W6WBJ,… Continue Reading →

Upcoming ARRL Section, State, and Division Conventions

April 28 — Mentorfest Convention Convention, Garland, Texas May 4-5 — Military Radio Collectors Group Convention, Paso Robles, California May 5 — Delta Division D-Star Day Convention, Lafayette, Louisiana May 6 — Eastern Pennsylvania Section Convention, Bristol, Pennsylvania May 18-20… Continue Reading →

KM4IPF Shows the Template for the HF Go Box that Will be Used for Our Dry Tortugas DXpedition

KM4IPF, AE4FH, and WX4TV are planning a mini DXpedition to the Dry Tortugas later this year and we are building an HF go box to hold the Yaesu FT-857D radio and other gear that will be used to make HF… Continue Reading →

The K7RA Solar Update

Tad Cook, K7RA, Seattle, reports: Solar activity increased over the past week, with average daily sunspot numbers up from 5.4 to 20, and average daily solar flux rallying from 69.9 to 73.4.  The previous week saw 4 days with no sunspots,… Continue Reading →

ARRL Website, Some Services to be Down Briefly on May 1

04/27/2018 The ARRL website and some services will be down for maintenance for up to 1 hour on Tuesday, May 1, starting at approximately 0900 UTC. During this period some or all systems may be temporarily inaccessible. This includes all… Continue Reading →


Military Auxiliary Radio System The Military Auxiliary Radio System will host this year’s Armed Forces Day Crossband Test, scheduled for May 12, 2018.  This annual event is open to all radio operators, and will not impact any public or private communications…. Continue Reading →

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