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  • WX2S Wins the September QST Cover Plaque Award

    The winning article for the September 2017 QST Cover Plaque award is “An Improved 160/80-Meter Matching Network for your 43-Foot Vertical” by Steve Masticola, WX2S. The QST Cover Plaque Award -- given to the author or authors of the most popular article in each issue -- is determined by a vote of ARRL members on the QST Cover Plaque Poll web page. Cast a ballot for your favorite article in the ... […]

  • W1AW to Resume its Normal Transmission Schedule on Thursday Morning

    Maxim Memorial Station W1AW at ARRL Headquarters will not transmit bulletins or code practice this evening. The station will not be staffed overnight but plans to resume its normal schedule of transmissions on Thursday morning, September 21. W1AW has not yet been reopened to visitors. W1AW will continue monitoring active nets and 60 meter interoperability channels as needed. The station has bee... […]

  • JOTA 2017 Organizers Urge Scout Stations to Register Now

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  • Former MIT President, Electrical Engineering Professor Emeritus Paul E. Gray, ex-W2UWN, SK

    Former Massachusetts Institute of Technology President (MIT) President Paul E. Gray, ex-W2UWN and K1ZVT, of Concord, Massachusetts, died on September 18. He was 85. Gray had a nearly life-long association with MIT, including turns as student, professor, dean of engineering, associate provost, chancellor, president, and MIT Corporation chair. He served as MIT’s 14th president for the decade 1980... […]

  • Reports of Hurricane Devastation on Dominica Relayed by Amateur Radio, Picked up by Media

    [This updates a report posted earlier.] In the immediate aftermath of then-Category 5 Hurricane Maria's passage over Dominica on Monday, Frans van Santbrink, J69DS, on St. Lucia checked into the VoIP Hurricane Net to relay damage reports he'd gathered via repeater conversations with other hams there. The New York Times also reported and posted audio that Amateur Radio was a primary source to ga... […]

  • Amateur Radio Emergency Net Active in Wake of Earthquake in Central Mexico

    [UPDATED: 2017-09-20@1925 UTC] The FMRE National Emergency Net (Red Nacional de Emergencia or RNE) activated Tuesday on 7.060 MHz following a magnitude 7.1 earthquake in the central Mexico state of Puebla at 1814 UTC. The epicenter was some 75 miles southeast of Mexico City, which also felt the temblor and suffered damage. FMRE President Al Tomez, XE2O, said participation from Mexican radio ama... […]

  • W1AW Supporting Partners in Hurricane Response; Bulletins and Visitor Operations Currently Suspended

    The Hiram Percy Maxim Memorial Station, W1AW, has suspended its regular bulletin transmissions beginning September 19, 2017 in order to help support its partners for both HF and long-haul communications response for Hurricane Maria. W1AW will be monitoring the Hurricane Watch, SATERN, and Caribbean Emergency Weather nets; checking Winlink2000 e-mail; checking into the VoIP Weather Net, and prov... […]

  • HamSCI Presents Initial Eclipse Results at ARRL-TAPR Digital Communications Conference

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  • ARISS Invites Proposals to Host Amateur Radio Contacts with Space Station Crew

    The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) program is seeking proposals from US schools, museums, science centers, and community youth organizations to host Amateur Radio contacts in 2018 with a crew member aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The deadline to submit proposals is November 15. Contacts would be scheduled between July 1 and December 31, 2018.Each year, A... […]

  • Rockwell Collins to be Sold to United Technologies

    United Technologies has announced plans to acquire avionics maker Rockwell Collins in a $30-billion deal set to be consummated in 2018. United Technologies said it wants to further enhance its role in aviation for both its military and commercial customers in the area of new aircraft connectivity systems.Collins Radio and later Rockwell Collins for many years manufactured top-tier Amateur Radio... […]