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  • Homebrew Heroes Award for 2019 in Amateur Radio Announced

    The Homebrew Heroes Award Program has announced its first annual recipient. He is Hans Summers, G0UPL, of East Sussex in the UK. The annual award recognizes individuals, groups, or organizations who help define the frontiers of Amateur Radio technology through the long-standing tradition of constructing their own equipment. “Our Steering Committee sought the advice of an anonymous selection com...

  • Preview Now Open for ARRL 2019 Online Auction

    A preview of the more than 230 items going on the block this week in the 14th annual ARRL Online Auction is now open. Bidding begins on Thursday, October 17, at 10 AM EST (1400 UTC), and the auction will continue through Thursday, October 24, closing at 10 PM EST (Friday, October 25, at 0200 UTC).The 2019 auction includes lab-tested QST “Product Review” gear, vintage books, used equipment, and ...

  • The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Available

    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.

  • The K7RA Solar Update

    No sunspots appeared over the past week, and in the prior week there were only two days with sunspots, so average daily sunspot number declined from 3.1 to 0.Average daily solar flux nudged higher, but just barely, from 67.6 to 67.8.Geomagnetic indicators were much lower this week, with average daily planetary A index retreating from 14.4 to 6.3, while the mid-latitude average went from 11 to 5...

  • The Doctor Will See You Now!
  • Hawaii ARES Leverages Contest Station and Winlink for 2019 Simulated Emergency Test

    ARES volunteers in Hawaii took the opportunity of the 2019 Simulated Emergency Test (SET) on October 6 (UTC) to test Winlink radio messaging to the US mainland, using the KH6YY (KH6J) contest station on O’ahu. One of the premier contest stations in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, KH6YY offers a commanding propagation path over an expanse of saltwater.“You have to start with digital modes somew...

  • New Amateur Radio License Conditions in Effect for Australian Radio Amateurs

    The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has published changes to the Amateur Radio license conditions, effective on September 21. According to the Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA), all restrictions on emission modes have been removed for all licensees, and restrictions on permitted transmission bandwidths have been lifted for all licensees on all bands allowed for each lic...

  • Ohio Sheriff Observes and Participates in ARES Simulated Emergency Test

    In Greene County, Ohio, one public official not only observed the ARES Simulated Emergency Test (SET) this month but participated in it with Greene County ARES (GCARES). Greene County Sheriff Gene Fischer, KX8GCS (“Greene County Sheriff”), checked in when the Resource Net Control, Bob Baker, N8ADO, of Beavercreek, called for volunteers. Although the suggested scenario called for only using simp...

  • World Wide Radio Operators Foundation to Sponsor CQ WW Webinar
  • Tokelau Islands ZK3A DXpedition Ceases Operation Early

    [UPDATED 2019-10-09 @ 1647 UTC to reflect that individual was not a member of the DXpedition team.] Due to the illness of an Island resident, the ZK3A Tokelau Islands DXpeditionthe operation has shut down a couple of days ahead of schedule.“ALL TEAM MEMBERS ARE FINE!” said an announcement on the ZK3A website. “A person on the island is ill. So, they have sent the boat there early to get this pe...