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ARRL Ham Radio News – Links

American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio Association and Resources The American Radio Relay League (ARRL) is the national association for amateur radio, connecting hams around the U.S. with news, information and resources.

  • The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Now 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. 

  • Russian-Ukrainian "Radio War" Remains at a High Level

    The June newsletter of the International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 Monitoring System (IARUMS) reports that what’s being called “the Russian-Ukrainian radio war” continues apace.“The Russian-Ukrainian radio war remained on a high escalation level also in June,” IARUMS Region 1 Coordinator Peter Jost, HB9CET, said. “Almost every day, we heard the massive spiteful and provocative broadcasts. In...

  • Introducing The ARRL Current

    ARRL has a new way to let members know when the digital editions of QST and other publications are available. Distributed via email, The ARRL Current offers a monthly overview of ARRL publications and member benefits. The inaugural edition launched in June.Subscribe now to receive each issue going forward. Manage your email preferences from your ARRL account (members must first be registered on...

  • ARRL Seeks Awards and Programs Assistant

    ARRL has invited applications for the position of Awards and Programs Assistant at ARRL Headquarters in Newington, Connecticut. This is a full-time, non-exempt opening in the Radiosport and Field Services Department. The pay range is from $16.08 to 19.30 per hour.The Awards and Programs Assistant assists with all Radiosport and Field Services Department activities, with an initial priority on L...

  • SP3L Wins the July QST Cover Plaque Award

    The winning article for the July 2020 QST Cover Plaque award is “A Vertical End-Fed Dipole with a Folded Stub” by Jacek Pawlowski, SP3L.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 August issue today. 

  • Annual KPH “Night of Nights” Has Been Canceled

    The Maritime Radio Historical Society (MRHS) and the National Park Service have announced that the annual KPH Night of Nights has been canceled due to COVID-19 precautions. This would have been the 21st such event, which commemorates what is believed to be the last commercial Morse transmission in the US.While KPH, KFS, and K6KPH will not be on the air for Night of Nights XXI, MRHS members will...

  • QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo Announces Full Lineup of Speakers
  • Maritime Mobile Service Network Comes to the Aid of Vessel in Distress

    The Maritime Mobile Service Net (MMSN) on 14.300 MHz came to the assistance of a sailing vessel on June 25. MMSN control operator Steven Carpenter, K9UA, took a call on 20 meters from Ian Cummings, KB4SG, the skipper of the Mystic Lady, then some 40 miles east of Florida. Cummings reported that his engine had failed as he was attempting to return to his home port of Stuart, Florida. He not only...

  • The August Issue of Digital QST is Now Available!
  • THe K7RA Solar Update

    No sunspots this week. The pattern persists, and this surprises me. But Spaceweather.com reported a couple of weak, barely emerging spots, never numbered, and by their magnetic polarity were from new Cycle 25.We rely on NOAA for official sunspot numbers, and the most recent one reported was 11 on June 15. See ftp://ftp.swpc.noaa.gov/pub/indices/DSD.txt.Average daily solar flux over the recent r...