ARRL NEWS

Friday, 20th May 2022

The K7RA Solar Update

 Solar activity was up, up, up this week, with average daily sunspot numbers increasing from 74.4 to 134.1, and average daily solar flux from 120.3 to 157.3.

To get some perspective, I averaged the weekly averages for sunspot number and solar flux from this bulletin and the previous three, then compared them to the bulletins from one year earlier.

A year ago, the averages for 2021 Propagation For...

Saturday, 14th May 2022

The K7RA Solar Update

We saw some evidence of sporadic-e propagation this week on 6 and 10 meters, always surprising and exciting.

Solar activity was about the same as last week, at least going by the numbers.

Average daily sunspot numbers rose slightly from 68.6 to 74.4, while average daily solar flux only budged from 120 to 120.3.

Geomagnetic indicators were quieter, with average daily planetary A index shifting from...

Friday, 13th May 2022

Listen to ARRL Audio News for May 13, 2022

The latest edition of ARRL Audio News podcast for May 13, 2022 is available for listening now. This week's edition includes an update for the upcoming Dayton Hamvention®, an announcement for the Armed Forces Day Cross-Band Exercise which be held on May 14, and much more.

ARRL Audio News is a summary of the week’s top news stories in the world of amateur radio, along with interviews and other fe...

Thursday, 12th May 2022

Get To 2022 Dayton Hamvention® -- May 20-22

The 2022 Dayton Hamvention®, among the world's largest annual amateur radio gatherings, is ready to celebrate its 70th Anniversary event, May 20 - 22, at the Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center in Xenia, Ohio. Organizers report that brisk advance sales of tickets and reservations for inside exhibit booths and flea market spaces are an indication that Hamvention 2022 is headed for success....

Día del Radioaficionado Celebrated May 10, 2022 in Puerto Rico

On May 10, 2022, radio amateurs in Puerto Rico celebrated 25 years of Día del Radioaficionado (Puerto Rico Amateur Radio Operator Day). The day was designated the second Tuesday in May by Law 50 of June 7, 1996. The Governor of Puerto Rico, Pedro Pierluisi, issued a proclamation to honor the event. Radio amateurs took to social media and the airwaves to celebrate and send good wishes. A special...

ARES® Activated in Oklahoma for Tornado Clean-Up Communications

To help with emergency communications support following an outbreak of tornadoes that hit this past week, the Oklahoma Department of Emergency of Management and Homeland Security requested support from the Oklahoma Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES®).

During the first week of May, 12 tornadoes touched down in the central and eastern parts of Oklahoma. The tornado that struck Seminole, Oklah...

Annual Armed Forces Day Cross-Band Exercise Set for May 14

The US Department of Defense will host this year’s Armed Forces Day (AFD) Cross-Band Test on Saturday, May 14. While Armed Forces Day is May 21, the AFD cross-band military-amateur radio event traditionally takes place 1 week earlier to avoid any conflict with the Dayton Hamvention®. The event is open to all radio amateurs.

The AFD Cross-Band Test is two-way communications exercise between milit...

Monday, 9th May 2022

FCC Has Resolved Technical Issues and Resumes Processing Amateur Radio License Applications

Updated 5/9/2022

The ARRL Volunteer Examiner Coordinator (VEC) reports that the FCC Universal Licensing System (ULS) electronic batch filing (EBF) system is back online and functioning normally. A message sent by the FCC ULS EBF Team to VECs explains that the technical issues with ULS EBF filing are resolved, and that VECs may resume submitting files containing amateur radio license applications...

Friday, 6th May 2022

ARRL Forum at Hamvention Will Include FCC Enforcement Bureau's Lark Hadley, KA4A

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Enforcement Bureau Regional Director Lark Hadley, KA4A, will participate in an ARRL-sponsored forum at Dayton Hamvention® on Saturday, May 21, 2022. The forum, "Good Operators and the ARRL Volunteer Monitor (VM) Program" will be led by Riley Hollingsworth, K4ZDH, who heads the VM Program - a joint initiative between ARRL and the FCC to enhance compliance ...

ARRL RF Safety Committee Members To Be Honored By The Radio Society of Great Britain

Chairman of the ARRL RF Safety Committee (RFSC) Gregory D. Lapin, N9GL, Ph.D, P.E., will receive an award at the 2022 Dayton Hamvention® from the Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB). He will receive the Founders' Trophy, recognizing his outstanding service to the society. He will also be accepting awards for committee members Kai Siwiak, KE4PT; Ric Tell, K5UJU, and Matt Butcher, KC3WD.

Along w...

Friday, 6th May 2022

The K7RA Solar Update

www.spaceweather.com reported on May 4 at 0859 UTC that an M5 solar flare erupted from sunspot group AR3004, causing a shortwave radio

blackout over the Middle East and Africa.

Please see [https:]

A recent flare update:

https://bit.ly/3OXvuo8

Solar activity was lower this week, even though we could see
sunspots every day.

Average daily sunspot numbers dropped from 109.3 to 68.6, while
ave...

Wednesday, 4th May 2022

Mobile App Available to Navigate 2022 Dayton Hamvention

Saturday, 30th April 2022

FCC Hiring for Electronics Engineering

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has started accepting applications for electronics engineers for Recent Graduates positions in the Pathways Program which is located in the Office of Engineering and Technology in Washington, DC. Candidates should be recent graduates for this one year developmental program which may lead to a term or permanent appointment.

Training will cover the agenc...

Radio Amateurs to Participate in MARS Interoperability Exercise in May

Members of the Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) will conduct an HF skills exercise from Monday night, May 2 through Saturday, May 7, 2022 to practice interoperability with the amateur radio community.

A 60-meter high-power broadcast will begin on May 3 at 0200 UTC followed by the FEMA region net. That will continue four more nights at 0200 UTC with the region net. At 1200 local each day (M...

Friday, 29th April 2022

ARRL Youth Licensing Grant Program

The ARRL Youth Licensing Grant Program, in effect since April 19, 2022, will cover the one-time $35 application fee for new amateur radio license candidates younger than 18 years old for tests administered under the ARRL Volunteer Examiner Coordinator (VEC) program.

"We are thrilled that we are able to provide this opportunity to our youth candidates," said ARRL VEC Manager Maria Somma, AB1FM.

T...

A New Colorado Section Manager Begins July 1

ARRL Colorado Section Manager Robert Wareham, N0ESQ, has resigned from the position, effective June 30, 2022. "I appreciate all the hard work that you have put in and wish you the best for the future," responded ARRL Field Services Manager Mike Walters, W8ZY.

Wareham has a long history of leadership within ARRL, serving as State Government Liaison, Public Information Coordinator, Section Emergen...

2022 USA ARDF Championships Results

The results are in for the 21st USA Championships in Amateur Radio Direction Finding (ARDF). The 4 days of competitions were held from April 7 - 10 in Prince William Forest Park (PWFP) in northern Virginia. The competition results will help determine the makeup of ARDF Team USA at the 20th ARDF World Championships, set for September 2022 in Serbia.

Thirty participants competed in categories for ...

Friedrichshafen, Germany to Host the 45th International Amateur Radio Exhibition

After a 2-year break, amateur radio fans will reunite on Lake Constance in Friedrichshafen, Germany, from June 24 - 26, 2022, for HAM RADIO -- the 45th International Amateur Radio Exhibition.

Planning for Europe's largest amateur radio exhibition is under way, and this year's theme is "Seeing Friends Again." While amateurs were able to stay connected during the COVID-19 pandemic, Deutscher Amate...

Webinar for ARRL Foundation Club Grant Program on May 4, 2022

An informational webinar about the ARRL Foundation Club Grant Program will be held on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at 8 PM EDT / 5 PM PDT. This webinar will offer an orientation to the program and provide information on how to apply. Please register in advance for this webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. -- Mike Walters, ...

Ham Radio Connects Bellefontaine, Ohio Students with Astronaut Kayla Barron

Astronaut Kayla Barron, amateur radio call sign KI5LAL, completed a successful, scheduled ham radio contact on April 21, 2022, with students from Bellefontaine High School in Bellefontaine, Ohio via Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS). The radio contact was streamed on YouTube.

The students were supported by members of the Champaign Logan Amateur Radio Club Inc., W8FTV, an ...

Tuesday, 19th April 2022

World Amateur Radio Day is April 18

World Amateur Radio Day (WARD) is April 18 and is celebrated worldwide by radio amateurs and their national associations, which are organized as member-societies of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU).

It was on this day in 1925 that the IARU was formed in Paris. American Radio Relay League (today, ARRL The National Association for Amateur Radio) co-founder Hiram Percy Maxim was its fir...

ARRL Employment Opportunities

ARRL is seeking candidates for job opportunities at its headquarters in Newington, Connecticut. Available positions include Director of Information Technology, Public Relations & Outreach Manager, Social Media Strategist, and others.

ARRL Human Resources Manager Luci Goodwin explained that some of the jobs are brand-new positions, established to help advance the association's ongoing digital tra...

Bob Rose, KC1DSQ, and Bob Glorioso, W1IS, Win the March 2022 QST Cover Plaque Award

Monday, 4th April 2022

New FCC Application Fee Will Not Apply to Amateur Radio License Upgrades

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) staff has clarified in response to an ARRL request that the new $35 application fee will not apply to most license modifications, including those to upgrade anamateur radio licensee's operator class and changes to club station trustees. The FCC staff explained that the new fees will apply only to applications for a new license, renewal, rule waiver, o...

Dave Ritter, ND4MR, Receives ARRL Herb S. Brier Instructor of the Year Award

The 2021 ARRL Herb S. Brier Award for Instructor of The Year was given to recipient Dave Ritter, ND4MR. The award was presented during the ARRL forum at the Charlotte, North Carolina Hamfest on Saturday, March 12.

An ARRL Member for nearly 40 years, Ritter is an ARRL Registered Instructor and a full-time faculty member at Wilkes Community College in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, where he’s b...

Friday, 1st April 2022

Register to Log in to ARRL.ORG

Follow these steps to sign in and access ARRL features and services: Go to arrl.org and click “Login” which will redirect you to “Register” (please note, even if you have an ARRL account you will need to register).

To register, enter the main e-mail address we have on file and click “Next.” You will be prompted to create a user name and new password. Your password must contain at least eight cha...

The K7RA Solar Update

Many solar flares and CMEs occurred over the reporting week (March 24-30) but with glancing blows and near misses, it wasn’t reflected in the geomagnetic indicators until Thursday, the last day in March.

The Planetary A index reached a high for the reporting week of 19 on March 27. Average daily planetary A index rose by a modest amount from 6.3 to 10.

Average daily sunspot number rose from 33.4 ...

Friday, 25th March 2022

New Amateur Radio License Applications Fee To Become Effective April 19, 2022

A Public Notice released by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on March 23, 2022, in MD Docket No. 20-270, announced that new application fees for Wireless Telecommunications Bureau applications will become effective on April 19, 2022. The new fees, mandated by Congress, apply to applications for Amateur Radio licenses including those associated with filing Form 605, the Amateur Operat...

Ham Payload Going to the Chinese Space Station

The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) satellite frequency coordination panel reports that an application has been submitted for an amateur radio payload to be hosted on the Chinese Tiangong space station. The coordination request states:

"CSSARC is the amateur radio payload for Chinese Space Station, proposed by Chinese Radio Amateurs Club (CRAC), Aerospace System Engineering Research Ins...

Monday, 21st March 2022

Friedrichshafen HAM RADIO 2022 Will Welcome Worldwide Visitors

With the recent relaxation of COVID-19 regulations, the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club (DARC) and Messe Friedrichshafen, partners of the HAM RADIO 2022 exhibition in Germany, are optimistically looking forward toward holding the 45th HAM RADIO from June 24 - 26 in Friedrichshafen, subject to the final official approval by the local authorities.

Appropriate hygienic and distancing measures will be ...

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