ARRL President Issues Call for Members to Reach Out to their Senators to Support S. 1534

ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, is calling on League members to urge their US Senators to support the Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2017, S. 1534. ARRL has opened a RallyCongress page to simplify the task.

 

“[W]e are at a crossroad in our efforts to obtain passage of The Amateur Radio Parity Act,” […]

The Doctor Will See You Now!

“Power Supplies” is the topic of the current (July 20) episode of the “ARRL The Doctor is In” podcast. Listen…and learn!

Sponsored by DX Engineering, “ARRL The Doctor is In” is an informative discussion of all things technical. Listen on your computer, tablet, or smartphone — whenever and wherever you like!

Every 2 weeks, […]

ARISS Reports ISS Packet System is Down

The aging Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) packet system on 145.825 MHz appears to have stopped functioning altogether, after experiencing some recent problems, and restoring it to operation could take months. ARISS International Chair Frank Bauer, KA3HDO, said the packet system, located in the Columbus module, started to act up late […]

The K7RA Solar Update

All the indicators we track at the bottom of this bulletin fell last week.

Because there were no sunspots in six of the seven days (July 20-26) last week, average daily sunspot number dropped from 26.6 to 1.7. Average daily solar flux declined from 85.9 to 69.7.

Average daily planetary A index declined […]

A New QST QuickStats Poll Has Been Posted

A new QST QuickStats survey is now available for your viewing and voting pleasure. Check the QuickStats page at http://www.arrl.org/quickstats and enjoy…

● Do you plan to compete in either the CW or Phone November Sweepstakes contests?

● How long has it been since you’ve attended a hamfest?

● Do you use software to […]

ARRL Contest Rule Changes, Clarifications Reflect “Best Practices” in Radiosport

Just ahead of the 2017-2018 contest season, ARRL has announced rule changes and clarifications to League-sponsored contests. These include an improved process for submitting logs and reporting scores. Unless otherwise noted, these changes become effective starting with the September VHF Contest.

 

“These changes reflect current ‘best practices’ in the contest community and help […]

ARRL Foundation Announces Two New Scholarships

 

Starting in 2018, the ARRL Foundation will offer two new scholarships for radio amateurs pursuing post-secondary education. They have been established by the Medical Amateur Radio Council (MARCO) and by the Shenandoah Valley Amateur Radio Club (SVARC).

The MARCO scholarship will provide financial assistance for the educational expenses of a radio amateur pursuing […]

Boy Scouts’ Jamboree on the Air Announces Theme for 60th Annual Event

“60 Years Connecting Scouts” is the theme for the Boy Scouts’ 2017 Jamboree on the Air (JOTA), set for October 20-22. JOTA Coordinator Jim Wilson, K5ND, said the theme “recognizes the start of the event in 1957 and commemorates its growth in participation and in the expanding communication channels that are activated on the […]

President Names FCC General Counsel Brendan Carr to Fill Vacant Republican Seat

President Donald Trump has announced plans to nominate FCC General Counsel Brendan Carr, a Republican, to fill one of the two vacancies on the Commission. One FCC vacancy, to be filled by a Democratic candidate, remains in order for the Commission to be back to its full five-member complement. The president on June 14 […]

A New QST QuickStats Poll Has Been Posted

A new QST QuickStats survey is now available for your viewing and voting pleasure. Check the QuickStats page at http://www.arrl.org/quickstats and enjoy…

● Do you plan to participate in the 2017 Scouting Jamboree On The Air, October 20-22?

● Will you be on the air for the ARRL EME (Moonbounce) Contest, October 7-8?

● Have […]