Hurricane Watch Net to Activate

The Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) will activate at 1800 UTC today on 14.325 MHz and will remain in operation on 20 meters until the band closes. The HWN will commence 40-meter operations on 7.268 MHz at 2200 UTC and will remain operational overnight. Operations on 7.268 MHz will pause at 1130 UTC, and, if required, […]

The K7RA Solar Update

Tad Cook, K7RA, Seattle, reports: The past week was a good one for HF propagation. Average daily sunspot numbers doubled from the previous week, rising from 13.6 to 27, while average daily solar flux rose from 72.6 to 84.3. Average daily geomagnetic numbers were lower, with average planetary A index declining from 21.1 to […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hurricane Redux: Amateur Radio Community Goes on Alert for Maria

Caribbean Island residents and the Amateur Radio community have hardly had a chance to catch a breath from Hurricane Irma as recovery operations continue, but now Hurricane Maria is knocking on the door. The Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) activated today on 14.325 MHz, with plans to maintain operations on that frequency during the day and […]

The Doctor Will See You Now!

S-Units” is the topic of the current (August 17) latest 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, […]

The Doctor Will See You Now!

“The Mystery of Sporadic E” is the topic of the new (June 8) 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 […]

Texas Governor Proclaims Amateur Radio Operator Week

2017 ARRL Foundation Scholarship Awards Announced

The ARRL Foundation has announced the recipients of its 2017 scholarship awards. There were 88 awards this year, totaling $120,650.

The ARRL Foundation General Fund Scholarship, $2,000 each

Garner Fleming, KK4CLY, Mebane, NC

Valerie Lehmann, KC3HPJ, Derwood, MD

Sarah A. Olson, KF5GTB, Eufaula, OK

Zachary M. Thompson, KM4BLG, Asheville, NC

Lindsay A. Westerfield, KD5UVL, […]

Ham-Com 2017

Friday, June 9th & Saturday, June 10th

Irving Convention Center

500 West Las Colinas Blvd., Irving, TX 75039

Irving Convention Center is located approximately 12 miles northwest of downtown Dallas. DFW International Airport is approximately 10 miles away and Dallas Love Field is approximately 9 miles away. […]