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  • The K7RA Solar Update – November 28, 2022
    on November 28, 2022 at 15:44

    ARRL Headquarters was closed for the holiday last Thursday and Friday, so this bulletin is delayed until Monday, but has fresh content from Sunday night.At 2228 UTC on November 27, the Australian Space Weather Forecasting Centre issued a geomagnetic disturbance warning. “A coronal hole wind stream is expected to induce G1 periods of geomagnetic activity from mid-30 – November to 01-December.”So…

  • ARRL Headquarters Closed for 2022 Thanksgiving Holiday
    on November 25, 2022 at 18:22

    ARRL Headquarters will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 24 – 25, 2022, for the Thanksgiving holiday. There will be no W1AW bulletin or code practice transmissions on those days. ARRL HQ will reopen on Monday, November 28, at 8 AM EST.On behalf of ARRL, Happy Thanksgiving! We are thankful to our members and member-volunteers, and all radio amateurs who help us advance the art, science,…

  • Dodge County Amateur Radio Emergency Service Receives ServeNebraska Award
    on November 23, 2022 at 20:16

    The Dodge County Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES®) has received the 2022 Disaster Volunteer Award at the ServeNebraska Step Forward Awards Luncheon on November 4, 2022.Presented by Nebraska First Lady Susanne Shore, the award recognizes Dodge County ARES for a critical role in responding to the 2019 flooding in Fremont, Nebraska, and the surrounding areas. Dodge County ARES took signific…

  • Dr. Ulrich Rohde, N1UL, to Be Inducted to the Indian National Academy of Engineering
    on November 23, 2022 at 20:12

    The Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) will induct Dr. Ulrich Rohde, N1UL, as a fellow during ceremonies in mid-December. Dr. Rohde is only the third foreign fellow elected by the INAE, preceded by Dr. Jeffrey Wineland, who won a Nobel Prize in Physics, and Dr. Philip H. Knight.In the formal announcement issued November 19, 2022, the INAE thanked Dr. Rohde for “outstanding contributi…

  • SKYWARN Recognition Day Set for December 3, 2022
    on November 23, 2022 at 19:54

    The annual SKYWARN™ Recognition Day (SRD) on-the-air activity will take place Saturday, December 3, 2022, from 0000 to 2400 UTC. For US time zones, activity begins on the evening of Friday, December 2, 2022.SKYWARN Recognition Day was developed in 1999 by the National Weather Service (NWS) and ARRL The National Association for Amateur Radio® to honor the contributions that SKYWARN volunteers ma…

  • Support Young Hams on #GivingTuesday
    on November 22, 2022 at 22:03
  • 2022 ARRL Board of Directors Election Results
    on November 18, 2022 at 21:04

    ARRL Southeastern Division Director Mickey Baker, N4MB, of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, overcame challengers for his position in the 2023-2025 election cycle. Ballots counted on November 18 showed Baker (2,785 votes) defeating challengers Vice Director James Schilling, KG4JSZ (1,000 votes), and John Willis, KB4DU (673 votes). For the position of Vice Director, Jeff Beals, WA4AW (1,516 votes), o…

  • Eastern Massachusetts Section to Welcome New Section Manager; Incumbent Section Managers were Reelected
    on November 18, 2022 at 20:25

    Jon McCombie, N1ILZ, will become Section Manager (SM) of the ARRL Eastern Massachusetts Section on January 1, 2023. McCombie, of Eastham, was the only nominee to submit a petition to run for office when the nomination period closed in early September. As the sole nominee, he has been declared elected.This past year, McCombie has been Assistant SM to Tom Walsh, K1TW, who has been the SM of the E…

  • 2022 ARRL November Sweepstakes Phone Begins Saturday, November 19
    on November 18, 2022 at 20:12

    [revised 11/21/2022]The 2022 ARRL November Sweepstakes Phone will run from 2100 UTC on Saturday, November 19 to 0259 UTC on Monday, November 21. This is the phone/SSB version of the contest, as the CW Sweepstakes counterpart ran during the weekend of November 5 – 7 — so get your microphones ready! The annual ARRL November Sweepstakes is the premier domestic contest in the US and Canada, and th…

  • Dayton Hamvention Announces Theme for 2023
    on November 18, 2022 at 20:10

    Dayton Hamvention® 2023 is just over 6 months away, and next year’s Hamvention team has selected “Innovation!” as the event theme.The team reports that, in just one word, the theme encompasses the world of amateur radio today. “There are so many exciting ‘Innovations!’ worldwide in amateur radio. We want to capture the spirit, and we expect to see many of these throughout the coming year and pr…

  • The K7RA Solar Update
    on November 18, 2022 at 17:22

    At 0334 UTC on November 18, the Australian Space Weather ForecastCentre issued this geomagnetic disturbance warning:”A moderately large coronal hole will rotate into a geoeffectivelocation by 19-Nov. Combined with possible weak glancing interactionof recent CMEs, geomagnetic activity is expected in the coming days.”INCREASED GEOMAGNETIC ACTIVITY EXPECTED DUE TO CORONAL HOLE HIGH SPEED WIND STRE…

  • The K7RA Solar Update
    on November 14, 2022 at 20:16

    ARRL headquarters was closed on Friday, November 11, so thisbulletin is delayed until Monday, but edited and updated Sundaynight.Two new sunspots appeared November 1, one more November 3, two more November 4, one more and then another on November 6 and 7, another on November 9 and again on November 10, and one more on November 13. But sunspot numbers and solar flux seem modest lately, and so ar…

  • ARRL will be Closed on Veterans Day, Friday, November 11
    on November 12, 2022 at 03:30

    ARRL Headquarters will be closed on Friday, November 11, in observance of Veterans Day. There will be no W1AW bulletin or code practice transmissions on that day. ARRL HQ will reopen on Monday, November 14, at 8 AM EST. 

  • ARRL Programs to Benefit from Auction Proceeds
    on November 10, 2022 at 21:38

    The 17th Annual ARRL Online Auction, sponsored by RT Systems Inc., took place on October 21 – 27, 2022. There were over 200 participants who submitted bids, vying for QST “Product Review” equipment, new ham radio gear, vintage books, and the popular ARRL Lab mystery junque boxes. Plenty of spectators also contributed additional traffic to the auction site by browsing items and watching the bids…

  • Reaching Youth Through Amateur Radio in the Classroom
    on November 10, 2022 at 21:33

    ARRL Education and Learning Manager Steve Goodgame, K5ATA, attended the Georgia Educational Technology Conference, held November 2 – 4, 2022. The conference was the first part in a series of planned ARRL exhibits to meet with teachers and promote amateur radio in the classroom. Assisted by ARRL Teachers Institute Instructor Wayne Greene, KB4DSF, along with volunteers Cyndi Goodgame, K5CYN, and …