• Eastern Iowans Rely On Ham Radio When Severe Weather Strikes 01/21/2021
    A derecho with winds of 80 to 100 MPH struck eastern Iowa last August, disrupting power and telecommunications for some 400,000 residents. But, as ARRL member and Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES®) volunteer Scott Haney, N0GUD, recently explained to The Gazette in Cedar Rapids, that’s when amateur radio shines.Haney, the president of the Cedar Valley […]
  • The K7RA Solar Update 01/21/2021
    We just witnessed 12 consecutive days with no sunspots, which many of us found a bit unsettling. But fortunately Solar Cycle 25 activity returned with a new sunspot on January 15.Average daily sunspot number increased from zero last week, to 14.7 in the January 14-20 reporting period.Average daily solar flux rose from 73.8 to 76.1, […]
  • David A. Duncan, K7DUN, Wins the January 2021 QST Cover Plaque Award 01/21/2021
  • Contest University to Host Propagation Summit on January 23 01/20/2021
    Contest University (CTU) is holding a Virtual Propagation Summit on Saturday, January 23. The Zoom-platform event will get under way with introductory remarks from Tim Duffy, K3LR, and Ray Novak, N9JA, at 1600 UTC.At 1605 UTC, Scott Jones, N3RA, and George Fremin, K5TR, will moderate a session “Update on the Personal Space Weather Station Project […]
  • HamSCI Issues Call for Abstracts for March Virtual Workshop 01/18/2021
  • Orlando HamCation Online Event and QSO Party Set 01/18/2021
  • ARRL on the Purpose of Amateur Radio 01/17/2021
  • FCC Issues Enforcement Advisory: Radio Users Reminded Not to Use Radios in Crimes 01/17/2021
    The FCC has released an Enforcement Advisory for licensees and operators across radio services. [Complete text of FCC Enforcement Advisory follows.]FCC ENFORCEMENT ADVISORYDA 21-73Released:  January 17, 2021WARNING:  AMATEUR AND PERSONAL RADIO SERVICES LICENSEES AND OPERATORS MAY NOT USE RADIO EQUIPMENT TO COMMIT OR FACILITATE CRIMINAL ACTSThe Enforcement Bureau (Bureau) of the Federal Communic...
  • The K7RA Solar Update 01/15/2021
    Tad Cook, K7RA, Seattle, reports: What happened? Solar Cycle 25 seemed well under way, but no new sunspots have emerged since December 23. The last time any sunspot was visible was January 2. On January 14, posted, “Welcome back, solar minimum.”Average daily solar flux declined from 78.6 to 73.8. Geomagnetic A index remained quiet. […]
  • International Amateur Radio Union Preparing for WRC-23 01/12/2021
    Preparations continue on the part of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) to represent the interests of the amateur and amateur-satellite services at World Radiocommunication Conference 2023 (WRC-23). The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) sponsors WRCs, typically every 4 years, to consider revisions to the international Radio Regulations that define frequency allocations for v...