• The K7RA Solar Update 11/27/2023
    Geomagnetic conditions were very quiet last weekend, good conditionsfor the ARRL Phone Sweepstakes. But there was much more geomagneticactivity toward the end of the reporting week, when the planetary Aindex jumped to 30 and Alaska's College A index reached 60, a veryhigh value.This past weekend was the CW portion of the CQ World Wide DXContest.Solar […]
  • 2023 Fall Section Manager Election Results 11/22/2023
     Two balloted Section Manager elections were conducted this fall. Ballots were counted on Tuesday, November 21, at ARRL Headquarters. All two-year terms of office will begin on January 1, 2024.For Section Manager of the ARRL Alaska Section:David Stevens, KL7EB (incumbent), received 105 votes Jeffrey Wolf, N8EX, received 72 votesDavid Stevens, KL7EB, of Anchorage, Alaska, has been […]
  • ARRL Headquarters to Be Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday 11/21/2023
    ARRL  The National Association for Amateur Radio® Headquarters in Newington, Connecticut, will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 23, 2023, and Friday, November 24, 2023. There will be no W1AW bulletins, code practice, or visitor operations during that time. ARRL Headquarters will reopen at 8:00 AM Eastern Time on Monday, November 27, […]
  • Former Illinois Section Manager Tom Ciciora, KA9QPN, SK 11/21/2023
    ARRL is sad to report that Thomas "Tom" T. Ciciora, KA9QPN, of Sandwich, Illinois, has become a silent key. He was 66 years old. Ciciora served as the Section Manager of the ARRL Illinois Section from 2006 - 2017. He was an ARRL Life Member.According to an obituary, Ciciora was active in several amateur radio […]
  • 2023 ARRL Board of Directors Election Results 11/17/2023
    ARRL  The National Association for Amateur Radio® announces the results of the 2023 ARRL Division elections.ARRL Great Lakes Division Vice Director Scott Yonally, N8SY (2,175 votes), of Lexington, Ohio, defeated candidate Michael Kalter, W8CI (2,023 votes), for the position of Division Director. Yonally will assume the role when Director Dale Williams, WA8EFK, who has held […]
  • The K7RA Solar Update 11/17/2023
    "ASWFC GEOMAGNETIC DISTURBANCE WARNING ISSUED AT 2306 UTC 16 NOVEMBER 2023 BY THE AUSTRALIAN SPACE WEATHER FORECASTING CENTRE."Two recent CMEs associated with small solar filament eruptions areexpected to increase geomagnetic activity from mid 19-Nov to 20-Nov."INCREASED GEOMAGNETIC ACTIVITY EXPECTED DUE TO CORONAL MASS EJECTION FROM 19-20 NOVEMBER 2023."Solar activity was lower this week, Nove...
  • SKYWARN Recognition Day Is Ready to Go 11/17/2023
    The 2023 SKYWARN Recognition Day (SRD) is December 2 from 0000z to 2400z.The event honors all SKYWARN storm spotters and amateur radio operators for their contributions to the National Weather Service (NWS) during severe weather. Amateur radio operators also provide vital communication to the NWS and emergency management when normal communications fail.The National Oceanic and […]
  • The University of Scranton Amateur Radio Club, W3USR, Got a Facelift 11/17/2023
    With a grant from Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC) for almost $200,000 and private donations of more than $20,000, the University of Scranton Amateur Radio Club in Scranton, Pennsylvania, has installed new amateur radio equipment and antennas for its station, W3USR.The station is now located on the fifth floor of the university's Loyola Science Center […]
  • 2023 ARRL November Sweepstakes Continues 11/17/2023
    The second part of the ARRL November Sweepstakes is for phone contacts, and it begins Saturday, November 18 at 2100 UTC, and runs through Monday, November 20 at 0259 UTC.The contest objective is to support amateur self-training in radiocommunications, including improving amateur operating skills, conducting technical investigations, and intercommunicating with other amateurs. Amateur stations i...
  • The K7RA Solar Update 11/14/2023
    "ASWFC GEOMAGNETIC DISTURBANCE WARNING ISSUED AT 2310 UTC/09 NOVEMBER 2023 BY THE AUSTRALIAN SPACE WEATHER FORECASTING CENTRE:"G1-G2 geomagnetic conditions are expected over 11-12 Nov, with aslight chance of G3 due to the anticipated arrival of a halo CMEfirst observed 09-Nov. Conditions are expected to ease to backgroundlevels on 13-Nov."A great, big geomagnetic storm on Sunday […]