• Outages Affect Receipt of Applications, FCC License Processing 08/07/2020
    The Newington, Connecticut, US Post Office, which serves ARRL Headquarters, is without power, so ARRL is receiving little or no mail, affecting the receipt of amateur radio exam session paperwork as well as other mail and parcels. The outage is a result from damage due to Tropical Storm Isaias. In addition, the FCC electronic batch […]
  • The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Now Available 08/07/2020
    Listen to the new episode of ARRL Audio News on your iOS or Android podcast app, or online at Audio News is also retransmitted on a number of FM repeaters. Click here and then scroll down to see the list. 
  • The September Issue of Digital QST is Now Available! 08/07/2020
  • Campus Radio Clubs Face an Altered Fall Landscape 08/07/2020
    Many colleges and universities are preparing incoming students for fall classes, amid a complex landscape of re-entry plans due to COVID-19. Schools are pursuing a variety of instructional modalities, including live and asynchronous online classes, reduced-size or no in-person classes, and hybrid classes with some mix of it all. At schools where in-person attendance is […]
  • The K7RA Solar Update 08/07/2020
    Tad Cook, K7RA, Seattle, reports: Sunspot Cycle 25 is under way. We saw one new spot on July 28 and two new ones on August 2 and 3. The daily sunspot numbers were 22 and 23 on the dates of their appearance, and the total sunspot area grew on Wednesday to 160 millionths of the […]
  • SAQ Alexanderson Day in the Age of COVID-19 08/06/2020
    Despite mid-summer conditions, at least seven US listeners, most of them radio amateurs, were able to copy the 17.2-kHz signal from the SAQ Alexanderson Alternator at the World Heritage Grimeton Radio Station in Sweden. The July 5 transmission from the vintage electro-mechanical transmitter commemorated the annual Alexanderson Day. All told, more than 600 reception reports [report […]
  • Meet Up with ARRL Virtually August 7 – 9 at QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo 08/06/2020
  • ARRL Board Confers Awards and Recognitions 08/06/2020
  • New England Division Convention Canceled Due to COVID-19 08/05/2020
    Initially scheduled for July, the Northeast HamXposition, host of the 2020 ARRL New England Division Convention, was moved back to November because of the coronavirus pandemic. Now, the in-person event is off until next summer, although some activities will take place online this year. Renamed before the 2019 show, the Northeast HamXposition has succeeded the […]
  • Radio Amateur Takes Part in Historic First Commercial Human Spaceflight to ISS 08/05/2020
    Bob Behnken, KE5GGX, was one of two NASA astronauts who made spaceflight history over the weekend. Behnken and Doug Hurley were the first astronauts since the 1970s to make a water landing, after their Crew Dragon capsule splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday. On May 30, the pair made history as the […]