ARRL Announces Leadership Changes in the Hudson Division
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ARRL Director Nomar Vizcarrondo, NP4H, who has represented the Hudson Division since March 2023, has stepped down, effective July 12, 2024, at 5 PM Eastern. Vice Director Ed Wilson, N2XDD, will accede to the Director’s chair to complete the remainder of a 3-year term ending December 31, 2024. Wilson has served as Vice Director since June 2023. He has held ARRL Field Organization appointments as ..read more
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The K7RA Solar Update
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1w ago
New sunspot groups, nine in all, emerged on every day of this reporting week, July 4 to 10. One on July 4, another on July 5, two more on July 6, another each on July 7 and July 8, two more on July 9 and another on July 10. On July 11, two more sunspot groups emerged, and the total sunspot area expanded by 13 per cent. Despite the appearance of so many new sunspots, average daily sunspot number ..read more
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ARRL on The Weather Channel
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1w ago
ARRL® The National Association for Amateur Radio® joined The Weather Channel on Thursday, July 11, 2024, for a live chat about the value of amateur radio during hurricane season and beyond. ARRL’s Bob Inderbitzen, NQ1R, talked about how radio helps inform the warning process through surface observations relayed through the Hurricane Watch Net and other nets to WX4NHC, the amateur radio station ..read more
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Celebrating Software Defined Radio
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1w ago
At Ham Radio 2024, the International amateur radio exhibition, last week in Friedrichshafen, Germany, the Software Defined Radio Academy (SDRA) celebrated its 10-year anniversary. Founded in 2014, the SDRA has become a new platform for the exchange of knowledge surrounding software defined radio. In the early years, the academy’s lectures were recorded with primitive camera technology, but toda ..read more
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Hurricane Beryl Aftermath and Update
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1w ago
Remnants of Hurricane Beryl, now a post-tropical cyclone, were moving northeast as of early Thursday morning with heavy rain and 35 mph winds. The storm is forecast to continue its current direction as it moves through Pennsylvania, upstate New York, northern New England and Canada, moving ENE at 20 mph. Beryl was the fastest and earliest storm of the hurricane season and during its 8-day run t ..read more
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The K7RA Solar Update
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2w ago
Solar activity increased this week, with average daily sunspot numbers rising from 149.6 to 181.6. For some reason average daily solar flux decreased from 178 to 175. Seven new sunspot groups emerged this week, one on June 27, two on June 28, three on June 29, and one more on July 3. Average daily planetary index rose from 10.3 to 15.6 while average middle latitude A index rose from 10.1 to 11 ..read more
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New ARRL Section Managers
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2w ago
Nominations for 2024 ARRL Section Managers have been made. All nominees listed ran unopposed and returned their nomination forms by the June 7, 2024, deadline. They have been notified by mail and elected for new terms beginning October 1, 2024. Connecticut:  Douglas Sharafanowich, WA1SFH (new) Idaho:  Dan Marler, K7REX Minnesota:  Bill Mitchell, AEØEE North Dakota:  Ralph Fettig, NØRDF Ohio:  Thomas Sly ..read more
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ARRL Logbook of The World Returns to Service
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2w ago
ARRL Logbook of The World® (LoTW®) returned to service July 1, 2024. It had been offline as part of a systems service disruption. As work progressed on the network, some users encountered LoTW opening briefly during which some 6600 logs were uploaded. The logs were not processed until this weekend as we tested that the interfaces to LoTW were functioning properly. We are taking steps to help mana ..read more
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ARRL Headquarters is Closed on Thursday, July 4, for Independence Day
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2w ago
ARRL  The National Association for Amateur Radio® will be closed on Thursday, July 4, for the Independence Day holiday. There will be no W1AW bulletin or code practice transmissions. ARRL Headquarters will reopen on Friday, July 5, at 8 a.m. EDT ..read more
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Call for Nominations for ARRL Director and Vice Director
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3w ago
Attention: Full ARRL members in the Central, Hudson, New England, Northwestern, and Roanoke Divisions. You have the opportunity to choose a Director and Vice Director to represent you for a 3-year term beginning January 1, 2025. ARRL is governed by its Board of Directors. A voting Director is chosen by ballot by the full (licensed) ARRL members in each of its 15 Divisions. Vice Directors who ser ..read more
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