With Cycle 25 still ramping up, it’s a great time to increase your understanding of how the ionosphere works. This article by Eric Nichols, KL7AJ, introduces the ionosonde, a specialized form of radar that analyzes the ionosphere. You can use ionosonde data to figure out how the ionosphere is behaving in your area, which gives you a clearer picture of propagation conditions. Read QST
November/December On the Air
Get to a Hamfest
Bob Inderbitzen, NQ1R
Hamfests are a great place to finally meet the hams you’ve been talking to on the air. These events draw hundreds or thousands of radio amateurs that you can learn from, buy from, and meet one-on-one with. Whether an event is larger or smaller, the reaction from anyone attending their first hamfest is usually the sheer delight of enjoying the company of so many other hams. Read On the Air
Learn cutting-edge radio technology and breakthroughs from ham radio’s greatest minds. Read QEX
Get radiosport techniques and tips from today’s top contesters. Read NCJ
Eclectic Tech – Episode 48
This episode of the Eclectic Tech podcast, which premiered on Thursday, December 2, features Clark Burgard, N1BCG, and a discussion of the technical aspects of the 1921 Transatlantic Tests. Listen now
On the Air – Episode 24
The December edition of the On the Air podcast debuted on Thursday, December 9, and offers tips about improving the effective range of a handheld transceiver. Listen now
2022 ARRL Field Day
Save the Date! June 25 – 26
Introducing the 2022 ARRL Field Day logo. Be the first to be seen wearing this 2022 design in our comfortable and casual limited-time 2022 long-sleeve t-shirt. Shop our Field Day Evergreen logo items year round, and look for products featuring the new logo to hit the ARRL store in the coming weeks. Shop Now
New Products & Upcoming Promotions
The guaranteed December 24 delivery date has passed, and the ARRL Warehouse Team is now hard at work processing, packing, and shipping your holiday orders. Watch them in action!
Our Holiday Gift to You
Check your inbox on Christmas Day for a complimentary download from the ARRL store for our members.
ARRL recently launched the ARRL Learning Center, an online Learning Management System providing members with access to robust training and skill development. So whether you’re just beginning to explore the hobby, or an experienced ham looking to discover new skills and technology, the ARRL Learning Center offers access to expert training anytime, anywhere. Log onto the Learning Center at learn.arrl.org to check out this new member benefit.
Give the Gift ARRL Membership
Introduce your family and friends to Amateur Radio and ARRL membership, and they’ll receive a FREE ARRL baseball hat as a welcome gift. Join at arrl.org/join and use code GIFT. Offer ends December 31, 2021.
ARRL Member Services phone support hours are 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM EST, Monday through Thursday, and Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Questions on our products and services can also be answered via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. From all of us on the Membership Team, we wish you a happy and healthy holiday season.
There’s still time to make a tax-deductible donation to ARRL! We know that you have many options when it comes to your end-of-year giving. Please consider a gift this holiday season to ARRL in support of our mission to advance the art, science, and enjoyment of Amateur Radio. We are grateful for small and large gifts that help us to:
Develop programs and services to benefit our members, such as the new ARRL Learning Center
Defend the Amateur Radio spectrum
Support a new generation of hams though our licensing and education programs
Keep the Amateur Radio community strong and connected
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