The ARRL Current


Here’s your monthly overview of ARRL publications and member benefits from “The ARRL Current.”

Views expressed in this ARRL publications update are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Accessed on 09 February 2022, 1415 UTC.

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Now Online! Digital editions of March 2022 QST, January/February On the AirQEX, and NCJ
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March QST

Portable 20-Meter Phased Dipole Beam

Bob Rose, KC1DSQ, and Bob Glorioso, W1IS


This two-element phased dipole beam is designed to be hung between two trees and easily transported. This makes it perfect for ARRL Field Day, Parks On The Air activations, DXpeditions, and more. Read QST


Announcement: March 2022 Issue of QST to Mail Mid-February

Due to the widespread paper shortage and related supply chain issues, the March 2022 issue of QST will mail approximately 10 days later than usual, arriving in homes the week of February 22.

January/February On the Air

Finding a Ham Radio Mentor on YouTube

Leanna Figlewski


Continual learning and growth is an important part of getting enjoyment out of your ham radio hobby. If you haven’t found a local ham to mentor you, then your next stop should be YouTube, the popular video-sharing site, where dozens of hams get guidance from some of the many ham radio YouTube channels. Read “Finding a Ham Radio Mentor on YouTube” to learn more about just a few of them. Read On the Air

January/February QEX
Learn cutting-edge radio technology and breakthroughs from ham radio’s greatest minds. Read QEX
January/February NCJ
Get radiosport techniques and tips from today’s top contesters. Read NCJ

Celebrate NCJ’s 50th Year of Publication

2022 marks the 50th year of publication for ARRL’s National Contest Journal NCJ). This bimonthly publication is dedicated to covering the competitive contesting aspects of Amateur Radio. Each issue is loaded with information of interest to contesters (and DXers, too!), from casual observers to hardcore competitors.


To celebrate this milestone year, ARRL has commissioned a limited edition challenge coin as a gift to all 2022 subscribers (new and renewing)! The coin features a stunning numeral 50 with the ARRL and NCJ logos, and the journal’s founding year. A great memento for any contester or ARRL collector. Subscribe Now


Eclectic Tech  Episode 53


The upcoming episode of ARRL’s Eclectic Tech podcast with be a discussion of the 222 MHz band with ARRL Radiosport Manager Bart Jahnke, W9JJ. Listen February 10

On the Air – Episode 26


YouTube is increasingly becoming the go-to resource for information on a variety of amateur radio topics. In the new episode of the ARRL On the Air podcast, we speak with two YouTube veterans: QST’s “Ask Dave” columnist Dave Casler, KEØOG, host of the “Ask Dave” channel; and ARRL Education & Learning Manager Steve Goodgame, K5ATA, host of the “Goodgame Ham Radio & Outdoors” channel. Listen February 10


ARRL Podcast Survey: Your input will help us produce better shows and cover topics you want to learn about in 2022. Take Survey Now

New 2022 Field Day Shirts and Gear Now in Stock!

The ARRL online store is gearing up for Field Day 2022 with new tees, mugs, pins, notebooks, and more products that feature the striking and bold green and navy 2022 Field Day logo. Plus, we have a variety of products in our Evergreen Field Day line that never go out of style!


Check out the new products and email us with your suggestions for Field Day products you’d like us at marketing to consider producing! Shop Now

Teacher’s Institute 2022

We are now accepting applications for the 2022 Teachers Institute on Wireless Technology. This program provides teachers with tools and strategies to introduce their students to basic electronics, the science of radio, space technology and satellite communications, weather science, and microcontrollers. To qualify you must be an active teacher at an elementary, middle, or high school; a community college or university; or in a leadership or enrichment instruction role in a homeschooling or after-school program. Learn More



ARRL’s newest member benefit is the ARRL Learning Center. Visit and explore the Learning Center’s library of online courses and webinars, aimed at improving your Amateur Radio knowledge and skills. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced ham looking to discover new technologies, you’ll have access to expert training anytime, anywhere. Log On




ARRL Member Services has extended our phone support hours to 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM. EST, Monday through Thursday, to serve our members better.

Visit ARRL in Orlando

A team of member-volunteers, program representatives, and presenters will attend Orlando HamCation®, host of the 2022 ARRL National Convention February 10 – 13. A wide range of workshops, exhibits, and activities will educate and entertain radio amateurs committed to developing knowledge and skills in radio technology and radio communication. Get your handheld tested by ARRL Laboratory engineers and volunteers; meet ARRL elected officials and content creators; join, renew, or extend your ARRL or Diamond Club membership, and more. Get There

Conventions & On-Air Events

2022 ARRL National Convention at Orlando HamCation® | February 10-13, 2022


Yuma Hamfest, hosting the ARRL Southwestern Division Convention

Yuma, Arizona | February 18 – 19, 2022


School Club Roundup | February 14-18, 2022


International DX — CW | February 19-20, 2022


International DX — Phone | March 5-6, 2022


Rookie Roundup SSB | April 10, 2022

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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

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Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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