The ARRL Current-August 2022


A monthly review of online publications and member benefits from the ARRL.

Views expressed in this Amateur/Ham Radio News update are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Accessed on 12 August 2022, 2046 UTC.

Content republished with permission of The ARRL.  Copyright ARRL.


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Now Online! Digital editions of September QST, July/August On the AirQEX, and NCJ
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September QST


Dual-Band Sloper for 60 and 17 Meters

Patrick Brannick, N2BZD


If you’re looking to add more HF bands, but you’ve got limited space for antennas, the “Dual-Band Sloper for 60 and 17 Meters,” by Patrick Brannick, N2BZD, may offer a solution. Read the article to get performance and construction details. Read QST

July/August On the Air

Serving at a Road Race

Jim Wonn, K7MQV


If you’re hoping to help with communications at local community events, but aren’t sure what to expect, “Serving at a Road Race,” by Jim Wonn, K7MQV, will clue you in to general procedures that are in place at road race events around the country. Read On the Air

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


To celebrate the 50th year of publication for ARRL’s National Contest Journal, ARRL has commissioned a limited-edition challenge coin as a gift to all 2022 subscribers new and renewing! Subscribe Now


Eclectic Tech — Episode 66


In this episode, VARAC, the new controversial HF digital mode, is discussed, along with an innovative antenna design that will be traveling on a NASA mission to Europa and new research exploring the possibility of beaming electric power down to Earth from orbit. Listen Now

On the Air — Episode 32


In this episode of the On the Air podcast, the topic of scanning is explored with specific discussions about memory scanning, CTCSS tone scanning, priority watch, and more. Listen Now

ARRL Auction Kicks off on October 21

Save the Dates of ARRL’s Online Auction, scheduled to run from October 21 to 27. Featuring vintage items… and more up for bidding. This year’s lot of items feature an Elecraft… Preview of auction items and registration for bidding begins October 19, with new items added throughout the week.

ARRL at Huntsville and HamXposition

There will be two upcoming opportunities to visit with ARRL in August. At the Huntsville Hamfest, ARRL Southeastern Division Convention in Alabama and Northeast HamXposition, ARRL New England and Hudson Division Convention in Massachusetts. ARRL membership and programming staff will host a booth within the expo of each event to chat with members, answer questions, and assist with renewing or extending ARRL memberships.




ARRL CEO David Minster, NA2AA, will also meet and greet members at both events, and ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, will attend the Huntsville Hamfest. If you cannot join us at one of these events, join in the fun and meet your regional and local volunteer leaders at one of the many other Hamfests and Conventions happening this month. Search for hamfests and conventions near you here.

New ARRL Radio Lab


Get your first look into the new ARRL Radio Laboratory, W1HQ. Jherica Goodgame, KI5HTA, brings viewers on a tour through the new lab highlighting its innovative take on the future of amateur radio stations. Three operating positions provide an interface to rack-mounted and computer-controlled transceivers, amplifiers, antenna switches, and rotators. Watch the video to get an in-depth look.

Get Outside and On the Air


Taking a portable station outside is a fun and exciting way to operate. Outside activities like a camping trip, spending the day at the park, and hiking up a summit can be combined with amateur radio no matter your license class, experience, or interests. Learn how to design, set up, and run a station in remote locations with Portable Operating for Amateur Radio, available now at

Conventions & On Air Events
10 GHz & Up – Round 1 | August 20-21, 2022


Rookie Roundup – RTTY | August 21, 2022


Huntsville Hamfest hosting the ARRL Southeastern Division Convention | August 20-21, 2022


Northeast HamXposition hosting the ARRL New England and Hudson Division Conventions | August 26-28, 2022


QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo (online event) | September 17-18, 2022 ARRL is a QSO Today partner


HRO Superfest hosting the ARRL Central Division Convention Milwaukee, Wisconsin | September 23- 24, 2022

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