Here are the latest Amateur Radio news, events, commentary, and features compiled by HQ ARRL.
Views expressed in this Amateur/Ham Radio News update are those of the reporters and correspondents. Accessed on 18 October 2022, 0235 UTC.
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News & Features
10/16/2022 | San Angelo Amateur Radio Club Celebrates 100 Years
The San Angelo Amateur Radio Club (SAARC), based in San Angelo, Texas, will celebrate their 100th anniversary on October 15, 2022.Read More
10/16/2022 | Florida Amateur Radio Operators Activate for Hurricane Ian
As Hurricane Ian was making its way to Tampa, Florida, in late September, the Sheriff’s Tactical Amateur Radio Communications (STARC), W4HSO, was preparing for activation.Read More
10/14/2022 | The K7RA Solar Update
Average daily sunspot numbers and solar flux increased this week.Read More
10/07/2022 | The K7RA Solar Update
Sunspot numbers and solar flux increased this week (September 29 through October 5), as expected with the solar cycle progressing toward a probable peak in summer 2025.Read More
10/07/2022 | Proposals Sought For Amateur Radio Crew Contacts From The International Space Station
Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) is seeking formal and informal education institutions and organizations to host an amateur radio contact with a crew member onboard the International Space Station in 2023.Read More
10/07/2022 | Gerald J. Ramie, KI6LGY, Receives IEEE Award
ARRL Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Committee member Gerald J. Ramie, KI6LGY, received the Laurence G. Cumming Award for Outstanding Service on August 4, 2022. The award is presented by the IEEE EMC Society.Read More
10/07/2022 | ARRL Director Emeritus Dr. Thomas W. Comstock, N5TC, SK
ARRL Director Emeritus Dr. Thomas W. Comstock, N5TC, passed away on September 22, 2022. He was 91 years old.
Comstock graduated from Texas A&M University in 1952 and was commissioned as a lieutenant in the US Air Force. One of his four domestic assignm…Read More
10/06/2022 | Support ARRL When You Shop Amazon’s Holiday Deals Oct. 11 – 12
Amazon’s Prime Early Access Sale is set for October 11 and 12, 2022, and offers tons of deals ahead of Black Friday. As you browse great deals, you can support ARRL when you shop atsmile.amazon.com/ch/06-6000004Read More
10/04/2022 | Club Grant Application Period Open Until November 4
The ARRL Foundation Club Grant Program opened a second grant proposal period which began September 7, 2022, and runs until November 4, 2022, at 7 PM Eastern Time.Read More
10/04/2022 | Doreen Bogdan-Martin, KD2JTX, is Elected as Next ITU Secretary General
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies, has announced the election of Doreen Bogdan-Martin, KD2JTX, of the US as the next ITU Secretary-General.Read More
09/30/2022 | The K7RA Solar Update
Sunspot activity rose this reporting week, September 22-28, with average daily sunspot numbers increasing from 68 to 105.1.Read More
09/29/2022 | Online voting for ARRL Southeastern Division Election
In the next couple of days, ARRL members in the Southeastern Division will receive an email message indicating that the online voting site for the 2022 ARRL Southeastern Division Election is now open.Read More
09/29/2022 | Amateur Radio Operators Continue Response to Ian
As Hurricane Ian, now a tropical storm, makes its way across Florida, amateur radio operators continue to provide communications support for weather updates and requests for assistance.Read More
09/29/2022 | Hurricane Watch Net Update for Ian
The Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) has been in operation since the morning of September 27, 2022, as Hurricane Ian swept across Cuba and headed toward Florida’s Gulf Coast. The HWN continues to operate on both 14.325 and 7.268 MHz as propagation permits.Read More
09/28/2022 | FCC Grants an ARRL Emergency Request to Permit Higher Data Rate Transmissions for Hurricane Relief Communications
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has granted an ARRL emergency request for a 60-day temporary waiver intended to facilitate amateur radio emergency communications for hurricane relief, adopted on Tuesday, September 27, 2022.Read More
09/27/2022 | Ham Radio Operators Get Ready as Hurricane Ian Strengthens
ARRL Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES®) groups and volunteers have ramped up preparations as the National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported that Hurricane Ian continues to quickly intensify.Read More