Here are the latest Amateur Radio news, events, features, and commentary compiled by HQ ARRL.
Views expressed in this Amateur/Ham Radio update are those of the reporters and correspondents.
Accessed on 29 December 2022, 2255 UTC.
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News & Features
ARRL Headquarters will be Closed on Monday, January 2
ARRL Headquarters will be closed on Monday, January 2, 2023. There will be no W1AW bulletin or code practice transmissions on that day. ARRL HQ will reopen on Tuesday, January 3, at 8 AM EST.Read More
12/29/2022 | ARRL Straight Key Night Begins January 1, 2023 at 0000 UTC
ARRL Straight Key Night (SKN) is January 1, 2023, from 0000 UTC through 2359 UTC.Read More
12/29/2022 | The K7RA Solar Update – December 29, 2022
Tad Cook, K7RA, of Seattle, Washington, reports for this week’s ARRL Propagation Bulletin, ARLP052, December 29, 2022:
This reporting week, December 22 – 28, 2022, saw declining solar numbers and rising geomagnetic indicators. Average daily sunspot num…Read More
ARRL Headquarters will be Closed on Monday, December 26
ARRL Headquarters will be closed on Monday, December 26, 2022. There will be no W1AW bulletin or code practice transmissions on that day. ARRL HQ will reopen on Tuesday, December 27, at 8 AM EST.
The ARRL LetterandARRL Audio Newswill be on hiatus, Th…Read More
12/23/2022 | Amateur Radio Operators Invited to participate in Asteroid Bounce Experiment
The High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) will be conducting a research campaign/experiment on December 27, 2022, with transmissions between 1100 – 2300 UTC (0200 – 1400 AKST).Read More
12/23/2022 | Rep. Bill Johnson Introduces Bill to Eliminate Private Land Use Restrictions on Amateur Radio
Congressman Bill Johnson (OH-6) introduced a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives (H.R.9670) on Thursday, December 22, 2022, to eliminate private land use restrictions on Amateur Radio Operators.Read More
12/23/2022 | The K7RA Solar Update
Solar activity was down a bit from the previous week.Read More
12/22/2022 | Marines To Gain Radio Op Experience Via Amateur Radio
On Wednesday, December 7, 2022, 22 Communication Officers at the Marine Corps Communication-Electronics School (MCCES) in Twentynine Palms, California, became amateur radio operators.Read More
12/22/2022 | Rep. Lesko Introduces Bill to Replace Symbol Rate Limit with Bandwidth Limit
Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (AZ-08) introduced a bill in the US House of Representatives (H.R. 9664) on December 21, 2022 to require that the Federal Communications Commission replace the current HF digital symbol rate limit with a 2.8 kHz bandwidth limit.Read More
12/20/2022 | Give the gift of fun, community, advocacy, and much more!
Share the benefits of ARRL membership with a ham you know!Read More
12/19/2022 | Colonel Jerry Wellman, W7SAR, Former ARRL Utah SEC and Life Member, Receives Top Honors
Colonel Jerry Wellman, W7SAR, former ARRL Utah Section Emergency Coordinator (SEC), was recently named the National Volunteer Emergency Manager of the Year, the highest honor given to a volunteer emergency manager, by the International Association of EmerRead More
12/19/2022 | Amateur Radio Emergency Service Members Support Nevada County Office of Emergency Services
Ten Nevada County Amateur Radio Emergency Service®, NC-ARES®, members were sworn-in as Nevada County Office of Emergency Services (NC-OES) Disaster Service Worker Volunteers during their December 1, 2022, meeting at the Nevada County Airport in CaliforniaRead More
12/19/2022 | When All Else Fails: Amateur Radio Helps Rescue Lost Hiker
The amateur radio repeater on the summit of Gunstock Mountain helped connect the lost hiker in a remote area of New Hampshire.Read More
12/16/2022 | The K7RA Solar Update
Heightened sunspot activity over the past week no doubt produced the great conditions during last weekend’s ARRL 10 Meter contest.Read More
12/16/2022 | New Section Managers Appointed — Incumbent Section Managers to Continue New Terms in April 2023
Betsey Doane, K1EIC, has been appointed by ARRL Headquarters as the Connecticut Section Manager, as of November 23, 2022, to fulfill the role on a limited basis, while the search continues for a full-time Section Manager.Read More
12/16/2022 | Amateur Radio Featured on Montana Public Television
On Thursday, November 24, 2022, Thanksgiving evening, MontanaPBS aired a documentary about amateur radio that was appropriately titled, HAM.Read More