ARRL News Feed

  • High Speed Telegraphy Competitions Set
  • Iowa State Parks on the Air 2020 Celebrating Centennial of Iowa State Parks

    Iowa State Parks on the Air (IASPOTA-2020) is under way and will continue through year’s end. The event is sponsored by the Great River Amateur Radio Club, with the support of Iowa ARRL Section Manager Lelia Garner, WA0UIG, and the Iowa Division of Natural Resources (DNR).

    According to Colin Wheatley, W9UPK, Iowa had the first state park system in the nation, and Iowa’s first state park, Backbon...

  • Massachusetts Club Offers Support to Arecibo Observatory Following Earthquakes

    Although not in the hardest-hit earthquake zone, Puerto Rico’s Arecibo Observatory nonetheless has been affected by the recent spate of earthquakes and aftershocks. The landmark Arecibo radio telescope and ionospheric radar facility was a victim of the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria in 2017.

    Members of the Nashoba Valley Amateur Radio Club (NVARC) have stepped up to assist in support and...

  • YOTA Month Reported a Success in the Americas
  • Puerto Rico Earthquake Relief Effort Continues, with Help from Ham Radio
  • AM Rally 2020 Gets Under Way on February 1
  • ARRL On the Air Podcast Premieres on January 16

    ARRL’s new On the Air podcast for those just getting started on their amateur radio journey, will debut this Thursday, January 16, with a new podcast posted each month. The podcast is a companion to the new bimonthly On the Air magazine, which is already on its way to member subscribers. On the Air magazine editor Becky Schoenfeld, W1BXY, will be the host of the new podcast. Both the podcast an...

  • Germany Special Event Recognizes Anniversary of SDR Development

    The Deutscher Amateur Radio Club (DARC) this year is honoring 35 years of software-defined radio (SDR) technology with special call sign and special DOK.

    “In order to acknowledge the high importance of digital signal processing for communications technology in general, and amateur radio in particular, a special event station DL35SDR will be active from the greater Munich area throughout 2020,”...

  • Sultan of Oman Qaboos Bin Said, A41AA, SK

    The Sultan of Oman Qaboos Bin Said, A41AA,died on January 10. He was 79.The Diwan of the Royal Court has declared 3 days of mourning, with the flag flown at half-mast for the next 40 days. The sultan was the patron and sponsor of the Royal Omani Amateur Radio Society (ROARS) and its A47RS club station. He had been the Sultan of Oman since 1970. 

  • Tragic Drowning Cuts Short DXpedition to Rotuma
  • Leadership Elections to Highlight January 17 – 18 ARRL Annual Board Meeting
  • Well-Known DXer and DXCC Card Checker Peter Glasmacher, DK5DC, SK

     Well-known DXer and DXCC card checker Peter Glasmacher, DK5DC/AA6HM, of Werl, Germany, died unexpectedly on January 12. An ARRL member, he was 68. Glasmacher served as the editor of the monthly DX column “DXtra” in CQ DL, the official journal of the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club (DARC), to which Glasmacher also belonged. Glasmacher was a familiar face at Ham Radio, held each June in Friedrichsh...

  • Puerto Rico Volunteers Deployed to Red Cross, ARRL Sending Equipment

    Puerto Rico Section Manager Oscar Resto, KP4RF, reports that several Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) volunteers have been deployed to earthquake-ravaged regions of the island at the request of the American Red Cross. Initial operations got under way in the town of Yauco, where the Red Cross has a central warehouse for the earthquake relief effort. Operations are on VHF and UHF, although...

  • Nominations Solicited for Six ARRL Awards

    ARRL is inviting nominations for awards that recognize educational and technological pursuits in amateur radio. Nominations are also open for the League’s premier award to honor a young licensee.

    • The Hiram Percy Maxim Award recognizes a radio amateur and ARRL member younger than age 21, whose accomplishments and contributions are of the most exemplary nature within the framework of amateur radi...
  • The February Edition of Digital QST is Now Available!

    The February issue of Digital QST is now available for viewing on your desktop or laptop. Click here to view the issue. It is also available for reading on your Apple, Android, or Kindle Fire device.

    • Build an affordable D-STAR Hotspot
    • Learn about CAT
    • Ham-friendly homes and a hidden wire antenna
    • See the craftsmanship of the Combo Key
    • Take a look back to May 1970

                    …and much more!