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  • AMSAT Announces 2019 Board of Directors Election Results
    As a result of the 2019 AMSAT Board of Directors election, Jerry Buxton, N0JY; Drew Glasbrenner, KO4MA; Patrick Stoddard, WD9EWK; and Michelle Thompson, W5NYV, were elected by the AMSAT membership to serve for 2 years. The First Alternate is Brennan…
    - 1 day ago 20 Sep 19, 9:09pm -
  • The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Available
    Listen to the new episode of ARRL Audio News on your iOS or Android podcast app, or online at Audio News is also retransmitted on a number of FM repeaters. Click here and then scroll down to see the list.
    - 2 days ago 20 Sep 19, 4:43pm -
  • The K7RA Solar Update
    No sunspots this week, and as of Wednesday we’ve seen 15 spotless days in a row. This is the solar minimum. The current Solar Cycle (24) is expected to end by the end of this calendar year.Average daily solar flux declined from 69.4 to 68.1. Averag…
    - 2 days ago 20 Sep 19, 1:27pm -
  • Ad Hoc Legislative Advocacy Committee to Meet with Lawmakers
    ARRL’s Ad Hoc Legislative Advisory Committee will meet with several members of Congress later this month in Washington to introduce new Committee members, reacquaint the lawmakers with Amateur Radio’s most-pressing issues, seek their input on the…
    - 2 days ago 19 Sep 19, 8:10pm -
  • ARRL Seeking Emergency Management Director
    ARRL is seeking an emergency management director to oversee a team responsible for supporting ARRL emergency communication programs and services, including the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES®) and National Traffic System (NTS), and to work wi…
    - 3 days ago 19 Sep 19, 7:28pm -
  • Nevada ARES/RACES Members Deploy for “Storm Area 51” Event

    - 3 days ago 19 Sep 19, 4:16pm -
  • Brian Machesney K1LI/J75Y Wins the September QST Cover Plaque Award
    The winning article for the September 2019 QST Cover Plaque award is “A Slightly Off-Center-Fed Dipole” by Brian Machesney K1LI/J75Y. The QST Cover Plaque Award -- given to the author or authors of the most popular article in each issue -- is det…
    - 3 days ago 19 Sep 19, 2:25pm -
  • So Now What? Podcast
    “Demystifying the Language of Morse Code” will be the focus of the new (September 19) episode of the So Now What? podcast for Amateur Radio newcomers. If you’re a newly licensed Amateur Radio operator, chances are you have lots of questions. Th…
    - 3 days ago 19 Sep 19, 12:00pm -
  • ARRL Renews Request for FCC to Replace Symbol Rate with Bandwidth Limit
    In ex parte comments filed on September 17 in WT Docket 16-239, ARRL renewed its request that the FCC delete symbol-rate limits for data transmissions in the Amateur Service rules. As it did in its initial filing, ARRL asked the FCC to couple the rem…
    - 4 days ago 18 Sep 19, 6:41pm -
  • Festival of Frequency Measurement Set to Honor WWV Centennial
    HamSCI and the Case Amateur Radio Club of Case Western Reserve University (W8EDU) will sponsor a “Festival of Frequency Measurement” on WWV’s centennial, October 1, from 0000 to 2359 UTC (starting on Monday evening, September 30, in the America…
    - 4 days ago 18 Sep 19, 3:16pm -

eHam News

  • Weather Enthusiast Wanted to Help NWS Phoenix:
    PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- When rain, lightning and dust storms hit the Valley, all eyes are on the sky. For a specially trained group of people in Arizona, it's for good reason. The National Weather Service relies on their network storm spotters to get…
    - 29 Apr 18, 12:35am -
  • FEMA and NRC Like Local Palisades Response:
    PAW PAW -- Southwest Michigan emergency response agencies have passed a test of their ability to respond to a simulated nuclear accident at Palisades nuclear power plant. The term that testers from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Federal Emerge…
    - 29 Apr 18, 12:35am -
  • New RSGB President Elected:
    The RSGB received one nomination for President and so is pleased to announce that Dave Wilson, M0OBW has been duly elected as RSGB President until the 2020 AGM.
    - 29 Apr 18, 12:35am -
  • Westlakes ARC Holds Open Day to 'Demonstrate the Joys of Amateur Radio':
    Lake Macquarie boasts one of the largest amateur radio clubs in the country, and in April the York Street club threw open their doors for a 'come-and-look' open day. The Westlakes Amateur Radio Club (WARC), based in Teralba, uses its open days to sho…
    - 28 Apr 18, 12:06am -
  • NOAA: Solar Cycle 24 Status and Solar Cycle 25 Upcoming Forecast:
    Current solar cycle 24 is declining more quickly than forecast. The smoothed, predicted sunspot number for April to May, 2018 is about 15; however, the actual monthly values have been lower. Will solar minimum be longer than usual or might solar cycl…
    - 28 Apr 18, 12:05am -
  • Ham College 40 is Released:
    General Amateur Radio Exam questions part 11. Digital Modes part 3, HF Antennas part 1.
    - 28 Apr 18, 12:00am -
  • VK6WIA NewsWest for Sunday 29/04/2018:
    In this week's special edition of NewsWest, we invited Amateur Radio clubs across Australia to tell us who they are and what they get up to. We are hoping that it will result in a better understanding of what makes other clubs tick, and to sha…
    - 27 Apr 18, 9:49pm -
  • Foundations of Amateur Radio #151:
    In the past I've talked about the Standing Wave Ratio, the SWR, and how it describes some of the characteristics of your antenna system. I say system because it's not just the antenna, it's the connection between your radio and the antenna as we…
    - 27 Apr 18, 9:48pm -
  • Ham Radio at 2018 Big Sur Marathon:
    Ham Radio at 2018 Big Sur Marathon:
    - 27 Apr 18, 9:46pm -
  • Propagation Forecast Bulletin #17 de K7RA:
    Solar activity increased over the past week, with average dailysunspot numbers up from 5.4 to 20 and average daily solar fluxrallying from 69.9 to 73.4. The previous week saw four days with nosunspots, and the recent week had sunspots on every day…
    - 27 Apr 18, 12:24pm -

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