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  • newClub 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. Radio clubs can apply now, and information about the program can be found on the ARRL w…
    - 8 hours ago 4 Oct 22, 11:55am -
  • newDoreen 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 of the United States of America as the next ITU Secretary-Genera…
    - 8 hours ago 4 Oct 22, 11:42am -
  • The K7RA Solar Update
    Sunspot activity rose this reporting week, September 22-28, withaverage daily sunspot numbers increasing from 68 to 105.1. But solarflux? Not so much. Average daily solar flux rose from 134.3 to138.4.So, the sunspot average rose 55% and solar flux on…
    - 4 days ago 30 Sep 22, 1:15pm -
  • 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. The message will include instructions to access c…
    - 5 days ago 29 Sep 22, 8:10pm -
  • 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.The hurricane made landfall at 3:00 PM Eastern Time on Wednesday,…
    - 5 days ago 29 Sep 22, 2:39pm -
  • 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…
    - 5 days ago 29 Sep 22, 12:48pm -
  • 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. The waiver was adopted on Tuesday, September 27, 2022,…
    - 6 days ago 28 Sep 22, 11:34am -
  • 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. As of 11:00 AM Eastern Time on Tuesday, September 27,…
    - 7 days ago 27 Sep 22, 3:27pm -
  • The K7RA Solar Update
    Geomagnetic disturbances were down this week, but so were sunspotnumbers and solar flux.Average daily sunspot numbers declined from 92.7 to 68, and averagedaily solar flux from 141.3 to 134.3.On September 22 the sunspot number was 99, well above (by…
    - 11 days ago 23 Sep 22, 2:41pm -
  • Amateur Radio Operators Track Hurricane Fiona
    The National Hurricane Center (NHC), the Hurricane Watch Net (HWN), the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) Hurricane Net, and the Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network (SATERN) all have been engaged in tracking Hurricane Fiona. Amateur radio…
    - 12 days ago 22 Sep 22, 10:14pm -


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