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  • newARRL Announces Leadership Changes in the Hudson Division
    ARRL Director Ria Jairam, N2RJ, who has represented the Hudson Division since 2019, has stepped down, effective March 31, 2023, at 5 PM Eastern.Vice Director Nomar Vizcarrondo, NP4H, of Englewood, New Jersey, will accede to the Director’s chair. Vi…
    - 24 hours ago 28 Mar 23, 7:47pm -
  • The K7RA Solar Update
    Sunspot numbers were lower again this week, with the averagedeclining from 143.6 two weeks ago to 118.7 last week and now 68this week. Average daily solar flux sank 8 points from 153.6 lastweek to 145.6.Six new sunspot groups emerged over the week, o…
    - 5 days ago 24 Mar 23, 4:05pm -
  • CT Governor Proclaims April 16 – 22 Amateur Radio Recognition Week

    - 7 days ago 22 Mar 23, 9:54pm -
  • Amateur Radio Included in FEMA Guide for National Emergency Preparedness
    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released a final version (March 2023) of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Functional Guidance. The guidance, which provides a framework f…
    - 7 days ago 22 Mar 23, 9:33pm -
  • Tornado Season and Amateur Radio
    Tornado season is fast approaching, and amateur radio operators will again play a key role in helping the National Weather Service (NWS) issue accurate and timely warnings. In fact, March through May is considered the most active period for tornadoes…
    - 12 days ago 17 Mar 23, 3:56pm -
  • The K7RA Solar Update
    Six new sunspot groups emerged over the past week, two on March 9,another on March 10, one more on March 12, and another two on March14.Sunspot numbers and solar flux declined this week.Average daily sunspot numbers softened from 143.6 to 118.7, anda…
    - 12 days ago 17 Mar 23, 3:08pm -
  • Dayton Amateur Radio Leader Ron Cramer, KD8ENJ, Silent Key
    Ron Cramer, KD8ENJ, of Dayton, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, March 11, 2023. He was Vice President of the Dayton Amateur Radio Association (DARA) and previously served as its President.Cramer was General Chairman of Dayton Hamvention®, the world's…
    - 13 days ago 16 Mar 23, 7:48pm -
  • ARRL Headquarters will be Closed on Tuesday, March 14
    Due to anticipated severe winter weather, ARRL Headquarters will be closed on Tuesday, March 14, 2023, for the safety of our staff. The Headquarters lobby & store, and W1AW will be closed to visitors on Tuesday. We anticipate reopening on Wednesday,…
    - 16 days ago 13 Mar 23, 4:47pm -
  • 2023 Ulrich L. Rohde Award Call for Papers
    The Software Defined Radio Academy (SDRA) has issued a call for papers for the 2023 Ulrich L. Rohde Award. This award, named after Dr. Ulrich L. Rohde, N1UL, was created in 2022 and is presented to those who have completed innovative research in the…
    - 19 days ago 10 Mar 23, 6:41pm -
  • ARRL International DX Contest a Success
    Last weekend (March 4 - 5, 2023) was the phone segment of the ARRL International DX Contest.Although the deadline to submit logs is 2359Z on March 12, preliminary numbers already show an increase in submissions compared to the same period last year.…
    - 19 days ago 10 Mar 23, 6:27pm -


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