19 Feb 2017 at 1:33am
On February 20 (UTC), Alaska’s High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) will launch its first scientific research campaign since the facility was taken over by the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) Geophysical Institute 18 months ago. UAF Space Physics Group Assistant Research Professor Chris Fallen, KL3WX, reports that he will be ready to go starting Monday, February 20, at 03...
17 Feb 2017 at 7:09pm
In the last reporting week (February 9-15) average daily sunspot numbers declined from 21.3 to 17.6, and average daily solar flux rose from 73.5 to 75.1. Average planetary A index dropped from 12.9 to 4.7, and mid-latitude A index from 9.9 to 2.9.
Predicted solar flux is 74 on February 17-19, then 77, 80, 83, 85 and 80 on February 20-24, 78 on February 25-26, 76 on February 27-28, 75 on March 1-...
17 Feb 2017 at 6:57pm
The ARRL website, the ARRL Store, and other functions will be offline during maintenance on Sunday, February 19, within the period from approximately 2 AM until 4 AM EST (0700 to 0900 UTC). We apologize for any inconvenience.
17 Feb 2017 at 6:24am
The winning article for the February QST Cover Plaque Award is “A Resonant Speaker for CW” by Bill Sepulveda, K5LN.
The QST Cover Plaque Award -- given to the author or authors of the most popular article in each issue -- is determined by a vote of ARRL members on the QST Cover Plaque Poll web page. Cast a ballot for your favorite article in the March issue today.
17 Feb 2017 at 2:02am
17 Feb 2017 at 1:41am
Ron Morgan, AD9I, of East Peoria, Illinois, has been appointed ARRL Illinois Section Manager, effective February 16. He succeeds Tom Ciciora, KA9QPN, of Sandwich, who stepped down for personal reasons. ARRL expressed its thanks to Ciciora, who has served at the helm of the Illinois Field Organization for more than 10 years, since July 2006.
ARRL Field Services Manager Dave Patton, NN1N, appointe...
17 Feb 2017 at 12:14am
17 Feb 2017 at 12:07am
ARRL Public Relations Committee Chairman Scott Westerman, W9WSW, believes collegiate Amateur Radio clubs need to blow away the dust and cobwebs and modernize, in order to attract new members. He urges college and university ham radio clubs to seek common technological ground with younger generations, in order to attract new Amateur Radio licensees.
“We really need to be thinking in terms of…stat...
16 Feb 2017 at 9:00pm
ARRL Headquarters will be closed on Monday, February 20, for the Presidents’ Day holiday. Headquarters will reopen at 8 AM EST on Tuesday, February 21. We wish everyone a safe and enjoyable holiday!
16 Feb 2017 at 3:06am
The Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) has posted its 2016 annual report. The 2016 ARES Annual Report focuses on documenting the value that ARES provides to the nation, states, and localities in collaboration with partners at all levels. The report features basic data drawn from Section Emergency Coordinators’ reports, a breakdown of ARES figures by state and FEMA region, and a challenge fo...
15 Feb 2017 at 6:10pm
The course outline has been posted for the Contest University 2017 sessions, Thursday, May 18, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Dayton, reports Tim Duffy, K3LR, CTU Chairman (and ARRL Western Pennsylvania Section Manager). Faculty for the Dayton classes, held in conjunction with Hamvention 2017 this May, includes several returning professors as well as some newcomers: Frank Donovan, W3LPL; Ed Muns,...
15 Feb 2017 at 2:23am
The White Mountain Amateur Radio Club will conduct its third annual “Backcountry VE Session” on February 18 at Harvard Cabin on Mount Washington, New Hampshire. The cabin is at an altitude of 3,250 feet above sea level. Special event station W1M will be on the air from the cabin, built and maintained by the Harvard Mountaineering Club. Examiners are planning to administer tests between 12 and 1...
15 Feb 2017 at 2:15am
The High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) in Gakona, Alaska, will soon undertake its first scientific research campaigns since the facility was taken over by the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) Geophysical Institute 18 months ago. Among the investigators is UAF Researcher Chris Fallen, KL3WX, who will be working under a National Science Foundation grant, “RAPID: Spatiotemp...
15 Feb 2017 at 2:11am
[UPDATE: 2017-02-14 @ 2312: Authorities have now lifted a mandatory evacuation order issued over the weekend to residents who could have been affected by catastrophic flooding from failure of the Oroville Dam emergency spillway. Residents may now return to their homes but have been advised to remain vigilant, should the situation again become critical. The Red Cross shelter in Chico will remain...
13 Feb 2017 at 8:58pm