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Hurricane Watch Net Reactivates as Hurricane Warning Posted for the Carolinas

Mon, 2020-08-03 13:10

With the National Hurricane Center (NHC) expecting Tropical Storm Isaias to become a hurricane again later today and make landfall this evening, the Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) reactivated at 1600 UTC on 14.325 MHz. HWN Manager Bobby Graves, KB5HAV, said the net will shift operations at 2300 UTC to 7.268 MHz, where it will remain until no longer needed by the NHC. A hurricane warning is in effect...

The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Now Available

Fri, 2020-07-31 13:35

Listen to the new episode of ARRL Audio News on your iOS or Android podcast app, or online at http://www.blubrry.com/arrlaudionews/. Audio News is also retransmitted on a number of FM repeaters. Click here and then scroll down to see the list.

Power Out at ARRL Headquarters

Fri, 2020-07-31 12:02

Power is out at ARRL Headquarters in Newington, Connecticut, due to the failure of a nearby power transformer. It is not known how long the outage will last.

HQ will have very limited call-answering capabilities. All member-facing systems are on natural gas generators, however, and will not be affected, unless the power situation worsens and HQ telecommunication providers are affected.

Personnel ...

Hurricane Watch Net Activating as Hurricane Isaias Approaches US East Coast

Fri, 2020-07-31 10:07

The Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) activated on 14.325 MHz on July 31 at 1500 UTC as Hurricane Isaias [pronounced: ees-ah-EE-ahs] heads toward the US on an uncertain trajectory.  The Volusia County, Florida, and State emergency operations centers were reported at a Level 3 (Monitoring) status.

“For years I’ve said, ‘Just when you think you have Mother Nature figured out, she changes her mind,’” HWN M...

The K7RA Solar Update

Fri, 2020-07-31 08:16

Tad Cook, K7RA, Seattle, reports: Finally, sunspots have returned! Two sunspots now are visible, both from new Solar Cycle 25. The daily sunspot number was 11 for July 21-27, rising to 22 for July 28-30.

Recently, we have noticed an improvement in propagation due to seasonal sporadic-E activity.

Average daily sunspot numbers rose from 3.1 to 14.1 this week, and average daily solar flux edged up f...

ARRL Foundation Awards Grant to The University of Alabama Huntsville

Thu, 2020-07-30 14:07

The ARRL Foundation has awarded $510 to the University of Alabama Huntsville's Center for Cybersecurity Research and Education. The grant will be used to get university students licensed, and then integrate amateur radio communication protocols into extant models used for cybersecurity testing for industrial system controls. Analysis will be done on how well these protocols operate in this sett...

Nomination Signatures Sent via Email or Mail May Be Submitted for ARRL Offices

Thu, 2020-07-30 08:38

The ARRL Ethics & Elections Committee has announced that it will be acceptable in pending and future ARRL Director/Vice Director and Section Manager (SM) elections to submit nomination signatures that have been sent via email or mail, under these guidelines:

  • Petition copies must be made from the original form supplied by ARRL.

  • Forms must be exactly the same on both sides (i.e, autobiographical ...

Traffic-Handling Webinar Launches Ham Radio Learning Series

Wed, 2020-07-29 12:42

A live presentation from ARRL North Texas Section Traffic Manager Aaron Hulett, K8AMH, inaugurated the new ARRL Learning Network on Tuesday, July 28. The webinar series features 30-minute presentations from experienced members covering a variety of amateur radio topics and interests. Hulett’s webinar, “Relay Stations and the Art of Traffic Handling,” introduced techniques and skills practiced b...