New Section Manager Appointed in Illinois

ARRL News - Thu, 02/16/2017 - 19:41

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...

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Field Day 2017 Packet is Now Available

ARRL News - Thu, 02/16/2017 - 18:14
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Campus Ham Radio Clubs Encouraged to Boost Vitality through Innovation

ARRL News - Thu, 02/16/2017 - 18:07

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.

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ARRL Headquarters to be Closed on Presidents' Day

ARRL News - Thu, 02/16/2017 - 15:00

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!

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Amateur Radio Emergency Service Posts its 2016 Annual Report

ARRL News - Wed, 02/15/2017 - 21:06

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...

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Contest University (CTU) Posts Course Outline, Faculty, for Dayton Classes

ARRL News - Wed, 02/15/2017 - 12:10

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,...

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White Mountain Amateur Radio Club to Conduct Third Annual Mount Washington Test Session

ARRL News - Tue, 02/14/2017 - 20:23

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...

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Alaska’s HAARP Facility Once Again Open for Business

ARRL News - Tue, 02/14/2017 - 20:15

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...

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ARES Volunteers Support Evacuation, Shelters, in Wake of Oroville Dam Crisis

ARRL News - Tue, 02/14/2017 - 20:11

[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...

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