The 2024 Lifetime Sea Otter Classic

The 2024 Lifetime Sea Otter Classic will be held on April 18-21, 2024. Help from amateur radio operators has been a vital resource for communication in the Fort Ord National Monument backcountry. The Lifetime Sea Otter Classic attracts thousands of athletes and spectators and is now regarded as the world’s premiere cycling festival. The areas […]

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QST from Sierra Harrop, W5DX

QST from Sierra Harrop, W5DX – Harry Smith with NBC’s TODAY Show did a six-and-a-half minute segment on a group of high school students who had contact with astronauts via Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS). What makes this ARISS contact so neat is that it was entirely student-led. The program at the […]

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Amateur Radio on the International Space Station Contact Opportunity

ARISS News Release No. 23-47Dave Jordan, AA4KN ARISS PR FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Message to US EducatorsAmateur Radio on the International Space Station Contact Opportunity Call for Proposals New Proposal Window is January 8, 2024–February 29, 2024 January 8, 2024 — The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) Program is seeking formal and informal education […]

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ARRL Board Approves Free Membership for Students. New Vice Presidents Elected.

ARRL Board Approves Free Membership for Students. New Vice Presidents Elected. The ARRL Board of Directors met in Windsor, Connecticut, for its Annual Meeting, January 19 – 20, 2024. ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, presided over the meeting, and the Board welcomed Great Lakes Division Vice Director Roy Hook, W8REH, as a newly elected member […]

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ARRL Straight Key Night 2024

ARRL Straight Key Night 202412/24/2023 ARRL, The National Association for Amateur Radio® Straight Key Night (SKN) is held on January 1, 2024, from 0000 UTC through 2359 UTC. Many hams look forward to SKN as one of the highlights of their operating year. Operators participate using Morse code (CW). All you need is your favorite […]

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WRC-23 Concludes with Wins for Amateur Radio and Agenda Items Designatedfor the Next Two Events

WRC-23 Concludes with Wins for Amateur Radio and Agenda Items Designated for the Next Two Events12/18/2023 By International Amateur Radio Union Secretary Joel Harrison, W5ZN After 4 hectic weeks of the 2023 World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-23), and a preceding week of Radiocommunication Assembly meetings, WRC-23 concluded on Friday, December 15. Amateur radio fared very well […]

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ARDC and ARRL Announce $2.1 Million for the Next Generation of Amateur Radio

ARDC and ARRL Announce $2.1 Million for the Next Generation of Amateur Radio 12/06/2023 SAN DIEGO, California and NEWINGTON, Connecticut – Today, Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC) and The ARRL Foundation announced a three-year commitment with over $2.1 million in combined funding to support scholarships for radio amateurs, radio technology for classroom teachers, and amateur […]

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ARRL RF Safety Committee Develops New Guidelines to Communicate RF Safety

ARRL RF Safety Committee Develops New Guidelines to Communicate RF Safety12/01/2023 Radio amateurs now have a new tool from ARRL  The National Association for Amateur Radio® to help answer questions about their stations. Neighbors of amateur radio operators are sometimes concerned about transmissions and radio frequency exposure from amateur stations. The ARRL RF Safety Committee, […]

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