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American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio Association and Resources
The American Radio Relay League (ARRL) is the national association for amateur radio, connecting hams around the U.S. with news, information and resources.
  • Former Radio Amateur-Astronaut Named as Spain’s Minister of Science

    Amateur Radio operator and European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Petro Duque, ex-KC5RGG/ED4ISS, has been named as the Minister of Science in the new Spanish government. Duque, 55, first went into space aboard the Shuttle Discovery in 1998, and in 2003 he spent a week on the International Space Station, carrying out Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contacts with two schoo...

  • The K7RA Solar Update

    Sunspots returned a few days ago after a 7-day absence. Average daily sunspot number dropped from 12.9 in last week’s report to 4 this week. Average daily solar flux dropped from 73.2 to 69.4. Geomagnetic conditions were quieter with average daily planetary A index declining from 11.7 to 4.4 and mid-latitude A index from 10.4 to 5.1.

    Predicted solar flux is 72 on June 15-21, 75 on June 22-23, 74...

  • Curtis Keyer Chip Developer Jack Curtis, K6KU, SK

    The developer of the groundbreaking Curtis Morse keyer chip, John G. “Jack” Curtis, K6KU (ex-W3NSJ), of Granite Bay, California, died on June 4 after a long illness. An ARRL member, he was 87.

    Growing up in Bradford, Pennsylvania, Curtis became fascinated with the “magic” of Amateur Radio as a youngster, and it eventually would become his career. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in electrical...


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  • ICQ Podcast Episode 269 – Talking Youth at Ham Radio 2018
    In this special episode, Colin M6BOY and Chris M0TCH talk to a collection of people at Ham Radio 2018 about the state of Youth Amateur Radio and ways to promote new entrees to the hobby. We would like to thank our monthly and annual subscription donors...
  • An Online Alternative For Comparing Antenna Performance
    Over the past few years, the Reverse Beacon Network (RBN) has been utilized by thousands of amateurs to gauge the performance of their antenna systems, to check propagation or to compare their station's antenna performance against another nearby ama...
  • Amateur Radio Weekly – Issue 207
    Going ham for Ham Radio Lawmakers are making a multi-pronged push to drive the bipartisan Amateur Radio Parity Act through Congress and finally bypass objections from top Senate Commerce Democrat Bill Nelson of Florida, whose allegiance to his state’s homeowners’ associations drove his panel to yank the bill from consideration last fall. Editor’s note: Scroll […]
  • Deputy Fife: Radio Operator
    Some of my ham radio habits are focused on operating mobile. Some of this probably came from watching the Andy Griffith show when I was a kid. Deputy Fife is a great role model. Click here to watch the video. The post Deputy Fife: Radio Operator appear...
  • Weekly Propagation Summary – 2018 Jun 11 16:10 UTC
    Here is this week’s space weather and geophysical report, issued 2018 Jun 11 0344 UTC. Highlights of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 04 – 10 June 2018 Solar activity was mostly at very low levels with an isolated C-class flare observed at 06/1100 UTC from Region 2712 (N15, L=176, class/area Csi/080 on 28 May) from just […]
  • ICQ Podcast Episode 268 – 2 HF Rigs, Some SDR and WRTC
    In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Chris Howard M0TCH, Martin Rothwell M0SGL, Dan Romanchik KB6NU and Ed Durrant DD5LP  to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief, and this episode’s feature covers i...


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