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The Doctor Will See You Now!

ARRL News - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 14:47

“Coping with Poor HF Conditions” is the topic of the new (May 24) episode of the “ARRL The Doctor is In” podcast. Listen...and learn!

Sponsored by DX Engineering, “ARRL The Doctor is In” is an informative discussion of all things technical. Listen on your computer, tablet, or smartphone -- whenever and wherever you like!

Every 2 weeks, your host, QST Editor-in-Chief Steve Ford, WB8IMY, and the Do...

ARRL White Paper Provides Context for Recommended Governance Changes

ARRL News - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 14:35

ARRL has released a “white paper” that provides some context to explain proposed alterations to the Articles Of Association and By Laws that the Executive Committee (EC) of the Board of Directors recommended for full Board passage at its April 21 meeting. Study continues of the so-called “Code of Conduct” for Board members, known officially as the ARRL Policy on Board Governance and Conduct of ...

Amateur Radio Transponders on Planned Chinese Satellites to Include HF

ARRL News - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 11:01

China’s Amateur Radio Satellite organization, CAMSAT, has released some details of three new Amateur Radio satellites that could be launched as early as September. Two of the satellites, CAS-5A and CAS-6, will carry transponders, and one of them will have HF capability.

CAS-5A is a 6U CubeSat. It will an HF/HF (21/29 MHz) mode linear transponder; an HF/UHF (21/435 MHz) mode linear transponder; ...

New Section Managers Elected in Five ARRL Sections

ARRL News - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 10:00

Five new ARRL Section Managers have been declared elected to begin their first terms of office on July 1. Section Manager (SM) election ballots were counted in the Indiana and Northern Florida Sections on May 22 at ARRL Headquarters. Other candidates faced no opposition during the spring election cycle.

In Indiana, James “Jimmy” Merry, KC9RPX, of Ellettsville, was declared elected in a very clos...

NYS Missing Vulnerable Adult Alert Alert for EARL WHITTAKER on May 22, 2018 at 03:45 pm has been cancelled.

Putnam County RSS Feed - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 16:37
The New York State Missing Vulnerable Adult Alert on behalf of the Yonkers City Police Department for EARL WHITTAKER is now cancelled as of 04:37 pm on May 22, 2018.

Missing Vulnerable Adult Alert, 87 years old b/m wearing blue pants, gray shirt, blue jacket, tan hat and black sneakers

Putnam County RSS Feed - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 15:58
At the request of the Yonkers City Police Department, a New York State Missing Vulnerable Adult Alert has been issued relating to the disappearance of EARL WHITTAKER; age 87; from YONKERS , NY at 03:45 pm on May 22, 2018.

ARRL Business Services Manager Debra Jahnke, K1DAJ, SK

ARRL News - Mon, 05/21/2018 - 10:24

ARRL Business Services Manager Deb Jahnke, K1DAJ, of Colchester, Connecticut, died on May 17 after a lengthy illness. She was 66 and had been on the ARRL Headquarters staff for nearly 40 years, starting as a file clerk. She went on to serve as Deputy Circulation Manager, Circulation Manager, Publication Sales and Warehouse Manager, and as Business Services Manager (including Advertising). She m...

Hamvention 2018 - Sunday Roundup

ARRL News - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 20:19

Hamvention 2018 is history. It was a rain-plagued event . . . until today. On Sunday, the Sun burst forth and the bargain hunters flocked to the Xenia Fairgrounds. A number of exhibitors commented that it was the largest Hamvention Sunday attendance that they had seen in a long time.

This Hamvention may also be remembered for the number of new products that debuted at the show. In addition to th...

Special Weather Statement issued May 20 at 6:08AM EDT by NWS New York City - Upton

Putnam County RSS Feed - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 04:53
Areas of fog, locally dense, will gradually improve from west toeast through 9 am.Anyone out driving early this morning should be ready for rapidfluctuations in visibility. Use low beam headlights or fog lampswhen encountering fog, and allow extra braking distance in casesudden stops are needed.

CQ Announces 2018 Hall of Fame Inductees

ARRL News - Sat, 05/19/2018 - 22:01

CQ Magazine has announced the 2018 inductees to its Amateur Radio, DX, and Contest halls of fame.

The CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame added 11 new members for 2018, bringing to 321 the total number of inductees since its establishment in 2001. The CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame honors individuals who have made significant contributions to Amateur Radio as well as radio amateurs who have made signif...

Hamvention 2018 - Saturday Roundup

ARRL News - Sat, 05/19/2018 - 20:24

As with most Dayton Hamventions, Saturday was the big day. The crowds were large with streams of people moving from building to building. The rain showers persisted, accompanied by an afternoon thunderstorm, but the wet episodes were relatively brief. Most attendees had come prepared with everything from umbrellas to rain ponchos.


Hamvention’s attempts to mitigate last year’s mud issues in the f...

Special Weather Statement issued May 20 at 1:53AM EDT by NWS New York City - Upton

Putnam County RSS Feed - Sat, 05/19/2018 - 15:49
Areas of fog, locally dense, will continue through early thismorning. Gradual improvement is expected after 4 am from west toeast.Anyone out driving early this morning should be ready for rapidfluctuations in visibility, use low beam headlights or fog lampswhen encountering fog, and allow extra braking distance in casesudden stops are needed.

Special Weather Statement issued May 19 at 7:38PM EDT by NWS New York City - Upton

Putnam County RSS Feed - Sat, 05/19/2018 - 15:49
Areas of fog will develop through the night as a warm frontapproaches from the south and passes to the north late. Dense fogis possible, especially along the coast, with the visibilitylowering to 1/4 mile or less.Anyone out driving later tonight should be ready for rapidfluctuations in visibility, use low beam headlights or fog lampswhen encountering fog, and allow extra braking distance in casesudden stops are needed.

Hamvention 2018 - Friday Roundup

ARRL News - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 20:44

Friday was damp at the Dayton Hamvention, but the rain showers did little to deter the crowds. In fact, many seemed to even prefer overcast conditions to the alternative: sun and heat.

Perhaps as a consequence of the rain, the indoor exhibit areas were packed. At times the crowds revived memories of Hamvention at Hara Arena when movement was next to impossible with human traffic jams in the aisl...

E/W NY 164 btwn NY 22 & NY 311 - Road Closure - at 8:00 PM - T/Brewster - Putnam Co. for approx 24 hours due to downed poles and wires

Putnam County RSS Feed - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 19:34
E/W NY 164 btwn NY 22 & NY 311 - Road Closure - at 8:00 PM - T/Brewster - Putnam Co. for approx 24 hours due to downed poles and wires

Hamvention 2018: ARRL Renews Memorandum of Understanding with SATERN, Promotes Partnerships at Forum

ARRL News - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 17:28

ARRL and The Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network (SATERN) today renewed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two organizations that spells out how they will work together in disaster and emergency responses. ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, signed the MoU on behalf of ARRL on Hamvention’s opening day in Xenia, Ohio. SATERN National Liaison Bill Feist, WB8BZH, represented...

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