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Louisiana Elects New Section Manager

ARRL News - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 16:49

ARRL members in Louisiana have elected John Mark Robertson, K5JMR, as Section Manager for the next 2-year term of office that starts on April 1. Robertson, of Bossier City, outpolled incumbent Section Manager Scott Wren, KD5DFL, 341 to 148 votes. Wren, of Pineville, has served as SM since April 2016. Ballots were counted and verified at ARRL Headquarters on Tuesday, February 20. This was the on...

Brownsburg, Indiana, Hamfest Changes Location

ARRL News - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 14:39

The Brownsburg, Indiana, Hamfest sponsored by the Hendricks County Amateur Radio Society (HCARS) and scheduled for Saturday, February 24, has changed its location to Avon United Methodist Church, 6850 E. US Highway 36, Avon, Indiana. Setup times remain the same. The hamfest will be open to the public from 9 AM until 2 PM Central Time.

Admission is $5, and parking is plentiful. Talk-in is availab...

Amateur Radio Emergency Service Transitioning to New Online Reporting System

ARRL News - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 14:05

The Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) will phase out the traditional ARES report forms later this year in favor of an online system called ARES Connect, a volunteer management, communications, and reporting system. The new system will allow information to be logged by ARES members and managed through the Field Organization. The advent of ARES Connect was among other highlights in “The Amat...

“Faces of the Florizel” Special Event will Commemorate Marine Tragedy

ARRL News - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 09:55

The Society of Newfoundland Radio Amateurs (SONRA) mark the 100th anniversary of the SS Florizel tragedy with a special event on February 23-24.

On February 23, 1918, the Florizel left St. John’s, Newfoundland on what was supposed to be a routine trip to Halifax, Nova Scotia, and then to New York City. Blizzard conditions and miscommunication between the bridge and the engine room caused the ves...

“Awesome” Activity for the 2018 ARRL International Grid Chase

ARRL News - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 09:43

“On-the-air activity for the 2018 ARRL International Grid Chase (IGC) has been awesome!” ARRL Contest Branch Manager Bart Jahnke, W9JJ, said this week. “The year also began with DXpeditions, as well as several contests at both HF and VHF, to boost numbers. Facebook and social media (Facebook, Twitter #ICG) are abuzz with chatter about the event, the excitement, the grids worked.”

Jahnke said the...

Dense Fog Advisory issued February 19 at 10:55PM EST until February 20 at 10:00AM EST by NWS New York City - Upton

Putnam County RSS Feed - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 23:00
...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST TUESDAY...The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a Dense FogAdvisory, which is in effect until 10 AM EST Tuesday.* VISIBILITIES...One quarter mile or less at times.* TIMING...Through 10 am Tuesday morning.* IMPACTS...Limited visibilities will make travel very difficult.

NYS Missing Vulnerable Adult Alert Alert for VINCENT FAVALE on February 19, 2018 at 07:03 pm has been cancelled.

Putnam County RSS Feed - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 19:18
The New York State Missing Vulnerable Adult Alert on behalf of the North Castle Town Police Department for VINCENT FAVALE is now cancelled as of 07:18 pm on February 19, 2018.

Missing Vulnerable Adult Alert, 85 years old white/male wearing dark coat, black pants, black shoes, blue hat, glasses. Www.dcjs.ny.gov

Putnam County RSS Feed - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 19:12
At the request of the North Castle Town Police Department, a New York State Missing Vulnerable Adult Alert has been issued relating to the disappearance of VINCENT FAVALE; age 85; from NORTH WHITE PLAINS, NY at 07:03 pm on February 19, 2018.

Special Weather Statement issued February 19 at 8:56PM EST by NWS New York City - Upton

Putnam County RSS Feed - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 11:53
Areas of fog have developed over portions of Northeast NewJersey, the Lower Hudson Valley, and inland southwest Connecticut.Visibility will be reduced to 1 to 2 miles in many places.Locally dense fog of 1/4 mile or less is possible through 11 pm.Motorists should be on the look out for rapidly changingvisibilities. Reduce speed and use low beam headlights whenencountering any dense fog.

The K7RA Solar Update

ARRL News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 09:56

Solar activity increased over the last reporting week (February 8-14). Average daily sunspot number rose from 10.3 to 24, while average daily solar flux increased from 72.5 to 77.4. Geomagnetic indicators were quiet, with average planetary A index changing from 4.4 to 4.1, and average mid-latitude A index going from 3.6 to 3.


Predicted solar flux is 71, 70 and 69 on February 16-18, 68 on Februa...

KE4PT and W4RQ Win the February QST Cover Plaque Award

ARRL News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 16:30

The winning article for the February 2018 QST Cover Plaque award is “Live Trees Affect Antenna Performance” by Kai Siwiak, KE4PT, and Richard Quick, W4RQ. The QST Cover Plaque Award -- given to the author or authors of the most popular article in each issue -- is determined by a vote of ARRL members on the QST Cover Plaque Poll web page. Cast a ballot for your favorite article in the March issu...

W1AW/7 to be on the Air from ARRL Southwestern Division Convention

ARRL News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 14:36

W1AW/7 will be on the air from the ARRL Southwestern Division Convention (Yuma Hamfest) in Yuma, Arizona (DM22), beginning at 1600 UTC on February 16 and continuing through 0200 UTC on February 18.

Operation will be on phone, CW, and digital modes on all bands through UHF (The station is restricted to 100 W because of its proximity to the Yuma International Airport).

A staff of four control opera...

The Doctor Will See You Now!

ARRL News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 09:00

“Vacuum Tubes” is the topic of the new (February 15) episode of the “ARRL The Doctor is In” podcast. Listen...and learn! More than a half-million downloads since its debut in April 2016 attest to the podcast’s popularity.

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 wherev...