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Ham Radio University Founder Phil Lewis, N2MUN, SK

Tue, 03/10/2020 - 07:06

The founder of the annual Ham Radio University in New York, Phil Lewis, N2MUN, of Lindenhurst, New York, died on March 5. An ARRL member, he was 72. Lewis grew up on Long Island, attended RCA Institute, and worked for Hazeltine and, later, BAE Systems in the aerospace industry. Licensed in 1991, he was a member of Great South Bay Amateur Radio Club (GSBARC), serving as a volunteer examiner and ...

Correction to Frequency Measuring Test Website URL

Tue, 03/10/2020 - 07:01

An incorrect website address for the April 24 Frequency Measuring Test (FMT) appeared in QST. The correct URL is fmt.arrl.org. The old website is still active and has a hyperlink to the new site. 

ARISS Celebrating Successful Launch Carrying Interoperable Radio System to ISS

Tue, 03/10/2020 - 06:57

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) is celebrating the successful launch and docking of the SpaceX-20 commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS). One payload on the flight is the ARISS Interoperable Radio System (IORS), which ARISS calls “the foundational element of the ARISS next-generation radio system” on the space station. Amateur radio has bee...

Nominations Invited for 2020 McGan Silver Antenna Award for Excellence in Public Relations

Sat, 03/07/2020 - 18:13

The ARRL Public Relations Committee invites nominations for the Philip J. McGan Memorial Silver Antenna Award, presented annually to a radio amateur who has demonstrated success in public relations efforts on behalf of amateur radio and who best exemplifies the volunteer spirit of Philip McGan, WA2MBQ (SK).

“ARRL Public Information Officers (PIOs) and other volunteers are working hard every day ...

Outer Space is Your Next Radio Frontier!

Fri, 03/06/2020 - 14:20

You can make contacts through amateur radio satellites, and even with the International Space Station, using equipment you probably own right now! All it takes is the right information, which you’ll find in ARRL’s new book Amateur Radio Satellites for Beginners.

Dozens of spacecraft are in orbit just waiting for your signals, and more are being launched every year. This book is your guide to a w...

The K7RA Solar Update

Fri, 03/06/2020 - 13:24

Last week we pointed out in ARLP009 that the NASA STEREO images (at https://stereo.gsfc.nasa.gov/ ) showed two bright spots, magnetically complex, about to rotate over the sun’s eastern horizon and onto the visible solar disc. I was hoping these might develop into sunspots, but they both quickly faded away, so currently we have seen no sunspots in 33 days. Clearly, we are still at solar minimum...

The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Now Available

Fri, 03/06/2020 - 13:00

Listen to the new episode of ARRL Audio News on your iOS or Android podcast app, or online at http://www.blubrry.com/arrlaudionews/. Audio News is also retransmitted on a number of FM repeaters. Click here and then scroll down to see the list.

Problems with Headquarters Mass E-mailings to Yahoo and AOL Addresses

Fri, 03/06/2020 - 12:50

Starting sometime Wednesday evening, March 5th, mass e-mailings sent from ARRL Headquarters have been refused by e-mail servers at Yahoo. This means that recipients with yahoo.com or aol.com addresses have not been receiving the ARRL Letter, DX News, the Section Manager newsletter, renewal notices, and ARRL marketing offers.

Individual e-mail communications with ARRL Headquarters have not been a...

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