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  • Volunteer Monitor Program Report for July 2022

    The Volunteer Monitor (VM) Program is a joint initiative between ARRL and the FCC to enhance compliance in the Amateur Radio Service. This is the July 2022 activity report of the VM Program.

    Notices for unlicensed operation on 2-meter amateur frequencies were sent to two logging companies in Kettle Falls, Washington.

    Commendations were issued to amateurs in Poughkeepsie, New York, for work in con...



  • Simultaneous APRS and Voice Repeater on the International Space Station

    ARISS, Amateur Radio on the International Space Station, announced that simultaneous operations of the ARISS Voice Repeater and digital APRS communications on the Space Station is now a reality.  Current ARISS operations include voice repeater transmissions with the JVC Kenwood D710GA in the Columbus module and APRS packet operation from an identical radio in the Service Module (Zvezda).  Packe...



  • The K7RA Solar Update

    Solar activity did a rebound this week, back to more active levels.

    Average daily sunspot number increased from 36.6 to 65.4.

    Average daily 10.7 cm solar flux rose from 95.7 to 111.9.

    Solar wind caused geomagnetic numbers to rise, with average planetary A index going from 7.7 to 14.4, and middle latitude numbers from 8.6 to 12.1.

    An improved outlook shows solar flux over the next month peaking at 1...



  • Updates from the 2022 Ham Radio Youth Summer Camp in Croatia

    This year's 10th Youngsters on the Air Summer Camp is taking place in Karlovac, Croatia, August 6 - 13, 2022. Attending from the Americas is Mily Erazo, YS1YXI, from El Salvador, along with her father, Juan Erazo, YS1JFE, who is participating as a team leader. Participants are publishing a daily blog from the camp: www.ham-yota.com/yota2022.



  • Upcoming Ham Radio Conventions Emphasize Learning and Youth
    Two major ham radio events in August will host Division Conventions for ARRL The National Association for Amateur Radio®. On August 20 - 21, the Huntsville Hamfest will be the host of the ARRL Southeastern Division Convention at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Alabama. On August 26 - 28, the Northeast HamXposition will host the combined ARRL New England and Hudson Division Conventions at th...