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  • The K7RA Solar Update

    We saw some evidence of sporadic-e propagation this week on 6 and 10 meters, always surprising and exciting.

    Solar activity was about the same as last week, at least going by the numbers.

    Average daily sunspot numbers rose slightly from 68.6 to 74.4, while average daily solar flux only budged from 120 to 120.3.

    Geomagnetic indicators were quieter, with average daily planetary A index shifting from...



  • Listen to ARRL Audio News for May 13, 2022

    The latest edition of ARRL Audio News podcast for May 13, 2022 is available for listening now. This week's edition includes an update for the upcoming Dayton Hamvention®, an announcement for the Armed Forces Day Cross-Band Exercise which be held on May 14, and much more.

    ARRL Audio News is a summary of the week’s top news stories in the world of amateur radio, along with interviews and other fe...



  • ARES® Activated in Oklahoma for Tornado Clean-Up Communications

    To help with emergency communications support following an outbreak of tornadoes that hit this past week, the Oklahoma Department of Emergency of Management and Homeland Security requested support from the Oklahoma Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES®).

    During the first week of May, 12 tornadoes touched down in the central and eastern parts of Oklahoma. The tornado that struck Seminole, Oklah...



  • Día del Radioaficionado Celebrated May 10, 2022 in Puerto Rico

    On May 10, 2022, radio amateurs in Puerto Rico celebrated 25 years of Día del Radioaficionado (Puerto Rico Amateur Radio Operator Day). The day was designated the second Tuesday in May by Law 50 of June 7, 1996. The Governor of Puerto Rico, Pedro Pierluisi, issued a proclamation to honor the event. Radio amateurs took to social media and the airwaves to celebrate and send good wishes. A special...



  • Get To 2022 Dayton Hamvention® -- May 20-22

    The 2022 Dayton Hamvention®, among the world's largest annual amateur radio gatherings, is ready to celebrate its 70th Anniversary event, May 20 - 22, at the Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center in Xenia, Ohio. Organizers report that brisk advance sales of tickets and reservations for inside exhibit booths and flea market spaces are an indication that Hamvention 2022 is headed for success....