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  • Ham-Astronaut Part of New Space Station Crew Heading into Space on March 21

    Two US astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut are ready for their journey to the International Space Station (ISS), which will begin on Wednesday, March 21. At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, astronauts Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold, KE5DAU, and cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev are set to launch in the Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft at 17:44 UTC.

    After a 2-day flight, the new crew members will dock at the ISS...

  • International Space Station Astronauts Calling “CQ Students”

    The deadline is April 30 for US schools, museums, science centers, and community youth organizations (working individually or together) to submit proposals to host an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact with an orbiting crew member on the International Space Station (ISS). Contacts would be scheduled between January 1 and June 30, 2019.

    Each year, ARISS provides tens...

  • Results of the 2017 ARRL November Sweepstakes CW Now Available

    The results of the 2017 ARRL November Sweepstakes CW are now posted on the ARRL website. Go to the Contest Results Articles page, and scroll down. Click on "2017 Contest Results" and then to “November Sweepstakes (CW).” The full results database is available.



  • New Book: Receiving Antennas for the Radio Amateur is Now Shipping!

    Increase your station’s receive performance with new book Receiving Antennas for the Radio Amateur by ARRL author Eric P. Nichols, KL7AJ.


    Although the fundamental characteristics of antennas apply to both transmission and reception, the requirements and priorities of receiving antennas can be vastly different from those of transmitting antennas. Receiving Antennas for the Radio Amateur focuses ...