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  • Amateur Radio Featured at 2023 National Hurricane Conference

    Amateur radio and the work of ARRL Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES®) will again be represented at the 2023 National Hurricane Conference, which will be held this year in New Orleans, Louisiana ( ARRL Director of Emergency Management Josh Johnston, KE5MHV, will be one of the presenters.

    This year, the workshop will be held in-person and over Zoom. The conf...

  • ARRL Welcomes Sierra Harrop, W5DX, as Public Relations and Outreach Manager

    ARRL  The National Association for Amateur Radio® is pleased to welcome Sierra Harrop, W5DX, to its headquarters staff as Public Relations and Outreach Manager. Harrop brings 20 years of experience as a multi-award-winning television storyteller, producer, and host to the role. She leads ARRL’s outreach and communications strategy to promote the awareness and value of the Amateur Radio Service ...

  • Amateur Radio Activity Honors African American Heritage

    Parks on the Air® (POTA) sites that honor African American heritage are the focus of a casual operating event organized by the OMIK Amateur Radio Association, Inc (OMIK). The OMIK POTA Challenge 2023 will run from April 1 to December 31.

    OMIK was founded in 1952 by black amateur radio operators. While it is still a predominately African-American organization, today it represents a multi-racial, ...

  • World Amateur Radio Day is April 18

    In less than a month, 2023 World Amateur Radio Day (WARD) will be celebrated, literally, around the world!

    WARD is held on April 18 every year and is celebrated by radio amateurs and their national associations which are organized as member-societies of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU). It was on this day in 1925 that the IARU was formed in Paris. American Radio Relay League (ARRL) C...

  • The K7RA Solar Update

    Solar activity increased this week. Average daily sunspot number
    rose from 68 to 112.6, and average daily solar flux changed from
    145.6 to 156.1.

    A new sunspot group emerged on March 24, two more on March 26 and
    27, and three on March 29.

    Due to solar wind and a geomagnetic disturbance at the beginning of
    the reporting week, average daily planetary A index increased from
    10.6 to 23.3, while average mi...