The ARRL Volunteer Examiner Coordinator (VEC) reports that the FCC Universal Licensing System (ULS) electronic batch filing (EBF) system is back online and functioning normally. A message sent by the FCC ULS EBF Team to VECs explains that the technical issues with ULS EBF filing are resolved, and that VECs may resume submitting files containing amateur radio license applications...
Amazon's Prime Early Access Sale is set for October 11 and 12, 2022, and offers tons of deals ahead of Black Friday. The second Amazon Prime Day event will feature exclusive discounts across all categories for Amazon Prime members. As you browse great deals, you can support ARRL when you shop at AmazonSmile and choose American Radio Relay League Inc. (ARRL) as your charity of choice.
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The ARRL Foundation Club Grant Program opened a second grant proposal period which began September 7, 2022, and runs until November 4, 2022, at 7 PM Eastern Time. Radio clubs can apply now, and information about the program can be found on the ARRL website at www.arrl.org/club-grant-program.
Following the first proposal period that ran earlier this year, 128 clubs applied for grants with a varie...
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies, has announced the election of Doreen Bogdan-Martin of the United States of America as the next ITU Secretary-General. Bogdan-Martin will assume office on January 1, 2023. She is radio amateur; call sign KD2JTX.
The election took place during ITU's Plenipotentiary...
Sunspot activity rose this reporting week, September 22-28, with
average daily sunspot numbers increasing from 68 to 105.1. But solar
flux? Not so much. Average daily solar flux rose from 134.3 to
So, the sunspot average rose 55% and solar flux only 3%. I usually
expect the numbers to track more closely.
New sunspots appeared on September 22 and 23, and one more on
September 27. On Thursday nig...
In the next couple of days, ARRL members in the Southeastern Division will receive an email message indicating that the online voting site for the 2022 ARRL Southeastern Division Election is now open. The message will include instructions to access candidate statements, the ballot, and to vote.
A third party was selected by the ARRL Ethics and Elections Committee to conduct the election: Electio...
As Hurricane Ian, now a tropical storm, makes its way across Florida, amateur radio operators continue to provide communications support for weather updates and requests for assistance.
The hurricane made landfall at 3 PM Eastern Time on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, just south of Tampa, Florida, as a Category 4 hurricane with winds of 150 miles per hour. Millions of residents are without power...
The Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) has been in operation since the morning of September 27, 2022, as Hurricane Ian swept across Cuba and headed toward Florida’s Gulf Coast. The HWN continues to operate on both 14.325 and 7.268 MHz as propagation permits. The 20-meter net resumed at 8:00 AM Eastern Time on Thursday, September 29, and will continue until further discussion and conditions warrant closi...
Unione di due o più persone per un fine comune
di Alessio Sacchi, IZ4EFN
Carissimi Soci, è con grande stima e profondo senso di responsabilità che vi raggiungo tramite questo primo periodico momento di incontro tra chi ha preso l’impegno di guidare la nostra Associazione e noi tutti appassionati Radioamatori più o meno giovani di età, più o meno esperti, più o meno anziani di nominativo o di sodalizio.
Questo sarà forse uno dei pochi scritti a singola mano, perché credo fortemente che il Consiglio Direttivo Nazionale tutto debba utilizzare questo strumento per accorciare quella distanza che spesso separa chi guida un’organizzazione da tutti coloro che vi aderiscono e contribuiscono. Distanza che io stesso ho percepito in molte occasioni da quando, molti anni fa, mi avvicinai all’Associazione per la prima volta, fresco di licenza. Credo infatti che quando si parli della nostra più grande passione, questa comunicazione debba essere sempre facile e capace di condividere con tutti quale sia l’obiettivo, l’eccellenza che vogliamo raggiungere, la problematica da affrontare.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has granted an ARRL emergency request for a 60-day temporary waiver intended to facilitate amateur radio emergency communications for hurricane relief. The waiver was adopted on Tuesday, September 27, 2022, and immediately permitted amateur radio operators supporting amateur data transmission for Hurricane Ian traffic to employ a higher symbol rate fo...
ARRL Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES®) groups and volunteers have ramped up preparations as the National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported that Hurricane Ian continues to quickly intensify. As of 11:00 AM Eastern Time on Tuesday, September 27, Ian is a Category 3 hurricane located 305 miles south-southwest of Sarasota, Florida with maximum sustained winds of 115 mph and moving toward the n...
L’ARI mette ora in vendita un’altra auto Panda 4x4 di sua proprietà , e non più utilizzata da tempo.
Si tratta della vettura che vedete nelle foto, e che è stazionata presso un deposito sito a Marzaglia (MO). L’auto è del 2001 ed è in discrete condizioni generali di carrozzeria esterna ed interna, ma bisogna di manutenzione perché ferma da tanto tempo.
Le offerte, con un valore minimo di € 500,00 (Cinquecento) , dovranno essere inviate via email a email@example.com entro il 30 Ottobre 2022, complete di recapiti mail e telefonici degli offerenti.
A partire dal 31 Ottobre le offerte ricevute verranno valutate e gli offerenti saranno contattati per l’aggiudicazione in ordine di offerta economica migliore.
L’auto è in regola con i documenti di circolazione e proprietà. Dato che l’auto necessita di revisione, si suggerisce agli offerenti di prevedere il ritiro dell’auto a Marzaglia con mezzi ad hoc (carro attrezzi, bisarca).
Chiunque può proporsi come acquirente.
Geomagnetic disturbances were down this week, but so were sunspot
numbers and solar flux.
Average daily sunspot numbers declined from 92.7 to 68, and average
daily solar flux from 141.3 to 134.3.
On September 22 the sunspot number was 99, well above (by 31 points)
the average for the previous seven days, a promising indication. We
hope it may signal a trend.
But Solar Cycle 25 progresses, a bit better...
The National Hurricane Center (NHC), the Hurricane Watch Net (HWN), the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) Hurricane Net, and the Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network (SATERN) all have been engaged in tracking Hurricane Fiona.
Amateur radio operators have been reporting weather conditions since Monday, September 19, 2022, and have received positive feedback on their assistance. The VoIP ...