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FCC Has Resolved Technical Issues and Resumes Processing Amateur Radio License Applications


New Treasurer John Sager, WJ7S, Says ARRL a Perfect Match


ARRL's new Treasurer, John R. Sager, WJ7S, officially took office on May 1, 2022, and is already helping to plan the ARRL's financial future.

Sager brings with him over 40 years of financial management experience. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst, a Certified Cash Manager, and holds Bachelor of Arts and Master of Business Administration degrees from the University of Utah.

What led him to ARRL...

ARRL to Host LIVE Video from W1AW for Field Day


Join ARRL live from W1AW via YouTube for 2022 ARRL Field Day! See all of the fun involved with Field Day, and ask your questions about the event in the Live Chat and get them answered in real time. Watch on ARRL's YouTube channel at starting on June 25, 2022, at 1:30 PM Eastern / 10:30 AM Pacific / 1730 UTC.

W1AW is among the world's most recongizable call signs. It is the p...

2022 ARRL Field Day Weekend -- Are You Ready?


One of the most anticipated amateur radio operating events of the year in the United States, Canada, and worldwide is this weekend. ARRL Field Day kicks off at 1800 UTC on Saturday, June 25, and concludes at 2059 UTC on Sunday, June 26. Last year, almost 27,000 individuals participated in ARRL Field Day, logging over 1.4 million two-way radio contacts during the event.

For 2022, there are some n...

The K7RA Solar Update


This past reporting week (June 16-22) began with a bang, when the daily sunspot number was 159. But sunspot numbers declined every day to finally reach 80 on June 22.

One new sunspot group emerged on June 15, another on June 16, one more on June 18, and another on June 21.

Average daily sunspot number over the week was 124.6, up substantially from 74.3 the previous seven days.

Average daily solar...

2022 W1AW and K6KPH Field Day Bulletin Schedule


W1AW and Maritime Radio Historical Society station K6KPH will transmit at various times the official W1AW Field Day Bulletin using CW, Phone, and various digital modes.

The 2022 W1AW and K6KPH Field Day Bulletin Schedule is as follows:

Maxim Memorial Station W1AW:

         Mode     Pacific    Mountain   Central     Eastern      UTC
         CW       5:00 PM    6:00 PM    7:00 PM   8:00 PM   ...

AWARD A.R.F.I. dedicato al Corpo della “Guardia di Finanza”

ARI Nazionale -

In occasione del 248° Anniversario della fondazione del Corpo della “Guardia di Finanza“ i membri “Associazione Radioamatori Finanzieri Italiani” (A.R.FI.) organizzano l’award: “2022 AWARD A.R.F.I. dedicato alla Guardia di Finanza” ed è rivolto a tutti i radioamatori italiani e internazionali.

Obiettivo: collegare i nominativi speciali e delle sezioni nonché i Soci attivatori.

Data: fino alle ore 23:59 del 26 giugno 2022.

Bands: 2, 6, 10, 12, 15, 17, 20, 30, 40, 80 secondo la normativa IARU

SSB, CW e modi digitali (FT4, FT8, RTTY)

Partecipanti: ogni radioamatore e SWL italiano o straniero con regolare licenza.

Per leggere il regolamento completo cliccare QUI

Fonte: A.R.F.I

The K7RA Solar Update


Solar activity increased this week, which we were happy to see, with average daily sunspot number rising from 44.4 last week to 74.3 during this reporting week, June 9-15. Sunspot numbers rose all week, starting at 17 on Thursday, June 9 to 149 on Wednesday, June 15.

Average daily 10.7 cm solar flux increased from 99.4 to 123.9. Solar flux peaked at 145.5 on Tuesday, June 14, but then on Thursda...

In orbita con l' "Award Oscar 100 "

ARI Nazionale -

“OSCAR 100 AWARD” è un diploma radioamatoriale internazionale organizzato dalla Sezione A.R.I. di Fidenza ( al fine di promuovere, diffondere ed incentivare le attività di sperimentazione tecnica ed i collegamenti radio tramite il satellite geostazionario OSCAR 100.


Obiettivo: scopo del diploma è collegare il maggior numero possibile di stazioni e di Paesi (Countries) DXCC mediante l’uso del satellite geostazionario OSCAR 100, nell’arco di un periodo di 6 mesi.

Date e durata del Diploma: il diploma inizia alle ore 00.01UTC del 01 Giugno 2022 e termina alle ore 23.59 del 31 Dicembre 2022.

Partecipanti: il diploma è esteso a tutti i radioamatori che operano nelle aree geografiche coperte dal satellite geostazionario OSCAR 100.

Bande di Frequenza e Modi di Emissione: I collegamenti validi per il diploma potranno essere effettuati in tutti i modi di emissione consentiti per il traffico radioamatoriale satellitare OSCAR 100 (CW, SSB, Modi Digitali) e nel rispetto del relativo Band Plan. Nei modi digitali sono compresi sia i modi a banda stretta che il traffico in DATV sul trasponder a larga banda.

Successful 2022 SEA-PAC Ham Radio Convention Celebrates 40th Year


The Northwest's largest amateur radio convention, SEA-PAC, held its 40th anniversary show, June 3 - 5, 2022. The convention drew more than 1,500 attendees to the Seaside Convention Center, just steps from the Pacific Ocean in Seaside, Oregon. SEA-PAC is sponsored by the Oregon Tualatin Valley Amateur Radio Club, and co-sponsored by the Clark County Amateur Radio Club. The event also hosted the ...

Memorial IK3ITF ex IN3FXG Pino Fracanzani

ARI Nazionale -

Memorial in ricordo del nostro carissimo socio Giuseppe “Pino” Fracanzani, IK3ITF già IN3FXG, (SK il 18 giugno 2021).
Partecipò come radioamatore e dottore farmacista alle emergenze del Friuli 1976, dell’Irpinia e del Bellice del 1980 offrendo medicinali e permanendo sul posto per settimane con un furgone attrezzato dai radioamatori di Primiero per assicurare i collegamenti radio d’emergenza nelle zone colpite dal sisma.
Fu tra i primi radioamatori che negli anni 70 contribuì a far crescere e diffondere la passione per la radio nelle nostre Vallate del Primiero e Vanoi. In memoria dei soci SK della Sezione ARI Primiero.

Per il regolamento completo cliccare QUI

Memorial in memory of our dear member Giuseppe ‘Pino’ Fracanzani, IK3ITF previously IN3FXG, (SK on 18 June 2021).
He took part as a radio amateur and pharmacist in the emergencies of Friuli 1976, Irpinia and Bellice in 1980, offering medicines and staying on site for weeks with a van equipped by the radio amateurs of Primiero to ensure emergency radio links in the areas hit by the earthquake.
He was among the first radio amateurs to contribute to the growth and spread of the passion for radio in our Primiero and Vanoi valleys in the 1970s. In memory of SK members of the ARI Primiero section.

To download the PDF rule click HERE

Fonte: ARI Primiero

The K7RA Solar Update


Hard for me to believe, I had to blink to make sure, but on Wednesday, June 8 for the first time this calendar year there were no sunspots, even though two new sunspot regions appeared on June 4.

Average daily sunspot number declined to 44 from 52.9 last week. Average daily solar flux was only 99.4, down from 104.3 last week and 158.8 the week before.

News about the first spotless day can be foun...

Pete Varounis, NL7XM, Wins the April 2022 QST Cover Plaque Award


The winning article for the April 2022 QST Cover Plaque Award is "The Better Antenna: Cooper Versus Aluminum," by Pete Varounis, NL7XM.

[The QST staff hopes you enjoyed this "highly scientific" April Fool article.]

The QST Cover Plaque Award - given to the author or authors of the most popular article in each issue - is determined by a vote of ARRL members on the QST Cover Plaque Poll web page. C...

FCC Proposes Record $34,000 Fine for Alleged Interference and Unauthorized Transmissions During Idaho Wildfire


The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has proposed a $34,000 fine against Jason Frawley of Lewiston, Idaho, for allegedly interfering with radio operations of the U.S. Forest Service during firefighting activities for the Johnson Creek Fire near Elk River in July 2021. The FCC issued a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture (NAL) on June 8, 2022 to Frawley. The FCC states in the NAL ...

2022 Youth on the Air (YOTA) Camp is June 12 - 17


The 2022 Youth on the Air (YOTA) Camp will be on the air and streaming online. The campers will be operating special event station W8Y from the National Voice of America (VOA) Museum of Broadcasting in West Chester Township, Ohio, as well as from their hotel. Activation of W8Y will begin on the evening of Sunday, June 12, and conclude at 1 PM EDT on Friday, June 17. Campers will operate the sta...

ARRL Seeking Administrative Coordinator for Club Grant Program


ARRL is seeking an Administrative Coordinator for the new ARRL Foundation Club Grant Program. The independent contractor will coordinate, administer, manage, and organize club grant applications at ARRL Headquarters in Newington, Connecticut.

The Club Grant Program seeks to fund transformative projects that enable growth for amateur radio operators, on the air projects, ham radio training and me...

The K7RA Solar Update


 At 2335 UTC on June 2, the Australian Space Forecast Centre issued a geomagnetic warning.

"A solar filament recently erupted from the southwest quadrant of the solar disk. Event modeling suggests a minor impact to the Earth's magnetosphere on late 05 June to early 06 June."

All our measures of solar activity declined in a big way from the last reporting week to the current period, May 26 throug...

Connecticut Radio Amateur Endows ARRL Affiliated Club Initiative


Dr. Ed Snyder, W1YSM, of Wallingford, Connecticut, who provided funding for an endowment to support the ARRL Collegiate Amateur Radio Initiative in 2017, has generously donated additional funding to expand the endowment to include ARRL Affiliated Clubs. The endowment, formerly known as the W1YSM Snyder Family Collegiate Amateur Radio Endowment Fund, has been renamed and will now be known as the...


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