ARRL News

The American Radio Relay League (ARRL) is the national association for amateur radio, connecting hams around the U.S. with news, information and resources.
  1. The Alexanderson alternator 2019 Christmas Eve transmission on 17.2 kHz from SAQ in Grimeton, Sweden, was heard by more than 400 listeners. SAQ reported conditions were very good, with clear, dry weather, and the vintage transmitter functioned flawlessly. Lars Kålland, SM6NM, was at the key to deliver the Christmas message, his last as he is retiring. SAQ said it was stunned by the number of re...

  2. The Lagunaria DX Group is planning a “large-scale DXpedition” to Timor-Leste (4W) in the October/November 2020 timeframe.

    “We currently have one team member in Timor-Leste negotiating with different ministries, companies, and accommodation facilities,” said team member Chris Janssen, DL1MGB. “Right now, we have positive feedback from all. We even already have a confirmed reservation for two clos...

  3. Cycle 25 sunspots persisted for the first two days (January 9-10) of this reporting week, January 9-15, with daily sunspot numbers of 14 and 11. That brought the weekly average daily sunspot number from 8.4 last week to 3.6. Average daily solar flux edged up from 71.8 to 72.5.

    Average daily planetary A index declined from 6.3 to 5.6, and average middle latitude A index went from 5.3 to 3.7.

    Predi...

  4. Iowa State Parks on the Air (IASPOTA-2020) is under way and will continue through year’s end. The event is sponsored by the Great River Amateur Radio Club, with the support of Iowa ARRL Section Manager Lelia Garner, WA0UIG, and the Iowa Division of Natural Resources (DNR).

    According to Colin Wheatley, W9UPK, Iowa had the first state park system in the nation, and Iowa’s first state park, Backbon...