ARRL Headquarters Will Be Closed on November 27-28
ARRL Headquarters will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday and Friday, November 27-28. The ARRL Letter will not be published on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 27, and there will be no edition of ARRL Audio News on Friday, November 28.
We wish everyone a safe and enjoyable holiday!
ARRL Members Elect Division Director and Two Vice Directors
The ballots have been counted, and ARRL members have determined that the Atlantic Division’s new Director starting January 1 will be current Vice Director Tom Abernethy, W3TOM. Abernethy outpolled Phil Theis, K3TUF, 1400 to 1168, to succeed outgoing Atlantic Division Director Bill Edgar, N3LLR, who opted not to run for another term.
Abernethy was Maryland Section Manager from 2001 until 2005, w...
Amateur Radio Volunteers on Alert in Mammoth New York Snowfall’s Aftermath
Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) and Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES) volunteers are themselves still digging out from several days of unprecedented snowfall in Upstate New York. The severe weather already has been blamed for at least a dozen deaths. Western New York Section Emergency Coordinator Joe Tedesco, KC2DKP, said ARES volunteers have activated a net and are on alert ...
IARU Wants Member Societies’ “Engaged” in Seeking Support for 5.275-5.450 MHz Amateur Allocation
International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) President Tim Ellam, VE6SH/G4HUA, has called upon IARU member societies to seek the support of their respective governments for an Amateur Radio secondary allocation at 5.275-5.450 MHz, per Agenda Item 1.4 at World Radiocommunication Conference 2015 (WRC-15). Ellam told his colleagues in a letter this week that obtaining the allocation is “one of the mai...
The K7RA Solar Update
Average daily sunspot numbers rose this past week nearly 14 points to 98.9, while average daily solar flux increased 25 points to 164.4.
Predicted solar flux is 170 on November 21, 175 on November 22-23, then 170, 155 and 150 on November 24-26, then 145, 130 and 120 on November 27-29, 115 on November 30 through December 6, 135 and 155 on December 7-8, 165 on December 9-10, and 160 on December 11...
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