Amateur Radio News

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ARRL Foundation Accepting Applications for Grants in June

The ARRL Foundation is now accepting grant applications from amateur radio organizations for eligible amateur radio-related projects and initiatives, particularly those focused on educating, licensing, and supporting amateur radio activities. To grow amateur radio's future, youth-based projects and initiatives are especially encouraged. The ARRL Fo... [continue]

New map for RSGB affiliated contest groups

As part of the RSGB’s new Club Finder facilities, the Society has launched an online map that shows affiliated contest clubs and groups. If you’d like to get involved in a group, you can use the map to search locally and more widely. Depending on the club entry you will be able to see which […]

Licensee Hit With $24,000 Fine for Jamming Net, Failure to ID: FCC

An investigation by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) results in a large fine against a California amateur radio license holder. A Notice of Apparent Liability Forfeiture (NALF) for $24,000 has been filed against Phillip J. Beaudet, N6PJB, of Burney, California. According to the filing, the penalty is for Beaudet “willfully and repeated... [continue]

ARRL Hudson Division has New Vice Director

Ed Wilson, N2XDD, of Shirley, New York has been appointed Vice Director of the ARRL Hudson Division by ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR.Wilson succeeds Nomar Vizcarrondo, NP4H, who was appointed Director of the ARRL Hudson Division in March. Wilson will serve in the position for the remainder of the 3-year term that ends December 31, 2024.Having ... [continue]

ANS-155 AMSAT News Service Weekly Bulletins

In this edition: * Astronauts Engage in Voice Contacts from International Space Station * The March/April AMSAT Journal is Available * VUCC Satellite Standings June 2023 * New Record Set with Seventeen People in Earth Orbit Simultaneously * Changes to AMSAT-NA TLE Distribution * Another Delay For Boeing’s Starliner Crew Capsule * ARISS News * Upc... [continue]

100 years of Czech Radio, competition & diploma

Special station activation The special station, which will earn you 5 points in the competition for the 100th anniversary of the start of regular radio broadcasting in Czechoslovakia and the connection to it is a condition for obtaining the gold …

Museum Ships On-the-Air Weekend

If you like ships and are an amateur radio operator, 100 ships will be on the air from June 3 - 4 for the annual Museum Ships Weekend event.Organizers stress that this is not a contest, but a fun event that begins at 0000Z on June 3, 2023, and runs through 2359Z on June 4, 2023.While operation on any amateur frequency is allowed, most ships will be... [continue]

The K7RA Solar Update

Average daily solar flux values dropped over the past week, butsunspot numbers were nearly the same, comparing May 25 to 31 to theprevious week.Average daily solar flux declined from 161.2 to 155.3. Geomagneticindicators were quieter, with average daily planetary A indexdeclining from 17.1 to 7.3, and middle latitude numbers from 14.4 to7.9.Predict... [continue]

ARRL Elected to Serve on SAFECOM

ARRL  The National Association for Amateur Radio® has been elected to serve on SAFECOM®. SAFECOM is a group of national thought leaders and officials within the emergency communications and response space that works to set standards used at every level. The program is managed by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), an age... [continue]

RSGB Emerging Technology Co-ordinating Committee vacancy

The Society is looking for a volunteer to join the RSGB Emerging Technology Coordinating Committee (ETCC), to act as Regional Representative for the central England region. The function of the ETCC is to assist radio amateurs seeking an NoV to operate repeaters, gateways or beacons within the UK. The successful applicant will have broad experience ... [continue]

Summer 2023 OSCAR News now available

E-members of AMSAT-UK can now download the Summer 2023 edition of OSCAR News, issue 241, here. The paper edition edition will be sent to postal members and should arrive in the next 2-3 weeks. In this issue: • From the … Continue reading →

“He Touched So Many Lives” Chip Margelli, K7JA (SK)

The airwaves are markedly dimmer this week, social media is filled with heartfelt tributes, and industry leaders are mourning. Longtime fixture of amateur radio Charles “Chip” Margelli, K7JA, passed away after a brief illness. Margelli was an ARRL Life Member.“The light and love of my life is gone,” Margelli’s widow Janet, KL7MF, posted o... [continue]

Celebrating Volunteers’ Week

1-7 June 2023 is Volunteers’ Week. This year we’re highlighting our volunteers and what they do in words, photos and a video! Volunteers are the lifeblood of the Society and we want to thank everyone who gives their time and expertise to support the RSGB, and amateur radio, across such a wide range of roles. […]

RadCom Basics, May 2023, Edition 34

We are pleased to announce the May 2023 edition of RadCom Basics is now available on the RSGB website In this edition, James Stevens, M0JCQ has put together a step-by-step guide to help you use the Reverse Beacon Network to gauge band conditions and his results speak for themselves Also in this edition; 12 Repairing […]


After repeated complaints about the QRPP beacon YO8RIX in the 17 m band, IARU Region 1 HF Manager Tom Kamp, DF5JL, made direct contact with the operator. Most recently, “yo8rix qrpp beacon” was observed on the frequency 18100.53 kHz in …