June 21, 2024
ARRL Systems Service Disruption

Updated 6/21/2024

ARRL staff continue to work with outside industry experts to ensure that all servers have been remediated, tested, and all data has been confirmed. We have also been working to ensure that the network is secure.

As noted in previous updates, Logbook of The World® servers and data are fine and working. LoTW® has dependencies on other servers, for example membership data, which ha...

June 21, 2024
Gaming the Amateur Radio Digital Modes

Ever played poker over FT8? YouTuber Steve McGrane, KM9G (@temporarilyoffline), and his friends at the YouTube channel Coffee and Ham Radios (@coffeeandhamradios) do. They even livestream it monthly on the channel Frequency Frenzy (@FreqFrenzy). They’ve devised a system of automatically assigning values to QSO data from amateur radio digital mode contacts that corresponds with playing cards. Th...

June 21, 2024
Colorado Teacher and Ham Accepted to the Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program

Dara Gardner, KFØNIX, a member of the Pikes Peak Radio Amateur Association (PPRAA), has been accepted to the Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship (AEF) Program. The AEF program provides a unique opportunity for accomplished K-12 educators in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to serve in the national education arena.

“It's pretty exciting,” said G...

June 21, 2024
2024 ARRL Field Day is Here!
June 21, 2024
New Hampshire ARES Serves Mount Washington Road Race

On June 15, 2024, a dozen New Hampshire Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) operators from the Mount Washington Valley ARES group and the Central New Hampshire ARES group, as well as a number of out-of-state ARES volunteers, again provided emergency radio communications at the Delta Dental Mount Washington Road Race.

Fourteen hundred participants ran up the mountain into a region of infamous ...

June 21, 2024
The K7RA Solar Update

Sunspot numbers rose this week, with the average changing from 139.4
to 149.6, but average daily solar flux only shifted from 179.2 to

Only four sunspot groups emerged this week. There was one on June 15
and three on June 19.

Average daily planetary A index only changed from 11.6 to 10.3.

Predicted solar flux is 205 and 210 on June 21-22, then 200 June
23-27, then 190, 185, and 190, on June 28-30...

June 14, 2024
ARRL Teachers Institute Kicks Off Summer Cohorts

Teachers are gathered from around the United States to learn about amateur radio, and how to use it in their classrooms as part of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. The 2024 cohorts of the ARRL Teachers Institute (TI) on Wireless Technology have begun.  

The first group members for the year are each returning teachers participating in the second round of learnin...

June 14, 2024
2024 ARRL Field Day is Next Week!

The amateur radio event of the year is just a few short days away, June 22-23. Hundreds of thousands of hams around North America and beyond will participate in the beloved operating event. If you’re still looking for a place to go, use the Field Day locator tool at

As clubs and individual operators make their last-minute checks on gear (have you checked all of yo...

June 14, 2024
Amateur Radio Connects Family Members During Utah Boating Emergency

On June 5, Isaac Stiles, KJ7FAY, and his 3-year-old son were involved in a boating accident. Their canoe had tipped over at the Lost Dog Confluence to the Flaming Gorge Reservoir. The initial emergency call was made by Stiles’ wife, Kendal. She had to drive to nearby campsites until she found someone with a phone and then made the call to the Green River Fire Department (GRFD). She told them th...

June 14, 2024
The K7RA Solar Update


"A weak halo CME may impact Earth either on late UTC day 15-Jun or
else early UTC day 16-Jun.


Solar activity was lower over the past reporting week, June 6-12.

Ten new sunspot groups emer...

June 7, 2024
The K7RA Solar Update

This reporting week (May 30 to June 5) our Sun was active, with nine
new sunspot groups.

One emerged on May 30, another on May 31, two more on June 1,
another on June 2, three more on June 3, and one more on June 4.

Average daily sunspot number rose from 124.6 to 183.4, and average
daily solar flux from 164.8 to 184.8.

Predicted solar flux is 190 on June 7-9, 170 on June 10-19, 180 on
June 20, 190 on ...

June 7, 2024
ARRL Member Bulletin for June 6, 2024


June 6, 2024   

Dear ARRL member,   

We are writing to inform you of a serious incident that has impacted ARRL’s operations. On or around May 12, 2024, ARRL was the victim of a sophisticated network attack by a malicious international cyber group. We immediately involved the FBI and engaged with third party experts to investigate.   

On May 16, on the eve of the ARRL National Conven...

June 6, 2024
ARRL Affiliated Club in MS Donates 3D Printer, Books, to Local Library

An ARRL  The National Association for Amateur Radio® Affiliated Club, The Jackson Amateur Radio Club (JARC), serving the metropolitan area of Jackson, Mississippi, recently donated two 3D printers with a retail value of $3,000 to the Library System in Madison County (MCLS).

“Thank you, Jackson Amateur Radio Club, for all you have done for our library system. We so appreciate you,” said MCLS Dire...

June 6, 2024
2024 ARRL Field Day 2 Weeks Away, Free Shipping on FD Merch

2024 ARRL Field Day is June 22 -23, just 2 weeks away! There is still time to get your official merchandise in time for the event. ARRL is even offering free US shipping on Field Day orders of $30 or more with code FD2024. Plus, if you use that code, you’ll get a bonus 2024 ARRL Field Day pin automatically included in your order. This offer ends Monday, June 10.

The theme for 2024 ARRL Field Day...

May 31, 2024
The K7RA Solar Update

ARLP020 Propagation de K7RA  

QST de W1AW  
Propagation Forecast Bulletin 20  ARLP020
From Tad Cook, K7RA Seattle, WA  May 31, 2024
To all radio amateurs   

ARLP020 Propagation de K7RA  
Solar activity was quiet this week. Average daily sunspot number slipped from 155.1 to 124.6, and average solar flux from 198.9 to 164.8.  

Geomagnetic conditio...

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