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Parker Radio Association

Parker Radio Association

The Parker Radio Association is a group of amateur radio enthusiasts local to the Parker, Colorado area. Our Club Callsign is KØPRA.

PRA Weekly Update - 2/18/2024 - ... See MoreSee Less
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An amazing presentation underway by Kevin, KE0FUR, on the PRA Emergency Communications Plan. This plan is a result of a huge team effort by many members of the PRA that incorporates ham radio as part of your emergency planning and preparedness.We’re thankful for Kevin and the entire PRA team that shared their time and talent to produce these treasures for our members and families in emergency communications planning. ... See MoreSee Less
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PRA Weekly Update - 2/11/2024 - ... See MoreSee Less
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PRA Weekly Update - 2/4/2024 - ... See MoreSee Less
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The ARRL Board Has Approved Free Membership for Students!➡️At the annual ARRL Board of Directors meeting in Windsor, Connecticut, this past week, a new option was established for a no-cost Associate membership for full-time students aged 21 and younger!#HamRadio #AmateurRadio ... See MoreSee Less
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  • Winter Season Section Manager Election Results February 23, 2024
    On Tuesday, February 20, at ARRL Headquarters, ballots were counted for two Section Manager elections that were conducted this winter.ARRL members in Louisiana elected Houston Polson, N5YS, of Winnfield, to become the next Section Manager of the ARRL Louisiana Section starting on April 1, 2024. Polson received 200 votes, and incumbent Section Manager Matt Anderson, […]
  • Amateur Radio Operators Needed for Help with Solar Eclipse Project February 23, 2024
    The Case Amateur Radio Club, W8EDU, the club station at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, is asking for amateur radio operators to help with a research project centered around the April 8, 2024, solar eclipse.W8EDU club member Adam Goodman, W7OKE, said the project centers around studying the effects of the eclipse on propagation […]
  • Former Vice Director of the ARRL Hudson Division, Bill Hudzik, W2UDT, Silent Key February 23, 2024
    Former Vice Director of the ARRL Hudson Division and ARRL Maxim Society Member William "Bill" Hudzik, W2UDT, has passed away at the age of 77.Hudzik served as Vice Director from 2011 to 2022, and he had previously been Section Manager of the ARRL Northern New Jersey Section.  Hudzik was first licensed in 1961 as WV2UDT, […]
  • The K7RA Solar Update February 23, 2024
    "ASWFC GEOMAGNETIC DISTURBANCE WARNING ISSUED AT 0237 UTC/22 FEBRUARY 2024 BY THE AUSTRALIAN SPACE WEATHER FORECASTING CENTRE."A solar filament has erupted from the northwest solar quadrant anda component of the predominately westward associated CME is expectedto arrive at the Earth during the second half of 24-Feb. G1 conditions, with the chance of G2 periods are […]
  • Highlights from 2024 Orlando HamCation February 16, 2024
    Warm weather greeted the crowds of radio amateurs who attended the 2024 Orlando HamCation® from February 9 - 11. The convention hosted the ARRL Florida State Convention, but drew attendees from across the country, and some from even farther, renewing HamCation's place as the second largest US ham radio convention.HamCation is sponsored by the Orlando […]
  • Amateur Radio as Educational Tool Represented to Policymakers in Washington DC February 16, 2024
    ARRL and Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC) represented Amateur Radio at a symposium in Washington on February 1 at which the top domestic spectrum policymakers from across the federal government considered implementation of the National Spectrum Strategy (NSS) [PDF].ARRL ensures that Amateur Radio is represented at sessions such as this so that decisionmakers understand amateur […]
  • ARRL Headquarters Closed Presidents Day February 16, 2024
    ARRL  The National Association for Amateur Radio® Headquarters in Newington, Connecticut, will be closed on Monday, February 19, 2024, in observance of Presidents Day. There won't be any W1AW bulletin or code practice that day. ARRL HQ will reopen on Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at 8 AM EST.There are several special operating events to mark the […]
  • The K7RA Solar Update February 16, 2024
    Seven new sunspot groups appeared over the past week, February 8-14,two on February 8, three on February 10, and two more on February 13and 14.Then on February 15 three more sunspots emerged.Now this is a personal opinion, but from recent numbers I suspectthat we may at the peak of Solar Cycle 25 or just prior […]
  • Errata to the 2024 - 2028 Amateur Extra-Class Question Pool Released February 15, 2024
    The National Conference of Volunteer Examiner Coordinators (NCVEC) Question Pool Committee (QPC) has released errata for the new 2024 - 2028 Element 4 Extra Class Question Pool, which goes into effect on July 1. The errata includes minor question changes, the removal of one question, and one modified graphic. These updates are reflected in the new […]
  • Veteran DXpedition Leader Bob Allphin, K4UEE, SK February 15, 2024
    Prolific DXpedition leader, ARRL Maxim Society member, and former Chair of the ARRL DX Advisory Committee, Robert C. “Bob” Allphin, Jr., K4UEE, has become a Silent Key. Allphin passed on February 10 at the age of 79. His early life as the son of a United States Air Force (USAF) officer sent him to many […]
  • Senators Roger Wicker and Richard Blumenthal Introduce S.3690 to Eliminate Private Land Use Restrictions on Amateur Radio February 14, 2024
    On January 30, 2024, US Senators Roger Wicker (MS) and Richard Blumenthal (CT) introduced S.3690, the Senate companion bill to H.R.4006, introduced last June. Both bills reflect the Congressional campaign efforts by ARRL  The National Association for Amateur Radio® to eliminate homeowner association land use restrictions that prohibit, restrict, or impair the ability of an […]
  • ARRL HQ Building will be Closed on Tuesday, February 13 February 12, 2024
    Due to anticipated severe winter weather, ARRL’s administrative building in Newington, Connecticut, will be closed on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, for the safety of our staff. The Headquarters lobby & store, and W1AW will be closed to visitors on Tuesday. There will be no W1AW bulletins or code practice. ARRL will continue to serve members during […]
  • World Radio Day February 9, 2024
    World Radio Day 2024 will be on February 13, and this year's theme is, "A Century Informing, Entertaining and Educating."World Radio Day was first celebrated in 2012, following its declaration by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) General Conference. It was subsequently adopted as an International Day by the United Nations General […]
  • Amateur Radio Goes to High School in New York City February 9, 2024
    Staten Island Technical High School is the first New York City school to receive a grant from ARRL.ARRL Education and Learning Manager Steve Goodgame, K5ATA, said ARRL is working with the school in several ways. "We are working with them to build and equip an amateur radio station, to test and license students, and to […]
  • California Storms: Amateur Radio is Ready February 9, 2024
    Southern California continues to feel the effects of a significant rain event that began last week, bringing record rainfall, landslides, and hurricane-strength winds. The heavy rain is the result of two atmospheric rivers, referred to as "Pineapple Expresses" because of their origins near Hawaii. Nearly half a year's worth of rain has fallen in two […]