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Sunday, September 19th, 2021, 1:26 pm

Fall is almost upon us. Any plans to get on the air?

Wednesday, August 4th, 2021, 10:53 pm

Saturday, July 10th, 2021, 4:49 pm


Our Monthly Face-to-Face Meetings have changed back to weeknights! Please check our events tab for updated dates through the end of 2021. All meetings will be held at the ... See more

Tuesday, May 11th, 2021, 8:10 pm

Hytera update.

Tuesday, May 4th, 2021, 2:28 am

Sad news for the hobby.

Saturday, April 24th, 2021, 5:18 pm

This is very interesting.

Friday, April 2nd, 2021, 2:08 am

Paul Kwarta, N0PK, SK

Dear PRA Family,

It is with sadness we announce that long time PRA member, Paul Kwarta, N0PK has gone Silent Key. Paul was a member of the PRA from nearly our first day and ... See more

Thursday, February 25th, 2021, 3:45 am

Imagine the impact on youth in speaking to an astronaut via amateur radio. The future of the amateur radio service is flourishing.

Monday, February 8th, 2021, 8:43 pm

This looks like fun! You do not need to be a licensed Ham to attend the training.

Thursday, January 14th, 2021, 3:19 pm

New Icom DStar repeaters.


RSS American Radio Relay League

  • ARISS Contact Scheduled with Patients at the Children’s National Hospital September 20, 2021
    Patients at the Children’s National Hospital in Washington, DC, will participate in an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact. They will chat with ISS Astronaut Akihiko Hoshide, KE5DNI, on Tuesday, September 21 at 1805 UTC. This will be a multipoint telebridge contact via amateur radio between the ISS and the hospital, with […]
  • The K7RA Solar Update September 17, 2021
    Tad Cook, K7RA, Seattle, reports: Sunspot numbers started strong at 124 this reporting week, September 9-15, but ended at zero. Average daily sunspot numbers went from 64.6 to 58.3. Average daily solar flux declined from 92.9 to 87.4.Geomagnetic indicators remained moderate, with last week’s average daily planetary A index unchanged at 7, and average daily […]
  • ARISS Seeks Hosts for Ham Radio Contacts with Space Station Crew September 16, 2021
  • Steve Goodgame, K5ATA, Joins ARRL Headquarters Staff September 16, 2021
    Steve Goodgame, K5ATA, of Batesville, Mississippi, has joined the staff at ARRL Headquarters in Newington, Connecticut, where he will serve as manager of the Education and Learning Department (formerly the Lifelong Learning Department). He had consulted for the department as an instructional designer and was instrumental in the implementation of ARRL’s Learning Network webinars. Goodgame […]
  • ARRL Headquarters to Close Briefly on Friday, September 17 September 16, 2021
  • ARRL Awards Colvin Grant to Latest Bouvet Island DXpedition September 16, 2021
    ARRL has awarded a Colvin Grant of $5,000 to Amateur Radio DXpeditions (ARD), the Norwegian non-profit organization that is sponsoring the 3Y0J DXpedition to Bouvet Island next fall. Co-leaders for the effort are Ken Opskar, LA7GIA; Rune Øye, LA7THA, and Erwann Merrien, LB1QI. A Colvin Grant in the same amount was returned after the Intrepid-DX […]
  • Next SpaceX Commercial Crew to ISS Comprised of Radio Amateurs September 15, 2021
    Four radio amateurs will head to the International Space Station (ISS) aboard a commercial flight, thanks to Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS). They are Raja Chari, KI5LIU; Tom Marshburn, KE5HOC; Kayla Barron, KI5LAL, and Matthias Maurer, KI5KFH. As the most experienced space traveler, Maurer, who is a European Space Agency (ESA) Astronaut, […]
  • AMSAT Shifts to Virtual Format for 2021 Symposium and Annual Meeting September 15, 2021
    The 39th AMSAT Space Symposium, planned as an in-person event for late October, will now be a virtual event due to the lingering effects of COVID-19. Initial plans had called for a “live” event in Bloomington, Minnesota, following last year’s virtual symposium. AMSAT President Robert Bankston, KE4AL, said that AMSAT members voiced concern over the […]
  • RTTY Service Station K6KPH is Back September 15, 2021
    RTTY Service Station K6KPH, operating from the Maritime Radio Historical Society (MRHS), is officially back on the air. K6KPH also transmits W1AW Qualifying Run texts and the W1AW Field Day Bulletin. The station was off the air due to COVID-19 restrictions and antenna damage.Repairs to the transmitter site in Bolinas, California, were performed under a […]
  • Tokyo Ham Fair 2021 is Canceled September 15, 2021
  • California Club Assists Animal Rescue Group with Communication Support September 13, 2021
    The El Dorado County Amateur Radio Club (EDCARC) has been providing radio communication support for small and large-animal rescue efforts during the Caldor Fire. Members of the South County Large Animal Rescue (SCLAR) group, El Dorado County Animal Services, and other volunteers have been addressing the need. Many of the EDCARC volunteers are also members […]
  • VoIP Hurricane Net to Activate September 10, 2021
  • The K7RA Solar Update September 10, 2021
    Tad Cook, K7RA, Seattle, reports: Sunspot activity increased dramatically this week.Over the course of the reporting week, sunspot numbers peaked at 87 on Wednesday, September 8; the day before, solar flux peaked at 101.2.The average daily sunspot numbers rose by 14, to 64.6, while the average daily solar flux increased from 88 to 92.9. New […]
  • ARRL Board of Directors Bestows Awards September 9, 2021
    The ARRL Board granted several awards at its July 2021 meeting.The ARRL Doug DeMaw, W1FB Technical Excellence Award went to Steve Franke, K9AN; Bill Somerville, G4WJS, and Joe Taylor, K1JT for their July/August 2020 QEX article, “The FT4 and FT8 Communications Protocols.” The DeMaw award honors the author of an article or article series judged […]
  • August 2021 Volunteer Monitor Program Report September 9, 2021
    The Volunteer Monitor (VM) Program is a joint initiative between ARRL and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to enhance compliance in the Amateur Radio Service.  This is the VM Program Report for August 2021.Licensees in Pawcatuck, Connecticut; Wamego, Kansas; Valley Cottage, New York; Long Valley, New Jersey; Columbia, South Carolina, and Maryville, Tennessee, were sent […]