Sunday, January 22nd, 2023, 6:29 am

PRA Weekly Update - 1/22/2023 -

Wednesday, January 18th, 2023, 2:34 pm

1/18/23 Elmer Night Canceled

Due to extreme weather and road conditions, Douglas County Libraries will be closing today at 2:30 pm. The PRA will not have Elmer Night tonight, 1/18/2023.

Sunday, January 15th, 2023, 6:29 am

PRA Weekly Update - 1/15/2023 -

Sunday, January 8th, 2023, 6:31 am

PRA Weekly Update - 1/08/2023 -

Sunday, January 1st, 2023, 6:30 am

PRA Weekly Update - 1/01/2023 -

Sunday, December 25th, 2022, 6:30 am

PRA Weekly Update - 12/25/2022 -

Sunday, December 18th, 2022, 6:29 am

PRA Weekly Update - 12/18/2022 -

Sunday, December 11th, 2022, 6:29 am

PRA Weekly Update - 12/11/2022 -

Sunday, December 4th, 2022, 6:34 am

PRA Weekly Update - 12/4/2022 -

Sunday, November 27th, 2022, 6:29 am

PRA Weekly Update - 11/27/2022 -


RSS American Radio Relay League

  • Proposals Sought to Host 2026 World Radiosport Team Championship -- WRTC January 20, 2023
    The World Radiosport Team Championship Sanctioning Committee (WRTC-SC) is accepting proposals for hosting the 2026 WRTC event. The World Radiosport Team Championship is an on-site amateur radio competition, usually held every 4 years. Previous WRTCs have been held in Seattle, San Francisco, Slovenia, Finland, Brazil, Russia, Boston, and Germany. WRTC 2022, delayed due to the […]
  • 29th Annual Dayton Contest Dinner is May 20, 2023 January 20, 2023
    The North Coast Contesters will host the 29th Annual Dayton Contest Dinner at the Hope Hotel, located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, on Saturday night, May 20, 2023, at 6:30 PM. Master of Ceremonies will be John Dorr, K1AR, and the 2023 Keynote Speaker is Bryant Rascoll, KG5HVO. Rascoll, of Montgomery, Alabama, […]
  • Winter Field Day 2023 January 20, 2023
    Winter Field Day (WFD), sponsored by the Winter Field Day Association, is coming again. This year, the dates are January 28 and 29. Radio clubs around the country are activating for this event. Complete rules can be found on the WFD website, at Home - Winter Field Day. Combining this with ARRL's yearlong event, Volunteers […]
  • Amateur Satellite FalconSAT-3 Nears Reentry January 20, 2023
    Many amateur radio operators and satellite watchers have been predicting the date and time of reentry for FalconSAT-3 (FS-3). While all reentry predictions are something of a guessing game due to the large number of variables affecting the upper atmosphere, it is certain that the end for FS-3 will be coming very soon, possibly the […]
  • The K7RA Solar Update January 20, 2023
    Last week's Propagation Forecast Bulletin ARLP002 opened with "Wow!"I don't know what to say about this week, except it is beyond wow.This actually has me thinking about Solar Cycle 19.Lately we have seen solar flux at the same levels we saw at the peakof Solar Cycle 23. If we are about 30 months away from […]
  • HAARP Thanks Amateur Radio Operators for Help with Latest Experiment January 13, 2023
    On Tuesday, December 27, 2022, the High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) conducted its latest ionospheric experiment of bouncing radio signals off an asteroid passing near Earth's orbit (see the ARRL News story from December 23, 2022).A frosty landscape surrounds antennas at the High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program site in Gakona, Alaska, on December 20, […]
  • Orlando HamCation Presents Its 2023 Award Winners January 13, 2023
    Just a month ahead of its big event in Florida, Orlando HamCation® has announced the 2023 HamCation Award winners.Ken Lyons, KN4MDJ (left), is a 2023 Carole Perry Educator of the Year Award winner. Photo courtesy of HamCation.Ken Lyons, KN4MDJ, and Jim Storms, AB8YK, are the 2023 recipients of the Carole Perry Educator of the Year […]
  • The K7RA Solar Update January 13, 2023
    Wow! Sunspot numbers up, geomagnetic disturbances down. What couldbe better? Okay, maybe Solar Cycle 19, but that was 66 years ago andby far the all time largest.But this is now, we are in Solar Cycle 25, and this sunspot cycle isemerging better than the consensus forecast. It is predicted to peakabout 30 months from now […]
  • Arnaldo de Jesús Coro Antich, CO2KK, Silent Key January 12, 2023
    Arnaldo de Jesús Coro Antich, CO2KK, passed away January 8, 2023. Coro was born on July 2, 1942. He was a founding member, since 1966, of the Federation of Radio Amateurs of Cuba [Federacion de Radioaficionados de Cuba]."At the age of 12, [Coro] joined what was then the Radio Club de Cuba, the association that […]
  • The K7RA Solar Update January 10, 2023
    Two new sunspot groups emerged on December 29, one more on December 30 and another on January 1, then two more on January 5.Solar activity was a little higher, with average daily sunspotnumber rising from 96.1 to 97, and solar flux averages rose 14points to 157.8.On Thursday, January 5 the sunspot number rose to 103, […]
  • More Amateur Radio Astronauts Head for the International Space Station January 6, 2023
    Three of the four new astronauts on February's planned launch of the SpaceX Crew-6 mission to the International Space Station (ISS) are amateur radio operators.The four crew members that comprise the SpaceX Crew-6 mission pose for a photo during a training session on the crew access arm at the Kennedy Space Center's Launch Pad 39A […]
  • Amateur Radio Operations at the US Military Academies January 6, 2023
    The Service Academies Radio Group (SARG) was recently formed for alumni and amateur radio operators who are interested in the five U.S military academies.William Curry, W5CQ, founder and net control operator for the SARG Net, said two months ago there was a new interest in forming a group and net. He noticed that only one […]
  • Bud Kozloff, W1NSK, Appointed as ARRL Connecticut Section Manager January 6, 2023
    Bud Kozloff, W1NSK, has been appointed as the ARRL Connecticut Section Manager starting on January 1, 2023.Kozloff, who lives in Redding, Connecticut, is currently the president of the Candlewood Amateur Radio Association and a member of the Yankee Clipper Contest Club. He was appointed by ARRL Field Services Manager Mike Walters, W8ZY, after consulting with […]
  • ARRL Volunteers On the Air Event is Underway January 6, 2023
    ARRL's yearlong operating event, Volunteers On the Air, or VOTA, began January 1, 2023. The event is organized as part of ARRL's 2023 theme, "Year of the Volunteers," which recognizes the contributions of ARRL member volunteers, and offers opportunities to become more active and involved in amateur radio and ARRL.VOTA encourages participants to make contacts […]
  • Amateur Radio Contesting Great Fred Laun, K3ZO, Silent Key January 5, 2023
    Fred Laun (Alfred A. Laun, III), K3ZO, of Temple Hills, Maryland, passed away on January 3, 2023. He was a member of the ARRL Maxim Society and Life Member, and a member of the Potomac Valley Radio Club.Laun was also a Director for The Yasme Foundation, an organization that supports awards and grants that recognize […]