ARRL News

  • Logbook of The World (LoTW), E-mail to and from ARRL Headquarters, and the ARRL Online Store will be down from Friday, July 31, at 8 PM EDT (0000 UTC on August 1) until 8 AM EDT (1200 UTC on August 1) in order to complete necessary maintenance.All incoming e-mail will be queued for later delivery. The ARRL website will be operating normally. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

  • The focus will be on the bands 222 MHz and above when the ARRL August UHF Contest gets under way August 1-2. During this time of year in North America, there is a greater chance of enhanced tropospheric propagation that can extend the usable range of UHF+ frequencies from line-of-sight to several hundred miles. William Hepburn’s Worldwide Tropospheric Ducting Forecast website is an excellent re...

  • The Amateur Radio vanity call sign regulatory fee is set to disappear in the next few weeks. According to the best-available information from FCC sources, the first day that applicants will be able to file a vanity application without having to pay a fee is Thursday, September 3. In deciding earlier this year to drop the regulatory fee components for Amateur Radio vanity call signs and General ...

Southgate ARC

  • A terrible week, even for the IOTA contest, except for Sunday which really made up for it. There was, never-the-less, a variety of DX on the air: HZ1SK (Saudi Arabia), XE2O (Mexico), VP8LP, EA6/OO4O (Belgium DXpedition in Spain), KP4NS (Puerto Rico) and LZ0I (Bulgaria HQ)

  • As announced at the AMSAT-UK International Space Colloquium 2015, a 'Certificate of Achievement' and/or an amateur radio style 'QSL' card are now available online

  • In the first three months, the ANZAC suffixed callsigns in Australia, commemorating the Centenary of the ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) landing at Gallipoli in WWI, had logged more than 11,000 contacts

  • High-definition videos of presentations given at the AMSAT-UK International Space Colloquium 2015 are now available on YouTube

  • If you are a new amateur radio operator or shortwave listener, then you'll find Bryce Anderson's (K7UA) introduction to DXing of particular interest

  • This superb modern venue provides many new features that were just not possible at our previous locations. With Bletchley Park still being close by, you could also combine a visit to our rally with BP and visit the NRC (National Radio Centre) as well

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