ARRL

Search for Amateur Radio News

  • New_FCC_Licenses_2006-March2012.jpg

    04/11/2012 | 2012 Continues to Show Growth in Amateur Radio Licensing

    The first quarter of 2012 (January-March) saw a high level of Amateur Radio license exam sessions, producing an elevated influx of applications for new licensees. According to ARRL VEC Manager Maria Somma, AB1FM, these numbers outpaced the 2011 first quar
    Learn More

  • London2012Inspire.jpg

    03/21/2012 | Special Event Stations Planned for London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

    Some special event call signs will be activated to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games: 2O12L from London, England and 2O12W from Barry, Wales. The London 2012 Inspire program has granted the Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB) -- Gre
    Learn More

  • VE6NM.jpg

    02/27/2012 | Former RAC President Earle Smith, VE6NM (SK)

    Earle Smith, VE6NM, of Grand Prairie, Alberta -- who served as President of the Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) from 2004-2007 -- passed away Friday, February 24. He was 81. An active radio amateur since 1948, first licensed as VE1SA, Smith enjoyed meeting
    Learn More

  • Senate-House seals.JPG

    02/17/2012 | Payroll Tax Bill Includes Provision for Amateur Radio Study

    A bill that scored a 293-132 victory the House today includes a provision for a study of the uses and capabilities of Amateur Radio Service communications in emergencies and disaster relief; it will soon head to the Senate for a vote. If passed into law,
    Learn More

  • HF_Digital-EmPower.jpg

    01/24/2012 | New Books on HF Digital Operations, Emergency Power Now Shipping

    The ARRL has just released two new books that you are going to want to have in your shack: Get on the Air with HF Digital by QST Editor Steve Ford, WB8IMY, and Emergency Power for Radio Communications (2nd edition) by Michael Bryce, WB8VGE. Explore digit
    Learn More

  • arrl-_diamond.gif

    01/17/2012 | ARRL Bestows Awards at 2012 Annual Meeting

    The ARRL Board of Directors had the pleasure and distinction of bestowing three annual awards at its 2012 Annual Meeting — the George Hart Distinguished Service Award, the Bill Leonard, W2SKE, Professional Media Award for print, audio and video, and the A
    Learn More

  • HouseSeal.JPG

    12/15/2011 | House-Passed Payroll Tax Bill Includes Amateur Radio Study

    The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2011 (HR 3630) -- the bill to extend the payroll tax reduction that passed the US House of Representatives on Tuesday, December 13 -- includes among its many other provisions the “Jumpstarting Opportunit
    Learn More

  • Skywarn Special Event Logo.jpg

    11/22/2011 | The 13th Annual SKYWARN Recognition Day Set for December 3

    The 13th Annual SKYWARN Recognition Day (SRD) Special Event will take place Saturday, December 2, 2011. SRD is co-sponsored by the ARRL and the National Weather Service (NWS) as a way to recognize the commitment made by Amateur Radio operators in helping
    Learn More