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    12/22/2011 | ARRL Straight Key Night: A Time to Celebrate the Beginnings of Amateur Radio

    From the very beginnings of Amateur Radio, there was Morse code. To celebrate and remember this heritage, the ARRL sponsors Straight Key Night each year on New Year’s Eve. Straight Key Night is a special time to break out that old straight key or bug, may
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    12/01/2011 | LoTW Still Experiencing Delays, Invites Reload of Logs

    Logbook of The World (LoTW) is continuing to accept and process logs, including logs from this past weekend’s CQ World Wide CW Contest. Before the contest, LoTW had just about caught up with the backlog, but due to the high number of logs submitted after
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    11/22/2011 | Reach for the Top in the ARRL 160 Meter Contest

    While Solar Cycle 24 is making the high bands the focal point for HF operators, 160 meters -- often called “Top Band” -- is still chock-full of DX. There’s no better time to explore this fun and exciting band than the ARRL 160 Meter Contest, running the w
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    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
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    11/21/2011 | Logbook of The World: Backlog Is Clearing

    Logbook of The World (LoTW) is continuing to accept and process logs, including logs from this weekend’s ARRL November Phone Sweepstakes Contest. Currently, the processing delay is at 14 hours, down from 45 hours last week. As of November 21, there are ap
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    11/15/2011 | LoTW Processing Times Improving

    Logbook of The World (LoTW) is continuing to accept and process logs. Currently, the processing delay is at 45 hours, down from 60 hours last week. As of November 15, there are 1.7 million QSOs waiting to be processed, a decrease of 40 percent -- more tha
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    11/11/2011 | Let’s Play Two! The 2011 ARRL Phone Sweepstakes Is Right Around the Corner

    The ARRL Sweepstakes celebrates its 78th anniversary in 2011 and the SSB weekend is coming up on November 19-21. As last weekend’s CW weekend demonstrated, the recent re-awakening of the sunspot cycle promises a generous dose of competition and fun for op
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    11/09/2011 | LoTW Processing Update

    Logbook of The World has been managing to hold its own against the current high volume of incoming logs. An approximate 60 hour processing delay has been maintained for about a week. As of November 9, there are approximately 2.8 million QSOs in the LoTW q
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