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  • MARS

    12/24/2009 | MARS Gets New Name As It Fine Tunes Mission

    On Wednesday, December 23, the Department of Defense (DoD) issued an Instruction concerning MARS, effective immediately. This Instruction gives the three MARS services -- Army, Air Force and Navy/Marine Corps -- a new focus on homeland secur
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  • 10/30/2009 | Ham Radio Operators Assist in Catalina Island Rescue

    Around 9:45 on the night of October 23, while attending an overnight event at the Boy Scouts' Camp Emerald Bay on Santa Catalina Island, Karl Tso, KI6PCW, and his wife, Deborah Ava, KJ6CRZ, of Topanga, California, decided to climb a hill to check out the
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  • 10/28/2009 | FCC Issues First Waiver for Government-Sponsored Disaster Drill

    On Tuesday October 27, the FCC's Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (WTB) granted the first waiver that allows amateurs who participate in a government-sponsored emergency preparedness and disaster drill to communicate on behalf of their employers during
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  • 01/24/2009 | J. John Thomason, WB5SYT, Appointed West Gulf Division Vice Director

    With the approval of the ARRL Ethics and Elections Committee, ARRL President Joel Harrison, W5ZN, has appointed Oklahoma Section Manager J. John Thomason, WB5SYT, as Vice Director in the West Gulf Division. Thomason replaces Dr David Woolweaver, K5RAV, wh
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  • 01/20/2009 | Virginia Hams Invited to Help with Inauguration

    Late last year, ARRL Virginia Section Manager Carl Clements, W4CAC, and ARES®-RACES Section Emergency Coordinator Ron Sokol, K4KHZ, received an invitation to participate in the inauguration of President Barack Obama on January 20, 2009.
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  • W1RFI

    08/11/2008 | ARRL Board of Directors Names 2007-2008 Award Recipients

    The ARRL Board of Directors named four ARRL award recipients at their July 18-19 meeting in Windsor, Connecticut. The six awards conferred were the 2008 Philip J. McGan Memorial Silver Antenna Award; the 2007 Herb S. Brier Instructor of the Year Award; th
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