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The American Radio Relay League (ARRL) is the national association for amateur radio, connecting hams around the U.S. with news, information and resources.
  1. W1AW to Resume its Normal Transmission Schedule on Thursday Morning

    Maxim Memorial Station W1AW at ARRL Headquarters will not transmit bulletins or code practice this evening. The station will not be staffed overnight but plans to resume its normal schedule of transmissions on Thursday morning, September 21.

    W1AW has not yet been reopened to visitors.

    W1AW will continue monitoring active nets and 60 meter interoperability channels as needed. The stationhas bee...

  2. JOTA 2017 Organizers Urge Scout Stations to Register Now

  3. Former MIT President, Electrical Engineering Professor Emeritus Paul E. Gray, ex-W2UWN, SK

    Former Massachusetts Institute of Technology President (MIT) President Paul E. Gray, ex-W2UWN and K1ZVT, of Concord, Massachusetts, died on September 18. He was 85. Gray had a nearly life-long association with MIT, including turns as student, professor, dean of engineering, associate provost, chancellor, president, and MIT Corporation chair. He served as MIT’s 14th president for the decade 1980...

  4. Reports of Hurricane Devastation on Dominica Relayed by Amateur Radio, Picked up by Media

    [This updates a report posted earlier.] In the immediate aftermath of then-Category 5 Hurricane Maria's passage over Dominica on Monday, Frans van Santbrink, J69DS, on St. Lucia checked into the VoIP Hurricane Net to relay damage reports he'd gathered via repeater conversations with other hams there. The New York Times also reported and posted audio that Amateur Radio was a primary source to ga...

  5. Amateur Radio Emergency Net Active in Wake of Earthquake in Central Mexico

    [UPDATED: 2017-09-20@1925 UTC] The FMRE National Emergency Net (Red Nacional de Emergencia or RNE) activated Tuesday on 7.060 MHz following a magnitude 7.1 earthquake in the central Mexico state of Puebla at 1814 UTC. The epicenter was some 75 miles southeast of Mexico City, which also felt the temblor and suffered damage.

    FMRE President Al Tomez, XE2O, said participation from Mexican radio ama...