News about amateur (ham) radio, from ARRL (Amateur Radio Relay League).
ARRL Announces Leadership Changes in the Hudson Division
ARRL Director Ria Jairam, N2RJ, who has represented theHudson Division since 2019, has stepped down, effective March 31, 2023, at 5 PM Eastern.
Vice Director Nomar Vizcarrondo, NP4H, of Englewood, New Jersey, will accede to the Director’s chair. Vizcarrondo, who earned his amateur radio license in 1978 at the age of 11, will serve as Director for the remainder of a 3-year term ending December 3...
The K7RA Solar Update
Sunspot numbers were lower again this week, with the average
declining from 143.6 two weeks ago to 118.7 last week and now 68
this week. Average daily solar flux sank 8 points from 153.6 last
week to 145.6.
Six new sunspot groups emerged over the week, one on March 17,
another March 18, three more on March 19, one more on March 21 and
another on March 22.
Predicted solar flux is 150, 145 and 145 on Ma...
CT Governor Proclaims April 16 – 22 Amateur Radio Recognition Week
Amateur Radio Included in FEMA Guide for National Emergency Preparedness
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released a final version (March 2023) of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Functional Guidance. The guidance, which provides a framework for communications resources within incident management, officially includes support from amateur radio operators. The expanded Communications Unit...
Tornado Season and Amateur Radio
Tornado season is fast approaching, and amateur radio operators will again play a key role in helping the National Weather Service (NWS) issue accurate and timely warnings. In fact, March through May is considered the most active period for tornadoes to develop.
The NWS reports there have already been 255 preliminary filtered reported tornadoes and 213 confirmed tornadoes in the United States in...