ARRL
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. Former Radio Amateur-Astronaut Named as Spain’s Minister of Science

    Amateur Radio operator and European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Petro Duque, ex-KC5RGG/ED4ISS, has been named as the Minister of Science in the new Spanish government. Duque, 55, first went into space aboard the Shuttle Discovery in 1998, and in 2003 he spent a week on the International Space Station, carrying out Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contacts with two schoo...

  2. The K7RA Solar Update

    Sunspots returned a few days ago after a 7-day absence. Average daily sunspot number dropped from 12.9 in last week’s report to 4 this week. Average daily solar flux dropped from 73.2 to 69.4. Geomagnetic conditions were quieter with average daily planetary A index declining from 11.7 to 4.4 and mid-latitude A index from 10.4 to 5.1.

    Predicted solar flux is 72 on June 15-21, 75 on June 22-23, 74...

  3. Curtis Keyer Chip Developer Jack Curtis, K6KU, SK

    The developer of the groundbreaking Curtis Morse keyer chip, John G. “Jack” Curtis, K6KU (ex-W3NSJ), of Granite Bay, California, died on June 4 after a long illness. An ARRL member, he was 87.

    Growing up in Bradford, Pennsylvania, Curtis became fascinated with the “magic” of Amateur Radio as a youngster, and it eventually would become his career. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in electrical...

  4. Space Station Digital Amateur Radio TV System Transmitter Determined to be Defective

    The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) “Ham Video” digital Amateur Radio TV (DATV) transmitter on the International Space Station (ISS) is reported to be defective, with onboard repair not possible. Also known as HamTV, the DATV system stopped working in mid-April, and a subsequent test on June 1 using a second L/S band patch antenna on the Columbus module had failed. ARIS...

  5. ARRL/TAPR Digital Communications Conference Invites Technical Papers

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