Month: March 2020

If you’re “sheltering in place” or otherwise stuck at home to help prevent the spread of coronavirus, the CQ World Wide WPX SSBContest this coming weekend (March 28-29) is the perfect way to have some fun and keep connected with the outside…

Radio Amateurs Team Up to Help University Design Low-Cost Ventilator

Amateur radio volunteers from around the world have volunteered to assist University of Florida Professor Sam Lampotang and his engineering team in their quest to rapidly develop an open-source, low-cost patient ventilator that can be built anywhere from such commonly…

ARRL Headquarters is Closing

ARRL Headquarters will comply with an executive order from Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont that all non-essential businesses and not-for-profit entities reduce in-person workforces by 100% no later than March 23, 2020, at 8 PM. ARRL will equip as many Headquarters…

DARPA Launch Challenge Cancelled

The launch of the PSAT3 CubeSat, which was part of the DARPA Launch Challenge, has been canceled. The Challenge offered a $10 million prize for any launch provider that could deliver a rocket with only 30 days’ notice of what payloads they would have…

Outer Space is Your Next Radio Frontier!

You can make contacts through amateur radio satellites, and even with the International Space Station, using equipment you probably own right now! All it takes is the right information, which you’ll find in ARRL’s new book Amateur Radio Satellites for Beginners….

St. Patrick’s Day Hamfest — Midland Hamfest March 21, 2020 POSTPONED

Forwarded for the Midland ARC Board of Director’s Good afternoon, Due to the COVID-19 coronavirus scare and the unpredictability of venue management and public officials, we are postponing the St. Patrick’s Day Hamfest and West Texas Section Convention.  We are…

ARRL Hamfest and Convention Closings

The ARRL has created a webpage that lists all hamfests and conventions that have advised the League that they are canceling scheduled events. For the list of currently known closings, please go to: http://www.arrl.org/canceledHamfests.php

Correction to Frequency Measuring Test Website URL

An incorrect website address for the April 24 Frequency Measuring Test (FMT) appeared in QST. The correct URL is fmt.arrl.org. The old website is still active and has a hyperlink to the new site.

Nominations Invited for 2020 McGan Silver Antenna Award for Excellence in Public Relations

The ARRL Public Relations Committee invites nominations for the Philip J. McGan Memorial Silver Antenna Award, presented annually to a radio amateur who has demonstrated success in public relations efforts on behalf of amateur radio and who best exemplifies the volunteer…

Just Ahead in Radiosport

March 14 — AGCW QRP Contest (CW) March 14 – 15 — RSGB Commonwealth Contest (CW) March 14 – 15 — F9AA Cup, SSB March 14 – 15 — South America 10 Meter Contest (CW, phone) March 14 – 15…