AM Rally is Under Way!

The AM Rally is under way! If you’re not familiar with full-carrier amplitude modulation (AM) or have never used it on the air, you now have a chance during the AM Rally, Saturday and Sunday, April 1-2, on 160 through 10 meters (except 30, 17, and 12 meters) plus 6 meters. AM has remained popular among dedicated radio amateurs who consider it their primary operating mode, and many modern transc…

Midway and Kure Islands are Now Deleted DXCC Entities

Midway and Kure Islands have been placed on the list of DXCC deleted entities, effective August 26, 2016. This came about as an unintended consequence of action last summer by then-President Barack Obama that expanded the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument to include the northwestern Hawaiian Islands west of Ni’ihau Island, making it the largest contiguous protected conservation area un…

ARRL Receives Donation of Optimod 9300 from Orban Labs

Orban Labs Inc. has donated an Optimod model 9300 audio-processing unit to ARRL. Popular with AM broadcasters, the 9300 increases the loudness of a station’s audio without overmodulation, through the use of sophisticated multi-band limiting and clipping. The digital processing also minimizes distortion and other unwanted side effects. The 9300 includes a fully programmable equalizer that can be …

School Club Roundup Winter Term 2017 Scores Now Available

Final scores from the winter term 2017 recent running of School Club Roundup (SCR) in February have already been posted online. SCR is sponsored jointly by ARRL, its Hudson Division Education Task Force, and the Long Island Mobile Amateur Radio Club (LIMARC), with the goal of fostering Amateur Radio contacts with and among school radio clubs. LIMARC receives and checks the logs at the submissio…