ARRL Systems Service Disruption

ARRL logoFrom ARRL News Online:
 
05/22/2024Updated 5/22/2024

We are continuing to address a serious incident involving access to our network and systems. Several services, such as Logbook of The World® and the ARRL Learning Center, are affected.

We have heard from many LoTW® users, asking about the status of the service and its data. This is not an LoTW server issue, and LoTW data is secure.

Our editorial and production team is preparing the July issue of QST magazine, which is still going to press. It may be delivered a few days late to members who receive print subscriptions. The digitial edition should be published on time.

We appreciate your continued patience as our staff and others work tirelessly to restore affected systems.

This story will be updated with new developments.

Updated 5/17/2024

Some members have asked whether their personal information has been compromised in some way. ARRL does not store credit card information anywhere on our systems, and we do not collect social security numbers. Our member database only contains publicly available information like name, address, and call sign along with ARRL specific data like email preferences and membership dates.

Original story below:
5/16/2024

We are in the process of responding to a serious incident involving access to our network and headquarters-based systems. Several services, such as Logbook of The World® and the ARRL Learning Center, are affected. Please know that restoring access is our highest priority, and we are expeditiously working with outside industry experts to address the issue. We appreciate your patience.

This story will be updated with new developments.

 

Meriden (CT) ARC “Just Push the Button” Net

Stephen Jonn writes on the Meriden ARC Facebook page:
 
There’s a now a place for new hams to key up and chat without the fear of making a mistake. In the spirit of the rookie roundup, Stephen Rygiel, KC1QWH, along with the Meriden Amateur Radio Club has started a new weekly net called the “Just push the button” net.
 
This gathering takes place on Wednesday evening’s at 1900 eastern time on the W1NRG repeater. Found at 147.36 with a PL of 162.2 and via EchoLink at W1NRG-R.
 
It’s not only for new hams though, all licensed hams are encouraged to join in, it’s a great place to Elmer the newbies.
 
Please join us for newbie tips and good old camaraderie on this rag chew type directed Net.
 
Any questions can be directed to Stephen via email at KC1QWH@gmail.com.

Maine Joint Resolution S.P. 1008 for World Amateur Radio Day April 18, 2024

From The Maine Telegraph, May 24, Issue 44:

Simon Golob, N1URA; Bill Mann, W1KX; Michelle Mann, WM1C; and Cory Golob, KU1U, were present at the Maine Senate for Joint Resolution S.P. 1008 which recognizes World Amateur Radio day and thanks Amateur Radio operators in Maine for their dedication and service to communications.

A special thanks go to Phil Duggan, N1EP, for organizing the event.

Maine 131 - SP 1008 item 1

 
 

photo L-R: Bill Mann, W1KX; Michelle Mann, WM1C; Senator Mike Tipping, N1YIQ; Simon Golob, N1URA and Cory Golob, KU1U
L-R: Bill Mann, W1KX; Michelle Mann, WM1C; Senator Mike Tipping, N1YIQ; Simon Golob, N1URA and Cory Golob, KU1U
Simon Golob (N1URA) wielding the Senate gavel alongside Senator Jeff Timberlake (Androscoggin)
Simon Golob, N1URA, wielding the Senate gavel alongside Sen. Jeff Timberlake, N1YIQ (R-Androscoggin)

 

SECARS Fox Hunt, Ledyard CT, May 18, 2024

Mark Noe, KE1IU writes on the ctfoxhunter list:
 
SECARS will be sponsoring a fox hunt this coming Saturday, May 18 at 1 PM at the Nathan Lester House in Ledyard, CT.  You can find more information at the following link:  https://ctvisit.com/listings/nathan-lester-house-farm-tool-museum
 
This is an “on-foot” foxhunt.  You will drive to the museum and then commence a walking hunt for each of the transmitters.  They will all be hidden in the woods or the park grounds in front of the homestead.  There will be foxes hidden in an open field for beginners, and several of us will bring equipment and provide instruction.  If you have never been on a foxhunt before, this is a great time to learn.
 
The foxhunt will run for ca. 3 hours or when the last hunter has found all the foxes.  Please contact Mark at KE1IUMark@gmail.com if you have any questions.
 
Many thanks,
 
-Mark
 
Our foxes will be on the following frequencies:

ARRL Systems Service Disruption

ARRL logoFrom ARRL News:

05/16/2024—We are in the process of responding to a serious incident involving access to our network and headquarters-based systems. Several services, such as Logbook of The World® and the ARRL Learning Center, are affected. Please know that restoring access is our highest priority, and we are expeditiously working with outside industry experts to address the issue. We appreciate your patience.

Maine State Convention and Hamfest, June 15, 2024

Androscoggin ARC logoThe Maine State Convention & Hamfest is about 3 months away, Saturday June 15th. The Androscoggin Amateur Radio Club is excited to host this at our new venue, the Augusta Civic Center. There is 32,000 square feet of vendor space!  Plenty of rooms for people to sell as well as club tables and EmComm groups. 

People are starting to get tables so be sure to purchase yours in advance.  73 Electronics has already confirmed their attendance. Individual vendors are also starting to buy their tables.

The following clubs will be in attendance: Androscoggin ARC, Wireless Society of Southern Maine, UFB New England, Women Radio Operators of Maine (WRONE) and York County ARC.  Androscoggin ARES/RACES will be in attendance for EmComm groups. We are hoping to see more Clubs and EmComm teams get a table.

Vendors can start setting up at 6:00 AM. Doors to the public will open at 8:00 AM. Hours for the convention will be 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. A variety of talks will be held including a club officer meeting, ARRL Forum, Parks-on-the-Air presentation, NanoVNA talk, Maine Mesh Project update, ARES/RACES/EMCOMM meeting as well as TWO VE Sessions (Morning – 9 AM and Afternoon 2 PM).

A general admission ticket gets you a chance to win a door prize. The Grand Door Prize is an Icom 7300 HF Radio. Other door prizes will be available. The winner does not need to be present.

A separate raffle is being held for a Honda 2200 watt super quiet generator (Model EU-2200i). You can contact an Androscoggin ARC member to buy raffle tickets or purchase them the day of the convention. Again, you do not need to be present to win.

Special Convention Hotel Rates are available – $140 per night. You can either stay Friday night into Saturday or Saturday night into Sunday, whichever you prefer.

Mention special discount code – Maine State Hamfest. If you are interested in camping, this option is also available. NO TENT CAMPING ALLOWED. You must be in a camper. Camping is free, but you must register with the Civic Center – check in NO LATER than 3 PM Friday. No water hookup. Electric hookup is available for $50 through the Civic Center.  

Governor Chris Sununu Issues Proclamation Designating June as “Amateur Radio Month” in New Hampshire

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For further information contact NH ARRL Section Public Information Coordinator Skip Camejo

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Governor Chris Sununu issues proclamation designating June as “Amateur Radio Month” in New Hampshire

In public recognition of the valuable service that amateur radio operators provide to their communities at no cost, Governor Chris Sununu issued a formal proclamation designating June as “Amateur Radio Month” in New Hampshire.  

Amateur radio operators, also known as ham radio operators, offer their services to their communities in time of emergency to assist local, state and federal public safety agencies in providing auxiliary communication capabilities to allow regular public safety communication systems to concentrate on the emergency.  In particular, NH-ARES (New Hampshire Amateur Radio Emergency Service) has groups and members situated throughout the state to provide assistance as needed.  ARES is an emergency communication organization sponsored by the ARRL (American Radio Relay League), the leading non-governmental amateur radio organization in the United States.  In addition to ARES, the ARRL sponsors the NTS (National Traffic System) which routinely transmits message traffic by radiogram, similar to telegrams, throughout the country.  In the event of an emergency the NTS would be available to provide long distance communication capabilities to responding agencies as well as health and welfare messages to or from the disaster area to family members outside the area when conventional communication systems are not functioning.  To practice their radio communication skills, amateur radio operators participate in an annual event called Field Day.  This event is held every June and involves operators setting up their radios in sometimes remote locations to practice and train for emergency communication.  Many local amateur radio clubs set up public demonstrations and encourage members of the public to try their hand at amateur radio.  This year Field Day will be held the weekend of June 22 and 23rd.

In addition to emergency communication capabilities, amateur radio operators routinely assist their communities by providing communication services at events such as marathons, bicycle races, canoe races and other similar events.  Most recently NH-ARES responded to northern New Hampshire for the solar eclipse to provide communication assistance to the American Red Cross in the areas of Coos County with limited or no cellular service.

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Additional information regarding ARES and NTS:  https://www.arrl.org/nts https://www.arrl.org/ares

Copy of the Governor’s proclamation attached as a PDF.


Raul “Skip” Camejo – AC1LC
Public Information Coordinator
ARRL New Hampshire Section
Public Information Officer
New Hampshire ARES
PO Box 206
Ashland, NH 03217
603-707-9848
ac1lc@outlook.com
ac1lc@arrl.net
 
AMATEUR RADIO MONTH 2024

Get the Most Out of Your Field Day GOTA Station

VT iconPaul Gayet, AA1SU writes on the ARRL Vermont Members list on May 07, 2024:

Subject: Get The Most Out of Your Field Day GOTA Station

On page 69 of the June QST is a nice article on how to set up at successful GOTA station at Field Day.

I recommend checking it out.

Here is a link to the whole issue, not just page 69: https://edition.pagesuite.com/html5/reader/production/default.aspx?pubname=&pubid=604160a2-6442-4ed0-9695-2e753da4eb98

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ARRL Vermont Section
Section Manager: Paul N Gayet, AA1SU
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ARRL Division Cabinet Meeting Recap, May 6, 2024

ARRL logoApproximately thirty-five club leaders and Section Managers (SMs) attended last night’s New England Division Cabinet meeting via Zoom to hear an update from Division Director Fred Kemmerer, AB1OC; his immediate staff, and section reports from the New England SMs.

The meeting featured a panel presentation by active New England club leaders who shared their thoughts on how to mentor and grow their respective clubs. 

 

 

 

Cabinet Meeting agenda 5/6/24