International Girls in Information and Telecommunication Technologies Day is April 27

International Girls in Information and Telecommunication Technologies (ICT) Day is April 27. The ITU initiative aims to create a global environment that empowers and encourages girls and young women to consider careers in the growing ICT field, enabling them and technology companies to reap the benefits of greater female participation in the ICT sector. “Since we launched Girls in ICT Day, we ha…

ARRL Youth Contesting Project to Turn Survey Results into Recommendations

The survey results are in, and the ARRL “Youth in Amateur Radiosport Survey” project now is attempting to develop practical recommendations drawn from what it gleaned from some 1,350 survey responses. A subcommittee of the ARRL Contest Advisory Committee (CAC), the youth contesting project was charged with coming up with ways to interest young radio amateurs in Amateur Radio contesting. The sur…

World Amateur Radio Day on April 18 Marks IARU’s 92nd Anniversary

World Amateur Radio Day (WARD) on Tuesday, April 18, will mark the 92nd anniversary of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU), and radio amateurs around the world will take to the airwaves to celebrate the day in 1925 that the IARU was formed in Paris. “Celebrating Amateur Radio’s Contribution to Society” in the WARD theme. Amateur Radio experimenters were the first to discover that the sh…

Grounding and Bonding for the Radio Amateur Now Available

Grounding and Bonding for the Radio Amateur by Ward Silver, N0AX, is now available from ARRL. Proper station grounding is important! Build your ham radio station with effective grounding and bonding techniques for electrical safety, lightning protection, and RF management. Grounding and Bonding for the Radio Amateur shows you how to make sure your station follows current standards for lightning …