Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and Governor Lee's Executive Orders 14, 17, 22 and 23:
All club activities, meetings and test sessions are canceled until further notice.

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30-Mar-2020
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and Governor Lee's Executive Orders 14, 17, 22 and 23:
All club activities, meetings and test sessions are canceled until further notice.


20-Dec-2019
Lexington repeater is back online.

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Mission Statement

The purpose and mission of the Decatur County Amateur Radio Club is to promote the hobby of amateur radio. The club accomplishes this by assisting those who are new to amateur radio, offering license testing, and promoting fellowship among amateur radio operators. The club supports the Amateur’s Code of 1928.

ARRL News Feed

Past ARRL Treasurer Jim McCobb, K1LU, SK
Posted on Friday April 03, 2020

Past ARRL Treasurer James E. “Jim” McCobb, Jr., K1LU (ex-K1LLU, W1LLU), of West Newbury, Massachusetts, died on April 1. An ARRL Life Member, he was 77. McCobb served as ARRL Treasurer, a volunteer post, for nearly 32 years, from 1980 until 2012, when he was succeeded by current ARRL Treasurer Rick Niswander, K7GM. An active DXer and contester, McCobb was active from Belize, where he held the c...

 

The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Now Available
Posted on Friday April 03, 2020

Listen to the new episode of ARRL Audio News on your iOS or Android podcast app, or online at http://www.blubrry.com/arrlaudionews/. Audio News is also retransmitted on a number of FM repeaters. Click here and then scroll down to see the list.

 

The K7RA Solar Update
Posted on Friday April 03, 2020

A new sunspot appeared on the last day in March and the first days of April, with daily sunspot numbers of 12, 13 and 12. Total sunspot area increased on each day from 10 to 20 to 30 millionths of a solar hemisphere.

Fortunately, this was a Cycle 25 spot, according to the magnetic signature.

Prior to this no sunspots were seen since earlier in March, when daily sunspot numbers were 13 and 12 on M...

 

Some Countries Permitting “STAYHOME”-Suffix Call Signs during COVID-19 Pandemic
Posted on Thursday April 02, 2020

Some countries around the world are allowing radio amateurs to use special “STAYHOME” call sign suffixes. For example, listen for 8A1STAYHOME from Indonesia, and A60STAYHOME/# call signs from the United Arab Emirates.

In Canada, Michael Shamash, VE2MXU, is using VC2STAYHOM “to raise awareness for social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.” Canada limits call sign suffixes to seven character...

 

Spain Grants Unlicensed Individuals Permission to Use Amateur Stations During Lockdown
Posted on Thursday April 02, 2020

Spain’s International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) member-society URE has obtained temporary permission from the country’s telecommunications regulator for unlicensed people to use amateur stations during the coronavirus lockdown.

The main objective of the request is to disseminate and promote amateur radio among schoolchildren who must be confined at home,” the announcement from the Ministry of ...