Latest News

Lexington repeater is back online. Frequency is 147.075+ PL 107.2.
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VE test session. 3 candidates, 3 new Technicians. Click here for full test session report history.
2020 VE test sessions scheduled, click here for details.

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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

The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Now Available
Posted on Friday February 28, 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.


International Space Station Resupply Mission to Carry New ARISS Ham Radio Gear
Posted on Friday February 28, 2020

The scheduled March 7 SpaceX CRS-20 mission to the International Space Station (ISS) will include the initial Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) Interoperable Radio System (IORS) flight unit. The IORS is the foundation of the ARISS next-generation amateur radio system on the space station. The ARISS hardware team built four flight units, and the first will be installed in ...


UK Telecoms Regulator Ends Policy of Granting Two-Letter Call Sign Suffixes
Posted on Friday February 28, 2020

UK telecommunications regulator Ofcom has said it no longer will issue two-letter suffix call signs to Full Licence holders. Since mid-2018, radio amateurs attaining the highest-class license have been able to apply for “short”call signs such as M5xx. The policy has provided a major incentive to upgrade. Ofcom said call signs with only two letters in the suffix are only available to applicants ...


The K7RA Solar Update
Posted on Friday February 28, 2020

Still no sunspots through all of February, except for the first day of the month. I keep watching for possible sunspot activity over the solar horizon on  https://stereo.gsfc.nasa.gov/ . Recently I noticed a promising looking white area, and in the past few days at Spaceeweather.com they pointed out two new regions just over the horizon.

As of Thursday night, both areas still appear to be transi...


ARRL Seeks a New Chief Executive Officer
Posted on Thursday February 27, 2020

ARRL is seeking an experienced radio amateur to be Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at its headquarters in Newington, Connecticut. The CEO is the top compensated employee in ARRL’s management structure and oversees all operations in collaboration with the President and the Board of Directors, in accordance with ARRL’s Articles of Association, Bylaws, and Board policies. The successful candidate wi...