Welcome to the Alliance Amateur Radio Clubs online clubhouse. This site is just one of our presences on the web. We are also on Facebook, Twitter, and groups.io.
We’re working hard to get this new site up & running without glitches, broken links, etc. Check back often as we change to serve you better.
We’ve been active in the Alliance area since 1986. There were clubs in the Alliance area before that time. You can read about them on our History page.
You are invited to attend any of our monthly events. We meet for breakfast once a month on the first Saturday. Then on the 2nd Wednesday, we have our club meeting. You can learn more about all our events on our calendar page.
We are a ARRL affiliated Special Service Club. We’ve recently been granted IRS 501(c)(3) status. All donations are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by the IRS.
We own & maintain two Amateur Radio repeaters in the Alliance area. You can find access information in the sidebar on the right side of the page. You can find out a lot more about our repeaters on our repeater page.
Are you looking for the latest in Alliance ARC club news? Check out our blog page
We participate in a number of on the air & public service events throughout the year. If you are looking for an active club, here we are.
Amateur Radio Headlines from the ARRL
International Space Station Resupply Mission to Carry New ARISS Ham Radio Gear
on February 28, 2020 at 6:15 pm
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
on February 28, 2020 at 6:13 pm
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
on February 28, 2020 at 2:31 pm
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
on February 27, 2020 at 5:47 pm
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…
Interruption to Internet Access at ARRL Headquarters Scheduled for March 4
on February 26, 2020 at 7:12 pm
As part of ARRL Headquarters’ transition to new internet service providers, an interruption of internet access at ARRL Headquarters is set for Wednesday, March 4, starting at 2300 UTC. The interruption will last no longer than 4 hours.During the work period, these services will be unavailable:Logbook of The World (LoTW) Online DXCC International Grid Chase Archive National Parks on the Air Arch…
“The Doctor is In” Podcast
ARRL The Doctor is In ARRL The Doctor is In is a podcast based on the popular QST magazine column “The Doctor is In.” Hosted by QST Editor in Chief Steve Ford, WB8IMY, and columnist Joel Hallas, W1ZR, the podcast is a lively 20-minute discussion of a wide range of technical topics. Sponsored by DX Engineering.
We’ll display the last 4 episodes here. Just click on the title to go to the page where you can play the episodes. Warning: This podcast can be addicting!
The Best of the Doctor Is In: Coping with the Solar Minimum
by Steve Ford and Joel Hallas on January 30, 2020 at 5:15 am
The Best of the Doctor Is In: Are Linear Amplifiers Really Worthwhile?
by Steve Ford and Joel Hallas on January 16, 2020 at 5:15 am
The Best of The Doctor is In: Does CW Get Through When Nothing Else Can?
by Steve Ford and Joel Hallas on January 2, 2020 at 5:15 am
by Steve Ford and Joel Hallas on December 19, 2019 at 5:15 am
by Steve Ford and Joel Hallas on December 5, 2019 at 5:15 am