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- The K7RA Solar Update
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:57:00 -0500
Average daily sunspot numbers rose this reporting week (June 15-21) from 4.9 to 29.4. The previous week had four days with no sunspots, and this week there were no zero sunspot days, hence the dramatic increase in the average.
Average daily solar flux barely budged from 74.4 to 74.6
Average daily planetary A index went from 7.3 to 9.4, and mid-latitude A index from 6.9 to 8.1.
Predicted solar flux...
- ARRL to Sponsor 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season Webinar
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:36:00 -0500
The ARRL will sponsor a 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season Webinar on Monday, July 17, at 8 PM ET (0000 UTC on Tuesday, July 18). The approximately 90-minute session will address the role of Amateur Radio during the 2017 Hurricane Season. Anyone interested in hurricane preparedness and response is invited to take part in this online presentation.
Topics will include a meteorological overview of the ...
- Sacramento Valley Section Official Observer Coordinator Norm Lucas, WB6RVR, SK
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:20:00 -0500
Sacramento Valley Section Official Observer Coordinator (OOC) Norm Lucas, WB6RVR, died on June 19, after suffering an apparent heart attack. He was 67. Lucas had been an OO since 1989 and OOC since 2003.
Licensed in 1964, Lucas was a past president of the Northern Amateur Relay Council of California (NARCC) and actively lobbied for the revision of California?s distracted driving bill. He was a ...
- The Doctor Will See You Now!
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 08:00:00 -0500
?Generators? is the topic of the new (June 22) episode of the ?ARRL The Doctor is In? podcast. Listen...and learn!
Sponsored by DX Engineering, ?ARRL The Doctor is In? is an informative discussion of all things technical. Listen on your computer, tablet, or smartphone -- whenever and wherever you like!
Every 2 weeks, your host, QST Editor-in-Chief Steve Ford, WB8IMY, and the Doctor himself, Joel ...
- ARISS Commemorative SSTV Activity Planned for Mid-July
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 07:52:00 -0500
To commemorate its 20th anniversary, ARISS is planning to transmit a set of 12 slow-scan television (SSTV) images that capture the accomplishments of ARISS over the years. SSTV transmissions from the International Space Station will take place on 145.800 MHz FM around the July 15-16 weekend.
?We are planning for at least a 2-day operation, but are working for a potentially longer operation,? AR...
- FCC Chairman to Appoint New Enforcement Bureau Chief
Wed, 21 Jun 2017 12:46:00 -0500
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has announced that he intends to appoint Rosemary C. Harold to serve as chief of the Enforcement Bureau. Michael Carowitz, who has been serving as acting bureau chief, will become the Bureau?s deputy chief. Harold is an attorney with experience within the FCC agency and in private practice; she?s also a former journalist.
?This agency has a critical role to play in enforci...
- Computer Logging Specifically for ARRL Field Day
Tue, 20 Jun 2017 14:21:00 -0500
ARRL Field Day is upon us! If you?re still in the dark about how to use the logging software that your club or group will employ this weekend, these videos may help. For those logging with the popular N3FJP Amateur Radio Software, developer Scott Davis, N3FJP has posted an 11-minute Quick Start video that should be sufficient to get you going.
If your group is using N1MM Logger+, then check out...
- US Fish and Wildlife Service Okays Baker Island DXpeditions, with Strict Conditions
Tue, 20 Jun 2017 11:37:00 -0500
- 13 Colonies Special Event Returns July 1-7
Tue, 20 Jun 2017 10:56:00 -0500
- 2017 Candidates for the AMSAT-NA Board of Directors Announced:
Tue, 20 Jun 2017 09:24:00 -0500
Jerry Buxton, N0JY; Clayton Coleman, W5PFG; Drew Glasbrenner, KO4MA; Peter Portanova, W2JV, and Paul Stoetzer, N8HM, have been nominated to serve on the AMSAT-NA Board of Directors. Ballots will go out in mid-July to AMSAT-NA members, and candidate statements will accompany them. The top four vote-getters will be elected to the Board, with an alternate chosen based on the next highest number of...
- W1AW Announces Field Day Bulletin Schedule
Tue, 20 Jun 2017 09:17:00 -0500
Maxim Memorial Station W1AW at ARRL Headquarters has announced its Field Day 2017 bulletin schedule. The Maritime Radio Historical Society station K6KPH will transmit the W1AW Field Day 2017 bulletin for the benefit of West Coast stations.
Friday, June 23
- INSPIRE-2 Ground Controllers Turn to Amateur Radio, Rescue Stalled Satellite
Mon, 19 Jun 2017 14:29:00 -0500
Amateur Radio came to the rescue of the INSPIRE-2 CubeSat, built by the University of Sydney in collaboration with the Australian National University, and the University of New South Wales. According to Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA), the CubeSat is designed to ?explore the lower thermosphere, for re-entry research and in-orbit demonstration of technologies and miniaturized sensors? and ...
- Thirteen US Schools/Groups Move Closer to Hosting ARISS Contacts
Mon, 19 Jun 2017 14:26:00 -0500
Thirteen schools and organizations will move into the second phase of the selection process to host the earthbound end of an Amateur Radio contact with an International Space Station (ISS) crew. Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) is in the process of selecting schools and groups to host ARISS contacts during the first half of 2018. The 13 prospective hosts now will submit ...
- Ulrich Rohde, N1UL, Wins Prestigious W.G. Cady Award
Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:29:00 -0500
Well-known scientist and radio amateur Ulrich Rohde, N1UL, is the recipient of the 2017 W.G. Cady Award, ?for pioneering research, development, and commercialization of signal-generating and processing devices for commercial and scientific applications.? Sponsored by the IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control (UFFC) Society, the Cady Award recognizes outstanding contributions r...
- K6AH Wins the June 2017 QST Cover Plaque Award
Mon, 19 Jun 2017 09:21:00 -0500