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The K7RA Solar Update

  • Posted March 24th 2017, 10:43 AM

The Sun just finished an extended period (16 days) of zero sunspots. There were none on March 4, one visible on March 5, then none on March 6-20. Finally, one sunspot group appeared on March 21-23, with a sunspot number of 12 on all three days.

A sunspot number of 12 does not mean there were 12 sunspots. Every group of sunspots counts as 10 points, and every sunspot within those groups counts f...

ARRL "60-Second Century" Videos Preview QST Editorials

  • Posted March 24th 2017, 10:24 AM

ARRL CEO Tom Gallagher, NY2RF, is now supplementing each of his QST "Second Century" editorials with a "60-Second Century" video. These videos offer a glimpse of the content in each month's QST editorial.

ARRL began producing "60-Second Century" with the March QST editorial, and each video is posted on the ARRL YouTube channel, as well as made available through ARRL social media platforms (Face...

The Doctor Will See You Now!

  • Posted March 24th 2017, 10:20 AM

?Remote Antenna Tuners? is the topic of the latest 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, J...

AM Rally on April 1-3 Weekend an Opportunity to Try a Vintage Mode

  • Posted March 24th 2017, 10:16 AM

If you?re not familiar with full-carrier amplitude modulation (AM) or have never used it on the air, you?ll have a chance during the AM Rally during the April 1-2 weekend, on the bands between 160 and 10 meters (except 30, 17, and 12 meters) plus 6 meters.

Once the primary voice mode on the ham bands, AM eventually gave way to SSB, a form of AM. Yet AM has remained popular among dedicated radio ...

Mayors, Commissioners of Clark County, Nevada, Salute Amateur Radio

  • Posted March 24th 2017, 10:12 AM

Nevada mayors Carolyn Goodman of Las Vegas, John Lee of North Las Vegas, and Andy Hafen of Henderson have joined the Clark County Board of Commissioners in proclaiming March 26 to April 2 as ?NVCON Week,? recognizing the ARRL Nevada State Convention (NVCON), March 31-April 2.

The community leaders encouraged the citizens of their respective localities to pay tribute to the area?s Amateur Radio o...

NVIS Research Paper Available

  • Posted March 23rd 2017, 5:40 PM

A thorough and fully annotated discussion of Near Vertical Incidence Skywave (NVIS) is available in the research paper, ?Radio Communication via Near Vertical Incidence Skywave Propagation: An Overview,? by Ben A. Witvliet, PE5B/5R8DS, and Rosa Ma Alsina-Pagès.

First investigated in the 1920s, NVIS propagation was rediscovered during World War II as ?an essential means to establish communication...

Amateur Radio Links Search for Amelia Earhart?s Plane with ISS Crew…

  • Posted March 23rd 2017, 5:31 PM

One of the enduring mysteries of the 20th Century was the disappearance in 1937 of famed aviator Amelia Earhart and her flight companion and navigator Fred Noonan, while she was attempting to circle the globe. It appeared that Earhart?s plane went down in the South Pacific, in the vicinity of Howland Island; her last-known radio transmission came from there. On February 18, a team from Nauticos...

Virginia Engineering Students Tackle Satellite, Ground Station Proj…

  • Posted March 22nd 2017, 4:03 PM

The University of Virginia (UVA) reports that some of its engineering students are among those at other Commonwealth schools working on Amateur Radio satellites and matching ground stations to track them and collect data. UVA said its student-built satellite is set to go into space late next year aboard an International Space Station resupply vehicle for later deployment from the ISS. The UVA p...

ARRL Reiterates its Case for New Band at 5 MHz

  • Posted March 21st 2017, 1:29 PM

In comments filed on March 20 with the FCC on its own January Petition for Rule Making (RM-11785), ARRL reiterated its case for a contiguous secondary 15-kHz wide 60-meter band of 5,351.5 to 5,366.5 kHz in addition to the four existing discrete 60-meter channels that fall outside the requested band, with a permitted power level of 100 W EIRP and retention of current operating rules. More than 5...

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