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The K7RA Solar Update

  • Posted 10:56 AM

This weekend is ARRL Field Day. Good conditions are expected, but on Thursday prior to this weekend there were no sunspots visible. But the forecast is for a rising solar flux over the weekend with no geomagnetic upsets expected.

Last week changes in averages of daily sunspot numbers and solar flux were mixed, not illustrating any particular trend.

Average daily sunspot numbers went from 29.1 to ...

Youth DX Adventure Team Headed to Saba in August

  • Posted 9:57 AM

The 2016 Dave Kalter Memorial Youth DX Adventure (YDXA) team is heading to Saba to the Caribbean station of Jeff Jolie, PJ6/NM1Y, who will host three teenaged Amateur Radio operators and their chaperones.

This year?s youth team includes Morgan Croucher, KD8ZLK; Ruth Willet, KM4LAO, and Faith Hannah Lea, AE4FH. Escorting them will be Joe Binkley, KD8YPY; Sharon Willet, KM4TVU, and James Lea, WX4T...

Campaign Under Way to Save Lightship Planet, Home to GB2LBL

  • Posted 9:48 AM

A campaign is under way in the UK to save the Lightship Planet from a one-way voyage to the scrap yard. The Planet is home to club station GB2LBL. According to John Hudson, M0CMW, GB2LBL was set up on board the Planet about 7 or 8 years ago, and a group of Marine Radio Museum Society (MRMS) volunteers operate the Amateur Radio station each week.

?We also enter the lighthouses and lightships year...

Handihams? Sister Alverna O?Laughlin, ex-WA0SGJ, SK

  • Posted 9:43 AM

Handiham stalwart Sister Alverna O?Laughlin, ex-WA0SGJ, of Rochester, Minnesota, died on May 30. She was 84. Sister Alverna joined the then-fledgling organization in its earliest days, when founder Ned Carman, W0ZSW, came up with the idea of sharing Amateur Radio with people who had disabilities.

?Ned enlisted the help of a group of local nuns, the Sisters of St Francis, on April 30, 1967,? reti...

The European DX Foundation Marks 30th Anniversary

  • Posted Yesterday, 3:37 PM

The European DX Foundation (EUDXF) will celebrate its 30th anniversary at Ham Radio 2016 in Friedrichshafen, Germany, June 24-26. The EUDXF DX dinner is set for the evening of June 24 in nearby Tettnang.

The European DX convention will take place on Saturday, August 27, and the EUDXF DX Award will be presented during the convention banquet.

The EUDXF was active in the CQ World Wide WPX CW contest...

India Launches Amateur Radio Satellites

  • Posted Yesterday, 3:34 PM

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has successfully launched several satellites carrying Amateur Radio payloads. Satellites put into orbit include Swayam-1, a 1U CubeSat that carries a digital store-and-forward messaging system for use by the Amateur Radio community.

?We are eagerly waiting for your reception report of the CW beacon at 437.025 MHz. You can also get the decoded beacon ...

ARRL Programs and Services Committee Appoints Bud Hippisley, W2RU,…

  • Posted Yesterday, 12:53 PM

The ARRL Programs and Services Committee (PSC) has appointed George W. ?Bud? Hippisley, W2RU (ex-K2KIR), as the new Eastern Area Chair for the ARRL National Traffic System? (NTS?) for a 2-year term, effective immediately. The appointment comes 2 days after the ARRL Executive Committee voted to remove NTS Eastern Area Chair Joe Ames, W3JY. The PSC reached out to Hippisley this week, and he accep...

Dog Head Fire Largely Contained, ARES Teams Expected to Stand Down…

  • Posted Wed 3:26 PM

With New Mexico?s Dog Head Fire nearly two-thirds contained, all evacuation orders and advisories for Bernalillo and Torrance counties lifted, the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARESŪ) activation for the fire emergency is drawing to a close. Evacuees now are being allowed to re-enter the affected area in small groups with law enforcement oversight. ARRL New Mexico Assistant Section Emergency ...

FCC Says "No" to Lifetime Amateur Radio Licenses

  • Posted Wed 2:44 PM

The FCC has denied the petition of an Arizona radio amateur, who had petitioned for lifetime Amateur Radio licenses. Mark F. Krotz, N7MK, of Mesa, had filed his Petition for Rule Making (RM 11760) with the FCC last November, and the FCC invited public comments in February. Krotz wanted the FCC to revise § 97.25 of its rules to indicate that Amateur Radio licenses are granted for the holder?s li...

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