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Strong (G3) Geomagnetic Storm Conditions Reported

  • Posted Sun 5:47 AM

NOAA?s Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) said strong (G3) geomagnetic storm conditions occurred overnight. The SWPC issued a G3 alert at 0419 UTC on May 28, due to activity associated with a coronal mass ejection (CME) on May 23.

?Although the solar wind speed is relatively slow, the embedded magnetic field had a prolonged period of southward Bz (a magnetic field component) that is causing ...

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  • Posted May 26th 2017, 11:28 AM

QB-50 Constellation Satellites Deployed from ISS

  • Posted May 26th 2017, 5:58 AM

More than 2 dozen QB50 constellation CubeSats have been deployed from the International Space Station (ISS), including three carrying Amateur Radio transponders. Built by student groups from 23 countries, the string-of-pearls QB50 constellation aims to study the lower thermosphere 200-380 kilometers above Earth. The satellites were launched to the ISS onboard an Atlas V rocket in March.

In all 2...

The K7RA Solar Update

  • Posted May 26th 2017, 4:56 AM

At 2344 UTC on May 23, the Australian Space Forecast Centre issued a geomagnetic disturbance warning for May 26-27. On May 26, they predict a minor to major storm warning and on May 27 a minor storm. These are due to a ?partial halo coronal mass ejection.?

Dr. Skov has a new space weather video:

Average daily sunspot number for the reporting week (May 1...

WX4NHC Announces Communications Test in Advance of 2017 Hurricane S…

  • Posted May 26th 2017, 4:43 AM

Now in its 37th year, WX4NHC at the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami, will take to the airwaves on Saturday, May 27, for the annual NHC Station Test. The event will begin at 1300 UTC and wrap up at 2100 UTC. The exercise, which involves several bands and modes, serves to test Amateur Radio Station equipment, antennas, and computer systems prior to this year?s Hurricane Season, which sta...

Red Cross Recognizes ARRL Sacramento Valley SEC

  • Posted May 25th 2017, 11:00 AM

The American Red Cross has honored ARRL Sacramento Valley Section Emergency Coordinator Greg Kruckewitt, KG6SJT, with an Award for Excellence in Service to the ARC?s Gold Country Region. The award  recognizes Kruckewitt?s ?outstanding contributions for your many hours of effort developing Red Cross disaster forms templates suitable for transmission over digital radio circuits.?

Kruckewitt has b...

Consent Decree, Forfeiture Terminate FCC Interference Investigation

  • Posted May 25th 2017, 9:35 AM

The FCC has again used a consent decree to resolve an enforcement matter. The FCC Enforcement Bureau recently concluded a radio interference investigation with ?a negotiated settlement? and $90,000 civil penalty. The case against AFX Inc. involved the marketing of unauthorized RF devices that interfered with AM/FM radio reception.

After the company?s NLL Series LED lighting fixtures were reporte...

ARRL Headquarters Will Be Closed on Monday, May 29

  • Posted May 25th 2017, 9:00 AM

ARRL Headquarters will be closed for the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 29. There will be no W1AW code practice or bulletin transmissions on that day. ARRL Headquarters will reopen for business on Tuesday, May 30, at 8 AM EDT. Have a safe and enjoyable holiday!

Amateur Radio Panel Set during IEEE International Microwave Symposium

  • Posted May 25th 2017, 7:28 AM

Aloha! Amateur Radio-related activities will be part of the IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS) June 4-9 in Honolulu, Hawaii. IMS is sponsored by the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society and is part of Microwave Week, when the IEEE RFIC Symposium and ARFTG Conference meet at the same location.

Rick Campbell, KK7B, will moderate an Amateur Radio panel, ?Using Amateur Radio to Enh...

The Doctor Will See You Now!

  • Posted May 25th 2017, 5:00 AM

?Flea Market Tips? 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, Joel H...

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