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Amateur Repeaters Fall Victim to Washington Wildfire

Two Central Washington repeaters, owned and operated by the Lake Chelan Amateur Radio Club, have been destroyed by one of the wildfires raging in that state. The co-located machines, one on 2 meters and one on 6 meters, were sited on Slide Ridge near Manson, Washington, in Chelan County. On August 27, the First Creek Fire completely leveled the building housing the repeaters. Scorched antennas ...

Hurricane Watch Net Keeping an Eye on Tropical Storm Erika

The Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) is closely watching Tropical Storm Erika. At 1800 UTC today, Erika was some 60 miles southwest of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and about 305 miles south east of Great Inagua Island, with maximum sustained winds of 50 MPH. The storm, which is moving due west at 18 MPH, has spread heavy rains and gusty winds into the Dominican Republic. Winds extend 150 miles f...

FCC Proposes Bumping Arizona Radio Amateur's License Back to Former…

The FCC has told an Arizona radio amateur who was granted a vanity call sign within the 2 year waiting period on the basis of being a close relative of the previous holder that the relationship cited was not close enough. The FCC Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (WTB) on August 26 proposed to modify the license of Joshua A. Babb, W3JB, of Maricopa, Arizona, to reflect his previous call sign, ...

The K7RA Solar Update

Tad Cook, K7RA, Seattle, reports: We saw just one new sunspot group (AR2403) over the August 20-26 reporting week, but it was a big one, directly facing Earth on August 23. Average daily sunspot numbers rose 32.3 points to 69.7, while average daily solar flux increased 28.7 points to 119.7. Another new sunspot appeared on August 27, numbered 2405.

The average daily planetary A index dropped from...

Amateur Radio Volunteers Face Fire Threat While Supporting Emergenc…

[UPDATED 2015-08-27 1620 UTC] The North-Central Washington town of Republic touts ?air you can?t see? on its website. That?s not the case today. Wildfires in the US Northwest have not only hampered the air quality and visibility, but led to a Level 2 evacuation order in the Ferry County community of about 1000 residents. That could rise to Level 3. Amateur Radio volunteers in Ferry County have ...

Outcome for 5 MHz at WRC-15 Remains in Limbo

With the deadline to submit proposals to World Radiocommunication Conference 2015 (WRC-15) now less than 2 months away, it?s still unclear how at least one agenda item of importance to the Amateur Radio community will fare. That is agenda item 1.4, which calls on the delegates to consider a secondary Amateur Radio allocation at 5 MHz (60 meters). In the US and in most other countries that grant...

Postponed VI0ANZAC Operation from Antarctica Set for August 29-30 W…

The Antarctic activation of VI0ANZAC that was postponed earlier this month will take place over the August 29-30 weekend fom Casey Base in the Australian Antarctic Territory, weather permitting. The VI0ANZAC activation will be part of the Wireless Institute of Australia ANZAC 100 program to mark the 100th anniversary of the famous World War I Battle at Gallipoli.

The Wireless Institute of Austra...

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