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  • The K7RA Solar Update 09/23/2022
    Geomagnetic disturbances were down this week, but so were sunspotnumbers and solar flux.Average daily sunspot numbers declined from 92.7 to 68, and averagedaily solar flux from 141.3 to 134.3.On September 22 the sunspot number was 99, well above (by 31 points)the average for the previous seven days, a promising indication. Wehope it may signal a […]
  • Amateur Radio Operators Track Hurricane Fiona 09/22/2022
    The National Hurricane Center (NHC), the Hurricane Watch Net (HWN), the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) Hurricane Net, and the Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network (SATERN) all have been engaged in tracking Hurricane Fiona.Amateur radio operators have been reporting weather conditions since Monday, September 19, 2022, and have received positive feedback on their assistance. […]
  • John Portune, W6NBC, and Jim Bailey, W6OEK, Win the August 2022 QST Cover Plaque Award 09/20/2022
  • The K7RA Solar Update 09/16/2022
    Solar activity bounced back this reporting week, September 8-14, when average daily sunspot numbers jumped from 68 to 92.7, and average solar flux from 125.8 to 141.3.Fewer CMEs and flares were evident, with average planetary A index declining from 24.6 to 10.7, and middle latitude numbers from 17.4 to 10.6.New sunspot groups appeared, one on […]
  • Amateur Radio Helps Disabled Sailboat to Port 09/15/2022
    On September 7, 2022, Jeanne (Jan) Socrates, VE0JS/MM / KC2IOV, and her sailboat, the SV Nereida, set sail from Cape Flattery, the northwesternmost point of the contiguous US. She was on her way to visit friends in San Francisco, California, but 2 days of 35 knot winds and storms left her sailboat disabled and her […]
  • Amateur Radio Takes Center Stage at The Big E 09/15/2022
    by Bob Inderbitzen, NQ1RThe Big E, “New England’s Great State Fair,” kicks off on Friday, September 16, 2022, and includes Project Big E, a 17-day amateur radio exhibit that runs through October 2, 2022. The fair, held in West Springfield, Massachusetts, is the largest agricultural event on the eastern seaboard and the sixth-largest fair in […]
  • ARRL Headquarters is Closing Early on Friday, September 16, 2022 09/15/2022
    ARRL The National Association for Amateur Radio® will close early on Friday, September 16, 2022, at 12 PM Eastern time (1600 UTC), for a staff event. The ARRL Headquarters lobby & store, and W1AW will be open to visitors from 8 AM to 12 PM EDT on Friday.There will be no interruption to W1AW bulletin or […]
  • The K7RA Solar Update 09/09/2022
    This week (September 1 to 7) two new sunspot groups emerged on September 1, two more on September 2, one more on September 5, another on September 6 another on September 7 and one more on September 8 when the sunspot number rose to 75, 7 points above the average for the previous seven days.But […]
  • QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo Returns September 17 - 18 09/09/2022
    The 5th QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo is September 17 - 18, 2022. The fully-interactive and full-featured virtual ham radio convention will provide great interactive presentations, new content, and excellent networking opportunities including 50+ amateur radio presentations on a wide variety of subjects. Check out the full list of Presentations and get the downloadable schedule. […]
  • Richard Tell, K5UJU, Receives IEEE SA Lifetime Achievement Award 09/09/2022
    The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Standards Association (IEEE SA) Awards and Recognition Committee has selected ARRL member Richard A. (Ric) Tell, K5UJU, as the recipient of the IEEE SA Lifetime Achievement Award.Tell has more than 50 years of outstanding contributions to the science and technology of non-ionizing radiation safety, and has developed standards […]