• The K7RA Solar Update 09/17/2021
    Tad Cook, K7RA, Seattle, reports: Sunspot numbers started strong at 124 this reporting week, September 9-15, but ended at zero. Average daily sunspot numbers went from 64.6 to 58.3. Average daily solar flux declined from 92.9 to 87.4.Geomagnetic indicators remained moderate, with last week’s average daily planetary A index unchanged at 7, and average daily […]
  • ARISS Seeks Hosts for Ham Radio Contacts with Space Station Crew 09/16/2021
  • Steve Goodgame, K5ATA, Joins ARRL Headquarters Staff 09/16/2021
    Steve Goodgame, K5ATA, of Batesville, Mississippi, has joined the staff at ARRL Headquarters in Newington, Connecticut, where he will serve as manager of the Education and Learning Department (formerly the Lifelong Learning Department). He had consulted for the department as an instructional designer and was instrumental in the implementation of ARRL’s Learning Network webinars. Goodgame […]
  • ARRL Headquarters to Close Briefly on Friday, September 17 09/16/2021
  • ARRL Awards Colvin Grant to Latest Bouvet Island DXpedition 09/16/2021
    ARRL has awarded a Colvin Grant of $5,000 to Amateur Radio DXpeditions (ARD), the Norwegian non-profit organization that is sponsoring the 3Y0J DXpedition to Bouvet Island next fall. Co-leaders for the effort are Ken Opskar, LA7GIA; Rune Øye, LA7THA, and Erwann Merrien, LB1QI. A Colvin Grant in the same amount was returned after the Intrepid-DX […]
  • Next SpaceX Commercial Crew to ISS Comprised of Radio Amateurs 09/15/2021
    Four radio amateurs will head to the International Space Station (ISS) aboard a commercial flight, thanks to Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS). They are Raja Chari, KI5LIU; Tom Marshburn, KE5HOC; Kayla Barron, KI5LAL, and Matthias Maurer, KI5KFH. As the most experienced space traveler, Maurer, who is a European Space Agency (ESA) Astronaut, […]
  • AMSAT Shifts to Virtual Format for 2021 Symposium and Annual Meeting 09/15/2021
    The 39th AMSAT Space Symposium, planned as an in-person event for late October, will now be a virtual event due to the lingering effects of COVID-19. Initial plans had called for a “live” event in Bloomington, Minnesota, following last year’s virtual symposium. AMSAT President Robert Bankston, KE4AL, said that AMSAT members voiced concern over the […]
  • RTTY Service Station K6KPH is Back 09/15/2021
    RTTY Service Station K6KPH, operating from the Maritime Radio Historical Society (MRHS), is officially back on the air. K6KPH also transmits W1AW Qualifying Run texts and the W1AW Field Day Bulletin. The station was off the air due to COVID-19 restrictions and antenna damage.Repairs to the transmitter site in Bolinas, California, were performed under a […]
  • Tokyo Ham Fair 2021 is Canceled 09/15/2021
  • California Club Assists Animal Rescue Group with Communication Support 09/13/2021
    The El Dorado County Amateur Radio Club (EDCARC) has been providing radio communication support for small and large-animal rescue efforts during the Caldor Fire. Members of the South County Large Animal Rescue (SCLAR) group, El Dorado County Animal Services, and other volunteers have been addressing the need. Many of the EDCARC volunteers are also members […]