the k7ra solar update

average daily sunspot number this week declined just 1.7 to26.6, even though there were two days in the reporting week with no sunspots,july 18-19. the blank sun condition continued at least one more day onthursday, july 20 which lands it on the

2017-07-21 12:23:46  

many special events will be on the air to mark the total solar eclipse in august

radio amateurs from several states will gather in southern illinois on august 17-21 to operate special event station w9e, leading up to and during the 2017 solar eclipse on august 21. w9e will operate from marion, illinois.“this will be the firs

2017-07-21 12:23:46  

ham's round-the-world flight to resume following emergency return to new zealand

after resolving an engine problem following his departure from hamilton, new zealand, texas radio amateur and pilot brian lloyd, wb6rqn, hopes to resume his commemorative amelia earhart round-the-world flight on july 22. lloyd was on his way to

2017-07-21 12:23:46  

ham radio is there, as honolulu hosts a successful 10th annual “geek meet”

location, location, location! in the middle of honolulu, with the yacht club, harbor, the ocean, and the beach, amateur radio was there on july 2 for the 10th annual “geek meet,” at magic island. hawaii’s geek meet is a fun, casual, family-frien

2017-07-20 06:00:00  

the doctor will see you now!

“power supplies” is the topic of the latest (july 20) 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 co

2017-07-20 10:00:00  

dave kalter, kb8ocp, memorial youth dx adventure set to start on august 3

dave kalter memorial youth dx adventure (ydxa) team leader jim storms, ab8yk, said this year’s ydxa contingent of three youths, three parents, and two leaders will travel to costa rica on august 3 and plan to be on the air that evening. ti5/<

2017-07-18 02:00:00  

iaru region 1 president expresses concern regarding spectrum challenges in europe

international amateur radio union region 1 (iaru r1) president don beattie, g3bj, told an audience at ham radio 2017 (friedrichshafen) that he is “deeply concerned about our ability to maintain a usable radio spectrum in some parts of suburban e

2017-07-18 01:00:00  

former arizona section manager jim swafford, w7ff, sk

former arrl arizona section manager jim swafford, w7ff, of tucson died on july 7. an arrl life member, swafford was 94. he served as arizona sm from 1985 until 1991. swafford was licensed in 1937 as w9zaw in kansas and served in the us navy duri

2017-07-17 12:20:00  

vy0rac on the air for rac 150 award

2017-07-17 11:40:00  

the k7ra solar update

spaceweather.comreported that at 0209 utc on july 14 a powerful m2 class solar flare and cmeerupted, so geomagnetic predictions in this bulletin for the next few days mayalready be out of date.average daily sunspot numbers were 28.3 during this

2017-07-14 12:11:00  

wrtc 2018 teams prep for the big event in europe

there’s no substitute for being there, and for elite contester and wrtc 2018 participant tim duffy, k3lr, and other competitors, this meant traveling to germany, where wrtc 2018 will take place in 1 year, in part to prepare for the big show. duf

2017-07-13 04:16:00  

amateur radio parity act is introduced in us senate

the amateur radio parity act of 2017 was introduced in the us senate on july 12,marking another step forward for this landmark legislation. senators rogerwicker (r-ms) and richard blumenthal (d-ct) are the senate sponsors. themeasure will, for t

2017-07-13 10:54:00  

the doctor will see you now!

“aprs” is the topic of the current 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

2017-07-13 10:00:00  

shop amazonsmile on prime day, and amazon donates to arrl

amazon prime day is here! deals start at 9 pm et on july 10 and run through july 11. prime day is one of the biggest shopping days of the year. as you browse the great deals available exclusively to amazon prime members, we invite you to shop at

2017-07-10 03:00:00  

ariss to celebrate 20th anniversary with sstv event

the amateur radio on the international space station (ariss) program is planning a slow-scan television (sstv) event starting on thursday, july 20, and continuing for 2 days, to commemorate its 20th anniversary. transmissions, set to get under w

2017-07-10 03:00:00  

amateur radio volunteers in british columbia reported assisting relief agencies

radio amateurs of canada (rac) reports that it's monitoring the wildfire situation in british columbia. rac reports that acting british columbia/yukon section manager bill gipps, ve7xs, has advised that amateur radio emergency service teams have

2017-07-08 03:00:00  

the k7ra solar update

at 0057 utc on july 7, the australian space forecast centreissued a geomagnetic disturbance warning: “expect an increase in geomagneticactivity late on ut day, 08-09 july due to influence of geoeffective coronalhole.”our sun showed no sunspots o

2017-07-08 03:00:00  

the august issue of digital qst is now available!

the august edition of digital qst is nowavailable for viewing on your desktop or laptop. click hereto view the issue. it is also available for reading on your apple, android, or kindlefire devices.● get ready for the total eclipse qso part

2017-07-08 03:00:00  

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