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The K7RA Solar Update

ARRL - Fri, 08/03/2018 - 10:19am

After six days with no visible sunspots, a new one appeared on Wednesday, August 1, with a daily sunspot number of 11. As there was also only one day with a sunspot (also 11) in the previous week, average daily sunspot number for this week was unchanged at 1.6. The new sunspot is small and was given the number AR2717 on Thursday, when the sunspot number again was 11.

Average daily solar flux was...

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ARISS Packet Radio System Expected to be Back Late this Year

ARRL - Fri, 08/03/2018 - 10:07am

The currently silent packet radio system on the International Space Station could be back on the air by year’s end.

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) hardware team members have located an original duplicate of the packet module that had been in use on the International Space Station (ISS) before failing more than a year ago after 17 years of service. With a new battery ins...

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A series of solar flares disrupted hurricane relief efforts in 2017 - Digital Trends

Google News of the Day - Thu, 08/02/2018 - 7:15pm

Digital Trends

A series of solar flares disrupted hurricane relief efforts in 2017
Digital Trends
In the paper, the researchers note that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) reported an eight-hour loss of high-frequency radio used by ham radio operators and other emergency bands. “Space weather and ... “If I head on over to ...

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VHF/UHF and Above Contests Just Ahead!

ARRL - Thu, 08/02/2018 - 3:52pm
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FCC Proposes $18,000 Fine in Louisiana Amateur Radio Interference Case

ARRL - Thu, 08/02/2018 - 3:40pm

The FCC has issued a Notice of Apparent Liability (NAL) proposing to fine Jerry W. Materne, KC5CSG, of Lake Charles, Louisiana, $18,000 “for apparently causing intentional interference and for apparently failing to provide station identification on amateur radio frequencies,” the FCC said.

“Mr. Materne was previously warned regarding this behavior in writing by the Enforcement Bureau and, given ...

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Baker Island Top Band Operator Offers Observations

ARRL - Thu, 08/02/2018 - 1:04pm

Trying to work stations on 160 meters from Baker Island during the KH1/KH7Z DXpedition was fraught with challenges, and the WSJT-X FT8 digital protocol proved to be one answer to making contacts from the rare DXCC entity under tough, summertime conditions. DXpedition team member George Wallner, AA7JV, recently offered some observations about the experience that may be helpful to North American ...

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FCC Cites Baofeng Importer for Illegally Marketing Unauthorized RF Devices

ARRL - Thu, 08/02/2018 - 12:35pm

The FCC has issued a Citation and Order (Citation) to Amcrest Industries, LLC (formerly Foscam Digital Technologies, LLC), an importer and marketer of popular and inexpensive Baofeng hand-held transceivers, alleging that the company violated FCC rules and the Communications Act by illegally marketing unauthorized RF devices. The FCC asserts that Amcrest marketed Baofeng model UV-5R-series FM ha...

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The Doctor Will See You Now!

ARRL - Thu, 08/02/2018 - 8:05am

“Antenna Rotators” is the topic of the new (August 2) 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...

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Ofcom release UK ham radio callsign figures - Southgate Amateur Radio Club

Google News of the Day - Thu, 08/02/2018 - 3:53am

Ofcom release UK ham radio callsign figures
Southgate Amateur Radio Club
Daryl Spence M0TTY had asked Ofcom "could you please give me the current numbers of licensed Amateur Radio operators for each callsign type please." Ofcom's response was that on July 5, 2018 the UK had a total of 87,983 live amateur radio callsigns.

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Become an Amateur Radio Tutor - Southgate Amateur Radio Club

Google News of the Day - Thu, 08/02/2018 - 3:53am

Become an Amateur Radio Tutor
Southgate Amateur Radio Club
... HFCC announces the passing of its founder Oldrich Cip · Atmospheric radiation: New results for the Continental USA · Sample Belgian ham radio exams online · FaradayRF radio hams on Amp Hour podcast · Updates to General Conditions · ExoMars rover ...

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ARRL 2017 Annual Report Focuses on Hurricane Response

ARRL - Wed, 08/01/2018 - 2:21pm

The ARRL 2017 Annual Report, which highlights the organization’s efforts and activities throughout 2017, is now available. Starting with the cover photo, Amateur Radio’s response to the Atlantic hurricane season figures prominently in the report. Amateur Radio has repeatedly been the only means of communication into or out of an area affected by a natural disaster. Puerto Rico was especially ha...

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Bryant Rascoll, KG5HVO, is 2018 Newsline Young Ham of the Year

ARRL - Wed, 08/01/2018 - 1:37pm

Fourteen-year-old ARRL member Bryant Rascoll, KG5HVO, of Montgomery, Alabama, has been selected as the 2018 Bill Pasternak WA6ITF Memorial Amateur Radio Newsline Young Ham of the Year (YHOTY). The son of Tim and Lauren (KG5TQO) Rascoll, Bryant was the youngest participant in the recent World Radiosport Team Championship 2018 (WRTC 2018) in Germany.

Bryant says he became enthusiastic about Amateu...

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In & Around Greene 8-2-2018 - The Daily Progress

Google News of the Day - Wed, 08/01/2018 - 12:22pm

In & Around Greene 8-2-2018
The Daily Progress
Aug. 2. The Greene County Virginia Amateur Radio Club will meet at the Blue Ridge Cafe on Thursday, Aug. 2, at 6 p.m. All ham radio operators and those wishing to become hams are welcome. For information, visit https://gcvarc.org/. Aug. 3. Culpeper ...

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A New QST QuickStats Poll Has Been Posted

ARRL - Wed, 08/01/2018 - 11:15am
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Bulletin Board - Curry Coastal Pilot

Google News of the Day - Tue, 07/31/2018 - 10:56pm

Bulletin Board
Curry Coastal Pilot
Everyone is invited. For information, call 541-469-3411. Pelican Bay Amateur Radio Club meets for coffee and to discuss ham radio at 8 a.m. at Dee-Ann's Tea Room Cafe, 434 Redwood St., Brookings. Those interested in amateur radio are invited to attend.

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QST Antenna Design Competition Submission Deadline Looms

ARRL - Tue, 07/31/2018 - 5:34pm
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Community Calendar - Lonoke News

Google News of the Day - Tue, 07/31/2018 - 3:08pm

Community Calendar
Lonoke News
12: STARS, (Small Town Amateur Radio Service) a ham radio group, will be having their monthly meeting with testing available on at 1:30 p.m. at 114 N 1st Street, Cabot. for any questions, please contact Gordon Miller at gmiller266@gmail.com. Aug. 13 ...

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