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The K7RA Solar Update

ARRL - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 8:01am

Sunspots are gone again this week, with none observed since September 12. 

Average daily sunspot number declined to zero this week from 7.6 last week. Average daily solar flux was unchanged at 68.6. Average daily planetary A index declined from 12.6 to 9.7, while average daily mid-latitude A index went from 10 to 8.3.

The Autumnal equinox is this weekend, at 0154 UTC on Sunday, September 23, 2018...

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Mounds View amateur radio store prepares to sign off - Minnesota Public Radio News

Google News of the Day - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 7:21pm

Minnesota Public Radio News

Mounds View amateur radio store prepares to sign off
Minnesota Public Radio News
He first learned about it from a shop teacher in Duluth, where he grew up, but it wasn't until after he and his brother had opened a satellite TV shop in Blaine that he decided ham radio could be a career, at least in part. He's also an astronomy ...

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One of FBI's first female dispatchers continues to bust stereotypes from her Fullerton living room - OCRegister

Google News of the Day - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 7:17pm

OCRegister

One of FBI's first female dispatchers continues to bust stereotypes from her Fullerton living room
OCRegister
Vi Barrett sits in the living room of her Fullerton home with her ham radio equipment and related memorabilia on Tuesday, September 15, 2018. .... Barrett heard about amateur radio's annual event where hams gather, set up antennas and invite the public.

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One of FBI's first female dispatchers continues to bust stereotypes from her Fullerton living room - OCRegister

Google News of the Day - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 7:17pm

OCRegister

One of FBI's first female dispatchers continues to bust stereotypes from her Fullerton living room
OCRegister
... expert in Morse code, can still tap 15 words a minute. And when you discover her background, it all makes sense. As a teenager in Los Angeles, Barrett fell in love with ham radio and became one of the few women to enter what was then considered a ...

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Puerto Rico Amateurs Beefing Up Hurricane Preparedness

ARRL - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 9:05am

September 20 is the first anniversary of Hurricane Maria's devastating arrival in Puerto Rico. Today, many amateurs there are better prepared for the next storm or other disaster that could disrupt conventional telecommunications. With this in mind, the ARRL Puerto Rico Section is hosting monthly meetings in various cities around the island commonwealth as part of an effort to establish an Amat...

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New Beta Version WSJT-X 2.0 Boasts Major Changes

ARRL - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 8:59am

As promised, the WSJT-X Development Group has announced a new “candidate release,” WSJT-X 2.0 rc1. This beta version of the popular digital mode suite incorporates many new FT8 and MSK144 features that will be of particular interest to the Amateur Radio contesting community. It incorporates all FT8 DXpedition Mode changes already developed in WSJT-X 1.9.1.

“Enhancements to the FT8 decoder ensur...

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The Doctor Will See You Now!

ARRL - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 8:00am

“Tools for the Amateur Station” is the topic of the current (September 13) 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, a...

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AMSAT Announces 2018 Board of Directors Election Results

ARRL - Wed, 09/19/2018 - 11:26am

AMSAT-NA has announced that Tom Clark, K3IO; Mark Hammond, N8MH, and Bruce Paige, KK5DO, have won new 2-year terms on the AMSAT Board of Directors. The First Alternate is Peter Portanova, W2JV. The Second Alternate is Scott Harvey, KA7FVV. Both will serve 1-year terms. The results of the voting, with 698 ballots cast, were: Tom Clark, K3IO, 574; Mark Hammond, N8MH, 507; Bruce Paige, KK5DO, 402,...

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Amateur radio event salutes ACD Festival - KPCnews.com

Google News of the Day - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 12:11am

Amateur radio event salutes ACD Festival
KPCnews.com
2, a total of 1,251 amateur radio operators made contact with the K9A Special Event station using the Northeastern Indiana Amateur Radio Club operators. Also, 3,972 operators looked up the K9A Special Event station on the World Wide Amateur Radio ...

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Nominations Sought for 2018 ARRL Bill Leonard Award

ARRL - Mon, 09/17/2018 - 7:30pm

The ARRL Public Relations Committee is seeking nominations for the 2018 Bill Leonard Award, which recognizes this year’s best newspaper, radio, or television news story about Amateur Radio. The award honors professional journalists or journalistic teams whose outstanding coverage highlights the enjoyment, importance, and public service value that Amateur Radio offers. It was created as a tribut...

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Instructional Classes to be Held for Ham Radio - wvdispatch.com

Google News of the Day - Mon, 09/17/2018 - 10:11am

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Instructional Classes to be Held for Ham Radio
wvdispatch.com
The Orange County Amateur Radio Club (OCARC) will offer ham radio instructional classes on the following Saturdays, Oct. 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Goshen Emergency Communications Center, located at 110 Wells Farm Rd. in Goshen, ...

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ICQPodcast - Antennas for Portable Amateur / Ham Radio Operation - Southgate Amateur Radio Club

Google News of the Day - Mon, 09/17/2018 - 4:03am

ICQPodcast - Antennas for Portable Amateur / Ham Radio Operation
Southgate Amateur Radio Club
In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Leslie G0CIB, Edmund M0MNG, Matthew M0NJX and Bill N3JIX to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up ... Teenage Amateur Radio Operator Makes Contact with Spanish Royalty

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Radio City Announces Closing, Owners to Retire

ARRL - Sun, 09/16/2018 - 1:44pm

Amateur Radio retailer Radio City, Inc. of Mounds View, Minnesota, has announced it is closing.

“It's been a wonderful 36 years for us at Radio City, and we have decided to retire and close,” owners Dan, KB0XC, and Maline Fish said in a message on the retailer’s website. “We are so thankful for the many years of support and we have enjoyed working you, our customers. The technical, intelligent a...

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South Carolina Amateur Radio Volunteers Assist with Emergency Communication

ARRL - Sun, 09/16/2018 - 1:41pm

Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) volunteers from several South Carolina counties are pitching in to help support emergency communication, as the state deals with the aftereffects of Hurricane Florence. The storm, now a tropical depression, continues to generate heavy rainfall in the Carolinas.

“Amateur Radio operators are far from ‘amateurs’ when it comes to providing communication in an ...

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Minnesota's only ham radio store has last hurrah - Bring Me The News

Google News of the Day - Sun, 09/16/2018 - 9:26am

Bring Me The News

Minnesota's only ham radio store has last hurrah
Bring Me The News
The store describes itself as "Minnesota's only Full Service Amateur Radio Dealer," but Dan told FOX 9 that it's actually "one of only a handful of ham radio stores left in the country." The station says Radio City has had a "huge impact" on the ham ...

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FCC Grants ARRL Temporary Waiver Request to Permit PACTOR 4 Use in Hurricane Relief

ARRL - Sun, 09/16/2018 - 8:24am

The FCC has granted an ARRL request for a temporary waiver of Section 97.307(f) of the FCC’s Amateur Service rules to permit the use of PACTOR 4 digital mode for Amateur Radio communication within the continental US related to Hurricane Florence relief. The grant extends through Tuesday, September 18, and a formal order addressing the request for a 30-day waiver will be issued next week, the FC...

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Minnesota's last ham radio store to close its doors as owners retire - KMSP-TV

Google News of the Day - Sat, 09/15/2018 - 9:15pm

KMSP-TV

Minnesota's last ham radio store to close its doors as owners retire
KMSP-TV
MOUNDS VIEW, Minn. (KMSP) - It's an end of an era for ham radio enthusiasts as the only store in Minnesota closes in the next few weeks. Radio City in Mounds View has been in business for 36 years, serving generations of loyalists and newcomers to the ...

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Ham radio operators doing different duties during storms - 13WMAZ.com

Google News of the Day - Fri, 09/14/2018 - 11:33pm

13WMAZ.com

Ham radio operators doing different duties during storms
13WMAZ.com
Here in Georgia, a ham radio mutual assistance team went on standby to help the Carolinas in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. They can set up quickly in a danger zone and transmit messages without a power source. 13WMAZ sat down with a member ...
Ham radio operators assist with Hurricane Florence communicationsWTHITV.com

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Hurricane Watch Net Stands Down after Nearly 40 Hours of Operation

ARRL - Fri, 09/14/2018 - 8:07pm

[UPDATED 2018-09-15@1515 UTC] The Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) has announced that it’s shutting down its activation for Hurricane Florence, now downgraded to a Tropical Storm but still “a formidable system that will affect the coastal states for days,” HWN Assistant Manager Stan Broadway, N8BHL, said. “Because the storm is moving inland, Amateur Radio activity will shift to the various state and r...

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Ham radio operators assist with Hurricane Florence communications - WTHITV.com

Google News of the Day - Fri, 09/14/2018 - 6:33pm

13WMAZ.com

Ham radio operators assist with Hurricane Florence communications
WTHITV.com
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI)- Hurricane Florence has knocked out power and many communication systems on the east coast, but one system is still up and running. Amateur radio or ham radio is the only communication system that works when all others fail.
Ham radio operators doing different duties during storms13WMAZ.com

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