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The K7RA Solar Update

ARRL - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 9:20am

No sunspots were visible over the recent reporting week, Thursday through Wednesday, August 8 through 14.

According to Spaceweather.com, 67% of the days so far in 2019 have been spotless, and for all of 2018 it was 61%. In the previous solar minimum in 2008 and 2009 the spotless days ran 73% and 71%, respectively.

Solar flux has been minimal and unremarkable, with average daily solar flux changin...

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Radio hams combine hobby with serving the community - Southgate Amateur Radio Club

Google News of the Day - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 3:49am
Radio hams combine hobby with serving the community  Southgate Amateur Radio Club

KOMU TV carried a news item about the public *service* role of radio amateurs in Jefferson City.

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Amateur Radio: Join the STEM Action! - theifp.ca

Google News of the Day - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 3:00am
Amateur Radio: Join the STEM Action!  theifp.ca

Amateur Radio: Join the STEM Action! Join Burlington's active and exciting Amateur Radio Community. Ham radio isn't what it used to be! Mihai and his 15 year ...

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CLUB CALENDAR - Youngstown Vindicator

Google News of the Day - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 12:00am
CLUB CALENDAR  Youngstown Vindicator

associations. Tri-Gold Prime Time Chapter ABWA will not meet for its regular monthly meeting in September but will meet for ABWA Day on Sept. 22 at A La Cart ...

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CLUB CALENDAR - Youngstown Vindicator

Google News of the Day - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 12:00am
CLUB CALENDAR  Youngstown Vindicator

associations. Tri-Gold Prime Time Chapter ABWA will not meet for its regular monthly meeting in September but will meet for ABWA Day on Sept. 22 at A La Cart ...

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FCC Staff Recommends Designating 988 as National Suicide, Mental Health Crisis Hotline

ARRL - Thu, 08/15/2019 - 4:16pm

The FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau and its Office of Economics and Analytics have sent a report to Congress that recommends that the Commission considers designating 988 as a three-digit emergency code for a nationwide suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline. The report, mandated by the National Suicide Hotline Improvement Act of 2018, finds that such a three-digit number “would ...

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Chinese Satellite Profiles Earth’s RF Spectrum as Seen from Lunar Orbit

ARRL - Thu, 08/15/2019 - 3:30pm

The Chinese DSLWP-B (LO-94) satellite that had been in lunar orbit provided a profile of Earth’s HF spectrum as seen from the moon. The microsatellite subsequently was crashed into the moon’s surface after having completed its mission. DSLWP stands for “Discovering the Sky at Longest Wavelengths Pathfinder.” Among other things, DSLWP-B was designed to test low-frequency radio astronomy and spac...

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Ulrich L. Rohde, N1UL, Named as Honorary Fellow of Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers

ARRL - Thu, 08/15/2019 - 1:56pm

The Governing Council of India's Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE) has conferred its Honorary Fellowship on noted researcher Ulrich Rohde, N1UL. The IETE is a prominent professional society in the field of electronics, telecommunication computer science/engineering, broadcasting, information technology, and related areas.

The Honorary Fellowship is accorded to an ...

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22nd International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend Set for August 17 – 18

ARRL - Thu, 08/15/2019 - 1:54pm

Amateur Radio operations at some 400 lighthouses and lightships will commence on August 17 as the 22nd International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend (ILLW) activity gets under way. Germany and the US lead the field in registered operations.

New this year is the US Virgin Islands’ Buck Island Lighthouse, built by the Danish government shortly Denmark sold the islands to the US in 1917, and they beca...

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In & Around Greene 8-15-19 | Entertainment - The Daily Progress

Google News of the Day - Thu, 08/15/2019 - 9:00am
In & Around Greene 8-15-19 | Entertainment  The Daily Progress

Ongoing. The Art Guild of Greene is putting out a call for artists for the annual Plein Air, Paint the Town Greene on Oct. 5. The deadline to submit registration is ...

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The Doctor Will See You Now!

ARRL - Thu, 08/15/2019 - 8:00am
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Ham radio at Exmouth's Coastwatch station - Southgate Amateur Radio Club

Google News of the Day - Thu, 08/15/2019 - 4:00am
Ham radio at Exmouth's Coastwatch station  Southgate Amateur Radio Club

The Exmouth Journal reports radio amateurs will be transmitting to the world from Exmouth's coastwatch station later this month. On Saturday, August 24, and ...

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Marin drafting plan for power shutoffs - Point Reyes Light

Google News of the Day - Wed, 08/14/2019 - 8:53pm
Marin drafting plan for power shutoffs  Point Reyes Light

Elevated fire risk in California has created the need for Marin to plan for another kind of increasingly likely emergency: de-energization. After its equipment ...

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HARA event on courthouse lawn - Hillsboro Times Gazette

Google News of the Day - Wed, 08/14/2019 - 4:46pm
HARA event on courthouse lawn  Hillsboro Times Gazette

Located on the northwest corner of the nation's longest east-west and north-south federal highways is Ohio's oldest courthouse. According to th.

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Dayton Hamvention Radio Club of the Year to Hold Ham Bootcamp at New England Convention

ARRL - Wed, 08/14/2019 - 3:41pm

The Nashua (New Hampshire) Area Radio Society (NARS) will conduct a free Ham Bootcamp at the ARRL New England Division Convention next month to encourage and assist new and inexperienced radio amateurs in becoming more active and engaged in the various facets of ham radio. NARS, the Dayton Hamvention® Club of the Year for 2019, operated a guest exhibit for ARRL at this year’s show. It will also...

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News Briefs for Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - Wise County Messenger

Google News of the Day - Wed, 08/14/2019 - 12:43pm
News Briefs for Wednesday, August 14, 2019  Wise County Messenger

Texas Health Resources is holding a chronic disease self-management workshop series from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Bridgeport Public Library, 2159 ...

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Ham radio clubs to have courthouse event - The Tribune - Ironton Tribune

Google News of the Day - Wed, 08/14/2019 - 11:25am
Ham radio clubs to have courthouse event - The Tribune  Ironton Tribune

Public can talk to operators across state, nation. The Southern Ohio Amateur Radio Association and the Lawrence County Amateur Radio Emergency *Service* ...

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