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The K7RA Solar Update

2 months 3 weeks ago

On July 7 Spaceweather.com reported a G-1-class geomagnetic storm underway, with possible increase to G-2 class.  They said it was caused by a co-rotating interaction region.  The storm subsided, but then came back early on July 8.

Late on July 7 Spaceweather.com presented this animation of a large new sunspot AR3053 emerging over the sun's eastern horizon:

https://bit.ly/3bYQImG

Notice that unl...

Hawaii Hurricane Emergency Communications Drill Set for July 16, 2022

2 months 3 weeks ago

Makani 'Ino is Hawaiian for "big wind" and the name of Hawaii's Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES®) upcoming hurricane emergency communications drill. The drill will assess the ability of amateur radio operators to establish emergency radio communications in the event of a severe infrastructure failure due to hurricane-like conditions.

In addition to testing two-way radio communications, th...

FCC Legacy CORES System to be Retired

2 months 3 weeks ago

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will retire the Legacy version of its COmmission REgistration System (CORES) on July 15, 2022. CORES is the FCC's public-facing database that enables and tracks certain types of FCC and FCC applicant actions, including amateur radio applications and licenses. Its implementation has enabled routine amateur applications and licenses to be issued overnig...

ARRL Foundation Announces 2022 Scholarship Awards

2 months 3 weeks ago

The ARRL Foundation Board of Directors has approved the recipients of the 2022 ARRL Foundation Scholarships as recommended by the Scholarship Committee. Foundation Scholarships totaling $921,250 will be awarded to 139 deserving radio amateurs pursuing higher education. Individual scholarship awards range from $500 to $25,000.

Applications for 2023 ARRL Foundation Scholarships are expected to ope...

The K7RA Solar Update

2 months 4 weeks ago

Solar activity took a dramatic plunge over the recent reporting week (June 23 to 29) but geomagnetic activity stayed exactly the same. Field Day weekend saw rising geomagnetic numbers, with planetary A index at 8, 16 and 23, Friday through Sunday.

On Sunday the geomagnetic activity was a problem, although not severe, with many stations in Field Day reporting increased absorption.  The planetary...

ARRL Represented at International Amateur Radio Exhibition in Germany

2 months 4 weeks ago

2022 Ham Radio, the International Amateur Radio Exhibition, held last weekend (June 24 - 26) in Friedrichshafen, Germany, drew enthusiastic crowds and amateur radio enthusiasts from 52 countries.

Messe Friedrichshafen Managing Director Klaus Wellmann and Project Manager Petra Rathgeber said the event attracted 10,200 participants. While attendance was down (14,300 in 2019) because of COVID, visi...

ARRL Field Day 2022: 500,000 Contacts Already Reported

2 months 4 weeks ago

2022 ARRL Field Day wrapped up nearly a week ago, and ARRL Headquarters has already received over 2,400 entries submitted via the online Field Day Entry web application. Early analysis reveals that most of the entrants participated as Class D -- home stations, and Class E -- home stations using emergency power.

As of June 29, the breakdown of Field Day entries by Class showed 2,723 total entries...

ARRL Headquarters is Closed on Monday, July 4, for Independence Day

2 months 4 weeks ago

ARRL  The National Association for Amateur Radio® will be closed on Monday, July 4, for the Independence Day holiday. There will be no W1AW bulletin or code practice transmissions. ARRL Headquarters will reopen on Tuesday, July 5, at 8 a.m. EDT.

The Baton Rouge Amateur Radio Club will operate a special event station, W5KID, from the USS KIDD Veterans Museum in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on July 4....

New Treasurer John Sager, WJ7S, Says ARRL a Perfect Match

3 months ago
ARRL's new Treasurer, John R. Sager, WJ7S, officially took office on May 1, 2022, and is already helping to plan the ARRL's financial future.

Sager brings with him over 40 years of financial management experience. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst, a Certified Cash Manager, and holds Bachelor of Arts and Master of Business Administration degrees from the University of Utah.

What led him to ARRL...

ARRL to Host LIVE Video from W1AW for Field Day

3 months ago

Join ARRL live from W1AW via YouTube for 2022 ARRL Field Day! See all of the fun involved with Field Day, and ask your questions about the event in the Live Chat and get them answered in real time. Watch on ARRL's YouTube channel at youtu.be/RN8mc3NVdwg starting on June 25, 2022, at 1:30 PM Eastern / 10:30 AM Pacific / 1730 UTC.

W1AW is among the world's most recongizable call signs. It is the p...

2022 ARRL Field Day Weekend -- Are You Ready?

3 months ago
One of the most anticipated amateur radio operating events of the year in the United States, Canada, and worldwide is this weekend. ARRL Field Day kicks off at 1800 UTC on Saturday, June 25, and concludes at 2059 UTC on Sunday, June 26. Last year, almost 27,000 individuals participated in ARRL Field Day, logging over 1.4 million two-way radio contacts during the event.

For 2022, there are some n...

The K7RA Solar Update

3 months ago

This past reporting week (June 16-22) began with a bang, when the daily sunspot number was 159. But sunspot numbers declined every day to finally reach 80 on June 22.

One new sunspot group emerged on June 15, another on June 16, one more on June 18, and another on June 21.

Average daily sunspot number over the week was 124.6, up substantially from 74.3 the previous seven days.

Average daily solar...

2022 W1AW and K6KPH Field Day Bulletin Schedule

3 months 1 week ago

W1AW and Maritime Radio Historical Society station K6KPH will transmit at various times the official W1AW Field Day Bulletin using CW, Phone, and various digital modes.

The 2022 W1AW and K6KPH Field Day Bulletin Schedule is as follows:

Maxim Memorial Station W1AW:

         Mode     Pacific    Mountain   Central     Eastern      UTC
FRIDAY:
         CW       5:00 PM    6:00 PM    7:00 PM   8:00 PM   ...

The K7RA Solar Update

3 months 1 week ago

Solar activity increased this week, which we were happy to see, with average daily sunspot number rising from 44.4 last week to 74.3 during this reporting week, June 9-15. Sunspot numbers rose all week, starting at 17 on Thursday, June 9 to 149 on Wednesday, June 15.

Average daily 10.7 cm solar flux increased from 99.4 to 123.9. Solar flux peaked at 145.5 on Tuesday, June 14, but then on Thursda...

Successful 2022 SEA-PAC Ham Radio Convention Celebrates 40th Year

3 months 2 weeks ago

The Northwest's largest amateur radio convention, SEA-PAC, held its 40th anniversary show, June 3 - 5, 2022. The convention drew more than 1,500 attendees to the Seaside Convention Center, just steps from the Pacific Ocean in Seaside, Oregon. SEA-PAC is sponsored by the Oregon Tualatin Valley Amateur Radio Club, and co-sponsored by the Clark County Amateur Radio Club. The event also hosted the ...

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