The K7RA Solar Update
Last week’s bulletin featured zero sunspots for the entire seven days. This week (January 12-18) the average daily sunspot number rose to 22.6.
Average daily solar flux rose from 72.5 to 77.1. Average planetary A index declined from 14.3 to 6.
Predicted solar flux is 80 on January 20-23, then 78, 77 and 75 on January 24-26, 77 on January 27 through February 1, 76 on February 2, 75 on February 3-8...
FEMA Region X Reports Another Successful HF Interoperability Exercise
Participation appears to be growing in the monthly Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region X HF interoperability exercises, which take place on 60 meters (center channels 5,332 and 5,348 kHz) on the third Wednesday of each month. Check-ins include state, tribal, federal, and Amateur Radio stations, to test HF interoperability in an emergency or disaster response. FEMA Region X is made...
CEPT Meeting Makes Progress on WRC-19 Agenda Items Affecting Amateur Radio
Progress was made regarding World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 (WRC-19) agenda items of interest to Amateur Radio when European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations (CEPT) Conference Preparatory Group Project Team D (PTD) held its second meeting January 10-12 in Helsinki, Finland. According to International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Region 1 President Don Beattie, ...
N0KC Wins the January 2017 QST Cover Plaque Award
The winning article for the January 2017 QST Cover Plaque award is “A Small, Lightweight Switch-Mode Power Supply” by Ralph J. Crumrine, N0KC. The QST Cover Plaque Award -- given to the author or authors of the most popular article in each issue -- is determined by a vote of ARRL members on the QST Cover Plaque Poll web page. Cast a ballot for your favorite article in the February issue today.
ARRL Board of Directors Scheduled to Meet in Connecticut
The ARRL Board of Directors will convene January 20-21 in Windsor, Connecticut. The full Board gathering will be preceded by new Director and Vice Director orientation and meetings of the Programs and Services and Administration and Finance committees.
The prime topic on the agenda will be the new Amateur Radio Parity Act bill, H.R. 555, just introduced in the US House.
In addition to discussing ...
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