Team USA Heads to World Amateur Radio Direction Finding Championships
Fifteen top US on-foot hidden transmitter hunters are packing their bags to join more than 400 other competitors from 39 nations taking part in the 18th World Amateur Radio Direction Finding (ARDF) Championships in the Black Sea resort of Albena, Bulgaria. Competitors are divided into six age categories for males and five for females, in accordance with International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) ...
The K7RA Solar Update
Solar activity over the past week (August 18-24) was down compared to the previous week, with average daily sunspot number s declining from 73.9 to 33.9, and average daily solar flux from 89.2 to 79.6.
Average planetary A index increased from 6.9 to 9.7, while the mid-latitude number rose from 7.4 to 8.7.
The latest prediction (on August 25, 2016) shows expected solar flux at 78 on August 26-29,...
Leadership Challenges Set in ARRL Rocky Mountain, Southeastern Divisions
ARRL members in the Rocky Mountain and Southeastern Divisions will choose between incumbents and challengers in balloting for Division leadership positions this fall. In the Rocky Mountain and Southeastern Divisions, contests exist for the Director’s seat. In the Southwestern Division, the incumbent Vice Director is not seeking another term, and no other candidates came forward, setting the sta...
Fox-1E (RadFxSat-2) Launch Scheduled for December 2017
AMSAT has learned that the launch of RadFxSat-2/Fox-1E is set for December 2017. Going into space under the NASA Educational Launch of Nanosatellites (ELaNa) program, RadFxSat-2/Fox-1E is a partnership opportunity between Vanderbilt University’s Institute for Space and Defense Electronics (ISDE) and AMSAT. It is similar to RadFxSat/Fox-1B, which could launch in the next several months, and both...
NPOTA Event at Lewis and Clark National Historical Park Will Include Space Station Contact
Lewis and Clark National Historical Park in Astoria, Oregon, will partner with the Mouth of the Columbia Amateur Radio Club to provide park visitors with an opportunity to see Amateur Radio up close over the Labor Day weekend. As part of the ARRL National Parks on the Air (NPOTA) program, club members will set up a station, KF7TCG, at the park’s Netul Landing. Operation is set to start on the e...
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