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  1. Annual ARRL On-Line Auction Now Open for Bidding!

    The 11th Annual ARRL On-Line Auction now is under way. Bidding on nearly 300 items will continue through Thursday, October 27. Participants must register. Those who have participated in past ARRL On-Line Auction events may use their previous log-in information.

    This year’s auction booty includes some vintage ham radio items, including a Collins S Line. Premier items from the QST “Product Review”...

  2. The K7RA Solar Update

    Over the past reporting week (October 13-19) compared to the previous seven-day average daily sunspot number declined from 55 to 31, while average daily solar flux dropped from 101.9 to 83.4.

    Planetary A index increased from 6.6 to 19.1, and average mid-latitude A index jumped from 5 to 14.

    This is the opposite of what happened two weeks ago compared to last week, when A indices decreased but sol...

  3. Apparent ARISS Radio Failure Prompts Shift to Russian Service Module Ham Gear

    The VHF handheld transceiver that the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) program has used to connect students worldwide with astronauts on board the International Space Station (ISS) for more than 16 years has begun to display an error message and is unusable at this time.

    While the ARISS technical team evaluates the best path to restore operation from the ISS Columbus modu...

  4. Georgia Section Manager Changing on November 1

    Georgia Section Manager Gene Clark, W4AYK, of Albany, has announced that he’s stepping down at the end of October, after serving since October 2009. David Benoist, AG4ZR, of Senoia, has been appointed as Georgia Section Manager, effective November 1, to complete the current term of office, which extends until September 30, 2017.

    When a Section Manager vacancy occurs between elections, the positi...

  5. The Doctor Will See You Now!

    “HF Mobile Antennas” is the topic of the latest (October 20) 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, and the Doctor ...

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