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Plane Crash Drill Turns to Major Fire Response

ARRL News - 9 hours 41 min ago

Over the course of a single day, ARES® Los Angeles (ARES LAX) Northwest District operators on July 8 pivoted from a plane crash mass-casualty drill to a real major fire response. With the area suffering under record 108° heat, the ARRL Los Angeles Section’s ARES Northwest District Emergency Coordinator Roozy Moabery, W1EH, had no idea that an actual emergency would erupt just 6 hours after his ...

The Doctor Will See You Now!

ARRL News - 10 hours 45 min ago

“S-Units” is the topic of the the latest 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 himself, Joel Hallas...

Pirates on the Air!

ARRL News - 11 hours 55 min ago

The 2017-2018 edition (46th ed) of the ARRL Repeater Directory® has sold out.

ARRL News - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 12:08

The 2017-2018 edition (46th ed) of the ARRL Repeater Directory®, introduced in April, has sold out. Some ARRL publication dealers and online resellers may have remaining copies of the current edition, which was the first edition to use data supplied from “crowdsourcing” technology. Crowdsourcing is a means of using data gathered from public resources. Data for the Repeater Directory was supplie...

The K7RA Solar Update

ARRL News - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 09:21

Average daily sunspot numbers for the recent reporting week (August 3-9) rose 7.1 points to 12.1, and average daily solar flux rose from 71 to 73.2.

Average daily planetary A index went from 5 to 11.3, and mid latitude A index rose from 6 to 10.9.

Predicted solar flux for the near term is 74 on August 15-21, 72 on August 22, 68 on August 23-28, 70 on August 29, and 72 on August 30 through Septemb...

Amateur Radio Administration Course (ARAC) a Success in Mexico

ARRL News - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 08:47

For the second year in a row, ARRL, IARU Region 2, and the Federación Mexicana de Radioexperimentadores (FMRE) have presented the Amateur Radio Administration Course (ARAC) in Mexico City. The course was held August 7-9 at Mexico City’s World Trade Center. The ARAC is aimed at the people in charge of administering the Amateur Radio and Amateur Satellite services within the participants’ respect...

Radio Eritrea and Radio Ethiopia Still Battling on 40 Meters

ARRL News - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 08:28

It was a now-familiar story in the July edition of the International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 (IARU R1) Monitoring System (IARUMS) newsletter, which reports that Radio Eritrea and Radio Ethiopia are still slugging it out i the 40-meter phone band. IARU Region 1 includes Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Northern Asia.

“The hostile brothers were daily active on 7,150 and 7,175 kHz,” said I...

KM4LAO Wins the August QST Cover Plaque Award

ARRL News - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 08:06

The winning article for the August 2017 QST Cover Plaque award is “Youth DX Adventure on the Caribbean Island of Saba” by Ruth Willet, KM4LAO.

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 September issue today.

 

Youth DX Adventure Wraps Up

ARRL News - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 09:52

NWS UPDATE: Severe/Heavy Rainfall Potential Later Today and Tonight

WX5FWD.ORG - Sat, 08/12/2017 - 09:42

From: National Weather Service, Fort Worth
Date: Saturday, 12 August 2017 10:20 CDT

Bottom Line

Strong to severe storms are possible this afternoon and evening across North Texas in the vicinity of a weak front. A complex of storms may affect locations along and north of Interstate 20 later this evening and overnight which could lead to localized flooding. A FLASH FLOOD WATCH is in effect for parts of North Texas along the Red River from Gainesville east to Sulphur Springs for the overnight hours.

Overview

Scattered thunderstorms are expected to develop across North Texas by mid/late afternoon and continue into the evening. Some of these storms could become severe with primarily a damaging wind threat, as well as the potential for severe hail. There is a small chance for a brief tornado spin-up with storms located immediately along the front. Later tonight, a complex of storms may move along or just south of the Red River which could lead to localized flash flooding. There is still some uncertainty as to the exact path the overnight thunderstorms will take, but areas north of I-20 to the Red River will have the highest chance for heavy rainfall.

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Radio Arcala to Leverage FT8 Digital Mode in Market Reef Activation

ARRL News - Fri, 08/11/2017 - 13:51

Radio Arcala (OH8X), the consortium of serious Finnish contesters, has heaped more praise on Nobel Laureate and software developer Joe Taylor, K1JT, for the recent beta release of FT8 mode. OJ0BH/OJ0JR will be active August 12-19 from Market Reef and expects to make use of FT8 and other modes that are part of Taylor’s WSJT-X suite of Amateur Radio digital software.

“Tuning the poor 20-meter band...

ARRL Announces Colvin Award Grant to Bouvet Island 3Y0Z DXpedition

ARRL News - Fri, 08/11/2017 - 13:42

The ARRL has granted a Colvin Award to help support the upcoming 3Y0Z DXpedition to Bouvet Island, the second most-wanted DXCC entity. The DXpedition is scheduled to get under way early next year.

“This is a great team, putting forth a complicated DXpedition to the most remote island on Earth and one of the rarest of the rare DXCC entities,” said ARRL Field Services Manager Dave Patton, NN1N.

The...

ARRL Audio News - August 11, 2017

ARRL Audio News - Fri, 08/11/2017 - 09:56
News, features and opinion from ARRL Headquarters in Newington, Connecticut.

The Doctor Will See You Now!

ARRL News - Thu, 08/10/2017 - 07:20

“Keys and Keyers” is the topic of the current (August 3) 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 hims...

Joe Spier, K6WAO, Elected as AMSAT-NA Executive Vice President

ARRL News - Thu, 08/10/2017 - 07:13

The AMSAT Board of Directors on August 8 elected AMSAT Vice President, Educational Relations, Joe Spier, K6WAO, of Reno, Nevada, as Executive Vice President. Spier’s new duties will include implementation of AMSAT-NA’s Strategic Planning. He will continue for now in his other duties as 2017 Space Symposium Chairman, AMSAT News Service co-editor, and in ARISS Education and Educational Relations....

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