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W5HTK 145.29 On the Air From New Site

Oklahoma Repeater Society - Sat, 09/08/2018 - 21:44

The Enid ARC moved their 145.29 machine to a 250' tower located near Goltry, OK. northwest of Enid. Solid mobile coverage from Harper Kansas on the north, to south of Watonga, to Waynoka on the west, and east to Ponca City. May be usable in Perry for mobiles. The PL tone is 141.3.

ARRL Audio News - September 7, 2018

ARRL Audio News - Fri, 09/07/2018 - 11:00
ARRL Audio News - September 7, 2018

The K7RA Solar Update

ARRL News - Fri, 09/07/2018 - 07:38

Sunspots disappeared again, since August 28. Average daily sunspot number dropped from 17.7 (during the prior week) to 0, (naturally).

Average daily solar flux declined from 70.6 to 67.8. Geomagnetic indicators quieted, with average daily planetary A index changing from 19.9 to 6.3, and mid-latitude A index going from 13.4 to 5.9.

Predicted solar flux is 68 on September 7-14, 75 on September 15-1...

Top 10 Most Wanted DXCC Entities List Updated

ARRL News - Thu, 09/06/2018 - 10:12

Club Log’s DXCC Most Wanted entities list has been updated as of August 28. The list includes 340 entities, and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), or North Korea, is the #1 most-wanted DXCC entity, as it has been for quite a few years.

The other top ten most-wanted entities, listed in descending order, are: 3Y/B Bouvet Island; FT5/W Crozet Island; BS7H Scarborough Reef; CE0X San F...

The Doctor Will See You Now!

ARRL News - Thu, 09/06/2018 - 06:00

“Antennas and Wind” is the topic of the current (August 30) 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 h...

ARRL/TAPR Digital Communications Conference Banquet, Sunday Seminar Speakers Named

ARRL News - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 13:11

Philip J. Erickson, W1PJE, will keynote the 2018 ARRL/TAPR Digital Communications Conference (DCC) banquet on Saturday, September 15. His topic will be “Towards a 21st Century Understanding of Earth’s Upper Atmosphere: The Value of Radio Based Amateur-Scientist Partnerships.” Erickson heads MIT’s Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences Group at Haystack Observatory.

Headlining the Sunday Seminar on Se...

Gordon Now Likely to Remain a Tropical Storm; Hurricane Watch Net Secures

ARRL News - Tue, 09/04/2018 - 18:36

At 0000 UTC on September 5 the Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) formally secured operations initiated ahead of Tropical Storm Gordon, which had been forecast to become a Category 1 hurricane. The HWN had activated at 1500 UTC on September 4, as it typically does whenever a hurricane is within 300 miles of landfall.

“The net rarely activates for tropical storms, unless they are forecast to become hurric...

Hurricane Watch Net Set to Activate as Gordon Courts Hurricane Status

ARRL News - Mon, 09/03/2018 - 16:33

Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) Manager Bobby Graves, KB5HAV, says the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season has been relatively quiet up until now, but September typically is the peak month for storms. The quick-developing Tropical Storm Gordon now is forecast to make landfall late on Tuesday evening as a Category 1 hurricane. In preparation, the Hurricane Watch Net will activate at 1500 UTC on September 4...

ARRL Audio News - August 31, 2018

ARRL Audio News - Fri, 08/31/2018 - 09:52
ARRL Audio News - August 31, 2018

ARRL Headquarters Closed on Labor Day, September 3

ARRL News - Fri, 08/31/2018 - 08:48

ARRL Headquarters will be closed on Monday, September 3, for the Labor Day holiday. There will be no W1AW bulletin or code practice transmissions that day. ARRL Headquarters will reopen on Tuesday, September 4, at 1200 UTC. Have a safe and enjoyable Labor Day weekend!

Islands on the Air Seeking Proposed Additions to List of Valid Island Groups

ARRL News - Fri, 08/31/2018 - 08:35

The Island on the Air (IOTA) program is reviewing its list of valid island groups, as it typically does every 5 years.

“This time, IOTA management has decided to bring forward the review to give a chance for any new groups announced to be activated in 2019, the target year,” said Roger Balister, G3KMA, in an August 31 announcement. He continued, “The review process is scheduled to start with an ...

The K7RA Solar Update

ARRL News - Fri, 08/31/2018 - 07:44

We just saw 15 straight days with visible sunspots, but it ended on Wednesday, August 29 with a sunspot number of zero. There were also no sunspots seen on Thursday, the following day.

According to Spaceweather.com, in 2018 so far, we’ve seen 134 days (55 percent) with no sunspots. For all last year, in 2017 there were 104 days (28 percent overall) with no sunspots. During the last solar minimum...

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