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  • The K7RA Solar Update December 2, 2022
    No new sunspots appeared over the past reporting week, November 24 to 30.  But sunspots were visible every day.  Then on December 1 three new sunspot groups emerged.  The sunspot number rose from 12 to 49 and the total sunspot area went from 10 to 330.Sunspot numbers and solar flux declined during this reporting week (November 24 to 30), with average daily S […]
  • Radio Amateur Dr. Kristina Collins, KD8OXT, Earned PhD in Electrical Engineering December 2, 2022
    Dr. Kristina Collins, KD8OXT, earned her PhD in Electrical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University on November 18, 2022. Dr. Collins' thesis, Development of a Low-Cost Meta-Instrument for Distributed Observations of Ionospheric Variability, focuses on the development of the HamSCI Grape Personal Space Weather Station Network. Ham Radio Science […]
  • Amateur Radio Club Provides Communications Support for Thanksgiving Day Race December 2, 2022
    The BEARS of Manchester Amateur Radio Club in Manchester, Connecticut, spent Thanksgiving Day providing amateur radio communications support for the 86th Manchester Road Race.The race, a 4.748-mile course that begins and ends on Main Street in downtown Manchester, has been a Thanksgiving Day tradition since 1927. This is the 30th consecutive year the BEARS o […]
  • Nova Scotia Students Contact Astronaut Via Ham Radio December 2, 2022
    Students at Five Bridges Junior High School in Stillwater Lake, Nova Scotia, Canada, finally had an opportunity to talk with an astronaut onboard the International Space Station (ISS) via ham radio.On Wednesday, November 23, 2022, the students were able to talk with Astronaut Josh Cassada, KI5CRH, for about 11 minutes as the ISS passed over northern Europe.T […]
  • Youth/Youngsters on the Air Month-Long Event Begins December 1 December 2, 2022
    On December 1, 2022, YOTA begins a month-long, special event to celebrate young amateur radio operators -- YOTA Month 2022. YOTA is Youth or Youngsters on the Air. Amateur radio operators aged 25 and younger will be on all bands using all modes throughout the month to make contacts around the world. In 2021, YOTA participants worldwide made 119,516 contacts, […]
  • Quarter Century Wireless Association to Celebrate 75 Years December 2, 2022
    The Quarter Century Wireless Association (QCWA) will celebrate its 75th anniversary on December 5, 2022.Founded in 1947, QCWA's mission includes promoting "friendship and cooperation among Amateur Radio (Wireless) operators who were licensed as such at least a quarter of a century ago."Today, QCWA has 230 chapters in the US. During the organiz […]
  • The K7RA Solar Update - November 28, 2022 November 28, 2022
    ARRL Headquarters was closed for the holiday last Thursday and Friday, so this bulletin is delayed until Monday, but has fresh content from Sunday night.At 2228 UTC on November 27, the Australian Space Weather Forecasting Centre issued a geomagnetic disturbance warning. “A coronal hole wind stream is expected to induce G1 periods of geomagnetic activity from […]
  • ARRL Headquarters Closed for 2022 Thanksgiving Holiday November 25, 2022
    ARRL Headquarters will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 24 - 25, 2022, for the Thanksgiving holiday. There will be no W1AW bulletin or code practice transmissions on those days. ARRL HQ will reopen on Monday, November 28, at 8 AM EST.On behalf of ARRL, Happy Thanksgiving! We are thankful to our members and member-volunteers, and all radio amateurs […]
  • Dodge County Amateur Radio Emergency Service Receives ServeNebraska Award November 23, 2022
    The Dodge County Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES®) has received the 2022 Disaster Volunteer Award at the ServeNebraska Step Forward Awards Luncheon on November 4, 2022.Presented by Nebraska First Lady Susanne Shore, the award recognizes Dodge County ARES for a critical role in responding to the 2019 flooding in Fremont, Nebraska, and the surrounding a […]
  • Dr. Ulrich Rohde, N1UL, to Be Inducted to the Indian National Academy of Engineering November 23, 2022
    The Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) will induct Dr. Ulrich Rohde, N1UL, as a fellow during ceremonies in mid-December. Dr. Rohde is only the third foreign fellow elected by the INAE, preceded by Dr. Jeffrey Wineland, who won a Nobel Prize in Physics, and Dr. Philip H. Knight.In the formal announcement issued November 19, 2022, the INAE thanked […]