Reminder: W9DXCC Scholarship Applications Due

SARC is sponsoring two scholarships for W9DXCC this fall. Forms are due August 7, 2019 and should be sent to the club through the contact us page by adding an attachment.

The club will be sponsoring two people to attend the W9DXCC convention on September 13 and 14 at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles. The winners will be announced at the club’s general business meeting on August 15, 2019.

The criteria for awarding the scholarship as well as other conditions are in the attached form. The due date is August 7, 2019.

W9DXCC Scholarship Application

RHG July 2019

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From the President July 2019

From the President,

There is not much to report on here in Wisconsin, hopefully the new home of my ham-shack soon. I was unable to get to the July meeting due to unforeseen physical issues that just won’t go away. However, there is good news for all of us HF radio geeks. On the face of the sun this week, the first sunspot of the new Solar Cycle 25 was detected. This was a small sunspot located, in a high latitude, and it had the magnetic polarity to give an indication that this was the first spawn of the new cycle. Why is this important?

Courtesy of SolarHam –

Why does anybody care? The reason this is special is because it is a year or two early. This was completely unexpected as we have not hit rock bottom of solar cycle 24 yet. So, we can expect to see cycle 24 and 25 sunspots interspersed on a gradually increasing scale going forward. This could mean that we may see more sunspots than in Cycle 25 than we did in Cycle 24. Fingers crossed.

Geoff Stevens