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Shop AmazonSmile on Prime Day, July 12, and Amazon Will Donate to ARRL
Monday, 11 July 2016 12:56

Amazon's second annual Prime Day is Tuesday, July 12. It will feature more than 100,000 deals exclusively for Prime members, making it one of the biggest shopping days of the year. As you browse the great deals available exclusively to Amazon Prime members, we invite you to shop at AmazonSmile and choosing the ARRL as your charity of choice.

With every qualifying purchase you make through Amazon...

IARU Volunteers Recognized at Friedrichshafen
Sunday, 10 July 2016 11:01

Two veteran International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 (IARU-R1) volunteers were honored at Ham Radio 2016 in Friedrichshafen, Germany, in late June.

Christian Verholt, OZ8CY, the former Chair of the Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Working Group and former EMC Advisor to the IARU International Secretariat, was presented with the IARU Presidents Diamond Award by IARU President Tim Ellam, VE...

New ISS Crew Increment with Two Radio Amateurs Arrives on Station
Saturday, 09 July 2016 14:45

NASA astronaut Kate Rubins, KG5FYJ, astronaut Takuya Onishi, KF5LKS, of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), and cosmonaut Anatoly Ivanishin of Roscosmos officially joined their Expedition 48 International Space Station (ISS) crew members on July 9 at 0626 UTC, when the hatches opened between their Soyuz MS-01 and the space station. There now are four radio amateurs onboard the ISS.


The August Issue of Digital QST is Now Available!
Friday, 08 July 2016 14:55

Philippines Ham Emergency Radio Operations Network Bracing for Effects of Super Typhoon
Friday, 08 July 2016 13:54

According to information received from International Amateur Radio Union Region 3 (IARU-R3), the Philippine Amateur Radio Association’s Ham Emergency Radio Operations (HERO) network activated on July 7 at 2145 UTC, as fears arose that super typhoon Nepartak could amplify the effects of the southwest monsoon. Heavy rains in some areas caused schools to preemptively cancel classes.

HERO operator D...

Solar Car Challenge W1N Traveling Special Event Operation Set
Friday, 08 July 2016 13:13

Special event station W1N will travel from the Texas Motor Speedway to Minneapolis between July 15 and July 24 to highlight the 2016 Solar Car Challenge®. Several teams include students and adult advisors who are radio amateurs who wanted to operate a special event station during the Solar Car Challenge.

Activity will be limited on July 15-16 but will ramp up July 16-24, 0500 to 2359 UTC.

W1N wil...

The K7RA Solar Update
Friday, 08 July 2016 12:46

Tad Cook, K7RA, Seattle, reports: The recent zero-sunspot period of June 23 through July 4 ended with the appearance of a single sunspot group (2560) on Tuesday, July 5. Sunspot numbers were 23, 11, and 25, respectively, on July 5-7.

Compared to the previous week, the average daily sunspot number rose from zero to 4.9. Average daily solar flux declined from 75.6 to 73.1, while the average planet...

Hams ready for Philippines typhoon
Friday, 08 July 2016 01:46

The following information was received from IARU Region 3 on Friday morning. With poor propagation, please take care in the area of known Philippines emergency communications frequencies.

"Ham Emergency Radio Operators (HERO) was set this morning at 2145 UTC ( Thursday UTC Time ) due to Super typhoon Nepartak amplifying the effects of the SW monsoon. Heavy rains in some areas caused preemptive school class suspensions.

HERO net operator DV7DRP opened DU net on 7095kHz at 2300 UTC ( Thursday ) with relay net controls DU1IVT, DU7DUG, and DU1EQ. PROPAGATION CONDITIONS NECESSITATED RELAYS AND HAND OFF OF NET CONTROL DUTIES TO DU1VHY.
Rainfall of varying intensity were reported but mostly minor floodings on the streets.
Reports of river conditions in the metro Manila area was also being reported with the Marikina River being at 13.7 meters in depth.
In general, rains are in the central Luzon and Metropolitan Manila area.

- Roberto "Jojo" Vicencio DU1VHY"

Decades of Satellite Contacts Net Satellite WAS for Ohio Radio Amateur
Thursday, 07 July 2016 16:06

It took Bob Liddy, K8BL, of Mentor, Ohio, nearly 4 decades to achieve Worked All States via satellite and earn WAS Satellite Award #341, although he wasn’t really gunning for the award for all that time. His contacts spanned 38 years, and he submitted QSL cards to claim the award. His oldest satellite QSL card was from W7LSV in Oregon, for an Oscar 8 Mode A CW contact in 1978.

Liddy did not real...

Solar Power Systems Often Do Not Comply with EMC Standards, VERON Says
Thursday, 07 July 2016 16:02

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