W1AW Spring/Summer Operating Schedule

Pacific Mtn Cent East UTC Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri 6 am 7 am 8 am 9 am 1300z Fast Code Slow Code Fast Code Slow Code 7 – 9 am 10 am -12:45 pm 8 – 10 am 11 am -1:45 pm 9 – 11 am Noon – 2:45 pm 10 am – […]

62nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Hamfest and ARRL West Texas Section Convention

March 18th, 2017 Grand Texan Hotel and Convention Center 4300 W. Wall Street Midland, Texas All the information about the hamfest will be posted on the MARC website as soon as it’s available. In addition, our traditional hamfest flier will be mailed out in January. If you’ve registered in the last three years you […]

Boy Scouts Announce 2017 JOTA-JOTI Theme

Scouting’s World Jamboree on the Air/Jamboree on the Internet (JOTA-JOTI) Team has announced the theme for this fall’s JOTA-JOTI event: “60 Years Connecting Scouts.” The 2017 theme recognizes the event’s beginnings in 1957 and commemorates its growth in participation and in the expanding communication channels activated this coming October. In addition to Amateur Radio, those […]

ARISS Moves Closer to Launching New Radio System to Space Station

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) reports it has met a major milestone and now is “one giant step” closer to flying its new interoperable radio system to the International Space Station. Eventual plans call for installing a new JVC Kenwood TM-D710GA-based radio system on the station as part of an overall approach […]

You have DXing Questions? Dr. DX has Answers!

The Southern California DX Club (SCDXC) has announced that “Dr. DX” is on call and ready to answer questions via e-mail from fledgling DXers. A team of experienced DXers will offer helpful replies to any and all DXing-related questions.

The club has also distributed a brochure to Southern California Amateur Radio clubs to […]

Mar 12, 2017 – Daylight Saving Time

When local standard time is about to reach Sunday, March 12, 2017, 2:00:00 am clocks are turned forward 1 hour to Sunday, March 12, 2017, 3:00:00 am local daylight time instead

Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour later on Mar 12, 2017 than the day before. There will be more light in the […]

New FCC Chairman Declares First Phase of Pilot Transparency Project a Success

New FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, just nominated for a second 5-year term on the FCC by President Donald Trump, is declaring the initial phase of his pilot program to increase the transparency of its rule making process a success. Pai announced the program in early February, It will, for the first time, make public […]

The K7RA Solar Update

3/10/17 Over four days last week, we saw a blank Sun, starting with March 4. On March 5, the sunspot number was 11 (indicating a single sunspot), then on March 6-8 the Sun was blank again. Thus, we saw an average daily sunspot number of just 14.1, a 20-point drop from the previous seven […]

Do Switch-Mode Power Supplies have a place in your shack?

by K5ACL

I decided to give switching power supplies a go. Figured what the heck, i’m tired of this beast of an Astron when I have to take my radio to portable events, or when i’m just travelling period. Last I lugged it to a beachhouse @ South Padre Island… never again I said! The […]

St. Patrick’s Day Activity Hopes to “Turn the Bands Green”

Radio amateurs around the world will celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day on the air through the St Patrick Award.

“We hope to turn the bands green,” the event’s sponsors said. The St Patrick Award activity will get under way at 1200 UTC on March 16 and continue until 1200 UTC on March 18. Radio amateurs […]