The K7RA Solar Update

Average daily sunspot numbers rose this reporting week (June 15-21) from 4.9 to 29.4. The previous week had four days with no sunspots, and this week there were no zero sunspot days, hence the dramatic increase in the average.

Average daily solar flux barely budged from 74.4 to 74.6

Average daily planetary A index […]

ARRL to Sponsor 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season Webinar

The ARRL will sponsor a 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season Webinar on Monday, July 17, at 8 PM ET (0000 UTC on Tuesday, July 18). The approximately 90-minute session will address the role of Amateur Radio during the 2017 Hurricane Season. Anyone interested in hurricane preparedness and response is invited to take part in […]

FCC Chairman to Appoint New Enforcement Bureau Chief

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has announced that he intends to appoint Rosemary C. Harold to serve as chief of the Enforcement Bureau. Michael Carowitz, who has been serving as acting bureau chief, will become the Bureau’s deputy chief. Harold is an attorney with experience within the FCC agency and in private practice; she’s also […]

TS Cindy Update 21 June 2017

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Tropical Storm Cindy Intermediate Advisory Number 9A NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL032017 700 PM CDT Wed Jun 21 2017 …HEAVY RAINFALL CONTINUES TO AFFECT THE NORTHERN GULF COAST… …THESE RAINS COULD PRODUCE LIFE-THREATENING FLASH FLOODING…

SUMMARY OF 700 PM CDT…0000 UTC…INFORMATION ———————————————- LOCATION…28.3N 93.3W ABOUT 125 MI…200 KM S OF LAKE […]

W1AW Announces Field Day Bulletin Schedule

Maxim Memorial Station W1AW at ARRL Headquarters has announced its Field Day 2017 bulletin schedule. The Maritime Radio Historical Society station K6KPH will transmit the W1AW Field Day 2017 bulletin for the benefit of West Coast stations.

Friday, June 23

Mode Pacific Mountain Central Eastern UTC CW 5:00 PM 6:00 PM 7:00 PM 8:00 […]

Tropical Storm Cindy Predicted to Hit Texas

Tropical Storm Cindy Advisory Number 5 NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL032017 400 PM CDT Tue Jun 20 2017 …CINDY MEANDERING OVER THE CENTRAL GULF… …HEAVY RAINFALL COULD PRODUCE LIFE-THREATENING FLASH FLOODING ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE NORTHERN GULF COAST…

SUMMARY OF 400 PM CDT…2100 UTC…INFORMATION

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LOCATION…25.7N 90.6W ABOUT 280 MI…450 KM S […]

Texas Governor Proclaims Amateur Radio Operator Week

FCC and OSHA Release Communications Tower Best Practices Guide

The FCC and OSHA have announced the release of a free publication, Communications Tower Best Practices Guide. While aimed more at those who tend commercial communication towers, the guide offers guidance applicable to the Amateur Radio community and contractors working on Amateur Radio antenna support structures. The FCC said the guide was a result […]

E51LYC Pukapuka Story

From DX News

E51LYC operated from Pukapuka Atoll between May 12 and 23. Located about 1200 km north of Rarotonga, in the North Cook Islands, this remote atoll counts toward the IOTA group OC-098, which was confirmed by only 8% of the IOTA members prior to this operation. Last activation of OC-098 was in […]

Our Sun’s 11-Year Magnetic Cycle Destined to Disappear

The Sun’s 11-year magnetic cycle appears to be ending, but that won’t happen anytime soon. In a paper submitted on May 26 to the journal Solar Physics, two solar scientists are reinterpreting earlier evidence to hypothesize that the Sun’s rotation rate and magnetic field are in a transitional phase that could lead to lengthening […]