The Space Weather Woman
The latest space weather forecast from Dr Tamitha Skov WX6SWW – All Quiet at Earth, New Crater on a Stormy Mars
Chicago RAIN to cease
This week’s WIA News reports that Hap Holly, KC9RP, who’s been producing the The RAIN Report Amateur Radio newscast every week for 30 years, has announced that he’s retiring and closing down
How to use a Spectrum Analyzer
Spectrum analysers are one of the most important test instruments for the RF designer. Rather than displaying amplitude against time as with the case of the oscilloscope, these test instruments display amplitude against frequency giving a plot of the signals
Behind the scenes of an ARISS contact
On June 20, 2019, anyone in the UK with access to a 2m receiver had the opportunity to listen to a contact between a UK school and astronaut Nick Hague KG5TMV aboard the International Space Station
Tony’s 10m Band Report A most excellent week, except I was in China and couldn’t get in front of a radio. Couldn’t even get BBC news or sport so no cricket commentary. Funny because Sky News was ok. This website, SARN (Southgate Amateur Radio News), was OK on a laptop but not available on a smart phone. Why?
Radio amateur to lose license
ARRL report New Jersey radio amateur, David S. Larsen Sr., WS2L, of Highland Park, will surrender his Amateur Extra-class license and pay a $7,500 civil penalty as part of a Consent Decree with the FCC to settle an enforcement action
Montana to get new Section Manager Paul Stiles, KF7SOJ, will become ARRL Montana Section Manager on October 1. Stiles, of Billings, was the only candidate after nominations for the position were re-solicited this Spring, and will serve an 18-month term
2019 JOTA/JOTI event Richard, ZS6RKE, the National JOTA/JOTI Coordinator reports that the 2019 JOTA/JOTI event will be held on the weekend of 18 to 20 October
Gibraltar Special Event
Members of the Gibraltar Amateur Radio Society (GARS) will activate ZB2IG19 between July 1-31st
Afghanistan operation Robert, S53R, will once again be in Kabul starting June 24th, and will be there for two years working with the UN World Food Program
Mysterious moisture in the mesosphere
The 2019 season for noctilucent clouds (NLCs) has been remarkable, maybe the best ever, with NLCs appearing as far south as Los Angeles CA and Albuquerque NM. What’s going on?
Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio News:
“Grid Madness 2019”, the Hawaii Island-based VHF/UHF Simplex Contest, is set for Sunday, 15 September 2019, from 1300-1700 HST. You can download the complete event package here: https://gridmadness.blogspot.com.
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