The Lighthouse Run has been cancelled. Volunteers will not be needed for the event.
QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo Announces Full Lineup of Speakers
on July 6, 2020 at 20:08
Maritime Mobile Service Network Comes to the Aid of Vessel in Distress
on July 6, 2020 at 20:01
The Maritime Mobile Service Net (MMSN) on 14.300 MHz came to the assistance of a sailing vessel on June 25. MMSN control operator Steven Carpenter, K9UA, took a call on 20 meters from Ian Cummings, KB4SG, the skipper of the Mystic Lady, then some 40 miles east of Florida. Cummings reported that his engine had failed as he was attempting to return to his home port of Stuart, Florida. He not only...
The August Issue of Digital QST is Now Available!
on July 6, 2020 at 13:44
THe K7RA Solar Update
on July 3, 2020 at 12:17
No sunspots this week. The pattern persists, and this surprises me. But Spaceweather.com reported a couple of weak, barely emerging spots, never numbered, and by their magnetic polarity were from new Cycle 25.We rely on NOAA for official sunspot numbers, and the most recent one reported was 11 on June 15. See ftp://ftp.swpc.noaa.gov/pub/indices/DSD.txt.Average daily solar flux over the recent r...
Intrepid-DX Group Announces Youth Essay Contest
on July 2, 2020 at 13:55
The Intrepid-DX Group, a US-based IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that promotes amateur radio in developing countries, has announced its first Youth Essay Contest. The prize is a new Icom IC-7300 transceiver, which the winner must agree to keep and use for 1 year. Participants will prepare a two-page essay answering these questions: (1) What are your amateur radio goals? and (2) What can w...