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Average daily sunspot numbers declined over 32 points this week to 39.6.Â Average daily solar flux was down more than 8 points to 99.2. Tuesdayâs solar flux at 89.5 was the lowest since June 22-25 of last year, when values ranged from 84 to 88.6. Likewise, Tuesdayâs sunspot number of 14 was also the lowest since June 25, 2012 when the sunspot number was also 14. Since then both numbers have bee...
The Dayton Hamvention website has announced that 24,542 people attended HamventionÂź 2013, approximately the same as lastÂ yearâs attendance. Charles Kaiser, KD8JZR, was the 2013 general chairman. The Dayton Amateur Radio Association (DARA) has sponsored Hamvention since 1952. Originally called the Southwestern Ohio Ham-vention, the inaugural event, held in March in downtown Dayton, attracted 60...
The ARRL.net system is experiencing intermittent delivery issues with a few ISPs, the largest being Comcast.net. We are working diligently to resolve the issues and we appreciate your patience as we work with Comcast to rectifiy the situation.
If you discover that valid messages forwarded from ARRL.net to your regular e-mail account are not being accepted by your ISP you can, and should, call yo...
Dallas Hardin, KE4ZWD, once an avid servant of the community as a firefighter, arson investigator, and search and rescue diver, had a stroke in 2008. This resulted in his body losing some coordination and certain fine motor skills. Subsequently he started having problems with his sight, going completely blind in one eye with frequent periods of near-blindness in the other.
Wilse Morgan, WX7P (formerly KL7CQ) passed away June 13 in Rice, Washington. He is survived by his wife, Gimmie AL7LB.
An ARRL Life Member, Wilse was an Assistant Section Manager for Eastern Washington and was very active on satellites, PSK31, DXing and contesting. In 2009 he was inducted into the CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame.
During his 20 year tenure in Alaska as KL7CQ, he taught courses in Am...
The winner of the June QST Cover plaque award is Robert Wilson, NTĂA, for his article âThe Great RFI Hunt.â The QST Cover Plaque Award -- given to the author or authors of the most popular article in each issue -- is determined by a vote of ARRL members on the QST Cover Plaque Poll web page. Cast a ballot for your favorite article in the July issue today.
Your chances of working South Korea on 6 meters may never be better than this summer. Operators at 6M6M, a special call sign, will mount a serious 6 meter effort from June 22 until July 31. Four separate stations will be on the air from locations in mainland South Korea and possibly from an IOTA. Each station will run 1 kW into quad and Yagi antennas. Activity will be on CW, SSB, FM, AM, RTTY, ...
Members of the 599DX Team and ARMI Taranto will on air from San Pietro Island (IOTA EU073) as IJ7T from 26 to 28 July 2013 on all HFÂ bands, as well as 6 and 2 meters, operating SSB, CW and digital modes. The expedition will be participating in the IOTA ContestÂ IJ7T on July 27/28. For more information see:Â http://www.qrz.com/db/IJ7T
The FCC this week extended until July 24 the deadline to file reply comments in its proceeding to allow unlicensed National Information Infrastructure (U-NII) devices at 5 GHz. The FCC in February sought comment on making available an additional 195 megahertz of spectrum in the 5.35-5.47 GHz and 5.85-5.925 GHz bands for U-NII use. Reply comments are responses to comments already filed in the pr...
As of 9:30 AMÂ EDST, e-mail service to and from ARRLÂ Headquarters has been down for more than 24 hours and is not working at the present time. Work is continuing to restore service as soon as possible, but at the moment there is no specific estimate of when service will be completely restored.
Updates regarding e-mail restoration will be posted here as available.
Logbook of The World users will be pleased to know that the new Trusted QSL software is now available for downloading from the ARRL Logbook of The World page.
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