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QRZ DX and The DX Magazine Publisher Carl Smith, N4AA, SK QRZ DX and The DX Magazine Publisher and Editor Carl Smith, N4AA, of Asheville, North Carolina, died on October 20. An ARRL member, he was 77 and had been a radio amateur and DXer for more than 6 decades. Smith and his late wife Miriam, KB4C, boughtthe tw
ARRL | Oct 21, 2017 12:05 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
The K7RA Solar Update The past reporting week (October 12-18) saw very little solar activity, with a sunspot number of 12 on October 15, meaning the average daily sunspot number was only 1.7, down from the already low average of 8.4 over the previous seven days.Over the same t
ARRL | Oct 20, 2017 2:43 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Bidding is Now Open for the 12th Annual ARRL On-Line Auction! Read full story for latest details.
ARRL | Oct 20, 2017 2:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
RadFxSat (Fox-1B) FM Satellite Set to Launch in November The next AMSAT Fox-1 satellite, RadFxSat (Fox-1B), is scheduled to launch on November 10 at 0947 UTC. RadFxSat (Fox-1B), which will carry a 435/145 MHz FM transponder, is one of four CubeSats making up the NASA ELaNa XIV mission, riding as secondary paylo
ARRL | Oct 20, 2017 1:06 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
ARISS International Chair Frank Bauer, KA3HDO, Wins G3AAJ Trophy ARISS International Chair Frank Bauer, KA3HDO, has been honored with the Ron Broadbent, G3AAJ, Trophy. The presentation came during the AMSAT-UK International Space Colloquium this past weekend.AMSAT-UK totally shocked me yesterday at the colloquium with
ARRL | Oct 19, 2017 1:20 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Reminder: This is JOTA Weekend With nearly 600 stations in the US registered to take part in Scoutings 60th Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) October 20-22, and many more planning to operate around the world, expect some additional activity on the bands. Listen for JOTA stations and help to i
ARRL | Oct 19, 2017 1:14 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Chinese CAS-4A and CAS-4B Amateur Radio Satellite Transponders Activated The Amateur Radio linear (SSB/CW) inverting transponders on the CAS-4A and CAS-4B satellites were activated on October 18. CAMSATs Amateur Radio payloads piggybacked on the optical remote-sensing micro-satellites OVS-1A (CAS-4A) and OVS-1B (CAS-4B), launc
ARRL | Oct 19, 2017 1:11 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
The Doctor Will See You Now! Dirty Transmitters is the topic of the current episode of the ARRL The Doctor is In podcast. Listen...and learn!Sponsored by DX Engineering, ARRL The Doctor is In is an informative discussion of all things technical. Listen on your computer, tablet, or sm
ARRL | Oct 19, 2017 1:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
California Fire Situation Improves San Francisco Section District Emergency Coordinator Len Gwinn, WA6KLK, in the Redwood Valley told ARRL this week that Amateur Radio volunteers in Mendocino and Lake counties have stood down, and things are kind of back to normal, in that no emergency sta
ARRL | Oct 18, 2017 9:33 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Focus on Emergency Communication at Pacificon 2017 Emergency communication will be a prominent part of the program at Pacificon 2017, the ARRL Pacific Division Convention, October 20-22 in San Ramon, California, sponsored by the Mount Diablo Amateur Radio Club.National SATERN Liaison Bill Feist, WB8BZH, w
ARRL | Oct 18, 2017 3:34 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend