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The American Radio Relay League (ARRL) is the national association for amateur radio, connecting hams around the U.S. with news, information and resources.


The K7RA Solar Update  View ?

Each of the average solar and geomagnetic indices rose last week (April 20-26) over the previous seven days.

Average daily sunspot number rose from 8.6 to 35.7, and solar flux rose from 76.5 to 81.4.

Average daily planetary A index went from 8 to 26.4, and average daily mid-latitude A index from 6.3 to 18.4.

The day with the most geomagnetic activity was April 22 when the planetary A index was 54....

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(28/04/2017 @ 11:00)
Inaugural AM Rally a Hit! Participants Log Nearly 1,500 Contacts  View ?

The numbers are in, and the first AM Rally April 1-3 was a huge success, with nearly 1,500 contacts reported on the 72 logs submitted. Unique call signs logged numbered 665. Event co-organizer Clark Burgard, N1BCG, feels the actual number of contacts was quite a bit larger, because not all participants submitted logs, although logs continue to trickle in past the entry deadline. Burgard said he...

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(27/04/2017 @ 14:10)
Upcoming Army MARS Communication Exercises Highlighted at Regional Conference  View ?

US Army MARS Program Manager Paul English, WD8DBY, reviewed the upcoming calendar of communication exercises planned for the remainder of 2017, when he spoke via video link to attendees at the Army MARS Region 3 Conference April 6-8 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Hosting the event was Pennsylvania Army MARS, in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA).

Addressing the fi...

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Armed Forces Day Crossband Military/Amateur Radio Communications Test is May 13  View ?

The US Army, Air Force, Navy, and Coast Guard will sponsor the traditional military/amateur radio communication tests on Saturday, May 13 to mark the 66th annual Armed Forces Day (AFD). Armed Forces Day is May 20, but the AFD Crossband Military-Amateur Radio event will take place a week earlier in order to avoid schedule conflicts with those attending Hamvention. 

Complete information, including...

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(26/04/2017 @ 21:41)
US Fish and Wildlife Service Seeks Comments on Baker Island DXpedition Compatibility  View ?

The US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) appears open to a DXpedition to Baker Island in the Pacific, which has not been activated for 15 years. Baker and Howland Islands (KH1) is the fourth most-wanted DXCC entity, according to the Club Log DXCC Most Wanted List. On April 24, the FWS released a Draft Compatibility Determination for Amateur Radio Operation for public review and comment. The comme...

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WRTC 2018 Plans Call for Greater Participation by Young Contesters  View ?

The 8th World Radiosport Team Championship, WRTC 2018 in Germany next July, will offer seats on three teams for contesters who are 25 or younger at the time of the event. Prospective participants need only to apply. The international event July 12-16, 2018, will feature 42 competing teams. This will mark Germany

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The K7RA Solar Update  View ?

This just in from the Australian Space Forecast Centre at 2349 UTC on April 20, 2017:

Recurrent coronal hole is expected to be geoeffective.

INCREASED GEOMAGNETIC ACTIVITY EXPECTED
DUE TO CORONAL HOLE HIGH SPEED WIND STREAM
FOR 23 APRIL 2017

GEOMAGNETIC ACTIVITY FORECAST
23 Apr:  Active to Minor Storm


Spaceweather.com reported old sunspot AR2644 returned after a 2-week trip around the Sun, and explode...

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(21/04/2017 @ 13:24)
ARRL Hamvention Forum Topics Will Encompass Makers, Youth, HamSCI  View ?

When Hamvention® opens on May 19 for the first time in Xenia, Ohio, the focus of ARRL activities will be the ARRL EXPO in Building 2 of the Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center. ARRL will sponsor a slate of forums on all 3 days of Hamvention.

To highlight the new location, some fresh ARRL forum topics will accompany the old standards. Space is limited at some forum venues.

  • ARRL has reached o...

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(20/04/2017 @ 21:43)
Puerto Rico Radio Amateurs Take Part in 2017 Caribbean Tsunami Exercise  View ?

As they have done in past years, radio amateurs in Puerto Rico took part in the Caribe Wave tsunami exercise on March 21. Tsunami Preparedness Week was March 19-25 for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Caribe Wave is the annual tsunami exercise of the UNESCO Tsunami and Other Coastal Hazards Warning System for the Caribbean and Adjacent Regions (CARIBE-EWS). Its major objective is for countri...

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(20/04/2017 @ 21:37)
Sebastien Poulenard, F5UFX, is Recipient of Intrepid Spirit Award  View ?

From the International DX Convention in Visalia California comes word that DXer and Tromelin 2014 team leader Sebastien

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Last import : 28/04/2017 @ 01:15

Welcome to VE3RIX

Watson's Mill, Manotick, Ontario

 

      On Behalf of the new Executive and active members, I would like to take this opportunity to welcome all members of the Manotick Amateur Radio Group that we are back on line with a new look and feel. We hope to make a difference by getting more people involved within the hobby, such as community events, field day radio events and emergency services. We appreciate you taking the time to register and really look forward to reading your posts.

Thanks again for joining!

73'

Don

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