Leadership Changes in ARRL Atlantic Division
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The ARRL Atlantic Division has new leadership. Tom Abernethy, W3TOM, who had served as an ARRL Director, representing the Atlantic Division since 2015, stepped down on January 6, 2023. (left to right) ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, recognized Bob Famiglio, K3RF, and Marty Pittinger, KB3MXM, as the new Director and Vice Director, respectfully, of the Atlantic Division during the ARRL Board o ..read more
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The K7RA Solar Update
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Solar activity softened again this week, with average daily sunspot numbers changing from 162 to 80.7, and solar flux from 198.9 to 139.5. This is quite a dramatic shift from the excitement of a couple of weeks ago. To review, average weekly sunspot numbers from the first Propagation Forecast bulletin of 2023 went from 97 to 135.9, 173.4 and 162. Average weekly solar flux from 157.8 to 181.2, 221.8 a ..read more
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Missouri S&T Amateur Radio Club to Celebrate 100 Years
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The Missouri S&T Amateur Radio Club, W0EEE, at Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T), is gearing up for an early celebration of their 100 years. Club President Morgan Lyons, KI5SXY, said the station first went on the air in 1923 as the M.S.M Radio Club, broadcasting basketball games from the Jackling Gym on the grounds of the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy (MSM ..read more
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The K7RA Solar Update
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From the first week of this year, we saw a dramatic and welcome increase in solar activity, but it softened in this reporting week, January 19-25. Average daily sunspot numbers starting with the final reporting week for 2022 were 96.1, 97, 135.9. 173.4 and 162. Over the same period, average daily solar flux was 143.8, 157.8, 181.2, 221.8 and 198.9. The northern hemisphere Winter Solstice was over a mo ..read more
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Yaesu Radios Donated to ARRL to Inspire Visitors and Young Hams
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There are two new Yaesu transceivers in use at ARRL Headquarters in Newington, Connecticut. They arrived via a generous donation from Yaesu USA. The Yaesu FTDX101MP transceiver is a welcome addition to Studio 1 in W1AW, the Hiram Percy Maxim Memorial Station. The company has donated an FTDX101MP and FTDX10, both HF/50 MHz transceivers. In arranging the donation, Yaesu Vice President, Sales and Cr ..read more
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Mobile App Available to Navigate 2023 Orlando HamCation
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Orlando HamCation® is February 10 - 12, 2023, and hosts the ARRL Southeastern Division Convention. In partnership with HamCation, ARRL's free mobile app is available to help attendees navigate the large event, which is held at the Central Florida Fairgrounds and Expo Park. The free ARRL Events app is now available and already includes HamCation's full program, so attendees can browse and schedul ..read more
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Proposals Sought to Host 2026 World Radiosport Team Championship -- WRTC
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The World Radiosport Team Championship Sanctioning Committee (WRTC-SC) is accepting proposals for hosting the 2026 WRTC event. The World Radiosport Team Championship is an on-site amateur radio competition, usually held every 4 years. Previous WRTCs have been held in Seattle, San Francisco, Slovenia, Finland, Brazil, Russia, Boston, and Germany. WRTC 2022, delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic ..read more
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29th Annual Dayton Contest Dinner is May 20, 2023
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The North Coast Contesters will host the 29th Annual Dayton Contest Dinner at the Hope Hotel, located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, on Saturday night, May 20, 2023, at 6:30 PM. Master of Ceremonies will be John Dorr, K1AR, and the 2023 Keynote Speaker is Bryant Rascoll, KG5HVO. Rascoll, of Montgomery, Alabama, was the 2018 recipient of the Bill Pasternak Memorial Amateur R ..read more
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Winter Field Day 2023
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Winter Field Day (WFD), sponsored by the Winter Field Day Association, is coming again. This year, the dates are January 28 and 29. Radio clubs around the country are activating for this event. Complete rules can be found on the WFD website, at Home - Winter Field Day. Combining this with ARRL's yearlong event, Volunteers On the Air, is a great way to make contacts that count for both activitie ..read more
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Amateur Satellite FalconSAT-3 Nears Reentry
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Many amateur radio operators and satellite watchers have been predicting the date and time of reentry for FalconSAT-3 (FS-3). While all reentry predictions are something of a guessing game due to the large number of variables affecting the upper atmosphere, it is certain that the end for FS-3 will be coming very soon, possibly the week of January 16 - 21, 2023. Radio Amateur Satellite Corporatio ..read more
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