Handiham World Update for October 11, 2021

If you live in the northern latitudes, watch for aurora tonight. Because of a coronal mass ejection on Saturday, a geomagnetic storm watch has been issued for tonight. Aurora contacts are a lot of fun and yet another good reason to learn Morse code!

This Saturday, October 16th, will be the Fall Zoom Gathering. Pemdy sent out the Zoom invitation to all current Handiham Program members today. Be sure to hang onto that email so you can join us for the fun on Saturday!

We held our third class in the 2021 Basic Morse Code course tonight. The students are studying hard, making good use of the practice recordings they receive each week. In every class, they add more letters, numbers, punctuation, and prosigns to their repertoire.

Wednesday will be the fourth class in the General Class course. The students are taking a deep dive into components and circuits right now. With cramming all the material into a 12 week course, our students have a lot of information to cover each week!

If you are interested in the Intermediate Morse Code class or the Extra Class license course, we are planning to run both next year. You can reach out to Pemdy to get your name on the lists for an application when they are ready. Because of everything we have to cover for the Extra Class, that course will run a full 16 weeks, so keep that time commitment in mind.

We hope you have a great week,

Lucinda and Pemdy