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  • THe K7RA Solar Update
    on July 3, 2020 at 12:17 pm

    No sunspots this week. The pattern persists, and this surprises me. But reported a couple of weak, barely emerging spots, never numbered, and by their magnetic polarity were from new Cycle 25.We rely on NOAA for official sunspot numbers, and the most recent one reported was 11 on June 15. See daily solar flux over the recent r...

  • Intrepid-DX Group Announces Youth Essay Contest
    on July 2, 2020 at 1:55 pm

    The Intrepid-DX Group, a US-based IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that promotes amateur radio in developing countries, has announced its first Youth Essay Contest. The prize is a new Icom IC-7300 transceiver, which the winner must agree to keep and use for 1 year. Participants will prepare a two-page essay answering these questions: (1) What are your amateur radio goals? and (2) What can w...

  • New Amateur Extra Class License Manual and Extra Q&A Now Available
    on July 1, 2020 at 7:42 pm
  • Prominent Radio Amateur Helping to Lead US Convalescent Plasma Expanded Access Study
    on June 30, 2020 at 11:38 pm

    Well-known contester, DXer, and National Contest Journal (NCJ) Editor Scott Wright, K0MD, has been “substantially” stepping back from ham radio while offering his expertise to the US convalescent plasma COVID-19 Expanded Access Program. The study began in early April under the leadership of Dr. Michael Joyner, MD, of the Mayo Clinic; Dr. Peter Marks, MD, PhD and Dr. Nicole Verdun, MD, of the US...

  • New IARU Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Coordinator Appointed
    on June 30, 2020 at 3:13 pm

    The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Administrative Council has appointed Martin Sach, G8KDF, as global Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Coordinator, succeeding Tore Worren, LA9QL.“EMC is a major challenge for all radiocommunication services,” the IARU noted. “Radio amateurs are experiencing increased interference caused by unwanted radio frequency emissions from a wide variety, and ...