ARRL News

  • Average daily sunspot numbers rose this reporting week (June 15-21) from 4.9 to 29.4. The previous week had four days with no sunspots, and this week there were no zero sunspot days, hence the dramatic increase in the average.Average daily solar flux barely budged from 74.4 to 74.6Average daily planetary A index went from 7.3 to 9.4, and mid-latitude A index from 6.9 to 8.1.Predicted solar flux...

  • The ARRL will sponsor a 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season Webinar on Monday, July 17, at 8 PM ET (0000 UTC on Tuesday, July 18). The approximately 90-minute session will address the role of Amateur Radio during the 2017 Hurricane Season. Anyone interested in hurricane preparedness and response is invited to take part in this online presentation.Topics will include a meteorological overview of the ...

  • Sacramento Valley Section Official Observer Coordinator (OOC) Norm Lucas, WB6RVR, died on June 19, after suffering an apparent heart attack. He was 67. Lucas had been an OO since 1989 and OOC since 2003. Licensed in 1964, Lucas was a past president of the Northern Amateur Relay Council of California (NARCC) and actively lobbied for the revision of California’s distracted driving bill. He was a ...

Southgate ARC

  • We are a student team launching our 2nd high altitude balloon flight on the 27th of this month, with the launch being timed for between 1100 and 1500 and the flight lasting between 2 and 3 hours

  • Known as the ‘father’ of radio is Guglielmo Marconi. He died in July, 80 years ago. In the late 19th century Marconi was among a few keen people experimenting with waves that had been shown by German physicist Heinrich Rudolf Hertz

  • Yes, we’re going into space and you can be part of it! AMSAT_ZL has reached a staging point in the development of their satellite project, KiwiSAT. We’re ready to go, ready to get up there!

  • In May, the Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA) began its trial of theory and regulation assessments on-line that have proved to be very popular with about 230 people accessing them

  • Average daily sunspot numbers rose this reporting week (June 15-21) from 4.9 to 29.4. The previous week had four days with no sunspots, and this week there were no zero sunspot days, hence the dramatic increase in the average

  • A paper by IARU Region 1 President, Don Beattie G3BJ, for the Landshut Conference in September notes "The longer term financial outlook for Region 1 is poor"

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