Propagation Update – January 5, 2018

QST de W1AW Propagation Forecast Bulletin 1  ARLP001 From Tad Cook, K7RA Seattle, WA  January 5, 2018 To all radio amateurs No sunspots appeared from December 27, 2017 until January 4, 2018. As Solar Cycle 24 declines to a minimum over the next two years we should see longer and more numerous periods of no sunspots. On January 4 the daily sunspot number was 13, indicating 3 sunspots in one sunspot group, although Spaceweather.com reported no sunspots on that day. The sunspot number for that day was reported by NOAA…

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Changes, or Maybe Resolutions, For 2018?

Hey everybody and welcome back to Everything Ham Radio! In the last episode of my podcast I talked about some of the things that I wanted to do in the new year, my personal and blogging resolutions, and asked you what y’all had planned on doing as well. I got a couple responses from different people that I was going to read in the episode for this week. Unfortunately the week before Christmas, I started to get sick. The day after Christmas, I had to work and ended up having…

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DX News – January 4, 2018

  DX Bulletin 1  ARLD001 From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT  January 4, 2018 To all radio amateurs SB DX ARL ARLD001 ARLD001 DX news This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by AA4NC, K1ZZ, WB2TJO, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites. Thanks to all. FIJI, 3D2.  Jim, WB2TJO is QRV as 3D2JS from Taveuni Island, IOTA OC-016, until March 13.  Activity is on 80 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and some digital modes. …

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