SKYWARN Recognition Day – 2018

Hey Everybody! Sorry for the late notice on this! Hopefully y’all have already seen this or at least will see it in time to participate a little bit. This Saturday, December 1, 2018 is this year’s Skywarn Recognition Day from 000z to 2400z. Below is the story from the ARRL with links to more information. Maybe I will talk to some of you on the air for this! 2018 SKYWARN™ Recognition Day December 1, 2018 from 0000z to 2400z SKYWARN™ Recognition Day was developed in 1999 by the National Weather Service…

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Uh oh! No new Building?!

Wow! There’s just so much stuff to get caught up on!The last time I really looked at my ham radio news feed on the Feedly app, I remember seeing something about A new building that was supposed to be ready for Hamvention 2018. Now I read that it’s not even going to be ready for 2019. In 2017, I paid a lot of attention to what was going on in the hobby, this year I am just so out of the loop. I have spent the last few hours, off…

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ARLX012 Former Wisconsin Section Manager Don Michalski, W9IXG (SK)

SB SPCL @ ARL $ARLX012 ARLX012 Former Wisconsin Section Manager Don Michalski, W9IXG (SK) ZCZC AX12 QST de W1AW Special Bulletin 12  ARLX012 From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT  August 17, 2018 To all radio amateurs SB SPCL ARL ARLX012 ARLX012 Former Wisconsin Section Manager Don Michalski, W9IXG (SK) Former Wisconsin ARRL Section Manager Don Michalski, W9IXG, of Madison, died on August 11. He was 77. Michalski led the Wisconsin Section from 1999 until 2015. He served as net manager for the Badger Weather Net and was active in the Wisconsin…

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New Section Managers Elected in Five ARRL Sections

05/23/2018 Five new ARRL Section Managers have been declared elected to begin their first terms of office on July 1. Section Manager (SM) election ballots were counted in the Indiana and Northern Florida Sections on May 22 at ARRL Headquarters. Other candidates faced no opposition during the spring election cycle. In Indiana, James “Jimmy” Merry, KC9RPX, of Ellettsville, was declared elected in a very close race with Brian G. Jenks, W9BGJ, the Indiana Section Traffic Manager. Merry received 451 votes, and Jenks, of Fort Wayne, received 438 votes. Merry has…

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Propagation Forecast Belletin 12 – March 23, 2018

SB PROP @ ARL $ARLP012 ARLP012 Propagation de K7RA ZCZC AP12 QST de W1AW Propagation Forecast Bulletin 12 ARLP012 From Tad Cook, K7RA Seattle, WA March 23, 2018 To all radio amateurs SB PROP ARL ARLP012 ARLP012 Propagation de K7RA At 2332 UTC on March 22 the Australian Space Forecast Centre issued a geomagnetic disturbance warning for this weekend, March 24 and 25. “Expect the geomagnetic activity to increase to mostly Active levels with isolated periods of Minor to Major Storm levels due to a high speed solar wind stream…

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DX Nulletin 13 – March 22, 2018

SB DX @ ARL $ARLD013 ARLD013 DX news ZCZC AE13 QST de W1AW DX Bulletin 13 ARLD013 From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT March 22, 2018 To all radio amateurs SB DX ARL ARLD013 ARLD013 DX news This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by WB0TEV, The Daily DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites. Thanks to all. MAURITIUS, 3B8. Mart, DL6UAA will be QRV as 3B8MM from March 27 to April 11. Activity will…

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Propagation Forecast Bulletin – March 16, 2018

SB PROP @ ARL $ARLP011 ARLP011 Propagation de K7RA ZCZC AP11 QST de W1AW Propagation Forecast Bulletin 11 ARLP011 From Tad Cook, K7RA Seattle, WA March 16, 2018 To all radio amateurs SB PROP ARL ARLP011 ARLP011 Propagation de K7RA No sunspots were observed between March 2 and March 15. One sunspotmade a brief appearance on March 2, after a blank sun on March 1. Average daily sunspot number dropped from 1.6 to zero this week, and average daily solar flux rose fractionally from 67.6 to 67.7. We’ll be watching…

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DX News – March 15, 2018

SB DX @ ARL $ARLD012 ARLD012 DX news ZCZC AE12 QST de W1AW DX Bulletin 12 ARLD012 From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT March 15, 2018 To all radio amateurs SB DX ARL ARLD012 ARLD012 DX news This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by KK9A, ON4EI, W2TT, The Daily DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites. Thanks to all. TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO, 9Y. Rich, KE1B and Anna, W6NN will be QRV as 9Y4/home calls…

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Past Louisiana Section Manager Jim Molan, KD5IGG, SK

SB SPCL @ ARL $ARLX005 ARLX005 Past Louisiana Section Manager Jim Molan, KD5IGG, SK ZCZC AX05 QST de W1AW Special Bulletin 5 ARLX005 From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT March 15, 2018 To all radio amateurs SB SPCL ARL ARLX005 ARLX005 Past Louisiana Section Manager Jim Molan, KD5IGG, SK Past ARRL Louisiana Section Manager Jim Molan, KD5IGG, of Bunkie, Louisiana, died on March 8 after suffering a severe head injury in a fall. He was 84. Molan had served as Louisiana SM from 2014 until 2016 and was a Louisiana Section…

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South Texas SM Stepping Aside; New South Texas SM Appointed

SB QST @ ARL $ARLB009 ARLB009 South Texas SM Stepping Aside; New South Texas SM Appointed ZCZC AG09 QST de W1AW ARRL Bulletin 9 ARLB009 From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT March 12, 2018 To all radio amateurs SB QST ARL ARLB009 ARLB009 South Texas SM Stepping Aside; New South Texas SM Appointed ARRL South Texas Section Manager Lee Cooper, W5LHC, has announced that he’ll step down at the end of March due to time constraints and the workload associated with his consulting business. “This was not an easy decision to…

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