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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W1AW 2018 Spring/Summer Operating Schedule

SB QST @ ARL $ARLB008 ARLB008 W1AW 2018 Spring/Summer Operating Schedule ZCZC AG08 QST de W1AW ARRL Bulletin 8 ARLB008 From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT March 12, 2018 To all radio amateurs SB QST ARL ARLB008 ARLB008 W1AW 2018 Spring/Summer Operating Schedule Morning Schedule: Time Mode Days 1300 UTC (9 AM ET) CWs Wed, Fri 1300 UTC (9 AM ET) CWf Tue, Thu Daily Visitor Operating Hours: 1400 UTC to 1600 UTC – (10 AM to 12 PM ET) 1700 UTC to 1945 UTC – (1 PM to 3:45 PM…

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DX News – March 9, 2018

ZCZC AP10 QST de W1AW Propagation Forecast Bulletin 10 ARLP010 From Tad Cook, K7RA Seattle, WA March 9, 2018 To all radio amateurs SB PROP ARL ARLP010 ARLP010 Propagation de K7RA Only one day (March 2) showed any sunspot activity over the past reporting week, with a daily sunspot number of 11 so average daily sunspot activity declined from 6 to 1.6. Average daily solar flux went from 68.3 to 67.6. No sunspots have been seen since March 2. Geomagnetic indicators were quiet, with average planetary A index dropping from…

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DX Bulletin 10 – March 1, 2018

QST de W1AW DX Bulletin 10  ARLD010 From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT  March 1, 2018 To all radio amateurs operators, This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by W3UR, 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. SPRATLY ISLANDS.  A large group of operators will be QRV as 9M0W from Layang Layang Island, IOTA AS-051, from March 6 to 13. Activity will be on 160 to 6 meters using CW,…

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ARLP009 Propagation de K7RA – March 2, 2018

QST de W1AW Propagation Forecast Bulletin 9  ARLP009 From Tad Cook, K7RA Seattle, WA  March 2, 2018 To all radio amateurs We’ve seen many days with no sunspots over the past year, especially in more recent times. Periods with more than three days of blank Sun include January 4-11, 2017, March 6-20, 2017, May 9-15, 2017, June 9-12, July 18-24, October 8-14, October 16-20, November 1-13, November 19-24, December 1-5, December 13-19, December 28, 2017 through January 3, 2018, January 20-29, 2018, and February 18-25. Sunspots have been visible every…

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ARLB007 ARRL Requests Expanded HF Privileges for Technician Licensees

QST de W1AW ARRL Bulletin 7  ARLB007 From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT  March 1, 2018 To all radio operators ARRL has asked the FCC to expand HF privileges for Technician licensees to include limited phone privileges on 75, 40, and 15 meters, plus RTTY and digital mode privileges on 80, 40, 15, and 10 meters. The FCC has not yet invited public comment on the proposals, which stem from recommendations put forth by the ARRL Board of Directors’ Entry-Level License Committee, which explored various initiatives and gauged member opinions in…

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Propagation Forecast Bulletin – February 23, 2018

QST de W1AW Propagation Forecast Bulletin 8  ARLP008 From Tad Cook, K7RA Seattle, WA  February 23, 2018 To all radio amateurs Average daily sunspot number dropped from 24 during the previous seven days, to 5.6 in the current reporting week, February 15-21. That average is so low because no sunspots have been seen since February 17, and no new sunspot regions were observed since February Average daily solar flux dropped to 70.1 in the current period from 77.4 in the previous week. Based on the latest 45-day prediction for solar…

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DX News – February 22, 2018

QST de W1AW DX Bulletin 9  ARLD009 From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT  February 22, 2018 To all radio amateurs This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by AA3B, EA5GL, WB0TEV, WE9V, 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. ROTUMA ISLAND, 3D2.  A group of operators are QRV as 3D2EU until March 16.  Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes.  QSL via DK2AMM.…

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Louisiana Elects New Section Manager

QST de W1AW ARRL Bulletin 6  ARLB006 From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT  February 21, 2018 To all radio amateurs ARRL members in Louisiana have elected John Mark Robertson, K5JMR, as Section Manager for the next 2-year term of office that starts on April 1. Robertson, of Bossier City, outpolled incumbent Section Manager Scott Wren, KD5DFL, 341 to 148 votes. Wren, of Pineville, has served as SM since April 2016. Ballots were counted and verified at ARRL Headquarters on Tuesday, February 20. This was the only contested Section Manager election this winter.…

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Propagation Forecast – February 16, 2018

  QST de W1AW Propagation Forecast Bulletin 7  ARLP007 From Tad Cook, K7RA Seattle, WA  February 16, 2018 To all radio amateurs   Solar activity increased over the last reporting week (February 8-14). Average daily sunspot number rose from 10.3 to 24, while average daily solar flux increased from 72.5 to 77.4. Geomagnetic indicators were quiet, with average planetary A index changing from 4.4 to 4.1, and average mid-latitude A index going from 3.6 to 3. Predicted solar flux is 71, 70 and 69 on February 16-18, 68 on February 19-22,…

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