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  • New Summer EURAO Party to Premier FT4
    on July 19, 2019 at 4:15 pm

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  • HAL Communications Cofounder, President Bill Henry, K9GWT, SK
    on July 19, 2019 at 4:05 pm

    A cofounder and later president of HAL Communications, George W. “Bill” Henry, Jr., of Monticello, Illinois, died on July 17. An ARRL Life Member, he was 78. HAL Communications formally got its start in 1972 among hams and graduate students at the University of Illinois at Urbana, but the company’s history goes back a few years before.Henry once explained that the name HAL was chosen by partner... […]

  • EME SSTV Lunar Landing Commemorative Event Set
    on July 19, 2019 at 3:57 pm

    Moonbounce enthusiasts are invited to take part in a commemorative Earth-Moon-Earth (EME) slow-scan television (SSTV) party on 23 centimeters, marking the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing. The event gets under way at 2300 UTC on Saturday, July 20, at PI9CAM in the Netherlands. “We will start to transmit several lunar landing-related images on 1296.110 MHz,” said the Moon-Net Reflector anno... […]

  • Scouts Attending World Scout Jamboree Set to Talk with Space Station via Ham Radio
    on July 19, 2019 at 3:53 pm

    Thousands of Scouts from some 160 countries who will attend the 24th World Scout Jamboree this summer in West Virginia will have the chance to witness an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact during their stay. The theme of the World Scout Jamboree, which opens on Monday, July 22, is "Unlock a new world." If all goes according to schedule, a selected group of Scouts a... […]

  • The K7RA Solar Update
    on July 19, 2019 at 2:01 pm

    Very low solar activity continues. Over the past week, average daily solar flux changed insignificantly from 67.1 to 67. There were no sunspots.Average daily planetary A index changed from 8.4 to 5.9, while mid-latitude A index changed from 8.6 to 6.7. Conditions remain quiet.Predicted solar flux is 68 on July 19-26, and 67 on July 27 to September 1.Predicted planetary A index is 5 on July 19-2... […]

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  • EME SSTV Lunar Landing Commemorative Event Set
    by qrznow on July 19, 2019 at 9:07 pm

    Moonbounce enthusiasts are invited to take part in a commemorative Earth-Moon-Earth (EME) slow-scan television (SSTV) party on 23 centimeters, marking the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing. The event gets under way at 2300 UTC on Saturday, July 20, at PI9CAM in the Netherlands. “We will start to transmit several lunar landing-related images on 1296.110 […] The post EME SSTV Lunar Landing Commemorative Event Set appeared first on QRZ NOW - Ham Radio News. […]

  • A Cycle 25 Storm Launch & Aurora Highlights: Solar Storm Forecast 07-18-2019
    by qrznow on July 18, 2019 at 10:03 pm

    The post A Cycle 25 Storm Launch & Aurora Highlights: Solar Storm Forecast 07-18-2019 appeared first on QRZ NOW - Ham Radio News. […]

  • New Summer EURAO Party to Premier FT4
    by qrznow on July 18, 2019 at 9:52 pm

    The motto of the new European Radio Amateurs’ Organization (EURAO https://www.eurao.org/) Summer Party https://www.eurao.org/en/node/1045 is “Premiering FT4.” This is not a contest but an on-the-air radio gathering with some suggested guidelines. The event is set for July 27 – 28 UTC. A new “general availability” release of WSJT-X that includes the latest FT4 protocol for HF contesting […] The post New Summer EURAO Party to Premier FT4 appeared first on QRZ NOW - Ham Radio News. […]

  • Centenarian Radio Amateur’s Efforts Helped Pave the Way to the Moon
    by qrznow on July 18, 2019 at 3:34 pm

    The Nashville Tennessean newspaper recently featured the story of a 104-year-old ARRL member who contributed to NASA’s effort to put the first humans on the moon 50 years ago this month. Cary Nettles, W5SRR, of Columbia, Tennessee — who calls himself the nation’s oldest rocket scientist still alive — was a NASA project manager and research engineer on […] The post Centenarian Radio Amateur’s Efforts Helped Pave the Way to the Moon appeared first on QRZ NOW - Ham Radio News. […]

  • Antenna Polarization [ ARRL PODCAST ]
    by qrznow on July 18, 2019 at 12:06 pm

     Your antenna’s polarization can make a big difference in how well you can hear, and be heard — especially on VHF and up.   The post Antenna Polarization [ ARRL PODCAST ] appeared first on QRZ NOW - Ham Radio News. […]