2019 QST Key Design Competition Deadline is June 1

ARRL News - Fri, 03/29/2019 - 11:24

The deadline is June 1 to submit Morse key and paddle designs in the QST Key Competition. Hams have been building their own Morse keys since the dawn of Amateur Radio, and some creations have become legend. Design styles can include straight key, semiautomatic key (bug), paddle, or sideswiper. The winner in each category will receive $250. Only one entry may be accepted per person or team.


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A New QST QuickStats Poll Has Been Posted

ARRL News - Fri, 03/29/2019 - 11:06
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Department of Defense to Transmit Interoperability Exercise Info via WWV/WWVH

ARRL News - Fri, 03/29/2019 - 10:02

The US Department of Defense (DOD) plans to start making use of a provisional time slot on WWV and WWVH to announce upcoming HF military communication exercises and how the Amateur Radio community can become involved in them. The announcements will occur at 10 minutes past on WWV and at 50 minutes past on WWVH. WWV and WWVH transmit on 2.5, 5, 10, 15, and 20 MHz.

“DOD’s use of the broadcast time...

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The K7RA Solar Update

ARRL News - Fri, 03/29/2019 - 08:45

During our reporting week (March 21-27) solar activity increased while geomagnetic indicators were lower, compared to the previous seven days. This is a nice combination for the first week of spring.

Although sunspots and solar flux decreased toward the end of the period, average daily sunspot numbers doubled from 8 to 16, and average daily solar flux increased from 70.7 to 75.2.

Average daily pl...

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