The K7RA Solar Update

20-05-2022 10:54

 Solar activity was up, up, up this week, with average daily sunspot numbers increasing from 74.4 to 134.1, and average daily solar flux from 120.3 to 157.3.

To get some perspective, I averaged the weekly averages for sunspot number and solar flux from this bulletin and the previous three, then compared them to the bulletins from one year earlier.

A year ago, the averages for 2021 Propagation For...


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The K7RA Solar Update

14-05-2022 09:17

We saw some evidence of sporadic-e propagation this week on 6 and 10 meters, always surprising and exciting.

Solar activity was about the same as last week, at least going by the numbers.

Average daily sunspot numbers rose slightly from 68.6 to 74.4, while average daily solar flux only budged from 120 to 120.3.

Geomagnetic indicators were quieter, with average daily planetary A index shifting from...


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Listen to ARRL Audio News for May 13, 2022

13-05-2022 14:54

The latest edition of ARRL Audio News podcast for May 13, 2022 is available for listening now. This week's edition includes an update for the upcoming Dayton Hamvention®, an announcement for the Armed Forces Day Cross-Band Exercise which be held on May 14, and much more.

ARRL Audio News is a summary of the week’s top news stories in the world of amateur radio, along with interviews and other fe...


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ARES® Activated in Oklahoma for Tornado Clean-Up Communications

12-05-2022 15:15

To help with emergency communications support following an outbreak of tornadoes that hit this past week, the Oklahoma Department of Emergency of Management and Homeland Security requested support from the Oklahoma Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES®).

During the first week of May, 12 tornadoes touched down in the central and eastern parts of Oklahoma. The tornado that struck Seminole, Oklah...


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Día del Radioaficionado Celebrated May 10, 2022 in Puerto Rico

12-05-2022 15:14

On May 10, 2022, radio amateurs in Puerto Rico celebrated 25 years of Día del Radioaficionado (Puerto Rico Amateur Radio Operator Day). The day was designated the second Tuesday in May by Law 50 of June 7, 1996. The Governor of Puerto Rico, Pedro Pierluisi, issued a proclamation to honor the event. Radio amateurs took to social media and the airwaves to celebrate and send good wishes. A special...


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