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The K7RA Solar Update

ARRL News - Fri, 2017-12-15 11:52

Over the past reporting week (December 7-13) we saw three days with zero sunspots (December 8, 9 and 13). Compared to the previous seven days, average daily sunspot number more than doubled to 6.9 and average daily solar flux increased from 69.6 to 71.

One new sunspot group (2691) emerged on December 10 with one spot, which increased to three over the next two days, but by December 13 it had all...

Logbook of the World to Add Support for CQ WAZ Award

ARRL News - Thu, 2017-12-14 11:54

Participants in CQ magazine’s Worked All Zones (WAZ) award program will soon be able to use the Logbook of the World (LoTW) system of ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio, to apply for the WAZ award and its endorsements, both ARRL and CQ announced on December 14.

Amateur Radio operators will be able to use LoTW logs to generate lists of confirmed contacts to be submitted for WAZ cred...

The Doctor Will See You Now!

ARRL News - Thu, 2017-12-14 09:00

“Listener Mailbag” is the topic of the current (December 7) episode of the “ARRL The Doctor is In“ podcast. Listen...and learn! More than a half-million downloads since its debut in April 2016 attest to the podcast’s popularity.

Sponsored by DX Engineering, “ARRL The Doctor is In” is an informative discussion of all things technical. Listen on your computer, tablet, or smartphone -- whenever and...

FCC Proposes $25,000 Fine for Breaking Now-Voluntary Labeling Rules

ARRL News - Wed, 2017-12-13 16:32

The FCC has proposed fining Acuity Brands Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia, $25,000 for apparently marketing radio frequency devices that were not labeled in accordance with Commission Part 18 rules at the time. The FCC issued a Notice of Apparent Liability (NAL) on November 21. Compliance with the particular rule at issue now is voluntary.

“Specifically, Acuity marketed three models of consumer-grade e...

ARRL Foundation Announces Ozaukee Radio Club, W9CQO, Scholarship:

ARRL News - Wed, 2017-12-13 14:44

The ARRL Foundation has announced a new, annual scholarship that is funded through the generosity of the Ozaukee Radio Club in Cedarburg, Wisconsin. The Ozaukee Radio Club, W9CQO, Scholarship, is intended to help support the post-secondary educational expenses of a current Amateur Radio licensee.

Applicants must be US citizens, residents of Wisconsin, and under 26 years old, and be performing a...

Goldfarb Scholarship Winner Accepts “Amazing Opportunity” to Intern for NASA

ARRL News - Tue, 2017-12-12 10:34

The 2015 recipient of the prestigious William R. Goldfarb Memorial Scholarship, Jacob Nunez-Kearney, KF7DSY, of Mesa, Arizona, will interrupt his matriculation at Purdue University to accept an internship this spring at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.

“This is an amazing opportunity that has been many years in the making that I have decided to accept,” Nunez-Kearney told ARRL. He will re...

Amateur Radio Volunteers Active in Latest Round of California Wildfires

ARRL News - Mon, 2017-12-11 13:08

The massive and barely contained Thomas Fire in Southern California has consumed more than 230,500 acres, and the emergency has caused residents in fire-threatened areas to evacuate. Amateur Radio volunteers remain active supporting communication for American Red Cross shelters in Ventura County. More evacuations are likely, although the need for Amateur Radio assistance remains dynamic. Cal Fi...

NWS-FWD Issues Hazardous Weather Outlook on Mon, 26 Sep 2016 02:58:00 CDT

Hazardous Weather Outlook - Mon, 2016-09-26 14:58
FLUS44 KFWD 261958 HWOFWD HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX 258 PM CDT MON SEP 26 2016 TXZ091>095-100>107-115>123-129>135-141>148-156>162-174-175-271200- MONTAGUE-COOKE-GRAYSON-FANNIN-LAMAR-YOUNG-JACK-WISE-DENTON-COLLIN- HUNT-DELTA-HOPKINS-STEPHENS-PALO PINTO-PARKER-TARRANT-DALLAS- ROCKWALL-KAUFMAN-VAN ZANDT-RAINS-EASTLAND-ERATH-HOOD-SOMERVELL- JOHNSON-ELLIS-HENDERSON-COMANCHE-MILLS-HAMILTON-BOSQUE-HILL-NAVARRO- FREESTONE-ANDERSON-LAMPASAS-CORYELL-BELL-MCLENNAN-FALLS-LIMESTONE- LEON-MILAM-ROBERTSON- 258 PM CDT MON SEP 26 2016 THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTH AND CENTRAL TEXAS. .DAY ONE...TONIGHT. NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY. NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. $$ JLDUNN

NWS-FWD Issues Hazardous Weather Outlook on Mon, 26 Sep 2016 12:14:00 CDT

Hazardous Weather Outlook - Mon, 2016-09-26 12:14
FLUS44 KFWD 261714 AAA HWOFWD HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK...UPDATED NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX 1214 PM CDT MON SEP 26 2016 TXZ091>095-100>107-115>123-129>135-141>148-156>162-174-175-271130- MONTAGUE-COOKE-GRAYSON-FANNIN-LAMAR-YOUNG-JACK-WISE-DENTON-COLLIN- HUNT-DELTA-HOPKINS-STEPHENS-PALO PINTO-PARKER-TARRANT-DALLAS- ROCKWALL-KAUFMAN-VAN ZANDT-RAINS-EASTLAND-ERATH-HOOD-SOMERVELL- JOHNSON-ELLIS-HENDERSON-COMANCHE-MILLS-HAMILTON-BOSQUE-HILL-NAVARRO- FREESTONE-ANDERSON-LAMPASAS-CORYELL-BELL-MCLENNAN-FALLS-LIMESTONE- LEON-MILAM-ROBERTSON- 1214 PM CDT MON SEP 26 2016 THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTH AND CENTRAL TEXAS. .DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT. NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY. NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. $$

NWS-FWD Issues Hazardous Weather Outlook on Sun, 25 Sep 2016 03:24:00 CDT

Hazardous Weather Outlook - Sun, 2016-09-25 15:24
FLUS44 KFWD 252024 HWOFWD HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX 324 PM CDT SUN SEP 25 2016 TXZ091>095-100>107-115>123-129>135-141>148-156>162-174-175-261200- MONTAGUE-COOKE-GRAYSON-FANNIN-LAMAR-YOUNG-JACK-WISE-DENTON-COLLIN- HUNT-DELTA-HOPKINS-STEPHENS-PALO PINTO-PARKER-TARRANT-DALLAS- ROCKWALL-KAUFMAN-VAN ZANDT-RAINS-EASTLAND-ERATH-HOOD-SOMERVELL- JOHNSON-ELLIS-HENDERSON-COMANCHE-MILLS-HAMILTON-BOSQUE-HILL-NAVARRO- FREESTONE-ANDERSON-LAMPASAS-CORYELL-BELL-MCLENNAN-FALLS-LIMESTONE- LEON-MILAM-ROBERTSON- 324 PM CDT SUN SEP 25 2016 THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTH AND CENTRAL TEXAS. .DAY ONE...TONIGHT. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH TONIGHT. THE MAIN THREATS FROM ANY STRONGER THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE LIGHTNING...HEAVY RAINFALL AND GUSTY WINDS TO 35 MPH. MINOR FLOODING MAY OCCUR WHERE THUNDERSTORMS IMPACT ANY PARTICULAR AREA FOR ABOUT AN HOUR OR MORE. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE ON MONDAY ALONG AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM GRAHAM TO DFW TO SULPHUR SPRINGS. PRIMARY HAZARDS ARE EXPECTED TO BE LIGHTNING STRIKES AND BRIEF HEAVY RAIN. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME...HOWEVER REPORTS OF HEAVY RAIN AND FLOODING ARE APPRECIATED. $$ JLDUNN

NWS-FWD Issues Hazardous Weather Outlook on Sun, 25 Sep 2016 04:15:00 CDT

Hazardous Weather Outlook - Sun, 2016-09-25 04:15
FLUS44 KFWD 250915 HWOFWD HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX 415 AM CDT SUN SEP 25 2016 TXZ091>095-100>107-115>123-129>135-141>148-156>162-174-175-261100- MONTAGUE-COOKE-GRAYSON-FANNIN-LAMAR-YOUNG-JACK-WISE-DENTON-COLLIN- HUNT-DELTA-HOPKINS-STEPHENS-PALO PINTO-PARKER-TARRANT-DALLAS- ROCKWALL-KAUFMAN-VAN ZANDT-RAINS-EASTLAND-ERATH-HOOD-SOMERVELL- JOHNSON-ELLIS-HENDERSON-COMANCHE-MILLS-HAMILTON-BOSQUE-HILL-NAVARRO- FREESTONE-ANDERSON-LAMPASAS-CORYELL-BELL-MCLENNAN-FALLS-LIMESTONE- LEON-MILAM-ROBERTSON- 415 AM CDT SUN SEP 25 2016 THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTH AND CENTRAL TEXAS. .DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT. SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS WILL OCCUR THROUGH TONIGHT ACROSS MUCH OF THE AREA...WITH THE HIGHEST CHANCES EXPECTED ALONG AND WEST OF THE INTERSTATE 35 AND 35 WEST CORRIDORS. THE MAIN RISKS FROM ANY STRONGER THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE LIGHTNING...HEAVY RAINFALL AND GUSTY WINDS TO 35 MPH. THE HIGHEST RISK FOR FLOODING WILL BE ACROSS THE WESTERN HALF OF NORTH TEXAS...WHERE LIFT WILL BE THE STRONGEST. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY. THUNDERSTORMS WITH LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE ENTIRE AREA ON MONDAY BEHIND THE COLD FRONT. PRIMARY HAZARDS ARE EXPECTED TO BE LIGHTNING STRIKES AND FLOODING...ESPECIALLY ACROSS THOSE AREAS ALONG AND WEST OF HIGHWAY 281 WHERE SMALL STREAM FLOODING AND FLOODING OF TYPICAL LOW LYING AREAS CAN BE EXPECTED IN SOME LOCALES. WIDESPREAD FLASH FLOODING IS NOT EXPECTED. RAINFALL AMOUNTS BETWEEN 1 AND 3 INCHES WITH ISOLATED HIGHER AMOUNTS ARE EXPECTED WEST OF I-35/I-35W...WITH LESSER AMOUNTS FURTHER EAST. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME...HOWEVER REPORTS OF HEAVY RAIN AND FLOODING ARE APPRECIATED. $$
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