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West Texas Section Roundtable for October 22

Hello Everyone, I’m back from a wonderful fishing trip.  I look forward to seeing all of you and catching up on things. We are still under Covid 19 restrictions although many of us are getting out and about nowadays. ARRL…

It’s coming!!!!

November 1, 2020

WORKED ALL EL PASO CONTEST NOV 7 AND 8

In 1935, in the wild west town of El Paso, Texas, nestled against the Rio Grande River, an intrepid group of hams known as the “Transmitting Amateurs Association “ initiated the second-oldest certificate award in the United States, called the…

Solar Physicist Predicts a Slightly Better Solar Cycle 25

Solar physicist Leif Svalgaard of the W.W. Hansen Experimental Physics Laboratory at Stanford University has predicted a maximum sunspot number of 128 ±10, slightly better than Solar Cycle 24. “The overall average is 132 ±47 (median 124),” he said. “None of…

Hurricane Watch Net

Hurricane Delta Prompts Activations of Hurricane Watch Net, WX4NHC, SATERN

10/07/2020 The Hurricane Watch Net (HWN), WX4NHC at the National Hurricane Center (NHC), and The Salvation Army’s SATERN have announced activations for Hurricane Delta, the latest Atlantic storm. The HWN moved to its Alert Level 4 on Wednesday and is now running on 14.325…

ARRL WTX Section Round Table Meeting October 8, 2020

ARRL WTX Section Round Table Meeting October 8, 2020 at 8:00 pm CDT  A continuation of the discussion of Safety in Amateur Radio. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88222341388 Meeting ID: 882 2234 1388 One tap mobile +13462487799,,88222341388# US (Houston) +12532158782,,88222341388# US…

ARRL Seeks Changes in FCC Proposal to Delete 3.4 GHz Amateur Band

  ARRL met via telephone with FCC staff members this week to emphasize its opposition to the FCC Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in Docket 19-348 to delete amateur radio from the 3.3 – 3.5 GHz band.The FCC will take…

Hurricane Watch Net

Hurricane Watch Net Wraps Up Marathon Activation for Two Storms

The Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) just stood down from another extended session — 71 hours of continuous operation — for Hurricane Paulette and Hurricane Sally. HWN Manager Bobby Graves, KB5HAV, said it seems like long activations such as these are…

Venerable AO-7 Satellite Approaching a Return to Full Solar Illumination

AMSAT-OSCAR 7 (AO-7), the oldest amateur radio satellite still in operation, is nearing a return to full illumination by the sun, which should take place around September 25 and continue until around December 26. AMSAT’s vice president of operations Drew…

Hurricane Watch Net

Hurricane Watch Net is Tracking New Weather Systems

The Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) is keeping a close eye on three systems — Hurricane Teddy, Tropical Depression 22 (TD 22), and newly formed Tropical Storm Wilfred. For the remainder of 2020, named storms will come from the Greek alphabet,…