Month: December 2018

Zaffirini Bill to remove Ham Radio Exemption from wireless law

Attention Amateur Radio Operators! Legislation is pending in the Texas Senate that will affect your right to operate your mobile amateur radio while in motion.  Below are some clips from the actual document: ***** ***** ***** As you can see in…

WSJT-X Version 2 Released; Prompt Upgrades Encouraged

A new version of K1JT’s digital communications suite – WSJT-X, Version 2.0.0 – has been released for general use. All users of the software, especially the popular FT8 and MSK144 modes, are encouraged to upgrade promptly. “The FT8 and MSK144…

New Faces Around the Table in Newington

When the ARRL board of directors meets in Connecticut next month, there will be several new faces at the table, as well as the “back bench” for vice directors. In addition to this being the first board meeting for new…

MERRY CHRISTMAS

Time flies when you are having fun! This year has flown by and the holiday season is upon us. I want to wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas and a healthy and prosperous New Year! May God’s…

“Hunt for Santa Claus” Event Gets Under Way on December 21

The “Hunt for Santa Claus” (HSC) event will start on Friday, December 21, at 1800 UTC and will end at 2400 UTC on Monday, December 31. Stations should listen for OF9X from the frozen north.

The K7RA Solar Update

On Wednesday, December 19 Spaceweather.com displayed this headline: “Solar minimum conditions are in effect”, followed by “The Sun has been without sunspots for 209 days in 2018–that is, 59% of the time. To find a similar stretch of blank suns,…

MERRY CHRISTMAS! and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Fellow Hams of the West Texas Section: As we rapidly approach Christmas 2018 and New Years 2019, I would like to wish you and your family a Very Merry Christmas and a Healthy and Happy New Year. I would also…

2019 CQ DX Marathon

January 1 – December 31, 2019 Log Deadine: January 5, 2020 The CQ DX Marathon is designed to promote DXing activity throughout the year rather than only on contest weekends and during DXpeditions. Because activity is not concentrated in particular…