Month: October 2020

Hurricane Watch Net

It’s a Wrap for Hurricane Watch Net, ARES Teams Stand Down

After an activation that lasted more than 9 hours, the Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) suspended operations on October 28 at around 0130 UTC. “Although Zeta was still a hurricane just east of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, moving to the northeast at about…

Guidelines Issued for ARRL DX Contest Multioperator Stations

ARRL has issued guidelines for multioperator stations competing in the ARRL DX Contest (CW and phone). With the global pandemic continuing to impose restrictions on social gatherings, multioperator contest stations may not be able to operate normally while still adhering…

Myths, truths, and debates about switching the clocks

The terms “spring forward” and “fall back” are used to describe a practice of changing standard time with the intention of  “saving” (as in, making better use of) natural light. During daylight savings time (DST), clocks are turned ahead one…

ARRL Urges Members to Join in Strongly Opposing FCC’s Application Fees Proposal

ARRL will file comments in firm opposition to an FCC proposal to impose a $50 fee on amateur radio license and application fees. With the November 16 comment deadline fast approaching, ARRL urges members to add their voices to ARRL’s…

Hurricane Watch Net

Hurricane Watch Net Activation Plans

The Hurricane Watch Net will activate Wednesday morning at 11:00 AM EDT (1500 UTC) on 14.325.00 MHz for Hurricane Zeta. We will begin simultaneous operations on 7.268.00 MHz beginning at 5:00 PM EDT (2100 UTC). Once activated, we will remain…

Zoom Meerting

Thursday October 29 Zoom Meeting

Hello Everyone, Please join us for this important meeting.  Chris Viningre, WS5B will be presenting a program on Allstar and other digital modes.  This should be a very informative and interesting program. Please join us This Thursday evening at 8…

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…