WA9JMO’s Key goes silent, the passing of a legend

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our Leader and sitting president of the Lakeshore Repeater Association Larry McCalvy WA9JMO. The Lakeshore Repeater Association would like to express its deepest condolences to his family and friends as we take a moment to reflect on our friend, mentor and leader. Rest well Larry, your key may be quiet but your memory will live on forever. VP Dave Hegyera will lead the Association […]

The K7RA Solar Update

Solar activity increased over the last reporting week (February 8-14). Average daily sunspot number rose from 10.3 to 24, while average daily solar flux increased from 72.5 to 77.4. Geomagnetic indicators were quiet, with average planetary A index changing from 4.4 to 4.1, and average mid-latitude A index going from 3.6 to 3.   Predicted solar flux is 71, 70 and 69 on February 16-18, 68 on Februa…

KE4PT and W4RQ Win the February QST Cover Plaque Award

The winning article for the February 2018 QST Cover Plaque award is “Live Trees Affect Antenna Performance” by Kai Siwiak, KE4PT, and Richard Quick, W4RQ. The QST Cover Plaque Award — given to the author or authors of the most popular article in each issue — is determined by a vote of ARRL members on the QST Cover Plaque Poll web page. Cast a ballot for your favorite article in the March issu…