ARRL Reintroduces a Popular Classic — Experimental Methods in RF Design

ARRL has reintroduced the popular title Experimental Methods in RF Design as a classic reprint edition. Immerse yourself in the communications experience. Build equipment while understanding basic concepts and circuits. “This is a…classic, extremely good text on designing circuits for the ham,” ARRL Life Member Bob De Varney, W1ICW, a professional radio communication technician and avid experi…

Maxim Memorial Station W1AW Receives Equipment Donations from Heil Sound, Radiohaus/America

Maxim Memorial Station W1AW has received equipment donations from Heil Sound and Radiohaus/America. Heil Sound recently gave W1AW a Gold Grill PR781G Studio Microphone, a PR40 Gold microphone, a couple of PRO7-DY headsets (pink and red), a PS Elite 6 PRO-SET Elite headset with HC6 element, three FS-3 single footswitches, two “Topless” mic booms, and replacement PRO-SET Plus cords and PS3 cables….

Nebraska Sesquicentennial Celebration QSO Party Set for February, March

Radio amateurs in Nebraska will celebrate the state’s 150th anniversary during the Sesquicentennial Anniversary Celebration Week QSO Party, starting on Saturday, February 25, and continuing until Sunday, March 6. That time period includes the actual anniversary date, March 1. Nebraska amateurs may operate from their own stations or as part of Nebraska historical site activations, appending “/NE…

The K7RA Solar Update

No sunspots were visible on January 1-2 and none on January 4-11, although a spot is just rotating into view today. Our reporting week is January 5-11, so the average daily sunspot number for that period was zero. For a look at recent sunspot numbers, check ftp://ftp.swpc.noaa.gov/pub/indices/DSD.txt and note the many zeroes. Average daily solar flux this week was 72.5, down from 73.1 the week b…