New York Club Plans Armed Forces Day Special Event

The Great South Bay Amateur Radio Club (GSBARC) will commemorate Armed Forces Day with special event station W2GSB/APM, operating May 20-21 from the American Airpower Museum at historic Republic Airport in Farmingdale, New York. “This event commemorates Armed Forces weekend to honor our service men and women of the armed forces, who have given so much,” the club said in its announcement. W2GSB/AP…

Registration is Open for the 2017 W9DXCC DX Convention and Banquet

Online registration is now available and the program is shaping up for the 2017 W9DXCC DX Convention and Banquet September 15-16 in suburban Chicago. ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, will be the keynote speaker for this 65th annual W9DXCC event. Discounted hotel rooms can also be booked now. Sponsored by the Northern Illinois DX Association, W9DXCC will also offer Contest University (CTU) and…

Moderate Geomagnetic Storming Forecast

NOAA forecasters have issued a watch for minor-to-moderate geomagnetic storms May 16-17. Forecasters say there is a 40% chance of minor (G1) geomagnetic storming on May 16, as Earth enters a stream of solar wind flowing from a hole in the Sun’s atmosphere. The storm could intensify to moderate (G2) on May 17, due to a combination of coronal hole activity on the Sun’s surface and the impending a…