Selection of Schools/Groups to Host Contacts with Space Station Narrowed to Seven

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) has announced that five schools and two organizations have advanced to the next stage of planning to host Amateur Radio contacts with the ISS in the first half of next year. A review team of teachers from the ARISS-US Education Committee selected proposals, moving the process into phase 2. “ARISS’s primary goal is to engage people in scie…

ARRL Foundation Announces 2018 Scholarship Recipients

The ARRL Foundation has announced the 2018 recipients of the scholarships it administers. The Androscoggin Amateur Radio Club Scholarship     Theodore Parker, N1HW, of Ripley, ME     The ARRL Foundation General Fund Scholarship     Owen R. Cruise, N0WEN, of San Diego, CA   Angela S. Felver, W3STR, of Fairless Hills, PA   Skyler T. Fennell, KD0WHB, of Denver, CO   Anna J. Veal, W0ANT, of Littleton, CO   The ARRL …

Former Japan Amateur Radio League President Shozo Hara, JA1AN, SK

Past Japan Amateur Radio League (JARL) President Shozo Hara, JA1AN, died on June 9. He was 91. A native of Nagasaki prefecture, he graduated from Waseda University in 1954 with a degree in electrical engineering and joined Eastern Japan Heavy Industries (now Mitsubishi Heavy Industries). Working extremely long hours, Hara once wrote that he’d return home and tinker with Amateur Radio, not gettin…

The K7RA Solar Update

  Tad Cook, K7RA, Seattle, reports: Sunspots vanished again after appearing on every day, from May 21 through June 4. Average daily sunspot numbers for the May 31 through June 6 reporting week dropped from 26.3 to 12.9. Average daily solar flux declined from 74.9 to 73.2. Average planetary A index increased from 3.9 to 11.7 while average mid-latitude A index increased from 4.7 to 10.4. Predicted s…