The K7RA Solar Update

SWS Geomagnetic Disturbance Warning 16/53 issued at 2301 UTC/01 December 2016 by the Australian Space Forecast Centre. A small coronal hole will move into a geoeffective position around 4-Dec. This could result in brief active to minor storm periods from late 3-Dec or early 4-Dec. Increased geomagnetic activity expected due to coronal hole high speed wind stream from 03-04 December 2016 GEOMAGNETI…

Rep. Greg Walden, W7EQI, to Chair Powerful House Energy and Commerce Committee

US Rep. Greg Walden, W7EQI (R-OR), who championed the Amateur Radio Parity Act (H.R. 1301) as the chair of the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, will chair the US House Energy and Commerce Committee when the 115th Congress convenes in January. Energy and Commerce is considered one of the most powerful congressional panels on Capitol Hill. Walden defeated the more senior Rep. John Sh…

Battleship Iowa Special Event to Commemorate Pearl Harbor Attack

Members of the Battleship Iowa Amateur Radio Association (BIARA) will mark the 75th anniversary of the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on Wednesday, December 7, 1600-2359 UTC, operating shipboard from the Iowa as NI6BB. The primary BIARA team will staff SSB and CW stations on 20 through 10 meters, commensurate with conditions. Suggested frequencies are 14.041, 18.078, 21.041, 24.896, and/or…