Registration is Now Open for the 68th International DX Convention

Registration is open for the 68th International DX Convention, set for April 21-23, 2017, in Visalia, California. This year’s format has been expanded to 3 days, with Contest University (CTU) on the opening Friday. Some highlights: DX and technical seminars on both Friday and Saturday; Dozens of exhibitors offering the latest gear on Friday and Saturday; ARRL DXCC QSL card checking; DX and ARRL …

Intrepid-DX Group Seeks Nominees for “Intrepid Spirit Award”

Time is short to nominate candidates for the Intrepid-DX Group’s “Intrepid Spirit Award.” The award recognizes an individual or group exhibiting an Intrepid Spirit during 2016. “An Intrepid Spirit is bold, courageous, dedicated, innovative, fearless, generous, resolute, and visionary in their approach to Amateur Radio,” the DXpedition sponsor said in defining the award. “We are seeking to make t…

The K7RA Solar Update

Average daily solar indices over the past week were lower than the previous seven days, with average daily sunspot number declining from 40.9 to 13, and average daily solar flux dropping 10 points from 82.2 to 72.2.   Geomagnetic indicators were higher, with average daily planetary A index rising from 4.9 to 13.3, and mid-latitude A index from 3.4 to 9. Predicted solar flux is 72 on December 16-20…