Hamvention® Promoting Use of Off-Site Parking Areas

Hamvention® General Chairman Ron Cramer, KD8ENJ, is suggesting that visitors to the May 19-21 event at the Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center in Xenia, Ohio, use off-site parking in order to avoid traffic problems. Hamvention will offer free on-site and off-site parking during the event.  “We are now promoting using off-site parking as a means to avoid traffic congestion around the Fairgr…

The K7RA Solar Update

Average daily sunspot numbers this week (May 4-10) were 17.1, down from 25.1 last week. Average daily solar flux declined from 76.9 to 71.5. There were three consecutive days with zero sunspots this week, May 9-11. Spaceweather.com noted that Thursday was the thirty-third day with zero sunspots in 2017, and through all of 2016 there were 32 days with no sunspots. Being early May, this indicates …

Midway and Kure Islands Reinstated as DXCC Entities

On March 31, 2017, the DXCC desk announced the deletion of Midway Island and Kure Island from the DXCC entities list. The stated reason for this action was because of changes in the administration resulting from changes in Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, formerly known as the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument, of which the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge a…