Club Group Will Operate W1AW for Winter Field Day

Maxim Memorial Station W1AW will host a group that will take part in Winter Field Day later this month. Sponsored by the Winter Field Day Association (WFDA), Winter Field Day will take place over the January 27-28 weekend, and it can be an opportune time to prep for ARRL Field Day in June. “Assuming the weather holds out, a group of hams will be here the last weekend of January to operate W1AW …

The K7RA Solar Update

Average daily sunspot number was 11.9 over the past reporting week (January 4-10, 2018) compared to zero (no sunspots) over the previous seven days. But average daily solar flux declined slightly, 70.4 to 69.9. Average daily planetary A index went from 5.1 to 5.4, and average mid-latitude A index changed from 3.4 to 4.6. Predicted solar flux is 70 on January 12-21, 72 on January 22-27, 70 on Janu…

Nominations Sought for Philip J. McGan Memorial Silver Antenna Award

Nominations are open for ARRL’s annual Philip J. McGan Memorial Silver Antenna Award, which recognizes and honors the efforts of individuals who create greater awareness and understanding the services and benefits that Amateur Radio provides to the general public. The deadline to submit a nomination is May 19, 2018. Every day Public Information Coordinators, Public Information Officers, and othe…