An X Class Solar Flare was released toward Earth and North, Central, South America today at 17:37 UT / 1:37 PM Eastern Time. Per the map above, expect low or no propagation, especially below 30MHz for our immediate part of the world over the next few days. Additionally, previously released multiple C and G class flares will be impacting Earth beginning March 31. Auroras are expected as far south as Illinois and Oregon. Find out more at https://www.spaceweather.com
New IARU R1 Records on 134 and 241 GHz Amateur Radio Bands
Tuesday, March 1st 2022
DK5NJ at the Leipzigerturm (797 m ASL) near Schmiedefeld JO50ON60BJ
DB6NT at the Aschberg (913 m ASL) near Klingenthal JO60GJ03RO
distance 92,8 km
Air temperature 6°C at Aschberg
Relative humidity 29% on the Aschberg
DK5NJ and DB6NT worked in CW QSO on 76 GHz at 14:45 UTC with 599 QSO on 122 GHz at 15:01 UTC with 599 QSO on 134 GHz at 15:03 UTC with 599 IARU 1 Record QSO on 241 GHz at 15:38 UTC with 559 IARU 1 Record
Take a moment to tune in at every 8 after the hour on WWV and 48 after the hour on WWVH transmitters. WWV, WWVH stations, HamSCI and NIST and investigating HF propagation.
The Characterization Signal will consist of a 45 second WAV file on minute 8 for WWV and minute 48 for WWVH. Right now it is planned as a standard voice announcement, inserted into the broadcast chain as an audio file.
This is an incredibly exciting opportunity for collaboration between Amateur Radio and the federal government’s lead physical science laboratory, NIST, and harkens back 100 years to the Fading Experiments coordinated between the then NBS and an early ARRL.
At our club meeting on April 15, 2021, Rich K3VAT showed two short YouTube videos:
Tim Duffy, K3LR Interview with Dr. Tamitha Skov, the Space Weather Woman 05/2017. Tim introduces Dr. Skov, who tells us how she got started in the physics of the sun and what she does for her day job. CLICK HERE to view video.
Dr. Tamitha Skov on Space Weather – Filament Slingshot 2/21/2021. Dr. Skov gives a presentation covering a number of current radio propagation-related topics all using vibrant and dynamics graphics and charts to help the radio amateur community understand the science of helio-physics and radio propagation. CLICK HERE to view video.
Everyone in attendance enjoyedthis interesting program. If you’d like to attend any future meetings as a guest, contact our Secretary, Stephen Pederson KN4IOU (spederson (at) rma (dot) edu or leave a message using the contact form of this website.
Thanks to Stephen Pederson KN4IOU for sharing this info and video from Tom DK3EE’s adventure of doing moon bounce on 10 meters. He has a 10-meter beam with 50-foot boom, so very high gain. The moon was near the horizon, so he didn’t need an elevation rotor. The video that plays on YouTube after this one is also about moonbounce.
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The next Berryville Hamfest will be held on 8/07/22 at the Clarke County Fairgrounds in Berryville, VA, and is scheduled there each year on the first Sunday in August. Find out more at https://berryvillehamfest.com