A revised FCC Form 605 — Quick-Form Application for Authorization in the Ship, Aircraft, Amateur, Restricted and Commercial Operator, and General Mobile Radio Services — going into effect in September will ask all applicants to indicate if they have been convicted of or pled guilty to a felony. The FCC used to (more…)
MISSOURI SECTION NEWS Cecil Higgins, AC0HA I hope everyone was able to enjoy the 4th of July holiday. 241 years ago the founders of the United States declared our independence from England and the story of this great nation began. Another important milestone in history was the development if what (more…)
On June 14 the FCC WRC–12 Implementation Report and Order was published in the US Federal Register The Federal Communications Commission has implemented allocation changes from the World Radiocommunication Conference (Geneva, 2012) (WRC–12) and updated its service rules. The Commission took this action to conform its rules, to the extent (more…)
MISSOURI SECTION NEWS Cecil Higgins, AC0HA Now that the flood waters are receding and life is getting back to a normal pace in most areas. I would like to remind everyone that the ARRL Field Day will be coming up June 24th and 25th, and that will be upon us (more…)
The ARRL Midwest Division June 2017 Newsletter is now available on the Division’s Web page. Here’s the direct link: http://www.arrlmidwest.org/newsletter/newsletter.pdf This link always takes you to the current month’s newsletter. If this month’s newsletter doesn’t open, try refreshing the page or clearing your browser’s cache, in case your browser (more…)
The ARRL Midwest Division May 2017 Newsletter is now available on the Division’s Web page. Here’s the direct link: http://www.arrlmidwest.org/newsletter/newsletter.pdf This link always takes you to the current month’s newsletter. If this month’s newsletter doesn’t open, try refreshing the page or clearing your browser’s cache, in case your browser (more…)
Here is some updates for the site. First the 220 repeater is back online and the range has improved for low powered stations. The latest issue was with the cable harness between the Bridgecom and 7330 controller. I replaced the 25 pin connector and all seems to be working fine. As (more…)
I now have the membership roster updated and posted under the “About” section. Also the new ARRL Hamband Chart is posted under the “Support”menu. It now has it’s own section and no longer in the PDF downloads tab. 73 Admin (more…)
I have added a Radio Reference Icon to the sidebar next to the Facebook link. It is identified by the icon. This is monitoring the 146.88 repeater in Warrensburg, Missouri. There is about a 1 to 2 minute delay on the audio. Clicking on the icon will open up a (more…)
:Product: Forecast Discussion :Issued: 2017 Jul 21 0030 UTC # Prepared by the U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, Space Weather Prediction Center # Solar Activity
.24 hr Summary... Solar activity was low as Region 2665 (S06, L=118) produced a C1 flare at 20/0001 UTC. Otherwise, X-rays have been in the low B levels. A narrow CME was observed with the C flare off the East limb shortly following, but the event is not expected to impact Earth. No numbered regions are currently on the visible disk. No Earth-directed CMEs were observed in available coronagraph imagery.
.Forecast... Solar activity is expected to be very low on days one through three (21-23 Jul).
.24 hr Summary... The greater than 2 MeV reached high levels this period with a peak level of 11443 pfu. The greater than 10 MeV proton flux was at or near background levels this period.
.Forecast... The greater than 2 MeV electron flux is expected to reach high levels over the next three days (21-23 Jul). The greater than 10 MeV proton flux is forecast to be at or near background levels for days one through three (21-23 Jul).
.24 hr Summary... Solar wind parameters were mostly at nominal levels, before indicating a solar sector boundary crossing and CIR out ahead of an anticipated +CH HSS. Solar wind speeds averaged near 380 km/s until around 20/1700 UTC before increasing to near 500 km/s. Total field strength was between 1 and 7 nT while the Bz component was mostly northward until 20/0800 UTC, when the Bt increased to 10nT. There was a short density increase noted between 20/0800 - 20/1000 UTC. Bz remained predominately positive, with isolated southward deviations to near -7 nT. The phi angle switched a few times between negative and positive throughout the period, ending in a positive orientation.
.Forecast... Solar wind parameters are expected to show an increase in solar wind activity for days one through three (21-23 Jul), with increases in solar wind velocity, temperature, and magnetic field, as the recurrent +CH HSS is forecast to become geoeffective.
.24 hr Summary... The geomagnetic field was quiet.
.Forecast... The geomagnetic field is forecast to be quiet to unsettled conditions for day one (21 Jul), followed by unsettled to active conditions on day two (22 Jul) as CH HSS effects are anticipated. A return to quiet to unsettled conditions is forecast for day three (23 Jul) as CH effects are forecast to begin waning. ... See MoreSee Less
Mary, W0AAT is reporting 2m tropo from southern Minnesota to Chicago area (EN24 to EN53) - 0124z. WD9BGA beacon on 144.297 MHz "S9 +30!"
Update 0137z: KU8Y in southern Michigan (EN61) reports working...