Geomagnetic storm in the offing

A canyon-shaped hole has opened in the sun’s atmosphere, and it is spewing a stream of high-speed solar wind toward Earth. Continue reading

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Wondering what Whisper is all about

Came across this interesting blog post about the Whisper mode.  If you haven’t heard about this mode or have and don’t really know much about take a few minutes and read through it.  I know I learned a couple of things that I hadn’t thought  about, but once I read it oh yes that a good reason to use it.

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LOTW Now Accepting FT8

LOTW has issued a new ADIF file and included in it is the new FT8 mode along with a few others. I used TQSL yesterday and uploaded all my FT8 contacts with success. Your good to go if you have been saving them for LOTW to get up to speed. eQSL and QRZ.com have been accepting for awhile now.

Gord – VE7FKY

Young People And Amateur Radio

As many of you know CHR has had many posts about young people and are they still interested in Amateur Radio. While looking for posts to put on the website I came across this interesting piece. Albeit the story dates back some seven years this post is about a girl and amateur Radio. Although her interest is in satellite communication this article is almost a primer for any new ham and what you need to get up and running. Continue reading