23 CM Homebrew Antenna For SOTA Purposes

I’m enjoying the challenge of 23cm 1296 MHz homebrew antenna construction for SOTA purposes. My 23cm portable antenna collection includes: 12el DL6WU Yagi 12dB gain – lightweight boom construction using a folded dipole; 6el DL6WU Yagi 9 dB gain – ruggedised all brass construction gamma matched, ideal for the Australian scrub bash; and 2el HB9CV […]

via Construction of a 23cm 1296 MHz Bi-Quad Antenna — Get out of the Radio Shack and Live Life

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Geomagnetic storm predicted

NOAA forecasters say there is a 50% chance of G1-class geomagnetic storms on Jan. 1st when a high-speed stream of solar wind engulfs Earth’s magnetic field.

G1 storms are relatively minor, having little effect on satellites and power grids. However, they can spark intense auroras around the Arctic Circle and may disorient animals that use magnetic cues for navigation at high latitudes.

Visit Spaceweather.com for more information and updates.

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REMINDER: W1AW begins scheduled transmissions on 6 meters starting January 2, 2018

Just a reminder that beginning with the 9 AM EST (1400 UTC) fast code practice on Tuesday, January 2, 2018, W1AW will add 6 meters – specifically 50350 kHz – to its regular CW code practice, and CW, digital and phone bulletin transmission schedule. Continue reading

Logbook of the World to Add Support for CQ WAZ Award

12/14/2017
Participants in CQ magazine’s Worked All Zones (WAZ) award program will soon be able to use the Logbook of the World (LoTW) system of ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio, to apply for the WAZ award and its endorsements, both ARRL and CQ announced on December 14. Continue reading

3Y0X Bouvet DXpedition News

Propagation From 3Y0Z to You…

The Propagation Page on our website http://www.bouvetdx.org/
propagation has been updated and now includes a button visitors can click, enter their call and grid square and get a propagation forecast specific for their QTH — all bands over a 24 hour period. Continue reading

BCQP 2018 update and invitation

 

Hello. Rebecca VA7BEC here, contest coordinator for the British Columbia QSO Party sponsored by Orca DX and Contest Club.

The BCQP 2018 promotion bandwagon is rolling out. I have attached the official announcement. Print it out if you like and pass around at your next meeting, or post it on your website — maybe in the Events page for February — for easy access by members of your group. But please make this email available, too. Lots of info to help get prepared and to have lots of fun! Continue reading

First Ducie Island DXpedition in a Decade Set for Late 2018

12/01/2017
The Perseverance DX Group (PDXG) has announced plans to activate Ducie Island — a marine protected area — in October and November of 2018. The last Ducie Island DXpedition was VP6DX in 2008. Ducie is currently the 29th most-wanted DXCC entity according to ClubLog. The 2018 DXpedition would operate as VP6D. Continue reading