Ham Radio Pop Up Shop

@Fleetwood_DP: Hey #SurreyBC #HAMRadio operators look what arrived just in time for tomorrow’s pop up shop! Who wants to buy a discone? Details here: https://www.fleetwooddp.com/ https://twitter.com/Fleetwood_DP/status/1134608354012160000/photo/1

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Alcock & Brown Centenary

Members and friends of The Galway Radio Experimenters Club (GREC) will for the month of June be operating as EI100ABC to commemorate the 1st transatlantic non-stop crossing by the famous aviators Alcock & Brown who in June 1919 made the trip from Newfoundland, Canada to Clifden, Ireland in a Vickers Vimy plane.

A five day festival will also be held in Clifden beginning June 12th 2019 showcasing the historic event, see
https://alcockandbrown100.com/

or
https://www.qrz.com/db/ei100abc
for more details.

IRTS

(As seen on Southgate ARC)

Easy Propagation Understanding in 3 Steps

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Thanks to Bonnie for clearly explaining what all this solar index stuff means

40m has been opening up in the evening and even cases of 20m opening up in the evening. 20m has become a daytime DX band lately and when conditions are right 40m is showing VK and European stations. The following explains why

How To Read HF Propagation Numbers

The A index = LOW is GOOD.
1 to 6 is BEST
7 to 9 is OK
11 or more is BAD

SFI index: HIGH is GOOD.
70 NOT GOOD
80 GOOD
90 BETTER
100+ BEST

K index: LOW is GOOD.
0 or 1 is BEST
2 is OK
3 or more is BAD
5 is VERY VERY BAD

A low “A index” is most important!
For Low Power Portable DX openings at 10MHz to 30MHz, look for an A index LESS THAN 6.

73—Bonnie KQ6XA

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