Tiny LF Signal Makes the Hop from Newfoundland to the UK

 

For Joe Craig, VO1NA, in Torbay, Newfoundland, things have been pretty exciting lately on VLF (very low frequency). He’s among the early MF, LF, and VLF experimenters in North America — active even before Canada allocated Amateur Radio bands in that part of the spectrum. He believes he accomplished a “first” for a Canadian radio amateur on October 22, when his very VLF, very QRP signal on 8.27 kHz (that would be the 36-kilometer band) was copied in the UK. Continue reading

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Geomagnetic storms likely this week

A large hole has opened in the sun’s atmosphere, and it is spewing a stream of solar wind toward Earth. Estimated time of arrival: Oct. 24th.

First contact with the gaseous material is expected to produce minor G1-class geomagnetic storms, intensifying to moderately strong G2-class storms on Oct. 25th as Earth moves deeper into the stream.

Arctic sky watchers can expect to witness bright auroras. The lights could descend to lower latitudes as well, with sightings in northern-tier US states along a line from Maine to Washington.

Visit Spaceweather.com for more information and updates.

As seen on Southgate ARC

IARU President: Traditional Aspects of Ham Radio May Not Be Attractive to Newcomers

For many years myself along with others have been wondering aloud about amateur Radio and where we are heading getting younger people not only licensed into the hobby but making them involved and participating at the same time.  Take a read on what the IARU president has to say about this subject.  The comments are open if you wish to voice your thoughts. Continue reading