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La semana pasada tenia que sacarla Nota Tecnica N|52 e ir al Dentista.Por supuesto deje la maquina trabajando y allí entro un espia.

Por es motivo ,cuando slicito que reenvíen al grupo de colega de vusto Directorio,es parano tener tta tarea de envio,. Por eso es necesario por favordarme parte cuando latareaesa cumplida.

Hay muchos colegas si todavía están de este lado ,por ejemplo el Profesor de la Univerdad de Ciencias Agrarias qu viven el Tigre , El Colega que juga al Golf ;ya debe tener muy buen handcap; que vive en la calle E.Acevedo , el dueño de um local de venta de articuls de electricidad y electrónica ,que esta frente al Bar “La Humeda” y asi opodria ir nombrando uno poruno a distntoscolegas t los RC que con servidoreshotmail o yahoo ;que son para chicos de colegio; pretender recibr toda la docuentacion yno abren a diai sus Ordenadors.

A los centenares de colegasqerecibn esta infrmacion y nunca dicen nada ni tienen naa para aportar,es que si continua n esa tónica ,seguro que ls Radioamateur Argentinos desaparecenos ,no pordecidia delos politics sino pr nuesta falta deactividad ,a veces inoperancia.

Muchos e m,is amigos del país como del exterior ;han sido atacados porHaker ; no sesi será envidia porque mis Notas son tradcidos a todos los idimay dstribuido

El Hakerqueme tco se definió como “The Hunter”,puede serun Barra Brava enqustado por Nepotismo en agun RC quedestruyeron o apunto de hacerloEl Cazador Blanco de Alto Nivel es el Rey de España ,junto con uacazadra creo que alemana. Con el rey he tenido correspndencia por su QSL y cuando sadria operando su estación. De esa zona tengo a diario noticias porintermedio de mi corresponsal Dna. Pilar Rahola.

En el país conoci aun cazador mezcla de Criollo con Tehuelche;tribu originaria ; que poda pasar varios dia y noches frente a una aguada para cazar un jabalí o un ciervo. Pero es no es el tipo de cazador.

Ni el de una Provincia Central quegaucho el cazaba con bleadoras,eras de los pags de Tulumba y su figura me recueda siempre al “chucaro”

Ni tampoco tengo que ver con los “Garfunkel –Vanussi “ y sus cacerias.

Tampoco tengo que ver con el Ham ,que activa distintas islas y después se come afauna y deete nunca supe si fectuo un curs en el ISER ,o en alguna Univesidad de Periodismo.

Los Haker mehan sacado muchs articulsque tena guardados ,que habansdo publicads en vaia revistas de laespecialidad. Hasta encontr uno cambiao el autor por un tal Pimpinela

Hay muchs RC que han tranbajado paa la familia que los regentea ,ya sea quedándose con algo ,o no pagando as cuotas ..etc…etc… donde el Nepotismo siempre ha demostrado mucho poder…para hacer el mal…

No puede faltatr las palabras deelogio ,para el equipo campeón de la Davis Cup. Pensar que desde E. Morea y Soriano ,hasta la fcha han pasado muchstenistas y Capitnes ,peo el momento llego. Si se piensa en el jemplo de M.Del Potro,para los jóvenes ;ha estado en dos single y en undoble ;con casi 15 hras dento dela canca ;ni asomo de calambres. Este tienen que pensar los BarrosEsqueloto yu el Tano ,que en el partido con el Cuervo,apenasento ha tenido quesalirun jugador pr desgarro. Continua el ejemplo de Riquelme. Digo siempre los Jugadoers de Futbol!!! Ganan Mucho!!!!!.

En realidad NO he podido averiguarquienesestanatrs de laIntervencion!!!!!!

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Qué son las tormentas solares que preocupan al gobierno de Barack Obama y cómo una casi desató una guerra nuclear

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  • 19 octubre 2016Image copyrightNASAImage captionLas erupciones solares liberan una gran cantidad de partículas que se dispersan por el sistema solar, incluso más allá de Plutón.No existe una situación de alarma, ni una fecha inminente, pero el presidenteBarack Obama emitióuna inesperada orden ejecutiva que publicó la Casa Blanca.

  • Instruye a varias secretarías y agencias del gobierno de EE.UU. a que establezcan un plan en 120 días para antes, durante y después de un evento climático espacial, como una tormenta solar.
  • Si “preocupar” es ocuparse de forma anticipada de algo, en el gobierno de Estados Unidos están “preocupados” por la llegada de una tormenta solar.
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  • La Administración Nacional de la Aeronáutica y del Espacio de EE.UU. (NASA, por sus siglas en inglés) explica que ese clima está determinado por todos los eventos que ocurren en el Sol, como el “viento” que desprende, los flujos de plasma y las cargas magnéticas.
  • ¿Qué hay que saber?
  • Es un fenómeno que tiene la capacidad de “desactivar una gran parte de la red de energía eléctrica”, lo que afectaría el abastecimiento de agua, los servicios de salud y limitaría el transporte, dice la orden.
  • El brillante espectáculo de la mayor tormenta solar de 2015Entonces, cualquier tipo de impacto que resulta en la Tierra y en los sistemas y dispositivos humanos es el llamado “clima espacial”.Muchas veces ese clima viene de una “llamarada solar”, que es un estallido intenso de radiación que se origina de la liberación de energía magnética, normalmente asociada a las manchas solares.“Normalmente vemos una llamarada solar por los fotones (o luz) que libera”, explica la NASA.

  • No existe otro evento explosivo más grande en el Sistema Solar que cuando ocurren este tipo de llamaradas, las cuales pueden durar desde minutos hasta varias horas.
  • Image copyrightNASAImage captionLa liberación de energía solar está asociada a las manchas solares donde ocurren eventos de gran magnitud.
  • “Nuestro Sol nos da más que un flujo constante de calor y luz. El Sol baña regularmente la Tierra y el resto de nuestro sistema solar con energía en forma de luz y partículas con carga eléctrica y los campos magnéticos”, explica la NASA.
  • ¿De dónde vienen los escalofriantes sonidos que produce la aurora boreal?Sin embargo, dado a que hay “muy poco” y su densidad tan baja se calcula que es 1.000 millones de veces más débil que los vientos que sentimos en la Tierra.¿Cómo lo resentimos?Una tormenta solar tiene la capacidad de interrumpir las comunicaciones satelitales, lo que afecta las señales telefónicas, de televisión, de internet y los sistemas de posicionamiento global (GPS), entre otros servicios cotidianos.Image copyrightGETTY IMAGESImage captionLas comunicaciones satelitales son las más afectadas por las tormentas solares, lo que causa que servicios como la telefonía, el internet o la televisión queden suspendidos de forma temporal.Las naves espaciales pueden presentar anomalías temporales, con daños en componentes electrónicos críticos, paneles solares y sistemas ópticos tales como cámaras y sensores estelares.

  • Los aviones comerciales pueden quedar incomunicados a medida que están más cerca de los polos, que es donde se concentra la mayor parte de estas partículas.
  • También interrumpen la señal de radio de alta frecuencia y hasta tienen la capacidad de cortar el suministro de redes de electricidad.
  • Las partículas que libera el Sol y que alcanzan a la Tierra afectan un escudo magnético que protege al planeta del espacio, lo que es conocido como la magnetósfera.
  • Image copyrightNASAImage captionLas partículas que libera el sol llegan hasta la Tierra, la cual está protegida por la magnetósfera que impide que esos elementos alcancen la superficie.
  • El “viento solar” es la ráfaga de partículas que salen expulsadas del sol hacia el espacio, el cual llega a alcanzar hasta 3,2 millones de kilómetros por hora de velocidad.
  • Las impresionantes vistas de nuestro Sistema SolarPero también tienen efectos vistosos, como las auroras boreales que se pueden apreciar en algunos puntos cercanos al Polo Norte, y las raras auroras australesque llegan a ocurrir en el sur.¿Qué ha ocurrido en el pasado?El más antiguo del que se tenga conocimiento directo fue el del 2 de septiembre de 1859, cuando provocó que la red del servicio de telégrafos quedara interrumpida de forma temporal.Un fallo en un transformador dio lugar a un apagón general que duró más de 9 horas y afectó a más de seis millones de personas.Image copyrightGETTY IMAGESImage captionPara el gobierno de EE.UU., uno de los efectos más negativos sería la interrupción de la energía eléctrica que causaría cortes a servicios tan básicos como los del agua, la salud o el transporte.Sin embargo, la Fuerza Aérea de EE.UU. ya tenía en funcionamiento un programa para monitorear el clima espacial y dio aviso de que se trataba de una tormenta.

  • “Ese programa ayudó a los militares a identificar la perturbación como una tormenta solar en lugar de malas acciones de Rusia e impidió la agudización de las tensiones”, recuerda el Smithsoniano.
  • En mayo de 1967, las comunicaciones de radio militares de EE.UU. quedaron interrumpidas por una tormenta solar, lo que el gobierno estadounidense en un momento interpretó como “actos maliciosos” que requerían de una respuesta militar.
  • Pero quizás uno de los momentos de mayor nerviosismo ocurrió durante la Guerra Fría entre EE.UU. y la Unión Soviética, como relata el Instituto Smithsoniano.
  • Otro de los grandes eventos fue el colapso de la red eléctrica llamada Hydro-Québec, en Canadá, el 13 de marzo de 1989, causado por corrientes de origen geomagnético.
  • La NASA tiene documentados varios eventos significativos que son atribuidos al clima espacial.
  • Image copyrightGETTY IMAGESImage captionEn 2003 ocurrió una de las más grandes formaciones de auroras boreales de los últimos años. Este vistoso fenómeno es uno de los efectos de la llegada de partículas solares a la Tierra.
  • La magnetósfera protege a las personas en la Tierra, pero los astronautas pueden alcanzar el límite a la exposición de radiación en cuestión de minutos.

Los botones rojos no fueron activados.

El Año Geofísico Internacional (abreviado AGI), que duró desde el 1 de julio de 1957 al 31 de diciembre de 1958, supuso un esfuerzo único por su alcance en la historia de la ciencia. Más de 30 000 científicos y técnicos de 66 países cooperaron en una serie de observaciones sobre la Tierra y sus alrededores cósmicos.

Año Geofísico Internacional – Wikipedia, la enciclopedia libre

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Estimo por lascndiciones del Sol ,respecto a las Manchas y que este Ciclo Solar N° 24

Se extienda sin manchas o ninguna hastael 2022/23 . Es decir Sol Negro o impluto sin Manchas

Asise ana aese fenómeno los Rays Cosmicos ,como alguna EMC ,no dirigida latierra.

Son todos índices que tndremsmy maas o nulas condcions de propagaciony una gan dsminucin dl numero de QSO ,ya sea de DXpediciones como en ls Contests.

Par mi modo d ver es necesario que la ARRL , -IARUy NASA declaren un nuevo año Geofsico Internacinal ,cn la dsignacin deobsevadres yestudiosos capacitados en l tema.

En nuesro país es Necesario que Coordineel CONCET ,junto con Canclleria para contacta co:

1.- Observatori Astrofisico de Calama –Chile.

2.- ObservatoriosAstronomcsde la UBA- Cordoba

3.- Escuela y Observatorio Copernico- Mendoza

4.- Directora Observatorio Astronómico enObservatorio Astronómico Istituzione Leonardo Da Vinci .-Bogota-Colombia

5.-Observatorio del Ebro. España

6.- Universidad de Astrofisica de La Laguna – Tenerife

7.- Observatorio Astrofsco de Sicilia –Italia

8.- Obnservatorio Astrofisico deAustralia ISS.-

9.- Hay muchos mas Laboraorios Astrofisicos y tengo laesperanza que el Conicet los tenga registrados

Deeo que eaponencia sirva al menos para estudia al Sol .

Gracias

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[vhf-dx-sur] FM en 51.500? – tropo

Hola,

ha comenzado le temporada del tropoducting. Habrá actividad en FM en 51.500, por ejemplo en BsAs?

En qué polarización salen en 51.500?

Ya mil gracias y vy73

Ralf, CX5BL

Publicaciones Recibidas

 

Boletin del Radio Club Peruano

http://www.oa4o.org/download/boletines_oa_anteriores/BOLETIN-22-11-16.pdf

Ya está disponible para descargar el programa número 320 de “El Mundo en Nuestra Antena”, correspondiente a la semana del 21 de noviembre de 2016.

Este programa y todos los demás están disponibles en el “Área de Descargas” de la web de URE en la siguiente dirección: http://www.ure.es/descargas/cat_view/58-audio/61-el-mundo-en-nuestra-antena.html

Radio Grupo Sur

Radiogrupo Sur <info@radiogruposur.org>
24 nov. (hace 5 días)
para

Reunión Familiar….no puedes faltar

Bigote despedida 2016….. domingo 18 de diciembre

Como habíamos prometido fijamos con anticipación el encuentro familiar para despedir este año 2016 y darle la bien venida al 2017…. un año de grandes logros en nuestro club de la mano de nuestros socios con su aporte y compromiso en creer en el proyecto cultural de Radiogrupo Sur.

Inauguración del nuevo parrillero y el techado total del salón social, entre otros logros que podrán ver ustedes y compartir una jornada entre amigos.

La sita es el domingo 18 de diciembre al medio día, menú: carnes variadas asadas, chorizos, riñones y bebida a $300 por persona cada uno podrá colaborar con algún postre y o ensaladas varias así como refrescos. Estaremos sorteando muchos regalos entre los presentes y disfrutando de los avances de la obra.

La invitación es para todos los socios y amigos del club. En especial invitamos a los nuevos Cxs que este año participaron en los cursos y ya poseen sus permisos.

Reservas al Tel. 24018287, por mailinfo@radiogruposur.org, whatsapp 099547697. Es importante tu reserva con anticipación.

Traslados posibles: Buses que van por ruta 5 el día domingo:

2A Santa Lucia 10:55, 11:45 y 12:45 horas. -1A Canelones  11:15 horas.

No se olviden de reservar el domingo 18 diciembre para participar con la familia de un día de campo…..

consultas al 24018287, campo de antenas T.43358126.

Adjunto Fotos del año pasado………….

 

Boletin del Rado Club Uruguayo

 

Si desea ver el ultimo boletin en linea puede hacerlo desde:

http://www.cx1aa.org/boletin/boletinrcu.pdf

Disco Solar

Hoy 29/11/2016 at 20:56 UTC

Zonas en Estudio . CH774 ; CH775

Manchas Activas : (3) Noaa N°s 12614 ; 12612 ; 12613

La major Mancha es la NOAA 12612 ,es grandey su claificacion CAO/ HAX, no irradia ninguntipo de rayos

Manchas de ½ Noche : (3) = S5514 , S5519 ,S5518

Numero de Wolff R= 48 ,buen valor y posibles buenas condiciones.

Actividad reciente

El campo geomagnético estaba en silencio a desestabilizado el 28 de noviembre, débilmente bajo la influencia de los efectos de CH775. Velocidad del viento solar en SOHO osciló entre 450 y 514, km / s.

El flujo solar, a las UTC 20h en 2,8 GHz fue de 85,2 (aumento de 8,7 en la última rotación solar). El promedio de flujo 90 días 10,7 a 1 UA fue 83,9 . El planetario Potsdam WDC Un índice fue de 7 (STAR Ap – basa en la media de tres horas de intervalo ap índices: 7,0). Tres horas de intervalo de índices K: 22212322 ( planetarios ), 13323322 ( Boulder ).

El flujo de rayos x de fondo es a nivel de clase B1.

En el momento de contar los puntos (ver el tiempo de imagen), se observaron manchas en 5 regiones activas utilizando 2K resolución (SN: 85) y 4 regiones activas utilizando 1K resolución (SN: 58) imágenes SDO en el disco solar visible.

Región 12612 [N08E04] era tranquilo y estable.  Región 12613 [N12W62] decaído lentamente y tranquilo.  Nuevo región 12614 [N06E35] emergió rápidamente y podría producir llamaradas C.

Regiones manchado no numeradas (o interpretadas de forma diferente) por SWPC :  Nueva región S5518 [S07E66] surgieron con algunas manchas. Nuevo región S5519 [S04W27] surgieron con un un pequeño punto.

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Propagación

propagación a larga distancia de baja y media frecuencia (por debajo de 2 MHz) a lo largo de caminos de norte hacia el oeste sobre las latitudes medias altas es deficiente a regular. Propagación de larga distancia caminos noreste-suroeste es deficiente a regular.

Pronóstico

Se espera que el campo geomagnético para estar tranquilo sin resolver para el 29 de noviembre debido a los efectos de CH775 y tranquilo, el 30 de noviembre y 1 de diciembre.

SB PROP @ ARL $ARLP048 /ARLP048 Propagation de K7RA

 

ZCZC AP48

QST de W1AW

Propagation Forecast Bulletin 48 ARLP048 From Tad Cook, K7RA Seattle, WA  November 28, 2016 To all radio amateurs

SB PROP ARL ARLP048

ARLP048 Propagation de K7RA

Over the past reporting week (November 17-23) average daily sunspot numbers decreased from 28.7 to 14.1. Average daily solar flux decreased from 78.5 to 77.1, although last week’s bulletin erroneously reported average solar flux for the November 10-16 period as 45.8. Thanks to several sharp-eyed readers who caught this, including IK2AGX, G8XTJ, AA2F, K6MSM, and N8II.

Average daily planetary A index shifted from 12.7 to 6.4, and average mid-latitude A index changed from 10.1 to 4.7.

Predicted solar flux from NOAA is 79 on November 25-26, 80 on November 27-29, 79 on November 30 through December 1, 84 on December 2-4, 80 on December 5-7, 78 on December 8, 76 on December 9-14, 75 on December 15-18, 78 on December 19, 80 on December 20-22, 82 on December 23-28 and 84 on December 29-31.

Predicted planetary A index is 20, 12 and 10 on November 25-27, 8 on November 28-29, 10 and 8 on November 30 through December 1, 5 on December 2-6, then 15, 12, 18, 20 and 10 on December 7-11, 5 on December 12-17, then 8, 15 and 30 on December 18-20, then 25, 15 and

12 on December 21-23, 8 on December 24-26, and 5 on December 27-31.

OK1HH sent the following geomagnetic forecast on behalf of the Czech Propagation Interest Group for the period November 25 to December 21, 2016:

“Geomagnetic field will be:

Quiet on December 3-6, 14-16

Mostly quiet on November 28, December 1-2, 13, 17-18 Quiet to unsettled on November 27, 30 Quiet to active on November 25-26, 29, December 7, 9. 10-12, 19, 21 Active to disturbed on December 8, 20

“Increased solar wind from coronal holes is expected on November 25-27, December 9-15, 18-21

“Reliability of predictions is reduced at present.”

Thanks to Paul Merrill, W7IV for this fascinating article from NPR about space weather.

http://n.pr/2fCGp8F

Thanks to David Moore for this:

https://shar.es/18maoo

Bil Paul, KD6JUI sent this:

“Today, November 22, solar flux was in the 70s, but operating from my kayak with 10w and 9′ vertical dipole (see article about it in November 2016 QST) — 17 meters was hopping today, or should I say skipping?

“Within an hour’s time I had four QSOs at length with OK, CA, and two VEs. And was getting signal reports ranging from S5 to S9. Also heard Brazil coming in (but couldn’t land him) and probably Central America (he had a heavy accent). There was some QSB. Being on the water in the kayak (fresh water) seems to greatly augment my signal.”

Jon Jones, N0JK reports:

“6 meters exploded with sporadic-E in North America the evening of November 23 and again most of Thanksgiving Day.

“Wednesday evening there was strong sporadic-E on 6 across the southeast states. I worked K5GKC (EM13) from my mobile set up near Kansas City (EM28) with a 10 W MFJ-9406 and 1/4 wave vertical about 0048z Nov. 24. He was quite loud. I saw some real DX spotted including ZF1EJ and NP4BM working into New England and XE2X, XE2OK and XE2JS to the Midwest. Did not note any Es – TEP to South America, wonder if any readers know of any from mainland North America?

“Thanksgiving Day Nov. 24 again sporadic-E. I logged KV4VO (EM90) from home in Lawrence, KS (EM28) at 1625z 11/24 on 50.130 MHz He was running 50 W to a vertical antenna and peaked to 5×9. Saw many spots across the southeastern states. The C6AFB/b (FL16) was spotted by many. It is now on 50.063 MHz running only a few watts. The magnetic field was active due to a coronal hole solar wind stream with the Kp peaking to 5 – storm levels.”

John Fitzgerald, G8XTJ noted today that the planetary K index was 5, and this didn’t look too promising for the CQ World-Wide CW Contest this weekend, “though 6Y9X a good 579 on 10MHz as I type 1044 UTC.”

Jeff, N8II in West Virginia wrote:

“The skip zones were very long for ARRL Sweepstakes SSB, even worse than CW, but I still managed to make a lot of QSOs. Stations closer than NY or NC were difficult to work on any band from early evening into the night on Sunday and same happened a bit later Saturday. The K index stayed around 1, I think, so western Canada and AK were fairly easy to work at least on 20M and western Canada strong at times on 15, best 15M conditions were in 1700Z hour.”

As noted above by G8TXJ, the CQ World-Wide CW Contest is this weekend. See http://www.cqww.com/index.htm for rules. Also note this interesting analysis of SSB signal quality (although the SSB contest was at the end of October) http://www.cqww.com/ssbsignalquality.htm .

If you would like to make a comment or have a tip for our readers, email the author at k7ra@arrl.net.

For more information concerning radio propagation, see the ARRL Technical Information Service web page at, http://arrl.org/propagation-of-rf-signals. For an explanation of the numbers used in this bulletin, see http://arrl.org/the-sun-the-earth-the-ionosphere. An archive of past propagation bulletins is at http://arrl.org/w1aw-bulletins-archive-propagation. More good information and tutorials on propagation are at http://k9la.us/.

Monthly propagation charts between four USA regions and twelve overseas locations are at http://arrl.org/propagation.

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Sunspot numbers for November 17 through 23 were 27, 28, 22, 11, 0, 0, and 11, with a mean of 28.7. 10.7 cm flux was 78.6, 77.6, 76.8, 76.4, 75, 77.3, and 77.7, with a mean of 78.5. Estimated planetary A indices were 4, 3, 3, 4, 6, 12, and 13, with a mean of 12.7.

Estimated mid-latitude A indices were 2, 3, 2, 2, 4, 9, and 11, with a mean of 10.1.

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DX Bulletin 48 ARLD048

From ARRL Headquarters

Newington CT November 23, 2016

To all radio amateurs

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This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by AJ9C, WB2TJO, QRZ DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The Daily DX, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites. Thanks to all.

FIJI, 3D2. Jim, WB2TJO will be QRV as 3D2JS from Taveuni Island, IOTA OC-016, beginning from December 2016 to March 2017.  Activity will be on the HF bands and 6 meters using CW, SSB and some digital modes.  QSL to home call.

WEST MALAYSIA, 9M2. A group of operators will be QRV as 9M4LI from Lalang Island, IOTA AS-072, from November 25 to 27.  Activity will be on the HF bands.  QSL via operators’ instructions.

EAST MALAYSIA, 9M6. Saty, JE1JKL will be QRV as 9M6NA from Labuan Island, IOTA OC-133, in the CQ World Wide DX CW contest as a Single Op/Single Band entry on 20 meters.  QSL to home call.

OMAN, A4. Special call sign A44A will be QRV in the CQ World Wide DX CW contest as a Multi-2 entry.  QSL via A47RS.

BHUTAN, A5. Nobuaki, JA0JHQ is QRV as A52NH from the Dochula Resort in Paro until November 27.  Activity is on 160 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY.  This includes a possible entry in the CQ World Wide DX CW contest.  QSL to home call.

CAPE VERDE, D4. Raul, EA2SS is QRV as D44TBC from Sal Island, IOTA AF-086, until November 28.  Activity is holiday style on 20 and 30 meters.  QSL to home call.

PHILIPPINES, DU. Operators 4F2KWT, DU1BA and DU3LA will be QRV as DX2R from La Union in the CQ World Wide DX CW contest as a Multi Single/Low Power entry.  QSL via W3HNK.

FRENCH GUIANA, FY. Didier, FY5FY will be QRV as a Single Op/Single Band/Low Power entry on 80 meters in the CQ World Wide DX CW contest.  QSL to home call.

HONDURAS, HR. Mike, AJ9C is QRV as HR2/AJ9C until November 30.

Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. He will be active as HR2J in the CQ World Wide DX CW contest as a Single Op/All Band/Low Power entry.  QSL HR2/AJ9C direct to home call, and HR2J direct.

MARIANA ISLANDS, KH0. Joerg, DF9LJ is QRV as KH0/DF9LJ from Tinian Island, IOTA OC-086.  In addition, he and other operators will be QRV as AH0K in the CQ World Wide DX CW contest.  QSL via operators’

instructions.

GUAM, KH2. Joel, KG6DX will be QRV as NH2DX in the CQ World Wide DX CW contest as a Single Band entry on 15 meters.  QSL direct to home call.

ALAND ISLAND, OH0. Tomi, OH6EI will be QRV as OH0Z in the CQ World Wide DX CW contest as a Single Op/All Band/High Power entry.  QSL via W0MM.

TURKEY, TA. Operators LZ1NK, LZ1BP, LZ1CNN, LZ1YQ, LZ2YO, LZ3BB, LZ3ND, LZ4AE, TA2TX and TA3D are QRV as TA3/home calls until November 27 with a focus on the low bands.  They will be QRV as TC3A from Asiatic Turkey in the CQ World Wide DX CW contest as a Multi-2 entry.  QSL via operators’ instructions.

NORFOLK ISLAND, VK9N. Tim, NL8F and Paula, NX1P plan to be QRV as VK9NF and VK9NX, respectively.  Look for VK9NX to be active in the CQ World Wide DX CW contest, and VK9NF to be active on the newer bands.  QSL via operators’ instructions.

MACAU, XX9. Operators VR2XAN, IV3SKB, IK2JUB and IK2PFL are QRV as XX9TXN, XX9TKB, XX9TJU and XX9TPF, respectively, from Coloane Island, IOTA AS-075, until November 29.  Activity is on the HF bands using mainly CW.  They plan to be active as XX9TXN in the CQ World Wide DX CW contest as a Multi-2 entry.  QSL via operators’

instructions.

OPERATION APPROVED FOR DXCC CREDIT. The following operation is approved for DXCC credit: Central Kiribati, Kanton Island, T31T,

2016 operation.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The CQ World Wide DX CW contest will certainly keep contesters busy this upcoming weekend.

The NCCC CW and RTTY Sprints are scheduled for November 25.

The ARRL National Parks on the Air event runs during all of 2016 to mark the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.

Please see November QST, page 94 and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest web sites for details.

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Los Boletines de la ARRL son gentileza del colega Jorge Sierra LU1AS.

A TODOS LOS Ham YL/ OM ,estaes a información recibda hasta hoy.

Dsculpen si no soy mas extenso en mis pronósticos ,pero los dolres de espald y cstillasso gandes ,aunando a esto mi poca visión ,pero… tengo que estar astentoo a ls DEsconcdos de Siempre o los Inutiles  queutilizan los que otrslgraron ,sin aprtr nada de su intelecto ,ni conocimiento.

Para todos los amables colegas que s preocupanpr mi estao de salud ,agradezco ls ruegos

Pero los Haker mal intencionados,parece que abundan mas delo que podmos creer.

Por mi edad yo he conocido a las gandes glorias de colegas de antaño,eran señores ,como grup humano eran unos caballeros.

73 & Dx para todos y que tengan un buen fn de seman de Paz y armonía en vuestoshogares.

Un abrazo muy grande

John Costa Web > www.lu5cab.com <

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Me mueve a esribr este Editorial por un mail recibido ,creode la capital de Cordoba y como estoy en desacuerdo ,en lafrma de trato dado a los colegas y la frma impeativa de atacar ,pensé que todavía estábamos en otra década.

Les recuerdoque mi Fisico ,Inventor e Ingenieo Mecanico y Electrico fue el Se. Telsa1856/1943 ,,nacido en Croacia e inventor de muchos temas importante que todaviaesperan ser la salvación del mundo..

 En los años 1920 ;no había nacido todavía la LU5CAB ; pero en es época habia mucho interes por la nueva técnica “La Electronica”,allí el diario “La Prensa” ,preso sus sala de cnferencia dondelos Bellocq y muchos otros den ss conferncias de radio.  Para leermas notas buscar en Google “Historia de la Radioaficcion Argentina” por Auguso E. Osorio LU2AO, mi Padrino de radio.

Enel año 1921 en la fecha 21 de Octubre ,se crea el Radio Club Argentino  y elDiario La Prensa ,le da unaoficina y unamesa oval deReuniones ,esper quetodavia se cnserve.

Era una forma de canalizar utema qe era muy solicitado a s diarios de la época.

Enm mi cas fui Presidente de un Radio Club ,.Secretario de la Primera Filial del RCA,he dado clases detecnica por lo menos en tres radio clubes yles recerdo que cuando yo tenia 10 años ya existía Radio Practica y Radio Tecnica y Arb con su Revista TelegraficaElectronica.

Siempre losHam sepreocuparon por el mantenimiento de syu Estacin de Radio y por ampliar ls conocimientos.

Eso si están en contra de Socio Fundaor de la IARU ,pero nunca los RClubes fueron capacsde sugerir;como es en Representacion de todoslos Radiaficcionads Argntinos,vamos a contribuir con el R.C.A. con la cuota IARU.

A lo lago detodos estosaños pasados vi mucho entusiasmoen el asunto delaFARA y la creación del CRV. Quellevaron las dscusiones a todo el país.

En el Y2K aconteció lo mismo,cuando sereuniern infinidad de colegas en mychs RC del Interior para dscutir la modificación de la Reglamentacion. Setwrmino la tarea la corrigio Uranito y allí durmió el sueño en un cajón deun escritorio.

El nuevo Minisro desgnad por el Prsidente Macri se reunió en Cordoba ,pero no debe haber visto bien su frma de ncarar la Reglamentacion y la Ley de Radio Comunicaciones ,que se arrimo a la Entidad Decana

Alli los de Cordoba se exasperan dcendo que la Ley saldrá como ellos dicen ;les guste o no;(parece la dicotomía Amigo/Enemigo.

Adema dijo que iene muchs cntactos muy arriba en el Gobierno; no les parece que se repiten ,la forma de actuar de15 años aras.

Recuedo que el 01/12/2016 el Sr. Presidente tieneun “Retito Espiritual” en Chapalmalal y me pregunto cualesMinistrs pasaran después de hablar de lo actuado y cuants sean renunciados

Ahora he recibido información ,que la Ley y Reglamentcion ,se porroga hasta fines del mes de marzo del 2017. Estimo que sean los motivos de las leyes quesetratan y en extraorinarias ,como asi también el problema del Preidente de la Camara de Diputados y ahora estimo las declaraciones de a Dra. Carrio.

Además de ests motivos de discusiones y acuerds ,están los problemas principales a resolver ;inflación ,aumento de los víveres y de los medicamentos ,como asi tmbien la pobleza y la falta de empleo ,todosetos problemas de mayor importancia quenuestra ley ,como las reglamentacines de dicha ley que debe pasar prlas cámaras y aprobarse ,como asi también la Reglamentcion de la misma y considero que la Reglamentacion de la Ley de Importacion de equipos para radioaficcionados..

Ademas les comento que nunca fui partidario de no mas de un periodo como MHCD y que no haya mas que un solo apellido en la CD y sus empleados ,porque eso se llama Nepotismo.

¿ No le parece ?

Según un estudio, el Sol se acerca al letargo

Fotografía cortesía de STEREO/NASA

Disfrutemos de nuestro inquieto Sol mientras dure. Los científicos han anunciado hoy que cuando finalice el último ciclo de manchas solares, es muy posible que el astro entre en hibernación.

Tres estudios independientes sobre la superficie, el interior y la atmósfera superior del Sol coinciden en que el siguiente ciclo solar se retrasará mucho, si es que llega a tener lugar. Normalmente, el siguiente ciclo debería comenzar aproximadamente en 2020.

Los datos indican que pronto tendrá lugar lo que se conoce como mínimo solar, un periodo de baja actividad solar.

Este «letargo solar» ha sido comparado con el mínimo solar más profundo que tuvo lugar entre 1645 y 1715, conocido como Mínimo de Maunder.

Este periodo de aproximadamente 70 años coincidió con la etapa más fría de la pequeña Edad de Hielo, cuando se congelaban los canales europeos y los glaciares eran comunes en los pueblos de montaña.

«Tenemos algunos datos interesantes que indican que la actividad solar está relacionada con el clima, pero no comprendemos esa relación», comentó Dean Pesnell, científico del Observatorio Dinámico Solar (SDO) de la NASA.

Además, aunque existiera realmente una relación con el clima, Pesnell no cree que otro mínimo solar produjera un letargo frío. «Hemos añadido cantidades considerables de dióxido de carbono, metano y otros gases de efecto invernadero en la atmósfera», dijo Pesnell, que no participó en los nuevos estudios sobre el Sol.

«No creo que viéramos hoy los mismos efectos si el Sol viviera otro periodo como el Mínimo de Maunder».

Las manchas solares pierden fuerza

Las manchas solares son marcas oscuras y frías con intensa actividad magnética. Algunas pueden tener un tamaño superior al de la Tierra.

Durante siglos los científicos han utilizado las manchas solares para detectar los niveles máximos y mínimos de magnetismo del Sol.

Por ejmplo, los astrónomos del siglo XVII Galileo Galilei y Giovanni Cassini detectaron por separado manchas solares y descubrieron la falta de actividad durante el Mínimo de Maunder.

En el siglo XIX los científicos descubrieron que las manchas solares van y vienen de forma regular en ciclos que duran unos 11 años. En la actualidad nos encontramos en el Ciclo Solar 24 y en 2013 tendrá lugar un máximo de actividad solar.

Matt Penn, del Observatorio Solar Nacional, y sus colegas analizaron 13 años de datos de manchas solares tomados por el Telescopio Solar McMath-Piercede Kitt Peak (Arizona).

Descubrieron una tendencia a largo plazo de debilitamiento de las manchas solares que, de continuar, podría provocar que el campo magnético del Sol no fuera lo suficientemente fuerte para producir manchas solares durante el Ciclo Solar 25, según afirmó el equipo.

«Las manchas oscuras se están volviendo más brillantes», afirmó Penn durante una reunión informativa para la prensa.

Basándose en sus datos, el equipo afirmó que el ciclo solar actual, cuando finalice, habrá sido «la mitad de intenso que el Ciclo 23 y el próximo podría no tener manchas solares».

También se ralentizan las «corrientes en chorro» del Sol

Frank Hill y sus colegas, del Observatorio Solar Nacional, han llevado a cabo un estudio independiente de los ciclos solares a través de una técnica llamada heliosismología. Este método estudia las vibraciones de la superficie del Sol causadas por olas acústicas para trazar su estructura interior.

El equipo ha seguido el rastro de «corrientes en chorro» enterradas llamadas oscilaciones de torsión. Estos flujos de material aparecieron cerca de los polos del Sol y migraron hacia el ecuador. Se cree que juegan un importante papel en la creación del campo magnético del Sol.

Las manchas solares suelen producirse en las líneas de estos flujos y el Sol suele ser más activo a medida que los flujos se acercan al Ecuador, por lo que pueden indicar cuándo se desarrollarán los ciclos solares.

«La oscilación de torsión para el Ciclo Solar 24 apareció por primera vez en 1997», afirmó Hill hoy durante una reunión informativa para la prensa. «Lo que significa que el flujo del Ciclo 25 debería haber aparecido en 2008 ó 2009, pero no ha sido así».

De acuerdo con Hill, sus datos parecen indicar que el inicio del Ciclo Solar 25 podría retrasarse hasta 2022 (unos dos años más tarde) o incluso podría no llegar a tener lugar».

Por otra parte, Richard Altrock, director del programa de investigación de la corona del Sol para el Observatorio Solar Nacional (NSO) de las Fuerzas Aéreas Norteamericanas, ha observado cambios reveladores en el fenómeno magnético en la corona (la capa más tenue de su atmósfera superior).

Este rápido movimiento hacia los polos de elementos magnéticos en la corona está relacionado con el aumento de la actividad solar: un ciclo alcanza su máximo cuando la actividad magnética alcanza unos 76 grados de latitud norte y sur del ecuador del Sol.

El movimiento hacia los polos también está relacionado con el hecho de que el Sol «barra» el campo magnético vinculado al ciclo solar anterior, dado dando paso a un nuevo campo magnético y a un nuevo ciclo de manchas solares.

En la actualidad, sin embargo, este movimiento hacia los polos es más bien lento, lo que significa que es posible que se alcance un máximo solar muy débil en 2013, y podría retrasar o incluso evitar el inicio del próximo ciclo solar.

El letargo, un buen momento para la investigación

Juntos, estos tres estudios dan a entender que el Ciclo Solar 25 podría no tener lugar, según han comentado los científicos hoy durante una reunión de laSociedad Astronómica Americana que se celebró en Las Cruces (Nuevo México).

Sin embargo, el posible letargo del Sol no es motivo de alarma, según afirmó Hill. «Ha ocurrido con anterioridad y la vida sigue su curso. No estoy preocupado, al revés, es emocionante».

La falta de actividad magnética puede ser de ayuda para la ciencia. Las tormentas solares fuertes pueden emitir descargas de partículas que interfieren en la comunicación por radio, afectan a las redes eléctricas e incluso pueden producir un arrastre excesivo en los satélites.

«El arrastre es un factor importante para las personas como yo que trabajamos en la NASA», comentó Pesnell, «porque nos gusta mantener a nuestros satélites en el espacio».

Por otra parte, la disminución de manchas solares no significa necesariamente que disminuyan otras características solares, como las prominencias, que pueden producir eyecciones de masa coronal dando lugar a las auroras. «De hecho, se registraron auroras de forma regular durante el Mínimo de Maunder», confirmó Pesnell.

Pesnell cree, además, que estos inusuales cambios de los ciclos de actividad solar ofrecen una oportunidad sin precedentes a los científicos para evaluar teorías sobre cómo el Sol crea y destruye campos magnéticos.

«Tenemos ahora mismo una gran cantidad de satélites y observatorios esperando saltar a la acción», añadió, «es el momento perfecto para que el Sol haga algo diferente».

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Ya está disponible para descargar el programa número 319 de “El Mundo en Nuestra Antena”, correspondiente a la semana del 14 de noviembre de 2016.

 

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ESTIMADOS COLEGAS Y AMIGOS LES ADJUNTAMOS EL BOLETIN DE LA SEMANA,TAMBIEN  LO PUEDEN DESCARGAR DESDE EL SIGUIENTE  ENLACE

 

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[vhf-dx-sur] Transatlântico 2 m

Veo que ya Ralf ha enviado la información de las balizas.

Comentar que ya hay varios reportes de RX esa baliza en 144 MHz en Cuba y Bonaire.

Puedes ver los vídeos en YouTube;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7skWK3uHpM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZmBANS5ong

73, Máximo – HK1H & EA1DDO

Radio Exhibition Fair – Lisbon – Portugal

 

It is already on Sunday the 27th of November, 2016

 

The representatives of the principal brands will attend they will present “live-in person” the latest equipment models.

Our colleagues will also be there with rare items from the last century and with practically new equipment.

Apart from good purchases and exchanges of Amateur Radio Material, we wish for a day full of sociability for all Amateur radio participants.

 

See you all on the 27th of November, 2016

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L’attività verrà eventualmente effettuata in altra data, per ora non prevedibile.

 

73

Roberto IS0JMA

 

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Despues del ultimo lanzaminto del Clobo ,´pr pate del Ing. Juan Carls Parra – LU9CO

Informo que tdvia no lo tenia terminado el informe y cuando lo eteme lo remitir.-

Dico Solar

Se observa en el Disco Solar m, doszona en estudio la CH773 – CH774

Manchas NOAA no existn

Manchas de ½ Noche S5509 y nada mas

El Numero de Wolff es = 0/5/9 ; SWPC /2K/ 1K

Con etos valors de NumeodeWolff bajos ,no habrá mucha ptopagacion. Estimo que debems acostumbranos atener el Sol Negro o Sol Impoluto ;sin mancas. Todos los estudios queheeectuado con las distinta curva ya lo presagiaban. Considero que tendremos 3/5 años muy malos de propagación

Actividad reciente

El campo geomagnético estaba en silencio para activar el 22 de noviembre la velocidad del viento solar en SOHO osciló entre 356 y 496 km / s. Efectos de CH773 se hizo evidente después del mediodía.

El flujo solar, a las UTC 20h en 2,8 GHz fue 77,3 (disminución de 0,7 en la última rotación solar). El 10.7 flujo 90 días a 1 UA fue 84,5 . El planetario Potsdam WDC Un índice fue de 10 (STAR Ap – basa en la media de tres horas de intervalo ap índices: 10.0). Tres horas de intervalo de índices K: 11122334 ( planetarios ), 11122223 ( Boulder ).

El flujo de rayos x de fondo es a nivel A8 clase.

En el momento de contar los puntos (ver el tiempo de imagen), se observaron manchas en 1 región activa mediante resolución 2K (SN: 11) y 1 zona activa utilizando 1K resolución (SN: 11) imágenes SDO en el disco solar visible.

Regiones manchado no numeradas (o interpretadas de forma diferente) por SWPC :  Nueva región S5509 [N09E82] giradas a la vista.

Las eyecciones de masa coronal (CME)

De noviembre de 20-22 de : No, obviamente, la Tierra se indica en las CME se observaron imágenes disponibles LASCO.

agujeros de la corona

Propagación

propagación a larga distancia de baja y media frecuencia (por debajo de 2 MHz) a lo largo de caminos de norte hacia el oeste sobre las latitudes medias altas es deficiente a regular. Propagación de larga distancia caminos noreste-suroeste es justo.

Pronóstico

Se espera que el campo geomagnético siendo inestable a la tormenta de menor 23-26 de noviembre debido a los efectos de CH773 y CH774. los intervalos mayores tormentas aisladas son posibles.

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Propagation Forecast Bulletin 47 ARLP047 From Tad Cook, K7RA Seattle, WA  November 18, 2016 To all radio amateurs

 

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ARLP047 Propagation de K7RA

 

Solar flux and sunspot numbers moved in opposite directions over the past week, and differences were more extreme than usual. Normally we expect daily sunspot numbers and solar flux to track together, and geomagnetic indices to track with each other as well, at least approximately.

 

Average daily sunspot numbers over the past reporting week (November

10-16) rose 10 points from 18.7 to 28.7, while average daily solar flux dropped from 76.9 to 45.8. These comparisons express differences from the previous reporting week, November 3-9.

 

Over the same dates average planetary A index increased markedly from 6.4 to 12.7, while the mid-latitude A index changed from 4.3 to 10.1.

 

Predicted solar flux values for the near future are 79 on November 18, 78 on November 19, 80 on November 20-21, 78 on November 22-26, 80 on November 27, 82 on November 28 through December 1, 84 on December 2, 82 on December 3-7, 80 on December 8-9, 78 on December 10, 75 on December 11-15, 77 on December 16, 75 on December 17-21 and 78 on December 22-23.

 

The predicted planetary A index is 5, 16 and 18 on November 18-20, then 10, 48, 48, 36, and 28 on November 21-24, then 25, 18, 12, 10 and 8 on November 23-29, then 5 on November 30 til December 6, then 15, 12, 18, 20, 15 and 10 on December 7-12 and 5 on December 13-15, then 10, 15, 55, 45, and 25 on December 16-20, then 18, 25, 18, 12, 10 and 8 on December 21-26, and 5 over the following week.

 

http://www.spaceweather.com reports the solar cycle is currently at the lowest level in 5 years.

 

The ARRL Phone Sweepstakes is this weekend.

 

An expansion of Space Weather Services was announced at:

 

http://bit.ly/2fk4Mot

 

Thanks to Max White and David Moore for the above tip.

 

Petr Kolman, OK1MGW of the Czech Propagation Interest Group sent his geomagnetic activity forecast for the period November 18 to December 14, 2016.

 

Geomagnetic field will be: Quiet on December 2-4, 13-14 Mostly quiet on November 18, December 1, 12 Quiet to unsettled on November 19, 27-30, December 5-6, 11 Quiet to active on November 20, 24, December 7-10 Active to disturbed on November 21-23, (25-26)

 

Amplifications of the solar wind from coronal holes are expected on November 20-26, December 7-10.

 

Parenthesis means lower probability of activity enhancement.

 

Jeff, N8II in West Virginia reports, “Saturday, November 12 I was able to work 24 each OK/OM Czech/Slovak stations on 15 meter CW

(1352-1534Z) and 80 M in a non-serious contest effort (with 100W).

On 15, I only worked one weak Slovak, but some Czechs were loud, very selective! Sunday, the contest was over at 1200Z and the 15 M band did not open east of Italy. I made the most QSOs on 20 with good conditions, but central EU closes early with the time of year and low SFI. 40 fades down quickly to EU after sunset.

 

“I just worked V63GW Micronesia with a good signal on 20M CW short path at 2032Z, expected him to be LP.

 

“Burma is now QRV and so far nil as expected in WV, best hope is 20 or 30M.

 

“Wednesday night, November 16 I worked ZD8W Ascension Island on 30 CW around 0100Z with S5-7 signal.

 

“Thursday 15 M was open as far north as northern Germany (Hanover) and I easily broke a EU pile up on FR4QF on Reunion Island on 15 SSB at 1522Z; he was peaking S9.”

 

If you would like to make a comment or have a tip for our readers, email the author at k7ra@arrl.net.

 

For more information concerning radio propagation, see the ARRL Technical Information Service web page at, http://arrl.org/propagation-of-rf-signals. For an explanation of the numbers used in this bulletin, see http://arrl.org/the-sun-the-earth-the-ionosphere. An archive of past propagation bulletins is at http://arrl.org/w1aw-bulletins-archive-propagation. More good information and tutorials on propagation are at http://k9la.us/.

 

Monthly propagation charts between four USA regions and twelve overseas locations are at http://arrl.org/propagation.

 

Instructions for starting or ending email distribution of ARRL bulletins are at http://arrl.org/bulletins.

 

Sunspot numbers for November 10 through 16 were 13, 26, 51, 38, 26, 29, and 18, with a mean of 28.7. 10.7 cm flux was 80.2, 78.4, 78.4, 77.8, 77.3, 76.5, and 80.9, with a mean of 45.8. Estimated planetary A indices were 14, 13, 19, 21, 11, 7, and 4, with a mean of 12.7.

Estimated mid-latitude A indices were 11, 10, 13, 19, 8, 7, and 3, with a mean of 10.1.

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Estimados colegas y amigos, Mediante la presente les hacemos llegar las siguientes novedades que solicitamos difundir entre consocios, colegas y amigos. Desde ya muchas gracias. 1. Sáb 19nov2016 11 hs: 31º Reunión de Amigos del GACW Como ocurriera los últimos encuentros, la próxima Reunión de Amigos del GACW se realizará en COTO de Viamonte 1575, Buenos Aires, a partir de las 11 horas del Sábado 19 de Noviembre de 2016 en el segundo piso sobre el patio de comidas. Como siempre, allí estaremos los Morsistas y los que no lo son tanto. Haga correr la voz y reserve la fecha en su agenda, negocie con su esposa y si gusta, tráigala para que comparta una reunión de camaradería informal o le saque jugo a la tarjeta de crédito en el supermercado mientras Ud. disfruta de la charla. Si lo desea puede traer sus manipuladores modernos o antiguos con historia, sus micrófonos, revistas viejas o nuevas, equipos de QRP, etc, y comparta con nosotros el valor que para usted tiene cada uno de esos componentes. No nos falle y no se falle, lo esperamos ! Es una oportunidad para el reencuentro entre viejos conocidos o amigos!…. Les recordamos que no hay que pagar ni entrada ni consumición, se abona solo lo que se consume y esto puede ser desde un simple café con leche hasta un almuerzo completo.  En el patio de comidas hay servicio de Internet y teléfonos públicos. Hay ascensor. El estacionamiento lindero es privado y pago. Los esperamos! LU8DQ, Guillermo; LU6UO, Hector; LU7DSU, Marcelino; Coordinadores del GACW. Hay fotos de la 30º reunión y enlaces a las reuniones anteriores en: http://www.gacw.orghttp://lu4aao.org/gacw_reunion30.htm 2. Lanzamiento de Globo desde Pehuajó . Informa Amsat Argentina que según lo previsto, el pasado Sábado 12 de Noviembre de 2016 se lanzó exitosamente el globo anunciado desde Pehuajó. El vuelo fue normal y las diversas cargas útiles fueron recuperadas rapidamente. Paulatinamente se están subiendo fotos, gráficos, grabaciones de audio, videos y detalles a: http://amsat.org.ar/globo12.htm y http://amsat.org.ar/lu4aao/globo_noviembre_2016.htm Cordiales saludos, Radio Club QRM Belgrano, LU4AAO HF: 3615, 3660, 7035, 7095 PSK, SSB, RTTY. VHF: Repetidora 146.880 (-600 KHz). UHF: Repetidora 433.850 (+5 MHz), subtono 88.5 Hz http://lu4aao.org          (sitio web principal) http://amsat.org.ar/lu4aao (sitio espejo gracias a Amsat Argentina) http://youtube.com/lu4aao  (canal de videos) https://plus.google.com/s/lu4aao (red social)

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ARLD047 DX news

 

DX Bulletin 47 ARLD047

From ARRL Headquarters

Newington CT November 17, 2016

To all radio amateurs

 

SB DX ARL ARLD047

ARLD047 DX news

 

This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by W3UR, QRZ DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The Daily DX, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites. Thanks to all.

 

TANZANIA, 5H. Yan, RZ3FW, Alexander, RW3RN and Sergei, R4WAA will be QRV as 5H1WW from Zanzibar, IOTA AF-032, from November 19 to 28.

Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using CW with some SSB and digital modes. This includes being an entry in the upcoming CQ World Wide DX CW contest.  QSL via RZ3FW.

 

MALDIVES, 8Q. A group of operators will be QRV as 8Q7SP from Dhiffushi Island, IOTA AS-013, from November 20 to December 3.

Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY with several stations active. This includes an entry in the upcoming CQ World Wide DX CW contest.  QSL via SP6FXY.

 

NEPAL, 9N. Yutaka, JA6GWX will be QRV as 9N7NZ from Kathmandu from November 20 to 27.  Activity will be on the HF bands using CW and SSB.  QSL direct to home call.

 

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO, 9Q.         Christian, IS0BWM will be QRV as

9Q0HQ/3 from Kenge from November 20 to December 25. Activity will be on the HF bands using SSB.  QSL direct to home call.

 

ANTARCTICA. Felix, DL5XL is QRV as DP1POL from the German Neumayer Station III, IOTA AN-016, until February 2017.  Activity is on all HF bands using mainly CW and possibly some SSB and digital modes.

QSL via DL1ZBO.

 

AUSTRAL ISLAND, FO. Al, K7AR will be QRV as FO/K7AR from Raivavae Island, IOTA OC-114, from November 21 to 28.  Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY.  This includes an entry in the upcoming CQ World Wide DX CW contest.  QSL to home call.

 

ST. LUCIA, J6. Gary, K9AW is QRV as J68GD until November 27.

Activity is on 40 to 12 meters using mainly CW with some SSB. This includes an entry in the upcoming CQ World Wide DX CW contest.  QSL direct to home call.

 

ARUBA, P4. John, W2GD will be QRV as P40W from Santa Cruz from November 24 to 30.  Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using CW and SSB.  This includes being an entry in the upcoming CQ World Wide DX CW contest as a Single Op/All Band/Low Power entry.  QSL direct to N2MM.

 

GREECE, SV. Members of the Radio Amateur Union of North Aegean are QRV with special event call sign SX25LSV from Lesvos Island, IOTA EU-049, until the end of 2016 to celebrate the club’s 25th anniversary.  Activity is on the HF bands using SSB and various digital modes.  QSL direct to SZ8LSV.

 

WEST KIRIBATI, T30. Jack, T30TM is a permanent resident on Tarawa, IOTA OC-017, and is currently active on the HF bands.  QSL direct to VK1TX.

 

PALAU, T8. Yousuke, JJ1DQR is QRV as T88QR from Koror Island, IOTA OC-009, until November 20.  Activity is on 80 to 6 meters using SSB.

QSL to home call.

 

MALI, TZ. Laurent, F5IXR is QRV as TZ5ZR until February 2017.  He may be active on 160 to 6 meters.  QSL via F5MXH.

 

MICRONESIA, V6. Tsutomu, JA1VND and Fujio, JA1SVP are QRV as V63YY and V63FA, respectively, from Chuuk Island, IOTA OC-011, until November 22.  Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY.  QSL direct to home calls.

 

NORFOLK ISLAND, VK9N. Tim, NL8F will be QRV as VK9NF from November

22 to December 3. QSL direct to N7RO.

 

CAMBODIA, XU. A group of operators are QRV as XU7AEZ from von Koh Rong Samloem Island, IOTA AS-133, until December 5.  QSL via RC3C.

 

LAOS, XW. Tony, KM0O is QRV as XW0YO from Vientiane until November 29.  Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW and SB.  This includes being an entry in the upcoming CQ World Wide DX CW contest.  QSL via operator’s instructions.

 

ASCENSION ISLAND, ZD8. Alan, K0AV will be QRV as ZD8V from November

21 to December 1. Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters.  QSL to home call.

 

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The ARRL SSB Sweepstakes Contest, ARRL EME Contest, All Austrian 160-Meter CW Contest, REF 160-Meter CW Contest, RSGB 2nd 1.8 MHz CW Contest, NCCC RTTY Sprint, QRP 80-meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC CW Sprint, YO International 80-Meter PSK31 Contest, LZ DX Contest, Feld Hell Sprint and the Homebrew and Oldtime Equipment CW Party will certainly keep contesters busy this weekend.

 

The Run for the Bacon QRP CW Contest is scheduled for November 21.

The Phone Fray, CWops Mini-CWT CW Test and SKCC CW Sprint are scheduled for November 23.

 

The ARRL National Parks on the Air event runs during all of 2016 to mark the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.

 

Please see November QST, page 94 and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest web sites for details.

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 ARRL Letters

 

ARRL Headquarters Will Be Closed on November 24-25: ARRL Headquarters will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday and Friday, November 24-25. The ARRL Letter will not publish on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24, and there will be no ARRL Audio News on Friday, November 25. In addition, there will be no W1AW bulletins or code practice on those days. We wish all our members a safe and enjoyable holiday!

ARRL Calls on Members to Press for US Senate Passage of Amateur Radio Parity Act

ARRL once again is calling on its members to urge their US Senators to support the Amateur Radio Parity Act (H.R. 1301) when it comes up in the Senate during the “lame duck” session of Congress that adjourns in mid-December. The House of Representatives approved the bill in September, but if the Senate does not follow suit, the bill will die, and the entire process will have to be repeated. ARRL Hudson Division Director Mike Lisenco, N2YBB, who chairs the ARRL Board’s Legislative Advocacy Committee and has been heavily involved in efforts to move H.R. 1301 forward, said today, “The clock is ticking!”

“We begin the e-mail campaign once again, as the US Senate returns to work this week after a month-long hiatus,” Lisenco said. “We were just beginning to build momentum in the Senate following the unanimous passage of the Parity Act in the House when Congress shut down for the 4 weeks prior to Election Day.”

The task is simple: Go to our Rally Congress page, enter your ZIP code, fill in your name and address, press enter, and e-mails will go directly to your Senators. Members may do this, even if they have already contacted their US Senators for support.

“We have to remind our legislators that we are still here and that we need the Amateur Radio Parity Act to become law,” Lisenco stressed. “We must do this now as we have, at most, only 4 weeks left in the session to get the bill passed this year. Otherwise, we will have to begin the entire process in 2017 with a new 115th Congress.”

There are no guarantees, Lisenco said, and we are subject to the political bickering that goes on daily between the parties, despite the fact that the bill is truly a bipartisan effort. “In order to have a chance at overcoming political obstacles that have little or nothing to do with the legislation, we need our voices to be heard,” he said. “And we need that input today!”

September’s victory in the US House was the culmination of many years of effort on ARRL’s part to gain legislation that would enable radio amateurs living in deed-restricted communities to erect efficient outdoor antennas that support Amateur Radio communication. The measure calls on the FCC to amend its Part 97 rules “to prohibit the application to amateur stations of certain private land-use restrictions, and for other purposes.” While similar bills have gained some traction on Capitol Hill in the past, it was not until the overwhelming grassroots support from the Amateur Radio community for H.R. 1301 and ARRL’s relentless and strident efforts on Capitol Hill that this bill made it this far. Read more.

Work Continues to Strengthen Relationship between Amateur Auxiliary, FCC

Work continues to promote the visibility of Amateur Radio enforcement within the FCC, the ARRL Executive Committee (EC) was told recently. The EC met on October 22 in Rosemont, Illinois. ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, chaired the session.

ARRL General Counsel Chris Imlay, W3KD, reported that meetings have been held with the FCC concerning more effective FCC use of the volunteer resources of the Amateur Auxiliary (Official Observers) program, the current FCC-ARRL Amateur Auxiliary Agreement, and the development of a new Memorandum of Understanding that better incorporates the Amateur Auxiliary program — especially in light of the FCC’s recent closing of field offices and reduction of Spectrum Enforcement Division staff.

The EC directed Second Vice President Brian Mileshosky, N5ZGT, to continue work on the review and revitalization of the Amateur Auxiliary, in cooperation with the FCC, to ensure active use of the Amateur Auxiliary program.

In other FCC-related issues. The EC provided guidance in the domestic implementation of the worldwide Amateur Radio allocation at 5 MHz, agreed upon at World Radiocommunication Conference 2015 (WRC-15) last fall: 5351.5-5366.5 kHz, with stations limited to 15 W EIRP.

ARRL General Counsel Chris Imlay, W3KD. [Rick Lindquist, WW1ME, photo]

Imlay, in conjunction with ARRL International Affairs Vice President Jay Bellows, K0QB, and Midwest Division Director Rod Blocksome, K0DAS, will review the National Broadband Plan, with an eye toward determining any impact it might have on Amateur Radio allocations.

In addition, Imlay and West Gulf Division Director Dr. David Woolweaver, K5RAV, will meet with officials of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and congressional offices to address the effect of new painting and lighting requirements required under the FAA Reauthorization Act (H.R. 636) on Amateur Radio antenna systems between 50 and 200 feet tall.

ARRL CEO Tom Gallagher, NY2RF, told the panel that several new educational initiatives are under way, and, as those pilot programs are assessed and refined, the programs will be made available to the Amateur Radio community.

In his report, Bellows told the EC that the IARU Administrative Council has begun preparations to represent Amateur Radio at various meetings being held in advance of World Radiocommunication Conference 2019.

Minutes of the October 22 meeting are available on the ARRL website.

Mark Twain Birthday Special Event Set

Members of ARRL Headquarters staff will be on the air as W1T, November 28-December 4, in honor of Mark Twain’s 181st birthday. On November 30, Twain’s actual birthday, the Mark Twain House and Museum in Hartford, Connecticut has granted permission for a special event station to be set up in the front yard of the house from 9 AM until 4 PM EST (1400-2100 UTC).

Born in Missouri in 1835, Twain lived in Hartford from 1874 to 1891 and wrote many of his greatest works during that time, including The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court.

The Mark Twain House and Museum in Hartford, Connecticut.

“We are so excited to have our neighbors at ARRL with us on Mark Twain’s 181st birthday!” said Betsy Maguire, Manager of Living History at the Mark Twain House and Museum. “This is a rare treat for the Museum staff, our visitors and, hopefully, many amateur operators across the country who make contact with the station. As a lover of the science and technology of his day, Samuel Clemens would definitely approve of a ‘special event station’ on the grounds of ‘the loveliest home that ever was.'”

W1T activity on November 30 will be exclusively from the Mark Twain House and Museum; all other W1T activity during the week will be conducted from other sites, as ARRL staff time permits. All bands and modes will be considered, including satellite operation. A special W1T QSL card will be available to commemorate the event. Complete information is available on the W1T listing at qrz.com.

“An Amazing Night” Reported for Special Activity on 630 Meters

Texas radio amateur and FCC Part 5 Experimental licensee John Langridge, KB5NJD/ WG2XIQ, reported “an amazing night” for the 630-meter special event on November 12-13. One highlight was a North America-to-Europe Amateur Radio contact on the medium-wave band, to which US operators are still awaiting access.

“Last night is what it is all about, and I had a front row seat for the festivities,” Langridge said in his lengthy post-event report, adding that the activity represented “a significant moment in 630-meter lore.” The weekend event featured participation by the Marine Radio Historical Society’s KPH, Canadian radio amateurs making cross-band contacts with US stations, and Part 5 Experimental stations either beaconing or contacting other experimental stations.

Langridge credited radio amateurs in Canada, who already have access to the 427-479 kHz band, with playing “a massive role” in providing cross-band QSOs; advance publicity also helped, he said. Newfoundland MW enthusiast Joe Craig, VO1NA, completed a contact on CW with Kees Nijdam, PE5T, in the Netherlands. Langridge said the contact was among only a handful of transatlantic CW contacts completed so far on 630 meters. Others in Europe reported hearing VO1NA.

The antenna system at VO1NA helped to ensure the station was heard widely. [Joe Craig, VO1NA, photo]

Mitch Powell, VE3OT, worked several other North American stations cross-band, with all contacts — from Maine to Iowa to Alabama — taking place on 80 meters. Many stations in the western US were also successful in working or hearing stations in British Columbia.

In Australia, Roger Crofts, VK4YB, reported “horrid conditions,” with just a single transpacific report. Laurence Howell, KL7L/WE2XPQ, in Wasilla, Alaska, reported a lot of noise on VLF and warble on HF signals, with periods of total blackout overnight. Merv Schweigert, K9FD/WH2XCR, in Hawaii, experienced a spectacular night with stations in Japan.

“We live in a time when a lot of people want the easy way out, and there is nothing easy about 630 meters, even when the band is in good shape,” Langridge said. Read more.

The Doctor Will See You Now!

“Stealth Antennas” is the topic of the latest (November 17) episode of the “ARRL The Doctor is In” podcast. Listen…and learn!

Sponsored by DX Engineering, “ARRL The Doctor is In” is an informative discussion of all things technical. Listen on your computer, tablet, or smartphone — whenever and wherever you like!

Every 2 weeks, your host, QST Editor-in-Chief Steve Ford, WB8IMY, and the Doctor himself, Joel Hallas, W1ZR, will discuss a broad range of technical topics. You can also e-mail your questions to doctor@arrl.org, and the Doctor may answer them in a future podcast.

Enjoy “ARRL The Doctor is In” on Apple iTunes, or by using your iPhone or iPad podcast app (just search for “ARRL The Doctor is In”). You can also listen online at Blubrry, or at Stitcher (free registration required, or browse the site as a guest) and through the free Stitcher app for iOS, Kindle, or Android devices.

If you’ve never listened to a podcast before, download our beginner’s guide.

National Parks on the Air Update

Participants in ARRL’s National Parks on the Air (NPOTA) continue to push toward 1 million two-way contacts from eligible NPOTA units before the program ends on December 31. For the fourth straight week, more than 25,000 NPOTA contacts were uploaded to Logbook of The World from some 16,000 activations of NPS units.

Time is running out for you to get in on the NPOTA fun! Get on the air and give some of the Activators a contact toward the 1 million-contact goal, or try activating an NPOTA unit yourself; many units can be activated using a mobile station in the parking lot.

Twenty activations are slated for November 17-23, including the Ana Kahakai National Scenic Trail in Hawaii, and Biscayne National Park in Florida. Details about these and other upcoming activations can be found on the NPOTA Activations calendar.

Keep up with the latest NPOTA news on Facebook. Follow NPOTA on Twitter (@ARRL_NPOTA).

ARRL November Sweepstakes — Part 2 is November 19-21

The second half of the 2016 ARRL November Sweepstakes — the phone weekend — is November 19-21. The event begins on November 19 at 2100 UTC and continues through 0259 UTC on November 21. ARRL Sweepstakes Manager Larry Hammel, K5OT, advises SS newcomers to learn the required, lengthy exchange in the correct sequence.

“Write the exchange down on a card in front of the rig if necessary,” he said. “There is no need to repeat it all twice; say it clearly one time, and the other station will let you know if they need any ‘fills’ of information they missed.”

He also said not to invest too much time trying to work a rare multiplier that has attracted a pileup. “Put that frequency in your rig’s memory — or second VFO, or your logger’s bandmap — and pop back later when things slow down a bit,” he said. “You can use that waiting time productively to look for other stations to work.”

He further advised that newcomers to SS should not be afraid to attempt “running” (calling CQ) on a clear frequency. But most of all, he said, “Have fun!” — Thanks to The ARRL Contest Update

New ARRL Repeater Directory Will Leverage Crowdsourcing Technology

ARRL partner RFinder, the creator of a web and app-based directory of Amateur Radio repeaters worldwide, will supply all data for the 2017-2018 ARRL Repeater Directory®. RFinder will employ its crowdsourcing technology to aggregate timely and accurate information for the Directory, marking the first time crowdsourcing has been put to use in the production of an ARRL publication. “Crowdsourcing,” in this case, means repeater owners and frequency coordinators. Including RFinder’s data in The Repeater Directory will help users seeking the most complete listing of on-air repeaters. The Repeater Directory will continue to publish listings by state, city, frequency, and mode.

Although RFinder’s data is primarily user supplied, ARRL has invited volunteer frequency coordinators to contribute their coordination data to RFinder. RFinder has set up an online portal to accept coordinator input. Every coordinator supplying repeater data to RFinder will have its listings credited as coordinated repeaters in both the RFinder smartphone apps and web listings, and in the hard-copy Repeater Directory.

As part of this program, RFinder will make the RFinder database available to all frequency coordinators free of charge, with the exception of the Apple iOS version app, which requires a $9.99 license. The Android-compatible database is a free download.

“We believe this will help you in your coordination activities, as it will provide you with a complete map of machines, both coordinated or not,” RFinder said. “It will also assist coordinators to bring uncoordinated machines into coordination.”

RFinder’s steadily growing worldwide repeater database now includes more than 60,000 repeaters in some 170 countries around the globe. RFinder listings are dynamic, regularly reflecting new, updated, revised, and deleted information.

RFinder is integrated directly with EchoLink on both Android and iPhone and provides the ability to share repeater check-ins on Facebook, Twitter, and APRS. RFinder is integrated with RT Systems and CHIRP radio programming applications and has a routing feature that lets users find repeaters worldwide over a given route. Video demos of RFinder features are available on YouTube.

RFinder also includes the ability to report radio jamming anywhere. Those without a device or subscription can file reports online. Those responsible for coordinating anti-jamming activities also can request access to view jamming reports for their area.

ARRL previously discontinued its own products that supported digital listings of repeater data including the TravelPlus for Repeaters™ software and its own apps.

RFinder is $9.99 per year. Subscribe to RFinder from your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, or from your Android smartphone or tablet.

RFinder recently collaborated with the BrandMeister network of Amateur Radio digital voice systems to include a daily data feed of digital repeaters. Digital repeaters are now categorized in RFinder by network, and RFinder’s Android and iOS apps can provide information on BrandMeister networked repeaters worldwide. The daily data feed from BrandMeister includes both repeaters and talk groups.

RFinder also now supports automated repeater coverage maps for the newly released BrandMeister dashboard, active once repeaters sysops enter their repeater information on BrandMeister. RFinder generates its coverage maps using CloudRF technology, developed by Alex Farrant, M6ZUJ.

Hamvention® Countdown: With 6 Months to Go, Plans Proceed Apace at New Venue

With just 6 months to go until Hamvention® debuts at its new Greene County Fairgrounds and Event Center venue in Xenia, Ohio, May 19-21, General Chair Ron Cramer, KD8ENJ, and Dayton Amateur Radio Association (DARA) Board Member Mike Kalter, W8CI, assure that all is progressing smoothly. Cramer and Kalter made another appearance this week on Amateur Radio Roundtable, hosted by Tom Medlin, W5KUB, to update progress on preparations for the all-new Hamvention. Cramer and Kalter said they continue to be bombarded with questions, concerns, and rumors regarding how the event will be staged.

An aerial view of the Greene County Fairgrounds and Event Center in Xenia, Ohio, the new Hamvention venue. [Photo courtesy of DX Engineering and Greg Ordy, W8WWV]

“You have to remember, we’re starting from the ground up,” Cramer said. “So it’s taken a while to get things going.” He asked for patience from prospective visitors, but he and Kalter told Medlin that the vast all-volunteer team has everything well in hand, and that plans are coming together. Both maintained that those attending Hamvention 2017 “will be very impressed.”

Cramer predicted parking would not be an issue, and that there would be plenty of room for the anticipated number of vehicles, with overflow parking available and transportation to the buildings housing the vendors and events from the parking areas, as needed.

Traffic and transportation logistics are being addressed, Cramer said, and Hamvention is working with four police departments as well as a professional traffic planner to ensure that all goes smoothly.

Hamvention Chair Ron Cramer, KD8ENJ (left), and DARA Board member Mike Kalter, W8CI, on Amateur Radio Roundtable. [Photo courtesy of Amateur Radio Roundtable]

Cramer said Hamvention 2017 tickets will become available starting in December — a bit earlier than in past years. The cost of admission will rise by $2 from the 2016 price of $20 for advanced tickets, and $25 for those purchased at the gate. But, he pointed out, there will be no parking charges on site.

The Hamvention website is yet to be updated to reflect the 2017 event, but Cramer and Kalter said that both indoor and outdoor layout maps will be made available online in advance of the show, and these will be included in the Hamvention program as well.

Hamvention announced in August that it would be relocating to Xenia, following the closure of Hara Arena, where the show took place for more than 50 years.

The Amateur Radio Roundtable show included a DX Engineering-produced video taken from a drone operated by Greg Ordy, W8WWV, and narrated by DX Engineering’s Tim Duffy, K3LR. Read more.

ARRL Honorary Vice President, Director Emeritus Tod Olson, K0TO, SK

ARRL Honorary Vice President and Director Emeritus Tod Olson, K0TO (ex-W0IYP), of Minnesota and Idaho, died on November 12 after battling cancer for several years. An ARRL Life Member, he was 83. He began his volunteer service to ARRL in 1974 as the Minnesota Section Communications Manager. He became Dakota Division Vice Director in 1976, and then Director in 1982. In 1986, the ARRL Board of Directors elected him as ARRL Vice President of International Affairs, a post he held until 1990. He again served as Dakota Division Director from 1994 until 1999. The ARRL Board of Directors named him an ARRL Director Emeritus in 2000. In recognition of his extraordinary contributions, the Board elected him as Honorary Vice President in 2003.

Tod Olson, K0TO.

Olson held a BS from the University of Minnesota, and an MPH from the University of Michigan. He belonged to the Minnesota Wireless Association and the Eagle Rock Amateur Radio Club. An active contester, he was inducted last May into the CQ Contest Hall of Fame.

“Even through his entire illness, he was a positive force for everyone who knew him,” ARRL First Vice President and immediate past Dakota Division Director Greg Widin, K0GW, said. On the CQ-Contest reflector, former Dakota Division Vice Director Hans Brakob, K0HB, called Olson “my mentor, my teacher, sometimes my critic, and always a true and steady friend,” and said, “I feel like I have lost my brother.” Former ARRL CEO David Sumner, K1ZZ, knew Olson well and offered these reflections (abbreviated here):

“A lifelong interest in technology influenced Tod’s career as well as his choice of avocation; he retired in 1991 as Director of the Information Technology Department at General Mills. As he opened the envelope from the FCC containing his first license [in 1952], it is unlikely that even Tod could imagine where Amateur Radio would take him, but he tackled his new avocation with the same energy and devotion as to family, career, and community. The Amateur Radio community was enriched by his selfless efforts, and his life was enriched in return.

“As W0IYP, Tod soon began making his mark through local radio clubs and on-the-air activity. His passion for competitive operating, particularly in the ARRL November Sweepstakes, led him in 1973 to be the founding editor of National Contest Journal (NCJ). He was inducted into the CQ Contest Hall of Fame largely on the strength of his vision for NCJ.

“Tod served on every standing committee of the ARRL Board and twice was chairman of the Administration & Finance Committee.

“In retirement, Tod and Jackie divided their time between Minnesota and Idaho, and it was in Idaho Falls that Tod chose to enter hospice and to spend his final weeks with Jackie and other family members. His countless friends in Amateur Radio send their condolences to the family and our thanks for having shared him with us for so many years.”

A memorial service will be held in Minnesota. Read more.

In Brief…

From left to right, Thomas Pesquet, KG5FYG; Oleg Novitskiy, and Peggy Whitson, KC5ZTD. [NASA photo]

Two Radio Amateurs Set to Join ISS Crew: Astronauts Peggy Whitson, KC5ZTD, and Thomas Pesquet, KG5FYG, and Cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy head into space on November 17 for a 6-month stay aboard the International Space Station. It will take the Expedition 50/51 crew members 2 days to reach the ISS in their Soyuz vehicle. Welcoming the new crew increment will be Expedition 50 Commander Shane Kimbrough, KE5HOD, and crew members Sergey Ryzhikov and Andrey Borisenko, who have been aboard the complex since October. Whitson will become the first woman to command the space station twice. Her first tenure as commander was in 2007, when she became the first woman to hold this post.

Merle Taylor, VE1VCI [Photo courtesy of CBC]

Amateur Radio Holds Fascination for Two Nonagenarians: Radio amateurs Merle Taylor, VE1VCI, and Loretta Smith, KG5QCH, both are in their 90s — but one of the women is a veteran CW operator, while the other is a newcomer to ham radio. According to a CBC report, Taylor, 93, of Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada, learned Morse code as a young woman, when she signed on to help her country’s

Loretta Smith, KG5QCH [Photo courtesy of the Athens Daily Review]

World War II effort, then taught the code to pilots through the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan. Today, she still enjoys Morse code on the air. Newcomer Smith, 91, who lives in an assisted living facility in Gun Barrel City, Texas, was inspired by the Rev. George Yarger, W5BRG, who spoke of Amateur Radio’s role in disasters and emergencies. Smith worked with the activity director at her residence, Cedarview Place, to get her license, along with three other residents, according to an Athens Daily Review report. She passed her Technician exam on November 2.

November Frequency Measuring Test Results Reported: The results are in, and more than 90 stations submitted entries for the November 3 running of the Frequency Measuring Test (FMT). Thirty stations were able to pull off a “triple play” by correctly measuring the frequencies of all three transmitting stations with an accuracy of less than 1 Hz. Measurement equipment ranged from a standard transceiver calibrated against WWV or CHU to rubidium frequency standards. Several reported building their own test equipment, and the use of GPS-disciplined frequency references and oscillators is becoming more common with every FMT. Measurement was taken using frequency counters, software spectrum analysis, and even by ear — sometimes by two people. The next FMT will be in April 2017. — Thanks to Ward Silver, N0AX

SKYWARN Recognition Day Webinar Set: A webinar will be offered on November 30 at 0100 UTC (the evening of November 29 in US time zones) in advance of the 18th SKYWARN Recognition Day (SRD) on December 3. Register online. Developed in 1999 by the National Weather Service (NWS) and ARRL, SRD celebrates the contributions that SKYWARN volunteers make to the mission of the NWS — the protection of life and property. During the SKYWARN Special Event, operators visit NWS offices and contact other radio operators across the world. The pre-event webinar will cover SKYWARN Recognition Day basics, explain how to participate, and alert participants to a few changes in store for 2016. The webinar will be recorded and posted to the ARRL YouTube channel afterward.

The K7RA Solar Update

Tad Cook, K7RA, Seattle, reports: Solar flux and sunspot numbers went in opposite directions over the past week, and differences were more extreme than usual. Typically, we expect daily sunspot numbers to track solar flux, and geomagnetic indices to track as well — at least approximately.

Average daily sunspot numbers over the November 10-16 reporting week rose 10 points from 18.7 to 28.7 from the previous reporting week, while average daily solar flux dropped from 76.9 to 45.8 over the same period.

Over the same dates, the average planetary A index increased from 6.4 to 12.7, while the mid-latitude A index rose from 4.3 to 10.1.

Predicted solar flux values for the near future are 83 on November 17-18; 82 on November 19; 83 on November 20-21; 80 on November 22-23; 75 on November 24; 78 on November 25-26; 80 on November 27; 82 on November 28-December 1; 84 on December 2; 82 on December 3-7; 80 on December 8-9; 78 on December 10; 75 on December 11-15; 77 on December 16, and 75 on December 17-21.

The predicted planetary A index is 5 on November 17-18; 14, 18, 48, 36, and 28 on November 19-22; 28, 18, 25, 18, 12, 10, and 8 on November 23-29; 5 on November 30-December 6; 15, 12, 18, 20, 15, and 10 on December 7-12; 5 on December 13-15; 10, 15, 55, 45, and 25 on December 16-20, and 25, 18, 12, and 10 on December 21-24.

Sunspot numbers for November 10 through 16 were 13, 26, 51, 38, 26, 29, and 18, with a mean of 28.7. The 10.7 centimeter flux was 80.2, 78.4, 78.4, 77.8, 77.3, 76.5, and 80.9, with a mean of 45.8. Estimated planetary A indices were 14, 13, 19, 21, 11, 7, and 4, with a mean of 12.7. Estimated mid-latitude A indices were 11, 10, 13, 19, 8, 7, and 3, with a mean of 10.1.

Spaceweather.com reports the solar cycle is currently at its lowest level in 5 years.

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  • November 18 — YO International PSK31 Contest
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  • November 19-21 — ARRL November Sweepstakes (SSB)
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  • November 21 — Run for the Bacon QRP Contest (CW)
  • November 23 — SKCC Sprint (CW)
  • November 24 — RSGB 80 Meter Club Sprint (CW)
  • November 26-27 — CQ World Wide DX Contest (CW)

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 Los Boletines de la ARRL ,yanto el de Propagacion ,como el de Dx  y ARRL Letters ,son gentileza del Coega Jorge Sierra LU1AS

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Paratods ls Amigos tanto YL/ OM ,les deeo que tengan un buen findesemana y nfamilia.

A lsHam ,que participan en el Contesrt de CW del findeseana ,que tengan mucha paciencia ,pues las condiciones depropagacion serán malas.

 

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Como me canse detanta improvisaciomn,he decididoinvestigar.

a).- El Sr EnarCom : Asumira toda la responsabilidad ,paraesodara una conferencia publicara una Resolucion.

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e).- Tambien he recibido la información que la cuota IARU ,que el RCA cumplió   y esta al dia.

Estscuatro puntos los he publicado en mi Facebook,agregandoque la noche del domingo seespeauna Luna Llena muy enorme. De este ultmo punto merspondio una Sra .de Puero Rico ,diciendo que la Lunaera fenomenal.Le respndi que de eta cuida decement no la he podido obsrvar.

Pero lo que mas me dolio,es qu solamenteds colrgas ,me han respondido and not more.

Parece mentira el desinterstotal,la pedidas dvalres o de conocimiento quereina entre nuestos Ham.-

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EEUU ya se prepara: qué pasaría si una tormenta solar impactará en la Tierra

Científicos del mundo alteraron sobre la posibilidad de una catástrofe espacial y en la Casa Blanca ya dieron la orden de planificar medidas. Los antecedentes del fenómeno y cuáles serán las terribles consecuencias en la vida cotidiana

Por Juan Batalla 22 de octubre de 2016

Las tormentas solares podrían generar graves daños a la vida humana (iStock)

“Es el fin del mundo como lo conocemos” repite el estribillo de la clásica canción de R.E.M., banda del movimiento geek rock estadounidense, y si bien la letra no hace referencia a desastres espaciales, bien podría adaptarse a ese escenario. Quizá, para entender en términos visuales la referencia más lógica serían los filmes apocalípticos de Hollywood, en el que grandes ciudades del mundo se ven hundidas en la anarquía.

Puede parecer imposible, cuando en realidad las posibilidades son remotas, pero existen. Están allí y por eso el presidente de Estados Unidos, Barack Obama, dio la orden ejecutiva de que el país del norte de América comience a prepararse para una posible catástrofe climática, aunque esta vez la mano del hombre no sea la responsable.

El anuncio de Obama no busca ser apocalíptico, ni sembrar el pánico, ya que no existen fundamentos científicos irrefutables que certifiquen que un evento de tales proporciones pueda producirse en el corto o mediano plazo. Al contrario, el primer mandatario consideró como su deber tomar medidas públicas para concientizar sobre un problema -enorme- que aún no es tenido en cuenta por la mayoría de las naciones. El objetivo es que las autoridades comiencen a tomar las precauciones necesarias para desarrollar planes y programas de alerta, protección, reducción de riesgos y recuperación.

La semana pasada, la Casa Blanca publicó en su web la necesidad de comenzar a tomar medidas en caso de que se produzca un posible evento climático espacial y los especialistas aseguran que una tormenta solar es el que tiene más posibilidades. Pero, ¿cuáles serían las consecuencias?, ¿existen antecedentes?

De qué se trata

Existen tres tipos de tormentas, pero todas tendrían incidencia en la Tierra (iStock)

Una tormenta geomagnética es una perturbación temporal que se produce en el campo de la magnetosfera terrestre. Existen tres niveles de eyecciones. La erupción solar, que tiene la capacidad de interrumpir las comunicaciones debido a que afecta a los satélites, es la de menor envergadura, aunque sus efectos en el planeta se producirían solo 8 minutos luego del evento.

En segundo lugar se encuentra la fulguración solar, que es más similar a un “bombardeo” de radiación y afectaría tanto los equipos eléctricos como a las personas que queden expuestas. La más cruenta es la eyección de masa coronal (CME) del sol. El CME es una llamarada solar, que atraviesa el espacio en forma de “onda de choque de viento” que tarda en alcanzar la superficie terrestre en 52 horas y sus consecuencias son más peligrosas que las dos anteriores.

Tormentas en el pasado

El 2 de septiembre de 1859 la peor tormenta solar, hasta el momento, de todos los tiempos azotó las comunicaciones del planeta. El “evento Carrington”, por el astrónomo británico Richard Carrington, el descubridor del fenómeno, produjo el colapso de las mayores redes mundiales de telégrafos, desde Europa hasta Norteamérica. Como la electricidad todavía no era un bien común -la primera presentación masiva de la lámpara incandescente creada por Thomas Edison se realizó durante la Primera Exposición de Electricidad de París (1881)- no hubo grandes daños a la vida cotidiana. Eso sí, el impacto visual llegó a las grandes capitales del mundo y pudo verse en todo su esplendor desde el Caribe hasta Roma.

A fines del siglo pasado, en 1989, se produjo una eyección de plasma solar menor que quemó un transformador en Nueva Jersey, EEUU, que dejó a seis millones de ciudadanos de Quebec, Canadá, sin energía eléctrica.

La aureola se podría ver en gran parte del planeta(iStock)

Más acá en el tiempo, exactamente el 23 de julio de 2012, el planeta estuvo muy cerca de atravesar una catástrofe de proporciones bíblicas. Desde el sol se desprendieron una serie de eyecciones de masa coronal, la clase de erupción más intensa y, por ende, con un efecto devastador para los equipos electrónicos.

La nube de plasma magnetizada atravesó la órbita terrestre, pero no llegó a generar ningún impacto real debido a la posición de la Tierra. Los expertos aseguraron entonces que de haberse producido solo 9 días antes, aún hoy la humanidad estaría tratando de recuperarse de los efectos.

La tormenta fue detectada por la nave espacial STEREO (Observatorio Solar y Terrestre) de la NASA, que pudo calcular que la nube magnética alcanzó una velocidad máxima de más de 2.000 kilómetros por segundo, cuatro veces más de las que posee una típica de una tormenta magnética.

Las consecuencias en la vida cotidiana

El escenario sería devastador. Luego del evento de 2012, investigadores de la Universidad de California, EEUU, junto a los de la Academia China de Ciencias realizaron una proyección sobre los posibles resultados y fueron determinantes: “La ‘tormenta’ hubiese producido estragos en la red eléctrica, los satélites y GPS. Al mundo le hubiese costado entre cuatro y 10 años para recuperarse de sus tremendos efectos”.

Las ciudades quedarían en plena oscuridad por días, meses o años (iStock)

“Una tormenta de clima espacial extrema -una súper tormenta solar- es un evento de baja probabilidad pero de grandes consecuencias que plantea una grave amenaza para infraestructuras críticas de la sociedad moderna”, dijo Ying D. Liu, de la Academia China de Ciencias en Pekín.

Por su parte, el físico espacial Pete Riley, miembro de la Corporación Internacional de Aplicaciones Científicas (SAIC), reveló, en un estudio publicado en Space Weather, que existe un 12% de probabilidades que una tormenta del estilo irrumpa en el globo en un plazo de 10 años.

Durante abril pasado, especialistas de todo el globo se reunieron en Washington en una conferencia sobre meteorología espacial. Allí, explicaron que una tormenta solar geomagnética de magnitud tiene la capacidad de dañar los satélites de comunicaciones, por lo que se caerían la mayoría de los servicios a los que las personas están acostumbrados y que en la actualidad parecen naturales. Desde sentarse a mirar televisión, hablar por telefonía móvil, se anularían todos los sistemas de GPS, por lo que también se cancelarían todo el tráfico aéreo.

Además, afectaría el sistema eléctrico del planeta y, por ende, todos los electrodomésticos, ascensores y hasta los semáforos. Algunos de los expertos fueron aún más profundo y aseguraron que los estragos llegarían hasta corroer las tuberías de agua y alcantarillado.

Los sistemas de comunicación y todo lo que funcione a través de magnetismo sufriría consecuencias (iStock)

“El clima espacial tiene el potencial de afectar y alterar la salud y la seguridad a través de continentes enteros simultáneamente”, expresaron en el comunicado de cierre.

Janet Luhmann, investigadora del equipo de STEREO y del Laboratorio de Ciencias Espaciales en Berkeley, explicó: “La gente sigue diciendo que estos peligros naturales son poco comunes, pero están sucediendo en el Sistema Solar a pesar de que no siempre los vemos”.

En 2013, al empresa de seguros Lloyd de Londres realizó un informe en el que estimó que un evento de estas proporciones afectaría a “entre 20 y 40 millones de personas por un tiempo entre uno a dos años”, dependiendo “en gran medida de la disponibilidad de piezas de recambio de transformadores”. El costo de tal recuperación oscilaría entre 600.000 millones y 2,6 billones de dólares.

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  1. A.R.U R2 –Area G

07/10/2016Noticias

La Asamblea General de Delegados es una reunión de trabajo que se realiza cada tres años, a la que asisten las Sociedades Miembro de IARU de la Región 2.

Participan las delegaciones acreditadas de cada una de ellas, el Comité Ejecutivo de la Región 2, invitados del Consejo Administrativo mundial de IARU, representantes de las Regiones 1 y 3, directivos de la UIT y autoridades de telecomunicaciones invitadas.

La semana próxima, del 10 al 14 de octubre, se celebrará en Viña del Mar, Chile la Asamblea número XIX desde la fundación de IARU Región 2 en 1964.

Los delegados de las Sociedades Miembro, para el tratamiento de los temas de la agenda, se organizan en cinco Comités de Trabajo que sesionan diariamente. Se analizan los reportes trienales de cada Sociedad y las propuestas presentadas por ellas sobre temas de interés regional que requieren de acciones conjuntas, para lo cual es necesario alcanzar acuerdos. Luego del trabajo en Comités, se realizan sesiones plenarias donde las propuestas debatidas son sometidas a votación para determinar la posición final de la Asamblea sobre cada una de ellas.

Asimismo, se eligen las autoridades para los siguientes tres años, tiempo que transcurrirá hasta la próxima asamblea -Miembros del Comité Ejecutivo y Directores de Área- y el lugar donde ésta se celebrará.

La delegación del Radio Club Argentino estará integrada por su Presidente, Carlos Beviglia LU1BCE; su Vicepresidente, Ernesto Syriani LU8AE y el Coordinador de Emergencias del Área G, Jorge Sierra LU1AS. Nuestra entidad se postulará para la Dirección del Área G (Argentina, Chile, Uruguay y Paraguay), con un plan estratégico a desarrollar durante los próximos tres años.

Deseo que el Ing Syriani ,Sr. Sieerra o Ron me remitan informacion de la IARU. Gracias

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Asamblea General Ordinaria de Radiogrupo Sur

Radiogrupo Sur, de acuerdo a lo prescripto por el Artículo 11º de sus estatutos sociales, convoca a sus asociados a su Asamblea General Ordinaria para el próximo miércoles 15 de noviembre de 2016 . Primer llamado: 20:30 horas.

Segundo llamado: 21:00 horas. Orden del día:

Lectura del acta anterior Lectura y puesta a consideración de la Memoria anual Lectura y puesta a consideración del balance Llamado a elecciones. Designación de tres socios para firmar el acta

La Comisión Directiva de Radiogrupo Sur.

Radiogrupo Sur: Más de tres décadas haciendo más y mejor Radio

Documentos de referencia y trabajo en torno a la nueva Reglamentación del Servicio de Radioaficionados

Cual fuera anunciado oportunamente, Radiogrupo Sur ha publicado una serie de documentos de referencia y trabajo en torno a la nueva Reglamentación del Servicio de Radioaficionados que en breve sería aprobada por la URSEC, con el fin de informar ampliamente y transparentar el proceso con que la misma fue iniciada. En el enlace público: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B68mr5C9AfdmVklFTWd4TUZzZzA se podrá encontrar desde la presentación y el audio de la charla que nuestra institución realizara el pasado 16 de septiembre, hasta las notas de trabajo e intercambio que el RGS tuviera con los colegas del Radio Club Uruguayo para presentar un proyecto en común tal cual le fuera encomendados por la URSEC. Asimismo podrán encontrar las propuestas realizadas por nuestro Club para el nuevo Cuestionario general que deberá ser aprobado por la URSEC para ser utilizados en los exámenes de acceso y ascenso de categorías. Además ponemos a disposición a quienes tengan interés para su consideración y prueba, el acceso al sistema de pruebas electrónicas que el RGS ha confeccionado para tomar los exámenes una vez que la nueva reglamentación entre en vigor. Quiénes así lo deseen, podrán solicitar las claves de acceso al mismo dirigiéndose al email: admin@radiogruposur.org

Radiogrupo Sur… más de tres décadas haciendo más y mejor Radio.

Nuevamente al aire CW5O-Rincón del Bonete

Radiogrupo Sur anuncia la segunda operación de CW5O que con el fin de activar el Rincón del Bonete, y las entidades meandro (RGS CXO-001), represa (RGS CX-600), faro (RGS CX-500), museo (RGS CXO-001) y estación de ferrocarriles (RGS CX-146).

[50mhz-DX] temporada de meteoros

 Gente, estamos en la puerta de temporada de meteoros asi que es una buena oportunidad para intentar Meteor Scatter en FSK-441 

Alguien le interesa para hacer Sked? También puede ser en 10 metros, creo que pueda andar. 

Alejandro LU8YD

Plan de Bandas IARU

Hace horas se publico el nuevo plan de bandas IARU Region 2 en el sitio de IARU, vigencia desde octubre 2016 

http://www.iaru-r2.org/documents/explorer/files/Plan%20de%20bandas%20%7C%20Band-plan/R2%20Band%20Plan%202016.pdf

 

 

Este plan es el que debería tener en cuenta el ENACOM para el nuevo reglamento y los radioclubes para elevar sus propuestas

Atte Alejandro LU8YD

: [LUCG] Parciales 1º mes – Maratón de DX LUCG

Ya se encuentran publicados los resultados parciales del primer mes de maratón, los podrán visualizar en http://maraton.lucg.com.ar/ Recuerden que cualquier radioaficionado de Sudamérica podrá sumarse a la maratón que finaliza el 31 de diciembre de 2016. La segunda clasificación de parciales comprenderán todos los países realizados entre el 1 de octubre al 30 de noviembre del corriente. Fecha para enviar su archivo entre el 1 y 5 de noviembre a la dirección logmaraton@lucg.com.ar Así mismo recordamos que más allá de las amplias clasificaciones que comprende la maratón, al final se realizará una clasificación por clubes o grupos como se realizó en la edición anterior, en esta clasificación se sumaran todos los países realizados por todos los radioaficionados que sumen para los distintos grupos o clubes como por ejemplo LUCG, Araucaria, NEAA, etc. Consultas a: maraton@lucg.com.ar A seguir sumando, 73s Maratón de DX LU Contest Group http://maraton.lucg.com.ar/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/LUContestGroup/?ref=bookmarks

Sistema Auxiliar Radioperadores del Ejército

 

En ocasión de celebrarse su aniversario durante el mes de noviembre, el próximo sábado 19 de noviembre de 2016 se efectuará una transmisión especial desde el asentamiento del Escuadrón de Exploración de Caballería Blindado 1 “Coronel Isidoro Suárez”, ubicado en la localidad de Arana, Provincia de Buenos Aires.

Se usará la Señal Distintiva del Centro de Comunicaciones e Informática Guarnicional Arana, LU5EAN.

Este Centro de Comunicaciones es quien le da apoyo de comunicaciones a la Guarnición Militar Arana, a la que pertenece este Escuadrón.

La operación comenzará a media mañana y se transmitirá en las bandas de 40 y 80 metros en el modo SSB y en 2 metros en el modo FM.

No se realizará intercambio de horario ni se entregará número de orden: el comunicado se confirmará intercambiando Señal Distintiva y señales de recepción.

Información para confirmaciones:

  • En forma directa, (no es necesario el envío de QSLs) enviando una nota con los detalles de los comunicados e importe correspondiente para el retorno, a:

Batallón de Comunicaciones 602

SARE

Azopardo 250, Piso 18

1328 – Ciudad de Buenos Aires

  • Mediante el  Bureau del Radio Club Argentino,

En este caso serán respondidos por Bureau.

N.R.: Al solicitar elLog ,da la apariencia que serán muchas estaciones y OP ,también se dice que estará el SARA. Parece mentira que no puedan redactar correctamente un llamado a contactos ,además no poner un horari exacto de comienzo y terminación del evento. Media Mañana quehora es a.m. Local Time o UTC.

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 Bolerines de Entidades Hermanas

Se han recibido los Boletines dl:

Radio Club Uruguayo

Radio Club Peruano

Los Links yah an sido publicados

El Boein que hace rempo no se recibe es el de Mexico y de IARU

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Prediccion y Propagacion

Hoy es mares a las 21:11 UTC y deseo adelantar el trabajo porque estimo que no habrá mucha mejoría.

Las Regines solares Activas son :

Areas en Estudio : CH771 y CH 772

Manchas Actvas : 12610 –12609

Manchas de ½ Noche :S5502

Numero de Wolff R= 29 , es bajo ,las condiciones no serán buenas y además las Manchas son de Baja Clasificacion y no irradan ningún tipo de rayos

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Actividad reciente

El campo geomagnético estaba en silencio a desestabilizado el 14 de noviembre bajo la influencia de una corriente de debilitamiento de alta velocidad desde CH771. Velocidad del viento solar en SOHO osciló entre 558 y 733 kilometros / s.

El flujo solar, a las UTC 20h en 2,8 GHz fue 77,3 (disminución de 0,1 en la última rotación solar). El 10.7 flujo 90 días a 1 UA fue 85,1 . El planetario Potsdam WDC Un índice fue de 9 (STAR Ap – basa en la media de tres horas de intervalo ap índices: 8,8). Tres horas de intervalo de índices K: 12223323 ( planetarios ), 12342213 ( Boulder ).

El flujo de rayos x de fondo es a nivel A8 clase.

En el momento de contar los puntos (ver el tiempo de imagen), se observaron manchas en 3 regiones activas utilizando 2K resolución (SN: 48) y 2 regiones activas utilizando 1K resolución (SN: 31) imágenes SDO en el disco solar visible.

Región 12609 [S10W29] desarrollado lentamente y en silencio.  Región 12610 [N13E02] era tranquilo y estable.

Regiones manchado no numeradas (o interpretados de manera diferente por SWPC) :  s5502 [S17E48] era tranquilo y estable.

E:M:C:

Hubo ,pero no dirigidas a la Tierra.

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Propagación

propagación de baja y media frecuencia (por debajo de 2 MHz) de larga distancia a lo largo de los caminos al norte de rumbo oeste sobre las latitudes medias altas es pobre. Propagación de larga distancia caminos noreste-suroeste es deficiente a regular.

Pronóstico

Se espera que el campo geomagnético para estar tranquilo sin resolver para el 15 de noviembre debido a los efectos de una corriente de alta velocidad (fuente: CH771). condiciones de silencio es probable 16-17 de noviembre. 18-19 de noviembre se espera tranquila a las condiciones activas debido a los efectos de CH772.

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Propagation Forecast Bulletin 46 ARLP046 From Tad Cook, K7RA Seattle, WA  November 11, 2016 To all radio amateurs

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At 0002 UTC on November 9, this geomagnetic warning was distributed by Australia’s Space Forecast Centre:

“SUBJ: SWS GEOMAGNETIC DISTURBANCE WARNING 16/48 ISSUED AT 0002UT/09 NOVEMBER 2016 BY THE AUSTRALIAN SPACE FORECAST CENTRE.

“INCREASED GEOMAGNETIC ACTIVITY EXPECTED DUE TO CORONAL HOLE HIGH SPEED WIND STREAM AND POSSIBLE GLANCING BLOW FROM CME ASSOCIATED WITH 05NOV FILAMENT ON 09-10 NOVEMBER 2016

“GEOMAGNETIC ACTIVITY FORECAST

09 Nov: Quiet to Minor Storm

10 Nov: Active”

Later on the same day, the USAF Space Weather operation Ap forecast predicts the disturbance perhaps a few days later. The USAF forecast was issued about 21 hours later than the Australian forecast. Now we have an updated forecast from Thursday, November 10.

At 0005 UTC on November 11 a similar warning was issued:

“INCREASED GEOMAGNETIC ACTIVITY EXPECTED DUE TO CORONAL HOLE HIGH SPEED WIND STREAM FROM 11-12 NOVEMBER 2016.

“GEOMAGNETIC ACTIVITY FORECAST

11 Nov: Unsettled with possible Active to Minor Storm periods

12 Nov: Active to Minor Storm”

Average daily sunspot number over the past week (November 3-9) doubled from 9.1 to 18.7, compared to the previous seven days.

Average daily solar flux changed only marginally from 77.5 to 76.9.

Geomagnetic indices were lower, with average planetary A index changing from 18.1 to 6.4, and mid-latitude A index (measured at Wallops Island, Virginia) moved from 13.4 to 4.3.

Predicted planetary A index is 26, 28, 18 and 12 on November 11-14, then 8, 5, 3 and 5 on November 15-18, then 8, 15, 54, 42 and 24 on November 19-23, then 18, 22, 18, 12 and 10 on November 24-28, 8 on November 29-30, 5 on December 1-3, then 8, 20 and 8 on December 4-6, 10, 12 and 20 on December 7-9, then 18, 10 and 8 on December 10-12,

5 on December 13-15, then 8, 15, 54, 42 and 24 on December 16-20, and 18, 22 and 18 on December 21-23.

Predicted solar flux is 80 on November 11-13, 85 on November 14-15, 90 on November 16-17, then 80, 77 and 75 on November 18-20, 78 on November 21-22, 79 on November 23-25, 78 on November 26, 77 on November 27-28, 76 on November 29-30, 77 on December 1-3, 75 on December 4-5, then 78 on December 6-15, 77 and 75 on December 16-17, then 78 on December 18-19 and 79 on December 20-22.

F.K. Janda, OK1HH of the Czech Propagation Interest Group sends us this geomagnetic activity forecast for the period November 11-December 7, 2016.

Geomagnetic field will be:

Quiet on November 15-17, December 1-4

Mostly quiet on November 14, 19, 28, December 7 Quiet to unsettled on November 11, 18, 26-27, December 5 Quiet to active on November 12-13, 20, 24, 29-30, December 6 Active to disturbed on November 21-22, (23, 25)

Increased solar wind from coronal holes are expected on November 11-13, 18-20

Remark: – Parenthesis means lower probability of activity enhancement. – Reliability of predictions is reduced at present.

Jeff Hartley, N8II of Shepherdstown, West Virginia checked in with observations on November 10:

“Nothing too exciting has happened on the bands until today. SFI has been running around 76-78 most of the week with quiet geomagnetic conditions, but the limited daylight now is really limiting polar path DX with just a few JAs and R0XR in Eastern Asiatic Russia logged on 20 around 2300Z.

“Signals are good from Australia most mornings around 1230Z on 20 meters. 15 meters is open most days to the Mediterranean area of EU extending up to England with some strong signals from that area.

Today, Nov 10, was pretty typical with signals improving around 1600Z to EU with Peter, MI1ERL in Northern Ireland being the loudest worked at S9+20dB on peaks. I then checked 12 meter CW to find ZD8W on Ascension Island in the south Atlantic with a Spanish station heard calling him. I logged ZD8W, then proceeded to work several Spanish stations with good signals along with two from Portugal including CT1DGE running 5 watts. EA8DO and EA8TL in the Canary Is.

were both S9+. But the big surprise of the day was a call from Finland, OH2LZC at 1639Z, also on 12 meters. There must have been some auroral Es, Niko was only running 200W to an 80M loop antenna and was S5 on peaks with deep rapid QSB.”

Ran across this interesting piece today about reconstructing sunspot data from 400 years ago:

http://bit.ly/2fpj8EK

If you would like to make a comment or have a tip for our readers, email the author at k7ra@arrl.net.

For more information concerning radio propagation, see the ARRL Technical Information Service web page at, http://arrl.org/propagation-of-rf-signals. For an explanation of the numbers used in this bulletin, see http://arrl.org/the-sun-the-earth-the-ionosphere. An archive of past propagation bulletins is at http://arrl.org/w1aw-bulletins-archive-propagation. More good information and tutorials on propagation are at http://k9la.us/.

Monthly propagation charts between four USA regions and twelve overseas locations are at http://arrl.org/propagation.

Instructions for starting or ending email distribution of ARRL bulletins are at http://arrl.org/bulletins.

Sunspot numbers for November 3 through 9 were 23, 25, 24, 23, 24, 0, and 12, with a mean of 18.7. 10.7 cm flux was 75.6, 76.7, 76.7, 76.2, 76.5, 76.9, and 79.9, with a mean of 76.9. Estimated planetary A indices were 18, 5, 3, 5, 4, 3, and 7, with a mean of 6.4.

Estimated mid-latitude A indices were 12, 3, 2, 4, 2, 2, and 5, with a mean of 4.3.

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ARLD046 DX news

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QST de W1AW

DX Bulletin 46 ARLD046

From ARRL Headquarters

Newington CT November 10, 2016

To all radio amateurs

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ARLD046 DX news /

This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by IK7JWX, W1UE, QRZ DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The Daily DX, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites. Thanks to all.

MADAGASCAR, 5R. Eric, F6ICX is QRV as 5R8IC from Saint Marie Island, IOTA AF-090, until February 4, 2017.  Activity is holiday style on 40 to 10 meters using mainly CW with some SSB, RTTY and PSK63.  QSL to home call.

UGANDA, 5X. Alan, G3XAQ will be QRV as 5X1XA from Kampala from November 12 to 28.  Activity is on the HF bands using CW.  This includes an entry in the upcoming CQ World Wide DX CW contest.  QSL via G3SWH.

KENYA, 5Z. Tom, DJ6TF and Reiner, DL7KL will be QRV as 5Z4/DJ6TF and 5Z4/DL7KL, respectively, from Diani Beach from November 15 to December 1.  Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters using CW and SSB.

QSL to home calls.

SENEGAL, 6W. A group of amateurs are QRV as 6V1IS/p from Ngor and Goree Islands, IOTA AF-045, until November 16, as part of a humanitarian expedition.  They are also QRV as 6V1IS from Dakar.

Activity is on the HF bands. QSL via IK7JWX.

OMAN, A4. Omani amateur radio operators can sign their A4 calls with /46 until November 30 in celebration of the 46th anniversary of the independence of Oman.

PHILIPPINES, DU. Tom, KC0W is QRV as 4I7COW from Manila until November 22.  Activity is primarily on 160 meters.  QSL direct to home call.

PALESTINE, E4. Chris, PA2CHR and Jos, PA3FYC will be QRV as E44CM from Jericho from November 15 to 24.  Activity will be on 2 meters and 70cm using EME.  QSL direct to PA3FYC.

THAILAND, HS. Dennis, W1UE is QRV as HS0ZIA from Chiang Mai.  He may be active on 160 and 80 meters.  QSL via operator’s instructions.

SARDINIA, IS0. Special event station II0EUDX is QRV until the end of 2016 in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the EUDXF.  QSL via IS0AGY.

FERNANDO DE NORONHA, PY0F. Martin, LU9EFO is QRV as PY0F/LU9EFO until November 14.  Activity is on the HF bands using SSB.  QSL direct to F4HBW.

WEST KIRIBATI, T30. Operators JA1JQY, JA1KJW, JA3MCA and JA8VA are QRV as T30JY, T30KJ, T30MA and T30VE, respectively, from Tarawa, IOTA OC-017, until November 16.  Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY.  QSL to homecalls.

CENTRAL AFRICA, TL. Ken, LA7GIA is QRV as TL8AO from Bangui until November 22.  Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using CW.  QSL via M0OXO.

UKRAINE, UR. Special event station EO30UC is QRV until November 29 to honor the 30 years after the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster.  QSL via operators’ instructions.

  1. KITTS AND NEVIS, V4. John, W5JON will be QRV as V47JA from Calypso Bay, St. Kitts, IOTA NA-104, from November 15 to December 15. Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters, including 60 meters, using SSB. QSL direct to home call.

MICRONESIA, V6. Kay, JH3AZC and Matu, JA5EEU are QRV as V6EME from Pohnpei Island, IOTA OC-010, until November 16.  Activity is on 2 meters EME.  QSL direct to JH3AZC.  In addition, Michael, DF8AN is QRV as V63AJ from Yap Island, IOTA OC-012, until November 16.

Activity is on the HF bands using CW, RTTY and PSK. QSL to home call.

ANTARCTICA. Alan, MW0YCC is QRV as VP8DPJ from the Rothera Research Station on Adelaide Island, IOTA AN-001, until April 2018 while on work assignment.  QSL via operator’s instructions.

CAMBODIA, XU. A large group of operators are QRV as XU7MDC from Sihanoukville until November 13.  Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY with five stations active around the clock.

QSL via IK2VUC.

INDONESIA, YB. Operators Burkhard, DL3KZA and Amiruddin, YB9IPY are QRV as YB8/DL3KZA from Selayar Island, IOTA OC-236, until November 14. Activity is on 40 to 10 meters using CW and SSB.  QSL via DL3KZA.

CAYMAN ISLANDS, ZF. Stan, K5GO is QRV as ZF9CW from Cayman Brac until December 4.  Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using mainly CW.

QSL via K0DEQ.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The Worked All Europe RTTY DX Contest, 10-10 International Fall Digital Contest, Japan International Phone DX Contest, NCCC RTTY Sprint, QRP CW Fox Hunt, NCCC CW Sprint, OK/OM CW DX Contest, SKCC Weekend CW Sprintathon, Kentucky QSO Party and the CQ-WE Contest are all scheduled for this weekend.

The Phone Fray, CWops Mini-CWT CW Test and QRP CW Fox Hunt are scheduled for November 16.

The ARRL National Parks on the Air event runs during all of 2016 to mark the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.

Please see November QST, page 94 and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest web sites for details.

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Amateur Radio “Uniquely Situated” to be at Leading Edge Again, Conferees Told

The dawn of so-called “smart” — or cognitive — radio has presented Amateur Radio with an opportunity to regain the leading edge in radio technology in the near future. It will also alter our view of spectrum as a limited resource. Those points and others were part of a forward-looking, tag-team Sunday Seminar presentation, “Spectrum (It’s the frequency crunch for real),” by Michelle Thompson, W5NYV, and Bob McGwier, N4HY, at the 2016 ARRL and TAPR Digital Communications Conference (DCC), September 16-18 in St. Petersburg, Florida. Thompson heads the AMSAT Ground Terminal Team, a component of the Phase 4B geosynchronous satellite project. McGwier is chief scientist at the Hume Center for National Security and Technology at Virginia Tech. This week, HamRadioNow made the entire 3-hour presentation available as part of its conference coverage: HamRadioNow Episode 276 Parts 1, 2, and 3.

“If you put the smarts in the radio, what can possibly go wrong?” quipped Thompson, pointing to an example that demonstrated how sufficiently complicated technology is also more likely to fail.

Michelle Thompson, W5NYV, at the ARRL and TAPR Digital Communications Conference. [Photo courtesy of HamRadioNew]

Thompson said cognitive radio technology will alter the paradigm of treating spectrum as if it were land. “Spectrum is immediately reusable,” she said, “and land is not.” Regulation and spectrum allocation have been necessary to manage interference among services, but smart radios can avoid collisions among users, she said.

“[I]t hasn’t been until fairly recently that we’ve been able to inexpensively and quickly reconfigure a radio,” she said. Thompson’s Phase 4B project will take maximum advantage of cognitive radio technology, which can — among other things — determine an optimal clear frequency, mode, and path on the fly, transparently, and without human intervention.

McGwier called the computer “the tidal wave that has swept over Amateur Radio.” And, he predicted, “It is going to bring us back to becoming technical innovators.” He said radio amateurs “are uniquely situated to be the leading edge in radio again.”

McGwier said the innovation needed in Amateur Radio will come about through what he called “Amateur Radio freedom,” that encourages experimentation and thinking outside the box. “It’s the ultimate democratic assignment of frequencies in the world,” he said.

Bob McGwier, N4HY, at the ARRL and TAPR DCC. [Courtesy of HamRadioNow]

He painted a picture of intelligent radio technology that will operate like the human brain. “It’s going to design the radio on the fly, from scratch, without a subject-matter expert involved,” he said. “The radio will be done by artificial intelligence, from beginning to end. The object becomes not the radio, but the activity it allows.”

Responding to a question, McGwier conceded that today’s hams may balk at this sort of paradigm shift, since it’s far removed from how most Amateur Radio communication takes place today. But he said embracing smart radio technology is what will attract a younger generation of new hams.

“We need to not limit what these kids can do with Amateur Radio,” he maintained. “They are going to outdo us, if we only allow them. We can’t limit them, because this is a fundamental paradigm shift.”

Predicted McGwier: “You will not recognize your world in 10 years.” The HamRadioNow presentation also is available in audio format, and a highly condensed 11-minute synopsis is available on YouTube. — Thanks to Gary Pearce, KN4AQ/HamRadioNow

Naval Academy Students Planning CubeSat with HF Uplink

Students at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, are planning an Amateur Radio CubeSat — dubbed HFSAT — that would carry an HF transponder as a primary payload as well as 2-meter APRS as a secondary mission when power is available. The 1.5 U CubeSat will have a linear uplink at 21.4 MHz and a downlink at 29.42 MHz.

HFSAT is a small 1.5 U CubeSat that will demonstrate the viability of HF satellite communications as a back-up communication system using existing ubiquitous HF radios that are often a part of every amateur station,” said USNA Instructor Bob Bruninga, WB4APR, who developed APRS. Bruninga said HFSAT would be similar to the 1990s-era RS-12/13 Russian Amateur Radio satellite.

HFSAT will continue the long tradition of small amateur satellites designed by students and hams at the US Naval Academy,” Bruninga told ARRL. The uplink will be at 21.4 MHz and downlink at 29.42 MHz, similar to [earlier] Mode K HF satellites. No launch has yet been identified.” Bruninga said HFSAT would be gravity gradient-stabilized by its full-sized, 10-meter, thin-wire, half-wave dipole.

Other unique features of HFSAT include its APRS telemetry command-and-control capability. “For VHF the students have modified a popular Byonics.com MTT4B all-in-one APRS Tiny-Track4 module for telemetry, command, and control to fit on a single 3.4-inch square card inside the CubeSat, that they will use for this and for future CubeSats,” Bruninga said. The students are working with Bill Ress, N6GHZ, on the HF transponder card, which will provide a bandwidth of 30 kHz, employing an inverting transponder to minimize Doppler. Todd Bruner, WB1HAI, will be the HFSAT control operator.

Bob Bruninga, WB4APR.

Bruninga said the HF transponder is a follow-on from the USNA’s existing PSAT 10-meter PSK31 transponder, still operational. HFSAT‘s telemetry downlink will be captured via stations in the worldwide ground-station network. The packet link is a secondary mission compared to the HF transponder on this spacecraft.

Once HFSAT is in space, Bruninga recommended using a vertical HF antenna, because it would match well with the antenna patterns and geometry of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites. “When low on the horizon, both the satellite and the user antennas are in their main lobes, providing maximum gain at the distant horizons,” Bruninga said. “At the higher elevations, the satellite is 6 dB to 10 dB closer, significantly making up for the reduced antenna pattern geometry.”

He said hams would be able to use “simple, manual” pass-prediction tools, much as they used the old Oscar Locator in the early years of Amateur Radio satellites.

The Doctor Will See You Now!

“Anderson Powerpole Connectors, and Antenna Polarization” are the topics of the latest (November 3) episode of the “ARRL The Doctor is In” podcast. Listen…and learn!

Sponsored by DX Engineering, “ARRL The Doctor is In” is an informative discussion of all things technical. Listen on your computer, tablet, or smartphone — whenever and wherever you like!

Every 2 weeks, your host, QST Editor-in-Chief Steve Ford, WB8IMY, and the Doctor himself, Joel Hallas, W1ZR, will discuss a broad range of technical topics. You can also e-mail your questions to doctor@arrl.org, and the Doctor may answer them in a future podcast.

Enjoy “ARRL The Doctor is In” on Apple iTunes, or by using your iPhone or iPad podcast app (just search for “ARRL The Doctor is In”). You can also listen online at Blubrry, or at Stitcher (free registration required, or browse the site as a guest) and through the free Stitcher app for iOS, Kindle, or Android devices.

If you’ve never listened to a podcast before, download our beginner’s guide.

National Parks on the Air Update

A couple of milestones were reached in the ARRL National Parks on the Air (NPOTA) program last week. Washington, DC-based Activator Paul Stoetzer, N8HM, became the first amateur to activate from all 28 NPOTA units in DC, completing that feat on November 7.

Pete Kobak, K0BAK, also deserves credit for activating all of the NPS units in the Eastern Pennsylvania Section. These include some difficult urban units in Philadelphia.

These are two examples of the efforts that Activators are putting forth to achieve 1 million total NPOTA contacts by year’s end. Activity remains strong, with more than 25,000 contacts uploaded to Logbook of The World every week.

Fifty-four activations are scheduled for November 10-16, including Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site in New York, and Dry Tortugas National Park in Florida.

Details about these and other upcoming activations can be found on the NPOTA Activations calendar.

Keep up with the latest NPOTA news on Facebook. Follow NPOTA on Twitter (@ARRL_NPOTA).

US JOTA 2016 “Flash Numbers” Show Participation was Up

According to the US Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) 2016 “flash numbers,” participation swelled in the annual Scouting event this fall. JOTA Coordinator Jim Wilson, K5ND, released the preliminary report last weekend.

“After sifting through the reports and eliminating a few duplicates along with reports from countries outside the US, we’ve compiled the early flash numbers,” Wilson said. “The great news is that there have been some excellent increases in participation.”

The total number of Scouts taking part was up by 51% to 10,761, while the visitor total was up by 30% to 6,668. Perhaps the best news was an increase in the number of stations reporting — up by 28% to 267 this year, just short of the record 271 in 2013.

After station reports slumped last year, the Boy Scouts made a big push that included prize drawings to encourage participants to file post-JOTA reports. Station registrations dropped by 15% this fall to 295. Jamboree on the Internet (JOTI) registrations were up from 100 last year, to 505 this time around.

The stats showed that the number of Amateur Radio operators was up by 14% to 1,120, but they used fewer radios — down 25% in 2016 to 631.

“The next steps are to do further analysis and finalize the report for full publication,” Wilson said. “We’ll be sifting through the written reports and suggestions, finding memorable quotes, and photos/videos, as well as searching for other insight. We know for starters that there was far more interest this year in JOTA-JOTI from Scout leaders and parents, based on the new 2016 Arrow of Light award requirement.”

Wilson said he expects to have the final report out by month’s end. The grand prize winner of the drawing for an Icom ID-51A Plus, donated by Icom America, was Leroy Wignot, WA4OTD.

Austrian Moonbounce Enthusiast Demonstrates Success with Small-Scale Setup

Hannes Fasching, OE5JFL, of Braunau am Inn, Austria, has demonstrated that you don’t need a huge antenna system to operate EME (moonbounce) successfully. Fasching fired up for the October 22-23 weekend of the ARRL EME Contest, using a small horn antenna on 1.2 GHz.

The small-scale moonbounce setup at OE5JFL in Austria.

“Because of other commitments I had only a few hours to be QRV in the first part of the ARRL EME Contest,” he said in a Moon-Net post on October 26. “As tests with my recently built 23-centimeter horn antenna were promising, I decided to give it a try to work some stations.”

Fasching placed the horn on his balcony with an 80 W solid-state amplifier. Operating WSJT, he logged contacts with Switzerland, Russia, Germany, and the Czech Republic.

He also heard stations in the Netherlands, Finland, Denmark, and Italy on digital modes and in the UK, Czech Republic, Denmark, and Italy on CW. Fasching, who also has a 7.3-meter homemade dish, has uploaded recordings of some EME signals to his website, along with the results of tests with his small system.

Quest Continues for 1 kW Power Privileges in Australia

On the Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA) VK1WIA National News, WIA Director Roger Harrison, VK2ZRH, recently remarked on efforts to raise the Amateur Radio power limit to 1 kW there. A 1 kW limit was trialed in 2012-2013, but Harrison said he does not expect the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) to repeat that test.

The central issue comes down to that of compliance with electromagnetic radiation standards in Australia,” Harrison said, not what other countries may allow. He noted that radiocommunication regulation in Australia is embodied both in license conditions and in compliance with electromagnetic radiation standards, and ACMA has a responsibility to ensure that emissions from all radio transmitting systems do not expose the public to harm.

“In fulfilling that responsibility, the ACMA needs to know where possibly harmful transmitter systems are located and that such locations are recorded on a license,” Harrison continued. “With that understanding, the [WIA] Spectrum Strategy Committee is working with ACMA to develop suitable procedures under which amateurs interested in running high power can make an application that meets the ACMA’s technical and regulatory requirements. Talks are continuing.” — Thanks to Southgate Amateur Radio News; WIA

Reminder: NASA CubeSat Launch Initiative Application Deadline is November 22

The application deadline to take part in NASA’s CubeSat Launch Initiative (CSLI) is Tuesday, November 22. NASA has invited accredited education institutions, nonprofit organizations, and NASA centers to join the adventure and challenge of space, while helping the agency to achieve its exploration goals. Many research CubeSats launched as part of the CSLI have carried Amateur Radio payloads.

CSLI provides CubeSat developers with a low-cost pathway to space, in order to conduct research that advances NASA’s strategic goals in science, exploration, technology development, education, and operations. The initiative provides students, teachers, and faculty members with a chance to gain hands-on flight hardware development experience by designing, building, and operating small research satellites. NASA will announce its selections by February 17, 2017; selection does not guarantee a launch opportunity. Selected experiments are considered auxiliary payloads on NASA launches or for International Space Station deployment starting next year and continuing through 2020. More information on CSLI is on the NASA website. — Thanks to NASA

Free Cubes in Space Program Offers Opportunity for Youth to Put Experiments into Space

The free Cubes in Space program provides students ages 11 to 18 an opportunity to design and compete to launch an experiment into space at no cost. Cubes in Space is offered by idoodledu inc, in partnership with the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s Wallops Flight Facility, the Colorado Space Grant Consortium, and the NASA Langley Research Center.

Based on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics), the global education initiative enables students to learn about space exploration using innovative problem-solving and inquiry-based learning methods. Participants have access to resources that help prepare them to design and develop an experiment to be integrated into a small cube.

There are two launch opportunities in 2017 — into space via sounding rocket from Wallops Island or via high-altitude balloon, launched from NASA’s Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility in New Mexico.

The registration deadline is January 6, 2017. E-mail or visit the Cubes in Space website for more information, or call (888) 735-4565. — Thanks to AMSAT News Service via NASA

Latest Edition of the ITU Radio Regulations is Available Online

What the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) calls “The global treaty behind your mobile communications” — the ITU Radio Regulations (2016 edition) — now is available online and at no cost via the ITU website. Published in ITU’s six official languages, the new edition of the Radio Regulations is also available for purchase in hard copy format and as a multilingual DVD.

“Following the successful completion of World Radiocommunication Conference 2015, I am pleased to announce the issue of the ITU Radio Regulations, edition of 2016, which will come into force for all the signatory parties on 1 January 2017,” said François Rancy, Director of the ITU Radiocommunication Bureau. Calling the treaty “an incredible success story,” ITU Secretary-General Houlin Zhao noted that the global treaty upon which mobile communication and other uses of wireless technology internationally depend, will celebrate its 110th anniversary this year.

Delegates to the World Radiocommunication Seminar (WRS-16) in Geneva this December will mark the occasion. — Thanks to ITU (media release)

DX Notes from All Over

The ZL7G DXpedition to Chatham Island wrapped up on November 9 after logging more than 42,000 contacts, including nearly 3,000 of them on RTTY. The DXpedition team has dismantled stations and antennas and plans to depart the island on November 19. Chatham Island was number 95 on the ClubLog DXCC Most Wanted List.

A ZL7G vertical is silhouetted against a sunrise on Chatham Island.

“We continued with RTTY (2,900 QSOs now) and had hoped for one last grey line on 160,” a team news release said. “However, thunderstorms over New Zealand and Australia meant that 160-meter QSOs on the morning of [November 9] were hard to come by.”

Earlier, the team had complained of “dire HF conditions,” although things did improve. ZL7G recorded nearly 10,400 contacts with North American stations, more than 16,400 with stations in Europe, and nearly 14,000 with Asian stations. The contact count with stations in Africa and Asia were only in the triple digits. Complete results of the DXpedition are available on the ClubLog website.

Rebounding from his aborted “Cows Over the World” DXpedition, Tom Callas, KC0W, commenced a CW-only operation from the Philippines on November 8, as 4I7COW. This marks the first time the 4I7 prefix has been used. The Minnesota DXer plans to focus on 160 meters. He will operate from 4I7COW until November 22.

Callas was forced to abruptly cancel the rest of his “Cows Over the World” Pacific DXpeditions earlier this fall, after his belongings were stolen in Kiribati.

Tom Callas, KC0W, and friends on Kiribati.

After he returns to the US, Callas plans to travel to Equatorial Guinea, where he will apply in person for 3C and 3C0 call signs. Given the complexity of the Equatorial Guinea licensing process, Callas has said he believes it’s best to make the preliminary trip to submit all 20 documents required for each call sign and increase his chances of getting the ones he wants.

He plans to activate Annobon (3C0) and Equatorial Guinea (3C) in January for at least 25 days from each entity. He may do some SSB operation too, but no digital modes. Annobon is number 35 on the ClubLog DXCC Most Wanted List, while Equatorial Guinea is number 43.

Peripatetic DXer Zorro Miyazawa, JH1AJT, will be part of a team that will activate Myanmar (XZ), November 15-22. Joining him will be Champ Muangamphun, E21EIC; Franz Langner, DJ9ZB, and Madison Jones, W5MJ. The primary purpose of the trip is to support the Olympic and Paralympic Committee in Myanmar.

Activity will be on 80 through 10 meters on CW, SSB, and RTTY, with two stations. The call sign has not yet been announced. Myanmar is number 49 on the ClubLog DXCC Most Wanted List.

Ken Opskar, LA7GIA, is heading to the Central African Republic, hoping to get on the air as TL8AO on November 11. He’ll be there until November 22, running 400 W to a variety of antennas, mostly on CW, on 80 through 10 meters. He will upload his log to Logbook of The World.

JG2MLI’s QSL card from his 8J1RL operation in Antarctica.

Yath Yoshikawa, JG2MLI, will head back to the Japanese Polar Research Syowa Station on East Ongul Island to operate with the commemorative call sign 8J60JARE, marking the 60th anniversary of the Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition (JARE) from January 2017 until January 2018. He will operate SSB, CW, RTTY, and digital modes on 40 through 10 meters and will post his logs to Club Log.

CW operator Tony Wanschura, KM0O, will be on the air November 19-28 — including the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest — from Vientiane, Laos, as XW0YO. He’ll be on CW and SSB (but not RTTY) on 160 through 10 meters. “Fortunately, in this time of low solar activity and weak signals, this particular QTH has virtually zero noise,” he said. — Thanks to KC0W, The Daily DX, DX-World, and the ZL7G team

Hurricane Watch Net Honors Bermuda Radio Amateur

The Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) has recognized one of its longtime members, Antony “Tony” Siese, VP9HK. HWN Manager Bobby Graves, KB5HAV, announced on October 20 that the net would confer upon Siese the title of “Honorary Member,” in recognition of his 31 years of service. Graves said Siese is the first non-manager to be named an Honorary Member.

Tony Siese, VP9HK.

VP9HK joined the HWN in 1985, although, he said, he took a “sabbatical” last year. In 2003, his reports during Hurricane Fabian gave forecasters at the National Hurricane Center valuable ground-truth information and insight as to what the storm was doing in Bermuda, Graves said, earning Siese the Message in a Bottle Award from W4EHW (now WX4NHC) for the 2003 Hurricane Season.

“It is very rare for any individual to be so dedicated to an organization, especially as a volunteer,” Graves said. “Tony, on behalf of the Hurricane Watch Net, thank you for all you have done and continue to do.”

Siese was first licensed in the UK as G4CIL in the 1970s. He’s lived in Bermuda for more than 52 years. — Thanks to the Hurricane Watch Net

Getting it Right!

In the story “Rule Making Petition to FCC Calls for Vanity Call Sign Rule Changes” in The ARRL Letter for November 3, 2016, the correct number of the Petition for Rule Making is RM-11775. Interested parties may comment using the FCC Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS). Comments are due within 30 days of the October 26 posting date.

In Brief…

The American Legion Amateur Radio Club Sponsoring Veterans Day Special Event: American Legion members will honor fellow veterans with a special event on Veterans Day, Friday, November 11. The American Legion Amateur Radio Club (TALARC) will sponsor the activity, which will begin on the HF bands at 1400 UTC and conclude at 2130 UTC, using the call sign K9TAL. Operators who contact the station are eligible to receive a full-color commemorative certificate by sending a 9×12 self-addressed, stamped envelope to The American Legion Amateur Radio Club, 700 N Pennsylvania St., Indianapolis, IN 46204. — Thanks to Ed Brown, AA3EB

ARISS Packet System on Board the ISS Switched to UHF Due to the recent failure of the Ericsson VHF radio in the ISS Columbus module, the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) APRS packet system that normally operates 145.825 MHz has not been available. Crew member Shane Kimbrough, KE5HOD, has activated an ARISS UHF radio that had been in storage on the ISS, and it is now operational on 437.550 MHz. The packet system uses the same protocol as the VHF system. Operators using the system should adjust for increased Doppler shift at UHF. The ARISS team is currently working on Kenwood TM-D710GA models to replace all Amateur Radio transceivers on board the ISS. The target date for delivery is late 2017. — Thanks to ARISS

Papers Solicited for 2017 Eastern VHF/UHF/Microwave Conference Organizers for the 2017 Eastern VHF/UHF Microwave Conference have issued a first call for papers. The event will take place April 21-23, 2017, at Baymont Inn in Manchester, Connecticut. Papers on all VHF-and-up activities are invited, from operating, contesting, and propagation to antennas, amplifiers, low-noise preamps, homebrewing, microwaves, moonbounce, Arduinos, and more. Photos of projects are especially welcome. For more information, contact Paul Wade, W1GHZ. — Thanks to AMSAT News Service via the Microwave List

Video of Forum Explaining How Ham Radio Clubs Can Obtain Tax-Exempt Status Now Available: A video of the presentation by Certified Public Accountant Lynn Baxter, W0LTB, at the New England Amateur Radio Festival (NEAR-Fest) in October is now available online. Most radio clubs are set up as nonprofit corporations, but this does not mean that they are tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) tax code. Some changes that took place in 2014 simplified the process for smaller organizations with less than $50,000 in annual gross revenues and reduced the amount of red tape. In the presentation, Baxter explains how clubs and nonprofits can attain 501(c)(3) status under the new rules and how to file a simple online annual report to maintain that status, which, under some circumstances, would allow Amateur Radio clubs to accept donations and issue receipts for tax purposes, as well as enjoy other benefits. — Thanks to Mike Crestohl, W1RC

Changes Made to 60-Meter Allocations in Portugal and Finland: José E. Ribeiro Sá, CT1EEB, has reported on changes to Portugal’s 60-meter allocation, which includes some of the existing discrete channels plus a new contiguous band. He said his just-renewed, 60-meter band license authorizes him to operate CW and SSB on 5,371.5 kHz and 5,403.5 kHz, as well as on 5,351.5 kHz to 5,366.5 kHz. He said his license specifies no power limit. In Finland, Jari Jussila, OH2BU (aka OH2P on 60 meters), reported that radio amateurs there should gain access to 5,351.5-5,366.5 kHz, starting on January 1, with 15 W EIRP. The 60-meter band in Finland is divided into sub-bands by mode bandwidth. Amateur Radio is secondary on all 60-meter allocations. — Thanks to Southgate Amateur Radio News

The K7RA Solar Update

Tad Cook, K7RA, Seattle, reports: At 0002 UTC on November 9, this geomagnetic warning was distributed by Australia’s Space Forecast Centre: Increased geomagnetic activity expected due to coronal hole high-speed wind stream and possible glancing blow from CME [coronal mass ejection] associated with November 5 filament on November 9-10 2016. The Centre said the forecast for November 10 is “Active.”

But the USAF Ap forecast predicts the disturbance will occur perhaps a few days later. The USAF forecast was issued about 21 hours later than the Australian forecast.

Predicted planetary A index is 8, 14, 26, 20, 12, and 8 on November 10-15; 5 on November 16-18; 8, 15, 54, 42, and 24 on November 19-23; 18, 22, 18, 12, and 10 on November 24-28; 8 on November 29-30; 5 on December 1-3; 8, 20, and 8 on December 4-6; 10, 12, and 20 on December 7-9; 18, 10, and 8 on December 10-12; 5 on December 13-15; 8, 15, 54, 42, and 24 on December 16-20.

Predicted solar flux is 80 on November 10-12; 85 on November 13-14; 90 on November 15-16; 78 on November 17-18; 77 and 75 on November 19-20; 78 on November 21-22; 79 on November 23-25; 78 on November 26; 77 on November 27-28; 76 on November 29-30; 77 on December 1-3; 75 on December 4-5, and 78 on December 6-15.

Sunspot numbers for November 3 through 9 were 23, 25, 24, 23, 24, 0, and 12, with a mean of 18.7. The 10.7 centimeter flux was 75.6, 76.7, 76.7, 76.2, 76.5, 76.9, and 79.9, with a mean of 76.9. Estimated planetary A indices were 18, 5, 3, 5, 4, 3, and 7, with a mean of 6.4. Estimated mid-latitude A indices were 12, 3, 2, 4, 2, 2, and 5, with a mean of 4.3.

Were you active in the ARRL November Sweepstakes (CW) last weekend? Send me a report of your observations.

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Just Ahead in Radiosport

  • November 12-13 — WAE DX Contest (RTTY)
  • November 12-13 — 10-10 International Fall Contest (Digital)
  • November 12-13 — JIDX Phone Contest
  • November 12-13 — OK/OM DX Contest (CW)
  • November 12-13 — SKCC Weekend Sprintathon (CW)
  • November 12-13 — Kentucky QSO Party (CW, phone, digital)
  • November 12-14 — CQ-WE Contest (CW, phone, digital)
  • November 17 — NAQCC CW Sprint

See the ARRL Contest Calendar for more information. For in-depth reporting on Amateur Radio contesting, subscribe to The ARRL Contest Update via your ARRL member profile e-mail preferences.

Lo Concerniente a la ARRL , como ser Propagacion ,DXpediciones y Letters ,son gentileza del Sr. Jirge Sierra –LU1AS

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A TODOS LOS Colegas ,amigos YL/ OM ,les deseo un muy buen fin desemana ,con buenos DX en lo posible

Como esta Nota Tecnica ,estimo que es extensa ,solicito que la busquen en la

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Pensaba la Radiaficcion Agentina ,que fue un temade mi conferencia en el GDXBB y que tenia guardao el archivo ,pero colegas inescriuspulosos lo hurtaron de mi Ordenaor .

Les comento que el Radio Club Argentino su primera sede fue en una habitación prestada edel DiarioLa Prensa y la mesa de reuniones era oval y considero que todavía existirá dentro delos Inventariosdel RCa.

Luego pasaron a alquilar casas en distintos lugares para serSede del Radio Club Argentino.L

A posteriore y luego de cambiar muchas viviendas como sede Social,ise recibió la invitación del Automovil Club para ocupar el piso nueve del edificio ACA.

Alli han estado muchos años ,en mi caso yo era un joven de 18 años y ai fue creciendo ,recuerdoque ls habitúes ea Ahumada ,Schapacase ,, Guerrini ,Osorio ,Navatta , M.Hidlgo ,etc

Paso el tiempo y el Presidenfedel Pais en ese entonces pensó en crear la FARA y luego les dono un equipo Collins de Presidencia de 1Kw todo automatico que lo vitrabajar enla parte deLaboratorio .

Comoal Crearse la FARA ,pues el Presidente del Pais ,decía ustdes tienen queserunaFedeacion cmo son los cazadores o los Corredores de Tursmo Carretera

Como el Radio Club Aegentino tenia que llevar los problemas de los Socios ,mas la IARU y la FARA ,lo cual fue necesario aumentar la plant de empleados

Despues de muchos tramites se pudo recibir una suma cmo para comprar el Petit Hotel de la Calle Carlos Calvo. En esrt trmite haestado Don Nicanor Arevalo y que realizo la reunin en la nueva sede.

En el momento deconocer la Nueva Sede y el Barrio le dije a Arevalo. Este es un barrio de Chotivencos ,verson versca de Conventillo.

Me dijo con mucha amabilidad ,quedae tranquil pibe Costita ,ya iremos para un mejor barrio.

Siempreen el Club existi la Comision de Interior y tengo conocimento que Otro Presidente de la Nacin le dono U$S 50.000 ,al Pesidnte del RCA ,no se como se invirtió ese dinero.

Luego la desidia ,mal asesoramiento de instituciones norepresntanresdel compromiso de la IARU. $En este punto no se como estarán las cuota al IARu.

Se logro llegar a una modesta casitay un departamento.

En la historia me queda emCollins que dono Presidencia y el equipo de Kw sde Srrano que había donado al RCA

Muchas otras cosas mas quedan en la nebulosa y si desean mejor información el Google busquen “Historia de la Radioaficcion Argentina “ por Augusto E. Osorio LU2AO ,son ds tomos yesta todo en pdf.

Si encuentran un resumen mas cortrto ,puee ser el mio yseguramente lo firmo Pimpinela.

Estes bres líneas es para que piensen y además muchos Clubesdel Interior exigieron la Devolucion de la Cuota FARA ,siendo el ultimo Prsidente de la Fara Dn.Alberto Olivieri LU2AZ,

Colorin Colorado este cuenytito se haacabado.

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AMSAT

El sábado 12 de Noviembre de 2016 desde Pehuajó , provincia de Buenos Aires, a las 11 hs-LU, clima mediante, se lanzara un Globo Libre repetidor UHF a VHF, estimándose 2 horas de vuelo que llegarían a 25.000 mts de altura, con rumbo ESE, cubriendo gran parte del centro de Argentina, incluyendo Uruguay. Lanzamiento ya autorizado por AENA y que contara con dos operadores del RC QRM Belgrano en Control-Aeropuerto Internacional de Ezeiza.

Se trata del Proyecto Escolar de Modulo Espacial y Tecnológico EMET de la Escuela Media de Educación Técnica Nro. 1 de Pehuajó, a la que Amsat-LU asiste en el lanzamiento, seguimiento y rescate de la carga útil mediante la electrónica instalada a bordo, en la estación de control y los móviles.

Amsat-LU provee en este vuelo al grupo satelital NEAA (Nos Encontramos Alla Arriba) de una repetidora UHF a VHF operativa, NEAA-2. http://www.so50neaa.com/

Esta repetidora a bordo de voz FM recibe (-112 dbm, 0.56 uV) en 435.950 KHz (subtono 123 Hz) y repite en simultaneo con 3W en 145.950 KHz, para permitir una mejor utilización, se sugieren cambios cortos, pasando licencia del corresponsal, propia, nombre, localidad, grid locator, señal recibida y cortos comentarios, dando prioridad a las estaciones de control y rescate.

Contara ademas con Cámaras Go-Pro y una baliza meteorológica Vaisala emitiendo en 432.900 MHz.

Emitira SSTV a demanda en 145.950 en Robot-36, CW a 15 ppm, y localizacion Packet en 145.950 y 144.930 KHz a 1200 Baud APRS, visible por Internet en http://aprs.fi?call=LU7AA-11 o http://lu7aa.org.ar/vor.asp .

Como experiencias especiales llevara una cámara y emitirá ATV en vivo (Television de barrido rápido) en 1240 MHz polarización vertical, ademas de un celular emitiendo en 2G/3G vía Internet como LU7AA-15. http://aprs.fi?call=lu7aa-15 y grabando video a bordo.

ATV espacial en banda L es una apasionante area que inaugura y propone esta experiencia, quien se anime intentar recibir ATV desde el globo lo puede hacer con un receptor/dongle SDR de los comunes (Chip RTL2832U) y usando el programa TVSHARP, disponible en http://rtl-sdr.ru/uploads/download/tvsharp.zip y construyendose una simple antena de recepcion mostrada en http://www.qsl.net/ok1ayu/projects/ant23.htm .

Desde http://lu.amsat.tv podran verse desde Internet en vivo, con streaming video/sonido los preparativos, el lanzamiento, el vuelo y la recuperacion/rescate.

El RC QRM Belgrano (LU4AAO) y Amsat-LU (LU7AA) mantendrán una red informativa desde las 10hs en 7095 ± 10 Khz y localmente por LU3DN, repetidora Pehuajó 147.150+600.

Desde ya agradecemos quienes puedan operar la repetidora U/V del Globo, copiar ATV/SSTV y monitorizar APRS desde Internet o vía Radio. Reportes, fotos, videos y grabaciones bienvenidas a parapente arroba amsat.org.ar , mas informacion actualizada se dispondra en http://amsat.org.ar/globo12.htm y http://amsat.org.ar/lu4aao/globo_noviembre_2016.htm .

Uno de los contactos via esta repetidora sera valido para obtencion del certificado satelital http://amsat.org.ar/certsat.html .

Gracias por acompañar y de ser posible difundir esta invitación.

73, LU7AA, Amsat Argentina http://amsat.org.ar/globo12.htm info@amsat.org.ar

ISLA DE PASCUA  EASTERN ISLAND 2016

ACTUALIZACIÓN OPERACIÓN  DX XQ7UP – CB0Y

“CB0Y FINALLY ON THE AIR”     “Finalmente al aire”

Indica ESTEBAN

30-10-2016  1330 ce

Atte,

Héctor Frías Jofré

CE3FZL

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ESTEBAN XQ7UP, ACTUALIZA LA INFORMACIÓN ISLA DE PASCUA 2016

“Estoy en la Isla de Pascua desde 23.10.2016 al 12.11.2016 y tratare de estar en el aire en HF y PSK31 / RTTY. Espero trabajar las ban

das de 20, 15 y 10 m. Esto no es un DXpedición, estoy aquí por mi trabajo y voy a tratar de estar en el aire como sea posible ya que tengo tiempo libre. Voy a operar CE0Y / XQ7UP y llamado especial CB0Y. Para obtener la tarjeta QSL será directa sólo será directa y OQRS estará disponible. Yo prefiero que esté recibiendo Papel para mi colección para esta entidad “. QTH: Hanga Roa Indicativo: CB0Y y CE0Y / XQ7UP Operador: XQ7UP Fechas: 23.10.2016 al 12.11.2016 Equipo: ICOM IC-706MKIIG Potencia: 100 W Antenas: bajo rendimiento, casera Bandas: Principales 20 metros y 15 metros, intentarán 30 y 10 m Modos: SSB, PSK31 / RTTY QSL: directa a través de XQ7UP Club Log:LoTW: Sí Página web: qrz.com

Atte,

Héctor Frías Jofré

       CE3FZL

_________________________________________________________________ Amigos,

Para divulgação.

DIPLOMA COMEMORATIVO AOS 90 ANOS DA REP

 

Diploma instituído pela Rede de Emissores Portugueses – PEP para radioamadores que comprovem QSO com 90 diferentes estações portuguesas (Portugal, Açores e Madeira) no período de 01/abril até 31/dezembro/2016.

São válidos QSO em qualquer modo ou banda autorizados para o serviço de radioamador.

O log para requisição do diploma (que será emitido em formato eletrônico), deve ser enviada por e-mail a  rep@rep.pt Mais informações podem ser solicitadas via e-mail ao mesmo endereço acima divulgado ou dirigido ao colega Carlos Nora, CT1END, carlosnora.ct1end@gmail.com

Orlando .·. PT2OP

Diretor Executivo da LABRE

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 Sab-12-Nov 11hs Globo REPE/SSTV/APRS/ATV

El sabado 12 de Noviembre de 2016 desde Pehuajo , PBA, a las 11hs-LU, clima mediante, se lanzara un Globo Libre repetidor UHF a VHF, estimandose 2 horas de vuelo que llegarian a 25.000 mts de altura, con rumbo ESE, cubriendo gran parte del centro de Argentina, incluyendo Uruguay. Lanzamiento ya autorizado por EANA y que contara con dos operadores del RC QRM Belgrano en Control-Ezeiza.

Se trata del Proyecto Escolar de Modulo Espacial y Tecnológico EMET de la Escuela Media de Educación Técnica Nro. 1 de Pehuajo, a la que Amsat-LU asiste en el lanzamiento, seguimiento y rescate de la carga util mediante la electronica instalada a bordo, en la estacion de control y los moviles.

Amsat-LU provee en este vuelo al grupo satelital NEAA (Nos Encontramos Alla

Arriba) de una repetidora UHF a VHF operativa, NEAA-2.

http://www.so50neaa.com/

Esta repetidora a bordo de voz FM recibe (-112dbm, 0.56 uV) en 435.950 KHz (subtono 123 Hz) y repite en simultaneo con 3W en 145.950 KHz, para permitir una mejor utilizacion, se sugieren cambios cortos, pasando licencia del corresponsal, propia, nombre, localidad, grid locator, señal recibida y cortos comentarios, dando prioridad a las estaciones de control y rescate.

Contara ademas con Camaras Go-Pro y una baliza meteorologica Vaisala emitiendo en 432.900 MHz.

Emitira SSTV a demanda en 145.950 en Robot-36, CW a 15 ppm, y localizacion Packet en 145.950 y 144.930 KHz a 1200 Baud APRS, visible por Internet en

http://aprs.fi?call=LU7AA-11 o http://lu7aa.org.ar/vor.asp .

Como experiencias especiales llevara una camara y emitira ATV en vivo (Television de barrido rapido) en 1240 MHz polarizacion vertical, ademas de un celular emitiendo en 2G/3G via internet como LU7AA-15.

http://aprs.fi?call=lu7aa-15 y grabando video a bordo.

ATV espacial en banda L es una apasionante area que inaugura y propone esta experiencia, quien se anime intentar recibir ATV desde el globo lo puede hacer con un receptor/dongle SDR de los comunes (Chip RTL2832U) y usando el programa TVSHARP, disponible en http://rtl-sdr.ru/uploads/download/tvsharp.zip y construyendose una simple antena de recepcion mostrada en http://www.qsl.net/ok1ayu/projects/ant23.htm

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Desde http://lu.amsat.tv podran verse desde Internet en vivo, con streaming video/sonido los preparativos, el lanzamiento, el vuelo y la recuperacion/rescate.

El RC QRM Belgrano (LU4AAO) y Amsat-LU (LU7AA) mantendran una red informativa desde las 10hs en 7095 +/- 10 Khz y localmente por LU3DN, repetidora Pehuajo 147.150+600.

Desde ya agradecemos quienes puedan operar la repetidora U/V del Globo, copiar ATV/SSTV y monitorizar APRS desde Internet o via Radio. Reportes, fotos, videos y grabaciones bienvenidas a parapente arroba amsat.org.ar , mas informacion actualizada se dispondra en http://amsat.org.ar/globo12.htm y http://amsat.org.ar/lu4aao/globo_noviembre_2016.htm .

Uno de los contactos via esta repetidora sera valido para obtencion del certificado satelital http://amsat.org.ar/certsat.html .

Gracias por acompañar y de ser posible difundir esta invitacion.

73, LU7AA, Amsat Argentina

http://amsat.org.ar/globo12.htm

info arroba amsat.org.ar

Ing Parra : Tanks

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Estacion de una Provincia Efectuando DX

Para el colega que hace DX,se enoja porque no lo escuchen .

Primero verifique que su irradiante no tenga ROE yuque el equipo funciona perfectamente.

Despues tenga en cuenta que sies una dxpedicin esta puederecibir 5up o 5 Down,o un salto de frecuencia mas grand.

Utilice unos de los rantos Cluster que hay a lo mejor ,la estación que Ud. Desea comunicar es de Europa y esta comunicand con estaciones locales y de esa forma Ud . no lo van a escuchar.

Cuando le dicen que puede trasmitir porel pasp corto o el largo es una posibilidad .

Pero Ud. No sabe cual es el paso corto o largo.

Eso denota un Curso muy pobre de Ascenso o mal explicado-

Leea mucho de DX ,en Google hay información de ello y perfeccione su ingles ,para ello es necesario estudiar y,leer y escuchar.trate de escucg¿har mucho antes de hace DX,sino fracasa,como asi también las Condiciones de propagación importan mucho. Tema que no se toca en el Chek Tests ,porque de la UARC ,me pidieron que realice las preguntas y las respuestas. Como esto no es “Si lo Sabe Cante” Pues para mi las respuetas la tiene que saberel profesor y lo único que se pusoes la duración de un Ciclo Solar ,con una respuesta relativa ,pues hay variaciones.Hasta en eso se equivocan porno estudiar.

Como el Deporte Ciencia que es el ajedrez ,este reúne muchos tópicos de lacencia desdela Matemartica,Algebra ,Fisica ,Quinica ,comparcion de laTrasmicin de la Luz y los fenomemos magneticosy porultimo Astronomia

Les recuerdo a losque estas reactando la Reglamentacion de la Ley,se equivocan dos veces porque primero hay que redactar la Ley y aprobada en e Congreso y en Senadores y después laReglamentacion.

Escuche que alguien dijo de ese entormo ,quelas comunicaciones por Satelite ,serán aurorizadas según cada caso.

No saben que nuestras Comunicaciones deSateliteno utiliza los Satelites Geoestacionarios y que el retorno no va por Balcarse.

LosSatelites de Radioaficcionado son de cota baja y es la comunicación del colega con el Satelite y su respuesta que slo escuchaeluy con un Bibanda y una antenita manual sepueden cazar Satelñites.

Los Sistemas Comerciales uno elije el Satelite Geoestacionario que sesaefectuar la comunicación ,apunta laantena quees lo masparecido a un paraguita aese Satelite y luego marqca el N° de quienquiee comunicar yeso entra por Balcarce y línea al teléfono deseado. El sistema es Comecial y caro. No es para Nosotros Argentinos y Jubilados ,es para las grandes Empresas Privadas y Naciuonales.

Propagacion y Prediccion

Ahora me tendría quededicar de lleno a estudiar las nueve pagina de Propagacion ,comparar y escribir el borradores.

De antemano les solicito perdón pue no esty en condiciones física de efectuar tando despligue de energía pues desde hace 2 años y 2 mesesque no estoy bien y ahra con H2O enel pulmon y estoyen manos de low Medicocos.

Efectuando una rápida mirrada a los graficos les informo que el Sol tiene ua sola Mancha en su supeficie y esta porsalir de la parte visible . Abdenmas en oposición hayuna Mancha Star y una zona en estudioCH SSS

Todoslos signos de lasManchas son Positivos yesan en el lugar correcto t además etasMancas son de baja Calificacion.

El Numero de Wollf es R= 6/19/9 para valores tomados por :SWPC/

2K/1K

Son todos muy bajos y será duro comunicar.

Propagación

propagación de baja y media frecuencia (por debajo de 2 MHz) de larga distancia a lo largo de los caminos al norte de rumbo oeste sobre las latitudes medias altas es bueno. Propagación de larga distancia caminos noreste-suroeste es pobre.

pronóstico

Se espera que el campo geomagnético para estar tranquilo de noviembre 9-10, hay una pequeña posibilidad de un retraso de la llegada de CME se espera el 9 de noviembre de noviembre 11-14 una corriente de alta velocidad desde CH772 podría causar inestable a las condiciones de tormenta de menor importancia.

A Continuacin coloco la Propagacin de K7RA y como hace tiempo nos pusimos deacuero en la forma de tomar y medir los promedios ,sin incurrir en errores.

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Propagation Forecast Bulletin 45 ARLP045 From Tad Cook, K7RA Seattle, WA  November 4, 2016 To all radio amateurs

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At 2347 UTC on November 3 Australia’s Space Weather Services issued a geomagnetic disturbance warning: “Expect Unsettled to Active conditions with periods of Minor Storm levels in the Australian region for the next UT day, 4 November, if a small coronal hole in the Southern hemisphere will become geoeffective.”

But as of November 3, the prediction from NOAA/USAF for planetary A index for November 4 and 5 is only 10 and 8.

Over the past reporting week (October 27 through November 2) we saw two days with no sunspots, October 28 and November 2. Prior to the past week, in recent memory only October 1 had no sunspots either.

Average daily sunspot number for the week was 9.1, down from 18.7 over the previous seven days.

Average daily solar flux rose, but only slightly from 76.9 to 77.5.

Geomagnetic indicators were slightly lower, with average daily planetary A index declining from 20.3 to 18.1, and mid-latitude A index from 16.7 to 13.4.

Predicted solar flux is 78 on November 4-7, 75 on November 8-11, then 80, 78 and 75 on November 12-14, 73 on November 15-16, 78 on November 17-18, 77 and 75 on November 19-20, 78 on November 21-22, 80 on November 23-25, 78 on November 26, 80 on November 27-29, 78 on November 30, 82 on December 1-3, 80 on December 4-5, 78 on December 6-7, and 80 on December 8-9.

Predicted planetary A index is 10 and 8 on November 4-5, 5 on November 6-10, then 10, 15, 18, 10 and 8 on November 11-15, 5 on November 16-18, then 8, 15, 54, 42 and 24 on November 19-23, then 18, 22, 18, 15 and 12 on November 24-28, then 8 on November 29 through December 1, then 5 and 8 on December 2-3, and 5 on December 4-7.

Looking at our three-month moving average of sunspot numbers, the average sunspot value for August 1 through October 31 was 39. Over the same three-month period in 2015 the average was 64.5, and in

2014 it was 108.4.

Petr Kolman, OK1MGW of the Czech Propagation Interest Group sent us this on October 3.

“Geomagnetic activity forecast for the period November 4-November 30, 2016

“Geomagnetic field will be:

Quiet on November 7-8

Mostly quiet on November 4, (9-10), 15-18, 29-30 Quiet to unsettled on November 5-6, 11, 14, 19, 27-28 Quiet to active on November 12-13, 20, 24 Active to disturbed on November 21-23, 25-26

“Amplifications of the solar wind from coronal holes are expected:

on November 5-6, 12-13, 20-26

“Remarks: – Parenthesis means lower probability of activity enhancement.”

Richard Dillman, W6AWO of Point Reyes Station, California saw the reference to the ARRL National Parks on the Air activity by N8II in last week’s bulletin, and wrote:

“I hope/assume you have bagged K6KPH, one of the only permanent stations in a national park (Point Reyes National Seashore). With separate 1.5kW transmitters and gain antenna for each frequency we get out pretty well – propagation permitting! We’re on the air each Saturday and Sunday from 1200 to about 1700 Pacific time.”

Indeed, I see their weekly Saturday schedule listed under Events on the NPOTA web site: https://npota.arrl.org/nps-events.php

Jimmy Mahuron, K9JWJ, submitted this reference to construction of a VLF receiver for detecting Sudden Ionospheric Disturbances:

https://www.aavso.org/improved-gyrator-tuned-vlf-receiver

Regular contributor David Moore sent this about recent aurora:

https://shar.es/1I0Ivj

Richard Ferry, K2KA of Westford, Massachusetts sent this a week ago, just after I submitted last week’s bulletin to Newington, on October

28:

“6 Meters has been pretty quiet here, brief Es opening on October 25 at 1754Z one hour. Worked 5 stations in GA and one AL Es. Been hearing some activity on 50145 Meteors.

“There was a brief Au opening on the October 26 around 2200Z, called CQ with beam to the north but no takers.”

Ran across this from Discover Magazine about solar seismology:

http://bit.ly/2f7cvGU

Jeff, N8II reports again this week from West Virginia, this time about last week’s CQ World-Wide SSB DX Contest.

“Starting Monday before the contest, the K index was 4 or higher almost all week and storm levels moderate w/G3 or strong(?) w/G4 were common. Despite this, paths from east through south to west were not that bad up to 15 meters. I was able to work a loud JE1 in Japan on 20M SSB one night and JA1NUT on 20 CW another both around 2220Z and small portable/mobile stations from National Parks were mostly near normal signal levels, very workable. Thursday seemed to be the worst day and Friday 2nd worst.

“The forecast for the CQ WW DX contest was for disturbed conditions, and boy did we get that and more! A week before the CQWW last Sunday

15 M was wide open to every corner of Europe at 1330Z, but absolutely no northern EU or even zone 16 worked in the WW. The zones missed on all bands were 18 (heard RW0A, Russia on 40), 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29 (nothing heard from Australia on 20 LP and

looked),32 (only heard ZM1A, New Zealand calling a station), 34, and

37 (worst ever missed list with serious effort). My best/biggest surprise DX QSO was VR2, Hong Kong on 40 M over the south magnetic pole after sunrise.

“The other big surprise was EU on 10 M from 1519-1553Z on Sunday working Spain, Portugal, France, and Balearic Is. Also worked on 10 were Canary Is. (many), Morocco, South Africa, Cape Verde Is., Senegal, Ceuta, and Ascension Is. 10 never seemed to open west farther than Mexico, no Hawaii. Queensland, Australia was worked 3 times around 21Z on 15 M. Even 20 never opened well to northern EU; Poland and Belarus had deep polar flutter on 20 Sunday morning, but I made the QSOs. The low bands were pretty much a disaster with high absorption. Everything past zone 33 in NW Africa was weak on 40 both Saturday and Sunday evenings. I did work a VK4, Australia on both 40 and 75 M, and T32AZ on Christmas I. (south of Hawaii) 75 M. There were thousands of Russians active, and I worked none at all in my 24 hours of operating except RW0CN on 20 M around 22Z Saturday on the Kamchatka peninsula near Alaska! Alaska was worked around 20Z on 20M only. UP2L, a big station in Kazakhstan saved me from missing zone

17 on 20M around 1230Z Sunday.

“There were some pluses against the obvious minuses. Sporadic-E opened 10 meters to almost all of the Caribbean early Saturday morning with S9+ signals. At the same time there seemed to be Es from central to west EU on 15 (stations running at very high rates).

There was also strong auroral Es Saturday evening to the north on 20/40 with booming VE2s and 3s, but no big over the pole opening. I did work about 6-8 Japanese on 20 with weak signals then as well as zone 19. It seemed like Puerto Rico/Virgin Is. was in a sweet spot for propagation and they were well represented with activity.

Propagation to the south did seem enhanced at times especially on 10 M. From my perspective, the most under represented country was New Zealand (no QSOs, worked a passel in WPX CW), and the biggest turnout was Chile with an explosion of new calls on 10 and 15 Sunday afternoon/evening. The Canary Is. were also out in big numbers.

Thank goodness there were many Spanish stations active, but turnout from France and Italy did not seem quite up to normal.

“Most DX operators did a very good job under challenging conditions; 20 was absolutely jammed with south EU most of Sunday as was 40 at the start. I missed many northern/eastern European countries that I normally always get on 20 and 15 meters. On 20 I worked only one station each from Denmark, Sweden (barely), and Norway, and two from Finland, no Aland Islands. Many Caribbean/Central America/South America stations were worked by me on all 3 higher bands as there was less to work in Europe, and many other NA stations were looking south.”

Thanks, Jeff!

In closing, the ARRL CW Sweepstakes is this weekend. See http://www.arrl.org/sweepstakes for more information.

If you would like to make a comment or have a tip for our readers, email the author at k7ra@arrl.net.

For more information concerning radio propagation, see the ARRL Technical Information Service web page at, http://arrl.org/propagation-of-rf-signals. For an explanation of the numbers used in this bulletin, see http://arrl.org/the-sun-the-earth-the-ionosphere. An archive of past propagation bulletins is at http://arrl.org/w1aw-bulletins-archive-propagation. More good information and tutorials on propagation are at http://k9la.us/.

Monthly propagation charts between four USA regions and twelve overseas locations are at http://arrl.org/propagation.

Instructions for starting or ending email distribution of ARRL bulletins are at http://arrl.org/bulletins.

Sunspot numbers for October 27 through November 2 were 12, 0, 16, 12, 12, 12, and 0, with a mean of 9.1. 10.7 cm flux was 78.9, 79.2, 79.1, 76.2, 76.7, 76.5, and 76, with a mean of 77.5. Estimated planetary A indices were 28, 17, 27, 18, 11, 11, and 15, with a mean of 18.1. Estimated mid-latitude A indices were 18, 16, 18, 13, 8, 9, and 12, with a mean of 13.4.

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To all radio amateurs

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This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by QRZ DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The Daily DX, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites.

Thanks to all.

TANZANIA, 5H. Maurizio, IK2GZU will be QRV as 5H3MB from November 7 to December 2.  QSL to home call.

MADAGASCAR, 5R. Eric, F6ICX will be QRV as 5R8IC from Sainte Marie Island, IOTA AF-090, from November 6 to February 4, 2017.  Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands using mostly CW.  QSL to home call.

SENEGAL, 6W. A group of operators will be QRV as 6V1IS from Dakar from November 7 to 19.  They also plan to be active from islands Ngor and Goree, both IOTA AF-045.  Activity will be on the HF bands using CW, SSB and various digital modes.  QSL via IK7JWX.

ALGERIA, 7X. Special event station 7U2ARU will be QRV from November

7 to 15 in celebration of the 2nd anniversary of the founding of the Algerian Amateur Radio Union. QSL via operators’ instructions.

CHINA, BY. Bodo, DF8DX plans to be QRV as B4/DF8DX from Shanghai from November 9 to 16.  QSL via operator’s instructions.

ANTARCTICA. Alan, MW0YCC will be QRV as VP8DPJ while stationed at the British Antarctic Territory Rothera Research Station on Adelaide Island, IOTA AN-001, until April 2018.  QSL via operator’s instructions.

EASTER ISLAND, CE0. Esteban, XQ7UP is QRV as CE0Y/XQ7UP until November 12.  Activity is mostly on 20, 15 and 10 meters using SSB, RTTY and PSK31.  QSL direct to home call.

SOUTH COOK ISLANDS, E5. Roly, ZL1BQD is QRV as E51RR from Rarotonga Island, IOTA OC-013, until November 25.  Activity is on 40, 20 and

15 meters using CW, JT9 and JT65. QSL to home call.

HONDURAS, HR. John, AD8J is currently QRV as HR9/AD8J from Guanaja Island, IOTA NA-057, until November 12.  Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using mostly CW.  QSL direct to home call.

GUINEA-BISSAU, J5. A group of operators will be QRV as J5T from the Bissagos Islands, IOTA AF-020, in November.  Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters.  QSL direct to IK2CIO.

JAPAN, JA. Yamao, JR5JAQ plans to be QRV as JR5JAQ/6 from the Tokara Islands, IOTA AS-049, from November 6 to 9.  Activity will be on 40, 20 and 15 meters using CW and SSB.  QSL via bureau.

FERNANDO DE NORONHA, PY0. Martin, LU9EFO will be QRV as PY0F/LU9EFO from November 7 to 14.  Activity will be on the HF bands using mostly SSB.  QSL direct to F4HBW.

MALI, TZ. Jeff, TZ4AM is QRV from Bamako.  Of late he has been active on 160 meters.  QSL via W0SA.

MICRONESIA, V6. Michael, DF8AN will be QRV as V63AJ from Yap Island, IOTA OC-012, from November 6 to 20.  Activity will be on the HF bands using CW, with some RTTY and PSK.  QSL to home call.

CAMBODIA, XU. A large group of operators are QRV as XU7MDC from Phnom Penh until November 13.  Activity is on the HF bands using CW, SSB and RTTY with up to five stations active.  QSL via IK2VUC.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The ARRL CW Sweepstakes Contest, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint, IPARC CW Contest, Ukrainian DX Contest, RSGB International SSB Sprint Contest, IPARC SSB Contest, EANET Sprint, High Speed Club CW Contest, DARC 10-Meter Digital Contest will certainly keep contesters busy this upcoming weekend.

The ARS Spartan CW Sprint is scheduled for November 8. The Phone Fray, CWops Mini-CWT CW Test and RSGB 80-Meter Club SSB Sprint are scheduled for November 9.

The ARRL National Parks on the Air event runs during all of 2016 to mark the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.

Please see November QST, page 94 and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest web sites for details.

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ARRL President Emeritus Jim Haynie, W5JBP, SK

ARRL President Emeritus Jim Haynie, W5JBP, of Dallas, Texas, died on November 1, following a period of ill health. He was 73. Haynie was elected as the 13th President of ARRL on January 21, 2000, succeeding Rod Stafford, W6ROD (ex-KB6ZV).

ARRL President Emeritus Jim Haynie, W5JBP.

“Jim was a remarkable individual who made a huge personal commitment to Amateur Radio and the ARRL,” said ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR. “He had a great sense of humor that was often quite helpful as we addressed some serious matters when Jim was President. His vision guided us to try new things that are helping Amateur Radio and the League to this day.”

A radio amateur for more than 40 years, Haynie was twice re-elected by the ARRL Board to ARRL’s top volunteer office, serving until January 2006, when Joel Harrison, W5ZN, succeeded him. Prior to assuming the ARRL presidency, Haynie was ARRL West Gulf Division Director during two different periods — from 1987 until 1990 and from 1997 until 2000, and an ARRL Vice President from 1990 until 1992.

During his 6 years as president, Haynie focused on promoting Amateur Radio in the classroom, and his ARRL Amateur Radio Education Project — which he dubbed the “Big Project” — was an initiative to offer schools a turnkey Amateur Radio curriculum as well as radio equipment. His project eventually grew into the ARRL Education & Technology Program (ETP).

A gregarious and accessible individual, Haynie was also skilled at promoting Amateur Radio as often as he could, frequently on the road to attend as many ham radio gatherings as he could squeeze into his schedule, including Dayton Hamvention® each spring.

Jim Haynie, W5JBP, was named Amateur of the Year at Dayton Hamvention 2007.

Haynie often traveled to Washington, DC, to meet with FCC and other government officials and with lawmakers on Capitol Hill to promote Amateur Radio issues and to communicate concerns. Those included the League’s position on deed restrictions or CC&Rs. During his tenure, the Amateur Radio Spectrum Protection Act and the Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Consistency Act — an early bill to address the CC&R issue — were introduced in Congress. In 2003, Haynie testified on Capitol Hill on behalf of the Spectrum Protection Act.

In 2007, after he had left the presidency, Dayton Hamvention® named Haynie as its Amateur of the Year. Hamvention said Haynie’s League leadership “helped define Amateur Radio’s role in emergency communication.” Read more.

IARU General Assembly Adopts Revisions to Region 2 Band Plan

Delegates to the 19th International Amateur Radio Union Region 2 (IARU-R2) General Assembly in mid-October adopted ARRL-proposed changes to the Region 2 (the Americas) band plan, as well as other recommended revisions. Representatives of 24 IARU member societies took part in the General Assembly, held in Viña del Mar, Chile, either in person or by proxy. ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, headed the League contingent. Alternate head of delegation and ARRL Second Vice President Brian Mileshosky, N5ZGT, chaired the IARU Region 2 B/C Committee, which handled LF/MF/HF and VHF+ band-planning matters and proposals and made recommendations to the full assembly — or plenary.

“The IARU Region 2 has established this band plan as the way to better organize the use of our bands efficiently,” the introduction to the updated document states. “To the extent possible, this band plan is harmonized with those of the other regions. It is suggested that member societies, in coordination with the authorities, incorporate it in their regulations and promote it widely with their radio amateur communities.”

General Assembly delegates approved minor modifications to band segments and modes of operation within 160, 80, and 15 meters, to align the Region 2 band plan with the Region 1 and 3 band plans, where appropriate. Changes also acknowledged AM operation within band plans where it commonly occurs (e.g., 160 meters), and added narrowband (i.e., 200 Hz bandwidth or less) digital operation to accommodate such modes as WSPR.

The revisions adopted also called for changing references to 660 meters to 630 meters, to more accurately describe the wavelength of the spectrum actually allocated to Amateur Radio; adding 60 meters to the Region 2 band plan, and making minor modifications to bands

ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR (second from right), confers with members of the Elections Committee.

at 13 centimeters and above, with respect to Amateur-Satellite operation — again, to bring the Region 2 band plan into alignment, as appropriate, with the Region 1 and 3 band plans.

The General Assembly unanimously approved the formation of a region-level working group that will interact with Region 2 member societies in order to become better informed of and to track band planning issues, challenges, and opportunities. The working group would interact with corresponding Region 1 and 3 groups toward developing a more global approach to band planning. Driving formation of the working group was a desire to transition Region 2 band planning to an ongoing process, rather than addressing it every 3 years — especially given the rapid pace of technological development within Amateur Radio.

Members of the HF/VHF Committees. Standing (L-R): Cesar Brousek Delboy, OA4CLU; Carlos Rodriguez, CX7CO; Shizuo Endo, JE1MUI; Don Beattie, G3BJ; Christian Buenger, DL6KAC; Ronald Tsoi-a-Fatt, 9Y4RX; Ole Garpestad, LA2RR; Jonathan Siverling, WB3ERA, and Gopal Madhavan, VU2GMN. Seated (L-R): Paulo Hernandes, PT2NP; Flavio Archangelo, PY2ZX; Brian Mileshosky, N5ZGT, and Glenn MacDonell, VE3XRA.

Elected members of the IARU Region 2 Executive Committee for new 3-year terms were Reinaldo Leandro, YV5AM, president; Ramón Santoyo, XE1KK, vice president; Jose Arturo Molina, YS1MS, secretary and Area D director; Jay Bellows, K0QB, treasurer and Area B director; George Gorsline, VE3YV, Area A director; Noel Donawa, Area E director; Gustavo de Faria Franco, PT2ADM, Area F director, and Ernesto Syriani, LU8AE, Area G director.

The proposal of Radio Club Peruano for Lima to be the venue of the 20th General Assembly in 2019 was adopted unanimously. Read more.

Rule Making Petition to FCC Calls for Vanity Call Sign Rule Changes

The FCC is inviting comments on a Petition for Rule Making (RM-1775) from a Nevada radio amateur that seeks changes to the rules governing the Amateur Radio Vanity Call Sign Program. Christopher LaRue, W4ADL, of North Las Vegas, is proposing that any licensee obtaining a vanity call sign be required to keep it for the full license term. LaRue contends in his petition that excessive and frequent vanity call sign filings are hampering the ability of other qualified licensees to obtain vanity call signs in one of the more desirable 1 × 2 or 2 × 1 formats. LaRue said that since the FCC dropped the fee to file for a vanity call sign, some applicants are taking advantage by regularly obtaining new call signs, thereby keeping them out of circulation.

“Some are changing call signs almost monthly, just to keep the newer code-free Extra class operators from obtaining a shorter call sign,” he said in his petition. “I even saw an older operator that said he does it all the time and has not even owned a radio in over 6 years. When I looked him up, he has had 16 different [call signs] in 18 months.”

LaRue said his proposed minor rule change would require any licensee applying for and obtaining an Amateur Radio vanity call sign “be required to keep it for the duration of the license, which is currently 10 years.”

He said this would “alleviate a lot of the stress on the ULS system and manpower requirements” at the FCC. “It will also keep inactive amateurs from changing call signs regularly, thereby tying up call signs for 2 years after dismissal of said call.”

Interested parties may comment using the FCC Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS). Comments are due within 30 days of the October 26 posting date.

The Doctor Will See You Now!

“Anderson Powerpole Connectors, and Antenna Polarization” are the topics of the latest (November 3) episode of the “ARRL The Doctor is In” podcast. Listen…and learn!

Sponsored by DX Engineering, “ARRL The Doctor is In” is an informative discussion of all things technical. Listen on your computer, tablet, or smartphone — whenever and wherever you like!

Every 2 weeks, your host, QST Editor in Chief Steve Ford, WB8IMY, and the Doctor himself, Joel Hallas, W1ZR, will discuss a broad range of technical topics. You can also e-mail your questions to doctor@arrl.org, and the Doctor may answer them in a future podcast.

Enjoy “ARRL The Doctor is In” on Apple iTunes, or by using your iPhone or iPad podcast app (just search for “ARRL The Doctor is In”). You can also listen online at Blubrry, or at Stitcher (free registration required, or browse the site as a guest) and through the free Stitcher app for iOS, Kindle, or Android devices.

If you’ve never listened to a podcast before, download our beginner’s guide.

National Parks on the Air Update

With just 2 months left in the ARRL National Parks on the Air (NPOTA) program, the push for 1 million contacts from eligible NPS units remains strong. November 1 saw the 800,000th contact uploaded to Logbook of the World, breaking 25,000 contacts for the second straight week.

ARRL Media and Public Relations Manager Sean Kutzko, KX9X, and QST Managing Editor Becky Schoenfeld, W1BXY, were interviewed by NPS Ranger Bill Urbin during their September NPOTA activation of Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site (NS14). Video of that interview is available on the ARRL Facebook page.

Thirty-two activations are on tap for November 3-9, including Big Bend National Park in Texas, and Everglades National Park in Florida.

Details about these and other upcoming activations can be found on the NPOTA Activations calendar.

Keep up with the latest NPOTA news on Facebook. Follow NPOTA on Twitter (@ARRL_NPOTA).

National Geographic Channel Ham Radio Guide Supports Before MARS Prequel

The National Geographic has produced A Guide to Ham Radio to support its recently released digital short, Before MARS — a prequel to its upcoming MARS series. The 33-minute prequel, which has a heavy Amateur Radio theme, provides the backstory of two principal characters in the upcoming MARS global event series.

Holding an antenna aloft, Before MARS character Hana Seung attempts to contact the International Space Station [National Geographic Channel video]

In the prequel, twin teenaged sisters Hana and Joon Seung are the new kids in town, after their single mother relocates. In due course, they come across old ham radio transceivers — one in an attic, the other in a thrift shop — and use them to communicate with each other and with an older, local ham.

Tuning about, Hana — whose character gets most of the attention — hears an astronaut on the International Space Station (ISS) on her radio and eventually makes contact, as Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) program participants do. In a touch of realism, the female astronaut uses the NA1SS call sign.

The Amateur Radio researcher on the film was veteran electrical engineer Michael Gilmer, N2MG, who said the producers contacted him through his connection with the eHam.net website. Patrick J. Kiger authored the online guide.

Gilmer concedes that the depictions of Amateur Radio in the production take a few liberties, although he believes that non-hams will likely overlook these and focus instead on the story arc of self-discovery and relationships within a theme of young women becoming interested in science and scientific careers.

The sisters’ exposure to ham radio helps to inspire them to pursue careers in space exploration, become astronauts, and take part in a 2033 mission to Mars. MARS, which premieres on November 14, will include documentary sequences about real-life efforts to travel to and colonize Mars.

ARISS-International to Mark 20 Years at Houston “Face-to-Face” Meeting

ARISS-International will celebrate its 20th anniversary when it meets in Houston on November 15. ARISS International Chair Frank Bauer, KA3HDO, noted that an international group interested in installing and operating an Amateur Radio station on the International Space Station first met in November 1996 at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, and the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) program was born. “And the rest is history!” he said.

The ARISS-I meeting agenda has been divided into three categories — Hardware Development, Education, and Sustainability and Funding, with concurrent sessions in two categories. Plenary sessions attended by the entire ARISS team will offer opportunities to discuss broader topics.

A draft agenda for the ARISS meeting in Houston is available. “It is amazing what we have accomplished in 20 years!” Bauer said. “It will be exciting to see what we will do in the next 20!” Those interested in attending the Houston gathering should contact Bauer. — Thanks to AMSAT News Service

Two Radio Amateurs among Three Returning ISS Crew Members

Three crew members on the International Space Station (ISS) — two of them radio amateurs and ARISS contact participants — said farewell to the orbital outpost on October 29. Expedition 49 Commander Anatoly Ivanishin and Flight Engineers Kate Rubins, KG5FYJ, and Takuya Onishi, KF5LKS, returned to Earth on October 30, landing safely in Kazakhstan, after wrapping up 115 days in space since their July launch.

Astronaut Kate Rubins, KG5FYJ, smiles upon her return to Earth after 115 days in space. [NASA video]

Together, the Expedition 49 crew members pursued hundreds of experiments in biology, biotechnology, physical science, and Earth science aboard the orbiting laboratory. Rubins became the first person to sequence DNA in space, and she contributed to several new studies taking place aboard the ISS. The ability to sequence the DNA of living organisms in space could enable astronauts to diagnose an illness, or identify microbes growing in the space station and determine whether they represent a health threat, NASA said.

Expedition 50 Commander Shane Kimbrough, KE5HOD, and crewmates Sergey Ryzhikov and Andrey Borisenko will operate the station for 3 weeks until the arrival of Peggy Whitson, KC5ZTD; Thomas Pesquet, KG5FYG, and Oleg Novitsky. They are scheduled to launch on November 17 from Kazakhstan.

Hawaiian Islands “Grid Madness” Grows

Grid Madness” in Hawaii — where radio amateurs operate VHF and UHF simplex to work as many others as they can reach — is growing. The number of logs for the 2016 event on September 18 was double last year’s figure. Twenty-three more stations took part, and they made 150 more contacts than in 2015.

“This has proven to be a popular event in the islands,” said a news release from ARRL PIO Darren Holbrook, KH6OWL. “Grid Madness is about islands, mountains, ocean, and radio signals.”

Eric Agrigado, WH6EZE, operated as a rover — seen here in the Puna District of the Big Island — making 41 contacts and activating 7 grids. The inset shows his gear.

Sponsored by the Aulani Hui Amateur Repeater Club, the 4-hour event is open to all, from mobiles and fixed stations to those operating with a handheld. The first place mobile this year was operated by Steve Kawamae, KH6WG, from his truck on Mauna Kapu on Oahu at an elevation of 1,800 feet. He also set the record for the longest simplex contact at 211 miles on 2 meters and 70 centimeters, from Oahu to the Big Island — the longest contact in the 3-year history of Grid Madness. Peggy Gentle, KE6TIS, placed first in the fixed-station category.

Event manager Stan Froseth, AH6KO, said he never heard so many stations on 146.52 MHz from his mobile perch at the Mauna Loa Weather Observatory, some 11,000 feet above sea level.

Todd Wilson, WH6DWF, operated from Tantalus Lookout on Oahu, powering his station with golf cart batteries charged by solar panels and a wind turbine. “Other hams were checking out my setup, and so did visitors to the park where [two other operators] and I had set up,” Wilson said. “We are also getting the public thinking more positively toward Amateur Radio when we do events in public places.”

RSGB Criticizes TV Broadcast Portraying Radio Amateur as “Nightmare Neighbour”

The Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB) has weighed in following the airing of a Channel 5 TV Nightmare Neighbour Next Door episode [The program may have been removed from the website — Ed.] that featured an Amateur Radio operator. In the program, neighbors of 75-year-old Armando Martins, M0PAM, of Kent, made unsubstantiated claims that RF radiating from his 30-foot vertical antenna was detrimental to their health.

Armando Martins, M0PAM.

“Unfortunately, the RSGB was not invited to be part of Channel 5’s Nightmare Neighbour Next Door programme or to verify any facts,” the RSGB said. “We have, of course, contacted Channel 5 about our concerns and have highlighted the positive aspects of Amateur Radio. We have also offered our expertise and input for future programmes where Amateur Radio is mentioned.”

Channel 5 broadcast the offending episode on October 27, and it drew criticism from radio amateurs across the UK, some of whom may have used a program complaint service form provided by telecommunications regulator Ofcom. Critics complained that the program was replete with false claims and noted that Ofcom has never found any problems with Martins’ station.

A radio amateur for more than 60 years, Martins was first licensed as CR6IL in Portuguese West Africa (Angola). Read more.

New Russian Over-the-Horizon Radars Set for 2017 Startup

According to media accounts, more long-range, new over-the-horizon (OTH) radars that can identify aerial and sea targets hundreds of miles away are scheduled to begin operation next year in the Russian Arctic. It’s doubtful, however, that the news heralds the return of interference on the level of that generated by the so-called “Russian Woodpecker” OTH radar, which plagued Amateur Radio HF bands in the 1970s and 1980s.

A screenshot of the Russian OTH radar “Konteyner.” The signal is FM CW at a sweep rate of 50/second on a center frequency of 14.127 MHz. [Image courtesy of Wolfgang Hadel, DK2OM]

Over the past couple of years, OTH radars, sans woodpecker, have become increasingly commonplace intruders on Amateur Radio bands, according to the International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 (IARU R1) Monitoring System (IARUMS), which has noted OTH radars in Russia, China, Cyprus, Iran, and Turkey. The Russian systems-intelligence “Konteyner RLS” OTH radar, transmitting from the Nizhny Novgorod region, is frequently spotted on 20 meters. While no woodpecker, it transmits a broad, frequency-modulated CW signal at 50 sweeps per second with a bandwidth of 80 kHz or greater, accompanied by signal splatter, IARUMS Coordinator Wolfgang Hadel, DK2OM, reported recently.

The Konteyner receiving site southeast of Moscow.

Sputnik, a Russian government-controlled radio service, cited a Rossiiskaya Gazeta newspaper report that six OTH radar installations will operate in the region. Deputy Defense Minister Dmitry Buklgakov, who visited the construction site, said a runway capable of handling all types of combat aircraft was simultaneously being reconstructed nearby, the report continued. Other reports have indicated that similar systems will be deployed in the far east in 2018. Read more.

Two Arrested in Georgia for Planning to Attack HAARP Facility in Alaska

Authorities in Georgia recently arrested two men who said they were planning to attack the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) facility near Gakona, Alaska. Michael Vickers, a detective with the Coffee County Sheriff’s Office, told Alaska Dispatch News that the pair explained to authorities “that God told them to go and blow this machine up that kept souls, so souls could be released.”

Part of the massive antenna field at the HAARP facility near Gakona, Alaska. The row of white structures contains individual transmitters.

“Yes, that news caused a bit of a stir,” said Chris Fallen, KL3WX, a faculty member at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks (UAF), which now operates the HAARP facility. “I can also confirm that no souls are stored at HAARP.”

Long of interest to the Amateur Radio community as well as a target of various mind- and weather-control conspiracies, HAARP is now operated as an ionospheric research facility by UAF, which took it over last year from the US Air Force.

Police seized a “massive” arsenal of weapons the individuals had apparently planned to use in attacking the remote facility. According to a WALB TV news account, investigators discovered the plot after they began looking into possible drug sales by one of the men. A local gun shop also alerted authorities that the same individual was attempting to buy a large number of weapons. The two men, who face domestic terrorism charges, also were charged with selling drugs, and they could face other charges.

UAF spokesperson Marmian Grimes told Alaska Dispatch News that HAARP has been the target of previous threats, and she thanked the Georgia authorities for heading off this one. Read more. — Thanks to Alaska Dispatch News and WALB TV

Fall 2016 Issue of Radio Waves Announces New Instructor Recognition Program

A student at Madison High School in Rexburg, Idaho, assembles a 5 Building Blocks Activity Board. Read “Building Blocks Illustrate Basic Electronics” in the current edition of Radio Waves. [Ron Call, N7GOA, photo]

The Fall 2016 edition of Radio Waves now is available. The ARRL publication focuses on news and articles of interest to educators and instructors. The fall issue announces the launch of the new Instructor Recognition Program.

A tutorial explaining the management information features of the program is available on YouTube, and Section Managers are encouraged to check it out.

Other highlights of the fall issue are “Building Blocks Illustrate Basic Electronics,” “Ham Radio Flies High as Summer Camp at Kopernik Observatory,” an update on recent ARISS activities, Instructor Corner — News, Ideas, Support, ARRL Education & Technology Program news, and a report on the 2016 summer Teachers Institutes.

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Maybe a Solar Minimum Can Be Too Deep for 160 Meters

Propagation observer Carl Luetzelschwab, K9LA, recently offered some “deep thoughts” on the Top Band Reflector. As he explained, while less geomagnetic field activity heading into winter bodes favorable 160-meter propagation, more galactic cosmic rays entering our atmosphere could become a factor.

Earth from the low ionosphere. [Stanford University image]

“The Sun’s magnetic field is weakening, probably to the lowest levels in our lifetimes,” Luetzelschwab said. “With a weak solar magnetic field, more galactic cosmic rays will be able to get into Earth’s atmosphere. We are now seeing unprecedented high neutron counts (neutrons are one of the byproducts of cosmic rays). Since galactic cosmic rays are mostly very energetic protons, they can get down to low atmospheric altitudes, causing collisional ionization in the D region and lower E region.”

He said a cursory estimate using cosmic ray ionization rates confirms greater ionization in the lower atmosphere, and 160 meters is not too tolerant of more absorption.

“Many of us think that ‘solar min is solar min is solar min,'” Luetzelschwab said in his post, “but maybe a solar minimum can be too deep for 160 meters.” He said a good question to ask in the early 2020s may be, “How was 160 meters?” — Thanks to the ARRL Contest Update

“Spark” Behind Queen Mary W6RO Amateur Station Nate Brightman, K6OSC, SK

Nate Brightman, K6OSC, called the “spark” behind W6RO, the Amateur Radio station aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California, died on October 29. He was 99. An ARRL member, Brightman, who lived in Long Beach, had served as the W6RO Wireless Room Manager for 34 years, plus another 10 years arranging for the GB5QM “Last Voyage” Amateur Radio operation and establishing W6RO, which is licensed to the Associated Radio Amateurs of Long Beach.

Nate Brightman, K6OSC.

In 2013, Brightman reluctantly resigned as W6RO Wireless Room Manager, citing recent illness and his advanced age as reasons for his decision. In his farewell statement, Brightman said ham radio operations now aboard some 90 museum ships such as the Queen Mary have introduced Amateur Radio to millions of people. “This means of introducing Amateur Radio to the public is the biggest publicity stunt ever for Amateur Radio, and we should be proud that it all started with W6RO!” he said.

In the process of spearheading Amateur Radio aboard the Queen Mary, Brightman balanced the tasks of recruiting hundreds of operators, garnering equipment donations from leading manufacturers, and maintaining excellent relations with “The Queen’s” management. He earned an ARRL Special Service Award for his efforts in 2004. Read more.

The K7RA Solar Update

Tad Cook, K7RA, Seattle, reports: Over the October 27-November 2 reporting week, there were 2 days with no sunspots — October 28 and November 2. The average daily sunspot number was 9.1, down from 18.7 from the previous 7 days. The average daily solar flux rose, but only slightly, from 76.9 to 77.5.

Geomagnetic indicators were slightly lower, with the average daily planetary A index declining from 20.3 to 18.1, and the mid-latitude A index from 16.7 to 13.4.

Predicted solar flux is 75, 74, and 72 on November 3-5; 70 on November 6-7; 75, 80, and 78 on November 8-10; 80 on November 11-12; 78 and 75 on November 13-14; 73 on November 15-16; 78 on November 17-18; 77 and 75 on November 19-20; 78 on November 21-22; 80 on November 23-25; 78 on November 26; 80 on November 27-29; 78 on November 30; 82 on December 1-3; 80 on December 4-5; 78 on December 6-7, and 80 on December 8-9.

Predicted planetary A index is 8, 10, 8, and 6 on November 3-6; 5 on November 7-10; 10, 15, 18, 10, and 8 on November 11-15; 5 on November 16-18; 8, 15, 54, 42, and 24 on November 19-23; 18, 22, 18, 15, and 12 on November 24-28; 8 on November 29-December 1; 5 and 8 on December 2-3, and 5 on December 4-7.

Sunspot numbers for October 27 through November 2 were 12, 0, 16, 12, 12, 12, and 0, with a mean of 9.1. The 10.7 centimeter flux was 78.9, 79.2, 79.1, 76.2, 76.7, 76.5, and 76, with a mean of 77.5. Estimated planetary A indices were 28, 17, 27, 18, 11, 11, and 15, with a mean of 18.1. Estimated mid-latitude A indices were 18, 16, 18, 13, 8, 9, and 12, with a mean of 13.4.

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Consideo qe d conla Puerta correcta de Dios y anoche me he sentido muy acompañado.

Hoy agradeci el poder haber dormido y que Dios me preparo una nueva Mañana para disfrutar.

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Busquen allí mis escritos ,pues por pocos Grupos publicare el resumen de información.

73 & DX de John Costa –lu5cab

 

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La NASA pronostica fuertes tormentas solares para el 2012

24 de Julio de 2009 |10:00

La NASA pronostica fuertes tormentas solares para el 2012

Un informe publicado por la NASA prevee fuertes tormentas solares para el 2012, lo que podría devenir en una caída en cascada de todos los sistemas de comunicaciones del planeta. Los teóricos del fin del mundo encuentran pruebas científicas para sus ideas.

Un reciente informe de la NASA y la ESA, realizado a través de la Academina Nacional de Ciencias de USA, afirma algunas apocalípticas predicciones para el 2012. El informe dice que se espera para el 2012 una tormenta solar que podría acabar con todos los sistemas vivos en la Tierra, según publica Urgente 24. El tema de una tormenta solar a gran escala que afecte a todo el planeta ha hecho que algunos de los científicos de la NASA empiecen a creer las profecías de los mayas y los indios hopi sobre el fin de una era para el 2012. Estas personas predijeron el final de la Quinta Era (actual) con una gran tragedia cósmica. Y la NASA dijo en lo publicado por la Academia Nacional de Ciencias, que es un motivo de preocupación esta noticia. En este número se habla explícitamente de los riesgos potenciales de una serie de eventos catastróficos que se sucederan a lo largo de 2012. Estos eventos se caracterizan por el bombardeo de tormentas solares reales y por enjambres de un asteroide. Según las teorías conspirativas, esto es lo que llevo a la idea de recoger semillas que se mantienen en la isla de Svalbard. El túnel que fue construido hasta Svalbard está situado a medio camino entre Noruega y el Polo Norte, y tiene la capacidad de contener 4,5 millones de diferentes muestras de semillas. Ya que cada muestra contiene 500 semillas de promedio, alrededor de 2,25 millones de semillas pueden ser contenidas. Están situadas en la región ártica de almacenamiento para el caso de una futura catástrofe que podría eliminar los cultivos alimentarios. La posición ha sido cuidadosamente escogida después de realizar una consulta a varios científicos, con la finalidad de ofrecer la máxima protección a las semillas. Se ha construido un túnel subterráneo de 120 metros dentro de una montaña, y a una altura de 130 metros sobre el nivel del mar, en el permafrost, a fin de que las muestras permanezcan congeladas, incluso sin electricidad, como asegura el astrofísico experto en amenazas del espacio Jacco Van der Worp y Marshall Masters experto en materia rocosa espacial y la crisis climática de 2012. “En 2012 existe la amenaza de la reaparición de un poderoso fenómeno magnético que traerá como consecuencia la perdida de las comunicaciones en todo el globo terrestre”, comenta Marshall La noticia pone los pelos de punta, en primer lugar, se perderá toda comunicación, habrá que olvidarse de la red (por supuesto inalambrica), por teléfono, a través de bluetooth, a través de satélite. Las alarmantes consecuencias del escenario pintado por la NASA en 2012 ponen en peligro, de hecho, la vida cotidiana de todos y, la seguridad nacional de cualquier país, incluso con un mínimo sistema de telecomunicaciones. Esta situación se producirá en la denominada “fase activa”, que atraviesa el Sol cada 11 años, durante este período, nuestra estrella puede generar tormentas magnéticas más o menos potentes, capaces, según la mayor o menor intensidad, dejar fuera de uso los satélites, es también una amenaza para la seguridad de los astronautas o, en casos excepcionales como el previsto para 2012, representar la destrucción de los sistemas de telecomunicaciones y de distribución de energía. Cuando estos sistemas caigan y hagan saltar en cascada otros secundarios rápidamente, traerá consecuencias muy graves: “El impacto de la tormenta podrían caer sobre las estructuras interconectadas, con efectos devastadores: la distribución del agua potable se hará del todo imposible en pocas horas, se perderan los alimentos que se encuentren en camaras en el espacio comprendido entre 12 y 24 horas, los meios de transporte también se verán afectados”, preve Jacco Pero lo que es peor, escribe el equipo dirigido por Daniel Baker, director del Laboratorio de Física Atmosférica y Espacial de la Universidad de Colorado, es que “los servicios de emergencia podría ser interrumpido y el control sobre el país perdido”. La única forma de minimizar los problemas es mantener una observación permanente del Sol, vigilar y estudiar con detalle las tormentas magnéticas, y de intervenir a nivel tecnológico para fortalecer las infraestructuras relativas a las comunicaciones. “Un fallo catastrófico de la infraestructura y del gobierno, tanto en el espacio como en la Tierra, puede ser mitigado por el aumento de la preparación de la gente sobre estos temas, el fortalecimiento de las estructuras en desarrollo vulnerables en previsión de las tormentas solares”, comenta Baker concluyendo la investigación, “Sin acción o sin planes de prevención, la mayor dependencia de tecnología avanzada, pero sensible a los fenómenos del espacio puede hacer nuestra sociedad muy vulnerable en el futuro y enviarnos a la edad media”. ¿Qué es una tormenta solar? Una tormenta geomagnética es una perturbación temporal de la magnetosfera terrestre. Asociada a una eyección de masa coronal (CME), un agujero en la corona o una llamarada solar, es una onda de choque de viento solar que llega entre 24 y 36 horas después del suceso. Esto solamente ocurre si la onda de choque viaja hacia la Tierra. La presión del viento solar sobre la magnetosfera aumentará o disminuirá en función de la actividad solar. La presión del viento solar modifica las corrientes eléctricas en la ionosfera. Las tormentas magnéticas duran de 24 a 48 horas, aunque pueden prolongarse varios días. Las etapas de una tormenta solar son tres: Erupción solar, Tormenta de radiación y CME (eyección de masa coronal) – Erupción solar: La primera etapa, que puede romper las comunicaciones. Tarda 8 min. en llegar. Además, hace que la atmósfera aumente su tamaño hasta las órbitas de los satélites, altere sus orbitas y haga que estos caigan a tierra. – Tormenta de Radiación: Consiste en un “bombardeo” de radiación contra la Tierra. Esta puede freir los circuitos eléctricos y atacar a las personas. En la Tierra estamos protegidos gracias a los efectos combinados de la Atmósfera y la Magnetosfera. Debido a esto, sólo afecta a los astronautas que no estén a salvo. – CME: La onda más peligrosa, ya que daña a los satélites y a los transformadores eléctricos del planeta por los que pase electricidad. Daña las comunicaciones en todo el planeta. Tiene campo magnético: si está orientada al norte, rebotará inofensivamente en la magnetosfera; si está orientada hacia el sur, causaría una catástrofe global, por los daños que ocasionaría.

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EUU ya se prepara: qué pasaría si una tormenta solar impactará en la Tierra

Científicos del mundo alteraron sobre la posibilidad de una catástrofe espacial y en la Casa Blanca ya dieron la orden de planificar medidas. Los antecedentes del fenómeno y cuáles serán las terribles consecuencias en la vida cotidiana

Por Juan Batalla 22 de octubre de 2016

Las tormentas solares podrían generar graves daños a la vida humana (iStock)

“Es el fin del mundo como lo conocemos” repite el estribillo de la clásica canción de R.E.M., banda del movimiento geek rock estadounidense, y si bien la letra no hace referencia a desastres espaciales, bien podría adaptarse a ese escenario. Quizá, para entender en términos visuales la referencia más lógica serían los filmes apocalípticos de Hollywood, en el que grandes ciudades del mundo se ven hundidas en la anarquía.

Puede parecer imposible, cuando en realidad las posibilidades son remotas, pero existen. Están allí y por eso el presidente de Estados Unidos, Barack Obama, dio la orden ejecutiva de que el país del norte de América comience a prepararse para una posible catástrofe climática, aunque esta vez la mano del hombre no sea la responsable.

El anuncio de Obama no busca ser apocalíptico, ni sembrar el pánico, ya que no existen fundamentos científicos irrefutables que certifiquen que un evento de tales proporciones pueda producirse en el corto o mediano plazo. Al contrario, el primer mandatario consideró como su deber tomar medidas públicas para concientizar sobre un problema -enorme- que aún no es tenido en cuenta por la mayoría de las naciones. El objetivo es que las autoridades comiencen a tomar las precauciones necesarias para desarrollar planes y programas de alerta, protección, reducción de riesgos y recuperación.

La semana pasada, la Casa Blanca publicó en su web la necesidad de comenzar a tomar medidas en caso de que se produzca un posible evento climático espacial y los especialistas aseguran que una tormenta solar es el que tiene más posibilidades. Pero, ¿cuáles serían las consecuencias?, ¿existen antecedentes?

De qué se trata

Existen tres tipos de tormentas, pero todas tendrían incidencia en la Tierra (iStock)

Una tormenta geomagnética es una perturbación temporal que se produce en el campo de la magnetosfera terrestre. Existen tres niveles de eyecciones. La erupción solar, que tiene la capacidad de interrumpir las comunicaciones debido a que afecta a los satélites, es la de menor envergadura, aunque sus efectos en el planeta se producirían solo 8 minutos luego del evento.

En segundo lugar se encuentra la fulguración solar, que es más similar a un “bombardeo” de radiación y afectaría tanto los equipos eléctricos como a las personas que queden expuestas. La más cruenta es la eyección de masa coronal (CME) del sol. El CME es una llamarada solar, que atraviesa el espacio en forma de “onda de choque de viento” que tarda en alcanzar la superficie terrestre en 52 horas y sus consecuencias son más peligrosas que las dos anteriores.

Tormentas en el pasado

El 2 de septiembre de 1859 la peor tormenta solar, hasta el momento, de todos los tiempos azotó las comunicaciones del planeta. El “evento Carrington”, por el astrónomo británico Richard Carrington, el descubridor del fenómeno, produjo el colapso de las mayores redes mundiales de telégrafos, desde Europa hasta Norteamérica. Como la electricidad todavía no era un bien común -la primera presentación masiva de la lámpara incandescente creada por Thomas Edison se realizó durante la Primera Exposición de Electricidad de París (1881)- no hubo grandes daños a la vida cotidiana. Eso sí, el impacto visual llegó a las grandes capitales del mundo y pudo verse en todo su esplendor desde el Caribe hasta Roma.

A fines del siglo pasado, en 1989, se produjo una eyección de plasma solar menor que quemó un transformador en Nueva Jersey, EEUU, que dejó a seis millones de ciudadanos de Quebec, Canadá, sin energía eléctrica.

La aureola se podría ver en gran parte del planeta(iStock)

Más acá en el tiempo, exactamente el 23 de julio de 2012, el planeta estuvo muy cerca de atravesar una catástrofe de proporciones bíblicas. Desde el sol se desprendieron una serie de eyecciones de masa coronal, la clase de erupción más intensa y, por ende, con un efecto devastador para los equipos electrónicos.

La nube de plasma magnetizada atravesó la órbita terrestre, pero no llegó a generar ningún impacto real debido a la posición de la Tierra. Los expertos aseguraron entonces que de haberse producido solo 9 días antes, aún hoy la humanidad estaría tratando de recuperarse de los efectos.

La tormenta fue detectada por la nave espacial STEREO (Observatorio Solar y Terrestre) de la NASA, que pudo calcular que la nube magnética alcanzó una velocidad máxima de más de 2.000 kilómetros por segundo, cuatro veces más de las que posee una típica de una tormenta magnética.

Las consecuencias en la vida cotidiana

El escenario sería devastador. Luego del evento de 2012, investigadores de la Universidad de California, EEUU, junto a los de la Academia China de Ciencias realizaron una proyección sobre los posibles resultados y fueron determinantes: “La ‘tormenta’ hubiese producido estragos en la red eléctrica, los satélites y GPS. Al mundo le hubiese costado entre cuatro y 10 años para recuperarse de sus tremendos efectos”.

Las ciudades quedarían en plena oscuridad por días, meses o años (iStock)

“Una tormenta de clima espacial extrema -una súper tormenta solar- es un evento de baja probabilidad pero de grandes consecuencias que plantea una grave amenaza para infraestructuras críticas de la sociedad moderna”, dijo Ying D. Liu, de la Academia China de Ciencias en Pekín.

Por su parte, el físico espacial Pete Riley, miembro de la Corporación Internacional de Aplicaciones Científicas (SAIC), reveló, en un estudio publicado en Space Weather, que existe un 12% de probabilidades que una tormenta del estilo irrumpa en el globo en un plazo de 10 años.

Durante abril pasado, especialistas de todo el globo se reunieron en Washington en una conferencia sobre meteorología espacial. Allí, explicaron que una tormenta solar geomagnética de magnitud tiene la capacidad de dañar los satélites de comunicaciones, por lo que se caerían la mayoría de los servicios a los que las personas están acostumbrados y que en la actualidad parecen naturales. Desde sentarse a mirar televisión, hablar por telefonía móvil, se anularían todos los sistemas de GPS, por lo que también se cancelarían todo el tráfico aéreo.

Además, afectaría el sistema eléctrico del planeta y, por ende, todos los electrodomésticos, ascensores y hasta los semáforos. Algunos de los expertos fueron aún más profundo y aseguraron que los estragos llegarían hasta corroer las tuberías de agua y alcantarillado.

Los sistemas de comunicación y todo lo que funcione a través de magnetismo sufriría consecuencias (iStock)

“El clima espacial tiene el potencial de afectar y alterar la salud y la seguridad a través de continentes enteros simultáneamente”, expresaron en el comunicado de cierre.

Janet Luhmann, investigadora del equipo de STEREO y del Laboratorio de Ciencias Espaciales en Berkeley, explicó: “La gente sigue diciendo que estos peligros naturales son poco comunes, pero están sucediendo en el Sistema Solar a pesar de que no siempre los vemos”.

En 2013, al empresa de seguros Lloyd de Londres realizó un informe en el que estimó que un evento de estas proporciones afectaría a “entre 20 y 40 millones de personas por un tiempo entre uno a dos años”, dependiendo “en gran medida de la disponibilidad de piezas de recambio de transformadores”. El costo de tal recuperación oscilaría entre 600.000 millones y 2,6 billones de dólares.

Reunion de Amigos del GACW

Como ocurriera los últimos encuentros, la próxima Reunión de Amigos del GACW se realizará en: COTO de Viamonte 1575 en Capital Federal. Sera el día Sábado 19 de Noviembre a partir de las 11,00 horas. Segundo Piso sobre el patio de Comidas. Como siempre, allí estaremos los Morsistas y los que no lo son tanto, haga correr la voz y reserve la fecha en su agenda, negocie con su esposa y si gusta, tráigala para que comparta una reunión de camaradería informal o le saque jugo a la tarjeta de crédito en el supermercado mientras Ud. disfruta de la charla. Si lo desea puede traer sus manipuladores modernos o antiguos con historia, sus micrófonos, revistas viejas o nuevas, equipos de QRP, etc, y comparta con nosotros el valor que para usted tiene cada uno de esos componentes. No nos falle y no se falle, lo esperamos ! Es una oportunidad para el reencuentro entre viejos conocidos o amigos!…. Les recordamos que no hay que pagar ni entrada ni consumición, se abona solo lo que se consume y esto puede ser desde un simple café con leche hasta un almuerzo completo. En el patio de comidas hay servicio de Internet y teléfonos públicos. Hay ascensor. El estacionamiento lindero es privado y pago.

Los esperamos!

LU8DQ, Guillermo

LU6UO, Hector

LU7DSU, Marcelino

Coordinadores del GACW.

______________________________________________________________________ , Radio Club QRM Belgrano <lu4aao@gmail.com> wrote: Estimados colegas y amigos, Mediante la presente les hacemos llegar las siguientes novedades que solicitamos difundir entre consocios, colegas y amigos. Desde ya muchas gracias. 3. Lanzamiento de Globo desde Pehuajó . Informa Amsat Argentina que el Sábado 12 de Noviembre de 2016, de cumplirse los pasos administrativo y no haber inconvenientes, lanzará un globo estratosférico con varias cargas útiles entre las que se cuentan una de la Escuela Media de Educación Técnica (EMET) N. 1 de Pehuajó y otra del grupo NEAA. Está prevista la recpción en UHF, transmisión en VHF QRP, APRS QRP y transmisión de TV en vivo via ATV en QRPp, desde una de las cargas útiles del globo. Los invitamos a ver más detalles, que se están completando diariamente en: http://amsat.org.ar/globo12.htm y http://amsat.org.ar/lu4aao/globo_noviembre_2016.htm . 4. Digipeater y Nodo I-Gate APRS en el Palacio Barolo, en servicio. Después de diversos trabajos, quedó operativo este nodo para el modo ARPS. Su frecuencia de operación es 144.930 MHz y su área de cobertura aproximada para móviles con 50 Watts es: http://aprs.fi/#!mt=roadmap?z=11&lat=-34.6298&lng=-58.4842&timerange=3600&tail=3600 El Palacio Barolo fue activado como Monumento Histórico Nacional, con detalles en: http://lu4aao.org/activacion_barolo_2009.htm 5. Activación de la Estación Monte Caseros, Corrientes,(DEF-004/L). Tendrá lugar el Sábado 12 de Noviembre de 2016 y estará a cargo de LW3EMP/L, Miguel y LU1LT/L, Miguel. Op. radial 80, 40m. SSB, CW. QSO /QSL válida para al menos 8 certificados permanentes, válidos Res. 50/SC/98 art.35 inc.”h”. QSL: SAD y estampillado simple a: CC Nº12; CP 1625 Escobar, Provincia de Buenos Aires. Más detalles: http://lu4aao.org/actividades_programadas.htm . 6. Estado del Satélite LO-87 ”LUSEX” de Amsat Argentina. De acuerdo a la cantidad de energía disponible y las maniobras orbitales, el mismo no funciona continuamente, pero se enciende sobre Argentina. Ver: http://lusex.org.ar 7. Otras novedades: 23-29 de Octubre de 2016: QSL y Certificado conmemorativo aniversario del Grupo de Radioaficionados de Lima, Provincia de Buenos Aires. 12-13 de Noviembre de 2016: Jornada Radial Ferroviaria. Más detalles de estas y futuras actividades: http://lu4aao.org/actividades_programadas.htm 8. Concurso Partidos y Departamentos 11.ed.2016. El mismo tuvo lugar el Sábado 15 de Octubre de 2016, en 40 metros CW, PSK31 y RTTY y en 80 metros SSB. Solicitamos a quienes hayan participado a que envíen sus logs y fotos. Las que llegan están siendo subidas a: http://lu4aao.org/concursos.htm Cordiales saludos,

___________________________________________________________________ ENACOM modificacion 50/98

Atento a la publicación  del proyecto de modificación de la resolución 50/98 presentada por el ENACOM en la que da hasta el día 25 de noviembre la posibilidad que todos los colegas hagan sus aportes y propuestas concretas bajo una determinada forma de hacerlas llegar, y atento que las mismas solo serán cursada o mejor dicho recibidas vía un Radio club reconocido, el Radio Club Córdoba LU4HH pone a disposición de los Colegas radioaficionados de la Provincia de Córdoba y del país que no se encuentren asociados a ningún RC, o no dispongan de alguno en su área. La posibilidad de cursar sus aportes vía nuestra institución.

Radio club Córdoba hará una presentación formal ante la filial Córdoba del ENACOM el día 25 de noviembre, la que incluirá sus propias propuestas, y las recibidas para ser cursadas.

A tal efecto recibiremos hasta el día 23 de noviembre vía Mail a la dirección: modificacion5098@lu4hh.com.ar  las propuestas para ser re enviadas,  las mismas deberá cumplir con lo solicitado por el ENACOM

Cada propuesta de modificación, agregado o eliminación a los artículos del Proyecto de Reglamento deberá encontrarse debidamente fundamentada. Las propuestas enviadas deberán indicar a qué capítulo e ítem del Proyecto de Reglamento se refieren. Cualquier omisión de los requerimientos antedichos invalidará la propuesta presentada.

Dado que cada propuesta que re enviemos saldrá con el nombre y señal distintiva del colega, solicitamos no olvidar incluir estos datos.

Recordemos que tenemos la oportunidad de ser escuchados, y que las propuestas serán tenidas en cuenta, y serán trabajadas para el documento final, por varias instituciones y el personal de ENACOM, entidad esta que pretende sacar una ley lo más federal posible, y donde todos los colegas y todos los radio clubes sean tratados de igual manera como un todo, incluyendo al RCA como uno más, y no como el representante ante IARU.

73 RCC LU4HH

N.R. : Para ser Tramparente primero deberían dar la Modificacion Propuesta por el R,C. Cordoba y poner también en la que se realizo anteriormente y con carácter Federal ,que estimo que la C.N.C. debe tener copia  ,pues ede esadoy fe que hubo convocatorias en todo el país y por ultimo fue revisada por el Sr. Uranito en la CNC ,punto por punto.

Hay que publicar las dos para la tramsparencia de la gestión ,pues al parecer lo que ustedes sugieren fue cocinada en Cordoba y con un Ministro cordobes y además peludista.

Si yaestabaconfeccionado y revisado ,porque confeccionaron uno nuevo. Esto me mueve a sospechas y estimo que de ests procederes ya han sucedido en el pasado .

No observo la Opiinion del RCA ,que adema es miembro de la IARU ,creo que algo tiene que ver.

Recuerden parafrasendo al Comico Pinti  “Los Politicos pasan y selo quedan los radioaficcionados”

Por favor piensen …Porque por los Han ,ellos No pensaran…. Recuerden la importación libre de equipos de comuicaciones y sus sistemas asociados que daba una Ley ,pero dicen que sino se reglamentaba no se podía ,ergo tampoco era Ley.

Hay que recordar hasta que las distintas Camaras , No aprueben la Nueva ley de Radicomunicaciones ,su Reglamentacion  No se podrá poner en vigencia .Es lógico;pues puede haber toppicos no contemplados o absoletos en la Nueva Reglamentacion sugerida..

Asi también el anterior Gobierno saco todos los Organismos de Contro el mas conocido es el de “Estadistica y Censo” ,pero en nuestro Control tampoco esta .

Estoy hablando de “Radio Cntralor Don Bosco “ y “Agronomia para VHF-UHF” Me entienden ,esta claro

CQ WW DX / SSB

vierens 21 hs” reminder

When

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

12:00 PM to 12:30 PM (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time – Dublin / Edinburgh / Lisbon / London

_____________________________________________________________________

Borrador de la Propuesta de ENACOM

El link a la página de la ENACOM http://www.enacom.gob.ar/lineamientos-del-proyecto-de-radioaficionados_p2846

Allí podrán descargar el archivo.

____________________________________________________________________

Boletines de Entidades Hermana recibidos

 

Boletin RCU

http://www.cx1aa.org/boletin/boletinrcu.pdf

Boletin RCP

http://www.oa4o.org/download/boletines_oa_anteriores/BOLETIN-18-10-16.pdf

 

 

Radio Grupo Sur

Proyecto “Humedales del Santa Lucía”

Siguen las actividades de Radiogrupo Sur en este 2016…

Luego. de casi un año de gestiones ya estamos trabajando el proyecto “Humedales del Santa Lucía”. Los días sábados estamos trabajando en el lugar preparando los equipos a trasladar y en el desmontaje de otros materiales. Como siempre invitamos a la masa social para que nos acompañe en la tarea y formen parte de estos trabajos. Nos hemos comprometido a desmontar en 6 mese todo el lugar. Seguimos con las gestiones de mantener el lugar para actividades sociales dentro de Montevideo y un nuevo punto de enlace y comunicación en  beneficio de la Radioafición Nacional y lugar de encuentro. No dudes en llamar al 24018287 para coordinar tu participación.

Radiogrupo Sur: Más de tres décadas haciendo más y mejor Radio

Bono donación 2016

Bono donación por un equipo de aire acondicionado de 12000BTU.

Lo recaudado con este bono está destinado en su totalidad a parte de la financiación del proyecto de la compra del contenedor para el campo.

Para quienes quieran ya tener su número, contáctese al 24018287 o envíe un mensaje al 096775758.

Varios de nuestros socios además, ya tienen números distribuidos.

Es muy importante la colaboración de cada uno de nosotros.

Muchas gracias.

Vencimiento de permisos de radioaficionados CX

Radiogrupo Sur recuerda a sus socios con indicativo CX, y radioaficionados uruguayos en general verificar que durante este mes de octubre no tenga lugar el vencimiento de su permiso, ya que el próximo día 30, se produce una de las dos fechas de expiración anual que indica el numeral 3.3 del actual Reglamento del Servicio de Radioaficionados.

En caso de ser así, tenga en cuenta comenzar a la brevedad el trámite de renovación.

Recuerde asimismo que de ser socios de nuestra institución, tal trámite puede ser realizado por nosotros, por lo que los invitamos a comunicarse con Secretaría al teléfono: 2401 8287 o la dirección de email: info@radiogruposur.org.

Radiogrupo Sur: Más de tres décadas haciendo más y mejor Radio

Grupos de diseño e impresión de tarjetas QSL

Informamos que Radiogrupo Sur conforma grupos de diseños para imprimir tarjetas QSL.

Se trata de mil unidades de 14 por 9 centímetros, en cuatro tintas en un solo frente con papel coteado brillante de 300g/m2.

El diseño, si no lo tienen, se lo realizamos a gusto de los socios y sin costo.

Los interesados pueden comunicarse al 24018287.

Indices Solares

Manchas = 1     ; N° 12503

Manchas de ½ Noche = 1     ; S5477

Zonas en Estidio : CH769

Las Manchas son todasde signo (+) y son de baja calidad.

SFI= 77     ; SN=31

A=7           ; K=0

XRay = A7.9       ; Bz = 2.8

V=378,4 ; ; D=1.6

Actividad reciente

El campo geomagnético estaba activa al gran tormenta el 26 de octubre bajo la influencia de los efectos de CH769. Velocidad del viento solar en SOHO osciló entre 579 y 764 km / s.

El flujo solar, a las UTC 20h en 2,8 GHz fue 78,0 (disminución de 4,7 en la última rotación solar). El 10.7 flujo 90 días a 1 UA fue 87,2 . El planetario Potsdam WDC Un índice fue de 39 (STAR Ap – basa en la media de tres horas de intervalo ap índices: 39,3). Tres horas de intervalo de índices K: 45464554 ( planetarios ), 56454444 ( Boulder ).

El flujo de rayos x de fondo es a nivel A7 clase.

En el momento de contar los puntos (ver el tiempo de imagen), se observaron manchas en 3 regiones activas utilizando 2K resolución (SN: 43) y 3 regiones activas utilizando 1K resolución (SN: 35) imágenes SDO en el disco solar visible.

Región 12603 [N12W65] perdió algunos puntos y era en su mayoría tranquilo.

Regiones manchado no numeradas (o interpretadas de forma diferente) por SWPC : S5477 [N06E16] decayó lentamente y en silencio. Nuevo región S5479 [N12W16] surgió con pequeñas manchas.

Prediccion y Propagacion

Propagación

Propagación de baja y media frecuencia (por debajo de 2 MHz) de larga distancia a lo largo de los caminos al norte de rumbo oeste sobre las latitudes medias altas es muy pobre. Propagación de larga distancia caminos noreste-suroeste es pobre.

Pronóstico

Se espera que el campo geomagnético siendo inestable a la tormenta menor el 27 de octubre se pondrá en calma al activo el 28 de octubre – 1 de noviembre con menor ocasional asaltar posible debido a los efectos de CH769 recurrente.

Predicción de la actividad solar

No se esperan R1 (Menor) o mayores apagones de radio. se prevé ninguna actividad significativa región brote activo.

Predicción de la actividad geofísica

Se espera que el campo geomagnético estar en G1-G2 (Menor-moderado) los niveles de tormenta en el primer día (26 de octubre) bajo la influencia continua de la CH 769. Se espera que las condiciones del viento solar para debilitar ligeramente en el día dos al tres días (27-28 de octubre), causando su mayoría inestables a las condiciones activas con períodos aislados de G1 (menor) niveles de tormenta.

Dias 5 e 6 de Novembro de 2016 com indicativo especial (ZW1CML) [Archivo adjunto 1]

O Clube Militar da lagoa por meio da sua estação (PY1CML) estará ativo nos dias 5 e 6 de Novembro de 2016 com indicativo especial (ZW1CML) promovendo a ativação na Fortaleza de São João – Urca – Rio de Janeiro. Este evento é comemorativo ao dia do RADIOAMADOR. Todos os contatos realizados serão enviados cartões QSL e DIPLOMAS, para isto é muito importante que o RADIOAMADOR tenha o seu cadastro no QRZ.comdevidamente preenchido de forma correta.

El Club Militar de la laguna por medio de su estación (py1cml) estará activo durante los días 5 y 6 de noviembre de 2016, con indicativo especial (zw1cml) promoviendo la activación en la fortaleza de san juan – urca – río de Janeiro . Este evento es conmemorativo al día del radioaficionado. Todos los contactos realizados serán enviados tarjetas qsl y diplomas, para esto es muy importante que el radioaficionado tenga su historial en QRZ.com debidamente cumplimentado de forma correcta.__._,_.___

Archivos adjuntos de HILARIO DE SA | Ver archivos adjuntos en la Web

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SB PROP @ ARL $ARLP042 /> ARLP042 Propagation de K7RA

> ZCZC AP42

> QST de W1AW

> Propagation Forecast Bulletin 42  ARLP042 From Tad Cook, K7RA Seattle,

> WA  October 14, 2016 To all radio amateurs

>

> SB PROP ARL ARLP042

> ARLP042 Propagation de K7RA

>

> At 0356 UTC on October 13, the Australian Space Forecast Centre issued

> this geomagnetic warning:

>

> “Increased solar wind speed due to coronal hole effects expected for

> 14-15 Oct. Active conditions forecast with possible Minor Storm

> periods.

>

> “GEOMAGNETIC ACTIVITY FORECAST

> 14 Oct:  Active to Minor Storm

> 15 Oct:  Active”

>

> Solar flux and sunspot numbers rose over the past week, while

> geomagnetic indicators were down.

>

> Average daily sunspot numbers for October 6-12 rose 34.3 points to 55,

> and average daily solar flux rose 15.2 points to 101.9, referenced to

> the previous seven days.

>

> Average planetary A index declined from 21.4 to 6.6, and mid-latitude

> A index from 15.1 to 5.

>

> Predicted solar flux is 95 on October 14, 90 on October 15-21, 85 on

> October 22-26, 80 on October 27-29, 90 and 95 on October 30-31, 100 on

> November 1-2, 105 on November 3-7, 110 on November 8-9, 105 and 100 on

> November 10-11, 95 on November 12-14, 90 on November 15-17, and 85 on

> November 18-22

>

> Predicted planetary A index is 60 and 25 on October 14-15, 15 on

> October 16-17, 10 on October 18-20, 5 on October 21-22, 20 on October

> 23, 35 on October 24-26, 20 on October 27, 15 on October 28-30, 25 on

> October 31, 12 on November 1, 5 on November 2-6, 8 on November 7-8,

> then 5, 12 and 15 on November 9-11, then 12, 20 and 8 on November

> 12-14, 5 on November 15-18, 20 on November 19 and 30 on November

> 20-22.

>

> Here is the weekly geomagnetic forecast from OK1HH.

>

> “Geomagnetic activity forecast for the period October 14 – November

> 10, 2016

>

> “Geomagnetic field will be:

> Quiet on October 20, November 8-9,

> Mostly quiet on October 19,

> Quiet to unsettled on October 21, November 2-7 Quiet to active on

> October 14-(16), 18, 22, 26-28, November 10 Active to disturbed on

> October 17, 23-25, 29-30, November 1

>

> “Amplifications of the solar wind from coronal holes are expected on

> October 14-(16), 22-24, November 6-10

>

> “Remark: – Parenthesis means lower probability of activity

> enhancement.”

>

> Interesting article about interaction between various solar activity

> from New Jersey Institute of Technology:  http://bit.ly/2dSlDn3

>

> Jon Jones, N0JK wrote early this morning:

>

> “A geomagnetic storm was in progress the evening of Oct. 13 (Oct. 14

> UTC). During the storm sporadic-E appeared on 6 meters across the

> desert southwest states.

>

> “Here in Kansas — KS7S DM41 was strong on 50.140 MHz at 0115z Oct 14.

> N0LL EM09 heard the XE2HWB DL44 beacon loud at same time.

> Sporadic-E is rare in October, perhaps related to the geomagnetic

> activity?”

>

> No doubt! The planetary A index yesterday (Thursday, October 13) was

> 43. Predicted planetary A index for today, October 14 is 60! More

> excitement anticipated.

>

> I had an email exchange over the past week with Bil Paul, KD6JUI of

> Dixon, California about operating from his kayak, which is described

> in his article “A Multi-band Antenna for Kayaks and Boats” in the

> November 2016 issue of QST. Here is what Bil wrote.

>

> “I saw the solar flux was predicted to be 99 yesterday (Oct. 6) so

> went out in my kayak with the kayak antenna I devised (in Nov. QST)

> and had some stateside QSOs (longest distance: Maine) — but all those

> were obtained by answered others’ CQs. Then I called a CQ on my own on

> 17m SSB running 10 watts and JH1OCC answered. He was having no trouble

> copying me but with my very modest antenna I had trouble copying him.

> I was sitting in saline river water on the edge of the Sacramento

> River but between him and me was only land. So I was quite surprised

> to snag him. There were other foreign stations coming in on 17m but I

> never try to compete in pileups!”

>

> By the way, even though the predicted solar flux for October 6 was 99,

> the actual value rose to 101.5 on that day, and the increase continued

> over following days til it reached 104.5 on October 9.

> Solar flux is expected to rise in a similar manner on November 1-11,

> reaching a peak of 110 on November 8-9.

>

> If you would like to make a comment or have a tip for our readers,

> email the author at k7ra@arrl.net.

>

> For more information concerning radio propagation, see the ARRL

> Technical Information Service web page at,

> http://arrl.org/propagation-of-rf-signals. For an explanation of the

> numbers used in this bulletin, see

> http://arrl.org/the-sun-the-earth-the-ionosphere. An archive of past

> propagation bulletins is at

> http://arrl.org/w1aw-bulletins-archive-propagation. More good

> information and tutorials on propagation are at http://k9la.us/.

>

> Monthly propagation charts between four USA regions and twelve

> overseas locations are at http://arrl.org/propagation.

>

> Instructions for starting or ending email distribution of ARRL

> bulletins are at http://arrl.org/bulletins.

>

> Sunspot numbers for October 6 through 12 were 55, 50, 62, 58, 64, 56,

> and 40, with a mean of 55. 10.7 cm flux was 101.5, 104.2, 104.3,

> 104.5, 102, 99.2, and 97.6, with a mean of 101.9. Estimated planetary

> A indices were 6, 6, 8, 5, 11, 4, and 6, with a mean of 6.6. Estimated

> mid-latitude A indices were 4, 5, 7, 4, 7, 3, and 5, with a mean of 5.

> NNNN

> /EX

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> DX Bulletin 42  ARLD042

> From ARRL Headquarters

> Newington CT  October 13, 2016

> To all radio amateurs

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> ARLD042 DX news

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> This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by

> QRZ DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The Daily DX, DXNL, Contest

> Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites.

> Thanks to all.

>

> VIET NAM, 3W.  Mike, N0ODK plans to be QRV as 3W2DK from October 15 to

> November 5.  Activity will be on 40 to 10 meters using SSB and some

> digital modes.  This includes being an entry in the upcoming CQ World

> Wide SSB DX contest.  QSL to home call.

>

> CYPRUS, 5B.  Gordon, MM0GOR is QRV as 5B/MM0GOR from Cyprus, IOTA

> AS-004, until October 19.  QSL via M0OXO.

>

> LESOTHO, 7P.  Pista, HA5AO will be QRV as 7P8AO from October 15 to

> 29 while working there on a humanitarian aid project and a new

> orphanage.  Activity will be in his spare time on 80 to 6 meters using

> only CW.  QSL to home call.

>

> NEPAL, 9N.  Zenek, SP2GCJ, Bogdan, SP2FUD, Kazik, SP6AXW and Janusz,

> SP9FIH will be QRV as 9N7ZT, 9N7FD, 9N7XW and 9N7WE, respectively,

> from October 15 to 29.  Activity will be on the HF bands with a focus

> on North and South America.  This includes being an entry in the

> upcoming CQ World Wide SSB DX contest.  QSL 9N7ZT via SP2GCJ, 9N7FD

> via SP2FUD, 9N7XW via SP6AXW and 9N7WE via SP9FIH.

>

> EASTER ISLAND, CE0.  Nobuaki, JA0JHQ is QRV as CE0Y/JA0JHQ until

> October 17.  Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW and SSB.  QSL to

> home call.

>

> NEW CALEDONIA, FK.  Sam, FK8DD plans top be QRV as TX8JOTA from

> Noumea, IOTA OC-032, in the Jamboree on the Air.  Activity is on the

> preferred JOTA frequencies from 80 to 10 meters, with a focus on 2

> meters.  QSL via bureau.

>

> PANAMA, HP.  Jacek, SP5APW is QRV as H84JK from Colon Island, IOTA

> NA-088, until October 18.  Activity is on 20 to 10 meters using SSB

> and various digital modes.  QSL to home call.

>

> ST. LUCIA, J6.  Steve, WF2S, Bob, WB2YQH and Norm, W3IZ will be QRV as

> J68SL, J6/WB2YQH and J6/W3IZ, respectively, from Gros Islet, IOTA

> NA-108, from October 18 to 27.  Activity will be holiday style on 80

> to 10 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes.  QSL via

> operators’ instructions.

>

> GREECE, SV.  Operators Yannis, SV8FCU, Isidoros, SV8GXQ, Christos,

> SV8GXT and Fotis, SV8GXW will be QRV as SX8HOMER from October 15 to

> December 15.  Activity will be on 40 to 10 meters using SSB and PSK.

> QSL direct to SV8GXQ.

>

> MICRONESIA, V6.  Keith, GM4YXI and Chris, GM3WOJ will be QRV as V6Z

> from Chuuk Island, IOTA OC-011, from October 17 to November 1.  This

> includes being a Multi/2 entry in the upcoming CQ World Wide SSB DX

> contest.  QSL via N3SL.

>

> TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS, VP5.  Jay, AA4FL will be QRV as VP5/AA4FL

> from Middle Caicos, IOTA NA-002, from October 16 to November 2.

> Activity will be on the HF bands and 6 meters, as well as various

> satellites.  QSL to home call.

>

> BURKINA FASO, XT.  Harald, DF2WO is QRV as XT2AW until November 20.

> Activity is on the HF bands using CW and various digital modes.  In

> addition, Hermann, DL2NUD is QRV as XT2AFT and is active on 2 meters,

> 70cm, 23cm and 13cm using EME.  QSL via operators’

> instructions.

>

> INDONESIA, YB.  Arfan, YB8UTI will be QRV from Miangas Island, IOTA

> OC-209, beginning October 15.  His length of stay is unknown.

> Activity will be on the HF bands using mostly CW.  QSL via operator’s

> instructions.

>

> ST. HELENA, ZD7.  Bill, G0VDE will be QRV as ZD7VDE from October 18 to

> 30.  QSL via G3SWH.

>

> THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The 59th Jamboree-On-The-Air, The NCCC RTTY

> Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint, JARTS World Wide RTTY Contest, 10-10

> International Fall CW Contest, New York QSO Party, Iowa QSO Party,

> Worked All Germany Contest, South Dakota QSO Party, Feld Hell Sprint,

> Asia-Pacific Fall CW Sprint, UBA ON 2-Meter Contest, Illinois QSO

> Party and the RSGB RoLo 80-Meter CW contest will certainly keep

> contesters busy this upcoming weekend.

>

> The Telephone Pioneers QSO Party and Run for the Bacon QRP CW Contest

> are scheduled for October 17.  The Phone Fray and CWops Mini-CWT CW

> Test are scheduled for October 19.

>

> The ARRL School Club Roundup runs from October 17 to 21.

>

> The ARRL National Parks on the Air event runs during all of 2016 to

> mark the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.

>

> Please see October QST, page 95 and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest web

> sites for details.

> NNNN

> /EX

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Amateur Radio Volunteers Mustered in Response to Hurricane Matthew

After the longest activation in its more than 50-year history, the Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) secured operations for Hurricane Matthew on October 9 at 0400 UTC. HWN Manager Bobby Graves, KB5HAV, reported that the net was in continuous operation for 6 days, 7 hours, gathering real-time ground-truth weather data as the storm passed through the Caribbean and up along the US Eastern Seaboard, and passing the data along to WX4NHC at the National Hurricane Center (NHC). Various Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) nets also activated along the East Coast. The first major hurricane of the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season and, at one point, a Category 5 storm, Matthew was downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone as it headed out into the Atlantic.

“Many have perished in Haiti and Cuba as a result of Matthew, and the death-toll rises still,” Graves noted. “Many residents in the Bahamas and the US East Coast states of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina felt the impact of Matthew as well.” More than 30 died in the US. FEMA reports that power remained out for thousands of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina residents as of October 13. Cell service also was affected.

The VoIP SKYWARN/Hurricane Net (VoIPWX) attracted a number of visitors, according to net managers. “On board Saturday afternoon, in addition to WX4NHC at the National Hurricane Center, stations representing a number of FEMA regional offices and the National Response Coordination Center monitored the net for actionable intelligence to be used to plan recovery operations,” said net Public Affairs Officer Lloyd Colston, KC5FM. The net also activated on October 3.

The net said its Georgia Reflector was linked to the WX-Talk conference, so net managers could help to relay reports to local National Weather Service offices on NWSchat and the NHC.

According to Chief of Operations Dennis Dura, K2DCD, the net established a link up the East Coast into North Carolina and continued to monitor for damage assessment in areas the hurricane had already passed. The net supported the NHC on the WX-Talk Conference, Node #7203 on EchoLink.

The Salvation Army Team Emergency Network (SATERN) on 14.265 MHz also was active for Matthew, handling outbound emergency, priority, or health-and-welfare traffic from hurricane-affected areas.

Among activities in Georgia, ARES District Emergency Coordinator and MARS member Tom Holcomb, K5AES, reported that WX4GMA, the Georgia Emergency Management Agency ARES team station, was activated on October 7, running 12-hour shifts. Operation was on HF as well as on D-STAR and EchoLink.

HF message traffic included shelter updates from coastal counties and periodic NHC weather updates via WX4NHC, which were passed along to the GEMA director. Coastal county-related traffic and weather updates also were handled via D-STAR. WinLink was used to pass periodic status updates from the Georgia State Defense Force, a volunteer component of the Georgia Department of Defense. The EchoLink Georgia Conference node provided updates on storm-related conditions. On October 6, ARES and Army MARS personnel were called on to provide technical assistance to, and an operator for, a FEMA SHARES station in Atlanta.

Among activities in South Carolina, ARES volunteers staffed evacuation shelters, with radio amateurs coming from outside the affected areas to help. “Overall, I believe the radio operators that were available for the event did an outstanding job and I am proud to know them,” said South Carolina Section Emergency Coordinator Joe Markey, AJ4QM.

According to FEMA on October 13, mainstream river flooding threatened the Carolinas, and some dams were breached. Several hospitals remained closed.

The Hurricane Watch Net activated again for several hours on October 13 for Hurricane Nicole, after a hurricane warning went into effect for Bermuda. The NHC at one point called Hurricane Nicole an “extremely dangerous” Category 4 storm, with maximum sustained winds of 125 MPH. The VoIP Hurricane Net (VoIPWX) also activated to monitor online weather stations and storm bloggers from the Caribbean Hurricane Network (stormCARIB), as well as social media.

“While we do hope this is the last hurricane for this season, let us not forget we are still in Hurricane Season,” the HWN’s Graves said. The Atlantic Hurricane Season ends on November 1.

Current Rules Holding Hams Back from Adopting State-of-the-Art Technology, ARRL Says

In comments filed on October 12 with the FCC, ARRL reiterated its case that the FCC should impose a 2.8 kHz limit on symbol rate for digital modes, arguing that its approach is both balanced and necessary. ARRL had asked the FCC to change the Part 97 rules to delete the symbol rate limits in Section 97.307(f) and replace them with a maximum bandwidth for data emissions of 2.8 kHz on amateur frequencies below 29.7 MHz. In a July Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) in WT Docket 16-239, the FCC proposed to eliminate the current baud rate limitations for data emissions, consistent with ARRL’s Petition, but it declined to propose a bandwidth limitation for data emissions in the MF and HF bands to replace the baud rate limitations.

ARRL told the FCC in its comments that the current HF symbol rate “speed limit” reflects 1980s technology and has no place in an experimental radio service in which modern protocols could be efficiently deployed in crowded RTTY/data subbands.

“The symbol rate limit was created in order to maximize the efficient use and reuse of that crowded, shared spectrum, but the assumptions made at the time are no longer valid,” ARRL said, “and the rules now prohibit radio amateurs from utilizing state-of-the-art technology, thus precluding or substantially inhibiting any meaningful contribution to the advancement of the radio art in this area.” ARRL said earlier assumptions are no longer valid mainly because there is no correlation between the data rate and the occupied bandwidth in the rules now.

The League said present rules in the HF data subbands promote inefficiency, allowing data transmissions of unlimited bandwidth as long as the symbol rate is sufficiently low, and it stressed that there must be some limit on occupied bandwidth for HF data emissions.

“Eliminating the symbol rate limitations for data emissions and substituting a maximum authorized bandwidth would permit the utilization of all HF data transmission protocols presently legal in the Amateur Radio Service, as well as state-of-the-art protocols that fall within the authorized bandwidth,” the League said. The deadline to file reply comments in the proceeding — i.e. comments on comments already filed — is November 10. Read more.

The Doctor Will See You Now!

“Bits vs Baud” is the topic of the latest (October 6) episode of the “ARRL The Doctor is In” podcast. Listen…and learn!

Sponsored by DX Engineering, “ARRL The Doctor is In” is an informative discussion of all things technical. Listen on your computer, tablet, or smartphone — whenever and wherever you like!

Every 2 weeks, your host, QST Editor in Chief Steve Ford, WB8IMY, and the Doctor himself, Joel Hallas, W1ZR, will discuss a broad range of technical topics. You can also e-mail your questions to doctor@arrl.org, and the Doctor may answer them in a future podcast.

Enjoy “ARRL The Doctor is In” on Apple iTunes, or by using your iPhone or iPad podcast app (just search for “ARRL The Doctor is In”). You can also listen online at Blubrry, or at Stitcher (free registration required, or browse the site as a guest) and through the free Stitcher app for iOS, Kindle, or Android devices.

If you’ve never listened to a podcast before, download our beginner’s guide.

National Parks on the Air Update

Of the 489 ARRL National Parks on the Air (NPOTA) units, the real stars of the event have been the National Scenic and National Historic Trails. Added to the National Park Service official units list in the last week of 2015, the trail units have accounted for the majority of NPOTA activations this year. Nine of the top 10 most-activated NPOTA units are trails, with nearly 11 percent of all NPOTA contacts (80,580 QSOs) made from an eligible National Scenic or Historic Trail. The Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail (TR-09) leads the pack, with nearly 13,000 contacts made from numerous points along the trail.

All told, 121,650 contacts have been made from the 23 trail units in NPOTA, amounting to slightly less than 17 percent of the 720,000 total contacts.

The rarest trail unit is the Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail (TR18) in Hawaii. Only 592 contacts have been made from there.

Thirty-three activations are on the NPOTA calendar for the week of October 13-20, including the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan, and Adams National Historic Park in Massachusetts.

Details about these and other upcoming activations can be found on the NPOTA Activations calendar.

Keep up with the latest NPOTA news on Facebook. Follow NPOTA on Twitter (@ARRL_NPOTA).

Pacific Seafarer’s Net Assists in Maritime Rescue of Sailors on Sinking Sailboat

The Pacific Seafarer’s Net relayed a call for help and contacted the US Coast Guard on September 28, after the SV Rafiki began taking on water some 230 miles south of Cold Bay, Alaska. At approximately 0300 UTC, Charles Houlihan, KD6SPJ, a net relay station, received the distress call from the sailboat’s caption. Houlihan, who was also at sea in SV Jacaranda, contacted Randy VanLeeuwen, KH6RC, a net relay station in Hawaii. He, in turn, got in touch with Hawaii USCG District 14 to report the incident and provide Rafiki‘s location. The Hawaii USCG district then contacted the 17th USCG District in Alaska, which handled the rescue. VanLeeuwen kept in constant radio contact with the Rafiki until contact was lost. Fred Moore, W3ZU, in Florida, and Peter Mott, ZL1PWM, in New Zealand, also were on frequency and in contact with the vessel’s captain until a US Coast Guard rescue helicopter arrived.

A crew member of Coast Guard Station Valdez receives a hoist basket from an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter during rescue hoist training in Port Valdez, Alaska, on September 14. [US Coast Guard photo by Bill Colclough]

The Jayhawk helicopter crew was able to hoist the captain and a crew member to safety at around 1000 UTC, after dropping survival suits. Both men were reported to be uninjured, but the vessel was abandoned. The two men were taken to Kodiak, Alaska, for medical attention.

The incident occurred just before the net’s daily roll-call, when a call is put out for medical, emergency, or priority traffic. The Pacific Seafarer’s Net convenes daily on 14.300 MHz at 0300 UTC to monitor the progress of maritime Amateur Radio operators sailing in the Pacific. Read more. — Thanks to the Pacific Seafarer’s Net and the US Coast Guard

Donations of Unwanted Amateur Radio, Test Gear Support ARRL’s Mission

Downsizing your shack? Want your now-unused equipment to help promote and preserve Amateur Radio for future generations? Consider donating your used Amateur Radio and test equipment to ARRL.

The ARRL Lab accepts used equipment from radio amateurs and their families. Once evaluated, much of the donated equipment is sold, and proceeds help to fund programs that educate, promote, and preserve the values of Amateur Radio. Assistant ARRL Laboratory Manager Bob Allison, WB1GCM, is spearheading the donation program.

“A common problem for hams and their families is what to do with surplus Amateur Radio equipment,” Allison said. “We have, for a number of years, accepted in-kind donations on a limited basis. Now, thanks to dedicated volunteers in the ARRL Lab, we have additional help to efficiently clean and test donated equipment. So, we’re letting our members know that the donation door is open; all are welcome!”

Allison said that many donors have expressed satisfaction and, at times, relief that their equipment is going to a good cause. “An alarming amount of relatively new equipment has ended up in dumpsters, because family members had no idea what the equipment was or what to do with it. That is a shame,” he said.

For more information on how to donate used amateur equipment, accessories, and test equipment, contact the ARRL Laboratory via e-mail at labdonations@arrl.org or by telephone at (860) 594-0214 during ARRL Headquarters business hours.

ARRL is an IRS-designated 501(c)(3) organization holding federal tax identification number 06-6000004. While ARRL gladly acknowledges receipt of all in-kind donations, the League cannot, by law, provide donors with a dollar value for items donated.

New ARRL Handbook and Operating Manual Editions are Available!

The 2017 edition of The ARRL Handbook and 11th edition of The ARRL Operating Manual are now shipping. As a special introductory offer, you can get the hardcover handbook at the softcover price.

The ARRL Handbook for Radio Communications is the standard for applied theory and practical information concerning the fundamentals of radio electronics and wire communications. It’s filled with the most up-to-date knowledge representative of the wide and ever-expanding range of interests among radio amateurs. There are hands-on projects for all skill levels, from simple accessories and small power supplies, to legal-limit amplifiers and high-gain antennas.

The ARRL Operating Manual for Radio Amateurs is the most comprehensive guide to Amateur Radio operating — everything you need to get involved, get active, and get on the air. Each topic has been written and updated by experienced hams. They are happy to share what they have learned so that you can get involved too.

The ARRL Handbook is available in hardcover and softcover editions from the ARRL Store or your ARRL Dealer. Hardcover: ARRL Item No. 0635, ISBN 978-1-62595-063-5, $59.95 retail, special offer $49.95 while supplies last. Softcover: ARRL Item No. 0628, ISBN 978-1-62595-062-8, $49.95 retail.

The ARRL Operating Manual is available in softcover from the ARRL Store or your ARRL Dealer. Softcover: ARRL Item No. 0598, ISBN 978-1-62595-059-8, $24.95 retail. It is also available as a two-part e-book (Volumes 1 & 2 and Volumes 3 & 4) for the Amazon Kindle.

To order call (860) 594-0355 or, toll-free in the US, (888) 277-5289. Contact ARRL Publication Sales for more information.

Get Set for School Club Roundup!

With the fall semester well under way, school clubs are at full throttle. That means it’s time for the ARRL School Club Roundup (SCR) — fall edition. Propagation typically improves at this time of year, and clubs should not find it too difficult to make contacts across the US and around the globe, even with a modest station. Unlike most contests, this one takes place during the week. SCR 2016 starts on Monday, October 17, beginning at 1300 UTC, and runs through Friday, October 21, at 2359 UTC. Stations may operate for up to 24 hours during the entire contest, and may only operate for 6 hours during any single 24-hour period.

A trio of operators at the Dresden Elementary Amateur Radio Station club’s KD8NOM took turns calling, logging, and searching for multipliers in the Spring 2016 running of the School Club Roundup.

There are five participation categories: Elementary/Primary, Middle/Intermediate/Junior High School, Senior High School, College/University Club, and Non-School Club. There is also an Individual category.

If you just want to get on the air and hand out contacts, enter in the Individual category. Any mode — SSB, CW, or digital — is okay. Tune around and listen for SCR stations calling CQ, or do it yourself and see who answers (call “CQ School Clubs” if you aren’t a club station). Stations exchange signal report, category (School, Club, or Individual), and state, province, or DXCC entity. Once the contest is over, submit your log online (preferred) or on paper.

The most popular time for younger students to be on the air is during after-school hours, but the older students may be on the air at any time. All groups are limited to one transmitter on the air.

The School Club Roundup is co-sponsored by ARRL and the Long Island Mobile Amateur Radio Club (LIMARC), and results appear in QST as well as online. Logs are due by November 8. Read more.

US JOTA Registrations Reach 340 this Year

With Scouting’s Jamboree On The Air (JOTA) just days away, JOTA Coordinator Jim Wilson, K5ND, said this week that approximately 340 US Amateur Radio stations have registered for this weekend’s event. That’s out of a total JOTA and JOTI (Jamboree on the Internet) count of 596. The official JOTA-JOTI sign-up system remains open. JOTA will be on the air October 14-16. Wilson urged all stations that register to file post-JOTA reports.

Wilson was not optimistic about favorable HF propagation this weekend, but he is hoping for the best. Most JOTA activity will center around selected HF frequencies.

More than 1 million Scouts in 150+ countries — at nearly 18,000 stations — are expected to take part in JOTA 2016, engaging with other Scouts to talk about Amateur Radio and their Scouting experiences.

ARRL Invites Nominations for 2016 International Humanitarian Award

Nominations are open for the 2016 ARRL International Humanitarian Award. This award is conferred upon an individual radio amateur or Amateur Radio group that has demonstrated devotion to human welfare, peace, and international understanding through Amateur Radio. The League established this annual award to recognize Amateur Radio operators who have used ham radio to provide extraordinary service to others in times of crisis or disaster.

A committee appointed by the League’s president recommends the award recipient(s) to the ARRL Board of Directors, which makes the final decision. The committee is now accepting nominations from Amateur Radio, governmental, or other organizations that have benefited from extraordinary service rendered by an Amateur Radio operator or group.

Amateur Radio is one of the few telecommunication services that allow people throughout the world from all walks of life to meet and talk with each other, spreading goodwill across political boundaries. The ARRL International Humanitarian Award recognizes Amateur Radio’s unique role in international communication and the assistance amateurs regularly provide to people in need.

Nominations should include a summary of the nominee’s actions that qualify the individual (or individuals) for this award, plus verifying statements from at least two people having first-hand knowledge of the events warranting the nomination. These statements may be from an official of a group (for example, the American Red Cross, The Salvation Army, or a local or state emergency management official) that benefited from the nominee’s particular Amateur Radio contribution. Nominations should include the names and addresses of all references.

All nominations and supporting materials for the 2016 ARRL International Humanitarian Award must be submitted in writing in English to ARRL International Humanitarian Award, 225 Main St., Newington, CT 06111 USA by December 31, 2016. In the event that no nominations are received, the committee itself may determine a recipient or decide to make no award.

The winner of the ARRL International Humanitarian Award receives an engraved plaque and a profile in QST and other ARRL venues.

IARU Administrative Council Establishes WRC-19 Priorities and Strategies

The Administrative Council of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) held its annual in-person meeting on October 7 and 8 in Viña del Mar, Chile, prior to the

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Amateur Radio Volunteers Mustered in Response to Hurricane Matthew

After the longest activation in its more than 50-year history, the Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) secured operations for Hurricane Matthew on October 9 at 0400 UTC. HWN Manager Bobby Graves, KB5HAV, reported that the net was in continuous operation for 6 days, 7 hours, gathering real-time ground-truth weather data as the storm passed through the Caribbean and up along the US Eastern Seaboard, and passing the data along to WX4NHC at the National Hurricane Center (NHC). Various Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) nets also activated along the East Coast. The first major hurricane of the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season and, at one point, a Category 5 storm, Matthew was downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone as it headed out into the Atlantic.

“Many have perished in Haiti and Cuba as a result of Matthew, and the death-toll rises still,” Graves noted. “Many residents in the Bahamas and the US East Coast states of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina felt the impact of Matthew as well.” More than 30 died in the US. FEMA reports that power remained out for thousands of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina residents as of October 13. Cell service also was affected.

The VoIP SKYWARN/Hurricane Net (VoIPWX) attracted a number of visitors, according to net managers. “On board Saturday afternoon, in addition to WX4NHC at the National Hurricane Center, stations representing a number of FEMA regional offices and the National Response Coordination Center monitored the net for actionable intelligence to be used to plan recovery operations,” said net Public Affairs Officer Lloyd Colston, KC5FM. The net also activated on October 3.

The net said its Georgia Reflector was linked to the WX-Talk conference, so net managers could help to relay reports to local National Weather Service offices on NWSchat and the NHC.

According to Chief of Operations Dennis Dura, K2DCD, the net established a link up the East Coast into North Carolina and continued to monitor for damage assessment in areas the hurricane had already passed. The net supported the NHC on the WX-Talk Conference, Node #7203 on EchoLink.

The Salvation Army Team Emergency Network (SATERN) on 14.265 MHz also was active for Matthew, handling outbound emergency, priority, or health-and-welfare traffic from hurricane-affected areas.

Among activities in Georgia, ARES District Emergency Coordinator and MARS member Tom Holcomb, K5AES, reported that WX4GMA, the Georgia Emergency Management Agency ARES team station, was activated on October 7, running 12-hour shifts. Operation was on HF as well as on D-STAR and EchoLink.

HF message traffic included shelter updates from coastal counties and periodic NHC weather updates via WX4NHC, which were passed along to the GEMA director. Coastal county-related traffic and weather updates also were handled via D-STAR. WinLink was used to pass periodic status updates from the Georgia State Defense Force, a volunteer component of the Georgia Department of Defense. The EchoLink Georgia Conference node provided updates on storm-related conditions. On October 6, ARES and Army MARS personnel were called on to provide technical assistance to, and an operator for, a FEMA SHARES station in Atlanta.

Among activities in South Carolina, ARES volunteers staffed evacuation shelters, with radio amateurs coming from outside the affected areas to help. “Overall, I believe the radio operators that were available for the event did an outstanding job and I am proud to know them,” said South Carolina Section Emergency Coordinator Joe Markey, AJ4QM.

According to FEMA on October 13, mainstream river flooding threatened the Carolinas, and some dams were breached. Several hospitals remained closed.

The Hurricane Watch Net activated again for several hours on October 13 for Hurricane Nicole, after a hurricane warning went into effect for Bermuda. The NHC at one point called Hurricane Nicole an “extremely dangerous” Category 4 storm, with maximum sustained winds of 125 MPH. The VoIP Hurricane Net (VoIPWX) also activated to monitor online weather stations and storm bloggers from the Caribbean Hurricane Network (stormCARIB), as well as social media.

“While we do hope this is the last hurricane for this season, let us not forget we are still in Hurricane Season,” the HWN’s Graves said. The Atlantic Hurricane Season ends on November 1.

Current Rules Holding Hams Back from Adopting State-of-the-Art Technology, ARRL Says

In comments filed on October 12 with the FCC, ARRL reiterated its case that the FCC should impose a 2.8 kHz limit on symbol rate for digital modes, arguing that its approach is both balanced and necessary. ARRL had asked the FCC to change the Part 97 rules to delete the symbol rate limits in Section 97.307(f) and replace them with a maximum bandwidth for data emissions of 2.8 kHz on amateur frequencies below 29.7 MHz. In a July Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) in WT Docket 16-239, the FCC proposed to eliminate the current baud rate limitations for data emissions, consistent with ARRL’s Petition, but it declined to propose a bandwidth limitation for data emissions in the MF and HF bands to replace the baud rate limitations.

ARRL told the FCC in its comments that the current HF symbol rate “speed limit” reflects 1980s technology and has no place in an experimental radio service in which modern protocols could be efficiently deployed in crowded RTTY/data subbands.

“The symbol rate limit was created in order to maximize the efficient use and reuse of that crowded, shared spectrum, but the assumptions made at the time are no longer valid,” ARRL said, “and the rules now prohibit radio amateurs from utilizing state-of-the-art technology, thus precluding or substantially inhibiting any meaningful contribution to the advancement of the radio art in this area.” ARRL said earlier assumptions are no longer valid mainly because there is no correlation between the data rate and the occupied bandwidth in the rules now.

The League said present rules in the HF data subbands promote inefficiency, allowing data transmissions of unlimited bandwidth as long as the symbol rate is sufficiently low, and it stressed that there must be some limit on occupied bandwidth for HF data emissions.

“Eliminating the symbol rate limitations for data emissions and substituting a maximum authorized bandwidth would permit the utilization of all HF data transmission protocols presently legal in the Amateur Radio Service, as well as state-of-the-art protocols that fall within the authorized bandwidth,” the League said. The deadline to file reply comments in the proceeding — i.e. comments on comments already filed — is November 10. Read more.

The Doctor Will See You Now!

“Bits vs Baud” is the topic of the latest (October 6) episode of the “ARRL The Doctor is In” podcast. Listen…and learn!

Sponsored by DX Engineering, “ARRL The Doctor is In” is an informative discussion of all things technical. Listen on your computer, tablet, or smartphone — whenever and wherever you like!

Every 2 weeks, your host, QST Editor in Chief Steve Ford, WB8IMY, and the Doctor himself, Joel Hallas, W1ZR, will discuss a broad range of technical topics. You can also e-mail your questions to doctor@arrl.org, and the Doctor may answer them in a future podcast.

Enjoy “ARRL The Doctor is In” on Apple iTunes, or by using your iPhone or iPad podcast app (just search for “ARRL The Doctor is In”). You can also listen online at Blubrry, or at Stitcher (free registration required, or browse the site as a guest) and through the free Stitcher app for iOS, Kindle, or Android devices.

If you’ve never listened to a podcast before, download our beginner’s guide.

National Parks on the Air Update

Of the 489 ARRL National Parks on the Air (NPOTA) units, the real stars of the event have been the National Scenic and National Historic Trails. Added to the National Park Service official units list in the last week of 2015, the trail units have accounted for the majority of NPOTA activations this year. Nine of the top 10 most-activated NPOTA units are trails, with nearly 11 percent of all NPOTA contacts (80,580 QSOs) made from an eligible National Scenic or Historic Trail. The Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail (TR-09) leads the pack, with nearly 13,000 contacts made from numerous points along the trail.

All told, 121,650 contacts have been made from the 23 trail units in NPOTA, amounting to slightly less than 17 percent of the 720,000 total contacts.

The rarest trail unit is the Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail (TR18) in Hawaii. Only 592 contacts have been made from there.

Thirty-three activations are on the NPOTA calendar for the week of October 13-20, including the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan, and Adams National Historic Park in Massachusetts.

Details about these and other upcoming activations can be found on the NPOTA Activations calendar.

Keep up with the latest NPOTA news on Facebook. Follow NPOTA on Twitter (@ARRL_NPOTA).

Pacific Seafarer’s Net Assists in Maritime Rescue of Sailors on Sinking Sailboat

The Pacific Seafarer’s Net relayed a call for help and contacted the US Coast Guard on September 28, after the SV Rafiki began taking on water some 230 miles south of Cold Bay, Alaska. At approximately 0300 UTC, Charles Houlihan, KD6SPJ, a net relay station, received the distress call from the sailboat’s caption. Houlihan, who was also at sea in SV Jacaranda, contacted Randy VanLeeuwen, KH6RC, a net relay station in Hawaii. He, in turn, got in touch with Hawaii USCG District 14 to report the incident and provide Rafiki‘s location. The Hawaii USCG district then contacted the 17th USCG District in Alaska, which handled the rescue. VanLeeuwen kept in constant radio contact with the Rafiki until contact was lost. Fred Moore, W3ZU, in Florida, and Peter Mott, ZL1PWM, in New Zealand, also were on frequency and in contact with the vessel’s captain until a US Coast Guard rescue helicopter arrived.

A crew member of Coast Guard Station Valdez receives a hoist basket from an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter during rescue hoist training in Port Valdez, Alaska, on September 14. [US Coast Guard photo by Bill Colclough]

The Jayhawk helicopter crew was able to hoist the captain and a crew member to safety at around 1000 UTC, after dropping survival suits. Both men were reported to be uninjured, but the vessel was abandoned. The two men were taken to Kodiak, Alaska, for medical attention.

The incident occurred just before the net’s daily roll-call, when a call is put out for medical, emergency, or priority traffic. The Pacific Seafarer’s Net convenes daily on 14.300 MHz at 0300 UTC to monitor the progress of maritime Amateur Radio operators sailing in the Pacific. Read more. — Thanks to the Pacific Seafarer’s Net and the US Coast Guard

Donations of Unwanted Amateur Radio, Test Gear Support ARRL’s Mission

Downsizing your shack? Want your now-unused equipment to help promote and preserve Amateur Radio for future generations? Consider donating your used Amateur Radio and test equipment to ARRL.

The ARRL Lab accepts used equipment from radio amateurs and their families. Once evaluated, much of the donated equipment is sold, and proceeds help to fund programs that educate, promote, and preserve the values of Amateur Radio. Assistant ARRL Laboratory Manager Bob Allison, WB1GCM, is spearheading the donation program.

“A common problem for hams and their families is what to do with surplus Amateur Radio equipment,” Allison said. “We have, for a number of years, accepted in-kind donations on a limited basis. Now, thanks to dedicated volunteers in the ARRL Lab, we have additional help to efficiently clean and test donated equipment. So, we’re letting our members know that the donation door is open; all are welcome!”

Allison said that many donors have expressed satisfaction and, at times, relief that their equipment is going to a good cause. “An alarming amount of relatively new equipment has ended up in dumpsters, because family members had no idea what the equipment was or what to do with it. That is a shame,” he said.

For more information on how to donate used amateur equipment, accessories, and test equipment, contact the ARRL Laboratory via e-mail at labdonations@arrl.org or by telephone at (860) 594-0214 during ARRL Headquarters business hours.

ARRL is an IRS-designated 501(c)(3) organization holding federal tax identification number 06-6000004. While ARRL gladly acknowledges receipt of all in-kind donations, the League cannot, by law, provide donors with a dollar value for items donated.

New ARRL Handbook and Operating Manual Editions are Available!

The 2017 edition of The ARRL Handbook and 11th edition of The ARRL Operating Manual are now shipping. As a special introductory offer, you can get the hardcover handbook at the softcover price.

The ARRL Handbook for Radio Communications is the standard for applied theory and practical information concerning the fundamentals of radio electronics and wire communications. It’s filled with the most up-to-date knowledge representative of the wide and ever-expanding range of interests among radio amateurs. There are hands-on projects for all skill levels, from simple accessories and small power supplies, to legal-limit amplifiers and high-gain antennas.

The ARRL Operating Manual for Radio Amateurs is the most comprehensive guide to Amateur Radio operating — everything you need to get involved, get active, and get on the air. Each topic has been written and updated by experienced hams. They are happy to share what they have learned so that you can get involved too.

The ARRL Handbook is available in hardcover and softcover editions from the ARRL Store or your ARRL Dealer. Hardcover: ARRL Item No. 0635, ISBN 978-1-62595-063-5, $59.95 retail, special offer $49.95 while supplies last. Softcover: ARRL Item No. 0628, ISBN 978-1-62595-062-8, $49.95 retail.

The ARRL Operating Manual is available in softcover from the ARRL Store or your ARRL Dealer. Softcover: ARRL Item No. 0598, ISBN 978-1-62595-059-8, $24.95 retail. It is also available as a two-part e-book (Volumes 1 & 2 and Volumes 3 & 4) for the Amazon Kindle.

To order call (860) 594-0355 or, toll-free in the US, (888) 277-5289. Contact ARRL Publication Sales for more information.

Get Set for School Club Roundup!

With the fall semester well under way, school clubs are at full throttle. That means it’s time for the ARRL School Club Roundup (SCR) — fall edition. Propagation typically improves at this time of year, and clubs should not find it too difficult to make contacts across the US and around the globe, even with a modest station. Unlike most contests, this one takes place during the week. SCR 2016 starts on Monday, October 17, beginning at 1300 UTC, and runs through Friday, October 21, at 2359 UTC. Stations may operate for up to 24 hours during the entire contest, and may only operate for 6 hours during any single 24-hour period.

A trio of operators at the Dresden Elementary Amateur Radio Station club’s KD8NOM took turns calling, logging, and searching for multipliers in the Spring 2016 running of the School Club Roundup.

There are five participation categories: Elementary/Primary, Middle/Intermediate/Junior High School, Senior High School, College/University Club, and Non-School Club. There is also an Individual category.

If you just want to get on the air and hand out contacts, enter in the Individual category. Any mode — SSB, CW, or digital — is okay. Tune around and listen for SCR stations calling CQ, or do it yourself and see who answers (call “CQ School Clubs” if you aren’t a club station). Stations exchange signal report, category (School, Club, or Individual), and state, province, or DXCC entity. Once the contest is over, submit your log online (preferred) or on paper.

The most popular time for younger students to be on the air is during after-school hours, but the older students may be on the air at any time. All groups are limited to one transmitter on the air.

The School Club Roundup is co-sponsored by ARRL and the Long Island Mobile Amateur Radio Club (LIMARC), and results appear in QST as well as online. Logs are due by November 8. Read more.

US JOTA Registrations Reach 340 this Year

With Scouting’s Jamboree On The Air (JOTA) just days away, JOTA Coordinator Jim Wilson, K5ND, said this week that approximately 340 US Amateur Radio stations have registered for this weekend’s event. That’s out of a total JOTA and JOTI (Jamboree on the Internet) count of 596. The official JOTA-JOTI sign-up system remains open. JOTA will be on the air October 14-16. Wilson urged all stations that register to file post-JOTA reports.

Wilson was not optimistic about favorable HF propagation this weekend, but he is hoping for the best. Most JOTA activity will center around selected HF frequencies.

More than 1 million Scouts in 150+ countries — at nearly 18,000 stations — are expected to take part in JOTA 2016, engaging with other Scouts to talk about Amateur Radio and their Scouting experiences.

ARRL Invites Nominations for 2016 International Humanitarian Award

Nominations are open for the 2016 ARRL International Humanitarian Award. This award is conferred upon an individual radio amateur or Amateur Radio group that has demonstrated devotion to human welfare, peace, and international understanding through Amateur Radio. The League established this annual award to recognize Amateur Radio operators who have used ham radio to provide extraordinary service to others in times of crisis or disaster.

A committee appointed by the League’s president recommends the award recipient(s) to the ARRL Board of Directors, which makes the final decision. The committee is now accepting nominations from Amateur Radio, governmental, or other organizations that have benefited from extraordinary service rendered by an Amateur Radio operator or group.

Amateur Radio is one of the few telecommunication services that allow people throughout the world from all walks of life to meet and talk with each other, spreading goodwill across political boundaries. The ARRL International Humanitarian Award recognizes Amateur Radio’s unique role in international communication and the assistance amateurs regularly provide to people in need.

Nominations should include a summary of the nominee’s actions that qualify the individual (or individuals) for this award, plus verifying statements from at least two people having first-hand knowledge of the events warranting the nomination. These statements may be from an official of a group (for example, the American Red Cross, The Salvation Army, or a local or state emergency management official) that benefited from the nominee’s particular Amateur Radio contribution. Nominations should include the names and addresses of all references.

All nominations and supporting materials for the 2016 ARRL International Humanitarian Award must be submitted in writing in English to ARRL International Humanitarian Award, 225 Main St., Newington, CT 06111 USA by December 31, 2016. In the event that no nominations are received, the committee itself may determine a recipient or decide to make no award.

The winner of the ARRL International Humanitarian Award receives an engraved plaque and a profile in QST and other ARRL venues.

IARU Administrative Council Establishes WRC-19 Priorities and Strategies

The Administrative Council of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) held its annual in-person meeting on October 7 and 8 in Viña del Mar, Chile, prior to the

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