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HOAs have their own Union! K4KYV 2 weeks ago
Right, but if you signed a contract? That's the problem Congress is dealing with (or should be) -- reconciling property rights, public interest, and the "sanctity" of private contracts. Hams have a better argument for the first two. Your neighbors may be focusing on the third.

73 Martin AA6E
email forwarding N1ZX 2 weeks, 2 days ago for the forwarded addresses. is for headquarters people, mainly. Yes, it's a bit confusing.

73 Martin AA6E
Email forwarding question n1chu 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Zack is right. You need to configure your personal devices (PC, phone, whatever) to receive mail through your provider's email servers. Your main address is (still), for example.

The ARRL forwarding service is just that. Any mail that gets sent to will automatically be FORWARDED (resent) to your usual email address, and you will see it pop up as incoming email on your Comcast account.

(Your outgoing emails, such as responses to forwarded mail, will appear to be from your Comcast account. If that's a problem, your provider [Comcast] probably has a way to allow outgoing mail to appear to come from, but that's something you would have to check out with them.)

ARRL does not operate a mail server (with user accounts, etc.) for the membership. It is only a forwarding service.

73 Martin AA6E
Heathkit SB-200 Restoration & Problem Steffen on 16/9/14
What frequency are you using? Is the SB200 band switch set correctly? Did you try tuning the amplifier? The straight-through operation bypasses everything.

If that's all OK, it sounds like the SB200 antenna relay might not be switching, especially if the amp tuning has no effect.

Good luck & 73
(Keep one hand in your pocket!)

Martin AA6E
cme 9-12-14 WA1HEW on 10/9/14
We have recently had an X-class solar flare (1823 9/10/14). Check, for example. That's a very big flare. The UV radiation and X-rays will make very high D-layer absorption that kills the HF bands pretty well -- on the sunlit side of Earth. You can see that in real time at . I would expect it to die away after a number of hours.

The X and UV effects of a flare are pretty much instantaneous. There may also be a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) that travels more slowly. CME's are directed and very often miss the Earth entirely. If this one hits us, it may produce a serious geomagnetic event. That will upset HF propagation (again), and it may cause problems for power transmission lines.

73 Martin AA6E

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