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    02/10/2012 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Solar activity was down again this week -- this is the third week in a row with sunspot numbers lower than the week prior. On January 20, we reported an average daily sunspot number of 116.9 for January 12-18, 98.7 the next week, followed by 62 the week o
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    02/08/2012 | The 2012 ARRL International DX CW Contest Takes to the Air Next Weekend

    CW DXing and contesting take center stage the weekend of February 18-19, as the 2012 ARRL International DX CW Contest takes to the airwaves. “After years of lackluster conditions on 15 and 10 meters, 2011 finally saw the propagation gods giving us a break
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    01/24/2012 | Watch 4U1ITU -- as 4U1WRC -- Live on the Internet

    Station personnel at 4U1ITU -- the Amateur Radio station at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in Geneva, Switzerland -- have installed a webcam in the station, allowing anyone with an Internet connection to view live happenings at the statio
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    01/23/2012 | World Radiocommunication Conference 2012 Begins Today in Switzerland, Will Consider Secondary MF Amateur Allocation

    The World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-12) opened in Geneva, Switzerland on Monday, January 23. Attendees will review and revise the Radio Regulations, the international treaty governing the use of radio frequency spectrum and satellite orbits. One
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    03/11/2011 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Solar Cycle 24 continued its upward trend this week. The average daily sunspot number was more than double the value of the week before, rising from 50.9 to 114, while the average daily solar flux rose 44 percent, from 96.8 to 139.4. All this week through
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    02/23/2011 | The HF Bands Come Alive for the ARRL International DX SSB Contest

    With the CW running of the ARRL International DX Contest over, it’s time to get ready for the phone portion. With the solar flux peaking at 125 during the CW contest -- and 10 meters in unexpectedly good shape and open to Europe all through the event -- o
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    02/09/2011 | The ARRL International DX CW Contest Is Just One Week Away!

    The weekend of February 19-20 is prime time for CW DXing as the 2011 ARRL International DX CW Contest takes to the airwaves. According to ARRL Contest Branch Manager Sean Kutzko, KX9X, stations in the US and Canada work only DX stations -- Alaska and Hawa
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