Month: August 2016

August 2016 Ionospheric Propagation Predictions

Solar activity continues to fall and several coronal emissions (CME) occur on the Sun, typical of the descending periods of the solar cycles. The activity has reached high levels and the geomagnetic field has reached minor storm levels. August will be a period of bad propagation with frequent geomagnetic variations, which adversely affect the general […]

USAF wants to improve HF communications

New Scientist magazine reports the US Air Force is working on plans to improve HF radio propagation by releasing ionised gas in the upper atmosphere using a fleet of micro satellites As well as increasing the range of radio signals, the USAF says it wants to smooth out the effects of solar winds, which can […]

This Weekend: Worked All Europe DX Contest CW

The WAE contest, organized by DARC (Deutscher Amateur-Radio-Club), starts again with the CW portion this weekend. The SSB and RTTY portions will follow respectively in September and November. To be valid, QSO’s must be conducted between an European station and a non-European one (this rules doesn’t apply for the RTTY portion). For European hams, any […]

3Y0Z Bouvet Island DXpedition 2018

3Y0Z Bouvet Island DXpedition 2018, IOTA AN – 002 Team: Franz DJ9ZB, Nodir EY8MM, Jorge HK1R, Ralph K0IR, Robert K4UEE, Craig K9CT, Erling LA6VM, Geroge N4GRN, Arnold N6HC, James N9TK, Jeffrey NM1Y, Michael PA5M, Andrew UA3AB, Robert VA7DX, John VE7CT, Glenn W0GJ, Gregg W6IZT, Hal W8HC and Jerry WB9Z QSL via N2OO Visit the official web […]

SpaceX to attempt another rocket landing

Space.com report that SpaceX will attempt another rocket landing during the launch of a commercial communications satellite early Sunday morning (Aug. 14), and you can watch all the dramatic action live. SpaceX’s two-stage Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled to launch the JCSAT-16 satellite at 1:26 a.m. EDT (0526 GMT) Sunday from Cape Canaveral Air Force […]