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ARRL Seeks Development Manager

Arrl News - Fri, 07/26/2019 - 14:57

ARRL is seeking a Development Manager for full-time employment at ARRL Headquarters in Newington, Connecticut. The Development Manager is responsible for the development and implementation of strategic plans to maximize funding from donors for the organization through creative and effective campaign management and relationship building.

The individual holding this position is responsible for dev...

The K7RA Solar Update

Arrl News - Fri, 07/26/2019 - 13:56

On Monday July 22 a new sunspot appeared, but just for one day. The magnetic signature showed it was from the current Cycle 24.

Average daily solar flux increased insignificantly from 67 to 67.3 this week.

Predicted solar flux is 68 for July 26 through August 1, then 67 on August 2 through September 8.

Predicted planetary A index is 8 on July 26-27, 5 on July 28 through August 3, then 8, 15, 15 an...

New Raspberry Pi 4 Problem Reported with Certain USB-C Cables

Arrl News - Thu, 07/25/2019 - 12:28

TechRepublic reports that the Raspberry Pi Foundation has confirmed that the recently released Raspberry Pi 4 will not work when powered using certain USB-C cables. The economical, single-board computer is the first Pi board to use a USB-C power connection. Pi co-creator Eben Upton has confirmed that not every USB-C cable will work. “The Pi 4 doesn't receive power when used with electronically ...

So Now What? Podcast

Arrl News - Thu, 07/25/2019 - 12:00

“Tips on using Coaxial Cable” will be the focus of the new (July 25) episode of the So Now What? podcast for Amateur Radio newcomers.

If you’re a newly licensed Amateur Radio operator, chances are you have lots of questions. This biweekly podcast has answers! So Now What? offers insights from those who’ve been just where you are now. New episodes will be posted every other Thursday, alternating ...

ARRL Field Day 2019 Attracts Nearly 3,100 Entries

Arrl News - Wed, 07/24/2019 - 19:22

The 30-day deadline to submit ARRL Field Day entries via app upload and (timely postmarked) USPS mail is now past, and the ARRL Contest Branch reports 3,070 entries have been logged into the system. Last year saw 2,903 entries. ARRL Radiosport and Field Services Manager Bart Jahnke, W9JJ, said the total does not include entries postmarked by July 23 and still in transit. A number of entries sti...

ARES Responds to Early July Earthquakes and Aftershocks in Southern California

Arrl News - Wed, 07/24/2019 - 18:33

On the morning of July 4, a 6.4 magnitude earthquake rocked the California High Desert, with its epicenter near Trona in the Searles Valley, not far from Ridgecrest, population roughly 29,000.

ARES volunteer Jerry Brooks, KK6PA, activated the Eastern Kern County ARES Net, and, as members assessed their own situations and were able to participate, activity grew on the Eastern Kern County ARES Eme...

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