New World Distance Record Claimed on 122 GHz

A new world distance record of 139 kilometers (86.2 miles) is being claimed by radio amateurs in northern California. This tops the record of 114 kilometers set in 2005 by WA1ZMS and W4WWQ, according to…

The K7RA Solar Update

The most recent sunspot appearance was on February 1, nearly three weeks ago.Average daily solar flux over the past week declined just barely from 71.1 to 70.9.Average daily planetary A index changed from 8.3 to…

WA9ZCO Wins the February QST Cover Plaque Award

The winning article for the February 2020 QST Cover Plaque award is “CW Combo Key” by Marc Alan Winzenried, WA9ZCO.The QST Cover Plaque Award -- given to the author or authors of the most popular…

ARISS Radio Telebridge Stalwart Gerald Klatzko, ZS6BTD, SK

When the International Space Station (ISS) orbit is not favorable for a direct Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact with a particular school or location scheduled to speak with an astronaut, ARISS…

Yasme Foundation Announces Grants and Excellence Awards

The Yasme Foundation Board of Directors announced several grants when it met in Orlando, Florida, on February 9. Financial support will go to: The Ethiopian Amateur Radio Society (ET3AA) for VHF equipment.   The SU8WRC/SU8X demonstration…