Amateur Radio Operators Continue Response to Ian

As Hurricane Ian, now a tropical storm, makes its way across Florida, amateur radio operators continue to provide communications support for weather updates and requests for assistance. The hurricane made landfall at 3 PM Eastern…

Hurricane Watch Net Update for Ian

The Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) has been in operation since the morning of September 27, 2022, as Hurricane Ian swept across Cuba and headed toward Florida’s Gulf Coast. The HWN continues to operate on both…

FCC Grants an ARRL Emergency Request to Permit…

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has granted an ARRL emergency request for a 60-day temporary waiver intended to facilitate amateur radio emergency communications for hurricane relief. The waiver was adopted on Tuesday, September 27, 2022,…

Ham Radio Operators Get Ready as Hurricane Ian…

ARRL Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES®) groups and volunteers have ramped up preparations as the National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported that Hurricane Ian continues to quickly intensify. As of 11:00 AM Eastern Time on Tuesday,…

The K7RA Solar Update

Geomagnetic disturbances were down this week, but so were sunspotnumbers and solar flux.Average daily sunspot numbers declined from 92.7 to 68, and averagedaily solar flux from 141.3 to 134.3.On September 22 the sunspot number was…

Amateur Radio Operators Track Hurricane Fiona

The National Hurricane Center (NHC), the Hurricane Watch Net (HWN), the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) Hurricane Net, and the Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network (SATERN) all have been engaged in tracking Hurricane Fiona.…

The K7RA Solar Update

Solar activity bounced back this reporting week, September 8-14, when average daily sunspot numbers jumped from 68 to 92.7, and average solar flux from 125.8 to 141.3. Fewer CMEs and flares were evident, with average…