“Space Weather quiets down this week as the hoped for mini-solarstorm misses Earth to the south. Aurora photographers will need to wait a while longer before another coronal hole rotates into the Earth-strike zone and sends us a new chance for a solar storm. Amateur radio operators are smiling this week as a new region rotates into Earth view, boosting the solar flux back into marginal levels for radio propagation. This region will be joined by a second region next week that should boost solar flux even more, just in time for Field Day 2018. GPS users should also be enjoying good signals this week. However, glitches may increase at low latitudes next week once that second active region rotates into view. Learn the details of these new regions, what’s coming from the Sun’s backside, and see what else the Sun has in store!
Radio Waves The modern world is awash in a sea of radio waves — currents of electromagnetic radiation upon which our digital lives depend. What if you... Read more
The ARRL Repeater Directory ® — introduced this week for 2015-2016 — has a newly launched companion app for Apple® iOS® devices. iPhone®, iPad®... Read more
JS8Call 0.10.0 Released – A new ACTIVE / IDLE flag for Hearbeats, CQ repeats on an interval, and ADIF mode update!
“Hey Folks! Version 0.10.0 of JS8Call has been released. Upgrade to the latest and greatest here: https://groups.io/g/js8call/wiki/Download-Lin... Read more
WSJT-X A new WSJT-X “release candidate,” version 2.0.0-rc4, now is available, and the version 2.0 Quick Start Guide has been revised and extended. The... Read more
“The fast solar wind we have been enjoying over the past week from an extended coronal hole is finally beginning to wane. We will likely remain... Read more
JY1Sat, launched on December 3 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California as part of the SpaceX SSO-A: SmallSat Express launch, has been designated... Read more
The receiver on the newly launched Fox-1Cliff/AO-95 CubeSat seems to have suffered a receiver failure that could render the satellite unusable, AMSAT... Read more
“Emily Calandrelli, KD8PKR—Science Explorer,” profiled by Jen Glifort, KC1KNL, in the January issue of #QST!
From Emily Calandrelli—host of Xploration Outer Space, correspondent on Bill Nye Saves the World, and graduate of MIT—comes the first novel in a brand... Read more
Listen to Martian wind blow across NASA’s InSight lander. The spacecraft’s seismometer and air pressure sensor picked up vibrations from 10-15 mph (16... Read more