“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!
RFinder now includes the ability to make jamming reports. This is already available in RFinder Android and should be available on iOS devices by Dayto... Read more
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FlexRadio Systems announced today the upcoming availability of SmartSDR v3.0 for the FLEX-6000 Series of transceivers. SmartSDR v3.0 provides operator... 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
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“Dr. Philip J. Erickson, W1PJE, is an assistant director and head of the Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences group at Haystack Observatory, operat... Read more
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