“This week was an unbelievable week for space weather. A G3-level solar event conspired with Hurricane Lane and set the stage for what became a “perfect storm.” These storms might have well been twins! Both storms hit nearly simultaneously, and both storms lingered, exacerbating storm conditions for many hours. If Lane had truly made landfall, the results could have been more disastrous, but as it were its slow speed and Category 4 intensity were enough to cause massive flooding on the big island, leaving some people stranded and without the comforts of home. Had the situation been worse, amateur radio operators would have been a life line of communications. But that would have proven difficult as the massive solar storm was already knocking out communications on emergency radio frequencies for many hours. Perfect storms like these don’t come very often, but when they do, you never forget! Learn how many ways this massive solar storm impacted Earth, catch up on aurora photos during the storm, and see why more and more scientists are saying solar cycle 25 is just around the corner!”
New release of portable transceiver IC-705 that covers all modes including DV (digital voice) from HF to 430MHz band .
IC-705 Product name / model name Amateur Radio HF / 50/144 / 430MHz <SSB / CW / RTTY / AM / FM / DV> IC-705 Suggested retail price 124,800 yen +... Read more
The AR685 is fitted with a high-quality aluminum metal frame and still weighs only 310g. The lithium-ion battery with 1500mAh allows at least 16 ho... Read more
BuddiStick Pro ham radio antenna from Buddipole Product Details DESCRIPTION The Buddistick PRO™ Deluxe Package contains the following:1). Buddistick P... Read more
Liquid-based antennas offer unique advantages over metal ones By Michelle Hampson A new antenna that uses saltwater and plastic instead of metal to sh... Read more
In this video I go through the building of a paint can dummy load that a ham radio operator may require for testing and tu... Read more