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Southwest Missouri Amateur Radio Club

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  • The ARRL Atlantic Division has new leadership. Tom Abernethy, W3TOM, who had served as an ARRL Director, representing the Atlantic Division since 2015, stepped down on January 6, 2023.(left to right) ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, recognized Bob Famiglio, K3RF, and Marty Pittinger, KB3MXM, as the new Director and Vice Director, respectfully, of the Atlantic […]
  • Solar activity softened again this week, with average daily sunspotnumbers changing from 162 to 80.7, and solar flux from 198.9 to139.5.This is quite a dramatic shift from the excitement of a couple ofweeks ago. To review, average weekly sunspot numbers from the firstPropagation Forecast bulletin of 2023 went from 97 to 135.9, 173.4and 162. Average […]
  • The Missouri S&T Amateur Radio Club, W0EEE, at Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T), is gearing up for an early celebration of their 100 years. Club President Morgan Lyons, KI5SXY, said the station first went on the air in 1923 as the M.S.M Radio Club, broadcasting basketball games from the Jackling Gym on […]
  • From the first week of this year, we saw a dramatic and welcomeincrease in solar activity, but it softened in this reporting week,January 19-25.Average daily sunspot numbers starting with the final reporting weekfor 2022 were 96.1, 97, 135.9. 173.4 and 162.Over the same period, average daily solar flux was 143.8, 157.8,181.2, 221.8 and 198.9.The northern […]
  • There are two new Yaesu transceivers in use at ARRL Headquarters in Newington, Connecticut. They arrived via a generous donation from Yaesu USA.The Yaesu FTDX101MP transceiver is a welcome addition to Studio 1 in W1AW, the Hiram Percy Maxim Memorial Station.The company has donated an FTDX101MP and FTDX10, both HF/50 MHz transceivers. In arranging the […]
  • Orlando HamCation® is February 10 – 12, 2023, and hosts the ARRL Southeastern Division Convention. In partnership with HamCation, ARRL's free mobile app is available to help attendees navigate the large event, which is held at the Central Florida Fairgrounds and Expo Park.The free ARRL Events app is now available and already includes HamCation's full […]