The results of the 2013 ARRL Field Day have been posted. Less-than-ideal conditions this past June likely accounted for a slight drop in participation from 2012. Nonetheless, there were more than 2500 entries, and more than 35,500 people participated.
Read more via 2013 ARRL Field Day Results Posted!.
I saw this youtube video and thought it might be interesting to show on our website.
He sticks to VHF/UHF, but I couldn’t find a review of the IC-7000 on HF. The filters used on HF are fantastic and fun to play with.
Icom IC-7000: I got this radio in January of this year and still haven’t figured out all of the features. So far I like it pretty much. It’s compact, got a fine receiver and the display is easy to read, even mobile.
There are lots of other features that I like, but I’ll let the video do the talking.
Officials in the Philippines are still assessing the extent of damage wrought by Typhoon Haiyan (locally called “Yolanda”), which hit the central Philippines November 8. The death toll is at least 100, with many others injured and some 500,000 people left homeless. The typhoon (hurricane), with sustained winds approaching 150 MPH with gusts to 170 MPH, swept away homes and buildings, blocked roads with fallen trees and debris, and disrupted electrical power and communication facilities. Ham Emergency Radio Operator (HERO) Thelma Pascua, DU1IVT, said hams were handling essential traffic, as the rescue and relief effort continues.
“We have established a good HF communication link with Tacloban City,” she said. “Exchanges on air are for emergency, priority or welfare traffic to and from Leyte Province. This may take days while other means of communications are yet to be restored.” DX5RAN (RADNET or District 5 Radio Amateur Network) is operating at the Tacloban City Hall powered by a generator and using a wire antenna. Tacloban City is on Leyte, the hardest-hit island and one of six islands that the typhoon slammed into on Friday.
Read more via Amateur Radio Aids Post-Typhoon Rescue and Recovery Effort.
A hiker in distress in Nevada is thankful that he had his hand-held transceiver along when he found himself stranded in the hills near Henderson. Western Intertie Network (WIN http://www.winsystem.org/) System member Jim Frederick, KF6QBW, in Arizona reports he was monitoring the system November 3 around midday when he heard, “Mayday, Mayday. Hiker in distress!” from his WIN System repeater.
via Linked Ham Radio Repeater System Instrumental in Hiker Rescue:.
Forget the obvious reference to Star Trek’s M-class planets, solar flares just got real. Late last week, two huge solar flares erupted off the surface of the sun on Friday morning.
via Massive solar flare detected | National Monitor.