Archive for October, 2014
1) News Flash: Contesting webinar
with H. Ward Silver, N0AX, author of Ham Radio for
Dummies and QST Contributing Editor– Nov. 5, 7 pm.
Austintown Senior Center, 112 Westchester Dr. (sponsored
by Mahoning County ARES)
11:40:23 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time
Subj: W5KUB Live Webcast of Arduino for
Arduino for Ham
join us for a special webcast featuring our special guest, Glen Popiel, KW5GP,
author of the newly released ARRL publication, Arduino
for Ham Radio. This event will be webcast from
W5KUB’s personal ham shack on Thursday, October 30th at 8:00 PM CT
(0100 UTC). Arduino
devices are powerful and inexpensive
and they are an easy way for ham radio
operators, students, and professionals to create devices that interact with
their environment using sensors and actuators.
will discuss Arduino and its many applications.
Glen will show and demonstrate
projects from his book. He may even bring some surprise
projects not in the book. Glen’s projects
Random Code Practice
Talking GPS/UTC Time/Grid
CW Beacon and Foxhunt
Field Day Satellite
RF Probe with LED Bar
Solar Battery Charger
the webcast go to http://W5KUB.com
where the fun begins!
For the first time, there will be a telephone line for
viewers to join the webcast. Viewers can ask questions or
discuss their own Arduino projects. During the live
webcast, viewers can chat with us or other ham radio operators from around the
can win prizes, including autographed Arduino for Ham Radio books and
some Arduino items donated by Glen Popiel. To be eligible
for prizes, you must have a registered chat room login account on W5KUB.COM. If you
don’t already have a login, go to “W5KUB” and click on “Live Events and Chat
Room” where you can either log in or set up a new user account.
This year over $10,000 in prizes have been awarded to
viewers of our webcast! Of course, no purchase is necessary
to win a prize because we don’t sell anything!! W5KUB is
not affiliated with any products or companies.
Arduino, our guest will be John Amodeo, NN6JA, Producer of ABC’s hit TV show
Last Man Standing featuring Tim Allen. John will
provide an update of the recent K6H Special Event.
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Get ur CW noggin working – a special event this coming weekend on the 500khz band.
Check out the link below….. enjoy !!
72,73, Dave, WB2DFC
73 – Chuck Patellis W8PT
Halloween is less than a week away – And, Halloween just happens to be the last Friday of the month – which also means it's PCARS Newsletter Input Time !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
LOTS OF SOLAR FLARES: Solar activity is high. During the past 48
hours, monster sunspot AR2192 has produced a series of seven M-class solar flares of increasing intensity.
The eruptions crossed the threshold into X-territory with an X1-class flare on Oct. 22nd.
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded a powerful flash of extreme UV
radiation in the sunspot's magnetic canopy at 14:30 UT:
not one of the explosions so far has hurled a significant CME toward Earth. The
primary effect of the flares has been to ionize Earth's upper atmosphere,
causing a series of short-lived HF radio communications blackouts. Such
blackouts may be noticed by amateur radio operators, aviators, and mariners.
increase in the days ahead. AR2192 has an unstable 'beta-gamma-delta' magnetic
field that harbors energy for powerful explosions, and the active region is
turning toward Earth. NOAA forecasters estimate at 65% chance of M-class flares
and a 20% chance of X-flares during the next 24 hours.