"(Reported By) James Baugh (Time) 2016-12-11 03:09:00 UTC (Notes) Storm Total 2.75" 2 miles NNE of MDW. 0.50" over the last hour. Roads are snow covered leading to sliding stops and spinouts. Visibility at slightly above 1/4 mile."
"(Reported By) James Baugh (Time) 2016-12-11 02:06:00 UTC (Notes) Storm Total 2.25" 2 miles NNE of MDW. 1.25" over the last hour. Roads are snow covered leading to sliding stops and spinouts. Visibility at 1/4 mile."
"(Reported By) James Baugh (Time) 2016-12-11 01:13:00 UTC (Notes) 1" over the past 3 hours. Approximately 1/2" over last 30 minutes. Roads are snow covered a slick with numerous spinouts and sliding stops. Visibility at 1/4 mile. "
The Amateur Radio Parity Act, H.R. 1301, died an unbefitting death as the 114th Congress of the United States drew to a close today. After having passed the House of Representatives on a unanimous vote, the bill stalled in the Senate due to the intervention of only one member, Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL).Over the course […]
Radio amateurs are providing emergency communication support during the response to a December 7 magnitude 6.5 earthquake in Indonesia’s Aceh Province. The death toll is reported at 100, with nearly 300 injured.The IARU Region 3 Disaster Communications Committee’s Dani Hidayat, YB2TJV, reports that it took 2 hours for the ham radio group from the Indonesian […]
Average daily sunspot number for the past week (December 1-7) was 40.9, up 10 points from the previous seven days at the end of November.Average solar flux changed hardly at all, moving from 82.6 to 82.2.Average daily planetary A index dropped from 13.6 to 4.9, and average mid-latitude A index from 10.3 to 3.4The latest […]
The Board of Trustees of the Canadian Amateur Radio Hall of Fame has announced the appointment of Phil Anderson, VE3FAS, of Amaranth, Ontario, to the Canadian Amateur Radio Hall of Fame for 2016. The Constitution for the Hall of Fame specifies that the appointment is made “for outstanding achievement and excellence of the highest degree, […]
The 60 Meter DX Group reports that Swedish Post and Telecom is issuing temporary (6-month) “experimental” licenses for access to 5,351.5-5,366.5 kHz, replacing four channels, 5,310, 5,320, 5,380, and 5,390 kHz. There is a fee. The WRC-15 recommendations regarding 5 MHz have not yet been implemented, but that may happen by January 2018, when the […]