WEB URL CHANGE

Keeping with the times we have decided to update our URL to (https://lakeshorerepeater.org) this helps better identify us with our name vs our station license.  If you look at your browser you will notice you have been redirected to the new domain. Although we will continue to redirect kr9rk.org we encourage everyone to update your bookmarks. Our Members and Public mailing lists will soon begin sending from our new domain name, please update any email […]

Window to Submit Proposals to Host Contacts with Space Station Crew Opens October 1

Proposals by school and educational organizations to host Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contacts with an International Space Station crew member next year will be accepted starting on Monday, October 1. Completed proposals are due by Thursday, November 15. ARISS anticipates that the contacts will be scheduled between July 1 and December 31, 2019, although crew schedul…

The K7RA Solar Update

Sunspots are gone again this week, with none observed since September 12.  Average daily sunspot number declined to zero this week from 7.6 last week. Average daily solar flux was unchanged at 68.6. Average daily planetary A index declined from 12.6 to 9.7, while average daily mid-latitude A index went from 10 to 8.3. The Autumnal equinox is this weekend, at 0154 UTC on Sunday, September 23, 2018…

Puerto Rico Amateurs Beefing Up Hurricane Preparedness

September 20 is the first anniversary of Hurricane Maria’s devastating arrival in Puerto Rico. Today, many amateurs there are better prepared for the next storm or other disaster that could disrupt conventional telecommunications. With this in mind, the ARRL Puerto Rico Section is hosting monthly meetings in various cities around the island commonwealth as part of an effort to establish an Amat…