The K7RA Solar Update

Australia’s Space Weather Services issued a Geomagnetic Disturbance Warning at 0022 UTC on August 16. “Geomagnetic activity is expected to be at Quiet to Active levels due to coronal hole effects. A period of significant southward Bz component could produce isolated Minor Storm levels.” What is the Bz component? It is a component of the interplanetary magnetic field, or IMF. http://pluto.space.s…

UN Amateur Radio Club’s 4U1UN Makes Major Moves toward Getting Back on the Air

United Nations Amateur Radio Club President James Sarte, K2QI, said on August 16 that their club station, 4U1UN, is several steps closer to getting back on the air after a long absence. “Dmitri Zhikharev, RA9USU, along with Adrian Ciuperca, KO8SCA, have been working with me behind the scenes to get the station operational again,” Sarte said. Generous donations from Zhikharev, Ed Kritsky, NT2X, a…

Short-Wave Radio Reports May Offer Best Evidence of Amelia Earhart’s Fate

The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) believes it has the key to unlock the decades-old mystery of what happened to famed aviator Amelia Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan in their planned circumnavigation of the globe in 1937. TIGHAR’s The Earhart Project analyzed dozens of radio transmissions received by radio amateurs and other short-wave listeners during the fra…