Amateur Radio Emergency Service Volunteers Ready to Assist with California Evacuations

Sacramento Valley ARES Section Emergency Coordinator Greg Kruckewitt, KG6SJT, reports that Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES®) volunteers are ready to assist in the evacuation and sheltering of upward of 200,000 people living below the damaged Oroville Dam in rural California. The dam, on the Feather River east of Oroville, is the tallest dam in the US. It impounds Lake Oroville, the second…

The K7RA Solar Update

Average daily sunspot numbers dropped from 31.6 to 21.3 last week, and average daily solar flux declined from 78.2 to 73.5. The sunspot number was zero on February 8, but recovered to 15 on February 9, with the appearance of one new sunspot group. Average planetary A index went from 15.6 to 12.9, and average mid-latitude A index from 11.4 to 9.9. Predicted solar flux is 74 on February 10-12, 78 o…