Thursday, September 8, 2011
Special Events Stations 9/ 8-12/ 11
Sep 3-Sep 11, 1400Z-0200Z, K4S, Martin, TN. Weakley County TN ARES. Various times, modes and bands through the week from various QTHs. QSL. Roger Elmore, KJ4AJP, 426 Jowers Rd, Martin, TN 38237. Check Web for schedule ares.mambm.com/event
09/07/2011 | West Alexander Fair
Sep 7-Sep 10, 1320Z-1320Z, WA3COM, Washington, PA. Washington Amateur Communications Inc/WACOM. 14.265 7.240 3.910 18.125. QSL. Ed Oelschlager, N3ZNI, 60 Carl Ave B2, Eighty Four, PA 15330. Display and operation of amateur radio in action at a local county fair. www.wacomarc.org
09/08/2011 | Hebron Harvest Fair
Sep 8-Sep 11, 0800Z-2000Z, NA1RL, Hebron, CT. Newington Amateur Radio League. 28.350 18.150 14.250 7.250. QSL. Richard Lawrence, KB1DMX, 335 Lloyd St, Newington, CT O6111. No SASE needed. www.narl.net
09/09/2011 | Old Mulkey Meeting House Special Event
Sep 9-Sep 11, 1500Z-0200Z, K4Y, Tompkinsville, KY. Monroe County Amateur Radio Group. 28.415 14.280 7.230 3.945. Certificate & QSL. Old Mulkey Meeting House State Park, 38 Old Mulkey Park Rd, Tompkinsville, KY 42167. This will be our 3rd annual Old Mulkey Meeting House Special Event. It is the burial site of Hannah Boone Pennington (Daniel Boone's sister).
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09/09/2011 | Guardians of Freedom Airshow
Sep 9-Sep 11, 2300Z-2300Z, N0L, Lincoln, NE. Lincoln Amateur Radio Club. 28.450 21.365 14.330 7.282 3.982. QSL. Lincoln Amateur Radio Club, PO Box 5006, Lincoln, NE 68505. Operating times: 2300Z Sep 9 to 0300Z Sep 10; 1400Z Sep 10 to 0300Z Sep 11; and 1400Z to 2300Z on Sep 11. k0kkv.org
09/09/2011 | Operation Pigeon Link
Sep 9-Sep 10, 2200Z-2200Z, W5CCH, Oklahoma City, OK. Oklahoma City-County Health Department Amateur Radio Club. 14.265 7.265 14.070.15 (PSK). Certificate. Dave Cox, Oklahoma City-County Health Department, 921 NE 23rd St, Oklahoma City, OK 73105. www.occhd.org/w5cch
09/10/2011 | National POW/MIA Recognition Day
Sep 10-Sep 18, 0000Z-2359Z, K4MIA, Loxahatchee, FL. PBSE Radio Society. 21.300 18.150 14.265 PSK 14.070 7.185. QSL. Michael Bald, 6758 Hall Blvd, Loxahatchee, FL 33470. SASE required. We are trying to operated from 68-16425 UH1H Huey helicopter at the VA Hospital. Please take time to honor our POWs/MIAs on Friday Sept 16. qrz.com/db/k4mia
09/10/2011 | 26th All-Horse Parade - Delaware, Ohio
Sep 10-Sep 18, 0000Z-2359Z, K8H, Delaware, OH. Delaware Amateur Radio Association. 21.340, 21.040 14.340, 14.040 7.240, 7.040 3.840, 3.540. Certificate. Online Special Event Certificate Only , See Web site for details, NA. www.k8es.org
09/10/2011 | Always Remember 10th Anniversary of the Attacks of 9/11/2001
Sep 10-Sep 11, 0200Z-0400Z, N1Y, Hancock, NY. Symbol Technologies Amateur Radio Club. 50.135 14.070 7.240 3.911 D-Star REF10C. QSL. STARC, One Motorola Plaza, B-13, Holtsville, NY 11742. Reading one name of the fallen with every QSO. Special Event QSL with #10 SASE.
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09/10/2011 | The Home Depot Air Show
Sep 10, 1300Z-2100Z, W8Z, Zanesville, OH. Muskingum Valley Ham Radio Club. 7.250 146.610 W8ZZV Repeater. Certificate & QSL. Jim Mayercak, WX8J, 971 Somers St, Zanesville, OH 43701. www.qsl.net/n8hr/index.html
09/10/2011 | First Nuclear Powered Aircraft Carrier USS Enterprise (CVAN-65) :Launched 1960; US Air Force Birthday 1947
Sep 10, 1700Z-2359Z, NI6IW, San Diego, CA. USS Midway (CV-41) Museum Radio Operations Room. SSB 14.320 7.250 PSK31 14.070 D-STAR 012C 2 m 70 cm SOCAL rptrs. QSL. USS Midway Museum Radio Room, 910 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101-5811.
09/10/2011 | Route 66 On The Air Special Event
Sep 10-Sep 18, 0001Z-2359Z, W6A-W6Q & W6T, San Bernardino, CA. Citrus Belt Amateur Radio Club. 21.366 14.266 7.266 3.866. Certificate. Citrus Belt Amateur Radio Club, PO Box 3788, San Bernardino, CA 92413. 12th Annual Route 66 On The Air Special Event; rules and other info see www.w6jbt.org
09/10/2011 | 3rd Annual Brutus Bash
Sep 10-Sep 11, 1000Z-1800Z, K0B, Pittsburg, KS. 4State QRPGroup. 14.285 14.060 7.285 7.040 7.030 3.985 3.560 qwatering holes on 15 and 10. Certificate & QSL. Bart Lawson, 711 E 31st St, Pittsburg, KS 66762. www.4sqrp.com/index.php
09/10/2011 | Indiana Parks on the Air
Sep 10, 1600Z-2359Z, N9D, Indiana Dunes State Park, Chesterton, IN. Lake County Amateur Radio Club. SSB and CW. QSL. Lake County ARC, PO Box 90, Crown Point, IN 46308. Indiana Parks on the Air see www.inpota.com. www.lakenetnwi.net/member/lcarc
09/11/2011 | 9/11 10th Anniversary Station - Fort Totten, New York
Sep 11, 1500Z-2300Z, NW2C, Bayside, NY. Northeast Wireless Radio Club. 14.250 14.080. Certificate & QSL. Northeast Wireless Radio Club, NW2C, 213-37 39th Ave, Suite 175, Bayside, NY 11361. Donation of $2 is asked for to partially cover the cost. www.NW2C.org/911.html
09/11/2011 | Pentagon Tenth Anniversary Commemoration of 9-11 Attacks
Sep 11-Sep 12, 1100Z-0100Z, K4AF, Arlington, VA. Pentagon Amateur Radio Club. 21.290 14.240 7.190 3.815. QSL. Pentagon Amateur Radio Club, PO Box 2322 , Arlington, VA 22202. Active operating frequencies posted during event at www.k4af.org. Operation to honor all those lost on 9-11, with special remembrance of the 184 people who lost their lives at the Pentagon and on board American Airlines Flight 77. www.k4af.org
09/11/2011 | York County,SC 9/11 Monument Dedication
Sep 11, 0800Z-1400Z, N4Y, Rock Hill, SC. Bethesda Volunteer Fire Department Amateur Radio Club. 14.240. QSL. Bethesda Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 8022, Rock Hill, SC 29732.
09/12/2011 | St Cyrus Shutter Telegraph - Over 200 Years
Sep 12-Sep 16, 0700Z-2100Z, GB5SCT, Honiton, ENGLAND. RSGB. 14.200. QSL. Via Buro or John Wakefield, 'Oakhurst', Lower Common Rd, West Wellow, Romsey, Hampshire SO51 6BT, ENGLAND. www.qrz.com/db/gb5sct
HOW TO READ PROPAGATION NUMBERS
The A index [ LOW is GOOD ]
- 1 to 6 is BEST
- 7 to 9 is OK
- 11 or more is BAD
Represents the overall geomagnetic condition of the ionosphere ("Ap" if averaged from the Kp-Index) (an average of the eight 3-hour K-Indices) ('A' referring to amplitude) over a given 24 hour period, ranging (linearly) typically from 1-100 but theoretically up to 400.
A lower A-Index generally suggests better propagation on the 10, 12, 15, 17, & 20 Meter Bands; a low & steady Ap-Index generally suggest good propagation on the 30, 40, 60, 80, & 160 Meter Bands.
SFI index [ HIGH is GOOD ]
- 70 NOT GOOD
- 80 GOOD
- 90 BETTER
- 100+ BEST
The measure of total radio emissions from the sun at 10.7cm (2800 MHz), on a scale of 60 (no sunspots) to 300, generally corresponding to the sunspot level, but being too low in energy to cause ionization, not related to the ionization level of the Ionosphere.
Higher Solar Flux generally suggests better propagation on the 10, 12, 15, 17, & 20 Meter Bands; Solar Flux rarely affects the 30, 40, 60, 80, & 160 Meter Bands.
K index [ LOW is GOOD ]
- 0 or 1 is BEST
- 2 is OK
- 3 or more is BAD
- 5 is VERY VERY BAD
The overall geomagnetic condition of the ionosphere ("Kp" if averaged over the planet) over the past 3 hours, measured by 13 magnetometers between 46 & 63 degrees of latitude, and ranging quasi-logarithmically from 0-9. Designed to detect solar particle radiation by its magnetic effect. A higher K-index generally means worse HF conditions.
A lower K-Index generally suggests better propagation on the 10, 12, 15, 17, & 20 Meter Bands; a low & steady Kp-Index generally suggest good propagation on the 30, 40, 60, 80, & 160 Meter Bands.
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