AMSAT Argentina balloon flight completes 2nd trip around the world

AMSAT Argentina balloon flight completes 2nd trip around the world
AMSAT Argentina reports that their earth circling El PicoGlobo WSPR beacon balloon has now completed its 2nd lap around the world.

After its 2nd crossing of the Pacific Ocean the balloon flew over Patagonia, then headed north at 12,000 meters altitude to Buenos Aires during the night of February 11. On February 12 it flew over Uruguay then turned east out over the Atlantic Ocean to begin…

AMSAT Argentina balloon flight completes 2nd trip around the world
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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2103 for Friday, Feb. 16, 2018

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2103 for Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 Audio – https://www.arnewsline.org/s/Report2103.mp3

Amateur Radio Newsline Report Number 2103 with a release date of Friday, February 16, 2018 to follow in 5-4-3-2-1.
The following is a QST. Theft and vandalism destroy a repeater in the UK. A Hamvention team member becomes a Silent Key — and there's a new chance to get Bouvet Island in your log. All this and more as Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2103 comes your way…

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2103 for Friday, Feb. 16, 2018
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The K7RA Solar Update

Solar activity increased over the last reporting week (February 8-14). Average daily sunspot number rose from 10.3 to 24, while average daily solar flux increased from 72.5 to 77.4. Geomagnetic indicators were quiet, with average planetary A index changing from 4.4 to 4.1, and average mid-latitude A index going from 3.6 to 3.

 

Predicted solar flux is 71, 70 and 69 on February 16-18, 68 on Februa...

KE4PT and W4RQ Win the February QST Cover Plaque Award

The winning article for the February 2018 QST Cover Plaque award is “Live Trees Affect Antenna Performance” by Kai Siwiak, KE4PT, and Richard Quick, W4RQ. The QST Cover Plaque Award -- given to the author or authors of the most popular article in each issue -- is determined by a vote of ARRL members on the QST Cover Plaque Poll web page. Cast a ballot for your favorite article in the March issu...

KE4PT and W4RQ Win the February QST Cover Plaque Award

The winning article for the February 2018 QST Cover Plaque award is “Live Trees Affect Antenna Performance” by Kai Siwiak, KE4PT, and Richard Quick, W4RQ. The QST Cover Plaque Award — given to the author or authors of the most popular article in each issue — is determined by a vote of ARRL members on the QST Cover Plaque Poll web page. Cast a ballot for your favorite article in the March issu…

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