A strong, level X1.7, sunspot x-ray flare

ALERT: A strong, level X1.7, sunspot x-ray flare was produced by active sunspot region, NOAA AR #2192, peaking at 14:28 UTC. This caused an R3-level radio blackout on the sunlit side of the Earth, during the flare event. If a CME was released, it is likely heading toward Earth and will arrive anywhere between two and four days. That, if it occurs, will result in Aurora and degradation of shortwave radio propagation. Stay tuned! Don’t forget to share!
John Reynolds, W4IJJ
Communications Officer
American Red Cross
N FL Region
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Watch us Live! Streaming!

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Here is the list of race participants for the 2014 season.  Thanks to all of you for making the SMRA bike races a success.

 

4-May 22-Jun 24-Aug 7-Sep 21-Sep 5-Oct
KB3EJZ KB3EJZ K3HQI K3HQI K3HQI K3EYK
KB3ZLH KC3APE K4ITO KC3CEK KB3VAX K3HQI
KB3ZLI KC3CAS KB3ZLD N1NWU KB3VID KB3YDB
KC3APE N1NWU KC3CEK N1XGH KB3YDB KC3APE
KC3CEK N3ACP N3ACP W0BR KC3APE KC3CDJ
N1NWU N3ECF N3ECF W3ZRD KC3CEK KC3CEK
N3SW W3SMF W3ZRD KD4WMI N3CEF
W3HMS W3ZRD WA3USG N3ACP W3SMF
W3SMF WA3USG N3SW W3ZRD
W3ZRD W0BR WA3USG
WA3USG W3FMH
W3SMF
W3ZRD

 

If you see any mistakes, let me know. At the 10/21 meeting we will present a 2014 ARRL Handbook to a name drawn at random from this list.

73,
Bob
W0BR

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Are you an SMRA Member and not sure how to use our website?

Well go to this page and watch videos on how to use some of the features on our website! New videos covering features missing will be added over time.

Click Here! —>  http://n3twt.org/how-to/

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Introducing the Discussion Forums

One of the new features of the SMRA website is the discussion forums (or fora, if you insist). The forums are a place to hang out, ask questions, share information, and above all, to learn from each other. The forums aren’t meant to replace the mailing lists so you won’t miss any important club news. They’re an added benefit to SMRA membership.

To access the forums, just go to the Members Area in the menu bar at the top of the page and scroll to the Discussion Forums link. They are a work in progress so if you think a new forum or sub-forum should be added, please e-mail me and I’ll be more than happy to add it.

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Pennsylvania Amateur Radio Conference (PARC) September

 

 

 

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Funny!

Smart kid – STUDENT WHO OBTAINED 0% ON AN EXAM

I would have given him 100! Each answer is absolutely grammatically correct, and funny too. The teacher had no sense of humor.

Q1.. In which battle did Napoleon die?
* his last battle

Q2.. Where was the Declaration of Independence signed?
* at the bottom of the page

Q3.. River Ravi flows in which state?
* liquid

Q4.. What is the main reason for divorce?
* marriage

Q5.. What is the main reason for failure?
* exams

Q6.. What can you never eat for breakfast?
* Lunch & dinner

Q7.. What looks like half an apple?
* The other half

Q8.. If you throw a red stone into the blue sea what it will become?
* Wet

Q9.. How can a man go eight days without sleeping ?
* No problem, he sleeps at night.

Q10. How can you lift an elephant with one hand?
* You will never find an elephant that has one hand.

Q11. If you had three apples and four oranges in one hand and four apples and three oranges in other hand, what would you have?
* Very large hands

Q12. If it took eight men ten hours to build a wall, how long would it take four men to build it?
*No time at all, the wall is already built.

Q13. How can u drop a raw egg onto a concrete floor without cracking it?
*Any way you want, concrete floors are very hard to crack.

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ARISS Contact on Tuesday

Please join us in listening to the ISS contact with participants at the
ESA 2014 Space Camp, Rossall School, Fleetwood, United Kingdom on Tuesday 29 July 2014
AOS is anticipated at 14:01 UTC 
The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be a telebridge between NA1SS and W6SRJ in California. The contact should be audible over the west coast of the U.S. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in English.
This annual camp is organised by the ESA Space Camp Committee takes place in a different European country each summer for 2 weeks. This year the camp takes place between 27 July and 10 August where 185 young space explorers aged 8 to 17 will meet each other in the UK at Rossall School. The children come from the following ESA establishments (UK, France, Spain, Italy, The Netherlands and Germany).
This will be the 20th Space Camp organised by ESA. This year the children will also be involved in celebrating this milestone with marking 50 years of ESA. Children, their parents and educators from the area will join the ESA campers on this special celebration day.
Audio from this contact will be fed into the:
EchoLink *AMSAT* (101377)
IRLP Node 9010 Discovery Reflector
Audio/video web streaming should be available on Http://www.batc.tv/streams/arissuk/
Audio on Echolink is generally transmitted around 20 minutes prior to the contact taking place so that you can hear some of the preparation that occurs. IRLP will begin just prior to the ground station call to the ISS.
Please note that on Echolink there are automatic breaks of 1.5 seconds in the audio transmission. These occur every 2.5 minutes during the event. Breaks on IRLP are manual and occur approximately after every third question.
** Contact times are approximate. If the ISS executes a reboost or other manoeuvre, the AOS (Acquisition Of Signal) time may alter by a few minutes **
73,
John AG9D
ARISS Audio Distribution
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Black Widow Vertical by N3SW

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Baofeng Comparison

comparison-chart

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