Solar Storm Impacts HF Communications

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Solar flares reached the earth’s atmosphere on May 10 through the 13th which disrupted radio communications.  The resulting geomagnetic storm was classified as a G5 category storm and included solar winds traveling at 470 to 500 miles/second.  This was the must powerful solar storm since October of 2003 and produced visible aurora as far south ….  Read More

MFJ Ends Production

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One of the most most recognizable brands in amateur radio announced Thursday April 25th that they are ending production of all product lines in the United States.  In an email to customers MFJ President, Martin F. Jue K5FLU, made the announcement.  The MFJ line of products includes the MFJ, Cushcraft, Hi-Gain, Mirage, Vectronics and MDS-HAM ….  Read More

Distracted Driving Bill Would Prohibit Amateur Radio Operations

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On Thursday April 18th the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) Atlantic Division Director, Bob Famiglio, K3RF, alerted ARRL members to a Pennsylvania Bill that would impact mobile amateur radio operations if passed.  The text of Bob’s alert is included at the bottom of this post. This bill has been in development for over three years ….  Read More

CCARC Considers DMR Repeater Project

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John N3SPW brought to the CCARC’s attention the 444.650 MHz repeater coordination at the February business meeting. CCARC holds an “initial coordination” for this frequency from the Western Pennsylvania Repeater Council (WPRC). After some discussion it was decided that if we were to take on a new repeater project it needed to offer something not ….  Read More

SKYWARN Exercise Conducted

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On January 24th at 1900 hours a SKYWARN training net was held conducted with net control operations at the State College National Weather Service Office. The W3GA repeater on 146.760 mHz was used for this exercise. Carmine KC3WP was Net Control for this exercise. Stations from Centre neighboring counties were invited to participate. Stations provided ….  Read More

PEMA Activated ACS for Winter Storm

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On Tuesday January 9th Clearfield County, as well as most of Pennsylvania, experienced a rather significant winter storm. Forecasts were calling for significant snowfall accumulations followed by wind and rain. At the request of PEMA ACS officials, a state-wide alert was issued and all county ACS teams were placed on stand by status. Local county ….  Read More