Monthly Archives: October 2020


By | October 28, 2020

BIG SUNSPOT AR2778:There’s a new spot on the sun–and it’s a big one. Only two days old, AR2778 is already 8 times wider than Earth with a dozen dark cores sprawling 100,000 km across the solar surface. It is inset in this magnetic map of the sun from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory: The +/- magnetic… Read More »

IARU Administrative Council addresses wide-ranging agenda

By | October 13, 2020

The Administrative Council (AC) of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) held its annual meeting (virtual) on October 8-10, 2020 The IARU News Release says: The AC is responsible for the policy and management of the IARU and consists of the three IARU international officers and two representatives from each of the three IARU regional… Read More »

Amateur radio operators simulated emergency test

By | October 5, 2020

Earlier this week, 911 briefly went down in parts of Western Wisconsin, which poses the question, “Who takes over when typical operators aren’t available?” Turns out, when there’s no power, but you still need to communicate in an emergency, amateur radio steps in For WQOW TV News Katrina Lim reports: On Saturday, the Amateur Radio… Read More »

Tsunami Drill Code Name: IOWave 20

By | October 5, 2020

Dear all ham friends,Please informed, that National scale disaster simulation activity under thename IOWave20 (Indian Ocean Wave Exercise 2020), which is a regionalprogram of UNESCO and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission) incountries in the Indian Ocean region. For the IOWave20 activities inIndonesia coordinated by BMKG(Central Earthquake and Tsunami Sector) involving BNPB, BPBD, SAR, LocalGovernment and Disaster… Read More »

US ShakeOut 2020

By | October 2, 2020

ShakeOut 2020 is quickly approaching. ShakeOut is a wonderful opportunity to have an exercise focused on activating your radio groups.It can be local, regional or national. Moreover, ShakeOut is a great way to get your household involved in preparedness. We would like to share our thoughts and – hopefully – some inspiration, for those groups… Read More »