The K7RA Solar Update
We saw an increase in solar activity over the past week, and it appears that perhaps the second peak of Solar Cycle 24 is not over.
Average daily sunspot numbers from February 20-26 increased nearly 24 percent from the previous seven days, from 140.4 to 173.6. Average daily solar flux over the same period rose from 158.7 to 167.3. On Thursday, February 27, the sunspot number increased from 197 ...
More Amateur Radio CubeSats Released into Orbit from ISS, Launched from Japan
Several Amateur Radio CubeSats, including LituanicaSAT-1 and Litsat-1, have been deployed into orbit from the International Space Station. LithuanicaSAT-1 and LitSat-1 are Lithuania’s first satellites. NASA reported that the nanosat deployments took place February 26, 27, and 28, as the onboard Expedition 38 crew prepared for the arrival of a US commercial cargo craft and the departure of three...
Past ARRL General Manager, QST Editor John Huntoon, W1RW, SK
John Huntoon, W1RW (ex-W1LVQ), of East Hartford, Connecticut, died February 23. He was 97. Huntoon served as ARRL Secretary and General Manager from 1961 until 1975. A Full Charter Life Member of ARRL, he also was the Secretary of the International Amateur Radio Union and Editor of QST. His oldest daughter, Susan Shipman, recalled that the League was an important part of her father’s life.