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Radio telescope kit

For Space Weather Enthusiasts

With a broad range of user groups that range from the aviation community, to satellite programs, to general enthusiasts like pigeon racers and aurora watchers, SWPC’s web page offers each of these user groups a dashboard specific to the data sets and information that affects them.

The electric power grid, and consequently the power to your home and business, can be disrupted by space weather. One of the great discoveries of the 19th century was the realization that a time-varying magnetic field is able to produce an electrical current in a conducting wire. The basic idea is that the time rate of change of the magnetic flux (i.e. lines of magnetic force) passing through a current loop is proportional to the current that

Space Weather Impacts On Climate

All weather on Earth, from the surface of the planet out into space, begins with the Sun.  Space weather and terrestrial weather (the weather we feel at the surface) are influenced by the small changes the Sun undergoes during its solar cycle.  

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WEEKEND GEOMAGNETIC STORM WATCH: A CME (movie) is expected to hit Earth this weekend–probably on Nov. 19th. The impact could spark minor G1-class geomagnetc storms on the 19th and 20th. During such storms, naked-eye auroras typically fill the Arctic Circle. Fainter photographic auroras (best seen using cameras) may cross the US-Canadian border, dipping into states from New York to Washington. Aurora alerts:SMS Text

THE COMET REPORT: No one knows what to expect from cryo-volcanic Comet 12P/Pons-Brooks, which erupted again on Nov. 15th. “I made a observation of 12P on Friday evening,” reports Lars Zielke from Nerpio, Spain. “What a surprise… I saw a very clear dark streak in the sphere surrounding the comet.”


Van Allen Probe observationshttps://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2019/ten-highlights-from-nasa-s-van-allen-probes-mission

lacy network of halos and arcs:

Earth sails the solar system in a ship of its own making: the mhttps://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2021/themis-researchers-find-standing-waves-at-edge-of-earth-magnetic-bubbleagnetosphere,

So you think you know what a comet is


Potentially Hazardous Asteroids (PHAs) are space rocks larger than approximately 100m that can come closer to Earth than 0.05 AU. None of the known PHAs is on a collision course with our planet, although astronomers are finding new ones all the time.


On June 15, 2023 there were 2335 potentially hazardous asteroids.

Ham Radio Events



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                  QRP CW ONLY

Welcome to the Third Annual W2MM Special Event Station!

The Quarter Century Wireless Association (QCWA) is the sponsor of the W2MM Special Event Station annual event, which runs for 7 days beginning the first weekend of December.

QCWA members only in the US and its possessions will have an opportunity to activate W2MM for this event. Contact QCWA Activities Manager at activitiesmanager@qcwa.org for more information and scheduling.

Stations activating W2MM must submit their log in an ADIF file only to activitiesmanager@qcwa.org by the end of the third week of December. Please use the following format when naming your file: (Your callsign)_SE2023.adf

At the end of December, all stations working W2MM will be able to download a commemorative certificate. W2MM Certificate

QCWA thanks Louis Maggio NO2C for this service. Since Lou is providing this service on a volunteer basis, please expect a 2 to 3 month lead time to access your certificate.

Event Details:

Start Time (UTC): 0001 – Start Date: December 2, 2023
End Time (UTC): 2359 – End Date: December 9, 2023

Celebrating QCWA’s 76th Anniversary on December 5, 2023

CW: 3.540 7.035 14.040 21.050 28.050
SSB: 3.810 7.244 14.262 21.365 28.325

FT8/FT4 – standard frequencies 80/40/20/15/10

(Note: expect W2MM to be within 20 kHz of the above frequencies on CW and SSB)

Contact person: John Kludt, K7SYS activitiesmanager@qcwa.org

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John Kludt, K7SYS
Activities Manager, QCWA, Inc. P.S. If you haven’t received the journal for November 2023, kindly contact the webmaster by emailing webmaster@qcwa.org. You can also download the November 2023 QCWA Journal directly using this link Journal November 2023.

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