QCWA Silver State Chapter #190

Hi everyone,
Per the suggestion and the vote the name has now officially reverted to Silver State.
You can see it on the QCWA website under members….

  • Next meet on 9 July at 11:30

The bimonthly meeting of the Silver State Quarter Century Wireless Association (QCWA) Club #190 is coming up on Saturday, July 9th 2022, 11am at Famous Dave’s, 4925 Kietzke Ln, Reno. For this meeting, after talking with a few of you, I thought we would try something different. We all enjoy the same hobby but in many cases found our way into it in different ways. Ham Radio convention dinners quickly turn into story time where you might find the guy next to you had the same first radio, for instance. I know the stories of some of you and others I don’t even,  though we see each other at various Northern Nevada events regularly. So with that said, I’m looking for maybe two or three volunteers to tell us your ham radio story, props are welcome, don’t everyone jump up at once, but we might make this a regular feature of the beginning of the meeting if you all enjoy it.

Drop me an email , call , text so I can coordinate this if you are interested in sharing your story, I know everyone loves to talk..

You do not need to be a member to attend. And remember, Show and Tell is encouraged.

Chuck Farnham 




QCWA Reno Chapter #190







LOOK at our amazing skys

 Don’t have a filter? Try the projection technique.

NEARBY CME DETECTED: A CME passed close to Earth on July 1st, around 1200 UT. It did not strike our planet’s magnetic field directly. It made itself known by “snowplowing” some dense plasma in our direction. Here are the data. The near miss might spark geomagnetic unrest and mild auroras around the poles on July 2nd. Aurora alerts:SMS Text.

ARSIDE SOLAR ACTIVITY: The Earthside of the sun is quiet. The farside is not. Yesterday, an explosion from a hidden sunspot hurled a partial halo CME into space:

  • Cosmic Rays Solar Cycle 25 is beginning, and this is reflected in the number of cosmic rays entering Earth’s atmosphere. Neutron counts from the University of Oulu’s Sodankyla Geophysical Observatory show that cosmic rays reaching Earth are slowly declining–a result of the yin-yang relationship between the solar cycle and cosmic rays.

SUNSPOT SUNSETS: Solar Cycle 25 is changing the way sunsets look. It is adding some spots. “Active sunspot complex AR2993-94 was visible yesterday at sunset,” says Marek Nikodem, who sends this picture from Szubin, Poland: