It is with great sadness that we report that our good friend AB5AR has passed. We certainly will keep his family in our thoughts. I considered Virgil a mentor of mine, and I greatly appreciated his insight and wisdom. It was never a dull conversation with him. He will be greatly missed.
As most Ham operators know, radio astronomy is a pretty interesting field. Scientists in Australia have detected a burst of radio waves originating from another galaxy. It’s a pretty neat discovery. You can find the article at www.9news.com.au
Here’s the note K5DDT sent out to the list regarding Field Day this year:
all radio amateurs, Field Day 2019 is rapidly approaching and a group
of us will be meeting at the Lowndes County ARC clubhouse to participate
in this event. This is a “group event” and everyone is welcome. Come
fellowship with friends and family. This is an open event to everyone.
All modes are welcome and we can put up an antenna for you and your
radio or you can sit in on one of the ones we have setup. Hope to see
Day is ham radio’s open house. It has been an annual event since 1933
and remains the most popular event in ham radio. Every June, more than
40,000 operators throughout North America set up temporary transmitting
stations in public places to demonstrate ham radio’s science, skill and
service to our communities. It combines public service, emergency
preparedness, community outreach, and technical skills all in a single
Hams will set up and operate radio stations to contact other hams throughout the US and Canada over a 24 hour period. If you are a newly licensed operator, be sure to make this event.
The nearest address is a community gym @ 222 Lawrence Dr. Columbus MS 39702. Lowndes County
Amateur Radio Club is 0.1 mi farther on the right.
From spaceweather.com, “Three and possibly four CMEs are en route to Earth following a series of explosions near sunspot AR2741. The most potent so far occurred on May 12th when a filament of magnetism surrounding the sunspot became unstable and erupted. The blast zone was more than 220,000 km in diameter”