Solar cycle 24 is declining more quickly than forecast.
Check out this interesting article in the Space Weather Archive.
The WARA 2018 Ham Grad Celebration was a great success (42 attendees). We celebrated 16 newly minted radio amateurs who had excelled in their studies under the excellent tutelage of Andy Woodsworth VE7PT, David James VA7VK, and numerous other WARA instructors. We are fortunate to have such a dedicated team.
Many thanks to Richard Thompson VE7XT for his terrific presentation. His personal spin on our great hobby, his photographs of some amazing DXpeditions, and his numerous show and tell items (e.g., Morse keys) were a delight for both the old and new hams (and their guests).
Thanks also to Tom Heemskerk VE7ZTH for arranging the use of the room at the Royal Theatre and Glenn Lindsey VE7GRQ for managing the event and buying the pizzas.
Peter Driessen VE7AB gave a very informative presentation titled Software Defined Radio at Tuesday’s WARA member meeting. Approximately 33 members and guests took in a wealth of information not only on SDR but also different pieces of hardware and different types of software to help with contesting and DXing.
My photos are not the best but they will give you an idea how many members are starting to enjoy these meetings.
Glenn Lindsey VE7GRQ
We are close to the end of this year’s course. Today we were making antennas, and Graeme looks very pleased with the results. Many thanks to Donn VA7DH for machining a lot of plastic components, and to Ed VA7SDH for patiently giving glowing signal reports as we tried each new antenna on the air.