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K Index, A Index, (SFI) Solar Flux Index, HF Band Conditions, Propagation

10 months ago ReddingProphet1 0
Three major indexes are used by HF Ham operators to interpret probable HF band propagation at any given time – K index, A index and SFI. The Sun is constantly shooting electro-magnetic particles into the Earth’s ionosphere. These particles along with seasonal weather, solar flares and Sunspot activity, combine to create ever-changing, low to severe Read More

HF Frequency Bands from 1.8 to 29.7 Mhz and Ham Radio Q Signals

10 months ago ReddingProphet1 0
The following is a list of the HF Frequency bands from 1.8 to 29.7 Megahertz and also a handy list of common Ham Radio Q Signals. This arrangement is not law or regulation it is simply a consolidation of good practice techniques by the amateur radio community. 160 Meters 1.800 – 2.000 MHz 1.800 – Read More

Amateur Radio 2 Meter 144 – 148 Mhz Band Plan

10 months ago ReddingProphet1 0
Band Plans in the Ham radio spectrum are not for the most part officially regulated by the FCC. These band plans developed through the common courtesy and agreed upon “good practice” throughout the Ham community. They are arranged so that all transmission modes, technologies and requirements (repeaters, simplex, beacons, SSB, CW, etc) have their own Read More

Amateur Radio Emergency Services – ARES and RACES – First Aid, Disaster Radio Communication Field Supplies

10 months ago ReddingProphet1 0
Amateur Radio Emergency Service – ARES and RACES – FIRST AID and DISASTER RADIO COMMUNICATION FIELD SUPPLIES Two national amateur radio emergency services exist – ARES and RACES. RACES – Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service is coordinated and run by the US Federal Government activated among preexisting membership of amateur radio volunteers as part of Read More