ARRL Field Day 2019 and Summer Solstice!

The ARRL 2019 Field Day coincides with the Summer Solstice Field Day is an age old tradition – where Amateur Radio Operators (aka “Ham Radio Operators”) take to the field and perform an emergency exercise of setting up communications gear that could help in the event of a disaster – knocking out cell phone and internet service. I will try to see if I…

Summer Solstice on its Way . . .

Summer Sun – and Fun The Summer Solstice is just around the corner – I had a great (but hot) weekend, doing my first Summer Project. The tradition started when I would be worried about the “DX Doldrums” – and I wanted a way to keep myself engaged when lean DXing times hit. URAT Summer Project from a few years back Now a days,…

Ol’ Sol

This past Monday, and through this weekend, the Northern Hemisphere is having its longest days of 2018. I like to use this web site and click on the “day length” feature to get a monthly calendar: https://www.sunrisesunset.com/calendar.asp?comb_city_info=San+Francisco%2C+California%3B122.4194%3B37.7749%3B-8%3B1&month=6&year=2018&want_daylen=1&time_type=0&wsom=0 So, as you can see, the Summer Solstice really started last Monday and goes for a week. But later today, UTC wise, it will be the “official”…