08 NOV 2021

Let’s see, what’s new? Well, I have now upgraded my license to Amateur Extra, passed the Element 4 test on Oct. 19th. Once that was done, and the FCC showed the change, I subitted my application for Volunteer Examiner (VE). I got an email from the ARRL VEC last week saying that my application had “been sent to the approving area for processing”, so I’m thinking that I should be getting my credentials any day now. Which is good, my club’s regular testing is on the thrird Saturday of each month, so that’s coming up soon.

In other news. I did a quick and dirty ham–clock. Basically a dual clock, showing UTC time and local time. I can't quite seem to do the conversion in my head. You can find that by following this link.

That’s all I can think of for now.

Welcome to my Shack on the Web

Welcome to my little corner of the web. I've designed this site as a repository of various bits of ham radio related information that I have aquired, content I have generated, simple programs that I have written (all web-based), links, etc. Pretty much whatever I find useful and/or interesting concerning ham radio.

My main interests in Ham Radio include, but are certainly not limited to, antennas, propagation and DX. The plan is to provide a little bit of everything, and a whole lot of some things. You can find out more about me over on my 'About Me' page (go figure :-)). Other than that, the menu bar at the top of each page will help you to navigate around the site, and, hopefully, find something that peaks your interest.

So, come on in, take a look around. I hope you find it useful and/or interesting.

Quick Prop. Info.

Last Updated: 07 Dec 2021 1000 GMT
Solar Flux: 79
A Index: 7
K Index: 1
SSN: 14
Band Conditions
Band Day Night
80m – 40m Fair Good
30m – 20m Fair Fair
17m – 15m Poor Poor
12m – 10m Poor Poor
Aurora - Northern Hemi Band Closed
North America Band Closed
Europe Band Closed
Europe — 6m Band Closed
Europe — 4m Band Closed

More detailed solar information can be found here.

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