May 2nd at 7:30pm

Reminder: Clubhouse will be open early for those wishing to use the club's HF station!!

Shawn (WØFW) will open the clubhouse one hour prior to the meeting for those of you interested in seeing the club's new digital mode station.
The station will be operating on the newest digital mode called JS8 and Shawn will be answering questions related to working all digital modes.

HSARC now has an HF station dedicated to digital mode operations

The Hot Springs Amateur Radio Club now has a new Yaesu FT-450D radio that will be used as a dedicated HF station for club members to enjoy operations on digital modes.

This station was made possible by a VERY generous donation from Mr. Robert Phares (KAØROB) of Hot Springs.
Mr. Phares also donated some other items to HSARC, which include a Yaesu FT-2800M 2 meter mobile radio, a Vertex VX150 handheld radio and an Astron RS-20M power supply.

A generous donation brings new opportunities to HSARC

With the completion of "Phase One" renovations on the clubhouse, not only do we have a new ceiling, new paint and new lighting to enjoy, we also have Wi-Fi.

The gift of wireless internet was made possible by a generous donation from Dave Dewsbury (KD0USU). Dave donated the equipment and it was installed after the completion of the renovation project.

Honda Portable Generators Recalled Due to Potential Fire Hazard

American Honda has announced that it’s voluntarily recalling some 200,000 of its portable generators sold in the US due to a potential fire and burn hazard. The recall includes the EU2200i, EU2200i Companion, and EB2200i generators. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) says the affected portable generators can leak gasoline from the fuel valve. Users should stop operating the recalled generator and contact an authorized Honda dealer for a free repair. Honda is also contacting users directly. For more information, visit the CPSC website.

Solar Cycle 25 Predicted to be Similar to Cycle 24

Scientists charged with predicting the Sun’s activity for Cycle 25 say it’s likely to be much like that of current Cycle 24, which is declining and predicted to bottom out in 2019 or 2020. Solar Cycle 25 Prediction Panel experts said Cycle 25 may get off to a slow start but is anticipated to peak between 2023 and 2026 with a sunspot range of 95 to 130. This is well below the typical average of 140 to 220 sunspots per solar cycle. The panel expressed high confidence that the coming cycle should break the trend of weakening solar activity seen over the past four cycles.

More ARISS SSTV Transmissions Scheduled

ARISS-Russia is planning to transmit slow-scan television (SSTV) images from the International Space Station. Transmissions will begin on April 11 at approximately 1800 UTC and run continuously until approximately 1800 UTC on April 14, 2019. A computer in the ISS Russian Segment stores images that are then transmitted to Earth using the ARISS Amateur Radio station in the Service Module, which is equipped with a Kenwood TM D710E transceiver. The transmissions will be on 145.800 MHz using PD-120 SSTV mode. All are invited to post received images.

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