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Solar storm warning: Giant tears in Sun’s corona trigger communication blackouts

A newly published study in the journal Space Weather detailed widespread radio blackout across the Caribbean after multiple giant solar flares struck the planet, express.co.uk wrote. On September 6, 2017, a class X-2.2 and major class X-9.3 flare erupted more than 93 million miles away from Earth, at about 8:00 a.

Bougainville in line for shortwave radio restoration

The Papua New Guinea government is contemplating restoring short wave radio services to Bougainville, after they were shut down during the civil war. This comes as the region prepares for a referendum on possible independence, expected to be held next June.

Suspected Dallas burglar waves to person filming him, police say

Dallas area police are on the lookout for a suspected burglar who allegedly broke into a vehicle and waved at the owner filming him. The recently released footage shows a man looking through an unlocked vehicle in a Richardson, Texas driveway. As he walks away, the suspected burglar spots a resident filming him and he gives the owner a short wave.

Suspected Dallas burglar waves to person filming him, police say

Dallas area police are on the lookout for a suspected burglar who allegedly broke into a vehicle and waved at the owner filming him. The recently released footage shows a man looking through an unlocked vehicle in a Richardson, Texas driveway. As he walks away, the suspected burglar spots a resident filming him and he gives the owner a short wave.

Solar Flares Disrupt Radio Communications During September Atlantic Hurricane Relief Effort

Sept. 6, three hurricanes advanced in a menacing line across the Atlantic Ocean. Category 5 Hurricane Irma ravaged Barbuda in the Caribbean’s Leeward Islands in the early morning and churned onward to St. Marin, St. Barthelemy, Anguilla and the Virgin Islands, causing massive damage.

Solar Flares Disrupted Radio Communications during September 2017 Atlantic Hurricanes

in Space Weather new study , a journal of the American Geophysical Union. The new research, which details how the events on the Sun and Earth unfolded side-by-side, could aid in the development of space weather forecasting and response, according to the study's authors.

Solar flares disrupted radio communications during September 2017 Atlantic hurricanes

On September 6, three hurricanes advanced in a menacing line across the Atlantic Ocean. Category 5 Hurricane Irma ravaged Barbuda in the Caribbean's Leeward Islands in the early morning and churned onward to St. Marin, St. Barthelemy, Anguilla and the Virgin Islands, causing massive damage.

Solar flares disrupted radio communications during September 2017 Atlantic hurricanes

in Space Weather new study , a journal of the American Geophysical Union. The new research, which details how the events on the Sun and Earth unfolded side-by-side, could aid in the development of space weather forecasting and response, according to the study's authors.

Amelia Earhart's final pleas for help may have been heard around world

Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan prepare for their final flight in 1937. / Getty Images. Amelia Earhart's final moments may have been broadcast around the world days after her plane disappeared in 1937, according to a group that analyzed radio distress calls.

Study: Radio signals may prove Amelia Earhart crashed on Pacific island

The report, which was not peer-reviewed, comes on the 121st anniversary of Gillespie said he ruled out dozens of other possible Earhart radio signals from July 3-7, 1937, because they were hoaxes, were picked up by listeners in locations that couldn't possibly have detected the signals or included....

Sky News Arabia appoints new CEO

ABU DHABI, 24th July, 2018 (WAM) -- Sky News Arabia announced the appointment of Angelos Frangopoulos as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Editor. In his new role, Frangopoulos will be responsible for the company's global programming operations for all its broadcast, digital and radio platforms.

Climate, Vol. 6, Pages 62: Changes in Earth’s Energy Budget during and after the “Pause” in Global Warming: An Observational Perspective

Abstract This study examines changes in Earth’s energy budget during and after the global warming “pause” (or “hiatus”) using observations from the Clouds and the Earth’s Radiant Energy System. We find a marked 0.83 0.41 Wm 2 reduction in global mean reflected shortwave (SW) top-of-atmosphere (TOA)....

Atmosphere, Vol. 9, Pages 256: Top-of-Atmosphere Shortwave Anisotropy over Liquid Clouds: Sensitivity to Clouds’ Microphysical Structure and Cloud-Topped Moisture

Abstract We investigated whether Top-of-Atmosphere Shortwave (TOA SW) anisotropyessential to convert satellite-based instantaneous TOA SW radiance measurements into TOA SW fluxesis sensitive to cloud-top effective radii and cloud-topped water vapor. Using several years of CERES SSF Edition 4....

As shortwave radio dies a slow death, enthusiasts long for a revival

Radio Veritas Asia shut its shortwave radio station down on June 30, an update on the DXers Guide blog for radio enthusiasts announced. “This station used to broadcast in 17 Indian languages from the 1990s,” said Jaisakthivel T., head of Ardic DX, a shortwave radio listeners club in Chennai.

Push to restore full Asia/Pacific service for Radio Australia

A group of Australia based supporters of Radio Australia want to see a re-vitalisation of the ABC's broadcasts to the Asia/Pacific region. The services of Radio Australia have been savagely cut back in the past several years, including an end to shortwave transmission, but there is a push for the government to think again.

Pacific: Australian government reviews broadcasting to Asia Pacific

The Pacific Islands Forum says it's been asked to write a submission for a review currently underway, into Australian media services in the Asia Pacific region. The government inquiry follows the ABC's decision last year to end its shortwave services to the Asia Pacific region.

Leo Sarkisian, who brought African music to listeners around the world, dies at 97

Leo Sarkisian, a self-taught ethnomusicologist whose popular weekly radio show, ȁ#x201c;Music Time in Africa,ȁ#x201d; remains the Voice of America’s longest-running English-language program, died June 8 at an assisted-living center in Bedford, New Hampshire. He was 97. The cause was congestive heart failure, said a nephew, Levon Andonian.

Push to fire up Radio Australia in the Pacific

Supporters of RA in Australia hope people around the Pacific will join them in sending submissions to inquiries underway in Canberra. It comes after savage cuts at RA that included shutting down shortwave transmission, which is seen as a critical service in many parts of the Pacific, particularly during natural disasters.

Surveillance video shows power of Tuesday’s storm as it destroys building in Missouri

A video provided by the Warrensburg Area Amateur Radio Club, Inc., shows the damage Tuesday’s storm did to a building at a water supply building in Johnson County, Mo. The camera, mounted at the old ATT microwave tower, sustained some damage. This hurricane season users of the www.weather.

Surveillance video shows power of Tuesday’s storm as it destroys building in Missouri

Jun 27, 2018. A video provided by the Warrensburg Area Amateur Radio Club, Inc., shows the damage Tuesday’s storm did to a building at a water supply building in Johnson County, Mo. The camera, mounted at the old ATT microwave tower, sustained some damage.

News Feature : Help revitalise Australia’s voice in the Asia/Pacific [27/06/2018

A group of Australian based supporters is trying to revitalise Australian broadcasting in the Pacific and Asia. For more than 50 years, ABC-Radio Australia was a trusted and respected friend in the region broadcasting independent news and information. But five years ago, the service was almost silenced by budget cuts.

Amateur radio operators have a 'field day' on Saturday

OWATONNA — Though local amateur radio operators hope they never get called into service to respond to a local emergency, they want to let it be known that they are ready if needed. That was in part the reason members of OSCAR — the Owatonna Steele County Amateur Radio Club — set up shop over the....

China shortwave foray into Pacific helped by Aus withdrawal

Transcript. ADRIAN SAINSBURY: Now on the international broadcast bands, which is what we use for broadcasting from New Zealand for example into the Pacific islands, these frequencies can be used by anyone, but there is a co-ordination system, and people register them with the ITU which is the....

Ham radio operators hone skills Updated at 5:59 PM

About a dozen members and guests of the Silver Springs Radio Club gathered in southeast Marion County on Saturday for the annual American Radio Relay League (ARRL) Field Day to practice methods used in emergencies when they are often a lifeline to help and loved ones.

Rusk County Amateur Radio Club prepares to help emergency personnel

HENDERSON, TX (KLTV) - Today over 40-thousand people around the country are coming together over the air waves for Field Day. It’s a 24-hour contest where amateur or ham radio operators set up temporary stations in public and communicate with each other. "When all else fails, ham radio," ham operator David Chenault said.

Rusk County Amateur Radio Club prepares to help emergency personnel

HENDERSON, TX (KLTV) - Today over 40-thousand people around the country are coming together over the air waves for Field Day. It’s a 24-hour contest where amateur or ham radio operators set up temporary stations in public and communicate with each other. "When all else fails, ham radio," ham operator David Chenault said.

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