AMATEUR RADIO NEWS

News Release: IARU Administrative Council Holds Annual Meeting in Albena, Bulgaria

The Administrative Council (AC) of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) held its annual meeting on 27 & 28 September 2014 in Albena, Bulgaria. The AC is responsible for the policy and management of the IARU and consists of the three IARU international officers and two representatives from each of the three IARU regional organizatio... [continue]

Monday, 20th October 2014

QRZ Anniversary Sweepstakes: Down to the wire!

We can hardly believe it, but we have over 320,000 entries in the 2014 QRZ Anniversary Sweepstakes! I guess this shouldn't surprise us too much with that Shiny new TS-990s as a grand prize. Don't forget that we have one more weekly drawing coming up this Thursday, October 23 in which the winner will receive great prizes from QRZ, Gigaparts, and ... [continue]

ICQ PODCAST - Schematic and PCB Programs reviewed

Series Seven EpisodeTwenty-One of the ICQ Amateur / Ham Radio Podcast- Schematic and PCBPrograms has been released. The latest news,Martin (M1MRB & W9ICQ) and Colin (M6BOY) an even cheaper ChineseRadio (£8) and Martin (M1MRB & W9ICQ) reviews Schematic and PCBPrograms. Newsstories include:- EMC issues in cockpit screensFi... [continue]

W4KKP Charlie Kayhart 103 years young and still hamming it up!

Today the Greeneville TN Hamfest was honored to have Charlie Kayhart W4KKP as our special guest. Charlie just celebrated his 103rd birthday earlier this week. I have been privileged to have known him for about 37 years. Charlie is active on the radio and I have provided a link to a story done by WBIR TV in Knoxville TN earlier in the week. http... [continue]

IARU Administrative Council Resolution Seeks to Rein in Electromagnetic Interference

The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Administrative Council has called upon International Telecommunication Union (ITU) signatory nations to take steps to ensure that the operation of “electrical apparatus or installations of any kind, including power and telecommunication distribution networks,” does not cause harmful interference to A... [continue]

4M Moon Orbiter Carrying Ham Radio Payload to Launch on October 23

The Manfred Memorial Moon Mission (4M) lunar flyby experiment, which will carry an Amateur Radio payload, is set to launch from China, attached to the final stage of a Chinese Long March 3C rocket. The launch will take place within a narrow window on October 23, with lunar flyby to occur, nominally, on October 28. Integration of the LX0OHB-4M Amate... [continue]

Radio Amateurs Play a Role in Separate Storm Responses

Amateur Radio volunteers activated on opposite ends of the US late last week and over the weekend as separate hurricanes struck Bermuda and Hawaii. Both regions were prepared and fared well with no deaths, serious injuries, or major property damage reported.Hurricane GonzaloHurricane Gonzalo, the stronger of the two storms, was a Category 3 hurrica... [continue]

W1AW Centennial Operations are West Virginia and Nevada Bound

The ARRL Centennial W1AW portable operations taking place throughout 2014 from each of the 50 states are now in Alabama and Michigan. They will transition at 0000 UTC on Wednesday, October 22 (the evening of October 21 in US time zones), to West Virginia (W1AW/8) and Nevada (W1AW/7). W1AW/KH0 also will be active until October 21 from Tinian Island ... [continue]

PAT project Photo 3, November 2014

Due to an oversight, Photo 3 was omitted from this (more…)

Boy Scouts Have Weekend Submarine Adventure:

Michael Lux has visited the USS Batfish several times, but this was the first time he's spent the night aboard the submarine. "This is once in a lifetime experience," said Lux, 16, of Broken Arrow. With tents of various sizes and colors scattered around Muskogee's War Memorial Park, Boy Scout Troop 995 from Broken Arrow, arrived Friday evening to ... [continue]

Ham Radio Operators Link on Global Airwaves:

Do not be alarmed if you heard high-pitched feedback and static coming from the Onslow County Fairgrounds this weekend. Members of the Onslow County Amateur Radio Club (OARC) and local scouts have gathered for the Jamboree-On-The-Air, a nationwide event in its 57th year that lets members of the Boy Scouts of America connect with one another and ot... [continue]

ARISS-US accepting proposals to host scheduled ISS contacts in 2015

Essex Scout's 434 MHz balloons

High altitude balloon keeps going

UKSA announces CubeSat payload opportunity

UKEICC 80m SSB Contest

RTA roadshow on its way to Cape Town

DXCC Country/Entity Report

1st. Brussels (British) Scouts at ON8RT EmComm Field Station during 2014 JOTA-JOTI

ICQPODCAST - Schematic and PCB Programs reviewed

History This Week

Museum of Radio and Technology channels memories of a bygone era (West Virginia)

Why This West Virginia Town Has No Cellphones

Ham geeks in operation (India)

Walnut Creek: Volunteers know Loma Prieta 'just a precursor' (California)

China Readies Moon Mission for Launch Next Week

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Sunday, 12th October 2014

scandinavian contest 2014 Ham Radio

HamRadio Station DO7PSL Stephan Lange 15m Amateurfunk.

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Sunday, 19th October 2014

Ham Radio on BBC Radio 4 - Southgate Amateur Radio Club

Ham Radio on BBC Radio 4Southgate Amateur Radio ClubOn October 18, 1924, the first radio communication contact between the two countries took place between (G)2SZ at Mill Hill School, the station operated by 18 year-old former pupil Cecil Goyder, and (Z)4AA in Shag Valley, South Island, New Zealand, ...... [continue]

Saturday, 18th October 2014

Blizzard Saturday in Colorado? No, just a radio test

Ham radio operators and listeners might hear about some extreme weather this Saturday as part of a test of the Amateur Radio Emergency Service, ...

Radio prepares for war, part 2

Even smaller radios were needed to fit in the cockpits of fighter planes. ... (note 2) Like the HRO, they were highly prized by amateur radio operators.

Friday, 17th October 2014

Museum of Radio and Technology channels memories of a bygone era

BOB WOJCIESZAK/DAILY MAIL A CB radio exhibit includes new and ... area where meetings are held for the Tri-State Amateur Radio Association.

Ham geeks in operation

These are pieces of information tricking in from a few Ham (amateur) radio operators ... Ten members from National Institute of Amateur Radio arrive.

HAM RADIO PODCASTS

DX CLUSTER SPOTS

SpotterFreq.DXGMTPref.
W9UUM18123.0 SM0OWX 1539SM
PU5AAD28475.0 CU7MD 1539CU
IZ4RCF14180.0 9K2RA 15399K
K9GYI21012.9 IK4VFD 1539I
G0JEI28077.0 KI0QS 1539KI0
F6IRO21038.0 W1AW/1 1539W1
K1PV28360.0 HZ1PS 1539HZ
OK1BP24940.0 W1AW/4 1539W1
KC3DWC146995.0 N6GN 1539N6
KX1W24948.0 HA3FTA 1538HA
N0VVV28059.0 VP2ERJ 1538VP2E
VU3WIJ7138.0 N7EKD 1538N7
HC5F28523.0 DK6GWG 1538DK
EA7JQT28350.0 W1AW/4 1538W1
NE8Z21017.0 VP2EIM 1538VP2E
HA6VH21020.2 HC1/W0OR 1538HC
R7MA10112.0 YB9/DL7UVO 1538YB
LU6DPP28523.0 DK8WG 1538DK
EA3HCE24923.3 3B8HB 15383B8
CT5KCJ28560.0 FG4NO 1538FG

TOP HF SPOTS

HF spots from EU
W1AW/411
NN1N5
FG4NO5
9K2RA4
LU1XS4
HC2SL3
TA0/LZ3FN3
HI8CSS3
YB9/DL3KZA3
PY8WW3
TG9AJR3
VE3MCE3
J6/DL7VOG3
PD7DX3
IW5AB/IT93
HF spots from NA
KG4LB4
ER3GS3
PB5X2
9H4CM2
SU9IG2
SV3AQR2
VP2ERJ2
FM5BH2
FG4NO2
HA3FTA2
HH2/PY2PT2
W1AW/42
OM5XX2
S58N2
HA8RM1
HF spots from AS
FR5EC1
ON5UN1
UA9CJE1
R6LCZ1
VR2XAN1
YB9/DL7UVO1
TA0/LZ3FN1
N7EKD1
3Z2014DK1

DX ANNOUNCES

PROPAGATION

Solar Flux: 173, A-index: 10
Space weather for the next 24 hours is predicted to be minor.
Report issued 2014 Nov 24 1210 UTC

DateSun SpotsFluxGoes
Nov 24, 201466173 B8.9
Nov 23, 201464173 B8.6
Nov 22, 201468167 B7.7
Nov 21, 201483163 B8.8
Nov 20, 201472168 B9.2
Nov 19, 201492170 B8.9
Nov 18, 201495167 B7.9
Nov 17, 201491168 B9.5
Nov 16, 2014100172 B7.2
Nov 15, 2014117161 B8.1
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