AMATEUR RADIO NEWS

Tony's 10m Band Report

Another poor week, not even the weekend could raise things. Mid-week, which is traditionally bad was actually very bad with only 3stations spotted in total on Wednesday and Thursday. Best of the week OG1D (Finland), VK9NK (Norfolk Is). That’s about it really

Thursday, 23rd January 2020

4m (70MHz) returns to Germany for 2020

As of yesterday (22/1/2020) - use of the 70.150-70.200 MHz part of 4m is allowed again in Germany until the end of 2020 (all conditions are the same as last year). This was announced in the periodic document released today on the BNetzA website

5 MHz licence renewed

In New Zeakand, several members have inquired about the status of the 5 MHz (60 metre) trial licence that was due to expire on 24 January 2020

The Space Weather Woman

Multiple Storms Launch and Martian Ice Mining - The latest space weather forecast from Dr Tamitha Skov WX6SWW

Tutor survey: Entry into Amateur Radio

Essex Ham conducted an online survey to gather some basic data regarding 'entry-level' into amateur radio

Falkland Island ham radio licences

The Falkland Islands communications regulator is requesting that people revalidate their lifetime amateur radio licences

Timor-Leste DXpedition

Members of the Lagunaria DX Group are planning a DXpedition to Timor-Leste sometime in October-November

AM QSO Party in Europe this weekend

This coming weekend is the AM QSO PARTY in Europe. Have you dusted off that homebrew or vintage equipment, or set up your modern transceiver for AM? Well do it now, don't delay!

Wednesday, 22nd January 2020

7X7X

Back in March 2014, The Algerian and Tunisian Member Societies have signed a cooperation agreement to reinforce relations through joint activities. Part of the agreement was to exchange visits and conduct DXPeditions. The idea of arranging a DXPedition in Algeria in 2019 was appreciated by both societies. Preparations started end of October 2019... [continue]

Amateur radio conference in Munich

The program of the large, traditional amateur radio conference in Munich has been published. The DARC district of Upper Bavaria is holding the conference together with the Munich University of Applied Sciences

6th Anniversary of first Skills Night

On Monday, January 20, 2014 the first of the hugely popular monthly amateur radio Skills Nights took place at Danbury in Essex

Ham Radio HF - The Small Garden Problem

Ancient Australian crystals unlock history of Earth's first magnetic field

NASA, SpaceX complete final major flight test of crew spacecraft

IOTA news from the DARC

Recognition of CITEL for the work done in WRC-19

AMSAT Says its GOLF-TEE Initiative has Met a Major Milestone

ARRL Events App is Available for Apple iOS and Android Devices

ITU Development Sector Publication Highlights Amateur Radio’s Role in Emergency Communication

Spanish Radio Amateurs May Exchange Current Call Signs for Permanent 2 × 1 Call Signs

ARES Volunteers Establish “Plan B” Communication Network in Puerto Rico

ARISS Opens Window for ISS Ham Radio Contact Proposals on February 1

Spain: One letter suffix call signs

QSL route information

2020 IOTA Dinner at Visalia International DX Convention

2020 IOTA Bash

YOUTUBE VIDEOS

Tuesday, 20th February 2018

THIS IS HAM RADIO!!!

This video took me over 20 hours of editing. In this video, I highlight some parts of the hobby, for those who think ham radio is dead, or they don't know what we can do in ham radio. Maybe...

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NEWSPAPERS

Friday, 24th January 2020

Calendar0124 2020 - Statesboro Herald

Calendar0124 2020  Statesboro Herald

ARES Volunteers Establish “Plan B” Communication Network in Puerto Rico - ARRL

ARES Volunteers Establish “Plan B” Communication Network in Puerto Rico  ARRL

Kampf um die Riesenantenne geht weiter - Sächsische Zeitung

Kampf um die Riesenantenne geht weiter  Sächsische Zeitung

Thursday, 23rd January 2020

Lenoir Amateur Radio Club plans field day | Local News - Hickory Daily Record

Lenoir Amateur Radio Club plans field day | Local News  Hickory Daily Record

L. Brock Bennington - The Chattanoogan

L. Brock Bennington  The Chattanoogan

HAM RADIO PODCASTS

DX CLUSTER SPOTS

SpotterFreq.DXGMTPref.
F8GGZ7012.0 TM39PVJ 0010TM
F8GGZ7098.0 TM39PVJ 0008TM
F8GGZ1820.0 TM39PVJ 0017TM
F8GGZ10118.0 TM39PVJ 0009TM
F8GGZ3519.0 TM39PVJ 0007TM
F8GGZ1820.0 TM39PVJ 0023TM
IZ8GCP5357.0 AA3AZ 2359AA3
WB8BPU7027.0 IZ2EWR 2359I
SP9TBT5357.0 N4MEC 2358N4
ZL2IFB7120.0 ZL2ADA 2358ZL2
HA7JTR7037.0 K4Q 2357K4
N1RR3704.0 RA3VLA 2356RA3
IS0FWY3787.0 KEZM 2356K
VK7TW7070.0 VK7TW 2355VK7
VK3ARH7135.0 VK3ARR 2355VK3
LU7FA50276.0 ZL1SG 2354ZL1
EA8DFO7150.0 LU5FC 2354LU
W2LU3794.8 OT4A 2354OT
LU1ELM7012.0 CE7/FK8IK/MM 2353CE7
HA7JTR7011.0 PY3ZZR 2353PY3

TOP HF SPOTS

HF spots from EU
JT5DX4
3Z100BY2
KG9N2
W1NA2
PP5BI2
K3ZM2
R200ANT2
EW/RT9T2
GU8FBO1
HF90TPCF1
4O4T1
CO8LY1
N1UL1
E77EA1
SN100BY1
HF spots from NA
EA8CDG4
9A5W4
9G2HO3
4O4T2
JN2OWE2
T40DXXE2
CR3V2
6O1OO2
YU1XA2
HB0/HB9LCW2
CO8LY2
CT3MD2
KH2L2
VE6TL1
KG5VHT1
HF spots from AS
P40AA2
E77EA1
TA0/US2YW1
N1ZZ1
IT9PQU1
EW/RT0T1
5T5PA1
K5NA1

DX ANNOUNCES

PROPAGATION

Solar Flux: 71, A-index: 4
No space weather storms are predicted for the next 24 hours.
Report issued on 2019 Dec 10 1205 UTC

DateSun SpotsFluxGoes
Dec 10, 2019071 A7.9
Dec 09, 2019072 A7.8
Dec 08, 2019072 A7.8
Dec 07, 2019070 A7.8
Dec 06, 2019071 A7.8
Dec 05, 2019071 A7.8
Dec 04, 2019071 A7.8
Dec 03, 2019071 A7.8
Dec 02, 2019070 A7.8
Dec 01, 2019071 A7.9
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