AMATEUR RADIO NEWS

Hurricane Watch Net May Activate for Hurricane Matthew on October 1

The Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) has announced “tentative plans” to activate for Hurricane Matthew on Saturday, October 1, 2016, at 2100 UTC on its primary frequency of 14.325 MHz. Once it activates, the net will remain in continuous operation until further notice.“We plan to operate 14.325 MHz by day and 7.268 MHz by night,” HWN Manager Bobby... [continue]

Friday, 30th September 2016

Exercise in Malaysia 1st October

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) requested for an amateur radio emergency communications exercise to be held on October 1, 2016 centred on Sibu, Sarawak in East Malaysia. IARU member society, Malaysian Amateur Radio Transmitters' Society (MARTS) and the Amateur Radio Club Sarawak (ARCS), will jointly run the exercise w... [continue]

Review of the 10V USB charging cable for HTs [Video]

In this week's video I am testing the 10V USB charging cable for Baofeng radios. I am measuring the output with the multi-meter and suggesting different uses. A really nice accessory to have in the field. Enjoy: _ Ham Radio Reviews is my blog about amateur radio gear, reviews and more.... Review of the 10V USB charging cable for HTs ... [continue]

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2031, Sept. 30, 2016

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2031, Sept. 30, 2016 Amateur Radio Newsline Report Number 2031 with a release date of Friday, Sept. 30, 2016 to follow in 5-4-3-2-1. The following is a QST. Devil's Tower National Monument is activated in Wyoming -- Maine's first YL turns 108 --and the International Space Station prepares for a radio upgrade... [continue]

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2031, Sept. 30, 2016:

The following is a QST. Devil's Tower National Monument is activated in Wyoming -- Maine's first YL turns 108 --and the International Space Station prepares for a radio upgrade! All this and more as Amateur Radio Newsline's Report 2031 comes your way right now.

We Have the Power! Ham Radio Podcast

Hey everybody! In this episode we talk about getting power to your equipment. We talk about the right size wire, using the right kind of fuses, how to route your wires in your vehicle and so much more In the Amateur Radio Club Spotlight we talk about the Hall of Science Amateur Radio Club in Queens, NY We go through the list of event and hamfests... [continue]

Amateur Radio Club Celebrating 60 Years in Fair Lawn:

As the Fair Lawn Amateur Radio Club (FLARC) celebrates its 60th anniversary, the group was presented a proclamation from the borough at the Sept. 20 council meeting naming October as FLARC 60th anniversary month. "The Borough of Fair Lawn is proud of the FLARC," said Mayor John Cosgrove as he read the proclamation, which notes the group's "long an... [continue]

Ham Radio Operators Connect World:

The San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site was used as a special event location for an amateur radio station on Sept. 24-25. W5SFA Radio Club members operated ham radios to commemorate the 193rd anniversary of the founding of Austin's Colony in Texas in 1823. Over the weekend, residents frequented the site off and on and the radio club was even ... [continue]

William, Kate Send Tweet -- via Morse Code:

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge brought old technology up to date when they used a Morse code telegraph machine to send their first joint tweet. William and Kate's message was transmitted to the world during a visit to a Canadian museum telling the story of the Yukon - famed as the home of the Klondike gold rush. Radio operator Doug Bell tapped ... [continue]

Alien Life? Scientists Baffled by Radio Signals in Deep Space:

Scientists are baffled by nearly two dozen radio sources from deep space that could potentially be coming from extraterrestrial life. Italian scientists have spent several months observing the signals and cannot pinpoint their source, according to The Daily Caller. The absence of light in the optical or ultraviolet spectrums rules out stars as the... [continue]

DXCC Card checking at Convention

ARRL DXCC card checking will be available to visitors at the RSGB Convention again this year. Please take your cards to the ARRL stand on Saturday afternoon or Sunday morning and be prepared to leave them until the volunteers are available.

Changes to the RSGB website

The K7RA Solar Update

Testing new equipment for ISS

Is your GB2RS NoV in date?

Two new Convention videos on website

Also in GB2RS this week…

The ARRL Letter, September 29, 2016

Special Event News – 2 October 2016

Contest News – 2 October 2016

Propagation News – 2 October 2016

News for England Midlands – 2 October 2016

News for Northern Ireland – 2 October 2016

News for Scotland – 2 October 2016

News for England South-East – 2 October 2016

News for England North – 2 October 2016

YOUTUBE VIDEOS

Sunday, 3rd May 2015

Ankur Puranik Ham Radio IBN Lokmat

How hams of Disaster Amateur Radio Emergency Services set up a direct communication like between Mantralaya in Mumbai with disaster affected Nepal. We helped resolve many cases. For more ...

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NEWSPAPERS

Thursday, 29th September 2016

Ham radio operators connect world

The San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site was used as a special event location for an amateur radio station on Sept. 24-25. W5SFA Radio Club ...

Home Depot in Surprise hosts emergency preparedness fair Saturday

West Valley Amateur Radio Club of the Northwest Valley member Robert Paul of Sun City Grand has his ham radio equipment set up at Surprise ...

Arouse Student Radio moves forward with new developments

In addition, the student amateur radio group has overhauled its website and introduced a new schedule. The group began in 2010 and allows ...

Barge accident knocks out power to Mudge and Gabriola Island

“We've also activated our emergency communications association and amateur radio volunteers will be at the Gabriola fire department. There'll also ...

Wednesday, 28th September 2016

Amateur (Ham) Radio

Not to worry, we are both amateur radio operators (ham radio operators), and have several short and long distance radio base stations in our house, ...

HAM RADIO PODCASTS

DX CLUSTER SPOTS

SpotterFreq.DXGMTPref.
K8RJB7290.0 KC0PBR 0259KC0
NA1DX7029.0 HB0/DL5YL 0259HB0
OK1DWJ1810.0 CE0Y 0259CE0Y
LZ2NW7144.0 7Z1RR 02587Z
WA6SCW7021.0 OK1CF 0257OK
ZL1ANH10144.2 VK9NZ 0254VK9N
DW3TRZ21250.0 4F3FSK 02534F
VA3MJR7070.0 AI6O 0253AI6
W7ECK7168.0 HC2AO 0253HC
R2EA18101.0 R2EC 0251R2
TI2EMG7290.0 N8IKT 0251N8
EA4FLY7010.0 AN400E 0251AN
SV2KGA7144.0 7Z1RR 02517Z
N3SD7021.0 OK1CF 0250OK
IZ8LKL7173.0 NY2PO 0250NY2
UN7TK3652.0 ZS2I 0248ZS2
KD9AEZ7290.1 KC0PBR 0248KC0
W3LPL7029.0 HB0/DL5YL 0248HB0
KD6BZN14185.0 VP6AH 0248VP6
WF5K7024.0 MD/DL1RTL 0247MD

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DX ANNOUNCES

PROPAGATION

Solar Flux: 81, A-index: 21

Report issued 2016 Oct 01 0005 UTC

DateSun SpotsFluxGoes
Oct 01, 20161281 B1.6
Sep 30, 20161781 B1.5
Sep 29, 20162083 A8.5
Sep 28, 20162184 B1.5
Sep 27, 20162386 B1.6
Sep 26, 20161887 A9.8
Sep 25, 20164785 B1.0
Sep 24, 20164985 B1.2
Sep 23, 20163086 B1.6
Sep 22, 20163585 B2.0
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