AMATEUR RADIO NEWS

The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Available

Listen to the new episode of ARRL Audio News on your iOS or Android podcast app, or online at http://www.blubrry.com/arrlaudionews/. Audio News is also retransmitted on a number of FM repeaters. Click here and then scroll down to see the list.Please note that the December 14th edition of Audio News will be our last for this year. Audio News will re... [continue]

Friday, 14th December 2018

Kenilworth pupils speak to astronaut

Pupils at Kenilworth School in Warwickshire conversed with astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor aboard the ISS on Friday afternoon. The amateur radio on the International Space Station contact was facilitated by the ARISS volunteers and streamed live via the internet. Ten children asked around 20 probing questions, and we learned things like what th... [continue]

SAQ to transmit on Christmas Eve

Sweden’s Alexanderson alternator station SAQ has planned a Christmas Eve transmission on 17.2kHz. The transmitter will be tuned up starting at around 0730UTC, and a message will be transmitted at 0800UTC. The 200kW Alexanderson alternator is an electromechanical transmitter dating back to 1924. The event will be streamed live on the Alexanderson ... [continue]

Call in to YOTA stations

Youngsters on the Air month (YOTA) runs throughout December. The next clubs to activate the GB18YOTA call sign will be the RSGB’s National Radio Centre on Sunday, 16 December 2018. This is followed by Castle Rushen High School Radio Club on the 21st and Chertsey Club on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th. If you hear […]

Election paperwork now available

The forms and paperwork for the various RSGB Regional and Board elections are now available on the RSGB website at rsgb.org/nominations. There are 10 regional vacancies, two elected Board Director vacancies, and two nominated Board Director vacancies. Volunteers are sought for all these roles. Details also appear in the January 2019 edition of RadC... [continue]

Newsreaders wanted in Yorkshire

Due to a change in working hours, Bill, G4IOD and Jasmine, G4KFP will no longer be able to read the news at 9.30am on Sundays, so replacements are being sought. At the end of the year, Bill will have read the news for 26 years and the RSGB would like to commend him on his […]

The K7RA Solar Update

Our recent reporting week (December 6-12) had sunspots on five of the seven days, with an average daily sunspot number of 9.7, up from 2.3 in the previous seven days. Average daily solar flux rose from 68.9 to 70.7. Geomagnetic indices were moderate, with average daily planetary A index rising from 7 to 8, and mid-latitude A index increasing from 4... [continue]

Foundations of Amateur Radio #184

Recently I managed to get some quality on-air time when I participated in a contest. This isn't about contesting. Although I suppose tangentially it is

First FT8 Roundup is a huge hit

The ARRL report the first FT8 Roundup held December 1–2 attracted some 1,300 logs with about 131,200 contacts recorded

Hackaday: Weaponizing the radio spectrum

Dan Maloney KC1DJT writes on Hackaday about the talk "Electronic Warfare; a Brief Overview of Weaponized RF Design" given by radio amateur Jeremy Hong KD8TUO to the Hackaday Superconference

IEEE Microwave Society awards radio hams

The ARRL reports the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) has announced its 2019 award recipients. The list includes several radio amateurs

Updates for users of spectrum in the 700 MHz band

Half of homes could boost their broadband

DX News from the ARRL

Broadcasters Intruding on Exclusive Amateur Radio Frequencies

IEEE Microwave Society Recognizes Radio Amateurs

First FT8 Roundup is a Huge Hit

The Doctor Will See You Now!

60m band trial Extended!

ARISS contact planned for students in Kenilworth, United Kingdom

Tony's 10m Band Report

French ham radio licence fee

Swiss Council of States - ham radio antennas

EURAO Party - Winter Special 2018-2019: hunting beacons

Comtech 23cm Amateur Television (ATV) LCD tuner using Arduino

NZ 60m trial extended

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

Saturday, 15th December 2018

Going up, up and away - SaukValley.com

Going up, up and away  SaukValley.comLooking up in the sky Friday morning it was not a bird or a plane that was spotted over Challand Middle School – it was a weather balloon. Science teacher ...

How To Get Swole - New Hampshire Public Radio

How To Get Swole  New Hampshire Public RadioBy some counts, there are more than 600 different muscles in the human body. Some say 700. Others put the number at 800. Muscles can be wide or flat. They.

Friday, 14th December 2018

Oregon gets a new playbook for responding to an earthquake - Wichita Eagle

Oregon gets a new playbook for responding to an earthquake  Wichita EagleOregon has a new playbook for preparing and responding to a major earthquake that dictates what should be tackled over time versus a list of tasks to get done.

A Trans Man Steps Into The Ring – And Wins His Debut As A Professional Boxer - NPR

A Trans Man Steps Into The Ring – And Wins His Debut As A Professional Boxer  NPRAfter an injury forced Patricio Manuel to withdraw from the women's Olympic boxing trials, the fighter faced a reckoning. He decided to start living publicly as a ...... [continue]

ISRO to build fourth stage rockets that remain functional months after launch - Gizbot

ISRO to build fourth stage rockets that remain functional months after launch  GizbotRocket junk that floats around the Earth may not be relevant to the world, but that doesnt mean it is entirely useless. The Indian Space Research Organisation ...... [continue]

HAM RADIO PODCASTS

DX CLUSTER SPOTS

SpotterFreq.DXGMTPref.
KN4ILC7182.5 N4T 0059N4
LW8DCF7074.0 CA3KRM 0059CA3
W3LPL3593.0 LX5IGRY 0059LX
VE2NMB7041.6 LZ5K 0059LZ
LA7DFA1824.0 EU4A 0059EU
W3LPL3520.0 KL7SB 0059KL7
NP2Q10137.8 W3UEC 0059W3
PD8DX7075.2 UR3LM 0057UR
AC2PB50260.0 W3CP 0057W3
VA2QR7052.2 K4WW 0057K4
RT9T/37154.0 RT2O 0057RT2
VA2QR7054.7 K4XL 0056K4
YL2GB1860.0 W8ALP 0056W8
OH4SS1840.0 A71AM 0056A7
W3LPL3527.0 KL7SB 0056KL7
W3LPL7050.0 A61EK 0055A6
KV0Q1817.3 TF3SG 0055TF
VA2QR7058.9 K3MD 0055K3
NP2Q10137.8 W1EQ 0054W1
UN7JID7074.0 HC2AO 0054HC

TOP HF SPOTS

HF spots from EU
LY5YOTA3
3V8SF2
EU4A2
T77C1
F5NZ1
BI8CZM1
UR3LM1
BG9NJY1
CE2LR1
G3YRO1
IZ6HYR1
W8ALP1
OK2EQ1
K0RF1
OM2XW1
HF spots from NA
N4T4
KL7SB3
N1MD3
DJ4MH2
AB0RX2
K2S2
K4WW2
MI0SLE2
S55OO1
K4XL1
F6AGM1
GW3YDX1
K9NR1
5C5W1
LX1JX1
HF spots from AS
CE2LR1
RA0AY1
RT2O1
JF3UYE1
HC2AO1
JA5GYU1
TX0A1
N0FW1

DX ANNOUNCES

PROPAGATION

Solar Flux: 68, A-index: 9
No space weather storms are predicted for the next 24 hours.
Report issued 2018 Sep 05 1205 UTC

DateSun SpotsFluxGoes
Sep 05, 2018068 A0.0
Sep 04, 2018068 A0.0
Sep 03, 2018068 A0.0
Sep 02, 2018068 A0.0
Sep 01, 2018068 A0.0
Aug 31, 2018068 A1.2
Aug 30, 2018068 A1.2
Aug 29, 20181171 A1.5
Aug 28, 20181270 A1.2
Aug 27, 20182670 A1.2
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