AMATEUR RADIO NEWS

Propagation Forecast Bulletin #18 de K7RA:

At 0121 UTC on April 29 the Australian Space Forecast Centre released a geomagnetic disturbance warning for April 30 and May 1. Increased geomagnetic activity is predicted due to high speed solar wind coming from a coronal hole. There is a chance of minor storm levels.

Saturday, 30th April 2016

Pirate Radio -- Surprising Challenge:

Interesting article on the challenges posed by pirate radio stations.

Friday, 29th April 2016

Ashfield Primary School, Otley

The next ARISS schools contact between Ashfield Primary School in Otley, West Yorkshire and Tim Peake on the International Space Station has now been confirmed for Thursday, 5 May at 0908BST (0808UTC). Listen for Tim calling “GB1APS this is GB1SS” on 145.800MHz narrowband FM.  

Contest Activities - Dayton 2016

The World Wide Radio Operators Foundation (WWROF) is pleased to present Tim Duffy, K3LR, and a look at contest activities at Dayton 2016. You can view the short video at [wwrof.org] 73 Ken K4ZW

The overthrow of the 15 dB rule

The FCC is asking for comment on RM-11767 brought by Expert Linears to strike the 15dB rule, namely 97.317(a)(2). I urge all to comment and to also write your Congressional rep. Below is a prototype comment and a boilerplate letter to your representative. Chuck w8mqw ########################### FCC################################ Comment on RM-11... [continue]

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2009, April 29, 2016

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2009, April 29, 2016 Amateur Radio Newsline report number 2009 with a release date of Friday, April 29, 2016 to follow in 5-4-3-2-1. The following is a QST. Hams in the UK put patriotism on the air for St. George's Day. Australian licensees could be getting more power. Romania joins other nations on 60 meters. A... [continue]

Amateur Radio Newsline YHOTY Award Nomination

Amateur Radio Newsline YHOTY Award Nomination: We would like to remind everyone that there's still time to nominate candidates for the 2016 Bill Pasternak Young Ham of the Year Award. This honor recognizes licensed amateurs who are no older than 19 and living in the U.S., Puerto Rico or Canada, and who have made significant contributions to ha... [continue]

Next Tim Peake contact confirmed

The ARISS UK Operations team is delighted to announce that the ARISS Schools contact between Ashfield Primary School in Otley, West Yorkshire and Tim Peake on the International Space Station has now been confirmed for Thursday the 5th of May at 0908BST. It will be a direct contact operated by GB1APS. The contact should be […]

IARU Interim Meeting minutes released

The minutes from the Interim Meeting of IARU Region 1 are now available on the RSGB Spectrum Forum website. Over the weekend of 16 and 17 April, delegates from Member Societies discussed numerous papers and proposals on HF, VHF/Microwave and EMC matters. The resulting recommendations for band plan and other changes will be considered for […]

Also in GB2RS this week…

At a recent RSGB Board meeting, the application of the Construction, Design and Management Regulations 2015 in respect of amateur radio activities was discussed. Board Director Steve Hartley, G0FUW will be preparing an article for RadCom giving guidance to clubs and individual Members on how this legislation applies to them. Due to the increase in ... [continue]

Digital Mode Operators Invited to Take Part in 2016 Most Wanted DXCC Entities Survey

Digital mode operators are invited to participate in the 2016 Digital Mode Most Wanted Survey. Previously known as the “RTTY Most Needed DXCC Entities Survey,” the name has been changed to reflect current trends and to be more in line with the Digital DXCC award. Several entities at the top of the last list, compiled in 2011, have been active r... [continue]

News for Northern Ireland – 1 May 2016

News for Scotland – 1 May 2016

News for England South-East – 1 May 2016

News for England South-West – 1 May 2016

The K7RA Solar Update

News for Wales – 1 May 2016

UBSEDS15 launches from Bristol Saturday

MacLoggerDX Version 6.02 released

ARISS school contact webcast

Derby High School ARISS contact in the media

UK Advanced exams now 'on demand'

Jim Bacon G3YLA Talk May 12

Middletown School Set to Chat with International Space Station on May 6th:

What the Digital Age Owes to the Inventor of Morse Code:

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2009, April 29, 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

Friday, 29th April 2016

Plenty of dry hours to begin the weekend

A large number of SkyWarn spotters are also HAM radio operators. Amateur radio emergency groups and amateur radio clubs are into action ...

IS Fighters Bicker In Amateur Footage Of Battle

Footage has emerged of Islamic State fighters bickering amongst themselves during a battle with Kurdish forces in northern Iraq.

Emergency responders bring communications equipment together in drill

Amateur radio volunteers and even members of the National Guard ... It still works, even when the lines are down," said amateur radio volunteer Gerry ...

Sequim setting up emergency operations center with June finish targeted

The radio room for Sequim's new city emergency operations center inside the Clallam Transit Center can be powered with a solar generator if needed, ...

Thursday, 28th April 2016

Emergency services have improved since 2011 tornado

Cantrell also gave credit to the county's amateur radio association, and said a new room was built for them in the EMA building which will allow them ...

HAM RADIO PODCASTS

DX CLUSTER SPOTS

SpotterFreq.DXGMTPref.
EI4GJB21040.0 A91HI 0659A9
JI1CPN28465.0 9M8RC 06599M8
YO2BBX14003.0 YO2BBX 0659YO
F8FHI7093.0 F5MSB/P 0659F
IK1NDD7165.0 IW1PNJ/P 0659I
IV3DSG18119.4 JT1BU 0659JT
IW9DNI7110.0 IZ5YHD/P 0659I
IZ2OIF7162.0 IK1WEG/8 0659I
IK4RFU21260.0 BD4CZX 0659BD
EA1BKO7057.0 EA9PD/P 0658EA9
UD0W14003.9 WH6R 0658WH6
JF1EHM21271.5 YT9A 0658YT
SP5UUD7137.0 SP5UUD/P 0658SP
VK2LAW14204.0 G0VQO 0658G
IZ1UIA7165.0 IW1PNJ/P 0657I
OK2ZC21019.0 VK6NAX/P 0657VK6
SA3BWS14086.0 SV9BMG 0657SV9
E75C14085.7 S51DD 0657S5
EA2ECA7152.0 GS0NWM 0657GS
UR0IG18119.0 JT1BU 0657JT

TOP HF SPOTS

HF spots from EU
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IK1WEG/84
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RC6HC/P3
JT1BU3
RT73AM3
IS0/S50P3
SP5ZIM/P3
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HF spots from NA
GI0BDX2
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TR8CA1
SM6CPY1
OT4A1
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HF spots from AS
A31MM5
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CT7/RC2A1
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RG61PP1
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UP50LWZ1
J54GUA1
RQ55YG1
WH7W1
RT73AM1
AH6GE1

DX ANNOUNCES

PROPAGATION

Solar Flux: 92, A-index: 4
Space weather for the next 24 hours is predicted to be minor.
Report issued 2016 Apr 30 0305 UTC

DateSun SpotsFluxGoes
Apr 30, 20168292 B2.0
Apr 29, 20168492 B2.2
Apr 28, 20168695 B2.1
Apr 27, 20166593 B1.4
Apr 26, 20163885 A9.8
Apr 25, 20164682 B1.0
Apr 24, 20161182 A8.2
Apr 23, 20162279 A8.8
Apr 22, 20163577 B1.4
Apr 21, 20162477 B2.1
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