AMATEUR RADIO NEWS

Texas APRS balloon crosses Atlantic

The solar powered amateur radio APRS balloon BTL-42.1 W5BTR-11 has successfully crossed the Atlantic

Thursday, 11th February 2016

Greater distance achieved on 600m band

The Weak Signal Propagation Reporter or WSPR mode has achieved the first VK3 - KL7, 475 kHz contact – a distance of more than 12,000 kilometres

US House Subcommittee to consider Amateur Radio Parity Act

The Amateur Radio Parity Act, H.R. 1301, will be among three bills that the US House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology will consider in a Thursday, February 11, "markup" session. The subcommittee will gather on February 10 for opening statements only

Tony's 10 Metre Band Report

The week was steady and poor most of the time but once again the weekend came up with the goods

AOxWRD: World Radio Day 2016

We are Radio, no doubt. Therefore on February 13 we will celebrate too, but our way. So we will be on the air with the special callsigns

Reports: First death from meteorite impact recorded in India

One man is dead and three injured following a reported meteorite strike in India

Ham radio experts study Kudremukh area

A team of radio amateurs is assisting the Kudremukh Wildlife Division, Karkala in restoring the wireless network to combat poaching and fire incidents

Texas APRS balloon crosses Atlantic

Texas APRS balloon crosses Atlantic The solar powered amateur radio APRS balloon BTL-42.1 W5BTR-11 has successfully crossed the Atlantic The balloon was released by the South Texas Balloon Launch Team on February 7 and its signal was picked up at 17:57 UT on February 10 off the coast of Northern Spain.... Texas APRS balloon crosses Atlantic... [continue]

US House Subcommittee to Consider Amateur Radio Parity Act: - eHam.net

US House Subcommittee to Consider Amateur Radio Parity Act:eHam.netThe Amateur Radio Parity Act, H.R. 1301, will be among three bills that the US House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology will consider in a Thursday, February 11, "markup" session. The subcommittee will gather on February 10 for opening ...... [continue]

Japanese Satellites Carrying Amateur Radio Payloads to Launch on Feb. 12: - eHam.net

Japanese Satellites Carrying Amateur Radio Payloads to Launch on Feb. 12:eHam.netThree Japanese satellites - ChubuSat-2, ChubuSat-3, and Horyu-4 - carrying Amateur Radio payloads are expected to launch between 0845-0930 UTC on Friday, February 12 into a 575 kilometer, 31 degree inclination orbit. ChubuSat-2 and ChubSat-3 are ...... [continue]

History of the Morse Key Video

A new video detail the history of the Morse key has been added to YouTube. It details the history of the Morse key from the very first ‘Correspondent’ key through the Camelback to keys like Bunnell’s steel lever key, as well as many other keys including those for the military use. It also details keys including the sideswiper used to reduce o... [continue]

Radio Club de Honduras New Directive Board

US House Subcommittee to Consider Amateur Radio Parity Act:

Japanese Satellites Carrying Amateur Radio Payloads to Launch on Feb. 12:

The March Edition of Digital QST is Now Available

***NEW DESIGN OF PORTABLE LOG PAD***

Army and Air Force MARS Communications Exercise Set for February 12

IARU Calendar No. 196: Shoqata e Radio Amatoreve te Kosoves (SHRAK) Admitted to IARU Membership

RSGB Membership Services outage

ARRL 2016 International DX Contest (CW) is February 20-21

Randy Thompson, K5ZD, Stepping down as CQ World Wide Contest Director

Ham radio APRS balloon heading for Europe

Ham radio APRS balloon heading for Europe

Portable Log Pad - New Design

Frequency movie to be TV series

UK AllStar Hub Amateur Communications and Technology Rally

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

Wednesday, 10th February 2016

Severe weather spotter training is in March

Since 1974, Illiana SKYWARN has used amateur radio to exchange timely severe weather-related information with the NWS office in Indianapolis.

Storm spotters serve as weather service's eye in sky

A lot of first responders, police officers and amateur radio operators take the course, but it's open to any citizen who wants to learn about the weather in ...

Tuesday, 9th February 2016

Amateur radio association to host licensing class

The Fort Herkimer Amateur Radio Association Inc. is teaching an entry level Technician Class licensing course from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, from ...

The New SSCA HF Racio Station

With the help of amateur- radio enthusiast Glenn Tuttle, the Seven Seas Cruising Association has a new high-frequency radio voice service for sailors ...

Bulletin Board: Feb. 9, 2016

The Tri-State Amateur Radio Association will offer examinations for new or upgraded Amateur Radio “Ham” License from the Federal Communications ...

HAM RADIO PODCASTS

DX CLUSTER SPOTS

SpotterFreq.DXGMTPref.
SQ7EWZ7167.0 3Z51PTM 10293Z
YO5CDF24904.9 EA5AR 1029EA
RN6DJ28450.0 F8NAN 1029F
EA5DNO21016.0 UA0BA 1028UA0
KB3OZC1838.0 KB1ODO 1028KB1
SQ7EWZ7167.0 SP7SZW 1028SP
JH7RTQ21014.0 LZ71ZZ 1028LZ
VE3CV7016.5 6Y4K 10286Y
EB5ISR28490.0 SV2RSH 1028SV
RX3DLH28015.0 G3VMW 1028G
EA5IJG28420.0 TF3ML 1028TF
IZ0OVW28493.0 RK3RT 1028RK3
IT9NME28477.0 UA6YD 1027UA6
PY2VI28455.0 5V7TH 10275V
F5VMN7090.0 EA2TW 1027EA
HA5KZO28420.0 TF3ML 1027TF
OK2XVX14035.0 UA0DX 1027UA0
R9FN21016.0 UA0BA 1027UA0
F6GPT28478.0 F6GPT 1027F
UA9URT21295.0 EB4DSP 1027EB

TOP HF SPOTS

HF spots from EU
7P8C21
5V7TH10
V5/DJ9KM7
EA2TW6
EP7AHN6
IK7JWX5
LZ71ZZ5
4S7KKG4
6W1/F5NHJ4
IQ0RM4
YO2016BALKAN3
RV3YR3
BD4CZX3
IZ5WTV/P3
UA0DX3
HF spots from NA
CX2AQ1
VY2ZM1
6Y4K1
BG2WSS1
KB1ODO1
V63GG1
HF spots from AS
CX2AQ3
7P8C3
PA1CC3
RZ4PXO2
LZ71ZZ2
V63GG2
V85TL2
RN7K/M1
RA2FU1
UB5O/M1
EB4DSP1
B1/JH1TEB1
RQ9U1
RA6AVK1
JR1XIS1

DX ANNOUNCES

PROPAGATION

Solar Flux: 112, A-index: 5
No space weather storms are predicted for the next 24 hours.
Report issued 2016 Feb 11 0605 UTC

DateSun SpotsFluxGoes
Feb 11, 201682112 B2.8
Feb 10, 201679112 B3.7
Feb 09, 201682117 B3.3
Feb 08, 201684115 B3.8
Feb 07, 201671117 B3.8
Feb 06, 2016113117 B3.9
Feb 05, 201695120 B4.5
Feb 04, 201678123 B3.8
Feb 03, 201652112 B2.2
Feb 02, 201642102 B2.4
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