AMATEUR RADIO NEWS

Hams Take to the Airwaves:

Don't feel bad about calling an amateur radio operator a "ham." The term used to be derogatory, referring to poor, or "ham-fisted" telegraph operators. Today, amateur radio enthusiasts embrace the term. While amateur radio isn't the most efficient means of communication (it usually involves voice, but sometimes morse code), hobbyists can't get eno... [continue]

Tuesday, 4th August 2015

Additional ARRL Books Now Available as E-Books

ARRL has announced plans to significantly increase the availability of its publications as e-books. At the same time, the League introduced six more ARRL titles in the popular Amazon Kindle format.“I’m very pleased that members and readers will find more and more ARRL books available in the reading format they prefer,” ARRL Marketing Manager ... [continue]

New QST QuickStats Poll Posted

This month’s QuickStats poll has been posted! Check the QuickStats page and answer these questions . . . • Have you ever repaired your primary transceiver?• Have you ever built your own QRP transceiver?• Did you assemble your station computer from individual components?• Have you built any of your station accessories (meters, keyers, cloc... [continue]

ARISS Space Station Contact on Tap for Space Jam 9 Attendees

The Space Jamboree Workshop (Space Jam) 9 STEM/Scouting merit badge workshop in Rantoul, Illinois, once again will have the opportunity to host an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact. Astronaut Kjell Lindgren, KO5MOS, is on tap to conduct the over-the-air interview on Saturday, August 8 (16:57:49 UTC). Lindgren arrived ... [continue]

RadFXSat/Fox-1B launch opportunity announcement

AMSAT has received some good news from Scott Higginbotham, Mission Manager for ELaNa-12 (Fox-1A launch) and ELaNa-14 (RadFxSat/Fox-1B launch) in NASA's Launch Services Program at Kennedy Space Center

Applications to host G15YOTA now open

Following on from the success of last year’s event, applications to host a Special Event Station for Youngsters on the Air (YOTA) Month in December are now open

New Zealand Table of Radio Spectrum Usage

Radio Spectrum Management (RSM) has announced a new issue of the Table of Radio Spectrum Usage in New Zealand and a revision of the General User Radio Licence for Short Radio Devices

Arduino CW Decoder Project

Dan Trudgian M0TGN has been blogging recently about his latest project, an Arduino Morse decoder

Radio Caroline on a Crystal Set

The story of how two French brothers built and hid an antenna so they could listen to Radio Caroline

BIWOTA

The British Inland Waterways On The Air (BIWOTA) event this year will be held over the August bank holiday weekend, 29 to 31st August 2015

Family Fun Day at Museum of Power

The Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society (CARS) were asked to join the Museum of Power on their 'Family Fun Day'

IARU Region 1 70 MHz Initiative

Fox-1A Satellite Mated to Launcher for Liftoff This Fall

Fox-1A Satellite Mated to Launcher for Liftoff Later This Month

Pima County Working to Implement Emergency Communication Network:

434 MHz balloon launch at Dorset Rally

Essex gets 2m D-STAR repeater

First small scale DAB starts in Brighton

Third spaceflight for astronaut Paolo Nespoli

Upcoming ARISS contact with Maroochydore State School, Queensland, Australia

DXCC Country/Entity Report

Another hunter prosecuted for using illegal dog-tracking devices

History This Week

FDL Amateur Radio Club Explores Versatile Hobby:

Amateur Radio Clubs New Mobile Communications Van will be at Fair:

Fox-1A mated to the Centaur for launch

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

Tuesday, 4th August 2015

Ham radio users to tune into the Wild Atlantic Way

A group of amateur ham radio operators are making their annual pilgrimage to the West Clare lighthouse where they will communicate via radio and ...

Monday, 3rd August 2015

FCC tests to be given in Hillsboro

On Tuesday, Aug. 11, examinations for Federal Communications Commission amateur radio licenses will be given in Hillsboro for the first time in ...

Local hams take to the airwaves

While amateur radio isn't the most efficient means of communication (it usually involves voice, but sometimes morse code), hobbyists can't get enough ...

A day in the field

Ham radio operators experienced lots of excitement during Field Day 2015 weekend June 27-28 2015 along Eastern North Carolina. Many new ...

Saturday, 1st August 2015

ATTACK of the ZOMBIE SATELLITE: Run radio hams, run! (UK)

A satellite launched by the US military has gone rogue and is causing interference to radio hams across Europe. The US Navy’s PCSat NO-44, which is only supposed to transmit over the US, is now drowning out European amateurs and the USN doesn’t know what to do about it.

HAM RADIO PODCASTS

DX CLUSTER SPOTS

SpotterFreq.DXGMTPref.
RU3WR14183.0 R2015NE 0819R2
ON3SAT7072.0 F8GGZ/P 0818F
SP5Z7151.0 SP5ZIM/P 0818SP
8N23WSJ21080.0 8N23WSJ 08178N
DH9YAX7162.0 DJ9KAI/P 0817DJ
DF3XZ7015.0 DL65DARC 0816DL
2M0WEV14070.0 HA1VX/P 0816HA
SP6EBK7077.0 9A5RBJ/P 08169A
UA1CFE14260.0 VY0M 0816VY0
BD6AHU50051.0 6L0NJ/B 08156L
IZ4EKI7148.0 I1/I3THJ/P 0815I
SP4SHW7152.0 SP3CMA/7 0815SP
UA3GJM14260.0 VY0M 0813VY0
RW3WX14185.0 R2015NE 0813R2
UT5XS18070.0 EA9UG 0813EA9
IZ1MNE7148.0 I3THJ/1 0813I
ON3FZT14215.0 VK6MV 0812VK6
IZ4EKI7117.5 I7/IU5ASA/P 0811I
EA5EL7127.0 EA5NM 0811EA
ON3CRD7072.0 F8GGZ/P 0810F

TOP HF SPOTS

HF spots from EU
VY0M14
I3THJ/16
DL65DARC5
F8GGZ/P5
IU5ASA/74
FW1JG4
OK1VEI/P4
RW4HM/44
EA9UG4
RD1A/1/M4
EC7TL/P3
SP3CMA/73
EA5AJX3
RA3NQ/13
GU4YOX3
HF spots from NA
GU4YOX1
HF spots from AS
8N23WSJ2
Z31A1
RW4HM/41
R2015LY1
VY0M1
R2015SB1
UA0ZC1
Z35A1
UA9UAX/91
R15CWC/71
FW1JG1

DX ANNOUNCES

PROPAGATION

Solar Flux: 107, A-index: 7
No space weather storms are predicted for the next 24 hours.
Report issued 2015 Aug 05 0605 UTC

DateSun SpotsFluxGoes
Aug 05, 201568107 B2.5
Aug 04, 201562107 B3.1
Aug 03, 201551106 B2.4
Aug 02, 201570102 B2.4
Aug 01, 201571103 B2.3
Jul 31, 201583101 B2.0
Jul 30, 201566102 B2.2
Jul 29, 201556101 B2.3
Jul 28, 201553101 B2.2
Jul 27, 201538100 B2.3
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