AMATEUR RADIO NEWS

TX Factor 'Essex Special' due this week

The next episode of TX Factor, the online TV show that highlights the best of amateur radio, is due for release on the 2nd of September. This is the ninth in the series, and focuses on amateur radio in Essex

Monday, 31st August 2015

Special ham radio stations for Papal visit

CBS Phily TV News reports on plans to celebrate the Papal visit to the USA with special event amateur radio stations

LAPAN-A2 launch

An Indonesian satellite LAPAN-A2/ORARI carrying an FM transponder and an APRS digipeater is planned to launch September 28 on India's PSLV-C30 rocket

Vietnam DXpedition

Great news from the Mediterraneo International Dx Club Team. During their already announced Da Nang City, Vietnam, DXpedition with the callsign: 3W3MD between October 31st and November 10th, the international team will also be able to be active for some days from Cham Island IOTA AS-162 (claimed only by 17% of IOTA chasers)

DXCC Country/Entity Report

According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 23rd August, through Sunday, 30th August there were 196 countries active

Cavan Repeater Group's technical service to newcomers

Ireland's Cavan Repeater Group propose to provide a technical service to newcomers and listeners in its coverage area

Palmyra DXpedition

Lou N2TU and Craig K9CT previously announced a DXpedition to Palmyra Atoll at the International DX Convention in Visalia, California. Palmyra (KH5) ranks #9 on the Most Wanted List and #2 in Europe.

ISWL callsigns for September

The following ISWL club callsigns will be used throughout the month of September

Amateur Radio Groups Active In Area:

PARKERSBURG -- As many people communicate by computer, cell phone and even smart watch, some residents in the Mid-Ohio Valley continue to use of amateur, or "ham," radio for recreation and public service. Wood County Emergency Communications has approximately 40 people it can call on in emergencies, such as severe weather, while the Parkersburg Am... [continue]

Volunteers Go On Air at Museum Open Day:

The next open day at the Signals Museum at RAF Henlow is on Saturday, September 5. Volunteers welcome visitors as they go on air with the Amateur Radio Station, GB4SMH, from 10am until 4pm. Visitors should go to the guardroom at RAF Henlow with photo ID, passport, driving licence or over 60s bus pass to get a free entry ticket. The museum dates ba... [continue]

Radio Operators Plan To Celebrate Papal Visit With Special Stations On Air:

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- When Pope Francis arrives in the United States at the end of next month, a group of amateur radio operators from across the region will be activating special stations to mark the historic occasion. Ron Sigismonti, a Chester County ham operator whose radio call sign is N3RS, is recruiting ham operators from the Frankford Radio... [continue]

FCC considering proposal to lock down computing devices (routers, PCs, phones, SDRs) to prevent modification

Tropical storm Erika in Caribbean

6,800 km journey of UK student's 434 MHz balloon

ARISS contact for school in Ulvila, Finland

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP

New subcommittee to liase with Sentech

Eavesdropping on Apollo 11

Ham Radio Operators Try to Contact Those Impacted by TS Erika:

Ham Radio Operators Provided Aid, Learned During Katrina:

Jet crash involves RAYNET communications

Emcomm support as US fires threat continues

Volcano eruptions and ash in Indonesia

Disaster training for Manila

Tropical Storm Erika in Carribean

Maconaquah Elementary Contacts International Space Station:

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

Monday, 31st August 2015

John Bryce Sink

He was also a member of the High Point chapter of the Masons, a member of the High Point Amateur Radio Association (HAM radio) and organized ...

Sunday, 30th August 2015

ARRL Clarity on Amateur Radio Parity Statement Separates Fact from Fiction

The ARRL has taken steps to address objections and concerns recently raised by representatives of community associations about the Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2015 - H.R. 1301 and S. 1685. A statement released today, Clarity on Amateur Radio Parity, makes it clear that the bill would not create new federal policy with respect to outdoor amateur ant... [continue]

Cousins Benjamin Coultis, Andrew Marek receive Eagle Scout awards together (Kansas)

Cousins Benjamin Coultis, 16, and Andrew Marek, 15, received their Eagle Scout awards together Aug. 17 during a Court of Honor ceremony at First Christian Church.

FCC Proposes Bumping Arizona Radio Amateur's License Back to Former Call Sign

The FCC has told an Arizona radio amateur who was granted a vanity call sign within the 2 year waiting period on the basis of being a close relative of the previous holder that the relationship cited was not close enough. The FCC Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (WTB) on August 26 proposed to modify the license of Joshua A. Babb, W3JB, of Maricop... [continue]

Amateur Repeaters Fall Victim to Washington Wildfire

Two Central Washington repeaters, owned and operated by the Lake Chelan Amateur Radio Club, have been destroyed by one of the wildfires raging in that state. The co-located machines, one on 2 meters and one on 6 meters, were sited on Slide Ridge near Manson, Washington, in Chelan County. On August 27, the First Creek Fire completely leveled the bui... [continue]

HAM RADIO PODCASTS

DX CLUSTER SPOTS

SpotterFreq.DXGMTPref.
W6UC3798.0 JA4HCG 1039JA
GW6VEI14235.0 S560T 1039S5
CT7AGZ21017.0 BX4AG 1039BX
LX1AX24943.0 EA1AZ 1039EA
K2UR7012.6 FK8CE 1038FK
EA3GIL7066.0 EH3VCE 1038EH
G8CMU24943.0 EA1AZ 1037EA
EA2DT14285.0 HB/MM0YCJ/P 1037HB
K3JJG1826.5 VK3IO 1037VK3
JA4HCG3800.0 LU6FL 1037LU
SV2EVS14255.0 TK4QL/M 1036TK
EA8AJY21071.4 ZS4PF 1036ZS4
SP1ADC14250.0 EM9WFF/P 1035EM
MW0EDX14206.0 MW3FLI 1035MW
EC2AHS7075.0 EC2AHS/EA3 1034EA
R9CC21280.1 ON4AMY 1034ON
HS3LSE28492.0 A41KJ 1033A4
EA3TE7075.0 EC2AHS/3 1033EC
LU7CAW7076.0 YB5QZ 1033YB
EA4GJP7075.0 EC2AHS/3 1033EC

TOP HF SPOTS

HF spots from EU
IK8SHL/P7
EH5VCE4
S560T4
EC2AHS/33
JT1AA/53
R85WDW/AM3
YO150ITU2
MW3FLI2
TC30AZB2
IF9/IT9PPG2
IU0FBK/P2
EA1AZ2
ZS4PF2
YT3T2
RI0POL2
HF spots from NA
N0FW3
FK8CE2
NO3M1
JA1QXY1
JA2HNP1
E51DWC1
YW5Z1
S560T1
JA4HCG1
K5DDM1
AA1K1
W0FLS1
VK3IO1
VK3HJ1
K5O1
HF spots from AS
G2BKZ2
R920RZ1
UA6FP1
JE4UAN1
EA1AZ1
UN3GX1
HK1MW1
LU6FL1
LU2DVI/H1
TC30AZB1
ON4AMY1
RI0POL1
A41KJ1

DX ANNOUNCES

PROPAGATION

Solar Flux: 92, A-index: 5

Report issued 2015 Aug 31 0905 UTC

DateSun SpotsFluxGoes
Aug 31, 20155092 B3.5
Aug 30, 20155092 B4.5
Aug 29, 201552100 B5.7
Aug 28, 201546109 B4.8
Aug 27, 201545110 B6.5
Aug 26, 201561126 B4.9
Aug 25, 201571121 B6.2
Aug 24, 201593128 B6.2
Aug 23, 201572133 B9.6
Aug 22, 201578117 B5.0
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