AMATEUR RADIO NEWS

Distracted Driving: Ontario temporary exemption extended

Distracted driving regulations continue to be an area of interest for many Canadian Radio Amateurs. These regulations are made and enforced by provincial governments and can vary considerably from province to province and over time

Saturday, 16th December 2017

Marathon Man on Ham Radio Now

Rob Orr K9RST joins the Ham Radio Now team to talk about the amateur radio involvement in the USA's second largest marathon

Foundations of Amateur Radio

How does Single Side Band work?

ZT1T until 12th Night

We will be operating ZT1T over Xmas once again. The unique prefix/special call sign will be used to celebrate our 7th Xmas on terra firma after being rescued mid-South Atlantic

The Sun is dimming as solar minimum approaches

At the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, SpaceX launched a new sensor to the International Space Station named 'TSIS-1'

Propagation de K7RA

Over the past reporting week (December 7-13) we saw three days with zero sunspots (December 8, 9 and 13). Compared to the previous seven days, average daily sunspot number more than doubled to 6.9 and average daily solar flux increased from 69.6 to 71

Latest edition (No. 19) of The 5 MHz Newsletter now available

Apologies for the late arrival - the latest edition (No 19) of The 5 MHz Newsletter is now available for free pdf download

Ofcom awards seven new community radio licences

Ofcom has announced the award of seven new community radio licences in England and Scotland

Caroline North

Radio Caroline North returns this weekend for our final broadcast of 2017

Patients at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital Talk to Santa Over Ham Radio:

TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 15, 2017 -- Patients at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital in Tampa had a direct link from their hospital room to Mr. and Mrs. Claus in the North Pole on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, thanks to Santa's helpers from the Bay Area Emergency Amateur Radio Service (BEARS) and the hospital's Child Life team. For the past nine years, volunteer... [continue]

The 43rd Annual Tampa Bay Hamfest, a Gathering of Ham Radio Enthusiasts:

Dozens of men and women in customized ball caps and insulating flannels rummaged through bins full of wires and rotor cables early Saturday morning. From a table in the corner a soft voice rang out, beckoning patrons to examine her wares. Anna Montesano, 15, picked up a walkie-talkie and excitedly radioed her soon-to-be stepdad, informing him when... [continue]

Nellie Ohr: Are Anti-Trump Conspirators Using Ham Radio to Communicate?

Fusion GPS Used Ham Radio to Create Debunked Dossier?

Antietam Elementary Students Flying High After Radio Chat with ISS:

MFJ North American Distributor for Xiegu X5015:

Santa to Talk to Local Kids via Radio Dec. 16:

(Chicago) Marathon Man on HamRadioNow

Propagation Forecast Bulletin #49 de K7RA:

Thanks to all newsreaders and listeners

Measuring spectrum pollution video

SDR book is surprise best-seller

Also in GB2RS this week…

GB17YOTA at NRC

Icom IC-7610 shipping date pushed from DX Engineering

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2094 for Friday, December 15, 2017

New! DMR/DStar/FUSION/P25 Digital Hotspot Nano-Spot

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

Saturday, 16th December 2017

Bulletin Board

Pelican Bay Amateur Radio Club meets on the airwaves to test signals. Radio operators can tune in at 6:45 p.m. on 147.25 +/88.5 — Curry Emergency Net; 7 p.m. on 146.96 -/88.5 — Pelican Bay Amateur Radio Club Net; 7:15 p.m. on 146.88 -/103.5 — Del Norte Amateur Radio Club Net; and 7:25 p.m. ...

Northern Illinois man faces 90 years in 2015 murder, arson

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — A northern Illinois man has been sentenced to 90 years for fatally shooting a man and his dog in 2015, robbing the home and setting it on fire. The Rockford Register Star reports 31-year-old Delano L. Foreman was sentenced Thursday. A jury convicted him of killing 67-year-old ...

Illinois man faces 90 years in 2015 murder, arson

ROCKFORD (AP) — A northern Illinois man has been sentenced to 90 years for fatally shooting a man and his dog in 2015, robbing the home and setting it on fire. The Rockford Register Star reports 31-year-old Delano L. Foreman was sentenced Thursday. A jury convicted him of killing 67-year-old ...

Friday, 15th December 2017

The 43rd annual Tampa Bay Hamfest, a gathering of amateur radio enthusiasts, drew attendees of ...

Dozens of men and women in customized ball caps and insulating flannels rummaged through bins full of wires and rotor cables early Saturday morning. From a table in the corner a soft voice rang out, beckoning patrons to examine her wares. Anna Montesano, 15, picked up a walkie-talkie and ...

Around Town: Community Listings

Powell River Amateur Radio Club and Powell River Amateur Repeater Society meet at 7 pm on the second Wednesday of each month at Westview Flying Club. Emergency Radio Communication Unit meets at 7 pm on the last Wednesday of the month. New members are welcome. For information, email ...

HAM RADIO PODCASTS

DX CLUSTER SPOTS

SpotterFreq.DXGMTPref.
US0CD7076.3 ZS6WB 0359ZS6
W3LPL3504.1 4Z4KX 03594Z
KK4BZ7161.0 ZD7FT 0358ZD7
K5KG3529.9 9A1A 03589A
RW9WT3797.0 OD5ZZ 0358OD
K5KG3528.7 AA3B 0358AA3
K5KG3526.0 9A4M 03579A
ZL4AS21074.0 J79WTA 0357J7
N5PT5357.0 W5VYH 0357W5
WA7NS1825.0 KL7SB 0357KL7
K5KG3523.4 9A4M 03559A
ZS1RJQ7128.0 K3FLY 0355K3
RA9DZ3647.0 RT75MS 0355RT7
ZS1RJQ7128.0 K3TUF 0354K3
UT7IA3797.0 OD5ZZ 0353OD
W0FLS1825.0 KL7SB 0353KL7
W6FCS7146.0 ZS6CCY 0353ZS6
UA3RFD3647.0 RT75MS 0352RT7
ZM4T7022.2 9A5D 03519A
W3LPL1825.0 KL7SB 0351KL7

TOP HF SPOTS

HF spots from EU
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HF spots from NA
ZS6CCY5
W5RRR4
9A4M4
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HF spots from AS
RT75MS2
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OD5ZZ1
CE2/W9XY1
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DX ANNOUNCES

PROPAGATION

Solar Flux: 71, A-index: 4
No space weather storms are predicted for the next 24 hours.
Report issued 2017 Dec 17 0005 UTC

DateSun SpotsFluxGoes
Dec 17, 2017071 A3.8
Dec 16, 2017071 A3.9
Dec 15, 2017072 A4.1
Dec 14, 2017072 A4.0
Dec 13, 20171372 A4.1
Dec 12, 20171371 A4.3
Dec 11, 20171172 A4.5
Dec 10, 2017072 A3.7
Dec 09, 2017071 A3.3
Dec 08, 20171170 A3.5
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