AMATEUR RADIO NEWS

States, Counties, Municipalities Recognize Amateur Radio’s Contributions in Advance of Field Day

Each year as ARRL Field Day approaches, state and local governments traditionally take advantage of the opportunity to honor Amateur Radio in the form of various proclamations. The following list of participating communities is not necessarily comprehensive.In Arizona, Governor Douglas Ducey has recognized June as “Amateur Radio Month.” In his ... [continue]

Thursday, 20th June 2019

ARRL ARDF Coordinator to Retire, New Coordinator Named

ARRL Amateur Radio Direction Finding (ARDF) Coordinator Joe Moell, K0OV, is stepping down after more than 20 years on the job. Since he became ARRL ARDF Coordinator in February 1998, Moell said the sport of on-foot transmitter hunting under international rules has grown steadily in participation and popularity. Since 2001, beginners and experts ali... [continue]

Radio Club of America Extends Nomination Deadline for Awards

The deadline to submit Radio Club of America (RCA) award nominations has been extended to July 15. No nominees have been submitted for these awards:The Edgar F. Johnson Pioneer Citation The Ralph Batcher Memorial Award The RCA Centenarian Award The Armstrong Medal The Sarnoff Citation The Allen B. DuMont Citation The Henri Busignies Memorial Award ... [continue]

Wednesday, 19th June 2019

San Antonio Radio Club Marks its Centennial

Members of the San Antonio Radio Club (SARC) are celebrating the centennial of the club’s founding. Initially known as the Bexar County Radio Association, SARC became an ARRL affiliated club in 1920. SARC is doing several different things to commemorate its Centennial.SARC kicked off its centennial at its annual ham convention in greater San Anto... [continue]

Pennsylvania Radio Amateur Dies in Tower Installation Mishap

ARRL, IARU Contingent to Attend HAM RADIO 2019 in Germany

A delegation from ARRL and the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) will attend HAM RADIO 2019, the popular international Amateur Radio exhibition in Friedrichshafen, Germany. Each year, a contingent from ARRL attends HAM RADIO, greeting its non-US members and networking with other national radio societies. Billed as Europe's biggest Amateur Ra... [continue]

Radio Amateur to Lose License as Part of Enforcement Case Settlement

A New Jersey radio amateur, David S. Larsen Sr., WS2L, of Highland Park, will surrender his Amateur Extra-class license and pay a $7,500 civil penalty as part of a Consent Decree with the FCC to settle an enforcement action. An FCC Enforcement Bureau Order released June 18 said Larsen violated the Communications Act of 1934 and Part 90 rules by ope... [continue]

Tuesday, 18th June 2019

Historic 2-Meter Transatlantic Contact Reported

D41CV on Cape Verde Islands and FG8OJ in Guadeloupe spanned the Atlantic Ocean on 2 meters for the first time on June 16, according to reports. The distance was 3,867 kilometers (2,397.5 miles). The historic contact was made on 144.174 MHz using FT8 mode.“The mode of propagation was most likely marine ducting, with the signal traveling in a layer... [continue]

2019 Candidates for the AMSAT Board of Directors Announced

The 2019 candidates for the AMSAT Board of Directors, in alphabetical order by last name are: Jerry Buxton, N0JY Howard (Howie) Defelice, AB2S Drew Glasbrenner, KO4MA Jeff Johns, WE4B Brennan Price, N4QX Patrick Stoddard, WD9EWK Paul Stoetzer, N8HM Michelle Thompson, W5NYV This year AMSAT membership will select four candidates to the Board of Di... [continue]

Radio Amateurs in India Support Emergency Communication during Cyclone Vayu

At the request of authorities in India’s Gujarat Province, Rajesh Vagadia, VU2EXP, and his niece Shyama Vagadia, VU3WHG, deployed on June 12 to Porbandar to offer emergency communication support in the event the Category 3 Cyclone Vayu struck Gujarat. On short notice, they installed HF and VHF stations, equipped with digital communication. Rajesh... [continue]

Historic trans-Atlantic contact made on 144 MHz

A historic contact was made on Sunday the 16th June 2019 when the Atlantic was spanned for the first time on 144 MHz

ARRL files interim report with FCC in 'Symbol Rate' proceeding

TM5TFV - Special Sailing Event

HS10KING on QO-100 geostationary satellite

Next sunspot cycle may be 50% lower

JD1, Ogasawara

Bouvet Island DXpedition news

Ham radio promotional video available for download

ARRL Offers “What is Amateur Radio?” Video and PowerPoint Presentation

Montana to Get New Section Manager

W1AW Announces ARRL Field Day Bulletin Schedule

ARRL Foundation Announces 2019 Scholarship Recipients

Could a new licence counter threats at VHF and above?

Suffolk RED BBQ Social

The smallest Hacker camps are the most satisfying

Dollar-for-dollar match on your ARISS donation ends today!

YOUTUBE VIDEOS

Tuesday, 20th February 2018

THIS IS HAM RADIO!!!

This video took me over 20 hours of editing. In this video, I highlight some parts of the hobby, for those who think ham radio is dead, or they don't know what we can do in ham radio. Maybe...

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NEWSPAPERS

Thursday, 20th June 2019

National Amateur Radio Contest to be held at the OEM Emergency Operations Center - Parsippany Focus

National Amateur Radio Contest to be held at the OEM Emergency Operations Center  Parsippany FocusPARSIPPANY — For 24 hours straight, from 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 22 until 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 23, volunteer members of the Office of Emergency ...... [continue]

ARRL ARDF Coordinator Steps Down, New Coordinator Named - ARRL

ARRL ARDF Coordinator Steps Down, New Coordinator Named  ARRLARRL Amateur Radio Direction Finding (ARDF) Coordinator Joe Moell, K0OV, is stepping down after more than 20 years on the job. Since he became ARRL ...

Ochoco NF searchers find body of missing camper, 83 - KTVZ

Ochoco NF searchers find body of missing camper, 83  KTVZAn extensive six-day ground and air search on the rugged eastern side of the Ochoco National Forest for an 83-year-old Portland-area man who walked away ...

John Denny Jeter, 61, founder of WZRF-LP 99.3 Neptune Radio - Port City Daily

John Denny Jeter, 61, founder of WZRF-LP 99.3 Neptune Radio  Port City DailyJohn Denny Jeter, son of Martha Mann Denny Jeter and the late Dr. Robert Vernon Jeter, beamed up to heaven Thursday, June 13, 2019. John was born Feb.... [continue]

At 90, Ralph Costa finds joy in radio friendships - Oconee Enterprise

At 90, Ralph Costa finds joy in radio friendships  Oconee EnterpriseWith his beagle Cooper by his side, 90-year-old Ralph J. Costa sits down with a microphone in hand as he slowly turns the knob of his transmitter radio until he.... [continue]

HAM RADIO PODCASTS

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SpotterFreq.DXGMTPref.
ZW3FL28450.0 PU3ELH 0019PU
F-115797100.0 F5NLX/P 0007F
KD2IGW3785.0 SV2IGQ 0159SV
TA7I14017.0 UN7QF 0159UN
DC5SWL10136.0 UA8CW 0159UA8
NI7I14242.0 KI7VWP 0158KI7
DC5SWL10136.0 KA1AF 0157KA1
W4IMD50150.0 KJ4UGO 0157KJ4
WA3GWK50074.0 W5RP/B 0157W5
AA5PK50313.0 W5THT 0157W5
RW9WT14075.0 KA8SYV 0157KA8
VU2DCC14074.0 V31DL 0156V3
W4HLR50145.0 NZ5F 0156NZ5
US0CD10105.0 XE1XR 0155XE1
K9NO14007.0 UA3KW 0155UA3
K9NO10108.0 SM3NXS 0155SM
K1TO50313.0 VE4VT 0154VE4
NZ5F50125.0 W4HLR 0154W4
DC5SWL10136.0 KI1U 0154KI1
TA7I14007.0 UA3KW 0154UA3

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PROPAGATION

Solar Flux: 68, A-index: 9
No space weather storms are predicted for the next 24 hours.
Report issued 2018 Sep 05 1205 UTC

DateSun SpotsFluxGoes
Sep 05, 2018068 A0.0
Sep 04, 2018068 A0.0
Sep 03, 2018068 A0.0
Sep 02, 2018068 A0.0
Sep 01, 2018068 A0.0
Aug 31, 2018068 A1.2
Aug 30, 2018068 A1.2
Aug 29, 20181171 A1.5
Aug 28, 20181270 A1.2
Aug 27, 20182670 A1.2
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