AMATEUR RADIO NEWS

Army MARS at the ARRL Convention:

Hartford, Conn.--The "test range" was a plain-vanilla office table inside the big exhibition hall. At the left end sat the PRC-150, one of some 10,000 or so backpack HF radios carried by U.S. troops, its whip antenna extended and ready for action. The other end was occupied by an innovative new commercial radio with the look and feel of a late-mod... [continue]

Monday, 28th July 2014

Skywarn Warriors: Radio Buffs Work Front Lines for National Weather Service

The National Weather Service has radar, satellites, Doppler, and double Doppler. But even with all of that high technology, it still needs boots on the ground to know how the weather is affecting people. So when the power is out, many of its 6,500 Skywarn weather watchers in southern New England go the traditional route, using ham radio to file re... [continue]

Amateur Radio Operators Descend on Civic Center for Annual Hamfest:

CULLMAN -- The nearly-full parking lot at the Cullman Civic Center was filled with cars Saturday, many of which were sporting multiple two- and three-foot-long antennas. The vehicles belonged to attendees of the 2014 Cullman Hamfest, an annual event for amateur radio enthusiasts, several of whom had custom license plates on their cars with their r... [continue]

Army MARS Demonstrates ALE, Courts Young Volunteers at ARRL National Centennial Convention

The “test range” was a plain-vanilla office table inside the big exhibition hall. At one end sat a PRC-150, one of some 10,000 or so back-pack HF radios carried by US soldiers, its whip antenna extended and ready for action. At the other end was an innovative commercial radio that had the look and feel of a late-model Amateur Radio. This odd pa... [continue]

Maritime Mobile Service Network Aids in Separate Land-Based Emergencies

While best known for its efforts to aid voyagers on the high seas, the Maritime Mobile Service Network (MMSN) occasionally helps out in land-based emergencies too. That was the case recently when MMSN net control stations received distress calls regarding motor vehicle incidents in Nevada and Texas. On July 24, MMSN Net Control Station Ken Porter, ... [continue]

Russell H Richardson, AE4NY, 23 July 2014

Russell Howard Richardson, born December 16, 1923 in Clarksville, Tennessee, (more…)

ICQPodcast - Programming with Chirp has been released (S7 E15)

Series Seven EpisodeFifteen of the ICQ Amateur / Ham Radio Podcast - Programming withChirp has been released. The latest news,Martin (M1MRB & W9ICQ) and Colin (M6BOY) discuss the joy ofworking and operating a special event station as GA214CG comes liveand Martin (M1MRB & W9ICQ) reviews Programming with Chirp. News storiesinclude:... [continue]

The Wireless Bridge

Wireless links are often used to bridge two halves of a computer network together in situations where physical cables cannot be used. Over the last weekend, members of North Humber Raynet and Yorkshire 4x4 Response have taken this idea one stage further, and have succeeded in joining together the two ends of one of the world’s longest suspension ... [continue]

EURAO Party - Summer 2014: give youth a chance

The European Radio Amateurs' Organization announces a new party on the air, this time with the motto: 'give youth a chance'

Austrian Special Event

Look for the special event station OE2WURZL14 (Boy Scout Club station of Club TeleScout) to be active between August 3-13th, from the international 'Camp of the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts of Salzburg (PPÖ)' operating from the Gasteiner Valley (JN67NE)

NASA TV coverage of European cargo ship launch to space station

NASA Television will broadcast live the launch and docking of the European Space Agency’s (ESA’s) fifth and final Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV-5) cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station

SEARG at Inistioge Vintage Rally

The Shannon Basin Club to host SSB Field Day

SolderSmoke Podcast

The Dutch Kingdom Amateur Radio Society

Czech DXpedition to Togo

Weekend fireballs kick off annual Perseid meteor shower

ICQPodcast

History This Week

W1AW Centennial Operations Relocate on July 30 (UTC)

MARS-men are from Texas?

SKYWARN WARRIORS: Local ham radio buffs work front lines for National Weather Service (Massachusetts)

Ham radio users could be vital resource in emergency: Group reforming in McKean County (Pennsylvania)

4,000 Scouts to experience Ham Radio at Scout AirFest in Illinois

CQRLOG 1.8.1

Ham Radio Users Could Be Vital Resource In Emergency:

YOUTUBE VIDEOS

Monday, 14th July 2014

Die HAM-Radio 2014

HAM-Radio Impressionen von Michael DG8MH und Herbert DL7AHF Viel Spaß damit, wünscht Bernhard OE5CBM.

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NEWSPAPERS

Monday, 28th July 2014

What's happening: 7/28/14

HUNTINGTON - Amateur ham radio and computer hobbyists from throughout the United States will gather Aug. 9 for the 52nd annual Tri-State ...

Sunday, 27th July 2014

SKYWARN WARRIORS: Local ham radio buffs work front lines for National ... - Sentinel and Enterprise

SKYWARN WARRIORS: Local ham radio buffs work front lines for National ...Sentinel and EnterpriseSo when the power is out, many of its 6,500 Skywarn weather watchers in southern New England go the traditional route, using ham radio to file reports. "A lot of our reports do come from amateur radio," said weather service meteorologist Glenn ... [continue]

SKYWARN WARRIORS: Local ham radio buffs work front lines for National Weather Service

Ralph Swick, a ham radio operator and Skywarn weather spotter, at his home in Lunenburg on Thursday evening. SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE ...

Winston George Boyd Brown a man of many hobbies

After he retired in the 1970s, George Brown became a very active amateur (Ham) radio operator and was joined in this hobby by his wife. Amateur ...

Saturday, 26th July 2014

Ham radio users could be vital resource in emergency: Group reforming in McKean County

If McKean County Emergency Management director Bruce Manning has his way, he'll be able to turn to a group of amateur radio operators for help.

HAM RADIO PODCASTS

DX CLUSTER SPOTS

SpotterFreq.DXGMTPref.
WA6RE14070.4 VK4VXX 0628VK4
UR4MSF21220.0 JA3GSM 0628JA3
F6AEW7082.0 F5MSB/P 0627F
G0BFJ7160.0 GJ3RCV 0625GJ
IW2NBW14010.0 GJ3RCV 0624GJ
IK8VSN14017.0 IK1WEG/8 0624I
OE4VIE50080.2 4X4SIX/B 06224X
IZ0MQN7085.0 EA3BSE/P 0622EA
UR4MSF21260.0 7M4OAQ 06217M
SP4DNX14010.0 GJ3RCV 0619GJ
EA1AUX7085.0 EA3BSE/P 0619EA
MA0XXW14258.0 E51AND 0618E5
TI2SSO14070.0 KE7C 0618KE7
RZ1AG14032.3 W1AW/1 0618W1
DL6BF70021.0 OZ7IGY/B 0617OZ
UA3ARC28205.0 DL0IGI/B 0617DL
RW6HS21008.0 HI3LFE 0617HI
IK7BPV14270.0 SV8/DL8MCA 0617SV
DJ6TF14010.0 GJ3RCV 0616GJ
G1CWP50230.0 PA5KT 0616PA

TOP HF SPOTS

HF spots from EU
W1AW/17
GJ3RCV6
F5MCC/P4
W1AW/94
KE7JNT4
IK1WEG/84
F5IDJ3
F8GGZ/P3
J28NC2
EJ/SP3CW2
SN1944PW2
VK2DEL2
EA3BSE/P2
9A/HA9MDN2
F4FZR1
HF spots from NA
S50O2
GJ3RCV2
W1AW/92
XE2FGC1
IM0/I0PNM1
KD0LKW1
W1AW/11
EJ/SP3CW1
VK4VXX1
KE7C1
W6KY1
F8DZU1
WD4MST1
J28NC1
HF spots from AS
UR5MSF1

DX ANNOUNCES

PROPAGATION

Solar Flux: 132, A-index: 9
No space weather storms are predicted for the next 24 hours.
Report issued 2014 Jul 29 0305 UTC

DateSun SpotsFluxGoes
Jul 29, 2014143132 B5.0
Jul 28, 2014110132 B4.3
Jul 27, 201476121 B4.2
Jul 26, 201465117 B2.8
Jul 25, 201455107 B2.5
Jul 24, 201455104 B2.0
Jul 23, 20144099 B1.8
Jul 22, 20141693 B2.1
Jul 21, 20141790 B1.5
Jul 20, 20142787 B1.1
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