AMATEUR RADIO NEWS

Nepal Earthquake - Update 27 April 2015

The rescue and recovery work is continuing after the devastating 7.8 on the Richter scale earthquake that claimed at least 2,700 lives, with many missing, and widespread damage in Nepal. The Nepal Amateur Radio Society is providing emergency communications with their members reported to be active on HF emergency nets as well as on VHF/UHF to handl... [continue]

Monday, 27th April 2015

AMSAT: Amateur Radio Payload Could Share Space on Geosynchronous Satellite

[UPDATED 2015-04-27 1803 UTC] There is big news on the Amateur Radio satellite front. AMSAT-NA has announced that, if all goes according to plan, an Amateur Radio payload will go into space on a geosynchronous satellite that’s planned for launch in 2017. As opposed to the more typical low-Earth-orbit, a geosynchronous orbit would permit an earth... [continue]

Jacob Nunez-Kearny, KF7DSY, is 2015 Goldfarb Scholarship Recipient

The ARRL Foundation Board of Directors has named Jacob Nunez-Kearny, KF7DSY, of Mesa, Arizona, as the recipient of the 2015 William R. Goldfarb Memorial Scholarship. A senior at Desert Ridge High School in Mesa, he plans to attend Purdue University in the fall and pursue a career in aerospace engineering. Based on qualifications, need, and other ac... [continue]

April 27, 2015, Marks 224th Anniversary of Samuel F.B. Morse’s Birthday

The man who lent his name to the Morse code, Samuel F.B. Morse, was born 224 years ago today near Boston. According to an EDN blog by Jessica MacNeil,Morse was a bit of a renaissance man who was already established as a portrait painter before shifting his focus to communication in the 1830s.“Morse became fascinated with the idea of transmitting ... [continue]

Nepal - Earthquake

Gopal Madhavan VU2GMN, President of ARSI (Amateur Radio Society of India), Director/Chairman Region 3 of IARU has said in an email to ARSI members as below. I have just spoken to 9N1AA on the band and he has confirmed that individual operators from other countries are NOT permitted to operate in Nepal even during the emergency unless they are... [continue]

QSO Today Podcast - Episode 39 - Don Keith - N4KC

The launch of the first satellite, Sputnik, by the Russians, in October of 1957, inspired Don Keith, N4KC, to become a ham radio operator as a kid. Since then, Don has followed a path through radio broadcasting and is now the author of over 20 books, both fiction and non-fiction. A series of non-fiction books on World War II submarines has made Do... [continue]

Live Streaming Audio of Nepal Amateur Radio Comms

This website has Live streaming audio of the Amateur Radio communications on 14.205 MHz for the Nepal earthquake. 14.300.net - [14300.net] Best regards, Steve NN2NN 14300.net

TRAGEDY IN NEPAL

On Saturday, April25, 2015 a monster 7.9 earthquake hit Nepal and the slopes of Mt. Everest...latest numbers are 2,200 confirmed dead and growing. A Halifax U.K. Ham,A65DR-Paul Hardcastle, who was living and working out of Dubai, United Arab Emirates was at Mt. Everest base camp. He has not been heard from as of now. Base camp at 10,000 ft el... [continue]

Boston Marathon Amateur Radio Support Adjusts to a “New Normal”

More than 250 Amateur Radio communication volunteers participated on Patriots Day (April 20) in the 119th running of the Boston Marathon, sponsored by the Boston Athletic Association (BAA). This event was the second since the bombings that tragically marred the 2013 race. Amateur Radio volunteers have supported Boston Marathon communication for dec... [continue]

Amateur Radio Volunteers in Nepal, India Continue to Aid Earthquake Response

OZ5MAY

This year marks 70 years of the liberation and the end of WWII for Denmark.   Despite the fact that The Museum of Danish Resistance recently burned down, the callsign OZ5MAY will be on the air in memory of those who risked their lives.   OZ5MAY will be active on May 4 and May 5 - in the evening after 19:30 Danish time (17:30 UTC) and seve... [continue]

IMD at Sandford Mill

US radio hams practice response to major earthquake

History This Week

Europe's Ham Store becomes Europe's Premier Demonstration centre!

Nepal earthquake report

INDEXA donations now tax deductable

Caister Marconi radio station contacts 36 countries

Chair, IARU Region 1 EMC Committee

Ham Radio Operators Getting the Word Out About Local Club:

Telegraph Club Celebrates 30 Years:

Bunbury Watermill On Air During National Mills Weekend:

Amateur Radio in Play in Aftermath of Nepal Earthquake

Nepal Earthquake - Report from Region 3

AMSAT-NA opportunity for Rideshare to geostationary orbit

London Hackspace win RSGB Club of the Year

YOUTUBE VIDEOS

Monday, 27th April 2015

Using local HAM radio clubs to help with communications

Communication during a large sports event is key and it must be managed by people with experience. As such local HAM Radio and amateur radio clubs may be able to assist you with this. www.

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NEWSPAPERS

Monday, 27th April 2015

Ham Radio operators getting the word out about local club - Sulphur Southwest Daily News

Sulphur Southwest Daily NewsHam Radio operators getting the word out about local clubSulphur Southwest Daily NewsThe pair are trying to get word out about the Sulphur Amateur Radio Club, Inc. Cook is president of the club and Fuselier is vice president. They estimate there are over 100 ham radio operators in the area and they are always looking for... [continue]

Blenheim radio ham listens to Nepalese emergency

Blenheim amateur radio enthusiast Phillip Conza is helping keep the airwaves clear for radio messages coming out of Nepal after the earthquake.

The 100 Year History of Film And Music Piracy

A mania for amateur radio (or “ham” radio) had well and truly developed in the Anglosphere by the 1910s, with its practitioners creating makeshift ...

Nepal Earthquake: Maharashtra contacts 1000 tourists, seven missing

Arun Puranik from the Disaster Amateur Radio Emergency Service said that four amateur ham radio operators are helping out in Kathmandu.

Sunday, 26th April 2015

Neighbors At Odds Over Ham Radio Tower: - eHam.net

Neighbors At Odds Over Ham Radio Tower:eHam.net"But retired Riverside Firefighter Ron Simpson, who lives on the Braimans' other side, was among several residents who said last week the antenna and tower don't bother them." When it comes to communications and to emergencies, firefighters know a heck ...... [continue]

HAM RADIO PODCASTS

DX CLUSTER SPOTS

SpotterFreq.DXGMTPref.
5P7XJ14029.5 EG90IARU/5 2159EG9
KD0IZL18071.4 GW3YDX 2159GW
IZ7XZJ10121.0 MM0KLR 2159MM
F6AUS24920.0 FM/F6AUS 2158FM
G0KIK14249.0 JW9JKA 2158JW
W1SMC18107.0 YB5JBL 2158YB
JA4CYZ21012.0 VK9NT 2158VK9N
W0GTS18142.0 W1WJB 2158W1
W8WDR28477.0 CE1HCE 2158CE1
PY2VOA28510.0 EA7JZ 2158EA
W1SMC18107.0 YV5JBL 2158YV
SV1KWX14165.0 AO190DD 2158AO
W8JPF28005.0 VP2V/N2IEN 2157VP2V
EW8AX14081.0 ST2NH 2157ST
W8WDR28477.0 CE1HEB 2157CE1
UA9YMT1840.0 F1RAF 2157F
RU6YJ14085.0 R120RT 2157R1
R6FAA14041.0 5A1AL 21575A
WA4JJY14299.0 HA4FF 2157HA
IZ0VJK14276.0 TF3JB 2157TF

TOP HF SPOTS

HF spots from EU
R120RM4
MM0KLR3
YV5JBI3
ST2NH3
A61CK3
JW9JKA3
EG90IARU/53
9N1EMERGENCY2
SV2CCR2
WG3J2
SN90IARU2
TF3JB2
AO190DD2
TA3D2
CT3IQ2
HF spots from NA
TX5P4
JW9JKA4
K4S3
NN4SA3
PZ5RA3
VP2V/N2IEN3
S57DX3
HA4FF2
MM5DWW2
OA1F2
GW3YDX2
TK/S50P2
FK8DD/M2
VK9NT2
W1WJB1
HF spots from AS
ZL100ANZAC3
VK9NT2
9H3OO2
A61CK2
MM0KLR1
ER120R1
GW3YDX1
ZD8RH1
R120RM1
HA4FF1
AM590XA1
AO790ABV1
F1RAF1
ST2NH1

DX ANNOUNCES

PROPAGATION

Solar Flux: 119, A-index: 4
No space weather storms are predicted for the next 24 hours.
Report issued 2015 Apr 27 1805 UTC

DateSun SpotsFluxGoes
Apr 27, 201555119 B3.8
Apr 26, 201577119 B5.1
Apr 25, 201579126 B7.1
Apr 24, 2015110135 B8.6
Apr 23, 2015134141 B9.0
Apr 22, 2015153150 B9.0
Apr 21, 2015125154 B5.6
Apr 20, 2015142150 B5.4
Apr 19, 2015114152 B5.3
Apr 18, 201593148 B5.4
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