AMATEUR RADIO NEWS

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Departing Commission

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has announced that he intends to leave the Commission on January 20, 2021, as the Biden Administration comes into office. The FCC chairman is appointed by the president.“It has been the honor of a lifetime to serve at the Federal Communications Commission, including as Chairman of the FCC over the past 4 years,” Pai said. ... [continue]

Tuesday, 1st December 2020

RadioShack Purchased by Online Retailer

RadioShack® is back as an online retailer of electronics, offering some parts in its inventory that largely consists of radios, batteries, telephone gear, drones, computer accessories, and even cameras. The iconic company was recently purchased from General Wireless by Retail Ecommerce Ventures (REV).No plans are in place to reopen RadioShack-owne... [continue]

Monday, 30th November 2020

Powerful Solar Flare, Coronal Mass Ejection Occur on November 29

A solar flare from massive solar region 2786 at 1311 UTC on Sunday, November, 29, was the most powerful solar flare and coronal mass ejection (CME) so far during the new Solar Cycle 25.The sun’s activity is now rapidly increasing after a slow increase in activity this year following solar minimum a year ago.While the flare and CME, which erupted ... [continue]

NHS charity auction for GOTA4C

We’re delighted to be running an NHS charity auction as part of our GOTA4C campaign. Roy Bailey, G0VFS, who is an active member of Trowbridge and District Amateur Radio Club, won the Lockdown Category in the RSGB’s Annual Construction competition. He offered to donate his beautifully-engineered VirusPerpleXed Bug CW Key to raise money for NHS [... [continue]

RadCom December 2020, Vol. 96, No. 12

Get on the Air for Christmas—Season’s Greetings from the RSGB To read this edition, tap or click cover image News and Reports Around Your Region – Club events calendar 84 Around Your Region – Events roundup 88 New products 14 News 11 RSGB Construction Competition winners 34 RSGB Matters 6 RadCom index 2020 74 Special […]

5400km TEP opening on 144 MHz between Argentina and the island of Aruba - Nov 2020

There have been some remarkable contacts made on 144 MHz recently via Trans-Equatorial Propagation (TEP) from the Caribbean to South America with many in the region of 4000 to 5000 kms

Ham radio needs to embrace the Hacker community

Jenny List G7CKF writes on Hackaday about a blog post by Robert Bolton KJ7NZL who suggests broadening the appeal of amateur radio in the direction of the Hacker community

Major Solar Flare

Today, Earth-orbiting satellites detected the biggest solar flare in more than 3 years

Ham radio the world's greatest hobby

Emory Schley N4LP writes in the Ocala Star-Banner newspaper about the World's Greatest Hobby - amateur radio

IRTS HAREC classes

The second class being facilitated by the IRTS Training team commenced last Thursday and will run weekly until March the 4th

SETI lecture in Cork

THE Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence has fascinated amateur radio operators down the years and many are involved worldwide in the search.

ARRL Invites Members to Participate in #GivingTuesday on December 1

ANS-334 AMSAT News Service Weekly Bulletins for November 29th

QSO Today - Rick Miller - N1RM

Chennai radio hams walk into cyclone

Shard building sends 'Thank You' in Morse code

VK6WIA NewsWest

Ham College 71

EURAO Party - Autumn 2020: catching Christmas stations

SARL QSL Bureau

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP

Foundations of Amateur Radio

ARISS telebridge contact with school in Italy

FCC takes action against marketing of unauthorized transceivers

How to install a PL259 on RG58 coax

TF3YOTA on the air in December

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

Tuesday, 1st December 2020

Stanley Johnson Finch - Oak Ridger

Stanley Johnson Finch  Oak Ridger

The 'All Things Considered' Staff - WVIK

The 'All Things Considered' Staff  WVIK

Ham Radio Needs To Embrace The Hacker Community Now More Than Ever - Hackaday

Ham Radio Needs To Embrace The Hacker Community Now More Than Ever  Hackaday

RadioShack Purchased by Online Retailer - ARRL

RadioShack Purchased by Online Retailer  ARRL

Auburn Doubledays future in serious doubt after MLB Draft league snub - FingerLakes1.com

Auburn Doubledays future in serious doubt after MLB Draft league snub  FingerLakes1.com

HAM RADIO PODCASTS

DX CLUSTER SPOTS

SpotterFreq.DXGMTPref.
PY1IR144500.0 PY1PTS 0012PY1
EA1TG7002.0 EG5VCE 0016EG
PP7NM7030.0 PP7NM 0014PP7
PY1JR144570.0 PY1AA 0014PY1
F8GGZ7018.0 TM39TDF 0013TM
WB2UQP7182.0 W1V 0013W1
IZ2CDR.7171.0 IQ1ZS 0010I
F-115797093.0 F5NLX/P 0007F
KH6LC14270.0 NH7A 0000NH7
PY1LV28450.0 PY1MO 0020PY1
OE5PGM7175.0 OE25PGM 0016OE
XV2A14074.0 OH3EQY 0014OH3
HA9BL3687.0 YO5CUX 0006YO
PYLAND7000.0 CB6... 0021CB6
OH3EQY14074.0 XV2A 0014XV
IZ2CDR7132.0 II0BIKE 0807I
WB2UQP14234.0 W1V 0015W1
F-115797019.0 F5NLX/P 0014F
F-115797089.0 F5NLX/P 0013F
F5RFS7016.0 TM9VG 0007TM

TOP HF SPOTS

HF spots from EU
EA3F2
K8Y1
HA7TM1
ZL3IO1
LU8DZJ1
UN1L1
HA1SU1
OE8ANK1
SP7ASZ1
RO7N1
4O4T1
OQ5BECLEVER1
DO7UDO1
N8NA1
R30MCHS1
HF spots from NA
EB1DJ4
4O4T3
LB1G2
RN4AA2
HA8RM2
5Z4PA2
RU2K2
DM2DXA2
K6JDC1
WF0GM1
KX4RS1
ED1DJ1
K5HCT1
JA3PJL1
ON6HX1
HF spots from AS
VP2EIH1
HC5T1

DX ANNOUNCES

PROPAGATION

Solar Flux: 71, A-index: 4
No space weather storms are predicted for the next 24 hours.
Report issued on 2019 Dec 10 1205 UTC

DateSun SpotsFluxGoes
Dec 10, 2019071 A7.9
Dec 09, 2019072 A7.8
Dec 08, 2019072 A7.8
Dec 07, 2019070 A7.8
Dec 06, 2019071 A7.8
Dec 05, 2019071 A7.8
Dec 04, 2019071 A7.8
Dec 03, 2019071 A7.8
Dec 02, 2019070 A7.8
Dec 01, 2019071 A7.9
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