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Syllabus 2019 candidate and tutor information

As the introduction of Syllabus 2019 approaches, the RSGB has a range of materials to help candidates and tutors prepare. The Reference Data Booklets for each level of exam are now on the website and the Exam Secrets book, referred to by Board Director Mike Bruce, M0ITI in his recent RadCom article, has been updated […]

Friday, 23rd August 2019

145MHz Russian EME Contest

The 145MHz Russian EME Contest is intended to encourage worldwide activity on 2m moonbounce and support VHF activity in remote regions in Russia and around the globe. Each different DXCC country and each Russian region form a multiplier. The contest runs for 48 hours ending at 2359UTC on 25 August 2019. Use digital modes and […]

Join W1AW 150th birthday celebration

The Hiram Percy Maxim Birthday Celebration runs from 31 August to 8 September 2019. It commemorates the 150th anniversary of the birth of ARRL co-founder—and first President—Hiram Percy Maxim, W1AW. The objective is to work as many participating stations as possible. W1AW and all ARRL members will append /150 to their call signs during this [&#... [continue]

RSGB 2019 Convention latest

The RSGB 2019 Convention takes place in Milton Keynes from 11 to 13 October 2019. The Buildathon on Saturday evening is a little different this year. Presented as an alternative to the Gala Dinner, those attending the Buildathon get a hot and cold buffet and an evening of surface mount construction. The event includes the […]

Reminder: World Wide Digi DX Contest Debuts on August 31

The K7RA Solar Update

Spotless days continue this week, with consecutive days without sunspots now at 16 days, according to spaceweather.com as of August 22.Average daily solar flux for all practical purposes was unchanged, from 67.4 last week to 67.5 this week. Average daily planetary A index went slightly lower from 6.3 to 4.4.Predicted solar flux looks the same as it... [continue]

The Italian Job (loss)

If you always wanted to broadcast on 2GO’s old frequency (801 kHz AM), it might be up for grabs right now

Special commemorative callsign EI100YXQ

This is a special call to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the first East to West voice transmission across the Atlantic from Ballybunion to Louisberg, Cape Breton, NS

The Space Weather Woman

Promise of a Solar Storm and Satellite Environment Check-In - The latest space weather forecast from Dr Tamitha Skov WX6SWW

NASA TV to air US cargo ship departure from space station

Filled with almost 2,700 pounds of valuable scientific experiments and other cargo, a SpaceX Dragon resupply spacecraft is set to leave the International Space Station Tuesday, Aug. 27. NASA Television and the agency’s website will broadcast its departure live beginning at 10:15 a.m. EDT

SAQ receives 438 listener reports

Alexanderson Alternator station SAQ says it received 438 listener reports — 'an incredible amount' — for its June 30 Alexanderson Day transmissions from Sweden including 8 'super' DX reports, five from the USA and three from Canada

DX News from the ARRL

IARU R1 50/70 MHz Contest - Provisional Results

So Now What? Podcast

Efforts Continue to Enhance ARES Program, Add Resources

ARRL-TAPR Digital Communications Conference Presentations Announced

Tony's 10m Band Report

Radio Club makes international connections from Loop Head

FCC issues $39,000 + Forfeiture Order against man from North Carolina

Cincinnati Radio’s Mike Martini to Emcee National VOA Museum of Broadcasting’s Sept. 21 Fundraiser

ALARA contest August 24/25

YOTA Summer Camp Bulgaria 2019 – Looking back

IOTA news from the DARC

YOTA Summer Camp Bulgaria 2019 – Looking back

Reminder: The Hiram Percy Maxim Birthday Celebration Begins on August 31

Inter-American Proposal Removes 47 – 47.2 GHz from Bands under Study for 5G Services

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

Friday, 23rd August 2019

Ammonia Storms on Jupiter Are Messing Up Its Picture-Perfect Cloud Bands - Space.com

Ammonia Storms on Jupiter Are Messing Up Its Picture-Perfect Cloud Bands  Space.comScientists traced a plume of ammonia muddling Jupiter's stunning stripes toward its origins below the surface.

Upcoming events: Lots to see in, around Tehachapi - Tehachapi News

Upcoming events: Lots to see in, around Tehachapi  Tehachapi NewsCOMMUNITY. St. Malachy Church Rummage Sale, Friday, Aug. 30, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, Aug. 31, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., 407 W. E St., in McMullan Hall.... [continue]

Students satellite to be launched in 2020 - Columbia Daily Herald

Students satellite to be launched in 2020  Columbia Daily HeraldIn the fall of 2015, Todd Livesay, Robertsville Middle School STEM teacher, visited Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama with NASA scientist, ...

Turbulent storm clouds disrupt Jupiter's colorful appearance - KXLY Spokane

Turbulent storm clouds disrupt Jupiter's colorful appearance  KXLY SpokaneJupiter's turbulent beauty comes from its wild atmosphere full of storms, artfully swirling clouds and big bands of color wrapping around the gas giant.... [continue]

Boxer Trained By GODSMACK's SULLY ERNA Wins Pro Debut With Record-Setting Knockout - BLABBERMOUTH.NET

Boxer Trained By GODSMACK's SULLY ERNA Wins Pro Debut With Record-Setting Knockout  BLABBERMOUTH.NETThis past weekend, GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna entered the professional boxing world as co-trainer of amateur boxing champion David Tubbs, who mad...... [continue]

HAM RADIO PODCASTS

DX CLUSTER SPOTS

SpotterFreq.DXGMTPref.
ZW3FL28450.0 PU3ELH 0019PU
DO2HQS28500.0 DL2RMM 0018DL
DO1LR28455.0 DO1KRT 0010DO
DC2CT28470.0 CT1BOL 0002CT
F-115797100.0 F5NLX/P 0007F
YL2KF3573.0 YL30WAY 2059YL
RD1M10120.0 RD1A/M 2059RD1
EA3ELW7136.0 UN7ZAF 2059UN
W2TT14074.4 EG1FSA 2059EG
GW3TKH144174.0 EA2XR 2059EA
DF4IY7028.9 UN0LM 2059UN
F8AVK14200.0 8P6GY 20598P
DH2ID14080.7 K1HTV 2059K1
WA3ERQ14076.7 UR5WBB 2059UR
JA2BGH7005.0 US7IJW 2058US
EA2DDE14195.0 J69Z 2058J6
YL2KF7074.0 YL30WAY 2058YL
F4CXO28279.0 DB0UM/B 2058DB
TA3UFS21075.8 OK1FED 2058OK
F4CXO28244.3 SV2FQN/B 2058SV

TOP HF SPOTS

HF spots from EU
LY30WAY3
YL30WAY3
IS0HQJ2
K1HTV2
OY1R2
OJ0O2
J69Z2
ZY160CAT1
JH3NGD1
8P6GY1
K3JGJ1
8P6ET1
UA9JPO1
DB0UM/B1
DM9LSB1
HF spots from NA
S55N1
TK/IK1TJK1
IZ6BXV1
HJ8AT1
EG1FSA1
DL8MX1
R2AUK1
UR5WBB1
N4MTE1
OA4CN1
DK3EE1
4Z1RZ1
UT2LP1
EB5CUZ1
HF spots from AS
US7IJW1
RV1CC/01

DX ANNOUNCES

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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