AMATEUR RADIO NEWS

Propagation Forecast Bulletin #51 de K7RA:

Solar activity made a strong comeback this week, with the average daily sunspot number on December 11-17 rising 57 points to 145.4 from the previous seven days, while average daily solar flux was up 28.1 points to 167.7.

Saturday, 20th December 2014

How Do Drones and Commercial Aircraft Avoid Midair Collisions?

If anybody thinks about this issue at all, it's pretty clear that it's a problem worth careful consideration. The trouble is the people who are in a full-court press to expand the use of unmanned aircraft systems really don't think they should have to worry about the safety of existing users of airspace.

QST Celebrates Its Centennial in 2015

Although the ARRL celebrated its centennial this year, 2015 is the centennial year for QST magazine. First published in December 1915, QST is the not only the official membership journal of the ARRL, it is also the most widely read Amateur Radio magazine in the world with a monthly circulation of more than 165,000.

Russian ARISS Team Transmitting Slow-Scan TV from the ISS

Several stations around the globe reported receiving slow-scan television (SSTV) images from the International Space Station on December 18

YL 33: The First Female Ham Radio Operators, and their Awesome Legacy

Historically, literacy in its many forms has given the marginalized a way to speak and participate in a system that previously prevented them from doing so.

The Dark Side of Ham Radio

My name is Dutch Marich. I am an Independent filmmaker. I love the dark and mysterious things in life, and I believe film is one of the greatest art forms. I graduated from The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in 2005, and I have spent the past several years cutting my teeth producing and directing my own films. My most recent feature film Hunting... [continue]

Local ham radio operators provide line to Santa (Wisconsin)

Local children will have the chance to talk to Santa Claus through amateur radios at the Rudolph Country Christmas event on Saturday, thanks to a collaboration between the Mid-State Repeater Association and the Central Wisconsin Radio Amateurs Ltd.

DX Engineering Announces MFJ Day

On Saturday, January 10, from 9 am to 2 pm, DX Engineering is holding MFJ Day at its showroom near Akron, Ohio. The event will allow Ham Radio operators to shake off the winter doldrums and make some eyeball QSOs with colleagues from around the Midwest.

Can you hear me now? (North Carolina)

Once upon a time, there was a world without internet and telephones with international calling. In that world, men and women who wanted to communicate across the globe did so by sending Morse code through amateur radios.

Engineer to Study Ham Radio Project - Equipment Installation on Hold (Missouri)

Mayor Jeff Palmore said it is premature to go forward with plans to install a digital ham radio repeater system in Pacific because he does not know enough about the project and it’s not his No. 1 priority.

New Element 3 (General Class) Question Pool Released

The Question Pool Committee of the National Conference of Volunteer Examiner Coordinators (NCVEC) has released the 2015-2019 Element 3 (General Class) question pool. The new question pool becomes effective for all Element 3 examinations administered on or after July 1, 2015, and it remains valid until June 30, 2019.

Breakall sends students on a 'fox hunt' to learn ham radio (Pennsylvania)

Meet Your Neighbor: Laser light maestro has narrowed focus (Tennessee)

Russian ARISS Team Transmitting Slow-Scan TV from the ISS

Annual Christmas Eve Fessenden Commemorative Transmission Set

Christmas and New Year arrangements

Youngsters on the Air news

Island DXpedition to Iran in January

New Director joins RSGB Board

New IRTS award

Can You Hear Me Now?

See a Stunning Solar Flare Captured By NASA:

ISS SSTV success - More transmissions Saturday

VK3 National Parks on air

Send your code into space with astronaut Tim Peake KG5BVI

New Element 3 (General Class) Question Pool released

YOUTUBE VIDEOS

Friday, 19th December 2014

Ham radio contesters and their exciting lives.

Description.

FLICKR

NEWSPAPERS

Friday, 19th December 2014

The Bear's Mouth

The Big Bear Amateur Radio Club will celebrate 40 years of service to Big Bear Valley in 2015. Club members are licensed amateur radio operators ...

Thursday, 18th December 2014

Ham radio towers stolen in Effort - Pocono Record

Ham radio towers stolen in EffortPocono Record15, 2014 @ 1:37 pm. Sometime between Nov. 30 and Dec. 7, someone stole two ham radio communication towers from an Upper Valley Road property in Effort. Anyone with information is asked to call state police at 570-646-2271. poconorecord.com. Writer.... [continue]

Wednesday, 17th December 2014

Transcript Digest

FCC amateur radio license seven-week course 6:30-9 p.m. begins Jan. 15, Salvation Army, 3950 Clayton Road, Concord. Class free; $7 materials, ...

YL 33: The First Female Ham Radio Operators, and their Awesome Legacy - The Mary Sue

The Mary SueYL 33: The First Female Ham Radio Operators, and their Awesome LegacyThe Mary SueAlthough enthusiasm for ham radio as the medium of choice for hobbyists, veterans, and emergency responders hasn't waned much over the last fifty or so years, the hobby is making a strong resurgence as aspiring makers acknowledge radio's contributio... [continue]

Ham radio towers stolen in Effort - Pocono Record

Ham radio towers stolen in EffortPocono Record15, 2014 @ 1:37 pm. Sometime between Nov. 30 and Dec. 7, someone stole two ham radio communication towers from an Upper Valley Road property in Effort. Anyone with information is asked to call state police at 570-646-2271. poconorecord.com. Writer.... [continue]

HAM RADIO PODCASTS

DX CLUSTER SPOTS

SpotterFreq.DXGMTPref.
LZ2NP18073.0 ZL2IO 0928ZL2
JA2SWH18075.0 LA1IGA 0928LA
PB5X21275.0 HV0A 0928HV
EA4GOK7154.0 EA8CER/P 0928EA8
F4FGC21275.0 HV0A 0928HV
IK1MNJ21295.0 J400EG 0927J4
W8CO1822.5 LU5OM 0927LU
JG3KIV3526.0 W1AW/KH6 0927KH6
EA8TJ144121.0 RK9CXM 0927RK9
JR6SEU24955.0 E20WXA/M 0927E2
LZ2NP21020.0 OF9X 0926OF9
DL6YAO18071.0 SN650B 0926SN
G8WPL7161.0 SW1WA/3 0926SW
DH8BQA28473.0 RA0AY 0926RA0
RJ3AA24908.1 UE55MA 0926U
ON3KSL7106.0 OT6V/P 0926OT
PD1BHZ14197.0 PD17MH 0926PD
IZ4AFM14264.0 IK8WEJ/P 0926I
IZ3WUW21275.0 HV0A 0926HV
EA7IXJ7183.0 EB5AL/P 0925EB

TOP HF SPOTS

HF spots from EU
HV0A15
IK8WEJ/P8
IZ0MQN/P5
J400EG5
V5/DL3DXX4
YO0YOTA3
OF9X3
R100DA3
UE55MA3
EA5XC3
EA8CER/P3
UE55RW3
IZ4EFP/23
PD17MH3
VK1MA2
HF spots from NA
LU5OM1
ON4CT1
DL5YM1
LA8HGA1
F5RD1
W1AW/KH61
OH2PM1
HF spots from AS
LA1IGA1
VR2CO1
EA8JK1
T6T1
W1AW/KH61
UE55RW1
IK4GRO1
RA0AY1
E20WXA/M1
UA3BL1
RX3AIK1
UE55SM1
A61DJ1
OF9X1
RA9CCU1

DX ANNOUNCES

PROPAGATION

Solar Flux: 216, A-index: 8

Report issued 2014 Dec 20 0610 UTC

DateSun SpotsFluxGoes
Dec 20, 2014156216 C1.2
Dec 19, 2014168216 C1.4
Dec 18, 2014154213 C1.2
Dec 17, 2014169192 B9.2
Dec 09, 201477133 B5.7
Dec 08, 201458133 B5.6
Dec 07, 201473132 B6.9
Dec 06, 201497129 B5.2
Dec 05, 2014137137 B7.1
Dec 04, 2014128158 B7.6
timereport:This page was created in 0.000847101211548 seconds : 1419068159.61 1419068159.61