AMATEUR RADIO NEWS

WIA seeks 200 watts for Standard (Novice) holders

In WIA News, Director Roger Harrison VK2ZRH sets out the Wireless Institue of Australia's thinking on the future direction of the Standard, formerly known as Novice, and Advanced licenses

Sunday, 25th September 2016

What makes a good portable CW paddle?

Richard G3CWI of SOTABEAMS has released a 3 minute video looking at the differences between a paddle designed for portable use and a fixed-station paddle

The Geomagnetic Blitz of September 1941

Seventy-five years ago, on 18–19 September 1941, the Earth experienced a great magnetic storm, one of the most intense ever recorded

SolderSmoke Podcast

Episode 190 of the amateur radio podcast SolderSmoke is now available

WIA members to decide on organisation review

The IARU member society, the Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA) has flagged a general meeting of its members to decide whether a review of the organisation is needed

Falcon 9 static fire anomaly update

Three weeks ago, SpaceX experienced an anomaly at our Launch Complex 40 (LC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. This resulted in the loss of one of our Falcon 9 rockets and its payload

Australian Radiofrequency Spectrum Plan Review

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has opened consultation on its proposed update of the Australian Radiofrequency Spectrum Plan. The ACMA announced it on its website on 22 September 2016

Spring QRP Contest

On Saturday 1 October, you can participate in the South African Radio League's Spring QRP Contest

Amateur satellites launch from India

AlSat-1N and Pratham, both with amateur radio payloads, are launching on the Indian PSLV-C35 mission planned for 0342 GMT on Monday, September 26, 2016, reports are requested

Weather Volunteers Keep Their Eyes On the Skies:

Sarnia residents Ron Cross and Briana Reide aren't the type to seek shelter when a storm approaches. As volunteers with CANWARN, the Sarnia couple instead opts to spot and report what's happening using their ham radio, providing useful details for Environment Canada weather reports. "They look at their computers but they can't see what's going on ... [continue]

Saturday, 24th September 2016

Most Colossal Repeater System in the USA - K6UDA Radio Episode 28

View attachment 321042 Imagine a repeater system covering 80 meters through UHF, all linked together, controllable on your HT & linked to distant repeaters over RF. We'll visit the mad scientist who dreamed this one up & he's going to explain how it all works. Also, a review of the new Btech UV-5X3 tri-band HT. Oh yeah. Dani... [continue]

HamRadioNow: Even MORE On the Road (to the DCC)

Fair Lawn Amateur Radio Club Special Event - Southgate Amateur Radio Club

15 years of Ham Radio Training

Terminated inverted U low noise antenna

Fair Lawn Amateur Radio Club Special Event

Missing VK aircraft

Bouvet Island DXpedition 2018

DXCC Country/Entity Report

Ham radio in education

Live streaming of CAT16 talks

HamRadioNow: Even MORE On the Road

Foundations of Amateur Radio -- #68: - eHam.net - eHam.net

Ham Radio Clubs in IITs, NITs Could Boost Emergency Communications:

Volunteer Connection: Amateur Radio -- a Key Component of Disaster Response

How You Can Talk to an Astronaut from Home:

YOUTUBE VIDEOS

Sunday, 3rd May 2015

Ankur Puranik Ham Radio IBN Lokmat

How hams of Disaster Amateur Radio Emergency Services set up a direct communication like between Mantralaya in Mumbai with disaster affected Nepal. We helped resolve many cases. For more ...

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Saturday, 24th September 2016

Risk of frost this evening

10 a.m., Sydney Amateur Radio Club, 11 St. Bridget St. open house information on how to qualify for your basic amateur radio certificate. Sponsored ...

Weather volunteers keep their eyes on the skies

As volunteers with CANWARN, the Sarnia couple instead opts to spot and report what's happening using their ham radio, providing useful details for ...

Friday, 23rd September 2016

Ham radio clubs in IITs, NITs could boost emergency communications

Kolkata, Sep 23 (IANS): Setting up amateur radio clubs in Indian educational institutions, particularly in technical establishments like the IITs and NITs, ...

Ham Radio – The Launch of a New Lifestyle

Performed by Marconi, the first transatlantic contact via DX radio station appeared to be a sensation for the entire world. It gave a boost to the ...

Put Your First SQ with a Ham Radio

Although becoming an amateur radio operator does not call for some specific skills or knowledge, you should be well aware of some key term. You will ...

HAM RADIO PODCASTS

DX CLUSTER SPOTS

SpotterFreq.DXGMTPref.
UN5J1822.0 S53F 0009S5
W9XX50067.5 N8PUM/B 0009N8
KM4SEG28483.0 PY3PA 0009PY3
9K2OD14190.0 CE0Y/LU9VEA 0008CE0Y
9Z4BM50110.0 CX7SS 0008CX
PY2EDY50110.0 9Z4BM 00089Z
VE3VEE14190.0 CE0Y/LU9VEA 0008CE0Y
WB6RSE21087.9 H44GC 0008H4
JH1KLE28010.0 H44GC 0007H4
VE3VEE14178.4 CE0Y/LU9VEA 0007CE0Y
CE3MDA18150.0 CE0YHO 0007CE0Y
PY2VM14190.0 CE0Y/LU9VEA 0007CE0Y
EA1AZC3735.0 AN400R 0007AN
PY7KA28445.0 HP8KJW 0006HP
LW3EWZ50110.0 NP3XF 0006NP3
PA1EJO3795.0 G8DVK 0006G
WP4NTJ3808.0 KP4FRA 0006KP4
SP5APW3735.0 AN400R 0005AN
9K2OD18150.0 CE0YHO 0005CE0Y
KJ6TOA14190.0 CE0/LU9EA 0005CE0

TOP HF SPOTS

HF spots from EU
AN400R4
AN400G4
7Z1RR3
D66D2
AN400L2
PV8ADI1
PS7GL1
YM7KA1
G8DVK1
UB6AIA1
9K2OD1
LU8DPM1
UA4M1
AN400M1
AN400A1
HF spots from NA
VP6AH6
VK9NZ6
CE0Y/LU8YD6
LX7I6
W8JUZ5
TZ4AM4
W0BH3
N2BJ3
LU8ADX3
CE3WW2
LV1F2
JF1OPL2
VE4VT2
HP3/VY2SS2
CE0YHO2
HF spots from AS
P49X2
HZ1TL2
S53F1
VK2RT1
9K2OD1
CE0Y/LU9VEA1
PY3PA1
TZ4AM1
H44GC1
LZ2FU1
7Z1SJ1
JG1ITH1
CE0YHO1
CV5Q1
RU0SYL1

DX ANNOUNCES

PROPAGATION

Solar Flux: 85, A-index: 22
No space weather storms are predicted for the next 24 hours.
Report issued 2016 Sep 25 2105 UTC

DateSun SpotsFluxGoes
Sep 25, 20164785 B1.0
Sep 24, 20164985 B1.2
Sep 23, 20163086 B1.6
Sep 22, 20163585 B2.0
Sep 21, 20163286 B1.5
Sep 20, 20165685 B1.2
Sep 19, 20164783 A9.2
Sep 18, 20161483 A9.0
Sep 17, 20161380 A7.4
Sep 16, 20161284 B1.0
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