AMATEUR RADIO NEWS

ITU deploys emergency telecommunication equipment

The ITU has deployed emergency telecommunication equipment in Dominica, which was hit by Tropical Storm Erika on August 27. Heavy rains, severe flooding and landslides wreaked widespread damage across the island in the Lesser Antilles region of the Caribbean Sea

Friday, 4th September 2015

Refugees: VERON statement on convention venue

The Dutch national society VERON has responded to concerns over press reports regarding the venue for their Ham Radio Convention which will take place on Saturday, Nov 7, at the Americahal in Apeldoorn

Ham radio shown to school students

33 students of Grade 5 and 2 teachers from Focus High School, Hyderabad visited the National Institute of Amateur Radio (NIAR) on Thursday, Sept 3, 2015 in connection to their Inquiry on Signs and Symbols

Reflectorless Yagi designs, models and plots

A new web page has been added to the Cross Country Wireless web site with details of some reflectorless yagi designs I've been playing with for my own ham radio fun

A reminder - FCC Universal Licensing System down for maintenance September 2-8

The FCC Universal Licensing System (ULS) and other FCC website public applications are down for maintenance and will be unavailable from 2200 UTC on Wednesday, September 2, until 1200 UTC on Tuesday, September 8

MSF Outage - 10 September 2015

The MSF 60 kHz time and frequency signal broadcast from Anthorn Radio Station will be shut down on Thursday 10 September 2015 from 10:00 to 14:00 BST

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 1975 September 4 2015:

The following is a QST. A 105-year-old radio amateur honored for 90 years of QSOs. YLs in the UK repurpose unused repeater time by establishing a net. The FCC takes back an Arizona ham's vanity call sign. Digital mode users prep for a big QSO party Down Under AND a conference in The Windy City. All this and more in Amateur Radio Newsline report 19... [continue]

Patna University Students to be Trained in Ham Radio Use:

PATNA: Representatives from the Bihar State Disaster Management Authority, Indian Red Cross Society, Scouts and Guides, National Institute of Technology (NIT)-Patna and students from Patna University colleges are likely to attend a five-day HAM radio training programme commencing here from Saturday under the auspices of the G P Sinha Centre for Di... [continue]

Radio Broadcast Tells Sub's WWII Story:

Hobbyist cranks up Razorback's old gear on anniversary of Japan's surrender: Using a metal storage container as a makeshift seat, a U.S. Navy veteran positioned himself in the cramped radio room of the USS Razorback submarine Wednesday afternoon, twiddling the knob that controls the radio's frequency. Once John Moore, 53, of Olathe, Kan., reached ... [continue]

DX News -- ARRL DX Bulletin #35:

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by HA0HW, K5SL, QRZ DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The Daily DX, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites. Thanks to all.

Just Ahead In Radiosport:

Just Ahead In Radiosport:

ARRL Clarity on Amateur Radio Parity Statement Separates Fact from Fiction:

ARRL Supports Maximum Flexibility for Amateur Use 2200, 630 Meter Bands:

FCC Universal Licensing System Down for Maintenance Until September 8:

FCC Proposes Bumping Arizona Ham's License Back to Former Call Sign:

ARISS Issues Invitation to Schools, Educational Organizations, Groups:

The ARRL September VHF Contest Beckons!

Amateur Repeaters Fall Victim to Washington Wildfire:

Ham-Cyclist Completes US Leg of His Trip Around the Globe:

WRTC 2018 Organizers Map Event Strategy:

In Brief...

ARRL Headquarters Will Be Closed on Labor Day, September 7

USS Shenandoah Special Event:

Nominations Open for the George Hart Distinguished Service Award

FO-29 Satellite Contact Claims Distance Record

Participants at Oklahoma Conference Get “Healthy Exposure” to Amateur Radio

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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NEWSPAPERS

Friday, 4th September 2015

Volunteers go on air at museum open day (UK)

The next open day at the Signals Museum at RAF Henlow is on Saturday, September 5. Volunteers welcome visitors as they go on air with the Amateur Radio Station, GB4SMH, from 10am until 4pm.

After Katrina, officials better prepared for storms (Mississippi)

When it comes to Mother Nature versus human nature, the former usually prevails, and it only makes matters worse when what should have been a hard lesson learned has to be taught yet again.

Titanic: Three ways the disaster changed laws and safety on the seas

When the Titanic sank killing more than 1,500 people in 1912, the impact of the tragedy echoed down the ages. The discovery of the wreck 30 years ago today only underscored the dramatic changes the sinking of the world’s largest ship at the time had on sea travel around the world.

Llanelli Amateur Radio Society holds 12-hour talkathon for Help For Heroes (UK)

A LLANELLI radio station has held a 12-hour talkathon to raise vital funds for brave servicemen and women. The Llanelli Amateur Radio Society held the impressive event to help raise funds for Help For Heroes. The event, which also marked Armed Forces Day, saw various members of the group transmitting the GB1BAF call sign around the world.

Radio: The new frontier? (Indiana)

One of the best episodes of the TV series Frasier is Ham Radio. Frasier attempts to direct an old radio drama, Nightmare Inn, to celebrate KACL’s (the radio station at which he works) 50th anniversary. The episode ends, of course, in complete disaster, as accidents and colliding personalities leave the drama unfinished. This episode never fails t... [continue]

HAM RADIO PODCASTS

DX CLUSTER SPOTS

SpotterFreq.DXGMTPref.
HL2WA18080.0 4J6RO 12094J
IC8XIL14246.0 GB2RN 1209G
DO5GU21070.0 5B4ABP 12085B
VA3OPA3755.0 VE3DBP 1208VE3
WJ8Y10110.0 HT7C 1208HT
KY3W7002.0 3D2AG 12083D2
IK2UIG7103.0 IV3YND 1208I
BV7RN7010.0 DS2JJV 1208DS
M0BSV18125.0 SM0OWX 1208SM
PC3H21015.0 TC30AZB 1207TC
R9LM14014.9 OT7X 1206OT
W3LPL7039.0 BA4TB 1206BA
RA4CCK21080.0 EG1SDC 1206EG
R9LM14021.0 RU6K/P 1205RU6
W3LPL18087.5 5B4ABP 12055B
RN6K14155.0 R8FF/P 1205R8
W3LPL7002.0 3D2AG 12043D2
IW1DQS7087.0 LX/PA2DKW 1204LX
JH1APE7002.0 3D2AG 12043D2
HZ1BH21035.1 YC1UUU 1203YC

TOP HF SPOTS

HF spots from EU
5P0O/P8
R8FF/P6
5E2E6
TC30AZB4
EA5KB3
TM200EN3
R0WD2
ON5SWA/P2
RU6K/P2
YD9SBP2
GB2RN2
LX/M0WML/P2
CT9/DK1AX2
EA2CVO/P2
9A80IARU2
HF spots from NA
E51DWC11
3D2AG5
VP9BO4
BD4QA3
JA1CLZ3
HT7C2
VK2BJ2
OT7X2
YB0NDT2
BA4II1
VK3TJK1
N1CC1
KF7PG1
BH4BFS1
CT9/DK1AX1
HF spots from AS
RT9K/04
ZS1AFS2
4S7KM2
YC1UUU2
HL2ZBD/32
RU6K/P2
BD3CT1
RT9K1
UN3GX1
OT7X1
4J6RO1
9A80IARU1
BH4CAC1
FR4PJ1
EX8TR1

DX ANNOUNCES

PROPAGATION

Solar Flux: 87, A-index: 9
No space weather storms are predicted for the next 24 hours.
Report issued 2015 Sep 04 0905 UTC

DateSun SpotsFluxGoes
Sep 04, 20152787 B1.7
Sep 03, 20154187 B1.8
Sep 02, 2015490 B2.1
Sep 01, 20155089 B2.8
Aug 31, 20155091 B3.5
Aug 30, 20155092 B4.5
Aug 29, 201552100 B5.7
Aug 28, 201546109 B4.8
Aug 27, 201545110 B6.5
Aug 26, 201561126 B4.9
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