AMATEUR RADIO NEWS

Next Tim Peake contact confirmed

The ARISS UK Operations team is delighted to announce that the ARISS Schools contact between Ashfield Primary School in Otley, West Yorkshire and Tim Peake on the International Space Station has now been confirmed for Thursday the 5th of May at 0908BST. It will be a direct contact operated by GB1APS. The contact should be […]

Friday, 29th April 2016

IARU Interim Meeting minutes released

The minutes from the Interim Meeting of IARU Region 1 are now available on the RSGB Spectrum Forum website. Over the weekend of 16 and 17 April, delegates from Member Societies discussed numerous papers and proposals on HF, VHF/Microwave and EMC matters. The resulting recommendations for band plan and other changes will be considered for […]

Also in GB2RS this week…

At a recent RSGB Board meeting, the application of the Construction, Design and Management Regulations 2015 in respect of amateur radio activities was discussed. Board Director Steve Hartley, G0FUW will be preparing an article for RadCom giving guidance to clubs and individual Members on how this legislation applies to them. Due to the increase in ... [continue]

Digital Mode Operators Invited to Take Part in 2016 Most Wanted DXCC Entities Survey

Digital mode operators are invited to participate in the 2016 Digital Mode Most Wanted Survey. Previously known as the “RTTY Most Needed DXCC Entities Survey,” the name has been changed to reflect current trends and to be more in line with the Digital DXCC award. Several entities at the top of the last list, compiled in 2011, have been active r... [continue]

News for Northern Ireland – 1 May 2016

On Sunday and Monday Ballymena Amateur Radio Group is running a Castles and Stately Homes on the Air station at Shanes Castle, Randalstown Road, Antrim BT41 4NE. The special event station is part of the steam traction rally at Shanes Castle. There will be catering, family attractions, disabled facilities, car parking and access by public […]

News for Scotland – 1 May 2016

Stirling and District Amateur Radio Society has training, construction and projects from 10.30am till 2pm today and next Sunday. Thursday sees operating, training and presentations from 7 until 9pm. Contact Myles Williamson, MM0MYL, on 07890 477 516. Cockenzie and Port Seton Amateur Radio Club is having a normal club night on Friday. On there’s a... [continue]

News for England South-East – 1 May 2016

We start with news from clubs that have several events this week. Cambridge and District Amateur Radio Club has nets today and next Sunday from 8.30am on 144.180MHz USB, from 10.30am on 7.0875MHz or 3.620MHz LSB, and from 11.30am on 145.550MHz FM. Wednesday sees a club net from 8pm on 145.550MHz FM. More information from […]

News for England South-West – 1 May 2016

Cornish Radio Amateur Club is holding a committee meeting on Wednesday and the main meeting on Thursday. Details from Steve, G7VOH, on 01209 844 939. On Wednesday Thornbury and South Gloucestershire Amateur Radio Club is having a talk on RAYNET by Andrew, G0RVM. Friday sees a club net. For information, email tsgarc@gmail.com. South Bristol Amateur ... [continue]

The K7RA Solar Update

At 0121 UTC on April 29 the Australian Space Forecast Centre released a geomagnetic disturbance warning for April 30 and May 1. Increased geomagnetic activity is predicted due to high speed solar wind coming from a coronal hole. There is a chance of minor storm levels.Over the past reporting week (April 21-27), average daily sunspot numbers rose fr... [continue]

News for Wales – 1 May 2016

On Monday Llanelli Amateur Radio Society is closed for the Bank Holiday. Contact Craig, MW0MXT, on 01269 845 773. On Thursday North Wales Radio Society is holding a general meeting. More information from Ceri Jones, 2W0LJC, via email to 2w0ljc@mail.com.

UBSEDS15 launches from Bristol Saturday

In March, the 434 MHz/APRS balloon UBSEDS14 flew around the northern hemisphere. On Saturday, April 30 a new balloon UBSEDS15 will be launched by University of Bristol Students for the Exploration and Development of Space

MacLoggerDX Version 6.02 released

ARISS school contact webcast

Derby High School ARISS contact in the media

UK Advanced exams now 'on demand'

Jim Bacon G3YLA Talk May 12

Middletown School Set to Chat with International Space Station on May 6th:

What the Digital Age Owes to the Inventor of Morse Code:

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2009, April 29, 2016:

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2009, April 29, 2016 - eHam.net

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ARRL, ARISS Representatives Attend USA Science and Engineering Festival:

FCC Invites Comments on Petition to Eliminate 15dB Gain Limit on Amplifiers

Frustrated Funding, Breached Secrecy Foiled North Korea DXpedition:

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NEWSPAPERS

Friday, 29th April 2016

Emergency responders bring communications equipment together in drill

Amateur radio volunteers and even members of the National Guard ... It still works, even when the lines are down," said amateur radio volunteer Gerry ...

Sequim setting up emergency operations center with June finish targeted

The radio room for Sequim's new city emergency operations center inside the Clallam Transit Center can be powered with a solar generator if needed, ...

Thursday, 28th April 2016

Emergency services have improved since 2011 tornado

Cantrell also gave credit to the county's amateur radio association, and said a new room was built for them in the EMA building which will allow them ...

Middletown School Set to Chat with International Space Station on May 6th

On Wednesday, leaders of the global space communications consortium, Amateur Radio aboard the International Space Station , confirmed that ...

Bo Budinger gets joy from Westford's Apple Blossom Festival

I am a member of Westford's Police Amateur Radio Team (PART) and we were asked, years ago, to help the Westford Kiwanis with communications ...

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RM2D7026.3 SF3HF 1738SF
KA9CFD18130.0 N5VDQ 1738N5
PU2KNM28510.0 F5OUX 1738F
UR5FS10106.0 LA9VDA 1738LA
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DX ANNOUNCES

PROPAGATION

Solar Flux: 95, A-index: 5
No space weather storms are predicted for the next 24 hours.
Report issued 2016 Apr 29 1510 UTC

DateSun SpotsFluxGoes
Apr 29, 20168495 B2.2
Apr 28, 20168695 B2.1
Apr 27, 20166593 B1.4
Apr 26, 20163885 A9.8
Apr 25, 20164682 B1.0
Apr 24, 20161182 A8.2
Apr 23, 20162279 A8.8
Apr 22, 20163577 B1.4
Apr 21, 20162477 B2.1
Apr 20, 20162883 B2.2
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