AMATEUR RADIO NEWS

Upcoming ARISS contact with ESA Space Camp, Külsheim, Germany

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at ESA Space Camp, Külsheim, Germany on 03 August

Saturday, 1st August 2015

Updated RAC 0-30 MHz Band Plan released

The Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) Band Planning Committee has released an updated band plan for all LF and HF (0-30 MHz) amateur allocations. This includes the new LF bands at 2200m and 600m, the 60m USB channels, and changes to reflect current best practice on other bands

This $1,000 device lets hackers hijack satellite communications

A satellite tracking technology can be easily hacked with the help of a $1,000 device made of off the shelf components, according to a security researcher who found a flaw in the technology

Propagation de K7RA

At 0132 UTC on July 30 the Australian Space Forecast Center issued a geomagnetic disturbance warning, saying a high speed solar wind from a recurring coronal hole is expected to raise geomagnetic activity levels to minor storms on July 31 and August 1

PW70FEB

8th Special Event Station ( Brazil ) to celebrate 70 years end of WW II, and a tribute to Brazilian Expeditionary Force - FEB, in Italian Campaign

Despite Computers, There's Still Interest In Ham Radio:

You'd think that with all the computers in homes, all the smartphones in the hands of everybody from children through senior citizens, all the internet, the world wide web, the forums and blogs and Twitter and Facebook and email and chat boxes and social media, there would be absolutely no interest in an old-time hobby like ham radio. "We saw a di... [continue]

Attack of the Zombie Satellite: Run Radio Hams, Run!

Knocked down, now up again, you just can't keep it down: A satellite launched by the US military has gone rogue and is causing interference to radio hams across Europe. The US Navy's PCSat NO-44, which is only supposed to transmit over the US, is now drowning out European amateurs and the USN doesn't know what to do about it. Former head of inform... [continue]

New Dodge Brothers Commercial Uses Morse Code to Send Message:

Ad campaigns are all about making their product stand out, showing consumers why whatever they are selling is the best. Recently, we mentioned that Dodge has released four new advertising campaigns to promote its lineup, giving us a taste of some -- probably inaccurate -- Dodge brother history. One of those commercials features the Dodge brothers ... [continue]

Strongest Aurora Found Beyond Our Solar System:

Astronomers have discovered the first aurora that is 10,000 times more powerful than any previously seen beyond the solar system. The aurora - similar to the famous "Northern Lights" on Earth - was found not from a planet but from a low-mass star at the boundary between stars and brown dwarfs. The discovery reveals a major difference between the m... [continue]

Propagation Forecast Bulletin #31 de K7RA:

At 0132 UTC on July 30 the Australian Space Forecast Center issued a geomagnetic disturbance warning, saying a high speed solar wind from a recurring coronal hole is expected to raise geomagnetic activity levels to minor storms on July 31 and August 1. They predict quiet to minor storm levels on July 31 and minor storm declining to unsettled condi... [continue]

Friday, 31st July 2015

New QSO Radio Show!

New QSO Radio Show hosted by Ted Randall - WB8PUM with guest John Stanley - K4ERO. John has lived in many countries and has held call signs - TI2ERO, HC1JX, VK8, VU2IE, HP, CE3 and S79J. He has a BSEE degree from MIT.

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 1970 July 31 2015:

Respond now to contest consultation

Lightships weekend registrations strong

New highlights for RSGB Convention

Also in GB2RS this week…

G5RP Trophy

Rallies and Events News – 2 August 2015

Special Events News – 2 August 2015

The K7RA Solar Update

News for Wales – 2 August 2015

RFinder - The World Wide Repeater Directory now supports Twitter!

Amateur Radio vanity call sign fee to disappear in September

Lightship registers a fun-event milestone

MacDoppler Version 2.18 released

HF Active Loop Antenna

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

Saturday, 1st August 2015

ATTACK of the ZOMBIE SATELLITE: Run radio hams, run! (UK)

A satellite launched by the US military has gone rogue and is causing interference to radio hams across Europe. The US Navy’s PCSat NO-44, which is only supposed to transmit over the US, is now drowning out European amateurs and the USN doesn’t know what to do about it.

Local filmmakers collaborate on "Infinite," a Michigan-made love story

In the film, ambitious graduate student Elizabeth Law (played by Caitlin Collins) is studying astronomy at MIT when she encounters William Cross (Franco Pulice), a well-known, thought-to-be dead astronaut trapped in space. They connect by chance one evening via Law’s ham radio.

Colorado Springs couple transforms area summits into temporary radio stations

Stuck on the summit without a signal? Stay calm and reach for the breath mints - at least that's the unlikely advice that Frank and Lynn Skinner might offer. The husband and wife from Colorado Springs spend weekends hunting for radio signals on summits across the Pikes Peak region.

Broadcasting equipment market - global size and industry segments analysis scrutinized in new research

Broadcasting is the sharing of audio and video content to the widespread audience by means of any electronic mass communication medium. Broadcasting is generally related with radio and television though in practice radio and television transmission occurs with the help of wire as well as radio waves.

Pirate broadcaster fined

An illegal FM transmitter broadcasting in southwest Victoria resulted in a court appearance with a 26-year old Portland man, charged under the Radiocommunications Act.

HAM RADIO PODCASTS

DX CLUSTER SPOTS

SpotterFreq.DXGMTPref.
EU1KY18131.0 FG1JD 2009FG
M0CRY7178.0 LY7Z 2009LY
HB9BRU7178.0 LY7Z 2009LY
WB5EIN21040.9 N6CY 2009N6
RA3Q10106.0 BG2AUE 2009BG
UR6EA7146.2 DL2VK 2009DL
UR4RWW3503.0 IY3A 2009I
F4HOM28550.0 EC1AJL 2009EC
DL7UVO18071.0 RG4F 2009RG4
UR4RWW3515.9 S50A 2009S5
UR6EA7197.2 S52DK 2008S5
UT4UAZ14240.0 F1IEH 2008F
K4AVO50077.0 N0LL/B 2008N0
UR4RWW3513.8 RW1A 2008RW1
UR6EA7175.6 RK4FM 2008RK4
UR4RWW3512.6 SO2O 2008SO
S51J3504.8 UX4U 2008UX
S53K3506.3 S59AA 2008S5
WB5EIN21039.2 K1EBY 2008K1
W4EE21032.6 WD5F 2008WD5

TOP HF SPOTS

HF spots from EU
PW2G4
LY5R3
LY7Z3
JI1ICF3
PY8WW3
PD0MHZ3
TF3JB/12
PD9Z2
HB9DHG2
GM9N2
LX1FC2
PE2LZ2
FG1JD2
E7DX2
IY3A2
HF spots from NA
N9L4
WD5F3
KA3DRR2
VE3RZ1
K5CM1
N6CY1
K3WA1
HB9DCL1
TM200EN1
K5YAA1
AI5AA1
W2FU1
NP2X1
TK/S50P1
K0FX1
HF spots from AS
OH2YL1
TF3JB/11
UA1AML1
RG6G1
ET3AA1
UR5WBB1

DX ANNOUNCES

PROPAGATION

Solar Flux: 101, A-index: 14
Space weather for the next 24 hours is predicted to be minor.
Report issued 2015 Aug 01 1810 UTC

DateSun SpotsFluxGoes
Aug 01, 201571101 B2.3
Jul 31, 201583101 B2.0
Jul 30, 201566102 B2.2
Jul 29, 201556101 B2.3
Jul 28, 201553101 B2.2
Jul 27, 201538100 B2.3
Jul 26, 20154197 B2.2
Jul 25, 20155494 B2.2
Jul 24, 20152792 B1.7
Jul 23, 20153589 B1.5
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