AMATEUR RADIO NEWS

The K7RA Solar Update

Conditions over Field Day weekend turned out to be not bad at all. The expected geomagnetic upset never happened. On June 25-26, the Thursday and Friday before Field Day, the predicted planetary A index for the June 27-28 was 45 and 60, really bad conditions. The actual planetary A index on those dates was 9 and 13, and the mid-latitude A index was... [continue]

Friday, 3rd July 2015

Improving club practical sessions

The Inspire Group is doing some research for the RSGB on the benefits and challenges of running regular practical sessions during club nights. Does your club organise this type of event? If so, we’d like to hear about your experiences and find out what worked, what didn’t and what you’d like to do if you […]

Crowds flock to BATC at Friedrichshafen

More than 200 radio amateurs visited the British Amateur Television Club (BATC) stand at the international amateur radio exhibition at Friedrichshafen. BATC chairman Noel Matthews, G8GTZ described it as a “very busy and worthwhile” three day event promoting both amateur television and the BATC. Enthusiasts from across Europe, and beyond, wer... [continue]

Guildford Space Colloquium soon

The AMSAT-UK International Space Colloquium will be held 24 to 26 July at the Holiday Inn, Guildford, GU2 7XZ. Among the speakers will be Peter Guelzow, DB2OS with an update on AMSAT-DL projects, including the Phase 4 satellite and Chris Brunskill, formerly of Surrey Space Centre. He will be presenting a novel project aimed at […]

Petition against photo restrictions

RadCom and other magazines often include photographs of instantly recognisable buildings, but this may have to stop if a new EU restriction on the so-called freedom of panorama is voted in on 9 July. Many organisations including Wikipedia and the Royal Photographic Society are strongly opposed to the restrictions. A change.org petition has been set... [continue]

Two more Convention lectures confirmed

The RSGB Convention takes place over 9 to 11 October at Kent’s Hill Conference Centre in Milton Keynes. Two more lectures have been confirmed. The Kit Building Editor of CQ magazine, Joe Eisenberg, K0NEB, will be speaking on successful kit building techniques. Dr Alwyn Seeds, G8DOH, will be discussing high performance VHF/UHF contest stations. De... [continue]

Rallies and Events News – 5 July 2015

Sunday, 5 July the British Vintage Wireless Society Swapmeet and Auction takes place at the Royal Wootton Bassett Memorial Hall, Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon SN4 8EN. Doors open at 10am and the auction starts at around 1pm. Details from Mike Barker on 01380 860 787. Also Sunday, the 19th Red Rose QRP Festival is being […]

Special Events News – 5 July 2015

Thorpe Camp Museum ARG is holding a Military Radio Week from 11 to 19 July. They will be using GB4TCM and MX0TCM for the event. Clubs and individuals are invited to use military radios to make contact with the stations if possible. For information contact Anthony, M0HAZ on 07956 654 481. Special event station UE40SA is on […]

DX News – 5 July 2015

Paul, HB9ARY will be QRV as 3B8HC from 9 to 25 July. Activity will be holiday style on 80 to six metres using mainly CW. QSL via NI5DX. Giuseppe, IK2YDJ is QRV as 5Z4/IK2YDJ from Rongo, Kenya until 20 July. Activity is on 40 to six metres. QSL to home call. Tony, ZL2AGY plans to […]

Contest News – 5 July 2015

VHF National Field Day completes its 24 hour run at 14.00UTC today, Sunday. Bands in use are 50MHz to 1296MHz and all modes can be used. The exchange is signal report, serial number and locator. On Sunday, the third 2m Backpackers contest takes place from 11.00 to 15.00UTC. Using all modes in the 144MHz band […]

News for England North – 5 July 2015

We start with news from clubs that have several events this week. Denby Dale Radio Club is taking part in the WAB 144MHz QRP Contest on Sunday from 10.00 to 14.00 GMT. On Monday it’s the 80m CC CW. Tuesday sees a demonstration station at Thwaite Mill for the WWII Day. The club net is […]

News for Northern Ireland – 5 July 2015

News for Scotland – 5 July 2015

News for England South East – 5 July 2015

News for England South West – 5 July 2015

Youth Committee meeting, 15 June 2015

Association's Annual Field Day Highlights Ham Radio Operation:

World Digital ATV QSO Party

INDEXA to encourage humanitarian aid

Balloon flight proves embarrassingly unpredictable

FCC speedily dismisses petitions to alter Amateur Service rules

Historic marine navigation building honoured

National Hamfest tickets

Ham radio antenna in Daily Mail

GB0IS on-the-air Sunday

Ham radio in PC Pro magazine

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, 3rd July 2015

Otis Gardner: Remembering the ham radio days

Last week a headline of a newspaper article pulled the cover off a pile of old memories making me smile. The story revolved around “ham radio” which ...

Ham radio still relevant during emergencies

MERCER COUNTY (WVVA) For Stephen Rector of Bluefield, ham radio is a hobby with a practical use. He and his wife, Susan, are licensed ham ...

Otis Gardner: Remembering the ham radio days - New Bern Sun Journal

Otis Gardner: Remembering the ham radio daysNew Bern Sun JournalThe story revolved around “ham radio” which is condensation of “amateur radio.” Like most military families, we benefited from contacts with ham operators. Mom and I regularly used their services when Dad was overseas. Ham operators around the world ...... [continue]

Los Banos amateur radio operators have a 'field day'

Los Banos Amatuer Radio Club members Mike Germino, forefront, and Neil Madonick set up a ham radio for Saturday's annual field day event.

Guard and local amateurs ham it up during drill

The moniker was initially an insult directed toward amateur radio broadcasters – who were thought to be inferior to commercial broadcasters – in the ...

HAM RADIO PODCASTS

DX CLUSTER SPOTS

SpotterFreq.DXGMTPref.
UX0UO3660.0 LY10LHFA 0449LY
UA9TK14071.6 RA8CB 0449RA8
DL6YAO14035.1 VK3DHI 0449VK3
KF5ETN14235.8 HG7T 0449HG
W3LPL14082.7 FW1JG 0449FW
W3LPL7028.0 HR1EPZ 0449HR
RA3DEM145500.0 UA6LQZ 0448UA6
AJ4TW14261.0 K2J 0448K2
M6EUB14315.0 GB13COL 0448G
SV2RJO14026.9 N5CW 0448N5
LY2CO3652.5 SN82LOT 0448SN
HC5VF21250.0 HC5VF 0448HC
AL7TC14029.9 WA4KXX 0447WA4
RV9CX18081.0 OK1RR 0446OK
RV4CF18072.1 ES1TU 0446ES
UR8ES14337.0 KG7NJQ 0446KG7
RU3GF18126.0 RW3RN 0446RW3
RK7C18083.9 K2J 0446K2
RD0WA14019.5 UA0WW/P 0446UA0
UA6NT14224.0 VK3IO 0446VK3

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DX ANNOUNCES

PROPAGATION

Solar Flux: 112, A-index: 3

Report issued 2015 Jul 04 0310 UTC

DateSun SpotsFluxGoes
Jul 04, 201591112 B3.7
Jul 03, 201573112 B4.0
Jul 02, 201549114 B3.6
Jul 01, 201541109 B3.2
Jun 30, 201536101 B4.1
Jun 29, 20153997 B4.1
Jun 28, 20152597 B3.3
Jun 27, 20152897 B3.5
Jun 26, 201533101 B4.2
Jun 25, 201539102 B4.4
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