AMATEUR RADIO NEWS

HamRadioNow: The CW Geek (and his book...)

HAMRADIONOW.tv Episode 192: The CW Geek and his book on having fun with Morse Code Dan Romanchik KB6NU is on the book-tour circuit for The CW Geek's Guide to Having Fun with Morse Code. Here's his talk with me on HamRadioNow. I was looking over some of the comments following the Southgate post announcing the book a few threads back... [continue]

Tuesday, 3rd March 2015

New Deadline is April 15 to Apply for Foundation for Amateur Radio (FAR) Scholarships

The non-profit Foundation for Amateur Radio (FAR) has shifted to April 15 the deadline to apply for the 2015-2016 academic year scholarships it administers. Individuals and Amateur Radio clubs across the US sponsor these academic awards, and the FAR scholarship application process is open to Amateur Radio licensees worldwide. Applicants must hold a... [continue]

ARISS Offering Online Information Sessions for Prospective Contact Hosts

The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) program coordinator will offer three online information sessions during March for schools and organizations that are interested in hosting an ARISS Amateur Radio contact with a member of the International Space Station crew. These hour-long sessions are aimed at providing more information... [continue]

ARRL 2015 Field Day Gear, Supplies Now Available!

Radio hams will be at BBC Solar Eclipse event

Two radio amateurs, Dave Akerman M0RPI and Paolo Nespoli IZ0JPA, will be at the BBC Stargazing Live solar eclipse event at Leicester on March 20

Africa All Mode International DX Contest

Over the weekend of 14 and 15 March, you can participate in the Africa All Mode International DX Contest which will be on the air from 12:00 UTC on the Saturday to 12:00 UTC on the Sunday with CW, phone and RTTY activity on 160, 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres

Essex Intermediate Ham Radio Course

An Intermediate course run by volunteers from the Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society (CARS) will start in April

Changes to frequencies available for radio microphones in NZ

From 11 March 2015, radio microphones (and other wireless audio devices such as in-earpieces), will no longer be permitted to operate in the 698-806 MHz frequency range in New Zealand

20-year-old military weather satellite apparently explodes in orbit

SpaceNews reports that a 20-year-old military weather satellite apparently exploded in orbit February 3 following what the U.S. Air Force described as a sudden temperature spike

A photo tour of the National Capital Radio and Television Museum

On the afternoon of Tuesday, Feb 24, I made a pilgrimage the to the National Capital Radio and Television Museum in Bowie, Maryland, USA

NZ National System Award 2015

This year, the theme of the award is the ANZAC Centenary

Brownie Kathryn Takes to the Airways to Say Hello:

What's up with the SPAM from QRZCQ ?

QSO Today Podcast Episode 31 - Kevin Custer - W3KKC - Repeater Builder

Verizon and their morse code press release...Hmm

Amateur Radio Newsline(tm) Report 1954 February 27 2015

The ARRL Letter, February 26, 2015

New QST QuickStats Poll Posted

LOUIS VAN DE NADORT, PA0LOU, SK

ARRL Centennial Convention Guest Speaker Presentations DVD Now Available

Past IARU Region 1 Chairman Louis van de Nadort, PA0LOU, SK

Digital voice unit in production

Pat Hawker G3VA archive auction

DXpedition to Wales

Central States VHF Society Call for Papers

DXCC Country/Entity Report

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Sunday, 1st March 2015

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Monday, 2nd March 2015

Robert Fajardo died on Feb. 20

He was an avid amateur radio operator for many years, as a volunteer ... being instrumental in training Ham Radio Operators in Emergency Services ...

Michigan looks to regulate amateur Mixed Martial Arts fighting

Santana says that willingness to fight has led many amateur MMA fighters to step into the ring against far more experienced fighters. Santana says ...

Amateur Radio Club gathers for Hamfest

La PORTE — The La Porte Civic Auditorium was filled with hams and non-hams alike during the La Porte County Amateur Radio Club's annual Cabin ...

Sunday, 1st March 2015

Brownie Kathryn takes to the airways to say hello

Kathryn Sipple, seven, of the 17th Leigh Brownies, is the great grand-daughter of amateur radio antenna designer Gordon “Dicky” Bird and sent ...

WCUW's vinyl record sale a smash hit

He organized a radio club for Clark University students interested in ham and amateur radio. The station became a community radio in 1973.

HAM RADIO PODCASTS

DX CLUSTER SPOTS

SpotterFreq.DXGMTPref.
K8QKY7002.0 HC1MD/HC2 0238HC
N0MU70126.0 P4/WA2NHA 0238P4
PY3DX14003.9 EX2F 0238EX
KG7JMI21295.0 ZL2GLG 0238ZL2
N9CO14020.2 UA0WAB 0238UA0
N9CO14019.9 UA9OMT 0238UA9
WB4X3509.0 F5IN 0237F
HK4GOO14240.0 UA9MA 0236UA9M
UN7TW7025.0 3G0ZC 02363G0Z
HK4GOO14249.0 UA9MA 0235UA9M
BA2BI28020.0 E51UFF 0235E5
W2LK3509.0 F5IN 0235F
JE6NSS21025.0 XV2RZ 0235XV
N0MU7002.0 HC1MD/HC2 0235HC
VE3DZ3520.1 PJ4/KN2M 0234PJ4
N9CO14003.9 EX2F 0234EX
YV5AJE7178.0 S57L 0234S5
UA9UDR14006.7 K2VV 0233K2
N9CO14012.9 UK8OA 0233UK
UA3QNS7025.0 3G0ZC 02333G0Z

TOP HF SPOTS

HF spots from EU
C6ANM3
3G0ZC2
LU2FCB1
WP2AA1
UA4HBW1
FG/F6ITD1
IZ6CLZ1
9Y4D1
EA8DO1
FP/KV1J1
HF spots from NA
3G0ZC14
E51UFF6
S57L4
LZ386SKI3
XV2RZ3
C6ANM3
HC1MD/HC23
FP/KV1J3
FG/F6ITD2
ZL2GLG2
UI8U2
F5IN2
9Y4D2
UK8OA2
EA8DO2
HF spots from AS
E51UFF2
XV2RZ2
EX2V1
K7IOC1
3G0ZC1
JF1CDX/11
9Y4D1
R0SW1
UK8OA1
RW0QA1
K2VV1
RU9UC1
RA7E1
UI8U1
W9ANT1

DX ANNOUNCES

PROPAGATION

Solar Flux: 125, A-index: 11

Report issued 2015 Mar 04 0010 UTC

DateSun SpotsFluxGoes
Mar 04, 201538125 B5.2
Mar 03, 201565125 B9.4
Mar 02, 201566130 B6.2
Mar 01, 201570128 B4.4
Feb 28, 201558123 B3.3
Feb 27, 201539118 B2.5
Feb 26, 201564111 B2.8
Feb 25, 201563111 B2.8
Feb 24, 201544114 B3.3
Feb 23, 201549117 B3.0
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