AMATEUR RADIO NEWS

Amateur Radio Operators Reach Out to World:

Mike Heiderscheidt was sitting in the basement of his Waterman home Monday night, but the world was at his fingertips.

Wednesday, 28th January 2015

More Memories of Wartime Life as a Morse Code Operator:

RATHER late, I enjoyed the letter from Rachel Maister of Ripon about being a Morse slip reader (The Yorkshire Post, January 9) and am so pleased to know that there are still some of we wartime "dot/dash operators" left alive! At 94 years of age, I am still going strong and Rachel's letter took me back to Compton Bassett in Wiltshire, where I did m... [continue]

Mobile App Radio Transceiver Enabling Over 500 Users Communication:

SEOUL, Jan. 27 (Korea Bizwire) -- LG UPlus, a South Korean wireless carrier, has launched a unique mobile application which can be used as a portable radio transceiver, enabling communication between up to 500 users at the same time across the globe. The carrier announced on January 25 that once the U+ LTE Radio Transceiver app is downloaded, user... [continue]

Aussie pico balloon downed

Aussie pico balloon downed After a period of silence, it's believed the small solar-powered pico balloon from Australia went down north-east of New Zealand, probably due to rain and ice in the area. Andy Nguyen VK3YT reports that PS-31 gave out its final JT9 packet message and was lost. ... [continue]

Tuesday, 27th January 2015

ARRL Board Names Award Recipients

The ARRL Board of Directors has bestowed the 2014 George Hart Distinguished Service Award on David B. Colter, WA1ZCN, of New London, New Hampshire. Colter, a member of the Twin State Amateur Radio Club, was recognized for nearly 4 decades of service to the Amateur Radio community, including such leadership positions as Section Emergency Coordinator... [continue]

ARRL Technical Advisor, Author, AMRAD President Emeritus André Kesteloot,N4ICK, SK

ARRL Technical Advisor, author, and Amateur Radio Research and Development Corporation (AMRAD) President Emeritus André V. Kesteloot, N4ICK, of McLean, Virginia, died on January 4. He was 77. Kesteloot was the author of the Spread Spectrum Sourcebook, published in 1991, and he contributed to QST and QEX. A native of Belgium, Kesteloot was an elect... [continue]

Northern New England ARES Volunteers Continue to Monitor Winter Storm

The winter storm affecting the US Northeast may not have lived up to its advance hype in some areas, leaving forecasters apologetic, but it remains a significant weather event for Northern New England residents. While the worst of the storm missed New York City, extreme Long Island saw a couple of feet of snow. Eastern New York SEC David Galletly, ... [continue]

QRZ Seeking Experienced Web Programmer

QRZ is looking for a skilled, experienced web programmer to join our team and become a part of ham radio history. QRZ is an internet-based virtual company and so this is an opportunity for a work-at-home position. It doesn't matter where you live so long as you have a great internet connection and can interact with other team members who are on... [continue]

Ham College episode 1

Ham College Live The first official episode of AmateurLogic's Ham College will be shot this Friday evening, January 30th at 7:00 CST, 0100 UTC. You can watch us produce it live and participate in the chatroom at www.live.amateurlogic.tv. This is a new show for those wanting to join the hobby and new Hams as well. HamCollege-question.png ... [continue]

New Events Planner feature on website

MacLoggerDX Version 5.58 released

MacLoggerDX Version 5.58 released Dog Park Software is pleased to announce that version 5.58 of MacLoggerDX has been released. What's New in this version: * Added State and DXCC# Log search options. * Added Send Spot to Shortcuts menu. * Added SOTA... [continue]

Aussie pico balloons keep flying

Marconi Memorial Contest VHF 2014 - Final Results

G3KBR & the Eichmann Trial

Use of Digital Modes in UKAC

Wonderful TV report about ARISS

The 'Accidental' Company - The Making of FlexRadio

Unlicensed religious broadcaster ordered off the air

Amateur Radio Emergency Service prepares for storm

Aurora surprise prompts rocket launch

LightSail-1 launch announced

SGARN Hamcasts

Telegraph Club Keeps Once-Revolutionary Technology Alive:

FCC Comments Urge Allocation of Spectrum Above 24 GHz for 5G And More:

Beartooth Adds VHF, UHF Voice, Data Communication Capability to Smartphones

SGARN 30m Multicast Schedule:

YOUTUBE VIDEOS

Sunday, 4th January 2015

Dongle RTL2832U + R820T tuned 28Mhz CW mode 10mt HamRadio Band

"Set HD mode" SDR# SDRSharp Receiving signals CW with the Dongle RTL2832U+R820T, on the 10 meter band Ham radio 28Mhz -Receiver: dongle RTL2832u+R820T 24-180...

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NEWSPAPERS

Wednesday, 28th January 2015

Snowfall totals: Who is getting what from blizzard

FALMOUTH 19.0 718 AM 1/27 HAM RADIO HARWICH 18.0 722 AM 1/27 HAM RADIO SANDWICH 18.0 615 AM 1/27 HAM RADIO SOUTH DENNIS ...

LETTERS: Comment boards became cesspool

However, I completely stopped commenting when people started insulting my then 8-year-old son, as he became the youngest licensed amateur radio ...

Monday, 26th January 2015

Readers Weigh In

As a long-time radio hobbyist, amateur radio operator and telematics system engineer in the OEM automotive field, I too think AM radio needs drastic ...

5-year-old passes ham radio exam (Colorado)

Ham radio can be a hobby for some and a mission for others. "We coordinate with agencies like the Red Cross or the local sheriff, the weather service to give reports during emergency situations. We're the extra eyes and ears on the ground," ham radio operator Zeke Ragdale said.

Raven Hill Discovery Center's Ham Radio Station up and running (Michigan)

Raven Hill Discovery Center's Ham Radio Station is operational and the first class of technicians has received ham radio licenses with help from members of the Top Of Michigan Amateur Radio Club (TOMARC) in Gaylord.

HAM RADIO PODCASTS

DX CLUSTER SPOTS

SpotterFreq.DXGMTPref.
MW0YVK21300.0 J79XBI 1158J7
EA7IXJ7125.0 EA7VL/P 1158EA
IZ7FLQ14275.0 IK7MXB/P 1158I
GM0FSV28500.0 CE5PHI 1158CE5
DL9GCG7135.0 DK65DARC 1158DK
M3FEH21285.0 S57MS/P 1157S5
BG3UPA14026.6 R1AL 1157R1
IK1MNJ18069.0 XW3DT 1156XW
G1TDN21310.0 9H5DX 11569H
EW7LO7174.0 HL5FUA 1156HL
DK4WH28465.0 JW9JKA 1156JW
IZ8GNR21273.0 J6/SP7VC 1156J6
EA3GLO18132.0 US2IX 1155US
I4YEL28500.0 CE5PHI 1155CE5
VE3VEE14025.0 3B9FR 11553B9
R3DE7006.0 HL2AVK 1154HL
N0FW1824.4 JA0MVW 1154JA
DF2PP50441.0 ON0SIX 1154ON
VU3INK18069.0 XW3DT 1154XW
KA8TBW50145.0 KZ4RR 1153KZ4

TOP HF SPOTS

HF spots from EU
CU7MD7
CE5PHI7
S01WS6
VU2XO6
J6/SP7VC6
EA7VL/P4
LY2PX3
6W7SK3
PJ4B3
RT77VV3
TA4/OG55W3
HL5FUA2
IK7MXB/P2
R1943S2
TC150ITU2
HF spots from NA
WP4L3
JA8ISU2
VK2SR2
JA0MVW1
PJ4B1
SO90IARU1
HL4FUA1
WC7V1
IT9HZC1
W9UCW1
HL5FUA1
J6/SP7TF1
IK1MTX1
8N0E7K/01
DS1RLZ1
HF spots from AS
XW3DT3
R1AL2
S01WS2
M0GIB2
VK2DDS2
RT77VV2
HL5FUA2
RN4HN1
HL2AVK1
TC150ITU1
IV3TIQ1
3B9FR1
UN8PT1
G8DX1
XW4ZW1

DX ANNOUNCES

PROPAGATION

Solar Flux: 158, A-index: 12
No space weather storms are predicted for the next 24 hours.
Report issued 2015 Jan 28 0905 UTC

DateSun SpotsFluxGoes
Jan 28, 2015119158 B9.6
Jan 27, 2015110145 B7.0
Jan 26, 201565147 B4.3
Jan 25, 201557127 B3.6
Jan 24, 201570125 B4.1
Jan 23, 201563121 B4.5
Jan 22, 201550120 B6.0
Jan 21, 201557124 B4.9
Jan 20, 201562126 B5.1
Jan 19, 201578130 B4.6
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