AMATEUR RADIO NEWS

New YouTube instructional video for Log4om released

There is a new YouTube instructional video about how to set up the free logging software Log4om here: [youtu.be] 73 Terry G4POP Log4om Development Team

Wednesday, 17th September 2014

4 Reasons why we need more hams

Yeah, I know,smaller pileups on the DX station I’ve been trying to work all weekend, and fewer people calling CQ right on top of my on-going QSO with a QRP station would be easily accomplished if there were fewer folks on the bands. But seeing a coworker’s 3rd grade son recently get his ticket, and his excitement at working W1AW as his first con... [continue]

High-Value ARRL “Red Badgers” Will Hand Out Centennial QSO Party Points on September 21

The next ARRL “Red Badges on the Air” activity is just days away. On Sunday, September 21 UTC (starting the evening of Saturday, September 20, in US time zones), holders of red ARRL name/call sign badges will be on the air en masse, offering a chance to boost your ARRL Centennial QSO Party total. ARRL officers, elected officials such as Directo... [continue]

IARU Region 1 General Conference, IARU Administrative Council to Meet in Bulgaria

Representatives of the countries comprising IARU Region 1 (Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Northern Asia) will gather this month for the Region 1 General Conference. The Bulgarian Federation of Radio Amateurs, (BFRA) will host the meeting September 21-26 in Albena on the Black Sea Coast. Regional general conferences are held every 3 years.“A... [continue]

AMSAT-NA Announces Board of Directors Election Results

AMSAT-NA has announced the results of its recent Board of Directors election. These candidates have been elected to serve 2-year terms: Tom Clark, K3IO; JoAnne Maenpaa, K9JKM; and Lou McFadin, W5DID.Jerry Buxton, N0JY, will serve the year remaining on the term of the late Tony Monteiro, AA2TX.The First Alternate is Drew Glasbrenner, KO4MA, and the ... [continue]

Radio Enthusiasts from 25 Countries Compete in Borovoye:

BOROVOYE - More than 300 amateur radio enthusiasts from 25 countries gathered in Borovoye Sept. 6-13 for the 17th Amateur Radio Direction Finding (ARDF) World Championship. ARDF, also known as "fox hunting," is a radio-based discipline that originated in Denmark and England after World War II. Competitors use maps, compasses and radios with direct... [continue]

Successful Ham Radio Skills Night

Monday, September 15 saw the ninth CARS Amateur Radio Skills Night take place at the Village Hall in Danbury, and as with previous events, it was a busy one!

AmateurLogic 70: Arduino Antenna Switcher

George builds a remote control antenna disconnect switch with an Arduino and a Servo. Tommy experiments with the MFJ Ultrasonic Noise Locator. Peter participates in the 2014 DATV QSO Party

The Five Bridges Cluster

A workshop for Invigilators of Radio Amateur Examinations held Monday 15 September 2014

'Welcome to Amateur Radio' Symposium

On Sunday 23rd November 2014, the Adelaide Hills Amateur Radio Society, will be holding a 'Welcome to Amateur Radio' symposium. The purpose of the symposium is to discuss the basics of the hobby of amateur radio

Radio Exterior de España to abandon shortwave October 1st, 2014

Radio Exterior de España will cut all shortwave radio broadcasts October 1st, 2014

Auction of AM and FM radio licences to take place in November 2014

EURAO Newsletter September 2014

Amateur Radio World Castles Award

SPRATLY ISLANDS(1S0,9M4.etc) --SOON TOO HOT FOR DX?

Qatari Es’hail 2 Satellite will Include AMSAT-DL Phase 4 Amateur Radio Transponders

“Last Man Standing” Special Event Set for September 28

RESOLVED – RSGB email system issue

Typhoon hits Central Philippines

ESTCube-1 Solar Sail Experiment

InnovAntennas to launch a new 'reflector-less' Yagi at the RSGB Hamfest

Radio Hams Can Encrypt, In Emergencies, Says Ofcom:

InnovAntennas to launch a new 'reflector-less' Yagi at the RSGB Hamfest

ESTCube-1 Solar Sail Experiment

Typhoon hits Central Philippines

IARU Region 1 Outstanding Ham Youth Award

YOUTUBE VIDEOS

Tuesday, 16th September 2014

Dirt Road Memories: 2014 09 15 Recent QSL Cards #qsls #qslcards #hamradio #w4tki #tladotse

Kennon Smith's video blog about local events and personal history and just plain old good memories of growing up in rural south Alabama. This is from my ham radio hobby W4TKI and is some of...

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Wednesday, 17th September 2014

A couple of amateur radio enthusiasts are putting Tasmania's lighthouses on an international map.

They've joined a growing worldwide gathering of radio operators with a passion to light up the world with wireless, at lighthouses everywhere.

School board chooses Dusek as interim

Amateur Radio Training Classes for Ham enthusiasts run Tuesdays and Saturdays through Dec. 13. Classes and testing is free; an optional book is ...

DX Engineering Announces Exclusive Arrangement with JK Antennas

Amateur Radio operators can now get JK Antennas' high performance antennas exclusively from DX Engineering. That means enthusiasts will enjoy ...

Saturday, 13th September 2014

Santa Barbara Amateur Radio Club

The Santa Barbara Amateur Radio Club was founded in 1920 and incorporated in ... With "Ham" radios, the club members help in local events with ...

Floyd County hams talk about their work in the community

Dee Wallace (left) and Dave Larsen (center) discuss the activities of the Floyd Amateur Radio Society at the meeting held at the Computer ...

HAM RADIO PODCASTS

DX CLUSTER SPOTS

SpotterFreq.DXGMTPref.
G4AFS7028.8 SV2RJO 0329SV
RA3RBL14167.0 UE16SF 0328UE1
NF9V7026.2 K1DW 0328K1
KB4QQJ10118.1 HB0/DL2SBY 0328HB0
KL7DG14235.0 KL7DG 0328KL7
EU0SWL3525.2 W1AW/4 0328W1
SV2FQP7027.0 SV8/SV2FPU 0328SV
RV3DCM14070.9 CE4KCA 0328CE4
G7CNF5357.0 G7CNF 0328G
N3AZZ7142.0 DK1DN 0327DK
CX2TQ14185.0 UA0ADX 0327UA0
RM9WF14071.1 UE16HQ 0327UE1
RA9AN14175.5 RI1ANC 0327RI1
G0DEZ14200.0 PT7ZT 0327PT7
W7ECK14278.4 R7DX 0326R7
M0ODV14233.0 4L1AN 03254L
SP4AWE3525.1 W1AW/4 0325W1
KV4TU14266.0 K5SNK 0325K5
WN8R14043.4 5R8SV 03255R
SV2RJO7020.0 EG5LEV 0324EG

TOP HF SPOTS

HF spots from EU
W1AW/45
TY1AA4
UE16MM2
UE16WR2
R14CWC/52
UE16SF2
UE16CT2
EG5LEV2
LW2DOD2
SV8/SV2FPU2
S01WS2
KP4CPC1
UE16LT1
W6PU1
PT7ZT1
HF spots from NA
E30FB8
W1AW/47
HB0/DL2SBY6
EG8COR5
3B9FR4
9M6XRO3
W1AW/13
TY1AA3
JY4CI2
RX6LG2
4L1MA2
FO5PN2
Z30U2
VK9NT2
5R8SV2
HF spots from AS
UE16MT4
VK9NT2
UE16HQ2
RI1ANC2
UE16SA2
UE16MM1
LU/IZ5DIY1
YV5LBB1
W1AW/41
N4MRM1
AA6KJ1
6Y5WJ1
AE7F1
LW2DOD1
CE2VQF1

DX ANNOUNCES

PROPAGATION

Solar Flux: 125, A-index: 6
No space weather storms are predicted for the next 24 hours.
Report issued 2014 Sep 18 0010 UTC

DateSun SpotsFluxGoes
Sep 18, 201491125 B6.1
Sep 17, 201485125 B5.4
Sep 16, 201492133 B5.7
Sep 15, 2014120133 B7.2
Sep 14, 2014165139 B6.5
Sep 13, 2014157145 B6.9
Sep 12, 2014164152 B8.7
Sep 11, 2014161151 B7.6
Sep 10, 2014162160 C1.1
Sep 09, 2014158159 B8.8
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