AMATEUR RADIO NEWS

ID-5100E Firmware Update Release E3 and CS-5100 Cloning Software Update Ver. 1.20

ID-5100E Firmware Update Release E3 and CS-5100 Cloning Software Update Ver. 1.20 Icom have published a significant firmware upgrade for the ID-5100 Dual band D-STAR transceiver and cloning/programming software upgrade for the CS-5100. Each update includes numerous enhancements such as an increase in the n... [continue]

Saturday, 23rd May 2015

Propagation de K7RA

Sunspot numbers drifted below 100 over the past week (May 14 to 20), and so the average daily sunspot number declined from 146.9 over the previous seven days to 92.1 in the recent period. Average daily solar flux dropped from 156.3 to 123.3

Electric-blue clouds spotted over the Arctic circle

NASA's AIM spacecraft has spotted a luminous patch of electric-blue drifting across the Arctic Circle

PSK31 and APRS CubeSat status update

On May 22 Bob Bruninga WB4APR posted an update on the PSK31 and APRS CubeSats which were launched on Wednesday, May 20

Nepal now has a second repeater in operation

The ARRL report a VHF repeater that had been held up in customs in Nepal during the response to the April 25 magnitude 7.8 earthquake now has been installed at Tribhuvan University in Kathmandu

ID-5100E Firmware Update Release E3 and CS-5100 Cloning Software Update Ver. 1.20

Icom have published a significant firmware upgrade for the ID-5100 Dual band D-STAR transceiver and cloning/programming software upgrade for the CS-5100

Saskatoon Man Launching Balloons High Into the Sky:

'Up, up and away' could easily be Bruce Coates' motto. The Saskatoon man is one of a growing community of "balloonatics" in the province who release high-altitude weather balloons high into the air for fun and for science. "We haul various payloads. Whether it be cameras or electronic equipment or, in our case, ham radio gear. We get as close as w... [continue]

May Busy Month for Oklahoma Amateur Radio Operators:

The month of May has been a busy month for amateur radio operators across Oklahoma and Memorial Day weekend may be the busiest. With most of Oklahoma's rivers and lakes running at or close to flood state, Oklahoma's "ham's are now watching for floods in addition to serving as storm spotters watching and reporting on severe weather and tornadoes. T... [continue]

ARRL to Change Administrator for Insurance Plans

Effective May 26, 2015, the ARRL will be changing the program administrator for its sponsored Equipment and Club Liability insurance plans. Beginning on that date, all program administration including policy application, issuance and claims administration will be handled by Risk Strategies, a privately held, national insurance brokerage firm. The A... [continue]

Propagation Forecast Bulletin #21 de K7RA:

Sunspot numbers drifted below 100 over the past week (May 14 to 20), and so the average daily sunspot number declined from 146.9 over the previous seven days to 92.1 in the recent period. Average daily solar flux dropped from 156.3 to 123.3.

New QSO Radio Show:

New QSO Radio Show with guest Bill Morine - N2COP. Bill is past ARRL North Carolina Section Manager and current Vice Director for ARRL's Roanoke Division.

US Naval Academy PSK31 CubeSat Transponders Active

FCC Eliminates Amateur Radio Vanity Call Sign Regulatory Fee

Nepal Now Has a Second Repeater in Operation

Nepal emergency ops suspended again

Certificate for RSGB Exam Secretary

South Africa new power limit and band

Also in GB2RS this week…

CubeSats launch with X-37B spaceplane

The K7RA Solar Update

RSGB at Buckingham Palace

Rallies and Events News – 24 May 2015

Special Events News – 24 May 2015

DX News – 24 May 2015

News for England South West – 24 May 2015

News for Wales – 24 May 2015

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, 22nd May 2015

Friedrichshafen's 'Ham Radio' Marks 40 Years In June with Space Theme: - eHam.net

Friedrichshafen's 'Ham Radio' Marks 40 Years In June with Space Theme:eHam.net"Ham Radio [www.] hamradio-friedrichshafen.de/," Europe's largest Amateur Radio event, celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. The annual gathering, known to most simply by its location -- Friedrichshafen -- takes place June 26-28 on the shore... [continue]

Johnny Donovan Retiring from WABC

... years in various guises, working as a DJ when the station had a pop music format and transitioning as a staff announcer when it moved to talk radio.

Thursday, 21st May 2015

Ham radio trainees to meet on May 24

Mr Ramesh Babu said 70 candidates, who were preparing for Ham Radio exams scheduled to be held sometime in July this year, would participate in ...

Tuesday, 19th May 2015

Farewell To An Old Friend

You would be hard pressed to find an amateur radio operator who does not refer to their setup as their "radio shack," even if it is a table in the corner of ...

Mock Crash, Airlift Provides Training for Emergency Services

On Monday night, personnel from the Riverside Fire Authority, the Centralia Police Department, Centralia Amateur Radio Emergency Services and ...

HAM RADIO PODCASTS

DX CLUSTER SPOTS

SpotterFreq.DXGMTPref.
IT9STG28429.9 HZ1SK 1623HZ
S55RD14260.0 TA1AJJ 1619TA1
F8CRS14073.0 AO150V 1619AO
EC5ALJ21292.0 SY1AEA 1619SY
W9RUK18074.0 T77C 1619T7
RN6LHS14073.2 UE110L 1619UE1
HS0ZIV14026.0 AO150U 1619AO
EA3HJT18138.0 9V1YC 16199V
UR4RWW7010.0 UN8LWZ 1619UN
KD7DCR50125.0 WX0Z 1618WX0
EA7FQS7095.0 EA7FQS 1618EA
IK3PCZ21324.0 3XY5M 16183X
LB7ZG21233.5 DU1/JA3FJE 1618DU
LA4LN70075.0 LA4VHF/B 1618LA
XE1SEK28455.0 XE2LVM 1618XE2
W1ASB18143.0 T88UN 1618T8
UN8PA7013.7 UT2UB 1618UT
DL2EF7035.0 DL7MH/P 1618DL
OK2MI28445.0 AO150H 1618AO
KD7DCR50125.0 WA0UAY 1618WA0

TOP HF SPOTS

HF spots from EU
AO150H6
AO150I4
HI3TEJ4
AO150V3
9V1YC3
SZ8LSV3
II2EXPO3
YB7KE/P3
AO150O3
5Z0L2
SP9YFF/62
R150ITU2
UN8LYA2
9V1RN2
IZ1ORU2
HF spots from NA
7X3WPL3
T88UN2
K7UGA2
XE2LVM2
9V1YC2
W4TJE2
OH0X2
T77C2
BX3AH1
XE3ACB/B1
W9IMS1
TA1BJ1
AO150R1
M3I1
GB2LRS1
HF spots from AS
5Z0L2
UN1O2
UN7BEW2
UN5GAV2
RN4HIT1
DL1RYD1
UT2UB1
UN9LWZ1
9V1SV1
CW150ITU1
RA3NC1
UN8LYA1
UC7A1
R4IO1
PA5WT1

DX ANNOUNCES

PROPAGATION

Solar Flux: 99, A-index: 3
No space weather storms are predicted for the next 24 hours.
Report issued 2015 May 23 1505 UTC

DateSun SpotsFluxGoes
May 23, 20158199 B2.0
May 22, 20153699 B2.0
May 21, 201561102 B2.7
May 20, 201584106 B3.4
May 19, 201583110 B4.4
May 18, 201575115 B4.0
May 17, 2015103120 B5.0
May 16, 2015113131 B5.1
May 15, 2015126137 B6.5
May 14, 2015135145 B7.0
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