AMATEUR RADIO NEWS

Tony's 10 Metre Band Report

Very little activity on Ten Metres with the odd DX stations still about, S01WS (Western Sahara), 3E100PC (Panama), XR7FTC (Chile) ZP6DYA (Paraguay) and of course W1AW

Thursday, 21st August 2014

ARISS contact with Zuni Hills Elementary School, Sun City, AZ

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Zuni Hills Elementary School, Sun City, AZ on 22 August

New Product - End Fed Tuner Kit

Portable radio specialists SOTABEAMS has introduced a kit version of their popular QRP Mountain Tuner

Radio Seagull

For those of you who liked listening to offshore radio in the 60s, 70s, and 80s a reminder that Radio Seagull has begun its live broadcasts from its radio ship, the LV Jenni Baynton, daily at 1700-0500 UTC on 1602 kHz and online worldwide at radioseagull.com and iTunes. These will continue through 31st August

Shortwave broadcasting 'of marginal and continuously declining impact'

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) Special Committee on the Future of Shortwave Broadcasting foresees a dim outlook for the medium

Indiegogo Crowd Funding Campaign

Introducing the Indiegogo Crowd Funding Campaign to build a mobile Software Defined Radio for education and easy direct usage to enhance the understanding of radio frequency applications

Dutch amateurs mark closure of Radio Veronica

Dutch amateurs will operate PA40VRON at the end of this month to mark the closedown of the Dutch offshore radio station Radio Veronica 40 years ago in 1974

Acorns August 2014 Meeting

Tuesday the 19th of August saw the monthly meeting of the recently formed Thurrock Acorns Amateur Radio Club

Some ARRL Website Services to Be Down for Maintenance

Because of ARRL website maintenance and upgrading, some website services will be unavailable from 0000 until 1000 UTC on Saturday, August 23 (ie, starting the evening of Friday, August 22, in US time zones) and again from 0400 until 1000 UTC on Monday, August 25.Outside e-mail to @arrl.org addresses and @reflector.arrl.org addresses will be queued ... [continue]

Beltinge neighbours of radio enthusiast Armando Martins fear 30ft could cause cancer (UK)

A radio enthusiast who erected a 30ft mast in his back garden without planning permission has dismissed claims it could give neighbours cancer. Armando Martins, 73, has also had to fight off accusations the signal from the 10-metre aerial is interfering with people’s pacemakers and hearing aids.

FCC Revises Part 17 Tower Rules

In 2010, the FCC initiated a proceeding to update and modernize its Part 17 rules regarding antenna structures. That effort resulted in a Report and Order 14-117, released August 8, 2014. Tower structures over 200 feet (less in some circumstances) require FAA notification and a determination of no hazard before FCC antenna structure registration (A... [continue]

FCC looks into 'StingRay'-Style cellphone snooping devices

Radio Active (MIssouri)

Become a ham radio operator: It is easier than ever and the 'saintly' thing to do on Staten Island

Fry's Electronics Adds ABR Industries' Coaxial Cables to Retail Stores, Online Catalog

Ham radio specialist picked up the signal early in life (Ontario)

HAM operators hear of Tesla’s antenna (Texas)

Anatomy of an Internet Scam at QRZ

NEW: End Fed Antenna Tuner Kit

HamRadioNow: Yaesu's System (Con)Fusion demo & comparison

QSO Today Weekly Podcast, August 19 2014 - Ron Weaver W6OM

Webinar Helps to Build Ham Community Cohesion, Momentum for H.R. 4969

Balloting Set for this Fall in Two ARRL Divisions

Southern Florida Section Manager Wins Full Term, New SMs on Deck in Two Other Sections

GAREC 2014 a huge success

Ham Radio Specialist Picked Up the Signal Early In Life:

YOUTUBE VIDEOS

Wednesday, 20th August 2014

DO7PSL Ham Radio Station Syma-X5c-Flight

HamRadio Station DO7PSL Stephan Lange - Syma X5c first Flight.

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NEWSPAPERS

Thursday, 21st August 2014

Radio is Bernhard's calling

VICTOR KILO: Amateur radio enthusiast Bernhard Schmidt talks to people from all over the world This is my hobby room, I do everything here .

Monday, 18th August 2014

ZUNI HILLS STUDENTS TO CHAT WITH ASTRONAUT ABOARD SPACE STATION

Sixth-grade science teacher, Jennifer Cheesman, will lead the effort to coordinate an Amateur Radio International Space Station radio contact ...

'Hamfest' brings together amateur radio operators

The 44th annual Hamfest featured amateur radio operators. ... The event gives radio operators the chance to exchange equipment that would ...

Amateur radio enthusiasts set shining example

LEADING LIGHTS: Cradle Coast Amateur Radio Club members (from left) licensed amateur radio operators David Cleland, of Burnie, Malcolm ...

Come in, lighthouses of the world

BASED in a chart room next to the lighthouse at Flagstaff Hill, the maritime village's amateur radio group connected with other lighthouses around the ...

HAM RADIO PODCASTS

DX CLUSTER SPOTS

SpotterFreq.DXGMTPref.
DF5AU24901.6 5R8AL 15595R
SV1EMX18074.0 4W/N1YC 15594W
F4GDI14070.0 TM70DP 1559TM
BX4AG21022.1 5E7R 15585E
RX4CD18085.0 HL5BMX 1558HL
OE1JEW14070.0 TM70DP 1558TM
EA8DBN14185.0 EA8AT/P 1557EA8
DJ3OS50129.9 EA5DIT 1557EA
EW6EN14024.0 4W/PE7T 15574W
WT8C14245.0 W1AW/8 1557W1
DL5WP50130.0 EA5DIT 1557EA
R9TO14033.0 RI1O 1557RI1
EA2CTQ18148.5 HZ1HZ 1557HZ
HA8ZI21076.0 ZS1AW 1556ZS1
PE1HXK50060.7 ED4YBA/B 1556ED
PD2RKG14190.0 5E7R 15565E
OE1JEW14070.0 DM70DP 1556DM
R9TO14003.0 RI1O 1556RI1
JJ5IZX14012.5 R3EG 1556R3
RW3PL14024.0 4W/PE7T 15564W

TOP HF SPOTS

HF spots from EU
5E7R16
4W/N1YC9
IQ7ML/P7
4W/PE7T7
XU7AEX6
LZ1680MTS6
9A/IZ3GNG5
HZ1HZ4
EA8FJ/P4
HF2014SMP4
TM70DP4
IK7MXB/83
EB5JKV3
A92HK3
DR50RRDXA3
HF spots from NA
W1AW/018
W1AW/813
WA5LOU3
9K2MU2
4W/N1YC1
VE3YJ1
AA5AT1
HS0ZEE1
4W/PE7T1
HF spots from AS
5E7R6
RI1O2
R7AL/11
RA0BA/81
RA3AV/MM1
A92HK1
4Z5FW1
F8DHE1
RA6LOB/P1
R3EG1
4W/N1YC1
R228L1
DR50RRDXA1

DX ANNOUNCES

PROPAGATION

Solar Flux: 118, A-index: 6
No space weather storms are predicted for the next 24 hours.
Report issued 2014 Aug 21 1205 UTC

DateSun SpotsFluxGoes
Aug 21, 201489118 B3.8
Aug 20, 201484118 B2.6
Aug 19, 201492111 B2.7
Aug 18, 2014121111 B3.3
Aug 17, 201499115 B3.5
Aug 16, 2014119112 B3.3
Aug 15, 2014108113 B2.5
Aug 14, 201468103 B3.2
Aug 13, 201480103 B2.8
Aug 12, 201482104 B3.0
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