AMATEUR RADIO NEWS

Three BIRDS Constellation CubeSats Delivered to ISS for Orbital Deployment

A Cygnus resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) on April 11 also delivered three CubeSats of the BIRDS-3 constellation and three other CubeSats. The BIRDS-3 constellation is a project of students at the Kyushu Institute of Technology. The additional CubeSats include Swiatowid, KrakSat, and EntrySat.All BIRDS-3 CubeSats are of the... [continue]

Tuesday, 23rd April 2019

Propagation de K7RA

New sunspot group 2739 appeared on April 17, and the daily sunspot number rose to 24. The new sunspot has a polarity indicating it is still part of old Solar Cycle 24, the current sunspot cycle

New digital mode FT4

Joe Taylor K1JT has announced a new digital mode, FT4, which is 2.5 times faster than FT8

FreeDV QSO Party

Over the past couple of weeks, I have been talking about a new event on the Amateur Radio calendar - designed to get people experimenting on air again. The FreeDV QSO party is now only 5 days away, starting at 0300 UTC Saturday 27th

IMD station on-the-air from Australia

This Saturday, April 27 is International Marconi Day, and HADARC will be operating VK2IMD, the only IMD station in Australasia

Upcoming ARISS contact with Hidden Oaks Middle School, Prior Lake, MN

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Hidden Oaks Middle School, Prior Lake, MN on 24 April

Radio ham to set up emergency communications center

The Waitsburg Times (Washington State) reports an amateur radio enthusiast is setting up an emergency communication center and hopes to garner interest from new or future operators

Hyderabad celebrates World Amateur Radio Day

April 18 was World Amateur Radio Day and the Telangana Today newspaper spoke to some radio hams in Hyderabad to understand why they took up this hobby

Faster, More Contest-Friendly FT4 Digital Protocol to Debut in a Week

Monday, 22nd April 2019

FCC Seeks Telecommunications Specialist

The FCC has announced a position opening that may be of interest to a radio amateur. The Commission seeking a telecommunications specialist to work at the High Frequency Direction Finding Center (HFDFC) in Columbia, Maryland. This is a full-time position.The person holding this position performs “watch duty” and serves as a technical authority ... [continue]

Ulrich Rohde, N1UL, Wins 2019 IEEE CAS Industrial Pioneer Award

Ulrich Rohde, N1UL, has been selected to receive the 2019 Circuits and Systems (CAS) Society Industrial Pioneer Award. The Industrial Pioneer Award recognizes exceptional and pioneering contributions in translating academic and industrial research results into improved industrial applications and/or commercial products. The IEEE Circuits and System... [continue]

Former North Carolina Section Manager John Covington, W4CC, SK

West Coast Station K9JM to Transmit April 25 ARRL Code Proficiency Run

Bouvet Island DXpedition news

International Marconi Day event

John Ash Chapman Shield

DKARS Magazine April 2019

DXCC Country/Entity Report

IOTA news from OPDX

R3 Newsletter Q1 2019

Chair of ARISS-Europe interviewed by BRUZZ

Caister to echo to sound of Morse code once again

QSO Today - Jack Worth, WA0QZK

Foundations of Amateur Radio #202

5:5 Amateur Radio Activity Session

ZS4 Sprint this afternoon

YOUTUBE VIDEOS

Tuesday, 20th February 2018

THIS IS HAM RADIO!!!

This video took me over 20 hours of editing. In this video, I highlight some parts of the hobby, for those who think ham radio is dead, or they don't know what we can do in ham radio. Maybe...

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NEWSPAPERS

Wednesday, 24th April 2019

Three BIRDS Constellation CubeSats Delivered to ISS for Orbital Deployment - ARRL

Three BIRDS Constellation CubeSats Delivered to ISS for Orbital Deployment  ARRLA Cygnus resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) on April 11 also delivered three CubeSats of the BIRDS-3 constellation and three other ...... [continue]

Catholic Sports Radio Launches Podcast - Osprey Observer

Catholic Sports Radio Launches Podcast  Osprey ObserverCatholic Sports Radio is a new weekly podcast launched with the mission of highlighting the intersection of one's faith life and sports life. Created and hosted by ...

Lav's film in Cannes' Directors' Fortnight - Philippine Star

Lav's film in Cannes' Directors' Fortnight  Philippine StarLav Diaz's new film, Ang Hupa (The Halt), has made it to the Directors' Fortnight of the 2019 Cannes Filmfest next month. The movie stars Joel Lamangan, Piolo ...

Around Powell River: Community listings - Powell River Peak

Around Powell River: Community listings  Powell River PeakThursday, April 25 Malaspina Naturalists Club will host Jeff Belcher of BC Wildfire *Service* and his talk about BC Wildfires: Past and Future, 7:30 pm, Trinity Hall, ...... [continue]

Lera “Jane” Causey - Kern Valley Sun

Lera “Jane” Causey  Kern Valley SunLera “Jane” Causey passed away peacefully in her sleep on April 7, 2019, due to multiple medical issues. She is survived by two sons, Gregg and Brian; her ...

HAM RADIO PODCASTS

DX CLUSTER SPOTS

SpotterFreq.DXGMTPref.
ZW3FL28450.0 PU3ELH 0019PU
F-115797100.0 F5NLX/P 0007F
K6EE7010.0 XR201U 0459XR2
BI8CKV14076.0 YB1AM 0458YB
W3LPL10105.0 HI3AA 0458HI
UR3VIO14074.0 UT5XR 0457UT
YO6DDF7021.0 ZL2MY 0457ZL2
AC2PB50260.0 W4IMD 0457W4
RK3DZF14078.8 RK3DSW 0456RK3
KE4AZZ145880.0 N7EGY 0456N7
VK2FZR14210.0 W6MOB 0455W6
PE5O7074.0 ZL3XDJ 0455ZL3
PE5O7074.0 ZL3XDW 0455ZL3
ZL3XDJ7074.0 PE5O 0455PE
VK3PF3615.0 VK3EQ/P 0455VK3
UA3U7020.0 UA3U/M 0454UA3
N3CHX7074.4 F4EMG 0453F
YO6DDF7022.0 HC2AD 0452HC
SP6EFY7074.0 RA3DAD 0452RA3
W1UU7074.0 F4GMM 0452F

TOP HF SPOTS

HF spots from EU
4JF1EU2
AB1WG1
ZL2MY1
V31MA1
KP4EYT1
EX8VI1
SP7AWG1
UA3U/M1
AM70D1
Z33A1
CX2DK1
UT5XR1
LY2J1
ON7AC1
KB3HHA1
HF spots from NA
S01WS2
HI8CJ1
ZA1EM1
ON7SH1
ZL1BD1
DK9CG1
AD5A1
F4GMM1
PE7FG1
EA6NB1
S52D1
SV2DFK1
F4EMG1
LZ2OG1
G3SFC1
HF spots from AS
RU7N1
YB1AM1
RN0JK1
RU77N1
RN7N1

DX ANNOUNCES

PROPAGATION

Solar Flux: 68, A-index: 9
No space weather storms are predicted for the next 24 hours.
Report issued 2018 Sep 05 1205 UTC

DateSun SpotsFluxGoes
Sep 05, 2018068 A0.0
Sep 04, 2018068 A0.0
Sep 03, 2018068 A0.0
Sep 02, 2018068 A0.0
Sep 01, 2018068 A0.0
Aug 31, 2018068 A1.2
Aug 30, 2018068 A1.2
Aug 29, 20181171 A1.5
Aug 28, 20181270 A1.2
Aug 27, 20182670 A1.2
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