AMATEUR RADIO NEWS

ILLW 2020 and COVID-19

Hopefully by the time we get to August and the International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend 2020, things will have returned to some kind of normality. Please rest assured that whatever the situation the ILLW will still be operational

Monday, 30th March 2020

Use of ZM Callsigns during COVID-19 Lockdown

At the suggestion of Paul, ZL4TT, we applied to Radio Spectrum Management for, and have been granted, approval to treat the COVID-19 lockdown period as a “special event.”

Coronavirus: Ham radio operators practice their social distancing on air

The Gardner News describes how radio amateurs responded to a request to provide 50 N95 masks for ICU physicians

EURAO President's letter about COVID-19

The EURAO President says: Dear members and friends, more than ever, we're witnessing an evolution of ham radio around the world. COVID-19 is just another catalyst that forces us to think wider than before, adaptive and think about changing seriously...

The RaDAR Challenge

The first RaDAR Challenge of 2020 takes place in South Africa from 00:00 UTC to 23:59 UTC on Saturday 4th April 2020

ICQPodcast - Why Coax Fails

In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Leslie Butterfield G0CIB, Edmund Spicer M0MNG, Dan Romanchik KB6NU and Ruth Willet KM4LAO to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief and this episode’s feature is - Why Coax Fails

IRTS Contest News update

In the light of the current public health situation, we have made a number of changes to the arrangements for our contests

BBC local radio teams up to offer DAB radios to over 70s

BBC local radio has joined forces with loneliness charity WaveLength and a number of manufacturers and retailers to offer free DAB radios to vulnerable people over 70

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP

Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to remain at low levels

Sunday, 29th March 2020

USA conducts first all-online ham radio exam

The first remote all-online amateur radio Technician license exam was carried out in the United States on March 26, 2020

QSO Today Amateur Radio Podcast - Bry Carling - AF4K

Bry Carling, AF4K, is an old boat anchor radio collector, co-founder of the Novice Rig Roundup, and keeper of thousands of old-time crystals, for sale, for your next rig restoration, or a new build of Bob Heil, K9EID’s, pine board project

Ham College 63

Foundation Online Amateur Radio Training

Small Scale DAB radio licences extended again

Randy Thompson, K5ZD, named interim WPX Contest Director

Ham Talk Live! interviews Frank Bauer, KA3HDO

DXCC Country/Entity Report

IOTA news from OPDX

Amateur Radio guide to Social Distancing

NZART and AREC AGM - 5 September 2020

March 2020 Official broadcast posted

ANS-089 AMSAT News Service Weekly Bulletins

Foundations of Amateur Radio

Stuck in the shack? Make use of your downtime

Message from the RAC President Glenn MacDonell, VE3XRA

VK6WIA NewsWest

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...

FLICKR

NEWSPAPERS

Monday, 30th March 2020

Local amateur radio operators stay in touch - News - Monroe County Post

Local amateur radio operators stay in touch - News  Monroe County Post

The RaDAR Challenge - Southgate Amateur Radio Club

The RaDAR Challenge  Southgate Amateur Radio Club

Ammo Can Battery; 50 Ah LiFePO4 Clad In Army Green - Hackaday

Ammo Can Battery; 50 Ah LiFePO4 Clad In Army Green  Hackaday

Community Radio Fights to Stay Live (and Weird) Despite Coronavirus - The New York Times

Community Radio Fights to Stay Live (and Weird) Despite Coronavirus  The New York Times

President's letter about COVID-19 - Southgate Amateur Radio Club

President's letter about COVID-19  Southgate Amateur Radio Club

HAM RADIO PODCASTS

DX CLUSTER SPOTS

SpotterFreq.DXGMTPref.
I4ZZZ1840.0 F0DVZ 0022F
F8GGZ14023.0 TM39PVJ 0014TM
F8GGZ7012.0 TM39PVJ 0010TM
F8GGZ7098.0 TM39PVJ 0008TM
M1NMK3780.0 GB5WSH 0014G
F-115797088.0 TM39PVJ 0009TM
F-115793691.0 TM39PVJ 0008TM
F-115793639.0 TM39PVJ 0008TM
K5FUV3520.0 D2EB 0003D2
F-115797088.0 TM39PVJ 0010TM
F-115793691.0 TM39PVJ 0007TM
F8GGZ1820.0 TM39PVJ 0017TM
F-115797092.1 F5NLX/P 0013F
F8GGZ10118.0 TM39PVJ 0009TM
F8GGZ3519.0 TM39PVJ 0007TM
LB7Q21024.0 9J2LA 00009J
F8GGZ1820.0 TM39PVJ 0023TM
PY2KG7090.0 PY2AA 0020PY2
HA2DT3612.0 HA8UG 0001HA
WB8BPU7027.0 IZ2EWR 2359I

TOP HF SPOTS

HF spots from EU
EA7URI10
EA3HSD5
R125RM4
IZ4EFP4
EA5IKP4
LY30LY3
LZ142GO3
OL700DKA3
EA1LQ3
A41KJ3
5Z4/G3AB3
EA7GCF2
IZ8XXE2
EA3BT2
IZ5GST2
HF spots from NA
JA5DQH3
AA1K3
V31MA2
KH0/KC0W1
GI3TME1
VK4TUX1
KJ4GK1
RM0F1
VK2RZ1
VK4XJB1
VP8LP1
VK2WJ1
HF spots from AS
R2014SE3
ON8ON2
P29ZL1
BA5AD1
V31MA1
R125RM1
UA0JFG1
AA1K1
HS0ZNV1
F5MYK/MM1
ZR6GRT1

DX ANNOUNCES

PROPAGATION

Solar Flux: 71, A-index: 4
No space weather storms are predicted for the next 24 hours.
Report issued on 2019 Dec 10 1205 UTC

DateSun SpotsFluxGoes
Dec 10, 2019071 A7.9
Dec 09, 2019072 A7.8
Dec 08, 2019072 A7.8
Dec 07, 2019070 A7.8
Dec 06, 2019071 A7.8
Dec 05, 2019071 A7.8
Dec 04, 2019071 A7.8
Dec 03, 2019071 A7.8
Dec 02, 2019070 A7.8
Dec 01, 2019071 A7.9
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