AMATEUR RADIO NEWS

Propagation Forecast Bulletin #35 de K7RA:

Solar activity over the past week (August 18 to 24) was down compared to the previous week, with average daily sunspot number declining from 73.9 to 33.9, and average daily solar flux from 89.2 to 79.6. Average planetary A index increased from 6.9 to 9.7, while the mid-latitude number rose from 7.4 to 8.7.

Friday, 26th August 2016

ARISS proposals sought

The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) program is seeking proposals from schools and formal or informal educational institutions and organisations to host amateur radio contacts next year with ISS crew members. The window to accept proposals opens on 1 September 2016 and the deadline to submit a proposal is the 1 November [... [continue]

Also in GB2RS this week…

This year’s International YL Convention takes place between 3 and 10 October at the Novotel Hotel, Milton Keynes MK13 7RA. Ladies from USA, Canada, France, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and India are already booked in, some with their partners. A full programme of events will take place. Details can be found at www.bylara.org.uk or from Carol, […... [continue]

Italian hams aid earthquake response

Following the magnitude 6.2 earthquake that struck central Italy on 24 August, Italian radio amateurs are active in the emergency response. Please keep 7060kHz clear, along with other Emergency Centre of Activity frequencies in the 80 and 40m bands for emergency communications within Italy. No external assistance is required at this time. The Itali... [continue]

60m and 630m for Latvian hams

Latvian amateurs have two new bands following the introduction of their new amateur radio licence on 9 August. Access has been allowed to the new WRC15 60m, or 5MHz, allocation from 5351.5 to 5366.5kHz with a power of 15W EIRP. 472 to 479kHz in the 630m band has also become available with a power of […]

Air Ambulance Week

International Air Ambulance Week 2016 This year's International Air Ambulance Week will take place between 17th - 25th September 2016, with the focus on supporting and generating donations for flying medical services around the world. The event covers two weekends, giving amateurs a great chance to get involved and support the event. Whilst ... [continue]

HF Italy Emergency Frequency ...please NOT USED !

Gli O.M. a 7.060 Mhz sono del R.N.R.E. Station IQ1HR Almeno stamattina. PLEASE NOT USE the 7.060 LSB for COMMUNICATIONS !!!! DMR Digital Networ EMERGENCY FREQUENCY ! *** EMERGENZA TG DMR *** now , two new Talk Group ! A seguito della forte domanda di comunicazioni d'emergenza sul network DMR, sono stati lanciati due nuovi talkg... [continue]

Foundations of Amateur Radio - episode 64

These pesky radio waves keep changing, bouncing around, reflecting, refracting, doing unexpected things, did I mention gravity? This week some tips on how to keep your signal getting from your antenna to their antenna and how not to hold a hand-held radio. You'll find this edition and previous ones online at [podcasts.itmaze.com.au] ... [continue]

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2026, August 26, 2016

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2026, August 26, 2016 *** CLOSED CIRCUIT ADVISORY **** The following is a closed circuit advisory and not for broadcast. Please note that this edition of Amateur Radio Newsline #2026 is an extended report containing three segments and two breaks. Now, here is this week's anchor, Stephen Kinford, N8WB. STEPHEN/A... [continue]

Propagation News – 28 August 2016

This week was a mixed bag in terms of the sun and HF propagation. The solar flux index hovered around the 80 mark, but there was a geomagnetic disturbance on Tuesday evening that sent the K-index up to five for more than six hours. This prompted warnings that aurora might be visible from lower than […]

News for England Midlands – 28 August 2016

We start with clubs that have more than one event this week. On Monday Coventry Amateur Radio Society has its open net from 8pm on 145.375MHz FM and/or 7.16MHz ± QRM. On Thursday there’s an open net from 8pm on 50.175MHz SSB. Friday sees the Great Egg Race. Contact John, G8SEQ, on 07958 777 363. […]

News for England North – 28 August 2016

News for Northern Ireland – 28 August 2016

News for Scotland – 28 August 2016

Team USA Heads to World Amateur Radio Direction Finding Championships

The K7RA Solar Update

ISWL Callsigns for September 2016

The annual lighthouse weekend was full of fun

Hackaday: Amateur Radio for Truckers

Charity raises 2.3 GHz auction concerns

WIA AGM 2017 taking shape

Aves Island DXpedition

Satellite Dish, Restored by Princeton Scientists, Becomes Teaching Tool:

How To Watch Frequency Online:

Radio Interference Wreaks Havoc In Evanston:

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2026, August 26, 2016:

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

Saturday, 27th August 2016

SBE Student Member Profile: James Copeland

I chose this track because I have always been interested in radio and ... Copeland: I learn a lot about electronics through the hobby of amateur radio.

Dobbs, William "Bill" Parks

He became a licensed amateur (HAM) radio operator (K4TSF) as a teen. He had recently served as an officer, board member, and Sunday night net ...

Friday, 26th August 2016

Fine Business, Good Buddy: Amateur Radio for Truckers

I figured that I'd probably just end up listening to a lot of audio books, but then I realized that there's a perfect hobby for the road — ham radio.

New Wave of Amateur Radio

DX radio stations were used many decades ago. Though DX could hardly be called a hobby and served for various purposes, DX was a popular ...

Thursday, 25th August 2016

Cold War-era satellite dish, restored by Princeton scientists, becomes teaching tool

The dish has also hosted scores of amateur radio enthusiasts and is open to the public each Wednesday and on weekends, when visitors can watch ...

HAM RADIO PODCASTS

DX CLUSTER SPOTS

SpotterFreq.DXGMTPref.
IZ8GNR18094.0 D73G 0619D7
IT9DVZ14263.0 VK5CE/P 0618VK5
F8FSC7135.0 HI3K 0618HI
IK4LZH7108.0 IY4FGM 0618I
VK6LC14195.0 VI6BLT50 0618VI6
UT5ZY14025.0 R95KOMI 0618R9
9A2G14032.9 VP6J 0618VP6
IZ0OBR7115.0 IZ0VLL/7 0617I
EA1MK7040.5 CY9C 0617CY9
9A2SB1296200.0 SP9CP 0617SP
WK3T7150.0 EA2WS 0617EA
F4CTJ3662.0 F6AEW/P 0617F
W3LPL10112.0 CN8KD 0617CN
N5TTI10139.1 VK2AR 0616VK2
US4IGH14178.0 RW1F 0616RW1
KX4WB10115.0 VP6J 0615VP6
IT9CAR7174.0 IZ5GST/IT9 0615IT9
IV3OKO7135.0 HI3K 0615HI
VU3BPZ14178.0 8T2BH 06158T
EA5BYP10114.0 VP6J 0614VP6

TOP HF SPOTS

HF spots from EU
IZ5GST/IT910
HI3K8
VK5CE/P5
R23RRC5
D73G4
F5JNE/P4
R95KOMI3
R750DT3
KH6J3
UV5EVZ/P3
RN9N/M3
VP6J3
CY9C2
IS0ANY/M2
EB5JKV2
HF spots from NA
VP6J6
CY9C2
IK5ORP2
R23RRC2
KH6FP1
V44KAI1
EA3UU1
VK2AR1
WH7W1
KH6Y1
K5T1
VK5CE/51
CN8KD1
S01WS1
EA3ACZ1
HF spots from AS
A61FK2
RN9N/M2
YJ0COW2
OK2RZ1
VI6BLT501
JG1KVV/11
A71FJ1
ZL4TT1
9V1XX1
EM25M1
R750DT1
TX2AH1
D73G1
8T2BH1
VK5CE/51

DX ANNOUNCES

PROPAGATION

Solar Flux: 82, A-index: 6
No space weather storms are predicted for the next 24 hours.
Report issued 2016 Aug 27 0305 UTC

DateSun SpotsFluxGoes
Aug 27, 20164482 B1.0
Aug 26, 20163979 A8.7
Aug 25, 20164379 A8.5
Aug 24, 20164778 A9.6
Aug 23, 20163381 A7.7
Aug 22, 20161180 A8.3
Aug 21, 20161277 A9.4
Aug 20, 20163778 A8.6
Aug 19, 20165481 A8.2
Aug 18, 20166482 A8.2
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