AMATEUR RADIO NEWS

Places still available on Youth Dxpedition

Five places remain on the DXpedition to Wales from 23 to 30 July, organised by the RSGB Youth Committee. If you are under 26 and an RSGB Member why not join the group and take part in a week of radio? It only costs £50 for the whole week and the RSGB will cover travel […]

Friday, 6th March 2015

Eclipse QSO party announced

Recently, the RSGB Propagation Studies Committee announced the Eclipse Propagation Experiment for the morning of 20 March. The UK will experience up to 89 percent totality on that day, which is likely to reduce the effect of the D layer of the ionosphere above the UK. This could mean that stations may be heard on […]

Commonwealth Contest DXpeditioners

A number of RSGB members are heading off on trips for the Commonwealth Contest next weekend. Look out for G3LET as VY2GQ from Prince Edward Island, IOTA NA-029, G3VYI/VP9 from Bermuda, NA-005, G4CWI as ZF2CA from Cayman, NA-016, G3RWF as 5Z4LS from Kenya, G3XAQ as 5X1XA from Uganda and G3PJT as J34G from Grenada, NA-024. […]

New frequency for Germany GB2RS

Starting Sunday, 8 March, the GB2RS transmission at 10.00 on 40m from Germany will move to a new frequency of 7.127MHz. This change is being made to accommodate contest activity that competes for spectrum on the band. Our thanks go to G3SIB/DJ0OK and M0DXM/DJ2XB for their continued support of the GB2RS news service. The 1030 […]

Also in GB2RS this week…

Starting Sunday, 8 March, the GB2RS transmission at 1000 on 40m from Germany will move to a new frequency of 7.127MHz. This change is being made to accommodate contest activity that competes for spectrum on the band. Our thanks go to G3SIB/DJ0OK and M0DXM/DJ2XB for their continued support of the GB2RS news service. The 1030 […]

The K7RA Solar Update

Weakening sunspot activity continues. Average daily sunspot numbers dropped from 59 in the previous seven days to 54.1 during the week of February 26 through March 4.Average daily solar flux actually rose a little, with values increasing from 116.3 to 122.9 over the same two weeks. In addition, on March 5 the noon reading for solar flux in Penticto... [continue]

Propagation News – 8 March 2015

Last week saw the solar flux index remain in the range 123-130. The beginning of the week saw rather unsettled geomagnetic conditions, with the planetary A index up to 23 at middle latitudes. Solar wind speeds remained elevated above 500km/s due to a geomagnetic storm that brought widespread aurora around the arctic circle. The solar […]

News for England Midlands – 8 March 2015

We start with news that the M0OCT ARS is running a Foundation course in the Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire area, starting on Saturday 11 April and running for three weeks, with the exam on 25 April. For more information, including details of distance learning for the Advanced exam, email secretary@m0oct.com. Now for news from […]

News for England North – 8 March 2015

Stockport Radio Society continues its Intermediate course on Monday. Thursday sees the club net. Contact Heather Stanley, on 07506 904 422. On Wednesday Denby Dale Radio has a club net from 7.30pm on ±145.575MHz and is taking part in the 80m CC CW. Next Sunday sees the WAB 3.5MHz Contest from 1800 to 2200 GMT. […]

News for Northern Ireland – 8 March 2015

West Tyrone ARC will be running special event station GB1SPD on Tuesday, 17 March. Operation will be from 10am until 5pm from the third floor of the Strule Arts Centre, Townhall Square, Omagh, BT78 1BL.

News for Scotland – 8 March 2015

Stirling District Amateur Radio Society is open today and next Sunday from 10.30am till late afternoon for construction, training, projects and operating. Contact John McGowan, by email to gm0fsv@gm6nx.com. Cockenzie and Port Seton Amateur Radio Club is holding an on-air activity day on Wednesday. The regular Morse training continues from 7pm on Th... [continue]

News for Wales – 8 March 2015

$50SAT update

RSGB respond to Ofcom 5G consultation

ANZAC Centenary callsigns deadline

Solar Eclipse - Friday 20 March

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Friday, 6th March 2015

Amateur Radio Mobile

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Friday, 6th March 2015

SOARES & SS members obtain ham radio certification - Daily Ardmoreite

SOARES & SS members obtain ham radio certificationDaily Ardmoreite“For example, the A2A Race for Mercy, is just one of the opportunities that we have to serve our community and promote amateur radio. We provide communications along the race course with the idea being of keeping the runners' safety as number one ...... [continue]

George Reese

He did electronic repairs and was a Ham Radio Operator and member of the Marshall Amateur Radio Club. George was very generous and ...

Amateur radio: Hobby and emergency resource

The Citrus Belt Amateur Radio Club (CBARC) has been serving as a hobbyist resource and emergency communications to local agencies for about ...

Amateur Astronomers Can Make Significant Contributions

It used to be that “amateur astronomy” meant dragging a telescope into the backyard or up to the roof, gazing at celestial wonders, tracking meteor ...

Area briefs: Free ham radio classes offered

The Stillwater Amateur Radio Association (SARA) is offering entry-level Amateur Radio (ham) instruction at the Stillwater Public Library, 224 Third St.

HAM RADIO PODCASTS

DX CLUSTER SPOTS

SpotterFreq.DXGMTPref.
DO0MVB21260.0 EP3HF 0009EP
K6RR21007.0 PJ7C 1548PJ7
SV2RJO28016.0 K1PU 1548K1
N2ESP21081.9 DO1RWM 1548DO
W3NRL24897.4 RA2FF 1548RA2
ON7BBR21220.0 9M2AVB 15489M2
BH3COZ14200.0 BH3COZ 1547BH
RZ9OC14168.0 UE2IT 1547UE2
W6BOI14200.0 R4FOG 1547R4
R9CC14175.0 RZ3GP 1547RZ3
M0TXK28122.2 RW4LMR 1547RW4
BG7BUM14270.0 CQ 1547CQ
UA6AUA10120.4 SF90IARU 1547SF
KX2S21280.1 YO9FTN 1547YO
9A1CRT28467.0 9A4PN 15479A
OH2FNR29491.9 SU0ERA 1547SU
OH7MK24891.0 LY97A 1547LY
DL7UXG28478.0 YN2AA 1546YN
4Z5CX28450.0 E30FB 1546E3
UA1ZFG10140.0 UA1ZFG 1546UA1Z

TOP HF SPOTS

HF spots from EU
E30FB7
PJ2/WE9V6
PJ7C4
NC1I4
YV5JBI3
TI5/N4YDU3
IZ2ZQQ/P3
VK7FG3
SU0ERA3
A92GE2
W4DMA2
NR6Q2
EA2LMI2
ON3FZT2
V26M2
HF spots from NA
EP3HF3
SV5BYR2
ES3AX2
R4FOG2
2E0GRC2
EA9UG1
Z33Z1
TI5/N4YDU1
IZ1JLG1
TF5B1
R9HG1
HI/N3OF1
IZ4NPE1
CR3L1
F5BDD1
HF spots from AS
CQ1
EW6GF1
E30FB1
DL6JZ/P1
RZ3GP1
OZ0JX1
UE2IT1
BH3COZ1
A61SM1

DX ANNOUNCES

PROPAGATION

Solar Flux: 130, A-index: 6

Report issued 2015 Mar 06 1210 UTC

DateSun SpotsFluxGoes
Mar 06, 201531130 B6.7
Mar 05, 201543130 B5.1
Mar 04, 201538124 B5.2
Mar 03, 201565125 B9.4
Mar 02, 201566130 B6.2
Mar 01, 201570128 B4.4
Feb 28, 201558123 B3.3
Feb 27, 201539118 B2.5
Feb 26, 201564111 B2.8
Feb 25, 201563111 B2.8
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