AMATEUR RADIO NEWS

HF OTH Radar transmissions too numerous to count

The IARU Region 1 Monitoring System newsletter reports in March the ubiquitous Over The Horizon Radars made up about 60% of all interference observations, 'one cannot even count them anymore'

Tuesday, 13th April 2021

Updated Radio Frequency Exposure Rules become effective on May 3

The Amateur Service is no longer categorically excluded from certain aspects of the rules, as amended, and licensees can no longer avoid performing an exposure assessment simply because they are transmitting below a given power level

Madison DX Club presentation on Lightning Protection

Bob, W9EWZ, President of Madison DX Club,says: Please join us and our special guest speaker for the Madison DX Club program for Tuesday, April 13th. All are welcome

Sable Island CY0C DXpedition

Murray, WA4DAN, sent out the following on April 10th: The Sable Island CY0C DXpedition team was informed this week by the Parks Canada-Sable Island manager that our scheduled October 2021 Sable DXpedition would have to be postponed due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic

Belgian special prefix

The Belgian Institute for Postal Services and Telecommunications (BIPT) has announced that all Belgian radio amateurs and Belgian radio clubs may replace the normal prefix 'ON' in their call-sign by the special prefix OS during the period between April 18, 2021, to December 12, 2021

MicroHAMS Digital Conference 2021

The MicroHAMS Digital conference 2021 taking place Saturday, April 24, will be streamed to the web

National Shortwave Listeners Club

The inaugural weekly meeting of the newly formed National Shortwave Listeners Club was held on the Zoom platform last Sunday evening and attracted 60 attendees

DXCC Country/Entity Report

According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 4th April, through Sunday, 11th April there were 212 countries active

Monday, 12th April 2021

Updated Radio Frequency Exposure Rules Become Effective on May 3

The FCC has announced that rule changes detailed in a lengthy 2019 Report and Order governing RF exposure standards go into effect on May 3, 2021. The new rules do not change existing RF exposure (RFE) limits but do require that stations in all services, including amateur radio, be evaluated against existing limits, unless they are exempted. For st... [continue]

Latest Tonight @ 8 to air this evening

The Tonight @ 8 spring programme continued on the evening of 12 April 2021 with Alan Wolke, W2AEW giving an introduction to what VNA is, the fundamentals of VNA operation and terminology, and what it’s good for. He goes into the NanoVNA specifically—a bit about the design, calibration, operation and typical use cases—and then discusses [̷... [continue]

Using WSPR data to detect MH370

Richard Godfrey suggests data from the amateur radio WSPR transmissions might provide clues to the location of the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370

Interview with Dan Marler, K7REX, from RATPAC

Radio ham receives Federal Cross of Merit

After 27 years JARL returns to growth

Mars Helicopter flight delayed to no earlier than April 14

$9.3m grant for HAARP HF research

Online talk: Sustainable RF !

Mayham is coming

ICQPodcast - Kit Building Tips - Joe Eisenberg K0NEB

Getting more youth into Amateur Radio

South West's Wessex Ham to close

NASA's Mars helicopter to make first flight attempt today

The SARL Virtual AGM next Saturday

Amateur Radio Direction Finding

AMSAT SA call for papers

The ZS4 Sprint on 18 April

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

Tuesday, 13th April 2021

DXCC Country/Entity Report - Southgate Amateur Radio Club

DXCC Country/Entity Report  Southgate Amateur Radio Club

Updated Radio Frequency Exposure Rules Become Effective on May 3 - ARRL

Updated Radio Frequency Exposure Rules Become Effective on May 3  ARRL

Madison DX Club presentation on Lightning Protection | Amateur Radio News - Southgate Amateur Radio Club

Madison DX Club presentation on Lightning Protection | Amateur Radio News  Southgate Amateur Radio Club

HF OTH Radar transmissions too numerous to count | Amateur Radio News - Southgate Amateur Radio Club

HF OTH Radar transmissions too numerous to count | Amateur Radio News  Southgate Amateur Radio Club

Belgian special prefix - Southgate Amateur Radio Club

Belgian special prefix  Southgate Amateur Radio Club

HAM RADIO PODCASTS

DX CLUSTER SPOTS

SpotterFreq.DXGMTPref.
PY2ADX28430.0 PV7AA 0020PV
PU1KDX28074.0 J642DS 0018J6
DN4OGS7016.0 DJ7PRM/P 0705DJ
HB3XUT14175.2 WP4X 0020WP4
IZØIVZ7190.5 IIØIGU 0016I
UR5EH21023.7 PQ213CFN 0011PQ2
SQ9ITA3714.0 SQ9ITA/P 0014SQ
F1COK7096.0 TM2DB 0010TM
SQ9ITA3718.1 SQ9ITA/P 0013SQ
HA6VH3513.0 DB0YOTA 2359DB
EA3EA7165.0 9A0YOTA 23599A
SP9CJM3717.0 OK2BIQ 2359OK
WM6G18102.0 JA5BDZ 2359JA
SV2SPV7125.0 SV2SPV 2359SV
ON3FA3748.0 G0IMV 2358G
VK3AFW3532.0 VK3AFW/P 2358VK3
HA6VH3605.0 HG0YOTA 2357HG
WM6G18100.7 JR5MJS 2357JR
VE3XIN3709.5 SP2DTO 2357SP
SP2CHY7076.3 DP0POL/MM 2357DP0

TOP HF SPOTS

HF spots from EU
RK60YG7
EA5AMD5
IZ0ARL5
RN61YG4
IK3PQH/P4
EG5WRD4
RA60YG3
EA6KB3
OE8MKQ2
AH6U2
EA4AVM/P2
JA9CEI2
RZ60YG2
HZ1WARD2
I3JYL2
HF spots from NA
VK4BFQ1
8P6NQ1
3D2AG1
VK2EBN1
V31MA1
HF spots from AS
C92RU5
VR2BLEE2
RA60YG2
RA6XMG1
VK3AXI1
UX7IW1
UA0NL1
V73AX1
RN61YG1
N7KSB1
NL7RR/KH91
R8XF/M1
R60YAG1
RL60YG1
RK60YG1

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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