AMATEUR RADIO NEWS

Emergency Responders Bring Communications Equipment Together in Drill:

Emergency responders and law enforcement from across Las Vegas valley got together Thursday with their mobile command units and their communication equipment that is necessary during major events, emergencies, or crises. The Metro-sponsored event was part of an annual communications drill held at the Las Vegas Speedway. "The equipment that is so v... [continue]

Saturday, 30th April 2016

Ham Radio Event at Dresden School:

DRESDEN - The Dresden Elementary Amateur Radio Station Club will have a live ham radio event at 2:30 p.m. May 17 at the elementary school.

Hey Ed, How Can We Make the Storm Spotter Training Better?

This is a little late in coming, but a big "thank you" is due to everyone who took the time to come to the second KTVQ Storm Spotter Training Session last Thursday, April 21, 2016. We hope you walked away with new knowledge and information that you can use. Special thanks to Tom Frieders from the Billings National Weather Service Office for conden... [continue]

Chelmsford Talk: Introduction to Moon Bounce

This Tuesday May 3, the RSGB VHF Manager John Regnault G4SWX will give a talk to the Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society (CARS) on amateur Earth-Moon-Earth (EME) communications, the meeting is open to all

FCC invites comments on petition to eliminate 15 dB gain limit on amateur amplifiers

The FCC has put on public notice and invited comments on a Petition for Rule Making (RM-11767), filed on behalf of an amateur amplifier distributor, which seeks to revise the Amateur Service rules regarding maximum permissible amplifier gain

Make a Radio at Hall Street, Chelmsford

Ed G8FAX is involved with a project to help youngsters build a simple AM receiver, as part of the Marconi exhibition at Hall Street in Chelmsford

Sweden takes action on Robotic lawn mower EMC

The Swedish national amateur radio society, SSA, report during the autumn the Electrical Safety Board conducted measurements of Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) on four different makes of robot lawn mower: Husqvarna, Gardena, Meec and Landroid

Workshop on Arduino/micro-controllers in May, in Portugal

The Portuguese ARLA - Associação de Radioamadores do Litoral Alentejano will give an workshop on Arduino/micro-controllers in May, on the 14th and the 21st from 9am to 6pm

UK 1800 MHz band licence consultation

Ofcom is consulting on plans to vary concurrent spectrum access licences for 3.3 MHz of spectrum in the 1800 MHz band

TX Factor GB2RS News Podcast

All the very latest Amateur Radio news is now available via the TX Factor GB2RS weekly podcast

ARISS contact planned for Ashfield Primary School, Otley, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

An International Space Station radio contact has been planned for Timothy Peake KG5BVI with participants at Ashfield Primary School, Otley, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom. The event is scheduled for Thursday 5 May

Propagation Forecast Bulletin #18 de K7RA:

Pirate Radio -- Surprising Challenge:

Ashfield Primary School, Otley

Contest Activities - Dayton 2016

The overthrow of the 15 dB rule

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2009, April 29, 2016

Amateur Radio Newsline YHOTY Award Nomination

Next Tim Peake contact confirmed

IARU Interim Meeting minutes released

Also in GB2RS this week…

Digital Mode Operators Invited to Take Part in 2016 Most Wanted DXCC Entities Survey

News for Northern Ireland – 1 May 2016

News for Scotland – 1 May 2016

News for England South-East – 1 May 2016

News for England South-West – 1 May 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

Friday, 29th April 2016

Plenty of dry hours to begin the weekend

A large number of SkyWarn spotters are also HAM radio operators. Amateur radio emergency groups and amateur radio clubs are into action ...

IS Fighters Bicker In Amateur Footage Of Battle

Footage has emerged of Islamic State fighters bickering amongst themselves during a battle with Kurdish forces in northern Iraq.

Emergency responders bring communications equipment together in drill

Amateur radio volunteers and even members of the National Guard ... It still works, even when the lines are down," said amateur radio volunteer Gerry ...

Sequim setting up emergency operations center with June finish targeted

The radio room for Sequim's new city emergency operations center inside the Clallam Transit Center can be powered with a solar generator if needed, ...

Thursday, 28th April 2016

Emergency services have improved since 2011 tornado

Cantrell also gave credit to the county's amateur radio association, and said a new room was built for them in the EMA building which will allow them ...

HAM RADIO PODCASTS

DX CLUSTER SPOTS

SpotterFreq.DXGMTPref.
I7UNU18104.1 CO8LY 2030CO
EA5IJG28454.9 J69DS 2029J6
LY4MA3712.0 SN20BKGZ 2029SN
W1UJ14039.7 N4O 2029N4
KX5AR14338.0 AE5CP 2029AE5
F4CXO28196.0 LU4JJ 2029LU
UA0LBF10112.6 E74A 2029E7
KF5GTX14248.0 K4SBZ 2029K4
HA6VH7030.0 A91HI 2028A9
IZ2BVN28026.0 PY2NGN 2028PY2
WT2P14045.4 K4FAC 2028K4
NN3W14246.0 K3ORC 2028K3
JH1RFM7008.0 JD1BLY 2028JD1
WT2P14046.5 N4CW/HIG 2028HI
PP5BZ18135.0 IK0XBX 2028I
K8LGY21025.0 A31MM 2028A3
IK2TCV21324.9 XE2G 2028XE2
RW3O3620.0 RJ55YG 2028R
VK6APZ14155.0 A41NN 2028A4
WP3NW1813.0 IK0XBX 2028I

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HF spots from NA
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DX ANNOUNCES

PROPAGATION

Solar Flux: 92, A-index: 4
Space weather for the next 24 hours is predicted to be minor.
Report issued 2016 Apr 30 1805 UTC

DateSun SpotsFluxGoes
Apr 30, 20168292 B2.0
Apr 29, 20168492 B2.2
Apr 28, 20168695 B2.1
Apr 27, 20166593 B1.4
Apr 26, 20163885 A9.8
Apr 25, 20164682 B1.0
Apr 24, 20161182 A8.2
Apr 23, 20162279 A8.8
Apr 22, 20163577 B1.4
Apr 21, 20162477 B2.1
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