AMATEUR RADIO NEWS

Simulated emergency communication tests around the world

A trend among groups of radio amateurs involved in emergency communications is the use of disaster scenarios to test equipment and learn lessons from what went right during an exercise, and what could be improved. Recently a number of such tests have occurred in the Philippines, North America, Europe and elsewhere. Every year emergency communica... [continue]

Wednesday, 28th September 2016

HamRadioNow: Bull in a China Shop

​ I figured it was time to get familiar with the Chinese radios that are sweeping over ham radio. The BaoFeng UV-5x3 tri-band radio is the guinea pig. ​

100 Watts and a Wire: Episode 65 is posted.

On this episode, Christian checks into AA. Not THAT AA. We're talking about 'Antennas Anonymous'. How does this happen to us? Why do we always need more? Are you an enabler? We also take a look at fast scan amateur radio television. Plus, we prep for the 100 Watts and a Wire FALLOUT. All of this and more! [100wattsandawire.com] --... [continue]

John Amodeo, NN6JA interviewed by Tim Duffy, K3LR while at the 2016 Dayton Hamvention®

Published on Jul 6, 2016 John Amodeo, NN6JA producer of the hit series Last Man Standing interviewed by DX Engineering Chief Operating Officer Tim Duffy, K3LR while at the 2016 Dayton Hamvention®

PACIFIC DXPEDITIONER(KC0W) IMPERILED BY THEFT

Tom Callas, KC0W, is on a multi year DXpedition to many exotic DX spots--until today. He reports his entire DXpedition supplies , rigs, personal possessions--all of it--have been stolen on 28 Sept in Kiribati. (SEE TOM'S QRZed WEB PAGE). Obviously distraught by these events, Tom is strongly considering cancelling the rest of his Dxpedition it... [continue]

Ham College 21: More Noise and Interference

Ham College episode 21 is now available for download. In this episode we conclude discussing Noise and Interference, and begin covering Schematics. 56:24 www.hamcollege.tv or YouTube

USS Batfish ARC Storm Damage Fund

The USS Batfish, a World War II submarine that's dry-docked in Muskogee, Oklahoma, and the USS Oklahoma Amateur Radio Club recently took a major hit during a severe storm on July 14th 2016. The club lost its radio tower, its tri-band, 4 element beam, and a 40 Meter quarter wave vertical on the boat, and needs your help to replace them. It also ... [continue]

Ham Talk Live! Episode 33 - Bouvet Island DXpedition with Ralph Fedor, K0IR

This week on Ham Talk Live! the leader of the upcoming Bouvet Island DXpedition, Ralph Fedor, K0IR, will be my guest to talk about the adventures of DXpeditions, the challenges specific to Bouvet Island, how to work the team, and how to contribute. Tune in Thursday night at 9 pm Eastern time by going to hamtalklive.com, and hit play. And, Ralph... [continue]

ARRL Announces Club Competition Eligibility Changes

Earlier this year, following a challenge that resulted in the realignment of several club scores in the ARRL 10 Meter Contest, it became clear that the Club Competition rules were not being enforced as consistently as they should have been. In order to make sure club results are accurate and fair to all, the ARRL Contest Branch is renewing its effo... [continue]

Northern New Jersey Club to Celebrate 60th Anniversary with Special Event

The Fair Lawn (New Jersey) Amateur Radio Club (FLARC) will couple a community open house with an on-air special event, to celebrate its 60th anniversary, October 1-2 noon until 4 PM ET, at the club’s station in the Fair Lawn Recreation Center.FLARC members will demonstrate the club’s five operating stations and discuss its history.The W2NPT spe... [continue]

ARRL Foundation Invites Scholarship Applications for 2017-18 Academic Year

The ARRL Foundation will begin accepting scholarship applications on October 1 from eligible radio amateurs planning to pursue post-secondary education in the 2017-2018 academic year. Completed applications must be received by January 31, 2017. Individuals and clubs support many of the more than 80 scholarships, ranging from $500 to $5,000, that ar... [continue]

More than 200 US Stations Signed Up for Scouting’s Jamboree on the Air

“Cows Over the World” DXpedition May Be at an End

Bouvet Island DXpedition Team Secures Landing Permit

New website navigation

Elmhurst Amateur Radio Operators Celebrate Club's 80th Anniversary:

Why Is Ham Radio So Important?

ARRL to Host CHIRP Radio Programming Webinar - ARRL

Ham Talk Live #33 -- Bouvet Island DXpedition:

Noel Donawa, 9Y4X, active with regulators in the Caribbean

Championship of Ukraine among the youth radio

Ham Radio 360: Workbench #7 Matt Berggren of Autodesk (PCB Design)

Rules Released for New ARRL 222 MHz and Up Distance Contest

ARRL Acting as Catalyst in College Radio Club Revitalization Campaign

Radio Club Offers Incentive To Residents To Become Licensed Operators:

Review of the Australian Radiofrequency Spectrum Plan:

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

Thursday, 29th September 2016

Arouse Student Radio moves forward with new developments

In addition, the student amateur radio group has overhauled its website and introduced a new schedule. The group began in 2010 and allows ...

Barge accident knocks out power to Mudge and Gabriola Island

“We've also activated our emergency communications association and amateur radio volunteers will be at the Gabriola fire department. There'll also ...

Wednesday, 28th September 2016

Amateur (Ham) Radio

Not to worry, we are both amateur radio operators (ham radio operators), and have several short and long distance radio base stations in our house, ...

Tuesday, 27th September 2016

The Rare and Obscure at 'Geekfest'

Every third Sunday, MIT's Radio Society hosts a parking-lot flea market that's part ... Others are amateur radio enthusiasts adding to their collections.

Monday, 26th September 2016

Local Radio Club Offers Incentive To Residents To Become Licensed Operators

A local club is hoping to encourage amateurs to become licensed radio operators by offering an incentive. The Livingston County Amateur Radio Klub, ...

HAM RADIO PODCASTS

DX CLUSTER SPOTS

SpotterFreq.DXGMTPref.
F1BBI7140.0 W2JUQ 0628W2
ON9CFG7040.0 VK9NZ 0628VK9N
A61FJ14222.0 A61FJ 0628A6
OK1JKM14000.0 UA0WW/M 0628UA0
M0RBG10123.3 MD/DL7VEE 0628MD
SV2RKF7166.0 AN400D 0627AN
R4FCJ14205.0 VK4KUS 0627VK4
OK2LI14071.5 ZL1BD 0627ZL1
OK1AMF10118.0 VK9NZ 0627VK9N
R5QA14176.0 UB5O 0627U
UA3SAQ14021.0 UB5O/6 0627U
R3EE14023.0 JA7BXS 0627JA7
SP6KEP144455.0 DB0MMO/B 0627DB
F1BBI7140.0 VK2SR 0627VK2
IZ1RZO7140.0 VK2SR 0626VK2
LZ1JZ14021.0 UB5O/0 0626U
UR5CCC7166.0 AN400D 0626AN
SV1AJO7166.0 AN400D 0626AN
F1EYB144213.0 F5GBS 0625F
IK1JNP7152.0 SP5UUD/P 0625SP

TOP HF SPOTS

HF spots from EU
VK9NZ10
AN400D7
AN400V7
AN400R6
H44GC5
S01WS4
VK4KUS3
AN400A3
DD2CW/P3
ZL1BD3
EJ0M3
SP5UUD/P2
MD/DL7VEE2
AN400E2
UB5O/62
HF spots from NA
VK9NZ2
CO8LY1
TG9NT1
CO2XV1
HF spots from AS
A61FJ2
VK9NZ2
H44GC1
EP3FS1
ZL3JAS1
T88ON1

DX ANNOUNCES

PROPAGATION

Solar Flux: 84, A-index: 42

Report issued 2016 Sep 29 0305 UTC

DateSun SpotsFluxGoes
Sep 29, 20162084 A8.5
Sep 28, 20162184 B1.5
Sep 27, 20162386 B1.6
Sep 26, 20161887 A9.8
Sep 25, 20164785 B1.0
Sep 24, 20164985 B1.2
Sep 23, 20163086 B1.6
Sep 22, 20163585 B2.0
Sep 21, 20163286 B1.5
Sep 20, 20165685 B1.2
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