AMATEUR RADIO NEWS

Reports of Knacksat CubeSat Reception Requested

The Knacksat 1U CubeSat launched on December 3 by a SpaceX vehicle may be in safe mode. The Knacksat project team at King Mongkut’s University of Technology-North Bangkok, Thailand, has speculated that launch delays may have led to battery depletion, preventing normal antenna deployment. Safe mode will let the spacecraft recharge its battery and ... [continue]

Monday, 21st January 2019

Reports of Knacksat CubeSat Reception Requested

The Knacksat 1U CubeSat launched on December 3 by a SpaceX vehicle may be in safe mode. The Knacksat project team at King Mongkut’s University of Technology-North Bangkok, Thailand, has speculated that launch delays may have led to battery depletion, preventing normal antenna deployment. Safe mode will let the spacecraft recharge its battery and ... [continue]

New 2200-Meter Beacon on the Air from Australia

The Caboolture Radio Club (VK4QD) in Queensland, Australia, is now operating a beacon on 2200 meters on 137.444 kHz using the call sign VK4RBC. Australia’s telecommunications authority ACMA has granted permission for continuous operation of the beacon, using WSPR2 (6H00F1D), plus a CW identifier. The power is 1 W EIRP into a 500-meter (1,640-foot... [continue]

China to Launch Two Amateur Radio Satellites in April

Two new Chinese satellites with Amateur Radio payloads are planned for an April 5 launch, CAMSAT has reported.CAS-7A will carry H/T (21/29 MHz) and H/U (21/435 MHz) mode linear transponders, V/U linear and V/U FM transponders, a UHF CW telemetry beacon, UHF AX.25 4.8k/9.6k baud GMSK telemetry, and 3-centimeter AX.25 1 Mbps GMSK image data transmiss... [continue]

Ham radio training in mid-Essex for 2019

The Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society have published their Training Diary for 2019 with a record number of Exam and Practical assessment opportunities planned before the new syllabus kicks in

Special call EI19RE active for 2019

The special call sign EI19RE will be active for the duration of 2019 to commemorate the establishment of the Dáil, the first Irish parliament

ICQ Podcast - Icom IC-9700 - First Impressions

In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Chris Howard M0TCH, Martin Rothwell M0SGL, Dan Romanchik KB6NU, Ed Durrant DD5LP and Frank Howell K4FMH to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief and this episode’s feature is our first impression of the ICOM IC-9700

Run Android Peanut App on a Windows machine

Peanut is an Android voip application that allows hams talk on analogue and over the air gateways to Dstar DMR Fusion Wiresx etc using a cellphone or other Android device

GRCon18: Open Source Radio Telescopes

Who doesn’t like to look up at the night sky? But if you are into radio, there’s a whole different way to look using radio telescopes

Kerry Amateur Radio Group special callsign

KARG are pleased to announce that they will be QRV during calendar year 2019, using the special event call EI-100-YXQ

Vietnam operation

Mats, RM2D (SM6LRR), will once again be active as XV9D from Phan Tiet between November 17-30th

DXCC Country/Entity Report

IOTA news from OPDX

U.S. Islands Awards Program celebrates 25 years

QSO Today - Ray Waldemar - WA6NVL

National VOA Museum of Broadcasting to Celebrate 75 Years of Telling the Truth at VOA Bethany Station

Radio hams ready if disaster strikes

Secunda Radio Club - field station event

Lime SDR (and PLUTO, too) sends TV

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP

Total eclipse of the Moon

Emergency Grid Down Communications Winter Edition

Ham radio regulation changes in Bulgaria

AmateurLogic 126: Blue Thumb DV and 1/4 Wave Stubs

RAC President attends annual ARRL Board meeting

WIA Board Comment

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, 22nd January 2019

Prop bets popular for Super Bowl, but NFL wants them gone - WBAL Radio

Prop bets popular for Super Bowl, but NFL wants them gone  WBAL RadioATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Many Americans in places where sports betting is legal for the first time are beginning to make wagers on the Super Bowl, ...

Community calendar - Hot Springs Village Voice

Community calendar  Hot Springs Village VoiceTuesday, Jan. 224-H Club – Fountain Lake 4-H Club meets at 6 p.m. the fourth Tuesday each month. For other Garland County club meeting dates and locations ...

Amateurfunk: Landesgartenschau erhält eigenes Rufzeichen - Freie Presse

Amateurfunk: Landesgartenschau erhält eigenes Rufzeichen  Freie PresseDM19LGS - unter dieser Nummer ist das Großereignis in Frankenberg zu erreichen. Zu verdanken ist es einer engagierten Gruppe aus Mittweida. | 10425746 ...... [continue]

Zwönitzer funkt für den Katastrophenfall - Freie Presse

Zwönitzer funkt für den Katastrophenfall  Freie PresseFunkamateure verfügen über die Fähigkeit, unter widrigsten Verhältnissen lebenswichtige Kommunikationswege offen zu halten. Einer von ihnen ist Heiko ...... [continue]

Storm spotter training sessions set for several locations beginning Jan. 28 - Tulsa World

Storm spotter training sessions set for several locations beginning Jan. 28  Tulsa WorldSponsored by the National Weather *Service*, the training sessions are free and open to the public.... [continue]

HAM RADIO PODCASTS

DX CLUSTER SPOTS

SpotterFreq.DXGMTPref.
LW8DQ3518.0 PJ4P 0459PJ4
W4HG7013.0 OE3XMA 0458OE
UT5MB7025.0 HI1LT 0458HI
SP9JZU1829.6 EA6NB 0458EA6
WY6K3518.0 PJ4P 0458PJ4
KE0MAD7171.0 K4RVN 0458K4
OA4Y7156.0 9K2GS 04549K
W4HG7026.0 HI1LT 0454HI
K6ZD7025.0 HI1LT 0453HI
CX7OV7156.0 9K2GS 04539K
A65CA7000.7 E51DWC 0451E5
CX7OV7156.0 9K2GS 04519K
A65CA7000.7 E51WDC 0450E5
RA3RBL3685.0 RW9JV 0449RW9
UA9JTZ7041.4 RW3WP 0449RW3
W6PU7020.1 KP4WQ 0449KP4
UA6JQ7000.9 E51DWC 0449E5
ZL2CC10136.0 EK3GM 0449EK
K0TPP144118.0 W0PD 0449W0
ZL2CC10136.0 CO8LY 0448CO

TOP HF SPOTS

HF spots from EU
PJ4P6
CX6VM3
9X2AW2
CE8EIO2
E51DWC2
EK7AF2
R3AP1
SP8LNK1
W3YY1
IZ6FXP1
HI1LT1
LW8DQ1
RL5A1
EA6NB1
V31YN1
HF spots from NA
HI1LT3
ZS6CCY2
CX6VM1
KP4WQ1
OE3XMA1
A41CK1
W3RZ1
E51DWC1
9K2HQ1
K4RVN1
SP7IDX1
CE8EIO1
9K2GS1
K8NY1
PJ4P1
HF spots from AS
RW3WP2
RU0SYL2
R9UBE1
RY0A1
RX9CDQ1
E51DWC1
RA0ADQ1
9X2AW1
RW0AJ1
E51WDC1
ZS1SC1
A41ZZ1
RW9JV1
9K2GS1
PJ4P1

DX ANNOUNCES

PROPAGATION

Solar Flux: 68, A-index: 9
No space weather storms are predicted for the next 24 hours.
Report issued 2018 Sep 05 1205 UTC

DateSun SpotsFluxGoes
Sep 05, 2018068 A0.0
Sep 04, 2018068 A0.0
Sep 03, 2018068 A0.0
Sep 02, 2018068 A0.0
Sep 01, 2018068 A0.0
Aug 31, 2018068 A1.2
Aug 30, 2018068 A1.2
Aug 29, 20181171 A1.5
Aug 28, 20181270 A1.2
Aug 27, 20182670 A1.2
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