AMATEUR RADIO NEWS

Nominations Open for the George Hart Distinguished Service Award

The ARRL is accepting nominations for the George Hart Distinguished Service Award. The deadline to receive nominations and supporting materials is November 1. The award honors long-time ARRL Communications Manager George Hart, W1NJM (SK), the chief developer of the National Traffic System (NTS). Hart died in 2013 at the age of 99.Established by the... [continue]

Thursday, 3rd September 2015

FO-29 Satellite Contact Claims Distance Record

Dave Swanson, KG5CCI, of Little Rock, Arkansas, and Christophe Lucas, F4CQA, in Trouy, France, appear to have set a new contact distance record on the FO-29 satellite. The contact occurred on August 27 at 1732 UTC.“This was not a scheduled contact,” Swanson explained. “I simply answered Christophe’s CQ. I knew it was a good contact at the t... [continue]

Participants at Oklahoma Conference Get “Healthy Exposure” to Amateur Radio

ARRL Oklahoma Section Manager Lloyd Colston, KC5FM, said participants in two programs during the annual Oklahoma Emergency Management Conference in Norman came away with “a health exposure to Amateur Radio.” The conference took place August 17-20.James Spann, WO4W, kicked off the conference with a live-audience presentation of the popular “We... [continue]

TX Factor Show - Ham Radio Essex-style!

In episode 9, the TX Factor Show team visit Essex to report on the work of Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society (CARS), Essex Repeater Group, Essex Raynet and Essex Ham

Techniques of the Best Operators

This HamRadioNow video is of Mitch Stern W1SJ's presentation given at the 2015 Dayton Hamvention

Tony's 10 Metre Band Report

Another rotten week on 10m. Some DX about but very few stations to work them. Pick of the bunch: 7Q7BP (Malawi), VP8LP (Falklands), C81AK (Mozambique) and YW5Z (Los Testigos, Venezuela)

Beijing may do three ham radio sat launches

Beijing is thought to be planning three separate launches of satellites carrying amateur radio payloads in the next few weeks

EURAO, new stakeholder of CEPT

Since this summer, hams have another way to submit their needs and comments to the CEPT, the body in charge of coordination between Telecom Administrations

QSO Today - Glenn Elmore N6GN

The book, SOS at Midnight, by Walker Tompkins, inspired Glenn Elmore, N6GN, to become an amateur radio operator

Malta Digital Repeater update

The first DMR repeater in Malta has been operating for some time and now has a new callsign

Bletchley Park documentary

Gordon Welchman was one of the original elite codebreakers crucial to the allies defeating the Nazis in World War Two. He is the forgotten genius of Bletchley Park

CQ-DATV 27 free magazine

QCWA Recognizes 105-Year-Old Radio Amateur’s 90 Years of Hamming

The ARRL September VHF Contest Beckons!

$50SAT Goes Silent

Jamboree On The Air 2015 Station Registration is Open

Trio Launched to ISS Includes Two Radio Amateurs

ARRL supports maximum flexibility for Amateur use of new 2200 and 630 meter bands

Lessons from the draft UK regulations for CubeSats

156 years ago, a solar superstorm

Llanelli radio hams and Help For Heroes

HI HI: LOL of the 19th century ?

Powerful ham experience on VHF, UHF and SHF based on a huge dish antenna, located in Portugal

Katrina anniversary – Senator thanks radio amateurs

Nepal disaster recovery helped by radio amateurs

Brentwood: Class Offers Introduction to Ham Radio Emergency Communications:

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, 3rd September 2015

Radio broadcast tells sub's WWII story

He and a fellow amateur radio operator, Don Whitney, also of the Kansas City, Kan., area, traveled to North Little Rock to broadcast from the ...

Around Town for Wednesday, Sept. 2

Juneau Amateur Radio Club, noon-1 p.m., Safeway Deli. All welcome. Details: 789-3431. Capital Toastmasters of Juneau, 12:05-12:55 p.m., Alaska ...

Wednesday, 2nd September 2015

Dr. Larry J. Helzer, DVM

Dr. Helzer was also a member of the Mount Vernon Amateur Radio Club (MVARC) where his call sign was AA8WP. He was proud of his travels ...

Protection Day delivers safety education outing

What kind of event brought Coast Guard boats, explosive ordnance robots, search and rescue dogs, ham radio operators, MedFlight, a climbing rock ...

Tuesday, 1st September 2015

Titanic: Three ways the disaster changed laws and safety on the seas

... icy demise, the Radio Act of 1912 was passed to regulate the use of certain bandwidths between the U.S. Navy and amateur radio operators.

HAM RADIO PODCASTS

DX CLUSTER SPOTS

SpotterFreq.DXGMTPref.
EA2AYF7110.0 EA27MHZCB 1659EA
IW1CHX7139.0 EA2CVO 1659EA
EA5IKP7106.0 EA2CVO/P 1659EA
PD5SS14051.0 TF/K2HVN 1659TF
UA4HY14037.0 R0CM/0 1658R0
DL9JM14206.0 YB4IR 1658YB
RX4CD10108.0 RI0POL 1658RI0
HA0MK50096.0 4O6AH 16584O
RA3MD14032.2 R0CW 1658R0
EA7IXM7110.0 EA2AYF 1657EA
RI1ANZ7014.0 RT9K/0 1657RT9
SP2IST18134.0 YB3EDD 1657YB
RA4A145500.0 RZ5D/AM 1657R
IU1FID14290.0 HZ1TT 1657HZ
RA6ABO14206.0 YB4IR 1656YB
IW3SSD7068.0 IV3MZG 1656I
RA9AVL7102.5 RA9YGO 1656RA9
CT1GFQ14050.0 DL6BCX 1656DL
EA4RKA14246.0 EH4VCE 1656EH
EA2NA14051.0 TF/K2HVN 1656TF

TOP HF SPOTS

HF spots from EU
YB4IR10
9V1SV7
A61AQ6
R0CAF/05
HZ1TT5
EG6SDC5
EA1QL/P5
RI0POL5
4X90IARU4
EH4VCE4
R0CW4
OH2K4
OR90VL4
R2015GV4
IV3MZG4
HF spots from NA
CO8LY3
TF/K2HVN2
S52DD2
IZ0VXL2
TK/F6BBQ/P1
RK4FF1
VE7YE1
XE2CQ1
TC30AZB1
VA7DP1
HF spots from AS
R2015DM3
EN221FA2
R2015GV2
R2015C1
BG9MFY1
SM1ALH1
UA3OB1
RA9SJS1
UA0ZC/P1
S57DX1
XE2CQ1
UA4PKX1
RA9YGO1
EM9WFF1
RI0POL1

DX ANNOUNCES

PROPAGATION

Solar Flux: 88, A-index: 7
No space weather storms are predicted for the next 24 hours.
Report issued 2015 Sep 03 1510 UTC

DateSun SpotsFluxGoes
Sep 03, 20154188 B1.8
Sep 02, 2015490 B2.1
Sep 01, 20155089 B2.8
Aug 31, 20155091 B3.5
Aug 30, 20155092 B4.5
Aug 29, 201552100 B5.7
Aug 28, 201546109 B4.8
Aug 27, 201545110 B6.5
Aug 26, 201561126 B4.9
Aug 25, 201571121 B6.2
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