AMATEUR RADIO NEWS

Propagation Forecast Bulletin #17 de K7RA:

Solar activity perked up this week, with average daily sunspot numbers rising from 65.6 in the previous seven days to 120.9 in the April 16-22 period.

Friday, 24th April 2015

Logbook of The World STATUS as of Friday, April 24

ARRL’s Logbook of The World has been experiencing intermittent outages.  The team is aware of the problem and asks that if you find you are unable to get into LoTW, try back at a later time.  We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience while we work through this. 

Logbook of The World Offline Temporarily as of Friday, April 24

ARRL’s Logbook of The World went offline unexpectedly.  The team is aware of the issue and is working to get it back on line. Thank you for your patience while we work to restore this. 

HamRadioNow: REALLY understand SWR, then celebrate Episode 200 (whohoo)

HAMRADIONOW.tv Episodes 198. 199 and 200! A crass little commercial, Standing Up for Standing Waves, and in 200, BS#3 (Media Edition) We've been busy here at HamRadioNow, so I waited to spam QRZ.com until the waves stopped rolling in. Episode 198 is the crass commercial. It's not for us, it's for the company that makes our "logo-wear."... [continue]

House Committee Asks FCC for Documents Related to Proposed Enforcement Bureau Closures

The US House Committee on Energy and Commerce has given the Federal Communications Commission a May 7 deadline to produce documents related to FCC Enforcement Bureau proposals to close two-thirds of its field offices and eliminate nearly one-half of its staff of field agents. In an April 23 letter, Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) told FCC Chai... [continue]

Emergency nets in volcano disaster relief

Southern Chile’s Calbuco volcano erupted this week for the first time in more than 40 years, forcing the evacuation of an area of some 12 miles around the volcano. Approximately 5,000 residents have been relocated and ash, which measures nearly seven miles, has been reported from as far away as Argentina. IARU Region 2 reports […]

Kenyan amateurs gain 6m band

Following representations by the Amateur Radio Society of Kenya, the Communications Authority of Kenya has allocated 50 to 52MHz to the amateur service. Authorisation is on a Secondary, non-interference, basis and has been made possible by the migration of television services from analogue to digital. Permitted power is 150 watts DC input or 400 wa... [continue]

Logbook of The World back on line as of Friday, April 24

ARRL’s Logbook of The World went offline unexpectedly on Thursday evening, April 23. The problem has been identified and has now been corrected. Thank you for your patience while we worked to restore this. 

Can you help identify Portishead equipment?

A film production company is looking for help from radio amateurs, particularly those who had a career in the maritime industry. A large portion of their film’s props are themed around radios, transmitters, receivers and all the other equipment that is related to maritime radio. Portishead Radio Station is one of the sets that is […]

Also in GB2RS this week…

The RSGB’s Twitter name has been changed to @theRSGB. Follow us at that account for regular amateur radio news, images, events and Member offers. Take a look at the profile header picture and see the winning photo from our Twitter photo competition, submitted by Adam, MM0KFX. Congratulations to Adam and to the two runners-up, Vaughan, […]

New Twitter name for RSGB

The RSGB’s Twitter name has been changed to @theRSGB. Follow us at that account for regular amateur radio news, images, events and Member offers. Take a look at the profile header picture and see the winning photo from our Twitter photo competition, submitted by Adam, MM0KFX. Congratulations to Adam and to the two runners-up, Vaughan, […]

RSGB Train the Trainers Days

Logbook of The World Offline Temporarily (status as of 1300 UTC Friday, April 24)

Special Events News – 26 April 2015

DX News – 26 April 2015

Contest News – 26 April 2015

Propagation News – 26 April 2015

News for England Midlands – 26 April 2015

News for England South East – 26 April 2015

News for England South West – 26 April 2015

News for Wales – 26 April 2015

The K7RA Solar Update

Radio Amateurs activate as Chile Volcano erupts

GAREC 2015 Cancelled

The ANZAC 100 program begins

Radio ham flown out of Pag-asa for medical treatment

YOUTUBE VIDEOS

Friday, 24th April 2015

Amateur Radio Roundtable HamNation 4 22 15

Live ham radio webcast on w5kub.com mentioned on Ham Nation April 22, 2015 Show is every Tues night at 8 PM CT.

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Saturday, 25th April 2015

Amateur Radio Operators Prepare For The Megaquake

Members of the Oregon Office of Emergency Management's Amateur Radio unit conducting a statewide Simulated Emergency Test using High ...

Friday, 24th April 2015

Clubs And Organizations

#Amateur Radio Operators (HAMS) and any who are interested in becoming a HAM operator are encouraged to join Tonto Amateur Radio Association ...

Texas State Guard signal unit prepares for emergency response

MARS volunteers are amateur radio operators, licensed by the Federal Communications Commission and trained by the Army to operate as ...

Disaster Planning: Ham Radios, Alcohol Rx, and a Call to Action

Ham Radio and Disaster Response. When all else fails, count on a worldwide system of amateur radio operators to get the message out.

Disaster Planning: Ham Radios, Alcohol Rx, and a Call to Action - MedPage Today (blog)

MedPage Today (blog)Disaster Planning: Ham Radios, Alcohol Rx, and a Call to ActionMedPage Today (blog)Thousands of ham radio operators worldwide operate voluntarily, responding to disasters with communications capabilities that often remain robust after Internet connections, cell service, land lines, and satellite links have been disrupted. The ..... [continue]

HAM RADIO PODCASTS

DX CLUSTER SPOTS

SpotterFreq.DXGMTPref.
VK5NJ28081.0 ZL1ØØANZA 0001ZL1
AC9FF14210.0 UT7HA 0409UT
W5ZZ10105.1 EZ1A 0409EZ
TA6AX14290.0 SV1NZR 0409SV
K2AS14277.0 RG4F 0409RG4
JI1CPN21028.0 FW5JJ 0408FW
RV9WP14198.4 TI2CC 0408TI
RN3BL14038.0 WA1WCC 0408WA1
K2EQ14277.0 RG4F 0408RG4
IZ4VYY14208.0 IY4FGM 0408I
AC6BW14013.0 UA0KBU 0407UA0
VE3RA7010.0 TX5P 0407TX
N6MCM14225.0 HA8RM 0407HA
W4IMD50260.0 N8CJK 0407N8
WV4L14225.0 HA8RM 0407HA
RX9CHY/814023.1 R120RN 0407R1
RU7M7007.0 R120RV 0407R1
W6LEN7010.0 TX5P 0406TX
HI8KW7193.2 KP4RMS 0406KP4
N5PT18102.0 YO3GXC 0406YO

TOP HF SPOTS

HF spots from EU
K9ZO4
WA1WCC4
SP4Z/VE33
TC100TC3
HK1X3
SP85PZK3
KV4SM3
RK9LWA/P3
WL7E3
R175PIT2
TI2CC2
FM5WD/QRP2
KM1CC2
CO3IT2
K9NW2
HF spots from NA
LZ2LP4
OD5ZZ3
UT7HA3
RG4F3
TX5P3
HA8RM3
KM1CC3
R5AJ2
WA1WCC2
YO9GJY2
FR5CB2
UT0RF2
RW3XZ2
A61DD2
YT2AZD2
HF spots from AS
R120RN5
KL7DG2
UP70AP2
R120RV2
UP70MIR2
KB0EO1
AC7SG1
BI4WTTC1
TC100TC1
R120RI1
R120RX1
R120RT1
KH6/JR3IXB1
FW5JJ1
W8FHF1

DX ANNOUNCES

PROPAGATION

Solar Flux: 135, A-index: 5
No space weather storms are predicted for the next 24 hours.
Report issued 2015 Apr 25 0305 UTC

DateSun SpotsFluxGoes
Apr 25, 201579135 B7.1
Apr 24, 2015110135 B8.6
Apr 23, 2015134141 B9.0
Apr 22, 2015153150 B9.0
Apr 21, 2015125154 B5.6
Apr 20, 2015142150 B5.4
Apr 19, 2015114152 B5.3
Apr 18, 201593148 B5.4
Apr 17, 201585150 B7.5
Apr 16, 201585150 B6.7
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