AMATEUR RADIO NEWS

Amateur Radio Volunteers Still Dealing with Florence's Aftermath: - eHam.net

Amateur Radio Volunteers Still Dealing with Florence's Aftermath:eHam.netAmateur Radio Volunteers Still Dealing with Florence's Aftermath: ... Horry County ARES and ARRL South Carolina Section Public Information Officer (PIO) Gordon Mooneyhan, W4EGM, said radio amateurs set up and organized communication networks to assist ...... [continue]

Friday, 21st September 2018

DX News -- ARRL DX Bulletin #39:

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by The Daily DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites. Thanks to all.

Just Ahead In Radiosport:

Just Ahead In Radiosport:

Amateur Radio Volunteers Still Dealing with Florence's Aftermath:

Conventional telecommunications are starting to return to normal in some communities affected by Hurricane Florence, but the now long-gone storm set up others for persistent and record-breaking flooding, primarily in eastern North Carolina and along several of the state's rivers. The storm, which made landfall near Wilmington, North Carolina, prim... [continue]

FCC Grants ARRL Waiver Request to Permit PACTOR 4 Use in Hurricane Relief:

The FCC has granted an ARRL request for a temporary waiver of 97.307(f) of the FCC's Amateur Service rules to permit the use of PACTOR 4 digital mode for Amateur Radio communication within the continental US related to Hurricane Florence relief. A formal order addressing the request for a 30-day waiver was released on September 17.

The Doctor Will See You Now!

"Tools for the Amateur Station" is the topic of the current (September 13) episode of the "ARRL The Doctor is In" podcast. Listen...and learn!

New Beta Version WSJT-X 2.0 Boasts Major Changes:

As promised, the WSJT-X Development Group has announced a new "candidate release," WSJT-X 2.0 rc1. This beta version of the popular digital mode suite incorporates many new FT8 and MSK144 features that will be of particular interest to the Amateur Radio contesting community. It includes all FT8 DXpedition Mode changes already developed in WSJT-X ... [continue]

Puerto Rico Amateurs Beefing Up Hurricane Preparedness:

September 20 is the first anniversary of Hurricane Maria's devastating arrival in Puerto Rico. Today, many amateurs there are better prepared for the next storm or other disaster that could disrupt conventional telecommunications. With this in mind, the ARRL Puerto Rico Section is hosting monthly meetings in various cities around the island common... [continue]

Emergency Preparedness Takes Center Stage for Simulated Emergency Test:

The 2018 ARRL Simulated Emergency Test (SET) is just ahead. The primary ARRL-sponsored national emergency exercise is designed to assess the skills and preparedness of Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) volunteers as well as those affiliated with other organizations involved with emergency and disaster response. Although the main SET weekend t... [continue]

Nominations Sought for 2018 ARRL Bill Leonard Award:

The ARRL Public Relations Committee is seeking nominations for the 2018 Bill Leonard Award, which recognizes this year's best newspaper, radio, or television news story about Amateur Radio. The award honors professional journalists or journalistic teams whose outstanding coverage highlights the enjoyment, importance, and public service value that ... [continue]

Proposals to Host Contacts with Space Station Crew Due by November 15:

Proposals by school and educational organizations to host Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contacts with an International Space Station crew member next year will be accepted starting on October 1. Completed proposals are due by November 15. ARISS anticipates that the contacts will be scheduled between July 1 and December ... [continue]

'Get Your Park On' Operating Event Set for October:

Emergency Preparedness Takes Center Stage for Simulated Emergency Test: - eHam.net

DX News -- ARRL DX Bulletin #39: - eHam.net

The ARRL Letter, September 20, 2018

Puerto Rico Amateurs Beefing Up Hurricane Preparedness

New Beta Version WSJT-X 2.0 Boasts Major Changes

The Doctor Will See You Now!

Contest World Wide Ari Basso Ferrarese 2018 IQ4FF

Wave Talkers: new site to help you get licensed or upgrade

Ham Talk Live! Episode 133 - Baker Island DXpedition Wrap Up

A Break for Hurricane Florence First-Responders: Solar Storm Forecast 09-18-2018

Amateur Radio Week in Vienna - FairfaxNews.com

AMSAT Announces 2018 Board of Directors Election Results

Vic Flowers, G8QM, 15 March 2018

Derek Buckley, G7ORT, 13 September 2018

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

Friday, 21st September 2018

Greg Dean, Radio Software Innovator, Dies at 72

Dean had attained his FCC first-class amateur radio license and built a radio transmitter at age 16, then turned his interest into a job at Austin, Texas, ...

Hamming it up for fun … and emergency prep.

For those wondering what it would be like to broadcast themselves, that's where amateur radio comes into play. “Amateur radio is really fascinating,” ...

What's happening Friday in the north valley

Golden Empire Amateur Radio Society (GEARS): Doors 6 p.m. Meet 7 p.m. Guests welcome. Club president, Larry Marcum, KA6GND, 345-5399; ...

Happenings in the community

JCARA picnic: The Johnson City Amateur Radio Association will hold its their club picnic Saturday, Sept. 22, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at one of the pavilions ...

Mounds View amateur radio store prepares to sign off

Minnesota's sole amateur radio store may be about to fall silent. After more than 30 years of selling radio equipment, dispensing advice and serving as ...

HAM RADIO PODCASTS

DX CLUSTER SPOTS

SpotterFreq.DXGMTPref.
ZL2CC5362.1 E72U 0459E7
CE5AUC7074.0 ZS6WB 0459ZS6
V51MA14074.7 UR5MED 0459UR
ZL2CC5362.1 PA9DD 0458PA
UX0UO10144.0 RI0B 0458RI0
F1BBI7074.0 ZL2IFB 0457ZL2
F5SJF7003.0 F5SJF 0457F
VK2GJC7150.4 I5MPK 0456I
SV2CXI14260.0 RI0B 0456RI0
ZL2RX14215.1 VK2PRC 0456VK2
VK5BJE7090.0 VK5FLEA 0456VK5
YO3ND7013.5 EN90L 0455EN
RW1C14260.0 RI0B 0455RI0
UR5EPV7025.1 SP9ERY 0455SP
OK2EQ7007.0 W5VX 0454W5
F1BBI7074.0 ZL4SN 0453ZL4
ZL2CC5362.1 ZL2CC 0453ZL2
RV9USA7037.0 UB5O/M 0453U
UA0SC18100.0 E51BQ 0453E5
ZL2CC5362.1 OZ1W 0453OZ

TOP HF SPOTS

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W1MBB1
LA8IG1
ZL4SF1
VE6WZ1
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HF spots from NA
K7GST2
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HF spots from AS
UA9CES3
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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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