AMATEUR RADIO NEWS

President’s Review of Contests

Following disquiet about the adjudication of a recent RSGB Contest, the Board has asked John Gould G3WKL, RSGB President, to conduct a review, in conjunction with the Contest Committee and a representative selection of contesters, of several aspects of contest administration. This will include how contest rules are reviewed, developed, communicated... [continue]

Monday, 30th March 2015

Antennas Raised at Hamfest:

The 23rd annual Down East Hamfest took place at Lenoir Community College on Saturday, where Pink Hill resident Don Smith and another amateur radio enthusiast discussed radio equipment -- Smith displayed a Flex digital radio, a 29-year-old Kenwood and an ICOM radio more than 20 years old. One day you're tooling around on your ham radio, as you do, ... [continue]

Ham College Episode 3 is Out:

Ham College, the new show for those new to the hobby and those wishing to get into Amateur Radio.

Getting started with the FM Satellites

Based on a hamfest handout designed and written by Patrick Stoddard, WD9EWK, "Getting Started with the FM Satellites", is now available for download

Ham College episode 3

Ham College, the new show for those new to the hobby and those wishing to get into Amateur Radio

Kigali short wave relay to close

Deutsche Welle is shutting down its relay station at Kigali in Rwanda. Established in 1965 it is the broadcaster's last short wave relay

Essex 2m FM Activity Day 2015 report

The 2 metre FM activity afternoon was championed by the Thurrock Acorns Amateur Radio Club (TAARC) to encourage Essex to make more use of 2 metres, and to get Essex talking

2 metres Counties Contest - Ireland

This contest takes place on Easter Monday, 6th April, from 2pm to 4pm local time

SolderSmoke Podcast 174

Episode 174 of the amateur radio podcast SolderSmoke is now available

SDR (RTL-2832U) runs in CHROME browser

There is also now a javascript SDR app for the Chrome browser 'Radio Receiver' by Jacobo Tarrio

Poldhu radio club is best in the west

When it was announced the Poldhu Amateur Radio Club were Regional winners of the RSGB Club of the Year competition, the local press were contacted

Hackspace among Ham Club finalists

ARISS contact on Echolink and IRLP

History This Week

QSO Today Podcast - Episode 35 - Tracy Lenocker - WA6ERA

Introducing "USA 1776" DMR Talk Group

Tutorial - Using the new routing function in RT Systems featuring RFinder

Tutorial - Using the new routing function in RT Systems featuring RFinder

Young Radio Ham Net April 5

The RaDAR Challenge

DKARS Magazine April 2015 ready for download

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP

Steve Webster M1ERS on W5KUB webcast

Are You Going to Gallipoli?

QSO Today Episode 35 -- Tracy Lenocker - WA6ERA:

ITU Deploys Emergency Communication Equipment in Vanuatu

YOUTUBE VIDEOS

Sunday, 29th March 2015

Hamradio from the 'Big Gun' station.

We planned a full night at the 'Big Gun'station this time. This is the former Radio Netherlands antenna site with huge towers and big gain antennas. Our main focus would be 40 meter CW and...

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NEWSPAPERS

Saturday, 28th March 2015

SKYWARN® Training Class to be Held in Clearfield

The class is being sponsored by the Clearfield County Department of Emergency Services, in cooperation with the Clearfield County Amateur Radio ...

Friday, 27th March 2015

Clubs And Organizations

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

Zenith Trans-Oceanic, The "Royalty of Radios"

The Zenith Corporation was founded in 1918 by amateur radio operators Ralph Matthews and Karl Hassel in Chicago as Chicago Radio Labs.

Catch some theatre

Long before YouTube and Vine came along, Ham radio was the broadcasting for the masses. And it's still going strong. Peel Amateur Radio Club will ...

Thursday, 26th March 2015

Come join ham radio operators

In times of local emergencies, the ham radio operators of our community band together, aiding local law enforcement and emergency personnel.

HAM RADIO PODCASTS

DX CLUSTER SPOTS

SpotterFreq.DXGMTPref.
IK7UFL18155.0 PJ2/VE7ACN 1719PJ2
HA8AR50050.0 ZS6JON/B 1719ZS6
E72U14008.3 E74OW 1719E7
UR2LM7082.0 UC7K 1718UC7
PD2BA14180.0 9K2RA 17189K
VE3VCF21150.0 4X6TU 17184X
S57TW50108.0 ZS5TU/6 1718ZS5
DK0UB10104.0 C21EU 1718C2
JA4CYZ14185.0 C21EU 1718C2
W3LPL21032.1 HR1LW 1718HR
UX1BZ21011.0 V6Z 1717V6
S55FM14185.0 C211EU 1717C2
DL7JV28010.0 LU1YT 1717LU
RK6BCX7082.0 UC7K 1717UC7
EA5ZN21011.2 V6Z 1717V6
XE2MX21017.5 DJ90IARU 1717DJ
ZS6AYE50103.0 A71EM 1717A7
VA3TPS18102.0 DL1EFA 1717DL
RT3W28022.8 OK1NG/TI7 1717TI
EA1CIU21306.0 JW9JKA 1716JW

TOP HF SPOTS

HF spots from EU
C21EU17
V6Z10
PJ2/PA1CC8
PJ2/VE7ACN7
YB4IR/76
VK5CE/P6
UE1KR4
ZS6MAL4
UC7K4
JW9JKA4
EA7RCK3
W1MK3
LU1YT3
SU9VB3
W1IDP3
HF spots from NA
OK1NG/TI76
RW3RN/HI73
DJ90IARU2
HR1LW2
C21EU2
T6T2
ES1TU2
K5GJR/B1
ER1OO1
PJ4/KB4AI1
DL1EFA1
RM9RZ1
F8DBG1
KB0JSH1
YV5B/B1
HF spots from AS
RT7KM2
C21EU2
TA5FA1
RA7KW1
UE1KR1
T77C1
R1TET1
EG1SSV1
TA3AIK1

DX ANNOUNCES

PROPAGATION

Solar Flux: 145, A-index: 14
Space weather for the next 24 hours is predicted to be minor.
Report issued 2015 Mar 30 1505 UTC

DateSun SpotsFluxGoes
Mar 30, 201573145 B9.1
Mar 29, 201582145 B7.9
Mar 28, 2015109146 B5.0
Mar 27, 2015103138 B4.5
Mar 26, 2015115136 B5.4
Mar 25, 2015127138 B4.8
Mar 24, 2015119133 B4.7
Mar 23, 201588128 B4.0
Mar 22, 201540122 B4.0
Mar 21, 201527114 B4.8
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