AMATEUR RADIO NEWS

More Than 300 Amateur Radio Volunteers Support 2014 Boston Marathon:

On a beautiful New England spring day, yet under an umbrella of heightened security, more than 300 Amateur Radio volunteers provided communication support on April 21 for the 118th running of the Boston Marathon -- a 26.2-mile race from Hopkinton to Boston, Massachusetts.

Friday, 25th April 2014

Puerto Rico Radio Amateurs Take Part In Tsunami Preparedness Exercise:

Amateur Radio volunteers in Puerto Rico participated in the CARIBE WAVE/LANTEX 14 exercise in March. The purpose of the exercise was to assist tsunami preparedness efforts in the Caribbean and adjacent regions, including the east coasts of the US and Canada.

FCC Cites WA Resident for Causing Interference on Amateur Frequencies:

The FCC has cited a Woodinville, Washington, resident for operating an "incidental radiator" -- apparently some sort of lighting device -- that has been causing harmful interference on Amateur Radio frequencies.

Texas Amateur Gives Up License as Part of Enforcement Action Settlement:

A Texas radio amateur has turned in his Amateur Extra class license as part of an agreement with the FCC to settle an enforcement action against him.

Padraig Lysandrou, KC9UUS, is Goldfarb Scholarship Winner:

The ARRL Foundation Board of Directors has awarded the 2014 Goldfarb Scholarship to Padraig Lysandrou, KC9UUS, of Bloomington, Indiana.

W1AW Centennial Operations Shift States on April 30 (UTC):

The ARRL Centennial W1AW WAS operations taking place throughout 2014 from each of the 50 states now are in New Jersey (W1AW/2) and New Hampshire (W1AW/1). They will relocate at 0000 UTC on Wednesday, April 30 (the evening of April 29 in US time zones), to Connecticut (W1AW/1) and Nevada (W1AW/7). During 2014 W1AW will be on the air from every stat... [continue]

HAARP-Like Ionospheric Research Project Underway at Arecibo Observatory:

Work is underway to complete the construction of an ionospheric research facility at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico that bears some similarities to the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) far to the north in Alaska, but on a different scale and with different research goals.

Special Event Stations to Mark International Marconi Day:

A few dozen special event stations will take to the air on Saturday, April 26, from 0000 UTC to 2359 UTC, to commemorate International Marconi Day.

KickSat Deployed In Low-Earth Orbit:

Zac Manchester, KD2BHC, of the KickSat project, reports the satellite launched successfully April 18 at 1925 UTC and successfully attained low-Earth orbit.

Nobel Prize Winner Joe Taylor, K1JT, Helps Reopen Dutch Radio Telescope:

Nobel Laureate Joe Taylor, K1JT, was the guest of honor April 5, pushing the ceremonial button to reopen the restored 25 meter Dwingeloo Radio Telescope in the Netherlands. The dish will see some Amateur Radio use on 23 centimeters.

A Century of Amateur Radio and the ARRL:

War is always terrible, and World War II was one of the worst. But, while war wreaks havoc and destruction on nations and people, it always brings about major advances in technology that can be transferred to peacetime use. Amateur Radio benefitted from many of those advances following World War II.

In Brief...

Recent FCC Enforcement Actions

DX News -- ARRL DX Bulletin #17:

Just Ahead In Radiosport:

Ham radio: An ‘old’ technology is a lifesaver in the emergency field

FCC Cites Washington Resident for Causing Interference on Amateur Frequencies

Tony's 10 Metre Band Report

Essex Hams celebrate St George's Day

Mid Ulster club from the ancient throne of Ulster

Successful test of LituanicaSAT-1 FM transponder

The Basement Satellite movie

144 and 432 MHz mixed mode helix antennas

World War 1 Hunstanton Intercept Station

IARU Region 3 Newsletter

Ham radio rigs stolen in Norfolk

YOUTUBE VIDEOS

Friday, 25th April 2014

HAM RADIO Late Night DXer Pt 2 - VK3MO Beaming Short Path on 20M

HAM RADIO QSO between 2E0HTS SIMON & VK3MO IAN. Another chance to play some late night Ham Radio with 2e0hts making the most of some excellent DX conditions for testing out HF Antenna's into...

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NEWSPAPERS

Friday, 25th April 2014

5Point project turns dreams into reality

Kelly intends to work with emergency radio organizations like ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Service) and RACES (Radio Amateur Civil ...

Free amateur radio training to be given on May 3

The free class is for those have “absolutely no experience” and want to get a technician class amateur radio license, said RBERS President Patrick ...

Elementary school students speak with space station commander

Kaylie Miller, having asked her question, looks on as fellow students speak to astronauts on the International Space Station via amateur radio Monday ...

Thursday, 24th April 2014

Ham Radio operators - WKBN.com

Ham Radio operatorsWKBN.comSign in with your Google Account (YouTube, Google+, Gmail, Orkut, Picasa, or Chrome) to add WKBN27's video to your playlist. Sign in. Statistics Report. Published on Apr 18, 2014. There is a lot more to being a ham radio operator than what you think.... [continue]

Kiwanis Club members 'ham' it up

In the bottom floor of East Texas Medical Center-Henderson, Rusk County Amateur Radio Club member Richard Brown makes a radio call.

HAM RADIO PODCASTS

DX CLUSTER SPOTS

SpotterFreq.DXGMTPref.
IT9JZK7178.0 I0/IZ4EFP 0649I
DO1TNP21076.0 AX2PWS 0649AX2
UT6UA18074.7 7P8JR 06497P
EA8TL18089.9 3D2RH 06493D2
YO6DDF28495.0 7P8YY 06487P
VK2HV28495.0 7P8YY 06487P
UY5AX14070.0 3Z0SJP 06483Z
DC2CW14219.8 VK2CR 0648VK2
RT7T28495.0 7P8YY 06487P
EA8TL14246.0 AX2GL 0647AX2
F8AFC18090.0 3D2RH 06463D2
US3IP24905.7 7Z1HL 06467Z
UT6UA14025.0 AX7GN 0645AX7
SV1EML24920.0 7P8CP 06457P
IW4EHX7120.1 IZ8CKY/P 0645I
PA0LEG18089.0 3D2RH 06453D2
IZ6CLZ28430.0 AX2CL 0645AX2
IT9DSZ24920.0 7P8CP 06457P
IZ3NYG28495.0 7P8YY 06447P
IT9CZJ28495.0 7P8YY 06447P

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DX ANNOUNCES

PROPAGATION

Solar Flux: 130, A-index: 10
No space weather storms are predicted for the next 24 hours.
Report issued 2014 Apr 25 0305 UTC

DateSun SpotsFluxGoes
Apr 25, 201471130 B5.1
Apr 24, 2014105130 B7.8
Apr 23, 2014136136 B2.8
Apr 22, 2014168145 B7.9
Apr 21, 2014192159 B8.5
Apr 20, 2014259163 B8.1
Apr 19, 2014263169 B8.1
Apr 18, 2014296172 B8.1
Apr 17, 2014245179 B8.7
Apr 16, 2014149184 B5.8
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