AMATEUR RADIO NEWS

Propagation Forecast Bulletin #22 de K7RA:

This week the average daily sunspot number dropped 36 points to 56.1, and average daily solar flux was down 25.7 points to 97.6. Geomagnetic numbers indicated more stability than the previous week (May 14-20) with average daily planetary A index declining from 10 to 4.4, and mid-latitude A index down from 9.7 to 5.

Friday, 29th May 2015

Hams Invited to Test APRS on Duchifat-1 CubeSat:

The Herzliya Science Center is inviting stations with the ability to send compressed APRS packets to take part in testing the Duchifat-1 CubeSat, launched almost 1 year ago by high school students in Israel. The satellite will collect packets worldwide and downlink them from time to time over the Herzliya Science Center's ground station.

Traffie Technology shutting doors.

The following is posted on their website. It seems the hex beam maker is closing down. MAY 28, 2015 This is to inform everyone that we are closing down production of the HEX-BEAM®. If someone is interested in going forward with this effort please contact me at 978-386-7936. P.S. In addition to producing HEX-BEAMS®, there is more ... [continue]

GM3TCW retires from GB2RS News

John Kelly, GM3TCW retires today after 40 years as a newsreader and the RSGB would like to thank him for his long service to his fellow radio amateurs. The GB2RS Manager and team hope John enjoys his retirement. Because of John’s retirement the RSGB looking for a volunteer newsreader for 80m. Please contact the GB2RS […]

National Radio Centre new SDR display

The RSGB is pleased to announce that there is a new interactive display at the National Radio Centre at Bletchley Park. With visitors numbers continuing to climb it is important to give visitors something new within the NRC from time to time. The three low cost tablets and associated SDR Touch software currently demodulates various […]

Arkwright Scholars placements wanted

Could your company help show bright young people what the radio industry has to offer? Many radio amateurs think the Radio Communications Foundation just looks after the UK’s radio exams but, every year, it sponsors two Arkwright Scholars who have an interest in radio or electronics. The RCF Trustees are also often asked if they can help to [&... [continue]

VK7MO takes Fraser Shepherd Award

At the recent RSGB AGM, it was announced that Rex Moncur, VK7MO was awarded the Fraser Shepherd Award for research into microwave applications for radio communication. Rex is the holder of the new ~2700km terrestrial 10GHz distance record and a range of other highly creditable DX/EME achievements. Rex has also been awarded the Technical Excellence ... [continue]

Stations wanted for satellite data test

The Herzliya Science Center is inviting stations with the ability to send compressed APRS packets to take part in testing the Duchifat-1 CubeSat. The satellite will collect packets worldwide and downlink them from time to time over the ground station. Participants must register in advance to have their packets identified on the map at www.h-space-l... [continue]

LightSail CubeSat Stops Transmitting

The Planetary Society is blaming a software glitch for causing its LightSail-A CubeSat to go dark, but the organization’s satellite team is hoping the situation is temporary and that it can reboot the CubeSat’s onboard computer. In a lengthy blog post, the Planetary Society’s Jason Davis said the LightSail mission “is paused, while engineer... [continue]

News for Wales – 31 May 2015

On Monday Dragon Amateur Radio Club has its Chairman’s Night. Contact Stewart Rolfe, GW0ETF, on 07833 620 733. On Monday 1 June Llanelli Amateur Radio Society is having a social evening. Contact Craig, MW0MXT, on 01269 845 773. Cleddau Amateur Radio Society is having a club night on Monday. The club net is on Tuesday. […]

The K7RA Solar Update

This week the average daily sunspot number dropped 36 points to 56.1, and average daily solar flux was down 25.7 points to 97.6. Geomagnetic numbers indicated more stability than the previous week (May 14-20) with average daily planetary A index declining from 10 to 4.4, and mid-latitude A index down from 9.7 to 5.The latest forecast from NOAA/USAF... [continue]

Public Demo of Emergency Communications June 27:

Desert Wave Amateur Radio Club Donates Ham Radio License Manuals:

'Hams' to Make International Connections at Camdenton Event:

Those Lights by the Missile Museum? They're History!

DX News -- ARRL DX Bulletin #21:

Just Ahead In Radiosport:

FCC Eliminating Vanity Call Sign Fee:

Amateur Radio Volunteers Muster for 'Unprecedented' Weather Event:

Nepal Now Has a Second Repeater in Operation:

China Set to Launch Several Amateur Radio Satellites this Summer:

RL Recognizing 'Amateur Radio Service to Scouting Award' Winners:

Got Grids? June VHF Contest is Just Ahead:

QST Centennial Photo Contest Entry Window Open Until August 1:

Fourteen US Schools/Groups on List to Host Ham Contacts with Space Station:

USNA APRS/PSK31 CubeSats Up And Running:

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

Friday, 29th May 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 ...

St. Mary's Co. Gov. News Briefs

Members of the St. Mary's County Amateur Radio Association will take part in the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise, June 27 - 28, 2015 at the ...

Innovation Day

“Maybe they'll join the amateur radio club, or they'll go home and start ... Norwalk Amateur Radio Club and Jet Engine Turbines (tomkotech.com).

Wednesday, 27th May 2015

Radio hams tune in at Oldbury show

RADIO hams will be tuning in at the first Black Country Radio Rally, on air in Oldbury on Sunday (May 31). The event is primarily aimed at the amateur ...

Should cell phone use while driving be banned in South Bend? (Indiana)

Talking on your cell phone while driving in South Bend could soon be illegal. The Common Council is considering a proposal that would ban the use of all handheld electronic devices while behind the wheel. It wouldn’t apply to people in emergency situations, or if you are stopped in traffic.

HAM RADIO PODCASTS

DX CLUSTER SPOTS

SpotterFreq.DXGMTPref.
IZ8NWA14243.0 ZP0ITU 2359ZP
W3LPL14031.1 A42A 2359A4
W3LPL14066.0 SU9IG 2359SU
NA6L18103.4 ZL3HAM 2359ZL3
N7US50144.0 AB1TZ 2358AB1
WD8RER14246.0 Z33Z 2358Z3
AB1A50036.8 VE4VHF/B 2358VE4
N0IGZ50062.0 W7KNT/B 2358W7
SV6KRW144140.0 W5ZN 2357W5
W3LPL21029.1 BA4TB 2357BA
UR5IRM14200.0 CO6LC 2357CO
K3DQB14029.0 OL6P 2357OL
W3LPL7043.4 VP9/DL3YM 2357VP9
XE2EX14238.0 AO150H 2357AO
N7RKY18150.0 P5CC 2357P5
SP5GKN14038.1 3V8SS 23563V
K9PPY50126.8 VA1CM 2356VA1
AG2J14038.2 3V8SS 23553V
KA3YJM14277.0 DK65DARC 2355DK
N4QWZ50125.0 VA2GK 2355VA2

TOP HF SPOTS

HF spots from EU
5Z0L9
AO150I4
AO150T3
VK6ANC3
AO150G3
AO150E2
5C5T2
AO150A2
ZL4PW2
9A3XV2
NV1N1
4L5LL1
EA5AVL1
RM30SM1
CO6LC1
HF spots from NA
5Z0L5
AO150H5
AO150V4
AO150E4
S53EO3
DK65DARC3
3V8SS3
UA9YE3
VK6ANC3
AO150A3
ZL4PW3
PD1B2
IT9AST2
AO150I2
IT9BDW2
HF spots from AS
YU45AU2
HI3TEJ1
XV9NPS1
OM7JG1
FW5JJ1
BD0AAI1
GD3NKC1
AO150V1
PS7KC1
UR5MID1
9A2G1
MW0BRO1
HK1R1

DX ANNOUNCES

PROPAGATION

Solar Flux: 92, A-index: 7
No space weather storms are predicted for the next 24 hours.
Report issued 2015 May 29 2105 UTC

DateSun SpotsFluxGoes
May 29, 20151192 B1.6
May 28, 20152493 B2.0
May 27, 20154695 B2.2
May 26, 20156395 B1.7
May 25, 20157497 B1.8
May 24, 20156999 B1.9
May 23, 20158198 B2.0
May 22, 20153699 B2.0
May 21, 201561102 B2.7
May 20, 201584106 B3.4
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