AMATEUR RADIO NEWS

Propagation Forecast Bulletin #27 de K7RA:

Conditions over Field Day weekend turned out to be not bad at all. The expected geomagnetic upset never happened. On June 25 and 26, the Thursday and Friday before Field Day, the predicted planetary A index for the June 27 and 28 was 45 and 60, really bad conditions. The actual planetary A index on those dates was 9 and 13, and the mid-latitude A... [continue]

Monday, 6th July 2015

UK Government Holds Up Export of Early Amateur Radio-Related TV Archive

Most encyclopedias say that the first transatlantic television transmissions took place via the Telstar I satellite in 1962, but TV images actually crossed the Atlantic in the late 1920s via an Amateur Radio transmitter, according to historical accounts. An archive of documents and other material related to that event from television pioneer John L... [continue]

UK Spectrum Strategy

In March 2014, the Prime Minister, David Cameron announced the UK Spectrum Strategy The Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has subsequently given significant prominence to the industry-led UK Spectrum Policy Forum (UKSPF) which techUK is facilitating. The Forum has been established as a sounding board to Government and Ofcom on future ap... [continue]

School plans 2am balloon launch

Students at Queen Mary's Grammar School, Walsall plan to launch the Sun Chaser 2 balloon (434.448 MHz USB) to capture images of the sunrise

International Youth Meeting HAM Radio Friedrichshafen

On Saturday, June 27 the International Youth Meeting was held during HAM Radio Friedrichshafen. This event was hosted by German Youth Coordinator Annette, DL6SAK, and IARU Region 1 Youth WG Chair Lisa, PA2LS

New Italian Frequency Table

On June 23, 2015 a new Italian National Frequency Allocation Plan (PNRF) was published in the Official Gazette

SolderSmoke Podcast: Four Days in May

Bob Crane W8SX, interviewed the presenters at the amateur radio 'Four Days in May' QRP event in Dayton

DKARS Magazine July 2015 is now ready for download

The DKARS (Dutch Kingdom Amateur Radio Society) issues its own free PDF Magazine once every month

DXCC Country/Entity Report

According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 28th June, through Sunday, 5th July there were 205 countries active

2015 IARU Contest

Just a reminder that the 2015 International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) HF World Championship is next weekend between July 11th at 1200 UTC and July 12th 1200 UTC

AREN honoured by Cork County Mayor

On 25th June, Tim EI2KA, representing AREN (Ireland's Emergency Radio Communications organisation) was presented with a scroll by Cork County Mayor Alan Coleman at a civic reception held in Cork County Hall

History This Week

Radio Hobbyists Connect Worldwide:

Ham Field Day Shows Off Emergency Communications Systems:

W1AW/5 Will Represent ARRL Headquarters in the 2015 IARU HF World Championship

Yaesu Japan Directors visit Europe's Ham Store and Demonstration Centre

ICQPodcast Friedrichshafen interviews

Microwave frequencies for OK0EB beacon

Recording the 2015 Leap Second

First ever ZS5 Sprint

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP

Ham Brings World a Little Closer:

Fluent in Frequencies:

Amateur Radio Operator's Tower Wins Approval:

Solar storms hit Earth, experts concerned

ICQPodcast interviews Graham Somerville BHI Noise Cancelling Products

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

Monday, 6th July 2015

Amateur radio Field Day a success

"Gary is somewhat 'infamous' for his moped excursions to various amateur radio events around the state," Walker said. "It took some time on the ...

Parsippany RACES partcipates in Field Day

PARSIPPANY — The Parsippany Office of Emergency Management Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (R.A.C.E.S.) volunteers participated in ...

Moto DX Safari – Ham Radio Camping Via Honda Gold Wing

I had to figure a way to combine my moto addiction with my penchant for amateur radio and spend some quality time under a tree, on a mountain in the ...

International Youth Meeting HAM Radio Friedrichshafen - Southgate Amateur Radio Club

International Youth Meeting HAM Radio FriedrichshafenSouthgate Amateur Radio ClubIn the end an interesting discussion took place, which was started by Kay DO7KAY, pointing out differences between German and US radio amateurs. Kay received for a year ARRL's QST Magazine. With this he had the chance to dig deeper in the background ...... [continue]

Sunday, 5th July 2015

Ham field day shows off emergency communications systems

When I first got to the site of Redding's only ham radio field day last weekend, I was immediately drawn to the sound of four generators humming loudly ...

HAM RADIO PODCASTS

DX CLUSTER SPOTS

SpotterFreq.DXGMTPref.
VK2IR21030.0 JE1RXJ 0009JE
K0AXX18072.3 N7ET/DU7 0009DU
G1TDN14210.0 9Z4AM 00099Z
W4GCB50155.0 KE4EE 0008KE4
WB4X10118.0 SV2/RW3AL 0008SV
K5MTY14195.0 WP4AZT 0007WP4
HB9FAP144436.0 F1ZXK/B 0007F
VE6UX14011.8 AM210CW 0006AM
KC2LSD14011.9 AM210CW 0006AM
VE6UX14011.8 AW210CW 0006AW
K2XX7013.8 DL1REM 0006DL
K4JAF14011.9 AM210CW 0006AM
VA3IPG14200.0 EA8OB 0004EA8
W2SFD14224.4 CP6AA 0004CP
VE2FU14011.9 AM210CW 0004AM
K3NUI14260.0 9K2NO 00049K
CN8QL14195.0 WP4AZT 0004WP4
9K2QA14260.0 9K2NO 00039K
UR5IRM14233.0 9Z4AM 00029Z
N3MX14195.0 WP4AZT 0002WP4

TOP HF SPOTS

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HF spots from NA
AM210CW9
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HF spots from AS
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DX ANNOUNCES

PROPAGATION

Solar Flux: 133, A-index: 10

Report issued 2015 Jul 06 2115 UTC

DateSun SpotsFluxGoes
Jul 06, 2015131133 B4.4
Jul 05, 2015111125 B3.2
Jul 04, 201591117 B3.7
Jul 03, 201573112 B4.0
Jul 02, 201549114 B3.6
Jul 01, 201541109 B3.2
Jun 30, 201536101 B4.1
Jun 29, 20153997 B4.1
Jun 28, 20152597 B3.3
Jun 27, 20152897 B3.5
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