AMATEUR RADIO NEWS

Pima County Working to Implement Emergency Communication Network:

The era of the computer is upon us. No longer do card catalogues and filing cabinets dominate the world of information storage. Horse-drawn carriages no longer crisscross the nation to deliver the post weeks or months after it was originally sent. Much to the benefit and convenience of people living today, information can travel great distances, a... [continue]

Monday, 3rd August 2015

434 MHz balloon launch at Dorset Rally

Jules G0NZO hopes to launch a 434 MHz balloon BONZO8 from the Flight Refuelling ARS Hamfest on Sunday, August 9 at Cobham Sports and Social Club Ground, Merley, near Wimborne, Dorset

Essex gets 2m D-STAR repeater

On Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 14:25 UT, the Essex 2m repeater GB7TE was connected to the amateur radio D-STAR network

First small scale DAB starts in Brighton

A small scale digital radio took to the air in Brighton on July 31 with the UK’s first local DAB multiplex

Third spaceflight for astronaut Paolo Nespoli

ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli, IZ0JPA will be heading for space a third time, as part of Expeditions 52 and 53 to the International Space Station. He will be launched on a Soyuz vehicle in May 2017 on a five-month mission

Upcoming ARISS contact with Maroochydore State School, Queensland, Australia

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Maroochydore State School, Maroochydore, Queensland, Australia on 06 August

DXCC Country/Entity Report

According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 26th July, through Sunday, 2nd August there were 200 countries active

Another hunter prosecuted for using illegal dog-tracking devices

http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2015/august/another_hunter_prosecuted_for_using_illegal_dog_tracking_devices.htm

History This Week

A look back at events that made history this week - compiled by the Summerland Amateur Radio Club of Lismore, NSW

Sunday, 2nd August 2015

FDL Amateur Radio Club Explores Versatile Hobby:

FOND DU LAC - The Fond du Lac Amateur Radio Club is composed of professors, office workers, broadcasters, auto mechanics, information technology professionals, retirees, men, women and individuals of all ages -- a group as versatile as the interest that links them. Donald "Buddy" Larson, club president, says a person's background doesn't matter; t... [continue]

Amateur Radio Clubs New Mobile Communications Van will be at Fair:

WEST UNION - Come out to the Fayette County Fair on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday (Aug 5-7) from 1-6 p.m., and get a demonstration of the Rural Iowa Amateur Radio Club's (RIARC) new mobile communications vehicle. The City of Elgin transferred ownership of the vehicle to RIARC this past fall. Rural Iowa Amateur Radio Club has spent the year recon... [continue]

Fox-1A mated to the Centaur for launch

Revised Amateur Radio Intermediate syllabus

Win a portable shortwave radio in the Virtual Radio Challenge III

PMR 446 in Ofcom consultation

ANZAC 100, and a message from the Communications Minister

Winter expedition to the Bogong High Plains

Vietnam Veterans Day

Despite computers, there's still interest in ham radio

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP

DKARS Magazine August 2015 is now ready for download

Upcoming ARISS contact with ESA Space Camp, Külsheim, Germany

Updated RAC 0-30 MHz Band Plan released

This $1,000 device lets hackers hijack satellite communications

Propagation de K7RA

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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, 3rd August 2015

Local hams take to the airwaves

While amateur radio isn't the most efficient means of communication (it usually involves voice, but sometimes morse code), hobbyists can't get enough ...

A day in the field

Ham radio operators experienced lots of excitement during Field Day 2015 weekend June 27-28 2015 along Eastern North Carolina. Many new ...

Saturday, 1st August 2015

ATTACK of the ZOMBIE SATELLITE: Run radio hams, run! (UK)

A satellite launched by the US military has gone rogue and is causing interference to radio hams across Europe. The US Navy’s PCSat NO-44, which is only supposed to transmit over the US, is now drowning out European amateurs and the USN doesn’t know what to do about it.

Local filmmakers collaborate on "Infinite," a Michigan-made love story

In the film, ambitious graduate student Elizabeth Law (played by Caitlin Collins) is studying astronomy at MIT when she encounters William Cross (Franco Pulice), a well-known, thought-to-be dead astronaut trapped in space. They connect by chance one evening via Law’s ham radio.

Colorado Springs couple transforms area summits into temporary radio stations

Stuck on the summit without a signal? Stay calm and reach for the breath mints - at least that's the unlikely advice that Frank and Lynn Skinner might offer. The husband and wife from Colorado Springs spend weekends hunting for radio signals on summits across the Pikes Peak region.

HAM RADIO PODCASTS

DX CLUSTER SPOTS

SpotterFreq.DXGMTPref.
IU4DTV7062.0 IU4DTV 1904I
N4NQ18084.0 VO1/DJ8QP 1859VO1
RX3XC14250.0 HS0ZIN 1859HS
RN4W7026.6 ON80OSA 1859ON
YO6PNM7130.0 DL/N2NNU 1859DL
HB9BRU14210.0 CN8TAG 1859CN
DS4AOW14265.0 SV9GPV 1859SV9
EA5HRV7081.0 EA5XY 1858EA
R7CA14014.5 F8UKP/P 1858F
N4NQ18084.0 VE1/DJ8QP 1858VE1
G1TDN14202.0 CT1DMC 1858CT
EA5OD14014.0 TM2RU 1857TM
R7CA14012.0 PR7YU 1857PR7
F4FYE14260.0 VU2CPL 1857VU
PY4EP14012.1 PR7YU 1857PR7
EB7GQZ7081.0 EA5XY 1857EA
NP4VO21296.0 WP4U 1857WP4
UA0ZC14011.0 LZ250MM 1856LZ
LZ1QN14011.0 LZ250MM 1856LZ
JA5BIN7016.0 R15CWC/3 1856R1

TOP HF SPOTS

HF spots from EU
RA1ALA/18
RW9LL7
SV9GPV6
CT1AHU/P5
CN8TAG5
YU45D5
HS0ZIN5
R164VW4
7Z1JA4
CT1DMC4
LU1AW4
7S5A4
VU2CPL4
UE85NKN4
SU9VB4
HF spots from NA
HA8DM6
A71OK2
HS0ZIN2
R3RRC/01
9J2HN1
VE6IXD1
SU9VB1
K4QJC1
VO1/DJ8QP1
HE8DM1
VP8NO1
VE1/DJ8QP1
K2BSA/81
PC15SAIL1
WP4U1
HF spots from AS
R15CWC/32
7S5A1
UE85NKN1
UA3FQ1
LZ250MM1
CE3RR1
SV9GPV1
RA1ALA/11
CT1EHI1
OH0JV1
A61SM1
SU9VB1
F8UKP/P1
R2015KM1
R15CWC/81

DX ANNOUNCES

PROPAGATION

Solar Flux: 102, A-index: 11
No space weather storms are predicted for the next 24 hours.
Report issued 2015 Aug 03 1505 UTC

DateSun SpotsFluxGoes
Aug 03, 201551102 B2.4
Aug 02, 201570102 B2.4
Aug 01, 201571103 B2.3
Jul 31, 201583101 B2.0
Jul 30, 201566102 B2.2
Jul 29, 201556101 B2.3
Jul 28, 201553101 B2.2
Jul 27, 201538100 B2.3
Jul 26, 20154197 B2.2
Jul 25, 20155494 B2.2
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