AMATEUR RADIO NEWS

News Release: IARU Administrative Council Holds Annual Meeting in Albena, Bulgaria

The Administrative Council (AC) of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) held its annual meeting on 27 & 28 September 2014 in Albena, Bulgaria. The AC is responsible for the policy and management of the IARU and consists of the three IARU international officers and two representatives from each of the three IARU regional organizatio... [continue]

Monday, 20th October 2014

QRZ Anniversary Sweepstakes: Down to the wire!

We can hardly believe it, but we have over 320,000 entries in the 2014 QRZ Anniversary Sweepstakes! I guess this shouldn't surprise us too much with that Shiny new TS-990s as a grand prize. Don't forget that we have one more weekly drawing coming up this Thursday, October 23 in which the winner will receive great prizes from QRZ, Gigaparts, and ... [continue]

ICQ PODCAST - Schematic and PCB Programs reviewed

Series Seven EpisodeTwenty-One of the ICQ Amateur / Ham Radio Podcast- Schematic and PCBPrograms has been released. The latest news,Martin (M1MRB & W9ICQ) and Colin (M6BOY) an even cheaper ChineseRadio (£8) and Martin (M1MRB & W9ICQ) reviews Schematic and PCBPrograms. Newsstories include:- EMC issues in cockpit screensFi... [continue]

W4KKP Charlie Kayhart 103 years young and still hamming it up!

Today the Greeneville TN Hamfest was honored to have Charlie Kayhart W4KKP as our special guest. Charlie just celebrated his 103rd birthday earlier this week. I have been privileged to have known him for about 37 years. Charlie is active on the radio and I have provided a link to a story done by WBIR TV in Knoxville TN earlier in the week. http... [continue]

IARU Administrative Council Resolution Seeks to Rein in Electromagnetic Interference

The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Administrative Council has called upon International Telecommunication Union (ITU) signatory nations to take steps to ensure that the operation of “electrical apparatus or installations of any kind, including power and telecommunication distribution networks,” does not cause harmful interference to A... [continue]

4M Moon Orbiter Carrying Ham Radio Payload to Launch on October 23

The Manfred Memorial Moon Mission (4M) lunar flyby experiment, which will carry an Amateur Radio payload, is set to launch from China, attached to the final stage of a Chinese Long March 3C rocket. The launch will take place within a narrow window on October 23, with lunar flyby to occur, nominally, on October 28. Integration of the LX0OHB-4M Amate... [continue]

Radio Amateurs Play a Role in Separate Storm Responses

Amateur Radio volunteers activated on opposite ends of the US late last week and over the weekend as separate hurricanes struck Bermuda and Hawaii. Both regions were prepared and fared well with no deaths, serious injuries, or major property damage reported.Hurricane GonzaloHurricane Gonzalo, the stronger of the two storms, was a Category 3 hurrica... [continue]

W1AW Centennial Operations are West Virginia and Nevada Bound

The ARRL Centennial W1AW portable operations taking place throughout 2014 from each of the 50 states are now in Alabama and Michigan. They will transition at 0000 UTC on Wednesday, October 22 (the evening of October 21 in US time zones), to West Virginia (W1AW/8) and Nevada (W1AW/7). W1AW/KH0 also will be active until October 21 from Tinian Island ... [continue]

PAT project Photo 3, November 2014

Due to an oversight, Photo 3 was omitted from this (more…)

Boy Scouts Have Weekend Submarine Adventure:

Michael Lux has visited the USS Batfish several times, but this was the first time he's spent the night aboard the submarine. "This is once in a lifetime experience," said Lux, 16, of Broken Arrow. With tents of various sizes and colors scattered around Muskogee's War Memorial Park, Boy Scout Troop 995 from Broken Arrow, arrived Friday evening to ... [continue]

Ham Radio Operators Link on Global Airwaves:

Do not be alarmed if you heard high-pitched feedback and static coming from the Onslow County Fairgrounds this weekend. Members of the Onslow County Amateur Radio Club (OARC) and local scouts have gathered for the Jamboree-On-The-Air, a nationwide event in its 57th year that lets members of the Boy Scouts of America connect with one another and ot... [continue]

ARISS-US accepting proposals to host scheduled ISS contacts in 2015

Essex Scout's 434 MHz balloons

High altitude balloon keeps going

UKSA announces CubeSat payload opportunity

UKEICC 80m SSB Contest

RTA roadshow on its way to Cape Town

DXCC Country/Entity Report

1st. Brussels (British) Scouts at ON8RT EmComm Field Station during 2014 JOTA-JOTI

ICQPODCAST - Schematic and PCB Programs reviewed

History This Week

Museum of Radio and Technology channels memories of a bygone era (West Virginia)

Why This West Virginia Town Has No Cellphones

Ham geeks in operation (India)

Walnut Creek: Volunteers know Loma Prieta 'just a precursor' (California)

China Readies Moon Mission for Launch Next Week

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Sunday, 12th October 2014

scandinavian contest 2014 Ham Radio

HamRadio Station DO7PSL Stephan Lange 15m Amateurfunk.

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Sunday, 19th October 2014

Ham Radio on BBC Radio 4 - Southgate Amateur Radio Club

Ham Radio on BBC Radio 4Southgate Amateur Radio ClubOn October 18, 1924, the first radio communication contact between the two countries took place between (G)2SZ at Mill Hill School, the station operated by 18 year-old former pupil Cecil Goyder, and (Z)4AA in Shag Valley, South Island, New Zealand, ...... [continue]

Saturday, 18th October 2014

Blizzard Saturday in Colorado? No, just a radio test

Ham radio operators and listeners might hear about some extreme weather this Saturday as part of a test of the Amateur Radio Emergency Service, ...

Radio prepares for war, part 2

Even smaller radios were needed to fit in the cockpits of fighter planes. ... (note 2) Like the HRO, they were highly prized by amateur radio operators.

Friday, 17th October 2014

Museum of Radio and Technology channels memories of a bygone era

BOB WOJCIESZAK/DAILY MAIL A CB radio exhibit includes new and ... area where meetings are held for the Tri-State Amateur Radio Association.

Ham geeks in operation

These are pieces of information tricking in from a few Ham (amateur) radio operators ... Ten members from National Institute of Amateur Radio arrive.

HAM RADIO PODCASTS

DX CLUSTER SPOTS

SpotterFreq.DXGMTPref.
PU8YPL50110.0 HI8W 0149HI
SP5GKN3717.0 DOJVK 0149DO
UR5WH3576.0 W2SKI 0149W2
CE2AWW50110.0 9Y4VU 01499Y
XE1UYS3815.0 W1AW/4 0148W1
KP4NS28430.0 CE2MVF 0148CE2
CT1AOZ7008.9 LZ1YP 0147LZ
CE2AWW50110.0 HI8W 0147HI
W7ARX10110.1 HI2DX 0147HI
YV5HNJ7170.0 HI2DX 0147HI
KH2N7009.0 LZ1PY 0146LZ
PY2VI50110.0 HI8W 0146HI
KC9EE10113.0 3B9FR 01463B9
KF7GMD3815.0 W1AW/4 0144W1
N1UIR3804.0 K2HAT 0143K2
KE9L3797.0 FR5DX 0143FR
VA2GU3790.0 S54ZZ 0143S5
K9OM7031.0 W1AW/4 0143W1
K5CM3815.0 W1AW/4 0142W1
KJ6TOA14241.0 VU3WIJ 0142VU

TOP HF SPOTS

HF spots from EU
HI2DX3
VU2ELJ3
PJ4LS1
W1AW/41
W2SKI1
VU2GSM1
W1AW/51
7U60AR1
S54ZZ1
LZ1YP1
AF6TC1
MM3LLU1
VA2HP1
DO7JVK1
G0HDV1
HF spots from NA
W1AW/430
VU2ELJ6
W1AW/55
HI2DX4
CX2BR4
ZD8O4
WB4CTX4
WA5LOU4
FO8AA/P4
KL7IEH3
W2YC3
HH2/PY3SB3
N3RR2
K4PRO2
LU7YZ2
HF spots from AS
ZD8O5
W1AW/43
HH2/PY3SB2
FO8AA/P1
JA3HBF/51
ON6QRP1
W1AW/51
T6T1

DX ANNOUNCES

PROPAGATION

Solar Flux: 168, A-index: 12
No space weather storms are predicted for the next 24 hours.
Report issued 2014 Nov 20 2105 UTC

DateSun SpotsFluxGoes
Nov 20, 201472168 B9.2
Nov 19, 201492170 B8.9
Nov 18, 201495167 B7.9
Nov 17, 201491168 B9.5
Nov 16, 2014100172 B7.2
Nov 15, 2014117161 B8.1
Nov 14, 2014104161 B9.3
Nov 13, 201489154 B8.2
Nov 12, 201470153 B9.4
Nov 11, 201463142 B6.6
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