AMATEUR RADIO NEWS

A new 5 MHz frequency for South Africa

The South African Radio League has requested the South African Regulator, ICASA, to change the beacon frequency from 5 250 to 5 290 kHz to line it up with the same allocations in Europe and other countries. This will greatly enhance the coverage of South African beacons. ICASA has agreed to this and this week changed the licence to 5 290 kHz. The c... [continue]

Saturday, 20th September 2014

Radio Enthusiasts Put Tasmania's Lighthouses On an International Map:

A couple of amateur radio enthusiasts are putting Tasmania's lighthouses on an international map. They've joined a growing worldwide gathering of radio operators with a passion to light up the world with wireless, at lighthouses everywhere. More than 500 lighthouses in at least 50 countries connected at this years International Lighthouse and Ligh... [continue]

Researchers Discover Wolverhampton Man's Secret Past:

He was a happily married insurance agent with a secret that he took to the grave. Geoff Hanley was known to be a keen radio ham but nobody realised exactly what he was doing once he donned a pair of special issue headphones in his garden shed. He would leave his family night after night to operate from the 'radio shack' that was specially blacked ... [continue]

Emcomm exercise in Sarawak 9W8

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) have asked for an amateur radio emergency communications exercise on September 27 centred on Sarawak in East Malaysia

FCC turns down petition to create a 4 meter band in the US

It does not appear that US radio amateurs will gain a new band at 70 MHz anytime soon

Brazil proposes 5275 kHz to 5450 kHz international allocation for Amateur Service

The National Telecommunications Agency of Brazil (Anatel in Portuguese) will propose new Amateur Service allocation from 5275 to 5450 kHz in the next meeting of the PCC.II (Permanent Consultative Committee II: Radiocommunications) of CITEL (Inter-American Telecommunication Commission)

New Amateur Radio Act for Austria

The Austrian society the ÖVSV is involved in the negotiations with the government BMVIT ministry, to create a new Amateur Radio Act (AFG)

2300 MHz restriction in Nijmegen

The Netherlands Ham News site report radio amateurs within 35 km of Nijmegen will be unable to use the 2300 MHz band on September 21

Dutch NPO to end medium wave transmissions

It is reported that Netherlands Public Broadcasting (NPO) plans to end medium wave AM broadcasts

Mars spacecraft orbit insertion

NASA Television will broadcast live the Sunday, Sept. 21, Mars orbital insertion of the agency’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft, from 9:30 to 10:45 p.m. EDT

IARU R1 release VHF/UHF/Microwave Handbook

IARU Region 1 have released edition 6.14 of the free VHF Managers Handbook covering the VHF, UHF and Microwave amateur radio bands

Tracking The Lincolnshire Poacher

Propagation de K7RA

K7AGE: Icom T70A-HD

Wisconsin Ham Dies in Fall from Tower

FCC Turns Down Petition to Create a 4 Meter Band in the US:

Propagation Forecast Bulletin #38 de K7RA:

Amateur Radio Newsline(tm) Report 1936 – September 19 2014

Updating the Amateur Radio Licence

International Air Ambulance Week

RSGB Legacy Fund

Also in GB2RS this week…

RSGB Convention 2014

Albena 2014

WIA plans a submission on new VK operating conditions

SpaceX to launch SpinSat Saturday

YOUTUBE VIDEOS

Tuesday, 16th September 2014

Dirt Road Memories: 2014 09 15 Recent QSL Cards #qsls #qslcards #hamradio #w4tki #tladotse

Kennon Smith's video blog about local events and personal history and just plain old good memories of growing up in rural south Alabama. This is from my ham radio hobby W4TKI and is some of...

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NEWSPAPERS

Friday, 19th September 2014

Moon-Bound Ham Radio Payload Will Transmit Earthly Messages from Space: - eHam.net

Moon-Bound Ham Radio Payload Will Transmit Earthly Messages from Space:eHam.netThe Amateur Radio payload on the lunar-orbiting 4M-LXS spacecraft is set to carry up to 2500 brief digital messages into space for retransmission via JT65B mode on 145.990 MHz. China recently announced ...and more »... [continue]

Wednesday, 17th September 2014

A couple of amateur radio enthusiasts are putting Tasmania's lighthouses on an international map.

They've joined a growing worldwide gathering of radio operators with a passion to light up the world with wireless, at lighthouses everywhere.

School board chooses Dusek as interim

Amateur Radio Training Classes for Ham enthusiasts run Tuesdays and Saturdays through Dec. 13. Classes and testing is free; an optional book is ...

DX Engineering Announces Exclusive Arrangement with JK Antennas

Amateur Radio operators can now get JK Antennas' high performance antennas exclusively from DX Engineering. That means enthusiasts will enjoy ...

Saturday, 13th September 2014

Santa Barbara Amateur Radio Club

The Santa Barbara Amateur Radio Club was founded in 1920 and incorporated in ... With "Ham" radios, the club members help in local events with ...

HAM RADIO PODCASTS

DX CLUSTER SPOTS

SpotterFreq.DXGMTPref.
RK3LO10111.0 UE16SF 1748UE1
EA1HRR50074.6 ED7YAD 1748ED
TA5FA7016.0 OH9W 1748OH9
EA5HMQ21023.0 CP1AA 1748CP
VE2FK14019.0 LA8HGA 1748LA
UA3PBL1850.0 UE16MT 1748UE1
RW3QM1824.0 UE16MM 1748UE1
KU4V18099.0 W1AW/4 1748W1
9A3OS7029.1 SE6W 1748SE
DJ4EL18153.0 YW5RYL 1748YW
LY2XW7032.0 OH3FM 1748OH3
KB4RTX7190.0 ND4Z 1748ND4
UA6BED7153.0 UE16SF 1748UE1
PA3FOE10141.0 PA950SLD 1747PA
RA3RJH7039.3 R12QRP/5 1747R1
DL9FCY10119.9 EG7MAL 1747EG
G4CZP50103.0 TY1AA 1747TY
VE2FK14016.9 OZ2TF 1747OZ
RG3B7031.8 OH2KRH 1747OH2
K9JM14058.1 K6III 1746K6

TOP HF SPOTS

HF spots from EU
UE16SA5
UE16SF5
EG5ELX4
UE16IR4
TY1AA4
YW5RYL3
EG7MAL3
GB2NZ3
YR4R3
ZS1ANF3
W1AW/43
EG5VAL3
UE16CT3
J69DS3
R12QRP/53
HF spots from NA
K4MIA3
OJ0AM3
VK9AN3
YW5RYL2
SG5Z2
OH0Z2
IZ4NPE1
K6III1
HA5AGS1
SM6Z1
C31CT1
OU2I1
9K9GHL1
DN3CX1
OH4A1
HF spots from AS
EB5GC2
OH0V1
SK4EA1
OH1F1
OH2BAH1
UE16CT1
SI2E1
SM6BGA1
SM6M1
UE16SA1
ZS1ANF1
UE16HQ1
EG1SDC1
UE16MM1
UE16MT1

DX ANNOUNCES

PROPAGATION

Solar Flux: 122, A-index: 22

Report issued 2014 Sep 20 1505 UTC

DateSun SpotsFluxGoes
Sep 20, 201491122 B4.8
Sep 19, 201475122 B5.3
Sep 18, 201491120 B6.1
Sep 17, 201485125 B5.4
Sep 16, 201492133 B5.7
Sep 15, 2014120133 B7.2
Sep 14, 2014165139 B6.5
Sep 13, 2014157145 B6.9
Sep 12, 2014164152 B8.7
Sep 11, 2014161151 B7.6
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