AMATEUR RADIO NEWS

Tony's 10 Metre Band Report

Not a bad week except I had some data loss on Thursday and Friday. We are seeking a solution to the problem. EP6T (Kish Is) was easily top. Followed by C5X (Gambia), KP4AW (Puerto Rico), ZZ461SP (special from Brazil) and others

Wednesday, 28th January 2015

Aussie pico balloon lost

The small solar-powered pico balloon from Australia went down north-east of New Zealand, probably being hit by rain and ice in the area

WW1USA observes Centennial event from World War I, February 7th and 8th

As many of you know, WW1USA, the Amateur Radio Club of the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial at Kansas City is hosting a number of Special Radio Events, commemorating moments in history during the four year centennial of the Great War. On the weekend of February 7th and 8th, such a special event will be 'on the air' in observance of t... [continue]

Hamtech 2015 in VU4

It gives us great pleasure to invite you to HAMTECH 2015, International Conference on Amateur Radio Communications at Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar, India during 6 to 7 March 2015 followed by a Dxpedition till 18 March, 2015 being organised by NIAR

New Events Planner on RSGB site

Affiliated clubs can now enter details of upcoming radio events into the RSGB's new UK Events Planner

Scout Communicator Activity Badge

Passing the Amateur Radio Foundation exam is one of the ways scouts can gain their Communicator activity badge

Ham Radio Statistics and Maps

During the operation of the Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society station GX0MWT for the RNLI SOS Radio Week the subject of statistics came up

FCC “Paperless” Amateur Radio License Policy Goes into Effect on February 17

Starting February 17, the FCC no longer will routinely issue paper license documents to Amateur Radio applicants and licensees. The Commission has maintained for some time now that the official Amateur Radio license authorization is the electronic record that exists in its Universal Licensing System (ULS), although the FCC has continued to print an... [continue]

ARES, SKYWARN Volunteers Stand Down in Wake of Massive East Coast Winter Storm

Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES) teams and SKYWARN weather observers along the US Eastern Seaboard went on alert Monday, January 26, as a winter storm began working its way into the Northeast. The storm, which brought blizzard conditions to some areas, shut down transportation and kept residents at home in several states. Eastern Massachuse... [continue]

ARRL Assistant Roanoke Division Director Anthony R. “Tony” Curtis, K3RXK, SK

RSGB Welcomes Proposed Crackdown on Interference-Producing Power Line Data Devices

Amateur Radio Operators Reach Out to World:

More Memories of Wartime Life as a Morse Code Operator:

Mobile App Radio Transceiver Enabling Over 500 Users Communication:

Aussie pico balloon downed

ARRL Board Names Award Recipients

ARRL Technical Advisor, Author, AMRAD President Emeritus André Kesteloot,N4ICK, SK

Northern New England ARES Volunteers Continue to Monitor Winter Storm

QRZ Seeking Experienced Web Programmer

Ham College episode 1

New Events Planner feature on website

MacLoggerDX Version 5.58 released

Aussie pico balloons keep flying

Marconi Memorial Contest VHF 2014 - Final Results

G3KBR & the Eichmann Trial

Use of Digital Modes in UKAC

YOUTUBE VIDEOS

Sunday, 4th January 2015

Dongle RTL2832U + R820T tuned 28Mhz CW mode 10mt HamRadio Band

"Set HD mode" SDR# SDRSharp Receiving signals CW with the Dongle RTL2832U+R820T, on the 10 meter band Ham radio 28Mhz -Receiver: dongle RTL2832u+R820T 24-180...

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NEWSPAPERS

Wednesday, 28th January 2015

Snowfall totals: Who is getting what from blizzard

FALMOUTH 19.0 718 AM 1/27 HAM RADIO HARWICH 18.0 722 AM 1/27 HAM RADIO SANDWICH 18.0 615 AM 1/27 HAM RADIO SOUTH DENNIS ...

LETTERS: Comment boards became cesspool

However, I completely stopped commenting when people started insulting my then 8-year-old son, as he became the youngest licensed amateur radio ...

Monday, 26th January 2015

Readers Weigh In

As a long-time radio hobbyist, amateur radio operator and telematics system engineer in the OEM automotive field, I too think AM radio needs drastic ...

5-year-old passes ham radio exam (Colorado)

Ham radio can be a hobby for some and a mission for others. "We coordinate with agencies like the Red Cross or the local sheriff, the weather service to give reports during emergency situations. We're the extra eyes and ears on the ground," ham radio operator Zeke Ragdale said.

Raven Hill Discovery Center's Ham Radio Station up and running (Michigan)

Raven Hill Discovery Center's Ham Radio Station is operational and the first class of technicians has received ham radio licenses with help from members of the Top Of Michigan Amateur Radio Club (TOMARC) in Gaylord.

HAM RADIO PODCASTS

DX CLUSTER SPOTS

SpotterFreq.DXGMTPref.
TK5XN3672.0 F5MCC/P 0609F
R3RT7003.0 5B4AHK 06085B
JR2HCB50289.0 VK2RSY 0608VK2
ZL1ALZ10105.0 VK2ALR 0608VK2
SV7NIN7076.0 HB9EFK 0606HB
R3RT7032.0 SV0XCA/5 0605SV
SV2RJO7005.2 HA2NK 0605HA
JR6VDU21084.0 ES5GP 0605ES
UY2ZZ14188.4 RZ9WU 0605RZ9W
JR2HCB50155.0 VK7DD 0604VK7
JR2HCB50155.0 VK2ZQ 0604VK2
CX9BU21240.0 CX9BU 0604CX
SV7NIN7076.0 TG9ANF 0603TG
R3RT7007.9 EW1BJ 0602EW
G0ORC5373.0 OK6DJ 0602OK
IZ2UTE14070.0 UA9DJ 0601UA9
I5ZSS3795.0 DF2BO 0601DF
ON6YH3672.0 F5MCC/P 0601F
VK7YUM14070.0 E51BQ 0601E5
R3RT7010.0 UN7AB 0600UN

TOP HF SPOTS

HF spots from EU
J6/SP7TF5
J79SB3
LU7YWC3
J6/SP7VC2
EW1BJ2
YT90NS2
UE77WW2
EW7LO2
FG8NY2
LZ1QI2
SV0XCA/52
RV0CG2
OK6DJ2
F5MCC/P2
UA0ZS2
HF spots from NA
J79SB4
HA8RM2
V31MA2
5B4AHK1
DF2BO1
EA6NB1
YY5LAY1
LZ1QI1
SV0XCA/51
E51BQ1
DJ8QP1
OK6DJ1
OM5FM1
EA8TL1
HF spots from AS
JY9FC2
R1943S2
J6/SP7TF1
UA4AGT1
OE6BMG1
ES5GP1
RA3GIV1
RA9WKR1
I2VRN1
LZ3TY1
UT7HA1
RA9CM1
XE1XR1
UA0WAB1
UE77WW1

DX ANNOUNCES

PROPAGATION

Solar Flux: 159, A-index: 7

Report issued 2015 Jan 29 0310 UTC

DateSun SpotsFluxGoes
Jan 29, 2015140159 B9.5
Jan 28, 2015119159 B9.6
Jan 27, 2015110145 B7.0
Jan 26, 201565147 B4.3
Jan 25, 201557127 B3.6
Jan 24, 201570125 B4.1
Jan 23, 201563121 B4.5
Jan 22, 201550120 B6.0
Jan 21, 201557124 B4.9
Jan 20, 201562126 B5.1
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