AMATEUR RADIO NEWS

Hurricane Watch Net May Activate for Hurricane Matthew on October 1

The Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) has announced “tentative plans” to activate for Hurricane Matthew on Saturday, October 1, 2016, at 2100 UTC on its primary frequency of 14.325 MHz. Once it activates, the net will remain in continuous operation until further notice.“We plan to operate 14.325 MHz by day and 7.268 MHz by night,” HWN Manager Bobby... [continue]

Friday, 30th September 2016

Exercise in Malaysia 1st October

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) requested for an amateur radio emergency communications exercise to be held on October 1, 2016 centred on Sibu, Sarawak in East Malaysia. IARU member society, Malaysian Amateur Radio Transmitters' Society (MARTS) and the Amateur Radio Club Sarawak (ARCS), will jointly run the exercise w... [continue]

Review of the 10V USB charging cable for HTs [Video]

In this week's video I am testing the 10V USB charging cable for Baofeng radios. I am measuring the output with the multi-meter and suggesting different uses. A really nice accessory to have in the field. Enjoy: _ Ham Radio Reviews is my blog about amateur radio gear, reviews and more.... Review of the 10V USB charging cable for HTs ... [continue]

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2031, Sept. 30, 2016

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2031, Sept. 30, 2016 Amateur Radio Newsline Report Number 2031 with a release date of Friday, Sept. 30, 2016 to follow in 5-4-3-2-1. The following is a QST. Devil's Tower National Monument is activated in Wyoming -- Maine's first YL turns 108 --and the International Space Station prepares for a radio upgrade... [continue]

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2031, Sept. 30, 2016:

The following is a QST. Devil's Tower National Monument is activated in Wyoming -- Maine's first YL turns 108 --and the International Space Station prepares for a radio upgrade! All this and more as Amateur Radio Newsline's Report 2031 comes your way right now.

We Have the Power! Ham Radio Podcast

Hey everybody! In this episode we talk about getting power to your equipment. We talk about the right size wire, using the right kind of fuses, how to route your wires in your vehicle and so much more In the Amateur Radio Club Spotlight we talk about the Hall of Science Amateur Radio Club in Queens, NY We go through the list of event and hamfests... [continue]

Amateur Radio Club Celebrating 60 Years in Fair Lawn:

As the Fair Lawn Amateur Radio Club (FLARC) celebrates its 60th anniversary, the group was presented a proclamation from the borough at the Sept. 20 council meeting naming October as FLARC 60th anniversary month. "The Borough of Fair Lawn is proud of the FLARC," said Mayor John Cosgrove as he read the proclamation, which notes the group's "long an... [continue]

Ham Radio Operators Connect World:

The San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site was used as a special event location for an amateur radio station on Sept. 24-25. W5SFA Radio Club members operated ham radios to commemorate the 193rd anniversary of the founding of Austin's Colony in Texas in 1823. Over the weekend, residents frequented the site off and on and the radio club was even ... [continue]

William, Kate Send Tweet -- via Morse Code:

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge brought old technology up to date when they used a Morse code telegraph machine to send their first joint tweet. William and Kate's message was transmitted to the world during a visit to a Canadian museum telling the story of the Yukon - famed as the home of the Klondike gold rush. Radio operator Doug Bell tapped ... [continue]

Alien Life? Scientists Baffled by Radio Signals in Deep Space:

Scientists are baffled by nearly two dozen radio sources from deep space that could potentially be coming from extraterrestrial life. Italian scientists have spent several months observing the signals and cannot pinpoint their source, according to The Daily Caller. The absence of light in the optical or ultraviolet spectrums rules out stars as the... [continue]

DXCC Card checking at Convention

ARRL DXCC card checking will be available to visitors at the RSGB Convention again this year. Please take your cards to the ARRL stand on Saturday afternoon or Sunday morning and be prepared to leave them until the volunteers are available.

Changes to the RSGB website

The K7RA Solar Update

Testing new equipment for ISS

Is your GB2RS NoV in date?

Two new Convention videos on website

Also in GB2RS this week…

The ARRL Letter, September 29, 2016

Special Event News – 2 October 2016

Contest News – 2 October 2016

Propagation News – 2 October 2016

News for England Midlands – 2 October 2016

News for Northern Ireland – 2 October 2016

News for Scotland – 2 October 2016

News for England South-East – 2 October 2016

News for England North – 2 October 2016

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

Thursday, 29th September 2016

Ham radio operators connect world

The San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site was used as a special event location for an amateur radio station on Sept. 24-25. W5SFA Radio Club ...

Home Depot in Surprise hosts emergency preparedness fair Saturday

West Valley Amateur Radio Club of the Northwest Valley member Robert Paul of Sun City Grand has his ham radio equipment set up at Surprise ...

Arouse Student Radio moves forward with new developments

In addition, the student amateur radio group has overhauled its website and introduced a new schedule. The group began in 2010 and allows ...

Barge accident knocks out power to Mudge and Gabriola Island

“We've also activated our emergency communications association and amateur radio volunteers will be at the Gabriola fire department. There'll also ...

Wednesday, 28th September 2016

Amateur (Ham) Radio

Not to worry, we are both amateur radio operators (ham radio operators), and have several short and long distance radio base stations in our house, ...

HAM RADIO PODCASTS

DX CLUSTER SPOTS

SpotterFreq.DXGMTPref.
KM4SII28400.0 KK6ON 2149KK6
F4HSU14076.0 K2GLW 2149K2
KC4EOG28400.0 KK6NON 2149KK6
K6HP21023.0 VK9NZ 2149VK9N
N6PEQ21045.0 T2R 2149T2
VO2NS14016.0 VE3USP 2149VE3
W5KAO21250.0 PV8AL 2149PV8
DJ7YP7009.7 ZX4AN 2149ZX
W1EBM7009.7 7X4AN 21487X
RK7C7009.8 7X4AN 21487X
JF6XQJ7007.0 IT9PQJ 2148IT9
W6PNG7185.0 W6PNG 2148W6
N8AID18070.0 H44GC 2148H4
RK1AS144053.0 RK1AS 2148RK1
GM0OQV50165.0 MM0GPZ 2148MM
LU1AJH7025.0 MD/DL7JOM 2148MD
G7BXU14028.0 AN400T 2147AN
RK7C7009.8 ZX4AN 2147ZX
IU2GGD14300.0 AN400L 2147AN
KD6WKY21045.0 T2R 2147T2

TOP HF SPOTS

HF spots from EU
AN400G7
AN400R5
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AN400D4
VO1MP3
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AN400N3
OT4A3
OZ30EU2
AN400I2
RA6FCU2
EA7IEZ2
AN400A2
HF spots from NA
VK9NZ8
S9BT5
AN400S4
AN400G4
S9WL3
T2R3
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K7ZOO2
AN400T2
H44GC2
AN400A2
W5PDO2
HK3C1
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HF spots from AS
JL1UTS3
JE1PHH2
IT9PQJ2
H44GC1
S01WS1
7X4AN1
VK9NZ1
ZX4AN1
OH5Z1
VU2NKS1
LY4A1
T2R1
LU7HF1
S9WL1

DX ANNOUNCES

PROPAGATION

Solar Flux: 83, A-index: 39

Report issued 2016 Sep 30 1805 UTC

DateSun SpotsFluxGoes
Sep 30, 20161783 B1.5
Sep 29, 20162083 A8.5
Sep 28, 20162184 B1.5
Sep 27, 20162386 B1.6
Sep 26, 20161887 A9.8
Sep 25, 20164785 B1.0
Sep 24, 20164985 B1.2
Sep 23, 20163086 B1.6
Sep 22, 20163585 B2.0
Sep 21, 20163286 B1.5
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