AMATEUR RADIO NEWS

Heil announces new premium headsets - PRO 7

Our friends at Heil have asked me to tell everybody about their new headset, the PRO 7 For those of you who are pilots, you might consider this the "David Clark done RIGHT!" PRO 7 colors copy 2.jpeg The most comfortable wearing headset – ever. Ad... [continue]

Wednesday, 1st October 2014

Actor Tim Allen Gets His Ham Ticket For Real

Actor and comedian Tim Allen now not only plays an Amateur Radio operator on television, he is one! Allen got his Technician license on September 4, but did not release the news until this week. In his weekly ABC comedy TV show Last Man Standing, Allen’s character Mike Baxter, is supposed to be KA0XTT, and the show has featured ham radio in some ... [continue]

List of Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2014 Co-Sponsors Swells Before Congressional Recess

An intense effort during the few days in September that Congress was in session has resulted in 47 co-sponsors for the Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2014 (H.R. 4969). Another half-dozen or so US House Members have indicated that they will sign aboard when Congress returns, something they can do only while Congress is in session. Congress went into re... [continue]

Norton is connected around the world (Texas)

Throughout his lifetime, Richard Norton has had some unusual acquaintances. One was TV news anchor Walter Cronkite. Another was actor Marlon Brando. To the list you could add country singer Ronnie Millsap, King Hussein of Jordan, military legend Gen. Curtis Lemay, and Yuri Gagarin, Russia’s first cosmonaut.

Ham Radio Saves the Day Again - Yukon Canada

Last Sunday September 21, 2014, at approx. 21:00hrs PST, VY1MAP (Terry Hauff) called on the local 2 meter repeater -146.880- looking for VY1RF (Ray Fugard). Terry VY1MAP wanted Ray VY1RF to make a phone call for him as he was not in cell phone range. The situation was that Terry is a member of the local S.A.R. team and they were on an active sear... [continue]

Ham radio is still the old standby in emergency situations (British Columbia)

Ham radio is still the dependable back up when disaster strikes. 911 calls from cellphones now make up about 70 per cent of emergency calls, sometimes because cells are the only phones available, as at vehicle accidents, but also because a growing number of people have abandoned landlines and rely solely on their cellphones.

Past Times: Amateur radio broadened Raleigh’s horizons (North Carolina)

In some ways the Internet of its day, amateur radio allowed communications across miles and across oceans, with high school ‘kids’ and ordinary clerks being on the same footing with adults and professional men. In 1938, N&O readers learned of ham radio communications being established locally.

Battle to save the 9cm band

The Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA) has lodged a strong submission to the Department of Communications to save loss of access to two segments of our 9 cm band - a 25 MHz block at 3400-3425 MHz and a 50 MHz block at 3492.5-3542.5 MHz.

The ARRL Foundation Invites Scholarship Applications for 2015-16 Academic Year

Starting October 1, The ARRL Foundation will begin accepting scholarship applications from eligible young radio amateurs pursuing post-secondary education. Individuals and clubs support many of the 80 scholarships, ranging from $500 to $5,000, that are awarded annually.

Amateur Radio Payload on Lunar-orbiting 4M-LXS To Transmit Messages from the Moon

With the right equipment you may be able to receive messages from the moon sometime late this October! The Amateur Radio payload on the lunar-orbiting 4M-LXS spacecraft will carry up to 2,500 thirteen-character digital messages to lunar orbit for retransmission using the JT65B mode on 145.990 MHz.

Proud to be a community reporter (British Columbia)

Hello Barrhead. My name is Barry Kerton and I am a community reporter. It is a title I wear as a badge of honour. In my life, I have been fortunate to have a number of different jobs. I have worked as a delivery driver, a deli worker and a pressman, but the one I am most proud of is community reporter.

Secretary General ITU addresses IARU Region 1 General Conference

YLRL Stalwart, DXer Martha “Marte” Wessel, K0EPE, SK

The ARRL Foundation Invites Scholarship Applications for 2015-16 Academic Year

Actor Tim Allen Gets His Ham Ticket For Real

ITU Secretary General Extends Greetings to IARU Region 1 Delegates

RadCom download – September 2014

RadCom download – January 2014

Laketown Park in Kenner to Host Coast Guard Auxiliary Radio Day:

Nationwide Amateur Radio Operators Simulated Emergency Testing Oct. 11:

Battle to save the 9cm band

Martha 'Marte' Wessel K0EPE is SK

IARU Administrative Council Plans for WRC-15

Tim Allen gets his ham licence

Chesterfield Islands 2015 DXpedition

Ham Radio at Monkton Stargazing Weekend

YOUTUBE VIDEOS

Wednesday, 24th September 2014

Getting his rocks off , Ham radio...and Big Brother 16

an interesting conversation on 14.314mhz, Big brother 16 updates, and prediction. Subscribe and enjoy the videos ;)

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NEWSPAPERS

Wednesday, 1st October 2014

Monongalia County Amateur Radio Club Goes Mobile

Monongalia County Amateur Radio Club Goes Mobile ... anything like that, amateur radio is going to be the only way to communicate because you're ...

Community Bulletin Board

The Amateur Radio of Churchill County (ARCC) invites all current amateur (Ham) radio operators or anyone interested in amateur radio to its monthly ...

Tuesday, 30th September 2014

Faisal Al-Ajmi of Vice President of (IARU)

KUWAIT, Sept 30 (KUNA) -- Vice-President of the Kuwait Amateur Radio Society Engineer Faisal Al-Ajmi has won the position of Vice President of the ...

Sunday, 28th September 2014

Amateur radio operators to host Oct. 4 expo in Georgetown

Sussex Amateur Radio Association is again sponsoring the Delmarva Radio & Electronics Expo and American Radio Relay League Delaware State ...

Saturday, 27th September 2014

Saturday's Community Calendar

10 a.m., Sydney Amateur Radio Club, 11 St. Bridget St. open house information on how to qualify for your basic amateur radio certificate. Sponsored ...

HAM RADIO PODCASTS

DX CLUSTER SPOTS

SpotterFreq.DXGMTPref.
WB2TQE28254.0 N0AR/B 1409N0
RW4O10115.2 UE16SF 1409UE1
M0BJL28490.0 VU2XO 1409VU
IN3XSV14235.5 UE16MM 1408UE1
F4BUV28490.0 VU2XO 1408VU
EA7LD7088.0 EA4AVM 1408EA
WB7BBI28216.0 K3FX/B 1408K3
W2YC14090.0 W2YC 1407W2
K1HR14030.0 W1AW/6 1407W1
K1HTV28435.0 W1AW/5 1407W1
9A2QP28027.5 3B9FR 14073B9
EA3CV7088.0 EA4AVM/P 1407EA
W3LPL28023.1 TG9ADM 1406TG
LZ5XQ28027.4 3B9FR 14063B9
G4UCJ21071.7 7Z1OO 14067Z
R3NA21076.0 YY2ACA 1406YY
RX0AX14180.0 LZ1375IKA 1406LZ
DK8WZ21014.6 CT9/DL6MLA 1405CT9
UY7CA24900.0 EA6/DF7XE 1405EA6
IZ7DJS28481.0 CP6AA 1405CP

TOP HF SPOTS

HF spots from EU
3B8CF8
C21GC7
5Z4/DL5NAH5
5H1MD5
9K9GHL5
UE16CT5
UE16HQ5
SV5/DL3DRN4
CX7CO4
UE16MM3
SV5/G0TSM3
YB8RW/P3
ON8ON/P3
3B9FR3
P4/W6HGF3
HF spots from NA
W1AW/65
VK9AN2
RI1ANT2
GB2NZ2
VR2KF2
3B9FR2
EA6/DF7XE1
C21GC1
K3FX/B1
YB8RW/P1
AB7TJ1
PJ7PL1
W1AW/31
WA6JRW1
TG9ADM1
HF spots from AS
BA3AX/22
UE16SA2
E51XIW2
C21GC2
5Z4/DL5NAH1
UE16MP1
RU6DY1
R2014FJ1
RW9WK1
R2014FQ1
9M2PJU1
VE2WU1
UE16CT1
A71AM1
R14CWC/81

DX ANNOUNCES

PROPAGATION

Solar Flux: 162, A-index: 15
Space weather for the next 24 hours is predicted to be minor.
Report issued 2014 Oct 01 1205 UTC

DateSun SpotsFluxGoes
Oct 01, 2014166162 C1.0
Sep 30, 2014160162 C1.2
Sep 29, 2014200175 C1.3
Sep 28, 2014159181 C1.0
Sep 27, 2014203181 C1.1
Sep 26, 2014139170 C1.0
Sep 25, 201476158 B6.1
Sep 24, 201490145 B5.7
Sep 23, 201487138 B4.7
Sep 22, 201472130 B4.9
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