AMATEUR RADIO NEWS

Essex school contact with International Space Station

Dave G4UVJ reports that on September 23 there will be an ARISS (Amateur Radio on the International Space Station) contact between students at Winter Gardens Primary School, Canvey, Essex and astronaut Alexander Gerst KF5ONO on the ISS

Thursday, 18th September 2014

Ofcom invite comment on Annual Plan

The 'Invitation to Comment' encourages anyone with an interest in Ofcom's activities to offer their views on which areas of the telecoms, media, postal and spectrum industries should be addressed in Ofcom’s Annual Plan for 2015/16

Tony's 10 Metre Band Report

Hoorah, it looks like 10m is on an upturn. The week wasn’t too bad but the weekend was excellent. Dominating the later part of the week was TY1AA (Benin, Africa) with W1AW and 3B9FR holding the early part. T6T (Afghanistan) was also active

PA175RR - celebrating 175 years of railroad in the Netherlands

We will be active with at least 2 HF stations and 1 V/UHF station from the RailRoad Station itself. And V/UHF on the train.... we try to be also active on HF from the train

QSO Today Podcast - Service to Country on a radio foundation

One of the original founders of the Amateur Radio Service in Israel, Amnon Bar Giora, 4X1DF, joins Eric, 4Z1UG, in a conversation about his early beginnings as a radio operator for the pre-Israel Haganah....

434 MHz balloons at Bletchley

Chelmsford radio amateur Chris Stubbs M6EDF reports on High Altitude Ballooning at the Electromagnetic Field EMF 2014 event at Bletchley, Milton Keynes

Postage stamp features ham radio satellites

A new Lithuanian postage stamp features the amateur radio satellites LituanicaSAT-1 and LitSat-1

Board of Directors Election - 2014

As a result of the 2014 AMSAT-NA Board of Directors election the following members were elected to serve for two years: Tom Clark, K3IO; JoAnne Maenpaa, K9JKM; and Lou McFadin, W5DID. Jerry Buxton, N0JY will serve the remaining year of SK Tony Monteiro, AA2TX's term

Ham Radio is best for communication

The Hindu newspaper explains why amateur radios are the best gadgets for communication

Wednesday, 17th September 2014

New YouTube instructional video for Log4om released

There is a new YouTube instructional video about how to set up the free logging software Log4om here: [youtu.be] 73 Terry G4POP Log4om Development Team

4 Reasons why we need more hams

Yeah, I know,smaller pileups on the DX station I’ve been trying to work all weekend, and fewer people calling CQ right on top of my on-going QSO with a QRP station would be easily accomplished if there were fewer folks on the bands. But seeing a coworker’s 3rd grade son recently get his ticket, and his excitement at working W1AW as his first con... [continue]

High-Value ARRL “Red Badgers” Will Hand Out Centennial QSO Party Points on September 21

IARU Region 1 General Conference, IARU Administrative Council to Meet in Bulgaria

AMSAT-NA Announces Board of Directors Election Results

Radio Enthusiasts from 25 Countries Compete in Borovoye:

Successful Ham Radio Skills Night

AmateurLogic 70: Arduino Antenna Switcher

The Five Bridges Cluster

'Welcome to Amateur Radio' Symposium

Radio Exterior de España to abandon shortwave October 1st, 2014

Auction of AM and FM radio licences to take place in November 2014

EURAO Newsletter September 2014

Amateur Radio World Castles Award

SPRATLY ISLANDS(1S0,9M4.etc) --SOON TOO HOT FOR DX?

Qatari Es’hail 2 Satellite will Include AMSAT-DL Phase 4 Amateur Radio Transponders

“Last Man Standing” Special Event Set for September 28

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

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 ...

Floyd County hams talk about their work in the community

Dee Wallace (left) and Dave Larsen (center) discuss the activities of the Floyd Amateur Radio Society at the meeting held at the Computer ...

HAM RADIO PODCASTS

DX CLUSTER SPOTS

SpotterFreq.DXGMTPref.
W3LPL21010.1 VU3ARP 1539VU
OH2JIZ18102.6 HS0ZBS 1539HS
YD2NDX7155.0 YF3BPL 1538YF
W8LR28036.0 TY1AA 1538TY
MU0FAL21017.0 V26K 1538V2
R2DO10103.6 RI1ANT 1538RI1
UA3SAQ21072.9 UE16MM 1538UE1
G3KYF24904.2 ZD9XF 1538ZD9
UA3IKI21220.0 HS0ZIN 1538HS
YB5EHQ21227.0 E21LXK 1538E2
EA5DY18085.0 EG4ATM 1538EG
HS0ZIV21231.0 HS0ZLE 1538HS
CT2JMP14084.0 EG6RAY 1538EG6
IT9APL7147.5 II9IAGM 1537II9
NA1DX28036.1 TY1AA 1537TY
UR8EZ7022.1 R14CWC/3 1537R1
RA9SKL7148.0 RC3ZD 1537RC3
U3T7130.0 UE16LT 1537UE1
9A7R14280.0 TY1AA 1537TY
W3LPL24904.2 ZD9XF 1537ZD9

TOP HF SPOTS

HF spots from EU
TY1AA15
E30FB7
YS1/NP3J6
EG1RSO6
UE16MM4
W1AW/14
IW1RFB/P3
9K9GHL3
DK0DFF3
W1AW/43
EG5LEV3
V26K3
3B9FR3
OD5ZZ3
OZ/OO4O3
HF spots from NA
EG1RSO3
W1AW/43
TY1AA3
V51B2
UE16MM2
YB2TJV2
RA2FIA2
HF70OMG2
HS0ZIN2
ZS6UD2
W1AW/12
EA9UG2
OD5ZZ2
R3FQ1
DF1OM1
HF spots from AS
A62A/MM1
R7CA1
YB2TJV1
V5/DK1CE1
UR1LL1
VE7NH1
UE16MP1
HS0ZLE1
R14CWC/31
UE16CT1
UE16IR1
RC3ZD1
SV8/HA1YA1
UE16MM1

DX ANNOUNCES

PROPAGATION

Solar Flux: 125, A-index: 6
No space weather storms are predicted for the next 24 hours.
Report issued 2014 Sep 18 1205 UTC

DateSun SpotsFluxGoes
Sep 18, 201491125 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
Sep 10, 2014162160 C1.1
Sep 09, 2014158159 B8.8
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