AMATEUR RADIO NEWS

Book helps Hams have fun with Morse Code

Book helps Hams have fun with Morse Code Passing a Morse Code test is no longer required to get an amateur radio license, but there's still a mystique about Morse Code, and many hams are interested in acquiring this skill and getting on the air. That being the case, Dan Romanchik, KB6NU is excited to announce the publicatio... [continue]

Saturday, 28th February 2015

Book helps Hams have fun with Morse Code

Passing a Morse Code test is no longer required to get an amateur radio license, but there's still a mystique about Morse Code, and many hams are interested in acquiring this skill and getting on the air. That being the case, Dan Romanchik, KB6NU is excited to announce the publication of The CW Geek's Guide to Having Fun with Morse Code

Ofcom White Space Consultation

Ofcom has published a consultation setting out proposals for authorising certain types of white space devices on a licensed basis

CQ-DATV 21 available for download

CQ-DATV magazine issue 21 is now available for download

Essex hams promoting the hobby

Essex radio amateurs will be at London's Covent Garden today to promote the hobby at the free Rapsberry Pi event Raspberry Jam

TDOTA in Essex newspaper

The Southend Echo reports on the amateur radio Thinking Day On The Air Event (TDOTA) held on Sunday, February 22

Propagation de K7RA

Average daily sunspot numbers over the past week were about the same (59) as last week (54.6), and average daily solar flux declined, from 121.4 to 116.3

VI8ANZAC is On the Air:

The Darwin Amateur Radio Club (DARC) continues to be active with the VI8ANZAC callsign to mark the Albert Chalmers Borella journey re-enactment - and has caused many dog-piles on the bands. DARC President Gary Gibson VK8GN reports that concentration has been on 40m, 20m, 15m and 10m. The lower bands are a bit of a challenge during the Australian n... [continue]

FCC's Net Neutrality Vote: Celebrations, Legal Threats and Morse Code:

Republicans, telecoms and their industry groups lashed out at the FCC over new rules that more strictly regulate the Internet. Democrats and Internet content companies celebrated. The Federal Communication Commission voted Thursday to enact new net neutrality rules that give the commission oversight of the Internet in an effort to ensure a level p... [continue]

Propagation Forecast Bulletin #9 de K7RA:

Average daily sunspot numbers over the past week were about the same (59) as last week (54.6), and average daily solar flux declined, from 121.4 to 116.3.

Friday, 27th February 2015

There’s a Place for You in the ARRL International DX Phone Contest, March 7-8

Set aside your CW key, and shake those dits and dahs out of your ears. It’s time to get your voice in trim or to program your digital voice keyer. The SSB weekend of the ARRL International DX Contest is Saturday and Sunday, March 7-8 (UTC), and in this major event on the radiosport calendar, the DX will be looking for stations in the US and Canad... [continue]

International DX Convention (Visalia) Advance Registration Available Until April 8

GB2RS broadcast from Germany to QSY

Train the Trainers days in May and June

RSGB response to UHF consultation

The K7RA Solar Update

GB3MCB back on the air

Also in GB2RS this week…

Mr P M Townshend, G6PMT, 20 January 2015

Rallies and Events News – 1 March 2015

News for Scotland – 1 March 2015

News for England South East – 1 March 2015

News for England South West – 1 March 2015

News for England North – 1 March 2015

News for Northern Ireland – 1 March 2015

Chelmsford Talk: The GB3VHF Story

YOUTUBE VIDEOS

Wednesday, 25th February 2015

Amateur Radio Roundtable 2 24 15

weekly ham radio show on w5kub.com every Tues at 8:00 PM central (0200 UTC Weds) everyone is invited. we have special topics and guests. Lots of fun.

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NEWSPAPERS

Saturday, 28th February 2015

Avery News Notes 2.15.15

A “tech” license is the basic starting point to get involved in amateur radio. It permits you to begin using primarily voice radios to communicate with ...

Loren H. Otto, 77

Loren loved to design and make things with his hands, early on putting together his own Ham radio equipment and getting an Amateur Radio license ...

Radio club to offer classes in Midwest City

The classes allow participants to monitor storm sirens and other radio-related activities including storm spotting and special event communications.

Friday, 27th February 2015

Community Almanac

#Join the Tonto Amateur Radio Association (TARA) for breakfast at 8 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 28 at the Crosswinds Restaurant. Socialize and hear about ...

Emergency responders seek to improve recruiting

Opportunities for public service were discussed at the monthly meeting of the Barry-Lawrence Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES), held ...

HAM RADIO PODCASTS

DX CLUSTER SPOTS

SpotterFreq.DXGMTPref.
ON3VTA14017.0 ON6CK 1909ON
WA5NTF29600.0 W5XXL 1909W5
RA2FKD14074.9 9K2MY 19099K
XE2N24960.0 CO6LC 1909CO
W4EE14098.4 NX5O 1909NX5
ON4WIY1920.0 ON6ZK 1909ON
JE1FQV14011.6 C37NIL 1908C3
S51TA1867.7 OK7K 1908OK
YV1KK21278.0 YY1ALE 1908YY
PY2BI28445.0 3G0ZC 19083G0Z
S51TA1847.4 S53M 1908S5
W4EE14096.4 VA7KO 1908VA7
W4TTY21098.3 N5KWN 1908N5
PH9B21081.5 AE5AA 1908AE5
K4JNM28445.0 3G0ZC 19073G0Z
F5NBX7007.5 YL5X 1907YL
PH9B21080.3 AF4Z 1907AF4
EA5FKT7070.0 EG4DER 1907EG
EA3DT10107.9 HF90IARU 1907HF
W4TTY21096.5 WS7V 1907WS7

TOP HF SPOTS

HF spots from EU
3G0ZC7
EG4DER4
DK65DARC3
HF90IARU3
IT9CJC2
S53F2
9A3B2
S53M2
DL0NG2
TA1CM2
SV2BFN2
OM7M2
4L1BR1
AF4Z1
KN5S1
HF spots from NA
3G0ZC6
EA6TT3
ZD8D2
W5XXL1
KA7PNH1
NX5O1
W7ZR1
KE7X1
IK8LPX1
W6SX1
PU1CWP1
F6CGP1
CO6LC1
C37NL1
VA3DYD/HR31
HF spots from AS
LX1IQ1
S57V1
YL2BR1
3G0ZC1
LZ3TY1
R7AW1
C37NIL1

DX ANNOUNCES

PROPAGATION

Solar Flux: 118, A-index: 4
Space weather for the next 24 hours is predicted to be minor.
Report issued 2015 Feb 28 1505 UTC

DateSun SpotsFluxGoes
Feb 28, 201558118 B3.3
Feb 27, 201539118 B2.5
Feb 26, 201564111 B2.8
Feb 25, 201563111 B2.8
Feb 24, 201544114 B3.3
Feb 23, 201549117 B3.0
Feb 22, 201554118 B3.3
Feb 21, 201553116 B4.2
Feb 20, 201586120 B3.8
Feb 19, 201595119 B4.0
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