AMATEUR RADIO NEWS

News Release: IARU Administrative Council Holds Annual Meeting in Albena, Bulgaria

The Administrative Council (AC) of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) held its annual meeting on 27 & 28 September 2014 in Albena, Bulgaria. The AC is responsible for the policy and management of the IARU and consists of the three IARU international officers and two representatives from each of the three IARU regional organizatio... [continue]

Monday, 20th October 2014

QRZ Anniversary Sweepstakes: Down to the wire!

We can hardly believe it, but we have over 320,000 entries in the 2014 QRZ Anniversary Sweepstakes! I guess this shouldn't surprise us too much with that Shiny new TS-990s as a grand prize. Don't forget that we have one more weekly drawing coming up this Thursday, October 23 in which the winner will receive great prizes from QRZ, Gigaparts, and ... [continue]

ICQ PODCAST - Schematic and PCB Programs reviewed

Series Seven EpisodeTwenty-One of the ICQ Amateur / Ham Radio Podcast- Schematic and PCBPrograms has been released. The latest news,Martin (M1MRB & W9ICQ) and Colin (M6BOY) an even cheaper ChineseRadio (£8) and Martin (M1MRB & W9ICQ) reviews Schematic and PCBPrograms. Newsstories include:- EMC issues in cockpit screensFi... [continue]

W4KKP Charlie Kayhart 103 years young and still hamming it up!

Today the Greeneville TN Hamfest was honored to have Charlie Kayhart W4KKP as our special guest. Charlie just celebrated his 103rd birthday earlier this week. I have been privileged to have known him for about 37 years. Charlie is active on the radio and I have provided a link to a story done by WBIR TV in Knoxville TN earlier in the week. http... [continue]

IARU Administrative Council Resolution Seeks to Rein in Electromagnetic Interference

The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Administrative Council has called upon International Telecommunication Union (ITU) signatory nations to take steps to ensure that the operation of “electrical apparatus or installations of any kind, including power and telecommunication distribution networks,” does not cause harmful interference to A... [continue]

4M Moon Orbiter Carrying Ham Radio Payload to Launch on October 23

The Manfred Memorial Moon Mission (4M) lunar flyby experiment, which will carry an Amateur Radio payload, is set to launch from China, attached to the final stage of a Chinese Long March 3C rocket. The launch will take place within a narrow window on October 23, with lunar flyby to occur, nominally, on October 28. Integration of the LX0OHB-4M Amate... [continue]

Radio Amateurs Play a Role in Separate Storm Responses

Amateur Radio volunteers activated on opposite ends of the US late last week and over the weekend as separate hurricanes struck Bermuda and Hawaii. Both regions were prepared and fared well with no deaths, serious injuries, or major property damage reported.Hurricane GonzaloHurricane Gonzalo, the stronger of the two storms, was a Category 3 hurrica... [continue]

W1AW Centennial Operations are West Virginia and Nevada Bound

The ARRL Centennial W1AW portable operations taking place throughout 2014 from each of the 50 states are now in Alabama and Michigan. They will transition at 0000 UTC on Wednesday, October 22 (the evening of October 21 in US time zones), to West Virginia (W1AW/8) and Nevada (W1AW/7). W1AW/KH0 also will be active until October 21 from Tinian Island ... [continue]

PAT project Photo 3, November 2014

Due to an oversight, Photo 3 was omitted from this (more…)

Boy Scouts Have Weekend Submarine Adventure:

Michael Lux has visited the USS Batfish several times, but this was the first time he's spent the night aboard the submarine. "This is once in a lifetime experience," said Lux, 16, of Broken Arrow. With tents of various sizes and colors scattered around Muskogee's War Memorial Park, Boy Scout Troop 995 from Broken Arrow, arrived Friday evening to ... [continue]

Ham Radio Operators Link on Global Airwaves:

Do not be alarmed if you heard high-pitched feedback and static coming from the Onslow County Fairgrounds this weekend. Members of the Onslow County Amateur Radio Club (OARC) and local scouts have gathered for the Jamboree-On-The-Air, a nationwide event in its 57th year that lets members of the Boy Scouts of America connect with one another and ot... [continue]

ARISS-US accepting proposals to host scheduled ISS contacts in 2015

Essex Scout's 434 MHz balloons

High altitude balloon keeps going

UKSA announces CubeSat payload opportunity

UKEICC 80m SSB Contest

RTA roadshow on its way to Cape Town

DXCC Country/Entity Report

1st. Brussels (British) Scouts at ON8RT EmComm Field Station during 2014 JOTA-JOTI

ICQPODCAST - Schematic and PCB Programs reviewed

History This Week

Museum of Radio and Technology channels memories of a bygone era (West Virginia)

Why This West Virginia Town Has No Cellphones

Ham geeks in operation (India)

Walnut Creek: Volunteers know Loma Prieta 'just a precursor' (California)

China Readies Moon Mission for Launch Next Week

YOUTUBE VIDEOS

Sunday, 12th October 2014

scandinavian contest 2014 Ham Radio

HamRadio Station DO7PSL Stephan Lange 15m Amateurfunk.

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Sunday, 19th October 2014

Ham Radio on BBC Radio 4 - Southgate Amateur Radio Club

Ham Radio on BBC Radio 4Southgate Amateur Radio ClubOn October 18, 1924, the first radio communication contact between the two countries took place between (G)2SZ at Mill Hill School, the station operated by 18 year-old former pupil Cecil Goyder, and (Z)4AA in Shag Valley, South Island, New Zealand, ...... [continue]

Saturday, 18th October 2014

Blizzard Saturday in Colorado? No, just a radio test

Ham radio operators and listeners might hear about some extreme weather this Saturday as part of a test of the Amateur Radio Emergency Service, ...

Radio prepares for war, part 2

Even smaller radios were needed to fit in the cockpits of fighter planes. ... (note 2) Like the HRO, they were highly prized by amateur radio operators.

Friday, 17th October 2014

Museum of Radio and Technology channels memories of a bygone era

BOB WOJCIESZAK/DAILY MAIL A CB radio exhibit includes new and ... area where meetings are held for the Tri-State Amateur Radio Association.

Ham geeks in operation

These are pieces of information tricking in from a few Ham (amateur) radio operators ... Ten members from National Institute of Amateur Radio arrive.

HAM RADIO PODCASTS

DX CLUSTER SPOTS

SpotterFreq.DXGMTPref.
KH7JJ50008.0 DU1EV/B 0019DU
7L2CDG21290.0 VK9DLX 0019VK9
N8AID24940.0 ZK3E 0019ZK3
W3LPL10107.0 VU2GSM 0019VU
PP5EJ18080.0 XE2ST 0019XE2
KM3T10107.0 VU2GSM 0019VU
AC0BD14242.0 AC0HS 0019AC0
N5FH21080.0 W1AW/KH0 0019KH0
W3LPL10143.5 J79F 0019J7
KA9CFD50110.0 FK8CP 0018FK
KD5PBR50110.6 FK8CP 0018FK
NW0W50110.6 FK8CP 0018FK
WA1RKS50125.0 N1XXI 0018N1
KC4FWS14019.0 JT1AA/5 0018JT
W6NUC18079.9 XE2ST 0016XE2
N4QK28495.1 ZK3Q 0016ZK3
W4OWN7178.0 W1AW/4 0016W1
W3LPL7020.4 ZP5DPA 0015ZP
W8YV14020.0 JT1AA/5 0015JT
KD5LNO21312.0 JH1CDR 0015JH

TOP HF SPOTS

HF spots from EU
CX7BBR1
EA3JJ1
ZK3Q1
UN2L1
CN8KD1
LU9HQS1
K2FV1
GI0KOW1
VU2MV1
IT9VPT1
HF spots from NA
VK9DLX15
W1AW/413
TX7G9
W1AW/88
W1AW/KH05
YB9WAN5
PJ2/DL8OBQ4
J79F4
JT1AA/54
ZK3Q4
AC0HS4
PY2COY3
CN2OZ3
CN8KD3
ZK3E3
HF spots from AS
N7MZ1
6Y5WJ1
HS0ZKG1
VK9DLX1
TX7G1
SW44FF1
VU2MV1

DX ANNOUNCES

PROPAGATION

Solar Flux: 185, A-index: 25

Report issued 2014 Oct 20 2110 UTC

DateSun SpotsFluxGoes
Oct 20, 201486185 C1.2
Oct 19, 201460173 B8.3
Oct 18, 201439160 C1.0
Oct 17, 201466146 C1.1
Oct 16, 201490139 C1.3
Oct 15, 201470126 B3.7
Oct 14, 201441120 B3.5
Oct 13, 201428113 B2.9
Oct 12, 201438111 B3.2
Oct 11, 201454112 B3.0
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