AMATEUR RADIO NEWS

US-to-VK Transpacific Reception on 630 Meters Reported

A radio amateur and medium-frequency (MF) experimenter in Australia has received a 630 meter (475.62 kHz) transmission from a radio amateur and Part 5 Experimental operator in Texas. While the approximately 8710 miles covered is not a distance record nor a “first” for that part of the spectrum, it does represent the sorts of accomplishments tha... [continue]

Tuesday, 26th August 2014

2014 ARRL Field Day Logs Received List Available for Review

The ARRL “Logs Received” page now contains all 2014 ARRL Field Day logs received to date (scroll to bottom of page), including logs submitted via e-mail, web applet or on paper. The ARRL Contest Branch requests that Field Day participants review the list and contact ARRL Contest Branch Manager Matt Wilhelm, W1MSW, (860-594-0232) no later than S... [continue]

World DATV QSO Party is August 29-30

Greater participation is expected this year in the only global on-the-air gathering of digital Amateur Radio television (DATV) enthusiasts. The annual event, which originated in Australia and now is in its fourth year, begins Friday, August 29, at 1000 UTC in Australia and internationally on Saturday, August 30, at 0001 UTC. According to the event... [continue]

Radio is Bernhard's Calling:

Bernhard Scmidt's enthusiasm for amateur radio is contagious. "This is heaven," 70-year-old Bernhard said as he showed off his hobby room and radio equipment. Bernhard is a member of the Whyalla Amateur Radio Club -- a group of people who share an interest in amateur radio communications. Bernhard first joined the club in 1990 and soon gained his ... [continue]

Amateurlogic Bonus Episode:

George and Wayne make their yearly pilgrimage to the Huntsville Hamfest. We visited with some old friends to find out what they've been up to and got some great stories you'll enjoy.

ARISS ham radio contact with Dorothy Grant Elementary, Fontana, CA

An Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) school contact has been planned with participants at Dorothy Grant Elementary, Fontana, CA on 27 Aug

Rolls-Royce Special Event

On the 11th and 12th of October for forty eight hours, the Hucknall Rolls-Royce Amateur Radio Club are running a special event station GB1RR, celebrating the centenary of the Eagle aero engine. Rolls-Royce was asked by the UK Government to develop an aero engine of which entered service in the Great War 1914-1918

Essex Morse Classes

The Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society (CARS) will be starting weekly Morse classes on Thursday, September 4 at 7pm in the Danbury Village Hall

VK9MT videos available to view

Four new videos have been posted on the VK9MT Mellish Reef Web page (as well as on YouTube.com) on the recent 2014 March/April DXpedition

Tristan da Cunha and Gough Island

Paul, ZS1S (ZD9ZS), and possibly another operator will be visiting Tristan da Cunha in September/October (the ZD9 callsigns will be announced in due course)

Athlone Calling

Martin Hanley writes to inform us of a very excellent radio documentary on the history of radio in Ireland

Pirate Radio in China

The Westrand Flea Market

North Cork Radio Group Rally

Sable Island DXpedition

IRTS SSB Field Day Contest

AmateurLogic.TV visits Huntsville 2014

ICQPODCAST - South London Amateur / Ham Radio Roundtable has been released.

Having a little fun with a scammer

RS0ISS May Be on Slow Scan TV from the ISS this Week

Balloons Carrying Amateur Radio Payloads Still Circling Earth

Hamfest Takes Over Joplin:

Southend and District Amateur Radio Special Event

Ham Radio Mode-J Transponder for NEXUS CubeSat

10 GHz under threat from broadband links

ARISS ham radio contact with Winfree Bryant Middle School, Lebanon, TN

YOUTUBE VIDEOS

Wednesday, 20th August 2014

DO7PSL Ham Radio Station Syma-X5c-Flight

HamRadio Station DO7PSL Stephan Lange - Syma X5c first Flight.

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Wednesday, 27th August 2014

Fontana school will host live Q&A with Space Station

Bev Matheson, a teacher at Dorothy Grant Elementary School in Fontana, holds up a card containing information about the school's ham radio ...

Lebanon students talk to astronaut on ISS

"On amateur radio, it is not uncommon to talk around the world, said Perry Ogletree, amateur radio operator. "In fact, we have a lot of operators who ...

Tuesday, 26th August 2014

ARISS ham radio contact with Dorothy Grant Elementary, Fontana, CA - Southgate Amateur Radio Club

ARISS ham radio contact with Dorothy Grant Elementary, Fontana, CASouthgate Amateur Radio ClubThe duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be direct between NA1SS and K6DGE. The contact should be audible over the western U.S and adjacent areas. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 ... [continue]

ARISS ham radio contact with Winfree Bryant Middle School, Lebanon, TN - Southgate Amateur Radio Club

ARISS ham radio contact with Winfree Bryant Middle School, Lebanon, TNSouthgate Amateur Radio ClubAn Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) school contact has been planned with participants at Winfree Bryant Middle School, Lebanon, TN on 26 August. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 16:12 UTC. The duration of the&nbs... [continue]

Sunday, 24th August 2014

Hamfest Takes Over Joplin

The convention, called Hamfest, was hosted by the Joplin Amateur Radio Club. Hundreds of radio enthusiasts brought their equipment to buy, sell, ...

HAM RADIO PODCASTS

DX CLUSTER SPOTS

SpotterFreq.DXGMTPref.
RA9DZ14248.0 VK5CE/8 1249VK5
HS0ZIV18080.0 FT5ZM 1248FT5Z
NJ9U14230.0 W1AW/1 1248W1
RA3CQ14248.0 VK5CE/8 1248VK5
PR7RC28280.0 K5AB 1248K5
SP9RM14260.0 SV8/OK2BRX/P 1248SV
5R8UI21215.0 5R8UI 12475R
BV3CE50110.0 JA2VFH 1247JA
F8BMG14015.0 TM9FAJ 1247TM
UA1ANA144412.0 SK4MPI 1247SK
LZ3PZ5405.0 LZ3PZ 1246LZ
IT9RJQ14312.0 IZ5GST/1 1246I
YO3AIS14320.0 SM0ZCQ 1246SM
LY5W24901.1 LY25W 1246LY
F1RUK21224.0 B4YOG 1245B4
BH4AYG21016.8 OH4MDY 1245OH4
RA3RMG21202.0 T88CL 1245T8
HB0WR18080.0 W1AW/1 1245W1
YO3AIS14320.0 HB9BHD 1245HB
W3LPL3526.0 KL7SB 1245KL7

TOP HF SPOTS

HF spots from EU
B4YOG9
JH5MXB7
T88CL5
P29FR4
IZ5GST/13
CX1AA3
IQ0NU/P3
JI1FGC3
JA0CCP3
EA2CQ/P3
CX1FU2
EG5VCE2
ZS6RJ2
OP147MN2
CT3MD2
HF spots from NA
W1AW/112
RI0X5
JH1TEQ3
VK5CE/83
VK4KEE2
W2OSR2
W1AW/71
W3UC1
VK2BJT1
KL7SB1
K4RUM1
OP147MN1
VK3SIM1
N1AW/11
W2DEN1
HF spots from AS
RI0X6
R14CWC/55
IS0BSR/IM04
CX1AA3
Z33Z3
VK5CE/83
JI1FGC2
T88CL2
AM03GHZ2
KH0/OZ0J2
AM05GL2
W1AW/12
YO4RIU2
DR50RRDXA2
KH2L2

DX ANNOUNCES

PROPAGATION

Solar Flux: 128, A-index: 4
Space weather for the next 24 hours is predicted to be minor.
Report issued 2014 Aug 27 0910 UTC

DateSun SpotsFluxGoes
Aug 27, 201481128 B4.8
Aug 26, 2014112128 B4.8
Aug 25, 2014128152 B5.9
Aug 24, 2014124141 B5.0
Aug 23, 2014139132 B5.3
Aug 22, 2014128126 B5.8
Aug 21, 201489128 B3.8
Aug 20, 201484118 B2.6
Aug 19, 201492111 B2.7
Aug 18, 2014121111 B3.3
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