AMATEUR RADIO NEWS

Public Demo of Emergency Communications June 27:

TIFTON -- Despite the Internet, cell phones, email and modern communications, every year whole regions find themselves in the dark. Tornadoes, fires, storms, ice and even the occasional cutting of fiber optic cables leave people without the means to communicate. In these cases, the one consistent service that has never failed has been amateur radi... [continue]

Friday, 29th May 2015

Desert Wave Amateur Radio Club Donates Ham Radio License Manuals:

BLYTHE, Calif. - Desert Wave Amateur Radio Club recently donated to Palo Verde Valley District Library six ARRL Ham Radio License Manuals teaching readers who to become a licensed ham radio operator. The books are now available for check out.

'Hams' to Make International Connections at Camdenton Event:

A local group hopes to make some national and international contacts this summer. The Lake of the Ozarks Amateur Radio Club (LOARC) will join with thousands of U.S. Amateur Radio operators in showing off their emergency communications capabilities the weekend of June 27-28. The club will set up and operate a field radio station to contact other "H... [continue]

Those Lights by the Missile Museum? They're History!

Drivers shouldn't be startled if they see an unfamiliar light while driving along Duval Mine Road at night. They are simply seeing a glimpse into the past. On May 18, workers from Wallen Communications in Tucson scaled the 90-foot discone antenna at the Titan Missile Museum to install new lightbulbs and to check the wiring and replace the photo ce... [continue]

DX News -- ARRL DX Bulletin #21:

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by 7Z1JA, QRZ DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The Daily DX, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites. Thanks to all.

Just Ahead In Radiosport:

Just Ahead In Radiosport:

FCC Eliminating Vanity Call Sign Fee:

The FCC is dropping the regulatory fee to apply for an Amateur Radio vanity call sign. The change will not go into effect, however, until required congressional notice has been given. This will take at least 90 days.

Amateur Radio Volunteers Muster for 'Unprecedented' Weather Event:

When extremely heavy rainfall hit Texas and Oklahoma over the Memorial Day holiday weekend, Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) and SKYWARN volunteers scrambled to assist local emergency operations centers and National Weather Service (NWS) offices. Severe weather has continued into this week.

Nepal Now Has a Second Repeater in Operation:

A VHF repeater that had been held up in customs in Nepal during the response to the April 25 magnitude 7.8 earthquake has been installed at Tribhuvan University in Kathmandu. The new system will be put to use during the current earthquake recovery effort and will be available for any future emergencies. Initially disrupted by a magnitude 7.3 after... [continue]

China Set to Launch Several Amateur Radio Satellites this Summer:

CAMSAT has announced that the CAS-3 amateur satellite system is nearing completion, and six Chinese amateur satellites will be launched in mid-July.

RL Recognizing 'Amateur Radio Service to Scouting Award' Winners:

The League now awards its "Amateur Radio Service to Scouting Award" certificate to recognize active Scouting leaders who make significant contributions to providing Scouts with a memorable and valuable Amateur Radio experience. Several of the awards already have been presented. Last year, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) included the ARRL award wit... [continue]

Got Grids? June VHF Contest is Just Ahead:

QST Centennial Photo Contest Entry Window Open Until August 1:

Fourteen US Schools/Groups on List to Host Ham Contacts with Space Station:

USNA APRS/PSK31 CubeSats Up And Running:

Nick Lance, KC5KBO, (SK): Prepared Astronauts to Become Radio Amateurs:

In Brief...

Getting It Right!

The ARRL Letter, May 28, 2015

MacLoggerDX Version 5.61 Released:

HamRadioNow: DZ Kit, stuff from Dayton, and a DCC Kickstarter Preview

Radio Call Saves SOTA Climber Following Fall

Hams Invited to Test APRS on Duchifat-1 CubeSat

Sarah Brightman Spaceflight Postponed

Ray Gerrard, G3NOM and HS0ZDZ, 20 May 2015

Graham Mercer, GM4BES, May 2015

YOUTUBE VIDEOS

Sunday, 3rd May 2015

Ankur Puranik Ham Radio IBN Lokmat

How hams of Disaster Amateur Radio Emergency Services set up a direct communication like between Mantralaya in Mumbai with disaster affected Nepal. We helped resolve many cases. For more ...

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NEWSPAPERS

Wednesday, 27th May 2015

Radio hams tune in at Oldbury show

RADIO hams will be tuning in at the first Black Country Radio Rally, on air in Oldbury on Sunday (May 31). The event is primarily aimed at the amateur ...

Should cell phone use while driving be banned in South Bend? (Indiana)

Talking on your cell phone while driving in South Bend could soon be illegal. The Common Council is considering a proposal that would ban the use of all handheld electronic devices while behind the wheel. It wouldn’t apply to people in emergency situations, or if you are stopped in traffic.

Those lights by the missile museum? They're history! (Arizona)

Drivers shouldn't be startled if they see an unfamiliar light while driving along Duval Mine Road at night. They are simply seeing a glimpse into the past. On May 18, workers from Wallen Communications in Tucson scaled the 90-foot discone antenna at the Titan Missile Museum to install new lightbulbs and to check the wiring and replace the photo ce... [continue]

A godfather of Tomorrowland

In Disney’s new movie Tomorrowland, the manager of a movie memorabilia shop introduces himself as Hugo Gernsback. GernsbackThat’s a rather subtle homage to the man hailed as the Father of Magazine Science Fiction and sometimes as the man who gave Science Fiction its name.

Should cell phone use while driving be banned in South Bend?

David Kepple is the Chief Radio Officer for the St. Joseph County Emergency Management Agency. He'd like to see licensed amateur radio operators ...

HAM RADIO PODCASTS

DX CLUSTER SPOTS

SpotterFreq.DXGMTPref.
IV3CMI7175.0 IW3SSD/P 0749I
9A2DI50230.0 SM7MBH 0749SM
R9UA14300.0 5Z0L 07495Z
RV3EFP21290.0 AO150V 0749AO
G0LGS14320.0 GM4WSB/P 0748GM
9A2DI50230.0 SP2HMR 0748SP
IK2HKT28520.0 5Z0L 07485Z
F4HMR14244.0 SP5ZIM/P 0747SP
R1DX21275.0 HL1VAU/4 0747HL
EA5AOP14071.5 AO150N 0747AO
JI1CPN21010.0 YB4IR/7 0746YB
IK6ZLC7112.0 IK6HLN 0746I
RV9CW28015.3 RA3XM 0746RA3
R0AK21290.0 AO150V 0745AO
I5FLN14244.0 SP5ZIM/P 0745SP
EA7BD21289.0 AO150V 0745AO
OE3WMA21275.0 HL1VAU/4 0745HL
F0CXO50035.5 CS5BALG 0744CS
F1EYB144213.0 F6APE 0744F
SP5Z14244.0 SP5ZIM/P 0744SP

TOP HF SPOTS

HF spots from EU
5Z0L12
FW5JJ7
5W1SA6
ON5SWA/P6
HL1VAU/45
SP5ZIM/P5
AO150V5
DJ90IARU4
OT4V/P4
IT9KKE4
F4HHL/P4
AO150T3
AO150G3
R120L3
AO150R3
HF spots from NA
AO150R1
W8BI1
EA5HPX1
FW5JJ1
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HF spots from AS
R120L2
ZS90SARL2
R4AAR1
RA3XM1
BG6KMH1
YU1FE1
YB4IR/71
R5PJ1
AO150I1
AO150V1
HZ1HX1
5Z0L1
DS1DHU/21

DX ANNOUNCES

PROPAGATION

Solar Flux: 93, A-index: 7
No space weather storms are predicted for the next 24 hours.
Report issued 2015 May 29 0605 UTC

DateSun SpotsFluxGoes
May 29, 20151193 B1.6
May 28, 20152493 B2.0
May 27, 20154695 B2.2
May 26, 20156395 B1.7
May 25, 20157497 B1.8
May 24, 20156999 B1.9
May 23, 20158198 B2.0
May 22, 20153699 B2.0
May 21, 201561102 B2.7
May 20, 201584106 B3.4
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