AMATEUR RADIO NEWS

Ready to Activate for NPOTA: White House Creates New National Park Service Unit

The National Park Service received a centennial gift from the White House on August 24, when President Barack Obama created the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument in Northern Maine. The 413th official unit of the National Park Service, the new national monument will be known to National Parks on the Air (NPOTA) participants as MN84. The Ka... [continue]

Wednesday, 24th August 2016

Latvia Gains Two New Amateur Radio Bands - ARRL

ARRLLatvia Gains Two New Amateur Radio BandsARRLRadio amateurs in Latvia now have two new bands, following the introduction of their new Amateur Radio license on August 9. Access now is permitted to a new 60 meter allocation of 5351.5–5366.5 kHz, with a maximum power output of 15 W EIRP.... [continue]

Latvia Gains Two New Amateur Radio Bands

Summer Section Manager Election Results Announced:

Two incumbent Section Managers were declared re-elected in balloted elections that concluded on August 23, when ballots were counted at ARRL Headquarters.

Amateur Radio Emergency Frequencies for Earthquake Response in Italy:

Earthquake Italy -- Italian Radio Amateurs are conducting emergency traffic on the Amateur Radio Bands. Please keep the following frequencies clear for Emergency traffic: 7060 plus/minus 10 kc. 7045 - 6990. 3643.5 Network of Prefectures: Voice 7045, 3643 PSK 31 6990, 3580.

Aves Island YX0V DXpedition Put on Hold

Ham Talk Live! Episode 28 - Ward Silver, N0AX from YASME Foundation and Spurious Emissions Band

Tune in on Thursday night at hamtalklive.com at 9 pm Eastern to hear from Ward Silver, N0AX, the... Ham Talk Live! Episode 28 - Ward Silver, N0AX from YASME Foundation and Spurious Emissions Band... [continue]

Amateur radio active in Italian earthquake.

  Following the magnitude 6.2 earthquake which struck central Italy on 24 August killing 38 people, Italian radio amateurs are active in the emergency response. Please keep 7060kHz clear along with other Emergency CoA frequencies in the 80 and 40m bands for emergency communications within Italy. No external assistance is required at this time... [continue]

Eartquake Central Italy

Italian Radio Amateurs are conducting emergency traffic on the Amateur Radio Bands. Please keep the following frequencies clear for Emergency traffic: 7060 plus/minus 10 kc. 7045 - 6990. 3643.5 Network of Prefectures: Voice 7045, 3643 PSK 31 6990, 3580. [dxnews.com] ... [continue]

Radio Amateur Swap Canada. - Southgate Amateur Radio Club

Radio Amateur Swap Canada.Southgate Amateur Radio ClubOur traffic is growing every day and I'm hoping everyone can visit and create some free ad's if you're selling any Amateur Radio gear at this time. Your feedback is welcome, and any help you can give promoting this one-man operation is truly appreciated.... [continue]

Icom IC-7610, IC-R8600, IC-R30 and ID-51 PLUS2 models shown at Tokyo Ham Fair 2016

After an online teaser campaign featuring silhouettes of mystery radio models, the secret is out and Icom Inc. has shown the very first samples of the IC-7610, IC-R8600, IC-R30 and ID-51 PLUS2 to the public at the Tokyo Ham Fair 2016 (August 20-21, 2016)

IARU Region 3 Directors Meeting

First contact via AO-85 video

Radio hams mark Coast Guard anniversary

Battle of Long Tan anniversary on air

GB100E Endurance Rescue

EME Conference videos released

Radio Amateur Swap Canada

Amateur Satellite Educational Videos

Crestview to Partner with Radio Club for Emergency Communications Services:

Special Centennial Event at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve:

Legacy of Memories: As Curtain Comes Down, Hara's Smaller Moments Ring True

After Nearly Two Years, NASA Regains Contact with Lost Spacecraft:

Ham Talk Live #28 -- Ward Silver, N0AX:

PA1M & PA1T interviewed at DX Engineering by Tim Duffy, K3LR

DX Engineering’s Tim Duffy, K3LR: New Fairgrounds Venue “Perfect for Hamvention”

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

Thursday, 25th August 2016

Tornado hits Kokomo, Indiana

UPDATE @ 6:40 p.m.: The confirmed tornado at 6:40 p.m. was located eight miles northwest of Swayzee, or 10 miles northeast of Kokomo, heading ...

Wednesday, 24th August 2016

FCC Enforcement Monitor

A California amateur radio licensee received a $25,000 fine from the FCC for intentionally interfering with the transmissions of other amateurs radio ...

SCOUT Notes -- 33rd Group Enjoy Summer Camp

Bob and Eunice Lynch were part of the Scout Radio Team providing radio-related activities and the opportunity to talk with radio amateurs and Scouts ...

Local radio club meeting set for 7 pm Wednesday at NCEMS Station 1

Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016 — The second monthly meeting of the Kentucky Amateur Radio Society is 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016 at Nelson County ...

Monday, 22nd August 2016

Easton Amateur Radio Society marks Coast Guard anniversary

The Easton Amateur Radio Society did a Special Event aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Taney at the Inner Harbor in Baltimore on Aug, 4, the 226th ...

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SpotterFreq.DXGMTPref.
IZ2NAF14017.0 IZ2FME 0419I
IW7DHC3792.0 KK6ZM/1 0419KK6
DL7QY1296920.0 DB0VC/B 0418DB
AD7L7240.0 K7CAR 0417K7
NA2AA10149.1 CY9C 0416CY9
SP6ASD1296840.0 DB0FGB/B 0416DB
SP6ASD1296890.0 OK0EKL/B 0415OK
KB8M7023.0 CY9C 0414CY9
RA4A145500.0 RA6UEA 0414RA6
RA4A145500.0 R6UAF 0414R6
YL3BF7012.9 R15RTRN 0414R1
RA6ANN14271.6 ZL4IR 0411ZL4
DK5OPA7164.0 LZ2ZF 0411LZ
SV3FUO7023.0 CY9C 0408CY9
K3JT7125.0 CY9C 0408CY9
HB9FPS3792.0 KK6ZM/1 0408KK6
DJ4TC144443.0 OH2VHF/B 0407OH2
IK4GBU7023.3 CY9C 0407CY9
UA4HIP7022.0 R4MZ/4 0405R4
DJ4TC1296950.0 SK1UHG/B 0404SK

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DX ANNOUNCES

PROPAGATION

Solar Flux: 78, A-index: 19

Report issued 2016 Aug 25 0305 UTC

DateSun SpotsFluxGoes
Aug 25, 20164378 A8.5
Aug 24, 20164778 A9.6
Aug 23, 20163381 A7.7
Aug 22, 20161180 A8.3
Aug 21, 20161277 A9.4
Aug 20, 20163778 A8.6
Aug 19, 20165481 A8.2
Aug 18, 20166482 A8.2
Aug 17, 20168183 A9.1
Aug 16, 20167087 A9.9
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