AMATEUR RADIO NEWS

HamRadioNow: Bell 202 Modem; SDR via GNU. Two more from the DCC

HAMRADIONOW.tv from the ARRL/TAPR Digital Communications Conference Episode 180: Clarifying the Amateur Bell 202 Modem Episode 181: Ham Friendly DSP Using GNU Radio Companion Episode 180: Kenneth Finnegan W6KWF is earning a Masters Degree by studying APRS and Packet Radio. What a deal! He's sharing his education by presenting a piece ... [continue]

Thursday, 18th December 2014

ARRL Website Search Function Temporarily Off Line

The search function on the ARRL website is temporarily unavailable. However, until it is fixed, there is an alternative approach using Google.Simply go to the Google search engine at www.google.com and enter the following:site:arrl.org (keyword/search term)For example, entering . . .site:arrl.org transmitter...will search the site and return resul... [continue]

YC Meeting Minutes 15/12/14

Radio Society of Britain Youth Committee Meeting Minutes 15th December (more…)

SSTV transmissions from the ISS today

Slow Scan TV transmissions from the International Space Station are expected to take place on Thursday Dec 18 and Saturday Dec 20 on 145.800 MHz FM

Ofcom publishes data from co-existence tests with Digital Terrestrial Television services

Ofcom has published data from tests examining co-existence between Digital Terrestrial Television services (DTT), such as Freeview, and White Space Devices (WSDs)

South Georgia Island and South Sandwich Island

The Intrepid-DX Group, led by Paul Ewing-N6PSE and David Collingham-K3LP, is pleased to announce our next Dxpedition

Tony's 10 Metre Band Report

A fine week on Ten Metres with the contest producing 13,800 reported contacts on Saturday and 15,200 on Sunday. From memory this is largest number of contacts on any one day or total in a weekend.

EURAO Party - Autumn 2014: be digital, explore 30m

The European Radio Amateurs' Organization, together with the 30 Meter Digital Group, announce a new party on the air, this time with the motto: 'be digital, explore 30m'

Consultation on amending the Wireless Telegraphy licence exemption criteria for Ultra Wideband devices

Ofcom is consulting on a proposal to make regulations that would amend the existing Wireless Telegraphy licence exemption criteria for Ultra Wideband (UWB) devices

Nominations for the 2014 Intrepid Spirit Award

The Intrepid-DX Group is seeking nominations for the individual or group that most displayed their 'Intrepid Spirit' this past year

ARRL’s Last “Red Badges on the Air Day” on December 31!

Big VHF/UHF Yagi Winter Sale from InnovAntennas America

IARU Calendar No. 193: Shoqata e Radio Amatoreve te Kosoves (SHRAK) Proposed for IARU Membership

NRC Holiday OpeningTimes

Licence review forum launched

New record for Logbook of the World

Watch SSTV from the ISS this week

December is YOTA month

Cuba emergency net activated on 7115kHz

SSTV transmissions from the International Space Station

IARUMS Region 1 Newsletter November 2014 available

New CEPT recommendation on licence examinations for persons with disabilities

IARU Region 1 HF Managers Handbook V.8.1

December YOTA month is about to start.

IARUMS Region 1 Newsletter October 2014 available!

Handover Executive Committee

YOUTUBE VIDEOS

Wednesday, 17th December 2014

COLD WEATHER HAM RADIO

10 meters has really been good we hear some more interesting broadcast on 14.314 mhz, and winter storm ASTRO make a pass If your new please subscribe and lea...

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Thursday, 18th December 2014

Ham radio towers stolen in Effort - Pocono Record

Ham radio towers stolen in EffortPocono Record15, 2014 @ 1:37 pm. Sometime between Nov. 30 and Dec. 7, someone stole two ham radio communication towers from an Upper Valley Road property in Effort. Anyone with information is asked to call state police at 570-646-2271. poconorecord.com. Writer.... [continue]

Wednesday, 17th December 2014

Transcript Digest

FCC amateur radio license seven-week course 6:30-9 p.m. begins Jan. 15, Salvation Army, 3950 Clayton Road, Concord. Class free; $7 materials, ...

YL 33: The First Female Ham Radio Operators, and their Awesome Legacy - The Mary Sue

The Mary SueYL 33: The First Female Ham Radio Operators, and their Awesome LegacyThe Mary SueAlthough enthusiasm for ham radio as the medium of choice for hobbyists, veterans, and emergency responders hasn't waned much over the last fifty or so years, the hobby is making a strong resurgence as aspiring makers acknowledge radio's contributio... [continue]

Ham radio towers stolen in Effort - Pocono Record

Ham radio towers stolen in EffortPocono Record15, 2014 @ 1:37 pm. Sometime between Nov. 30 and Dec. 7, someone stole two ham radio communication towers from an Upper Valley Road property in Effort. Anyone with information is asked to call state police at 570-646-2271. poconorecord.com. Writer.... [continue]

Ham Radio Deluxe: Santa's Gift for You! - eHam.net

Ham Radio Deluxe: Santa's Gift for You!eHam.netIf you need to drop a hint about a stocking stuffer – look no further than HRD! Tell your family and friends that with the coupon code “holidays” they can get you the top of the line Amateur Radio software – Ham Radio Deluxe – for 10% off! Or, why not ...... [continue]

HAM RADIO PODCASTS

DX CLUSTER SPOTS

SpotterFreq.DXGMTPref.
UY2UM3523.9 OF9X 0349OF9
W3LPL1825.0 CO3IT 0349CO
W4IMD14076.0 UA3ALE 0349UA3
W5GZ1855.0 W1AW/4 0349W1
AF5OD3606.5 W1AW/4 0348W1
W4II7006.0 5H3EE 03485H
W3WGW3585.0 W1AW/3 0347W1
KF7BA7185.0 AG5Z 0347AG5
AC8XI7185.0 AG5Z 0347AG5
WB0DBQ144205.0 KA0JW 0347KA0
KZ2R3606.5 NS2X 0346NS2
AC8XI7185.0 AG5Z 0346AG5
N7ELL3591.9 K0RAR 0346K0
K9APW7003.0 J28NC 0344J2
W5GZ1845.5 W1AW/3 0344W1
KA9VDU144215.0 K9VQR 0344K9
AB8RL7012.0 A65BP 0344A6
NS2X3606.5 W1AW/4 0343W1
CA3SOC7076.0 W9MO 0343W9
UY2UM7001.6 K1PAD 0343K1

TOP HF SPOTS

HF spots from EU
W1AW/34
J28NC2
W1AW/KH62
K1PAD1
KO4GS1
K3WW1
MD0CCE1
W1AW/41
LZ2DF1
CM3OPG1
KB3OZC1
VE3HAZ1
OF9X1
HF spots from NA
W1AW/321
W1AW/418
W1AW/KH67
N9IO5
K1RO4
A65BP3
SM5AQD3
EX2V3
KB3IWV3
VP2V/W5SJ3
W2OR3
AG5Z3
N7ELL3
J28NC2
5H3EE2
HF spots from AS
W1AW/33
W1AW/KH62
UT7UJ1
WA1AW/41

DX ANNOUNCES

PROPAGATION

Solar Flux: 213, A-index: 5

Report issued 2014 Dec 19 0010 UTC

DateSun SpotsFluxGoes
Dec 19, 2014168213 C1.4
Dec 18, 2014154213 C1.2
Dec 17, 2014169192 B9.2
Dec 09, 201477133 B5.7
Dec 08, 201458133 B5.6
Dec 07, 201473132 B6.9
Dec 06, 201497129 B5.2
Dec 05, 2014137137 B7.1
Dec 04, 2014128158 B7.6
Dec 03, 2014146154 C1.0
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