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.
SQ1GZO18140.0 D44KS 1637D4
EA2DVN7112.0 EA2DJK 1637EA
PY2NQ28015.0 IK2CKR 1637I
IZ2ZPT7118.0 IQ2UL 1637I
W2QO24923.2 K0IR 1637K0
N8OB28016.3 PA5WT 1637PA
R7AW3516.0 UN3M 1637UN
W9RN24960.0 EI6JK 1636EI
WA1ZYX24967.9 F8DZU 1636F
W7RGT18106.5 IK2WZM 1636I
LU4AUG28092.0 LU4AUG 1636LU
DL7FD10112.0 DL7UZO 1636DL
F4HFD7096.0 TM55BM 1636TM
K7RFK28010.0 CG3AT 1636CG3
VE2LG28010.0 CG3AT 1636CG3
DK2AJ7041.0 TM55BM 1636TM
W9ZJX28035.3 EA7TG 1636EA
VA3ZB24901.0 GI4DOH 1636GI
NA6L24938.5 VP2ETE 1636VP2E
G0JEI28077.0 N4OZ 1635N4

TOP HF SPOTS

HF spots from EU
HC2AO/84
VA3ARI4
TM55BM4
IQ2UL3
RI1ANT3
W1AW/43
IK1DFH/P3
CG3AT2
EA7DX2
5W0UU2
ZW75PSO2
W4D2
VE7SZ2
PA1H/P2
I1SCL2
HF spots from NA
W1AW/44
7U60AR3
MW0YVK3
DK3EE3
YB9/DL7UVO2
CG3AT2
9H5DX2
W2YC2
MU0FAL2
K1MAA2
F5POJ2
VP2ETE2
W4D2
AA4R2
GI4DOH2
HF spots from AS
RN3AKK1
AK6TR1
UN3M1
4L0BW1
W1AW/41
LX/PA3EZC/P1
S57Z1

DX ANNOUNCES

PROPAGATION

Solar Flux: 167, A-index: 10
Space weather for the next 24 hours is predicted to be minor.
Report issued 2014 Nov 23 1205 UTC

DateSun SpotsFluxGoes
Nov 23, 201464167 B8.6
Nov 22, 201468167 B7.7
Nov 21, 201483163 B8.8
Nov 20, 201472168 B9.2
Nov 19, 201492170 B8.9
Nov 18, 201495167 B7.9
Nov 17, 201491168 B9.5
Nov 16, 2014100172 B7.2
Nov 15, 2014117161 B8.1
Nov 14, 2014104161 B9.3
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