AMATEUR RADIO NEWS

ARISS contact with CEPES, Jodoigne, Belgium, and Mimar Sinan Özel Okullari, Istanbul, Turkey

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at CEPES, Jodoigne, Belgium and Mimar Sinan Özel Okullari, Istanbul, Turkey on 01 April

Tuesday, 31st March 2015

RSGB President's review of contests

Following disquiet about the adjudication of a recent RSGB Contest, the Board has asked John Gould G3WKL, RSGB President, to conduct a review

Raspberry Pi Ham Radio SSTV

Make Magazine has published an article about using the Raspberry Pi for amateur radio Slow Scan Television (SSTV)

Video of AESP-14 CubeSat deployment from ISS

The Japanese Space Agency, JAXA, have released a video showing the deployment of the Brazilian amateur radio satellite AESP-14 from the International Space Station

1999 Introduction to Ham Radio

This vintage video gives a flavor of what amateur radio was like in the closing years of the last century

The Cass Award

Nigel Cawthorne G3TXF has won the 2014 Single-Operator Cass Award. The Cass Award encourages DXpedition operating excellence

Guerrilla Radio

Southgate reader Stephen G7VFY has spotted this rather interesting article about prisoners who make their own two-way radios to communicate

Huntington's Museum of Radio and Technology Has a Lot to Offer:

Much of what used to exist in Huntington's Harveytown neighborhood has vanished. Mayo Grocery Store is gone. The Shelby Earl Glass Company closed its doors several generations ago. The Old Beach swimming hole has dried up, and Irby Junior High School was reduced to a pile of ashes years ago. Through it all, education is still alive and well at the... [continue]

Ham Radio Webcast:

There is a new ham radio program called Amateur Radio Roundtable every Tuesday night at 8:00 PM central (0100 UTC Weds) on W5KUB.COM guests from around the world and all aspects of ham radio discussed.

Ham College episode 3

Ham College episode 3 is now available for download hc_3-mid.png Ham College, the new show for those new to the hobby and those wishing to get into Amateur Radio.In episode 3 we talk about voltage, demonstrate using voltmeters and cover 14 more questions and answers from the Technical class question pool. 59:07 Download YouTube ... [continue]

Monday, 30th March 2015

World Amateur Radio Day is April 18!

On Saturday, April 18, radio amateurs worldwide will take to the airwaves to celebrate World Amateur Radio Day 2015. It was on April 18, 1925, that the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) was founded in Paris, with ARRL Co-Founder Hiram Percy Maxim, 1AW, as its first president. The primary purpose of World Amateur Radio Day is to highlight Ama... [continue]

ARISS School Contact Proposal Window Open Until April 15

President’s Review of Contests

Antennas Raised at Hamfest:

Ham College Episode 3 is Out:

Getting started with the FM Satellites

Ham College episode 3

Kigali short wave relay to close

Essex 2m FM Activity Day 2015 report

2 metres Counties Contest - Ireland

SolderSmoke Podcast 174

SDR (RTL-2832U) runs in CHROME browser

Poldhu radio club is best in the west

Hackspace among Ham Club finalists

ARISS contact on Echolink and IRLP

History This Week

YOUTUBE VIDEOS

Sunday, 29th March 2015

Hamradio from the 'Big Gun' station.

We planned a full night at the 'Big Gun'station this time. This is the former Radio Netherlands antenna site with huge towers and big gain antennas. Our main focus would be 40 meter CW and...

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NEWSPAPERS

Tuesday, 31st March 2015

ETA International Offers FCC License Testing at Hamvention

ETA International will proctor all FCC Commercial Radio License exams at the 2015 Dayton Hamvention, one of the largest and premiere Amateur ...

Carl H. Breuning

He was an amateur Astronomer and member of Stellafane - the Springfield Telescope Makers and was past vice-president. He was also a Ham Radio ...

Saturday, 28th March 2015

SKYWARN® Training Class to be Held in Clearfield

The class is being sponsored by the Clearfield County Department of Emergency Services, in cooperation with the Clearfield County Amateur Radio ...

Friday, 27th March 2015

Clubs And Organizations

#Amateur Radio Operators (HAMS) and any who are interested in becoming a HAM operator are encouraged to join the Tonto Amateur Radio ...

Zenith Trans-Oceanic, The "Royalty of Radios"

The Zenith Corporation was founded in 1918 by amateur radio operators Ralph Matthews and Karl Hassel in Chicago as Chicago Radio Labs.

HAM RADIO PODCASTS

DX CLUSTER SPOTS

SpotterFreq.DXGMTPref.
VK3HJ1822.5 HC1PF 1108HC
SV2AYT28497.0 PU2WVF 1108PU
PU2KKE28492.2 RA3Y 1108RA3
EA7HG28477.5 H44MS 1108H4
RD3BS28122.3 EA9BO 1108EA9
DJ5AV7132.0 DL65DARC 1107DL
ON4VT14240.9 SN0WFF 1107SN
JQ3SON21021.0 DL1965WH 1107DL
IK8DDN14000.0 IK8DDN 1106I
LA1EOA18133.0 WL7E 1106WL
LZ2HY10141.0 VK6IR 1106VK6
RG3B21011.1 SU9VB 1105SU
PP1CZ24919.7 8Q7NT 11058Q
W8TWA1822.5 VK3HJ 1105VK3
SP5KD14241.0 SN0WFF 1104SN
VO1KVT18148.2 4X6YY 11044X
G0HDB28076.0 YD4IRS 1103YD
G0JEI24901.0 R35MWC 1102R3
EA3HPX7090.0 EB4SM 1102EB
SV6KRW28474.0 CX9BU 1102CX

TOP HF SPOTS

HF spots from EU
VK5CE/P7
WL7E7
AP2NK6
SN0WFF4
RA0Q/0/M4
C21EU4
JH0RNN4
DL65DARC3
8Q7NT3
IQ5WT/P3
JH1MDJ3
AB1OC2
JA1OSN/72
VU2TE2
SU9VB2
HF spots from NA
9V1XE1
VK3ACE1
HC1PF1
VK3HJ1
VK5LJ1
4X6YY1
HP1AVS1
HF spots from AS
R35MWC3
AP2NK2
C21EU2
4L1MA1
FK8CP1
DL1965WH1
LZ173LO1
UK8ZC1
RQ0C/41
W7AIT1
SV9BAI1
LB2TB1
RA0Q/0/M1
A61CK1
UT7HA1

DX ANNOUNCES

PROPAGATION

Solar Flux: 134, A-index: 5
No space weather storms are predicted for the next 24 hours.
Report issued 2015 Mar 31 0910 UTC

DateSun SpotsFluxGoes
Mar 31, 201556134 B6.6
Mar 30, 201573134 B9.1
Mar 29, 201582145 B7.9
Mar 28, 2015109146 B5.0
Mar 27, 2015103138 B4.5
Mar 26, 2015115136 B5.4
Mar 25, 2015127138 B4.8
Mar 24, 2015119133 B4.7
Mar 23, 201588128 B4.0
Mar 22, 201540122 B4.0
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