AMATEUR RADIO NEWS

Got Grids? ARRL June VHF Contest is June 13- 15

Wednesday, 27th May 2015

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.“This has probably been the most significant weather event to hit Texas,” ARRL South Texas Sec... [continue]

Nick Lance, KC5KBO, SK — Prepared Astronauts to Become Radio Amateurs

Nick Lance Jr, KC5KBO, of Houston, Texas, died May 24. He was 65. A retired NASA engineer and an ARRL member, Lance was a veteran member of the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) team, and one of his roles was to prepare the astronauts to pass their Amateur Radio license exams. Lance was named ARRL Professional Educator of the... [continue]

YC Meeting Minutes 18/05/15

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Bengaluru is the Ham Capital:

Has 5,000 of the 20,000 licensed operators in the country Concerted efforts over the last 25 years to popularise amateur ham radio has made Bengaluru the ham capital today. With nearly 5,000 licensed enthusiasts using the amateur radio wireless technology, Bengaluru has the highest number of ham licence holders in the country, which has a total of... [continue]

UK radio amateurs use PSK31 satellite transponder

After building a 28 MHz 1/4 Wave Ground Plane antenna to replace his dipole Peter Goodhall 2E0SQL was able to receive his 10 watt signal through the PSAT PSK31 transponder for the first time on Tuesday, May 26

Essex Radio Ham's Pi in the Sky test flight

On Sunday, May 24, 2015, Chelmsford radio amateur Chris Stubbs M6EDF carried out a test flight of the ECC1 Pi in the Sky high altitude balloon tracker on 434.447 MHz

Morse code from Tollesbury

The Essex CW Group (ECWG) will be operating G1FCW/P from Tollesbury in Essex during CW Field Day weekend June 6-7

PU70FEB Special Event Station

PU70FEB, new Special Event Station to celebrate 70 years of the end of World War II, and a tribute to Brazilian Expeditionary Force - FEB, in Italian Campaigne

National Vintage Communications Fair 2015

The British Vintage Wireless Society have released a video of the National Vintage Communications Fair held on May 10, 2015

Ofcom permit Spark transmission for Marconi anniversary

The Penarth Times reports on the historical recreation of the first wireless transmission over open sea by Guglielmo Marconi from Flatholm Island to Lavernock point, 118 years ago

Communications is ham radio group's specialty

Amateur Radio World Castles Award

LightSail-1 CubeSat stops transmitting

Canadian radio hams respond to wildfire emergency

Amateur Radio Newsline Needs Help!

HRD news: WY7YL returns to HRD as support specialist, adds UK support member.

FCC Eliminates Amateur Radio Vanity Call Sign Regulatory Fee:

US Naval Academy PSK31 CubeSat Transponders Active:

Logbook of The World Will Be Down Briefly on May 28

Alberta ARES Requests Priority Access to 14.135, 7.135, and 3.675 MHz Due to Fires

China Set to Launch Several Amateur Radio Satellites this Summer

Morse Code in new book and on TV

29 MHz the forgotten band for ham radio satellites

Waters and Stanton Open Day report

9M2SE IOTA AS-046 2015 DXpedition

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.
F4HMR7140.0 9A4MX/P 07399A
UA9CUA28510.0 R120K 0739R1
IK2WZM21073.0 IO2EXPO 0738I
F6HTJ2320983.0 F5ZHX/B 0738F
IZ4AFM7136.0 I6YOT 0738I
ON7JM14085.0 W6WRT 0737W6
F6HTJ144180.0 EB6AOK 0737EB6
PD1BHZ14076.0 VK4EF 0737VK4
ON7JM14090.0 UA5D 0737UA
IZ0RPS7113.0 IY0TC 0737I
EA1PP28490.0 AO150A 0737AO
F1EYB144213.0 F6DFI 0737F
9A3SM7140.0 9A4MX/P 07369A
DK0EE21081.5 FW1JG 0736FW
SQ8BGR28430.0 5Z0L 07365Z
DL8BV14023.0 DK65DARC 0736DK
UX5MK14020.8 AO150G 0735AO
FW1JG18105.5 JH3XYP 0735JH
UT7UJ14089.1 ZL2AO 0735ZL2
AO150G14015.0 AO150G 0735AO

TOP HF SPOTS

HF spots from EU
5Z0L8
EA2AQM/QRP5
LZ2015KM5
AO150A5
IT9JSL4
AO150G4
9A4MX/P4
IO2EXPO4
R150ITU3
V31MA3
TA4/PH2M/M3
I6YOT3
TM90REF3
FO5QJ2
IV3RVN2
HF spots from NA
5C5T2
VK2CR1
E51JD1
ER150ITU1
V31MA1
AO150T1
HF spots from AS
5Z0L3
V85TL2
VK2IR2
R120K1
R6WA1
UA9UAX/M1
UE110L1
IT9/LY5W1

DX ANNOUNCES

PROPAGATION

Solar Flux: 95, A-index: 6
No space weather storms are predicted for the next 24 hours.
Report issued 2015 May 28 0605 UTC

DateSun SpotsFluxGoes
May 28, 20152495 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
May 19, 201583110 B4.4
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