AMATEUR RADIO NEWS

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Wednesday, 2nd September 2015

Jamboree On The Air 2015 Station Registration is Open

Worldwide station registration is open for the 2015 Boy Scouts Jamboree On The Air/Jamboree On The Internet (JOTA/JOTI), which will take place over the October 16-18 weekend. Registration requires a scout.org user name, which gives full access to the registration system as well as to many of the JOTA/JOTI activities that will be under way during th... [continue]

Trio Launched to ISS Includes Two Radio Amateurs

ARRL supports maximum flexibility for Amateur use of new 2200 and 630 meter bands

The ARRL has told the FCC that Amateur Radio operation in the new 135.7-137.8 kHz (2200 meters) and 472-479 kHz (630 meters) bands should be as unfettered as possible from a regulatory standpoint

Lessons from the draft UK regulations for CubeSats

The UK Space Agency has been conducting a review to evaluate how its regulatory approach might be tailored for CubeSat systems

156 years ago, a solar superstorm

Today is the anniversary of an historic solar storm, the Carrington Event

Llanelli radio hams and Help For Heroes

The Llanelli Amateur Radio Society held a 12-hour talkathon to raise vital funds for brave servicemen and women

HI HI: LOL of the 19th century ?

An article by Lauren Collister, looks at short forms and abbreviations used in the early days of Morse to make messages as concise as possible - a predecessor to today’s textspeak

Powerful ham experience on VHF, UHF and SHF based on a huge dish antenna, located in Portugal

Presently in preparation is an important (I might even say 'powerful') radio amateur experience, based on a two decaying huge dishes antennas, located in the 'Serra da Nogueira' (Nogueira Mountain), Bragança, Portugal

Katrina anniversary – Senator thanks radio amateurs

The 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, one of the worst of its type in US history, had Jackson County in Missouri visited where the Amateur Radio emergency communications role was praised. Senator Roger Wicker personally thanked radio amateurs for their lifesaving role during the Hurricane, and took part in use of the special anniversary e... [continue]

Nepal disaster recovery helped by radio amateurs

In the morning of April 25 an earthquake measuring 7.8 hit Nepal and triggered an avalanche on Mount Everest. There were frequent after-shocks including a magnitude of 6.7 on April 26, and on May 12 another earthquake measured 7.3 magnitude.   The loss of life is variously put at 8,000 people and more than 19,000 were injured.  ... [continue]

Brentwood: Class Offers Introduction to Ham Radio Emergency Communications:

LOL in the Age of the Telegraph:

Titanic: Three Ways the Disaster Changed Laws and Safety On the Seas:

ARRL Supports Maximum Flexibility for Amateur Use 2200, 630 Meter Bands:

FCC Universal Licensing System Down for Maintenance September 2-8:

N4BAA vs Warrington PA for Tower Permit:

A Reminder — FCC Universal Licensing System Down for Maintenance September 2-8

New QST QuickStats Poll Posted

ARRL Supports Maximum Flexibility for Amateur Use of New 2200 and 630 Meter Bands

Radio: The New Frontier?

Contest rules White Paper now out

VI0ANZAC faced weather and propagation

Radio hams launch to ISS Wednesday

Update of ICNIRPcalc - now Version 1.3

'Hamming it up' for 90 years!

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

Tuesday, 1st September 2015

Titanic: Three ways the disaster changed laws and safety on the seas

... icy demise, the Radio Act of 1912 was passed to regulate the use of certain bandwidths between the U.S. Navy and amateur radio operators.

Jerry Edward Elkins

He was a ham radio operator N4LZY. Jerry was a member of the Woodbury Lions Club, the Short Mtn. Repeater Club and the Dekalb/Cannon County ...

LOL in the age of the telegraph

In a 2008 talk, historian Jason Scott describes this evolution from the telegraph to amateur radio, a modern hobby that involves using radios to ...

Lighthouses linked through ham radio - Quoddy Tides

Lighthouses linked through ham radioQuoddy TidesGrand Manan's Swallowtail Lighthouse was a focal point for some conversations spanning the globe on August 15 and 16, as three amateur radio operators set up shop to participate in the International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend (ILLW). The 48‑hour ...... [continue]

Monday, 31st August 2015

Katrina, Ten Years Later a Broadcaster Remembers

... emergency services — don't dismiss the resources of the amateur radio community — build relationships with them similar to neighbor-to-neighbor.

HAM RADIO PODCASTS

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SpotterFreq.DXGMTPref.
9A6T21076.0 JF2XGF 1439JF
KA3CZY18144.0 EA5/G8NOF 1439EA
PY1FC21200.0 A71A 1439A7
N8XGS18157.0 TK4QL 1438TK
I3FGX14020.0 JT1CO 1438JT
EA2BV21032.0 HS3XVP 1438HS
ON3BEN18160.0 K5O 1438K5
PY3OR28400.0 N2YNF 1438N2
UA3SCE14071.0 OE8MOS 1437OE
SV1NJA18080.1 G4XRV 1437G
PD5SS14090.0 LZ1AEY 1436LZ
KJ6TOA14185.6 VR2XAN 1436VR
YU7BCD14072.0 YU90IARU 1436YU
M0ODV14208.0 A71AM 1436A7
IW9GYL14080.4 EA3ATJ/QRP 1435EA
I8YAV18107.5 K8GI/4 1435K8
F4BYF21071.8 YB2VMC 1435YB
UA9OP14076.0 XV5HS 1435XV
F4ENH14237.0 R9LM 1435R9
LZ1AEY14091.0 PD5SS 1435PD

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DX ANNOUNCES

PROPAGATION

Solar Flux: 89, A-index: 6
Space weather for the next 24 hours is predicted to be minor.
Report issued 2015 Sep 02 1205 UTC

DateSun SpotsFluxGoes
Sep 02, 20154989 B2.1
Sep 01, 20155089 B2.8
Aug 31, 20155091 B3.5
Aug 30, 20155092 B4.5
Aug 29, 201552100 B5.7
Aug 28, 201546109 B4.8
Aug 27, 201545110 B6.5
Aug 26, 201561126 B4.9
Aug 25, 201571121 B6.2
Aug 24, 201593128 B6.2
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