AMATEUR RADIO NEWS

434 MHz balloon launch at Dorset Rally

Jules G0NZO hopes to launch a 434 MHz balloon BONZO8 from the Flight Refuelling ARS Hamfest on Sunday, August 9 at Cobham Sports and Social Club Ground, Merley, near Wimborne, Dorset

Monday, 3rd August 2015

Essex gets 2m D-STAR repeater

On Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 14:25 UT, the Essex 2m repeater GB7TE was connected to the amateur radio D-STAR network

First small scale DAB starts in Brighton

A small scale digital radio took to the air in Brighton on July 31 with the UK’s first local DAB multiplex

Third spaceflight for astronaut Paolo Nespoli

ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli, IZ0JPA will be heading for space a third time, as part of Expeditions 52 and 53 to the International Space Station. He will be launched on a Soyuz vehicle in May 2017 on a five-month mission

Upcoming ARISS contact with Maroochydore State School, Queensland, Australia

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Maroochydore State School, Maroochydore, Queensland, Australia on 06 August

DXCC Country/Entity Report

According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 26th July, through Sunday, 2nd August there were 200 countries active

Another hunter prosecuted for using illegal dog-tracking devices

http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2015/august/another_hunter_prosecuted_for_using_illegal_dog_tracking_devices.htm

History This Week

A look back at events that made history this week - compiled by the Summerland Amateur Radio Club of Lismore, NSW

Sunday, 2nd August 2015

FDL Amateur Radio Club Explores Versatile Hobby:

FOND DU LAC - The Fond du Lac Amateur Radio Club is composed of professors, office workers, broadcasters, auto mechanics, information technology professionals, retirees, men, women and individuals of all ages -- a group as versatile as the interest that links them. Donald "Buddy" Larson, club president, says a person's background doesn't matter; t... [continue]

Amateur Radio Clubs New Mobile Communications Van will be at Fair:

WEST UNION - Come out to the Fayette County Fair on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday (Aug 5-7) from 1-6 p.m., and get a demonstration of the Rural Iowa Amateur Radio Club's (RIARC) new mobile communications vehicle. The City of Elgin transferred ownership of the vehicle to RIARC this past fall. Rural Iowa Amateur Radio Club has spent the year recon... [continue]

Fox-1A mated to the Centaur for launch

AMSAT-NA's Fox-1A satellite, which will launch on a NASA ELaNa flight from Vandenburg AFB, has been mated to the Centaur upper stage which will carry it to orbit

Revised Amateur Radio Intermediate syllabus

Win a portable shortwave radio in the Virtual Radio Challenge III

PMR 446 in Ofcom consultation

ANZAC 100, and a message from the Communications Minister

Winter expedition to the Bogong High Plains

Vietnam Veterans Day

Despite computers, there's still interest in ham radio

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP

DKARS Magazine August 2015 is now ready for download

Upcoming ARISS contact with ESA Space Camp, Külsheim, Germany

Updated RAC 0-30 MHz Band Plan released

This $1,000 device lets hackers hijack satellite communications

Propagation de K7RA

PW70FEB

Despite Computers, There's Still Interest In Ham Radio:

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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

Monday, 3rd August 2015

Local hams take to the airwaves

While amateur radio isn't the most efficient means of communication (it usually involves voice, but sometimes morse code), hobbyists can't get enough ...

A day in the field

Ham radio operators experienced lots of excitement during Field Day 2015 weekend June 27-28 2015 along Eastern North Carolina. Many new ...

Saturday, 1st August 2015

ATTACK of the ZOMBIE SATELLITE: Run radio hams, run! (UK)

A satellite launched by the US military has gone rogue and is causing interference to radio hams across Europe. The US Navy’s PCSat NO-44, which is only supposed to transmit over the US, is now drowning out European amateurs and the USN doesn’t know what to do about it.

Local filmmakers collaborate on "Infinite," a Michigan-made love story

In the film, ambitious graduate student Elizabeth Law (played by Caitlin Collins) is studying astronomy at MIT when she encounters William Cross (Franco Pulice), a well-known, thought-to-be dead astronaut trapped in space. They connect by chance one evening via Law’s ham radio.

Colorado Springs couple transforms area summits into temporary radio stations

Stuck on the summit without a signal? Stay calm and reach for the breath mints - at least that's the unlikely advice that Frank and Lynn Skinner might offer. The husband and wife from Colorado Springs spend weekends hunting for radio signals on summits across the Pikes Peak region.

HAM RADIO PODCASTS

DX CLUSTER SPOTS

SpotterFreq.DXGMTPref.
HA6VH21004.0 ET3AA 1459ET
OM5CM144364.0 GM4JJJ 1459GM
EC5BYB7150.0 EA1IPH 1458EA
RD0W14160.0 RJ6J 1458RJ6
EA2EFI21266.0 MX0TBG/P 1458M
UA3UKD21082.3 A61E 1458A6
9A2DI50094.3 HA5HS 1458HA
4Z5ML14010.5 HS0ZCW 1458HS
EA7YT7115.0 EA3FNZ/2 1458EA
R3KAB14210.0 VU2PHD 1458VU
E20QVD21012.0 R15CWC/3 1458R1
HA6VH21021.0 EG1SMA 1458EG
UN7PGA7018.0 R15CWC/8 1457R1
W7WA7008.0 UR2DA 1457UR
F5PCV14009.0 UV5EAC 1457UV
LA4SS14290.0 8N23WSJ 14578N
YL3IN14174.0 RA1ALA/1 1456RA1
SQ3BKH14072.4 HF2015BASI 1456HF
UA9UX10115.0 RA9LL 1456RA9
RA9LL10115.0 RA9LL 1456RA9

TOP HF SPOTS

HF spots from EU
ET3AA7
OK1VEI/P6
TA1BX/M5
8N23WSJ5
OK2APY/P4
EA1DST/P4
OH2KW/P4
A65DR3
EA1IPH3
EA3GFP3
EA3UV3
EA8ED2
DL65DARC2
OK1APY/P2
HF2015BASI2
HF spots from NA
ET3AA5
ZS2CC2
S50O1
YV4YC1
N4SFR1
T77C1
UR2DA1
YF1DO1
4L1MA1
EN1000UJ1
A41PG1
RD6MZ1
8N23WSJ1
EI7JK1
ES4RX1
HF spots from AS
ET3AA3
R2015SM3
RA9LL2
R2015EP2
RJ6J2
S50O2
A65DR2
R9WI2
EA3AA1
R9LV1
OH2KW/P1
BH4AYG1
R15CWC/31
OK2APY/P1
HS0ZCW1

DX ANNOUNCES

PROPAGATION

Solar Flux: 102, A-index: 11
No space weather storms are predicted for the next 24 hours.
Report issued 2015 Aug 03 1210 UTC

DateSun SpotsFluxGoes
Aug 03, 201551102 B2.4
Aug 02, 201570102 B2.4
Aug 01, 201571103 B2.3
Jul 31, 201583101 B2.0
Jul 30, 201566102 B2.2
Jul 29, 201556101 B2.3
Jul 28, 201553101 B2.2
Jul 27, 201538100 B2.3
Jul 26, 20154197 B2.2
Jul 25, 20155494 B2.2
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