Amateur Radio Administration Course (ARAC) Presented In Mexico for 2nd Year

For the second year in a row, ARRL, IARU Region 2, and the Federación Mexicana de Radioexperimentadores (FMRE) have presented the Amateur Radio Administration Course (ARAC) in Mexico City. The course was held August 7-9 at Mexico City's World Trade Center. The ARAC is aimed at the people in charge of administering the Amateur Radio and Amateur Sa... [continue]

Friday, 18th August 2017

Plane Crash Drill Turns to Major Fire Response:

Over the course of a single day, ARES Los Angeles (ARES LAX) Northwest District operators on July 8 pivoted from a plane crash mass-casualty drill to a real major fire response. With the area suffering under record 108 degree heat, the ARRL Los Angeles Section's ARES Northwest District Emergency Coordinator Roozy Moabery, W1EH, had no idea that an... [continue]

The Doctor Will See You Now!

"S-Units" is the topic of the the latest episode of the "ARRL The Doctor is In" podcast. Listen...and learn!

Radio Eritrea and Radio Ethiopia Still Battling on 40 Meters:

It was a now-familiar story in the July edition of the International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 (IARU R1) Monitoring System (IARUMS) newsletter, which reports that Radio Eritrea and Radio Ethiopia are still slugging it out within the 40-meter amateur band. IARU Region 1 includes Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and northern Asia.

Ham Hoping to Crowdfund Experimental Time at HAARP Facility:

Another Luxembourg Effect experiment could take place at Alaska's High-Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) facility during its September research campaign. Jeff Dumps, KL4IU -- a self-described construction worker, electronics technician, and radio enthusiast -- wants to purchase 12 minutes at the HAARP controls to carry out his inve... [continue]

In Brief...

In Brief...

Huntsville Hamfest Live Webcast August 18-20:

Join us on for the live webcast of Huntsville, AL webcast. Thousands of dollars in prizes for our viewers. Just join in the chat and if you name is called and you answer you win.

DX News -- ARRL DX Bulletin #33:

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by HL4CCM, RW6HS, SP8TK, QRZ DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The Daily DX, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites. Thanks to all.

Just Ahead In Radiosport:

Just Ahead In Radiosport:

Solar Eclipse QSO Party will Facilitate Real Science:

Amateur Radio will be in the service of science on Monday, August 21, as a total solar eclipse causes the shadow of the Moon to traverse the US from Oregon to South Carolina in a little more than 90 minutes, obscuring the sun completely for a few minutes at any given location along the way. The sudden absence of sunlight -- and especially of solar... [continue]

Amateur Radio Communication Resources to be Available During Eclipse Day:

ARRL, the American Red Cross, and The Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network (SATERN) will partner on Monday, August 21, to provide a nationwide communication link for local and regional American Red Cross units should a communications failure occur during the solar eclipse.

The ARRL Letter, August 17, 2017

Amateur Radio Communication Resources to be Available during Eclipse Day

Revised NCVEC Form 605 Must Be Used at Exam Sessions Starting on August 21

Diversity in amateur radio

Huntsville hamfest live webcast Aug 18-20

QRP Portable Antenna Hamsticks For 817/KX3/X108

Plane Crash Drill Turns to Major Fire Response

The Doctor Will See You Now!

Pirates on the Air!

New owner for Practical Wireless and RadioUser magazines

Three ELaNa CubeSats delivered to Space Station

New predictions for the solar eclipse

Ofcom licensing issue - short call signs

Blackburn stops Radio Rovers after 23 years

Today! - NASA TV to air six-hour spacewalk at ISS


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 ...



Thursday, 17th August 2017

How Can Ham Radio Keep You Updated During the Total Eclipse?

“Amateur radio especially is useful in case you have your traditional telephone lines, landlines, cell phones that don't work. A lot of folks are out there ...

How Can Ham Radio Keep You Updated During the Total Eclipse?

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO)- If you have ever been at crowded festival or party, you might have noticed the quality of your cell phone reception gets ...

Community Calendar

Radio Operators Association of Dallas (ROADS) — 7 p.m., Polk County Courthouse ... Organization for amateur radio operators; public welcome.

China, Ukraine launch joint radiosport summer camp for youth

... Guangdong Province, who were interested in amateur radio direction finding (ARDF) -- a sport that features map-and-compass navigating and radio ...

Commissioners approve software for GIS mapping

The agency does search and rescue, has a haz-mat team and an amateur radio team, and supervises towns' emergency planning committees.



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Solar Flux: 77, A-index: 29

Report issued 2017 Aug 18 0005 UTC

DateSun SpotsFluxGoes
Aug 18, 20173077 A8.3
Aug 17, 20173077 B1.3
Aug 16, 20172177 B1.0
Aug 15, 20171274 B1.0
Aug 14, 20171173 A2.9
Aug 13, 20171168 A2.7
Aug 12, 20171170 A3.0
Aug 11, 20171170 A3.3
Aug 10, 20171171 A3.5
Aug 09, 20171172 A3.9
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