AMATEUR RADIO NEWS

DX News -- ARRL DX Bulletin #16:

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Thursday, 17th April 2014

Amateur Radio: Your Gateway to Wireless Communication

Amateur Radio: Your Gateway to Wireless Communication World Amateur Radio Day is celebrated each year on April 18 in recognition of the anniversary of the founding of the IARU in Paris in 1925 At the IARU Administrative Council meeting in September 2013, the theme 'Amateur Radio: Yo... [continue]

The STELAR Project 2014

The STELAR Project 2014 The education and science charity STELAR has been active in promoting radiocommunications in schools and colleges for over 20 years, as part of curriculum enrichment and personal and professional development for teachers Through its s... [continue]

Propagation Forecast Bulletin #16 de K7RA:

After a few days in the doldrums on April 8-13 with sunspot numbers in the double digits, solar activity made a strong recovery over the following three days, with daily sunspot numbers of 105, 149 and 245. Sunspot numbers have reached this level several times in the past 12 months. On February 28, 2014 the daily sunspot number reached 279, it was... [continue]

Just Ahead In Radiosport:

Just Ahead In Radiosport:

World Amateur Radio Day Is Friday, April 18:

"Amateur Radio: Your Gateway to Wireless Communication" is the theme for World Amateur Radio Day 2014, Friday, April 18. Radio amateurs celebrate World Amateur Radio Day each year on April 18 to recognize the anniversary of the founding of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) in Paris in 1925. ARRL Co-Founder Hiram Percy Maxim, 1AW, was it... [continue]

ARRL Asks FCC to Dismiss 'Fatally Flawed' Petition for Rule Making:

The ARRL has told the FCC that a Petition for Rule Making (RM-11715) from Mimosa Networks to permit unlicensed Part 15 wireless broadband services in the 10.0-10.5 GHz band is "fatally flawed" and should be dismissed.

Radio Volunteers Provide Critical Support for 30th Challenge Cup Relay:

Amateur Radio volunteers were key to maintaining safety and security for the thousands of law enforcement personnel who took part in the Baker to Vegas Challenge Cup Relay (B2V) race on March 22.

Astronaut Live Amateur Radio Digital TV Test from the ISS:

Japanese Astronaut Koichi Wakata, KC5ZTA, served as the host for a successful final commissioning test pass April 13 for the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) "Ham Video" transmitter and camera. Operating as OR4ISS from the ISS Columbus module, Wakata transmitted digital video and audio, as ground stations in France and Ital... [continue]

FUNCUBE/AO-73 Transponder will be Active Each Weekend:

The FUNcube/AO-73 Amateur Radio transponder will be active full time (with low-power beacon) on weekends.

KickSat Project Announces Telemetry Download Competition:

Zac Manchester, KD2BHC, of the KickSat project is offering prizes to the first stations to copy telemetry from KickSat and the "Sprite" satellites it will deploy.

Deadline Is May 1 to Apply for ARRL Teachers Institute:

W1AW Centennial Operations are In MS and ND Until April 23 (UTC):

HAARP Facility In Danger of Being Dismantled:

A Century of Amateur Radio and the ARRL:

In Brief...

Getting It Right!

GB2RS News Script – 20 April 2014

Longer opening hours for National Radio Centre

Welcome to new RSGB Regional Managers

Tony's 10 Metre Band Report

TX Factor: Youngsters On The Air 2014

AmateurLogic.TV 65: True Grits!

Florida QSO Party (FQP)

Captain Peter P Eckersley and RSGB in the Guardian

RAGazine now available for download

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Thursday, 17th April 2014

EA1AUS HamRadio - Shack (Jan-2011)

Bienvenido a mi cuarto de radio... Welcome to my radio shack ... EA1AUS, Javier - Salamanca - IN70dx.

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Thursday, 17th April 2014

Hollister recognized by state for years of volunteer work

On Monday, speaking from the Cochise Amateur Radio Association facility on Moson Road, Hollister said his natural fascination with radios as a teen ...

Wednesday, 16th April 2014

Amateur radio making waves

At the weekend's Ipswich exhibition, members demonstrated how amateur radio works, as well as showing curious visitors how to get involved.

One Year After the Boston Marathon Bombing, a Connecticut Resident Remembers

Chief Operating Officer of the American Radio Relay League, volunteer amateur radio operator who helped with communications at the Boston ...

Tuesday, 15th April 2014

New at DX Engineering -- 2014 FT5ZM Amsterdam Island DXpedition Receive Array Combo ...

For years, DX Engineering has provided the Amateur Radio community with the highest quality telecommunications equipment on the market.

Monday, 14th April 2014

Wheaton Community Radio Amateurs 'ham' it up since 1948

The Wheaton Community Radio Amateurs have been dialing in their “hams” – radios run by men and women operating under a special frequency for ...

HAM RADIO PODCASTS

DX CLUSTER SPOTS

SpotterFreq.DXGMTPref.
ON7HLU14192.0 CS5RAT 1259CS
RA3FP24895.0 4S7VG 12584S
UR5IRM28516.0 A61SM 1258A6
K3PIN28429.9 YB0NDT 1258YB
IZ8SKO14085.0 IW8RAO 1257I
UA9UDR10107.0 KH8/DL6JGN 1257KH8
IT9APL7125.0 IT9APL 1257IT9
EA3PT24945.0 5B4AHL 12575B
YY4CEG28500.0 CE2MVF 1257CE2
I4MOW21265.0 IK4GRO 1257I
E73FDE50099.0 I6WJB 1256I
EC1CT24940.0 JA3EGZ 1256JA3
DA0DX21013.0 9H1XT 12569H
DD2DF14070.6 E75AJ 1255E7
F5RPB14026.0 TM29UFT 1255TM
KD9ASA28465.0 KP4FD 1255KP4
K4YJ14260.0 W8BI 1255W8
KK6ZM1848.0 KK6ZM 1255KK6
KG3BOZ18101.0 W1AW/5 1255W1
JA6EXO10113.9 JD1AAI 1254JD1

TOP HF SPOTS

HF spots from EU
CR500TB6
C37AC4
JA1TLE3
3B8BAE3
OD5PY3
IZ5MMQ/13
HB9EYP2
4S7VG2
IQ0RM2
TM29UFT2
JH2KCE2
CS2WAD2
A6/PG5M2
JA1PFP2
7Z1AO2
HF spots from NA
W1AW/511
KP4FD4
KH8/DL6JGN4
C37AC3
YS1/NP3J3
W1AW/03
PZ5RA3
R4MZ3
W8BI3
VP2MMN2
FG8NY2
OM3TWM1
KH8/DJ6JGN1
YB0NDT1
4S7VG1
HF spots from AS
DR800BI2
C37AC2
9H1XT2
W1AW/02
4K6FO1
YO3BAP/P1
M0WGI1
IS0GQX1
SK89WARD1
R6AX1
R70KRC1
PZ5RA1
JR0ZFD/01
JD1AAI1
EI3KG1

DX ANNOUNCES

PROPAGATION

Solar Flux: 179, A-index: 11
Space weather for the next 24 hours is predicted to be minor.
Report issued 2014 Apr 18 0910 UTC

DateSun SpotsFluxGoes
Apr 18, 2014296179 B8.1
Apr 17, 2014245179 B8.7
Apr 16, 2014149184 B5.8
Apr 15, 2014105162 B6.0
Apr 14, 201495150 B4.4
Apr 13, 201474137 B5.7
Apr 12, 201483136 B6.2
Apr 11, 201478138 B8.0
Apr 10, 201495137 B5.1
Apr 09, 201494131 B3.5
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