AMATEUR RADIO NEWS

Past ARRL Roanoke Division Director, Honorary Vice President Dennis Bodson, W4PWF SK

Past ARRL Roanoke Division Director Dennis Bodson, W4PWF, of Arlington, Virginia, died on July 1. He would have turned 77 this month. Bodson had been recovering from recent surgery, but his death was unexpected

Saturday, 2nd July 2016

Not Your Grandpa's Ham Radio

Marty N6VI and Dennis W6DQ attended the Bay Area Maker Faire May 20-22 to show modern microwave and advanced amateur radio projects using Arduino, software defined radio (SDR), WiFi, image and video/wideband technologies

EuCW Snakes and Ladders

The 'summer/autumn' EuCW Snakes and Ladders run started on Friday July 1st and ends on December 31st

Trans Tasman Challenge

The Trans Tasman contest has undergone a metamorphosis into a faster more interesting low bands challenge

EURAO at Helsinki CEPT meeting

As you remember, last year EURAO signed a LoU with CEPT / ECC in order to cooperate in all Amateur Radio issues

Licence holders can now add licence reference text

All New Zealand licence holders can now add relevant descriptive text to their licences in the Register of Radio Frequencies (RRF)

Notice of Interruption - MSF 60 kHz Time and Frequency Signal

We have just been informed that the MSF 60 kHz time and frequency signal broadcast from Anthorn Radio Station will be off-air for annual maintenance work from: Monday 4 July until Wednesday 20 July (including weekends)

Past ARRL Roanoke Division Director, Honorary Vice President W4PWF (SK):

Past ARRL Roanoke Division Director Dennis Bodson, W4PWF, of Arlington, Virginia, died on July 1. He would have turned 77 this month. Bodson had been recovering from recent surgery, but his death was unexpected.

Propagation Forecast Bulletin #27 de K7RA:

Eight days with no sunspots, at least so far. Average daily sunspot number for our reporting week was down 33.6 points to 0. Earlier in this month we saw four days with a blank Sun (sunspot number of 0) from June 3-6. There were no sunspots during all of Field Day weekend. The last time we saw a blank Sun (before June 2016) was 2014. Just one day,... [continue]

Friday, 1st July 2016

W8CDX 1930s FD Setup at NO3M:

I had been tossing around the idea of doing an antique FD (Field Day) setup this year after having a lot of fun running my 1920s replica transmitters during several of the recent 160M Stew Perry (TBDC) events.

Doug Zwiebel, KR2Q, Named Director of CQ World Wide DX Contest:

(Hicksville, NY) July 1, 2016 - Longtime CQ World Wide DX Contest Committee member Doug Zwiebel, KR2Q, has been named Director of the CQ World Wide DX Contest, CQ magazine Publisher Dick Ross, K2MGA, announced today. Doug succeeds Randy Thompson, K5ZD, who has been CQWW Director for the past four years. The CQWW DX Contest is amateur radio's most ... [continue]

Past ARRL Roanoke Division Director, Honorary Vice President Dennis Bodson, W4PWF, SK

Rupert Thorogood, G3KKT, SK

RSGB 2016 Convention

New RSGB Microwave Manager

Schools Link project starts

Also in GB2RS this week…

Rallies and Events News – 3 July 2016

DX News – 3 July 2016

Special Events News – 3 July 2016

Doug Zwiebel, KR2Q, Named CQ World Wide DX Contest Director

News for England South-West – 3 July 2016

News for Wales – 3 July 2016

The K7RA Solar Update

YASME Foundation Announces Grants to Promote Youth Involvement In Ham Radio - eHam.net

AMSAT-UK International Space Colloquium 2016

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

Friday, 1st July 2016

Ham radio operators make 1184 calls in 24 hours in Hannibal

Members of the Hannibal and Quincy, Ill., amateur radio clubs spent 24 hours making a total of 1,184 contacts from 1 p.m. June 25 to 1 p.m. June 26, ...

San Juan Canyon Road residents conduct emergency evacuation drill

“Every Thursday night we have 'Canyon Net,' which is affiliated with the San Benito County Amateur Radio Association, and we go on the air and ...

Western Slope Skies - Amateur Astronomy

This is where amateur astronomers, whose interest in the night sky transcends their day-time existence and compels them to haul various pieces of ...

Local ham operators gather for field day

About 40 members of the Big Bend Amateur Radio Club, along with visitors from around Texas and the U.S., gathered at the Double Diamond Ranch ...

Local Radio Operators Tally 180 Contacts In 24 Hours

Local amateur radio operators activated an emergency operation centre at the Steinbach Fire Hall last weekend and participated in the continent-wide ...

HAM RADIO PODCASTS

DX CLUSTER SPOTS

SpotterFreq.DXGMTPref.
R6DDL18153.0 S79V 0919S7
EA1BKO7123.0 EA2EZ/P 0919EA
EA4GJP7125.0 EA5GOR 0919EA
SZ8S50125.0 SV9FBL 0918SV9
DL8AAV7141.0 SQ9LOM/P 0918SQ
UA2FT/614198.0 S79V 0918S7
EA1IEN7056.0 EC2AMN/P 0918EC
SP5Z7152.0 SP5ZIM/P 0918SP
OK1FHI14003.5 TM65EU 0918TM
LA4YGA144363.0 GW8JLY 0918GW
IU3GKU7118.0 IZ5CPK 0918I
EA4LO21200.0 EA9UV 0918EA9
IK1NDD7155.0 I0SBA 0918I
GW8JLY144363.0 LA4YGA 0918LA
RV9USA7083.0 RA6FCU 0918RA6
IZ6VZU7107.0 IQ2CP/P 0917I
OS8D18153.0 S79V 0917S7
CS7ABM14122.0 6W1ST 09176W
EB5JUF7060.0 EA2AJS 0917EA
I1CCA7158.0 I1CCA 0917I

TOP HF SPOTS

HF spots from EU
S79V8
EB3CNV/P7
9H3G7
IZ1PQL5
EA2AJS/P4
EA3HSD/P4
EA2EZ/P4
GB13COL4
EA7HMK4
EA7JXQ/44
OK8WFF/P3
SQ9LOM/P3
IQ0AK/P3
TM65EU3
IW5AB/IV33
HF spots from NA
5W0COW2
CO8LY1
HL3ANE1
HF spots from AS
R15EURO4
VU2RBI2
RA6FCU2
R1770LI1
R2DX/P1
RV9UP1
UA3FQ1
7Z1HL1
SV8/SQ9NIU1
KB6YH1
OK1DOZ1
YC1MR1
PY3CHN1
UA0FAM1
S79V1

DX ANNOUNCES

PROPAGATION

Solar Flux: 72, A-index: 7
Space weather for the next 24 hours is predicted to be minor.
Report issued 2016 Jul 02 0605 UTC

DateSun SpotsFluxGoes
Jul 02, 2016072 A5.3
Jul 01, 2016072 A5.5
Jun 30, 2016073 A6.0
Jun 29, 2016074 A6.5
Jun 28, 2016073 A7.2
Jun 27, 2016075 A7.7
Jun 26, 2016077 A9.3
Jun 25, 2016077 A8.3
Jun 24, 2016076 A8.2
Jun 23, 20162278 A8.0
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