AMATEUR RADIO NEWS

ICQPODCAST - Amateur Radio Grid Locators has been released

Series EightEpisode Two of the ICQ Amateur / Ham Radio Podcast - Amateur RadioGrid Locators has been released. In this episode, EdDurrant DD5LP, Martin Rothwell M0SGL and Matthew Nassau 2E0MTT todiscuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds upthe news in brief, and this episodes feature Amateur Radio GridLocators. Newsstorie... [continue]

Sunday, 25th January 2015

First Light at 21CM, 432 EME to follow

The TIROS Restoration Team would like to announce first light at 21cm for the TLM-18 antenna system. First light occurred on 19 January, 2015 at approximately 17:00 GMT. The TLM-18 is a 60 foot prime focus parabolic antenna located in Wall Township, New Jersey, USA. It was first used to support the TIROS I and TIROS II ... [continue]

Broadband-Hamnet 5-Year Anniversary

On January 26 2010, Jim Kinter K5KTF, who had been collaborating with Glenn Currie KD5MFW, Rick Kirchhof NG5V, David Rivenburg AD5OO, and Bob Morgan WB5AOH, "turned on" this very website ! The 4 original founders of the (then-named) HSMM-MeshTM (High Speed Multimedia-Mesh) project had been working on developing a high speed solution for all of ... [continue]

QSO Today Podcast - Scott Andersen - NE1RD - The 100 Pound DXpedition

Scott Andersen, NE1RD, has evolved a system, over the years, that combines a family vacation and a serious DXpedition, especially during contests that he calls the 100 pound DXpedition. In this episode of QSO Today, Scott shares his secrets that include how to plan and execute the perfect combination of ham radio contesting and vacation in an ex... [continue]

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP

Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the expected solar activity will remain at low levels

Antique Wireless Association's CW Activity Day

The Antique Wireless Association's CW Activity Day will be held from 10:00 UTC on Saturday 7 February to 10:00 UTC on Sunday 8 February with activity on 80 40 and 20 metres. There are four categories of participation in the activity

1,000 likes for RSGB on Facebook

The new RSGB Facebook page has managed to get over a thousand likes in the first few days after launch

Cruise ship IRLP expedition

A group from the Australian Ladies Amateur Radio Association (ALARA) and friends will operate 'marine mobile' from the MS Celebrity Solstice, relying on lower power and the Internet Repeater Linking Project (IRLP) for communication

QSO Today - EP 26 - Scott Andersen - NE1RD

Scott Andersen, NE1RD, has evolved a system, over the years, that combines a family vacation and a serious DXpedition, especially during contests that he calls the 100 pound DXpedition

VK pico balloon floating in jet-stream

The solar-powered pico balloon flight PS-31 launched from Melbourne Australia on Saturday January 24, is on its predicted track and now near New Zealand

GX0MWT RNLI SOS Radio Week report

The Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society (CARS) had a successful first day operating for RNLI SOS Radio Week

5-year-old passes ham radio exam

OZ7IGY - 9 cm and 13 cm beacons now on Next Generation Beacons platform

Radio Amateurs Get Practical Thank You for Tour de France Backup:

5-Year-Old Passes Ham Radio Exam:

Raven Hill Discovery Center's Ham Radio Station Up and Running:

First Light / EME to Follow:

Hudson Division Delivers Inaugural Donation to New Legislative Issues Advocacy Fund

Pacific Ham Radio Debate

New PS-31 pico balloon from VK

Marijuana grow-lights cause problems for ham-radio operators

New PS-31 pico balloon from VK

Pacific Ham Radio Debate

GX0MWT active for RNLI SOS Radio Week

Marijuana grow-lights cause problems for ham-radio operators

Propagation de K7RA

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Sunday, 4th January 2015

Dongle RTL2832U + R820T tuned 28Mhz CW mode 10mt HamRadio Band

"Set HD mode" SDR# SDRSharp Receiving signals CW with the Dongle RTL2832U+R820T, on the 10 meter band Ham radio 28Mhz -Receiver: dongle RTL2832u+R820T 24-180...

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NEWSPAPERS

Sunday, 25th January 2015

NBTC 'must have power to allocate frequencies'

It prepared to allocate the new band of 146-148MHz for amateur radio and reassign the 50-54MHz band for the military. These changes correspond to ...

Ham Radio Key to Community Survival: - eHam.net

Ham Radio Key to Community Survival:eHam.netI have spent the last 15 years in REAL ECOMM(paid) and with the exception of a very, very few areas in the state, Amateur Radio plays NO PART...ARES is KILLED by the guys who mount rubber ducks to their hard-hats and show up. Or the ones who come in ...... [continue]

5-year-old passes ham radio exam

KUSA -- Armature radio, or ham radio as it's commonly called, can be a ... We're the extra eyes and ears on the ground," ham radio operator Zeke ...

Radio amateurs get practical thank you for Tour de France backup

Members of RAYNET (The Radio Amateurs' Emergency Network) provided a back-up communications system across the Day 1 and Day 2 routes in ...

Saturday, 24th January 2015

The Bear's Mouth

Club members are licensed amateur radio operators commonly referred to as hams. The club operates two radio repeaters allowing radio coverage of ...

HAM RADIO PODCASTS

DX CLUSTER SPOTS

SpotterFreq.DXGMTPref.
VE6GCE21320.0 JI1KXL 0009JI
KD2BIS18145.0 XE3AXU 0009XE3
K7GSE18070.8 TG9AFX 0008TG
W4LT7170.0 CU7MD 0008CU
K9ARZ14015.0 XW4XR 0008XW
JH1DRF21295.0 AX5CE 0008AX5
W3LPL10116.9 E74M 0007E7
K9DJT14015.1 XW4XR 0006XW
ON7RN7011.0 EP6T 0006EP
W4LT7158.0 4X6TT 00064X
KL7JD18128.0 JA8EPO 0005JA8
AK9B21300.0 JA3ILI 0005JA3
PU2RCA28460.0 PU2VOB 0005PU
W7GJ50190.0 ZL3NW 0003ZL3
VE1RX7158.0 4X6TT 00034X
W8MLS7158.0 4X6TT 00034X
W9KNI14015.0 XW4XR 0002XW
W4LT7145.0 EA5BYP 0002EA
PY1TV7108.0 ZZ461SP 0002ZZ
WB0WQS18070.8 TG9AFX 0002TG

TOP HF SPOTS

HF spots from EU
EP6T4
SY2BEU4
4X6TT3
XW4ZW2
HH5/KC0W2
EA5BYP1
MM0CWJ1
SQ85PZK1
CT1ASM1
9M2TO1
RI1ANR1
VU2GSM1
K8WDX1
J79XBI1
RT77VV1
HF spots from NA
EP6T10
J79XBI5
XW4XR4
4X6TT4
HV0A4
UA0FO4
YY4IVB4
CT1ASM3
CE3KHZ3
TG9AFX3
YC8UTI2
EA5BYP2
JA8EPO2
G3PCG2
AX3CWB1
HF spots from AS
YY4IVB1
YY1IVB1
AX7CW1
K6IJ/KH61
HS0ZKG1
CM6CJJ1
EP6T1
ZZ461SP1
AX5CE1
RT77VV1

DX ANNOUNCES

PROPAGATION

Solar Flux: 127, A-index: 5
Space weather for the next 24 hours is predicted to be minor.
Report issued 2015 Jan 25 2105 UTC

DateSun SpotsFluxGoes
Jan 25, 201557127 B3.6
Jan 24, 201570125 B4.1
Jan 23, 201563121 B4.5
Jan 22, 201550120 B6.0
Jan 21, 201557124 B4.9
Jan 20, 201562126 B5.1
Jan 19, 201578130 B4.6
Jan 18, 201549126 B4.6
Jan 17, 201575122 B5.2
Jan 16, 201562125 B6.5
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