AMATEUR RADIO NEWS

FCC Commissioner: Repurpose 400 MHz Range:

FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel recently told a communications industry conference, "We can no longer limit ourselves to frequencies in the traditional range. We need to look elsewhere. The only question is where.

Monday, 22nd September 2014

The 24th IARU Region 1 General Conference opens in Albena, Bulgaria

The First Plenary of the 24th IARU Region 1 General Conference was opened at 10:30 on Sunday 21 September 2014 in the Grand Hall of the Flamingo Grand Hotel, Albena, Bulgaria. The message of Dr Kristalina Georgieva, European Union Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response was read by Mr Encho Gospodinov. “... [continue]

ICQPODCAST Leixen VV-898 reviewed

SeriesSeven Episode Nineteen of the ICQ Amateur / Ham Radio Podcast -LeixenVV-898 review has been released. Thelatest news, Martin (M1MRB & W9ICQ) and Colin (M6BOY) discusschanges to Ofcom licence changes and Martin (M1MRB & W9ICQ) andChris Howard (M0TCH) review the Leixen VV-898, Newsstories include:- NewRSGB Youth Commi... [continue]

ARRL Simulated Emergency Test Set for October 4-5 Weekend

The national ARRL Simulated Emergency Test (SET) is slated for the October 4-5 weekend, although the window for local and regional exercises is September 1 through November 30 each year. All groups conduct their events over the course of 48 hours. The SET is a nationwide exercise in disaster response and emergency communication, administered by ARR... [continue]

ARDF Team USA Takes Home a Silver Medal from World Championships

A member of Amateur Radio Direction Finding (ARDF) Team USA medaled in the 17th ARDF World Championships earlier this month in Kazakhstan. Vadim Afonkin, KB1RLI, of Boston, Massachusetts, took home a silver medal in the men’s age 40-49 category in the 2 meter competition on September 8, the first day of competition. The Kazakhstan Federation of R... [continue]

RadCom October 2014, Vol. 90, No. 10

Amateur Radio -- In Times of Trouble or Just for Fun:

Sean Kutzko is media and public relations manager for the American Radio Relay League, the national association for amateur radio operations. He spoke to the Trib about the resurgence of ham radio operators in America. Q: In 1991, there were fewer than 500,000 licensed ham radio operators in the United States. Now there are more than 720,000. What... [continue]

Ham Radio Operator Objects To Anti-Texting RADAR:

'New Radar Technology Will Meet Resistance From the Amateur Radio Relay League' After viewing the story of ComSonic's new Anti-Texting RADAR for police I can see where this is going to be highly objected to by lawfully licensed ham radio operators across the nation. Many Ham Radio operators and those volunteer radio operators who are also members ... [continue]

Frequencies of Es'hail 2 Ham Radio Transponders

The Qatar Amateur Radio Society released a leaflet about the geostationary amateur radio transponders at the IARU Region 1 Conference taking place September 20-27 in Varna-Albena, Bulgaria

UK ISS school contacts postponed

The planned contacts between astronaut Alexander Gerst KF5ONO on the ISS and pupils at Winter Gardens Primary School, Canvey Island, Essex and Pilton Bluecoat School, Barnstaple, Devon on Tuesday have been postponed

Interview with ARRL PR Manager

Trib Live's Eric Heyl interviews Sean Kutzko KX9X media and public relations manager for the American Radio Relay League

New crew set to launch to space station

EI1100WD celebrating Ireland's oldest city

80m Contest on Wednesday

DXCC Country/Entity Report

Amateur Radio courses at Brecon

ICQPodcast -Leixen VV-898 review has been released

Foundation course in Omagh

History This Week

W1AW Centennial Operations Heading to New Mexico and Idaho

WRC-15 Consultation Responses

Emergency Communications Exercise in Malaysia

Isabella Hosted Annual, 24-Hour Amateur Radio Field Day Event:

60 students learn about ham radio

ARISS contact on Echolink and IRLP

YJ0X Vanuatu DXpedition

YOUTUBE VIDEOS

Tuesday, 16th September 2014

Dirt Road Memories: 2014 09 15 Recent QSL Cards #qsls #qslcards #hamradio #w4tki #tladotse

Kennon Smith's video blog about local events and personal history and just plain old good memories of growing up in rural south Alabama. This is from my ham ...

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NEWSPAPERS

Monday, 22nd September 2014

Man falls to his death while fixing ham radio tower - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Man falls to his death while fixing ham radio towerMinneapolis Star TribuneCHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. — Acquaintances say the Eau Claire man who fell to his death with repairing a ham radio tower had been climbing similar towers for at least a decade. Authorities say 59-year-old James Linstedt fell about 95 feet from a tower north ...... [continue]

HAM Radio Operator Objects To Anti-Texting RADAR

Many Ham Radio operators and those volunteer radio operators who are also members of the U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corp MARS ...

Friday, 19th September 2014

Moon-Bound Ham Radio Payload Will Transmit Earthly Messages from Space: - eHam.net

Moon-Bound Ham Radio Payload Will Transmit Earthly Messages from Space:eHam.netThe Amateur Radio payload on the lunar-orbiting 4M-LXS spacecraft is set to carry up to 2500 brief digital messages into space for retransmission via JT65B mode on 145.990 MHz. China recently announced ...and more »... [continue]

Wednesday, 17th September 2014

A couple of amateur radio enthusiasts are putting Tasmania's lighthouses on an international map.

They've joined a growing worldwide gathering of radio operators with a passion to light up the world with wireless, at lighthouses everywhere.

School board chooses Dusek as interim

Amateur Radio Training Classes for Ham enthusiasts run Tuesdays and Saturdays through Dec. 13. Classes and testing is free; an optional book is ...

HAM RADIO PODCASTS

DX CLUSTER SPOTS

SpotterFreq.DXGMTPref.
F4HEG28497.1 CX3TQ 1419CX
N1UIR24938.0 EA5ON 1419EA
OK1NY24905.0 ZD9XF 1419ZD9
K5MV28030.0 TY1AA 1419TY
AA8R24924.0 EA8MT 1419EA8
RA3RDW21267.5 UE16MM 1419UE1
AA9RR24927.0 UT7UJ 1419UT
8P6SH21040.0 TY1AA 1419TY
M0BSV24966.0 WP4U 1418WP4
F5AGB21015.0 UE16SA 1418UE1
DK1RS28011.0 PZ5AA 1418PZ
LY7Z21275.2 N3KS 1418N3
UY7QN18135.0 P29VCX 1418P2
VK3HJ10105.3 ZL9GI 1418ZL9
RX4CD18073.0 BD8HZ 1418BD
EA7LS24923.1 A61DJ 1417A6
AK3E24960.0 TY1AA 1417TY
WZ7I28009.0 F8DGY 1417F
EA7AKK28506.0 EG7MAL 1417EG
EU2MM14044.0 DK2AI/P 1417DK

TOP HF SPOTS

HF spots from EU
TY1AA6
P29VCX5
UE16ST5
OJ0AM4
HF70OMG4
W1AW/14
T6T4
UE16MP3
UE16SF3
CT9/DL8NBE3
PZ5AA3
CX3TQ3
P29CVX2
WP4U2
AF1Y/KH02
HF spots from NA
TY1AA9
OJ0AM3
W1AW/13
HB0/DL5YL2
T77C2
W1AW/42
PJ4LS2
VK9AN2
F8DGY2
ZL9GI1
A61DJ1
ZD7FT1
K2ZB1
EA5ON1
VR2UU1
HF spots from AS
UE16SF2
RZ9ON/92
UE16ST2
ZL9GI2
PJ4LS1
TY1AA1
XU7TZG1
JW/RD1AL1
VE1BB1
RZ9ON1
WP4U1
CT9/DL8NBE1
CU7AJ1
RI1ANC1
R14CWC/51

DX ANNOUNCES

PROPAGATION

Solar Flux: 130, A-index: 9
No space weather storms are predicted for the next 24 hours.
Report issued 2014 Sep 23 1205 UTC

DateSun SpotsFluxGoes
Sep 23, 201487130 B4.7
Sep 22, 201472130 B4.9
Sep 21, 201475124 B4.5
Sep 20, 201491119 B4.8
Sep 19, 201475122 B5.3
Sep 18, 201491120 B6.1
Sep 17, 201485125 B5.4
Sep 16, 201492133 B5.7
Sep 15, 2014120133 B7.2
Sep 14, 2014165139 B6.5
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