AMATEUR RADIO NEWS

Amateur Radio Heads into WRC-15 “With Every Possibility of Success”

The just-ended second World Radiocommunication Conference 2015 (WRC-15) Conference Prepearatory Meeting (CPM15-2) left Amateur Radio “with every possibility of success” heading into WRC-15 this fall, said ARRL Chief Technology Officer Brennan Price, N4QX. Price represented the US at CPM15-2, which wrapped up on April 2. The 2-week-long meeting ... [continue]

Monday, 20th April 2015

Fox-1C and 1D Satellites to Include L-Band Uplink; Fox-1E to Have Linear Transponder

AMSAT Vice President-Engineering Jerry Buxton, N0JY, has announced plans to incorporate an L-band receiver in the Fox-1C and Fox-1D satellites. This will allow ground controllers to select the normal U/V configuration or the new L/V 1.2 GHz (23 cm) mode. Both bands will operate as FM single channel.“Rather than adding a complete new receiver, the... [continue]

Norway to Scrap FM Radio for the Digital Era

Norway to Scrap FM Radio for the Digital Era Officials promise "better sound quality and new functionality" Norway will become the first country to scrap FM radio after it announced final plans to switch to digital radio in the next two years. They will make the transition to Digital Audio Broadcasting by 2017, following up on a 2011 gove... [continue]

QSO Today - Episode 38 - Tim Duffy - K3LR - Dayton Hamvention Amateur of the Year

Tim Duffy, K3LR owns and operates one of the most prestigious amateur radio contest stations in the United States with twelve operating positions, two for each band. Tim shares his ham radio journey, beginning with his Quaker Oats crystal set, through his early entry into ham radio as a twelve year old, to a career in cellular telephony and wirel... [continue]

ICQPodcast - The RSGB_Inspire report (growing our Hobby) released.

Series EightEpisode Eight of the ICQ Amateur / Ham Radio Podcast - TheRSGB_Inspire report (growing our Hobby) has been released. In this episode,Martin M1MRB / W9ICQ is joined by Ed Durrant DD5LP, Martin RothwellM0SGL, and Chris Howard (M0TCH) to discuss the latest Amateur / HamRadio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief, and thisep... [continue]

DXCC Country/Entity Report

According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 12th April, through Sunday, 19th April there were 227 countries active

GAREC 2015 Cancelled

The organisers of the Global Amateur Radio Emergency Conference (GAREC) 2015 have taken the difficult decision to cancel this year's conference

Palmyra Atoll DXpedition

Craig K9CT and Lou N2TU are proud to announce a DXpedition to Palmyra Atoll. Palmyra (KH5) ranks in the top ten on the Most Wanted List and #2 in Europe

GB1STG active for St George's Day

Members of the Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society will be operating GB1STG to mark St George's Day, the Patron Saint of England on Thursday, April 23

Juan de Nova - 7th Most Wanted DXCC Entity

Juan de Nova in 2016! - We are about to turn the page on FT4TA. We still have a number of presentations to make to share this experience with as many people as possible

SolderSmoke Podcast 175

Episode 175 of the amateur radio podcast SolderSmoke is now available

Lyrids Meteor Shower

Martello Tower EI0MAR

International Marconi Day in the press

RSGB Inspire - Growing our Hobby

Reason to cheer on World Ham Radio Day

New Homes On the Site of Radio Pioneer's Factory Up for Grabs:

Where There are Hobbies, Businesses Emerge:

QSO Today Episode 38 Tim Duffy K3LR:

Results of the IARU-R1 Contests VHF&up

ISS Ham Radio Digital TV

Kosmos-2504 pushes target off its orbit

NASA Cube Quest Challenge

ZL100ANZAC

ARRL 'Ham Aid' HF gear arrives in Micronesia

1260 MHz added to Fox CubeSats

YOUTUBE VIDEOS

Saturday, 18th April 2015

Charles County Update Quick Take - "Lincoln 150 | Amateur Radio Club"

Bob Curran, with the Charles County Amateur Ham Radio, talks about the club's involvement with the Lincoln 150 commemoration, "On the Trail of the Assassin." The volunteer group will be at...

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Sunday, 19th April 2015

Amateurs in April

I have to tell you, when Christopher took a course at his junior high to become a licensed ham radio operator, the one word that entered my head was ...

ISS Ham Radio Digital TV - Southgate Amateur Radio Club

ISS Ham Radio Digital TVSouthgate Amateur Radio ClubISS Ham Radio Digital TV. The request to power up the Ham Video system on 2395 MHz was added to the crew task list on April 16. That means, that crew is invited to activate Ham Video as a free time activity. No precise day/time for this activity is fixed.... [continue]

Ham Radio Operators Serve As ‘Eyes On The Ground’ When Severe Weather Hits (Illinois)

When severe weather hit north-central Illinois last week, there was an army of volunteers out gathering information, and funneling it to the National Weather Service to provide a more accurate picture of what was going on. Among those volunteers were amateur radio operators.

Goshen teen used his radio to help send word to families throughout the country (MIchigan)

Thys Van Hout couldn’t speak a word of English when he and his family emigrated from The Netherlands to Goshen in 1956. Less than a decade later, it was his voice that was responsible for relaying both messages of hope and despair to people across the country after perhaps the greatest tragedy in Elkhart County history.

Apollo 13 radio communications issue

After the explosion of Oxygen Tank 2 in Apollo 13’s service module the crew discovered the Lunar Module radio communications system couldn’t hear Mission Control

HAM RADIO PODCASTS

DX CLUSTER SPOTS

SpotterFreq.DXGMTPref.
IW7DHC14155.0 UP70MIR 0449UP
K6SCA14217.0 UA6LRU 0449UA6
UA3RF14180.0 R120RA 0449R1
K6YK14021.0 SV2AVP 0448SV
N5UM14187.0 R4IB 0448R4
F6DDR7013.0 R120RZ 0447R1
KH6CG10110.0 TX5P 0447TX
R9JAI14071.8 R120RC 0446R1
LU6FGH14270.0 F4WBN 0446F
R4CA7013.0 R120RZ 0445R1
RO9Y14155.0 UP70MIR 0445UP
I0DJV14217.0 UA6LRU 0445UA6
KG5FQP7050.0 W0GTL 0444W0
VK2SOL14252.0 HA0NAR 0444HA
SV1NZJ1296830.0 LA5SHF/B 0444LA
UR7HN21019.0 HL1LUA 0444HL
W3LPL10110.0 TX5P 0444TX
KH6CW10110.0 F6DYA 0443F
W0YR14027.0 UA6YH 0443UA6
RT1A10104.0 LA1MFA 0442LA

TOP HF SPOTS

HF spots from EU
PY3ZK6
R120RZ6
UP70MIR5
UT1FG/MM3
SU9IG3
R120RA3
4Z67TL2
PT9KK2
W7ZB2
UP7MIR2
TI5/K3LU2
R120RN2
ER120R2
ZL3PAH2
ZL3KE1
HF spots from NA
RG4F7
SV5DKL5
UA3KW3
4O7TC3
ZL3KE2
UX3IW2
RZ3QH2
R4FOG2
UR3HC2
KH6ZM2
UR4MSF2
4Z67TL2
UA6LRU2
R120RA2
ZL2VF1
HF spots from AS
UP70MIR1
K0TT1
ZL3PAH1
R120RC1
YB8RW/P1
4Z67TL1
R120RN1
RZ4AZ1
DX0P1
R120RV1
RA9UUG1

DX ANNOUNCES

PROPAGATION

Solar Flux: 150, A-index: 10
Space weather for the next 24 hours is predicted to be minor.
Report issued 2015 Apr 21 0310 UTC

DateSun SpotsFluxGoes
Apr 21, 2015125150 B5.6
Apr 20, 2015142150 B5.4
Apr 19, 2015114152 B5.3
Apr 18, 201593148 B5.4
Apr 17, 201585150 B7.5
Apr 16, 201585150 B6.7
Apr 15, 201597155 B6.6
Apr 14, 201568147 B7.8
Apr 13, 201564141 B8.3
Apr 12, 201574134 B6.3
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