AMATEUR RADIO NEWS

RadFxSat (Fox-1B) Launched Successfully, Designated AO-91

Saturday, 18th November 2017

Ajit Pai to remove barriers to wireless innovation

In a key speech to the Cato Institute FCC Chair Ajit Pai pledged "If someone seeks approval of a new technology or service that falls within our jurisdiction, we’ll make a decision within one year"

WIA Monitoring Service

A report on the work of the WIA Monitoring Service and how reports of intruders in the amateur bands can be reported online

TX Factor at HamFest and New Broadcasting House

Episode 19 of the popular amateur radio show TX Factor is now available on YouTube

Roland Peddle, VE6RL (VO1BD), appointed to the Canadian Amateur Radio Hall of Fame

The Board of Trustees of the Canadian Amateur Radio Hall of Fame are pleased to appoint Roland C. Peddle, VE6RL (VO1BD) of Lethbridge, Alberta to the Canadian Amateur Radio Hall of Fame for the year 2017

Foundations of Amateur Radio

How does a Temperature Compensated Crystal Oscillator work? You know when you walk down the street and you lift your foot and all of a sudden you realise that you stepped in something and now it's stuck to your shoe? I had that feeling during the week

Propagation de K7RA

Thirteen days of zero sunspots ended on Tuesday, with sunspot numbers of 14, 14, and 15 on Tuesday through Thursday

Exploding Arctic meteor turns night into day

On the evening of Nov. 16th, a meteoroid ripped through the atmosphere over the Arctic Circle and exploded

WIA: Amateur Licensee Numbers Remain Stagnant, Sustained by Churn:

Recent amateur licence statistics reveal a small growth over the past year, restoring licensee numbers close to where we were over a decade ago. It seems that those leaving the hobby and those becoming silent keys are being replaced by both new licensees and lapsed licensees returning to the hobby in significant numbers. This "churn" has driven up... [continue]

Scouts Participate in World's Largest Scouting Event:

Area Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts recently participated in the 60th annual Jamboree-on-the-Air at Russell Woods Forest Preserve in Genoa. JOTA uses amateur radio to link Scouts and ham radio operators around the world, nation and in their own community. It takes place annually the third weekend in October. The World Scout Bureau reported that the 201... [continue]

Propagation Forecast Bulletin #46 de K7RA:

Thirteen days of zero sunspots ended on Tuesday, with sunspot numbers of 14, 14, and 15 on Tuesday through Thursday. In this week's bulletin average daily sunspot numbers increased from 0 to 4, while average daily solar flux decreased slightly from 70.8 to 70.3. Average planetary A index decreased from 15.6 to 12.3, and average mid-latitude A inde... [continue]

Ballots Counted in 2017 Director, Vice Director Elections

90 years of global collaboration

GB2RS News Script for 19 November 2017

Solar Xrays Oscillate D Layer Ionosphere

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2090 for Friday, November 17, 2017

New videos from RSGB

New frequencies for Germany and Columbia

Prepare for YOTA Month

Why not volunteer for the RSGB?

Also in GB2RS this week…

IARU Participation in ITU-Radiocommunication Consultations Called “Mutually Beneficial”

The K7RA Solar Update

News for England North – 19 November 2017

News from Northern Ireland – 19 November 2017

News for Scotland – 19 November 2017

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

Saturday, 18th November 2017

Bulletin Board - A listing of local meetings and events

7 a.m. The Royal Gorge Amateur Radio Club meets at Mr. Ed's restaurant for a Dutch treat breakfast. For more information, call Chuck Ward at ...

In Wally Bronner's Words CHRISTmas Arrives in Saginaw

It was a cold & blustery Friday night, but hundreds of people were in Saginaw's Celebration Square to open the Christmas season with the annual “Holiday in the Heart of the City” festivities sponsored by PRIDE. With the flip of a switch, the holiday lights at Saginaw's historic water treatment plant were ...

On The Calendar This Week

Applications for the Home Energy Assistance Program will be taken during the “Super Saturday Event,” 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Community Action Agency, 7860 Lincole Place (lower level); 330-424-4013 or caaofcc.org/HEAP.htm. Amateur radio testing, 1:30 p.m., Columbiana County Emergency Management ...

Felton, History Society

They also included Barbara Dunn, Europe's first licensed female amateur radio operator, who rigged Acton House with aerials and wires to accommodate her passion. Acton House was requisitioned for army accommodation during the Second World War. It sustained damage, not from enemy action, but ...

Santa Claus Is Getting Saginaw Children's Wish Lists The Old Fashion Way

Saginaw Valley Amateur Radio Association President Mike Dougherty says this weekend the clock is being turned back to the mid-1800s, with telegrapher Jim Wades sending hundreds of messages by telegraph from the Saginaw Children's Zoo. The messages are going to Wades' fellow HAM radio ...

HAM RADIO PODCASTS

DX CLUSTER SPOTS

SpotterFreq.DXGMTPref.
OK1DWQ7007.0 UA4S 1859UA4
IT9DDS10109.0 J5T 1859J5
UW1G3509.1 UT3IA 1859UT
YP8T3522.2 YO4SI 1859YO
KY3W14013.8 J5T 1859J5
UR0QK1840.0 OH2ZZ 1859OH2
US2II3507.8 ZL2AGY 1859ZL2
LZ4WK7160.0 LZ1KDP 1859LZ
KB3Z14220.0 VP2MDL 1859VP2M
K0EMT18140.0 XE2AD 1859XE2
GM4ZMK1821.0 OT4A 1858OT
UA9TO7038.3 F5VMN 1858F
IZ8OLR50280.0 IZ8FCA 1858I
F8CRH1827.5 F5PLC 1858F
RA4HMT3550.8 RN4HAB 1857RN4
F8CRH1831.5 F6REF 1857F
YP8T3714.5 YP0C 1857YP
HA8BT1828.3 HA4XH 1856HA
EA7LM28074.0 ZP5DVD 1856ZP
WA7DJ14220.0 VP2MDL 1856VP2M

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DX ANNOUNCES

PROPAGATION

Solar Flux: 76, A-index: 6
No space weather storms are predicted for the next 24 hours.
Report issued 2017 Nov 18 1505 UTC

DateSun SpotsFluxGoes
Nov 18, 20172676 A6.3
Nov 17, 20171576 A5.9
Nov 16, 20171473 A6.5
Nov 15, 20171474 A6.7
Nov 14, 2017074 A6.9
Nov 13, 2017072 A5.4
Nov 12, 2017069 A4.1
Nov 11, 2017067 A3.9
Nov 10, 2017069 A3.9
Nov 09, 2017066 A3.6
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