AMATEUR RADIO NEWS

AREDN donates Mesh Networking equipment to ARRL

The Amateur Radio Emergency Data Network (AREDN) project team has donated several pieces of High-Speed Multimedia Mesh (HSMM) hardware to the ARRL Laboratory

Tuesday, 23rd January 2018

Iceland updates ham radio regs

The Iceland Radio Amateurs (IRA) site says the regulator PFS has updated the Amateur Radio regulations

'It's like Frankenstein's lab': Massive 78-year-old transmitter for sale

A piece of radio history could be yours for $5,000. A 1940 RCA 50 kW shortwave transmitter, located at the decommissioned Radio Canada International site in Sackville, is up for sale

What happens to discarded rocket boosters and old satellites?

Rockets routinely drop stages on their way to orbit, and you might wonder what happens to these spent piece of space hardware when they fall back?

Callum Stockley joins Icom UK’s Marketing Department

Icom UK are pleased to announce that Callum Stockley joins the marketing department as their new Marketing Assistant

Frequency Check: Is Your UAS FCC Compliant?

The past decade has seen a rapid increase in the use of unmanned aircraft systems ("UAS") (sometimes, though unusually inaccurately, called "drones"). The integration of UASs into the national airspace continues to be an area of major attention for the FAA and industry proponents. While the FAA naturally plays a crucial role in this process, UASs ... [continue]

UI Sophomore Reaching for the Stars -- and Getting There:

Hannah Gulick grew up wanting to be a writer. Then, while taking a project-based class during her sophomore year of high school in Spirit Lake, Iowa, she discovered astronomy. "I was put in the gym with a star dome and told to learn the constellations and about nebulas and asteroids," the University of Iowa sophomore says. "Then I took a college a... [continue]

Schofield Radio Club Hits New High:

Schofield Middle School's Amateur Radio Club upped it frequency again. The club, which has placed first in national ham radio competitions against much larger schools, reached a new milestone Thursday. Four members of the club, called the Ram Ham Radio Club after the school's mascot, passed their FCC test and earned their FCC Tech Licenses. For th... [continue]

New Hands-On Radio Experiments Book Now Shipping - ARRL

New Hands-On Radio Experiments Book Now ShippingARRLLifelong learners will welcome Volume 3 of ARRL's Hands-On Radio Experiments, assembled from the past four years (2013-2017) of QST's monthly “Hands-On Radio” column, written by Ward Silver, N0AX. Silver expertly leads you through 57 basic electronics ...... [continue]

New Hands-On Radio Experiments Book Now Shipping

Lifelong learners will welcome Volume 3 of ARRL’s Hands-On Radio Experiments, assembled from the past four years (2013-2017) of QST’s monthly “Hands-On Radio” column, written by Ward Silver, N0AX. Silver expertly leads you through 57 basic electronics experiments, designed to increase your understanding of radio fundamentals, components, ci... [continue]

MFJ-1708SDR review - Share your antenna between your transceiver and an SDR

With all the low-cost performance SDR available these days, we can have a lot of fun experimenting with it. But we need antenna, with the MFJ-1708SDR you can share your favorite HF/VHF/UHF antenna with an SDR. This arrangement allows you to simultaneously watch and listen. Then, when you are key up to transmit, the MFJ-1708SDR cuts off and grou... [continue]

AREDN Donates Mesh Networking Equipment to ARRL - ARRL

Secretive “Numbers Stations” Persist on HF

Father of DOVE Satellite Junior Torres de Castro, PY2BJO, SK

Amateur Radio Newsline headlines for Ham Nation. January 24, 2018.

Get the Most from the 3Y0Z Bouvet Island DXpedition with How-to Videos from DX Engineering

Land Ops ARC producing meteorite documentary

AREDN Donates Mesh Networking Equipment to ARRL

Mode Usage Evaluation: 2017 was “the Year When Digital Modes Changed Forever”

PicSat requests Ham Radio assistance to capture/upload telemetry

Foundation Online Course Statistics

ICQ Podcast Episode 258 - Getting Ready for the Six Metre Season

AO-92 Commissioning: HERCI Experiment and L-Band Downshifter

VK6 IOTA

Southern Ireland Repeater Group

3Y0Z Bouvet DXpedition news

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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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Tuesday, 23rd January 2018

National Weather Service Seeks Round Rock Weather Watchers

The course is designed to provide citizens, first responders, emergency management, amateur radio operators, and volunteer organizations the opportunity to learn about severe weather preparedness and safety, officials said. Additionally, participants will learn procedures for reporting severe weather ...

National amateur radio Winter Field Day starts Saturday

Winter Field Day is being conducted by Copperas Cove's amateur radio club, the Cove Repeater Association, in conjunction with the City of Copperas Cove's Division of Emergency Management, the Copperas Cove Police Department, the Copperas Cove Fire Department, along with representatives ...

UI sophomore reaching for the stars—and getting there

Having an amateur radio operator license is coming in handy on another satellite project: the HERCI instrument on the Fox-1D CubeSat, which was launched Jan. 11, 2018, on an Indian rocket. Kaaret says Gulick will use ham radio at the UI's ground control station on the roof of Van Allen Hall to receive ...

Frequency Check: Is Your UAS FCC Compliant?

As such, it is equally critical that UAS manufacturers ensure compliance with all applicable requirements of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), as evidenced by the FCCs recent civil penalty imposed against Lumenier Holdco LLC (f/k/a FPV Manual LLC) (Lumenier). Lumenier sold a series ...

Monday, 22nd January 2018

Alameda calendar: Eclipse party to be aboard USS Hornet

Staff and counselors will be available to provide personal assistance with admissions, financial aid and class enrollment process. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 27. College of Alameda 555 Ralph Appezzato Memorial Parkway. 510-522-7211, www.peralta.edu. Amateur Radio Meeting: The Amateur Radio Club of ...

HAM RADIO PODCASTS

DX CLUSTER SPOTS

SpotterFreq.DXGMTPref.
RN4ACX7097.0 RN4ACX 1259RN4
IK8OWF7095.0 IV3DBT 1258I
JH8FIH1821.5 W0FLS 1258W0
RO5K14019.5 RO5K 1258R
OK2BIQ14180.0 HZ1SM 1258HZ
YB0EIN24915.0 YB0EIN 1258YB
W7SW7017.5 JH0ILL 1258JH
IT9FEG7164.0 IT9AAK/IA5 1257I
US2IFK7109.0 RM8L 1257RM8
DO5OT21074.0 LU8FDA 1257LU
UT4UP14016.0 4J6RO 12574J
OH6NUW3512.0 HL1LUA 1257HL
VO1FOG14100.0 4U1UN 12574U1U
OZ9XU14005.0 ET3AA 1257ET
VO1FOG14100.0 4X6TU 12564X
R3EK14071.0 DG0PM 1256DG
RT3M14017.0 LZ140LO 1256LZ
WY5I14074.0 ES3GI 1256ES
PD4FL14215.1 SV3GLL 1255SV
WY1G18165.0 HB9RDE 1255HB

TOP HF SPOTS

HF spots from EU
IT9AAK/IA54
9M2MRS3
JW/W6NV2
F5NLX/P2
UR5QW2
RZ4PXO2
LZ140LO2
ET3AA2
9J2BO2
FR5EC1
RO5O1
R7NA1
EX8MLE1
A71FJ1
RN4ACX1
HF spots from NA
JA6EXO1
DU1GM1
ZS6DN/B1
ES3GI1
ET3AA1
9K2NO1
EA8/HB9FIH/P1
JH0ILL1
YV5B/B1
HB9RDE1
UA2FCB1
JH1GNU1
KB2ZVP1
CS3B/B1
4X6TU1
HF spots from AS
OU5U1
R8CA1
VK2ARZ1
WC4H1
R1DD1
K1MBF1
W0FLS1
N2BJ1
3G9A/MM1
SM6CPY1
A41KB1
UA1D1
DP1POL1
K2EK1

DX ANNOUNCES

PROPAGATION

Solar Flux: 70, A-index: 12
No space weather storms are predicted for the next 24 hours.
Report issued 2018 Jan 23 0905 UTC

DateSun SpotsFluxGoes
Jan 23, 2018070 A2.7
Jan 22, 2018070 A2.9
Jan 21, 2018068 A3.1
Jan 20, 20181170 A3.2
Jan 19, 20181271 A3.6
Jan 18, 20181271 A3.5
Jan 17, 20181371 A3.5
Jan 16, 20181271 A3.3
Jan 15, 2018070 A3.0
Jan 14, 2018071 A3.0
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