AMATEUR RADIO NEWS

ANS-275 AMSAT News Service Weekly Bulletins for Oct. 2

AMSAT NEWS SERVICE ANS-275 The AMSAT News Service bulletins are a free, weekly news and information service of AMSAT, The Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation. ANS publishes news related to Amateur Radio in Space including reports on the activities of a worldwide group of Amateur Radio operators who share an active interest in designing, building,... [continue]

Friday, 30th September 2022

Jamboree on the Air and Jamboree on the Internet

Jamboree on the Air and Jamboree on the Internet (JOTA-JOTI) is the world’s largest radio and digital Scout event. It takes place on the air and online between 14 and 16 October 2022. If you or your club are planning to help a local Scout group get on the air, the RSGB would love to […]

Three new CW and FT8 Beacons in Service

On Sunday, 25 September 2022, the Mid-Cornwall Beacon and Repeater Group brought into service three new CW and FT8 beacons. These can be found on 28.215MHz, 40.050MHz and 60.300MHz, each using the callsign GB3MCB. The beacons were constructed by Peter, G8BCG and are located at IO70OJ in mid-Cornwall. They are ideally situated for identifying transa... [continue]

Transatlantic Centenary Tests 2022

The RSGB is hosting the Transatlantic Centenary Tests 2022 on the HF bands for the month of December. Unlike those of the 1920s, which consisted of one-way communication, this event will encourage world-wide two-way communication with UK and Crown Dependency stations. There will be a series of awards available for making QSOs with those who […... [continue]

DXCC card checking and LotW registration

DXCC card checking and new user registrations for Logbook of the World will be available at the RSGB Convention on Saturday only. Online application and payment for Logbook of the World claims can be credited to DXCC scores but applicants must pay in advance, print off the claim cover sheet and sign where indicated, print […]

The K7RA Solar Update

Sunspot activity rose this reporting week, September 22-28, withaverage daily sunspot numbers increasing from 68 to 105.1. But solarflux? Not so much. Average daily solar flux rose from 134.3 to138.4.So, the sunspot average rose 55% and solar flux only 3%. I usuallyexpect the numbers to track more closely.New sunspots appeared on September 22 and 2... [continue]

Online voting for ARRL Southeastern Division Election

In the next couple of days, ARRL members in the Southeastern Division will receive an email message indicating that the online voting site for the 2022 ARRL Southeastern Division Election is now open. The message will include instructions to access candidate statements, the ballot, and to vote.A third party was selected by the ARRL Ethics and Elect... [continue]

Thursday, 29th September 2022

RadCom Basics

The September issue of RadCom Basics is now available for RSGB members to view. There are a range of features including an introduction to SDR software on a Raspberry Pi4, how to construct a simple and cheap antenna for use on 10m, and the start of a useful series on fault-finding. Head over to our […]

Amateur Radio Operators Continue Response to Ian

As Hurricane Ian, now a tropical storm, makes its way across Florida, amateur radio operators continue to provide communications support for weather updates and requests for assistance.The hurricane made landfall at 3:00 PM Eastern Time on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, just south of Tampa, Florida, as a Category 4 hurricane with winds of 150 miles... [continue]

RSGB Convention booking deadline

Booking for the RSGB Convention ends on Sunday, 2 October 2022, so don’t miss out! You will still be able to buy day tickets at the event but these will be at a higher price. The programme is available on the RSGB website with summaries of some of the presentations. Information is added regularly to […]

Board proceedings

Proceedings from Board meetings in 2022 are available for RSGB members to view online. Key messages over recent months have included: Discussions on the Strategic plan Meetings with Ofcom to discuss jamming and abuse The President, General Manager and several RSGB volunteers attended the IARU meeting at Friedrichshafen, participating in discussions... [continue]

Hurricane Watch Net Update for Ian

Amateur radio satellite from Zimbabwe

University students learn about Amateur Radio Satellites

Ukraine amateur radio satellite may launch November

FCC grants an ARRL emergency request to permit higher data rate transmissions for hurricane relief communications

NASA is about to buzz Europa

EURAO Party - Autumn 2022: CQ mobile

Telecoms firms must better support customers as record number of households struggle to pay bills

FCC Grants an ARRL Emergency Request to Permit Higher Data Rate Transmissions for Hurricane Relief Communications

Tony's 10m Band Report

WRC23: 23cm/RNSS study report

IARU Welcomes New Member Society

Radio hams in Central States Communications exercise

The OTHR noise on 10 Meters

Dramatic ground-based images of DART's asteroid impact

YOUTUBE VIDEOS

Tuesday, 20th February 2018

THIS IS HAM RADIO!!!

This video took me over 20 hours of editing. In this video, I highlight some parts of the hobby, for those who think ham radio is dead, or they don't know what we can do in ham radio. Maybe...

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NEWSPAPERS

Sunday, 2nd October 2022

Picture this: another piece of old tech for my collection - Yahoo News

Picture this: another piece of old tech for my collection  Yahoo News

Eau Claire group holds emergency simulation test - WEAU

Eau Claire group holds emergency simulation test  WEAU

Saturday, 1st October 2022

Albert Belardia Obituary - The Beaver County Times - The Times

Albert Belardia Obituary - The Beaver County Times  The Times

Picture this: another piece of old tech for my collection - Theadanews

Picture this: another piece of old tech for my collection  Theadanews

Michael Albright Obituary (1948 - 2022) - Austin, TX - Legacy.com

Michael Albright Obituary (1948 - 2022) - Austin, TX  Legacy.com

HAM RADIO PODCASTS

DX CLUSTER SPOTS

SpotterFreq.DXGMTPref.
TF3VE1846.0 TF1EM 0021TF
PY1SAD14246.0 PY2AA 0018PY2
KN4TBG7224.5 WM3PEN 0002WM3
SWL1844.0 IQ1VD 0021I
NAZI14000.0 P5ACE 0020P5
SQ2JSJ3735.0 SP2GRYF 0018SP
AA0FO21018.0 GB70E 0018G
ON6KHI3690.0 ON75ALT 0017ON
KD5ITM50125.0 KD5ITM 0017KD5
SM7IOTA7074.0 SM7VGY 0016SM
HB9GHR21232.0 HB9HLM 0009HB
VE5SWL28300.0 K6FRC/B 0004K6
PY2KG3750.0 PY2AA 0022PY2
HA9AL144174.0 HA5OO 0022HA
VE5SWL28197.0 VE7MTY/B 0015VE7
LZ5PW28429.0 J20EE 0015J2
CT2IXQ7120.0 CS2BAUM 0014CS
EA5RK14074.0 IQ0RU 0012I
PY2ZA28025.0 ZY8AM 0012ZY
F4ISZ/M7156.0 IZ4EFP/P 0010I

TOP HF SPOTS

HF spots from EU
NP4A2
ZL2UO2
ZL4RMF1
ZS6NK1
VL2N1
IZ5MJS1
WA7GYQ1
TX7G1
K7BG1
HF spots from NA
ZM4T3
K6XX3
W6NL2
AE6Y2
WC6H2
K6CQP2
K6AQL/SJOA1
K6LA1
K9JM1
IW4DV1
DF8AA1
3D2USU1
SV1BTK1
NH6V1
YO3YV1
HF spots from AS
7Z1OO1
BY1HAM1

DX ANNOUNCES

PROPAGATION

Solar Flux: 78, A-index: 6
No space weather storms are predicted for the next 24 hours.
Report issued on 2021 Aug 20 2105 UTC

DateSun SpotsFluxGoes
Aug 20, 20212575 -1.0
Dec 10, 2019071 A7.9
Dec 09, 2019072 A7.8
Dec 08, 2019072 A7.8
Dec 07, 2019070 A7.8
Dec 06, 2019071 A7.8
Dec 05, 2019071 A7.8
Dec 04, 2019071 A7.8
Dec 03, 2019071 A7.8
Dec 02, 2019070 A7.8
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