AMATEUR RADIO NEWS

Amateur radio: what next?

Last year, through the RSGB and NHS ‘Get on the air to care’ media campaign, it is likely that over 35 million people heard news and stories about amateur radio. You now have a chance to tell the RSGB what you think should happen next. As part of a wider IARU workshop, the Society is […]

Friday, 7th May 2021

Free webinar on RF exposure

The ARRL is reporting that the IEEE Committee on Man and Radiation has issued an invitation to its free webinar, RF Exposure in the Time of Conspiracies. The 1-hour event is set to get under way at 1800UTC on Wednesday the 12th of May. The committee is a group of experts on health and safety […]

The K7RA Solar Update

Tad Cook, K7RA, Seattle, reports: Our sun seems to have fallen back into a very quiet phase, far different from the way it looked in November 2020. That was 6 months ago, and we assumed that since we were emerging from a solar minimum, by now we would be seeing much more solar activity. It hasn’t happened. More recently, sunspots disappeared afte... [continue]

Brazil's radio hams campaign for tax exemption

Brazil's national amateur radio society LABRE is campaigning for the abolition of taxes on amateur radio equipment

Webinar 'RF Exposure in the Time of Conspiracies'

ARRL reports the IEEE COMAR committee has issued an invitation to its webinar, 'RF Exposure in the Time of Conspiracies'

DX: One group's post-pandemic travel plan: Get as far away as possible

Die-hard ham-radio operators brave storms, sharks, brutal temperatures to set up temporary transmitting stations in the most remote spots around the world

China's new space station is visible from Earth

Sky watchers are reporting two new objects in the night sky: China's new space station and an out-of-control booster rocket that helped launch it

Sky is NOT the limit: Radio club partners with Grovetown students for weather balloon launch

Augusta Chronicle reports: Tons of kids let go of balloons just to watch them float through the air, but those at Savannah River Academy did it Wednesday for science

AO#EU: Europe Day 'on the air' 2021

This year, 9 May is on Sunday, but we will be active from Friday 7 until Sunday 9, the whole weekend, with the special callsigns: AO1EU, AO2EU, AO3EU, AO4EU, AO5EU, AO6EU, AO7EU, AO8EU and AO9EU, to commemorate the creation of the EU in 1950

The Wight stuff: Marconi and the island, when working remotely on wireless comms meant something very different

Planning a post-lockdown trip to the isle off England's south coast? Don't miss the interesting bits

Bletchley Park: WW2 secret agent's messages remembered

The BBC reports the first message sent back to Britain by a 'trailblazing' special agent in World War Two has been commemorated, 80 years on, by radio amateurs using GB1SOE

Ofcom fines Abu Dhabi Channel for breaking fairness and privacy rules

DX News from the ARRL

IEEE Committee Webinar “RF Exposure in the Time of Conspiracies” Set for May 12

First-Time Exam Applicants Must Obtain FCC Registration Number before Taking Exam

RSGB launches new video: 2020 – a year like no other

German radio amateurs face 34 Euro charge for 2017/18

Full licence mock exam papers updated

Tony's 10m Band Report

Gothenburg celebrates 400 years with special callsign SE400G

IARU-R1 addresses discriminatory wording in Constitution

ARISS contact with students in West Virginia

Ofcom announces latest small-scale DAB multiplex awards

Australia and Antarctica on QRP CW and building the trap dipole antenna that made it all possible

Spring Radio Club of America QSO Party is Saturday, May 8

Full licence mock exam papers updated

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

Friday, 7th May 2021

Amateur radio operators are still in high demand - WTHITV.com

Amateur radio operators are still in high demand  WTHITV.com

Neighborhood radio watch does test run - Mountain Democrat

Neighborhood radio watch does test run  Mountain Democrat

Glen W. Johnson - Essex News Daily

Glen W. Johnson  Essex News Daily

Man helps locate missing hiker using 'satellite surfing' - Spectrum News 1

Man helps locate missing hiker using 'satellite surfing'  Spectrum News 1

Community Billboard | Community - The Daily Post-Athenian

Community Billboard | Community  The Daily Post-Athenian

HAM RADIO PODCASTS

DX CLUSTER SPOTS

SpotterFreq.DXGMTPref.
PY2ADX28430.0 PV7AA 0020PV
PU1KDX28074.0 J642DS 0018J6
DN4OGS7016.0 DJ7PRM/P 0705DJ
HB3XUT14175.2 WP4X 0020WP4
IZØIVZ7190.5 IIØIGU 0016I
UR5EH21023.7 PQ213CFN 0011PQ2
SQ9ITA3714.0 SQ9ITA/P 0014SQ
F1COK7096.0 TM2DB 0010TM
SQ9ITA3718.1 SQ9ITA/P 0013SQ
ON9EEE14017.0 HA230M 0000HA
EA3EA7165.0 9A0YOTA 23599A
SV2SPV7125.0 SV2SPV 2359SV
WM6G18102.0 JA5BDZ 2359JA
SP9CJM3717.0 OK2BIQ 2359OK
HA6VH3513.0 DB0YOTA 2359DB
VK3AFW3532.0 VK3AFW/P 2358VK3
ON3FA3748.0 G0IMV 2358G
WM6G18100.7 JR5MJS 2357JR
VE3XIN3709.5 SP2DTO 2357SP
HA6VH3605.0 HG0YOTA 2357HG

TOP HF SPOTS

HF spots from EU
RP76OT5
RP76RA5
RP76TG5
ZA1F4
TC568FA4
RP76SG3
OE50AGCW2
GB0SI2
IZ8FAV2
Z33ZOD2
RP76AA2
HB90BERO2
RP76UAI2
SV6JHA2
JA7BXS2
HF spots from NA
RP76UAI2
AB2RR1
RK4HZ/31
K1EBY1
9A6OY1
F4ITK1
F6EAH1
W4TMD1
EA3JE1
ON8ON1
OK4YL1
N1ROO1
SP3QDX1
PU1JSV1
IK3XTS1
HF spots from AS
RP76TG3
3D2ZK2
EV76GA1
YI1WWA1
JD1BMH1
DF8GG1
EV76F1
RP76SL1

DX ANNOUNCES

PROPAGATION

Solar Flux: 71, A-index: 4
No space weather storms are predicted for the next 24 hours.
Report issued on 2019 Dec 10 1205 UTC

DateSun SpotsFluxGoes
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
Dec 01, 2019071 A7.9
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