AMATEUR RADIO NEWS

IARUMS Region 1 Presentation by HB9CET

HB9CET created an excellent presentation about the structure and work of IARUMS Region 1. (presented in Landshut 2017) You can get the PDF here:   download now    

Sunday, 22nd October 2017

Aussie pico balloon series restarts

After an absence since March this year, a tiny high altitude balloon PS-72 launched from Melbourne was right on track to head north in Victoria before turning west into South Australia. Andy Nguyen VK3YT put up PS-72 on Sunday 15th, a solar powered party foil-like balloon measuring 90-cm across, filled with hydrogen

New venue for Cape Town SDR Workshop

Due to problems on the CPUT (Cape Peninsula University of Technology) campus, the venue for the SDR Workshop to be held in Cape Town on 4 November has been changed

International Space Station crew invites public along for photographic trip around world

NASA astronaut and Expedition 53 Commander Randy Bresnik will spend one full orbit photographing Earth from the International Space Station on Monday, Oct. 23, and he is inviting people around the globe to share images from their Earth-side vantage point on social media

The Terahertz spectrum

Most radio amateurs are only active on the bottom 30 MHz of the entire radio spectrum, which covers in total 300 000 MHz (300 GHz)

Weekend meteors from Halley's Comet

Earth is entering a stream of debris from Halley's Comet, source of the annual Orionid meteor shower

J-Codes

J-Codes are designed to enable very basic communication between Scouts that do not share a common language

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP

Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to be at low levels

Amateur Radio Operators Converge for Hamfest:

Amateur radio operators and emergency-communications volunteers from throughout New Mexico and surrounding states will meet in Socorro Friday and Saturday, Oct. 20-21. The annual Socorro Hamfest will be held at the New Mexico Firefighters Training Academy from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. The event is free and the public is invited. Hamfest, which draws hu... [continue]

Ham Operators Often Offer the Life-Lnk During Natural Disasters:

In a world where communications technology is changing almost daily, traditional ham radio is frequently a critical link to the world when Mother Nature disrupts daily life. The Rome ham operators held their annual Al Brock Hamfest at the Rome Senior Citizens Center on Riverside Parkway Saturday. Longtime Rome ham radio enthusiast Grover Keith sai... [continue]

MDSR released the "Solar Eclipse wrapup" presentation on Youtube

HI Everyone; Yesterday we gave the presentation of the "Solar Eclipse Measurement" at the North Vancouver Amateur Radio Club. Lucky us, we were able to record it and upload. Now all people that were not able to attend can watch it on line. This presentation offers a lot of insights on what happens when you have high solar activity dur... [continue]

Tony's 10m Band Report

FCC scraps Telegraph regulations

Emergency Communications Committee minutes released

Foundations of Amateur Radio #124

Beginners Guide to Ham Radio, Make Your Own

Getting Started with Satellites on Ham Talk Live

Portuguese JOTA station list 2017 available

Boy Scouts to Hold Event in Copperas Cove:

Radio Club Reflects on Past Accomplishments, Looks to Future:

Kansas City Firefighter Uses Ham Radio Skills to Help Puerto Rico:

QRZ DX and The DX Magazine Publisher Carl Smith, N4AA, SK

RadFxSat (Fox-1B) FM Satellite Set to Launch in November:

Propagation Forecast Bulletin #42 de K7RA:

Portable Ham Radio Operating Tips & Tricks Volume #1

Meet the judge who codes — and decides tech’s biggest cases

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

Sunday, 22nd October 2017

35th annual Hamfest brings radio fans together for shop and swap

The 35th annual Kalamazoo Hamfest and Amateur Radio Swap and Shop brought fans together to see some of the latest innovations.

ex-CEO hits weak warning system

... electronic media, social media, amateur radio associations such as REACT and TTARL, and the early warning systems that included early warning ...

Boy scouts in Canfield talk with scouts in England over radio

Jamboree on the Air is a chance for boy and girl scouts throughout the world to talk to each other using amateur radio. Boy scouts at Camp Stambaugh ...

County amateur radio operators prepare for emergencies

As Walter Cronkite said, "In any other endeavor, these individuals would be called professionals." Cronkite himself was an amateur radio operator.

Day: October 21, 2017

If your radio interest is a little full-fat for CB, take a look at what keeps ham radio alive and well in 2017, and if you're a radio amateur with a hankering ...

HAM RADIO PODCASTS

DX CLUSTER SPOTS

SpotterFreq.DXGMTPref.
W3LPL21092.5 9M6XRO 22299M6
W4GOK14290.0 WY2G 2229WY2
K7GA18101.5 JH1XOX 2229JH
HB9FGO7193.0 F6KOP/P 2229F
IK8VVU14195.0 3C0L 22293C0
KE2D14080.7 W7RN 2229W7
W9PA7043.0 K0PC 2229K0
W9PA7041.5 AD4EB 2228AD4
CT1BXT3583.5 GW0A 2228GW
VE2JCW7218.0 W0SEB 2228W0
W4RKH14267.0 CE7VPQ 2228CE7
KE2D21090.9 VE7CC 2228VE7
N9CO7036.4 N8II/WV 2228W
N4QS7046.1 W0QU 2227W0
KI9A7038.9 W9SMC 2227W9
NT9F14195.2 3C0L 22273C0
WB9AZA14195.0 3C0L 22273C0
W3LPL7010.0 C31CT 2227C3
W9PA7041.5 AD4EB 2227AD4
K2XX7015.0 SV9BAI 2226SV9

TOP HF SPOTS

HF spots from EU
TC10U3
TC10T2
F6KOP/P2
RC19WF1
3C0L1
5P9X1
GW0A1
IK4GRO1
OM3SX1
N3QE1
KB2BAF1
HF spots from NA
3C0L5
F6KOP/P4
OA4CN3
K9NR2
AD4EB2
VE7RAC2
N9JF/LOGN2
WR9L2
OE3DIA1
N0I/SANG1
ES5QA1
WY2G1
W9SM1
W7RN1
KE0HNW1
HF spots from AS

DX ANNOUNCES

PROPAGATION

Solar Flux: 77, A-index: 6
No space weather storms are predicted for the next 24 hours.
Report issued 2017 Oct 22 2105 UTC

DateSun SpotsFluxGoes
Oct 22, 20171177 A7.8
Oct 21, 2017077 A6.6
Oct 20, 2017076 A5.3
Oct 19, 2017073 A5.7
Oct 18, 2017073 A4.1
Oct 17, 2017070 A3.4
Oct 16, 20171271 A2.5
Oct 15, 2017070 A1.8
Oct 14, 2017069 A0.0
Oct 13, 2017070 A1.4
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