AMATEUR RADIO NEWS

DogparkSDR Version 1.12 Released:

Dog Park Software is pleased to announce that version 1.12 of dogparkSDR has been released. DogparkSDR is the first Native Mac client for the Flex Radio Systems Signature series SDR Radios.

Saturday, 21st April 2018

Foundations of Amateur Radio #150:

Last week during F-troop something very interesting happened. If you're not familiar with F-troop, it's a weekly net for new and returning amateurs and every Saturday we welcome callers to the one hour net to discuss anything and everything amateur radio. It's been going for about seven or so years, about as long as I have been making this... [continue]

Propagation Forecast Bulletin #16 de K7RA:

At 0631 UTC on April 20 the Australian Space Forecast Centre issued a Geomagnetic Disturbance Warning. "Earth is currently under the influence of a high speed stream from a negative polarity equatorial coronal hole. Geomagnetic activity at Quiet to Active levels is expected and at times may reach up to Minor Storm levels if there are notable south... [continue]

Support Amateur Radio - CapeGazette.com

CapeGazette.comSupport Amateur RadioCapeGazette.comSupport the hobby that supports you. The Sussex Amateur Radio Association invites you to their annual Hamfest, Saturday, April 21, 2018 at the CHEER Center, Lewes - Georgetown Highway and Sand Hill Road, Georgetown, DE 8:30 - 3:00pm. This is a family ...... [continue]

Foundations of Amateur Radio #150: - eHam.net

eHam.netFoundations of Amateur Radio #150:eHam.netIf you're not familiar with F-troop, it's a weekly net for new and returning amateurs and every Saturday we welcome callers to the one hour net to discuss anything and everything amateur radio. It's been going for about seven or so years, about as long ...... [continue]

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2112 EXTRA - Art Bell April 19, 2018

Missouri Commercial Tower Collapses

Learning on 2m FM

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2112 for Friday, April 20, 2018

Friday, 20th April 2018

RSGB 2018 Convention booking now

Bookings for the RSGB 2018 Convention are now open. The event takes place from 12 to 14 October 2018 and there will be topics to cater for all tastes and at all levels across five lecture streams. The event also includes a buildathon, a construction competition and an opportunity to visit the National Radio Centre […]

The K7RA Solar Update

At 0631 UTC on April 20 the Australian Space Forecast Centre issued a Geomagnetic Disturbance Warning.“Earth is currently under the influence of a high-speed stream from a negative polarity equatorial coronal hole. Geomagnetic activity at Quiet to Active levels is expected and at times may reach up to Minor Storm levels if there are notable south... [continue]

British Island Waterways on the Air

Radio amateur interviewed on BBC

Apply now for FIFA World Cup Marathon

Also in GB2RS this week…

No regional news again this week

New book about amateur radio and other small satellites - Southgate Amateur Radio Club

King's High School ARISS contact on BBC TV

Radio ham makes contacts in all 29 bands

Network Radio channel on Zello

Replacement speaker for the FT-817

Telford radio club’s expedition to the Welsh coast to celebrate Marconi’s work

New book about amateur radio and other small satellites

Radio ham pitches solar plan

International Marconi Day: GB4IMD

DX News from the ARRL

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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Friday, 20th April 2018

Repurpose Frequency Selective Levelmeters for Ham Radio

Frequency selective levelmeters, also known as frequency selective voltmeters, are commercially-built receivers used in the power utility industry for maintenance and troubleshooting. They have been on the scene for decades and were manufactured by venerable firms including Cushman, Lear Siegler ...

The Berkshires Calendar for April 21

Albany Area Amateur Association: Amateur radio license class, two days, $30 includes cost of test and materials, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Pittsfield Community Television's Studio K, 4 Federico Drive, Pittsfield. Berkshire Co-op Market: Learn about raised beds with Greenagers, 10 a.m.; Rainbow Kids Tie Dye, ...

What's happening Friday in the north valley

Golden Empire Amateur Radio Society (GEARS): Doors 6 p.m.; meet 7 p.m. Butte County Search and Rescue building, 3965 Morrow Lane, Chico. Visitors welcome. Gene Wright, W6RQR, 345-5399. Larry Marcum, KA6GND, 354-5399 or www.gearsw6rhc.org. Third Friday. Golden Empire Amateur ...

Cambridge Amateur Radio Association elects officers for 2018

The Cambridge Amateur Radio Association officers for 2018 include President Jim Shaw, AB8P; Vice President Roger Davis; Secretary Evelyn Barton; Treasurer Beverly Bunn; Trustees Alan Day and Randy Evilsizor; Activities Chair Sonny Alfman; Newsletter Editor and Public Information Officer Lyn ...

Protocols for sounding tornado sirens around Kansas City

Each county has their trained storm spotter network and amateur radio operators to help be on the lookout for severe weather. But don't expect these sirens to ring loud while you are in the comfort of your home. "The sirens are meant to be heard outdoors and frequently you can hear them inside and that ...

HAM RADIO PODCASTS

DX CLUSTER SPOTS

SpotterFreq.DXGMTPref.
N8XX7053.0 N0MAP 0329N0
UA3DLL7074.0 LU8VLE 0329LU
KA2BNY50110.0 N2QT 0328N2
JF1NUV28490.0 VK8HW 0328VK8
VK8HW28490.0 YJ0AG 0327YJ
UA3DLL7074.0 UA3AIU 0327UA3
W3LPL3573.0 SV5DKL 0326SV5
N3RBH7172.0 IZ6FXP 0324I
YO9CKJ3797.0 LY4MA 0324LY
N1PSX7172.0 IZ6FXP 0323I
TZ4AM3526.0 TZ4AM 0322TZ
UR3QX7005.0 4X6FR 03224X
4X6YU7150.0 KP2XX 0322KP2
VK2KDP28490.0 YJ0AG 0321YJ
N3CHX3573.0 VA3MJR 0321VA3
W3LPL3526.0 TZ4AM 0321TZ
LY4LK3797.0 LY4MA 0321LY
RA4FUM7137.0 RA4FUM 0321RA4
VP8IMD1840.0 W4WA 0320W4
KK4HUK7130.0 CO3RW 0320CO

TOP HF SPOTS

HF spots from EU
HC2GRC4
4L1FL2
LY4MA2
4Z5ML2
PZ5PT1
LU1XP1
HA7TM1
4X0BG1
4X6FR1
UA6XES1
UA4HBW1
4Z5LY1
EA4EF1
DK7YY1
DR18WRD1
HF spots from NA
K3IMD3
J79WTA3
N0MAP2
IZ6FXP2
ER1AU2
HB9CXJ1
SV5DKL1
VP2ETE1
HI3T1
CO3RW1
YO3APJ1
HR5/F2JD1
PV8ADI1
TZ4AM1
VP8IMD1
HF spots from AS
VP8VPC1
VK8HW1
KP2XX1
4X0BG1
E51BCP1

DX ANNOUNCES

PROPAGATION

Solar Flux: 73, A-index: 47

Report issued 2018 Apr 21 0005 UTC

DateSun SpotsFluxGoes
Apr 21, 20181473 A5.7
Apr 20, 20181473 A3.7
Apr 19, 2018071 A2.7
Apr 18, 2018071 A1.6
Apr 17, 2018069 A1.5
Apr 16, 2018069 A1.9
Apr 15, 20181171 A1.7
Apr 14, 20181470 A2.1
Apr 13, 20181370 A1.9
Apr 12, 2018070 A1.2
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