AMATEUR RADIO NEWS

News for Wales – 24 September 2017

On Thursday North Wales Radio Society is operating on the prom, weather permitting. Contact Liz Cabban, GW0ETU, on 0776 019 0355. Aberystwyth and District Amateur Radio Society has its net on Thursday on 145.500 then 145.550MHz. Contact Ray, GW7AGG, on 01970 611 853.

Friday, 22nd September 2017

Using Ham Radio During Natural Disasters:

ELKHART -- It's unlikely we'll see many strong earthquakes here. But when things like tornadoes touch down some areas have few options for contacting others. There's a group of people who can communicate despite the lack of connection. This way of communicating has been around since 1914. It doesn't need help from cell phone towers or electricity ... [continue]

In Devastated Dominica, 'Hams' Become Vital Communications Link:

When Hurricane Maria smashed into the tiny island of Dominica in the Eastern Caribbean earlier this week, phone service went down, virtually cutting off the island. But within hours, amateur radio operators got on the air and have been providing a vital link to the outside world ever since. Speaking to ABS Television/Radio in his first interview s... [continue]

Carribean and Mexico Disasters - Update 2

Hurricane Maria continues to move through the Caribbean with Puerto Rico the latest to be affected, losing power and many cellular phone stations. The SATERN net is operating on 14.265MHz with bilingual (Spanish/English) operators looking for any messages out of Puerto Rico. It has been reported from the Dominican Republic that some Puerto Rico sta... [continue]

Ham radio class offered - Daily Astorian

Ham radio class offeredDaily AstorianA Ham Radio Licensing Class, sponsored by the Sunset Empire Amateur Radio Club, is being held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, at Gearhart City Hall. The Saturday class is followed by testing for a ham license for all ...... [continue]

DX News -- ARRL DX Bulletin #38:

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by WB0TEV, QRZ DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The Daily DX, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites. Thanks to all.

Just Ahead In Radiosport:

Just Ahead In Radiosport:

Hurricane Redux: Amateur Radio Community Fires Up for Maria:

Caribbean Island residents and the Amateur Radio community hardly had a chance to catch a breath from Hurricane Irma, as recovery operations continue, before Hurricane Maria was knocking on the door. The Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) activated September 18 on 14.325 MHz and on 7.268 MHz (after dark). The VoIP Hurricane Net activated the same day to tr... [continue]

Reports of Hurricane Devastation On Dominica Relayed by Amateur Radio:

In the immediate aftermath of then-Category 5 Hurricane Maria's passage over Dominica on Monday, Frans van Santbrink, J69DS, on St. Lucia checked into the VoIP Hurricane Net to relay damage reports he'd gathered via repeater conversations with other hams there. The New York Times also reported and posted audio that Amateur Radio was a primary sour... [continue]

Amateur Radio Emergency Net Active In Wake of Earthquake In Central Mexico:

The FMRE National Emergency Net (Red Nacional de Emergencia or RNE) activated Tuesday on 7.060 MHz following a magnitude 7.1 earthquake in the central Mexico state of Puebla at 1814 UTC. The epicenter was some 75 miles southeast of Mexico City, which also felt the temblor and suffered damage.

The Doctor Will See You Now!

"How High is High Enough" -- a discussion on the effects of antenna height -- is the topic of the current episode of the "ARRL The Doctor is In" podcast. Listen...and learn!

Amateur Radio Supported Hurricane Irma Response In US Virgin Islands:

FCC Opens 630/2200-Meter Bands; Stations Must Notify UTC Before Operating:

HamSCI Presents Eclipse Results at ARRL-TAPR Communications Conference:

IARU Administrative Council Considers New Radio Spectrum Pollution Threat:

JOTA 2017 Organizers Urge Scout Stations to Register Now:

Former MIT President, Electrical Engineering Professor Ex-W2UWN, (SK):

In Brief...

ETH087 -- Traveling With Your Ham Radio Gear:

ETH087 -- Traveling With Your Ham Radio Gear: - eHam.net

Amateur Radio Supported Hurricane Irma Response In US Virgin Islands: - eHam.net

Hurricane Redux: Amateur Radio Community Fires Up for Maria: - eHam.net

The ARRL Letter, September 21, 2017

QCWA Honors William Orr, W8NPU, with its 80th Anniversary Award

MCM Electronics Shutters Two Plants, Announces Merger with Newark element 14

EURAO Announces “DMR Meeting on the Air” Event

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

Friday, 22nd September 2017

To reach hurricane victims, Copiague man goes ham

Earlier Thursday, he says he had a conversation with a man there who had his own ham radio, an emergency generator and a temporary antenna.

Max Christoffersen: The Hum tunes in to Hamilton sound

While starting amateur radio stations is easy, sustaining them is hard. Many start-up stations find the ongoing work needed to broadcast is difficult to ...

Saint James United Methodist celebrates 225 years [West Friendship]

Similarly, the folks from the Columbia Amateur Radio Association are holding the Hamfest at the Howard County fairgrounds on Oct. 1, from 6 a.m. to 4 ...

Ham radio class offered

A Ham Radio Licensing Class, sponsored by the Sunset Empire Amateur Radio Club, is being held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 3:30 ...

Thursday, 21st September 2017

Maria kills 8 in Dominica

Information out of the island is being relayed by members of Dominica Amateur Radio. Initial reports from ground surveys by officials showed 95 per ...

HAM RADIO PODCASTS

DX CLUSTER SPOTS

SpotterFreq.DXGMTPref.
RZ9OC14244.0 OK1XZ/P 1259OK
DK2AY7155.0 DL0PE 1259DL
EA5IIG7090.0 MU/ON8CW/P 1259MU
PB1HF7090.0 MU/ON8CW/P 1259MU
WA1FCN14032.0 OH6NVC 1259OH6
A71AM14207.0 RV3YR 1259RV3
YO8OU14021.0 9N7GE 12589N
DK5OX144125.0 OK1UGA 1258OK
ON3WM18150.0 5T5OK 12585T
YU2FER14253.0 MU/ON4ANN 1258MU
UA9AEU14014.0 4L/R4WW 12584L
DL4MFF18100.0 ZS6WB 1258ZS6
IU3EIE7126.0 IQ6LN 1257I
CT1EEB50313.0 5T5OK 12575T
UT1VE7136.0 IZ1RDQ/P 1257I
IZ5NR14086.0 IQ5ZP/3 1257I
RZ9YI7021.0 JA1ZGP 1257JA
IZ8GCP7107.0 IZ3VDA 1256I
IZ4BOW21300.0 5T5OK 12565T
A61M14195.0 A61FK 1256A6

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HF spots from AS
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DX ANNOUNCES

PROPAGATION

Solar Flux: 73, A-index: 7
No space weather storms are predicted for the next 24 hours.
Report issued 2017 Sep 22 1205 UTC

DateSun SpotsFluxGoes
Sep 22, 20172273 A1.1
Sep 21, 20172273 A5.2
Sep 20, 20171174 A2.0
Sep 19, 20171271 A0.0
Sep 18, 20171372 A0.0
Sep 17, 20171372 A0.0
Sep 16, 20171372 A1.4
Sep 15, 20171173 A0.0
Sep 14, 20171174 A1.6
Sep 13, 20171175 A8.3
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