AMATEUR RADIO NEWS

IOTA news from OPDX

Weekly IOTA News - compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW, editor of the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin

Tuesday, 22nd May 2018

2018 IARU HF World Championship Contest

The 2018 IARU HF World Championship Contest takes place the second full weekend of July, beginning 1200 UTC Saturday and ending 1200 UTC Sunday (14-15 July 2018)

ARRL Business Services Manager Debra Jahnke, K1DAJ (SK)

ARRL Business Services Manager Deb Jahnke, K1DAJ, of Colchester, Connecticut, died on May 17 after a lengthy illness

Unicorn-2A to launch from Alaska

A new UK built PocketQube satellite has been developed by radio amateurs at Glasgow company Alba Orbital. Radio amateurs Constantin Constantinides MM6XOM, Sajimon Chacko 2M0DSY and Alejandro González Garrido EA7KDU worked on Unicorn-2A which will have downlinks in the 437 MHz and 2400 MHz bands

Map of German radio hams

A Google map is available that shows radio amateurs in Germany as at June 5, 2017

Latham ham radio family at Hamvention

The Xenia Gazette reports if you’re a member of the Latham Family from Greencastle, Penn., operating amateur radio is almost a given

RAC’s first Gold Maple Leaf Operator member: IARU President Tim Ellam, VE6SH

At the Dayton Hamvention on Friday, May 18, RAC President Glenn MacDonell, VE3XRA, presented Tim Ellam, VE6SH, International Amateur Radio Union President, with RAC's first Gold Maple Leaf Operator Membership

Summer 2018 International Shortwave Broadcast Guide now available at Amazon

Older ham radio operators and radio listeners might remember a time when shortwave radio stations broadcast a nearly constant drumbeat of political propaganda during the Cold War years

GACW Contest

The GACW (Argentinian Group of Radiotelegraphy - Grupo Argentino de CW) have the pleasure to invite you to a new edition of WWSA Contest (World Wide South America Contest)

Reunion Island

Thomas, F4HPX, will once again be active as FR/F4HPX from various locations on Reunion Island (AF-016) between May 25th and June 15th

Ham Kids Build, Learn Tech Skills:

XENIA -- Hamvention kids walked away from the fairgrounds May 18 with their own wireless Tesla speakers and digital clocks -- built with their own hands. The amateur radio convention's Youth Tech area, sponsored by Dayton Amateur Radio Association (DARA), provided a space for youth ages 9-18 to build their own technology kits. "The idea here is to... [continue]

Well-Known Volunteer Lends His Ham Radio Skills to Sumter:

NEW SDRplay SDRduo dual tuner SDR receiver - Interview with Jon Hudson

ARRL Business Services Manager Debra Jahnke, K1DAJ (SK):

Amateur Radio Newsline headlines for Ham Nation. May 23, 2018.

New Kenwood TS-890S HF Transceiver

New Yaesu FTdx101D HF Transceiver

Petition for Reciprocal Operating Agreement between the U.S. and Korea

Post-Launch Signals Received as Amateur Radio Heads to Moon

ARRL Business Services Manager Debra Jahnke, K1DAJ, SK

beaconspot change of domain name

ARISS contact planned for school in Poland

beaconspot change of domain name

Ham radio exam held in Xi’an

Electronics still thrives as a hobby

Hyderabad radio ham receives world recognition

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

Tuesday, 22nd May 2018

County's second Hamvention a success

With over 600 volunteers led by Dayton Amateur Radio Association members, this event proves to be highly organized. We look forward to hosting this ...

Ham kids build, learn tech skills

The amateur radio convention's Youth Tech area, sponsored by Dayton Amateur Radio Association (DARA), provided a space for youth ages 9-18 to ...

Monday, 21st May 2018

Spring Valley tourist center to be removed

Zimmer shared a request from Gary Peterson and the Southeast Minnesota Amateur Radio Club, to allow the NOZOD Repeater to be relocated from Spring Valley to Wykoff. The request letter states that this will improve communication coverage throughout the county during Skywarn activations, since ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Christmann a good choice for the probate bench

He has also volunteered with Sandoval County Amateur Radio Emergency Services and chaired that group for a few years. That service to our county ...

Startup Teams Samourai Wallet on App to Trade Bitcoin Without the Internet

Less common channels such as private microwave connections amateur radio repeaters, pager networks and satellites could also provide such ...

HAM RADIO PODCASTS

DX CLUSTER SPOTS

SpotterFreq.DXGMTPref.
EA1BKO7138.0 EA1URM 1659EA
DL1HBT18073.1 OM8SL 1659OM
ON4AEV7073.5 OT/70WRA 1659OT
UR3CRO28025.0 OZ80FOC 1658OZ
TA3BC28420.0 9X9PJ 16589X
SP9CCD50094.0 F6EZV 1658F
UR3PGS50140.6 UT4PR 1658UT
RA6FCU7073.0 RA6FCU 1658RA6
F1DSZ24916.3 EA7GV 1658EA
SP3UR50109.9 ER1SS 1658ER
SM5EPO50097.4 IK5ZWU 1658I
PA0RHA7013.4 DM65MVP 1658DM
GW6LHF28420.0 9X9PJ 16589X
OM8SL18073.0 OM8SL 1658OM
EA1IWT7135.0 EH1MDC 1657EH
US5MC14007.3 4X6FR 16574X
R9YM7021.5 R16JRA 1657R1
DL4MFF50313.0 4X1TI 16574X
HA6VH7021.5 R16JRA 1657R1
SP3TLJ28430.0 SV9RKU 1657SV9

TOP HF SPOTS

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HF spots from NA
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DX ANNOUNCES

PROPAGATION

Solar Flux: 70, A-index: 3
No space weather storms are predicted for the next 24 hours.
Report issued 2018 May 22 1505 UTC

DateSun SpotsFluxGoes
May 22, 20181270 A1.0
May 21, 2018070 A0.0
May 20, 2018069 A0.0
May 19, 2018070 A0.0
May 18, 2018069 A0.0
May 17, 2018069 A1.0
May 16, 2018070 A1.5
May 15, 2018070 A1.8
May 14, 20181170 A1.9
May 13, 20181271 A2.0
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