AMATEUR RADIO NEWS

ARISS contact planned for school in Australia

An International Space Station school contact has been planned for Serena Aunon-Chancellor KG5TMT with Glenden State School, Glenden, Queensland, Australia

Tuesday, 21st August 2018

Radio antenna mismatching: VSWR explained

If you have ever operated any sort of transmitting equipment, you’ve probably heard about matching an antenna to the transmitter and using the right co-ax cable

HamRadioNow: Amateur Radio Emergency Data Network

Randy Smith WU2S joins David Goldenberg W0DHG and Darren La Groe AJ6BL to talk about Amateur Radio Emergency Data Network (ARDN)

New 2m/4m dual band yagis from InnovAntennas

This is the InnovAntennas 18el 2m/4m dualbander prototype on test at G8FJG. This antenna has 7 elements on 4m and 11 elements on 2m on a 4.5m boom

Exempt Amateur Radio aerials from requiring planning permission

M0PLT, a member of UKQRM and EURAO, started a Petition on the UK Government and Parliament website asking to amend the law to exempt all licensed Radio Amateurs (and C.B. radio users) from requiring planning permission for their aerials

Former amateur radio shop could become apartments

The former Waters and Stanton amateur radio shop in Main Road, Hockley, Essex could be turned into flats

Zello amateur radio Foundation licence support

Ian G3ZHI reports there is a Foundation licence support net on Zello on the 'network radios ev' channel

ARISS contact for school in India to be webcast

As announced, an International Space Station school contact has been planned with Vidya Mandir Inter College, Meerut, India. It will also be webcast

A new type of aurora is not an aurora at all

For decades, amateur astronomers in Canada have been photographing a purple ribbon of light dancing alongside auroras during some geomagnetic storms

Ham Talk Live! Episode 129 - What's Up with Please Copy?

Norway Gets 1 kW on 6-Meters and Other Bands:

On 8 August 2018, Norway got an updated amateur license, allowing all Norwegian amateurs access to 50 to 52MHz with a power of 1kW. Other new privileges include permission for non-amateurs to operate an amateur station, under supervision of a licensed amateur, for training and educational purposes.

WIA: ACMA Qualifications Framework Outcome and Submissions Released:

UK Foundation License Support Net:

RAC Announces Presentation for Amateur of the Year Award Co-Recipients

VP6D Ducie Island DXpedition Gear on its Way to Transport Vessel

50th anniversary of invasion of Czechoslovakia

Amateur Radio responds to flooding in Kerala, India

Kerala Flooding: Newspaper reports amateur radio response

4U1UN closer to being on the air!

Ducie Island DXpedition news

ICQPodcast - PiStar - 12 months on

RSGB Syllabus: Changes to Intermediate practicals

Andrew White Memorial SOTA Activity Day 15th September

DXCC Country/Entity Report

IOTA news from OPDX

Ham Radio Meeting On Air, In Real Life:

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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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Tuesday, 21st August 2018

What Will You Do If WWVB Goes Silent?

The loss of WWV and WWVH is probably a non-event for anyone outside of the amateur radio world. In fact, most people probably don't know they ...

Viktor Hovland becomes 1st Norwegian to win US Amateur

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Viktor Hovland's week at the U.S. Amateur went so well that even when he made rare mistakes with drives into hazards ...

Monday, 20th August 2018

Ham radios in times of need

At a time when the mobile signals and internet break down, the next solution is ham radios. For the past several hours, ham radio operators have been ...

Norway's Hovland leads US Amateur by 4 holes after 1st 18

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Norway's Viktor Hovland has taken a four-hole lead over UCLA's Devon Bling after the first 18 holes of Sunday's ...

HAM Radio meeting on air, in real life

WARREN, Ohio (WYTV) - HAM radio is an important radio service -- especially during serve weather. Despite this, it is often overlooked. "The art of ...

HAM RADIO PODCASTS

DX CLUSTER SPOTS

SpotterFreq.DXGMTPref.
ON7RN10146.0 IQ5QO/P 1332I
WZ1V144185.0 N4ASF 1329N4
HA9AL50313.0 SM6KIW 1329SM
IU2IHU14180.0 ER1ZZ 1329ER
UA3LMR14045.0 RD2A/P 1329RD2
UR0EJ50313.0 OK1PBB 1329OK
K6SRZ3574.0 E20WXA 1329E2
SP2F14247.0 SP2SV 1328SP
K7DD10137.6 YB8NT 1328YB
K6SRZ3574.0 E20WXA 1328E2
9A6IV21074.0 PA3BWD 1328PA
IU2GPJ28479.0 EO27U 1328EO
VE2WU14017.0 F6BII 1328F
DJ9KAI14265.0 DJ9KAI/P 1328DJ
UN7TK28074.0 DJ1UJ 1326DJ
OE3FTA14078.0 OJ0C 1326OJ0
SV9MBH14022.0 SV9MBH 1326SV9
DL2NO14041.0 OH8UV/P 1326OH8
UR0EJ50313.0 DL4RCK 1326DL
DG1FCA14044.0 DL4TO/P 1325DL

TOP HF SPOTS

HF spots from EU
OJ0C7
IQ5QO/P5
DJ9KAI/P4
RD2A/P3
OE18BALLON3
SP5DU/P3
OH8UV/P2
A61FJ2
EO27U2
IK2SAV/12
HA3KHB1
EW1LN1
OK/DL2DXA/P1
RJ9U1
PA3BWD1
HF spots from NA
E20WXA2
TX5T2
F6BII1
EI100MCV1
YB8NT1
YB8SFE1
N5PHT1
HF spots from AS
A61FJ1
4X6RE/M1
F5ADE1
R1CAP1
DJ1UJ1
DL6JZ1

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PROPAGATION

Solar Flux: 68, A-index: 14
No space weather storms are predicted for the next 24 hours.
Report issued 2018 Aug 21 1205 UTC

DateSun SpotsFluxGoes
Aug 21, 20181568 A1.0
Aug 20, 20181568 A1.2
Aug 19, 20181167 A1.3
Aug 18, 20181167 A1.3
Aug 17, 20181267 A1.4
Aug 16, 20181268 A1.4
Aug 15, 20181269 A1.6
Aug 14, 2018069 A1.0
Aug 13, 2018068 A1.0
Aug 12, 2018068 A1.1
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