AMATEUR RADIO NEWS

Long path propagation SOTA event

Mike, 2E0YYY, Andrew, VK1AD and Ed, DD5LP are planning another long path propagation SOTA Summit to Summit event for 11 March starting at 0630 UTC. Activity will be SSB or CW on 20 metres and going by the last action in October 2016, over 30 summits are expected to be active concurrently over Europe, Australia, […]

Friday, 24th February 2017

Review of Contesting seeks your thoughts

RSGB President Nick Henwood, G3RWF is writing a report on the implementation of the 2015 Review of Contesting. A questionnaire forms an important part of the input to this report, but there will also be feedback from clubs, groups and individuals as well as factual analysis of performance where possible. The questionnaire is now available […]

CRS-10 mission to ISS to launch

The CRS-10 mission carrying vital amateur radio equipment to the International Space Station launched at 1439UTC on 19 February. Included was an ARISS Ericsson two metre VHF radio. This radio will replace the Ericsson radio that failed a few months ago. The VHF radio is used for school group contacts and amateur packet radio in […]

Also in GB2RS this week…

The RSGB Board proceedings for the 17 December 2016 meeting have been released and can be read on the RSGB website. The GM DX Convention 2017 will be held at the King Robert Hotel, Whins of Milton, Stirling, on 1 April 2017. Lectures include Chris, G3SVL speaking about the ZL7G Chatham Island DXpedition and SDR […]

More Convention lectures now online

The RSGB has added more from the RSGB 2016 Convention to the new video page for Members. They are freely available for you to download but please read the RSGB’s conditions of use first.

The K7RA Solar Update

At 0124 UTC on February 22 Australian Space Weather Services issued a geomagnetic disturbance warning for February 22-24.“The effect of a high speed solar wind stream from a recurrent coronal hole is expected to raise geomagnetic activity to active levels from 22 to 24 February with the possibility of minor storm periods on 23 and 24 February.Inc... [continue]

News for England North – 26 February 2017

On Monday Angel of the North Amateur Radio Club is on the air and continues the Advanced course. Contact Nancy Bone, G7UUR, on 01914 770 036. On Monday Bolton Wireless Club is having a talk on the UKFMGW Repeater Group by Dave Wilson, M0OBW. For details, send an email to boltonwireless@gmail.com. On Monday Macclesfield & […]

News for Scotland – 26 February 2017

On Tuesday Kilmarnock and Loudoun Amateur Radio Club is having a talk on DV4 Mini by Marcus, MM0ZIF. Contact Graham, MM3GDC, by email to mm3gdc@btinternet.com. On Tuesday Livingston and District Amateur Radio Society is having an operating and training evening. Details from Cathie, 2M0DIB, on 01506 433 846. On Wednesday Glenrothes and DRC is having... [continue]

News for England South-East – 26 February 2017

We start with clubs that have several events this week. Horsham Amateur Radio Club has a fox hunt this morning. Thursday sees a junk sale. Details from Alistair, G3ZBU, on 07855 268 666. Radio Society of Harrow Club has its net on 1938kHz LSB from noon today and next Sunday. On Monday there’s a net […]

News for England South-West – 26 February 2017

North Bristol Amateur Radio Club has its net via GB3BS from 7pm tonight and next Sunday. On Friday there’s a relax and chat evening plus stores maintenance. Details from Mat, G7FBD, via email to g7fbd@gb3bs.com. On Monday Bristol RSGB Group has a talk on Big Data by Dr Chris Budd, G4NBG. Contact Shaun O’Sullivan, G8VPG, […]

News for Wales – 26 February 2017

On Thursday North Wales Radio Society is holding a general meeting. Contact Liz Cabban, GW0ETU, on 07760 190 355. On Friday Cleddau Amateur Radio Society is holding its AGM. Contact Heinz, MW0ECY, on 07748 047 008.

Disney Research demonstrates open-air wireless charging

Radio ham remembered in West Donegal

ARISS contact re-scheduled for two schools in France

Ofcom ending ham radio monthly statistics?

Assembling the BITX-40

ARISS opens window for proposals to host contacts with space station crew

Disaster Preparedness: APRO to Use Amateur Radio:

Vice President's Message Comes Through as UAE Satellite Begins Operations:

Due to demand, amateur radio course to be held - Manitoulin Expositor

DX News -- ARRL DX Bulletin #8:

Just Ahead In Radiosport:

Orlando HamCation a Hit, Posts New Attendance Record:

HAARP Goes Classical During New Experimental Campaign:

The Doctor Will See You Now!

MARS Refocuses Its Mission, Encrypts Data Nets:

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Friday, 24th February 2017

Due to demand, amateur radio course to be held

MANITOULIN—Due to overwhelming demand, another basic amateur radio course will be hosted on Manitoulin Island. “As a result of the many ...

Thursday, 23rd February 2017

Disaster preparedness: APRO to use amateur radio

GUWAHATI, Feb 23 - To add teeth to the disaster preparedness, Assam Police Radio Organisation (APRO) has decided to fall back on the use of ...

Hobbyist radio club offers licensing class

FAIRVIEW – The Skyline Amateur Radio Club (SARC) is making some serious contributions to the community through their hobby, and you can get in ...

Wednesday, 22nd February 2017

New generation scouts the airwaves

It may be the age of the internet but a group of Castlemaine scouts has turned to amateur radio to socialise and learn skills that could send their voices ...

'Base to hams: Field day this weekend . . . over'

ANNUAL HAM RADIO DAY: Phill Dodds (ZL4XYZ) and Hamish Dobson (ZL2HC) operating as ZL2AA at the Jock White Field Day 2016, an annual ...

HAM RADIO PODCASTS

DX CLUSTER SPOTS

SpotterFreq.DXGMTPref.
SV2RJO10112.0 EG1WAP 1659EG
KG5MBX14240.0 OE6RLF 1659OE
R2UZ3520.1 RV3UP 1659RV3
SWL7022.1 E72TR 1659E7
W3LPL18078.4 PJ2/OE3GEA 1659PJ2
S55BA14073.5 AO5WAP 1659AO
OE6END14044.0 AO5WAP 1659AO
SP3HDU7013.0 9V1XX 16589V
K3IMD18125.0 VE3BWP/HI9 1658HI
S53JW14073.0 EG5WAP 1658EG
KB3SBC14238.0 K0BAK 1658K0
SP9BCH14073.0 EG5WAP 1658EG
S59DKR14075.0 EG5WAP 1658EG
EA8AP14155.0 EG8URT 1658EG8
BA6QH3526.0 XX9D 1658XX9
EA1IPE7100.0 EA/CT1ILO 1658EA
OE3SJA14210.0 EH5WAP 1658EH
EA5GOK14193.0 3B9FR 16573B9
R4WAB7107.0 4K6AG 16574K
EA5ICV7133.0 TM14WAP 1657TM

TOP HF SPOTS

HF spots from EU
EG5WAP3
AO5WAP2
LY1CG1
E72TR1
LY1G1
R80RTL1
EA/CT1ILO1
EG1WAP1
TM14WAP1
EH5WAP1
4K6AG1
EA4CRP1
9V1XX1
RV3UP1
3B9FR1
HF spots from NA
KB3VVE1
OE6RLF1
PJ2/OE3GEA1
VE3BWP/HI91
K0BAK1
HF spots from AS
XX9D1

DX ANNOUNCES

PROPAGATION

Solar Flux: 83, A-index: 11
Space weather for the next 24 hours is predicted to be minor.
Report issued 2017 Feb 24 1205 UTC

DateSun SpotsFluxGoes
Feb 24, 20171883 B1.1
Feb 23, 20171783 B1.1
Feb 22, 20171983 B1.3
Feb 21, 20172583 B1.2
Feb 20, 20172381 B1.4
Feb 19, 20171378 B1.0
Feb 18, 20171477 A7.6
Feb 17, 20172375 A5.7
Feb 16, 20172374 A5.9
Feb 15, 20171575 A6.2
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