AMATEUR RADIO NEWS

Tethering Bitcoin to WSJT for Network Resilience

These new digi-modes, originally inspired and developed by and for amateur radio and scientific pursuits, may have other significant professional applications. "This past weekend at the Scaling Bitcoin 2017 conference at Stanford University, two individuals discussed a new method of providing the Bitcoin network with more censorship resistanc... [continue]

Sunday, 19th November 2017

RadFxSat launched, designated AMSAT-OSCAR 91 (AO-91)

The Delta II rocket carrying RadFxSat (Fox-1B) launched at 09:47:36 UTC on November 18, 2017 from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California

Australian ham radio license numbers stagnant

WIA News reports amateur radio license numbers are stagnant despite lapsed licensees returning to the hobby in significant numbers

The South African Radio League discussed type approval at a meeting with the regulator ICASA

This week the quarterly ICASA/SARL liaison meeting spent most of the two-hour long meeting discussing type approval and how to overcome the legal obstacles that require all equipment using the frequency spectrum to be type approved

VK6ARN NewsWest

In the news this week, a monster edition of Roy's Helpline, activation of a special callsign to commemorate the birth and work of 'Father of Wireless Communication' - plus lots more..

Ofcom fines True Telecom £300,000 for mis-selling

Ofcom has fined communications provider True Telecom Limited £300,000 after an investigation found the company mis-sold landline telephone services to over a hundred people

PCB prices to rise on copper foil shortage, says broker

A shortage of copper and copper foil for use by the printed circuit board (PCB) industry is likely to send prices higher according to Raymond Goh, COO of Elmatica AS (Oslo, Norway), a PCB broker

Second leg of the SARL Newbie QSO Party

The second leg of the SARL Newbie QSO Party takes place from 08:00 to 20:00 UTC on Saturday 25 November 2017 with phone activity on 80, 40 and 20 metres

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP

Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to be at very low levels

Martin F. Jue on Amateur Radio Roundtable: - eHam.net

Martin F. Jue on Amateur Radio Roundtable:eHam.netTuesday November 21 8 PM Central join Martin F. Jue and Tom Medlin for a night of ham radio. We go back 60 years in ham radio. We talk about first shacks, rigs, antennas, etc. Martin will answer viewers questions. Let's see what Katie Allen WY7YL is up to.... [continue]

Santa Claus is Getting Saginaw Children's Wish Lists the Old Fashion Way:

In today's electronic social media world, children are probably sending their wish list to Santa Claus by text or email. Saginaw Valley Amateur Radio Association President Mike Dougherty says this weekend the clock is being turned back to the mid-1800s, with telegrapher Jim Wades sending hundreds of messages by telegraph from the Saginaw Children'... [continue]

Solar Minimum Surprisingly Constant:

Captain Dave KI4THY Phone Patch Honors Veterans for Veterans Day:

Martin F. Jue on Amateur Radio Roundtable:

Ham radio devotees unite - Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Captain Dave KI4THY Phone Patch Honors Veterans Day

TX Factor Episode 19 Is Now ON THE AIR!

Michigan Section Manager Appointment Begins on January 1

RadFxSat (Fox-1B) Launched Successfully, Designated AO-91

Ajit Pai to remove barriers to wireless innovation

WIA Monitoring Service

TX Factor at HamFest and New Broadcasting House

Roland Peddle, VE6RL (VO1BD), appointed to the Canadian Amateur Radio Hall of Fame

Foundations of Amateur Radio

Propagation de K7RA

Exploding Arctic meteor turns night into day

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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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Sunday, 19th November 2017

DONALD DAVIES

From 1953 to 1956 Don served in the Army Signal Corps as a radio operator in Germany. In 1958 he married Chase Coleman of Dayton, OH (mother of both sons); they divorced in 1970. Don married Joan Solem in 1975; in 2014 Joan divorced Don. Don maintained good relations with both Chase and ...

James Robert Brunson

Here, he began his duties in communications which led to his long-time involvement in amateur radio and his affiliation with the Military Auxiliary Radio System (M.A.R.S.). It was in Alaska that he met and married Norma Allison Short in 1948. During his military career, he and Norma and their three ...

Ham radio devotees unite

In his mind, a driver's license and an amateur radio license were almost a package deal. This was 30 or 40 years ago, well before every teen carried a cellphone. “We all had radios in our cars, and we talked back and forth for safety,” Williams said. “Being in Oklahoma, there were always ice storms, and ...

Bulletin Board

Pelican Bay Amateur Radio Club meets on the airwaves to test signals. Radio operators can tune in at 6:45 p.m. on 147.25 +/88.5 — Curry Emergency Net; 7 p.m. on 146.96 -/88.5 — Pelican Bay Amateur Radio Club Net; 7:15 p.m. on 146.88 -/103.5 — Del Norte Amateur Radio Club Net; and 7:25 p.m. ...

Saturday, 18th November 2017

Bulletin Board - A listing of local meetings and events

7 a.m. The Royal Gorge Amateur Radio Club meets at Mr. Ed's restaurant for a Dutch treat breakfast. For more information, call Chuck Ward at ...

HAM RADIO PODCASTS

DX CLUSTER SPOTS

SpotterFreq.DXGMTPref.
K3MAW3770.0 K0ACB 2359K0
N3KN3703.0 W2VQ 2359W2
K0HMZ14328.8 KH6TU 2359KH6
W3LPL10121.0 VP9/DK7LX 2359VP9
PY2HN50025.0 YV4AB/B 2359YV
F4CXO10115.0 TO2SP 2359TO
K3AJ3793.1 KC4NX 2358KC4
N3KN3697.0 K4XL 2358K4
NM9P3814.7 AC0W 2358AC0
EA8CXY7136.0 RK3AW 2358RK3
NR4C3808.9 NM2O 2358NM2
F4FNK7085.0 TO2SP 2358TO
K5WL14246.2 W6RW 2358W6
N3KN3692.5 AA2MU 2357AA2
KE2D3785.0 K1GG 2357K1
DK7LX10121.0 VP9/DK7LX 2357VP9
KH6VM14305.0 KH6RS 2357KH6
NR4C3824.3 KD2RD 2357KD2
W2GPS3812.3 K3OO 2357K3
W5PAA3683.3 K4GMH 2357K4

TOP HF SPOTS

HF spots from EU
TO2SP7
VP2MDL3
TC10L2
VP9/DK7LX1
9X2AW1
K1BG1
RI1ANO1
XE1C1
HF spots from NA
KD2RD3
J5T3
K4GMH2
K4XL2
WA6URY2
VP2MDL2
K0EU2
K1GG1
KL7J1
K6JAT1
K3MD1
AC0W1
K7RI1
W1SJ1
KH6TU1
HF spots from AS
RL5G/01

DX ANNOUNCES

PROPAGATION

Solar Flux: 74, A-index: 5
No space weather storms are predicted for the next 24 hours.
Report issued 2017 Nov 19 2105 UTC

DateSun SpotsFluxGoes
Nov 19, 20171474 A6.0
Nov 18, 20172676 A6.3
Nov 17, 20171576 A5.9
Nov 16, 20171473 A6.5
Nov 15, 20171474 A6.7
Nov 14, 2017074 A6.9
Nov 13, 2017072 A5.4
Nov 12, 2017069 A4.1
Nov 11, 2017067 A3.9
Nov 10, 2017069 A3.9
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