AMATEUR RADIO NEWS

Kenilworth pupils speak to astronaut

Pupils at Kenilworth School in Warwickshire conversed with astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor aboard the ISS on Friday afternoon. The amateur radio on the International Space Station contact was facilitated by the ARISS volunteers and streamed live via the internet. Ten children asked around 20 probing questions, and we learned things like what th... [continue]

Friday, 14th December 2018

SAQ to transmit on Christmas Eve

Sweden’s Alexanderson alternator station SAQ has planned a Christmas Eve transmission on 17.2kHz. The transmitter will be tuned up starting at around 0730UTC, and a message will be transmitted at 0800UTC. The 200kW Alexanderson alternator is an electromechanical transmitter dating back to 1924. The event will be streamed live on the Alexanderson ... [continue]

Call in to YOTA stations

Youngsters on the Air month (YOTA) runs throughout December. The next clubs to activate the GB18YOTA call sign will be the RSGB’s National Radio Centre on Sunday, 16 December 2018. This is followed by Castle Rushen High School Radio Club on the 21st and Chertsey Club on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th. If you hear […]

Election paperwork now available

The forms and paperwork for the various RSGB Regional and Board elections are now available on the RSGB website at rsgb.org/nominations. There are 10 regional vacancies, two elected Board Director vacancies, and two nominated Board Director vacancies. Volunteers are sought for all these roles. Details also appear in the January 2019 edition of RadC... [continue]

Newsreaders wanted in Yorkshire

Due to a change in working hours, Bill, G4IOD and Jasmine, G4KFP will no longer be able to read the news at 9.30am on Sundays, so replacements are being sought. At the end of the year, Bill will have read the news for 26 years and the RSGB would like to commend him on his […]

The K7RA Solar Update

Our recent reporting week (December 6-12) had sunspots on five of the seven days, with an average daily sunspot number of 9.7, up from 2.3 in the previous seven days. Average daily solar flux rose from 68.9 to 70.7. Geomagnetic indices were moderate, with average daily planetary A index rising from 7 to 8, and mid-latitude A index increasing from 4... [continue]

Foundations of Amateur Radio #184

Recently I managed to get some quality on-air time when I participated in a contest. This isn't about contesting. Although I suppose tangentially it is

First FT8 Roundup is a huge hit

The ARRL report the first FT8 Roundup held December 1–2 attracted some 1,300 logs with about 131,200 contacts recorded

Hackaday: Weaponizing the radio spectrum

Dan Maloney KC1DJT writes on Hackaday about the talk "Electronic Warfare; a Brief Overview of Weaponized RF Design" given by radio amateur Jeremy Hong KD8TUO to the Hackaday Superconference

IEEE Microwave Society awards radio hams

The ARRL reports the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) has announced its 2019 award recipients. The list includes several radio amateurs

Updates for users of spectrum in the 700 MHz band

Work to clear the 700 MHz spectrum band remains on track, as Ofcom confirms additional funding for some spectrum users affected by the clearance programme

Half of homes could boost their broadband

DX News from the ARRL

Broadcasters Intruding on Exclusive Amateur Radio Frequencies

IEEE Microwave Society Recognizes Radio Amateurs

First FT8 Roundup is a Huge Hit

The Doctor Will See You Now!

60m band trial Extended!

ARISS contact planned for students in Kenilworth, United Kingdom

Tony's 10m Band Report

French ham radio licence fee

Swiss Council of States - ham radio antennas

EURAO Party - Winter Special 2018-2019: hunting beacons

Comtech 23cm Amateur Television (ATV) LCD tuner using Arduino

NZ 60m trial extended

Vonage fined for emergency call service failure

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

Friday, 14th December 2018

Presentation On Amateur Radio Emergency Services - January 4th - WBIW.com

Presentation On Amateur Radio Emergency Services - January 4th  WBIW.com(BLOOMINGTON) - Presentations on the Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES) and Radio Amateur Civil Emergency *Service* (RACES) will be given by ...... [continue]

IEEE Microwave Society awards radio hams - Southgate Amateur Radio Club

IEEE Microwave Society awards radio hams  Southgate Amateur Radio ClubThe ARRL reports the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) has announced its 2019 award recipients. The list includes several radio ...

Hackaday: Weaponizing the radio spectrum - Southgate Amateur Radio Club

Hackaday: Weaponizing the radio spectrum  Southgate Amateur Radio ClubDan Maloney KC1DJT writes on Hackaday about the talk 'Electronic Warfare; a Brief Overview of Weaponized RF Design' given by radio amateur Jeremy Hong ...

What’s happening Friday in the north valley - Chico Enterprise-Record

What’s happening Friday in the north valley  Chico Enterprise-RecordTailgate Food Giveaway, Magalia: 9 a.m.-noon. Shelf stable food items like pasta, canned food, toiletries and more distributed while supplies last for anyone in ...

Half of homes could boost their broadband - Southgate Amateur Radio Club

Half of homes could boost their broadband  Southgate Amateur Radio ClubHalf of British households could switch to faster broadband today, Ofcom has found, as it announces a range of action to protect loyal broadband customers and ...... [continue]

HAM RADIO PODCASTS

DX CLUSTER SPOTS

SpotterFreq.DXGMTPref.
EA7GI7095.0 EA7RCK/1 1629EA
US5MJK144360.0 R6AM 1629R6
IK6JRJ7074.0 IZ8OYV 1629I
RW0A1820.4 RU0A 1629RU0
R9IR1820.4 RU0A 1629RU0
EA7YT7095.0 EA7RCK/1 1628EA
EB5JBO7095.0 EA7RCK/1 1628EA
DL4MFF5357.0 9A3KG 16289A
VE1SKY50260.0 W4LES 1628W4
4Z5NN14070.0 SP9VRY 1628SP
SV1FJF10144.6 SX60RAAG 1627SX
LB6D50281.5 OY1R 1627OY
KJ4LTA14074.9 VE3AJX 1627VE3
HA5AGS7128.0 HG90FI 1627HG
OH6KTL144360.0 UR4LSK 1627UR
US5MJK144360.0 UA4LCF 1626UA4
YO2BBT144358.0 I3MEK 1626I
W3KB18100.0 V51MA 1626V5
ES5QA14074.0 EA4GOJ 1626EA
W8DEO14249.5 ET3YOTA 1626ET

TOP HF SPOTS

HF spots from EU
EA7RCK/13
HA90HL3
ET3YOTA2
TX0A2
SX60RAAG2
EA3UV1
VA2PW1
HG90FI1
DL0EAM1
HR1LW1
GB1WH1
RL5A1
N2GM1
KE8FT1
SK0CT/B1
HF spots from NA
N4MTE5
F5PAU2
EA5RQ2
EA8/DF9AE2
N4T1
DK4EI1
MW0EUG/MM1
7Z1IS1
IZ2DPX1
VE3AJX1
ET3YOTA1
HG90KI1
V31MA1
V51MA1
VP8LP1
HF spots from AS
RU0A2
RU3KO1
RZ3QWW1
RA0AY1
VE2WU1
SP9VRY1

DX ANNOUNCES

PROPAGATION

Solar Flux: 68, A-index: 9
No space weather storms are predicted for the next 24 hours.
Report issued 2018 Sep 05 1205 UTC

DateSun SpotsFluxGoes
Sep 05, 2018068 A0.0
Sep 04, 2018068 A0.0
Sep 03, 2018068 A0.0
Sep 02, 2018068 A0.0
Sep 01, 2018068 A0.0
Aug 31, 2018068 A1.2
Aug 30, 2018068 A1.2
Aug 29, 20181171 A1.5
Aug 28, 20181270 A1.2
Aug 27, 20182670 A1.2
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