South Africa cancels 2,100 ham radio licences

South Africa's ICASA has cancelled 2,100 Amateur Radio licenses, believed to be more than 1/3rd of the total, for non-payment of licence fees

Sunday, 23rd April 2017

Surprise! Earth Day aurora storm

Last night, Northern Lights descended into the United States as far south as Michigan, Minnesota, and Washington, kicking off an unexpected display of bright auroras for Earth Day

ZS4 Sprint this afternoon

The ZS4 Sprint, which is a fun activity to promote contacts between radio amateurs in the Free State and radio amateurs in Southern African countries, will be on the air this afternoon from 14:00 to 16:00 UTC with phone activity between 14:00 and 15:00 and CW activity between 15:00 and 16:00 UTC

Satellites built by Universities launched into space by NASA

The first Australian-built satellites in 15 years have been launched into space by NASA after being developed by Australian universities

Weekend meteor shower

The auroras tonight may be spiced by an occasional flash of light

The ACMA's Approach to Spectrum Reform:

The Radiocommunications Act that has served Australia for 25 years is to be replaced by a modern approach to spectrum control and licensing. Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) Acting Chairman Richard Bean has given a little insight on what is ahead, during a CommsDay Summit 2017 speech in Sydney. Mr Bean said the radiofrequency s... [continue]

Grimes County Volunteer Firefighters Train at Disaster Simulation:

While it was a gray and rainy morning, nearly 30 firefighters from around Grimes County attended a disaster simulation on Highway 39 and at Iola High School. "We learned how to deal with a car derailment and what BNSF would want us to do how they would want us to handle that," said Chief Morriss Barney of the Iola Volunteer Fire Department. He say... [continue]

Saturday, 22nd April 2017

Programming Yaesu FT-2DR

While it is nice and simple programming the Yaesu FT-2DR on your computer, do you know how to program your FT2dr without the aid of a computer? This video will help you do just that! View attachment 365456 ​

NewsWest for Sunday, 23 April, 2017

View attachment 365455 Welcome to a special ANZAC Themed broadcast, brought to you by the team at WA Amateur Radio News. There's quite a variety for you in today's broadcast: Onno's "Foundations of Amateur Radio" and other regular segments an update from the WA VHF group some upcoming contest information an update on... [continue]

Foundations of Amateur Radio - Episode 98

View attachment 365445 Beauty is in the eye of the Beholder Have you ever looked at an ugly radio and blurted it out loud to the proud owner? This week I look at an ugly duckling that taught me something about myself and might yet end up as a proud new edition to my shack. My weekly podcast "Foundations of Amateur Radio" covers hund... [continue]

New RSGB Honorary Vice President

We’re delighted to announce that Peter Blair OBE, G3LTF has been elected by the Board as Honorary Vice-President. Peter Blair is a distinguished engineer who spent 45 years in research and development in the UK electronics industry. From a student apprenticeship at Marconi’s Wireless Telegraph Company, in 1962 he joined Standard Telecommuni... [continue]

ARRL Hamvention Forum encompasses Makers, Youth, HamSCI - Southgate Amateur Radio Club

Foundations of Amateur Radio -- #98: -

Delaware Amateur Radio Operators to Hold EXPO and Convention in Georgetown:

Skills Night report now available

Israeli high school students build CubeSat

First Antenna Workshop

How to see President’s call to International Space Station on April 24

IARU Regional ARDF Championships

St. Georges Day

NewsWest for Sunday, 23 April, 2017

Morse in the brickwork

ARRL Hamvention Forum encompasses Makers, Youth, HamSCI

NewsWest for Sunday, 23 April, 2017:

Foundations of Amateur Radio -- #98:

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2060 for Friday, April 21, 2017


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 ...



Saturday, 22nd April 2017

BINGHAMTON, NY - Local amateur radio enthusiasts are celebrating the inventor of wireless ...

The Binghamton Amateur Radio Association is participating in International Marconi Day saturday at the site of an old Marconi tower on Lewis Street ...

Radio user rewarded for public service

Lynn Valley resident Bernie Leaker recently won a public safety lifeline volunteer award for his radio communications work. As an amateur radio user, ...

Wednesday, 19th April 2017

Episode 765: The Holiday Industrial Complex

And, a static-free International Amateur Radio Day! Also, a calming National Stress Awareness Day. Today is all of that and more. There are too many ...

Tuesday, 18th April 2017

April 18 is World Amateur Radio Day

Every April 18, radio amateurs worldwide take to the airwaves in celebration of World Amateur Radio Day. It was on that day in 1925 that the ...

Monday, 17th April 2017

When Wires Can't Do the Job, UVA Radio Club Ready to Stand in the Breach

The UVA Amateur Radio Club's equipment is housed in the University's old nuclear reactor building. (Photo by Dan Addison, University ...



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Solar Flux: 83, A-index: 43

Report issued 2017 Apr 23 2105 UTC

DateSun SpotsFluxGoes
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Apr 22, 20173984 B1.1
Apr 21, 20172682 B1.1
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Apr 18, 2017075 B1.1
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