AMATEUR RADIO NEWS

NASA television coverage of today's solar eclipse

Today, Monday, Aug. 21, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the Sun, and NASA Television will carry it live from coast to coast from unique vantage points on the ground and from aircraft and spacecraft, including the International Space Station. Coverage will be featured during the live four-hour

Monday, 21st August 2017

9M60 Malaysian Special Event

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of Malaysia's independence (August 31, 1957), look for the following special event stations to be using the special prefix 9M60. Activity started on August 15th and will end on August 31st

Journalist Nick Clooney to MC National VOA Museum of Broadcasting Gala Sept. 23

Nick Clooney, a journalist, anchorman and television host with a career that has spanned 50 years, will act as master of ceremonies Sept. 23 for the National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting’s fundraising gala

RAC Canada 150 Award Operations update

RAC Stations Schedule (as of August 20, 2017)

Celebrating Ham Radio

Three amateur radio operators from Chennai operated radios from the lighthouse in Mahabalipuram for International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend (ILLW)

DXCC Country/Entity Report

According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 13th August, through Sunday, 20th August there were 207 countries active

ICQPODCAST - FT8 and Essex Hams

In this episode, Martin M1MRB/W9ICQ is joined by Leslie Butterfield G0CIB, Matthew Nassau M0NJX and Chris Howard M0TCH to discuss the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news. This episode’s feature is Essex Hams and FT8

Researchers to Conduct Unique Study with Ham Radios During Solar Eclipse:

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Monday's total eclipse will be a historic even that will stretch from coast to coast, but some Chicago researchers are using the event to do some unique research. During the two minutes and 40 seconds of totality, the sun's outer layer will be visible and can be looked at with the naked eye. At the University of Chicago, Professor... [continue]

Eclipse Gives Radio Enthusiast Research Opportunity:

Like many people, Mike Naruta will be outside Monday afternoon safely watching the solar eclipse. "I'll be out there with my grandchildren," said the Port Huron Township resident. But he also will be listening to the eclipse. The long-time amateur radio enthusiast and electronics engineer will be one of many ham operators participating in an exper... [continue]

Seize the Day: Hobbyists Become Citizen Scientists for Solar Eclipse:

Professional scientists around the world are seizing the precious few minutes of a total solar eclipse to make important measurements. But citizen scientists are equally excited about the research and education opportunities this less than once-in-a-blue-moon event affords. Meanwhile, in Huron County, west of Toronto, retired microbiologist Jeff W... [continue]

Amateur Radio Seeks to Help the Public During Eclipse:

Monday's total solar eclipse is expected to be the largest mass migration in U.S. history, and with so many people expected to pour into small towns like Weiser, it's going to put a major strain on cell towers. Emergency responders are getting creative when it comes to emergency alerts. "There is this misconception on the part of the public that r... [continue]

Volunteers Spread Rich History of Comms and Radio in Gladstone:

Ham Club to Experiment With Eclipse:

ICQPODCAST Episode 246 - FT8 and Essex Hams

Field Testing Portable Vertical Antennas for Ham Radio!

Biggest Amateur Radio Exam-2017 in Bangladesh.

Amateur Contact Log, WSJT-X and JTAlert - A Powerful Combination

Emergency and Weather Net activated

Canada proposes to add 5 MHz and to keep five existing domestic channels

SARL HF Digital Contest this afternoon

Three methods of transmitting WSPR reviewed at QSO365

Broadband terminated dipole for ALE

FlexRadio update - SmartSDR V2.0 is a huge success!

Ham experts sniff out illegal radio sets in Darjeeling

Ham radio: A fun hobby with a purpose

Ham radio: A Fun Hobby with a Purpose:

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Monday, 21st August 2017

Daily Calendar — 8.21.17

Fort Smith Area Amateur Radio Club: Meets at 7 p.m. at the conference room inside the Health South Rehabilitation Hospital, 1401 S. J St. in Fort ...

Automakers, dealers shine spotlight on eclipse

Members of Ford Motor Co.'s amateur radio club will demonstrate the sun's effect on radio propagation and compete in a rare science competition.

Sunday, 20th August 2017

Volunteers spread rich history of comms and radio in Gladstone

On the other end of the generation scale, Gladstone Amateur Radio Club member and long-time ham radio hobbyist has been on the air waves for ...

Seize the day: Hobbyists become Citizen Scientists for solar eclipse

He's one of the hundreds of amateur or “ham” radio enthusiasts submitting data to a study of eclipse-related atmospheric changes based at the New ...

Ham Club to Experiment With Eclipse

The coming eclipse means many things to many people. For members of the local ham radio club, it's an opportunity to experiment. John Nell says ...

HAM RADIO PODCASTS

DX CLUSTER SPOTS

SpotterFreq.DXGMTPref.
EA3HKY14225.0 EG3MDV 0959EG
EA3NJ14074.0 DF3NA 0958DF
EA8JK14153.0 CN8MAA 0958CN
YB7ERV21089.3 YB7GRN 0957YB
UR5FS14013.0 R1747PS 0957R1
UA9CGL14027.0 RA70MD 0957RA7
K3LB7027.0 JH1HDT 0956JH
R2CA21070.6 R1382M 0956R1
OK2PAU14015.0 WA9LKZ/VY2 0955VY2
EA3NJ14074.0 UR1CBD 0955UR
RW0UM14027.0 RA70MD 0955RA7
UR5FS14015.0 WA9LKZ/VY2 0955VY2
UA9CGL14072.1 RA70MG 0954RA7
I5FLN10145.0 IQ5QO/0 0954I
EA5EQH7163.0 EC5WR 0953EC
RK0STK14184.0 RA70MG 0953RA7
F4GVZ7062.0 F2YT/P 0953F
IZ5GST10145.0 IQ5QO/0 0953I
I0DJV7135.0 EG5VCE 0953EG
F4GYG7062.0 F2YT/P 0953F

TOP HF SPOTS

HF spots from EU
R1747PS6
EA5KB4
R1382M4
WA9LKZ/VY24
F2YT/P4
EA5XC3
DL5SD3
EA5URE/P2
IQ5QO/02
EG3MDV2
EG7FDA2
RW4CR2
EA5BX/P2
EA1BQR/P2
EG5VCE2
HF spots from NA
DU3LA2
JH1HDT2
A35JP/P1
HF spots from AS
RA70MD3
RA70MG3
HS0ZBS1
BV0FISU1
VK6CR1
JH1HDT1
HS0ZJF1
HL72V1

DX ANNOUNCES

PROPAGATION

Solar Flux: 86, A-index: 22
Radio blackouts reaching the R1 level occurred.
Report issued 2017 Aug 21 0905 UTC

DateSun SpotsFluxGoes
Aug 21, 20174486 B3.3
Aug 20, 20173386 B3.3
Aug 19, 20174187 B1.3
Aug 18, 20173080 A8.3
Aug 17, 20173077 B1.3
Aug 16, 20172177 B1.0
Aug 15, 20171274 B1.0
Aug 14, 20171173 A2.9
Aug 13, 20171168 A2.7
Aug 12, 20171170 A3.0
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