AMATEUR RADIO NEWS

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: - eHam.net

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

YOUTUBE VIDEOS

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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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 ...

HAM RADIO PODCASTS

DX CLUSTER SPOTS

SpotterFreq.DXGMTPref.
IZ8JFL7025.0 CO2YT 2329CO
UA4WHX1818.5 8Q7VB 23298Q
HK3TK7166.0 HK3TK 2328HK
UA4WHX1818.5 8Q7VB 23288Q
WC4H14217.0 CP5HK 2328CP
K5LJ7005.0 5V7P 23275V
EA1GHQ3576.0 ZS6WB 2327ZS6
K8BYP10117.0 5C12SIA 23265C
W3LPL7013.0 J6/K1ZZI 2326J6
NY2PO7005.0 5V7P 23265V
KD9VV14300.0 KD9VV 2325KD9
US3IOE7076.0 VK6YM 2325VK6
G3XHZ1818.5 8Q7VB 23258Q
VE3VV7005.0 5V7P 23245V
UA1ZFG3576.0 PY7DJ 2324PY7
IZ8JFL7017.0 E21EIC 2323E2
IU0GRD7136.0 K8NY 2323K8
K0EAR7258.0 K0ATZ 2323K0
PU2KNM28076.0 CP6UA 2322CP
SV1KWX7136.0 K8NY 2321K8

TOP HF SPOTS

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PH7Y1
E21EIC1
9M2AX1
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RK3QZ1
PY7DJ1
HF spots from NA
5V7P6
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DX ANNOUNCES

PROPAGATION

Solar Flux: 83, A-index: 43

Report issued 2017 Apr 23 2105 UTC

DateSun SpotsFluxGoes
Apr 23, 20172983 B1.0
Apr 22, 20173984 B1.1
Apr 21, 20172682 B1.1
Apr 20, 20171481 B1.3
Apr 19, 20171280 A9.7
Apr 18, 2017075 B1.1
Apr 17, 2017075 A7.7
Apr 16, 20171175 A4.5
Apr 15, 20171173 A4.6
Apr 14, 20171273 A4.8
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