AMATEUR RADIO NEWS

RSGB Board Change

Keith Haynes, G3WRO, has recently decided to step down as an RSGB Board Director, for personal reasons. Keith was co-opted to the Board following his proposal by the Nominations Committee, and took on the liaison responsibilities for the RSGB Awards and Regional Team. He was highly qualified to look after these areas of the Society, […]

Tuesday, 18th September 2018

Award programme 100th Anniversary of Polish Independence

Dear Amateur Radio Friends, In the name of Mr Waldemar Sznajder, 3Z6AEF - President of the Polish Amateur Radio Union (PZK) and Mr Piotr Skrzypczak, SP2JMR - Secretary of the PZK, I have the honour to invite all of you to participate in a special award programme, organised by the Polish Amateur Radio Union on the occasion of The 100th Anniversary ... [continue]

New Inrad Desk Microphone

We are pleased to introduce to the UK, the new DMS-629 Desk Microphone from Inrad USA. The DMS series of desk microphones are compatible with most makes of Transceiver

2018 AMSAT Board of Directors election results

As a result of the 2018 Board of Directors Election, Tom Clark, K3IO; Mark Hammond, N8MH; and Bruce Paige, KK5DO; will serve on the board for two years

NASA names Holly Ridings new Chief Flight Director

NASA has named Holly Ridings its new chief flight director, making her the first woman to lead the elite group that directs human spaceflight missions from the Mission Control Center at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston

Robin Banks RIP

Hans Knot has today reported on Facebook - 'Just received a sad message that this afternoon around 2.25 CET Robin Banks passed away after a long period of illness due to kidney cancer.'

Booking is open for the 2018 AMSAT Space Symposium in Huntsville

AMSAT's 2018 36th Annual AMSAT Space Symposium and Annual General Meeting will be held Friday through Sunday, November 2, 3, and 4, 2018 in Huntsville, Alabama. The location will be at the US Space and Rocket Center, One Tranquility Base, Huntsville, Alabama

October SA RAE registration closing date extended

South Africa's October examination is only a few weeks away, to be written on 13 October 2018

Two 40-meter broadcast inruders gone

The IARU Region 1 Monitoring System (IARUMS) reports that two long-time broadcast intruders on 40 metres are gone

Radio Club Helps Florence Victims:

GERMAN FLATTS -- Members of the Fort Herkimer Amateur Radio Assoc. say some local people have family members being affected by Tropical Depression Florence, and the association is doing everything to help those in need. A building in German Flatts houses the radio club that helps people in natural disasters. Club members say they started the disas... [continue]

Nominations Sought for 2018 ARRL Bill Leonard Award - ARRL

Nominations Sought for 2018 ARRL Bill Leonard AwardARRLThe ARRL Public Relations Committee is seeking nominations for the 2018 Bill Leonard Award, which recognizes this year's best newspaper, radio, or television news story about Amateur Radio. The award honors professional journalists or journalistic ...... [continue]

Nominations Sought for 2018 ARRL Bill Leonard Award

AmateurLogic 121: Hamfests from Huntsville to Tokyo

Antennas for Portable Amateur / Ham Radio Operation

Hardin County radio group starting entry-level ham radio class on Oct. 6th - Nelson County Gazette

RadCom October 2018, Vol. 94, No. 10

Gordon Hunter, GM3ULP, September 2018

Ofcom issues M5 prefix calls again

ICQPodcast - Antennas for Portable Amateur / Ham Radio Operation

The IBA Archive channel

QSO Today - Mike Bryce - WB8VGE

DXCC Country/Entity Report

IOTA news from OPDX

ICQPodcast - Antennas for Portable Amateur / Ham Radio Operation - Southgate Amateur Radio Club

Minnesota's Last Ham Radio Store to Close its Doors as Owners Retire:

When All Other Forms of Communication Fail, Ham Radio Is There:

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

Tuesday, 18th September 2018

Changing the parade route was the right decision

As many of our readers are aware, in my past life as an amateur radio operator, I have been involved in many parades and as a casual observer, what ...

Amateur radio event salutes ACD Festival

AUBURN — The Northeastern Indiana Amateur Radio Club honored the 63rd annual Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival with its second special event ...

A lesson from Hurricane Maria: Communicate!

The first people to make contact with them, they said, were amateur radio operators, civilian volunteers, and diaspora communities active on social ...

What's going on? Sept. 17

Canton Amateur Radio Club meeting: 7:30 p.m. at training room of Stark County EMA/EOC, lower level of county Safety Building, 4500 Atlantic Blvd.

Instructional Classes to be Held for Ham Radio

The Orange County Amateur Radio Club (OCARC) will offer ham radio instructional classes on the following Saturdays, Oct. 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 9 ...

HAM RADIO PODCASTS

DX CLUSTER SPOTS

SpotterFreq.DXGMTPref.
K2KA18100.0 F6EAO/P 1729F
SV2BWY18100.0 ZS6CR 1729ZS6
F8KLY14187.0 WD8CCC 1729WD8
EA5UV14257.0 SV9IOI 1729SV9
M1DNJ144174.0 DF1VB 1729DF
UY2ZZ3517.0 UB5O/M 1728U
LU1EEP21075.3 TA2K 1728TA
UA3ZJC3583.0 R1155SM 1728R1
SWL7013.0 II2IARD 1728I
2E0MNG14160.0 3B8BAL 17283B8
SQ6PLE7042.3 R2AOD 1728R2
IS0ZOD14180.0 4Z6DK 17284Z
DL8ZT14017.0 FP/DK7LX 1728FP
TA2K21074.0 LU1EEP 1727LU
LU1DX28480.0 LU3DX 1727LU
W4IMD14240.0 OL100CSR 1727OL
K3RN14061.0 N2CX 1727N2
EA7AN18100.0 K3TTT 1726K3
R7TW7020.0 RC8SC/P 1726RC8
DC5IMM7146.0 ZA/DD0VU/P 1726ZA

TOP HF SPOTS

HF spots from EU
IQ5QO/42
ZA/DD0VU/P1
4Z6DK1
AF4HX1
II2IARD1
3B8/PA3HGT1
WD8CCC1
OM2JU/P1
3V8SF1
ZS6CNC1
LU1EEP1
RK1OWA/P1
FP/DK7LX1
W4RJC1
SV9IOI1
HF spots from NA
OL100CSR1
2I0DKQ1
OK2RZ1
LZ920MLC1
F6EAO/P1
N2CX1
HF spots from AS
YU70SRV1
RC8SC/P1
OL100CSR1

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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