AMATEUR RADIO NEWS

HamSCI Workshop Receives National Science Foundation Grant

Saturday, 16th February 2019

Planned Experiment Will Disconnect Russia from the Internet

Authorities and major internet providers in Russia intend to disconnect the country from the internet as part of a planned experiment purportedly aimed at enhancing national security, the Russian news agency RosBiznesKonsalting (RBK) has reported. The stated reason for the experiment is to gather insights and provide feedback and modifications to a... [continue]

Friday, 15th February 2019

The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Available

Listen to the new episode of ARRL Audio News on your iOS or Android podcast app, or online at http://www.blubrry.com/arrlaudionews/. Audio News is also retransmitted on a number of FM repeaters. Click here and then scroll down to see the list.  

ARRL Headquarters Seeks Radiosport and Field Services Manager

ARRL is accepting applications for the position of Radiosport and Field Services Manager at ARRL Headquarters in Newington, Connecticut. This is a full-time, exempt position with a competitive salary. The successful candidate would be responsible for managing the Radiosport and Field Services functions, including employee training, and program and ... [continue]

Geostationary satellite transponder active

The geostationary amateur radio narrowband transponder on the Es’hail-2/QO-100 was made available for amateur experimental use on the afternoon of Tuesday, 12 February 2019. The 250kHz bandwidth transponder uses the 2.4GHz band for the uplink with the downlink in the 10.45GHz band and should provide communications over a wide portion of the g... [continue]

ITU emergency comms document update

The ITU has updated a key recommendation for cross border usage of Emergency Communications Equipment. The new 2019 edition of ITU Recommendation M-1637 is clearer regarding countries facilitating the use of radio equipment that may be physically brought by visiting relief personnel into the territory where there is a disaster or emergency. The rec... [continue]

Could your club host Train the Trainers?

The RSGB is in the process of organising Train the Trainers courses for this year. If your club would like to host one then please contact tec.chair@rsgb.org.uk. Further details and the list of requirements for hosting the course can be found at rsgb.org/train-the-trainers.

SOS Radio Week 2019

SOS Radio Week 2019 will take place between 0000UTC on 1 May 2019 to 2359UTC on 31 May 2019. Individual amateur radio operators and clubs are invited to register as official SOS Radio Week stations and operate during the month. Stations can be run under individual, club, or special event call signs, from home or […]

ARISS slow-scan TV weekend

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS), has planned another slow-scan television weekend. Transmissions will run until Sunday, 17 February 2019, at 1725UTC. SSTV images will be transmitted on 145.80MHz using SSTV-mode PD120. These can be received using equipment as simple as a 2m handheld radio, a scanner that covers that band, or... [continue]

The K7RA Solar Update

Another week passed with no sunspots, and as of February 14 it has been over two weeks since any sunspots were observed, the last on January 30. February 7 through 13 saw average daily solar flux decline from 71.1 to 70.4, compared to the previous seven days. Geomagnetic indices were lower, with average daily planetary A index declining from 11.6 t... [continue]

Ninth District Incoming QSL Bureau has New Manager and Address

Erik Andersen, K9EU, of Naperville, Illinois, has assumed the role of manager for the Ninth District Incoming QSL Bureau. He is a long-time volunteer with the Bureau as well as a noted and accomplished DXer and contester. He succeeds John Meyers, K9QVB, who served as manager for 2 decades and will remain a sorter and letter dispatcher. The Ninth Di... [continue]

Latvian Amateur Radio League "Godfather" Herbert “Andy” Anderson, K7GEX, SK

Infoline issue 387 posted

Space Station Slow Scan TV Event Feb 15-17

Foundations of Amateur Radio #193

Radio Ham lone yachtswoman

SSO-A Solar Sails deployed - may be visible to naked eye

Essex Skills Night Monday

Former Colorado Section Manager Tim Armagost, WB0TUB - SK

Big activity on the sun

DX News from the ARRL

Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA) Hands Off Amateur Radio Exam and Call Sign Management

WWV 100th Anniversary Special Event Operation in the Planning Stages

US Amateur Radio Population Grows Slightly in 2018

New compostable RadCom wrapper

ARISS Plans Do-Over of Slow-Scan TV Transmissions over February 15 – 17 Weekend

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

Saturday, 16th February 2019

Out & About: Things to do in the South Bay Feb. 17-21 - The Daily Breeze

Out & About: Things to do in the South Bay Feb. 17-21  The Daily BreezeCo-ed Softball League: South Bay Catholic Co-ed Softball League holds preseason practice games at McMaster Park, 3624 Artesia Blvd., Torrance.

Community calendar for Feb. 15, 2019 - Winchester Sun - Winchester Sun

Community calendar for Feb. 15, 2019 - Winchester Sun  Winchester SunTODAY. — Write Local meeting, 10 a.m. at Clark County Public Library. — The African-American Series discussion, 11 a.m. the Clark County Health Department.

Club News, Feb. 16, 2019 - The Union of Grass Valley

Club News, Feb. 16, 2019  The Union of Grass ValleyThe Union publishes Club News each Saturday. To share the latest from your western Nevada County club or organization, email readers@theunion.com.

Upcoming & Ongoing plus Regular Weekly and Monthly Events - The Mountain Enterprise

Upcoming & Ongoing plus Regular Weekly and Monthly Events  The Mountain EnterpriseFor listing in the newspaper and online, send community events by Thursday at 2 p.m. to Calendar@MountainEnterprise.com or call 661.245.3794 ...... [continue]

Constantine manager says CAF dealt with Ismaily in amateur way - KingFut

Constantine manager says CAF dealt with Ismaily in amateur way  KingFutCS Constantine's manager Denis Lavagne has said that CAF dealt with the Ismaily issue in an amateur way as he criticised the decision to reinstate them.... [continue]

HAM RADIO PODCASTS

DX CLUSTER SPOTS

SpotterFreq.DXGMTPref.
LY2XW7024.4 K3ZU 0859K3
R9SCJ14166.0 R1TZ 0859R1
UA3OA14026.1 XX9D 0859XX9
LZ2PI144357.0 OL120AB 0859OL
PD1ROS7075.7 PI4AMF 0859PI
R8AEF18099.0 JA5JWQ 0859JA
DM2FEH3750.0 DF12STO 0859DF
UT3UIY7086.0 UR7IHW 0859UR
F4ESO18101.1 JI4WAO 0859JI
WO1N7030.7 6Y3M 08596Y
RC4AC14148.5 RC4AC 0859RC4
WX6V7048.3 CU4DX 0859CU
SA7BYQ7147.0 TM16WAP 0859TM
VK5JN7044.0 N3EB 0858N3
LA1MFA7002.6 K6XX 0858K6
YO3FLR7130.0 YO2019EU 0858YO
PA0Z7147.0 TM16WAP 0858TM
IZ6VZU7100.0 IK2SAV/P 0858I
LW4EXX3798.0 LU6DU 0858LU
BX4AL18101.4 F5AOW 0858F

TOP HF SPOTS

HF spots from EU
XX9D3
IK2SAV/P2
TM16WAP2
K3ZU1
UR7IHW1
R2019LS1
G0MJS1
IZ2GTO/P1
K6XX1
DF12STO1
UN7JAV1
SP5DU/51
YO2019EU1
PI4AMF1
RC4AC1
HF spots from NA
KH6LC2
ZL2RX1
CU4DX1
GM5X1
6Y3M1
G4IIY1
LA2AB1
JN7DOS1
YV1KK1
JA1VVX1
HF spots from AS
LA5WJA1
V84SAA1
XV9BO1
JA5JWQ1
R1TZ1
F5AOW1

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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