August 27, 2014

Lebanon Students Talk to Astronaut on ISS:

August 27, 2014 09:36 AM - eHam.net News -- LEBANON, TN (WSMV) - Students in Lebanon had an out-of-this-world experience Tuesday when they talked to an astronaut on the International Space Station. I am really excited," eighth-grader Israel Irizarry said. "When I grow up, I am planning to be an astronomer working at NASA. I just love space so much." Irizarry and other students at Winfree Bryant Middle School had their questions ready. "This is all about the students talking with the astronauts aboard the International Space Station," science teacher Tammy Sheppard said. The event was streamed on YouTube while more than 600 students crowded into the school's auditorium, tracking the progress of the ISS. "They're about 220 miles up above earth and traveling about 17,500 miles an hour," Sheppard said. Students were able to talk to the astronaut thanks to amateur radio operators and the frequencies from NASA. "On amateur radio, it is not uncommon to talk around the world, said Perry Ogletree, amateur radio operator. "In fact, we have a lot of operators who bounce signals off the moon to talk to the people on the other side of the earth."

Radio Amateurs Call on New Recruits to Tune Into the World:

August 27, 2014 09:36 AM - eHam.net News -- As social media takes over, enthusiasts from North Yorkshire are calling for recruits to join a new club using historic communications technology to talk to the world. The first ever Colburn and Richmondshire Amateur Radio club has been set up by friends Colin Lyne, Chris Watkins and Craig Dennis who are desperate to encourage people to get involved to keep the hobby alive. "What many young people especially don't realise is it's basically the same technology as mobile phones, only it's pretty much free to run. They can get their licence, buy a radio, and they enter the world of free speech, nationally and internationally," said Mr Lyne. "The main aim of the club is to bring together like minded enthusiasts to help them develop and encourage them in the hobby and to bring in new members young and old to help them discover how exciting it is," he added.

Speakers for Hams:

August 27, 2014 09:36 AM - eHam.net News -- I am pleased to inform you about the launch of Phonema, a little company created by radio amateurs to provide high-quality speakers. The Phonema speakers are designed to harmonize aesthetically with modern transceivers and to integrate SDR.

AOR Digital Voice Receiver:

August 27, 2014 09:36 AM - eHam.net News -- In addition to synchronous AM and USB/LSB/CW. It includes an SD reader for recording audio, uploading
memory frequencies, and firmware updates. They weren't ready to release pricing information, but it
certainly looks like an interesting box for monitoring a variety of modes.

Watch San Bernardino Microwave Society meetings

August 27, 2014 08:33 AM - Southgate ARC -- The September 2014 San Bernardino Microwave Society newsletter is available for free download and you can watch their meetings via the web

US-to-VK trans-pacific reception on 630 meters reported

August 27, 2014 08:33 AM - Southgate ARC -- A radio amateur and medium-frequency (MF) experimenter in Australia has received a 630 meter (475.62 kHz) transmission from a radio amateur and Part 5 Experimental operator in Texas

ISS Slow Scan TV on August 27

August 27, 2014 08:33 AM - Southgate ARC -- Dmitry Pashkov R4UAB reports that the Slow Scan Television (SSTV) experiment MAI-75 on the International Space Station (ISS) may be active on Wednesday, August 27 using the call sign RS0ISS on 145.800 MHz FM

Icom preview 50th anniversary Limited Edition IC-7850 at Tokyo Hamfair 2014

August 27, 2014 08:33 AM - Southgate ARC -- Icom have displayed a pre-release version of a very special HF Base Station at the Tokyo Hamfest, the IC-7850 HF/50MHz transceiver

AMSAT Space Symposium Auction announced

August 27, 2014 08:33 AM - Southgate ARC -- At this year's AMSAT Space Symposium, we are trying a few new things and we hope you will enjoy them. One exciting facet we are adding this year is an auction. All proceeds from the auction will support AMSAT's two major initiatives - the development and launch of the FOX satellite series and the ARISS program

AmateurLogic.TV Huntsville Bonus Episode

August 27, 2014 08:33 AM - Southgate ARC -- George and Wayne make their yearly pilgrimage to the Huntsville Hamfest. We visited with some old friends to find out what they've been up to and got some great stories you'll enjoy

August 26, 2014

US-to-VK Transpacific Reception on 630 Meters Reported

August 26, 2014 07:34 PM - ARRL -- A radio amateur and medium-frequency (MF) experimenter in Australia has received a 630 meter (475.62 kHz) transmission from a radio amateur and Part 5 Experimental operator in Texas. While the approximately 8710 miles covered is not a distance record nor a "first" for that part of the spectrum, it does represent the sorts of accomplishments that the Amateur Radio community in the US might come ...

World DATV QSO Party is August 29-30

August 26, 2014 04:36 PM - ARRL -- Greater participation is expected this year in the only global on-the-air gathering of digital Amateur Radio television (DATV) enthusiasts. The annual event, which originated in Australia and now is in its fourth year, begins Friday, August 29, at 1000 UTC in Australia and internationally on Saturday, August 30, at 0001 UTC. According to the event's primary organizer, Peter Cossins, VK3BFG, to ...

2014 ARRL Field Day Logs Received List Available for Review

August 26, 2014 04:36 PM - ARRL -- The ARRL "Logs Received" page now contains all 2014 ARRL Field Day logs received to date (scroll to bottom of page), including logs submitted via e-mail, web applet or on paper. The ARRL Contest Branch requests that Field Day participants review the list and contact ARRL Contest Branch Manager Matt Wilhelm, W1MSW, (860-594-0232) no later than September 12, if anything appears to be incorrect wi...

The Westrand Flea Market

August 26, 2014 09:35 AM - Southgate ARC -- The Westrand Amateur Radio Club is hosting its next flea market at 12:00 on Saturday 30 August 2014 at their clubhouse in Kroton street, Weltevredenpark, Roodepoort

VK9MT videos available to view

August 26, 2014 09:35 AM - Southgate ARC -- Four new videos have been posted on the VK9MT Mellish Reef Web page (as well as on YouTube.com) on the recent 2014 March/April DXpedition

Tristan da Cunha and Gough Island

August 26, 2014 09:35 AM - Southgate ARC -- Paul, ZS1S (ZD9ZS), and possibly another operator will be visiting Tristan da Cunha in September/October (the ZD9 callsigns will be announced in due course)

Sable Island DXpedition

August 26, 2014 09:35 AM - Southgate ARC -- Here is the latest updates on the CY0C DXpedition scheduled for September 8th

Rolls-Royce Special Event

August 26, 2014 09:35 AM - Southgate ARC -- On the 11th and 12th of October for forty eight hours, the Hucknall Rolls-Royce Amateur Radio Club are running a special event station GB1RR, celebrating the centenary of the Eagle aero engine. Rolls-Royce was asked by the UK Government to develop an aero engine of which entered service in the Great War 1914-1918

Pirate Radio in China

August 26, 2014 09:35 AM - Southgate ARC -- The South China Morning Post reports on the growing number of pirate radio stations in the country

North Cork Radio Group Rally

August 26, 2014 09:35 AM - Southgate ARC -- The North Cork Radio Group will hold their 5th anniversary rally on Sunday, 7th September at the Commons Inn, Blackpool, Cork from 11am

IRTS SSB Field Day Contest

August 26, 2014 09:35 AM - Southgate ARC -- The IRTS SSB Field Day Contest takes place on Saturday/Sunday 6th/7th September 2014

Essex Morse Classes

August 26, 2014 09:35 AM - Southgate ARC -- The Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society (CARS) will be starting weekly Morse classes on Thursday, September 4 at 7pm in the Danbury Village Hall

Athlone Calling

August 26, 2014 09:35 AM - Southgate ARC -- Martin Hanley writes to inform us of a very excellent radio documentary on the history of radio in Ireland

ARISS ham radio contact with Dorothy Grant Elementary, Fontana, CA

August 26, 2014 09:35 AM - Southgate ARC -- An Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) school contact has been planned with participants at Dorothy Grant Elementary, Fontana, CA on 27 Aug

MI QRP Labor Day CW Sprint

August 26, 2014 07:33 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar -- 2300Z, Sep 1 to 0300Z, Sep 2

Radio is Bernhard's Calling:

August 26, 2014 07:33 AM - eHam.net News -- Bernhard Scmidt's enthusiasm for amateur radio is contagious. "This is heaven," 70-year-old Bernhard said as he showed off his hobby room and radio equipment. Bernhard is a member of the Whyalla Amateur Radio Club -- a group of people who share an interest in amateur radio communications. Bernhard first joined the club in 1990 and soon gained his Amateur Radio Operator's Licence. "I went to the club here and they helped me get my licence," he said.
Bernhard produced his radio logbook from a pile of radio textbooks and other related material - a quick glance showed he had talked to people from all over the world. "It's a rewarding hobby," Bernhard said. Along with other members, Bernhard recently took part in the annual International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend, an event where amateur radio operators broadcast from and receive radio messages at lighthouses around the world. The Whyalla Amateur Radio Club was posted at the Point Lowly lighthouse, from there it communicated with many other enthusiasts. Last year, the International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend involved about 60 lighthouses across Australia and more than 400 worldwide.

Amateurlogic Bonus Episode:

August 26, 2014 07:33 AM - eHam.net News -- George and Wayne make their yearly pilgrimage to the Huntsville Hamfest. We visited with some old friends to find out what they've been up to and got some great stories you'll enjoy.

August 25, 2014

RS0ISS May Be on Slow Scan TV from the ISS this Week

August 25, 2014 06:36 PM - ARRL -- The Slow Scan Television (SSTV) experiment on board the International Space Station (ISS) may be active on Wednesday, August 27, on 145.800 MHz FM, using the call sign RS0ISS, according to Dmitry Pashkov, R4UAB. The SSTV transmissions will be devoted to the life and work of the first cosmonaut, Yuri Gagarin. The SSTV transmissions from the ISS may continue beyond August 27, although the Kenwood...

Balloons Carrying Amateur Radio Payloads Still Circling Earth

August 25, 2014 04:34 PM - ARRL -- Three simple plastic foil-envelope balloons carrying Amateur Radio payloads and launched from the UK by Leo Bodnar, M0XER, remain aloft and continue to circle the Earth. The oldest, identified as B63, was released on July 8 and became the second of Bodnar's balloons to circumnavigate the globe. The first to do so, B64, went up on July 12 and had completed one lap around the Northern Hemisphere ...

W1AW Centennial Operations Heading for Arizona, Maine

August 25, 2014 01:36 PM - ARRL -- The ARRL Centennial W1AW portable operations taking place throughout 2014 from each of the 50 states will relocate at 0000 UTC on Wednesday, August 27 (the evening of August 26 in US time zones), to Arizona (W1AW/7), and Maine (W1AW/1). During 2014 W1AW will be on the air from every state (at least twice) and most US territories.The ARRL Centennial QSO Party kicked off January 1 for a year-long...

Magnificent M-class Eruption on Aug 24th

August 25, 2014 08:33 AM - Southgate ARC -- A visually beautiful solar flare erupted from the east limb of the sun today

Southend and District Amateur Radio Special Event

August 25, 2014 08:33 AM - Southgate ARC -- The team from Southend and District Amateur Radio Society were active at a fundraising event for Little Havens Hospice active on Sunday the 24th of August

ICQPodcast

August 25, 2014 08:33 AM - Southgate ARC -- Series Seven Episode Seventeen of the ICQ Amateur / Ham Radio Podcast - South London Amateur / Ham Radio Roundtable has been released

History This Week

August 25, 2014 08:33 AM - Southgate ARC -- A look back at events that made history this week - compiled by the Summerland Amateur Radio Club of Lismore, NSW

Ham Radio Mode-J Transponder for NEXUS CubeSat

August 25, 2014 08:33 AM - Southgate ARC -- The Japan AMSAT Association (JAMSAT) and students at the Nippon University are jointly developing a CubeSat called NEXUS which will have a 145 to 435 MHz (Mode-J) transponder and a 38 kbps data downlink

DXCC Country/Entity Report

August 25, 2014 08:33 AM - Southgate ARC -- According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 17th August, through Sunday, 24th August there were 212 countries active

DARC assist visually impaired radio hams

August 25, 2014 08:33 AM - Southgate ARC -- The Deutscher Amateur Radio Club (DARC) is providing HTML and MP3 versions of its amateur radio magazine CQ-DL

ARISS ham radio contact with Winfree Bryant Middle School, Lebanon, TN

August 25, 2014 08:33 AM - Southgate ARC -- An Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) school contact has been planned with participants at Winfree Bryant Middle School, Lebanon, TN on 26 August

10 GHz under threat from broadband links

August 25, 2014 08:33 AM - Southgate ARC -- The OK2KKW contest club report on interference to the amateur radio 10 GHz band from commercial internet links in Prague, Czech Republic

SARL HF CW Contest

August 25, 2014 07:32 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar -- 1300Z-1630Z, Aug 31

Hamfest Takes Over Joplin:

August 25, 2014 07:32 AM - eHam.net News -- Hamfest Takes Over Joplin:

Radiosport and Engineering at the Olympics of Ham Radio

August 25, 2014 02:33 AM - This Week in Amateur Radio -- I had the privilege of organizing the Seventh World Radiosport Team Championship event last month (see this page for more info, or listen to the coverage on WBUR's Only a Game NPR program). Many call this competition the Olympics of Ham Radio.

FCC Denies $15,000 Pirate Fine Appeal

August 25, 2014 02:33 AM - This Week in Amateur Radio -- Still the same - just because you're in Texas doesn't mean the FCC rules don't apply to you.

That's the gist of an on-going pirate case. The commission has now upheld a $15,000 fine for Walter Olenick and M. Rae Nadler-Olenick for operating a pirate station in Austin, Texas.

Pirate Radio Ship Redux: Radio Caroline Returns, Radio Veronica, Northsea Special Event Set

August 25, 2014 02:33 AM - This Week in Amateur Radio -- The renegade Radio Caroline, which entertained rock 'n' roll fans in the UK and Europe from the 1960s until the 1990s from offshore shipboard transmitters and studios, is back on the airwaves from the River Blackwater off England's Essex Coast using a temporary, low-power license. It has plans to obtain a permanent AM broadcasting authorization. Radio Caroline was among the first, and most famous, pirate radio ships of the era.

Hams test their gear (Connecticut)

August 25, 2014 02:33 AM - This Week in Amateur Radio -- Hamming it up? Not exactly! Thomas Kimball, Sander Pool and Sean McEvoy participated in the Region 5 Amateur Radio Test along with 44 other emergency operation centers (EOC) in Connecticut Saturday, Aug. 9.

Broadcasting to world from Old Hunstanton (UK)

August 25, 2014 02:33 AM - This Week in Amateur Radio -- Showcasing amateur radio for their seventh year as part of the annual International Lighthouses on the Air weekend, members of the King's Lynn Amateur Radio Club set up their equipment on the clifftop near Hunstanton Lighthouse on Friday, ahead of an around-the-clock weekend communicating with other lighthouses around the world.

Examining the goTenna Communications Device

August 25, 2014 02:33 AM - This Week in Amateur Radio -- I've seen several articles recently on the goTenna and decided to investigate it. It's is a device that's about six inches long (expandable to eight-inches) and one-inch wide and is designed to allow long-range messaging directly with another goTenna without using a Wi-Fi or cellular data link.

FCC Proposes to Fine CBer $14,000 for Not Permitting Station Inspection

August 25, 2014 02:33 AM - This Week in Amateur Radio -- The FCC continued this month to demonstrate that it's serious about enforcing its rules and regulations, proposing to fine a Florida Citizens Band operator $14,000 for failing to allow FCC agents inspect his station. The Commission issued a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture (NAL) to Tommie Salter of Jacksonville on August 22.

Ham radio operators participate in International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend

August 25, 2014 02:33 AM - This Week in Amateur Radio -- As part of International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend, amateur radio operators were at Robert Moses State Park teaching visitors the history behind lighthouse communication.

The radio operators, part of the Great South Bay Amateur Radio Club, say ham radio is still an important means of communication.

Radio traffic fills the airwaves as as 'The World's Friendliest Hamfest' opens in downtown Huntsville

August 25, 2014 02:33 AM - This Week in Amateur Radio -- If you were at the Von Braun Center Saturday, you might have met K4HVA, or talked to KI4ZYX, or maybe shared lunch with N4WN, possibly told a joke to KS4V, and maybe even smiled at KF4YZG.

State Minister receives amateur radio group head (Bahrain)

August 25, 2014 02:33 AM - This Week in Amateur Radio -- Minister of State for Telecommunications Affairs Shaikh Fawaz bin Mohammed Al-Khalifa today received Bahrain Amateur Radio Group Chairman Fawaz Bader Sulaibeekh.

Countdown to Airtime

August 25, 2014 02:33 AM - This Week in Amateur Radio -- We've got less than a year to get this thing on the air, said Jack Wiiki. Wiiki, the advisor to the S-VE high school technology club, has been instrumental in getting a local radio station permit for WSVD: a low power radio station that would be both an educational resource for the kids, and a service to the community.

Hamfest Takes Over Joplin

August 25, 2014 02:33 AM - This Week in Amateur Radio -- Hundreds of licensed radio operators gathered in Joplin over the last two days. The convention, called Hamfest, was hosted by the Joplin Amateur Radio Club. Hundreds of radio enthusiasts brought their equipment to buy, sell, and trade.

Venerable LUSAT-1 (OSCAR 19) Takes to the Dark Side

August 25, 2014 02:33 AM - This Week in Amateur Radio -- Set to celebrate its silver anniversary next year, LUSAT-1 which is also known as OSCAR 19 or LO-19 appears once again to be functioning, sort of, when not in sunlight. At this point, OSCAR 19 is only transmitting telemetry; its digital transponder has not been reported to be operational.

Global Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Conference 2014 Takes a Technological Tack

August 25, 2014 02:33 AM - This Week in Amateur Radio -- The 2014 Global Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Conference (GAREC 2014) held last week (August 14-15) in Huntsville, Alabama, and hosted by the ARRL Alabama Section and the Huntsville Hamfest, offered an opportunity for participants to share presentations and perspectives from around the globe. Greg Sarratt, W4OZK, organized this year's GAREC event, which focused on the application of advanced technologies in emergency communication.

August 24, 2014

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP

August 24, 2014 09:35 AM - Southgate ARC -- Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is at last picking up a bit

Yaesu FT-991 KW/50/144/430 MHz Transceiver

August 24, 2014 09:35 AM - Southgate ARC -- We are pleased to announce the launch of an exciting new product, the FT-991 HF/50MHz/VHF/UHF Base Station Transceiver

WRTC-14 Ham Radio Team Review video

August 24, 2014 09:35 AM - Southgate ARC -- Three top North American teams share their strategy and stories from the amateur radio World Radiosport Team Championship event which took place July 8-14

World DATV QSO Party this week

August 24, 2014 09:35 AM - Southgate ARC -- An increasing participation is expected this year in the only global on air gathering of those actively involved in the visual medium of amateur television

Using skill and technology to navigate the airwaves

August 24, 2014 09:35 AM - Southgate ARC -- BBC Monitoring specialises in media analysis - open source media to be precise. But what exactly is open source media?

Telford Hamfest next Sunday

August 24, 2014 09:35 AM - Southgate ARC -- Telford Radio Society (TDARS) organises the Telford Hamfest, a radio and electronics event at Enginuity, Coalbrookdale on Sunday August 31st

SARL YL Sprint results

August 24, 2014 09:35 AM - Southgate ARC -- The committee received eight logs for the South African Radio League's YL Sprint held on 9 August - six logs were from young ladies and the other two from gentlemen

RTA success

August 24, 2014 09:35 AM - Southgate ARC -- The SARL Radio Technology in Action event held at the National Amateur Radio centre yesterday proved to be a great success

HamRadioNow: Yaesu's System (Con)Fusion

August 24, 2014 09:35 AM - Southgate ARC -- In this episode of HamRadioNow Gary Pearce KN4AQ compares digital voice HT's running C4FM, D-STAR, P-25 and DMR

FCC proposes $14,000 fine for not permitting station inspection

August 24, 2014 09:35 AM - Southgate ARC -- The US communications regulator, the FCC, continued this month to demonstrate that it's serious about enforcing its rules and regulations

ARRL Centennial: W1AW and Headquarters

August 24, 2014 09:35 AM - Southgate ARC -- Randy Hall K7AGE has released a HD video of his visit to ARRL headquarters and W1AW

Major ARRL Second Century Campaign Gift from JA1BK Will Support DX Log Archive

August 24, 2014 09:35 AM - ARRL -- A major donation from noted DXer Kan Mizoguchi, JA1BK, to the ARRL Second Century Campaign will support "The DX Log Archive Endowed by JA1BK." Earnings from the generous gift will fund the creation and management of a DX Log Archive Program for paper DX logs of rare and significant DXpeditions that took place predominantly in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. The archive also would include pre-1950 ...

SCC RTTY Championship

August 24, 2014 07:31 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar -- 1200Z, Aug 30 to 1159Z, Aug 31

YO DX HF Contest

August 24, 2014 07:31 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar -- 1200Z, Aug 30 to 1200Z, Aug 31

Colorado QSO Party

August 24, 2014 07:31 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar -- 1200Z, Aug 30 to 0400Z, Aug 31

Series Seven Episode Seventeen - South London Roundtable (24 August 2014)

August 24, 2014 07:31 AM - ICQ Podcast -- Series Seven Episode Seventeen of the ICQ Amateur / Ham Radio Podcast has been released. The latest news, Martin (M1MRB & W9ICQ) and Colin (M6BOY) discuss the ARRL protecting Amateur's with HR.4969 and Martin (M1MRB & W9ICQ) chairs a South London Amateur / Ham Radio Roundtable.
GB2EMF at EMF 2014 Amateur Radio Village
Ham radio goes around the Moon
False health scare over radio ham's mast
Updated Worldwide Amateur 5 MHz Allocation Chart
Kerry Amateur Radio Group issued an additional callsign
IARU R1 to discuss possible loss of 23 cm
RFinder now finds repeaters over routes worldwide
GB50LM Leighton Moss 50th Anniversary
GB4JDF Special Event Station

Hams Test Their Gear:

August 24, 2014 07:31 AM - eHam.net News -- Hamming it up? Not exactly! Thomas Kimball, Sander Pool and Sean McEvoy participated in the Region 5 Amateur Radio Test along with 44 other emergency operation centers (EOC) in Connecticut Saturday, Aug. 9. The goal was to test both the equipment and the communications capabilities. "When collected, it gives us an idea of which EOC can talk to which EOC," said Sander Pool, who leads the team of ham radio operators for Ridgefield's Emergency Operations Center and is the Community Emergency Response Team -- or CERT.

Broadcasting to World from Old Hunstanton:

August 24, 2014 07:31 AM - eHam.net News -- Showcasing amateur radio for their seventh year as part of the annual International Lighthouses on the Air weekend, members of the King's Lynn Amateur Radio Club set up their equipment on the clifftop near Hunstanton Lighthouse on Friday, ahead of an around-the-clock weekend communicating with other lighthouses around the world. Radio operator Mick Smith said: "This year we are experimenting with a wire beam aerial covering five different bands that has been recently refurbished by club member Peter Elms. We've had a bit of difficulty with the high winds overnight but more club members are on their way to help steady the structure."

August 23, 2014

FCC Proposes to Fine CBer $14,000 for Not Permitting Station Inspection

August 23, 2014 12:31 PM - ARRL -- The FCC continued this month to demonstrate that it's serious about enforcing its rules and regulations, proposing to fine a Florida Citizens Band operator $14,000 for failing to allow FCC agents inspect his station. The Commission issued a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture (NAL) to Tommie Salter of Jacksonville on August 22. The Commission alleged that Salter earlier this year denied...

Propagation de K7RA

August 23, 2014 08:33 AM - Southgate ARC -- Solar indices and outlook are stronger this week. Average daily sunspot numbers rose 19.7 points to 114.6, while average daily solar flux increased 25.7 points to 138.8

YL Activity Week in NZ

August 23, 2014 08:33 AM - Southgate ARC -- As New Zealand's YL Activity Week was such a great success last year, they have decided to do it again this year

UK Amateur Radio Exam Statistics

August 23, 2014 08:33 AM - Southgate ARC -- David Pratt G4DMP has made available the Radio Amateur Exam (RAE) statistics from 1946 until 2003

The first Greek microsatellite is a fact!

August 23, 2014 08:33 AM - Southgate ARC -- The Cyprus Amateur Radio Society is inviting it's members and all amateurs of Cyprus to support the work of the group

Solar activity picks up

August 23, 2014 08:33 AM - Southgate ARC -- Solar activity has been low for weeks. A new sunspot turning toward Earth could change that

GAREC 2014 a Huge Success:

August 23, 2014 07:31 AM - eHam.net News -- The Global Amateur Radio Emergency Communication (GAREC) conference held in Huntsville Alabama USA shared many informative presentations, videos and discussions on recent experiences plus some media interest. Organiser Greg Sarratt W4OZK said the local television station interviewed IARU Region 1 Coordinator Greg Mossop G0DUB, ARRL Regulatory Information Manager Dan Henderson N1ND, and himself, for the evening news program. GAREC 2014 was hosted by ARRL Alabama Section and the Huntsville Hamfest Association. It was attended by delegates from all three IARU regions. Greg W4OZK said that besides routine items such as IARU regional reports and a desktop exercise, presentations were received on many interesting topics. These included Emergency Communications as an element of promoting Amateur Radio, the Salvation Army's SATERN program digital modes and remote control operation, the US Defence Department use of the Military Affiliate Radio Service (MARS) for Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief, and a combined Emergency Services Dispatch Centre providing interoperable communications. During the conference and in open sessions a number of themes began to emerge and were discussed. These included the importance of meaningful conversations with served agencies to ensure that their communications needs are met, and to focus attention on Amateur Radio as a trusted partner in emergency response in all phases of the communications life cycle. The use of social media was also discussed as a medium to send near real-time information on an event which does not compromise our relationships with the served agencies.

August 22, 2014

Propagation Forecast Bulletin #34 de K7RA:

August 22, 2014 08:34 PM - eHam.net News -- Solar indices and outlook are stronger this week. Average daily
sunspot numbers rose 19.7 points to 114.6, while average daily solar
flux increased 25.7 points to 138.8. Average daily estimated
planetary A index dropped from 7.4 to 4.3. This compares the August
14 to 20 period against the previous seven days.

First Joint Tribal Emergency Management Conference Held

August 22, 2014 03:34 PM - ARRL -- ARES and RACES were featured during the National Tribal Emergency Management Conference, August 13-15 in Airway Heights, Washington. The largest gathering of tribal disaster preparedness, recovery, hazard mitigation, and homeland security professionals in the country was organized by the National Tribal Emergency Management Council (NTEMC) in conjunction with the Northwest Tribal Emergency Mana...

ARISS School Contact ISS Downlink Should be Audible on US East Coast

August 22, 2014 03:34 PM - ARRL -- An Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact with students at Zuni Hills Elementary School in Sun City, Arizona, will take place today (August 22) at 1747 UTC. This will be a "telebridge" contact between NA1SS on the ISS and club station K6DUE in Maryland, with audio relayed to the school in Arizona, and listeners on the US East Coast may be able to copy the 2 meter ISS d...

The K7RA Solar Update

August 22, 2014 01:33 PM - ARRL -- Solar indices and outlook are stronger this week. Average daily sunspot numbers rose 19.7 points to 114.6, while average daily solar flux increased 25.7 points to 138.8. Average daily estimated planetary A index dropped from 7.4 to 4.3. This compares the August 14-20 period against the previous seven days.The day with the greatest geomagnetic activity was Tuesday, August 19 when the planetary A...

RSGB 80m Club Sprint, SSB

August 22, 2014 07:32 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar -- 1900Z-2000Z, Aug 28

Amateur Radio World Castles Award

August 22, 2014 07:32 AM - Southgate ARC -- Andrew RN1CW is back with news of several more castle activations taking place this weekend

State Minister receives amateur radio group head

August 22, 2014 07:32 AM - Southgate ARC -- The Bahrain News Agency reports on August 21 the Minister of State for Telecommunications Affairs Shaikh Fawaz bin Mohammed Al-Khalifa received Bahrain Amateur Radio Group Chairman Fawaz Bader Sulaibeekh A92AA

Schedule for RSGB Convention released

August 22, 2014 07:32 AM - Southgate ARC -- Ofcom staff will be among those giving presentations at the RSGB Convention which takes place October 10-12

Radiosport and Engineering at Olympics of Ham Radio

August 22, 2014 07:32 AM - Southgate ARC -- On the EDN magazine site, Doug Grant K1DG writes about the 7th amateur radio World Radiosport Team Championship (WRTC)

HK QSL Bureau re-established

August 22, 2014 07:32 AM - Southgate ARC -- After a few months of interrupted service, the LCRA incoming QSL Bureau has been re-established

December is YOTA month!

August 22, 2014 07:32 AM - Southgate ARC -- IARU Region 1 Youth Coordinator Lisa Leenders PA2LS reports that December is Youngsters On The Air (YOTA) month

ARISS contact planned with Space Kamp, Noordwijk, the Netherlands

August 22, 2014 07:32 AM - Southgate ARC -- An ARISS educational radio contact is planned with Space Kamp, Noordwijk, the Netherlands. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 11:36 UTC

Activity planned from Calypso Bay

August 22, 2014 07:32 AM - Southgate ARC -- John, W5JON/V47JA, will once again be active as V47JA from his vacation home in Calypso Bay, St. Kitts, located 200 feet from the Caribbean Sea, between September 29th and November 12th

434 MHz balloon B-64 returning to UK again

August 22, 2014 07:32 AM - Southgate ARC -- Radio amateur Leo Bodnar M0XER launched his solar powered balloon B-64, carrying an 11 gram transmitter payload, from Silverstone in the UK at 06:51 UT on July 12, 2014.. and it's still flying

RSGB: December is YOTA Month:

August 22, 2014 07:32 AM - eHam.net News -- December is IARU Region 1 YOTA month and the RSGB has arranged for Clubs/Groups to use the special Callsign G14YOTA (and its Regional variations) on a rota basis. The application process for the use of the special Callsign has now been finalised. There are only 31 allocations so applicants are asked to give three choices of date in an attempt to resolve diary conflicts. There are some conditions attached to using the G14YOTA Callsign and these are included on the application form and on the website. The main one is the requirement to use the Callsign to put Youngsters On The Air; anyone under the age of 26 is considered to be a youngster. Events might be limited to Club/Group members or you might like to open the doors to Scouting/Guiding/Cadet groups, or you might like to spend a day at your local school/college/university. Applicants are encouraged to think about making the most out of the activation by including other activities, such as Morse demonstrations, ARDF hunts, WSPR beacon displays, listening to remote SDRs, use of Arduino/Raspberry Pi, etc, etc. RSGB will provide some promotional material, stickers, badges, etc.

State Minister Receives Amateur Radio Group Head:

August 22, 2014 07:32 AM - eHam.net News -- Minister of State for Telecommunications Affairs Shaikh Fawaz bin Mohammed Al-Khalifa today received Bahrain Amateur Radio Group Chairman Fawaz Bader Sulaibeekh. The minister discussed with Sulaibeekh the registration of the group and commended the members' efforts efforts, contributions and participation in international events and contests to showcase Bahrain's landmark achievements.

ARNewsline Report 1932 -- August 22 2014:

August 22, 2014 07:32 AM - eHam.net News -- The following is a QST. Hams in Hawaii are
ready as tropical storms head their way; The
Global Amateur Radio Emergency Conference
looks at the future; Ham radio gets the
message through when all else fails; a new
microsat is hand launched from the ISS and
the story of a retirement community that has
adopted ham radio. Find out the details are
on Amateur Radio Newsline report number 1932
coming your way right now.

August 21, 2014

DX News -- ARRL DX Bulletin #34:

August 21, 2014 11:34 PM - eHam.net News -- This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by
the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The Daily DX, DXNL, Contest Corral
from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites. Thanks
to all.

Just Ahead In Radiosport:

August 21, 2014 10:33 PM - eHam.net News -- Just Ahead In Radiosport:

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