June 23, 2018

Propagation de K7RA

June 23, 2018 09:11 AM - Southgate ARC - On Wednesday, June 20 spaceweather.com reported the sudden emergence of Sunspot AR2715. The sunspot number on that day shot up to 54, and it was 53 the next day. Average daily sunspot number for the reporting week (June 14-20) was 25.7, up from 4 the previous week. Average daily solar flux rose from 69.4 to 74. Solar flux was 82.1 on June 20

VK6WIA NewsWest

June 23, 2018 09:11 AM - Southgate ARC - In this contest broadcast, we bring you: The upcoming Trans Tasman Low Bands Challenge. Bad news from the Japan Amateur SSTV Associations Contest. Andrew gives us the heads-up on the RD, Bob chats to us about the WIA Contest Champion Award, and Onno brings us the All Asia DX Contest from the JARL, as well as contesting tips from Scott - K9JY

France: Entry Level License

June 23, 2018 09:11 AM - Southgate ARC - French national society REF has requested the regulator DGE support the Entry Level License proposal made by IARU to CEPT's Radio Amateur Forum Group (RAFG)

Foundations of Amateur Radio #159

June 23, 2018 09:11 AM - Southgate ARC - The Power for your Radio - A question that occurs more often than you might think is one related to powering your radio

Australian Ham Radio Licence Conditions Determination

June 23, 2018 09:11 AM - Southgate ARC - In WIA News Robert VK3ARM provides an update on submissions to the ACMA consultation on amateur radio Licence Conditions Determination

Amateur radios crackle to life

June 23, 2018 09:11 AM - Southgate ARC - The Truro Daily reports Bruce Harvey VE1II was just 15 or 16 when he heard a surprising sound on the radio he received for Christmas

June 22, 2018

The K7RA Solar Update

June 22, 2018 10:38 AM - ARRL -

On Wednesday, June 20 Spaceweather.com reported the sudden emergence of sunspot AR2715. The sunspot number on that day shot up to 54, and it was 53 the next day. Average daily sunspot number for the reporting week (June 14-20) was 25.7, up from 4 the previous week. Average daily solar flux rose from 69.4 to 74. Solar flux was 82.1 on June 20.

We have not seen numbers such as this since last Sept...

With 300kW from Wittenberg via Vienna to North America

June 22, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - The World Radiosport Team Championship (WRTC) is to be covered in two special broadcasts by Radio DARC. The radio show of the German Amateur Radio Club e.V. will broadcast a program in English on Saturday, July 14 from 11.00 to 12.00 UTC using the 49m short-wave band on 6070 kHz

Sierra Leone operation

June 22, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Mark, KW4XJ, who is now active as 9L1YXJ from Freetown (WW Loc. IJ38jk), informed OPDX that his overseas assignment is for 3 years and he has been there for 9 months now

New HF Managers Handbook available

June 22, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - IARU Region 1 have released version 9 of the HF Managers Handbook PDF

Introducing the Icom IC-R30 Digital/Analogue Wideband Communications Receiver

June 22, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - The IC-R30 is Icom's latest wideband handheld receiver. Not only does it receive over a wide (0.1 to 3304.999 MHz) frequency range in AM, FM, WFM, USB, LSB and CW, but it can also decode digital modes including P25, NXDN, dPMR, D-STAR and Japanese domestic DCR

EURAO Frequency Guide: a useful and interactive tool

June 22, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - As a result of data collected for EURAO Parties, a kind of QSO events held once in each season, a database has been created with most popular frequencies, modes and applications

ED8RY: Drago de Gáldar 300th Anniversary

June 22, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - On July 7 and 8, the GDXGC and Radio Amateurs of the Northwest Gran Canaria Island will activate the special call sign ED8RY (Canary Islands)

Building an RF Direction Finding Robot

June 22, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - The RTL-SDR site highlights the work of Humpelstilzchen in getting a robot to drive towards a 433 MHz beacon transmitter

ARISS contact planned for two schools in Germany

June 22, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - An International Space Station school contact has been planned for Alexander Gerst KF5ONO with two schools in Germany. Downlink signals should be audible in Europe

2m Tape Measure Antenna in free HackSpace magazine

June 22, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - To help his 8-year-old nephew get an amateur radio license, Chris Ormsby went looking for a project that was “easy, fast, and required few tools or skills”

DX News from the ARRL

June 22, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - The American Radio Relay League's round-up of the forthcoming week's DX activity on the amateur radio bands

June 21, 2018

IARU Welcomes Member-Society for St. Kitts & Nevis

June 21, 2018 05:19 PM - ARRL -

The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) has welcomed the St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla Amateur Radio Society (SKNAARS) as its newest member-society. IARU member-societies on May 28 completed voting on the proposed admission of SKNAARS to the IARU to represent St. Kitts & Nevis.

SKNAARS does not claim to represent Anguilla, which is already represented in the IARU by the Anguilla Amateur Radio So...

ARES® Continues Move Toward Enhanced Training, Paperless Reporting

June 21, 2018 10:33 AM -

New WRTC Awards - WRTC Sprint

June 21, 2018 09:11 AM - Southgate ARC - The World Radiosport Team Championship takes place from July 14 (12z) until July 15 (12z) in parallel to the IARU HF Championship. 63 teams will be competing from identical sites south of Berlin

HamRadioNow: N2RJ for Hudson Division Director

June 21, 2018 09:11 AM - Southgate ARC - Ria Jairam N2RJ joins Gary Pearce KN4AQ and David Goldenberg W0DHG to discuss her announced plans to run for Hudson Division Director

Get on satellites for Field Day

June 21, 2018 09:11 AM - Southgate ARC - ARRL report the winner of the June QST Cover Plaque Award is Sean Kutzko KX9X whose article - Get on satellites for Field Day - is now on the web

Broadcaster to transmit Field Day greetings in MFSK64

June 21, 2018 09:11 AM - Southgate ARC - The ARRL reports a 100 kW HF broadcast transmitter in Nauen, Germany, will send Field Day greetings to North American radio amateurs in MFSK64 mode

Big sunspot alert

June 21, 2018 09:11 AM - Southgate ARC - Yesterday, sunspot AR2715 did not exist. Today, it sprawls across more than 60,000 km of solar surface with a primary dark core wider than Earth

IOTA news from the DARC

June 21, 2018 09:11 AM - Southgate ARC - Compiled by Andreas, DK5ON of the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club

Tony's 10m Band Report

June 21, 2018 09:11 AM - Southgate ARC - It certainly seems that conditions are holding up just as I'm away with no kit. Loads of activity with the most popular stations generally being World Cup ones

June 20, 2018

KX9X Wins the June QST Cover Plaque Award

June 20, 2018 06:11 PM - ARRL -

The winning article for the June 2018 QST Cover Plaque award is “Get on the Satellites for ARRL Field Day” by Sean Kutzko, KX9X. The QST Cover Plaque Award -- given to the author or authors of the most popular article in each issue -- is determined by a vote of ARRL members on the QST Cover Plaque Poll web page. Cast a ballot for your favorite article in the July issue today.

Broadcaster to Transmit Field Day Greetings in MFSK64

June 20, 2018 06:08 PM -

ARISS-Russia Testing Undeployed CubeSats from ISS

June 20, 2018 05:55 PM - ARRL -

ARISS-Russia is making FM transmissions on June 20 and 21 from two of its Tanusha series of CubeSats, now aboard the International Space Station. Russia’s ARISS organization has been developing the spacecraft in collaboration with Southwest State University in Kursk.

Two earlier Tanusha CubeSats were hand-deployed by cosmonauts last August and are performing cluster flight experiments through co...

FEMA Region X Field Day Weekend Event to Use 5 MHz Interoperability Channels

June 20, 2018 04:57 PM -

Experiments Look to Leverage Low-Latency HF to Shave Microseconds off Trade Times

June 20, 2018 04:41 PM - ARRL -

Experimental operations now under way on HF appear aimed at leveraging low-latency HF propagation to shave microseconds from futures market trades and gain a competitive edge in a field where millionths of a second can mean winning or losing. Bloomberg on June 18 reported on a secretive antenna facility near Maple Park, in Kane County, Illinois, and speculated that futures traders might be look...

Amateur Radio Honored in Advance of Field Day 2018 on June 23 – 24

June 20, 2018 01:08 PM -

The ZS SOTA Weekend

June 20, 2018 09:11 AM - Southgate ARC - Lucas Swart, ZS6ACT, has made arrangements that the SOTA team of Sid, ZS5AYC and Adele, ZS5APT Tyler and Lucas, ZS6ACT and Magda ZS6MMS Swart will be activating two summits in the Sani Pass area over the weekend of 28 June to 1 July

Students take ham radio exam to prepare for ISS contact

June 20, 2018 09:11 AM - Southgate ARC - Four students passed their amateur radio exams in preparation for a school contact with the International Space Station in August

SARL Top Band QSO Party

June 20, 2018 09:11 AM - Southgate ARC - The SARL Top Band QSO Party is a fun activity to promote contacts on 160 metres between radio amateurs in Southern African countries and to encourage radio amateurs to apply for the South African Radio League Top Band Award and it takes place from 00:00 UTC on Thursday 21 June to 00:00 UTC on Monday 25 June 2018

Irish Islands IOTA Tour 2018

June 20, 2018 09:11 AM - Southgate ARC - A reminder that the EIDX Group has already begun to activate all Irish IOTA Groups. Using the 'Echo Juliet' prefix, EJ0DXG will be QRV from IOTA EU-006, EU-007, EU-103 and EU-121 this summer

Dutch national societies meet regulator

June 20, 2018 09:11 AM - Southgate ARC - Twice a year the two national amateur radio societies in the Netherlands VERON and VRZA have a meeting with the Radiocommunications Agency

Designating a universal service provider for broadband

June 20, 2018 09:11 AM - Southgate ARC - Ofcom has today invited interested parties to express their interest as prospective universal service provider(s) for broadband

Coverage improvements and extensions for community radio services and licencing process update

June 20, 2018 09:11 AM - Southgate ARC - Ofcom is today giving existing community radio licensees an opportunity to apply to improve or extend their current licensed coverage area

ARISS-Russia FM transmissions from Space Station

June 20, 2018 09:11 AM - Southgate ARC - On June 20 and 21, the Tanusha satellites will be connected to an antenna on the ISS Russian Service Module and transmit voice messages on 437.050 MHz FM with 145.800 MHz FM relay

June 19, 2018

W1AW Announces Field Day Bulletin Schedule

June 19, 2018 07:01 PM - ARRL -

W1AW has announced its Field Day bulletin schedule. Those participating in Field Day can earn 100 bonus points for copying the special Field Day bulletin transmitted by W1AW or by K6KPH during its operating schedule on Field Day weekend. The Field Day bulletin must be copied via Amateur Radio. An accurate copy of the message must be included in your Field Day submission in order to earn the bon...

Prolific QSL Manager Kappy Kaplan, WA4WTG, SK

June 19, 2018 06:55 PM - ARRL -

R. Robert “Kappy” Kaplan, WA4WTG, of Dania Beach, Florida, who served as the QSL manager for more than 100 DX stations and DX operations over many years, died on June 16. An ARRL member, he was 93. His QSL clients included a long list of individual stations in Israel and a number of Caribbean operations by US radio amateurs.

In addition to Amateur Radio, he enjoyed hand carving Kachina Dolls, ma...

FCC Marks 84th Anniversary

June 19, 2018 06:52 PM -

DXpedition Team Set to Depart for Baker Island, Ducie Island Preparations on Target

June 19, 2018 01:30 PM -

Use of shortwave radio by financial markets

June 19, 2018 09:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Bloomberg reports that financial market traders are using a super-charged version of techniques dear to amateur radio operators worldwide

Role of radio hams in Mumbai monsoons

June 19, 2018 09:12 AM - Southgate ARC - The Indian Express newspaper reports on the invisible warriors who battle Mumbai monsoons - Radio Amateurs

Public demo of emergency communications June 22-23

June 19, 2018 09:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Despite the Internet, cellphones, email and modern communications, every year whole regions find themselves in the dark

NASA Administrator statement on Space Policy Directive-3

June 19, 2018 09:12 AM - Southgate ARC - The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine on Monday’s signing of Space Policy Directive-3 by President Donald Trump

TM2, French special event

June 19, 2018 09:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Members of the Radio Club Vendeen RCV (F6KUF) will be active with the special callsign TM2GGR for the 50th Golden Globe Race (a second race will start on the July 1st, from Les Sables d'Olonne) between June 21st and July 5th

Assigning Kosovo Z6 call signs 'Unauthorized and Illegal'

June 19, 2018 09:12 AM - Southgate ARC - ARRL reports Kosovo, which won its battle to become a DXCC entity earlier this year, appears to have another fight on its hands

June 18, 2018

Assigning Kosovo Z6 Call Signs “Unauthorized and Illegal,” ITU Secretary-General Says

June 18, 2018 07:28 PM - ARRL -

Kosovo, which won its battle to become a DXCC entity earlier this year, appears to have another fight on its hands. International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Secretary-General Houlin Zhao has determined that the Z6 call sign prefix was never allocated to Kosovo. The Secretary-General issued his finding in the wake of a March 16 inquiry from Serbia, from which Kosovo declared independence 10 y...

ARRL Website, Services to be Down for Up to 4 Hours on June 20

June 18, 2018 01:00 PM - ARRL -

The ARRL website and some services will be down for maintenance for up to 4 hours on Wednesday, June 20, starting at approximately midnight EDT (0400 UTC on Thursday, June 21). During this period some or all systems may be temporarily inaccessible, including all content on the ARRL website and the ARRL Store. Logbook of The World (LoTW) and email will not be affected, nor should the ARRL Contes...

ICQPodcast - Talking Youth at Ham Radio 2018

June 18, 2018 08:10 AM - Southgate ARC - In this special episode, Colin M6BOY and Chris M0TCH talk to a collection of people at Ham Radio 2018 about the state of Youth Amateur Radio and ways to promote new entries to the hobby

HRN398: Guess Who's Back

June 18, 2018 08:10 AM - Southgate ARC - I'm back with my new sidekick Gwen N6GMG (she's on a trial basis). This show I talked about how I got started as a Ham, ARES and some of the events we do, and about my multi-generational HAM family

DXCC Country/Entity Report

June 18, 2018 08:10 AM - Southgate ARC - According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 10th June, through Sunday, 17th June there were 215 countries active

VP6D Ducie Island DXpedition news

June 18, 2018 08:10 AM - Southgate ARC - The VP6D Ducie Island (OC-182) 2018 project is on schedule. At Visalia and Dayton we had the pleasure of meeting many of our supporters and equipment sponsors, including: DX Engineering, Elecraft, SteppIR and Arlan Communications (RadioSport headsets)

KH1/KH7Z Baker Island DXpedition news

June 18, 2018 08:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Topband advice by George, AA7JV. Hello TopBanders --The KH1/KH7Z will be active on 160m from Baker Island from June 27 to July 6 (note that dates are tentative and may change)

Attendance dips at Friedrichshafen's HAM RADIO 2018

June 18, 2018 08:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Organizers of HAM RADIO 2018 June 1-3 in Friedrichshafen, Germany, report that attendance at this year's show was down slightly from 2017

AMSAT Field Day on the satellites

June 18, 2018 08:10 AM - Southgate ARC - It’s that time of year again; summer and Field Day! Each year the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) sponsors Field Day as a 'picnic, a campout, practice for emergencies, an informal contest and, most of all, FUN!'

IOTA news from OPDX

June 18, 2018 08:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Weekly IOTA News - compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW, editor of the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin

June 17, 2018

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP

June 17, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to be at low levels

ITU officially confirms: Z6 prefix is illegal

June 17, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - In a repost by YT9TP (Serbia) it would appear that the International Telecommunication Union has officially confirmed use of the Z6 prefix is illegal

The Reverse Beacon Network and FT8

June 17, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - A few weeks ago, several prolific Reverse Beacon Network (RBN) nodes began spotting FT8 signals, using the combination of WSJT-X and an unreleased Aggregator Version 5

QSO Today - Raul Midon - AE3RM

June 17, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Bad ass and blind is how my guest on QSO Today describes himself on his website and the release of his new jazz music album of the same name

Portable Ham Radio design fosters experiments

June 17, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - On Hackaday Al Williams WD5GNR writes again about the work of Charlie Morris ZL2CTM

VK6WIA NewsWest

June 17, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - New to Amateur Radio, this show is for YOU! This week, new amateur calls on air, a new FreeDV on-air net, courses, contests and calendar updates and that's just to whet your appetite

Free book SDR for Engineers

June 17, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Analog Devices has recently released a new 375 page text book for free called 'Software-Defined Radio for Engineers, 2018'

Beware of scammers on the Swap Shop

June 17, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Tom Adams, ZS6OMT from Potchefstroom notified SARL News that he advertised on the SARL Swap Shop for an Electronic Morse keyer and got a response from a Graham Mckinnon from Bredasdorp in the Western Cape with mobile number 083 338 0586

UFT QRP Contest

June 17, 2018 12:10 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 0600Z-0900Z, Jun 23 and 1400Z-1700Z, Jun 23

Battle of Carabobo International Contest

June 17, 2018 12:10 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 0000Z-2400Z, Jun 30

His Maj. King of Spain Contest, SSB

June 17, 2018 12:10 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 1200Z, Jun 23 to 1200Z, Jun 24

ARRL Field Day

June 17, 2018 12:10 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 1800Z, Jun 23 to 2100Z, Jun 24

Ukrainian DX DIGI Contest

June 17, 2018 12:10 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 1200Z, Jun 23 to 1200Z, Jun 24

June 16, 2018

ICQ Podcast Episode 269 - Talking Youth at Ham Radio 2018

June 16, 2018 11:30 PM - ICQ Podcast -

In this special episode, Colin M6BOY and Chris M0TCH talk to a collection of people at Ham Radio 2018 about the state of Youth Amateur Radio and ways to promote new entrees to the hobby.

We would like to thank our monthly and annual subscription donors for keeping the podcast advert free. To donate, please visit - http://www.icqpodcast.com/donate

Propagation de K7RA

June 16, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Sunspots returned a few days ago after a 7-day absence. Average daily sunspot number dropped from 12.9 in last week's report to 4 this week. Average daily solar flux dropped from 73.2 to 69.4

W9DXCC DX Convention and Banquet

June 16, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Dear fellow radio amateur: It's our hope that you might help us spread the word about the 66th annual W9DXCC DX Convention and Banquet on Sept. 14-15th, 2018, in Schaumburg, Illinois

The Cass Awards

June 16, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Janusz Wegrzyn, SP9FIH, has won the 2017 Single-Operator Cass Award. 'The Cass Awards encourage DXpedition operating excellence.'

Quake Contesters bound for Niue

June 16, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Members of the Quake Contesters will be active as E6Y at Turtle Lodge in the Makefu area on Niue Island (OC-040) between October 6-16th

Get the most up to date cloning/programming files of Icom D-STAR radios and data files of UK D-STAR repeaters and reflectors

June 16, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - The most up to date cloning/ programming files for Icom D-STAR radios and data files of UK D-STAR repeaters and reflectors can be found on the Icom UK D-STAR microsite

Foundations of Amateur Radio #158

June 16, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Get a Contesting Buddy There is a solitude about amateur radio. Sitting in your shack, listening to the bands, trying to locate an elusive station and if you're doing a contest then even that can be something that you do alone. Don't get me wrong, I like my own company as much as the next introvert, but there is much joy to be found in finding a companion

EURAO Newsletter June 2018

June 16, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - The EURAO Newsletter comes out quarterly, either in pdf format and as a website

Easier access to 70.5 MHz experimental band

June 16, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - The RSGB reports a new much faster online process is now available for all Full Licensees to access the 70.5-71.5 MHz experimental band

June 15, 2018

Former Radio Amateur-Astronaut Named as Spain’s Minister of Science

June 15, 2018 02:45 PM - ARRL -

Amateur Radio operator and European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Petro Duque, ex-KC5RGG/ED4ISS, has been named as the Minister of Science in the new Spanish government. Duque, 55, first went into space aboard the Shuttle Discovery in 1998, and in 2003 he spent a week on the International Space Station, carrying out Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contacts with two schoo...

The K7RA Solar Update

June 15, 2018 02:30 PM - ARRL -

Sunspots returned a few days ago after a 7-day absence. Average daily sunspot number dropped from 12.9 in last week’s report to 4 this week. Average daily solar flux dropped from 73.2 to 69.4. Geomagnetic conditions were quieter with average daily planetary A index declining from 11.7 to 4.4 and mid-latitude A index from 10.4 to 5.1.

Predicted solar flux is 72 on June 15-21, 75 on June 22-23, 74...

Curtis Keyer Chip Developer Jack Curtis, K6KU, SK

June 15, 2018 01:58 PM - ARRL -

The developer of the groundbreaking Curtis Morse keyer chip, John G. “Jack” Curtis, K6KU (ex-W3NSJ), of Granite Bay, California, died on June 4 after a long illness. An ARRL member, he was 87.

Growing up in Bradford, Pennsylvania, Curtis became fascinated with the “magic” of Amateur Radio as a youngster, and it eventually would become his career. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in electrical...

SA tech site reports on YOTA

June 15, 2018 08:10 AM - Southgate ARC - South African Technology site MyBroadband reports on the upcoming Youngsters On The Air event being held in August

RAC AGM at the annual Red Deer Picnic and Hamfest

June 15, 2018 08:10 AM - Southgate ARC - The Radio Amateurs of Canada is pleased to hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Red Deer, Alberta as part of RAC’s 25th Anniversary Celebration

Ofcom consults on recovering costs for satellite filings work

June 15, 2018 08:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Ofcom has today published proposals on recovering the costs of its satellite filings work from industry

Morse biggest challenge for Thai Intermediate candidates

June 15, 2018 08:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Radio Amateur Society of Thailand President Jakkree (Jack) HS1FVL has provided an update on results of May 2018 intermediate class amateur radio exam

Mock drill exercise by State Disaster Management Authority

June 15, 2018 08:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Pandit, VU2DCT says: Yesterday I was called up by Maj Gen (Retd) V K Dutta ji convener National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) from New Delhi regarding to participate in Mock drill exercise which was being organised at UPSDMA head quarters Lucknow (India)

ISS 2.4 GHz Ham Video transmitter defective

June 15, 2018 08:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Around mid April, the 2.4 GHz Ham Video transmitter onboard the ISS Columbus module stopped working

City celebrates Emergency Preparedness

June 15, 2018 08:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Mercer Island Radio Operators (MIRO) will be participating in the annual ARRL (American Radio Relay League) Field Day over the weekend of June 23 to 24 at Luther Burbank Park

DX News from the ARRL

June 15, 2018 08:10 AM - Southgate ARC - The American Radio Relay League's round-up of the forthcoming week's DX activity on the amateur radio bands

Tony's 10m Band Report

June 15, 2018 08:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Yes folks a really good week when the entry point for the list was raised from three to four. It’s been a long time since that happened. Anyway, most popular DX of the week was, AO18FWC who cracked 6 days out of 7 as top dog although there were quite a few more 18FWCs on air and some 18FIFAs too. There was plenty more DX out there

June 14, 2018

Space Station Digital Amateur Radio TV System Transmitter Determined to be Defective

June 14, 2018 05:25 PM - ARRL -

The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) “Ham Video” digital Amateur Radio TV (DATV) transmitter on the International Space Station (ISS) is reported to be defective, with onboard repair not possible. Also known as HamTV, the DATV system stopped working in mid-April, and a subsequent test on June 1 using a second L/S band patch antenna on the Columbus module had failed. ARIS...

ARRL/TAPR Digital Communications Conference Invites Technical Papers

June 14, 2018 05:03 PM -

Sweden’s SAQ Announces Annual Alexanderson Day VLF Transmission on July 1

June 14, 2018 02:10 PM - ARRL -

Sweden’s World Heritage Grimeton Radio Station SAQ Alexanderson alternator will be on the air on July 1 on 17.2 kHz for its annual Alexanderson Day transmission. Three transmissions are scheduled: Startup/tuning at 0815 UTC, message transmission at 0845 UTC; startup/tuning at 1015 UTC, message transmission at 1045 UTC, and startup/tuning at 1215 UTC, message transmission at 1245 UTC. All three ...

The Doctor Will See You Now!

June 14, 2018 01:00 PM - ARRL -

“Field Day Antennas” is the topic of the latest (June 7) episode of the “ARRL The Doctor is In” podcast. Listen...and learn!

Sponsored by DX Engineering, “ARRL The Doctor is In” is an informative discussion of all things technical. Listen on your computer, tablet, or smartphone -- whenever and wherever you like!

Every 2 weeks, your host, QST Editor-in-Chief Steve Ford, WB8IMY, and the Doctor hims...

RSGB release Wireless Power Transmission information

June 14, 2018 09:11 AM - Southgate ARC - IARU WRC-19 briefing slides on Wireless Power Transmission for Electric Vehicles WPT(EV) and Ofcom measurements are now available from the RSGB site

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