Cookies help us deliver our services.

We may use session cookies for technical purposes such as to enable better navigation through
the site, or to allow you to customize your preferences for interacting with the site.

By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. OK
home QRZCQ - The database for radio hams 
 
2018-05-20 12:12:16 UTC
 

Call:

   Advanced
 

Call:

  

Pass:

  
 

or

 

RSS Feeds

Following articles and snippets of them are under copyright of their respective owners. This page only displays the informations from other sites via their RSS feeds.

• Armed Forces Day Crossband Test on May 12, 2018

Added at 2018-04-29 12:20:41

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Brian (W9IND), who shares the following announcement regarding the next Armed Forces Day Crossband Test: The Army Military Auxiliary Radio System will host this year’s Armed Forces Day Crossband Test, scheduled for May 12, 2018. This annual event is open to all radio operators, and will not impact any […]



• Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP

Added at 2018-04-29 09:07:41

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to remain at very low levels



• AMSAT at the Hamvention - 2nd call for volunteers

Added at 2018-04-29 09:07:41

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Last year, we had 30 people assist with the AMSAT booth at the Hamvention. We've had a good response so far to our first call for volunteers, but we could really use another 10-15 people. The 2018 Hamvention is May 18-20 in Xenia, Ohio. Would you consider helping AMSAT at the Hamvention this year?



• NASA sets sights on May 5 launch of InSight Mars Mission

Added at 2018-04-29 09:07:41

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



NASA’s next mission to Mars, Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight), is scheduled to launch Saturday, May 5, on a first-ever mission to study the heart of Mars. Coverage of prelaunch and launch activities begins Thursday, May 3, on NASA Television and the agency’s website



• Digital Communications Conference (DCC) call for papers

Added at 2018-04-29 09:07:41

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Technical papers are solicited for presentation at the ARRL and TAPR Digital Communications Conference (DCC) and publication in the Conference Proceedings. Annual conference proceedings are published by the ARRL



• VK6WIA NewsWest

Added at 2018-04-29 09:07:41

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



In this week’s special edition of NewsWest, we invited Amateur Radio clubs across Australia to tell us who they are and what they get up to. We are hoping that it will result in a better understanding of what makes other clubs tick, and to share ideas about what they get up to



• QSO Today - Roberto Ramirez, CE3CT

Added at 2018-04-29 09:07:41

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Roberto Ramirez, CE3CT, from Chile, is a well known South American DXer and Contester who began his ham radio story as a short wave listener



• IARU Region 1 Exam and Licence comparison

Added at 2018-04-29 09:07:41

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



A comparison chart for amateur radio exams and licences in countries in IARU Region 1 has been released by IARU-R1 President Don Beattie G3BJ



• Young South African radio amateurs invited to apply for YOTA 2018

Added at 2018-04-29 09:07:41

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



The SARL reports that South Africa will host 80 young Radio Amateurs from 34 countries in Europe, Africa and parts of the Middle East, for a week-long international event from 8 to 15 August 2018. This is the first time that YOTA (Youngsters-on-the-Air Summer Event) is presented in South Africa and hosted by the South African Radio League (SARL)



• Weather Enthusiast Wanted to Help NWS Phoenix

Added at 2018-04-29 00:35:54

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- When rain, lightning and dust storms hit the Valley, all eyes are on the sky. For a specially trained group of people in Arizona, it's for good reason. The National Weather Service relies on their network storm spotters to get them information. "We want to know that what we are seeing is happening in real time. So is there large hail, is there wind damage and flash floods, that sort of thing," said Ken Water, warning coordinator for the National Weather Service Phoenix. Storm spotters get their training every year during the National Weather Service's Skywarn classes. The course goes through a basic overview of weather from how thunderstorms form, to different types of clouds, to Arizona's famous dust storms. "We also closely network with the amateur radio or the 'ham' folks out there too," said Waters. Information from storm spotters is instant, especially with the advancement in technology. The pictures, video and reports can get to the National Weather Service in seconds. They combined that with radar and satellite information which helps them make split second decisions.



• FEMA and NRC Like Local Palisades Response

Added at 2018-04-29 00:35:47

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



PAW PAW -- Southwest Michigan emergency response agencies have passed a test of their ability to respond to a simulated nuclear accident at Palisades nuclear power plant. The term that testers from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Federal Emergency Management Agency used was "reasonably assured.""The exercise ... demonstrates reasonable assurance exists of the licensees' ability to effectively implement its emergency plan to adequately protect the public health and safety in the event of a radological emergency," said Michelle Garza, an NRC emergency preparedness inspector. "The exercise involved a lot of different participants," said Dwaine Warren, supervisor team leader of FEMA's Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program. Emergency service agencies plus schools, public health, amateur radio operators, Palisades, WCXT radio, the American Red Cross and others from Van Buren, Berrien and Allegan counties took part.



• New RSGB President Elected

Added at 2018-04-29 00:35:36

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



The RSGB received one nomination for President and so is pleased to announce that Dave Wilson, M0OBW has been duly elected as RSGB President until the 2020 AGM.



• 01.05.2018-02.05.2018 YB3LZ/8,YB3MM/8,YB3TET/8

Added at 2018-04-29 00:14:26

in www.dx-info.com :: your weekly DX-Calendar…, Language: EN



Period: 01.05.2018-02.05.2018
DXCC: YB
Callsign: YB3LZ/8
YB3MM/8
YB3TET/8

Selayar Island (OC-236) by Hendro/YB3LZ, Bimbo/YB3MM and Tety/YB3TET. QSL via IZ8CCW.



• 06.05.2018-11.05.2018 OH0KA

Added at 2018-04-29 00:14:26

in www.dx-info.com :: your weekly DX-Calendar…, Language: EN



Period: 06.05.2018-11.05.2018
DXCC: OH0
Callsign: OH0KA

Aland Islands (EU-002) by Ari, OH3KAV.



• 02.05.2018-01.06.2018 KH6/N2HX

Added at 2018-04-29 00:14:26

in www.dx-info.com :: your weekly DX-Calendar…, Language: EN



Period: 02.05.2018-01.06.2018
DXCC: KH6
Callsign: KH6/N2HX

Philip, N2HX.



• 02.05.2018-04.05.2018 JD1BLY

Added at 2018-04-29 00:14:26

in www.dx-info.com :: your weekly DX-Calendar…, Language: EN



Period: 02.05.2018-04.05.2018
DXCC: JD/O
Callsign: JD1BLY

Chichijima Island (AS-031) by Makoto, JI5RPT.



• 06.05.2018-07.05.2018 JA4GXS/6

Added at 2018-04-29 00:14:26

in www.dx-info.com :: your weekly DX-Calendar…, Language: EN



Period: 06.05.2018-07.05.2018
DXCC: JA
Callsign: JA4GXS/6

Amami O Island (AS-023) by Kenji, JA4GXS.



• 04.05.2018-05.05.2018 3F6IC

Added at 2018-04-29 00:14:26

in www.dx-info.com :: your weekly DX-Calendar…, Language: EN



Period: 04.05.2018-05.05.2018
DXCC: HP
Callsign: 3F6IC

Cebaco Island (NA-071) by Victor/HP1AVS, Henry/HP1CDW, Enrique/HP1ECA, Roberto/HP1MRA, Romel/HP8MAK and HP1JCC.



• 04.05.2018-06.05.2018 3F6IC

Added at 2018-04-29 00:14:26

in www.dx-info.com :: your weekly DX-Calendar…, Language: EN



Period: 04.05.2018-06.05.2018
DXCC: HP
Callsign: 3F6IC

Cebaco Island (NA-071) by Victor/HP1AVS, Henry/HP1CDW, Enrique/HP1ECA, Roberto/HP1MRA, Romel/HP8MAK and HP1JGG. QSL via HP1AVS.



• 05.05.2018-13.05.2018 GB9OSA

Added at 2018-04-29 00:14:26

in www.dx-info.com :: your weekly DX-Calendar…, Language: EN



Period: 05.05.2018-13.05.2018
DXCC: G
Callsign: GB9OSA

Isle of White by (EU-120) Eddy/ON6EF, Wilfried/ON4AFW, Jan/ON6VJ, Dieter/ON3DMR, Alfons/ON4AWT, Jean/ON4JW and Ward/ON8WR. QSL via ON6EF.



• 02.05.2018-15.05.2018 C8T

Added at 2018-04-29 00:14:26

in www.dx-info.com :: your weekly DX-Calendar…, Language: EN



Period: 02.05.2018-15.05.2018
DXCC: C9
Callsign: C8T

Kurt/ON8KW, Roger/ON7TQ, Bruno/CS7ABG,
Paulo/CU2CO, Emil/DL8JJ, Ron/ON1DX, Philippe/ON4ACP, Marc/ON4AMX, Erik/ON4CCV, Olivier/ON4EI, Hermann/ON4QX, Ivo/ON5CD, Cis/ON6LY and Franky/ON7RU.
https://mozambique2018.wordpress.com



• 02.05.2018-15.05.2018 C8T

Added at 2018-04-29 00:14:26

in www.dx-info.com :: your weekly DX-Calendar…, Language: EN



Period: 02.05.2018-15.05.2018
DXCC: C9
Callsign: C8T

Kurt/ON8KW, Roger/ON7TQ, Bruno/CS8ABG (Co-leader),
Paulo/CU2CO, Emil/DL8JJ, Ron/ON1DX, Philippe/ON4ACP, Marc/ON4AMX, Erik/ON4CCV, Olivier/ON4EI, Herman/ON4QX, Ivo/ON5CD, Cis/ON6LY
and Franky/ON7RU.
https://mozambique2018.wordpress.com



• 05.05.2018-09.05.2018 C98RRC

Added at 2018-04-29 00:14:26

in www.dx-info.com :: your weekly DX-Calendar…, Language: EN



Period: 05.05.2018-09.05.2018
DXCC: C9
Callsign: C98RRC

Inhaca Island (AF-066) by members of the Russian Robinson Club (RRC).



• 05.05.2018-09.05.2018 C98RRC

Added at 2018-04-29 00:14:26

in www.dx-info.com :: your weekly DX-Calendar…, Language: EN



Period: 05.05.2018-09.05.2018
DXCC: C9
Callsign: C98RRC

Inhaca Island (AF-066) by Vasily/R7AL, Vasily/RA1ZZ, Al/RZ3K, Vlad/RK8A and Aleksei/RN3BZ.
https://dxpedition.wixsite.com/mozambique



• 02.05.2018-15.05.2018 C8T

Added at 2018-04-29 00:14:26

in www.dx-info.com :: your weekly DX-Calendar…, Language: EN



Period: 02.05.2018-15.05.2018
DXCC: C9
Callsign: C8T

Kurt/ON8KW, Roger/ON7TQ, Bruno/CS7ABG, Paulo/CU2CO, Emil/DL8JJ, Ron/ON1DX, Philippe/ON4ACP, Marc/ON4AMX, Erik/ON4CCV, Olivier/ON4EI, Herman/ON4QX, Ivo/ON5CD, Cis/ON6LY and Franky/ON7RU. QSL via ON1DX.
https://mozambique2018.wordpress.com



• 05.05.2018-12.05.2018 9H3JI

Added at 2018-04-29 00:14:26

in www.dx-info.com :: your weekly DX-Calendar…, Language: EN



Period: 05.05.2018-12.05.2018
DXCC: 9H
Callsign: 9H3JI

Malta (EU-023) by Jean-Marc, F5SGI.



• Gary DeBock shares most distant catch from Cook Island DXpedition

Added at 2018-04-28 11:29:35

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Gary DeBock, who shares the following note about his recent Cook Island DXpedition: The farthest DX received during the Cook Island DXpedition (on Aitutaki island) was 657-All India Radio in Kolkata, India, at 8,072 miles (12,991 km). Recorded by accident during a sunrise check of the Korean big guns at […]



• Hand Made Vacuum Tubes by Claude Paillard

Added at 2018-04-28 11:03:23

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



This is an amazing video – hand-made vacuum tubes! About 17 minutes long – well worth the watching if you have any interest at all in old equipment! You can find the video here Enjoy! Robert Gulley, AK3Q, is the author of this post and a regular contributor to the SWLing Post. Robert also blogs at All […]



• DARC’s initiative to track the state of radio interference

Added at 2018-04-28 10:51:13

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Alexender (DL4NO), who shares the following comment in response to our recent post about LED bulb QRM: The DARC does even more: It is planning a long-term project with some 50 automatic monitoring stations with standardized, calibrated antennas and according to standardized methods to document the changes. Every monitoring […]



• Propagation de K7RA

Added at 2018-04-28 09:07:31

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Solar activity increased over the past week, with average daily sunspot numbers up from 5.4 to 20 and average daily solar flux rallying from 69.9 to 73.4. The previous week saw four days with no sunspots, and the recent week had sunspots on every day. New sunspot groups emerged on April 19 and 21



• A special conjunction of the Moon and Jupiter

Added at 2018-04-28 09:07:31

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



This weekend, the Moon and Jupiter are converging in the constellation Libra for a special conjunction



• YLs in Bhutan

Added at 2018-04-28 09:07:31

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



YL operators Kay/WA0WOF/A52YLE and Mio/JR3MVF/A52YLM will be active as A52YL from Dochula Eco Retreat in Bhutan between April 29th and May 5th



• DF6NM wins inventor award

Added at 2018-04-28 09:07:31

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Markus Vester, DF6NM has been honoured as one of the 'Inventors of the Year' for 2017



• Orford Ness site on TV

Added at 2018-04-28 09:07:31

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Channel 5 TV show Portillo's Hidden History of Britain featured Orford Ness where development work on the Cobra Mist HF over the horizon radar was carried out in 1960s and 70s



• Ham Radio 2.0 - Innovation and Discovery at Hamvention

Added at 2018-04-28 09:07:31

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Sponsored by the Yasme Foundation, Ham Radio 2.0 is intended to be a gathering spot for innovative groups and organizations at Hamvention



• How does GDPR affect amateur radio clubs?

Added at 2018-04-28 09:07:31

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Essex Ham have published information on the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2016/679 which takes effect May 25. There is a misconception among some radio amateurs that “not-for-profit groups” are exempt from GDPR, that is not the case



• Foundations of Amateur Radio #151

Added at 2018-04-28 09:07:31

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



In the past I've talked about the Standing Wave Ratio, the SWR, and how it describes some of the characteristics of your antenna system. I say system because it's not just the antenna, it's the connection between your radio and the antenna as well. The coax or feed line, their length and how you've connected your antenna, all feature in the performance of the entire kit and caboodle



• Westlakes ARC Holds Open Day to 'Demonstrate the Joys of Amateur Radio'

Added at 2018-04-28 00:06:53

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



Lake Macquarie boasts one of the largest amateur radio clubs in the country, and in April the York Street club threw open their doors for a 'come-and-look' open day. The Westlakes Amateur Radio Club (WARC), based in Teralba, uses its open days to show what the club does on a regular basis, and to "introduce visitors to the joy of amateur radio". As well as undertaking radio electronic fox-hunts and demonstrations of radio communications in the club's 'radio shack', participants were able to test out satellite communication, amateur television transmissions and play with microcomputer construction.



• NOAA: Solar Cycle 24 Status and Solar Cycle 25 Upcoming Forecast

Added at 2018-04-28 00:05:26

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



Current solar cycle 24 is declining more quickly than forecast. The smoothed, predicted sunspot number for April to May, 2018 is about 15; however, the actual monthly values have been lower. Will solar minimum be longer than usual or might solar cycle 25 begin earlier? Leading solar and space science experts will convene a meeting in the coming years and attempt to predict solar cycle 25. The "official" solar cycle forecast includes the month, year, and intensity of that maximum (peak, average sunspot number). The consensus forecast is the result of collaboration by a solar cycle prediction panel of solar and space scientists from around the world. Typically, the panel considers all new, relevant research results, observation trends, and model predictions available when the panel is convened.



• Ham College 40 is Released

Added at 2018-04-28 00:00:00

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



General Amateur Radio Exam questions part 11. Digital Modes part 3, HF Antennas part 1.



• PRO SOUND EFFECTS RELEASES THE ODYSSEY COLLECTION: EXPANDED

Added at 2018-04-27 22:35:07

in Radio World, Language: EN



BROOKLYN, NY (APRIL 26, 2018): Pro Sound Effects®, the next level sound effects library company, today released The Odyssey Collection: Expanded - the newest exclusive library from their partnership with Academy Award®-winning sound editors, Mark Mangini and Richard L. Anderson. Odyssey Expanded ...



• VK6WIA NewsWest for Sunday 29/04/2018

Added at 2018-04-27 21:49:24

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



In this week's special edition of NewsWest,
we invited Amateur Radio clubs across
Australia to tell us who they are and what
they get up to. We are hoping that it will
result in a better understanding of what
makes other clubs tick, and to share ideas
about what they get up to.



• Foundations of Amateur Radio #151

Added at 2018-04-27 21:48:16

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



In the past I've talked about the Standing
Wave Ratio, the SWR, and how it describes
some of the characteristics of your antenna
system. I say system because it's not just
the antenna, it's the connection between your
radio and the antenna as well. The coax or
feed line, their length and how you've
connected your antenna, all feature in the
performance of the entire kit and caboodle.



• Ham Radio at 2018 Big Sur Marathon

Added at 2018-04-27 21:46:59

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



Ham Radio at 2018 Big Sur Marathon:



• WATCH: Gracenote at NAB Show 2018

Added at 2018-04-27 20:54:35

in Radio World, Language: EN



Gracenote says it helps people connect to music, TV shows, movies and sports across popular entertainment platforms and devices. The company is owned by Nielsen, which acquired it from Tribune early last year. Nielsen subsequently announced it would adopt Gracenote IDs as the standard content ...



• Community Broadcaster: Listening Closely

Added at 2018-04-27 18:00:00

in Radio World, Language: EN



The author is membership program director of the National Federation of Community Broadcasters. NFCB commentaries are featured regularly at www.radioworld.com. The world is filled with think pieces lamenting the demise of local news. But what if our orientation with what we think audiences want and ...



• Decapitated S.D. Tower Knocked KKLS Off the Air

Added at 2018-04-27 17:53:19

in Radio World, Language: EN



A late spring blizzard created big headaches for commuters and bigger challenges for two Results Radio —Townsquare Media stations in Sioux Falls, S.D. The storm knocked down part of the radio tower broadcasting the signals for “Hot 104.7” KKLS(FM) and “The Mix 97.3” KMXC(FM) on April 13, Jeremy J. ...



• Stormy Seas Ahead for Pirate Operators

Added at 2018-04-27 16:59:00

in Radio World, Language: EN



The authors are communications lawyers with Pillsbury. Since the government first began regulating the airwaves, it has struggled to eliminate unlicensed radio operators. In its latest effort, the FCC is taking a hardline approach to this illegal behavior and is partnering with local and federal ...



• Texas AM Fined $7,000 for License and Unauthorized Operation Missteps

Added at 2018-04-27 13:00:00

in Radio World, Language: EN



An alleged license renewal mistake and unauthorized operation misstep tripped up an AM station in Texas to the tune of a $7,000 fine from Federal Communications Commission. The Media Bureau found that station KMFR(AM) in Pearsall, Texas, apparently failed to file a timely license renewal ...



• Despite crackdown, North Koreans seek foreign radio broadcasts

Added at 2018-04-27 12:33:28

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



(Source: DailyNK via Andrea Borgnino) North Koreans continue to seek out foreign radio despite crackdown Police in North Korea have recently focused their attention on cracking down on listeners of South Korean radio broadcasts in another sign of the government’s dual-approach to warming ties with the South, according to a source inside the country. Speaking […]



• Propagation Forecast Bulletin #17 de K7RA

Added at 2018-04-27 12:24:19

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



Solar activity increased over the past week, with average daily
sunspot numbers up from 5.4 to 20 and average daily solar flux
rallying from 69.9 to 73.4. The previous week saw four days with no
sunspots, and the recent week had sunspots on every day. New sunspot
groups emerged on April 19 and 21.



• Just Ahead In Radiosport

Added at 2018-04-27 12:24:07

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



Just Ahead In Radiosport:



• JK Antennas Donates 40-Meter Yagi to W1AW

Added at 2018-04-27 12:23:49

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



JK Antennas of Connecticut has generously
donated and assembled a new two-element, 40-meter Yagi on site at Maxim
Memorial Station W1AW at ARRL Headquarters. JK Antennas' Ken Garg,
W3JK, and his assistant Craig Finley transported the new Yagi to W1AW
on April 24 for assembly and installation.



• Look for 'Ham Radio 2.0 -- Innovation And Discovery' at Hamvention

Added at 2018-04-27 12:23:23

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



At this year's Hamvention, the Yasme Foundation
will sponsor "Ham Radio 2.0 -- Innovation and Discovery," which
Foundation President Ward Silver, N0AX, describes as "a deliberately
low-structure affair, affectionately dubbed '2.0 Row'" that's intended
to be a gathering spot for innovative groups and organizations.



• The Doctor Will See You Now!

Added at 2018-04-27 12:22:52

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



"Kits and Kit Building" is the topic of the new (April 26) episode of
the "ARRL The Doctor is In" podcast.
Listen...and learn!



• Hams on Dominica Conduct 'Preparedness' FD in Advance of Hurricane Season

Added at 2018-04-27 12:22:04

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



Members of the Dominica Amateur Radio Club Incorporated (DARCI) held a
second Field Day-style emergency preparedness, awareness, and
recruiting exercise on April 21. Radio amateurs on the Caribbean island
are continuing the process of taking on a larger role in emergency
preparedness and response for the Atlantic Hurricane Season, which
begins June 1.



• ARRL Raises Ham Radio's Profile at Nat. Assoc. of Broadcasters Convention

Added at 2018-04-27 12:21:45

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



Radio amateurs were among some 600 global visitors signing in at ARRL's
booth at the 2018 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) convention
in Las Vegas April 7 - 12. Those stopping by hailed from many
countries, including Australia, South Korea, Israel, Norway, Canada,
England, Ireland, Peru, Brazil, Argentina, Japan, New Zealand, Germany,
Belgium, Tanzania, Greenland, the US Virgin Islands, Poland, South
Africa, Bulgaria, and Spain. Nevada Section Manager John Bigley, N7UR,
who said many visitors never signed the register, managed the booth
with the help of volunteers from various Nevada Amateur Radio groups.
ARRL Second Vice President Bob Vallio, W6RGG, and East Bay Section
Manager-Elect Jim Siemons, AF6PU, were also on hand to assist.



• Former 'Coast To Coast AM' Radio Show Host Art Bell, W6OBB, (SK)

Added at 2018-04-27 12:15:20

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



Former "Coast to Coast AM" and "Dreamland" radio host Art Bell, W6OBB,
of Pahrump, Nevada, died on Friday, April 13, at his home, the Nye
County Sheriff's Office announced. He was 72. A KSNV news report
indicated that Bell's family was with him when he died. The Sheriff's
Office said an autopsy would be performed.



• FCC Releases Notice of Proposed Rulemaking On Small Satellites

Added at 2018-04-27 12:14:59

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



The FCC released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM)
on April 17, seeking comment on proposals to streamline its rules
regarding the deployment of "small satellites." This would include
small spacecraft put into orbit for Amateur Radio purposes, as well as
small satellites launched by non-Amateur Radio entities, such as
universities, but using Amateur Radio spectrum. The NPRM primarily
addresses satellites launched by the commercial sector, however.



• In Brief...

Added at 2018-04-27 12:14:33

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



In Brief...



• Getting It Right!

Added at 2018-04-27 12:14:17

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



In The ARRL Letter of April 19, the article, "New 630-Meter Band
Reported 'Very Busy'" contained an incorrect call sign. The sentence
should have said, "NO3M, who also operates as W8CDX, reports eight DXCC
entities worked on the new band." A photo caption in the same article
indicated that NO3M was using a modified Heathkit amplifier for his
amateur work on 630 meters.



• Turning the Raspberry Pi 3 B+ into a stand-alone SDR

Added at 2018-04-27 10:52:35

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



(Source: RTL-SDR.com) Nexmon SDR: Using the WiFi chip on a Raspberry Pi 3B+ as a TX capable SDR Back in March of this year we posted about Nexmon SDR which is code that you can use to turn a Broadcom BCM4339 802.11ac WiFi chip into a TX capable SDR that is capable of transmitting any arbitrary signal from IQ data within […]



• DARC asks that you send RF polluting LED bulbs to Elektor Magazine

Added at 2018-04-27 10:28:47

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



(Source: Southgate ARC via Mike Hansgen) LED Bulb RF Pollution – Elektor Magazine investigates DARC, the German national amateur radio society, are requesting amateurs to send LED bulbs which pollute the RF spectrum to the magazine Elektor for investigation A Google English translation reads: Elektor-Verlag GmbH calls all readers and especially all radio amateurs to send non-compliant […]



• New Book, Portable Operating for Amateur Radio, is Now Shipping!

Added at 2018-04-27 10:06:00

in American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio As…, Language: EN



Grab your gear and head outdoors with the new book from ARRL-- Portable Operating for Amateur Radio by Stuart Thomas, KB1HQSAmateur Radio stations traditionally have been associated with a table full of gear in a home station. In recent years, that has changed with the increasing popularity of operating portable, away from home. A new generation of compact, full-featured, portable radios combin...



• ARRL Website, Some Services to be Down Briefly on May 1

Added at 2018-04-27 10:04:00

in American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio As…, Language: EN



The ARRL website and some services will be down for maintenance for up to 1 hour on Tuesday, May 1, starting at approximately 0900 UTC. During this period some or all systems may be temporarily inaccessible. This includes all content on www.arrl.org (including the ARRL Store), http://contest-clubs.arrl.org, and http://contest-log-submission.arrl.org. Logbook of the World and e-mail will not be ...



• DX News from the ARRL

Added at 2018-04-27 09:07:35

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



The American Radio Relay League's round-up of the forthcoming week's DX activity on the amateur radio bands



• Ofcom publishes updated ‘calling line identification’ guidance

Added at 2018-04-27 09:07:35

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Ofcom has today published updated guidance to help phone companies comply with new ‘calling line identification’ requirements, in advance of them taking effect from 1 October 2018



• Kettering student's Young Achiever’s Award

Added at 2018-04-27 09:07:35

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Kettering University student Ruth Willet KM4LAO has received the Radio Club of America’s Young Achiever’s Award



• Ofcom fines Care Free £10,000 for breaking complaints rules

Added at 2018-04-27 09:07:35

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Ofcom has fined the landline and broadband provider Care Free £10,000, after an investigation found it broke rules designed to ensure that customers can seek appropriate redress when things go wrong with their services



• An fm transceiver from an unexpected chip

Added at 2018-04-27 09:07:35

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



The Si47xx series of integrated circuits from Silicon Labs is a fascinating series of consumer broadcast radio products, chips that apply SDR technologies to deliver a range of functions that were once significantly more complex, with minimal external components and RF design trickery



• US cargo spaceship set for departure from International Space Station

Added at 2018-04-27 09:07:35

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



After delivering more than 5,800 pounds of science investigations and cargo for NASA, a SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft is set to depart the International Space Station on Wednesday, May 2.
NASA Television and the agency’s website will provide live coverage of Dragon's departure beginning at 10 a.m. EDT



• Villa Griffoni Bologna: the birthplace of radio

Added at 2018-04-27 09:07:35

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Steve Ahern writes in Radio Info about his visit to Villa Griffoni where Guglielmo Marconi carried out his early experiments with radio



• ISWL callsigns for May

Added at 2018-04-27 09:07:35

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



The following ISWL club callsigns will be used throughout the month of May 2018



• Germany to get a temporary allocation on 70MHz again in 2018

Added at 2018-04-27 09:07:35

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



A new ruling from BNetza for the German amateur radio service; Temporary admission will be granted to 70.150 - 70.180 MHz, from 2 May to 31 August 2018



• Hamvention 2018 live stream

Added at 2018-04-27 09:07:35

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



W5KUB will once again be webcasting for the 17th year the Hamvention Marathon Webcast. It will be over 40 hours of live streaming of our yearly event. There are many people who can not attend hamvention due to health, finances, work, and age. Our motto is "Bringing ham radio to you".



• The K7RA Solar Update

Added at 2018-04-27 08:26:00

in American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio As…, Language: EN



Solar activity increased over the past week, with average daily sunspot numbers up from 5.4 to 20 and average daily solar flux rallying from 69.9 to 73.4. The previous week saw four days with no sunspots, and the recent week had sunspots on every day. New sunspot groups emerged on April 19 and 21.Predicted solar flux is 69 on April 27-29, 68 on April 30 through May 3, 70 on May 4-16, 75 on May ...



• The NAB Show — A View From Europe

Added at 2018-04-27 07:29:06

in Radio World, Language: EN



NORWICH, England — Despite the degree to which operational practices in broadcast radio have tended to converge over recent years, for European visitors to the NAB Show in Las Vegas, it's still something of a culture shock — radio broadcasting in the United States simply remains so very different ...



• RW eBook | Trends in Codecs

Added at 2018-04-27 06:54:29

in Radio World, Language: EN



Audio codecs play a fundamental part in the operation of any radio station. What new technology is available today and how can it be easily implemented to improve the quality of your broadcast? This latest Radio World International eBook outlines recent codec advances, the evolution in design, as ...



• University Student Receives Radio Club of America's Young Achiever's Award

Added at 2018-04-27 00:01:39

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



From her love of Morse code to her passion for Amateur radio, Ruth Willet '21 has been able to learn more about the field of wireless communications from professionals around the country thanks to a scholarship she recently received. Willet, president of the newly revived Amateur Radio Club on campus, was awarded the Radio Club of America's Young Achiever's Award, which allowed her to attend the International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) in Orlando, Fla., March 5-9. "I was shocked to have received this award. I never dreamed I would be able to attend such a prestigious wireless event. It was an honor be recognized by the Radio Club of America and to be presented this award. It was an eye-opening experience for me to be exposed to the field of wireless communications and to be introduced to the discussions taking place among first responders and the government regarding emergency situation preparedness," said Willet, who is double majoring in Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Physics at Kettering. "As an amateur radio operator, I've mostly only experienced the hobby side of radio. This conference allowed me to see a broad range of applications for radio and technology in a thriving industry that impacts both the workplace and our communities. It was very energizing to attend all sorts of workshops and seminars, and learn how much our daily lives are touched by the field of wireless communications."



• Why Experts Say We Should All Pay More Attention To Space Weather

Added at 2018-04-27 00:01:28

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



For all our space probes and research missions, we're still learning how solar flares and other space weather can cause trouble here on Earth. "Geomagnetic activity induces ground currents and impacts power grids," said Sarah Gibson, a senior scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. "Radiation storms knock out satellite function, increase exposure of airplane passengers and crew on polar routes, and are particularly dangerous for our astronauts."



• House Passes Digital Music Licensing Package

Added at 2018-04-26 21:25:30

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



This was posted today in Radio World: Bills head to Senate accompanied by applause from stakeholders The House has unanimously passed the Music Modernization Act, a compromise bill that creates a framework for better compensating artists for digital plays of their music and making it easier for music rights organizations to collect those fees from […]



• BYU Broadcasting Tweaks Plan, Acquires Another FM

Added at 2018-04-26 20:55:28

in Radio World, Language: EN



BYU Broadcasting said its acquisition of another FM station and several boosters will allow it to broadcast its BYUradio programming in Utah while retaining a popular classical format on the air. It plans to purchase KUMT from Community Wireless of Park City; terms were not disclosed. “This fall, ...



• Middle Atlantic Products’ Website Wins Two SCN Stellar Service Awards

Added at 2018-04-26 20:02:51

in Radio World, Language: EN



Easy-to-Use Layout, Rich Feature Set, and Tailored Resources Help Customers Successfully Build Systems to Meet Unique Application Requirements FAIRFIELD, N.J. –– April 26, 2018— Middle Atlantic Products today announced that the company was recognized with two Stellar Service Awards by the ...



• Alleged N.J. Operator Faces $25,000 Penalty

Added at 2018-04-26 19:17:33

in Radio World, Language: EN



A fine has been tentatively assessed by the Federal Communications Commission against an alleged illegal radio operator in northern New Jersey. It includes an extra penalty for ignoring FCC warnings; but Commissioner Michael O’Rielly thinks it’s still not enough. On April 25, the FCC says, it sent ...



• New Jersey FM Pirate fined $25,000

Added at 2018-04-26 18:36:49

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, @UlisK3LU, who notes that New Jersey pirate radio station operator, Winston Tulloch (KC2ALN), has been fined $25,000 for operating an unlicensed station on 90.9 MHz FM.  According to the FCC, the hefty penalty comes after after multiple requests to halt broadcasting starting in February 2015. The station was finally taken […]



• DX News -- ARRL DX Bulletin #18

Added at 2018-04-26 18:06:10

in eHam.net News, Language: EN



This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by
The Daily DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, DXNL, Contest Corral
from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites. Thanks
to all.



• Remembering Maj. James Andrew White, Radio Pioneer

Added at 2018-04-26 17:17:40

in Radio World, Language: EN



He was nervous as he gripped the microphone and began speaking. He had never broadcast a sporting event. In fact, no one on the entire planet had done it. He was about to create an entirely new profession. J. Andrew White was a handsome, dapper man with starched white collars and signature ...



• Cumulus Names Imaging Director for Chicago’s WKQX

Added at 2018-04-26 17:12:02

in Radio World, Language: EN



Cumulus Media has tapped Nick Draeger as creative imaging director for Chicago’s WKQX(FM) and upped Adam “Kash” Kashner to assistant program director for WFMS(FM) in Indianapolis. Draeger joins Cumulus from Entercom Sacramento, where he imaged Entercom’s various Rock formats, including KKDO(FM). He ...



• The ARRL Letter Delayed

Added at 2018-04-26 16:26:00

in American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio As…, Language: EN



Distribution and posting of the Thursday, April 26, edition of The ARRL Letter will be delayed, due to technical issues. We apologize for any inconvenience.ARRL hopes to distribute and post the newsletter on Friday, April 27. The ARRL Letter offers a weekly summary of essential news of interest to active amateurs that is available in advance of publication in QST, and it is available free to AR...



• CPB Taps Schaffer to Serve as Ombudsman

Added at 2018-04-26 15:38:53

in Radio World, Language: EN



The Corporation for Public Broadcasting has named Jan Schaffer as ombudsman for a three-year term, effective May 1. She succeeds former Washington Post Senior Editor Milton Coleman, whose term expired. In this role, Schaffer will be responsible for reviewing and reporting on issues concerning ...



• House Passes Digital Music Licensing Package

Added at 2018-04-26 14:40:29

in Radio World, Language: EN



The House has unanimously passed the Music Modernization Act, a compromise bill that creates a framework for better compensating artists for digital plays of their music and making it easier for music rights organizations to collect those fees from distributors of streamed music like Pandora and ...



• JK Antennas Donates 40-Meter Yagi Antenna to W1AW

Added at 2018-04-26 14:35:00

in American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio As…, Language: EN



JK Antennas of Connecticut has generously donated a new two-element, 40-meter Yagi antenna to Maxim Memorial Station W1AW at ARRL Headquarters. JK Antennas’ Ken Garg, W3JK, and his assistant, Craig, transported the new Yagi to W1AW on April 24 for assembly and installation.“I am very grateful for Ken’s generosity,” said W1AW Station Manager Joe Carcia, NJ1Q. “His kindness toward W1AW, technical...



• Finland Lifts Ad Limits on Commercial Radio

Added at 2018-04-26 14:26:01

in Radio World, Language: EN



HELSINKI — As of June 2018, commercial Finnish radio stations will be allowed to broadcast as much advertising as they want. This is because Finland’s broadcast regulator, the Ministry of Transport and Communication, will be lifting the current “20 percent limit.” Under this rule, commercial ...



• Video: Homebrew AM Loop Antenna Project by Thomas Cholakov (N1SPY)

Added at 2018-04-26 11:15:49

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Thomas Cholakov (N1SPY), who shares his latest video explaining the operation of a simple homebrew AM loop antenna: Click here to view on YouTube. Brilliant video, Thomas! I love the fact you included a demonstration with your SDRplay RSP1A as well. Via the spectrum display, it’s easy to see the […]



• FCC Releases Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Small Satellites

Added at 2018-04-26 09:15:00

in American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio As…, Language: EN



The FCC released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM)on April 17, seeking comment on proposals to streamline its rules regarding the deployment of “small satellites.” This would include small spacecraft put into orbit for Amateur Radio purposes, as well as small satellites launched by non-Amateur Radio entities, such as universities, but using Amateur Radio spectrum. The NPRM primarily addre...



• The Raspberry Pi 3B+ as an SDR – without the SDR!

Added at 2018-04-26 09:07:28

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



We’ve become used to software-defined radio as the future of radio experimentation, and many of us will have some form of SDR hardware. From the $10 RTL USB sticks through to all-singing, all-dancing models at eye-watering prices, there is an SDR for everyone



• SAQ on air on May 1st - a reminder

Added at 2018-04-26 09:07:28

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



World Heritage Grimeton Radio Station participates in the ERIH event WORK it OUT – Industrial culture, on May 1 and as part of the event we plan for the first SAQ transmission since 2016



• Latest edition of The 5 MHz Newsletter now available for download

Added at 2018-04-26 09:07:28

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



The latest edition (No 20 – Spring 2018) of The 5 MHz Newsletter is now available for free pdf download



• RSGB Youth Committee minutes released

Added at 2018-04-26 09:07:28

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



The RSGB Youth Committee have released the minutes of their meetings held in March and April



• 50 MHz allowed in Lebanon

Added at 2018-04-26 09:07:28

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



IARU Region 1 reports that radio amateurs in Lebanon have gained access to the 50 MHz (6m) band



• Today featured: flag of dxcc 454 9X9PJ

image of 9x9pj

• Hottest QRG on DX Cluster now:

50313.0 kHz on 6m band
DX  SV3ICL by  DL4MFF

• Websites supporting QRZCQ:


• Latest spotlessly clean profiles:


• Users with most worked DXCCs:


• Latest activated users:


• Latest activated SWLs:


• Latest news:

Sound recordist leaves lasting musical l…


Added at 2017-05-22 03:16:19 by VK2HEY


CQ-WW-DX -CW 2016 Portugal with CR5K


Added at 2016-10-24 12:52:34 by CT1BWW


CQWW on SI9AM


Added at 2015-10-07 17:01:12 by ON6UQ


FCC Eliminates Vanity Call Sign Regulato…


Added at 2015-05-24 18:50:38 by WC4R



• Latest articles:

WiFi HF Antenna Switch


Added at 2017-07-21 13:23:35 by VA6DTX


Alpha EZMilitary, Chameleon MPAS Side by…


Added at 2016-05-10 09:20:05 by OH8STN


4 receivers in a SWL Shack


Added at 2016-04-05 15:43:03 by F61112


[FR] 4 receivers in a SWL Shack


Added at 2016-04-05 12:47:37 by F61112


Lack of respect for 'Windows' on the Ama…


Added at 2015-08-17 13:33:12 by WB4IUY



• Latest videos:

Ação dos Radioamadores Capixab…

PY1GB

Hope and Grace Make Their Firs…

PY1GB

Radiowavz Sentinel Expedition…

PY1GB

Explicação antena em polarizaç…

PY1GB

Introducing The RG 316 Low Los…

DO7FOX

ARRL International DX Contest…

DO7FOX

Plug&Play QRP With The Bioenno…

DO7FOX

HamCation 2018 My Visit To The…

DO7FOX

HamCation 2018 Hope Lea KM4IPF…

DO7FOX

HamCation 2018 Day Two

DO7FOX


• Latest event calls:


• Latest uploaded logbooks:


• Most active users:


• Latest Big Gun calls:


• Latest club calls:


• Latest DXpedition calls:


• Latest beacon calls:


• In memorial to SK:


  

Site Rev. 17821