Amateur Radio News

Daily amateur radio news collected by differente web sources. Many famous ham radio rss feeds are included

Dementia Awareness Week special event

Dementia Awareness Week is run by Alzheimer Scotland from 3 to 9 June. Peter, MM0NQY will be running GB2DAW during this time to help raise the worldwide amateur community’s awareness of dementia. Operating from the Shetland Islands, Scotland, on various bands and times, Peter hopes that the end result may be a worldwide net where […]

Easy-100 satellite upconverter forum

There has been a great deal of interest in the Easy-100 DIY upconverter for geostationary satellite QO-100, published in the June RadCom. A special interest group has now been created for discussions and support at and all are welcome to join.

Cricket World Cup Radio Marathon

It’s only a few days until the start of the Cricket World Cup Radio Marathon. Some brand new awards have been added, including Worked all Teams and Worked all Cricket Grounds. The Marathon runs from 30 May 2019 to 14 July 2019—full details at

ARRL Headquarters will be Closed on Monday, May 27

ARRL Headquarters will be closed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27. There will be no W1AW bulletin or code practice transmissions on that day. ARRL Headquarters will reopen on Tuesday, May 28, at 8 AM EDT. We wish everyone a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend.

The 2019 Atlanta Hamfest has been Cancelled

The Atlanta Hamfest, set for June 1 in Marietta, Georgia, has been cancelled, according to the Hamfest Committee of the Atlanta Radio Club and the Kennehoochee Amateur Radio Club.“It’s every event organizer’s worst nightmare to have to cancel an event for things other than weather, and this was not done lightly,” said Atlanta Hamfest Chair ... [continue]

The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Available

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

The K7RA Solar Update

May 18 was the last day we saw sunspot activity, after more than two weeks with daily sunspots visible. Average daily sunspot number declined to 5.3 this week following 22.7 during the previous week. Average daily solar flux declined from 75.7 to 69.8.Geomagnetic conditions were quieter, with average daily planetary A index declining from 13 to 5.P... [continue]

DX News from the ARRL

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

Radio News magazine reports Radio News was an American monthly technology magazine published from 1919 to 1971

Eric Megaw 6MU / GI6MU and 1920s Amateur Wireless Transmissions

The IET Archives tell the story of Belfast's Eric C.S. Megaw 6MU / GI6MU in the field of amateur radio during the 1920s

Radio amateurs supported North West 200

The BBC reports that at the North West 200 event there were more than 150 medical and amateur radio personnel on the ground

Radio interference from solar panels

VERON reports the Netherland's communications regulator Agentschap Telecom has given tips on preventing interference from solar panels

Opera Beacon/QSO mode over Es'hail-2 / QO-100 Geostationary Satellite

The first Opera contact, via QO-100, reported by EA5DOM. Probably, the first Opera transmission on this bird, Works like a charm

Springtime Section Manager election results announced

In the only contested Section Manager election this spring, ARRL members in Utah have re-elected Mel Parkes, NM7P, as Section Manager for a new 2-year term of office that starts on July 1

LoTW Now Accepting FT4 Contacts

The latest TQSL update (Config.xml version 11.8), released on May 22, includes FT4 as a submode of MFSK. It also adds AISAT-1 and PO-101 in the satellite category. As of May 23, 1,048,281,611 contact records have been entered into the system, resulting in 200,387,247 contact confirmations. LoTW has 118,328 users.