Amateur Radio News

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

ARISS contact planned for school in India - Southgate Amateur Radio Club

Southgate Amateur Radio ClubARISS contact planned for school in IndiaSouthgate Amateur Radio ClubAmateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) is a cooperative venture of international amateur radio societies and the space agencies that support the International Space Station: NASA, Russian Space Agency, ESA, JAXA, and CSA. The US .... [continue]

Amateur Radio responds to flooding in Kerala, India

Jayu VU2JAU reports that Radio Amateurs in the Indian state of Kerala are actively responding to this disaster. Flooding caused by monsoon rains and overflowing dams has currently killed over 300 people and left over 300,000 evacuated to relief camps. They are using HF and VHF for both local and wide area communication between the Senior District ... [continue]

Solar Storm Forecast: Coronal Hole Opens as NASA Charts Magnetic Field:

A "ragged" hole in the Sun's scorching atmosphere has turned towards Earth in the latest NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) scans. Astronomy website SpaceWeather warned the coronal hole is ejecting a stream of highly energised particles towards the planet. The website's astronomers expect the solar winds to arrive between Monday, August 20, and... [continue]

Hams 'Bridge' Communications Gap:

Dave Ziegler of Piqua, KD8GEH; Kevin Ryan of Piqua, KE8CUU; and David Stein of Troy, KC9NVP, l-r, talk to other HAM Radio operators from the Eldean Covered Bridge on Saturday morning. HAM groups from several states set up operations at covered bridges in their area to talk, and more importantly, to test equipment. In the event of emergency, HAM ra... [continue]

Communication Advancements in the Kerala Floods Situation:

Currently, over 27,167 people from 7,596 families are housed in 219 relief camps opened across the district. Due to continuing threat of landslides in many parts, more families have been shifted to relief camps by the district administration. Late night on Thursday, four houses had been swept away and acres of agricultural land had been destroyed ... [continue]

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP

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

Propagation de K7RA

Australia's Space Weather Services issued a Geomagnetic Disturbance Warning at 0022 UTC on August 16: "Geomagnetic activity is expected to be at Quiet to Active levels due to coronal hole effects. A period of significant southward Bz component could produce isolated Minor Storm levels."

Former Wisconsin Section Manager Don Michalski, W9IXG (SK)

Former Wisconsin ARRL Section Manager Don Michalski, W9IXG, of Madison, died on August 11. He was 77

YOTA 2018 - a mind-blowing experience

'YOTA 2018 was a mind-blowing experience' - This was the comment from the participants who represented 23 countries in Europe and Africa

ARISS contact planned for school in India

An International Space Station school contact has been planned for Ricky Arnold KE5DAU with Vidya Mandir Inter College, Meerut, India. The downlink signals will be audible in Europe

ICASA quick to act on Inverter interference

South Africa's national amateur radio society SARL reports the communications regulator ICASA has been quick to act in a case of interference to the amateur bands from an inverter

Belgium Council of Ministers July 13

Belgium's UBA reports on the approval of a decree that will require possession of an operating certificate before using maritime or radio amateur stations

Finland: New frequencies for radio hams planned

Finland's national society the SRAL reports the Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority plans to make changes to the national frequency table

QSO Today - Justin Johnson, G0KSC

Justin Johnson, G0KSC, tells his ham radio story and how it led to the founding of his company, Innovantennas, and his approach to antenna designs, that maximize signal to noise, rather than gain, to produce amazing results. If you are re-considering your antenna system, then you will enjoy this QSO Today with G0KSC

Former Wisconsin Section Manager Don Michalski, W9IXG (SK) - Southgate Amateur Radio Club

Former Wisconsin Section Manager Don Michalski, W9IXG (SK)Southgate Amateur Radio ClubHe served as net manager for the Badger Weather Net and was active in the Wisconsin Badger Amateur Radio Society (W9YT) at the University of Wisconsin. Michalski served as an ARRL Official Observer and as a Technical Specialist. He also was a ...... [continue]