Amateur Radio News

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

GR150NIB - 150th Anniversary of RNIB - Southgate Amateur Radio Club

GR150NIB - 150th Anniversary of RNIBSouthgate Amateur Radio ClubTerry said: “I've been interested in things technical from a very early age, often getting into trouble for fiddling with things that didn't concern me.” “I was introduced to amateur radio by a senior boy at school whom I heard talking effortlessly to ...... [continue]

The Doctor Will See You Now!

“Winterizing Your Station” is the topic of the new (October 11) 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... [continue]

Portuguese beacons re-activated

The Portuguese ARLA - Associação de Radioamadores do Litoral Alentejano has re-activated VHF and UHF multi beacons CS5BAL - CW in Aldeia dos Chãos, IM57px

GR150NIB - 150th Anniversary of RNIB

Glasgow's Evening Times reports Terry Robinson GM3WUX is using the special event callsign GR150NIB to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Royal National Institute of Blind People

Portuguese JOTA stations lists 2018 available

A complete lists of Portuguese stations that will be active during this weekend for the 61st Jamboree On The Air and 22nd JOTI 2018 is now available

New Swedish ham radio textbook PDF

Sweden's SSA has announced a new edition of the 370 page amateur radio textbook KonCEPT is available for free download

David G0EVV becomes Mountain Goat

David Stansfield G0EVV, from Morpeth in Northern England, has reached SOTA Mountain Goat status after six years of participating as an activator

Polluting LED lamp withdrawn from Jula stores

The SSA reports Swedish DIY retailer Jula has agreed to withdraw an LED lamp that pollutes the RF spectrum causing interference to radio communications

Impact of VDSL interference on Amateur Radio Service

The RSGB has released an interim report - Determination of impact of VDSL interference on the Amateur Radio Service

FT8 to be permitted in 2019 ARRL RTTY Roundup

The ARRL Contest Branch has announced that participants in the 2019 ARRL RTTY Roundup will be permitted to use the new FT8 protocol, which is part of the WSJT-X software suite

Tony's 10m Band Report

Another good week although Thursday and Friday were pretty poor. I managed St. Helena, Uruguay, Chile, Brazil, Argentina and loads of Eu. (I even squeezed in the Dominican Republic but that was on 17m.)

New Islands on the Air Groups Announced

Islands on the Air (IOTA) General Manager Roger Balister, G3KMA, has announced the first tranche of six new IOTA groups. Release of the new groups comes in the wake of an August solicitation for possible new groups. The new groups cover a Swedish/Finnish joint sovereignty island and groups in North America, Asia, and Oceania. All new groups have pr... [continue]

SAQ Alexanderson Alternator Transmission to Celebrate UN Day

An Alexanderson alternator transmission from Sweden’s Grimeton Radio Station, SAQ, will be part of UN Day festivities on October 24 at the World Heritage Site in Grimeton, Sweden.A “Peace Party” at the site will feature Irish folk music from the Swedish band Green Hill. The music style honors the first transatlantic telegraph cable between Ir... [continue]

IARU R2 Executive Committee meeting

The annual in-person IARU Region 2 Executive Committee meeting was held in Panama City, Panama, on October 12-14, 2018, with the presence of IARU R2 President, Reinaldo Leandro, YV5AM, Vice-President and Area C Director, Ramón Santoyo V. XE1KK, Secretary and Area D Director, José Arturo Molina, YS1MS, Treasurer and Area B Director, Jay Bellows, K... [continue]

VP6D Ducie Island 2018 DXpedition Team Under Way aboard the Braveheart

After 18 months of intensive planning, the 14-member international VP6D team now is en route on the long voyage to Ducie Island from Mangareva, French Polynesia, aboard the MV Braveheart. The team rendezvoused in Tahiti before flying to Mangareva and set sail on October 16. The DXpedition is scheduled to begin on October 20 and continue until Novem... [continue]