Amateur Radio News

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

The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Now 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.

Teams section launched on RSGB website

In the October 2019 RadCom, Board Director Philip Willis, M0PHI explained how the RSGB was updating the way in which staff members and volunteers work together to carry out the activities of the Society and to achieve its RSGB Strategy 2022 priorities. The Society has grouped these activities and specialist volunteers into five new teams […]

New member of Exam and Syllabus Review Group

At the end of last year, the RSGB announced the formation of the new Examination and Syllabus Review Group (ESRG), and three vacancies within that Group. The Society is now pleased to announce that Tony Jones, G7ETW, has joined the group. Tony is an experienced tutor and will also be known to readers of Practical […]

Volunteer as a Regional Representative

Are you an RSGB Member living in regions 2, 5, 7, 11, 12 or 13? If you want to make a difference in your region and volunteer as a Regional Representative, remember that you need to submit your application before 31 January 2020. This applies to those who are standing for re-election as well as […]

Large-Scale DXpedition to Timor-Leste Planned for this Fall

The Lagunaria DX Group is planning a “large-scale DXpedition” to Timor-Leste (4W) in the October/November 2020 timeframe.“We currently have one team member in Timor-Leste negotiating with different ministries, companies, and accommodation facilities,” said team member Chris Janssen, DL1MGB. “Right now, we have positive feedback from all. ... [continue]

SAQ Alexanderson Alternator 2019 Christmas Eve Transmission Heard by More than 400 Listeners

The Alexanderson alternator 2019 Christmas Eve transmission on 17.2 kHz from SAQ in Grimeton, Sweden, was heard by more than 400 listeners. SAQ reported conditions were very good, with clear, dry weather, and the vintage transmitter functioned flawlessly. Lars Kålland, SM6NM, was at the key to deliver the Christmas message, his last as he is retir... [continue]

The K7RA Solar Update

Cycle 25 sunspots persisted for the first two days (January 9-10) of this reporting week, January 9-15, with daily sunspot numbers of 14 and 11. That brought the weekly average daily sunspot number from 8.4 last week to 3.6. Average daily solar flux edged up from 71.8 to 72.5.Average daily planetary A index declined from 6.3 to 5.6, and average mid... [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

RSGB looking at One-stop training portal

The RSGB Volunteer Leadership Team (VLT) has been looking at a One-stop Training Portal for exam candidates

Magnetic explosions discovered on 'Earth's Doorstep

A type of explosion in space called "magnetic reconnection" can happen much closer to Earth than previously thought

WICEN hits the airwaves on the BBC World Service

Australia's WICEN NSW Forward Commander, Compton Allen, was interviewed on the BBC World Service's Digital Planet programme where he spoke of the role amateur radio operators are playing as part of the emergency response in the Aussie bushfire crisis

ARISS contact opportunity

The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) Program is seeking formal and informal education institutions and organizations, individually or working together, to host an Amateur Radio contact with a crew member on board the ISS

Puerto Rico ham radio operators on maximum alert following Puerto Rico's earthquakes 2020

At the end of December 2019 and in early January 2020, the southwestern part of the island of Puerto Rico was struck by a series of strong earthquakes, including six that were of magnitude 5 or greater

USKA preparing response to Article 37a on ham radio antennas

Switzerland's national amateur radio society USKA is preparing its response to OFCOM's consultation regarding the new Article 37a on ham radio antennas in the FMG Telecommunications Act