August 29, 2016

Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) Stations Encouraged to Register and File Post-Event Reports

August 29, 2016 05:35 PM - ARRL -- Scouting's Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) officials are asking JOTA 2016 participants not only to register for this year's event, but to follow up with a post-JOTA report. As an incentive, all stations filing reports will automatically be entered to win an Icom ID-51A hand-held transceiver. The 59th annual JOTA takes place October 14-16."Last year we had 400 stations register but only 200 stations ...

WAB 144 MHz QRO Phone

August 29, 2016 07:35 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar -- 1000Z-1400Z, Sep 4

Tennessee QSO Party

August 29, 2016 07:35 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar -- 1800Z, Sep 4 to 0300Z, Sep 5

New Wave of Amateur Radio:

August 29, 2016 07:35 AM - eHam.net News -- DX radio stations were used many decades ago. Though DX could hardly be called a hobby and served for various purposes, DX was a popular activity before and after the First World War. Amateur radio has actually witnessed its several revivals, new developments and other defining points in its history. The United States were the very place with the highest rate of interest to a new type of communication with people in different parts of the world. Later this activity started gaining huge popularity and appeared to be the main hobby in many other countries for a long period of time. However, it was the US-based first ever ham to perform long-distance contacts. American operators were also the first to introduce short-wave band operation as well as various other types to transmit various signals.

Amateur Radio Newsline Headlines for Ham Nation:

August 29, 2016 03:34 AM - eHam.net News -- Amateur Radio Newsline Headlines for Ham Nation August 31, 2016:

August 28, 2016

US ARISS Contacts - Call for Proposals

August 28, 2016 09:35 AM - Southgate ARC -- 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

SARL HF CW Contest

August 28, 2016 09:35 AM - Southgate ARC -- The SARL HF CW Contest is on the air this afternoon from 13:00 to 16:30 UTC with activity on 14 000 to 14 060 kHz, 7 000 to 7 040 kHz and 3 510 to 3 560 kHz

Tanzania operation

August 28, 2016 09:35 AM - Southgate ARC -- Chas, NK8O/VE3ISD, will once again be active as 5H3DX from Zinga, Tanzania, between October 20th and November 12th

NASA's revived STEREO-B could save us from a trillion dollar disaster (synopsis)

August 28, 2016 09:35 AM - Southgate ARC -- In 1859, the Sun surprisingly increased in brightness so significantly for just a brief while that it was noticeable from Earth during the day

Special features at Telford Hamfest

August 28, 2016 09:35 AM - Southgate ARC -- Sunday 4th September is the 2016 annual Telford HamFest in the Ironbridge Enginuity Museum buildings, part of the famous Ironbridge Gorge Museum

RSGB Convention

August 28, 2016 09:35 AM - Southgate ARC -- This year's RSGB Convention, October 7-9, features a great selection of VHF, UHF and Microwave presentations

P4, Aruba

August 28, 2016 09:35 AM - Southgate ARC -- John, W2GD, will once again be active as P40W from Aruba (SA-036) between October 24th and November 1st

Hammies in action at the Donkin Reserve

August 28, 2016 09:35 AM - Southgate ARC -- The Eastern Cape Hammies club, with the help of PEARS members, set up a station at the Donkin Reserve in Port Elizabeth for the International Lighthouse weekend

Chelmsford Talk - Millimetric Microwaves

August 28, 2016 09:35 AM - Southgate ARC -- On Tuesday, September 6, Chris Whitmarsh G0FDZ will be giving a talk about operating on the highest amateur radio bands, the meeting is open to all

5 MHz in South Africa

August 28, 2016 09:35 AM - Southgate ARC -- The South African Radio League reports on discussions with their regulator ICASA regarding an amateur radio 5 MHz band allocation that is 100 kHz wide with 400 watts output

Indian Floods Keep Hams Busy:

August 28, 2016 08:34 AM - eHam.net News -- The recent flooding in India triggered by monsoonal rains has a death toll of 300 and forcing many villages to flee to higher ground. National Coordinator for Disaster Communication in India, Jayu Bhide VU2JAU reports that in the eastern region Ambrish VU2JFA, Dutta VU2TTC and their team are busy in providing necessary communication in North Pargana.

CWOps CW Open

August 28, 2016 07:35 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar -- 0000Z-0359Z, Sep 3 and 1200Z-1559Z, Sep 3 and 2000Z-2359Z, Sep 3

PODXS 070 Club Jay Hudak Memorial 80m Sprint

August 28, 2016 07:35 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar -- 2000Z, Sep 3 to 2000Z, Sep 4

Colorado QSO Party

August 28, 2016 07:35 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar -- 1300Z, Sep 3 to 0400Z, Sep 4

RSGB SSB Field Day

August 28, 2016 07:35 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar -- 1300Z, Sep 3 to 1300Z, Sep 4

IARU Region 1 Field Day, SSB

August 28, 2016 07:35 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar -- 1300Z, Sep 3 to 1259Z, Sep 4

Russian RTTY WW Contest

August 28, 2016 07:35 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar -- 0000Z-2359Z, Sep 3

All Asian DX Contest, Phone

August 28, 2016 07:35 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar -- 0000Z, Sep 3 to 2400Z, Sep 4

August 27, 2016

TX Factor GB2RS News Podcast

August 27, 2016 09:34 AM - Southgate ARC -- All the very latest Amateur Radio news is now available via the TX Factor GB2RS weekly podcast

UBSEDS19/20 balloons launch Monday

August 27, 2016 09:34 AM - Southgate ARC -- Richard Meadows M0SBU reports two high altitude balloons carrying 434 MHz payloads will launch from Bristol on Monday. There will be Slow Scan Digital Video (SSDV) transmissions

Notice of Interruption - MSF 60 kHz Time Signal

August 27, 2016 09:34 AM - Southgate ARC -- The MSF 60 kHz time and frequency signal broadcast from Anthorn Radio Station will be shut down on Thursday 8 September 2016 from 10:00 to 14:00 BST

Podcast: Youth in ham radio

August 27, 2016 09:34 AM - Southgate ARC -- Sterling Coffey N0SSC, who attended the recent IARU Region 1 Youngsters On The Air (YOTA) event, is interviewed on the Ham Radio 360 podcast

IAW on-air next month

August 27, 2016 09:34 AM - Southgate ARC -- This year's International Air Ambulance Week will take place between 17th - 25th September 2016, with the focus on supporting and generating donations for flying medical services around the world

Ham radio on RBB TV

August 27, 2016 09:34 AM - Southgate ARC -- Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg TV News featured the Moonbounce (EME) station of radio amateur Thomas Krahl DC7YS

Foundations of Amateur Radio - Episode 64

August 27, 2016 09:34 AM - Southgate ARC -- These pesky radio waves keep changing, bouncing around, reflecting, refracting, doing unexpected things, did I mention gravity?

G3ZQS Memorial Straight Key Contest

August 27, 2016 07:35 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar -- 2300Z, Sep 2 to 2300Z, Sep 4

Spotter Volunteers Relay Key Information to Weather, Emergency Officials:

August 27, 2016 07:35 AM - eHam.net News -- (TNS) -- Steve Nardin noticed the weather starting to look "pretty ugly" before 6 p.m. Wednesday. When the Fort Wayne man turned on his scanner set to ham radio signals and then his own ham radio, they crackled with reports about the storm moving through the Fort Wayne area. Someone asked if anyone could get eyes on the storm near Indiana 37 and Interstate 469. Nardin, who lives nearby, went out to take a look. "I've never seen such menacing-looking clouds," he said. "They were very black." Nardin, a ham radio operator, relayed the information to Jay Farlow, a local leader among ham radio operators who are National Weather Service-trained SKYWARN spotters. Farlow quickly sent the information to the National Weather Service (NWS) office in North Webster, which serves the Fort Wayne area, for use in issuing storm warnings and storm tracking.

Fine Business, Good Buddy: Amateur Radio for Truckers:

August 27, 2016 07:35 AM - eHam.net News -- Summer is the season for family road trips here in the US, and my family took to the open road in a big way this year. We pulled off a cross-country relocation, from Connecticut to Idaho. Five days on the road means a lot of pit stops, and we got to see a lot of truck stops and consequently, a lot of long-haul truckers. I got to thinking about their unique lifestyle and tried to imagine myself doing that job. I wondered what I'd do hour after long hour, alone in the cab of my truck. I figured that I'd probably just end up listening to a lot of audio books, but then I realized that there's a perfect hobby for the road -- ham radio. So I decided to see how ham radio is used by truckers, and mull over how a truck driver version of me might practice The World's Best Hobby.

Foundations of Amateur Radio #64:

August 27, 2016 06:35 AM - eHam.net News -- These pesky radio waves keep changing,
bouncing around, reflecting, refracting, doing
unexpected things, did I mention gravity? This
week some tips on how to keep your signal
getting from your antenna to their antenna and
how not to hold a hand-held radio.

August 26, 2016

Propagation Forecast Bulletin #35 de K7RA:

August 26, 2016 11:35 PM - eHam.net News -- Solar activity over the past week (August 18 to 24) was down
compared to the previous week, with average daily sunspot number
declining from 73.9 to 33.9, and average daily solar flux from 89.2
to 79.6. Average planetary A index increased from 6.9 to 9.7, while the
mid-latitude number rose from 7.4 to 8.7.

Team USA Heads to World Amateur Radio Direction Finding Championships

August 26, 2016 12:35 PM - ARRL -- Fifteen top US on-foot hidden transmitter hunters are packing their bags to join more than 400 other competitors from 39 nations taking part in the 18th World Amateur Radio Direction Finding (ARDF) Championships in the Black Sea resort of Albena, Bulgaria. Competitors are divided into six age categories for males and five for females, in accordance with International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) ...

The K7RA Solar Update

August 26, 2016 11:35 AM - ARRL -- Solar activity over the past week (August 18-24) was down compared to the previous week, with average daily sunspot number s declining from 73.9 to 33.9, and average daily solar flux from 89.2 to 79.6. Average planetary A index increased from 6.9 to 9.7, while the mid-latitude number rose from 7.4 to 8.7.The latest prediction (on August 25, 2016) shows expected solar flux at 78 on August 26-29,...

WIA AGM 2017 taking shape

August 26, 2016 08:34 AM - Southgate ARC -- The Wireless Institute of Australia will hold its annual general meeting in Hahndorf, near Adelaide South Australia in May 2017

The annual lighthouse weekend was full of fun

August 26, 2016 08:34 AM - Southgate ARC -- Hundreds with portable gear had a marvellous time putting former marine navigation on air during the 19th International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend held last Saturday and Sunday

ISWL Callsigns for September 2016

August 26, 2016 08:34 AM - Southgate ARC -- The following ISWL club callsigns will be used throughout the month of September 2016

Hackaday: Amateur Radio for Truckers

August 26, 2016 08:34 AM - Southgate ARC -- Dan Maloney KC1DJT looks at how a trucker might practice The World's Best Hobby - Amateur Radio

Charity raises 2.3 GHz auction concerns

August 26, 2016 08:34 AM - Southgate ARC -- The Telegraph newspaper reports that Ofcom has described as 'alarmist' the concerns of the National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS) regarding the use of 2.3 GHz for mobile phones

Aves Island DXpedition

August 26, 2016 08:34 AM - Southgate ARC -- Steve, W4DTA/YV5DTA, announced that his group (ARV, Asociacion de Radioaficonados de Venezuela) back in Venezuela got an invitation by the Navy to activate YV0 (Currently the #18 most wanted in the world)

Drumlins Amateur Radio Club Participates In Lighthouse Communications:

August 26, 2016 08:34 AM - eHam.net News -- The Drumlins Amateur Radio Club of Wayne County recently participated in the 18th annual International Lighthouse Lightship at Sodus Point Lighthouse. Drumlins amateur radio operators, often called ham operators, set up equipment near the lighthouse and joined fellow hams operating from over 500 lighthouses in 40 different countries during the weekend. There were a number of radio contacts with other participants using Morse code, digital and radio phone communications. A dozen Drumlins radio operators participated throughout the weekend.

Satellite Dish, Restored by Princeton Scientists, Becomes Teaching Tool:

August 26, 2016 08:34 AM - eHam.net News -- In its heyday, the towering metal satellite dish located about three miles from the Jersey Shore's boardwalks hosted its share of historical moments: It tracked the flights of some of America's first space launches, and in 1960 it collected the first images beamed to Earth from an orbiting weather satellite. The feat was considered so amazing that the photos were rushed to President Dwight D. Eisenhower, ushering in the era of modern weather forecasting. After a decade of scanning the skies, however, the dish fell into disuse and became immobilized by rust while weeds grew up around the base and wasps nested in its crevices. There it sat until four years ago when two Princeton University scientists set out to restore the dish as a way to bring students -- both from the University and local communities -- closer to outer space. This spring, the now-functional satellite receiver hosted about 20 Princeton students from an undergraduate physics class who learned how to receive radio signals not just from orbiting satellites but also from astrophysical objects such as dying stars. The dish has also hosted scores of amateur radio enthusiasts and is open to the public each Wednesday and on weekends, when visitors can watch as the massive dish sweeps the sky.

How To Watch Frequency Online:

August 26, 2016 08:34 AM - eHam.net News -- What happens when you combine a ham radio during with a lightning storm? The answer to the question is you start receiving broadcast frequencies from the past. Frequency is a fascinating tale of altering time but without time travel and the repercussions it may have. As the story goes Raimy Sullivan in 2016 is an NYPD detective mourning who has an almost perfect life until the mysterious ham radio in her garage suddenly turns on and starts receiving signals sent out by her father i.e. Frank Sullivan from the past. CW also throws in a serial killer for good measure just to keep things interesting. However, the main story is about how the connection between the father in the past and the grown-up daughter in the present start to change history!

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2026, August 26, 2016:

August 26, 2016 08:34 AM - eHam.net News -- The following is a QST. Hams respond once more to raging fires in California. Three companies plead guilty in a global investigation into electronics price-fixing. We also hear from Amateur Radio Newsline's Young Ham of the Year in a special report from the Huntsville Hamfest. All of this coming your way in Amateur Radio Newsline Report Number 2026.

Radio Interference Wreaks Havoc In Evanston:

August 26, 2016 07:35 AM - eHam.net News -- Concerning interference, here's a reader contribution taken from the website of the American Radio Relay League, a respected consortium of ham-radio operators, that reads like something out of "The Twilight Zone." "Police in Evanston contacted the ARRL Lab, after an apparent interference source began plaguing wireless vehicle key fobs, cellphones and other wireless electronics. Key-fob owners could not open or start their vehicles remotely until their vehicles were towed at least a block away, nor were they able to call for help on their cellphones when problems occurred. The police turned to ARRL for help after striking out with the FCC, which told them it considered key-fob malfunctions an automaker problem, although the interference was affecting not just key fobs but cellphones -- a licensed radio service. "ARRL Lab EMC Specialist Mike Gruber feels the FCC should have paid more attention: 'This situation is indicative of what can happen as a result of insufficient FCC enforcement, especially with regard to electrical noise and noncompliant consumer devices.' "Evanston authorities worried that a serious situation could develop if people were unable to call 911, putting public safety at risk. They also were concerned that the RFI (radio-frequency interference) could be intentional and indicate some nefarious or illegal activity. Given the seriousness of this situation, Gruber asked ARRL Central Division Director Kermit Carlson to look into the matter.

HF-Powered Drone Antenna:

August 26, 2016 02:35 AM - eHam.net News -- Amateur radio has a couple of sweet allocations in the VHF bands, but because the signals don't reflect off the ionosphere like shortwave signals, the use is limited basically to line-of-sight. One workaround is to use a repeater with a tall antenna, but that requires a lot of infrastructure or a mountainside lair. What if you could just fly your antenna up in a drone? Well, for starters, you'd run out of batteries pretty quickly unless you could power it remotely. And if you try to tether it, the supply wires end up being too heavy to lift. Or do they?!?!

Online Ham Radio Sale Triggers Terror Alarm:

August 26, 2016 02:35 AM - eHam.net News -- KOLKATA: Police and veteran ham radio operators in Kolkata are worried over the unrestricted online sale of these amateur radio sets, which can be used to tune into any frequency for unmonitored communication. Kolkata Police is particularly wary of the sets being used by northeast-based terror outfits and even Islamic State modules in neighbouring Bangladesh.
While ham radio frequency is between 144 MHz and 146 MHz, some of the sets being sold over online retail platforms like Amazon India, eBay and ShopYourWorld have a much wider frequency spectrum that can be exploited by terror modules to communicate with each other. Cops in the state have received intelligence alerts about ham sets being used by the militant group Kamtapur Liberation Organization, which has a presence in north Bengal. The Chinese ham radio sets being sold online have a frequency spectrum of 136 MHz to 174 MHz that covers weather satellites, amateur ham, police and marine. Sets with such powerful transmitting capacity in the wrong hands make the country vulnerable to subversive activities, says Indranil Majumdar, licensed amateur radio operator and an electronics engineer. Frequency is allocated globally as per the International Frequency Alloca tion Plan released by the International Telecommunication Union, Geneva, to which India is a signatory. India then decides which frequencies it will allot to whom through the National Frequency Allocation Plan. "The radio sets being sold online are called Ham radio sets because these wireless gadgets are pre-programmed to transmit and receive voice communication over frequencies designated for Ham operators. But they can easily be re-programmed to transmit and receive voice messages on other frequencies," warned Arya Ghosh, former secretary of Bengal Amateur Radio Society and member of American Radio Relay League.

August 25, 2016

DX News -- ARRL DX Bulletin #35:

August 25, 2016 11:34 PM - eHam.net News -- This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by
HL4CCM, K9HZ, QRZ DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The Daily DX,
DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and
WA7BNM web sites. Thanks to all.

Just Ahead In Radiosport:

August 25, 2016 11:34 PM - eHam.net News -- Just Ahead In Radiosport:

Amateur Radio Volunteers Assisting In Italian Earthquake Response:

August 25, 2016 11:34 PM - eHam.net News -- Radio amateurs are taking part in the response to the 6.2 magnitude
earthquake on August 24 in central Italy, International Amateur Radio
Union Region 1 (IARU-R1) President Don
Beattie, G3BJ, reports. IARU Region 1 Emergency Communications
Coordinator Greg Mossop, G0DUB, has requested that 7060 kHz (LSB ±10
kHz) be kept clear of non-emergency traffic, as well as any other
center-of-activity (COA) frequencies that may be in use for emergency communication within
Italy. (On 80 meters, the COA frequency is 3760 kHz). Other frequencies
reported to be active include 7045, 3643, and 3580 kHz (PSK).

Louisiana Amateur Radio Emergency Service Volunteers Stand Down:

August 25, 2016 11:34 PM - eHam.net News -- Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) volunteers responding to the
Louisiana flood emergency stood down on August 20. Assistant Section
Manager Matt Anderson, KD5KNZ, reported over the weekend that Louisiana
ARES was in the process of deactivating from
the recent flood response, and that there was no longer a need for
additional volunteers. Anderson served as the Incident Point of Contact
in Baton Rouge.

DX Engineering's Tim Duffy, K3LR: New Venue 'Perfect for Hamvention'

August 25, 2016 11:34 PM - eHam.net News -- DX Engineering Chief Operating Officer
Tim Duffy, K3LR, says he's enthusiastic about the new Dayton
Hamvention(r) venue at the Greene County Fairgrounds in Xenia, Ohio --
both as a vendor and as an individual radio amateur. DX Engineering
recently produced a short video tour of the new Hamvention
location, which includes an interview with Hamvention spokesperson Mike
Kalter, W8CI.

Leadership Challenges Set In ARRL Rocky Mountain, Southeastern Divisions:

August 25, 2016 11:34 PM - eHam.net News -- ARRL members in the Rocky Mountain and Southeastern Divisions will
choose between incumbents and challengers in balloting for Division
leadership positions this fall. In the Rocky Mountain and Southeastern
Divisions, contests exist for the Director's seat. In the Southwestern
Division, the incumbent Vice Director is not seeking another term, and
no other candidates came forward, setting the stage for a separate
nomination and election process. Other candidates for the 2017-2019
term in the affected Divisions are running unopposed. All candidates
have been found to be eligible by the Ethics and Elections Committee to
run for office.

Summer ARRL Section Manager Election Results Announced:

August 25, 2016 11:34 PM - eHam.net News -- Two incumbent Section Managers were declared re-elected in balloted
elections that concluded on August 23, when ballots were counted at
ARRL Headquarters.

The Doctor Will See You Now!

August 25, 2016 11:34 PM - eHam.net News -- "Software Defined Radio" is the topic of the new (August 25) episode of
the "ARRL The Doctor is In" podcast.
Listen...and learn!

National Parks On the Air Update:

August 25, 2016 11:34 PM - eHam.net News -- Happy 100th Anniversary to the National Park Service! President Woodrow
Wilson created the NPS on August 25, 1916, as a new bureau within the
Department of the Interior. Today, NPS oversees many parks and
monuments of cultural or historical significance. This celebration is
the reason for the ARRL National Parks on the Air program.

NPOTA Event at Lewis and Clark National Historical Park Include ISS Contact

August 25, 2016 11:34 PM - eHam.net News -- Lewis and Clark National Historical Park in Astoria, Oregon, will partner
with the Mouth of the Columbia Amateur Radio Club to provide park
visitors with an opportunity to see Amateur Radio up close over the
Labor Day weekend.

CA RACES and CERT Volunteers Team Up to Assist Seniors During Blackout:

August 25, 2016 11:34 PM - eHam.net News -- When the power went out on June 4 at both the Huntington Gardens and
Five Points senior residences in Huntington Beach, California,
Huntington Beach RACES (HBRACES) and
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) volunteers promptly activated
to help. Each residential structure stands 14 stories tall. At
Huntington Gardens, a generator supplied power to the hallways and
elevators, but not to individual living units or telephones; residents
had no way of calling 911 if an emergency occurred. Five Points, with
no back-up generator, was left in complete darkness.

Companies Agree to Plead Guilty for Fixing Prices of Electrolytic Capacitor

August 25, 2016 11:34 PM - eHam.net News -- The US Department of Justice announced this week that three companies
have agreed to plead guilty for their roles in a conspiracy to fix
prices for electrolytic capacitors sold to customers in the US and
elsewhere. The companies are Rubycon Corporation, Elna Co Ltd, and Holy
Stone Holdings Co Ltd.

'Come, Let Us Talk Together' - Ham Contact Recalls Royal Telegraph Exchange

August 25, 2016 11:34 PM - eHam.net News -- An ARRL Radiogram sent via Amateur Radio to Queen Elizabeth II on
August 16 commemorated the anniversary of an exchange of telegrams 158
years earlier between Queen Victoria and US President James Buchanan.
In August 1858, President Buchanan -- staying at his summer White House
in Bedford Springs, Pennsylvania -- responded to a transatlantic
telegraph invitation from Queen Victoria at Buckingham Palace.

In Brief...

August 25, 2016 11:34 PM - eHam.net News -- ARRL Southeastern Division Vice Director Mike Lee, AA6ML, Resigns: ARRL
Southeastern Division Vice Director Mike Lee, AA6ML, of Palm Coast,
Florida, has resigned from office. Lee was appointed in 2014 to fill a
vacancy created by a resignation. He served previously as Northern
Florida Section Emergency Coordinator. "I regret Mike's decision to
resign as Vice Director," said ARRL CEO, Tom Gallagher, NY2RF. "Mike
made a significant contribution to the League's efforts in emergency
communications, as well as serving on several important committees over
the years. We all wish him well, and we will miss him."

Free 'Ham Radio Podcasts' Android App:

August 25, 2016 11:34 PM - eHam.net News -- Trevor Holyoak, KD7GHI, grew up in a house full of homemade gadgets that his dad made including clocks, a TV, and radios. He learned basic electronics from him, and practiced on a 150-in-one kit from Radio Shack. "I watched him do CW and string wire antennas across the yard, and so I was aware of ham radio at a young age," he said. "He built our first home computer, a Sinclair ZX81, from a kit and that got me started down a path that I'm still on today." Holyoak is a professional computer programmer and began creating Android apps on the side a few years ago. "I got the idea to create the Ham Radio Podcasts app because I had already built a couple of other podcast apps for specific interests, and I discovered that there are a bunch of great amateur radio podcasts out there," said Holyoak. "I put them all together in an app that makes it easy to listen to them. You can stream the episodes as you listen, or you can download them and listen to them later when you don't have a data connection."

NPOTA Event at Lewis and Clark National Historical Park Will Include Space Station Contact

August 25, 2016 11:34 PM - ARRL -- Lewis and Clark National Historical Park in Astoria, Oregon, will partner with the Mouth of the Columbia Amateur Radio Club to provide park visitors with an opportunity to see Amateur Radio up close over the Labor Day weekend. As part of the ARRL National Parks on the Air (NPOTA) program, club members will set up a station, KF7TCG, at the park's Netul Landing. Operation is set to start on the e...

Leadership Challenges Set in ARRL Rocky Mountain, Southeastern Divisions

August 25, 2016 11:34 PM - ARRL -- ARRL members in the Rocky Mountain and Southeastern Divisions will choose between incumbents and challengers in balloting for Division leadership positions this fall. In the Rocky Mountain and Southeastern Divisions, contests exist for the Director's seat. In the Southwestern Division, the incumbent Vice Director is not seeking another term, and no other candidates came forward, setting the sta...

ARRL Southeastern Division Vice Director Mike Lee, AA6ML, Resigns

August 25, 2016 06:35 PM - ARRL -- ARRL Southeastern Division Vice Director Mike Lee, AA6ML, of Palm Coast, Florida, has resigned from office. Lee was appointed in 2014 to fill a vacancy created by a resignation. He served previously as Northern Florida Section Emergency Coordinator."I regret Mike's decision to resign as Vice Director," said ARRL CEO, Tom Gallagher, NY2RF. "Mike made a significant contribution to the League's ef...

Application Window Opens on September 1 for Prospective ISS Ham Radio Contact Hosts

August 25, 2016 04:36 PM - ARRL --

Hurricane Watch Net on "Standby Alert" for Unnamed Potential Tropical Storm

August 25, 2016 03:35 PM - ARRL -- The Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) will go on "Standby Alert" in the event that a strong tropical system bearing the designation "Invest 99L" becomes a named storm over the next couple of days. The system, which already has been generating gale force winds near the Virgin Islands, is moving west-northwest at 15 to 20 MPH. HWN Manager Bobby Graves, KB5HAV, said weather models concur that South Florid...

Amateur Radio Volunteers Assisting in Italian Earthquake Response

August 25, 2016 01:35 PM - ARRL -- Radio amateurs are taking part in the response to the 6.2 magnitude earthquake on August 24 in central Italy, International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 (IARU-R1) President Don Beattie, G3BJ, reports. IARU Region 1 Emergency Communications Coordinator Greg Mossop, G0DUB, has requested that 7060 kHz (LSB ±10 kHz) be kept clear of non-emergency traffic, as well as any other center-of-activity (CO...

VOA Museum to host speaker on 'The Dark Art of Presidential Political Advertising' Sept. 28

August 25, 2016 08:34 AM - Southgate ARC -- Emmy award-winning producer, director and photojournalist Glenn Hartong will present 'The Dark Art of Presidential Political Advertising' on Wednesday, Sept. 28 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting in West Chester

Summer Section Manager election results announced

August 25, 2016 08:34 AM - Southgate ARC -- Two incumbent Section Managers were declared re-elected in balloted elections that concluded on August 23, when ballots were counted at ARRL Headquarters

Radio hams active in Italian earthquake

August 25, 2016 08:34 AM - Southgate ARC -- IARU Region 1 President Don Beattie G3BJ reports on amateur radio involvement in the aftermath of the Italian earthquake and requests 7060 kHz is kept clear

Online ham radio sale triggers terror alarm

August 25, 2016 08:34 AM - Southgate ARC -- The Times of India reports on concerns over the unrestricted online sale of amateur radio sets which can be used across a wide spectrum

Ham radio around the world balloon

August 25, 2016 08:34 AM - Southgate ARC -- The amateur radio CNSP-29 144 MHz APRS balloon, callsign K6RPT-12, has successfully completed three circumnavigations of the globe and is still flying

A5A will be activated again

August 25, 2016 08:34 AM - Southgate ARC -- Zorro, JH1AJT will travel to Bhutan with Champ, E21EIC and Franz, DJ9ZB next month

18th World ARDF Championship

August 25, 2016 08:34 AM - Southgate ARC -- The 18th World Amateur Radio Direction Finding Championship will take place in Bulgaria on September 3-9, 2016

Tony's 10m Band Report

August 25, 2016 08:34 AM - Southgate ARC -- The Moxon is now running fine but Ten Metres was in such poor shape that I hardly worked anything. Additionally I was in Stoke for Friday and Saturday so the opportunity was not really there. YB71RI (Malaysia) was still out there in various guises along with 5T2AI, (Mauritania)

August 24, 2016

Ready to Activate for NPOTA: White House Creates New National Park Service Unit

August 24, 2016 08:36 PM - ARRL -- The National Park Service received a centennial gift from the White House on August 24, when President Barack Obama created the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument in Northern Maine. The 413th official unit of the National Park Service, the new national monument will be known to National Parks on the Air (NPOTA) participants as MN84. The Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument was c...

Latvia Gains Two New Amateur Radio Bands

August 24, 2016 07:36 PM - ARRL --

Summer Section Manager Election Results Announced:

August 24, 2016 06:39 PM - eHam.net News -- Two incumbent Section Managers were declared re-elected in balloted
elections that concluded on August 23, when ballots were counted at
ARRL Headquarters.

Amateur Radio Emergency Frequencies for Earthquake Response in Italy:

August 24, 2016 06:39 PM - eHam.net News -- Earthquake Italy -- Italian Radio Amateurs are conducting emergency traffic on the Amateur Radio Bands.
Please keep the following frequencies clear for Emergency traffic:
7060 plus/minus 10 kc.
7045 - 6990.
3643.5
Network of Prefectures:
Voice
7045, 3643
PSK 31
6990, 3580.

Aves Island YX0V DXpedition Put on Hold

August 24, 2016 03:35 PM - ARRL --

Radio hams mark Coast Guard anniversary

August 24, 2016 09:35 AM - Southgate ARC -- On Aug. 4, the United States Coast Guard celebrated the 226th anniversary of its founding, the Easton Amateur Radio Society commemorated this occasion by operating a Special Event Station aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Taney

Radio Amateur Swap Canada

August 24, 2016 09:35 AM - Southgate ARC -- Aaren, VA7AEJ has announced the launch of RASwap.ca - Radio Amateur Swap Canada

Icom IC-7610, IC-R8600, IC-R30 and ID-51 PLUS2 models shown at Tokyo Ham Fair 2016

August 24, 2016 09:35 AM - Southgate ARC -- After an online teaser campaign featuring silhouettes of mystery radio models, the secret is out and Icom Inc. has shown the very first samples of the IC-7610, IC-R8600, IC-R30 and ID-51 PLUS2 to the public at the Tokyo Ham Fair 2016 (August 20-21, 2016)

IARU Region 3 Directors Meeting

August 24, 2016 09:35 AM - Southgate ARC -- The directors of IARU Region 3 met in Tokyo on August 22-23, 2016 at the office of JARL HQ

GB100E Endurance Rescue

August 24, 2016 09:35 AM - Southgate ARC -- GB100E Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of Shackleton's Rescue of the Endurance Crew will be on air from 24th to 31st August during Endurance Week

First contact via AO-85 video

August 24, 2016 09:35 AM - Southgate ARC -- On Saturday, August 13, Christian Jacobs 2E0ICL made his first contact via the amateur radio FM CubeSat AO-85, it was with Peter Goodhall 2E0SQL

EME Conference videos released

August 24, 2016 09:35 AM - Southgate ARC -- Videos of presentations given at the 17th International amateur radio EME conference, held in Venice August 19-21, are now available

Battle of Long Tan anniversary on air

August 24, 2016 09:35 AM - Southgate ARC -- The Australian commemoration of 50 years since the Battle of Long Tan during the Vietnam War continues with at least the states of Western Australia (VK6), Queensland (VK4) and the Australian Capital Territory (VK1) already on air

Amateur Satellite Educational Videos

August 24, 2016 09:35 AM - Southgate ARC -- David Casler KE0OG has released a couple of videos which aim to explain amateur radio satellites

Crestview to Partner with Radio Club for Emergency Communications Services:

August 24, 2016 07:34 AM - eHam.net News -- CRESTVIEW -- Emergency communications will be maintained during a future storm that knocks down radio or cellular phone antenna if the City Council approves a memorandum of understanding with local ham operators. And it wouldn't cost taxpayers a cent. At the invitation of Councilman JB Whitten, who observed the North Okaloosa Amateur Radio Club in action during its recent field day, club President Ron Mahn presented information about its communications capabilities at a Monday evening council workshop. "In the event of any emergency call-up from (Okaloosa County) emergency services, they'll bring up one or more of our members," Mahn said.

Special Centennial Event at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve:

August 24, 2016 07:34 AM - eHam.net News -- STRONG CITY -- Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve is hosting the upcoming special event, Voices of the Past, from 10 a.m. -- 4 p.m. on Saturday. The day will be filled with family-friendly activities including special speakers, ham radio operators, living history characters, Picnic in the Park and the unveiling of the preserve's Centennial quilt created by the Flint Hills Quilt Guilds and local Chase County quilters. Free birthday cake and lemonade will be served at 1 p.m. All activities share in the central theme of the day -- celebrating Voices of the Past -- and are free to the public. Throughout the day, guests can listen and participate with local ham radio operators as voices from all over the world communicate through this "old school" technology.

Legacy of Memories: As Curtain Comes Down, Hara's Smaller Moments Ring True

August 24, 2016 07:34 AM - eHam.net News -- When shovels dug into the Trotwood ground in 1963 to expand the Wampler Ballarena, the new facility needed a name. Brothers Harold and Ralph Wampler came up with a simple solution: Take the first two letters of their first names. Since, Hara has been a household name in the region (and, in its heyday, the entire entertainment industry). Adding onto the dance hall built in 1956, the facility grew into a six-building complex that served as a convention, exposition and sports center on Shiloh Springs Road in Trotwood. When it opened in 1964, a whole new world of entertainment opened to the community. "It is a shame we have had to go to Cincinnati and Troy to enjoy the facilities these boys are putting up here," said Harry Kiefaber, a Montgomery County commissioner, at the groundbreaking. After more than six decades of business, the iconic venue will host its last event - a comic and toy show - on Saturday. Announcement of the closure inspired recollections across the region. Thousands have sung along with a favorite band, cheered for their team and commemorated special events at Hara Arena.

After Nearly Two Years, NASA Regains Contact with Lost Spacecraft:

August 24, 2016 07:34 AM - eHam.net News -- After attempting to regain contact for nearly two years, NASA has finally reestablished communications with the sun-studying satellite, STEREO-B. At 6:27 p.m. ET, NASA received a downlink signal from the spacecraft using the ground-based communication antennas in the Deep Space Network. STEREO-B is one of two spacecraft that orbit the sun and make up the Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (or STEREO) mission. STEREO-Ahead (STEREO-A) orbits slightly closer to the Sun than the Earth, and STEREO-Behind (STEREO-B) orbits at a farther distance from the Sun than the Earth. Together, they provide NASA with unprecedented views of the far side of the Sun.

Ham Talk Live #28 -- Ward Silver, N0AX:

August 24, 2016 06:35 AM - eHam.net News -- Tune in on Thursday night at hamtalklive.com
at 9 pm Eastern to hear from Ward Silver,
N0AX, the President of the YASME Foundation
and member of the Spurious Emissions Band.

August 23, 2016

DX Engineering's Tim Duffy, K3LR: New Fairgrounds Venue "Perfect for Hamvention"

August 23, 2016 10:35 PM - ARRL --

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