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50th anniversary of invasion of Czechoslovakia
At approximately 11 pm on August 20, 1968 forces of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and other Warsaw pact members invaded Czechoslovakia, radio amateurs played their part in the resistance
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
Kerala Flooding: Newspaper reports amateur radio response
The Times of India reports amateur radio units have been deployed at three taluk offices in Mananthavady, Sultan Bathery and Vythiri
4U1UN closer to being on the air!
James, K2QI, President of the United Nations Amateur Radio Club (4U1UN), posted the following on FaceBook, Thursday, August 16th: "It's been a while since the last update, but I have some news to share. We're one step closer to being back on the air
Ducie Island DXpedition news
VP6D has reached another significant milestone. After a short delay the VP6D equipment is on its way to Braveheart in New Zealand
ICQPodcast - PiStar - 12 months on
In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Leslie Butterfield G0CIB, Edmund Spicer M0MNG, Bill Barnes N3JIX and Matthew Nassau M0NJX to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief, and this episode’s feature PiStar 12 months on
RSGB Syllabus: Changes to Intermediate practicals
Following requests from tutors, Essex Ham have had a look at the Intermediate practicals in the 2019 Exam Syllabus
Andrew White Memorial SOTA Activity Day 15th September
Hi all. Sadly, we lost Andrew ZL3CC unexpectedly earlier this year. To remember him, and his contributions to SOTA, AREC and amateur radio in general, the Saturday following his birthday is to be the Andrew White Memorial SOTA Activity Day
DXCC Country/Entity Report
According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 12th August, through Sunday, 19th August there were 205 countries active
IOTA news from OPDX
Weekly IOTA News - compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW, editor of the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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."
Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP
Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to remain at low levels
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