HAM News

Januari, 2020

  • 5 Januari

    QSO Today Amateur Radio Podcast Ward Silver – N0AX

    Ward Silver, N0AX, author of the QST magazine column, “Hands-On Radio”, editor of ARRL Handbook for Radio Communications, and author of many books on ham radio, was my guest in Episode 29 from February, 2015. As the new year begins, it seems a great opportunity to reach into the archive …

  • 5 Januari

    Ofcom don’t know if interference eliminated

    A Freedom of Information request asked Ofcom how many cases of interference to radio amateurs had been investigated by Ofcom and successfully concluded with elimination of the interference – Ofcom admitted they did not know It appears if Ofcom simply go through what they deem as the appropriate procedure during …

  • 5 Januari

    G4KUX extends 432 MHz tropo record to 4,644kms

    On Saturday the 28th of December 2019, Ian GM3SEK in the south-west of Scotland managed to work D41CV on 432 MHz to set a new world record for tropo on the band. The distance for this FT8 contact was an amazing 4,562 kms.Considering the fact that it was on the …

  • 4 Januari

    Propagation de K7RA

    4 January, 2020 Sunspots appeared recently, all indicating Solar Cycle 25 due to their polarity, opposite from spots in Solar Cycle 24. Sunspots appeared December 24-26, and it looks like a new Solar Cycle 25 spot on January 1. NOAA did not report it (too weak?) but Spaceweather.com reported a …

  • 4 Januari

    BARTG GB60ATG special event

    Members of the British Amateur Radio Teledata Group (BARTG) are active as GB 60 ATG until June 2020. The BARTG is celebrating their 60th Year Diamond Jubilee anniversary with this callsign and special awards are available for contacts with GB 60 ATG using any Data Mode. More information can be …

  • 4 Januari

    This weekend: Meteors from a shattered comet

    For a few hours on Saturday morning, Jan. 4th, northern skies could fill with meteors. It’s the annual Quadrantid meteor shower, caused by debris from shattered comet 2003 EH1. The timing of this year’s peak, around 3 am EST (0800 UT), favors observers in North America. Visit today’s edition of …

  • 4 Januari

    Ofcom release Forbidden Suffixes database

    Ofcom have released a database show those amateur radio suffixes that it now treats as being Forbidden and not for use when issuing call signs Ofcom FoI replyhttps://www.ofcom.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0024/165732/amateur-radio-callsigns-foi.pdf Download the Spreadsheet of Forbidden Suffixes fromhttps://www.ofcom.org.uk/__data/assets/file/0026/165734/allocated-reserved-forbidden-call-sign.csv

  • 4 Januari

    Ofcom release database of Amateur Radio Call Signs

    Following a Freedom of Information request by Roger Howell, Ofcom made their database of amateur radio call signs available for download The database, released as a spreadsheet containing 141,296 rows, shows the status of UK amateur call signs as at August 12, 2019. It can be useful for people wanting …

  • 4 Januari

    Bushfire Emergency Communications Advice

    Bushfires continue to rage widely across large areas of Australia with both the loss of life and property. The WIA has been advised that there are major outages of telecommunications in areas impacted by the bushfires either currently or expected to occur in the near term. This disruption advice, at …

  • 4 Januari

    [UPCOMING] E44RU – Palestine

    Russian Robinsons team members plan their next expedition. This time they’ll QRV from Palestine as E44RU with strong focus on low bands during January 6-14, 2020. Team: Vasily R7AL, Vasily RA1ZZ, Leonid RW9JZ and Nikolai R5EC. More info: https://dxpedition.wixsite.com/e44ru