Amateur Radio Stories:

Here is a recap of what happened in the web this week, through the eyes of the DXZone and other ham radio sources on the web.

  • Amazing Christmas 70cm contacts
    On the 22 of December two amazing contacts took place on 70cm EME (moon bounce)…
  • Denby Dale members get special callsigns
    Members of the Denby Dale Amateur Radio Society will be active with the following special event calls between Dec. 28 and Jan. 24…
  • ISS Fan Club closing down on January 1st 2019
    After almost 17 years of service to the amateur radio community, the issfanclub.com site will shut down on January 1st 2019…
  • Radio hams ready to support Tsunami relief efforts
    Please be informed that tsunami was happened on the evening of Dec 22, around 2130 local time. At least 43 people have been killed and 584 injured after a tsunami hit the coast around Indonesia’s Sunda Strait, government officials say…
  • First flight of the Junkers F13
    The first all-metal built airplane, the Junkers F13, was introduced to civil aviation 100 years ago…
  • IOTA news from the DARC
    Compiled by Andreas, DK5ON of the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club…
  • Special prefix for Switzerland
    The Swiss national radio society Union Schweizerischer Kurzwellen Amateure (USKA) will celebrate its 90th anniversary in 2019…
  • Ham radio exam success in Cuba
    The FRC report a 96.95% pass rate in the amateur radio exams held in Cuba on December 22, 2018…
  • Remembering the heyday of amateur radio
    The following special event stations are drawing attention to KW Electronics Ltd and their rigs from the heyday of amateur radio…
  • WIA Board Comment
    Although some 3 broadcasts since our last WIA Board Comment, when President Justin VK7TW brought us up to speed on WIA activity a Christmas Message from the board was posted on the main wia.org.au site…
  • Propagation de K7RA
    No sunspots over our reporting week, December 20-26, so compared to the previous seven days average daily sunspot number declined from 3.4 to 0…
  • Spotless sun sparks geomagnetic storm
    Solar Minimum is in full swing. No sunspots? No problem …
  • AMSAT SA 2 m / 70 cm dual band Yagi antenna is now available
    AMSAT SA have made available a new dual-band 145/435 MHz Yagi antenna for amateur satellite operation. The Yagi has a unique element called an ‘Open Sleeve’ which is a director very close to the driven element…
  • 2019 SARL Contest Manual and Diary of Events
    The 2019 SARL Contest Manual and the 2019 Diary of Events are both available for download from the League web site
  • Ofcom makes ham radio G5 plus 3 letter calls available
    Ofcom have recently started issuing G5 + 3 letter callsigns to radio amateurs…
  • Radio activity youngsters will enjoy
    The Shropshire Star’s Toby Neal reports on amateur radio enthusiasts who are offering to help youngsters beat the post-Christmas blues with a technology and communications activity day in Wellington…
  • Tony’s 10m Band Report
    Real poor again, except for Wednesday. When will it ever end and get back to normal, whatever normal is in Amateur Radio. Strangest call of the week probably SN1918WAR (Poland). Words fail me! Most current topical call PD18SANTA. Again words fail me….
  • Mississippi Valley DX/Contest Club
    The Mississippi Valley DX/Contest Club (MVDX/CC) is an ARRL affiliated Amateur Radio club in the St. Louis Missouri and Southern Illinois area…
  • Foundations of Amateur Radio #186
    Over the past year and a half I’ve been working on a secret project. Today I’d like to share what I’ve been up to…
  • January-February 2019 eTCA now avaliable
    The Canadian Amateur (TCA), Canada’s premiere national magazine devoted to Amateur Radio, is published six times per year and is the membership journal of the Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC)…
  • VK6WIA NewsWest
    NewsWest for 30th December 2019 is the final edition for 2018. It’s a special programme to look at what we got up to and what’s ahead of us…
  • AM stations fall silent
    Chris Greenway has tweeted about the closure of AM Medium Wave stations in Belgium and the Netherlands on December 31…
  • In-Orbit test (IOT) of Es’hail-2 AMSAT P4-A transponders
    AMSAT-DL notes that the In-Orbit testing (IOT) of the P4-A ham radio transponders on Es’hail-2 have started…
  • ICQPodcast – When HF is Quiet
    In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Chris Howard M0TCH , Martin Rothwell M0SGL, Dan Romanchik KB6NU, Ed Durrant DD5LP and Frank Howell K4FMH to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief and this episo…
  • DXCC Country/Entity Report
    According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 16th December, through Sunday, 23rd December there were 211 countries active…