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DXCC Country/Entity Report

SARC - Tue, 22/01/2019 - 10:30
According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 13th January, through Sunday, 20th January there were 208 countries active
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IOTA news from OPDX

SARC - Tue, 22/01/2019 - 10:30
Weekly IOTA News - compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW, editor of the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin
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U.S. Islands Awards Program celebrates 25 years

SARC - Mon, 21/01/2019 - 10:15
This year the U.S. Islands Awards Program (USI) is 25 years old. And to celebrate this they are offering a special, 25th Anniversary award for both chasers and activators
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QSO Today - Ray Waldemar - WA6NVL

SARC - Mon, 21/01/2019 - 10:15
Ray Waldemar, WA6NVL, is an early adopter of electronic technologies that find their way into amateur radio including the first Apple 1 computer, first instances of repeaters, remote base stations, digital modes, D-Star, and now DMR
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National VOA Museum of Broadcasting to Celebrate 75 Years of Telling the Truth at VOA Bethany Station

SARC - Mon, 21/01/2019 - 10:15
The National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting plans a dozen free events this year at the iconic history museum in West Chester. Included is a four-part series on “The Voice of Truth in America: Celebrating 75 Years of the VOA Bethany Station” with the MidPointe Library System
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Radio hams ready if disaster strikes

SARC - Mon, 21/01/2019 - 10:15
In an emergency, a converted ambulance will be Marysville’s communication hub
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Secunda Radio Club - field station event

SARC - Mon, 21/01/2019 - 10:15
The Secunda Radio Club, ZS6SRC will be active on the air from 18 - 27 January 2019 at the Trichardtsfontein Dam Yacht Club, a few kilometres from Secunda in Mpumalanga
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Lime SDR (and PLUTO, too) sends TV

SARC - Mon, 21/01/2019 - 10:15
If you have experienced software defined radio (SDR) using the ubiquitous RTL SDR dongles, you are missing out on half of it. While those SDRs are inexpensive, they only receive. The next step is to transmit
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Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP

SARC - Mon, 21/01/2019 - 10:15
Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to remain at low levels
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Total eclipse of the Moon

SARC - Mon, 21/01/2019 - 10:15
There's a total eclipse tonight--and it's going to be super
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Emergency Grid Down Communications Winter Edition

SARC - Sun, 20/01/2019 - 10:45
Extreme weather and grid down disasters seem to be happening more often, and with greater intensity. More often than not, when we organize off grid emergency communications training with our portable radio gear, it usually takes place in fair weather conditions. What about training for a winter snow storms, the aftermath of a hurricane or tornado..?
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Ham radio regulation changes in Bulgaria

SARC - Sun, 20/01/2019 - 10:45
On January 18, 2019, new Amateur Radio regulations were published by the Bulgarian Ministry of Communication
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AmateurLogic 126: Blue Thumb DV and 1/4 Wave Stubs

SARC - Sun, 20/01/2019 - 10:45
Tommy reviews the Blue Thumb DV. George and the crew pull out the test equipment and experiment with 1/4 wave stubs. This live demonstration helps clear up some of the mystery. Mike, VE3MIC sits in for the Cheap Old Man to help keep expenses under control
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RAC President attends annual ARRL Board meeting

SARC - Sun, 20/01/2019 - 10:45
The annual Board of Directors meeting of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), is underway in Windsor, Connecticut and will conclude today, Saturday, January 19
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WIA Board Comment

SARC - Sun, 20/01/2019 - 10:45
This week's comment from the board of the Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA), by Director Justin VK7TW, highlights VHF/UHF/uW operating and YOTA
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VK6WIA NewsWest

SARC - Sun, 20/01/2019 - 10:45
This week is all about new amateurs. We welcome those new to the hobby and have suggestions of how to enter at foundation level or to improve your privileges and responsibilities
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RSGB launch Photo Friday on Twitter

SARC - Sun, 20/01/2019 - 10:45
The Society is now publishing pictures from the RSGB Archives on Twitter every Friday morning
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Propagation de K7RA

SARC - Sun, 20/01/2019 - 10:45
No sunspots seen since January 6, so average daily sunspot numbers declined from 7.7 to 0 for the current reporting week, January 10-16. Average daily solar flux dropped from 71.6 to 69.4 over the same period. Average daily planetary A index went from 7.4 to 4.9, and average mid-latitude A index went from 6.1 to 4
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Foundations of Amateur Radio #189

SARC - Sat, 19/01/2019 - 10:45
The reported death of Amateur Radio due to FT8 is an exaggeration - In 2017 a new digital amateur mode called FT8 joined the ranks of inventions related to our hobby. Since then it's taken the amateur world by storm, filled the bands with contacts and attracted a strong following among radio amateurs across the planet. Making contacts with low solar cycle numbers has never been so easy
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Earth's shifting magnetic poles are affecting your phone

SARC - Sat, 19/01/2019 - 10:45
Earth's magnetic field is changing so quickly that researchers have been forced to update to the World Magnetic Model ahead of schedule
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