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Belgium: Amateur radio exams update
As previously reported, Belgium's communications regulator BIPT will resume amateur radio exams from April 26, provided that the evolution of the corona infections continues to progress positively
Ulrich Rohde, N1UL, Awarded Germany’s Cross of Merit

Researcher and innovator Ulrich Rohde, N1UL, has been awarded the Cross of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany. He was nominated by Markus Söder, president of the German state of Bavaria and member of the Bavarian Parliament.

Söder said that Rohde’s work as a scientist, university lecturer, developer and entrepreneur in the fields of radio frequency and microwave technology “has made a sign...

HF communication prediction tools
Propagation/Propagation Forecast
Online HF Communication prediction system provided by the Australian Governament Buerau of Metereology allow to predict usable frequency rage for radiocommunications between two stations allowing to specify frequency and date range. This tool allow calculation with different methods and algorithms
Tongatapu Island
Masa, JA0RQV, will once again be active as A35JP from Tongatapu Island in Tonga (OC-049) between May 30th and June 30th. Schedule might be changed due to Covid-19
DXEngineering News - Weekend Special
Paul, N6PSE, Co-Leader of the January 2023 3Y0J DXpedition to Bouvet Island is the special guest on this week's episode of the Weekend Special with Tim, K3LR
The Northern California DX Foundation (NCDXF) is pleased to announce it will be a major contributor (100,000 USDs) to the Intrepid DX Group's 3Y0J Bouvet Island DXpedition planned for January/February 2023
PACCdigi contest
A reminder that the PACCdigi contest takes place this weekend
IRTS Annual General Meeting
The deadline for reserving your place at the IRTS Annual General Meeting being held online on April 24th at 1100 is Saturday April 17th
2021 Contest University Virtual Event
Four ICOM HF Radios will be given away during CTU at random times. You must be registered in Zoom and present during the random time drawing
DATV contest on 6m, 2m and 70cm bands
On the weekends of April 17-18 and August 21-22, the VERON VHF and Above committee are holding a Digital Amateur Television Contest on the 50, 144 and 430 MHz bands
Intrepid-DX Group Joins Forces with LA7GIA in Bouvet Island Attempt

The Intrepid-DX Group has teamed with DXpeditioner Ken Opskar, LA7GIA, in its quest to activate Bouvet Island, the second most-wanted DXCC entity according to Club Log. The 3Y0J DXpedition is planned for January through February 2023. A dependency of Norway, Bouvet is a sub-Antarctic island in the South Atlantic. The last Bouvet activation was 3Y0E, during a scientific expedition over the winte...

St. Vincent Radio Amateurs on Alert During Volcano Emergency

Donald de Riggs, J88CD, on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent, says that on April 13, the 42nd anniversary of the 1979 eruption of the La Soufriere volcano, island residents were awakened to another column of volcanic ash creating a thick blanket, obscuring part of the eastern sky as the volcano continues to erupt violently.

“Almost all residents in the Red Zone have been evacuated, save for a ...

RAC Announces “Get on the Air on World Amateur Radio Day” Event

Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) has announced the “Get on the Air on World Amateur Radio Day” operating event. World Amateur Radio Day (WARD) is observed each year on April 18, to celebrate the formation of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) on April 18, 1925.

The object of the event is to contact as many RAC-suffix stations as possible. RAC official stations will operate across Canada...

Hama radio blog by KC8LPZ
Sunspot Index Since 1750
The yearly, black, up to 1750, and monthly red, from 1750 up to now, sunspot numbers provided by the Royal Observatory of Belgium SILSO
Southgate Vibes Podcast #50
Steve Richards G4HPE is here with the latest edition of Southgate Vibes. There's two new episodes every week - on Tuesdays and Fridays
Yuri Gagarin special event
The Miller-DX-Club celebrates Yuri Gagarin's space flight with special callsigns between April 12 and 25
RAC 'Get on the Air on World Amateur Radio Day' special event
On Sunday, April 18, 2021, Radio Amateurs of Canada is organizing a special on-air event to celebrate World Amateur Radio Day
Radio club to honor crew of lost submarine
The submarine USS Squalus sank in the Gulf of Maine on May 23, 1939. Twenty-six of its crew were lost, but, miraculously, 33 others were saved
NASA to provide live coverage of space station crew landing
Expedition 64 Flight Engineer Kate Rubins, KG5FYJ of NASA and two Roscosmos cosmonauts are scheduled to end their mission on the International Space Station Friday, April 16
IARU-R1 to discuss future of amateur radio
Over 100 delegates will participate in an online IARU Region 1 2021 Workshop on April 21 that will address the future of Amateur Radio
Radio amateur on BBC Radio 4 show
Radio amateur Professor Sir Martin Sweeting G3YJO, will be the guest on the Radio 4 show The Life Scientific at 9 am (0800 GMT) on Tuesday, April 20
Amateur radio has a new census
As the amateur radio community grows and evolves, the need to better understand the preferences and expectations of amateur radio operators worldwide becomes increasingly important
Calculation of the Maximum Usable Frequency
Propagation/MUF Indicators
This paper presents the method of calculating the maximum usable frequency (MUF) and field strength of radio waves reflecting 2 times at the F2 ionosphere layer under inhomogeneous conditions of the ionosphere. The comparison between predicted and measured MUF has shown that the proposed method significantly increases the accuracy of calculation MUF.
National Shortwave Listeners Club
The inaugural weekly meeting of the newly formed National Shortwave Listeners Club was held on the Zoom platform last Sunday evening and attracted 60 attendees
MicroHAMS Digital Conference 2021
The MicroHAMS Digital conference 2021 taking place Saturday, April 24, will be streamed to the web
Belgian special prefix
The Belgian Institute for Postal Services and Telecommunications (BIPT) has announced that all Belgian radio amateurs and Belgian radio clubs may replace the normal prefix 'ON' in their call-sign by the special prefix OS during the period between April 18, 2021, to December 12, 2021
Sable Island CY0C DXpedition
Murray, WA4DAN, sent out the following on April 10th: The Sable Island CY0C DXpedition team was informed this week by the Parks Canada-Sable Island manager that our scheduled October 2021 Sable DXpedition would have to be postponed due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic
Madison DX Club presentation on Lightning Protection
Bob, W9EWZ, President of Madison DX Club,says: Please join us and our special guest speaker for the Madison DX Club program for Tuesday, April 13th. All are welcome
Updated Radio Frequency Exposure Rules become effective on May 3
The Amateur Service is no longer categorically excluded from certain aspects of the rules, as amended, and licensees can no longer avoid performing an exposure assessment simply because they are transmitting below a given power level
HF OTH Radar transmissions too numerous to count
The IARU Region 1 Monitoring System newsletter reports in March the ubiquitous Over The Horizon Radars made up about 60% of all interference observations, 'one cannot even count them anymore'
Build your own Windom Antenna
Building a Windom HF Antenna. A PDF file presentation about homebrewing a windom antenna for the HF bands with formulas for 40 and 80 meters bands and step by step guide on making a 4:1 balun to feed the antenna.
Getting more youth into Amateur Radio
Are you a youth Coordinator for your club? Do you help run events aimed at Youth in Ham Radio? Do you have ideas for ways to get more youth into Radio
ICQPodcast - Kit Building Tips - Joe Eisenberg K0NEB
In this episode, Martin (M1MRB) is joined by Chris Howard (M0TCH), Ed Durrant (DD5LP) and Bill Barnes (WC3B) to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin (M6BOY) rounds up the news in brief and in this episode, we feature Kit Building Tips - Joe Eisenberg K0NEB
Mayham is coming
A reminder that 'Mayham' is coming up on Sunday the 30th of May 2021 at Wyong Racecourse. Also, on Saturday the 29th, there will be both pedestrian and mobile fox hunts


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