XF2L – IOTA NA-221 & NA-224

In December 2016 and all of 2017, radio club Puebla DX and radio club AREPAC, will work from the XF2 zone in the Gulf of México and be active from the following islands group. NA-221 – Isla de Lobos NA-224 – Veracruz State South group All operations will be during weekends and holidays. QSL via XE1SOV.
10-Dec-2016, 17:42:50 (dx-world.net)

XX9D – Macao

XX9LT, DJ9KH, DL2AWG, DL2HWA, DL2RNS, DL3HRH, DL4SVA, DL5CW, DM2AUJ, DM2AYO and DL7VEE will be active from Macau as XX9D between February 13-26, 2017. QRV on 80-10m CW, SSB & RTTY. QSL via DL4SVA.
10-Dec-2016, 15:58:58 (dx-world.net)

XR7T – Ascencion Island, SA-043

The Chilean DXpedition Team announces its next DXpedition to Ascencion Island (IOTA SA-043 FE36dc) The call will be XR7T. Likely dates will be in the period January 10 to 17 2017. The main aim of the DXpedition will be to work the greatest possible number of unique calls, thus offering a possibility also to Little […]
10-Dec-2016, 06:26:30 (dx-world.net)

ARRL Vows Continued Pursuit of the Amateur Radio Parity Act in the 115th Congress

The Amateur Radio Parity Act, H.R. 1301, died an unbefitting death as the 114th Congress of the United States drew to a close today. After having passed the House of Representatives on a unanimous vote, the bill stalled in the Senate due to the intervention of only one member, Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL).

Over the course of the past year, Sen. Nelson has received thousands of e-mails, letters, and p...

10-Dec-2016, 02:56:00 (www.arrl.org)

Radio Amateurs Assisting in Wake of Indonesian Earthquake

Radio amateurs are providing emergency communication support during the response to a December 7 magnitude 6.5 earthquake in Indonesia’s Aceh Province. The death toll is reported at 100, with nearly 300 injured.

The IARU Region 3 Disaster Communications Committee’s Dani Hidayat, YB2TJV, reports that it took 2 hours for the ham radio group from the Indonesian Amateur Radio Organization (ORARI), A...

09-Dec-2016, 21:37:00 (www.arrl.org)

The K7RA Solar Update

Average daily sunspot number for the past week (December 1-7) was 40.9, up 10 points from the previous seven days at the end of November.

Average solar flux changed hardly at all, moving from 82.6 to 82.2.

Average daily planetary A index dropped from 13.6 to 4.9, and average mid-latitude A index from 10.3 to 3.4

The latest prediction from NOAA and the US Air Force shows solar flux at 75 on Decembe...

09-Dec-2016, 20:28:00 (www.arrl.org)

Phil Anderson, VE3FAS, Named to Canadian Amateur Radio Hall of Fame

The Board of Trustees of the Canadian Amateur Radio Hall of Fame has announced the appointment of Phil Anderson, VE3FAS, of Amaranth, Ontario, to the Canadian Amateur Radio Hall of Fame for 2016. The Constitution for the Hall of Fame specifies that the appointment is made “for outstanding achievement and excellence of the highest degree, for serious and sustained service to Amateur Radio in Can...

09-Dec-2016, 19:54:00 (www.arrl.org)

60 Meter News from Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Dominica

The 60 Meter DX Group reports that Swedish Post and Telecom is issuing temporary (6-month) “experimental” licenses for access to 5,351.5-5,366.5 kHz, replacing four channels, 5,310, 5,320, 5,380, and 5,390 kHz. There is a fee. The WRC-15 recommendations regarding 5 MHz have not yet been implemented, but that may happen by January 2018, when the next national band plan is released. In the interi...

09-Dec-2016, 19:12:00 (www.arrl.org)

GB16YOTA operating news

The special call sign GB16YOTA is on the air to introduce and promote amateur radio to young people. It will be operated from a variety of clubs and organisations throughout December. On Sunday the 10th, the CDXC will be putting the call sign on the air, on the 13th it’s with Otley ARS, from the […]
09-Dec-2016, 15:11:17 (rsgb.org)

Historic transatlantic contact

On 11 December 2016 a special amateur radio event will commemorate the 95th anniversary of the first transatlantic shortwave reception between Greenwich, Connecticut, and Ardrossen, Scotland. On that day in 1921, a radio signal transmitted from a Radio Club of America (RCA) test station – located in a small shack on the property of Minton […]
09-Dec-2016, 15:06:53 (rsgb.org)