Oklahoma Amateur Radio Volunteers Activate Net to Track Severe Weather

Amateur Radio SKYWARN volunteers in Oklahoma went on alert March 25 as severe thunderstorms sparked tornadoes. The Southwest Independent Repeater Association (SWIRA) and Tulsa Region SKYWARN nets were active in support of tornado warnings in both the Oklahoma City and Tulsa Metropolitan areas. No Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) activation was required, however.

“March 25 was a busy after...

27-Mar-2015, 19:55:00 (www.arrl.org)

ET3AA – Ethiopia

Dani, EA4ATI is currently visiting Addis Ababa and plans activity from the ET3AA club station during the upcoming CQ WPX SSB contest. Limited activity (probably 8am to 8pm) on 10-15-20m. QSL via N2OO. FIRST FOR DX NEWS – DX-WORLD.NET  
27-Mar-2015, 15:41:10 (www.dx-world.net)

The K7RA Solar Update

Sunspot numbers and solar flux both rose this week. Average daily sunspot numbers on March 19-25 were up 24.8 points to 83.9, compared to the previous seven day period. Average daily solar flux rose from 117.5 to 122.4.

Average planetary A index dropped from 29.4 to 19.4, although conditions continued to be active. March 22-23 had planetary A index numbers at 24 and 21, but there was nothing lik...

27-Mar-2015, 15:25:00 (www.arrl.org)

AGM – voting now open

Members are advised that the internet voting facility is now open. Please go to the RSGB website, www.rsgb.org/votersgb15 where you will be presented with the voting form after you have logged in.
27-Mar-2015, 14:26:42 (rsgb.org)

RSGB Eclipse Experiment yields data

The RSGB’s solar eclipse radio experiments on 20 March were deemed a great success. Radio amateurs took part in a wide range of experiments on many bands, including a QSO party on 160, 80m and 40m. The use of the reverse beacon network and Morse code meant that the received signal-to-noise ratios of those taking […]
27-Mar-2015, 14:25:21 (rsgb.org)

G3TXF wins Cass Award for ZD9XF

The Cass Award encourages DXpedition operating excellence and the 2014 Single-Operator Cass Award has been won by Nigel Cawthorne, G3TXF. Congratulations Nigel. It was awarded for his DXpedition to the island of Tristan da Cunha as ZD9XF in September 2014 where he worked 9314 unique stations during the first 14 days of his one-man DXpedition. […]
27-Mar-2015, 14:19:08 (rsgb.org)

Amateur run community radio station

Community broadcast radio station Cambridge 105 is a voluntary organisation with over 10 radio amateurs involved. On Good Friday, 3 April, they are going back to the days of pirate radio and setting up a completely analogue studio on the Riverboat Georgina, moored on the River Cam. The day’s music will cover the whole pirate […]
27-Mar-2015, 14:13:54 (rsgb.org)

Upcoming Train the Trainers days

Three more RSGB Train the Trainers days will take place in the coming months. Available free to any RSGB Member involved with training, these events are for those with no professional background in teaching. You will learn additional skills for working with a class and find the best way to help individuals understand the material. […]
27-Mar-2015, 14:06:59 (rsgb.org)

E51DLD & E51VFT – South Cooks

Operating from Rarotonga, look for Doug W6HB and Brad W0VFT to be active as E51DLD and E51VFT between May 17-23, 2015. QRV on 160-10m using the shacks of E51AND and E51JD. QSL via homecalls. FIRST FOR DX NEWS – DX-WORLD.NET
27-Mar-2015, 13:10:56 (www.dx-world.net)

V6Z – Chuuk, Micronesia

UPCOMING - QRV later today, the team will possibly install the 160m antenna as one of their first antennas. DX-World supports this IOTA with additional funding. February 13, 2015 - Keith GM4YXI and Chris GM3WOJ are pleased to confirm they have been issued with the callsign V6Z and will be active from the island of Truk (Chuuk OC-011) from […]
27-Mar-2015, 06:00:02 (www.dx-world.net)