OJ0BH & OJ0JR – Market Reef

AUGUST 9 — RADIO ARCALA SALUTES JOE TAYLOR, K1JT AND THE DEVELOPMENT TEAM OF FT8 MODE ON HF PLUS ACTIVATE 4M MS FSK441 AND 60M. MARKET REEF, OJ0BH/OJ0JR QRV: 12th–19th August 2017. Tuning the poor 20m band month after month represents a major frustration nowadays. Particularly on SSB, only the occasional DX signal breaks the sea of […]
16-Aug-2017, 14:32:25 (https://dx-world.net/oj0bh-oj0jr-market-reef/?utm_source%3Drss%26utm_medium%3Drss%26utm_campaign%3Doj0bh-oj0jr-market-reef)

S79KB – Seychelles

Kasimir, DL2SBY will again be active from Mahe, Seychelles as S79KB between October 20 to November 1, 2017. QRV on HF bands, CW/SSB/RTTY. QSL via H/c.
16-Aug-2017, 11:17:15 (https://dx-world.net/s79kb-seychelles/?utm_source%3Drss%26utm_medium%3Drss%26utm_campaign%3Ds79kb-seychelles)

A35JP/P – Niuatoputapu Island, OC-191

NEWS UPDATE – Masa, JA0RQV informs that today’s flight to Niuatoputapu Island was cancelled because of bad weather. The flight is postponed to Friday 18th August. If possible, activity will start from evening local time (GMT+13h) on the 18th. As the return flight is next Wednesday, QRV period shortened by 2 days. JUNE 26, 2017 […]
16-Aug-2017, 09:24:52 (https://dx-world.net/a35jp-p-niuatoputapu-island-oc-191/?utm_source%3Drss%26utm_medium%3Drss%26utm_campaign%3Da35jp-p-niuatoputapu-island-oc-191)

Ofcom licensing problem – short call signs

Ofcom has informed us that a small number of two-letter suffix call signs have been issued in error recently. These short-form call signs are anomalous and stem from an IT problem, which Ofcom is addressing. Ofcom advise us that, although these call signs are not invalid, per se, licensees who have been issued with one […]
16-Aug-2017, 09:07:43 (rsgb.org)

The 2017-2018 edition (46th ed) of the ARRL Repeater Directory® has sold out.

The 2017-2018 edition (46th ed) of the ARRL Repeater Directory®, introduced in April, has sold out. Some ARRL publication dealers and online resellers may have remaining copies of the current edition, which was the first edition to use data supplied from “crowdsourcing” technology. Crowdsourcing is a means of using data gathered from public resources. Data for the Repeater Directory was supplie...

15-Aug-2017, 18:08:00 (www.arrl.org)

VK9MA – Mellish Reef

NEWS UPDATE – VK9MA 1st Newsletter now available. In addition, the team received their LoTW certificate. JUNE 2, 2017 — A 9 operator team, led by Rob, N7QT will be active from Mellish Reef as VK9MA, QRV from November 3rd, 2017 through November 16th, 2017. Mellish Reef, IOTA (OC-072) is currently #29 most wanted on […]
15-Aug-2017, 15:44:35 (https://dx-world.net/vk9ma-mellish-reef/?utm_source%3Drss%26utm_medium%3Drss%26utm_campaign%3Dvk9ma-mellish-reef)

The K7RA Solar Update

Average daily sunspot numbers for the recent reporting week (August 3-9) rose 7.1 points to 12.1, and average daily solar flux rose from 71 to 73.2.

Average daily planetary A index went from 5 to 11.3, and mid latitude A index rose from 6 to 10.9.

Predicted solar flux for the near term is 74 on August 15-21, 72 on August 22, 68 on August 23-28, 70 on August 29, and 72 on August 30 through Septemb...

15-Aug-2017, 15:21:00 (www.arrl.org)

Amateur Radio Administration Course (ARAC) a Success in Mexico

For the second year in a row, ARRL, IARU Region 2, and the Federación Mexicana de Radioexperimentadores (FMRE) have presented the Amateur Radio Administration Course (ARAC) in Mexico City. The course was held August 7-9 at Mexico City’s World Trade Center. The ARAC is aimed at the people in charge of administering the Amateur Radio and Amateur Satellite services within the participants’ respect...

15-Aug-2017, 14:47:00 (www.arrl.org)

Radio Eritrea and Radio Ethiopia Still Battling on 40 Meters

It was a now-familiar story in the July edition of the International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 (IARU R1) Monitoring System (IARUMS) newsletter, which reports that Radio Eritrea and Radio Ethiopia are still slugging it out i the 40-meter phone band. IARU Region 1 includes Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Northern Asia.

“The hostile brothers were daily active on 7,150 and 7,175 kHz,” said I...

15-Aug-2017, 14:28:00 (www.arrl.org)