Monthly Archives: September 2016


The IARU member society, the Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA) has flagged a general meeting of its members to decide whether a review of the organisation is needed. On Friday evening, 23 September, at a WIA Board meeting, two directors proposed a motion calling for a financial audit and review of operations of the Institute by a registered auditor for the years 2014, 2015 and 2016. That proposed motion was amended during the meeting to require at least two fixed quotations that would identify the significant costs involved and that the motion be put to members. The amended motion was […]

WIA members to decide on organisation review


09/29/2016 The Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) is currently monitoring the progress of Hurricane Matthew. On the current forecast track, Matthew will make landfall near Guantanamo, Cuba sometime on the evening of October 3. “Should the track move to the west, the storm will make landfall on the island of Jamaica with a second landfall on Cuba,” said HWN Manager Bobby Graves, KB5HAV. “Any shift to the east and landfall would be eastern Haiti. Once the storm passes Cuba, or Haiti, the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands will be affected.” Graves pointed out that last year the Bahamas were […]

Hurricane Watch Net Keeping an Eye on Hurricane Matthew’s Progress


Thursday Sep292016 News Desk TOWERING QSOs AT DEVIL’S TOWER NATIONAL MONUMENT MAKING CONTACTS FOR THE TRIBES CELEBRATING MAINE’S FIRST YL AT 108 ARISS INSPIRES THE NEXT GENERATION ARISS GETS AN UPGRADE ‘LAST MAN STANDING’ BUT FIRST ON DSTAR CW CLUB LOOKING FOR ANNIVERSARY OPERATORS TEAM USA WINS BIG IN DIRECTION FINDING CONTEST THREE MORE ACTIVATIONS FOR K2BSA PEOPLE IN THE NEWS: THE UK’s DAVE DEANE EI9FBB AND FOUR IN NEW YORK THE WORLD OF DX RECIPES ON THE AIR SCRIPT AUDIO Podcast View Printer Friendly Version Email Article to Friend Main | Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2030 September 23, 2016 […]

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2031 September 30, 2016



Episode 190 of the amateur radio podcast SolderSmoke is now available In this edition: • Pilgrim’s Progress:  Inspiring words from G3RJV• Bench Reports on Junkbox Rigs: – Pete describes his beautiful 40 meter blue transceiver (video above) – Bill describes his “Armand HROish” receiver • Bandsweep! – Bill needs small (yellow slug) 455 kc transformers.– We need a good user-friendly 40673 SPICE model. • Send us your Bench Reports!– The BD139 transistor– Ferrite Core Matching Transformers• QSO Reports:  Getting on the air with HB rigs• Bill’s new FeelTech Signal Generator• Mailbag Listen tohttp://soldersmoke.com/soldersmoke190.mp3 Soldersmoke bloghttp://soldersmoke.blogspot.co.uk/ Source link

SolderSmoke Podcast


09/28/2016 So far, 219 US stations have registered to take part in Scouting’s 2016 Jamboree on the Air (JOTA), which will take place October 14-16. Registration remains open for the 59th annual event. Last year, 400 US stations registered. JOTA officials are asking JOTA 2016 participants not only to register for this year’s event, but to follow up with a post-JOTA report. “We expect to have several thousand stations around the world signed up by JOTA weekend,” JOTA Coordinator Jim Wilson, K5ND, said in a JOTA-JOTI (Jamboree on the Internet) update. “Make sure you register your station.” Designated Scouting frequencies […]

More than 200 US Stations Signed Up for Scouting’s Jamboree on the Air


Seventy-five years ago, on 18–19 September 1941, the Earth experienced a great magnetic storm, one of the most intense ever recorded. It arrived at a poignant moment in history, when radio and electrical technology was emerging as a central part of daily life and when much of the world was embroiled in World War II, which the United States had not yet officially entered. The illuminated night sky exposed an Allied convoy to German attack. Auroras danced across the night sky as voltage surged in power grid lines. A radio blackout interrupted fan enjoyment of a baseball game, while another […]

The Geomagnetic Blitz of September 1941



Richard G3CWI of SOTABEAMS has released a 3 minute video looking at the differences between a paddle designed for portable use and a fixed-station paddle. The purpose of the video is to give some hints on the features to look for in a good portable CW key. Visit our store: http://www.sotabeams.co.ukFollow us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/sotabeamsFollow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/SOTAbeams Source link

What makes a good portable CW paddle?


09/26/2016 ARRL will host a CHIRP Radio Programming webinar on Wednesday, October 19, at 8 PM ET (0000 UTC on Thursday, October 20, in US time zones). This presentation will offer a brief overview of the free, open-source CHIRP software, which can be used to program most radios. Attendees will learn: What CHIRP is, which radios are supported, how to get CHIRP, and how to troubleshoot CHIRP. Presenter James Lee, N1DDK, became active in CHIRP development for the initial TYT9800 driver. He is a hardware development engineer for Qualcomm. Register now! After registering, you will receive a confirmation e-mail containing information […]

ARRL to Host CHIRP Radio Programming Webinar


In WIA News, Director Roger Harrison VK2ZRH sets out the Wireless Institue of Australia’s thinking on the future direction of the Standard, formerly known as Novice, and Advanced licenses This is Roger Harrison VK2ZRH from the WIA Spectrum Strategy Committee with a further instalment on the WIA’s licence conditions submission to the ACM. Having covered the proposals for the Foundation licence last week, this week will be about proposed future conditions for Standard and Advanced licensees. [Equivalent to UK Intermediate and UK Full respectively] Some amateurs look on the Standard licence as the Cinderella – meaning something given less attention […]

WIA seeks 200 watts for Standard (Novice) holders



AlSat-1N and Pratham, both with amateur radio payloads, are launching on the Indian PSLV-C35 mission planned for 0342 GMT on Monday, September 26, 2016, reports are requested The 3U CubeSat was built in collaboration between Surrey Space Centre (SSC) staff and Algerian students as a technology transfer and demonstrator for Algeria. AlSat-1N is also hosting three U.K. payloads from various institutions and aims to take images of the Earth and send back data from the UK payloads. The IARU coordinated downlink is 437.650 MHz 9k6 FSK. Any downlinked data will be gratefully received to [email protected] Both decoded hex files and […]

Amateur satellites launch from India