Amateur Radio Daily

Amateur Radio Daily is an aggregate of notable news happening in the world of Ham Radio.

Wildfire Smoke Enhancing Tropospheric Propagation

June 3, 2023

The New England area is experiencing enhanced tropospheric propagation issues due to the thick layer of smoke in the atmosphere from Nova Scotia wildfires.

...The smoke is causing radio waves to bounce back to the ground instead of beaming out to space. That, combined with temperature inversion (warmer air trapped above cooler air) helps the radio waves bounce hundreds of miles. [It occurred] this morning outside the News 12 Long Island studios in Bethpage, New York, where Long Island's radio station WBLI was replaced by Rumba 106.1 Philadelphia.

Source: News12 open_in_new

TAPR Hamvention Presentations are Now Available Online

June 2, 2023

TAPR Forum Videos

APR/AMSAT Banquet Video

Source: TAPR open_in_new

Amateur Radio Newsline Features Amateur Radio Daily

June 2, 2023

Huge thanks to Amateur Radio Newsline for featuring Amateur Radio Daily on their latest weekly report of ham radio news stories.

I've been emailing back and forth with Ed, DD5LP, and have learned a lot about the ARNewsline process. They're a professional outfit run completely on a volunteer basis and they do a fantastic job each week. ARNewsline is a wonderful service provided to the ham radio community.

If you have a repeater in your area that relays ARNewsline, be sure to tune in. You can also hear this week's episode on the web.

Source: Amateur Radio Newsline open_in_new

Central States VHF Society 2023 VHF Conference

June 1, 2023

The 55th Annual Central States VHF Society Conference will be held in Little Rock, Arkansas July 27-30 2023.

Activities include:

  • Thursday evening Hospitality and Baseball
  • Luncheon, Dinner Banquets, evening Hospitality Suites
  • Technical and non-technical VHF+ presentations
  • Posterboard presentations
  • Rover Row and Dish Bowl
  • Noise Figure measurement
  • VHF+ equipment swapfest
  • Antenna range
  • VHF+ related Vendors
  • Family oriented activities
  • Prizes
  • CSVHFS Board Meeting
  • CSVHFS Business Meeting

Source: Central States VHF Society open_in_new

Hamfest India Set for November 2023

May 30, 2023

Hamfest India will take place at Ahmedabad Science City in 2023 on November 25th and 26th.

Since 1991, Hamfest India has been a national convention of amateur radio enthusiasts made up of a trade show, flea market, and other activities.

Science City is an ambitious initiative of the government of Gujarat to trigger an inquiry of science in the mind of a common citizen with the aid of entertainment and experiential knowledge. Covering an area of more than 107 hectares, the idea is to create imaginative exhibits, virtual reality activity corners, and live demonstrations in an easily understandable manner.

Science City features a robotics gallery, amphitheater, energy park, IMAX 3D, and more.

Source: Hamfest India open_in_new

New Distance Record Set with SO-50 Satellite

May 29, 2023

During a Summits on the Air (SOTA) activation on May 24th, a new distance record was claimed to have been made between a ham (KE9AJ) in Michigan and another ham (MI0ILE) in Northern Ireland. Contact was made utilizing the SO-50 satellite and covered a distance of 5,584 km. That breaks the previous record by 61 km set back in 2018.

Source: AMSAT open_in_new

Australian Hams to be Serviced by new Government Licensing Agency

May 28, 2023

...the Australian Maritime College (AMC), has decided not to extend its deed for the provision of amateur licensee services beyond February 2024.

Services will revert to the Australian Communications and Media Authority which will include new licensing classes and a new network of license examiners.

It's believed that these changes will improve the timeliness and complexity of the service.

Source: Australian Communications and Media Authority open_in_new

Northern California DX Foundation to Offer Grants to Mitigate QRM

May 28, 2023

The Northern California DX Foundation is preparing to offer $100,000 in grants to help mitigate deliberate interference in amateur radio activities.

NCDXF will entertain grant proposals from individuals and/or groups that specifically outline their approach to identify bad actors. A group of directors led by Craig Thompson (K9CT) and Don Greenbaum (N1DG) will weigh the probability of success of these proposals as well as monitor the progress of the grantees.

Funding is available for [research and development] as well as implementation of the technology. It is hoped that manufacturers will also assist us with equipment and resources.

Source: Northern California DX Foundation open_in_new

Fleet Week Special Event Station In Progress

May 27, 2023

Fleet Week special event station W2F will be on the air May 24th through May 30th 2023.

Radio Operators from in and around NY and NJ will be operating throughout the week from various locations to celebrate the annual visit of ships to NY Harbor.

QSL cards will be available!

Source: QRZ open_in_new

Indy 500 Special Event Station In Progress

May 24, 2023

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Amateur Radio Club is operating a special event station, W9IMS, to celebrate the Indianapolis 500.

The special event is running May 22 through May 28, 2023.

W9IMS will operate SSB on or near: 3.840, 7.245, 14.245, 18.140, 21.350, 28.340, 50.140 and 146.52 simplex FM.

Certificates will be available! See their QRZ page for more details.

Source: QRZ open_in_new

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