Amateur Radio Daily

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

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

CQ World Wide WPX CW Contest This Weekend

May 24, 2023

The WPX CW Contest takes place May 27 and 28 and is based on an award offered by CQ Magazine for working all prefixes.

CQ WPX CW Contest Dates

  • May 27 - 28, 2023
  • Starts: 0000 UTC Saturday
  • Ends: 2359 UTC Sunday

Source: CQ  open_in_new

Amateur Radio Daily on HamClock

May 24, 2023

If you're a HamClock user and utilizing the RSS feature, you'll soon notice news items being populated from this very website! Amateur Radio Daily is pleased to be added as an additional news source on HamClock.

HamClock is a "kiosk-style" application designed by WBØOEW that "provides real time space weather, radio propagation models, operating events and other information particularly useful to the radio amateur." HamClock comes with a very robust set of features and ham radio related data widgets that are all customizable.

Thanks to WBØOEW for the add.

Head over to the official HamClock website to learn more.

Source: HamClock  open_in_new

Belgium to get 40 MHz allocation

May 22, 2023

The UBA proposes to grant the radio amateur service access to the frequency range 40.660 – 40.690 MHz under the following conditions:

  • On a secondary basis
  • For holders of a class A operating certificate (HAREC licence)
  • A power limit of 5 W ERP
  • A bandwidth limit of 3 kHz
  • On individual basis, after prior approval from BIPT
  • It is mandatory to keep a logbook in which all transmissions are noted

This is an important development as Belgium now joins Ireland (EI), Slovenia (S5) and South Africa (ZS) with official amateur radio allocations on the 40 MHz band.

Source: EI7GL  open_in_new

Tevel Satellites Added to ARRL Logbook of the World

May 21, 2023

The American Radio Relay League (ARRL) has recently added the Tevel satellites, numbers one through eight, to the list of acceptable satellites in its widely used Logbook of the World (LoTW) online system. Those who have made contacts using these satellites may now upload those QSOs to LoTW for possible confirmation, if the other station has done likewise.

More information about the Tevel Satellites is available here from AMSAT-UK.

Source: AMSAT  open_in_new

Special Event Station 4U100QO on QO-100

May 18, 2023

DX-Adventure is proud to announce a partnership with the United Nations Amateur Radio Contest DX Club (ARCDXC). On May 18, 19, and 20 they will make the very first QO-100 connections from the United Nations – Vienna International Center.

During this activation, we will also be active on HF with the call sign 4U1A.

Source: AMSAT-UK  open_in_new