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Historic flight over the Pacific Ocean
The commemorative around the world flight marking the 80 years since the disappearance of aviator Amelia Earhart has finally left New Zealand (July 23) and is headed for Pago Pago American Samoa



Minimum qualifications of radio amateurs
ITU Recommendation M.1544 defines minimum levels of operational and technical knowledge for a person wishing to operate a station in the amateur services



NewsWest for Sunday, 23rd July 2017
In the news this week, it's our CONTESTING edition and if that's not enough, we also have Andrew's Editorial, Foundations of Amateur Radio and Roy's Helpline



Have you seen the Mayak satellite?
On July 14, an amateur group in Russia launched a small satellite called Mayak. They said it would become the 'brightest shooting star' in the sky. Why’d they do it? Here’s how to look for it.



Radio amateur G5RV honoured by villagers
Louis Varney G5RV, founder member in 1936 of the Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society (CARS), received a little-known honour in 1945



Austin A30 puts radio ham on road to freedom
The Ipswich Star reports the Austin A30 car of radio amateur Allan Papworth G3WUW put him on the road to freedom and airwaves



Ofcom: Spectrum for Powerline Carrier Systems
In June 2017 Ofcom published the document Spectrum available for Powerline Carrier Systems



Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP
Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to be at low levels



HamRadioNow: Fix It! with AC4ZO
Co-co-hosts David Goldenberg W0DHG and Jeff Wittich AC4ZO join Gary Pearce KN4AQ to talk about troubleshooting techniques centered on a problem Gary had with his ICOM 7000 mobile HF/VHF/UHF transceiver



Foundations of Amateur Radio - Episode 111
For the most part of my Amateur Radio life I've been an active contester. I have spoken about why I love contesting and why I think it's an important aspect of this amazing hobby. Today I want to talk about how contests are run, specifically how complaints are handled and how we could improve



Solar storm sweeps aside cosmic rays
On July 16th, a CME hit Earth's magnetic field, sparking two days of geomagnetic storms and beautiful auroras



HamSphere 4.0 Three years have passed !
In summer 2014, on August 15 to be exact, a UFO arrives in the world of radio amateurs and radio enthusiasts, this new program happens to simulate the propagation on the amateur bands radio 10 to 160 meters



History of CB radio
The website of radio amateur RF-Man has an interesting article on the history of CB radio that covers UK usage from the mid-1960s and the early development of CB in the USA



Sunshine Coast special event callsign
Until the end of September, VK4's Sunshine Coast Amateur Radio Club is operating Special Event Call sign, VI 4 SC 50 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the official naming of the Sunshine Coast on 1st August 1967



Propagation de K7RA
Average daily sunspot number this week declined just 1.7 to 26.6, even though there were two days in the reporting week with no sunspots, July 18 and 19. The blank sun condition continued at least one more day on Thursday, July 20 which lands it on the first day of the next reporting week, July 20 to 26