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    Spanisch Volmet Station Cabo de Penas, Spain? 1.677 kHz
    Marco Van Laarhoven



    Published on Sep 3, 2017
    Spanisch Volmet Station Cabo de Penas, Spain?
    Weather info spanisch
     
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    Amateur radio GSM network on 70 cm
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    Published on Sep 6, 2017
    Operational test of GSM network on amateur radio 70 cm band. Support voice calls, conference bridges, GPRS data, automatic cell handover, multiple BTS, multi carrier.
    The carrier is transmitted with an USRP SDR terminal and captured and listened to using an RTL-SDR dongle.
    Software by Osmocom.org
    Cell details: 0.5 Watt ERP, antenna dipole, height 462 meters MSL, locator KN36EW
     
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    Major Solar Flares September 6th 2017 Geomagnetic storms to be expected
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    Published on Sep 6, 2017
    Major solar flares today September 6th 2017 will surely affect propagation in the next few days
     
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    Big Solar Shakedown with X-Class Flares & Storms on the Way: Solar Storm Forecast 09-07-2017
    TamithaSkov



    Published on Sep 7, 2017
    The Sun has surprised many by firing 3 X-class flares and sending two solar storms towards Earth at a time when most are expecting the Sun to quiet down on its approach to solar minimum. Active region 2673 continues to be very complex and will be an X-flare player until it rotates out of view around the Sun's west limb in a few days. Along with the first of two solar storms hitting now, this spells trouble for emergency responders dealing with the victims of Hurricane Harvey and now Irma. Learn the details of these incoming storms, how emergency responders are being affected as they try to help the hurricane victims, and see what else the Sun has in store this week.

    For daily and often hourly updates (during active times) visit me on Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/TamithaSkov

    For a more in-depth look at the data and images highlighted in this video see these links below.

    Solar Imaging and Analysis:
    SDO: http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/data/
    Helioviewer: http://www.helioviewer.org/
    STEREO-EUVI + SDO-AIA 360° Heliographic Maps: http://tcrb.nrl.navy.mil/~iuu/maps360...
    Flare Analysis: http://www.lmsal.com/solarsoft/latest...
    Computer Aided CME Tracking CACTUS: http://www.sidc.oma.be/cactus/out/lat...
    GOES Xray: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xra...
    SOHO: http://sohodata.nascom.nasa.gov/
    Stereo: http://stereo.gsfc.nasa.gov/
    NOAA Sunspot Classifications: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/ftpdir/latest/
    GONG: http://gong2.nso.edu/dailyimages/
    GONG Magnetic Maps: http://gong.nso.edu/data/magmap/
    LMSAL Heliophysics Events HEK http://www.lmsal.com/isolsearch

    Solar Wind:
    NOAA/SWPC: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov
    ACE Solar Wind: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/ace/ace_rtsw...
    Wang-Sheeley-Arge Solar Wind Prediction Model: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/ws/
    NASA ENLIL SPIRAL: http://iswa.gsfc.nasa.gov:8080/IswaSy...
    NOAA ENLIL SPIRAL: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/wsa-enlil/

    Magnetosphere, Ionosphere, Atmosphere:
    GOES Magnetometer: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/mag...
    Ionosphere D-Region Absorption (DRAP) model: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/drap/
    Auroral Oval Ovation Products: http://helios.swpc.noaa.gov/ovation/
    POES Auroral Global Maps: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/pmap/
    Global 3-hr Kp index: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/kp_...
    Wing Kp index prediction: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/wingkp/index...
    USGS Ground Magnetometers: http://geomag.usgs.gov/realtime/
    USGS Disturbance Storm-Time (Dst): http://geomag.usgs.gov/realtime/dst/
    NAIRAS Radiation Storm Model: http://terra2.spacenvironment.net/~ra...
    HAARP Data Meters: http://www.haarp.alaska.edu/haarp/

    Multi-Purpose Space Environment Sites:
    SOLARHAM: http://www.solarham.net/index.htm
    Spaceweather: http://spaceweather.com
    SOLARIMG: http://solarimg.org/artis/
    iSWA: http://iswa.gsfc.nasa.gov/iswa/iSWA.html

    Definition of Geomagnetic Storm, Radiation Storm, and Radio Blackout Levels:
    http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/NOAAscales/


    None of this would be possible without the hard work and dedication of those who have provided all of this data for public use.

    Images c/o NASA/ESA/CSA (most notably the superb SDO, SOHO, ACE, STEREO, CCMC, JPL & DSN teams, amazing professionals, hobbyists, institutions, organizations, agencies and amateurs such as those at the USAF/HAARP, NICT, NOAA, USGS, Environment Canada, Natural Resources Canada, Intellicast, Catatania, rice.edu, wisc.edu, sonoma.edu ucalgary.ca, rssi.ru, ohio-state.edu, solen.info, and more. Thanks for making Space Weather part of our every day dialogue.
     
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    HFGCS-US Military Call Sign Mailbag part 1 4.724 kHz
    Marco Van Laarhoven



    Published on Sep 7, 2017
     
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    HFGCS-US Military Call Sign Mailbag part 2 4.724 KHZ
    Marco Van Laarhoven



    Published on Sep 7, 2017
    HFGCS-US Military Call Sign Mailbag part 2
     
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    Dutch Fischermans Talking (North Sea Area ) 5.812KHZ
    Marco Van Laarhoven



    Published on Sep 7, 2017
    Dutch Fischermans Talking possible (North Sea ) or Waddenzee
     
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    Reach Beyond Australia 15320 & 15340 kHz on the Icom IC-R75 and Yaesu FRG-8800
    Oxford Shortwave Log



    Published on Sep 7, 2017
    Hi there, I was only thinking quite recently that I hadn't copied Reach Beyond Australia for some time now. Looking back at my uploads I found that the last time was actually May when I was in Crete and prior to that, March in the UK. So it was nice to copy them again in the middle of the afternoon with the IC-R75. This receiver was recommended to me by a certain Mr Thomas Brogan (who is doing ok for those of you that know him) and others.

    As you probably know (and demonstrated on this video) the audio on the Icom is very shrill in comparison to the FRG-8800 for example, but that could be an advantage for hard-core DXing. What's not so good are the filters - extremely narrow and very wide. As my friend and radio colleague Phil Henzler quite rightly pointed out earlier, SSB is probably the most useful mode for DXing with the stock filters. Nevertheless, I got this radio at a very fair price - dare I even say a very good price and it's actually the first relatively modern table-top receiver I've ever owned. Very much looking forward to putting it through it's paces lol.

    Recorded in Oxford UK on 03/09/17 at 14:32 hrs UTC using a Wellbrook ALA1530 (in the garden shed!). Thanks for watching.
     
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    Old Radio Night - 09/08/17 - Royce 1-619
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    Published on Sep 8, 2017
    Old Radio Night - 09/08/17 - Royce 1-619
     
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    Three hurricane warnings via Florida NOAA weather radio KEC50 (Irma, Jose, Katia)
    Curt Rowlett



    Published on Sep 8, 2017
    Recording from a radio scanner app on my Android phone of warnings for three separate hurricanes, Irma, Jose, and Katia via Florida NOAA weather radio station KEC50 at 162.457 Mhz. (Incredibly, these three are coming on the heels of the devastation brought by Hurricane Harvey only a week ago).
     
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    Monitoring Hurricane Irma with Ham Radio from Charlotte, NC
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    Published on Sep 9, 2017
    Setting up ham radio gear in order to see what I can hear regarding Hurricane Irma.
     
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    Radio Itahuka Clandestine via Madagascar 15420 Khz Shortwave
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    Published on Sep 9, 2017
    Received on Afedri SDR with 22 meter long sloper antenna at 1825 UT on Saturday September 9th 2017
     
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    Hurricane Irma Preparations – Testing the Alpha Loop Antenna Indoors on 40 Meters
    Ham Radio (dot) World



    Published on Sep 5, 2017
    Hurricane Irma is currently packing sustained winds of 180 MPH and is the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic Basin. Here in Central Florida, we are preparing for Irma's possible arrival and one of our preparations is to see if we can use our AlphaLoop antenna inside the house on 40 and 20 meters. Last night, we had a scheduled contact with our friend Ria (N2RJ) on 40 meters and the antenna worked flawlessly! We were able to make contact with her using the antenna on the kitchen counter while running 30 watts.

    Our friend Julio (AD4Z/HI3A) came on the frequency as HI3A in the Dominican Republic and Ria acted as a relay station to transfer Faith Hannah's greetings to him. In actual emergencies, relay stations are often used to pass information from one point to another because propagation conditions don't allow for direct point-to-point contact.

    This little experiment shows that the Alpha Loop should work well indoors during the hurricane, should it make a visit to our QTH here in Central Florida. Hopefully, we won't need to use it, but if we do we will be prepared!
     
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    Ham Radio Basics--Results "How Does An Inexpensive Transceiver Sound Compared High End Transceiver?"
    Jim W6LG



    Published on Sep 9, 2017
    Jim, W6LG discusses the results of the voting about how an inexpensive transceiver sounds compared to a much more expensive transceiver. Also, Jim talks about why you don't need to buy the latest and greatest model of transceiver.
     
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    The Old Tube Radio Network LIVE September 9, 2017
    Boz oControl



    Streamed live 11 hours ago
    Vintage Tube-Type CB Radios (1958-1978) on the air LIVE from Central California on 27.085MHz CH.11 8-10pm PDT. Join us on the air at 27.085MHz or listen from anywhere to the live audio stream at: http://oldtuberadio.net/#liveShow
     
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    TelescopeMan Live Stream - W1XWX Ham Shack
    Joe Lalumia



    Streamed live 2 hours ago
    The ham radio shack of W1XWX in Texas. The ham shack has a Flex 3000, Icom 7000, and Collins KWM2 stations; along with a Uniden BCT15X scanner and a Hallicrafters S-38B receiver.

    Antennas are a 127ft QSO King long wire, and Mosley 33 Yagi on a 40ft tower. Beam directions are controlled using a Hygain DCU-3 digital rotor controller. Shack speakers are Bose Companion II, and the radio amplifier is an Ameritron ALS600, or a Collins 30L1.
     
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    Horizontal loop experiment to reduce local QRM
    MikesMovies



    Published on Sep 10, 2017
    Suffering from PLT/PLA Powerline networking I was intrigued when I saw a video on YouTube that showed a horizontal loop greatly reduced local QRM, while this was a large wire loop I wondered if my ALA1530 loop would work?

    I have been using an original Roelof MiniWhip and its been fantastic, this is also designed for urban use so I was not sure what the outcome would be.

    This video lets you see and hear what I discovered and I invite you to add your thoughts on what is happening in the comments.

    Good DX, Mike.
     
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    Amateur Radio Newsline headlines for Ham Nation. September 13, 2017.
    Don Wilbanks



    Published on Sep 10, 2017
    Amateur Radio Newsline headlines for Ham Nation. September 13, 2017.
     
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    Ham Nation 316: The American Legion and Dr. T Live!
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    The American Legion disaster relief and what you can do to help, ham radio eclipse experimentation, solar storms with Dr. Tamitha Skov, finding the parts for your Pineboard Project, building an antenna when you don't have a lot of room, and more!
     
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    Amateur Radio Roundtable 9 5 17
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    Streamed live on Sep 5, 2017
    Please join Katie Allen, WY7YL, Dave Casler, KE0OG, and Tom Medlin, W5KUB Tuesday nights at 8PM central at W5KUB.COM for Amateur Radio Roundtable . Katie will be talking to Frank Howell, K4FMH. Frank will be giving us a update and discussion on The Amateur Radio Parity Act. Dave will be showing the FiFi (German) SDR receiver and the DX Patrol receiver. Shack pictures and much more. Phone lines and Chat room open for viewer's comments and questions. This program is also simulcast on world famous international shortwave station WBCQ on 5130 KHz We also invite you to join our ham radio facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/w5kub/
     
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    Preparing for your Next DXpedition - Part 1
    Rob Wagner



    Published on Sep 10, 2017
    The first video in this two-part series discusses:
    - why we should even think about bothering to go portable with the radio
    - the goals to consider when undertaking a DXpedition
    - planning your listening depending on the time of day and time of year
    - the all important decisions regarding location

    This video will be of interest to shortwave radio listeners and new amateur radio operators.

    Part 2 of this series is at: https://youtu.be/LlvJzMH6YMw

    More information can be found at the Mount Evelyn DX Report
    http://www.medxr.blogspot.com.au
     
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    Preparing for your Next DXpedition - Part 2
    Rob Wagner



    Published on Sep 10, 2017
    The second video in this two-part series discusses:
    - choosing the right radio for portable operations
    - your options for powering the radio
    - the antennas you could consider including on the trip
    - handy auxiliary equipment
    - references and notes to take along with you
    - the importance of operator comforts while away
    - developing a checklist.....so that you don't forget to take something important!

    This video will be of interest to shortwave radio listeners and new amateur radio operators.

    Part 1 of this series is at: https://youtu.be/AUtXWxP4gtE

    More information can be found at the Mount Evelyn DX Report
    http://www.medxr.blogspot.com.au
     
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    CB Radio Plus AN Exellent Alternative PMR 446.
    Steve Stevens



    Published on Sep 10, 2017
    CB Radio Plus AN Exellent Alternative.
    As you will have seen in the video, there is an exellent alternative to CB Radio,.
    It comes in the form of the little hand held radio i was using , covering the PMR 446 Band.
    Now PMR 446 Needs to be understood a little to get the best range possible.
    Unlike CB Radio it is effected more by obstructions, so range is drastically reduced.
    Now just like CB Radio if u can get up high, on a hill for example, your range will increase.
    A better video may be in order doing side by side testing, CB Radio vs PMR 446 hand held or something like.
    All that said Just like CB Radio, its all about the Antenna system, more to follow on that topic soon.
     
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    CB RADIO IN THE CAR / Mobile VEHICLE RV TRUCK
    Steve Stevens



    Published on Sep 9, 2017
    CB RADIO IN THE CAR / Mobile VEHICLE RV TRUCK
    No matter what you drive a CB RADIO is a good companion.
    CB Radio is on the increase again, making my trip to work a lot more enjoyable.
    The Car can be a boring place while sitting in a traffic jam, so what you waiting for???
    Be it a truck rv etc Cb Radio is not expensive and traffic reports are real time.
     
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    Polisch Witowo (SPS) Volmet Weather Station Eng /pol 2.720 kHz
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    Published on Sep 11, 2017
    Polisch Volmet Weather Station 2.720 khz
     
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    AmateurLogic 108: Huntsville & A Bit of Everything
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    Published on Sep 11, 2017
    A little bit of everything. George visits friends at Huntsville Hamfest, Tommy explores Icom's IP100H IP Handi Talkies, Emile studies ITU Designations, and Peter discusses recent FT8 Updates.
     
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    Spanish Cabo de Penas & Norsk Norway Volmet Stations 1677 khz and 1785 kHz
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    Published on Sep 11, 2017
     
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    Denmark volmet ? UNKNOWN 2.735 kHz
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    Possible danisch volmet unknown ?
     
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    Communication in Frensh 4.035 khz lsb (Unknown )
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    Published on Sep 11, 2017
    Comunication in Frensh 4.035 khz ??
     
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    QRP HAM RADIO: MONITORING DURING HURRICANE IRMA
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    Published on Sep 11, 2017
    VLOGs about my adventures setting up and using a Low Power (QRP) Ham Radio in the woods!
     
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    Ham Radio Basics--How Does An Inexpensive Transceiver Compare to An Expensive Transceiver
    Jim W6LG



    Published on Sep 12, 2017
    Jim, W6LG looks at http://www.sherweng.com/table.html website with extensive detail about receiver performance.
     
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    My Recent Craigslist Buys And One Year Anniversary Of This Channel.
    Danny Shortwave And Radio DX



    Published on Sep 14, 2017
    My recent Craigslist purchases of a few radios and my one year anniversary of this channel.

    Radios purchased.
    Rhapsody RY-610 Multi Band Radio $25
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    Thank everybody for making this channel become one year old now. Your likes, comments and subscriptions made this channel grow. I'm humbled by the success of this channel. I have plans for year two. Without you this channel would not be here.

    Thank you.

    Take care, I will see you soon. Bye Bye :)
     
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    An interesting Conversation 14189khz USB 14/09/2017 20:19 UTC
    Ray Kelly



    Published on Sep 14, 2017
    A contact between a Ham in South Africa and a Ham in i presume the south/south eastern US who had been affected by the latest Hurricane that blew through.

    Heard on the Tecsun PL680 and 60ft random wire in Eastern Passage Nova Scotia.
     
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    WRMI update and Solar Activity and propagation outlook
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    Published on Sep 16, 2017
    WRMI is back on 11580 Khz and slowly coming back on all frequencies, Solar activity is unsettled at the moment due to Coronal Hole
     
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    Surviving Hurricane Irma, What You Need To Know To Survive Any Storm
    HamRadioConcepts



    Published on Sep 16, 2017
    Hurricane Irma broke tons of records as it trucked across the Atlantic Ocean and hit Florida first in the Keys then the West coast at Marco Island. But there were a lot of people that stayed for the storm, and weren't properly prepared. I have seen some disgusting behavior while people panicked. In fact, most don't even know HOW to panic properly. The following video will hopefully give you some insight as to what is important when it comes to preparing for a storm. Don't be caught in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma without a way to survive. Know what you are doing.

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    GET a mobile amateur radio first - not a handi talkie
    Joe Lalumia



    Published on Sep 16, 2017
    Then go and get an HT (handi talkie) SECOND. TelescopeMan discusses why in this video. He also recommends a Kenwood 281a as a low cost alternative for your first amateur radio.
     
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    The Old Tube Radio Network LIVE September 16, 2017
    Boz oControl



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    Vintage Tube-Type CB Radios (1958-1978) on the air LIVE from Central California on 27.085MHz CH.11 8-10pm PDT. Join us on the air at 27.085MHz or listen from anywhere to the live audio stream at: http://oldtuberadio.net/#liveShow
     

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