HamClock and a Quick Guide to Propagation

The writer shares their experience with HamClock, a tool for amateur radio enthusiasts, highlighting its value in understanding HF propagation. They discuss its features, setup, and comparison with other similar tools. Additionally, information services such as NCDXF Beacons, VOACAP, DX Clusters, NOAA Space Weather scales, and more are explained. The article aims to spark interest in HF propagation for amateur radio enthusiasts.

Chinese Radios – Illegal in Australia?

In Australia, the legality of Chinese radios, such as the Baofeng UV5R, for amateur use has sparked debate. While government documents are sparse, licensed amateur operators may have some leeway regarding non-type approved equipment. However, caution is advised, as regulations and privileges remain ambiguous and subject to individual interpretation and compliance.