Big Island ARRL News, 24 February 2018, 1529 UTC, Post #474.


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Here is the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news update from UK-based Southgate Amateur Radio Club.  Views expressed in this news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

HRN 391: ARRL Director Dick Norton N6AA at the Yuma AZ Hamfest
Dick Norton N6AA, the ARRL SW Division Director, is at the center of the dust-up (Firestorm?) at the ARRL Board of Directors. He’s the director who was censured in a special Board Meeting last fall for what the Board said were inappropriate comments at the Visalia DX convention the previous spring

Foundations of Amateur Radio #142
What criteria do you have for your ideal shack?
From time-to-time people move and their shack tends to move with them. For me that move is happening right now, I’m moving all of 900m up the road, a long story in itself, but perhaps best told over a camp fire far from civilisation

Amateur Radio Club makes waves
The Bradley Scout reports on a thriving university amateur radio club

Propagation de K7RA
Average daily sunspot number dropped from 24 during the previous seven days, to 5.6 in the current reporting week, February 15-21. That average is so low because no sunspots have been seen since February 17, and no new sunspot regions were observed since February 4.

The rise and fall of Radio Shack
The first Radio Shack store came into existence in Boston in 1921. It was established by Theodore and Milton Deutschmann as a retail outlet for amateur or ham radio enthusiasts


News for Friday 23 February

Jim Linton VK3PC SK

The chair of the International Amateur Radio Union Region 3 Disaster Communications Committee, Jim Linton, VK3PC, of Forest Hill, Victoria, Australia, died on February 22 of thyroid cancer

A veteran radio enthusiast, Linton joined the WIA as a teenager and shortwave listener. IARU Secretary David Sumner, K1ZZ, called Linton, “a tireless worker for the common good.”

City eases up on amateur radio restrictions
The Independent Enterprise reports Payette, Idaho’s amateur radio operators need no longer fear for their hobby’s local future

ISWL callsigns for March
The following ISWL club callsigns will be used throughout the month of March 2018

Unusual oscillations in Earth’s magnetic field
Yesterday morning (22 Feb) in Lofoten, Norway, a magnetic observatory picked up unusually pure low-frequency waves rippling around the Arctic Circle

Ham Radio License Study Guide
Dan Romanchik KB6NU is publishing chapters from his No Nonsense Technician Class License Study Guide on his blog

New Ofcom rules to boost full-fibre broadband
Ofcom has today published a package of measures to further increase investment in ‘full-fibre’ broadband networks

DX News from the ARRL
The American Radio Relay League’s round-up of the forthcoming week’s DX activity on the amateur radio bands

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Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section