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Here are the top Amateur/Ham Radio news stories from Monday, 09 April 2018, to Wednesday, 11 April 2018, compiled by the UK-based Southgate Amateur Radio Club. Views expressed in this news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.
Tony’s 10m Band Report It seems to me that conditions are getting worse.
This last week not even the weekend produced the usual increase in activity.
I worked the odd Eu station but I’ve been mainly on 18MHz.
Most popular DX 7Q7EI (Malawi), 5V7SM (Togo), FY5KE (French Guiana) and a few others
ISS ham radio link-up for UK school
A contact between Kings High School for Girls in Warwick and the International Space Station is planned for Thursday, April 19 at 1205 UT (1305 BST).
We strongly encourage our girls to develop their interests both inside and outside the classroom. This culture of empowerment led one of our girls to apply to ARISS Europe for a highly prestigious link-up to the International Space Station
Australian amateurs might be interested in a new callbook program from Tim at MapAbility (home of the Global Overlay Mapper)
It takes the latest VK licensing data and georeferences it to create an up-to-the-minute callbook that can be visualised on Overlay and Online maps
Israel 70th anniversary special event
Look for special event stations 4X70A, 4X70E, 4X70I, 4X70L, 4X70R, 4X70S and 4Z70IARC to be active between April 19th and June 27th. Activity is to celebrate Israel’s 70th anniversary
Austrian special event
The Amateur Radio Section of ORF (Austrian Broadcasting Corporation) and the Documentary Archive Radio Communications/QSL Collection will operate for 72 hours only, a special event station with the callsign OE18M on Friday, April 20th to Sunday, April 22nd
Geomagnetic storm in progress
A minor G1-class geomagnetic storm is in progress on April 11th as Earth moves through a high speed stream of solar wind
Broadcasting pioneer Clyde Haehnle dies at 95
The eyes of broadcast engineer Clyde Haehnle always glowed like an old radio tube when he talked about the Voice of America complex on Tylersville Road or WLW-AM’s unprecedented 500,000-watt transmitter under WLW’s tower down the road
Tracking aircraft with a Raspberry Pi Essex Ham describes how to turn the RaspberryPi with a £10 USB dongle into a receiver capable of decoding live transponder data from nearby aircraft and showing them on a map