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Here are the top Amateur/Ham Radio news stories from the UK-based Southgate Amateur Radio Club. This report covers the period 27-29 April 2018. Views expressed in this news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.
QSO Today – Roberto Ramirez, CE3CT Roberto Ramirez, CE3CT, from Chile, is a well known South American DXer and Contester who began his ham radio story as a short wave listener
VK6WIA NewsWest In this week’s special edition of NewsWest, we invited Amateur Radio clubs across Australia to tell us who they are and what they get up to. We are hoping that it will result in a better understanding of what makes other clubs tick, and to share ideas about what they get up to
NASA sets sights on May 5 launch of InSight Mars Mission
NASA’s next mission to Mars, Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight), is scheduled to launch Saturday, May 5, on a first-ever mission to study the heart of Mars. Coverage of prelaunch and launch activities begins Thursday, May 3, on NASA Television and the agency’s website
AMSAT at the Hamvention – 2nd call for volunteers Last year, we had 30 people assist with the AMSAT booth at the Hamvention. We’ve had a good response so far to our first call for volunteers, but we could really use another 10-15 people. The 2018 Hamvention is May 18-20 in Xenia, Ohio. Would you consider helping AMSAT at the Hamvention this year?
Foundations of Amateur Radio #151
In the past I’ve talked about the Standing Wave Ratio, the SWR, and how it describes some of the characteristics of your antenna system. I say system because it’s not just the antenna, it’s the connection between your radio and the antenna as well. The coax or feed line, their length and how you’ve connected your antenna, all feature in the performance of the entire kit and caboodle
How does GDPR affect amateur radio clubs? Essex Ham have published information on the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2016/679 which takes effect May 25. There is a misconception among some radio amateurs that “not-for-profit groups” are exempt from GDPR, that is not the case
Propagation de K7RA
Solar activity increased over the past week, with average daily sunspot numbers up from 5.4 to 20 and average daily solar flux rallying from 69.9 to 73.4. The previous week saw four days with no sunspots, and the recent week had sunspots on every day. New sunspot groups emerged on April 19 and 21
News for Friday 27 April
Hamvention 2018 live stream W5KUB will once again be webcasting for the 17th year the Hamvention Marathon Webcast. It will be over 40 hours of live streaming of our yearly event
There are many people who can not attend hamvention due to health, finances, work, and age. Our motto is “Bringing ham radio to you”.
US cargo spaceship set for departure from International Space Station
After delivering more than 5,800 pounds of science investigations and cargo for NASA, a SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft is set to depart the International Space Station on Wednesday, May 2.
NASA Television and the agency’s website will provide live coverage of Dragon’s departure beginning at 10 a.m. EDT
An fm transceiver from an unexpected chip
The Si47xx series of integrated circuits from Silicon Labs is a fascinating series of consumer broadcast radio products, chips that apply SDR technologies to deliver a range of functions that were once significantly more complex, with minimal external components and RF design trickery
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
Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham events.
Source: Big Island Amateur Radio Club April 2018 Newsletter.
Don’t forget to sign up for the Big Island Amateur Radio Club QTH.NET Email Listserve. According to coordinator Les Hittner (K0BAD), “The main advantage of using such a listserve is that you do not have to individually maintain a list of club-member addresses in order to enter into important conversations related to club operations.” Les adds that “The listserve provides a secure means of sending club email.” For details, contact Les at email@example.com.
The next round of Amateur Radio Technician License classes begins on 03 May 2018 at the HOVE Community Center in Ocean View. The VE-administered exam will be held on 07 June 2018. The final round of Technician prep classes starts on 01 November 2018, at the Keaau Community Center in Keaau. The VE-administered test will be given on 06 December 2018. A test fee of $15.00 in exact change will be collected at the time of each exam. For details, contact Doug Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Thanks for joining us today.
Aloha es 73 de
Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)
Public Information Coordinator
Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section
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