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Here are the top Amateur/Ham Radio news stories for the period 04-06 May 2018 compiled by the UK-based Southgate Amateur Radio Club. Views expressed in this news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents:
NASA, ULA launch mission to study how Mars was made
NASA’s Mars Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) mission is on a 300-million-mile trip to Mars to study for the first time what lies deep beneath the surface of the Red Planet
In the news this week the Austravel Safety Net, the Friday Night Tech Net, something about French Renards, Ham College, a Homebrew club proposal and a brand new amateur club on Christmas Island
Additional Spectrum in EI – Clarification Seán EI7CDwrites: Thank you for publishing in full our news release of 30 April regarding additional spectrum in EI and thanks also to Paul G4MWO for bringing it to your attention. The analysis of the situation published in your issue of 1 May perhaps has caused some confusion and the following is an attempt to ‘clarify’ the situation
Threat to HF from solar panel change
The creator of APRS Bob Bruninga WB4APR says “I don’t want to be an alarmist, but we need the Hams with the proper knowledge to get involved in this disturbing news”
Foundations of Amateur Radio #152 Preparation for an outing … Previously I’ve talked about leaving your shack and setting up your station in a different location. I have my car configured as a mobile shack of sorts, that is, it’s got a radio, an antenna mount and wiring to manage the location of the speaker, the head-unit and the microphone
Special RSL for Royal Wedding
The RSGB reports UK radio amateurs wishing to celebrate the royal wedding can apply for a Notice of Variation to do so
Propagation de K7RA
Sunspots disappeared again this week, with a blank Sun on April 28, and continuing on every day since
News for Friday 4 May
Nevada Governor issues proclamation
The State of Nevada has once again publicly recognized the value of her amateur radio operators in the form of a Governors Proclamation issued on April 30th by Governor Brian Sandoval naming June 2018 as ‘Amateur Radio Month in Nevada‘
Martello Tower Get-together May 18
The Martello Tower Group in Essex are planning a new informal monthly get together and everyone is welcome to attend, no matter what aspect of radio you are interested in
Pacific Tour Dave, WJ2O, has announced his plans to activate a few islands in the Pacific before and after he joins the KH1/NH7Z Baker Island DXpedition
The ARRL Web page reports: Logbook of The World (LoTW) now has a full-time status monitor
European Tour Rick NE8Z/HC1MD is on a European tour until June 6th. Activity will be on all bands using CW, SSB and FT8
Custom chips as a service
Ages ago, making a custom circuit board was hard. Either you had to go buy some traces at Radio Shack, or you spent a boatload of money talking to a board house. Now, PCBs are so cheap, I’m considering tiling my bathroom with them
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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Just a reminder to all Hawaii Island Radio Amateurs: Please stay informed about the Kiluaea eruption and lava flows impacting the Leilani Estates subdivision and the Lanipuna Gardens subdivision. As of Sunday, 06 May 2018, 26 homes have been destroyed by lava flows. Two more fissures have opened in the subdivision, spreading even more lava. Hawaii County Civil Defense bulletins are broadcast over Hawaii Island radio stations and through the social media. For more information on the current eruption, please visit my Hawaii Island news site: https://hawaiinewsdigest.net.
Retired News director of Pacific Radio Group Radio Stations on Hawaii-the Big Island. I have more than 40 years of broadcast experience, including positons at KTUH-FM (UH-Manoa), KPOI-FM (Honolulu). KHLO-AM (Hilo), KKBG-FM (KBIG-FM)(Hilo/Kona), KAPA-FM (Hilo-Kona). Native-FM (Hilo-Kona), and ESPN Hawaii (Hilo-Kona). Former University of Hawaii-Hilo librarian. Retired Air Force Officer. Amateur (Ham) Radio operator since 1977 (currently holds the Amateur Extra Class License from the FCC-KH6JRM).... Can read, write, and speak Russian. Retired on 30 September 2011, but still maintains a Hawaii Island News Blog.
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