Accessed on 17 May 2018, 0414 UTC, Post #558.
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Here are some of the top Amateur/Ham Radio news stories compiled by http://qrznow.com. Views expressed in this news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.
ARRL to Show Off Ham Radio at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018
With support from member volunteers, ARRL will put Amateur Radio on display for visitors to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018 — the giant, annual airshow Ju… Read more
INRAD DMS-650 Desk Microphone
The INRAD DMS-629 and DMS-650 microphones have been chosen by FlexRadio as the official desk microphones for use with all of our transceivers. M629 o… Read more
Cuba’s “Operation Meteor” will Involve Amateur Radio
Amateur Radio will have a role in Cuba’s soon-to-be-launched “Operation Meteor,” aimed at aiding the island nation in preparing for natural disasters…. Read more
Unboxing the TYT MD-UV380/390 Dual Band DMR HT
TYT has released a new Dual Band DMR Radio in the form of their classic MD-380, which they have deemed the MD-UV380. It looks the same, feels the same… Read more
SmartSDR v2.2.8 Now Available
FlexRadio Systems announces the immediate availability of SmartSDR v2.2.8 for the FLEX-6000 Signature Series SDRs. SmartSDR v2.2.8 is a General Avail… Read more
“Last Man Standing” Moving to Fox Network
There will be a season 7 of the TV show “Last Man Standing” in which Tim Allen — a real radio amateur — plays Mike Baxter, KA0XTT. The primary differe… Read more
AMSAT Names Alan Johnston, KU2Y, as AMSAT Vice-President, Educational Relations
Alan Johnston, KU2Y, will become AMSAT’s Vice-President, Educational Relations, AMSAT President, Joe Spier, K6WAO, has announced. “The subject of educ… Read more
The Remarkable Retevis Ailunce HD1 DMR Handheld
Ailunce HD1 Dual Band DMR Digital DCDM TDMA Waterproof Two Way Radio Description: HD1 dual band digital radio uses Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) Tier 2 S… Read more
RF Loss – The Doctor Will See You Now!
“RF Loss” is the topic of the latest (May 10) episode of the “ARRL The Doctor is In” podcast. Listen…and learn! Sponsored by DX Engineering, “AR… Read more
Space Station Digital Amateur Television Signal Not Being Seen on the Ground
The signal from the digital amateur television (DATV) transmitter aboard the International Space Station (ISS) cannot be detected on the ground, Amate… Read more
The Sun Celebrates Cinco de Mayo: Solar Storm Forecast 05-10-2018
“Space Weather begins to calm down this week as we move through the latter part of a fast solar wind stream. This fast wind brought us a moderat… Read more
Elecraft KX2 upgrade kit by RadioSet-GO
Retrofitted KX2 QRP HAM radio transceiver by Hanz, W1JSB of RadioSet-GO. Available May 2018 at http://radioset-go.comRead more
Morse Code Enables the Disabled : Ham Nation 350
Morse Code at Google I/O, Tropospheric Ducting, Tales From the Transmitter Site with George, more LOTW with Valerie, and more! Read more
New Hy-gain AR-500
UHF/VHF/6-Meter, MFJ-1886 Rotator/Controller and Remote For use of small VHF/UHF, 6M, TV, FM, the MFJ-1886 wide band receiving loop and other lightwe… Read more
New Spectrum Analyser function for RSPs: Alpha release later in May
Steve Andrews contacted the SDRplay forum recently to share ideas for a new Spectrum Analyser tool for use with SDRplay RSPs. A lively discussion sta… Read more
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During the ongoing eruption and lava flow emergencies on Hawaii Island, local radio amateurs are encouraged to monitor the VOAD Repeater on Mauna Kea (146.720 MHz, 100 hz tone) and the 40 meter interisland net on 7.088 kHz (LSB). These frequencies can be used to send emergency traffic.
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Please stay safe during the Kilauea eruption and lava flows. Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency messages are broadcast over local radio stations and through the social media.
Thanks for joining us today.
Aloha es 73 de
Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)
Public information Coordintor
Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section