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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 13 July 2018 through 16 July 2018. Views expressed in this Amateur/Ham Radio news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.
Opening times at Bergen Broadcaster
Close to the city of Bergen in western Norway, the old MW broadcasting transmitter and building from 1938 forms the basis of a museum at Erdal, on Askøy
19th World ARDF Championships
The Korean Amateur Radio League (KARL) will be hosting the IARU World ARDF Championships this year (2018) in the beautiful mountainous and seaside surroundings of Sokcho City, Gangwon Province
IARU HF Championship logs
To help with log cross-checking, the organisers have asked everyone who has operated this weekend in the IARU HF Championship as a competitor to upload their Cabrillo log to the WRTC web site immediately after the contest
Mike will be active from Iqaluit, Nunavut as VY0BRR using all modes and all bands except 160m for several months, at least until Xmas 2018
ARN has launched interactive advertising technology ‘ShakeMe‘ across iHeartRadio, via an audio ad format launched in December last year by Californian tech company AdsWizz
News for Sunday 15 July
WRTC 2018 cq contest cq test … Bands are full – mood very good.
The contest has been running for some hours now and the competitors are wrestling each other for points. The bands are “very busy” and finding a free frequency is exhausting
Image: Irina (DL8DYL) and Maddin (DL4NAC) feeling happay – with one hour to go until the contest starts
It’s our NEW AMATEURS week, where we celebrate new, upgraded and returning calls. We’ll also discuss about gear and portable operations. Onno talks QRP and where you need to go, in order to obtain your license
QSO Today – David Finell – N7LRY
David Finell, N7LRY described himself to his future wife as a mad scientist, coming from a ham radio family that encouraged deep learning of the subjects that interested him
IARU HF Championship
On behalf of Radio Amateurs of Canada I would like to wish Claude, VE2FK, Frank, VO1HP and Brent, VE9EX, good luck in the IARU HF Championship this weekend. Thank you all for carrying the RAC flag in this contest
The ZS2 Sprint on Sunday
This is a fun activity to promote contacts between radio amateurs in the Eastern Cape and radio amateurs in Southern African countries and is on the air from 14:00 to 15:00 UTC on Sunday 22 July 2018
Ham Radio Social Evening A few radio hams living in and around the Rayleigh area thought it might be a nice idea to organise a Ham Radio social evening.
They are planning to meet at The Half Moon pub in Rayleigh High Street on Monday, 16th Julyfrom about 8.30pm onwards. Why not come and join us – the more, the merrier!
News for Saturday 14 July
Foundations of Amateur Radio #162 Programming Repeaters … Revisited.
It seems that when you categorically state something, like I did recently, you get emails and feedback, almost immediately, pointing out the folly of your assertion
A green flash on Mars
The Red Planet is now so bright, it is experiencing forms of atmospheric optics normally reserved for objects like the sun and Moon
IARU HF Championship This weekend (July 14th-15th) there will be the IARU HF Championship.A good occasion to contact as many other amateurs, especially HQ stations from the IARU Societies, as possible around the world using all the HF amateur bands (except WARC) on SSB and CW
Propagation de K7RA
As of Thursday, July 12, there have been no sunspots visible for 16 days consecutively
DXCC Country/Entity Report
According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Friday, 6th July, through Friday, 13th July there were 201 countries active
IOTA news from OPDX Weekly IOTA News – compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW, editor of the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin
News for Friday 13 July
ILLW and old lighthouses
A recent entry from a German amateur, DL1BWU, related to what could possibly be the oldest lighthouse entered in the International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend, ILLW since its inception 21 years ago
Coverage set for departure of US cargo ship from ISS Nearly two months after Orbital ATK, now part of Northrop Grumman, delivered several tons of supplies and scientific experiments to the International Space Station aboard its Cygnus cargo spacecraft, the spacecraft is set to depart the orbiting laboratory Sunday, July 15. Live coverage of unberthing and release will air on NASA Television and the agency’s website
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 Radio Notes:
Jim Sugg (AH6AE) needs some radio amateurs “to demo how ham radio works at (the) upcoming emergency preparedness fair…on Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 8am-12pm…” The free community event will be held at the Mana Christian Ohana Hall near the Kahilu Theatre. For more information, call Jim at (808) 747-4500 (mobile).
The 2018 Hawaiian Islands Grid Madness VHF/UHF Simplex Event will be held on Sunday, 16 September 2018, from 1300 to 1700 HST. The Aulani Hui Amateur Repeater Club sponsors this annual event “to test your equipment, coverage and operating skills using simplex FM on 2 meters and 70 cm…” For details, visit https://gridmadness.blogspot.com.
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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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