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Southgate Amateur Radio News for 12 September 2018

Accessed on 13 September 2018, 0408 UTC, Post #688.

Source:

http://www.southgatearc.org

Editor:  Richard (G4TUT)

Before we get to the updated Amateur/Ham Radio news from the Southgate Amateur Radio Club, I would like to thank Hawaii radio amateurs for standing by during the passing of Hurricane Oliva, which has been downgraded to a weak tropical storm as it passes over the islands of Maui and Lanai.  Olivia left a path of high winds, heavy showers, and flooding before falling apart late Wednesday afternoon.  Our “aloha” and prayers also go to those in the path of Hurricane Florence which is battering the Carolinas.  RACES and ARES teams are ready to help emergency management personnel, county, and state officials should the need arise.

Here are today’s top Amateur/Ham Radio news stories from the UK-based Southgate Amateur Radio Club.  Views expressed in this news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

News for Wednesday 12 September

Tony’s 10m Band Report
The most dead and damp week on Ten Metres.
I migrated to 17 metres and 30 metres to get some activity.

DX of the week. Well take your very limited pick. I chose OM100CSR (Czechoslovakia) and XR208B, (surely it should be a P.A. valve, but no it’s Chile)

Moon bounce on a dipole
On Saturday the 8th of September, the Essex Dx Group achieved a world first by making a moon bounce EME contact using nothing more than a dipole

IARUMS reports on broadcast intruders in ham radio spectrum
IARU-R1 Monitoring System reports on interference in Primary 40m amateur radio band during the first 3 weeks of August from Radio Hargeisa, Republic of Somaliland 7120 kHz and Radio Ethiopia 7140 kHz

AO-92 to try imaging Hurricane Florence September 13-14
AMSAT Vice-President of Operations, Drew Glasbrenner, KO4MA says that the camera on AO-92 is planned to be used to try to image Hurricane Florence during North American east coast passes on Thursday, September 13, and Friday, September 14

EI8JK works Japan on 70cms Moonbounce for an EI first
Working Japan on any band from Ireland is pretty good but what about doing it on 432 MHz? That’s exactly what Tony EI8JK did on Monday the 10th of September 2018 when he worked Toshia JA6AHB by bouncing 70 cms signals off the moon!

NewsWest Special – Club activities around Australia
NewsWest is the VK6 news which has been produced since 1931.
We broadcast our programme to people across the globe and from time to time we cast our net beyond the VK6 borders. 
On September 30 we have a special bulletin which will be titled:Club Activities around Australia

QSO Today – Bernie McClenny – W3UR
As an eleven year old, watching his dad put pins in a World map while working DX, Bernie McClenny, W3UR, became hooked on ham radio and working his own DX

MacLoggerDX Version 6.20 released
Dog Park Software is pleased to announce that version 6.20 of MacLoggerDX has been released

IOTA news from the DARC
Compiled by Andreas, DK5ON of the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club

 

Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio Notes:

Tropical Storm Olivia is slowly receding from the State of Hawaii, after dumping torrents of rain on the islands of Maui and Lanai.  Fortunately, Hawaii Island escaped most of the high winds and flooding as the storm veered northwest on its way to Maui .  If you want more information on Tropical Storm Olivia please visit the Central Pacific Hurricane Center at http://prh.noaa.gov/cphc/tcpages/?storm=Olivia.

The Fifth Annual Hawaiian Islands Grid Madness is set for Sunday, 16 September 2018, from 1300 to 1700 HST. The fun event is sponsored by the Aulani Hui Amateur Repeater Club and aims “to test your equipment, coverage and operating skills using simplex FM on 2 meters and 70 cm…”  For more information on this VHF/UHF contest, please visit https://gridmadness.blogspot.com.

For the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news and information, please check the blog sidebars and links.  These news feeds are updated daily and weekly. Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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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