Latvia’s 100th birthday
The special amateur radio callsign prefix YL100 has been created to celebrate Latvia’s 100th birthday. Latvia will celebrate this centenary on 18th November 2018
Ducie Island report Good morning from Ducie Island. We are progressing well.
– The main camp and kitchen are fully established and supplied with food / water.
– The generator sites are built and supplied with fuel.
– The SSB camp, located at the main camp, is setup with 4 stations
JY1SAT pre-launch integration video
JY1SAT is a one unit CubeSat, dedicated to the memory of His Majesty the late King Hussein, the first founder of the HAM Radio in Jordan and holder of call sign JY1. This will be Jordan’s first satellite
South African Ham Radio exam results
The results of the October 13, 2018 Radio Amateurs Exam (RAE) are now available on the South African Radio League (SARL) site. The exams are held twice a year, in May and October
QSO Today – Mark Rosenberg – 4X1KS
While exposed to amateur radio at an early age, it was not until Mark Rosenberg, 4X1KS, got his first license and upgraded quickly within a few short months, in Memphis, Tennessee
Radio hams ready to respond in Alaska
TV broadcaster KTUU reports a hobby that helped save Alaskans during the 1964 earthquake is still keeping communications online when natural disasters shut them down
Reciprocal ham radio callsigns in the UK
In response to FoI request Ofcom released a list of Reciprocal amateur radio callsigns issued between January 2010 and December 2017, it included G4, G5+2 letters, G5+3 letters, G6, G8 and M0 calls
Ofcom FoI on Interference
Radio amateur Gary Myers M0PLT submitted a Freedom of Information request to Ofcom regarding use of the Control of Interference from Apparatus Statutory Instrument
Welcome to the Newswest Bulletin for Sunday 21st October 2018. This edition is aimed at new hams. That of course isn’t just Foundation Licencees but also those who have gained increased privileges and responsibilities or who are returning to the hobby after an absence
Propagation de K7RA
Solar activity increased last week. Compared to the previous seven days, average daily sunspot number increased from 1.6 to 12.6, while average daily solar flux rose from 68.9 to 71. After six days with sunspots making a re-appearance (October 12-17), there were no sunspots on Thursday, October 18
JOTA/JOTI at the Voice of America Museum
Some 450 sites in the USA are among nearly 3,000 locations around the world that are hosting Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) or Jamboree on the Internet (JOTI) stations over this weekend, October 19 – 21. One site that will be activated for JOTA is the Voice of America (VOA) Museum in Ohio
BepiColombo blasts off to investigate Mercury’s mysteries
The ESA-JAXA BepiColombo mission to Mercury blasted off on an Ariane 5 from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou at 01:45:28 GMT (03:45:28 CEST) on 20 October on its exciting mission to study the mysteries of the Solar System’s innermost planet
The final round of Amateur Radio Technician License classes begins on 01 November 2018 at the Keaau Community Center in Keaau (Hawaii Island). The VE-administered test will be given on 06 December 2018. A test fee of $15.00 in exact cash will be collected at the time of each exam. For details, contact Doug Wilson (KH7DQ) at email@example.com.
The 2018 Hawaiian Islands Grid Madness VHF/UHF event was held Sunday, 16 September 2018, was a huge success. The fun event drew 152 participants from around the state. Stan Froseth (AH6KO) and the Aulani Hui Repeater Club have compiled an in-depth report for your review. You can find all the data here: 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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