Accessed on 25 October 2018, 1532 UTC, Post #740.


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Comment:  Here are the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news stories from HQ ARRL, Newington, CT, 06111.  Views expressed in this news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Recent News

  • 10/25/2018 | ARISS Plan Under Consideration for NASA’s Deep Space Gateway Program

    Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) International delegates were pleased to learn last week that an ARISS plan is under consideration by NASA’s Deep Space Gateway (DSG) program.
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  • 10/25/2018 | The Doctor Will See You Now!

    “Do you really need a tower?” is the topic of the new (October 25) episode of the “ARRL The Doctor is In” podcast.
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  • 10/24/2018 | Detained Norwegian Radio Amateur Now Allowed to Leave Chad

    A tense situation involving a Norwegian radio amateur that reached the diplomatic and foreign ministry level in the African Republic of Chad now has been resolved.
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  • 10/24/2018 | Successful Ham Radio Contact between Students and Space Station Excites and Inspires

    “My best day as a teacher!” That was educator Kathryn Craven’s exuberant reaction following a successful October 22 ham radio contact between International Space Station (ISS) crew member Serena Auñón-Chancellor, KG5TMT, and youngsters at Ashford School.
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  • 10/23/2018 | JOTA Participants Urged to File Post-Event Reports

    Boy Scouts of America Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) Coordinator Jim Wilson, K5ND, is urging JOTA participants to file post-JOTA reports.
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  • 10/23/2018 | Practice Makes Perfect with FT8 and Other WSJT-X Protocols

    Those planning to use FT8 or other WSJT-X protocols, such as MSK144, should practice using the software before jumping into a contest or other activity.
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  • 10/23/2018 | Mexico’s IARU Member-Society Requests Clear Frequencies for Hurricane Nets

    The Federación Mexicana de Radioexperimentadores (FMRE), Mexico’s IARU member-society, is asking radio amateurs to avoid emergency nets on 7.060, 7.130, and 14.120 MHz.
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  • 10/22/2018 | VP6D Ducie Island DXpedition Reported “Progressing Well”

    “Signals on this end are loud,” was the assessment as the VP6D Ducie Island DXpedition got under way over the weekend.
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  • Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio notes:

  • 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 will be collected at the time of each exam.  For details, contact Doug Wilson (KH7DQ) at
  • The 2018 Hawaiian Islands VHF/UHF Simplex Event is now history.  Event Manager Stan Froseth (AH6KO) and the Aulani Hui Amateur Radio Repeater Club have assembled an impressive array of data, maps, participants, and other related material covering this fun and educational event.  For more information, please visit
  • For the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news and information, please check the blog sidebars and links. These news feeds are updated daily and weekly.
  • Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM), Public Information Coordinator, Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section.