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Comment: Here are today’s top Amateur/Ham Radio news items compiled by the UK-based Southgate Amateur Radio Club. This report covers the period 27 October 2018 to 29 October 2018. Views expressed in this news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.
VHF/UHF workshop fired up new enthusiasm for beacons
SARL News reports that Brian Jacobs, ZS6YZ presented a paper entitled Beacon Coordination to gain maximum benefit. In his paper, he highlighted the need for setting up a proper coordinated beacon system which should include an automated monitoring system much like the HF noise floor monitoring system which automatically uploads data to a central server
8 meter band operation Phil EI9KP (ON4TA) is back in Ireland for the next few weeks.
Following tests with Dominic EI9JS, he is now fully QRV on the 40 MHz 8 meter band with a converted FT 857 in CW, SSB and FM
What’s my WAI Square?
During the recent Irish 40-metre Counties Contest, a number of contesters were asked which Worked All Ireland square they were operating in, which led to some enquiries about the WAI Awards Scheme
QSO Today – Arnold Ziegel – W2HDI After running maritime mobile from his 40 foot sailboat for many years, Arnold Ziegel, W2HDI, switched to power boats and all of the challenges to amateur radio brought on by the new boat
Foundations of Amateur Radio #177 Get on air and make some noise … Get on air and make some noise is a phrase I use often to encourage amateurs to be active on-air and use the bands that are available to us
Keeping on top of interference
WIA news carries on a report by Chris Fosten, Manager, Communications Infrastructure, Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) on cases of interference
Ducie Island update/correction
We made an error in yesterday’s report.
– DXA does catch up after a network outage, DXA is reflecting the N1MM log. There still may be some FT8 contacts that didn’t get uploaded, this is work in progress
South Africa’s Sandton Amateur Radio Club is giving a presentation on Logging. This presentation is aimed at all those who want to find out more about where and how to log those QSOs
Propagation de K7RA
We saw no sunspots during the reporting week, October 18-24, so average daily sunspot number dropped from 12.6 to 0. The dearth of sunspots continued on Thursday, October 25
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 the exam. For more information, please contact Doug Wilson (KH7DQ) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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