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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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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.
- ISS CROSSBAND REPEATER READY FOR FIELD DAY OPERATORS - NASA TO TEST DATA TRANSFER VIA LASER COMMUNICAIONS - PRIDE RADIO GROUP PROJECT HELPS SHACK STARTUP COSTS - NEW UK HAM CLUB SCHEDULES FIRST IN-PERSON MEETING - DATA NETWORK GROUP CHALLENGES FCC BID TO TAKE SPECTRUM - MUSEUM SHIPS WEEKEND SAILS TO SUCCESS - HAMVENTION […]
- ISS GETTING FIRST EUROPEAN WOMAN COMMANDER - AMATEURS IN INDIA HELP COORDINATE CREMATORY LOGISTICS - FCC MAY CONSIDER NEW LOW-POWER FM LICENSES - SILENT KEY: AMSAT's ANDY MAC ALLISTER, W5ACM - ACTIVATION TO BENEFIT NY STATE'S BANNERMAN ISLAND - GERMAN AUTHORITIES CLAMP DOWN ON SOLAR PANEL COMPANY - HAMSCI SEEKING AMATEUR INPUT DURING 'ECLIPSE […]
- INDIANA HAMS MOBILIZE IN SEARCH FOR YOUNG BOY - HAMS INVITED TO JOIN IN HONORING WORLD WAR II HERO - SENDING A MESSAGE TO SAMUEL F.B. MORSE - BLETCHLEY PARK REOPENING - SILENT KEY: FORMER MINNESOTA BUSINESSMAN RICHARD PHILSTROM W0TLE - CQ MAGAZINE ANNOUNCES 2021 HALL OF FAMERS - 2020's YHOTY CHRIS BRAULT KD8YVJ […]
Full ARRL members in the Central, Hudson, New England, Northwestern, and Roanoke Divisions will have the opportunity this year to choose a Director and Vice Director for 3-year terms beginning on January 1, 2022. ARRL is now seeking eligible nominees for these positions. These could include incumbents or new candidates. It takes 10 full members […]
The Atlantic hurricane season began on June 1 and continues through November 30, and two named storms have already shown up, although neither threatened the US. There’s still time to consider making sure you, your family, and your ham station are prepared. Remember, your family’s safety comes first.Your first stop should be a visit to […]