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Comment: Here’s a summary of Amateur/Ham Radio news stories from the UK-based Southgate Amateur Radio Club. This post covers the period from 01 November 2018 to 04 November 2018. Views expressed in this news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.
QSO Today – Greg Latta – AA8V
In episode 33 of the QSO Today podcast, Dr. Greg Latta, AA8V, was described as a renaissance man, a master homebrewer who designs and builds the old tube rigs and fabricates the beautiful metal enclosures that encase them
New CEO’s ambitions for ARRL
Newly elected ARRL CEO Howard Michel, WB2ITX, would like to see ARRL focus on the future of Amateur Radio and not become the redoubt of a particular generation of radio amateur or interest group
This is a busy edition where we attempt to focus on clubs with notices of upcoming activities by the Peel and Hills groups as well as a special call sign activation by the NewsWest team
Experience high-res science in first 8K footage from space
Fans of science in space now can experience fast-moving footage in even higher definition as NASA and ESA (European Space Agency) deliver the first 8K ultra high definition (UHD) video of astronauts living, working and conducting research from the International Space Station
RAC welcomes Directors for 2019
Each year, the terms of office of roughly half of our Directors end – four in even numbered years and three in odd numbered years
DKARS Magazine October 2018
The DKARS (Dutch Kingdom Amateur Radio Society) issues its own free PDF Magazine once every month. It contains articles written in English and Dutch
NASA Television to air departure of Japanese cargo ship from space station
After delivering more than five tons of supplies, water, spare parts and experiments to the International Space Station, a Japanese cargo spacecraft is scheduled to depart the orbiting laboratory 11:50 a.m. EST Wednesday, Nov. 7
Live coverage will begin at 11:30 a.m. on NASA Television and the agency’s website
This weekend: EANET Sprint Contest 2018
On November 4, from 08:00 to 12:00 UTC, it will be held the next edition of the ‘sprint contest’ version of the same name Award, devoted to the ‘Radio Clubs of the World’
DX News from the ARRL
The American Radio Relay League’s round-up of the forthcoming week’s DX activity on the amateur radio bands
Build a Secret Radio Chat Device
An article in Raspberry Pi magazine MagPi by PJ Evans of Milton Keynes shows how you can build a 433 MHz radio chat device to send wireless messages without needing WiFi
FCC satellite related filings
For easier navigation of US FCC Satellite related filings Luke Rehmann has built an RSS feed of the FCC’s ELS and IBFS systems
Hackaday Superconference this weekend
The Hackaday Superconference is this weekend and it’s the greatest hardware con on the planet. Tickets are completely sold out, but you can still get in on the fun by watching the livestream and joining Supercon chat
Radio ham’s book on India’s space program
A new book The Leapfroggers: An Insider’s Account of ISRO by radio amateur Ved Prakash Sandlas VU2VP (SK) tells the story of India’s success in the field of space science
BYLARA at Hamfest 2018
ICQ Amateur Radio Podcast’s Martin Butler M1MRB met members of BYLARA, the British Young Ladies Amateur Radio Association at the National Hamfest
Kingdom of Bhutan to be QRV for another week
While the A5A CQWW team is leaving today (Tuesday), the station will remain QRV as A52BH until Monday next week. The activity will utilize the permanent A5A set-up with multiple beams plus verticals on 160M and 80M.
News for Tuesday 30 October
ARISS receives Yasme Foundation grant
The Board of Directors of The Yasme Foundation announces that it has made a significant grant to ARISS (Amateur Radio on the International Space Station), in support of the Critical Infrastructure Fund
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
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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ARRL Laboratory Manager Ed Hare, W1RFI, hold a Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) seminar via Zoom on Wednesday, May 19, at 2000 UTC. His 30-minute slide presentation offers an overview of politics, personalities, and technical issues involved in electromagnetic interference (EMI) control as well as causes and cures. A question-and-answer session will follow the slide presentation. […]
The WISA Woodsat project, being sponsored by plywood supplier WISA in an unconventional PR initiative, is poised to place a wooden satellite into orbit by the end of the year. The idea is to test the suitability of treated wood as a low-cost and widely available material for space applications. The IARU posting for Woodsat […]
Tad Cook, K7RA, Seattle, reports: Sunspot activity returned last Friday, May 7, and has held steady since. Average daily sunspot numbers rose from 11.9 to 21.1, and average daily solar flux was up 2.1 points to 74.3 for the reporting week ending May 12.Geomagnetic activity was quiet until Wednesday, May 12, when the planetary A […]