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Comment: Here are some of the top Amateur/Ham Radio news stories compiled by the UK-based Southgate Amateur Radio Club. Views expressed in this radio amateur news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.
This report covers news from 09 November 2018 through 11 November 2018.
News for Sunday 11 November
Today, 11 November is Remembrance Day
At approximately 05:00 on Sunday 11 November 1918, 100 years ago today, the Armistice was signed in a railway carriage of Marshall Foch’s special train located in the forest at Rethondes in France on the western front
OP0PPY commemorating end of WWI
Members of Opwijkse Radio Amateurs (ORA), together with the Royal Circle of Friends, will commemorate the end of the First World War in Opwijk
Remembrance Day in Australia
WIA Director Justin VK7TW, writing on this week’s WIA National News, says: Today is a significant historical day. The day one hundred years ago, that an Armistice was signed between the allies of World War I and Germany
QSO Today – Denny Berg – WB9MSM Denny Berg, WB9MSM, has a fascination for old rigs, including the Swan 500 HF transceiver, ham shack software that enhances his on the air user experience, and a love for just getting on HF and operating
VK6WIA NewsWest NewsWest for 11th November is on Remembrance Day. A century ago, at 0600, the representatives of the countries involved signed the declaration that would end the war five hours later at eleven am
NASA TV coverage of Cygnus launch to International Space Station
NASA’s commercial partner Northrop Grumman is scheduled to launch its Antares rocket, carrying the Cygnus cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station, at 4:49 a.m. EST Wednesday, Nov. 15.
The launch will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website
Ham radio Novice band differences across Europe
Almost every country in Europe has different frequency allocations for the CEPT Amateur Radio Novice licence which can be a problem when traveling. Fortunately DARC have produced a handy list for reference
Videos of AMSAT Symposium talks
Videos of the presentations given at the 2018 William A. Tynan W3XO Memorial Space Symposium in Huntsville, Alabama, on November 2-3 are now available
Foundations of Amateur Radio #179
Imagine a world where electronics are pervasive, a transceiver can be purchased for the price of two Big Macs, kits are designed and built using simple tools at home, software makes it possible to invent new methods of communication on an almost daily basis, where long distance contacts are made throughout the day using milliwatts while ionospheric propagation is at an all-time low…
Successful VHF QSO between ZS3 and ZD7
Kobus van der Merwe, ZS3JPY reports that between 19:45 and 21:45 UTC on Wednesday 7 November 2018, a QSO took place on 2 metres between St Helena Island and the West Coast of the Northern Cape. A distance of 2 740 km
IARU Region 2 ARDF Survey
To better understand the needs of enthusiasts in amateur radio direction finding, the IARU Region 2 ARDF Coordinator Ken Harker WM5R has opened an online survey about ARDF
Santa’s Radio Club special event You might wonder what is happening in Arctic Circle this year. Well, Santa’s Radio Club will be active December 1-8th, from the Arctic Circle as OH9S
Albanian op Henning, OZ1BII, will once again be active as ZA/OU2I from Golem between November 21-27th
The Fall 2018 issue of the INDEXA newsletter is now available to read/download on the INDEXA Web site
This is Andrew VK3CAH from Australia’s Southern Peninsula Amateur Radio
Club reminding readers that the Rosebud RadioFest will be held once again this year on Sunday, the 18th November
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