Southgate Amateur Radio Club News, 23 December 2018.
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Comment: Here are the top Amateur/Ham Radio news stories from the UK-based Southgate Amateur Radio Club. This news summary covers the period 20 December 2018 to 23 December 2018. Views expressed in this report are those of the reporters and correspondents.
QSO Today – Keith Baker – KB1SF AMSAT, the Amateur Radio Satellite Corporation, has launched over 95 satellites into space since 1961. Keith Baker, KB1SF, former President and now treasurer of AMSAT speaks and writes on amateur satellites, what is happening now, how to get started, and how to get involved
SARL President’s message for the festive season
The December 2018 holiday break is almost here and South Africans around the country are preparing for the Festive Season. Many of our members will celebrate Christmas while others will enjoy a holiday period with friends and family
Is Ultima Thule surrounded by mini-moons?
Long range images have revealed something strange about Ultima Thule, the distant Kuiper Belt Object that NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is approaching for a New Year’s Day flyby
Digital Activity Days – RDRC ’01-10′ 2019 The Russian Digital Radio Club invites you in 2019: Digital Activity Days ’01-10′ are held annually in January and May in the following periods: – from 00:00 UTC on January, 1st till 23:59 UTC on January, 10th – from 00:00 UTC on May, 1st till 23:59 UTC on May, 10th
Drew Glasbrenner, KO4MA, Vice-President Operations published the following on AO-85’s status as of December 19, 2018
News for Saturday 22 December
Austria: Concerns of amateur radio are heard
The Austrian national amateur radio society ÖVSV reports the relationship between the ÖVSV and the Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT) has been put on a new and good basis
The Great Eastern Fly-In The Great Eastern Fly-In is a unique Australian aviation event. Pilots, their families and friends, Fly-In from all over Australia, to enjoy a great summer holiday with a difference at Evans Head
VK6WIA NewsWest Welcome to the NewsWest Contesting edition for 23rd December. I’m Bob VK6POP, the news producer for this week. The team is Andrew, Roy, Dan and Neil. We’re taking a look at contesting and contests today with a line up of contests coming up in the new year
Christmas at prisons
A special Christmas Day radio program to the Catalan Political Prisoners will be broadcasted on December 25th. The program has been recorded by a team of volunteers who work at FM radio stations
Propagation de K7RA
On Wednesday, December 19 Spaceweather.com displayed this headline:
“Solar minimum conditions are in effect,” followed by “The Sun has been without sunspots for 209 days in 2018–that is, 59% of the time. To find a similar stretch of blank Suns, you have to go back to 2009 when the Sun was experiencing the deepest solar minimum in a century.”
The Yuletide message has well and truly been played and the tired feet and weary faces show the pleasure of the preparations for the Christmas feast
RAOTC takes a Christmas break Hello everyone, this is Clive VK6CSW on behalf of the Radio Amateurs Old Timers Club of Australia. May I remind listeners that there is no RAOTC bulletin in January. The first bulletin for 2019 will be on Monday February 4th
Guadeloupe op Jean-Pierre, F6ITD, will once again be active as FG/F6ITD from Guadeloupe and one of its islands between January 14th and March 13th (2019). This is his 10th trip
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
News for Thursday 20 December
Tony’s 10m Band Report Dreadful conditions this past week.
Not much to say really
WSJT-X 2.00 is working out fine but mainly on 17m. SX60RAAG (Greece) gave JTAlert a bit of a hiccup because of its unusual length and form. Laurie (the software author) very quickly amended it
Germany on 70 MHz in 2019
German radio amateurs may operate from their home with all modes in the frequency segment 70.150 to 70.200 MHz from now (19 december) until the end of 2019
New ISS ham radio packet equipment awaiting unpacking
The ARRL reports new Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) packet equipment awaits unpacking and installation on board the station after arriving in November as part of the cargo transported via a Russian 71P Progress resupply vehicle
EU Directive on car radios
A new EU Directive requires all new car radios sold in the European Union to be capable of receiving digital terrestrial radio
Ofcom fines Radio Ikhlas £10,000
Ofcom has imposed a £10,000 financial penalty on Radio Ikhlas Limited, after material broadcast on its community radio station broke our rules
Alan (AD6E/KH6TU) is still taking student enrollments for his January-February 2019 online CW class. According to Alan the class “is an on-line video chat meeting twice a week for eight weeks, most likely Monday and Thursday at 5 pm HST for an hour each.” Alan adds that “The class is free. It is a great course–a chance to acquire a news skill with a 1-on-1 instructor.” For more information, visit this site:
The Original Big Island of Hawaii International Swap Meet / Ham Fest is set for Saturday, 02 February 2019. at the Waimea Community Center, next to the ball field off the Mamalahoa Highway in Waimea ( Kamuela ). The event is open to the public between 0930 HST and 1400 HST. The event includes a swap meet, vendor displays, an EMCOMM forum, and VE testing for new and upgraded amateur radio licenses. For details, contact Steve Milner (WH6N) at email@example.com.
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