Welcome to the “Southgate Amateur Radio Club News” update from Big Island ARRL News.

Views expressed in this Amateur/Ham Radio news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Content provided by the UK-based Southgate Amateur Radio Club, covering the period 25 February 2019 through 27 February 2019.

Accessed on 28 February 2019, 0515 UTC, Post 882.

Source:  http://www.southgatearc.org

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News for Wednesday 27 February

Tony’s 10m Band Report
This is becoming a self-fulfilling prophesy. I think it will be poor and so conditions are poor. It’s my fault Ten Metres is rubbish at the moment. So there!

DX of the week XX9D (China, Macau Is).
I spent a long weekend there a few years back, wow!. I’ve never been to Vegas but I guess it’s the Chinese equivalent

RSGB Cricket World Cup Radio Marathon 2019
The RSGB is pleased to invite all radio amateurs across the world to join us in celebrating the Cricket World Cup which is being held in England and Wales in 2019.  We are organising an International Amateur Radio Marathon for the duration of the competition

DARC: Radar makes 5 MHz band ‘useless’
Germany’s DARC reports: Once again we have problems with short wave radars. On almost every evening at 5310-5410 kHz the Russian coastal radar ‘Sunflower’ broadcasts. This also makes our new miniband useless

ARISS contact planned for students in Spain
An International Space Station school contact has been planned for David St-Jacques KG5FYI with Ceip Nuestra Senora Del Carmen, Torre De La Reina, Spain

Service Authority signs MOU with radio hams
Water Online reports the Prince William County Service Authority has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with an Amateur Radio group

Space station astronaut and students chat thanks to radio hams
Middle school students at Faith Christian Academy in Orlando had an out-of-this-world experience — the chance to talk with an astronaut on the International Space Station

IOTA news from the DARC
Compiled by Andreas, DK5ON of the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club


News for Tuesday 26 February

IARU-R1 Meeting Docs and VHF Newsletter available
A new issue of the IARU-R1 VHF-UHF-uW newsletter and the HF/VHF/EMC papers for the upcoming IARU-R1 interim meeting are now available for download

Geomagnetic storms possible this week
A large hole in the sun’s atmosphere is facing Earth and sending a stream of solar wind in our direction

New ‘NASA Science Live’ program premiers this week
NASA invites you to take a behind-the-scenes look at how the agency explores Earth and outer space with a new monthly television series that premiers this week.

The inaugural episode of “NASA Science Live” will air at 3 p.m. EST Weds, Feb. 27

Cross-platform software for producing Veroboard (stripboard), Perfboard, and single-sided PCB layouts. Automatically prevents short circuits and checks for open circuits

TWR marks 65 years in ministry
On Friday, Trans World Radio, which strives to share God’s Word through mixed media, marked 65 years in ministry

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP
Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to remain at low levels


News for Monday 25 February

Unlocking Amateur Radio Technology
On 12 April the SARL will be presenting a symposium in Stellenbosch entitled, Unlocking Amateur Radio Technology.

Langdon Hills ARC Progression Nights
Founded in October 2018 the Langdon Hills Amateur Radio Club, Basildon, is the latest club to start up in Essex

MIT IAP tackles radio
MIT is well known for rigorous courses, but they also have a special four-week term at the start of each year called the IAP — Independent Activities Period

Moving to broadband-based call services
Ofcom has published information for industry relating to the future move to landline calls being delivered over broadband

Canvey Rally 2019 video summary
The 34th Canvey Radio Rally took place February 3, 2019 – with a new look! After being at its old home for many years, this year’s event was held at the Cornelius Vermuyden School on Canvey Island

Consultation on amending regulations for short range radar equipment
Ofcom has proposed amendments to the Wireless Telegraphy (Automotive Short Range Radar) (Exemption) Regulations 2013

SARL Hamnet 40m Simulated Emergency Contest
The SARL Hamnet 40m Contest is a SSB contest and is open to all Radio Amateurs in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Mozambique, Lesotho, Marion Island and South African Antarctica and only QSOs with these areas will count

Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio Notes:

According to Dean (KH6B) and Barbara (NH7FY), Hawaii Island radio amateurs will be holding two informal dining events this weekend. On Friday, 01 March 2019, radio amateurs will meet for lunch at Hilo’s Ponds Restaurant, beginning at 1130 HST.  Please confirm your reservation by calling Barbara at 936-3377.  On Saturday, 02 March 2019, radio amateurs will hold their monthly breakfast meeting at the IHOP Restaurant in Hilo’s Prince Kuhio Plaza, beginning at 0800 HST.

Alan Maenchen (AD6E/KH6TU) is taking registrations for his April 2019 online CW class.  Alan says the course “is an on-line video chat meeting twice a week for eight weeks for an hour each.”  For more information, please visit this website:  https://cwops.org/cw-academy-2/

The Puna Emergency Radio Club (PERC) needs licensed radio amateurs to provide communications support for the 17 March 2019 Big Island International Marathon in Hilo, Hawaii.  For details, contact comms coordinator Sean Fendt (KH6SF) at 430-1884 or via email at sean@sfendt.net.

Doug Wilson (KH6DQ) is holding free Technician License classes on Hawaii Island,  The six-week classes include five training sessions, with licensing exams given on the final week.  The next class is set for 14 March 2019 at the West Hawaii Civic Center in Kona.  For more information, reach Doug at douscelle@aol.com.

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Aloha es 73 de

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section