ARRL-Recent News


Welcome to an ARRL Recent News update from Big Island ARRL News.

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

Content supplied by HQ ARRL, 225 Main Street, Newington, CT, 06111.

Accessed on 20 March 2019, 0630 UTC, Post 904.

After the ARRL News update, I’ll also add some leading news stories from the UK-based Southgate Amateur Radio Club.


Recent News


Southgate Amater Radio Club News:

News for Tuesday 19 March

JVCKENWOOD UK appoints Martin Lynch & Sons as sole UK Distributor
Established in 1990, Martin Lynch & Sons Ltd (ML&S) is Kenwood’s largest Ham Radio distributor/retailer in the UK and from April 2019 becomes its sole UK distributor for Kenwood Amateur Radio products

ICQ Podcast – UHF/VHF Weekender Transceiver Kit Review
In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Chris Howard M0TCH, Martin Rothwell M0SGL and Frank Howell K4FMH to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief and this episode’s feature is a review of the UHF/VHF Weekender Transceiver Kit by Martin M1MRB

Short Contest Callsign NoV revision
Ian G0FCT has reported on the VHF and UHF Yahoo Group that Ofcom’s amateur radio Special Contest Call Notice of Variation has been updated

ARISS contact planned for students in Calgary, Canada
An International Space Station school contact has been planned for David St-Jacques KG5FYIwith North Point School for Boys, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

New West Gulf Division Vice Director appointed
ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, has announced his choice of past South Texas Section Manager Lee Cooper, W5LHC, of Leander, Texas, to be the new Vice Director for the West Gulf Division

Springtime cracks are opening in Earth’s magnetic field
Studies show that March is the most geomagnetically active month of the year. The reason is springtime

FCC invites comments on ARRL Technician Enhancement proposal
The FCC has invited public comments on ARRL’s 2018 Petition for Rule Making, now designated as RM-11828, which asks the FCC to expand HF privileges for Technician licensees to include limited phone privileges on 75, 40, and 15 meters, plus RTTY and digital mode privileges on 80, 40, 15, and 10 meters

You’re listening to Quantum Radio
Researchers at Delft University of Technology have created a detector that enables the detection of a single photon’s worth of radio frequency energy


News for Monday 18 March

Rev George Dobbs, G3RJV, Funeral Notice
The funeral of Rev George Dobbs, G3RJV, SK, will take place at St Aidan’s Church, Sudden, Rochdale on Wednesday 27 March 2019 at 13:30

AmateurLogic 128: Windows 10 on Raspberry Pi
George runs the full Windows 10 Pro (not IOT Core version) on the Raspberry Pi. Emile visits the W5DDL Hamfest in Rayne, LA. Tommy builds an Arduino Battery Monitor/Alert

Bouvet DXpedition News
3Y0I INITIAL PLANS EXTENDED — A short but essential update this time. An important decision to our DXpedition plans has been taken today, which will reflect in extending the initial 3Y0I plans

George Dobbs G3RJV Silent Key
This week’s Irish Radio Transmitters Society News report: It is with great sadness that we report the passing of one of the truly great radio amateurs last Monday

South Orkney Islands DXpedition
After their successful VP6D Ducie Island 2018 DX-pedition, the Perseverance DX Group ( is pleased to announce their intention to activate South Orkney Islands, currently ClubLog #16 most wanted

DXCC Country/Entity Report
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 10th March, through Sunday, 17th March there were 226 countries active

IOTA news from OPDX
Weekly IOTA News – compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW, editor of the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin

For the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news and information, please check the blog sidebars and links.  These news feeds are updated daily and weekly. Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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