Welcome to another edition of the “Southgate Amateur Radio Club News” from Big Island ARRL News. Views expressed in this Amateur/Ham Radio news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents. Content supplied by the UK-based Southgate Amateur Radio Club.
Please click link or scroll down to read your selections.
News for Wednesday 8 May
Tony’s 10m Band Report
Back to the ‘3 or more’ contacts to get into the list. I don’t know if the improvement in Ten Metres will last but let’s enjoy it while we can.
The Spanish AM70 stations were everywhere again, I worked a few myself even on 10m FT8.
Here’s a link for details URE. From here you can check which AM70s are on which band and see where you rate in the list
Slovak Republic Special Event
Members of the Slovak Amateur Radio Association (SARA) will activate special event stations OM83IHWC and OM2019IIHFduring the 83rd Ice Hockey World Championship (May 10-26th)
AOxEU: Europe Day ‘on the air’ 2019
This year, 9 May is on Thursday, but we will be active from Saturday 4 until Sunday 12, the whole week, with the special callsigns: AO1EU, AO2EU, AO3EU, AO4EU, AO5EU, AO6EU, AO7EU, AO8EU and AO9EU, to commemorate the creation of the EU in 1950
Radio Experiments by Colonel Dennis EI2B
IRTS reports Colonel Meade Dennis, who lived near Baltinglass, Co. Wicklow, began experimenting with radio transmission in 1898, making him probably the first amateur radio experimenter in the world
Assembling Transistor Radios
A story on assembling TR-1 transistor radios, the first transistor radio made, in the 1950s at the Regency factory at Lawrence, Indiana
DXCC Country/Entity Report
According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 28th-April, through Sunday, 5th-May there were 209 countries active
IOTA news from OPDX Weekly IOTA News – compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW, editor of the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin
Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio News:
Doug Wilson (KH7DQ) continues his free Technician License Classes on Hawaii Island. Here are the two final sessions for this year: 23 May 2019 in Waimea (location TBA) and 17 October 2019 at the Keaau Community Center in Keaau, Hawaii Island. For details, contact Doug at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hawaii Island radio amateurs are encourage to sign up for the new ARRL EMCOMM Course (EC-001). The course begins in June 2019. To register, please contact the Pacific Section Emergency Coordinator (SEC), Clem Jung (KH7HO) at email@example.com.
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.