Welcome to a Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio news update. This post contains two messages: one from Mel Uchida (KH6EKD) and some news highlights from the UK-based Southgate Amateur Radio Club. Views expressed in this Amateur/Ham Radio news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents. Content supplied by Mel Uchida (KH6EKD) and the Southgate Amateur Radio Club.
Please click link or scroll down to read Mel’s message:
6:05 AM (7 hours ago)
to Mo, Kyra, Chris, Jim, Trip, David, Chris, Theresa, Gary, Paige, me
It was brought to my attention at a meeting yesterday that those of you with CERT radios might be reluctant to use them for non-CERT activities. I’ve been told by upper management that this is absolutely incorrect. CERT members MAY use their issued radios for any ham radio activity. How else would you gain the experience necessary for an actual emergency.
CERT radio channel #1 is where we’ll be tonight at 7PM. (Have pen and paper ready.)
Note: This test will be conducted tonight, Sunday, 12 May 2019.
——– Forwarded Message ——–
OK, so a few of us were able to make contact last Sunday evening for a short chat.
We’ll be there again this Sunday evening….same Bat time, same Bat channel:
7PM on Cert radio channel #1, or 146.490 (simplex)
Attached is some general information for radio operation. This is just to assist you, and there will be no pop quizzes.
If you are a husband and wife team with only one radio between you, you can take turns so both have the benefit of practicing.
See ya’ if you’re inclined to join in. Have your batteries charged.
In this section, we’ll check out some of the top Amateur/Ham Radio news stories from the UK-based Southgate Amateur Radio Club. This report covers the period of 10 May 2019 through 12 May 2019.
QSO Today – Vi Barrett, W6CBA Vi Barrett, W6CBA, celebrates 70 years as a radio amateur.Vi’s love for radio began with an uncle getting back on their air after the Second World War
Live Hamvention webcast
Our live Hamvention 2019 webcast starts this week. 50 Hours of live streaming of Hamvention with thousands of dollars of prizes for our viewers. Watch on W5KUB.COM
International Air Ambulance Week
This year’s International Air Ambulance Week will take place between 7th – 15th September 2019, with the focus on supporting and generating donations for flying medical services around the world.
The event covers two weekends, giving amateurs a great chance to get involved and support the event
Our focus for this edition is on history and we have some interesting snippets on amateur radio assessment, Funding for conference travel, the Lynwood Scout Hall and its Radar history as well as the first satellite transmission from VK6
News for Saturday 11 May
Foundations of Amateur Radio #205 SDR Sample Rates: How fast is fast enough?
If you measure the voltage at the base of an antenna and record the readings, you end up with a collection of numbers that represent the voltage over time. These numbers, or samples, can be used to represent the antenna signal inside a computer
ITU-R Working Party 5A Report David Court EI3IO reports the ITU Working Party 5A1 has completed a draft new report concerning the amateur service at 50 MHz
The Space Weather Woman
Direct Hit After a Long Wait – Solar storm forecast
The latest space weather forecast from Dr Tamitha Skov WX6SWW