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. Accessed on 19 May 2019, 1545 UTC, Post 976. This post covers the period 16 May 2019 through 19 May 2019.
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News for Sunday 19 May
CQ Contest Hall of Fame CQ magazine has just announced the induction of three new members to the CQ Contest Hall of Fame, which honors those contesters who not only excel in personal performance but who also ‘give back’ to the hobby in outstanding ways
QSO Today – Bill Brown – WB8ELK
Exploration of the edge of space, first by astronaut Jordan Kittinger in Project Highman, began Bill Brown’s, WB8ELK’s, fascination with, adaptation of amateur radio to high altitude weather balloons and later to smaller pico balloons
Annual Amateur Radio Survey Essex Ham have launched their annual Amateur Radio Survey. It is open to everyone regardless of where they live
The Sydney Conference is now less than a week away.
As part of the conference weekend the WIA AGM will be held on the Saturday morning.
The agenda for the AGM was in the March /April edition of AR magazine
Please Note: There will be no news update on Monday, 20th May
Please accept my apologies 73 de Richard g4tut
News for Saturday 18 May
Photos of the new Elecraft K4
We’ve posted a number of photos of two engineering prototypes of the new Elecraft K4 direct-sampling SDR on the SWLing Post
In this edition of NewsWest, we turn our attention to newcomers to the hobby, both to welcome them and to give some helpful hints to get them on their way
BBC extends 5G broadcast radio trial
The Orkney islands were selected for the BBC’s broadcast radio and broadband access trial because the region has poor digital radio coverage and limited fixed and mobile broadband connectivity
NXP MRF100 design challenge
NXP is hosting an RF power amplifier design contest. Applicants will record a video or create an article describing their power amplifier/demo using NXP’s new 50 V, 100 W MRF101AN or 300 W MRF300AN RF power LDMOS transistor
New CQ Hall of Fame inductees CQ magazine has announced the induction of one individual and one group to the CQ DX Hall of Fame, which honors those DXers who not only excel in personal performance but who also “give back” to the hobby in outstanding ways
Propagation de K7RA
Sunspot activity continues, and this reporting week, the average daily sunspot number rose from 16.1 to 22.7, while average daily solar flux went from 73.5 to 75.7
News for Friday 17 May
Foundations of Amateur Radio #206 SDR: How many colours inside a Software Defined Radio? If you were asked to make an image of the Sydney harbour bridge and only use four dots, the viewer might struggle to determine what was the bridge, the sky, the water and the Sydney Opera House
RASA proposes 60m trial in VK
The Radio Amateur Society of Australia (RASA) has written to the Australian radio regulator, the Australian Communications and Media Authority, proposing a trial allocation in the 60m (5 MHz) band
Updated RSM website goes live
Following months of user interviews, feedback and advice, New Zealand’s RSM team are pleased to announce that the new RSM Website is now live
Yet again there were some AM70s around I still need a few to get the gold certificate.
LU9DCE got in on the act on Saturday. The elusive 4U1A also appeared on Sunday, just Sunday!
ILLW reaches 200
The 200th registration for this year’s International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend has just been received and it is from Latvia which is a rare country for the event and a new lighthouse as well
ICQPodcast – WOLFWave Audio Processor
In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Chris Howard M0TCH, Martin Rothwell M0SGL, Frank Howell K4FMH and Dan Romanick KB6NU to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief and this episode’s feature is the WOLFWave Audio Processor by Martin Butler M1MRB
Doug Wilson (KH7DQ) is offering two more free Technician License Classes this year on Hawaii Island: 23 May 2019 in Waimea (location TBA) and 17 October 2019 at the Keaau Community Center. For details, please contact Doug at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hawaii Island radio amateurs are encouraged to sign up for the new ARRL EMCOMM Course (EC-001). To register, contact Pacific Section Emergency Coordinator (SEC), Clem Jung (KH7HO) at email@example.com.
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