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Accessed on 27 June 2019, 1525 UTC, Post 1020.

This report covers the period of 26 June 2019 to 27 June 2019.

Source:  http://www.southgatearc.org

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News for Thursday 27 June

Tony’s 10m Band Report
The early part of the week was really good with activity tailing off at the weekend.

Plenty of GB19 stations about.
I operated GB19LL for a spell with over 100 contacts using FT8 mainly on Ten Metres.

Shame the opening batters for England V Australia couldn’t get 100

Library to use ham radio to contact ISS
The Independent newspaper reports Santa Barbara Librarywill use amateur radio to talk to astronaut Nick Hague KG5TMV on the International Space Station

Moonraker are delighted to announce a networked 2 metre Fusion repeater for Milton Keynes and surrounding area

Anomalous noctilucent clouds over Paris
On the first night of northern summer, many Parisians were stunned when the midnight sky over the Eiffel Tower turned electric blue

Logging Workshop this Saturday
Sandton Amateur Radio Club will once again be offering a logging workshop for all the newbies or any interested radio amateur on Saturday 29 June from 09:00 to 12:00 at the National Amateur Radio Centre

Contesting in July
July is a busy month with seven contests.
The month starts off with the SARL Newbie QSO Party on Saturday 6 July and on Sunday 7 July, the ZS5 Sprint

European Games special event stations
Look for the following special event stations to be active until June 30th. Activity is to celebrate the 2nd European Games in Minsk


News for Wednesday 26 June

New Lighthouses for ILLW 2019
240 entries have been received so far for the 2019 International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend to be held on 17-18 August including two new lights that have not been in the event previously

This image shows Punta Celeraín Mexico
Built in 1934 (station established 1908).
An active lighthouse with a focal plane 26 m (85 ft). It is a 25 m (82 ft) cylindrical concrete tower with lantern and gallery.

Friedrichshafen Ham Radio event – attendance falls again
14,300 people attended the Ham Radio 2019 event in Friedrichshafen, down from the 15,460 in 2018 and the 17,400 in 2009

No strong opposition to 144–146 MHz Reallocation Proposal at CEPT meeting
The ARRL report on the French proposal to assign 144-146 MHz to the Aeronautical Mobile Service

Sable Island DXpedition
Murray, WA4DAN, team leader of the 2020 Sable Island DXpedition, has received permission to make a one day trip out to the Sable Island National Park Reserve in preparation for the 2020 DXpedition to the island

Nuke sensors detect asteroid explosion
On June 22nd, sensors operated by the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization detected an explosion south of Puerto Rico.  It was not, however, a nuclear bomb

Ofcom approves spectrum licence changes to help support 5G
Ofcom has approved a request from the UK’s main mobile network operators to make technical changes to their spectrum licences, which will support the rollout of ultrafast mobile services

New IOTA references
During the IOTA Forum at this year’s Ham Radio, Roger G3KMA announced the following six new IOTA groups

13 Colonies Special Event
The 11th 13 Colonies Special Event will take place from July 1 (13z) until July 8 (04z) with the following calls

The ARRL DX Bulletin reports that the following operations are approved for DXCC credit

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

Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio News:

Doug Wilson (KH7DQ) is offering one more free Technician License Class on Hawaii Island for 2019.  That class is set for 17 October 2019 at the Keaau Community Center in Keaau, Hawaii Island. For more information, please contact Doug at douscelle@aol.com

“Grid Madness 2019”, the Hawaii Island-based VHF/UHF Simplex Contest, is set for Sunday, 15 September 2019, from 1300 to 1700 HST.  You can download the contest package here:  https://gridmadness.blogspot.com.

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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section