This report covers the period 04 July 2019 through 06 July 2019.
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News for Saturday 6 July
SARL position on French WRC-2023 proposal
The SARL (South African Radio League) have received several requests for clarification and more information regarding the recent French proposal for expansion of frequencies for aeronautical mobile services including the 2m amateur band
Foundations of Amateur Radio #213 The Software Defined Radio vs. Traditional Radio choice
For some time I’ve been explaining how some of the internal workings of a Software Defined Radio operate with a view to getting into the nitty gritty of the why and the how
REF and EURAO meeting on 2m crisis
The president of REF, F5DJL, visited the EURAO booth at HAM RADIO 2019 and met its Secretary-General, EA3CIW, who, a week before, had sent an email offering support and collaboration in the 144-146 MHz affair before French Administration
RAC Website shutdown
The Radio Amateurs of Canada website will be shutting down as of 1700hrs (5:00pm) on Friday, July 5, 2019 to facilitate the switch over to a new server and operational software
US Exams in VK
To mark the updated General question pool, Oz VE ran what appears to have been the first exam session in the world to use a paper drawn from this pool
ACRUX-1 launched ACRUX-1, the Melbourne Space Program’s inaugural cube satellite, has taken off for orbit
Worked All RST special event Members of the North Country DX Association (NCDXA club K7ICE) will be on HF celebrating their 5th Annual ‘Worked All RST‘ special event starting Jan. 1, 2020, running through February 28th
Members of the Z2LA and 7P8LB team are planning a trip to Zambia between March 5-15th (2020). A preliminary departure date is 4th of March 2020. The license application form has been received and will shortly be forwarded with requests for the 9J2LA callsign
NI radio ham to rescue
The Belfast Telegraph reports how amateur radio enthusiast Esther Harper GI0AZA from Co Londonderry helped rescue a man more than 300 miles away in Wales
Two Metres: Re-Allocation? Radio Amateurs of Canada has received several requests for more information in response to reports on some websites and discussions on email lists of a proposal to reallocate 144 MHz -146MHz from the Amateur Radio Service to the Aeronautical Mobile Service
According to ARRL Pacific Section Manager Joseph Speroni (AH0A), the next Hawaii QSO Party will be held on 23-25 August 2019. Joe adds that “There will be a lot of activity out there to work. Hawaii stations work everyone. Everyone else works Hawaii. Exchange is a signal report and your Hawaii district.” You can find all the rules and procedures here: http://www.hawaiiqsoparty.org/.
“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 a revised contest package here: https://gridmadness.blogspot.com.
Just a reminder: The monthly test of the Mauna Kea repeater (WH6FIU–146.72 MHz-PL100.0) will be held today, Saturday, 06 July 2019, from 1200 to 1300 HST.
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