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This reports covers the period of 15 July 2019 through 16 July 2019.

News for Tuesday 16 July

19-20 July AO50MOON on EME
As this Saturday July 20th marks the exact date of the Apollo XI moon landing 50 years ago, we are going to put that callsign on EME (Moonbounce)

…all of you who are EME ready, look for our signal from the moon

AmateurLogic 132: Field Day Down South
It’s been a few years since the weather allowed, but this year we made it back to do Field Day In The Woods. Join Tommy, George, and Wayne for a fun time in the wilderness. Emile and the W5SLA crew operate Field Day In The Clubhouse

Engineering students use ARDF to train for disasters
It is’t a mobile game but engineering students are hooked to what is called a game of ‘Foxhunt’ (Amateur Radio Direction Finding)

3.4 GHz 5G sell-off in France
Arcep is launching a public consultation on its draft procedure for awarding 5G licences to use frequencies in the 3.490 – 3.800 GHz band, in Metropolitan France

Dallas Frontiers of Flight Museum Moon Day
The 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s historic moon landing is upon us. Saturday July 20th, the Frontiers of Flight Museum in Dallas, TX Love Field will be presenting it’s annual “Moon Day” STEM event

Ofcom consults on new rules for mobile phone repeaters
Ofcom is proposing changes to the technical requirements for using mobile phone repeaters in vehicles

Adding Lora long range radio to smartphones and connected devices
Would you add another radio to your smartphone? No, not another WiFi or cellular radio; a smartphone already has that. I’m talking about something that provides connectivity through ISM bands, either 433 or 915 MHz. This can be used where you don’t have cell phone coverage, and it has a longer range than WiFi. This is the idea behind the LoRa Sleeve, a messaging system that allows you to send off-the-grid messages

Call for presentations
At the WIA Annual Conference in Sydney it was announced that the 2020 WIA Annual Conference will be held in Hobart on the 8-10 May 2020

United States Special Event
Members of the USS Hornet Amateur Radio Club [HARC], NB6GC, will be on the air this month celebrating the 50th anniversary of the recovery of the Apollo 11 astronauts by the USS Hornet on July 24, 1969

Last chance to book for the VHF workshop
The closing date to register for the VHF workshop is midnight Wednesday 17 July 2019 to allow for catering arrangements to be made. The AMSAT SA dual band Yagi is now back in stock and can be ordered for taking delivery at the workshop


News for Monday 15 July

Galway Digital Radio Network
The Galway Digital Radio Network have received confirmation of the Licenses EJ7IBD for the Inishbofin Island DMR Repeater and EI7LRD for the Loughrea DMR Repeater. The two repeaters are on the bench in preparation for the airwaves

Sovereign Military Order of Malta
Members of the DxFriends Team will lead a DXpedition to the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (SMOM) to be active between July 15-21st

Digital Voice Personal Hotspot frequency allocation
IRTS News say the frequencies used by some operators for these devices has become an issue and it has become necessary to allocate specific frequencies for their use

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary Of The Moon Landing…
Look for PA11APOLLO from the Netherlands between now and August 2nd. QSL via PA1UN

New Science Museum exhibition
Discover the remarkable world of codebreaking, ciphers and secret communications in a new exhibition at the Science Museum in London

DXCC Country/Entity Report
According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 7th/July, through Sunday, 14th/July there were 213 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) is offering one more free Technician License Class this year.  That class begins on Thursday, 17 October 2019, at the Keaau Community Center in Keaau, Hawaii Island.  For details, contact Doug at douscelle@aol.com

The next Hawaii QSO Party will be held from 23 August 2019 through 25 August 2019.  You can download all of the rules and procedure from this site:  http://www.hawaiiqsoparty.org/

“Grid Madness 2019”, the Hawaii Island-based VHF/UHF Simplex Contest happens on Sunday, 15 September 2019, from 1300 to 1700 HST.  You can download the revised contest package from this site: https://gridmadness.blogspot.com

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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM).

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section