Please scroll down to read your selections. The report covers the period of 25 July 2019 through 28 July 2019.
News for Sunday 28 July
QSO Today – Jeanne Socrates – VE0JS Jeanne Socrates, VE0JS, who, once her current voyage ends hopefully at the end of August, will have the distinction of being the oldest person to sail solo around the World without touching land or getting any help of any kind while underway
VE Exams in Australia
The VE Exams Australia Session held for the first time in Osborne Park, Perth this month was a success
Meteor scatter is a form of propagation mode that is used for medium distance ham radio communications, especially on bands like 144 MHz
Bletchley Park and the NRC Where in the UK can you take youngsters that’s fun, educational and free? Bletchley Park, the former top-secret home of Britain’s Codebreakers, is now a vibrant museum and has a packed calendar of interactive exhibitions and events that tell the story of this historic site
News for Saturday 27 July
Foundations of Amateur Radio #216 How far can I talk on radio?
A question that regularly hits the enquiring minds of people who are not (yet) radio amateurs is one about distance. For both amateurs and those who are not yet) inducted into our community the concept of distance speaks in ways that other parts of our hobby don’t. It’s a simple concept, between these two points, how far can you talk?
Ofcom fines RT £200,000
Ofcom has fined the news channel RT £200,000 for serious failures to comply with our broadcasting rules – and required the channel to broadcast a summary of our findings to its viewers
VK6WIA NewsWest Welcome to NewsWest for Sunday 28th July 2019. Today we focus our attention on Contesting, and we’ll have information about contests that have been and gone, and those that are yet to happen
DXCC Country/Entity Report
According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Friday, 19th July, through Friday, 26th July there were 199 countries active
IOTA news from OPDX Weekly IOTA News – compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW, editor of the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin
FT4 contests announced
The RSGB Contest Committee have announced a series of contests using the new digital mode FT4
CAS-7B with FM transponder launched
The Amateur Radio satellite CAS-7B (BP-1B), carrying an FM transponder, was successfully launched at 05:00 GMT on July 25, 2019 and the FM transponder and Telemetry Beacon have been received
GB100HAL Commemorating 100 Years of Royal Air Force Halton
The special event callsign GB100HA has been issued to be used within the boundaries of Royal Air Force Halton in conjunction with the many events which are taking part celebrating the anniversary
The Current War Rob Mannion, G3XFD has written to tell us about a new film which has just gone on general release. Called ‘The Current War‘, the film features the ‘war’ between the rival promoters of D.C. and A.C. ….Edison and Westinghouse
The Space Weather Woman
Goodbye Sunspot, Hello Coronal Hole – The latest space weather forecast from Dr Tamitha Skov WX6SWW
DX News from the ARRL
The American Radio Relay League’s round-up of the forthcoming week’s DX activity on the amateur radio bands
News for Thursday 25 July
Tony’s 10m Band Report
Mediocre weekday activity but the weekend was a boomer. There was still some DX about even during the week.
I worked Monaco and Lebanon. I failed with Jordan and Malta. A couple of ‘MOON’ stations still about, TM1MOON (France) and AO50MOON (Spain). I worked him but on 40m. GB100BM (Bentley Motors) was about. I also worked GB100HAL (RAF Halton) on 10m. I’m a member there but this was not a scheduled contact.
Chat N Show
In news from the North West of Tasmania we learn that Shirley VK7HSC‘s Chat N Show Bi monthly meeting is next set for September 4
The International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend is an annual event attracting nearly 500 registrations for operations throughout the world, One Aussie group that do it well is the Summerland Amateur Radio Club
Please save the dates 24 August-25 August 2019 for the Hawaii QSO Party. According to Alan (AD6E/KH6TU), HQP Chairman, “The HQP will run from 0400Z 24 August to 0359Z 26 August. Translated, that’s 6 pm HST FRIDAY through 5:59 pm Sunday. Work as many stations on as many bands and modes as you can. You can find the complete set of rules here: http://www.hawaiiqsoparty.org/Rules/HQP/HQPRules-2019-A.html
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 Keauu, Hawaii Island. Contact Dough at email@example.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 revised contest package here: https://gridmadness.blogspot.com
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Retired News director of Pacific Radio Group Radio Stations on Hawaii-the Big Island. I have more than 40 years of broadcast experience, including positons at KTUH-FM (UH-Manoa), KPOI-FM (Honolulu). KHLO-AM (Hilo), KKBG-FM (KBIG-FM)(Hilo/Kona), KAPA-FM (Hilo-Kona). Native-FM (Hilo-Kona), and ESPN Hawaii (Hilo-Kona). Former University of Hawaii-Hilo librarian. Retired Air Force Officer. Amateur (Ham) Radio operator since 1977 (currently holds the Amateur Extra Class License from the FCC-KH6JRM).... Can read, write, and speak Russian. Retired on 30 September 2011, but still maintains a Hawaii Island News Blog.
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