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Accessed on 29 September 2019, 0705 UTC, Post 1135.  This post covers the period of 26 September 2019 to 28 September 2019.



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News for Saturday 28 September

Foundations of Amateur Radio
Lessons Learnt
Learning to me is an ongoing process. For some reason that’s not a universal experience. I’ve met people who cram for an exam, pass their test, get the certificate and hang out their shingle. The retained knowledge is spotty and vigorously defended as the final word on the topic

Australian Foundation amateur radio licence changes
Australian Foundation holders are now permitted to build transmitters and let unlicenced people use their station. WIA hope the problematic 7 character callsign issue will be addressed later

HAREC exams at HAMEXPO show October 12
A HAREC certificate allows you to apply for highest class of amateur licence in any CEPT country. There’s an opportunity to take a 40 question HAREC exam at the HAMEXPO show in Le Mans Oct. 12

VK6WIA NewsWest
Welcome to News West brought to you by VK6 Amateur Radio News. It’s Sunday the 29th of September and we have a jam-packed program for you this week, with the biggest news in a year, or perhaps a decade from the ACMA

Vatican News
On the morning of Sunday, 29 September, between 10.25 am – 12.15 pm, Pope Francis will mark World Day of Migrants and Refugees with the celebration of Holy Mass in St. Peter’ Square

ANFR release annual report
France’s communications regulator the ANFR has released their annual report for 2018

Statement on 2019 World Athletics Championships (Listed Events)
Ofcom has granted consent for the BBC to broadcast exclusive live coverage of the 2019 World Athletics Championships

Geomagnetic storm warning (category G2)
A large hole in the sun’s atmosphere is facing Earth and spewing a stream of solar wind in our direction


News for Friday 27 September

USA exams system endorsed by ACMA
WIA reports Australia’s communications regulator ACMA is reinstating the reciprocal arrangement for US amateur radio licence holders

Three Parks on the Air!
Last weekend three members of Worksop Amateur Radio Society set out to activate three Parks, as part of the Parks on the Air Scheme (POTA)

MacDoppler Version 2.31 released
Satellite tracking software for Mac.
Dog Park Software is pleased to announce that MacDoppler Version 2.31 has been released

ARISS contact edited and translated
Monday Sept 23, the ISS flying over Europe, astronaut ready to contact kids at the Children´s INN at NIH (USA)

The Space Weather Woman
Aurora People Get Ready for a Show – The latest space weather forecast from Dr Tamitha Skov WX6SWW

Fairer prices for broadband customers
Ofcom has just set out a range of measures to help ensure out-of-contract broadband customers pay fairer prices, and providers offer better protection to vulnerable customers

WWV Centennial celebration and special event kick off this weekend
The culmination of months of planning will come to a head this weekend as the WWV Centennial Celebration and the related WW0WWV Amateur Radio special event get under way. WW0WWV will begin operation on Saturday at 0000 UTC and continue through October 2 at 0000 UTC

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 26 September

Tony’s 10m Band Report
Most popular on Ten Metres, well different stations most every day.

ZD7FT (St. Helena), SV2 and SV6 (Greece both /B), 7Q6 and 7Q7 (Malawi), 5T5PA (Mauritania) and TC1HUT (Turkey Technofest) amongst others.  

Changes to VK Licence Conditions
The ACMA Spectrum Licence Policy Section has implemented an amendment to the licence conditions for VK amateurs. This came into effect on 21 September and varies all 3 licence classes

Radio hams get ready for Simulated Emergency Test
Radio amateurs across the USA will be participating in a Simulated Emergency Test (SET) on Saturday, October 5

Belgium radio hams may use OR Prefix
To celebrate the birthday of Her Royal Highness Princess Elisabeth of Belgium radio amateurs may use the prefix OR instead of ON from October 25 to December 25

European DX Council now on YouTube
The European DX Council now has a YouTube channel. First video is 12 minutes of footage from the 2019 conference in Andorra, thanks to EDXC member Eric Tiffon

ISWL callsigns for October 2019
The following ISWL club callsigns will be used throughout the month of October 2019

16th IARU HST World Championship
The 16th IARU High Speed Telegraphy World Championship took place in Albena, Bulgaria during September 13-17

Radio ham’s spark signal spans Pacific
The Sydney Morning Herald reported that on January 5, 1924 a spark station in the USA was received in New Zealand

Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio News:

Please participated in the Big Island Amateur Radio Club’s 2019 Simulated Emergency Test (SET) on Saturday, 05 October 2019.  For more information, go here:  http://biarc.net/2019set.shtml

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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section