September 30, 2019 08:23 PM – ARRL -The team from Belarus dominated the 16th High-Speed Telegraphy (HST) World Championship in mid-September, sponsored by the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU). Belarus came away with more than two-thirds of the medals, with several other countries’ teams sharing the rest. Representatives of 19 countries participated in the championship, which took place in Albena, Bulgaria, sponsored by th…
September 30, 2019 08:20 PM – ARRL -Former ARRL North Texas Section Manager Phil Clements, K5PC, of Ben Wheeler, Texas, died on September 23. An ARRL Life Member, he was 79. Wheeler served as ARRL North Texas Section Communications Manager/Section Manager from 1979 until 1989. (ARRL changed the position title to Section Manager in 1984.) Clements was a pilot for Braniff Airways and Airborne Express.
September 30, 2019 06:19 PM – ARRL -AMSAT-NA has received a request from radio amateurs involved with emergency communications in the Azores to forgo AO-92 L/v operation of the satellite this week.
“Hurricane Lorenzo is expected to pass through the Azores as a Category 4 storm Tuesday and Wednesday, and they are requesting AO-92 remain in U/v for potential emergency traffic,” AMSAT Vice President of Operations Drew Glasbrenner, KO…
September 30, 2019 07:13 AM – Southgate ARC – In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Chris Howard M0TCH, Ed Durrant DD5LP, and Frank Howell K4FMH to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief and this episode’s feature is UK Hamfest 2019
September 30, 2019 07:13 AM – Southgate ARC – Drew Glasbrenner, KO4MA, AMSAT VP Operations has received a request from amateurs involved with emergency communications in the Azores, requesting we forego L/v operation on AO-92 this week
September 30, 2019 07:13 AM – Southgate ARC – Who will be the winner of the 2019 Wednesday 80 m Club Sprint? Look at the overall results after four legs of the Sprint, it can be the Boland or the West Rand Clubs who take the trophy?
September 29, 2019 09:12 AM – Southgate ARC – Virgin Orbit LauncherOne’s progress report this week says that the rocket has been ‘been fully integrated, tested, checked, re-checked, analyzed, and triple-checked’. LauncherOne now is destined for a rigorous crucible of engineering demonstrations and tests at a test site up in Mojave to begin Virgin Orbit’s first proper launch campaign
September 29, 2019 09:12 AM – Southgate ARC – One of the French national amateur radio societies URC has posted a report on the first meeting of the Inter Association Radio Amateur Group held September 22
September 29, 2019 09:12 AM – Southgate ARC – NASA’s International Space Apps Challenge has become the world’s largest global hackathon, engaging thousands of citizens across the globe to use NASA’s open data to build innovative solutions to challenges we face on Earth and in space
September 29, 2019 06:49 AM – ICQ Podcast -In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Chris Howard M0TCH, Ed Durrant DD5LP, and Frank Howell K4FMH to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief and this episode’s feature is UK Hamfest 2019.
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– North Korea tests DRM on Amateur Radio Band – Bulgarian hams Gain Limited Access to 50 MHz – Pirate DAB multiplexes take to the Air – Saltwater and Plastic Antenna – Wanna hijack a USAF orbiting satellite? – Volunteer Monitor Program to Debut – National Club of the Year 2018 Winners Announced – VK Licence Conditions Changes – OR Prefix Celebrates Belgium Princess Birthday
September 28, 2019 09:11 AM – Southgate ARC – 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
September 28, 2019 09:11 AM – Southgate ARC – 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
September 28, 2019 09:11 AM – Southgate ARC – 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
September 28, 2019 09:11 AM – Southgate ARC – 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
September 28, 2019 09:11 AM – Southgate ARC – 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
September 27, 2019 09:12 AM – Southgate ARC – 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
September 27, 2019 09:12 AM – Southgate ARC – 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
September 26, 2019 09:33 PM – ARRL -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. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the Northern Colorado Amateur Radio Club (NCARC), and the WWV Amateur R…
September 26, 2019 04:20 PM – ARRL -An emergency communications workshop will be held on October 3 in Lima, Peru, following the 20th International Amateur Radio Union Region 2 (IARU R2) General Assembly, to exchange information and increase the response capability of IARU Region 2 member-societies.
Topics will include Amateur Radio’s response to the Chiapas and Mexico City earthquakes, the Fuego volcanic eruption, and use of the M…
September 26, 2019 09:12 AM – Southgate ARC – 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
September 26, 2019 09:12 AM – Southgate ARC – 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
September 26, 2019 09:12 AM – Southgate ARC – 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
September 26, 2019 09:12 AM – Southgate ARC – 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
September 25, 2019 05:36 PM – ARRL -ARRL is inviting campus radio clubs to join a Facebook Live Event on Wednesday, October 16, at 6:30 PM PDT and MST; 7:30 PM MDT; 8:30 PM CDT, or 9:30 PM EDT. The University of Arizona Amateur Radio Club (K7UAZ) is hosting the event.
ARRL staff member Bob Inderbitzen, NQ1R, and students from the radio club will discuss topics involving Amateur Radio clubs at colleges and universities, including h…
September 25, 2019 04:57 PM – ARRL –Orlando HamCation is accepting nominations for its Carole Perry Educator of the Year Award through November 1. This award goes to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution educating and advancing youth in Amateur Radio. The inaugural award in 2018 went to its namesake, Carole Perry, WB2MGP, in recognition of her work in teaching students about ham radio.
September 25, 2019 08:13 AM – Southgate ARC – ALARA, the Australian Ladies Amateur Radio Association, is offering a limited number of grants to any YL applying for a Foundation Licence or upgrading to a Standard or Advanced Amateur Radio Licence
September 25, 2019 08:13 AM – Southgate ARC – The sun is undergoing a remarkable period of spotlessness. During northern summer 2019, the face of the sun was blank (no sunspots) more than 89% of the time
September 25, 2019 08:13 AM – Southgate ARC – Scientific American magazine reports new data suggest the 1921 ‘New York Railroad Storm’ could have surpassed the intensity of the famous Carrington Event of 1859
September 24, 2019 01:39 PM – ARRL -As the September 30 date for the closing of the Official Observer program nears, ARRL has expressed deep appreciation to the hundreds of volunteers who gave their time as Official Observers (OOs) to help preserve the integrity of the Amateur Radio frequencies.
The Official Observer program has served the Amateur Radio community and assisted the FCC Enforcement Bureau for more than 85 years. The …
September 24, 2019 09:12 AM – Southgate ARC – The Air Force will bring a satellite to the Defcon hacking conference next year. Soon, the Air Force will put out a call for submissions. Think you know how to hack a satellite or its ground station? Let them know
September 24, 2019 09:12 AM – Southgate ARC – Standard Time and Frequency station WWV celebrate its centenary on October 1. Rado amateurs have been asked to participate by taking measurements and sharing their results
September 24, 2019 09:12 AM – Southgate ARC – UK Ministry of Defence has released a document that outlines how they will make progress towards the objective to share 750 MHz of public sector spectrum by 2022
September 24, 2019 09:12 AM – Southgate ARC – A jet-like coronal mass ejection (CME) left the sun on Sept. 20th, and it might graze Earth’s magnetic field later this week. Even minor CME strikes can spark geomagnetic storms
September 24, 2019 09:12 AM – Southgate ARC – Phone jamming trial, the real ‘cell’ phone story. Contraband mobile phones should be useless if Goulburn Correctional Centre’s mobile phone jamming trial is going to plan
September 24, 2019 09:12 AM – Southgate ARC – You can still save money when registering for the 50th Anniversary AMSAT Space Symposium and General Meeting, Friday through Sunday, October 18-20, 2019, in Arlington, Virginia
September 23, 2019 07:11 PM – ARRL -The Radio Club of America (RCA) has announced its 2019 award recipients and fellows. Many of those being recognized are radio amateurs. Honorees will be feted at RCA’s 110th Banquet & Awards Presentation on Saturday, November 23, in New York City.
Armstrong Medal: Thomas Marzetta, for outstanding achievements and lasting contributions to the radio arts and sciences and wireless communicati…
September 23, 2019 09:12 AM – Southgate ARC – ARRL instructor Clint Bradford, K6LCS, will be giving his ‘Working Amateur Satellites With Your HT’ presentation at the following clubs and hamlets in the next few weeks
September 23, 2019 09:12 AM – Southgate ARC – Wes AC8JF contacted Southgate News to say: Reports so far are that a few hundred people turned up at the gate of the “Area 51” military reservation, and there was no confrontation. A few thousand people came for other events
September 23, 2019 09:12 AM – Southgate ARC – Pista, HA5AO, is once again active as 3DA0AO from the Kingdom of eSwatini (Swaziland) until September 30th. He will be active from the Mountain Inn Resort at Mbabane
September 23, 2019 09:12 AM – Southgate ARC – ARRL’s Ad Hoc Legislative Advisory Committee will meet with several members of Congress later this month in Washington to introduce new Committee members, reacquaint the lawmakers with Amateur Radio’s most-pressing issues, seek their input on the best ways to achieve ARRL’s objectives in Congress, and request their continuing support
September 22, 2019 09:12 AM – Southgate ARC – The workshop at the NARC planned for 28 September has been postponed, and some of the discussions will now be incorporated in the next scheduled workshop on 23 November
September 22, 2019 09:12 AM – Southgate ARC – Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced his nation’s intention to join the United States’ Moon to Mars exploration approach, including NASA’s Artemis lunar program
September 21, 2019 08:13 AM – Southgate ARC – A new antenna that uses saltwater and plastic has been developed by Lei Xing and her colleagues at the College of Electronic and Information Engineering at Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics in China
September 21, 2019 08:13 AM – Southgate ARC – Distracted driving regulations continue to be an area of interest for many Canadian Radio Amateurs. These regulations are made and enforced by provincial governments and can vary considerably from province to province and over time
September 21, 2019 08:13 AM – Southgate ARC – In NewsWest for Sunday 22nd September 2019 we talk about contests and contesting, with a summary of some of the contests coming up soon, and we take a closer look at the Remembrance Day Contest results
September 21, 2019 08:13 AM – Southgate ARC – In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Leslie Butterfield G0CIB, Edmund Spicer M0MNG, Matthew Nassau M0NJX, Dan Romanchik KB6NU and Ruth Willet KM4LAO to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief and this episode’s feature is Rob Sherwood from Sherwood Engineering
September 21, 2019 08:13 AM – Southgate ARC – Going on an outing – After my fun and games working out how to manage power for a temporary radio set-up, away from my shack and normal infrastructure, I had the pleasure of actually going out to get on air and make some noise
September 21, 2019 08:13 AM – Southgate ARC – In this episode, George found some neat items at the Huntsville Hamfest. Emile builds the COMM Pi CD Archiver with remote control. Tommy creates an IP address Emailer to keep track of your IP address when you are away. Plus we announce the details of the AmateurLogic.TV 14th Anniversary Contest
September 21, 2019 08:13 AM – Southgate ARC – As a result of the 2019 Board of Directors Election, Jerry Buxton, N0JY; Drew Glasbrenner, KO4MA; Patrick Stoddard, WD9EWK; and Michelle Thompson, W5NYV; will serve on the board for two years
September 20, 2019 09:09 PM – ARRL -As a result of the 2019 AMSAT Board of Directors election, Jerry Buxton, N0JY; Drew Glasbrenner, KO4MA; Patrick Stoddard, WD9EWK; and Michelle Thompson, W5NYV, were elected by the AMSAT membership to serve for 2 years. The First Alternate is Brennan Price, N4QX. The Second Alternate is Howie Defelice, AB2S. Both will serve 1-year terms.
Total number of votes cast was 1,052 (892 electronic plus 1…
Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio News:
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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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