Ham Radio Update


Welcome to the Sunday evening edition of Big Island ARRL News.  In this post, I feature the Amateur/Ham Radio newsletter from John Woodstock (K1DWU).  He summarizes the major ham radio news headlines into an easily-read report which taps sources from the ARRL to the Southgate Amateur Radio Club News.

Views expressed in this news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.  Content supplied by John Woodstock (K1DWU) and the organizations cited by him.

Source:  http://www.hamradioupdate.com/.  Please click link or scroll down to read your selections. This report covers the period 04 October 2019 through 06 October 2019.

October 06, 2019

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP

October 06, 2019 09:12 AM – Southgate ARC – Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to remain at low levels

WRC-19: ITU Preparatory report released

October 06, 2019 09:12 AM – Southgate ARC – The Conference Preparatory Meeting (CPM) Report on technical, operational and regulatory/procedural matters to be considered by WRC-19 is available for download

QSO Today – Frank Howell – K4FMH

October 06, 2019 09:12 AM – Southgate ARC – Frank Howell, K4FMH, has a love for radio and electronics that goes back over 60 years, but is only now a recent licensee

LAPAN-A2 satellite used during earthquake disaster

October 06, 2019 09:12 AM – Southgate ARC – Indonesia’s national amateur radio society ORARI reports Joko Santoso YC8NYJ was the first person to successfully communicate during the earthquake and tsunami disaster in Palu, Central Sulawesi in September 2018

Get ready for BACAR on Saturday, Oct 12

October 06, 2019 09:12 AM – Southgate ARC – South Africa’s SARL reports on the amateur radio balloon flight planned for Saturday, October 12, that will carry two linear transponders, SSTV, APRS and LoRaWAN

FCC takes decisive action against deliberate interference

October 06, 2019 09:12 AM – Southgate ARC – The ARRL report a New York Radio Amateur — Harold Guretzky, K6DPZ, of Richmond Hill — is facing a $17,000 fine imposed by the FCC. Guretzky was issued a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture (NAL) on October 3 for causing intentional interference on a local repeater and preventing other radio amateurs from using it.

The AWA SSB Valve QSO Party this afternoon

October 06, 2019 09:12 AM – Southgate ARC – The SSB Valve QSO Party runs from 13:00 to 17:00 UTC this afternoon with activity on 40 and 80 meters

ICQ Podcast Episode 307 – Rola Masts and Handheld Radio Programming Guide

October 06, 2019 06:31 AM – ICQ Podcast -In this episode, Martin Butler (M1MRB/W9ICQ) reviews headphones from BHI Noise Cancelation Products, A Handheld Radio Programming Guide and we speak to Chris Taylor from Moonraker regarding Rola Masts, Network Radio and a Dual Band DMR Radio with Bluetooth Connectivity to any device.

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October 05, 2019

Propagation de K7RA

October 05, 2019 09:13 AM – Southgate ARC – A new sunspot from old Solar Cycle 24 appeared on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, then by Thursday was gone. The sunspot number was 11 on both days, the minimum non-zero sunspot number

WIA Board Comment by Peter Clee VK8ZZ

October 05, 2019 09:13 AM – Southgate ARC – WIA Director Peter Clee VK8ZZ says the changes announced by ACMA to the amateur licences haven’t gone as far as WIA want. Increased Foundation power, to 50w, still on agenda

USKA to address ham radio youth crisis

October 05, 2019 09:13 AM – Southgate ARC – The promotion of youth in amateur radio is a central concern of Switzerland’s amateur radio society the USKA but in 2018 only one amateur under 25 joined the UKSA

Parks on the Air – A sunny day in the Peak District

October 05, 2019 09:13 AM – Southgate ARC – Two friends Gary M0ONI and Paul M0PJA went out to the Peak District to activate it as part of Parks on the Air (POTA), this is how they got on

VK6WIA NewsWest

October 05, 2019 09:13 AM – Southgate ARC – NewsWest for Sunday 6th October 2019 is our Club Focus episode, and we invited Western Australian clubs to promote themselves and their activities. The Radio Amateur Society of Australia also has some good news on two x one callsigns

HRN 414: There’s no such thing as free rack space

October 05, 2019 09:13 AM – Southgate ARC – David Goldenberg W0DHG and Jim Aspinwall NO1PC discuss this week’s BIG California ham radio story. Was the repeater kicked out of the CalFire vault, or did the state just decide that it needed to be “official”….

Ham radio use of 2400 MHz in Spain

October 05, 2019 09:13 AM – Southgate ARC – Spain’s national amateur radio society URE reports that amateurs will be allowed to use 2,400.050 to 2,409.500 MHz for QO-100 (Es’hail-2) geostationary satellite contacts until Dec 26, 2020

Foundations of Amateur Radio

October 05, 2019 09:13 AM – Southgate ARC – About a year or so ago I received a message from a friend of mine. The message asked if I would have or could find a use for some amateur radio gear from their active amateur father who became a silent key. That started a sequence of events that leads us here, today

October 04, 2019

FCC Proposes Fining New York Radio Amateur $17,000 for Deliberate Interference

October 04, 2019 11:44 PM –

The K7RA Solar Update

October 04, 2019 04:32 PM – ARRL -A new sunspot from old Cycle 24 appeared on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, then by Thursday was gone.

The sunspot number was 11 on both days, the minimum non-zero sunspot number.

Average daily solar flux rose only slightly from 67.3 to 67.6. Geomagnetic indices were higher. Average planetary A index rose from 5.4 to 14.4, and average mid-latitude A index increased from 4.6 to 11.

Predicted so…

The November issue of Digital QST is Now Available!

October 04, 2019 03:12 PM –

Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) Registration is “On Track”

October 04, 2019 10:49 AM –

Short-term restricted service licensing review

October 04, 2019 09:13 AM – Southgate ARC – Ofcom is today seeking views on its proposal to change two parts of its ‘short-term restricted service’ licensing (‘SRSLs’) policy.

From amateur radio social club to 50 years of disaster response

October 04, 2019 09:13 AM – Southgate ARC – Steve Landers KD4MNJ started with an amateur radio club that felt like family, led to participation in disaster response that continued through a lifetime of emergencies and disasters

144 MHz low power EME talk on YouTube

October 04, 2019 09:13 AM – Southgate ARC – On September 7, Bill Keicher KC1HTT gave a presentation on amateur radio 144 MHz Earth-Moon-Earth (EME) communication to the NorthEast HamXposition event in Boxborough, Massachusetts

DX News from the ARRL

October 04, 2019 09:13 AM – Southgate ARC – The American Radio Relay League’s round-up of the forthcoming week’s DX activity on the amateur radio bands
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Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio News:

The National Weather Service will conduct Skywarn Spotter Training on Wednesday, 16 October 2019, at the Mokupapapa Discovery Center in Hilo.  To register for the course, please go here: https://www.evenbright.com/e/nws-skywarn-storm-spotter-training-ticket-7455633111

Doug Wilson (KH7DQ) will offer one more free Technician License Class this year.  The new class begins on Thursday, 17 October 2019, at the Keaau Community Center in Keaau, Hawaii Island.  Please contact Doug at douscelle@aol.com

For the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news and information, please visit the blog sidebars and links. These news feeds are updated daily and weekly. Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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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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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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