Welcome to the latest edition of “Ham Radio Update” from Big Island ARRL News. Views expressed in this Amateur/Ham Radio news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.
Accessed on 09 October 2019, 2155 UTC, Post 1151.
Editor: John Woodstock (K1DWU).
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October 09, 2019
October 09, 2019 04:56 PM – ARRL -ARES volunteers in Hawaii took the opportunity of the 2019 Simulated Emergency Test (SET) on October 6 (UTC) to test Winlink
radio messaging to the US mainland, using the KH6YY
(KH6J) contest station on O’ahu. One of the premier contest stations in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, KH6YY offers a commanding propagation path over an expanse of saltwater.
“You have to start with digital modes somew…
October 09, 2019 04:53 PM – ARRL -The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has published changes to the Amateur Radio license conditions, effective on September 21. According to the Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA), all restrictions on emission modes have been removed for all licensees, and restrictions on permitted transmission bandwidths have been lifted for all licensees on all bands allowed for each lic…
October 09, 2019 04:42 PM – ARRL -In Greene County, Ohio, one public official not only observed the ARES Simulated Emergency Test (SET) this month but participated in it with Greene County ARES (GCARES). Greene County Sheriff Gene Fischer, KX8GCS (“Greene County Sheriff”), checked in when the Resource Net Control, Bob Baker, N8ADO, of Beavercreek, called for volunteers. Although the suggested scenario called for only using simp…
October 09, 2019 04:32 PM –
October 09, 2019 11:32 AM – ARRL –[UPDATED 2019-10-09 @ 1647 UTC to reflect that individual was not a member of the DXpedition team.]
Due to the illness of an Island resident, the ZK3A Tokelau Islands DXpedition
the operation has shut down a couple of days ahead of schedule.
“ALL TEAM MEMBERS ARE FINE!” said an announcement on the ZK3A website. “A person on the island is ill. So, they have sent the boat there early to get this pe…
October 09, 2019 08:13 AM – Southgate ARC – Broadcaster KUNC reports that a little-known radio station in Fort Collins might one day save the world
October 09, 2019 08:13 AM – Southgate ARC – Who needs sunspots? Yesterday, the spotless sun sparked an outburst of Arctic auroras right in the middle of Solar Minimum
October 09, 2019 08:13 AM – Southgate ARC – Al Williams WD5GNR writes on Hackaday about the MFJ amateur radio RigPi Station Server
October 09, 2019 08:13 AM – Southgate ARC – RSGB VHF Manager John Regnault G4SWX has set out his proposal for a new Entry Level amateur radio licence
October 09, 2019 08:13 AM – Southgate ARC – Essex Ham reports on the successful Amateur Radio contact between Bampton School in Devon (GB4BPS) and astronaut Drew Morgan KI5AAA (NA1SS) on the ISS that took place on October 8
October 09, 2019 08:13 AM – Southgate ARC – Norman G4AYU wrote: Just been posted on the BBC Archive twitter account. It’s an old video from 1949 featuring G8IG and ZS1PK
October 09, 2019 08:13 AM – Southgate ARC – Her six massive transmitters may be quiet, but she is far from silent. Amateur radio operators routinely talk to the world from station WC8VOA in West Chester, Ohio, located about 25 miles north of Cincinnati. This former VOA relay station is now a museum with collections from the Gray History of Wireless Radios; Powel Crosley Jr., and Cincinnati radio and TV broadcasting history; and the Voice of America
October 09, 2019 08:13 AM – Southgate ARC – Compiled by Andreas, DK5ON of the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club
October 08, 2019
October 08, 2019 05:08 PM –
October 08, 2019 03:24 PM – ARRL -Southern Rocker Larry “LJ” Junstrom, K4EB, died on October 6. He was reported to be 70.
Junstrom was a founding member and bassist of Lynyrd Skynyrd, although he left the group before it recorded its first album. He’s better known as a member of another Southern Rock band, 38 Special, with which he performed from 1977 until retiring in 2014.
“The Big Man on the Big Bass has left us,” said a sta…
October 08, 2019 09:12 AM – Southgate ARC – Radio Amateurs of Canada is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications from Amateur Radio clubs across the country for our Liability Insurance Program for 2020
October 08, 2019 09:12 AM – Southgate ARC – The Czech radioclub ‘CRC’ organized a subregional YOTA camp called ‘Weekend of Experiencies’ from September 27-29
October 08, 2019 09:12 AM – Southgate ARC – ABC News article about radio amateur Tony Hutchison VK5ZAI says ‘NASA considers this 80-year-old radio buff part of the astronaut family’
October 08, 2019 09:12 AM – Southgate ARC – On or about October 9, AO-7 will enter a period of full illumination that will last until approximately December 2
October 08, 2019 09:12 AM – Southgate ARC – The QRPersNZ Group is alive and well, and operating a weekly net on Thursday nights at 0800 UTC on 3.690mHz
October 08, 2019 09:12 AM – Southgate ARC – Melbourne QRP by the Bay is coming up next month – Saturday 2 November at 3pm. It’s an occasional gathering of homebrewers, QRPers and portable operators
October 08, 2019 09:12 AM – Southgate ARC – All radio amateurs use coax and often quite a bit of it. Not only is it used for connecting between units in the shack, but it is also used, normally as the feeder of choice for taking the transmitter power to the antenna and conversely the received signals from the antenna to the receiver
Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio News:
The National Weather Service will offer Skywarn Storm Spotter Training on Wednesday, 16 October 2019, at the Mokupapapa Discovery Center in Hilo. To register, go here: https://www.evenbright.com/e/nws-skywarn-storm-spotter-training-tickets-7455633111.
Doug Wilson (KH7DQ) is offering the final free Technician License Class of this year. The class begins on Thursday, 17 October 2019, at the Keaau Community Center in Keaau, Hawaii Island. For details, contact Doug at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)
Public Information Coordinator
Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section