Ham Radio Update 10/20/2019


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Accessed on 21 October 2019, 0020 UTC, Post 1169.

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October 20, 2019

World and generations connected by amateur radio

October 20, 2019 09:13 AM – Southgate ARC – The JARL reports Tokyo’s Amateur Radio Ham Fair 2019 welcomed a total of 42,000 visitors in two days. This was the highest number of visitors since it became a two day event

WIA Board – Young people are our future

October 20, 2019 09:13 AM – Southgate ARC – In this weeks Board Comment WIA Director Mike VK8MA says “We need to replace silent keys with young vibrant youth enthusiasm”

The CQ WW DX SSB Contest next weekend

October 20, 2019 09:13 AM – Southgate ARC – SARL News reports the CQ WW is the largest Amateur Radio competition in the world. Over 35 000 participants take to the airwaves on the last weekend of October (SSB) and November (CW) with the goal of making as many contacts, with as many different DXCC entities and CQ Zones, as possible

QSO Today – Ganesh Subramaniam – VU2TS

October 20, 2019 09:13 AM – Southgate ARC – Ganesh Subramaniam, VU2TS, began his ham radio journey in 1959 trying to find someone, anyone, somewhere in his native Bangalore, India, who could provide basic information about the amateur radio service in India

Largest ever South African delegation to attend WRC-19

October 20, 2019 09:13 AM – Southgate ARC – SARL News reports next week South Africa will send the largest ever delegation to attend the ITU World Radio Conference in Egypt

Further Electromagnetic Field restrictions in Poland?

October 20, 2019 09:13 AM – Southgate ARC – Poland’s Health Ministry is reported to be working on a draft regulation that is feared will set new restrictions on levels of electromagnetic fields (EMF), this appears to have arisen due to misguided concerns about 5G

2019 AMSAT Symposium underway! Livestream available

October 20, 2019 09:13 AM – Southgate ARC – The 37th Annual AMSAT Space Symposium and General Meeting has begun, and will continue through Sunday, October 20, 2019, at The Hilton Arlington in Arlington, Virginia. Sessions are being live streamed

ICQ Podcast Episode 309 – Propagation Tools and Contest Validation

October 20, 2019 07:19 AM – ICQ Podcast -In this episode, Martin Butler (M1MRB/W9ICQ) discusses Propogation Tools with Steve Nicol G0KYA and finds out how the RSGB has modernised the adjudication of RSGB Contests for faster, more accurate results with Simone Wilson M0BOX.

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October 19, 2019

Propagation de K7RA

October 19, 2019 08:14 AM – Southgate ARC – Solar activity remains very low. At the bottom of the sunspot cycle, any sunspot activity is fleeting. Again, another week passes with no sunspots at all. Spaceweather.com reports no sunspots for the past two weeks, and the total number of spotless days this year is now 213 days, or 73%, matching the percentage of spotless days in 2008

New Zealand Net (NZ Net)

October 19, 2019 08:14 AM – Southgate ARC – The New Zealand Net (NZ Net) is an 80-metre CW net operating every Monday-Friday evening

Mauritania

October 19, 2019 08:14 AM – Southgate ARC – DX-World.net reports that operators Johannes PA5X (5T5PA) and Evert PA2KW (5T2KW) will be active from a special location somewhere in Mauritania between the evening of October 19th until the morning of the 26th

Marquesas Island DXpedition

October 19, 2019 08:14 AM – Southgate ARC – The Can-Am DXpedition Team will arrive in French Polynesia on November 3rd. While in Tahiti (FO), there will be some activity – including low bands — for a couple of days/nights….

JOTA down-under

October 19, 2019 08:14 AM – Southgate ARC – This year JOTA celebrates 62 years of connecting scouts and guides by radio. A few things to note, with the change of DMR talk groups for JOTA this weekend, the Tasmania Wia news is on TG3807 this weekend at 9:30 am advises VK7ZCR

Foundations of Amateur Radio

October 19, 2019 08:14 AM – Southgate ARC – World Wide Radio Operators Foundation – The other day I accidentally learnt something new. I know, it’s crazy, sometimes I surprise myself

Brazil: High school students shown amateur radio

October 19, 2019 08:14 AM – Southgate ARC – Brazilian radio amateurs participated in a Science Fair at Gonçalves Dias School, Boa Vista on October 16

October 18, 2019

The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Available

October 18, 2019 06:11 PM – ARRL -Listen to the new episode of ARRL Audio News on your iOS or Android podcast app, or online at http://www.blubrry.com/arrlaudionews/. Audio News is also retransmitted on a number of FM repeaters. Click here and then scroll down to see the list.

 

New ARRL Handbook and ARRL Antenna Book Editions Available in Your Favorite Format

October 18, 2019 04:20 PM –

The K7RA Solar Update

October 18, 2019 01:38 PM – ARRL -Solar activity remains very low. At the bottom of the sunspot cycle, any sunspot activity is fleeting. Again, another week passes with no sunspots at all. Spaceweather.com reports no sunspots for the past two weeks, and the total number of spotless days this year is now 213 days, or 73%, matching the percentage of spotless days in 2008.

Average daily solar flux during the week of October 10-16 w…

Will a Beginners licence cure the slump in new radio amateurs?

October 18, 2019 09:12 AM – Southgate ARC – The number getting their UK Foundation licence has slumped in the past 13 years. In this YouTube video RSGB VHF Manager John Regnault G4SWX discusses his proposal for a Beginners Amateur Radio Licence

SC0UT on-the-air for JOTA

October 18, 2019 09:12 AM – Southgate ARC – Scouts in Sweden have got an appropriate call sign for this weekend’s Jamboree On The Air (JOTA) – it’s SC0UT

Pitcairn Island DXpedition

October 18, 2019 09:12 AM – Southgate ARC – I experienced a sudden and relatively severe, acute illness and was hospitalized for a number of days. I am recovering at home, but the risk of compromising the DXpedition to Pitcairn Island is too great for me to make the trip with the team. My friend Glenn, W0GJ, will take on my responsibilities and the DXpedition will proceed as otherwise planned. Ralph K0IR

French national ham radio societies meet

October 18, 2019 09:12 AM – Southgate ARC – The URC, AMSAT-F, DR@F, VE-France, FFBRA and REF met on September 22 and October 13 in Nanterre to define the working methods and priorities of the Inter Associations Radioamateur Group (GIAR)

ARRL ham radio magazine aimed at Beginners-to-Intermediate

October 18, 2019 09:12 AM – Southgate ARC – ARRL is launching a new magazine, On the Air, in January 2020. To be published on a bimonthly basis, On the Air will offer new and beginner-to-intermediate-level radio amateurs a fresh approach to exploring radio communication
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Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio News:

The National Weather Service will conduct Skywarn Spotter Training for West and North Hawaii radio amateurs on Wednesday, 30 October 2019, from 1000-1200 HST, at the W. M. Keck Observatory Headquarters in Waimea.  Space is limited to the first 19 who sign up for the class.  Here’s where to go for class registration:

https://www.eventbrite.com/o/nws-data-collection-office-hilo-26756532773

For the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news and information, please check this blog daily.  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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