Ham Radio Update


Welcome to the current edition of “Ham Radio Update” from Big Island ARRL News.

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This report covers the period of 30 October 2019 through 31 October 2019.

Editor:  John Woodstock (K1DWU).

October 31, 2019

ARRL Headquarters Telephone System Temporarily Off Line

October 31, 2019 08:11 PM – ARRL -The ARRL Headquarters telephone system is undergoing maintenance this evening between 6:30 and 7:30 PM EST (2230 to 2330 UTC). All phone services for Headquarters, including voice mail, will be off line for approximately 20 minutes sometime during this period.


So Now What? Podcast

October 31, 2019 06:41 PM – ARRL -“A Halloween and Throwback Special with QST Senior Editor, Jen Glifort, KC1KNL,” will be the focus of the new (October 31) episode of the So Now What? podcast for Amateur Radio newcomers.

If you’re a newly licensed Amateur Radio operator, chances are you have lots of questions. This biweekly podcast has answers! So Now What? offers insights from those who’ve been just where you are now. New epi…

ARRL Headquarters Welcomes New Section Managers for Orientation

October 31, 2019 06:40 PM –

WRC-19 Day-2: The real work begins

October 31, 2019 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – The RSGB WRC-19 team have released their report on Day 2 of the World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 (WRC-19) being held in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt from October 28 to November 22

Scottish microwave enthusiasts host Round Table

October 31, 2019 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – In Scotland, there’ll be a little bit of competition but mostly a whole lot of discussion during the Scottish microwave Round Table

Researchers transmit energy with a laser-in ‘historic’ power-beaming demonstration

October 31, 2019 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – For the first time, hundreds of watts of power were wirelessly transmitted hundreds of meters, with an integrated system that ensured the safety of operators and bystanders

New issue of RadCom Plus now available

October 31, 2019 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – RSGB have released a new edition of their publication RadCom Plus, designed for articles that are more technical in nature and need more explanation and detail than is available with the limited pages of RadCom

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station contact opportunity

October 31, 2019 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) Program is seeking formal and informal education institutions and organizations, individually or working together, to host an Amateur Radio contact with a crew member on board the ISS

This Sunday: EANET Sprint Contest 2019

October 31, 2019 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – On November 3, from 08:00 to 12:00 UTC, it will be held the next edition of the ‘sprint contest’ version of the same name Award, devoted to the ‘Radio Clubs of the World’

122 GHz ham radio band on Hackaday

October 31, 2019 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – Neil G4DBN has released details of his latest project on the popular Hackaday site – A set of feedhorns, reference horns and flange couplers for use with the SiliconRadar TRA_120_002 chipset on the 122 GHz amateur radio band

Tony’s 10m Band Report

October 31, 2019 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – The contest did of course liven things up on Thursday through to Sunday. Conditions for me weren’t too great it has to be said. But I did manage 5K0K but not in the contest and not on 10m. Worked ZD8SC on 10m at 18:00 when the band seemed dead. Really sought after were 5T5PA (Mauritania), 5K0K (San Andres and Providencia), D68CCC (Comoros), D4C (Cape Verde)and VP6R (Pitcairn Is)

ARRL November Sweepstakes Offers Two Weekends of Fun

October 31, 2019 09:56 AM –

October 30, 2019

A New QST QuickStats Poll Has Been Posted

October 30, 2019 07:48 PM –

Hiram Percy Maxim Birthday Celebration Results and Certificates Now Available

October 30, 2019 03:57 PM –

Three new beacons in Belgium

October 30, 2019 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – Belgium’s national amateur radio society the UBA reports three new beacons were added to the ON0VHF site in JO20SP on October 23

Samsung ‘space selfie’ satellite crashes into family’s backyard

October 30, 2019 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – “A Michigan family was shocked to find a space satellite in their yard Saturday morning,” reports a local TV station

Portable SO2R station

October 30, 2019 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – It’s all about having fun in contests but the twist is making it portable not just for contests on exotic islands but also for events like Cal QSO Party

Planet Digiradio

October 30, 2019 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – Russian Digital Radio Club invites you to Digital Activity Days Planet Digiradio 2019 from 00:00 UTC November, 3rd till 11:59 UTC November, 4th – JT65, ROS, SIM31

VP6R Pitcairn Island DXpedition – update

October 30, 2019 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – We had a very successful night on 160M with over 500 contacts using FT8 last night

Greg Walden, W7EQI, to retire from Congress

October 30, 2019 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – One of amateur radio’s strongest supporters in US House of Representatives, Oregon Republican Greg Walden, W7EQI — the top Republican on the powerful House Energy and Commerce Committee — says he won’t seek another term in 2020

Antarctica operation

October 30, 2019 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – The WAP Web page (Worldwide Antarctic Program) reports that the next operator at DP0GVN for the wintering season 2020 will be Roman, HB9HCF

IOTA news from the DARC

October 30, 2019 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – Compiled by Andreas, DK5ON of the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club———————–

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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM).

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Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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