Ham Radio Update for 10 November 2019


Welcome to the “Ham Radio Update for Sunday, 10 November 2019” from Big Island ARRL News.

Views expressed in this Amateur/Ham Radio news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Content supplied by John Woodstock (K1DWU) and the agencies cited in his report.

Accessed on 10 November 2019, 1535 UTC, Post 1198.


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November 10, 2019

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP

November 10, 2019 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to remain at low levels

That time the U.S. military launched a half a billion needles to space for reasons…

November 10, 2019 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – In the early 1960s, international communications were limited to transmissions through undersea cables or occasionally unreliable radio signals bounced off of the ionosphere

Technical clarification to Ofcom’s ‘calling line identification’ guidelines

November 10, 2019 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – Ofcom is consulting on a technical clarification to its ‘calling line identification’ guidelines

Russian OTH Radar Contayner now everywhere

November 10, 2019 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – The latest IARU-R1 Monitoring System newsletter reports the Russian Over-The-Horizon Radar Contayner has been active in the 7, 10, 14 and 18 MHz amateur radio allocations

RAC welcomes Directors for 2020

November 10, 2019 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – Each year, the terms of office of roughly half of our Directors end – four in even-numbered years and three in odd-numbered years

QSO Today – Bob Logan – NZ5A

November 10, 2019 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – Bob Logan, NZ5A, enjoys the simple pleasures of exploring new modes as well as mastering old modes, as well as ultra-low frequency bands

Practical Wireless highlights Beginners licence proposal

November 10, 2019 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – The editor of Practical Wireless magazine Don Field G3XTT reports on the proposal by the RSGB VHF Manager John Regnault G4SWX for a new Beginner’s licence in the UK

IARU Region 1 – December is YOTA Month

November 10, 2019 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – December is YOTA Month, when several youngsters from Member Societies will become active on the air with YOTA as suffix in the call signs

Australian Foundation Licence Manual – Supplement released following updated licence conditions

November 10, 2019 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – Hello, this is Phil Wait VK2ASD with some important information for Foundation Licence candidates and, the clubs that provide Foundation Licence training

ARISS school contact web streamed

November 10, 2019 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at two Italian schools on 11 November 2019. The downlink signals will not be audible in Europe but the event will be web streamed

ICQ Podcast Episode 311 – Pocket Electronic Workshop

November 10, 2019 06:43 AM – ICQ Podcast -In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Leslie Butterfield G0CIB, Edmund Spicer M0MNG, 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 Pocket Electronic Workshop.


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Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio News:

The ARRL Pacific Division Members Meeting will be held on Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 1730 HST, at the KMC Cafeteria.  The guest speaker will be ARRL Pacific Division Director Jim Tiemstra (K6JAT), who will be discussing issues vital to the Amateur Radio Service.  For details, contact Bob (AH6J) at 808-345-6390.

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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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