Ham Radio Update


Welcome to the “Ham Radio Update” 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).

Accessed on 30 November 2019, 1920 UTC, Post 1221.  This report covers the period of 29 November 2019 through 30 November 2019.


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November 30, 2019

Sweden: 2.3 and 3.4 GHz

November 30, 2019 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – Amateurs in Sweden had been able to apply for Temporary Permits to allow operation in 13cm band (2320-2321 MHz) and 9cm band (3.4 GHz), but no more permits will be issued from Jan 1, 2020

Special Event Station PA75OV on the air in 2020

November 30, 2019 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – In 2020, radio amateurs in the North Limburg region (The Netherlands), will be on the air with Special Event Station PA75OV

VK6WIA NewsWest

November 30, 2019 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – This promotes VK6 Amateur Radio News with NewsWest, the Western Australian Amateur Radio news programme for Sunday first of December 2019. This is the club Focus edition of NewsWest. In this programme we give time to clubs to promote themselves and their activities

Hacking Transmitters, 1920s Style

November 30, 2019 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – Hackaday reports on Andy Flowers K0SM who recently recreated some early transmitters using the same resources and techniques from the 1920s for the Bruce Kelley 1929 QSO Party

Foundations of Amateur Radio

November 30, 2019 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – Morse Code and You – With the growing availability of new ways of communicating across the globe, from digital voice such as CODEC2, through weak signal modes like WSPR, JT65, MSK144 and FT4 to name a few, with Internet linked radio such as Brandmeister and DMR and the newly granted access to all Australian amateurs to all those modes, it’s easy to overlook the one mode that started this adventure

Ed Frazer, VE7EF, appointed to the Canadian Amateur Radio Hall of Fame

November 30, 2019 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – The Board of Trustees of the Canadian Amateur Radio Hall of Fame (CARHOF) is pleased to announce that Ed Frazer, VE7EF, of West Vancouver, British Columbia has been named to the Hall of Fame

Amateur Radio and the spirit of Christmas

November 30, 2019 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – t seems that whilst the sun spots are playing hide and seek, the Sporadic E layer propagation has been giving some thrills and along with the weather pattern bringing coastal breezes with higher temperatures some activity at 2m and above has been recorded. There are reasons to be excited about radio waves with some of the digital modes providing good DX, as well

November 29, 2019

The K7RA Solar Update

November 29, 2019 06:02 PM – ARRL -Another week went by with no sunspots. Average daily sunspot number this week rose from 69.9 to 70.4. Average planetary A index rose from 3.6 to 8.3.

Predicted solar flux is 70 on November 29 through December 6, 69 on December 7-8, 70 on December 9-22, 69 on December 23 through January 4, and 70 on January 5-12.

Planetary A index is predicted at 5 on November 29 through December 2, 8 on December …

The Space Weather Woman

November 29, 2019 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – A Coronal Hole in the Strike Zone and A Meteor Explodes Over Wisconsin – The latest space weather forecast from Dr Tamitha Skov WX6SWW

Belgium UBA – The OR0YAL Award

November 29, 2019 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – At the occasion of the 18th birthday of HRH Princess Elisabeth, the UBA is offering a commemorative Award for working special event stations aired between October 25th and 25th December 2019. The OR0YAL Award is offered in four classes

Ofcom: Spectrum Assurance analysis of BT Openreach VDSL

November 29, 2019 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – BT Openreach VDSL has caused pollution of the RF spectrum ruining many peoples enjoyment of radio. A new report by Ofcom has just been released

Ofcom statement on Peace TV Urdu

November 29, 2019 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – Ofcom issued a draft notice to suspend the broadcasting licence of Club TV Limited, after its channel Peace TV Urdu repeatedly rebroadcast material that we had previously found incited murder

Cyprus special event update

November 29, 2019 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – Alan, 5B4AHJ, reports that the following message was issued to members of the Cyprus Amateur Radio Society by CARS President, Nestoras Jacovides, 5B4AHZ
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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)
Public Information Coordinator
Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section
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