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Accessed on 02 December 2019, 0425 UTC, Post 1222.



Please click link or scroll down to read your selections.  This report covers the period of 30 November 2019 through 01 December 2019.

News for Sunday 1 December

QSO Today – Denny Johnson – K5DCC
This week I joined Denny Johnson, K5DCC, in his Digicomm Cafe, the name of his amateur radio podcast, where he has a ham radio guest almost every night to discuss our hobby

WIA announces Future of Amateur Radio program
Over the past few weeks the WIA has been in touch with the ACMA regarding resolving the foundation callsign issues that that have resulted from the recent LCD changes

Falkland Islands gain access to 4-metre band
Dave, EI3IO, reports that the Falkland Islands Telecoms Regulatory Body has granted access for radio amateurs to the 4-metre band from 70.000 MHz to 70.500 MHz using a maximum power of 1 kW on a secondary basis since 15 November 2019

BAFARA-50 Award ‘promotion’
The celebration of BAFARA’s 50th anniversary in Belgium is entering its final phase!
 was founded at COXYDE AIR FORCE BASE in the spring of 1968. BAFARA is an association of “Air Force Minded People” who have a common interest in radio-amateurism and in general in electronics

The 5 and 10 MHZ WAZs and WAGs weekend
Most South African radio amateurs will spend time on 80 and 40 meters looking for contacts for their Worked All ZS and Worked All Grid Squares awards

CQ-DATV free Magazine
CQ­DATV 78 our free magazine is ready for you to download

Young radio hams in St Vincent
Two pre-teens are youngest in St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) to pass Technician Class amateur radio test

EURAO Newsletter December 2019
EURAO Newsletter comes out quarterly, either in pdf format and as a website

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP
Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to remain at low levels


News for Saturday 30 November

Foundations of Amateur Radio
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

Special Event Station PA75OV on the air in 2020

In 2020, radio amateurs in the North Limburg region (The Netherlands), will be on the air with Special Event Station PA75OV

Just like in 2015 with PA70OV, the station PA75OV is a Special Event and Memorial Station for the occasion to commemorate 75 years of freedom and the WW-II Operation Veritable

Amateur Radio and the spirit of Christmas
It 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

Sweden: 2.3 and 3.4 GHz
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

VK6WIA NewsWest
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
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

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

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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section