Ham Radio Update


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

Content supplied by John Woodstock (K1DWU).

Accessed on 03 December 2019, 1505 UTC, Post 1223.

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This post covers the period of 02 December 2019 through 03 December 2019.

December 03, 2019

ARRL Headquarters Delayed Opening

December 03, 2019 11:06 AM – ARRL -Due to weather conditions at ARRL Headquarters in Newington, Connecticut, the facility will not open today until 10 AM EST (1500 UTC). All online services will operate normally.

Virginia radio hams support community

December 03, 2019 10:13 AM – Southgate ARC – Prince William Living magazine reports on the Ole Virginia Hams who support their community through Amateur Radio

Past ARRL Chief Technology Officer Paul Rinaldo, W4RI (SK)

December 03, 2019 10:13 AM – Southgate ARC – A titan of Amateur Radio, past ARRL Chief Technology Officer Paul L. Rinaldo, W4RI, of Burke, Virginia, died on November 29 after a period of failing health. An ARRL Life Member, Rinaldo was 88.

ISS SSTV December 4-6

December 03, 2019 10:13 AM – Southgate ARC – Russian cosmonauts are expected to activate Slow Scan Television (SSTV) image transmissions on 145.800 MHz FM from the International Space Station on Wednesday to Friday, December 4, 5 and 6

Ham radio tower incident in Otorohanga

December 03, 2019 10:13 AM – Southgate ARC – The New Zealand Herald reports an amateur radio tower has reportedly collapsed in the north King Country town of Otorohanga

AMSAT CubeSat Simulator Hack Chat

December 03, 2019 10:13 AM – Southgate ARC – Dan Maloney KC1DJT writes on Hackaday about the AMSAT CubeSat Simulator Hack Chat with Alan Johnston KU2Y that takes place at 8pm GMT (Noon PST) on Wednesday, December 4

December 02, 2019

SKYWARN Recognition Day Participation Webinar Set for December 4

December 02, 2019 10:08 PM – ARRL -A webinar will held on Wednesday, December 4, at 8:30 PM EST (December 5 at 0130 UTC) for those interested in participating in SKYWARN Recognition Day (SRD), which marks its 20th anniversary this year. On Saturday, December 7, 0000 to 2400 UTC, radio amateurs will be on the air from National Weather Service (NWS) forecast offices across the country, celebrating the long relationship between the…

YOTA Month Expanding into the Americas

December 02, 2019 04:23 PM – ARRL -December is Youth on the Air (YOTA) Month, when stations operated by young radio amateurs around the world will get on the air to celebrate youth in amateur radio. YOTA Month began a few years ago in International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Region 1, and the concept has now taken root in the Americas as YOTA Month in the Americas.

During YOTA Month, radio amateurs aged 25 and younger will be on …

Past ARRL Chief Technology Officer Paul Rinaldo, W4RI, SK

December 02, 2019 04:21 PM – ARRL -A titan of Amateur Radio, past ARRL Chief Technology Officer Paul L. Rinaldo, W4RI, of Burke, Virginia, died on November 29 after a period of failing health. An ARRL Life Member, Rinaldo was 88.

“This is really sad news,” ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, remarked upon learning of Rinaldo’s passing. “I worked with Paul on a number of things, and he amazed me with his knowledge and the differen…

Support ARRL when you shop AmazonSmile on Cyber Monday

December 02, 2019 01:45 PM – ARRL -Planning to shop on Amazon this Cyber Monday? If so, remember to shop smile.amazon.com, and Amazon will make a contribution to ARRL. This helps the League to extend its reach in public service, advocacy, education, technology, and membership. Support ARRL as you shop your holiday gifts, decorations, and more. You shop. Amazon gives. Bookmark ARRL’s link and support Amateur Radio and ARRL every …

ARRL is Participating in “#Giving Tuesday” on December 3

December 02, 2019 01:00 PM – ARRL -ARRL is taking part in #GivingTuesday on December 3. This global day of giving invites individuals to celebrate the holiday season by giving back and creating change in their communities and their world. Many of ARRL’s programs and services are not covered by membership fees alone. Your contributions to the Education & Technology Fund, the Spectrum Defense Fund, and the Legislative Issues Advoc…

Video of Galileo Sat Nav system talk

December 02, 2019 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – Bernhard Isemann OE3BIA / PA3BI gave a talk on the Galileo GNSS constellation at the ÖVSV Amateur Radio Center on Wednesday, November 27

UK Beginners licence and M17 DMR in KB6NU blog

December 02, 2019 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – Dan Romanchik KB6NU is well known from his appearances on the amateur radio ICQ Podcast. In his blog he looks at the proposal by the RSGB VHF Manager to introduce a Beginners license in the UK

Switzerland: OFCOM reject ham radio training callsigns

December 02, 2019 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – Switzerland’s national amateur radio society, the USKA, has released the minutes of the Board meeting held on November 18

Radio hams take part in Day of Science 2019

December 02, 2019 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – On Sunday, November 24 radio amateurs from across Flanders in Belgium took part in the Day of Science 2019. Some made good use of the RSGB video – Amateur Radio a hobby for the 21st century

Philippines: Amnesty for unregistered ham radio rigs

December 02, 2019 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – Philippines communications regulator NTC has announced an amnesty for those who haven’t registered their Amateur Radio equipment

One letter ham radio call sign suffixes in Spain

December 02, 2019 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – Spain’s URE reports that after a long struggle the issuing of single letter suffix amateur radio call signs is finally possible

DXCC Country/Entity Report

December 02, 2019 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 24th November, through Sunday, 1st December there were 225 countries active

Becoming an Approved Radio Engineer or Approved Radio Certifier in New Zealand

December 02, 2019 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – In 2020 RSM (NZ’s regulator) will offer workshops to assist competent persons in the radio communications industry to become an Approved Radio Engineer (ARE) or Approved Radio Certifier (ARC).

IOTA news from OPDX

December 02, 2019 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – Weekly IOTA News – compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW, editor of the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin
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