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 10 December 2019, 0255 UTC, Post 1230.

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Please click link or scroll down to read your selections.  This post covers the period of 08 December 2019 through 09 December 2019.

December 09, 2019

SAQ, Sweden’s Alexanderson Alternator, Announces Scheduled Christmas Eve Transmission

December 09, 2019 09:14 PM – ARRL -SAQ, the call sign of the 1920s vintage Alexanderson transmitter in Grimeton, Sweden, is set to be on the air for its annual Christmas Eve transmission. SAQ transmits CW with up to 200 kW on 17.2 kHz. Tune-up is scheduled to begin at around 0730 UTC, with the holiday message transmitted on December 24 at 0800 UTC. SAQ will livestream the event. SAQ has introduced a new reception report form for…

2020 Dayton Hamvention Theme will be “Amateur Radio, The Future”

December 09, 2019 09:13 PM – ARRL -The theme for the 2020 Dayton Hamvention® will be “Amateur Radio, The Future.” Hamvention General Chair Jack Gerbs, WB8SCT, invited Hamvention attendees to celebrate amateur radio’s past, present, and future.

“As amateur radio operators, we enjoy many modes of operating,” Gerbs said. “We also enjoy challenges such as satellite communications, moonbounce, meteor scatter, and more. What truly exci…

Melissa Pore, KM4CZN, is 2020 Carole Perry Educator of the Year Award Recipient

December 09, 2019 09:06 PM – ARRL -Melissa Pore, KM4CZN, of Vienna, Virginia, is the 2020 recipient of the Carole Perry Educator of the Year Award, Orlando HamCation has announced. The award, which recognizes outstanding contributions in educating and advancing youth in amateur radio, was first awarded last year to its namesake, Carole Perry, WB2MGP, in honor of her work teaching students about ham radio. Pore is an Amateur Radi…

Zorro back in Bhutan

December 09, 2019 10:13 AM – Southgate ARC – As always, Zorro cannot operate for long time as he has many duties, but good operators in his team will do their best for world-wide contacts. They look forward to seeing you on the air!

Rules announced for January 2020 AM QSO Party in Europe

December 09, 2019 10:13 AM – Southgate ARC – AM Amateur Radio Europe Facebook Group recently announced their very first operating event, namely AM QSO Party 2020

ICQPodcast – CW Invaders Game / Training Aid

December 09, 2019 10:13 AM – Southgate ARC – In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Edmund Spicer M0MNG, Matthew Nassau M0NJX, 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 – CW Invaders Game / Training Aid

Ham College 59

December 09, 2019 10:13 AM – Southgate ARC – General Amateur Radio Exam part 30. General questions pool updates 2 of 3

DXCC Country/Entity Report

December 09, 2019 10:13 AM – Southgate ARC – According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 1st December, through Sunday, 8th December there were 215 countries active

December is YOTA month

December 09, 2019 10:13 AM – Southgate ARC – The Irish Radio Transmitters Society report that throughout the month of December EI0YOTA will once again be on the air with the aim of getting youngsters involved in our hobby

Day-Xenia Hamvention price rises

December 09, 2019 10:13 AM – Southgate ARC – The ARRL Web page and Letter reports that the Day-Xenia Hamvention is increasing the cost of admission and its booth fees

ARRL calls for New York University Petition to be dismissed

December 09, 2019 10:13 AM – Southgate ARC – ARRL has asked the FCC to dismiss a Petition filed by New York University (NYU) seeking Declaratory Ruling on the encoded message rule

IOTA news from OPDX

December 09, 2019 10:13 AM – Southgate ARC – Weekly IOTA News – compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW, editor of the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin

December 08, 2019

The Space Weather Woman

December 08, 2019 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – QandA Live Mini Course: Solar Screams at Earth and Beyond— Part IV of Solar Flares and Radio Bursts – The latest space weather forecast from Dr Tamitha Skov WX6SWW

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP

December 08, 2019 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to remain at low levels

St Pierre and Miquelon – early announcement

December 08, 2019 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – Eric, KV1J, will once again be operating from the Island of Miquelon (NA-032, DIFO FP-002 WLOTA 1417, Grid GN17) as FP/KV1J between June 30th and July 14th, 2020. This is his 14th trip to the island

QSO Today – Bob Dixon – W8ERD

December 08, 2019 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – Bob Dixon, W8ERD, retired after 49 years as an Ohio State University radio astronomer working on SETI, the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, and supporting the electronic and communication needs of the University

Ofcom fines Onestream £35,000 for ‘slamming’

December 08, 2019 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – Ofcom has fined communications provider Onestream £35,000 after an investigation found the company took over the telephone services of more than a hundred people without their permission

Join the AMSAT SA CubeSat team

December 08, 2019 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – AMSAT SA invites radio amateurs with RF, electronic and software experience to join the Satellite Development team and contribute to technology and human capital development in South Africa.

Holy-land Christianity On The Air (HOCOTA)

December 08, 2019 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – Members of the Israel Amateur Radio Club (I.A.R.C) are pleased to announce the 2019 XMAS activity for its national award program: Holy-land Christianity On The Air (HOCOTA)

Canterbury SOTA QSO Party

December 08, 2019 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – The local SOTA activators are holding a Banks Peninsula SOTA QSO Party in NZ on the 1st of February 2020

Australian 70cms digital record extended to 2806 kms!

December 08, 2019 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – Early on the morning of the 5th of December 2019, there was a remarkable tropo contact between Leigh, VK2KRR and Peter, VK6KXW on 70cms across the Australian continent. The distance was 2,806 kms and crossed over the Great Australian Bight, a part of the ocean well noted for tropospheric ducting

AfriCUBE SDR Ham Radio CubeSat

December 08, 2019 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – The South African Radio Leage (SARL) reports AMSAT SA is to shift main focus to AfriCUBE a digital SDR amateur radio CubeSat

ICQ Podcast Episode 313 – CW Invaders Game / Training Aid

December 08, 2019 07:43 AM – ICQ Podcast -In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Edmund Spicer M0MNG, Matthew Nassau M0NJX, 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 – CW Invaders Game / Training Aid

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– New Ham Radio Antenna Bill being Drafted – Happy Birthday FUNcube-1 (AO73) – Halfords Make Radio Signals Travel ‘Super-Fast’ – Proposed FCC Auction of C-Band Increases Competition for Allocation – Clearing Radio Amateurs out of 3.4 GHz – UK Beginners licence – KB6NU – M17 DMR – KB6NU – SARL Novice Award – Ham Radio Day Aboard the RMS Queen Mary – Hamvention Admission, Fees to Increase


Just a quick note for Hawaii Island radio amateurs:

The Big Island of Hawaii International Swap Meet/Ham Fest will be held on Saturday, 25 January 2020, at the Waimea Community Center, next to the ball field off the Mamalahoa Highway in Waimea. For details, contact Steve Milner (wh6n@arrl.net).  The event is sponsored by the Kohala Hamakua Radio Club (KHRC).

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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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