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Accessed on 16 December 2019, 0525 UTC, Post 1239.  This post covers the period of 14-15 December 2019.



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News for Sunday 15 December

TX Factor show episode 25 released
The latest edition of TX Factor show features an interview with Tim Pettis 2E0CXQ, the Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response (EPRR) Officer, Portsmouth and Southampton City Councils

AmateurLogic 137: Friday 13th Christmas Show
Join the AmateurLogic crew for an entertaining Christmas episode recorded on Friday, Dec. 13th. Emile creates a RMS Packet Gateway. Tommy updates the firmware on his Icom D-Star radios. George sets up and tests the Kasa Smart Plug Mini, an economical WiFi remote controlled power outlet

QSO Today Amateur Radio Podcast – Fred Kemmerer – AB1OC
Fred Kemmerer, AB1OC, had a love for radio and electronics as a boy growing up, leading to a career as an electronic engineer at ATT. It was not until much later in Fred’s life that he officially joined the amateur ranks

Bar code lead developer George Laurer K4HZE SK
ARRL reports the radio amateur who developed the bar code, George Laurer K4HZE, passed away December 5, aged 94

SARL represents IARU at ATU workshop on emergency comms
At WRC-19, the African Telecommunications Union (ATU) requested assistance from the IARU to provide a speaker for the African Telecoms/ICT Day 2019 Commemorative Workshop in Maputo, Mozambique from 5 to 7 December 2019

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


News for Saturday 14 December

Foundations of Amateur Radio
How did you get here?
During the week I celebrated my ninth birthday. You might think that I’m quite eloquent for a nine year old and you’d be right if it was related to how I came to be born. My ninth birthday as an amateur appeared in my diary unexpectedly on a Monday and I took the liberty of telling a few people

IARU-R1 VHF-UHF-Microwave newsletter
The December edition of the free IARU Region 1 VHF-UHF-Microwave newsletter is now available for download

Calling radio amateurs: help find OPS-SAT!
ESA is challenging anyone with amateur radio equipment to catch the first signals from OPS-SAT, ESA’s brand new space software laboratory

TV: A forgotten history
The invention of television was a dynamic process that represented the convergence of many technological innovations and inventors. The medium has been both affected by, and affected, history. The History Guy remembers the forgotten history of the small screen

VK6WIA NewsWest
NewsWest for Sunday 15th December 2019, is the New Amateurs edition. We also bring you a bit of a heatwave, and hopefully the hot spell will break tomorrow.
There’s information and encouragement for newbies, we congratulate a bunch of people who recently passed their exams and have obtained, or are about to obtain, their new license

Cosmic ray update: Radiation at a 5-year high
Something ironic is happening in Earth’s atmosphere. Solar activity is low–very low. Yet atmospheric radiation is heading in the opposite direction

RF pollution from solar panel installations
The Swedish Electrical Safety Agency and the Swedish Energy Agency are investigating radio interference from installations with solar panels

ALARA grants
ALARA (Australian Ladies Amateur Radio Association) is now able to offer a limited number of grants to any female applying for a Foundation Licence or upgrading to a Standard or Advanced Amateur Radio Licence

Antarctic operations
In Antarctica, Chris W2RTO, is on the air from KC4USV at McMurdo Station, mostly operating FT8 on 14.075 MHz

Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio News:

The Original Big Island of Hawaii International Swap Meet/Ham Fest is set for 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) at wh6n@arrl.net.

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Aloha es 73 de Russ Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section



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