Ham Radio Update


Welcome to the Christmas Day edition of “Ham Radio Update.”

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

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Accessed on 25 December 2019, 1705 UTC, Post 1252.


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Ham Radio Update

In the 12/25/2019 edition:

Reverse-polarity sunspots appear on the sun

Dec 25, 2019 03:12 am – Southgate ARC – A new solar cycle is coming. Today, two sunspots emerged on the solar disk. Their reversed magnetic polarity marks them as members of new Solar Cycle 25
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Ham radio in Antarctica

Dec 25, 2019 03:12 am – Southgate ARC – Marcus Heger DL1MH writes about the amateur radio station at the Neumayer-Station III research base in Antarctica
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Encouraging seniors to join ham radio

Dec 25, 2019 03:12 am – Southgate ARC – Ian G3HI writes: In the UK we have 11 million seniors, 4 million live alone, 1 million say they often feel lonely. We should aim our efforts at getting these people to join in ham radio
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See you on the dark side of the moon: China’s lunar radio observatory

Dec 25, 2019 03:12 am – Southgate ARC – For nearly as long as there has been radio, there have been antennas trained on the sky, looking at the universe in a different light than traditional astronomy
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A Ham’s Night Before Christmas

Dec 25, 2019 03:12 am – Southgate ARC – Need a little more Christmas cheer in the hamshack ? Revisit this ham radio Christmas classic, A Ham’s Night Before Christmas
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HAM radios have wider reach at lower costs

Dec 25, 2019 03:12 am – Southgate ARC – The Hindu newspaper reports: Amateur radio operators or HAMs, who have proved to be a lifeline in times of natural calamities, are of limited use during government-enforced communication shutdowns
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Christmas at prisons 2019

Dec 25, 2019 03:12 am – Southgate ARC – Another year, a special Christmas Day radio program to the Catalan Political Prisoners will be broadcasted on December 25th. The program has been recorded by a team of volunteers who work at FM radio stations
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ARISS SSTV Transmissions

Dec 25, 2019 03:12 am – Southgate ARC – ARISS will be supporting SSTV transmissions worldwide in memory of cosmonauts Alexei Leonov, Valery Bykovsky and Sigmund Jaehn. The transmissions are scheduled from December 28 until January 1
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Tony’s 10m Band Report

Dec 25, 2019 03:12 am – Southgate ARC – Whichever way you look at it this was a bad, bad week. Best to let it go and move on. Having said that the predictions don’t look great for 2020, 10m wise. Strangest DX of the week TG9AWS (Guatemala) gets top spotter on Thursday. Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. Volcano in the background
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Commemorative ARISS Slow-Scan TV Transmissions Set

Dec 24, 2019 02:08 pm – ARRL -Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) will support slow-scan television (SSTV) transmissions worldwide in memory of cosmonauts Alexei Leonov, Valery Bykovsky, and Sigmund Jaehn. Transmissions are scheduled to start at 1100 UTC on December 28 and continuing until 1820 on January 1. Transmissions will take place on 145.800 MHz and in the PD 120 format, using the call sign RS0IS…

Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio News:

The Original 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 (Kamuela).  There will be a $10.00 donation per table per seller. There will be a $5.00 donation per attendee at time of registration.  One raffle ticket will be included with the registration fee. Doors open to the public at 0930 HST.  EMCOMM forum will run between 1100 HST and 1200 HST.  Swap meet closes at 1200 HST.  VE testing at 1300 HST.  Event closes at 1400 UST. For more information, please contact Steve Milner (WH6N) at

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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM).

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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