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News for Boxing Day, Thursday 26 December
Origin of Boxing Day: Boxing Day got its name when Queen Victoria was on the throne in the 1800s and has nothing to do with the sport of boxing. The name comes from a time when the rich used to box up gifts to give to the poor. Boxing Day was traditionally a day off for servants, and the day when they received a special Christmas box from their masters.
SARL registered as a Club on ClubLog
Thanks to the initiative of Nickus de Vos, ZS6J, the SARL (South African Radio League) has registered as a Club on ClubLog which will allow our members to measure their standings against their peers
Algeria on the air
Operators from the Association des Radio Amateurs Tunisiens (ARAT) join forces with members of the Amateurs Radio Algeriens (ARA) for a low-band DXpedition as 7X7T from Bejaia (WW Loc. JM26ms)
Radio Amateurs Old Timers Club
This is Bruce VK3UV, and on behalf of the president and committee of the Radio Amateurs Old Timers Club, I would like to wish our listeners and supporters all the best for the Christmas and New year festive occasions, and I thank you all for your continued support during 2019
Chris VE3FU/VO2AC, Frank/VO1HP, and Dave VE9CB/VO2AAA will be activating Point Amour Lighthouse, located in CQ zone 2, during the CQ WW DX 160m CW Contest
Members of the Radio Club of Caibarien will be active with the callsign T46W form Dec. 29 to 31 on 80 to 10m on SSB, CW, and FT8
ARISS SSTV Transmissions 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
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
Christmas at prisons 2019
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
HAM radios have wider reach at lower costs
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
Encouraging seniors to join ham radio
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
Ham radio in Antarctica Marcus Heger DL1MH writes about the amateur radio station at the Neumayer-Station III research base in Antarctica
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 (Kamuela). For details, please contact Steve Milner (WH6N) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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