Ham Radio Update

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

Content provided by John Woodstock (K1DWU).

Accessed on 27 December 2019, 1605 UTC, Post 1255.



Please click link or scroll down to read your selections.  This post covers the period 26-27 December 2019.

December 27, 2019

WIA Annual Conference

December 27, 2019 09:12 AM – Southgate ARC – The WIA Annual Conference will be held in Hobart Tasmania over the 8th to 10th May 2020 and registrations are open and selling fast

The End of a Radio Legend

December 27, 2019 09:12 AM – Southgate ARC – I was saddened to recently learn that the wonderful nonprofit charity dedicated to shortwave radio everywhere, EarsToOurWorld.org, will be going the way of the Silent Key

Scouts get trained to be Ham Radio operators

December 27, 2019 09:12 AM – Southgate ARC – Scouting magazine reports on how two assistant scoutmasters are training scouts to become radio amateurs

RSGB release Board Proceedings

December 27, 2019 09:12 AM – Southgate ARC – The RSGB has released the missing Board proceedings for July as well as the proceedings for September and October

January 2020 Radio ZS

December 27, 2019 09:12 AM – Southgate ARC – The January 2020 issue of Radio ZS will be uploaded to the South African Radio League website by Friday 27 December

Ham Radio – Getting Practical

December 27, 2019 09:12 AM – Southgate ARC – In this video Peter Waters G3OJV considers how the amateur radio hobby would benefit from greater exposure on the newsagents shelves

Commemorative ARISS slow-scan TV transmissions

December 27, 2019 09:12 AM – Southgate ARC – 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

Boston Marathon

December 27, 2019 09:12 AM – Southgate ARC – FCC proposes a Marathon fine for unlicensed broadcasting by Radio TeleBoston

2020 IOTA Honour Roll – Annual Listing

December 27, 2019 09:12 AM – Southgate ARC – IOTA enthusiasts, if you have been planning to submit an application for IOTA, consider doing it now before the December / January rush

DX News from the ARRL

December 27, 2019 09:12 AM – Southgate ARC – The American Radio Relay League’s round-up of the forthcoming week’s DX activity on the amateur radio bands

December 26, 2019

SARL registered as a Club on ClubLog

December 26, 2019 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – 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

Radio Amateurs Old Timers Club

December 26, 2019 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – 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

Possible fifth force of nature found

December 26, 2019 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – Over the years, humans have come up with four forces that can be used to describe every single interaction in the physical world

Europe 1 on 183 kHz closure confirmation

December 26, 2019 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – Europe 1 has announced its intention to cease its long-wave transmissions from the end of this year

Cuban centennial

December 26, 2019 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – 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

Canadian operation

December 26, 2019 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – 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

Algeria on the air

December 26, 2019 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – 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)

IOTA news from the DARC

December 26, 2019 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – Compiled by Andreas, DK5ON of the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club

Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio News:

The Original Big Island of Hawaii International Swap Meet/Ham Fest is coming to the Waimea Community Center on Saturday, 25 January 2020.  You can find the Waimea Community Center next to the ball field off the Mamalahoa Highway in Waimea (Kamuela).  For details, contact Steve Milner (WH6N) at wh6n@arrl.net

For the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news and information, please visit this blog daily. Our news feeds are updated daily and weekly. Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section



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Retired News director of Pacific Radio Group Radio Stations on Hawaii-the Big Island. I have more than 40 years of broadcast experience, including positons at KTUH-FM (UH-Manoa), KPOI-FM (Honolulu). KHLO-AM (Hilo), KKBG-FM (KBIG-FM)(Hilo/Kona), KAPA-FM (Hilo-Kona). Native-FM (Hilo-Kona), and ESPN Hawaii (Hilo-Kona). Former University of Hawaii-Hilo librarian. Retired Air Force Officer. Amateur (Ham) Radio operator since 1977 (currently holds the Amateur Extra Class License from the FCC-KH6JRM).... Can read, write, and speak Russian. Retired on 30 September 2011, but still maintains a Hawaii Island News Blog.

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