Ham Radio Update


Welcome to the “Ham Radio Update” from Big Island ARRL News.

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

Content provided by John Woodstock (K1DWU).

Accessed on 30 December 2019, 1635 UTC, Post 1258.

Source:

http://www.hamradioupdate.com/

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This report covers the period 29-30 December 2019.

December 30, 2019

Two Solar Cycle 25 Sunspots Appear

December 30, 2019 02:35 PM –

CWops to Celebrate 10th Anniversary with January QSO Party

December 30, 2019 02:13 PM – ARRL -In January, CWops will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a month-long QSO party that will include CW activity on HF contest bands. The event is open to all radio amateurs, and certificates and awards will be available based on contact totals. CWops non-members may only contact CWops members, while members may work any station. According to the announcement, many special club and one-off celeb…

Volunteer Monitor Program Coordinator Looking Forward to a Positive 2020

December 30, 2019 02:07 PM –

Suriname activity

December 30, 2019 10:11 AM – Southgate ARC – Arie, PA4ARI, is now active as PZ/PA4ARI close to the city of Paramaribo until January 7th (2020)

Cuba achieves 99% pass rate in ham radio exams

December 30, 2019 10:11 AM – Southgate ARC – In December 210 candidates took their amateur radio exam in Cuba and 208 of them (99%) passed

QSO Today Amateur Radio Podcast – Andras Bato – HA6NN

December 30, 2019 10:11 AM – Southgate ARC – ur radio operator in Hungary, having grown up behind the “Iron Curtain” under Soviet influence

New Year’s Day Contest

December 30, 2019 10:11 AM – Southgate ARC – A reminder that the IRTS 80 metres Counties Contest takes place on Wednesday from 15:00 to 17:00 UTC

Mentally-retarded man reunited with family, thanks to Ham radio operators

December 30, 2019 10:11 AM – Southgate ARC – A mentally-retarded man who was estranged from his family, was re-united with his parents after ham radio operators successfully managed to trace his family members

ISWL callsigns for January 2020

December 30, 2019 10:11 AM – Southgate ARC – The following ISWL club callsigns will be used throughout the month of January 2020

Introduction of AirHamLog

December 30, 2019 10:11 AM – Southgate ARC – Hello From Japan. My name is Kimiyasu Morikawa JJ1SXC, a ham based in Tokyo, Japan. I have released an English version of the free ham radio logging tool, “AirHamLog”.

GB7PY repeater stolen

December 30, 2019 10:11 AM – Southgate ARC – GB7PY has been stolen from Madingley, Cambridge, on 23rd December at approx 2115hrs.

EI1KNH beacon

December 30, 2019 10:11 AM – Southgate ARC – The new EI1KNH five meter beacon is now operational on the air from its site near Enniskerry Co. Wicklow, Ireland. Frequency is 60.013 MHz

Canadian lighthouse operation

December 30, 2019 10:11 AM – Southgate ARC – Operators Chris VE3FU (VO2AC), Frank VO1HP and Dave VE9CB (VO2AAA) will be active as VO2AC during the 2020 CQWW 160M CW Contest (January 24-26th) from the Point Amour Lighthouse, the tallest lighthouse in Atlantic Canada, on the south coast of the rare Labrador (LB) multiplier

December 29, 2019

SARL News on 80 metres on Sunday

December 29, 2019 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – The SARL News Team has received a request that the SARL News bulletins at 08:15 and 08:30 CAT on Sunday mornings must also be transmitted on 80 metres because the 40 metre transmission is plagued by propagation problems

FT8 used for record-breaking 432 MHz contacts

December 29, 2019 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – On Saturday morning, Dec 28, there were at least two record-breaking 432 MHz contacts of 4163 km and then 4544 km using the popular digital mode FT8

First element of ARISS next generation radio system readied for launch on SpaceX CRS-20

December 29, 2019 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – During this Holiday Season, when the spirit of giving and receiving gifts reigns high, ARISS received a special gift and delivered a phenomenal gift to the international community. This occurred on Thursday December 19, 2019

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP

December 29, 2019 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to remain at low levels

Satellite built by students to beam anthem from space

December 29, 2019 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – A satellite built by engineering students of NRI Institute of Technology (NRIIT) at Agiripalli in Krishna district is all set to beam the country’s national anthem from space, once placed in orbit

VK6WIA NewsWest

December 29, 2019 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – NewsWest for Sunday 29th December 2019 is a special edition, as it’s the last news programme for 2019. We look back at some of the highlights of the year, and also getting into the Happy New Year thing with a New Year Resolution for Amateur Radio. We wish all of our listeners a very happy and radio-active New Year

New tropo world record contact between Cape Verde Islands and Scotland made at 432 MHz

December 29, 2019 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – Tropo conditions over the eastern part of the North Atlantic were exceptional over the weekend allowing many stations in the UK and Ireland to make contacts with D41CV on the Cape Verde Islands on 144 MHz. Conditions however were not just confined to the 2-metre band as some excellent contacts were made on 70cms as well

All About Amateur Radio

December 29, 2019 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – All About Amateur Radio, a book by S Suri VU2MY which was released recently, talks about wireless communication technologies in detail


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 in Waimea, near 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 Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

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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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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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