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News for Sunday 5 January
G4KUX extends 432 MHz tropo record to 4,644kms
On Saturday the 28th of December 2019, Ian GM3SEK in the south-west of Scotland managed to work D41CV on 432 MHz to set a new world record for tropo on the band.
The distance for this FT8 contact was an amazing 4,562 kms. Considering the fact that it was on the 70cms band and that the south-west coast of Scotland was one of the longest sea paths to Cape Verde Islands, it seemed as this might be a long term record…
Ofcom don’t know if interference eliminated
A Freedom of Information request asked Ofcom how many cases of interference to radio amateurs had been investigated by Ofcom and successfully concluded with elimination of the interference – Ofcom admitted they did not know
QSO Today Amateur Radio Podcast Ward Silver – N0AX Ward Silver, N0AX, author of the QST magazine column, “Hands-On Radio”, editor of ARRL Handbook for Radio Communications, and author of many books on ham radio, was my guest in Episode 29 from February, 2015
ZS6JON achieves 2m DXCC John Sygo, ZS6JON has finally completed the long overdue paperwork to receive his 2 metre DXCC through a mix of paper QSL cards and LotW confirmations on Tuesday 31 December 2019
Foundations of Amateur Radio Where do you start?
So, you’ve got yourself a license, or it’s coming but you’re waiting for the regulator to get the administration done and for your payment to go through.
The excitement is building, you’re itching to get started and you’ve told your family and friends what your new callsign is
Bushfire Emergency Communications Advice Bushfires continue to rage widely across large areas of Australia with both the loss of life and property. The WIA has been advised that there are major outages of telecommunications in areas impacted by the bushfires either currently or expected to occur in the near term. This disruption advice, at the time this news item was composed, currently applies to areas of NSW and VIC ” but this may change
VK6WIA NewsWest NewsWest is the VK6 Amateur Radio News, for Sunday 5th January, 2020.
Yep it’s 2020. The New Year festivities have been and gone, and we begin to deal with a new year,
NewsWest continues the tradition of providing Amateur Radio News Broadcasts to Amateur Radio Operators in Western Australia and beyond.
Propagation de K7RA
Sunspots appeared recently, all indicating Solar Cycle 25 due to their polarity, opposite from spots in Solar Cycle 24. Sunspots appeared December 24-26, and it looks like a new Solar Cycle 25 spot on January 1
News for Friday 3 January
Australian bush fires Hello, I’m Geoff Emery, VK4ZPP, and I’ve been thinking.
Welcome to the new year. Today we must remember that many people including fellow radio amateurs are dealing with the forces of nature. There are many of our fellows who have lost livelihoods, homes and mementoes. Towns have been changed forever and sadly lives have been lost
RAC appoints new Community Services Officer and Treasurer
Radio Amateurs of Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Jason Tremblay, VE3JXT, as its new Community Services Officer (CSO) and Margaret Tidman, VA3VXN, as its new Treasurer. Both positions are effective January 1, 2020
2020 Wyong Field Day
While many have been preparing for and then getting over Christmas feasts, or those less lucky, protecting their and others home from bush fires some of the CCARC club members have been working hard to make sure the 2020 Wyong Field Day is going to be one to remember for all the best reasons
Quadrantids – 3rd and 4th January
The meteor shower occurs every year in late December and early January as the Earth passes through the dusty trail of Asteroid 2003 EH1. It marks the first meteor shower of 2020 and a new decade
Dave Edmunds VK4FUY SK
News has been received that Dave Edmunds VK4FUY went Silent Key in Cooktown Hospital Wednesday morning 1st January
DX News from the ARRL
The American Radio Relay League’s round-up of the forthcoming week’s DX activity on the amateur radio bands
Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio News:
The Original Big Island of Hawaii International Swap Meet/Ham Fest is set for Saturday, 25 January 2020, 0930 HST to 1400 HST, at the Waimea Community Center, next to the ball field off the Mamalahoa Highway in Waimea. VE testing begins at 1300 HST. For more information, please contact Steve Milner (WH6N) at email@example.com
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