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News for Saturday 11 January
Foundations of Amateur Radio What’s in a plan? As radio amateurs we learn which frequencies we’re allowed to transmit on, where stuff lives and who has priority when there’s a signal on the frequency you’re operating on and when you need to contact your regulator if you hear an illegal station on the air
Propagation de K7RA
A single new Solar Cycle 25 sunspot appeared over the past week,January 1 through January 8. NOAA did not record or number the newspot until January 2, but Spaceweather.com indicated it (sunspotregion 2755) began on January 1
AMC Callsign Lookup Facility now live
On January 6, the Australian Maritime College (AMC) released news that they have “gone live” to the public with their new Lookup facility for Available Amateur Radio Callsigns
Belgium’s QARMAN CubeSat to deploy Feb 12 QARMAN, a nano-satellite designed and built at VKI, was launched to the International Space Station on December 5, 2019. Deployment is expected to take place in the week of February 12, 2020
NewsWest for Sunday 12th January 2019 is the History of Amateur Radio edition, and accordingly we have some history stories to tell
Swiss special event station Members of the Association des Radio- amateurs de la Cote (HB9HI) will activate the special event station HE2JOJ until January 31st. Activity is to mark the 3rd edition of the Winter Youth Olympic Games (Jeux Olympiques de la Jeunesse) to be hosted in Lausanne
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
News for Thursday 9 January
Tony’s 10m Band Report It’s not very much fun reporting on the state of Ten Metres at the moment. Friday and Sunday were the best days but better than what? I did work some Europeans on 10m and managed to get into the spotters list for Monday and Friday. But I also went on a few other bands.
Best of the DX probably 3D2DJ (Fiji), ZD7FT (St Helena), 3B8CW (Mauritius) and C5SP (Gambia)
Grey Line Propagation
Grey line propagation provides surprisingly long distance radio communications at dawn and dusk sometimes when other forms of ionospheric propagation may not be expected to provide signal paths of these distances
Ham radio at DEF CON 27
Amateur radio talks featured at the popular DEF CON 27 event in Las Vegas during August 8-11, 2019
NASA TV coverage of three spacewalks in January
Four astronauts will venture outside the International Space Station for three spacewalks in January to complete battery upgrades and finalize repairs to an invaluable cosmic ray detector
The Day of YLs 2020
This Group is in memory of F5ISY – Carine DUBOIS. She developed this YL contest and did not ever see it to the end. WE are now going to make this happen in her memory
Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio News:
The Original Big Island of Hawaii International Swap Meet / Hamfest is set for Saturday, 25 January 2020, 0930 HST-1400 HST, at the Waimea Community Center. VE testing begins at 1300 HST. For details, contact Steve Milner (WH6N) at firstname.lastname@example.org
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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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