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 supplied by John Woodstock (K1DWU).  This post covers the period of 10 Januar 2020 to 12 January 2020.

Accessed on 12 January 2020, 1505 UTC, Post 1276.

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January 12, 2020

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP

January 12, 2020 09:11 AM – Southgate ARC – Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to remain at low levels

Water drop antenna lens directs radio wave energy through its curved shape

January 12, 2020 09:11 AM – Southgate ARC – This novel ‘water drop’ antenna lens design for directing radio wave signals was developed by a pair of antenna engineers from ESA and Sweden’s Royal Institute of Technology, KTH.

The SARL National Convention

January 12, 2020 09:11 AM – Southgate ARC – The SARL 95 National Convention, which includes the Unlocking Amateur Radio Technology Symposium, the Annual General Meeting and the SARL 95 Dinner Dance, will be held over the weekend of 3 to 5 April

South Cook Islands

January 12, 2020 09:11 AM – Southgate ARC – Donald, VE7DS, will be active as E51DDG from the Kiikii Inn on Rarotonga Island (OC-013) between February 2-14th

QSO Today Amateur Radio Podcast Michael Murphy – WU2D

January 12, 2020 09:11 AM – Southgate ARC – Michael, Mike, Murphy, WU2D, separates his professional and his personal radio and electronics life by building, using, and working with vintage radios made no later than the early 1960s

PEARS National VHF/UHF Contest

January 12, 2020 09:11 AM – Southgate ARC – The PEARS National VHF/UHF Contest will be run over two sessions from 17 to 19 January

AMSAT South Africa Space Symposium 2020 First Call for Papers

January 12, 2020 09:11 AM – Southgate ARC – Papers are invited for presentation at the conference and publication on the web

AMSAT at Cowtown Hamfest – Ft. Worth

January 12, 2020 09:11 AM – Southgate ARC – AMSAT will be represented at the 2020 Cowtown Hamfest in Fort Worth, TX on January 17 and 18 with a table, demos and presentations. If you live in the North Texas area, this is a great event, well attended and lots of vendors. Please put it on your calendar

January 11, 2020

Propagation de K7RA

January 11, 2020 09:12 AM – Southgate ARC – 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

The Fainting of Betelgeuse

January 11, 2020 09:12 AM – Southgate ARC – Red giant star Betelgeuse is on the verge of going supernova. Is the end near?

The 2020 CQ DX Marathon

January 11, 2020 09:12 AM – Southgate ARC – This ia a year-long DX hunt, with participants competing to see who can work the greatest number of countries and CQ zones during this calendar year

South Orkney Islands DXpedition VP8PJ

January 11, 2020 09:12 AM – Southgate ARC – We are pleased to announce that the call sign for the Perseverance DX Group’s expedition South Orkney 2020 will be changed to VP8PJ

2020 Nordics On The Air Norway

January 11, 2020 09:12 AM – Southgate ARC – This year, the annual Nordics On The Air ham radio youth camp will be held in Norway during Easter, April 10-13, 2020

Marquesas Islands EME operation

January 11, 2020 09:12 AM – Southgate ARC – Operators Lance W7GJ and Gene KB7Q will be active as TX7MB from Taaoa, Hiva Oa Island (OC-027), between November 3-15th

JARL focus is on Younger Generations and Women

January 11, 2020 09:12 AM – Southgate ARC – In his New Year statement Japan Amateur Radio League President Yoshinori Takao JG1KTC says JARL continues to focus on acquiring new members of Younger generations and Women

Foundations of Amateur Radio

January 11, 2020 09:12 AM – Southgate ARC – 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

ARISS contact with Sayama Mizutomi Community Center, Sayama, Japan

January 11, 2020 09:12 AM – Southgate ARC – An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Sayama Mizutomi Community Center, Sayama, Japan on 13 Jan

January 10, 2020

The February Edition of Digital QST is Now Available!

January 10, 2020 07:48 PM – ARRL -The February issue of Digital QST is now available for viewing on your desktop or laptop. Click here to view the issue. It is also available for reading on your Apple, Android, or Kindle Fire device.
  • Build an affordable D-STAR Hotspot
  • Learn about CAT
  • Ham-friendly homes and a hidden wire antenna
  • See the craftsmanship of the Combo Key
  • Take a look back to May 1970

   …and much more!    

 

 

The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Now Available

January 10, 2020 07:04 PM – ARRL -Listen to the new episode of ARRL Audio News on your iOS or Android podcast app, or online at http://www.blubrry.com/arrlaudionews/. Audio News is also retransmitted on a number of FM repeaters. Click here and then scroll down to see the list.

2019 ARRL Periodicals Available on DVD and via Download

January 10, 2020 02:26 PM –

The K7RA Solar Update

January 10, 2020 11:29 AM – ARRL -A single new Cycle 25 sunspot appeared over the past week, January 1 through January 8. NOAA did not record or number the new spot until January 2, but Spaceweather.com indicated it (sunspot region 2755) began on January 1.

Then another new Cycle 25 spot emerged on Thursday, January 9, with a daily sunspot number of 14. I was excited to see Spaceweather.com post “Solar Cycle 25 Continues to Inte…

Swiss special event station

January 10, 2020 10:10 AM – Southgate ARC – 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

VK6WIA NewsWest

January 10, 2020 10:10 AM – Southgate ARC – NewsWest for Sunday 12th January 2019 is the History of Amateur Radio edition, and accordingly we have some history stories to tell

LED lamp interference forces IARUMS coordinator to leave role

January 10, 2020 10:10 AM – Southgate ARC – The latest IARU-R1 Monitoring System newsletter reports LED lamp interference forced Wolf DK2OM to relinquish the role of IARUMS Region 1 Coordinator

John Litz, NZ6Q, appointed as San Joaquin Valley Section Manager

January 10, 2020 10:10 AM – Southgate ARC – John Litz, NZ6Q, has been appointed as the ARRL San Joaquin Valley Section Manager to succeed Dan Pruitt, AE6SX, who died on December 27. Litz will complete the remaining term of office that runs through June 30, 2021

Belgium’s QARMAN CubeSat to deploy Jan 20

January 10, 2020 10:10 AM – Southgate ARC – 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 January 20, 2020

AMC Callsign Lookup Facility now live

January 10, 2020 10:10 AM – Southgate ARC – 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

DX News from the ARRL

January 10, 2020 10:10 AM – Southgate ARC – The American Radio Relay League’s round-up of the forthcoming week’s DX activity on the amateur radio bands
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Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio News:

The Original Big Island of Hawaii International Swap Meet/Hamfest is set for Saturday, 25 January 2020, at the Waimea Community Center near the ball field, just off the Mamalahoa Highway in Waimea (Kamuela).  The event runs between 0930 HST and 1400 HST.  VE testing begins at 1300 HST.  A EMCOMM Forum begins at 1200 HST. 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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https://paper.li/f-1576465810 (breaking Amateur/Ham Radio News).

 

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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