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 (K1WDU).

Accessed on 21 January 2020, 1515 UTC, Post 1288.

Source:

http://www.hamradioupdate.com

Please click link or scroll down to read your selections.  This report covers the period 20-21 January 2020.

January 21, 2020

Spain: One letter suffix call signs

January 21, 2020 10:14 AM – Southgate ARC – On January 16, 2020 Spain’s Official State Gazette carried the announcement regarding one letter suffix amateur radio call signs

QSL route information

January 21, 2020 10:14 AM – Southgate ARC – I am Harry, SWL PA3249, I want to let all W-stations know that I am QSL Manager for several stations, some of these stations, XP3A – OX3XR – V51MA, just want the QSL directly through me

ICQPodcast – Questions Answered and Tips

January 21, 2020 10:14 AM – Southgate ARC – In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Chris Howard M0TCH, Martin Rothwell M0SGL, Frank Howell K4FMH, Ed Durrant DD5LP and Bill Barnes N3JIX to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief and this episode’s feature is – Questions Answered and Tips

Greenland and Denmark Special Event

January 21, 2020 10:14 AM – Southgate ARC – Many Greenland and Denmark radio amateur stations will be celebrating the 80th birthday of H.M. The Queen of Denmark in these two DXCC entities

2020 IOTA Dinner at Visalia International DX Convention

January 21, 2020 10:14 AM – Southgate ARC – Will, WC6DX, Visalia IOTA Dinner Coordinator, reports: Greetings, IOTA friends — The 25th annual IOTA Dinner at this year’s International DX Convention in Visalia, California will be held on Friday, April 24th, 2020

2020 IOTA Bash

January 21, 2020 10:14 AM – Southgate ARC – Bob, WB2YQH, reports: The details for the 2020 IOTA Bash are now on the IREF (Island Radio Expedition Foundation) web site

Malaysia DX Contest

January 21, 2020 04:13 AM – WA7BNM Contest Calendar – 0000Z-2359Z, Jan 25

January 20, 2020

WICEN radio hams feature on BBC World Service

January 20, 2020 09:14 AM – Southgate ARC – Gareth Mitchell M7GJM presents the popular BBC World Service show Digital Planet. The Jan 14 edition features an item on the radio amateurs providing emergency communications during Australia’s bush fires

Mexican special event

January 20, 2020 09:14 AM – Southgate ARC – The members of the the DXXE Group, through-out the 2020 year, will celebrate its 15th anniversary with the activation of the special callsign 4A15DXXE, from January 20th, until December 31st, 2020

Irish Amateur Station Licence Exam

January 20, 2020 09:14 AM – Southgate ARC – The next Amateur Station Licence Exam will be held on Thursday 7th May 2020 in the ComReg Offices in Dublin and at other centres if warranted by the numbers

DXCC Country/Entity Report

January 20, 2020 09:14 AM – Southgate ARC – According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 12th January, through Sunday, 19th January there were 214 countries active

Cuban special event

January 20, 2020 09:14 AM – Southgate ARC – Members of the DX Group of Cuba will celebrating the 15th anniversary of a Mexican homologous organization and the founding of the DXXE Group

Contest Results

January 20, 2020 09:14 AM – Southgate ARC – Results of the IRTS 80 metres New Year’s Day counties contest have been published

Bowater Credit Union donates to ham radio club

January 20, 2020 09:14 AM – Southgate ARC – The Bowater Credit Union has donated $1,000 to the McMinn County Amateur Radio Club (MCARC)

Barry Shelley N1VXY is interim ARRL CEO

January 20, 2020 09:14 AM – Southgate ARC – ARRL reports at its meeting this weekend, the ARRL Board of Directors did not elect Howard Michel, WB2ITX, as the ARRL Chief Executive Officer

AmateurLogic 139: Now With 2020 Vision

January 20, 2020 09:14 AM – Southgate ARC – Just how much faster is the Raspberry Pi 4? Tommy finds out. George has a free remote desktop solution with some unique features. Emile tries Vara Winlink. And Mike ventures into the “Box of Incomplete Dreams” for a QRP Labs WSPR kit

IOTA news from OPDX

January 20, 2020 09:14 AM – Southgate ARC – Weekly IOTA News – compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW, editor of the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin
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Hawaii Island Amateur/Radio News:

The Original Big Island of Hawaii International Swap Meet/Hamfest is set for Saturday, 25 January 2020, 0930 HST to 1400 HST, at the Waimea Community Center near the ball field just off the Mamalahoa Highway.  An EMCOMM Forum begins at 1200 HST, while VE Testing starts at 1300 HST.  For more information, please contact Steve Milner (WH6N) at wh6n@arrl.net

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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM).

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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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