Ham Radio Update

Welcome to the latest edition of “Ham Radio Update” from John Woodstock (K1DWU).

This post lists the top Amateur/Ham Radio news stories for the period 08-09 February 2020.

Views expressed in this Amateur/Ham Radio news summary are those of John Woodstock and the sources cited in his post.

Content supplied by John Woodstock (K1DWU).

Accessed on 09 February 2020, 2355 UTC, Post 1312.



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February 09, 2020

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP

February 09, 2020 09:14 AM – Southgate ARC – Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to remain at low levels

U.S. Marines taught ham radio

February 09, 2020 09:14 AM – Southgate ARC – U.S. Marines with Information Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force (II MIG) participated in an Amateur Radio General Licensing Course as part of the group’s High Frequency Auxiliary Initiative on base, Jan. 27-31

Turn the bands Green for St Patrick’s Day

February 09, 2020 09:14 AM – Southgate ARC – Once again St Patrick’s Day is nearly upon us. We are asking all amateurs to join in on the air and help turn the bands green for the St Patrick’s Day Award

Radio Amateurs of the Future – Who wants to join in?

February 09, 2020 09:14 AM – Southgate ARC – Switzerland’s USKA is looking for ICT-competent radio amateurs who can actively contribute to shaping the future of the amateur radio community to join their working group

QSO Today Amateur Radio Podcast Guy Lemieux – VE2BWL

February 09, 2020 09:14 AM – Southgate ARC – Guy Lemieux, VE2BWL, built his dream contest station, including a one-hundred ten foot self supporting tower, from metal stock delivered to his barn, in a rural area of Southern Quebec, while attempting to relax in the evenings and weekends from a stressful career

How To Learn Morse Code And Make Radio Contacts

February 09, 2020 09:14 AM – Southgate ARC – David, EA7HYD has published an English Language version of his excellent ‘Dummies Guide’, “How To Learn Morse Code And Make Radio Contacts”

AMSAT at Yuma (Arizona) Hamfest

February 09, 2020 09:14 AM – Southgate ARC – AMSAT will be at the Yuma Hamfest, which is also serving as the 2020 ARRL Southwestern Division Convention, on Friday and Saturday, 14-15 February 2020

A day of reckoning for Betelgeuse?

February 09, 2020 09:14 AM – Southgate ARC – Astronomers have been keeping a wary eye on Betelgeuse, the bright red star in Orion’s shoulder. All of a sudden, Betelgeuse isn’t bright anymore–a sign that the star could be on the verge of supernova

February 08, 2020

WIA News Discussion Point

February 08, 2020 10:13 AM – Southgate ARC – In this week’s WIA News Geoff Emery VK4ZPP notes “the majority of people enjoying this hobby appear to be from a couple of generations ago”

UK digital listening share has increased

February 08, 2020 10:13 AM – Southgate ARC – UK digital listening share has increased to a new record of 58.5%, increasing by 11% from 52.6% in Q4 2018

Former ARRL East Bay Section Manager, Ti-Michelle Connelly, NJ6T – SK

February 08, 2020 10:13 AM – Southgate ARC – Ti-Michelle Connelly, NJ6T, of Yuma, Arizona, who served as ARRL East Bay Section Manager from 2003 until 2007, died last week. An ARRL Life Member, she was 72

RSGB Train the Trainers course in Telford, Shropshire

February 08, 2020 10:13 AM – Southgate ARC – RSGB are running a Train the Trainers course hosted by Telford and District Amateur Radio Society (TDARS) in Telford, Shropshire – the first one of 6 organised for 2020

VK6WIA NewsWest

February 08, 2020 10:13 AM – Southgate ARC – In NewsWest for Sunday 9th February we look at Amateur Radio history. We have news items from a couple of clubs, and a report from Glenn vk4du, the president of the Radio Amateur Society of Australia (RASA) on his recent meeting with the ACMA

Foundations of Amateur Radio

February 08, 2020 10:13 AM – Southgate ARC – If you’ve ever found yourself in the position of attempting to screw a PL259 into an SO239, or an N-type plug into an N-type socket you’ll have likely come across the situation where the thread doesn’t quite fit. If it does, you might have issues attempting to undo the connection, even if you didn’t particularly do anything strenuous in relation to mating the two in the first place

EMF Camp to contact the ISS via ham radio

February 08, 2020 10:13 AM – Southgate ARC – The ARISS-UK Team have announced that the Electromagnetic Field 2020 event is to host contact with the International Space Station during the weekend of July 23-26

Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio News:

The Puna Emergency Radio Club needs volunteers to help with communications support for the 15 March 2020 Hilo Marathon.  PERC also is looking for a ham with a vehicle equipped with a mobile radio to serve as “runner” between aid stations.  If you can help, please contact Bob Gomez (http://bbg691@yahoo.com).

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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section



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Russ Roberts

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.