Welcome to the latest “Ham Radio Update” from Big Island ARRL News.
Today’s post examines some of today’s top Amateur/Ham Radio news stories compiled by John Woodstock (K1DWU).
Views expressed in the Amateur/Ham Radio News summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.
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Accessed on 22 February 2020, 0445 UTC, Post 1326.
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Ham Radio Update
February 21, 2020
February 21, 2020 06:44 PM – ARRL -The VP8PJ DXpedition to South Orkney Islands now anticipates being on the air sometime on Sunday, February 23, a couple of days behind the projected schedule. “The process of assembling the camp continues,” the DXpedition team reported on February 21. “[G]oing well, but will continue throughout today and tomorrow.” And in a follow-up report, “The ice has cleared enough to get the equipment asho…
February 21, 2020 06:26 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.
February 21, 2020 04:07 PM – ARRL -On Sunday, March 1, dozens of amateur radio volunteers from several states will take part in a 3-hour exercise in the northern Florida city of Gainesville. The exercise is designed to test and evaluate skills, assets, and strategies for emergency communication, such as those that might be needed in the aftermath of a hurricane. The exercise is being organized by the North Florida Amateur Radio …
February 21, 2020 03:59 PM – ARRL -A new world distance record of 139 kilometers (86.2 miles) is being claimed by radio amateurs in northern California. This tops the record of 114 kilometers set in 2005 by WA1ZMS and W4WWQ, according to the Distance Records on the ARRL website.
The February 17, 2020, contact was between Mike Lavelle, K6ML, on Mount Vaca (CM88WJ75ON) at 835 meters (2,739.5 feet) above sea level, and Oliver Barret…
February 21, 2020 03:57 PM – ARRL -Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES®) volunteers in DeSoto County, Mississippi, devoted several days in January to assisting local emergency managers in responding to tornado damage in the region. Desoto County Emergency Coordinator Ricky Chambers, KF5WVJ; Assistant EC Gene Adams, KF5KVL; Tate County EC Brad Kerley, KG5TTU, and Andy Luscomb, AG5FG, reported at 3 AM on January 11 to the DeSot…
February 21, 2020 02:56 PM – ARRL -The most recent sunspot appearance was on February 1, nearly three weeks ago.
Average daily solar flux over the past week declined just barely from 71.1 to 70.9.
Average daily planetary A index changed from 8.3 to 7, and mid-latitude A index went from 6.7 to 5.1. Solar activity remains very low.
Predicted solar flux is projected to remain very low, at 70 on February 20-27, and 71 on February 28 th…
Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio News:
The Puna Emergency Radio Club (PERC) needs volunteers to provide 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. For details, please contact Bob Gomez (KB6EGA) at email@example.com
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