Attracting youth to ham radio: Get out of their way!
ICQ Podcast presenter Frank Howell K4FMH says radio amateurs should encourage, sponsor and assist young people to create their own youth-driven groups. Get out of their way but be available to help when called upon!
New acitvity of EHSC and SHSC on 3.567 MHz Dear OM, as from the 01.03.2020, I am the new President and Secretary of the EHSC and SHSC.I am very happy to do this and to inform you, that we have an activity frequency on 3.567 MHz now
Historic Portuguese Callbooks
Portugal’s national amateur radio society REP reports PDFs of callbooks from 1953 and 1993 are available for download
DXCC Country/Entity Report
According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Friday, 28th February, through Friday, 6th March there were 215 countries active
IOTA news from OPDX Weekly IOTA News – compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW, editor of the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin
Foundations of Amateur Radio All bands + All modes + All countries A regular lament is the lack of things to do in our hobby. I know, it’s foreign to me, but there are plenty of amateurs who express frustration at the lack of activity, no contacts, nothing new, no challenges
The Space Weather Woman
Stealthy Solar Storm on its Way – The latest space weather forecast from Dr Tamitha Skov WX6SWW
Youth Coordinator Volunteers update
At the start of March IARU Region 2 put out a request for young people who wanted to remake Amateur Radio for the 21st Century, volunteers from 12 different countries applied
European 24 hour Contest
European 24 hour contest SSB on HamSphere 4.0
Date 2020-03-07 at 07:00 UTC end 2020-03-08 at 07:00 UTC. Total 24 hours
Propagation de K7RA
Last week we pointed out that the NASA STEREO images showed two bright spots, magnetically complex, about to rotate over the Sun’s eastern horizon and onto the visible solar disc. I was hoping these might develop into sunspots, but they both quickly faded away, so currently we have seen no sunspots in 33 days
Southgate News is now on ShortWaveRadio We now have a regular Sunday morning news broadcast on ShortWaveRadio.de
So tune in every Sunday at 10am UTC on 3975 and 6160 kHz. This 1-hour-long programme is repeated on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. Please click the link above for times and frequencies
News for Friday 6 March
FT-8 experimental event On Monday, 9th we will start an experimental event:
How long does it take to get the DXCC in FT8?
Clubs as Hubs?
Amateur Radio Clubs in the Somerset Area of the UK are being invited to take part in a local day conference later this year to find ways of supporting each other, connecting with people in a rural setting, and growing the hobby
The world’s oldest amateur radio society
Next Wednesday, the 11th March will be the 110 anniversary of the meeting in Sydney of the Experimenters of the day who were trying to get a better deal from the authorities
IOTA op postponed due to coronavirus
Members of the Nara DX Association Japan (NDXA) who were planning an IOTA DXpedition to OC-253 (Murilo Island, Hall Islands) this year have announced the following
VK6WIA NewsWest NewsWest for Sunday 8th March 2020 is the the history of Amateur Radio edition, where we take a look to see what was going on way back when
New review to protect the future of radio
Media Minister John Whittingdale recently announced the scope of the Digital Radio and Audio Review that will examine the issues facing radio in the next decade as the digital revolution continues at pace
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
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, contact Bob Gomez (KB6EGA) at firstname.lastname@example.org
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