Welcome to the Big Island ARRL News update.

Top Story:  The Communications Academy 2020 in Seattle has been cancelled because of the coronavirus.

Views expressed in this Amateur/Ham Radio News summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Content contributed by John Woodstock (K1DWU).

Accessed on 09 March 2020, 2055 UTC, Post 1343.

Source:

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Please click link or scroll down to read your selections.  This post covers the period of 8 March 2020 through 09 March 2020.

March 09, 2020

Communications Academy 2020 in Seattle has been Cancelled

March 09, 2020 06:13 PM –

YASME News

March 09, 2020 09:14 AM – Southgate ARC – Starting on Tuesday March 10, 2020, an International group now in New York will set sail to the British Virgin Islands and activate the VP2VB call sign for 6 days focusing on low-bands with two stations

Willis Island DXpedition

March 09, 2020 09:14 AM – Southgate ARC – Murray Adams, WA4DAN, has informed OPDX of the following: The 2016/2019 CY9C team, and the upcoming Sable Island DXpedition CY0C team, is pleased to announce our next DXpedition

Timor-Leste DXpedition

March 09, 2020 09:14 AM – Southgate ARC – The preparations are on the move. A team of 13 operators will operate from Timor-Leste from October 11th until November 8th. This includes the participation as Multi-Multi entry in the CQWW SSB

Gilnahirk Listening Station

March 09, 2020 09:14 AM – Southgate ARC – GB0GLS is a special event station to commemorate the role played by the work of the Radio Security Service in Northern Ireland during WWII, in particular Gilnahirk Listening Station which was manned by the civilian staff of the General Post Office (GPO)

Getting an FCC ham radio licence

March 09, 2020 09:14 AM – Southgate ARC – NYC Resistor Hackerspace member Becky Stern KD2SSU has released a YouTube video about how she got her FCC amateur radio license

FT-8 experiment called-off

March 09, 2020 09:14 AM – Southgate ARC – After receiving almost 100 requests for skeds in the last 24 hours, it was decided with a heavy heart to cancel the test with DR4K

Dominican Republic radio hams get 5 MHz band

March 09, 2020 09:14 AM – Southgate ARC – The Dominica Amateur Radio Club Inc (DARCI) reports the use of the WRC-15 60-meter (5 MHz) band with an EIRP of 25 watts has finally been approved in the Dominican Republic

A ‘radio-active’ sunspot from the next solar cycle

March 09, 2020 09:14 AM – Southgate ARC – A new sunspot is emerging in the sun’s southern hemisphere. Its magnetic polarity identifies it as a member of new Solar Cycle 2

March 08, 2020

SANSA release new HF propagation App

March 08, 2020 10:14 AM – Southgate ARC – The South African National Space Agency (SANSA) has released a new HF radio propagation app called Ionospheric Characterisation, Analysis and Prediction (IOCAP)

QSO Today Amateur Radio Podcast Dale Parfitt – W4OP

March 08, 2020 10:14 AM – Southgate ARC – Dale Parfitt, W4OP, developed a love for operating VHF and above, including moonbounce operation, from an early exposure to a 6 meter Gonset Communicator, or Gooney Box

Portuguese radio amateurs seek license changes

March 08, 2020 10:14 AM – Southgate ARC – On February 26 Portugal’s amateur radio associations submitted a joint proposal for legislation for the Amateur Service and Amateur Satellite Services to the Secretary of State

New acitvity of EHSC and SHSC on 3.567 MHz

March 08, 2020 10:14 AM – Southgate ARC – 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

March 08, 2020 10:14 AM – Southgate ARC – Portugal’s national amateur radio society REP reports PDFs of callbooks from 1953 and 1993 are available for download

DXCC Country/Entity Report

March 08, 2020 10:14 AM – Southgate ARC – According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Friday, 28th February, through Friday, 6th March there were 215 countries active

Attracting youth to ham radio: Get out of their way!

March 08, 2020 10:14 AM – Southgate ARC – 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!

IOTA news from OPDX

March 08, 2020 10:14 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 Puna Emergency Radio Club (PERC) needs volunteers to provide communications support for the Sunday, 15 March 2020 Hilo Marathon.  PERC also is looking for a vehicle equipped with a mobile radio to serve as “runner” between aid stations.  For details, contact Bob Gomez (KB6EGA) at bbg691@yahoo.com.

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