Ham Radio Update


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

Top Story:  One VHF/UHF Conference cancelled-the other postponed.

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Accessed on 16 March 2020, 2145 UTC, Post 1352.

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March 16, 2020

One VHF-UHF-Microwave Conference Postponed, Another Canceled

March 16, 2020 06:23 PM – ARRL -One of two US VHF-UHF-microwave groups has canceled its 2020 conference, while another has postponed its event.

The Southeastern VHF Society (SVHFS) Board of Directors has announced the indefinite postponement of the annual SVHFS Conference. “Because of the health and safety concerns of our society members and the uncertainty of time of our national emergency caused by the coronavirus pandemic, …

WRTC 2020 Organizing Committee Sticking to Schedule for Now

March 16, 2020 06:20 PM – ARRL -The World Radiosport Team Championship 2022 (WRTC 2022) Organizing Committee is, at least for now, staying on course for the event in Italy, in light of restrictions caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

“We understand this is disrupting travel and operating plans in ways that affect different areas of the world unequally. However, it is not realistic for us to predict the extent and evolution of …

Update from the AMSAT President

March 16, 2020 09:13 AM – Southgate ARC – The past six weeks since becoming AMSAT President has flown by with great speed. Thankfully I’m not travelling at 27,000 km/hour like our popular satellite AO-91

The SARL 80m Club Sprint

March 16, 2020 09:13 AM – Southgate ARC – The second leg of the 80m Club Sprint takes place on Wednesday 18 March from 17:00 to 18:00 UTC with phone and CW activity

NZART Conference update – Shantytown Conference 2020

March 16, 2020 09:13 AM – Southgate ARC – As we are now in the grips of the global pandemic for Coronavirus (COVID-19) the organising committee of the Shantytown Conference 2020 has recently met to discuss a contingency should the event not be able to be held this year on the West Coast

NASA Administrator statement on agency coronavirus status

March 16, 2020 09:13 AM – Southgate ARC – The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine: “As we navigate this difficult time, the protection and care of the NASA family continues to be our top priority and the key consideration as we make decisions on how to move forward”

Midway Island update

March 16, 2020 09:13 AM – Southgate ARC – Ron, KH6DV, posted on March 14th, the following on QRZ.com: “We all know that one of the easiest ways to catch a respiratory infection is to travel by airline, visit a hospital or clinic waiting room, or pass through an airport

ICQPodcast – Kit Building Tips

March 16, 2020 09:13 AM – Southgate ARC – In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Chris Howard M0TCH, Martin Rothwell M0SGL, Ed Durrant DD5LP and Frank Howell K4FMH to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief and this episode’s feature is – Kit Building Tips

DXCC Country/Entity Report

March 16, 2020 09:13 AM – Southgate ARC – According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 8th March, through Sunday, 15th March there were 228 countries active.

COVID-19, Amateur Radio and the SARL

March 16, 2020 09:13 AM – Southgate ARC – The Council of the SARL (South African Radio League) has taken note of the measures as announced by President Ramaphosa in his TV address to the nation on Sunday evening 15 March 2020

Coronavirus: Hamvention 2020 cancelled

March 16, 2020 09:13 AM – Southgate ARC – Hamvention 2020, planned to take place May 15-17 in Xenia, Ohio, has been cancelled

Coronavirus: Ham radio youth events cancelled

March 16, 2020 09:13 AM – Southgate ARC – A number of sub-regional events for young people in IARU Region 1 (Europe, Africa, Middle East) have been cancelled due to Coronavirus

AMSAT-Brazil QO-100 FT8 QRPp experiment

March 16, 2020 09:13 AM – Southgate ARC – AMSAT-BR is organizing a reverse beacon FT8 QRPp experiment/contest via the QO-100 geostationary amateur radio transponder

Amateur radio rallies and other events cancelled

March 16, 2020 09:13 AM – Southgate ARC – A number of amateur radio events planned for March and April have been cancelled

IOTA news from OPDX

March 16, 2020 09:13 AM – Southgate ARC – Weekly IOTA News – compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW, editor of the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin
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