Ham Radio Update


Welcome to the “Ham Radio Update” on Big Island ARRL News.

Top Story:  HQ ARRL will close today amid growing concerns about the coronavirus (COVID-19).

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

Content supplied by John Woodstock (K1DWU) and the sources cited in his article.

Accessed on 23 March 2020, 2040 UTC, Post 1364.

Source:

http://www.hamradioupdate.com

Please click link or scroll down to read your selections.  This post covers the period 22-23 March 2020.

March 23, 2020

ARRL Headquarters is Closing

March 23, 2020 07:30 PM – ARRL -ARRL Headquarters will comply with an executive order from Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont that all non-essential businesses and not-for-profit entities reduce in-person workforces by 100% no later than March 23, 2020, at 8 PM. ARRL will equip as many Headquarters staffers as possible to work remotely.

W1AW bulletin and code practice transmissions will continue. Customer service representatives …

Official QO-100 International Emergency Frequency

March 23, 2020 10:14 AM – Southgate ARC – In order to coordinate potential emergency communications, a frequency has been assigned as the international emergency frequency on the QO-100 geostationary satellite narrow band transponder

Leaflet: ‘Amateur Radio in the GHz Bands’

March 23, 2020 10:14 AM – Southgate ARC – The UK Microwave Group has made available a PDF of their trifold printed leaflet ‘Amateur Radio in the GHz Bands’

JH1AJT Amateur of the Year

March 23, 2020 10:14 AM – Southgate ARC – INDEXA is especially proud to have one of its members and principal donors named as the 2020 Amateur of the Year by the Dayton Hamvention.

IRTS Counties Contest

March 23, 2020 10:14 AM – Southgate ARC – The IRTS 80 metres Evening Counties Contest takes place this Tuesday 24th March at 20:00 UTC. This is a one hour contest with separate SSB only and SSB/CW sections

IARU Region 2 COVID-19 response

March 23, 2020 10:14 AM – Southgate ARC – Radio amateurs throughout the Americas share the concerns of everyone about the seriousness of the COVID-19 outbreak

DXCC Country/Entity Report

March 23, 2020 10:14 AM – Southgate ARC – According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 15th March, through Sunday, 22nd March there were 222 countries active

Clubs/branches to cease meetings

March 23, 2020 10:14 AM – Southgate ARC – The COVID-19 situation continues to deteriorate across the globe with an undoubted upshift in cases across the Middle East, Europe and the Americas

AMSAT Treasurer’s report posted

March 23, 2020 10:14 AM – Southgate ARC – During the AMSAT Board of Directors meeting held March 17, 2020 Robert Bankston, KE4AL, AMSAT Treasurer presented a report to the board members

IOTA news from OPDX

March 23, 2020 10:14 AM – Southgate ARC – Weekly IOTA News – compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW, editor of the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin

March 22, 2020

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP

March 22, 2020 10:14 AM – Southgate ARC – Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to remain at low levels

Remote from rare IOTA and DXCC

March 22, 2020 10:14 AM – Southgate ARC – It is possible now if you are a Ham to have REMOTE from many QTH in the world exept some countries like North koréa, etc

QSO Today Amateur Radio Podcast Bob Nagy – AB5N

March 22, 2020 10:14 AM – Southgate ARC – Bob Nagy, AB5N, is having the time of his life in retirement. His expertise and improvements of the audio characteristics of the microphones on amateur transceivers is unmatched

Attention: Members of NZART

March 22, 2020 10:14 AM – Southgate ARC – Based on the Prime Ministers public address at 12:00 pm today (Saturday 21 March 2020) I have made the decision to close the office of NZART HQ from Monday 23 March 2020 to all personal visits

FT8 DXCC experiment completed !

March 22, 2020 10:14 AM – Southgate ARC – Finally we got it! On Saturday, 21st of March, we finished the 100 DXCC with 2020 QSOs

Coronavirus: IARU Contests

March 22, 2020 10:14 AM – Southgate ARC – Radio amateurs will share the concerns of everyone about the seriousness of the COVID-19 outbreak. Governments all over the world are advising “social distancing” to slow the spread of the virus and to give health services the chance to cope

Amateur radio satellite spreads Fight Coronavirus message

March 22, 2020 10:14 AM – Southgate ARC – Indonesia’s national amateur radio society ORARI reports the ham radio satellite LAPAN-A2 (IO-86) is being used to send a Fight Coronavirus message using APRS
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Public Information Coordinator
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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.

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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.

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