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Accessed on 29 March 2020, 0445 UTC, Post 1374.  This post covers the period 27-28 March 2020.

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News for Saturday 28 March

Foundations of Amateur Radio
Listening from the ground up
When I started learning about antennas I was told height is might. The higher the better. For many years I’ve followed that advice and like a good little parrot I’ve dispensed that advice. Turns out that as is usual in our hobby, that’s not the whole story  

Stuck in the shack? Make use of your downtime
For over five years, the Fair Lawn (NJ) Amateur Radio Club has presented a live monthly speaker series for its members and guests highlighting the leading talent from the local amateur radio community. The Club reminds hams everywhere that these monthly club videos are available for you to view to stay active in the hobby while isolated because of the coronavirus epidemic

Message from the RAC President Glenn MacDonell, VE3XRA
The Covid-19 pandemic has been a part of our daily lives for several weeks now and will most likely continue to be for some time. The pandemic is of particular concern for Radio Amateurs because ours is a hobby that can be practised by people of all ages from elementary schoolchildren to senior citizens

VK6WIA NewsWest
Newswest for Sunday 29th March, 2020 is the Club Focus edition.

It’s also the socially isolated edition, guaranteed germ free and the only risk of transmission is the safe way – by Radio Frequency

Indian students offered the chance to learn Ham Radio in lockdown
Are you tired in kockdown? Indian Students are being offered the chance to Learn from Home about interesting scientific hobby known as Amateur (Ham) Radio!

Radio hams assist Homeland Security
The Wiscasset newspaper reports on one of the radio amateurs who are assisting Homeland Security with ham radio communications

Propagation de K7RA
We saw another week with no sunspots, which were last observed just briefly over two weeks ago on two days, March 8 and 9. Spaceweather.com reports that so far in 2020, the percentage of days that have no sunspots is exactly the same as all of 2019, when it was 77%  

 

News for Friday 27 March

Coronavirus: Bengal Ham radio operators help police in tracking
Outlook India reports “Ham radio operators in West Bengal are helping police in tracking down mass gatherings and sending vagabonds to the shelters during the nationwide lockdown imposed in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, officials said on Thursday”

Coronavirus: Ham radio clubs connect amid social distancing
ARRL report members of the K7UAZ Amateur Radio Club in Tucson — a student organization at the University of Arizona — have moved their radio club meetings to the radio

Coronavirus: Radio listening booms while music streaming stalls
BBC News report that people staying at home due to the coronavirus pandemic appear to be listening to more radio rather than music apps, figures suggest

Netherlands special event
Operators Harm PA0HPG, Michel PA0VCC, Ad PA2PCH, Nico PA3ADU, Gerrie PA7TT, Harm PD0GIB, Bert PD2B and Gerard PD2VW will activate special event station PA75ASN between April 1st and May 7th

Noctilucent clouds over the South Pacific
Are you ready to see an electric-blue cloud made of frosted meteor smoke?

Kosovo scouting trip
Operators Erik ON4ANN and Erik ON4CCV will be active as Z68AN and Z68EC (callsigns pending), respectively, from Kosovo between April 27-30th

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

For the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news and information, please check the blog sidebars and links. These news feeds are updated daily and weekly. Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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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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