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

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Accessed on 29 March 2020, 2245 UTC, Post 1375.



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March 29, 2020

USA conducts first all-online ham radio exam

March 29, 2020 09:14 AM – Southgate ARC – The first remote all-online amateur radio Technician license exam was carried out in the United States on March 26, 2020

Small Scale DAB radio licences extended again

March 29, 2020 09:14 AM – Southgate ARC – Radio Today report that the ten trial Small Scale DAB multiplex operators have had their temporary licences extended till the end of 2021

Randy Thompson, K5ZD, named interim WPX Contest Director

March 29, 2020 09:14 AM – Southgate ARC – Former CQ WPX Contest Director Randy Thompson, K5ZD, has been appointed interim director of the on-air competition following the resignation of Terry Zivney, N4TZ. Zivney had been contest director for the past seven years

QSO Today Amateur Radio Podcast – Bry Carling – AF4K

March 29, 2020 09:14 AM – Southgate ARC – Bry Carling, AF4K, is an old boat anchor radio collector, co-founder of the Novice Rig Roundup, and keeper of thousands of old-time crystals, for sale, for your next rig restoration, or a new build of Bob Heil, K9EID’s, pine board project

Ham Talk Live! interviews Frank Bauer, KA3HDO

March 29, 2020 09:14 AM – Southgate ARC – Ham Talk Live! host Neal Rapp, WB9VPG recently interviewed Frank Bauer, KA3HDO, for an informative look at recent events in the ARISS program

Ham College 63

March 29, 2020 09:14 AM – Southgate ARC – Extra Class Exam Questions – Part 2 Station restrictions and special operations: restrictions on station location; general operating restrictions; spurious emissions; antenna structure restrictions; RACES operations

Foundation Online Amateur Radio Training

March 29, 2020 09:14 AM – Southgate ARC – Essex Ham plans to start their next free online amateur radio Foundation training course on April 5

DXCC Country/Entity Report

March 29, 2020 09:14 AM – Southgate ARC – According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Friday, 20th March, through Friday, 27th March there were 219 countries active

IOTA news from OPDX

March 29, 2020 09:14 AM – Southgate ARC – Weekly IOTA News – compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW, editor of the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin

Amateur Radio guide to Social Distancing

March 29, 2020 09:14 AM – Southgate ARC – “In the current climate, Social Distancing is very important and Keith G6NHU has put together a reminder for radio amateurs showing how to remember the recommended distance to keep apart”

ICQ Podcast Episode 321 – Why Coax Fails

March 29, 2020 07:24 AM – ICQ Podcast -In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Leslie Butterfield G0CIB, Edmund Spicer M0MNG, Dan Romanchik KB6NU and Ruth Willet KM4LAO to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief and this episode’s feature is – Why Coax Fails


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