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Accessed on 09 April 2020, 1620 UTC, Post 1389.

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This report covers the period 08-09 April 2020.

News for Thursday 9 April

Southgate News wish to say a big ‘Thank You’ to all of our wonderful NHS staff

Please follow the guidelines – Stay home and stay safe.
Take care 
  73 de Richard g4tut

Tony’s 10m Band Report
Not a great week but Sunday conditions really came to the front. We had great weather in the UK and a lot of folk were in their own gardens keeping warm but safe and some, including me, fired up the barbeque

TI2CC (Cost Rica), ZW60DF (Brazil special), HP1ELV (Panama) and J68HZ were all very popular

Historic first trans-Atlantic contact made on 432 MHz
On Tuesday the 7th of April 2020, a remarkable contact was made on the FT8 digital mode on the 432 MHz band between D4VHF on the Cape Verde Islands off the coast of Africa and FG8OJ in Guadeloupe in the Caribbean

COVID-19 and radio amateurs in IARU Region 2
After the COVID-19 pandemic began, up to April 2, 2020 the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has reported 247,473 confirmed cases and 5,600 deaths in America

Past ARRL Atlantic Division Director Bernie Fuller, N3EFN – SK
Past ARRL Atlantic Division Director Bernard E. “Bernie” Fuller, N3EFN, of Saegertown, Pennsylvania, died on April 2. He was 86

Half of UK adults exposed to false claims about coronavirus
Almost half of UK online adults came across false or misleading information about coronavirus (Covid-19) in the last week, Ofcom has found

WIA Board elections
Mr John Marshall, the returning officer of the Wireless Institute of Australia, has declared that in accordance with The WIA Constitution, Clause 14.1c and the Regulations (as amended November 2017) nominations were called for three positions which will be vacated in 2020

Coronavirus: Newspaper reports amateur radio activity has flourished
New Zealand’s Otago Daily Times reports amateur radio activity has flourished since the Covid-19 lockdown began

Latin America & Carribean Contest on HamSphere 4.0
Welcome to our first HamSphere 4.0 Latin America and Caribbeans contest. You can work with everyone for distances points, but our Latin American and Caribbean friends will give you 10 extra points for each valid QSO and multipliers for their countries. Beam you antennas to South America and Caribbeans

Centenarian radio amateur on BBC Radio Solent
Bill Sykes G2HCG from Milford-on-sea celebrated his 100th birthday on April 8 and was featured on BBC Radio Solent

 

News for Wednesday 8 April

Coronavirus: International understanding and help
Germany’s DARC reports in 2018 and 2019, Reinhard Kühn, DK5LA, supported the Harbin Institute of Technology in China with the EME system for the Chinese Longjiang 2 moon mission

Special Calls OH*PYSYKOTONA and OH*STAYHOME in Finland
Finnish radio spectrum management, TRAFICOM, has authorized Lahden Radioamatoorikerho ry, OH3AC; to use ten ‘ OH*PYSYKOTONA‘ special calls 4.4.2020-3.7.2020

Coronavirus: On-line knowledge sharing
Don Beattie G3BJ reports on the IARU Region 1 site that Member Societies ARA (Algeria) and ARAT (Tunisia) have started this week a series of online knowledge sharing sessions for their members and the public

Ofcom sets out licensing plans for small-scale DAB
Local radio listeners will be able to tune into new stations following measures announced by Ofcom today

AMSATSA reports good progress with AFRICUBE
AMSATSA held its regular online progress meeting this past Wednesday. During the past few weeks, progress was made on all fronts. The transponder was tested on the air and an actual contact was made through the transponder

Minute by Minute – Norwegian TV
In the summer of 2011, NRK (Norway’s equivalent of the BBC) set a Guinness World Record. They broadcast live, continuously, minute-by-minute from 11 cameras set up on MS Nordnorge during a Classic Voyage North

The Space Weather Woman
New Bright Signs of Cycle 25 | Solar Storm Forecast – The latest space weather forecast from Dr Tamitha Skov WX6SWW

EURAO Award: rewarding Hams and SWLs around the world
We offer you an entertainment for these days of confinement: try to get the EURAO Award

Special event callsign VI2020STAYHOME
The Radio Amateur Society of Australia have been issued with the distinctive special event callsign VI2020STAYHOME

SRAL – The Finnish Amateur Radio League
In the world-wide amateur radio community, social distancing is not an issue. The ham radio network operates by radio waves with signals flying high and wide, across all borders near and far

IOTA news from the DARC
Compiled by Andreas, DK5ON of the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club

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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

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