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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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
- INDIAN HAMS ASSIST WITH SUPPLIES TO COVID PATIENTS - BRAZILIAN AMATEURS SEEK EQUIPMENT TAX EXEMPTION - DEBRIS FROM CHINESE ROCKET SCATTERS IN INDIAN OCEAN - PARKER PROBE EXPLORES SUN'S IMPACT ON VENUS' IONOSPHERE - NEW ZEALAND AMATEURS APPROVED FOR 60M OPERATION - RSGB ADDS RESOURCES FOR RADIATION MEASUREMENTS, OPERATOR EXAMS - 100 WATTS AND […]
- FRIEDRICHSHAFEN TRADE SHOW TO BE VIRTUAL - MICROWAVE ATTACKS REPORTED IN WASHINGTON, D.C. - SPECIAL EVENT RECALLS DOOMED US SUBMARINE - WIA PRESSES ACMA for GREATER SPECTRUM ACCESS - 'FENCE-TENNA' PROJECT GETS GOOD RECEPTION - NEW FORMAT UNVEILED FOR YOTA ONLINE - 'RADIO WATCH' STIRS INTEREST AT EARTH DAY EVENT - 'SHORTWAVE RADIOGRAM' MARKS […]
- WRTC POSTPONED UNTIL 2023 - SPECIAL RECOGNITION FOR YOUNGEST CONTESTERS - LAUNCH PLANNED FOR SATELLITE MADE OF WOOD - YOUNG RADIO FRIENDS SHARE EVERYTHING, INCLUDING AN HONOR - SMARTPHONES ANSWER THE CALL OF SOLAR STORMS - NETS OF NOTE: HAMS CHECK IN TO SHARE SOME 'CABIN FEVER' - NEWSLINE IN SEARCH OF 2021 YOUNG […]
ARRL Laboratory Manager Ed Hare, W1RFI, hold a Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) seminar via Zoom on Wednesday, May 19, at 2000 UTC. His 30-minute slide presentation offers an overview of politics, personalities, and technical issues involved in electromagnetic interference (EMI) control as well as causes and cures. A question-and-answer session will follow the slide presentation. […]
The WISA Woodsat project, being sponsored by plywood supplier WISA in an unconventional PR initiative, is poised to place a wooden satellite into orbit by the end of the year. The idea is to test the suitability of treated wood as a low-cost and widely available material for space applications. The IARU posting for Woodsat […]
Tad Cook, K7RA, Seattle, reports: Sunspot activity returned last Friday, May 7, and has held steady since. Average daily sunspot numbers rose from 11.9 to 21.1, and average daily solar flux was up 2.1 points to 74.3 for the reporting week ending May 12.Geomagnetic activity was quiet until Wednesday, May 12, when the planetary A […]