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News for Friday 17 April
RSGB launches GOTA2C campaign in partnership with NHS The RSGB has launched the “Get On The Air To Care” #GOTA2C campaign. The Radio Society of Great Britain, working in partnership with the NHS, is launching a new campaign called “Get on the air to care” to support the emotional health and wellbeing of 75,000 licensed UK radio amateurs – just some of the 3,000,000 worldwide
Remotely Administered Amateur Exam Systems showing promise
ARRL says facing a growing demand for amateur radio exam sessions in a time of social distancing and stay-at-home orders, sponsors of some Volunteer Examiner (VE) teams have risen to the challenge and are developing systems to remotely proctor test sessions
Spain: Special call sign prefixes
Special call sign prefixes are being used in Spain from April 15-30 in celebration of the 95th Anniversary of the IARU and World Amateur Radio Day (WARD) on April 18
Morse Code practice video
With many people having some additional time on their hands as a result of the lockdown caused by the Coronavirus, we are fining there is an increased interest in learning the Morse code
Tony’s 10m Band Report Not a great week but there was some DX about. Sunday conditions however went through the roof, so much so that to fit the report in the space available I had to raise the bar to 5 or more reported contacts to get into the list
Voskhod – a short film about ham radio DUST is a YouTube channel that has science fiction short films content.
At the beginning of April, DUST presented a short film, whose theme addresses amateur radio, entitled Voskhod (Sunrise)
Radio Emma Toc World Service
‘Radio Emma Toc World Service‘ is a 30 minute monthly programme looking at the magic of radio and the story of 2MT, presented by Jim Salmon 2E0RMI
Holyland Contest 2020
Friday 17 of April – Saturday 18 of April 2020 starting on 21.00 UTC – 21.00 UTC
The aim is to promote contacts between Radio Amateurs around the globe and Israeli Hams and to aid Amateurs to achieve the ‘Holyland Award’ and other Israeli awards.
A bright new comet has been discovered
A new comet is heading for the sun. Discovered just a few days ago, Comet SWAN (C/2020 F8) is bright, green, and an easy target for backyard telescopes