The Wireless Institute of Australia


The Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA) celebrates its 110th anniversary with special call signs during the next six months.

Views expressed in this Amateur/Ham Radio news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Content compiled by John Woodstock (K1DWU).

Accessed on 22 April 2020, 1615 UTC, Post 1408.

Source:

http://www.hamradioupdate.com

Please click link or scroll down to read your selections.  This post covers the period 20-22 April 2020.

April 22, 2020

WIA anniversary celebrations

April 22, 2020 09:13 AM – Southgate ARC – The Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA) celebrates its 110th anniversary and the World Amateur Radio Day with the following callsigns during the next 6 months

Latest research on people’s access and response to news and information about Covid-19

April 22, 2020 09:13 AM – Southgate ARC – Ofcom has today published its latest weekly research on how people are receiving and acting on news and information during the current coronavirus pandemic

Marconi’s birthday

April 22, 2020 09:13 AM – Southgate ARC – The Documentary Archive for the History of Radio Communication and Electronic Media in Austria are running the special event station OE20M to mark Marconi’s birthday between the 24th and 26th

Japan gets extended 160m and 80m bands

April 22, 2020 09:13 AM – Southgate ARC – Japan’s JARL reports on April 21, Japanese radio amateurs were granted extensions to the 1.8 and 3.5 MHz bands along with hands-on operation by unqualified people and simplification of licensing procedure

GB1NHS on the air as part of #GOTA2C campaign

April 22, 2020 09:13 AM – Southgate ARC – The NHS amateur radio station GB1NHS will be on the air on Wednesday, April 22, from 0900 GMT (1000 BST) as part of the RSGB “Get on the air to care” campaign

Contest University (CTU) 2020 will be Free and Online

April 22, 2020 09:13 AM – Southgate ARC – ARRL report Tim Duffy, K3LR, has announced that Contest University (CTU) USA 2020 will be held online via Zoom on Thursday May 14, starting at 1245 UTC. CTU 2020 is free

Brazilian amateurs say ‘thanks’

April 22, 2020 09:13 AM – Southgate ARC – A group of Brazilian operators are using the special event callsign ZW8THANKS as a tribute to health care professionals fighting COVID-19

IOTA news from the DARC

April 22, 2020 09:13 AM – Southgate ARC – Compiled by Andreas, DK5ON of the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club

April 21, 2020

Contest University (CTU) 2020 will be Free and Online

April 21, 2020 02:15 PM – ARRL -Tim Duffy, K3LR, has announced that Contest University (CTU) USA 2020 will be held online via Zoom on Thursday May 14, starting at 1245 UTC. CTU 2020 is free. The CTU course outline has been posted online. Connection details to the CTU Zoom bridge will be posted on the Contest University site one week prior to CTU. Sessions will be recorded for viewing any time after May 14. Slide decks will be…

Hams in India Provide Communication Assistance during COVID-19 Pandemic

April 21, 2020 02:09 PM – ARRL -According to a report in The New Indian Express, amateur radio operators in Kerala state have joined the fight against COVID-19. The newspaper said the district administration has enlisted radio amateurs to improve important communication between departments and offices. Upward of 20 hams are involved, organized into teams.

Radio Amateur Society of Ananthapuri President Dr. Zakheer Hussain, VU3…

Florida QSO Party Announces Stay-at-Home Adjustments

April 21, 2020 02:06 PM –

Timor-Leste DXpedition postponed

April 21, 2020 08:14 AM – Southgate ARC – A statement on their website says: Unfortunately, we had to make the decision that we have to postpone our DXpedition to Timor-Leste to next year. The current situation based on the Corona pandemic makes it impossible to plan anything later in this year

Surprise geomagnetic storm

April 21, 2020 08:14 AM – Southgate ARC – The first geomagnetic storm of 2020 (category G1) took forecasters by surprise this morning when a CME impact sparked bright auroras over Canada and some northern-tier US states

Stay at home and self-isolate

April 21, 2020 08:14 AM – Southgate ARC – Well we have all been hearing that we should stay at home and self-isolate, but what do we do when we are at home?

Ronan O’Rahilly, founder of Radio Caroline, dies

April 21, 2020 08:14 AM – Southgate ARC – The extremely sad news is that Ronan O’Rahilly, the founder of Radio Caroline, has passed away near Greenore in County Louth where the station’s original boat was kitted out in 1963, eventually going on to launch from the North Sea at Easter 1964

NASA Television to air Space Station cargo ship launch, docking

April 21, 2020 08:14 AM – Southgate ARC – NASA Television will provide live coverage of the launch and docking of a Russian cargo spacecraft delivering almost three tons of food, fuel, and supplies to the International Space Station beginning at 9:30 p.m. EDT Friday, April 24

Japanese Morse code talk by G3CSG (SK)

April 21, 2020 08:14 AM – Southgate ARC – VERON has made available on their YouTube channel a vintage video of the talk given by Norman Kendrick G3CSG to the Wyre Amateur Radio Society about Japanese Morse code

Special station Notice: 8J17CALL by 7-CALL Amateur Radio Club, Japan

April 21, 2020 08:14 AM – Southgate ARC – Hello! This is 7M4VQJ, Satoshi from Tokyo. I am a president of 7-CALL Amateur Radio Club (JS1YEY), Tokyo based club station organized by 7-CALL amateurs

Operation from Eire on the 5 and 8 meter ham radio bands

April 21, 2020 08:14 AM – Southgate ARC – IRTS News wants to remind radio amateurs that 8m and 5m (40 and 60 MHz) activity might be fun in this emerging E-Skip season

David Icke interview on London Live breaks broadcasting rules

April 21, 2020 08:14 AM – Southgate ARC – Ofcom has today imposed a sanction on ESTV after an interview with David Icke on its local television channel London Live included potentially harmful content about the coronavirus pandemic

BYOTA – Back Yards On The Air April 25

April 21, 2020 08:14 AM – Southgate ARC – NZART report that with the extension of Level 4 to April 27 here in New Zealand and back by popular demand (yes seriously, people have been emailing me), another BYOTA will be held on Saturday, April 25

April 20, 2020

FCC Seeking World Radiocommunication Conference Advisory Committee Members

April 20, 2020 04:49 PM – ARRL -The FCC has announced that it’s looking for individuals or entities to serve on its World Radiocommunication Conference Advisory Committee. The committee will provide advice, technical support, and recommended proposals in the run-up to World Radiocommunication Conference 2023 (WRC-23). In particular, the committee will focus on international frequency spectrum issues identified on the WRC-23 a…

ARRL/TAPR DCC Going Virtual

April 20, 2020 04:47 PM –

COVID-19 Net Now Running Wednesdays on 40 Meters

April 20, 2020 04:39 PM – ARRL -The Medical Net, a special COVID-19 net, is running Wednesdays, 0130 UTC, on 7.222 MHz. The net deals with correct data on COVID-19 epidemiology care, care issues, and more. Net control will be Dr. Harry Przekop, WB9EDP, a past president of the Medical Amateur Radio Council Organization (MARCO) and now a director at large.

Przekop is a specialist in infectious diseases and biomedical physics and…

Remotely Administered Amateur Exam Systems Showing Promise

April 20, 2020 03:10 PM –

USA: Fully-Remote Amateur Radio License Exam Administration

April 20, 2020 09:16 AM – Southgate ARC – The USA’s Ham Study group have released the latest update on the Fully-Remote Amateur Radio Exam Process

QSO Today Amateur Radio Podcast Paul Taylor – VK3HN

April 20, 2020 09:16 AM – Southgate ARC – Paul Taylor, VK3HN, loves to operate QRP, SOTA, or Summits on the Air, with his homebrew pocket-sized multi-band transceivers that he designs and builds in his home workshop

DXCC Country/Entity Report

April 20, 2020 09:16 AM – Southgate ARC – According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 12th April, through Sunday, 19th April there were 213 countries active

Astronauts photograph Starlink satellites from space

April 20, 2020 09:16 AM – Southgate ARC – Astronauts onboard the International Space Station have gotten a first good look at the controversial Starlink satellites

ARRL, AMSAT seek changes in FCC Orbital Debris Mitigation proposals

April 20, 2020 09:16 AM – Southgate ARC – ARRL Washington Counsel Dave Siddall, K3ZJ, and AMSAT Executive Vice President Paul Stoetzer, N8HM, on April 8, discussed with senior FCC International Bureau staff by telephone the FCC’s draft Report and Order (R and O) on mitigation of orbital debris (IB Docket No. 18-313)

Hackaday: An FPGA and a few components can make a radio

April 20, 2020 09:16 AM – Southgate ARC – Jenny List G7CKF writes on Hackaday about the Medium and Short Wave SDR receiver developed by radio amateur Alberto Garlassi I4NZX

Abandoned mansion of a Portuguese radio amateur ‘found his radio room’

April 20, 2020 09:16 AM – Southgate ARC – I found a cool video with a ham related story. These guys have a youtube channel where they visit abandoned homes and they show us one they´ve found in northern Portugal with a surprise…

IOTA news from OPDX

April 20, 2020 09:16 AM – Southgate ARC – Weekly IOTA News – compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW, editor of the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin
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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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