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Accessed on 30 April 2020, 2015 UTC, Post 1419.

Source:

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Please click link or scroll down to read your selections.  This post covers the period 29-30 April 2020.

News for Thursday 30 April
Southgate Amateur Radio News would like to say a big ‘Thank You’ to
all the NHS staff and key workers in the UK
We’d also like to wish Captain Tom Moore a very happy 100th Birthday today

 

Tony’s 10m Band Report
An interesting week. I managed all 10 of the AM*WARD stations on 10m.

As of writing I still need one more to get a gold certificate and 7 more for platinum all on other bands.

I should have started sooner, it’s always the way.
It finishes on 30th April.

ARISS to begin experimental demonstrations of school contacts using a Multipoint Telebridge Amateur Radio approach
Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) is pleased to announce the first use of a concept called Multipoint Telebridge Contact via Amateur Radio, allowing school contacts for Stay-At-Home students and simultaneous reception by families, school faculty and the public

GB4VVV
Listen out on HF for GB4 V V V, the distinctive dit-dit-dit-DAH of wartime broadcasting, sent by the SES managed by Andy, G0SFJ, until 11 May

Emergency funding to support community radio stations
Community radio stations will soon be able to apply for emergency funding to help them through the coronavirus pandemic

Chinese special event
Members of the Chinese Radio Amateurs Club (CRAC) will activate 10 special event callsigns (B0CRA – B9CRA) across their country make QSOs with amateur radio operators all over the world

Antarctica
Member and operators of the Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition team (JARE) will be active as 8J1RL from Showa Research Station, Queen Maud Land (AN-015), until January 2021

 

News for Wednesday 29 April

Amateur radio VE Day and VJ Day commemorations
To commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day and VJ Day, the RSGB has organised the VE/VJ Day amateur radio marathon on the HF bands and 6m using SSB, CW and digital modes

ARISS school contact on YouTube from Virginia, USA
An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Northern Virginia Schools Group, Woodbridge VA on 30 April. However, this will be an ARISS event with a difference

Foundation Online Amateur Radio training starts May 3
Register now for the next free Essex Ham online amateur radio Foundation training course that starts on May 3

Amateur radio, not just a hobby
Virginia’s Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) site features an article about amateur radio by park ranger John Fury KJ4PGD

The W4AMI Award and how to obtain one
Robert W. Barbee Jr., W4AMI, was a very prolific operator and in his honor this certificate was created and the first certificate was issued to him on June 27, 1994.

Netherlands special event calls
The following special event calls from the Netherlands are celebrating 75 years of peace following the end of WW II throughout May

GB75VED
The Royal Air Force Amateur Radio Society (RAFARS) marks the end of World War II in Europe with the callsign GB75VED

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

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