Here’s the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news and information compiled by John Woodstock (K1DWU).

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Accessed on 08 May 2020, 2125 UTC, Post 1432.

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May 08, 2020

Coronavirus Creating Short-Term Delivery Delays from ARRL Headquarters

May 08, 2020 02:10 PM –

The K7RA Solar Update

May 08, 2020 10:08 AM – ARRL -We haven’t seen a sunspot since Thursday, April 30 when the daily sunspot number was 35. This is a relatively high sunspot number based on recent activity, although not historically. In fact, the daily sunspot number has not been as high since March 21, 2019 when it was 49, and prior to that we need to look back further to the previous year, when the daily sunspot number was 41 on June 22, 2018…

The new V5IMA Award

May 08, 2020 09:14 AM – Southgate ARC – Harry de Jong, PA3249 (SWL) says: As QSL manager for Mike, V51MA, I want to let you know that Mike has made a nice award for the award collector

Short Wave SDR in IEEE Spectrum magazine

May 08, 2020 09:14 AM – Southgate ARC – Take your software-defined radio into the shortwave band to receive signals sent around the globe by commercial, government, and amateur stations

RAYNET helps elderly man

May 08, 2020 09:14 AM – Southgate ARC – The RSGB reports that during the Coronavirus outbreak the amateur radio UK’s national voluntary communications service RAYNET assisted an elderly man who was running out of food

P*75FREE celebrating freedom in the Netherlands

May 08, 2020 09:14 AM – Southgate ARC – 75 years ago the allied forces liberated The Netherlands from Nazi rule, ending the second World War, five years after it started. The southern part of The Netherlands was liberated in the autumn of 1944, while the northern part was only liberated in the spring of 1945

North American Overlay Mapper

May 08, 2020 09:14 AM – Southgate ARC – A new version of the North American Overlay Mapper program: v4.0.0.0 has been released for Windows 7/10, with many new features

New RAC membership renewal procedures

May 08, 2020 09:14 AM – Southgate ARC – On behalf of Radio Amateurs of Canada, I would like to thank you for your continued support of Amateur Radio in Canada and internationally

NASA TV to air Cygnus departure from space station

May 08, 2020 09:14 AM – Southgate ARC – Nearly three months after delivering several tons of supplies and scientific experiments to the International Space Station, Northrup Grumman’s unpiloted Cygnus cargo craft is scheduled to depart the International Space Station on Monday, May 11

Germany extends 50 MHz allocation

May 08, 2020 09:14 AM – Southgate ARC – the German regulator (Bundesnetzagentur) announces that the following changes (based on WRC19) were implemented for radio amateurs in DL, just in time for the upcoming sporadic E season

Essex Ham Foundation Online Training breaks all records – Again!!

May 08, 2020 09:14 AM – Southgate ARC – The Coronavirus outbreak and the RSGB’s introduction of online exams that can be taken at home have led to a surge in demand for free online amateur radio training courses such as that run by Essex Ham

Enhanced 50 MHz allocation in Germany

May 08, 2020 09:14 AM – Southgate ARC – The DARC reports the Federal Network Agency made a preliminary provisional implementation of the WRC results for the 6-m band in message 111 from the May 6 official journal 08/2020

CQ-QSO magazine available for free download

May 08, 2020 09:14 AM – Southgate ARC – In response to the Coronavirus outbreak Belgium’s national Amateur Radio society, the UBA, is making the latest issue of its magazine CQ-QSO freely available as a convenient PDF

Chinese special event callsigns

May 08, 2020 09:14 AM – Southgate ARC – Members of the Chinese Radio Amateurs Club (CRAC) will activate 10 special event callsigns (B0CRA – B9CRA) across their country making QSOs with amateur radio operators all over the world

Backyards on the Air – the final installment

May 08, 2020 09:14 AM – Southgate ARC – Mark ZL3AB has provided details of what he hopes will be New Zealand’s final Backyards on the Air (BYOTA) event this Saturday

Amateur Radio on BFBS

May 08, 2020 09:14 AM – Southgate ARC – The RSGB Get on the Air to Care #GOTA2C campaign featured on the British Forces Broadcasting Service (BFBS) breakfast show

A naked-eye outburst from Comet SWAN

May 08, 2020 09:14 AM – Southgate ARC – This week, an outburst from Comet SWAN (C/2020 F8) surprised observers in the southern hemisphere, who could actually see the comet brighten with their unaided eyes

5K0K DXpedition video

May 08, 2020 09:14 AM – Southgate ARC – A video of the 2019 5K0K DXpedition to San Andres Island (NA-033) by Pavel, OK1GK, is now available on YouTube

DX News from the ARRL

May 08, 2020 09:14 AM – Southgate ARC – The American Radio Relay League’s round-up of the forthcoming week’s DX activity on the amateur radio bands

Tony’s 10m Band Report

May 08, 2020 09:14 AM – Southgate ARC – The week was topsy-turvy with mid-week being outstanding. 5 reported contacts needed to get into the list on Wednesday and Thursday. Still popular till Thursday were the Spanish AM stations. I didn’t manage to get a platinum award. Still it was good fun. Thursday had all the AM stations being chased. ZD7FT (ST Helena), NP3YL (Puerto Rico a YL operator) and PY4BZ (Brazil) were up there on Friday to Sunday
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