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

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May 11, 2020

Socially Distanced In-Person Exam Sessions Held in US and Norway

May 11, 2020 07:00 PM – ARRL -With some states starting to relax restrictions on events and activities, the Grant County, Oregon, Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES®) held an in-person exam session on April 26 in the town of John Day that adhered to social distancing recommendations. Exam organizers held the gathering to within Oregon’s 10-person limit for gatherings, keeping everyone 6 feet apart and requiring all parti…

The Space Weather Woman

May 11, 2020 08:14 AM – Southgate ARC – The Invisible Killer— Radiation Storms from the Sun and Beyond (Part 3) – The latest space weather video from Dr Tamitha Skov WX6SWW

WIA Annual Conference 2021

May 11, 2020 08:14 AM – Southgate ARC – Whilst on postponements and revised dates we can now announce the dates for the WIA Annual Conference in 2021

ICQPodcast – Restoring Valve/Tube Gear

May 11, 2020 08:14 AM – Southgate ARC – In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Chris Howard M0TCH, Ed Durrant DD5LP, Frank Howell K4FMH and Bill Barnes WC3B to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief and this episode’s feature is the Restoring Valve/Tube Gear

Huskysat-1 transponder is open

May 11, 2020 08:14 AM – Southgate ARC – After a week of testing, the transponder on HuskySat-1 is enabled and open for use and testing

Eight Metre update

May 11, 2020 08:14 AM – Southgate ARC – IRTS report the EI1KNH beacon is now on 8m using 20W on a vertical monopole. It shares the same site as EI0SIX and EI4RF

DXCC Country/Entity Report

May 11, 2020 08:14 AM – Southgate ARC – According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 3rd May, through Sunday, 10th May there were 212 countries active

Coronavirus: Netherlands to hold amateur radio exams again

May 11, 2020 08:14 AM – Southgate ARC – VERON reports in-person amateur radio exams will be held again in the Netherlands on June 17 and 24

Coronavirus creating short-term delivery delays from ARRL Headquarters

May 11, 2020 08:14 AM – Southgate ARC – ARRL is currently experiencing delays in the fulfillment of orders due to a record number of orders received in the past weeks. Combined with excessive demands on many shipping carriers, our members and customers should expect a 1–3 week delay in the delivery of their orders over the next few weeks

IOTA news from OPDX

May 11, 2020 08:14 AM – Southgate ARC – Weekly IOTA News – compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW, editor of the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin

New Chinese amateur satellites expected to launch in September

May 11, 2020 08:14 AM – Southgate ARC – Two new Chinese amateur radio satellites are now expected to launch on September 15, 2020

May 10, 2020

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP

May 10, 2020 08:14 AM – Southgate ARC – The 10th edition of the Youngsters on the Air (YOTA) Summer Camp, to be hosted by the Croatian Amateur Radio Association (HRS) between 8th and 15th August has been cancelled and postponed to 2021

World Amateur Radio Day Certificates

May 10, 2020 08:14 AM – Southgate ARC – World Amateur Radio Day Award Certificates are now ready for download for those who successfully contacted a RAC official station as described below

Tenth YOTA postponed to 2021

May 10, 2020 08:14 AM – Southgate ARC – The 10th edition of the Youngsters on the Air (YOTA) Summer Camp, to be hosted by the Croatian Amateur Radio Association (HRS) between 8th and 15th August has been cancelled and postponed to 2021

South Africa appoints new Assistant RAE Manager

May 10, 2020 08:14 AM – Southgate ARC – SARL (South African Radio League) reports plans to hold the paper-based Radio Amateur Exam on June 27 are still going ahead and a new Assistant RAE Manager has been appointed

Results of the SARL Electronic Voting

May 10, 2020 08:14 AM – Southgate ARC – The Electronic Voting for the four financial motions was completed at 23:59 CAT on Wednesday 6th May 2020

QSO Today Amateur Radio Podcast – Rick Dubbs – WW9JD

May 10, 2020 08:14 AM – Southgate ARC – Rick Dubbs, WW9JD, spent four years at sea in US nuclear submarines, retired as a teacher of junior high school kids, flies drones professionally as a part of his small business, and now has time for his ham radio projects

Get Your Foundation Licence FAQ!

May 10, 2020 08:14 AM – Southgate ARC – The CORONA virus outbreak, country-wide lockdown and the RSGB’s introduction of ‘Remote Exam Invigilation’ seems to have sparked a lot of interest in the UK’s Foundation Licence

Coronavirus: The rise and rise of Amateur Radio during lockdown

May 10, 2020 08:14 AM – Southgate ARC – Bournemouth’s The Breaker reports the Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB) have experienced a threefold increase of people wanting to sit licensing exams since the government rules on lockdown

AMSAT-EA English language newsletter available

May 10, 2020 08:14 AM – Southgate ARC – Spain’s AMSAT organisation AMSAT-EA has released the English language version of their May newsletter

Amateur Satellite Workshop on YouTube May 27

May 10, 2020 08:14 AM – Southgate ARC – IARU Region 2 will be holding a Satellites for Beginners Workshop at 2300 GMT on Wednesday, May 27, and you can participate via YouTube

ICQ Podcast Episode 324 – Restoring Valve/Tube Gear

May 10, 2020 08:01 AM – ICQ Podcast -In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Chris Howard M0TCH, Ed Durrant DD5LP, Frank Howell K4FMH and Bill Barnes WC3B to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief and this episode’s feature is the Restoring Valve/Tube Gear.

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