Ham Radio Update


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

Views expressed are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Content supplied by John Woodstock (K1DWU) and the sources cited in this post.

Accessed on 19 May 2020, 1520 UTC, Post 1445.


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May 19, 2020

The Space Weather Woman

May 19, 2020 08:14 AM – Southgate ARC – Bright Region Fireworks and Chance for Aurora – The latest space weather forecast from Dr Tamitha Skov WX6SWW

NASA to make announcement about WFIRST space telescope mission

May 19, 2020 08:14 AM – Southgate ARC – NASA will host a special edition of NASA Science Live at 11 a.m. EDT, Wednesday, May 20, to share an exciting announcement about the agency’s Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) mission

The 10th KANHAM Contest

May 19, 2020 08:14 AM – Southgate ARC – Hello. Let me introduce you to a contest that will be on the first weekend of June

SWODXA announces DXpedition of the Year

May 19, 2020 08:14 AM – Southgate ARC – Tom Inglin, NR8Z, President of the Southwest Ohio DX Association (SWODA), announced the 2019-2020 SWODXA “DXpedition of the Year” award on May 14th

News and sermon about Covid-19 on Loveworld breaks broadcasting rules

May 19, 2020 08:14 AM – Southgate ARC – Ofcom has today imposed a sanction on the licensee Loveworld Limited, which broadcasts the religious television channel Loveworld, after a news programme and a live sermon included potentially harmful claims about causes of, and treatments for, Covid-19

New Zealand: Ham radio exams can be held at Alert Level 2

May 19, 2020 08:14 AM – Southgate ARC – NZART reports the great news that New Zealand can now start holding amateur radio examinations under Alert Level 2, however, this does come with conditions

Kerala: Ham radio stations to be set up at major dam sites

May 19, 2020 08:14 AM – Southgate ARC – The New Indian Express reports in preparation for the onslaught of another monsoon, radio amateurs in Kerala are setting up stations at major dam sites to ensure communications are maintained

Australia moves closer to getting WRC-15 60m (5 MHz) band

May 19, 2020 08:14 AM – Southgate ARC – WIA reports the ACMA has released a public consultation titled Possible use of the 5351.5–5366.5 kHz band by the amateur service

QRP ARCI Hootowl Sprint

May 19, 2020 12:15 AM – WA7BNM Contest Calendar – 0000Z-0100Z, May 25

May 18, 2020

ARRL Invites Applications for the Position of Chief Executive Officer

May 18, 2020 11:18 PM – ARRL -ARRL is seeking an experienced radio amateur to be Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at its headquarters in Newington, Connecticut. The CEO is the top compensated employee in ARRL’s management structure and oversees all operations in collaboration with the President and the Board of Directors, in accordance with ARRL’s Articles of AssociationBylaws, and Board policies. The successful candidate wi…

Wireless Power Transfer: CIS/B/737/CDV rejected

May 18, 2020 08:14 AM – Southgate ARC – The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) International Special Committee on Radio Interference (CISPR) has rejected a proposal by the Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) lobby that would have resulted in pollution of the precious HF RF spectrum

Technical writers wanted

May 18, 2020 08:14 AM – Southgate ARC – New Zealand’s NZART exam rewrite committee needs writers from among the amateur community to help make our exam more relevant for current times

IARU WRC-19 team recognised

May 18, 2020 08:14 AM – Southgate ARC – The IARU Region 1 President reports members of the IARU team involved in WRC-19 have been recognised by the Radio Society of Great Britain in a recent awards announcement

IARU-R1 VHF-UHF-Microwave newsletter

May 18, 2020 08:14 AM – Southgate ARC – Edition 86 of the free IARU Region 1 VHF-UHF-Microwave newsletter is now available for download

DXCC Country/Entity Report

May 18, 2020 08:14 AM – Southgate ARC – According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 10th May, through Sunday, 17th May there were 211 countries active

Deep ‘Solar Minimum’ is feared

May 18, 2020 08:14 AM – Southgate ARC – Forbes magazine reports a deep ‘Solar Minimum’ is feared as 2020 sees record-setting 100-day slump

Big sprites and colorful airglow over west Texas

May 18, 2020 08:14 AM – Southgate ARC – This week, a colorful “bullseye” formed at the edge of space above a towering thunderstorm in west Texas

2020 State of the Hobby Survey

May 18, 2020 08:14 AM – Southgate ARC – Dustin N8RMA reports it’s time for the fourth annual survey into the State of Amateur Radio

2020 Contest University

May 18, 2020 08:14 AM – Southgate ARC – Those who missed DX Engineering’s 2020 Contest University (CTU) webinar on May 14th, you can now view it on

IOTA news from OPDX

May 18, 2020 08:14 AM – Southgate ARC – Weekly IOTA News – compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW, editor of the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin

Day of the YLs Contest

May 18, 2020 12:14 AM – WA7BNM Contest Calendar – 0001Z, May 24 to 2359Z, May 25
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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)
Public Information Coordinator
Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section
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