Here are the top Amateur/Ham Radio news stories compiled by John Woodstock (K1DWU).

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Accessed on 21 May 2020, 2055 UTC, Post 1447.


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May 21, 2020

ARISS Multipoint Telebridge Contact via Amateur Radio Concept Proving Successful

May 21, 2020 02:22 PM – ARRL -Judging by the outcome of two tests so far, the new Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) Multipoint Telebridge Contact via Amateur Radio concept appears to be a winner. ARISS completed the second test of the new-style radio contact called Multipoint Telebridge Contact via Amateur Radio on May 15, when Airdrie Space Science Club members in Airdrie, Alberta, Canada, interviewe…

K0BAK Wins the May QST Cover Plaque Award

May 21, 2020 01:24 PM – ARRL -Peter Kobak, K0BAK’s, article “Canadian NPOTA Maritimes Rove” detailed his adventures while operating in several parks in the Canadian Maritime provinces.

QST Cover Plaque Awards are given to the author or authors of the most popular article in each issue. You choose the winners by casting your vote online at Log in now and pick your favorite article in the June i…

CQ Announces 2020 Hall of Fame Inductees

May 21, 2020 11:35 AM – ARRL –CQ has announced the 2020 inductees to its three halls of fame. The magazine named three new members to its Contest Hall of Fame, seven new members to its Amateur Radio Hall of Fame, and two new members to its DX Hall of Fame.

CQ Contest Hall of Fame

Geoffrey Howard, W0CG/PJ2DX. In 2000, Howard purchased and restored the former PJ9JT contest station owned by CQ Contest Hall of Famer John Thompso…

Twelve UAE NMT stations on the air

May 21, 2020 08:14 AM – Southgate ARC – Members of the Emirates Amateur Radio Society (EARS) will activate twelve stations with suffix NMT (National Medical Taskforce) during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis

Record numbers to take UK Foundation exam

May 21, 2020 08:14 AM – Southgate ARC – The RSGB reports that despite a record number of 600 online amateur radio exam slots being made available in June, they are already fully booked!

Ofcom: Opening up 100-200 GHz

May 21, 2020 08:14 AM – Southgate ARC – Ofcom are holding a public consultation on updated technical analysis information on proposals to open up access to spectrum in the 100-200 GHz range

Malawi operation postponed

May 21, 2020 08:14 AM – Southgate ARC – Pista, HA5AO, who was expected to be active as 7Q7AO from Malawi during the second half of September/early October 2020, has postponed his operation

IC-705 QRP SDR transceiver update

May 21, 2020 08:14 AM – Southgate ARC – Icom have announced details about the launch of the IC-705 QRP SDR ultra-portable transceiver. Available to the Japanese HAM community from the middle of June 2020, deliveries are planned to the rest of the world shortly afterwards

Tony Gonzalez, EA5RM, and Ned Stearns, AA7A, inducted to CQ DX Hall of Fame

May 21, 2020 08:14 AM – Southgate ARC – CQ magazine today announced the induction of the two newest members of the CQ DX Hall of Fame, which honors those DXers who not only excel in personal performance but who also “give back” to the hobby in outstanding ways.

AMSAT receives PPP funds during COVID-19 pandemic

May 21, 2020 08:14 AM – Southgate ARC – On March 31, 2020, AMSAT’s Board of Directors authorized the organization’s leadership team to pursue relief afforded by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). Pursuit of this relief was in accordance with the Directors’ fiduciary duty to pursue all funding sources available to sustain AMSAT’s operations

Tony’s 10m Band Report

May 21, 2020 08:14 AM – Southgate ARC – Lots of activity way into the evening or night. For me it was mainly European stuff no real DX. Well there was some DX but I’d worked them before.
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