Ham Radio Update


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

Views expressed are those of the reporters and correspondents.

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

Accessed on 25 May 2020, 1520 UTC, Post 1453.

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May 25, 2020

OT75VED – Victory in Europe Day

May 25, 2020 07:16 AM – Southgate ARC – The UBA radioclub of Durnal in Belgium will air this special callsign to remember the end of WW2 We will be active on CW, SSB and digital modes

Schedule released for E2STAYHOME satellite operation

May 25, 2020 07:16 AM – Southgate ARC – Thailand’s regulator, the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC), has issued the special callsign, E2STAYHOME, to the Radio Amateur Society of Thailand under the Royal Patronage of His Majesty the King (RAST) for use during the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus

Ofcom EMF consultation deadline

May 25, 2020 07:16 AM – Southgate ARC – Ofcom is threatening radio amateurs with EMF regulations that would be onerous and not proportionate

ICQPodcast – Maintenance Time

May 25, 2020 07:16 AM – Southgate ARC – In this episode, Colin M6BOY is joined by Dan Romanick (KB6NU), Edmund Spicer (M0MNG) and Leslie Butterfield (G0CIB) to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief and this episode’s feature is the Maintenance Time

Funding regulations for universal broadband service providers

May 25, 2020 07:16 AM – Southgate ARC – Ofcom has confirmed rules on how universal broadband service providers, such as BT and KCOM, can make a request to claim back any unfair costs involved in providing a universal service

DXCC Country/Entity Report

May 25, 2020 07:16 AM – Southgate ARC – According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 17th May, through Sunday, 24th May there were 209 countries active

2020 W9DXCC DX Convention news

May 25, 2020 07:16 AM – Southgate ARC – The board of directors for the Northern Illinois DX Association voted unanimously on May 19th to cancel this year’s W9DXCC Convention (scheduled for September 11-12th) due to the coronavirus pandemic and expected limitations in Illinois surrounding large gatherings this fall

IOTA news from OPDX

May 25, 2020 07:16 AM – Southgate ARC – Weekly IOTA News – compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW, editor of the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin

May 24, 2020

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP

May 24, 2020 09:15 AM – Southgate ARC – Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to remain at low levels

Ten-year-old gets ham radio license

May 24, 2020 09:15 AM – Southgate ARC – When ten-year-old Jacob Hoschar’s school in Forks, Washington State, shut down due to Coronavirus he and his father Andrew Hoschar studied for their amateur radio exam and now have the call signs KJ7NZC and KJ7NXN

South African special event stations

May 24, 2020 09:15 AM – Southgate ARC – There are two local special event stations you can look out for. ZS95SARL celebrates the 95th birthday of the SARL and ZS1820S celebrates the 200th anniversary of the landing of the 1820 Settlers

QSO Today Amateur Radio Podcast – Bob Fontana – AK3Y

May 24, 2020 09:15 AM – Southgate ARC – Bob Fontana, AK3Y’s, ham radio and electronic career was a friend’s broken shortwave to AM downconverter

NASA invites public to be its guests to celebrate historic ‘Launch America’

May 24, 2020 09:15 AM – Southgate ARC – NASA is inviting the public to help celebrate a historic milestone in human spaceflight as it prepares for #LaunchAmerica – the first flight into orbit of American astronauts on American rockets from American soil since the end of the space shuttle era in 2011

AO-27 returns from the dead

May 24, 2020 09:15 AM – Southgate ARC – A number of amateurs have reported that the FM repeater of AO-27 has been active for brief intervals in recent weeks

AMSAT announces 2020 Field Day rules

May 24, 2020 09:15 AM – Southgate ARC – It’s that time of year again; summer and Field Day! Each year the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) sponsors Field Day as a “picnic, a campout, practice for emergencies, an informal contest and, most of all, FUN!” The Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT) promotes its own version of Field Day for operation via the amateur satellites, held concurrently with the ARRL event

Amateur radio today is as relevant as it was 95 years ago

May 24, 2020 09:15 AM – Southgate ARC – In a media statement about the SARL 95th anniversary, President Nico van Rensburg, ZS6QL said, “Amateur Radio has withstood the test of time because it is based on three major guiding principles: Communication between people, continuous technological development and self-education and training”

ICQ Podcast Episode 325 – Maintenance Time

May 24, 2020 07:14 AM – ICQ Podcast -In this episode, Colin M6BOY is joined by Dan Romanick (KB6NU), Edmund Spicer (M0MNG) and Leslie Butterfield (G0CIB) to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief and this episode’s feature is the Maintenance Time.

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Retired News director of Pacific Radio Group Radio Stations on Hawaii-the Big Island. I have more than 40 years of broadcast experience, including positons at KTUH-FM (UH-Manoa), KPOI-FM (Honolulu). KHLO-AM (Hilo), KKBG-FM (KBIG-FM)(Hilo/Kona), KAPA-FM (Hilo-Kona). Native-FM (Hilo-Kona), and ESPN Hawaii (Hilo-Kona). Former University of Hawaii-Hilo librarian. Retired Air Force Officer. Amateur (Ham) Radio operator since 1977 (currently holds the Amateur Extra Class License from the FCC-KH6JRM).... Can read, write, and speak Russian. Retired on 30 September 2011, but still maintains a Hawaii Island News Blog.

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