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

Views expressed in this post are those of the reporters and correspondents.

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

Accessed on 28 May 2020, 1410 UTC, Post 1457.

This post covers the period 27-28 May 2020.

Source:

http://www.hamradioupdate.com

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May 28, 2020

Update: Licensing drive-in movies and church services

May 28, 2020 08:15 AM – Southgate ARC – Drive-in movie and church service event organisers could be granted temporary radio licences by Ofcom, which may allow film lovers and congregations to come together while still observing social distancing

ISWL callsigns for June 2020

May 28, 2020 08:15 AM – Southgate ARC – The following International Short Wave League (ISWL) club callsigns will be used throughout the month of June 2020

Ham radio operators catch the coronavirus wave

May 28, 2020 08:15 AM – Southgate ARC – The Emergency Management site reports on central Ohioans who are taking to the airwaves

French special event

May 28, 2020 08:15 AM – Southgate ARC – Members of the Radio Club du Val d’Issole (F8KGH) will be active as TM1SAFE from the South of France to promote the ‘STAY HOME’ campaign and stop the spread of COVID-19

Digital Voice for VHF Marine Band ?

May 28, 2020 08:15 AM – Southgate ARC – The May edition of the CEPT ECC Newsletter looks at using 6.25 kHz channel spacing Digital Voice in the VHF Maritime Band (156 MHz) instead of the current FM channels

ARISS News

May 28, 2020 08:15 AM – Southgate ARC – Amateurs and others around the world may listen in on contacts between amateurs operating in schools and allowing students to interact with astronauts and cosmonauts aboard the International Space Station. The downlink frequency on which to listen is 145.800 MHz worldwide

Noctilucent clouds are intensifying

May 28, 2020 08:15 AM – Southgate ARC – The first noctilucent clouds (NLCs) of northern summer have arrived–and they’re better than expected

May 27, 2020

Historic SpaceX Launch Carrying Radio Amateur, Fellow Astronaut, to ISS is Scrubbed

May 27, 2020 08:43 PM – ARRL -NASA astronauts Bob Behnken, KE5GGX, and Doug Hurley will have to wait a few more days to see if the can make US space history, as human spaceflight is poised to return to the US for the first time in almost a decade. SpaceX and NASA scrubbed the launch, which was set for 1833 UTC on May 27. It has been reset for Saturday, May 30, at 1922 UTC.

“Standing down from launch today due to unfavorable …

One Radio Amateur Aboard Historic SpaceX Launch

May 27, 2020 07:19 PM – ARRL -If all goes according to plan, NASA astronauts Bob Behnken, KE5GGX, and Doug Hurley will make US space history today [May 27], as human spaceflight returns to the US for the first time in almost a decade. Behnken and Hurley will be on board a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft for the “test flight” powered by a Falcon 9 launch vehicle, headed to the International Space Station (ISS).“We are go for launch…

Hurricane Exercise Carried Out in Southeastern US

May 27, 2020 05:09 PM –

Another New Beta Version of WSJT-X is Available

May 27, 2020 05:05 PM – ARRL -A new beta (“release candidate”), WSJT-X version 2.2.0-rc2, is now available for downloading from the WSJT-X website, along with a list of new features. The WSJT-X development team has also published additional FT8 “overflow” frequencies. The WSJT-X 2.2.0-rc2 Release Notes explain:

“Increasing FT8 usage on 40, 30, and 20 meters means that the default 3 kHz subbands are often wall-to-wall with si…

The Space Weather Woman

May 27, 2020 08:15 AM – Southgate ARC – Comet ATLAS Crosses Solar Orbiter and a Virgin SWAN – The latest space weather forecast from Dr Tamitha Skov WX6SWW

Radio hams active in aftermath of Cyclone Amphan

May 27, 2020 08:15 AM – Southgate ARC – The New Indian Express reports that as communications failed post-Amphan, a ham radio club tuned in to save the day

Mysterious transmitter in the woods

May 27, 2020 08:15 AM – Southgate ARC – In this video Lewis M3HHY looks at a mysterious radio transmitter hidden in the woods

Is the South Atlantic Anomaly splitting in two?

May 27, 2020 08:15 AM – Southgate ARC – Earth’s magnetic field has a weak spot: The South Atlantic Anomaly, where space radiation comes closer than usual to our planet’s surface

IARU Region 2 Workshops and Seminars

May 27, 2020 08:15 AM – Southgate ARC – IARU Region 2 has been organizing live Workshops via the Zoom platform linked also to their new YouTube Channel for the past few weeks with great success

IARU-R2 ‘Satellite Communications 101’ workshop (online)

May 27, 2020 08:15 AM – Southgate ARC – Region 2 of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU-R2) has begun hosting video workshops covering different facets of amateur radio

Ham radio exams to resume in Austria

May 27, 2020 08:15 AM – Southgate ARC – Austria’s national society ÖVSV reports oral amateur radio exams will resume on June 15 and 16 in Vienna and the Federal States

IOTA news from the DARC

May 27, 2020 08:15 AM – Southgate ARC – Compiled by Andreas, DK5ON of the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club
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