Ham Radio Update


Here is the latest Amateur/Ham Radio News compiled by John Woodstock (K1DWU).

Views expressed in this Amateur/Ham Radio post are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Content supplied by John Woodstock (K1DWU) the scources cited in the article.

Accessed on 04 June 2020, 1415 UTC, Post 1468.

Source:

http://www.hamradioupdate.com

Please click link or scroll down to read your selections.  This post covers the period 3-4 June 2020.

June 04, 2020

The SDR.hu project has been finished

June 04, 2020 09:14 AM – Southgate ARC – I’d like to say a big thanks to everyone who joined my journey with this project! I hope you had a good time listening on the site, and learnt some things about SDR

Rising RF Noise Levels – IARU submits paper to CISPR

June 04, 2020 09:14 AM – Southgate ARC – The IARU have submitted a paper to the International Special Committee on Radio Interference (CISPR) on the problem of increasing RF noise from digital devices

Receive analog video radio signals from scratch

June 04, 2020 09:14 AM – Southgate ARC – If you’ve been on the RTL-SDR forums lately you may have seen that a lot of work has been going into the DragonOS software. This is a software-defined radio group that has seen a lot of effort put into a purpose-built Debian-based Linux distribution that can do a lot of SDR out of the box

Online Foundation webinar attracts 220

June 04, 2020 09:14 AM – Southgate ARC – Essex Ham report on Tuesday, June 2, over 220 students on their free amateur radio training course took part in a webinar that included a live contact using the popular data mode FT8

News Agency reports radio amateur connects to ISS

June 04, 2020 09:14 AM – Southgate ARC – The News Agency ANI reports that a radio amateur from Ahmedabad, Adhir Saiyadh, received signals from the ISS. Onboard the ISS are the SpaceX Dragon astronauts who docked on May 31

NASA assigns astronaut Kate Rubins, KG5FYJ to Expedition 63/64 space station crew

June 04, 2020 09:14 AM – Southgate ARC – NASA has assigned astronaut Kate Rubins, KG5FYJ to a six-month mission to the International Space Station as a flight engineer and member of the Expedition 63/64 crew Image: Expedition 48 crew members Kate Rubins KG5FYJ (left) and Jeff Williams (right)

Hack-a-Sat call for participation

June 04, 2020 09:14 AM – Southgate ARC – The interdisciplinary nature of the team served extremely well! Amateur radio satellite service operators made fundamental and significant contributions to the final score, everyone learned a lot, and we all had fun

EURAO Party – Spring 2020: take care of your ham friends

June 04, 2020 09:14 AM – Southgate ARC – The European Radio Amateurs’ Organization announces a new party on the air, this time with the motto: ‘take care of your ham friends’

Tony’s 10m Band Report

June 04, 2020 09:14 AM – Southgate ARC – Not a bad week at all. Note that to get into this week’s list, Five or more contacts were needed. I worked lots of Europeans but special was GU0SUP my first Guernsey station. He uploaded to LoTW very quickly so I have confirmation.

June 03, 2020

COVID-19 Event to Enter High Scorers into a Free Drawing for a Trip

June 03, 2020 08:30 PM –

AMSAT Spells Out its GOLF Program Objectives

June 03, 2020 04:25 PM – ARRL -AMSAT says the aim of its developing “Greater Orbit, Larger Footprint” (GOLF) satellite program is to place amateur radio transponders in low-Earth orbit (LEO), medium-Earth orbit (MEO), and eventually high-Earth orbit (HEO).

“The goal of the GOLF program is to work by steps through a series of increasingly capable spacecraft to learn skills and systems for which we do not yet have any low-risk …

The Yasme Foundation Announces Grants, Excellence Award

June 03, 2020 04:20 PM – ARRL -The Board of Directors of The Yasme Foundation has announced grants of $5,000 each to the Foundation for Amateur Radio (FAR) and to ARRL scholarship programs for 2020. The Board also named Joe Eisenberg, K0NEB, as a recipient of the Yasme Excellence Award. This honor recognizes individuals and groups who, through their own service, creativity, effort, and dedication, have made a significant con…

The Radio Collector

June 03, 2020 08:14 AM – Southgate ARC – On his Soldersmoke blog Bill Meara M0HBR / N2CQR highlights a vintage video of a 1985 TV show The Radio Collector from the California Historical Radio Society

Spring 2020 Section Manager election results announced

June 03, 2020 08:14 AM – Southgate ARC – Three incumbent ARRL Section Managers were returned to office, while one challenger outpolled an incumbent Section Manager (SM) in contested elections this spring. Section Manager ballots were counted on Monday, June 1, at ARRL Headquarters

Register ASAP for Free online amateur radio training course

June 03, 2020 08:14 AM – Southgate ARC – Know someone who wants to get their UK Foundation Amateur Radio licence? A Free online course starts this Sunday, June 7, but you need to register soon

Ofcom updates licence-exemption regulations including 24 GHz

June 03, 2020 08:14 AM – Southgate ARC – Ofcom has confirmed technical changes for use of spectrum in 874 to 874.4 MHz and 915 to 919.4 MHz bands to support use of short-range wireless devices and licenced use of 24.100-24.350 GHz at railway level crossings

Kangaroo Island IOTA expedition re-scheduled

June 03, 2020 08:14 AM – Southgate ARC – Grant, VK5GR, reports: I am very pleased to announce that the VK5KI Expedition to Kangaroo Island (IOTA OC-139) has been rescheduled, although it has also been scaled down

GB0MZX on air in June to celebrate the world’s first advertised wireless broadcast

June 03, 2020 08:14 AM – Southgate ARC – Dragon Amateur Radio Club would like to introduce their next special event station GB0MZX (Marconi Zulu Xray)

GB0GIG … Time to apply for your certificate

June 03, 2020 08:14 AM – Southgate ARC – Now that GB0GIG has finished with 3,500 QSOs logged, it is time to claim certificate for having a certain number of QSOs with the station

Dan Grady, N2SRK, appointed as new Rocky Mountain Division Vice Director

June 03, 2020 08:14 AM – Southgate ARC – ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, has appointed Dan Grady, N2SRK, of Aurora, Colorado, as the new Rocky Mountain Division Vice Director

Credit card chip used to make crystal radio

June 03, 2020 08:14 AM – Southgate ARC – Hackaday report Billy Cheung decided to build a crystal radio using a rather unconventional detector – the smart chip in a common credit card

Amateur radio on BBC Somerset

June 03, 2020 08:14 AM – Southgate ARC – On May 31, RSGB Region 11 Representative Dean Brice G0UIL was interviewed by Mel Everett on BBC Somerset about amateur radio

IOTA news from the DARC

June 03, 2020 08:14 AM – Southgate ARC – Compiled by Andreas, DK5ON of the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club
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