Here’s the latest Amateur/Ham Radio News from the “Amateur Radio Weekly Newsletter.”

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

Content supplied by the “Amateur Radio Weekly Newsletter.”

Accessed on 06 June 2020, 1455 UTC, Post 1472.

Source (email subscription to the “Amateur Radio Newsletter”):

Please click link or scroll down to read your selections.

Amateur Radio Weekly Newsletter

Ham radio news, commentary, giveaways, and more!
Celebrating 24 years of service – 1995-2019
Over 7,000 subscribers!

Saturday, June 6, 2020

  • Ham College 64
    Ham College episode 65 is now available for download. Extra Class Exam Questions – Part 3 Rules pertaining to automatic and remote control; band-specific regulations; operating in, and communicating with foreign countries; spurious emission stan…
  • Land (er, FREQUENCY) Grab
    We’ve all heard it at least once:  no one owns a frequency. By law, amateurs must keep the transmissions from their station within the bounds of the allocations granted to license-holding operators–within these bands that are allocated for amateur radio use.  Amateurs are expected to follow band-plans, which guide us to which mode can be […]
  • One Aspect of Amateur Radio: Good Will Ambassadors to the World
    This article is part two of the series taking a look at band plans and gentlemen agreements.  See part one, here: Land (er, FREQUENCY) Grab. Displaced and Marginalized There are some unhappy amateur radio operators in the world of shortwave operations. Users of Morse code, and digital modes other than the highly-popular modes engineered by […]
  • What is wrong with this picture???
    I am operating in the CW CQWPX contest today and just can’t contact anyone. Yesterday all was good but today NOTHING at all. Have a look at the above picture and see if you can see what’s wrong. It took me some time as I kept overlooking the obvious.
  • Weekly Propagation Summary – 2020 Jun 01 16:10 UTC
    Here is this week’s space weather and geophysical report, issued 2020 Jun 01 0138 UTC. Highlights of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 25 – 31 May 2020 Solar activity reached moderate levels on 29 May due to an M1.1 flare at 0724 UTC from an unnumbered region beyond the northeast limb. This region also produced a […]
  • LHS Episode #349: Docker Deep Dive
    Hello and welcome to Episode 349 of Linux in the Ham Shack. In this episode, we take an in-depth look at the Docker containerization platform. We discuss all aspects of the project from how to install it to how to use it to where to get support when something goes awry. You can use […]

  • CQ WPX CW contest summary.
    Another CQWPX CW contest has come and gone and this year for me it was a parttime effort as the weather was great here and many outdoor “Stuffs” had to be done. I was shocked to see 10m open and I was able to bag 7 contacts there. During my first leg o…
  • Configure a Pi-Star based multi network DMR hotspot
    Often when people create a DMR hotspot they set them up for only one network. But if they want to use DMR+ one moment, then Brandmeister the next and then later talk with someone on the TGIF network they will need to switch back and forth depending on which network they want to use. Switching […]
  • Hello world!
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing!
  • The Joys Of ERP
    The following blog was originally published four years ago and with the ever-growing number of new 630m stations, some may find the information helpful.****************************************Amateurs and and U.S. experimental licence holders operatin…

Thank you for being an reader and subscriber to the Amateur Radio Newsletter.

Do you like to write? Please consider submitting an article.

Matt W1MST
Managing Editor

Twitter / Facebook

How to set up your own ham radio blog – Get started in less than 15 minutes
P.O. Box 45
Hampden ME 04444

A few reminders:

Check the BIARC Listserve for ZOOM link prior to the 13 June 2020 BIARC sessions (noon board meeting and 2 pm program).

BIARC members are urged to join the Aloha Chapter of 10-10 International.  Check the Ten-Ten facebook page or go to

Regular monthly test of the VOAD Mauna Kea Repeater, Saturday, 06 June 2020, 1200-1300 HST.

For the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news and information, please visit this blog daily.  Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section (breaking Amateur/Ham Radio News)