Ham Radio Update


Here’s the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news compiled by  John Woodstock (K1DWU).

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

Content provided by John Woodstock and the sources cited in this article.

Accessed on 08 June 2020, 1505 UTC, Post 1474.

Source:

http://www.hamradioupdate.com

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June 08, 2020

St. Kitts, West Indies

June 08, 2020 08:15 AM – Southgate ARC – John, W5JON, who was expected to be active as V47JA from his Calypso Bay, St. Kitts, West Indies vacation home, between June 11th and July 2nd, had to change his plans

12-13 June – activity days RUSSIAN DOMINO 2020

June 08, 2020 08:15 AM – Southgate ARC – Dear Fellow Radio Amateurs, The Russian Digital Radio Club invites you in activity days RUSSIAN DOMINO 2020 from 00:00 UTC on June, 12st till 11:59 UTC on June, 13th

QSL updates on F6KOP operation

June 08, 2020 08:15 AM – Southgate ARC – Christian, F5GSJ, QSL Manager of F6KOP (Radio-Club de Provins), provides the following QSL updates of the Club’s expeditions

Nicaragua

June 08, 2020 08:15 AM – Southgate ARC – Robert, DL7VOA, will be active as YN5AO from Casa Guacalito, Guacalito de la Isla (WW Loc. EK61xi), Rivas, Nicaragua, between November 21st and December 5th

National Radio Society of Ireland (NRSI)

June 08, 2020 08:15 AM – Southgate ARC – We are delighted to announce the recent establishment of the ‘National Radio Society of Ireland’ (NRSI)

ICQPodcast – The Futures of Ham Radio

June 08, 2020 08:15 AM – Southgate ARC – In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Chris Howard M0TCH, Martin Rothwell M0SGL, Ed Durrant DD5LP, Frank Howell K4FMH and Bill Barnes WC3B to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief and this episode’s feature is The Futures of Ham Radio

Iceland: Amateur radio meetings to resume

June 08, 2020 08:15 AM – Southgate ARC – Iceland’s IRA has announced the weekly amateur radio meetings at their headquarters in Skeljanes, Reykjavík, will resume on Thursday, June 11

From the IRTS QSL Inward Manager

June 08, 2020 08:15 AM – Southgate ARC – Over the last couple of months, QSL cards have arrived to the inward bureau that cannot be sent to their EI recipients. This is due to us being unable to find your details

Aruba rescheduled

June 08, 2020 08:15 AM – Southgate ARC – Operators Bill/N4IQ and Bob/ND7J will be active as P4/N4IQ and P4/ND7J from Aruba (SA-036) between July 7-14th, 2021, (not July 15-22nd, 2020)

June 07, 2020

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP

June 07, 2020 09:15 AM – Southgate ARC – Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to remain at low levels

Yasme Foundation supporting grant to Open Research Institute

June 07, 2020 09:15 AM – Southgate ARC – The Board of Directors of The Yasme Foundation has made a supporting grant to the Open Research Institute (ORI) to enable completion of ORI’s Phase 4 Ground Project

Technical writers still wanted

June 07, 2020 09:15 AM – Southgate ARC – The NZART exam rewrite committee needs writers from among the amateur radio community to help make our exam more relevant for current times

Online exam booking system proves popular

June 07, 2020 09:15 AM – Southgate ARC – The RSGB report that 300 candidates booked a remotely-invigilated online Foundation exam in the first 5 days of the new booking system being live

NZART Memorial Contest

June 07, 2020 09:15 AM – Southgate ARC – The NZ Memorial Contest will again be held over the first weekend in July (4th and 5th)

Longjiang-2: Journey to the Moon

June 07, 2020 09:15 AM – Southgate ARC – A cartoon movie has been made that tells the story of the student-built spacecraft Longjiang-2 / Lunar-OSCAR-94 which went into lunar orbit and transmitted SSDV images back to radio amateurs on Earth

Get On The Air To Care montage

June 07, 2020 09:15 AM – Southgate ARC – Essex radio amateurs have been thanking the NHS and supporting the RSGB Get On The Air To Care #GOTA2C campaign during the COVID-19 lockdown

Central Coast Amateur Radio Club

June 07, 2020 09:15 AM – Southgate ARC – With a number of public venues progressively reopening their doors, Unfortunately the club rooms as well as all other clubs are still closed for general use under mandated access restrictions

ARISS-USA formed

June 07, 2020 09:15 AM – Southgate ARC – In late May, the USA team of the ARISS International working group became an incorporated non-profit entity in the state of Maryland, officially becoming ARISS-USA

Airwaves kept abuzz for 95 years

June 07, 2020 09:15 AM – Southgate ARC – Hans van de Groenendaal ZS6AKV got some good publicity for Amateur Radio by a sending a press release to the Bloemnuus newspaper

ICQ Podcast Episode 326 – The Futures of Ham Radio

June 07, 2020 07:26 AM – ICQ Podcast -In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Chris Howard M0TCH, Martin Rothwell M0SGL, Ed Durrant DD5LP, Frank Howell K4FMH and Bill Barnes WC3B to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief and this episode’s feature is The Futures of Ham Radio.

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