Ham Radio Update


Here’s the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news and information 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 by him.

Accessed on 15 June 2020, 2125 UTC, Post 1487.

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June 15, 2020

Visalia DX Convention

June 15, 2020 09:14 AM – Southgate ARC – The challenge for 2021 – Should we plan for an in-person convention in Visalia or a Virtual meeting? Everyone wants to hold out hope for a face-to-face meeting next year, but we have to ask, “What will our ‘new normal’ lifestyle be like next April and can we guarantee a ‘Covid-Free’ environment for our attendees?”

LY2YR completes contact with S50B for another first on the new 40 MHz band

June 15, 2020 09:14 AM – Southgate ARC – At the end of April 2020, LY2YR in Lithuania made a contact with EI4GNB in Ireland for the first LY-EI QSO on the new 40 MHz amateur band

KPH Coastal Radio Station

June 15, 2020 09:14 AM – Southgate ARC – In this video Shannon Morse KM6FPP visits coastal radio station KPH which provided ship to shore communications using Morse code. Volunteers have preserved it and operate weekends

IRTS VHF/UHF Contest

June 15, 2020 09:14 AM – Southgate ARC – Due to the continuing need for social distancing, the IRTS VHF/UHF Field Day, which normally takes place over the first weekend of July, will not take place this year

Ireland – Spirit Radio 549KHz

June 15, 2020 09:14 AM – Southgate ARC – Mid April the main Tram 50 Transmitter failed on 549KHz, local engineer was unable to repair, so the standby Harris DX 25 had the covers removed and put back into service. I still think the Harris has a better sound than the Tram 50 unit

DXCC Country/Entity Report

June 15, 2020 09:14 AM – Southgate ARC – According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 7th/June, through Sunday, 14th/June there were 203 countries active

Bob Heil K9EID online talk June 17

June 15, 2020 09:14 AM – Southgate ARC – Bob Heil K9EID CEO of Heil Sounds and host of Ham Nation TV will be giving an online talk to radio amateurs in the UK on Wednesday, June 17, at 7:30pm (1830 GMT)

35,000 radio hams to take part in Field Day

June 15, 2020 09:14 AM – Southgate ARC – The Perry News-Herald reports 35,000 radio amateurs will be taking part in Field Day June 27-28

IOTA news from OPDX

June 15, 2020 09:14 AM – Southgate ARC – Weekly IOTA News – compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW, editor of the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin

June 14, 2020

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP

June 14, 2020 09:14 AM – Southgate ARC – Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to remain at low levels

Rockwell Collins mentions ham radio

June 14, 2020 09:14 AM – Southgate ARC – Amateur Radio features in a Rockwell Collins promotional brochure that describes the company’s UrgentLink Disaster Communications Network

Radio Club Dominicano’s 94th anniversary

June 14, 2020 09:14 AM – Southgate ARC – IARU Region 2 reports June 12, 2020, marks the 94th anniversary of the founding of the Radio Club Dominicano, Inc. by Dr. Carlos Regus HI8CR

QSO Today Amateur Radio Podcast – Julius Jones, W2IHY

June 14, 2020 09:14 AM – Southgate ARC – Julius Jones, W2IHY, had an early interest in electronics and radio as a teenager growing up in Boston, in the early 1960s

Practical Wireless 2m QRP Fun Contest takes place today

June 14, 2020 09:14 AM – Southgate ARC – The Practical Wireless 2m Contest takes place today, Sunday 14th June from 09:00 to 16:00 UTC

Hammies Sprint this afternoon

June 14, 2020 09:14 AM – Southgate ARC – The Hammies Sprint will be held from 14:00 to 15:00 UTC this afternoon with phone activity on 40 meters

AmateurLogic 144: Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is

June 14, 2020 09:14 AM – Southgate ARC – In this release Tommy builds the neat WB0OEW Ham Clock. Emile discusses hurricane preparedness. George shows the ‘dead bug’ method of construction using a surface mount MAX-232 TTL to RS232 level converter

Amateur Radio Exams in South Africa postponed again

June 14, 2020 09:14 AM – Southgate ARC – South Africa holds two amateur radio exams a year in May and October. This year the May exam was first postponed until June 27 and has now been postponed indefinitely
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