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

Views expressed are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Content supplied by John Woodstock (K1DWU) and the sources cited by him.

Accessed on 13 July 2020, 1419 UTC, Post 1535.

Source:  http://www.hamradioupdate.com/

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July 13, 2020

US global media agency seeks to kick out international journalists

July 13, 2020 07:16 AM – Southgate ARC – Efforts to clean house at the US Agency for Global Media continued this week as leadership indicated that international journalists who work for Voice of America (VOA) will not have their visas extended and a widely respected top editor at Radio Free Asia was fired

Online booking for Remotely-invigilated Intermediate Exams

July 13, 2020 07:16 AM – Southgate ARC – The RSGB have announced that radio amateurs can now book online to take the remotely-invigilated Intermediate exam

Mid-Ulster Amateur Radio Club Tuesday Night Lecture Series

July 13, 2020 07:16 AM – Southgate ARC – The next Mid-Ulster Amateur Radio Club Tuesday Night Lecture series is this Tuesday 14th, with Mike Richards Gi4WNC talking about the inner workings of Raspberry

Limerick Clare Amateur Radio Club

July 13, 2020 07:16 AM – Southgate ARC – LCRC has returned to the Shannon Aviation Museum and is currently setting up HF and VHF/UHF working stations

Jingle Bells on Top Band

July 13, 2020 07:16 AM – Southgate ARC – In the 1960’s, many UK Top Band operators and listeners around the country were greeted by the sound of beacons of various tones, usually around 1900 kHz (or should that be kc/s ?) which got the nickname ‘jingle bells’ or more simply ‘the beacon’

Ham radio in Third Age Matters magazine

July 13, 2020 07:16 AM – Southgate ARC – Radio amateur Mike Meadows G4GUG got some good publicity for the hobby in an article for Third Age Matters magazine in which he explains his enjoyment of amateur radio over the years

DXCC Country/Entity Report

July 13, 2020 07:16 AM – Southgate ARC – According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 5th July, through Sunday, 12th July there were 199 countries active

Brazil: Amateur Radio statistics released

July 13, 2020 07:16 AM – Southgate ARC – Brazil’s national amateur radio society LABRE has released a report by Ricardo Benedito PU2RKA that uses ANATEL’s Open Data to provide an analysis of radio amateur numbers by Class and State

Bengaluru taps HAM community to tackle Covid-19 spread

July 13, 2020 07:16 AM – Southgate ARC – India’s technology hub Bengaluru is tapping into a strong community of amateur radio users to help tackle the spread of the Covid-19 outbreak

OPDX IOTA news

July 13, 2020 07:16 AM – Southgate ARC – Weekly IOTA (Islands On The Air) News – compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW, editor of the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin

July 12, 2020

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP

July 12, 2020 08:15 AM – Southgate ARC – Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to remain at low levels

The uncertain future of Ham Radio

July 12, 2020 08:15 AM – Southgate ARC – Julianne Pepitone writes in the IEEE Spectrum magazine about the state of amateur radio in the USA

SARL 80m Club Sprint

July 12, 2020 08:15 AM – Southgate ARC – The fourth leg of the 80m Club Sprint is on the air from 17:00 to 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 15th July with CW and phone activity

Polish special callsign

July 12, 2020 08:15 AM – Southgate ARC – Members of the Mysliborski Klub Lacznosci PZK (SP1PMY) will be active with the special callsign SN87LOT from Mysliborz between now and August 31st

Getting publicity for Amateur Radio

July 12, 2020 08:15 AM – Southgate ARC – Publicity can be magical and when it comes to ham radio, it’s great magic. Jeremy Boot G4NJH tells WIA News how one amateur in the UK used newspaper publicity to boost ham radio’s profile

Austral and Marquesas Islands DXpedition postponed

July 12, 2020 08:15 AM – Southgate ARC – Lance, W7GJ, informs OPDX of the following: Because of the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic, we regret that the W7GJ 6m EME DXpedition to FO/A and FO/M and the KB7Q 2m EME DXpedition to FO/M must be delayed until 2021

7-CALL 30th Anniversary special station

July 12, 2020 08:15 AM – Southgate ARC – 7-CALL Amateur Radio Club has started operation from a 2nd Shack of 8J17CALL, 7-CALL 30th Anniversary Special station on 11th July, 2020
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Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio News:
Doug Wilson (KH7DQ) will offer an online Technician Class License Course, beginning 01 September 2020.  For details, contact Doug at douscelle@aol.com
All radio amateurs are urged to participate in the Sunday, 20 September 2020, Hawaiian Island Grid Madness VHF/UHF Simplex Event..  For details, go here:  https://gridmadness.blogspot.com
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