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News for Sunday 19 July

QSO Today Amateur Radio Podcast – Riley Hollingsworth – K4ZDH
Riley Hollingsworth, K4ZDH, started his ham radio career in Rock Hill, South Carolina, in 1960, proceeded through law school to a career at the Federal Communications Commission, the FCC

K4ZDH tells his amateur radio story as well as his impact on the amateur radio service through his career at the FCC

AmateurLogic 145: Saturday In The Park
We’ve got Summertime outdoor Ham Radio fun. Emile and friends at the W5SLA club do Field Day from a new location. Tommy’s unconventional Field Day

RASA make QTC magazine directly available as a PDF
In response to requests from their readers the Radio Amateur Society of Australia have made their popular magazine QTC directly available as a free downloadable PDF

Court ruling following alleged interference to internet VDSL
A ruling was handed down in the Reykjavík District Court on July 8, in the case of Bjarni Sverrisson, TF3GB, against the Icelandic state; Case no. E-7441/2019

Radio Revista magazine online for everyone
Italy’s IARU member society ARI has announced its magazine Radio Revista is available free online for everyone to enjoy

AMSAT Board of Directors election packages mailed
Brennan Price, N4QX, AMSAT Secretary reports that the ballots, candidate statements, and return envelopes for the 2020 AMSAT Board of Directors Election were prepared by Paladin Commercial Printing of Newington, Connecticut. Paladin mailed the packages from Hartford, Connecticut, on Tuesday, July 14, to members of record on July 1

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP
Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to remain at low levels
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News for Saturday 18 July

New video: ‘Introducing the IC-705 QRP SDR transceiver’

With the release of the much-anticipated IC-705 QRP SDR transceiver just around the corner, Icom UK have managed to get hold of a pre-production sample and give to Bob McCreadie G0FGX of TX Films to put it through its paces.  He produced a video with his thoughts and reactions

Foundations of Amateur Radio
What’s the point of this hobby?
One of the recurring questions in this hobby, technically outside this hobby, asked by people who’ve not yet, or have only just been bitten by the bug, is: “What’s the point of this hobby?”  

Unauthorized transmissions in 144 MHz satellite allocation
The DARC reports unauthorized transmissions are taking place in the 144 MHz satellite segment of the 2m amateur radio primary allocation

Ofcom release responses to EMF consultation
Responses to the Ofcom consultation: Proposed measures to require compliance with international guidelines for limiting exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF) are now available

High school marine buoy transmitter now active on 20m WSPR
Phil Karn KA9QRandy Standke KQ6RS and students at the Mount Carmel High School Amateur Radio Club have constructed and deployed an amateur radio marine buoy, callsign KQ6RS, transmitting 14.0956 MHz USB WSPR

VK6WIA NewsWest
NewsWest for Sunday 19th July 2020 is the Club focus edition where we offer space to Amateur Radio clubs  to promote themselves, their achievements and their activities

NewsWest is produced by WA AR News for listeners on-air, on-line and on-demand

NAB offers tools for stations to celebrate 100 years of radio milestones
The National Association of Broadcasters is counting down the 100 days to the centennial anniversary of the first commercial radio broadcast, which took place on November 2, 1920

Ofcom features Amateur Radio
Ofcom report Amateur Radio has helped keep thousands of people in the UK connected, and many have taken up the hobby during lockdown – including ten-year-old William M7WHB

Propagation de K7RA
It turns out last week’s bulletin ARLP028 did not get posted to the ARRL web site and did not go out via the usual channels. If you need a copy, check the bulletin archive link given at the end of this bulletin (perhaps tomorrow), or email a request to the author


Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio News:

Doug Wilson (KH7DQ) will start his new virtual Technician License Class on September 1st.  For details, contact Doug at

All radio amateurs are urged to participate in the Sunday, 20 September 2020, Hawaiian Grid Madness VHF/UHF simplex event.  The event runs from 1300 HST to 1700 HST. For more information, please go here:

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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

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