Ham Radio Update


Here are today’s leading Amateur/Ham Radio news stories compiled by John Woodstock (K1DWU).

Views expressed in this Amateur/Ham Radio news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

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

Accessed on 27 July 2020, 0425 UTC, Post 1559.

Source:  Please click link or scroll down to read your selections.

July 26, 2020

DXCC Country/Entity Report

July 26, 2020 07:16 PM – Southgate ARC – According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 19th/July, through Friday, 25/July there were 186 countries active.

AMSAT Partners with University of Maine WiSe-Net Lab to Develop State’s First CubeSat

July 26, 2020 02:59 PM – ARRL -The University of Maine Wireless Sensing Laboratory (WiSe-Net Lab) and AMSAT have signed an agreement to collaborate on building and operating MESAT1, Maine’s first small satellite. Carrying an amateur radio payload in addition to science payloads, MESAT1 is set to launch sometime in the next 3 years under NASA’s CubeSat Launch Initiative (CSLI), which provides opportunities for nanosatellite s…

Batavia FT8 Contest

July 26, 2020 12:16 AM – WA7BNM Contest Calendar – 0000Z, Aug 1 to 2359Z, Aug 2

July 25, 2020

Foundations of Amateur Radio

July 25, 2020 04:16 PM – Southgate ARC – When was the last time you told anyone anything about your hobby? What about someone who isn’t also an amateur?

Tony’s 10m Band Report

July 25, 2020 04:16 PM – Southgate ARC – Not a particularly good week on 10m. No exotic DX about really, the odd special station for example DP70DARC celebrating 70 years DARC e.V. (Germany), PI75ZUT again (Holland). 7V1ND (Algeria) was popular.

Hurricane Watch Net Activates for Hurricane Hanna

July 25, 2020 02:13 PM – ARRL -The Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) has activated for Hurricane Hanna, the first hurricane of the Atlantic Hurricane season. The storm is poised to make landfall along the Gulf of Mexico. A Category 1 storm, Hanna has maximum sustained winds of 75 MPH. As of 1200 UTC, the storm was about 90 miles east-northeast of Port Mansfield, Texas, and about 100 miles east-southeast of Corpus Christi, Texas.


July 24, 2020

ARRL Board Meets in Remote Electronic Meeting

July 24, 2020 08:41 PM – ARRL -Due to travel and gathering restrictions in place because of the coronavirus pandemic, the ARRL Board of Directors met on Friday, July 17, 2020 in a remote session, using the Zoom videoconferencing platform.

During this session, the Board took the following actions:

  • Accepted the final recommendations of the Band Planning Committee. Committee chair and ARRL First Vice President Mike Raisbeck, K1TW…

The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Now Available

July 24, 2020 03:57 PM – ARRL -Listen to the new episode of ARRL Audio News on your iOS or Android podcast app, or online at Audio News is also retransmitted on a number of FM repeaters. Click here and then scroll down to see the list.


The K7RA Solar Update

July 24, 2020 02:10 PM –

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