Ham Radio Update


Here are today’s top Amateur/Ham Radio News stories 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.

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

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August 10, 2020

SOTA Mountain Goats – G7HEM and IK2LEY

August 10, 2020 09:16 AM – Southgate ARC – Congratulations to Mike Hartley G7HEM who has become a SOTA Mountain Goat by achieving 1000 points from SOTA activations

Mid Ulster ARC Tuesday Night Lecture Series

August 10, 2020 09:16 AM – Southgate ARC – The topic for the Mid Ulster ARC Tuesday night Lecture is “IRTS Contests and Licence Exams in EI”

Laindon Radio Club meeting

August 10, 2020 09:16 AM – Southgate ARC – The Laindon Radio Club is scheduling it’s next club meeting for the 21st Aug after a long hiatus due to the COVID-19 restrictions

Kerala Flooding: Ham radio operators offer support

August 10, 2020 09:16 AM – Southgate ARC – The Times of India reports a group of amateur radio enthusiasts has extended their support to ensure emergency communication with rescue operations in Idukk

DXCC Country/Entity Report

August 10, 2020 09:16 AM – Southgate ARC – According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 2nd/Aug, through Sunday, 9th/August there were 200 countries active

IOTA News from OPDX

August 10, 2020 09:16 AM – Southgate ARC – Weekly IOTA News – compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW

August 09, 2020

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP

August 09, 2020 09:17 AM – Southgate ARC – Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to remain at low levels

Zoom Satellite Presentation

August 09, 2020 09:17 AM – Southgate ARC – ARRL instructor and AMSAT-NA Ambassador Clint Bradford, K6LCS, will be presenting his “Working Amateur Satellites With Your HT” session at the Saturday, August 15, 2020 meeting of the Team Radio GA in southeast Georgia. The session will begin at 9AM Georgia time

2020 edition of the W/VE Island QSO Party

August 09, 2020 09:17 AM – Southgate ARC – The US Islands Awards Program 2020 W/VE Islands QSO Party will be from 1200z 29 August to 0300z 30 August 2020

ILLW a Beacon of Hope

August 09, 2020 09:17 AM – Southgate ARC – With 2 weeks to go, registrations have reached 300 with only 8 cancellations so far due to Covid 19 restrictions which have caused some lighthouses to be off limits to the public as well as well meaning amateur radio operators

Icom announces ID-52 D-STAR Digital Handheld Transceiver

August 09, 2020 09:17 AM – Southgate ARC – Icom has announced details of the ID-52 D-STAR Digital Handheld Transceiver. The ID-52 VHF/UHF dual-band digital transceiver is the latest in a long line of D-STAR handportables from Icom and succeeds the popular ID-51EPLUS2

GB2VJ on the air for V-J Day

August 09, 2020 09:17 AM – Southgate ARC – GB2VJ is on-air from 8th August until 4th September 2020 activated by members of the Essex CW Club

Register now for Free Foundation Online Training course

August 09, 2020 09:17 AM – Southgate ARC – The next free amateur radio Foundation Online training course run by volunteers from Essex Ham starts on August 17

Central Coast Amateur Radio Club News

August 09, 2020 09:17 AM – Southgate ARC – The club would like to announce that the AMC has approved face to face training and examination sessions

Tisza Cup

August 09, 2020 12:17 AM – WA7BNM Contest Calendar – 1200Z, Aug 15 to 1159Z, Aug 16
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Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio News:

Doug Wilson (KH7DQ) begins a new virtual Technician License Class on 01 September 2020.  For details, please go here:

douscelle@aol.com

All radio amateurs are urged to participate in the Sunday, 20 September 2020, Hawaiian Islands Grid Madness VHF/UHF Simplex Event.  The event, sponsored by the Aulani Hui Amateur Repeater Club, runs from 1300 to 1700 HST.

For more information, please go here:  https://gridmadness.blogspot.com

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Until next time,

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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Retired News director of Pacific Radio Group Radio Stations on Hawaii-the Big Island. I have more than 40 years of broadcast experience, including positons at KTUH-FM (UH-Manoa), KPOI-FM (Honolulu). KHLO-AM (Hilo), KKBG-FM (KBIG-FM)(Hilo/Kona), KAPA-FM (Hilo-Kona). Native-FM (Hilo-Kona), and ESPN Hawaii (Hilo-Kona). Former University of Hawaii-Hilo librarian. Retired Air Force Officer. Amateur (Ham) Radio operator since 1977 (currently holds the Amateur Extra Class License from the FCC-KH6JRM).... Can read, write, and speak Russian. Retired on 30 September 2011, but still maintains a Hawaii Island News Blog.

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Retired News director of Pacific Radio Group Radio Stations on Hawaii-the Big Island. I have more than 40 years of broadcast experience, including positons at KTUH-FM (UH-Manoa), KPOI-FM (Honolulu). KHLO-AM (Hilo), KKBG-FM (KBIG-FM)(Hilo/Kona), KAPA-FM (Hilo-Kona). Native-FM (Hilo-Kona), and ESPN Hawaii (Hilo-Kona). Former University of Hawaii-Hilo librarian. Retired Air Force Officer. Amateur (Ham) Radio operator since 1977 (currently holds the Amateur Extra Class License from the FCC-KH6JRM).... Can read, write, and speak Russian. Retired on 30 September 2011, but still maintains a Hawaii Island News Blog.

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