Ham Radio Update

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

Views expressed in this post are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Content supplied by John Woodstock (K1DWU).

Accessed on 01 September 2020, 1427 UTC, Post 1608.

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

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September 01, 2020

What should we do better in the next storm?

September 01, 2020 08:17 AM – Southgate ARC – The Gazette interviews Craig Fugate KK4INZ about lessons learned from the Iowa Derecho storm on August 10

The Communicator – September-October 2020 now on-line

September 01, 2020 08:17 AM – Southgate ARC – This issue over 100 Pages Of Projects, News, Views and Reviews…

Mid Ulster ARC Tuesday Night Lecture Series

September 01, 2020 08:17 AM – Southgate ARC – The Mid Ulster ARC Tuesday Night Lecture Series continues this Tuesday evening (1st of September) at 1900hrs with Gi1BZT Les delivering a lecture on QRP pixie kits and adventures

InnovAntennas invest in Ansys

September 01, 2020 08:17 AM – Southgate ARC – InnovAntennas have invested in Ansys HFSS 2020 R2, a fully 3-dimensional mesh-based simulation package to help in the perfection and production of the new OWL and LFA Ultra Yagi of light weight Yagis

CQ-IRELAND Wires-X node

September 01, 2020 08:17 AM – Southgate ARC – The Galway Digital Radio Group and the Limerick Clare Amateur Radio Club are pleased to announce that the Galway Fusion Repeater, EI2TBR, the Limerick Fusion Repeater, EI7WHD, and the Galway Wires-X gateway, EI2SHD, are linked together via the Wires-X Room CQ-IRELAND

ARISS telebridge contact with school in Poland

September 01, 2020 08:17 AM – Southgate ARC – An ARISS educational school contact is planned for Chris Cassidy KF5KDR with students at the KMO Kolska Wyspa, KoÅ‚o, Poland

A video history of the Ham Shack

September 01, 2020 08:17 AM – Southgate ARC – K8QS and WA9TDD of ‘Ham Radio Perspectives’ have created a video on the history of the ham shack

200th anniversary of the arrival of British settlers

September 01, 2020 08:17 AM – Southgate ARC – ZS1820S is a special call sign registered by the Port Elizabeth Amateur Radio Society (PEARS) to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the arrival of the British Settlers on Thursday 7 September 1820

August 31, 2020

Solar Minimum Most Likely Occurred in December 2019

August 31, 2020 07:25 PM –

Scouting’s Jamboree on the Air Set for October 16, 17, and 18

August 31, 2020 07:23 PM – ARRL – 

 

Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) and Jamboree on the Internet (JOTI) will be held this year on October 16, 17, and 18. Register online as an individual or as a group.

Jamboree on the Air is the largest Scouting event in the world. In a typical year, more than 1 million Scouts participate in JOTA, with over 11,000 stations operated by 20,000+ young radio amateurs from 150+ countries around the world.

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Ofcom FoI request: Use of HAREC certificates

August 31, 2020 08:18 AM – Southgate ARC – Ofcom were asked in a Freedom of Information request how many people had taken their amateur radio exam overseas and used the exam certificate (HAREC) to apply for a UK Full licence

Ireland’s youngest radio amateur EI8KW

August 31, 2020 08:18 AM – Southgate ARC – Congratulations to Ryan Morrison, from Stillorgan in Dublin on receiving the callsign EI8KW last week following his successful sitting of the HAREC examination in Galway.

ICQPodcast – Exciting Bumper New Solar Cycle

August 31, 2020 08:18 AM – Southgate ARC – Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief and this episode’s feature is a discussion with Dr. Scott McIntosh of the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, USA regarding Exciting Bumper New Solar Cycle

DXCC Country/Entity Report

August 31, 2020 08:18 AM – Southgate ARC – According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 23rd August, through Sunday, 30th August there were 204 countries active

Criminal activity

August 31, 2020 08:18 AM – Southgate ARC – This is in relation to recent break-ins and thefts at a Victorian radio site on Mt. Cann, also known Mt. Bemm

Amplifiers for SDR’s

August 31, 2020 08:18 AM – Southgate ARC – Al Williams WD5GNR writes on Hackaday about amplifiers to boost the power from an SDR board to a useable level

Thirty-one community radio stations to receive emergency funding

August 31, 2020 08:18 AM – Southgate ARC – Ofcom has announced that 31 community radio stations will receive emergency funding through the Community Radio Fund

IOTA News from OPDX

August 31, 2020 08:18 AM – Southgate ARC – Weekly IOTA News – compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
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Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio News:

Doug Wilson (KH7DQ) begins another Virtual Technician License Class today (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 Islands Grid Madness VHF/UHF Simplex Event.  The event, sponsored by the Aulani Hui Amateur Repeater Club, run from 1300 to 1700 HST.  For details, please go here:  https://gridmadness.blogspot.com

Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

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