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News for Tuesday 29 September

ARRL seeks changes in FCC proposal to delete 3.4 GHz amateur band
ARRL met via telephone with FCC staff members this week to emphasize its opposition to the FCC Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in Docket 19-348 to delete amateur radio from the 3.3 – 3.5 GHz band

CAMSAT HF amateur radio satellite launches delayed
The ARRL reports the CAS-7A launch has been postponed until next May, and CAS-5A until next June. Both these satellites will carry HF transponders

Tracking down a source of RF pollution
On the SWLing Post Emilio Ruiz describes how he tracked down a source of RF pollution that was ruining radio reception

Programme Contents  – a look at – the ‘British Broadcasting Century’ podcasts, an informative and humorous series covering the periods before, during and after 2MT, the BBC ‘Over to You’ discussing the future of shortwave, music radio in Jaipur India, a short ‘one size fits all’ life philosophy, and hello to listeners

Sterling Mann, N0SSC, is IARU Region 2’s Liaison for Youth
The IARU Region 2 (R2) Executive Committee is pleased to announce that Sterling Mann, N0SSC has agreed to be the region’s Liaison for Youth

Changes to our media and telecoms research surveys
Ofcom has confirmed changes to the methodology and questionnaire length of our Adults’ and Children’s media literacy research surveys, following a consultation


News for Monday 28 September

New WSJT candidate release features FST4
Candidate releases are intended for beta testers, WSJT-X 2.3.0-rc1 offers the new modes FST4 and FST4W designed for use on the LF and MF bands

AO-27 satellite celebrates 27 years in space
Stephan Greene KS1G reports the AMRAD-Oscar 27 (AO-27) satellite has celebrated 27 years in orbit

Mid Ulster ARC Tuesday Night Lecture Series
Please see below the link for this week’s Mid Ulster Amateur Radio Club Tuesday Night Lecture. We have Ian Gi0AZB speaking to us on the popular amateur activity, Worked All Britain. As always, everyone is welcome!

Cuban Numbers Station
A Cryptologic Mystery – what happens when a numbers station goes rogue

ICQPodcast – SDRPlay Announcements and Senhaix 8600 review
In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Chris Howard M0TCH, Martin Rothwell M0SGL, Ed Durrant DD5LP, Frank Howell K4FMH and Bill Barnes WC3B to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief and this episode’s features are SDRPlay Announcements and Senhaix 8600 Review by Chris Howard M0TCH

Online ham radio training resources
The RSGB site lists several organisations that provide online training for the UK amateur radio Foundation or Intermediate exams

Contest season coming up
We are coming into the busy contest season, something that will not please everybody but many will also be happy to test their stations in the heat of battle or to work some DX

DXCC Country/Entity Report
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 20th September, through Sunday, 27th September there were 199 countries active

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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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section