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Foundations of Amateur Radio–antenna testing in the field.

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Accessed on 24 October 2020, 2139 UTC, Post 1692.


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News for Saturday 24 October

Foundations of Amateur Radio
Antenna testing in the field
If you’ve been around amateur radio for any time at all, you’ll know that we spend an awful lot of time talking about antennas. How they work, where to get them, how to build them, how strong they are, how cheap they are, how effective, how resonant, you name it, we have a discussion about it 

Amateur band Intruders and their reporting
In WIA News, the Wireless Institute of Australia Vice President Lee Moyle VK3GK reports on the work being done to identify and report intruders in the amateur radio bands

IARU Administrative Council Meeting
The IARU have released a summary of the Administrative Council Virtual Meeting held from October 8-10

VK6WIA NewsWest
NewsWest for Sunday 25th October 2020 is a programme of information for new and prospective Amateurs
Established Amateurs needn’t switch off and do something else, because we have news and information for you too, including Roy’s helpline, a date for the Manjimup Hamfeast, a new repeater in the Goldfields and an announcement about PerthTech 2021

DXCC Country/Entity Report
According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Friday, 16th October, through Friday, 23rd October there were 215 countries active

Propagation de K7RA
Sunspots appeared every day of the past reporting week, and compared to the previous seven days, average daily sunspot number increased from 13.1 to 15. Average daily solar flux rose from 73.1 to 74.5

Don’t forget..
The clocks go back 1 hour this Sunday, 25 October at 2am
So, you get to enjoy an extra hour in bed!


News for Friday 23 October

NZ 5 MHz Amateur Band usage – ceases
NZART, the New Zealand National Amateur Society advises that unfortunately the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has advised us that they are not willing to approve another renewal of our 5 MHz trial allocation/licence

Nominations open for Golden Antenna Award
The ARRL report the German town of Bad Bentheim will receive nominations for the Golden Antenna Award

New optical communications station
The University of Western Australia is set to install an optical communications station capable of receiving high-speed data transmissions from space.

AmateurLogic.TV 15th Anniversary prize winner
Congratulations to Clint Frost, W2BL of Owens Cross Roads, AL. Clint was randomly selected as winner of the AmateurLogic.TV 15th Anniversary contest!

Rare red aurorasn
Who needs solar activity?
Last week the sun was very quiet. Somehow, the lull produced a vivid display of rare red auroras around the Arctic Circle

DX News from the ARRL
The American Radio Relay League’s round-up of the forthcoming week’s DX activity on the amateur radio bands

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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section