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).

Accessed on 26 October 2020, 2146 UTC, Post 1694.

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

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October 26, 2020

Peru to sell amateur radio frequencies

October 26, 2020 09:13 AM – Southgate ARC – BNamericas reports Peru’s Ministry for Transport and Communications (MTC) plans to sell-off amateur radio frequencies in the 3.3-3.8 GHz band for 5G mobile

Mid Ulster ARC Tuesday Night Lecture

October 26, 2020 09:13 AM – Southgate ARC – The Mid Ulster Amateur Radio Club Tuesday Night Lecture Series have now moved to twice monthly on the 2nd and 4th

ICQPodcast – HF-PRO-2-PLUS-T Antenna Review

October 26, 2020 09:13 AM – Southgate ARC – 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

AMSAT Symposium Satellite Talks on YouTube

October 26, 2020 09:13 AM – Southgate ARC – The video of the 38th AMSAT Space Symposium and Annual General Meeting, held on October 17, 2020, is now available to view on YouTube

Amateur Satellite FAQ and How-To Wiki

October 26, 2020 09:13 AM – Southgate ARC – The AMSAT News Service reports John Brier KG4AKV and Brad Brooks WF7T have created a wiki page you can use to look up the abbreviations and acronyms used in amateur satellites

A dark streak just appeared on Mars

October 26, 2020 09:13 AM – Southgate ARC – Amateur astronomers are monitoring something new on Mars. A dark streak has just appeared near one of the Red Planet’s giant extinct volcanoes, Arsia Mons

October 25, 2020

WSJT-X developer expresses puzzlement over FT8 contest use

October 25, 2020 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – The ARRL reports WSJT-X co-developer Joe Taylor, K1JT, recently expressed puzzlement over the use of FT8 in contests — rather than FT4, which was designed for contesting

QSO Today – Keith Schlottman – KR7RK

October 25, 2020 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – Keith Schlottman, KR7RK, is not only a mountain goat, he is also a super sloth

KDKA Centennial-The birth of Commercial Radio

October 25, 2020 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – November 2, 2020 marks the centennial of radio station KDKA going on the air for the first time. Their first broadcast, considered by many to be the birth of commercial broadcast radio, was to report the election results of the Harding-Cox presidential race. KDKA has been on the air continuously ever since

Japan looking at amateur radio rule change

October 25, 2020 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – apan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications is holding a public consultation on revisions to Radio Law Enforcement Regulations to enable elementary and junior high school students to experience the enjoyment of amateur radio

Jac Holzman K2VEH in Rolling Stone

October 25, 2020 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – Radio Amateur Jac Holzman K2VEH who founded Elektra Records and signed The Doors is featured in Rolling Stone

ICQ Podcast Episode 336 – HF-PRO-2-PLUS-T Antenna Review

October 25, 2020 08:00 AM – ICQ Podcast -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 is HF-PRO-2-PLUS-T Antenna Review by Ed Durrant DD5LP.

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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

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Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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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