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20th anniversary of first ham radio operation from the International Space Station (ISS).

Views expressed in this Amateur/Ham Radio News summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Content supplied by the UK-based Southgate Amateur Radio Club.

Accessed on 14 November 2020, 2213 UTC, Post 1723.

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ews for Saturday 14 November

Foundations of Amateur Radio
For that one special event …
Radio amateurs like to do new things, celebrate, remember, bring attention to, and overall have fun, any excuse to get on air. One of the things that we as a community do is setup our radios in weird and wonderful places, on boats, near light-houses, on top of mountains, in parks, you name it 

20th anniversary of first ham radio operation from ISS
On November 13, 2000, the ISS Expedition-1 crew turned on the ARISS Ericsson radio for the first time and completed several contacts with ARISS ground stations around the world to validate the radio communications system

Radio hams to put Santa on-the-air
The Times-Call reports the Longmont Amateur Radio Club is putting Santa on the airwaves to spark interest in amateur radio among the young

IARU-R1 attends Radio Spectrum Policy Group workshop
IARU-R1 Political Relations Committee (PRC) members attended a workshop organised by the EU Radio Spectrum Policy Group (RSPG) group which is actively engaged in drafting an Opinion on a Radio Spectrum Policy Programme (RSPP) targeting the 2025-2030 time horizon

VK6WIA NewsWest
NewsWest for Sunday 15th November, 2020 is the contesting edition, and we have news and reminders of contests coming up this year, as contesting in 2020 isnt over yet.
Who was Aacharya Jagadish Chandra Bose?  We’ll tell you about a special event activation in India, coming up soon, marking this man’s birthday

Final leg of the Wednesday 80 m Club Sprint
The sixth Wednesday 80 m Club Sprint takes place from 17:00 to 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 18th November 2020, with phone and CW activity

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP
Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to be at low levels

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News for Friday 13 November

ARRL petitions FCC to reconsider removal of amateur 3.4 GHz allocation
ARRL reports they have petitioned the FCC to reconsider its order removing the secondary Amateur and Amateur-Satellite Service allocations at 3.3 – 3.5 GHz

Amateur radio satellite talk now online
On Tuesday, November 10, Dave Johnson G4DPZ gave an online satellite talk to the Mid Ulster Amateur Radio Club, the video is now available for everyone to watch on YouTube

3000km plus contact made on 433 MHz from St.Helena to South Africa
On the 16th of October 2020, there was a remarkable 3000+ km contact made on the 70cms band between South Africa and St.Helena in the South Atlantic

Icom IC-705 antenna mounting bracket
We are pleased to announce the arrival of our Nevada RC-105 antenna mounting bracket for the Icom IC-705

Japan’s ‘Virtual Ham Festival 2020’ a huge success
JARL cancelled the Tokyo Ham Fair due to COVID-19, but, unlike ARRL or DARC, JARL did not plan anything in lieu of Ham Fair.  Therefore, some radio amateur volunteers hosted the “Virtual Ham Festival 2020” on November 1, 2020

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

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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