Foundations of Amateur Radio: When one WSPR receiver just isn’t enough.

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News for Saturday 20 November

Foundations of Amateur Radio
When one WSPR receiver just isn’t enough
The other day during a radio play date, highly recommended activity, getting together with friends, playing radio, seeing what you can learn, we were set-up in a park to do some testing. The idea was an extension on something that I’ve spoken about previously, using WSPR, Weak Signal Propagation Reporter, to test the capabilities of your station  

Sunspot Cycle 25 could be among the strongest ever
The ARRL reports a research paper has concluded that Solar Cycle 25 will stronger than the just-ended Solar Cycle 24 and likely stronger than Solar Cycle 23

G callsigns for those passing Full exam
Ofcom allows those who pass the amateur radio Full exam to select a callsign from the old G and M call blocks including G3, G4, G5 and M5

VK6WIA NewsWest
NewsWest for Sunday 22nd November 2020 doesn’t have a set theme, so what we do have for you is an interesting mixed bag of subjects – people’s stories, a bit of science, a bit of history –
there’s a report on last week’s Hamfeast, we ask what’s happening at the Australian Maritime College, and look at the inner workings of NewsWest

IARU Region 2 member society pandemic dues relief
The Region 2 Executive Committee (R2 EC) had its fifth and last virtual meeting of 2020 on Nov 18 to complete outstanding business from its October sessions (21, 24, 28) and to approve the 2021 operating budget

Monthly performance of 8J17CALL for September-October, 2020
Please be advised that monthly performance of 8J17CALL, 7-CALL 30th Anniversary Special station for September-October, 2020 (23rd September to 22nd October, 2020) are as follows

Friday’s episode is out now!
Steve Richards G4HPE
 is here with the latest news from Southgate Amateur Radio News.
Southgate Vibes is published twice weekly – on Tuesdays and Fridays
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News for Friday 20 November

Arecibo dish to be decommissioned
The 1,000 foot (307m) Arecibo Dish in Puerto Rico, used for Amateur Radio Moonbounce (EME) communications and ionospheric experiments, is to be decommissioned

ARRL seeks waiver of proposed FCC amateur application fees
ARRL has urged the FCC to waive its proposed $50 amateur radio application fee. The Commission proposal was made last month in a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in MD 20-270. The proposal already has drawn more than 3,200 individual comments overwhelmingly opposed to the plan

DEF CON ham radio talks on YouTube
Talks from the DEF CON event are available on YouTube, they include a number of amateur radio talks from the conference’s Ham Radio Village

Amateur radio on BBC Radio Humberside
The RSGB reports Martin Ambrose 2E0IMA was interviewed by Andy Comfort on BBC Radio Humberside. Martin explained why he wanted to get involved with amateur radio

RSGB’s Propagation Studies Committee (PSC) launch 28 MHz study
RSGB’s Propagation Studies Committee (PSC) has launched a new study to look at the mechanism behind long-distance inter-UK 10m propagation

New inductees to Canadian Amateur Radio Hall of Fame
The Board of Trustees of the  Canadian Amateur Radio Hall of Fame  is pleased to announce that Maurice-André Vigneault, VE3VIG and Doug Leach, VE3XK (SK),  have been named to the Hall of Fame

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