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Accessed on 27 November 2020, 2110 UTC, Post 1741.

News for Friday 27 November

QSO Today – Episode 001 – Arie Kleingold – PA3A
Arie Kleingold, PA3A, came to my attention because of his DXpeditions, through Mercy Ships, hospital ships, off the coast of Africa

Register now for Free Foundation Online Training course
The next free amateur radio Foundation Online training course run by volunteers from Essex Ham starts on December 6

Special call signs in Belgium during the second lockdown period
Due to the recent stricter COVID-19 measures, many radio amateurs will be forced to spend most of the following weeks at home again

Ham radio contact spurred South Pole visit
Forbes magazine describes how an amateur radio contact with the Amundsen-Scott Station at the South Pole spurred Jim Clash WA3JID to travel there and operate the ham radio station

German Gov recognizes importance of Electromagnetic compatibility
DARC report that Germany’s Federal Government recognizes the importance of Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) in the development of microelectronics

New York City-Long Island Section Manager re-elected in fall balloting
New York City-Long Island Section Manager Jim Mezey, W2KFV, has been re-elected in the Fall election cycle. Mezey, of Carle Place, received 527 votes to 136 for challenger Donnie Katzovicz, W2BRU

U.S. postal stoppage
The U.S. Postal Service is temporarily suspending international mail acceptance for certain destinations due to service impacts related to the COVID-19 pandemic

Discussion point
Hello, I’m Geoff Emery, VK4ZPP, and I’ve been thinking. How sad is it that the ACMA had to post a request to the Amateur Community to use courteous behaviour when they are in contact with the Australian Maritime College

Afghanistan operation
Robert, S53R, who has been active from Kabul since early September 2019 and will be there for another year, has been active as T6AA and T6A during major contests

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News for Thursday 26 November

Tony’s 10m Band Report
Most popular DX ZD7FT (St Helena), 7Q7RU (Malawi), FY5KE (French Guiana), RL30DX (Russia special) and Sunday gave us DX from VK, LU, HI, CO, KP and other far flung places.

Most popular DX ZD7FT (St Helena), 7Q7RU (Malawi), FY5KE (French Guiana), RL30DX (Russia special) and Sunday gave us DX from VK, LU, HI, CO, KP and other far flung places.

Alaskan repeater network affected
Alaskan broadcast station KNOM (780 AM 96.1 FM) reports ‘Miscommunication’ between the FAA and SPARC led to an amateur radio network being shut down

60m in Australia
The Radio Amateur Society of Australia (RASA) reports information from regulator ACMA that a decision on 60m in Australia is expected in December 2020

Episode 000 – Eric Guth – 4Z1UG / WA6IGR
As the producer and creator of QSO Today, I wanted to make a pre-episode, called 000, to introduce myself, this podcast and blog

Amateur radio on BBC Radio Essex
On Tuesday, November 24, CB and amateur radio featured in Sonia Watson’s popular Breakfast show on BBC Radio Essex

December YOTA Month activity – DYM 2020
IARU Region 1 Youth Working Group Chair Philipp DK6SP writes about the upcoming Youngsters On The Air (YOTA) activity month

Former West Virginia Section Manager Ann Rinehart, KA8ZGY (SK)
Former West Virginia Section Manager Ann Rinehart, KA8ZGY, of South Charleston died on November 20 of COVID-19 complications. An ARRL Member, she was 85

Little green cannonballs of light
Researchers and citizen scientists have just discovered a new phenomenon: “Little green cannonballs of light” streaking through the atmosphere faster than 1000 mph during some geomagnetic storms. And they’re not auroras

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)

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