Ham Radio Update

Here’s the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news compiled by John Woodstock (K1DWU).

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December 23, 2020

ARRL Headquarters Announces Holiday Closures

December 23, 2020 08:51 PM – ARRL – 


ARRL Headquarters will close at noon EST (1700 UTC) on December 24, and will be closed all day on December 25 and January 1. We wish everyone a happy holiday and new year!

Registration Is Open for Online Ham Radio University on January 9

December 23, 2020 08:43 PM –

Virginia Radio Amateur will Commemorate 1906 Fessenden Christmas Eve Broadcast

December 23, 2020 08:41 PM – ARRL -As he has done each December for the past few years, Brian Justin, WA1ZMS, of Forest, Virginia, will transmit a program on 486 kHz, under authority of his FCC Part 5 Experimental License WI2XLQ to commemorate the accomplishments of wireless pioneer Reginald Fessenden. The Canadian-born inventor, experimenter, and entrepreneur has been credited as the inventor of radiotelephony. He claimed to ha…

Logbook of The World to be Offline for Approximately 6 Hours

December 23, 2020 12:04 PM – ARRL -Logbook of The World (LoTW), ARRL’s online QSO confirmation system, will undergo scheduled maintenance beginning Monday, December 21, at 2300 UTC (6 PM EST) for approximately 6 hours. LoTW will be offline and unavailable while the system’s server is upgraded to new hardware. Thank you for your understanding.


Sweden: PTS News

December 23, 2020 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – Sweden’s national amateur radio society the SSA reports on the latest news from the Post and Telecom Agency (PTS)

Ofcom amends regulations for short range radar equipment

December 23, 2020 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – Ofcom has confirmed its decision to amend regulations regarding the use of 24 GHz short range radar (SRR) equipment in vehicles.

Ofcom publishes list of applications for small-scale DAB multiplexes

December 23, 2020 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – Ofcom has today published a full list of applications received in the first round of small-scale DAB multiplex licensing

FCC posts email address reminder on ULS landing page

December 23, 2020 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – The ARRL report the FCC is encouraging users of the Universal Licensing Service (ULS) to have an email address on file with the FCC

Elettra – The Miracle Ship Award

December 23, 2020 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – The “Elettra – The Miracle Ship” is an international amateur radio award organized by A.R.I. Fidenza, an Italian Radio Club

CTU Propagation Summit 2021

December 23, 2020 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – Tim, K3LR, posted the following this past week [edited]: Contest University will host a “Propagation Summit” on January 23, 2021. All times are USA EST

Austria receives 60m and 630m Christmas present

December 23, 2020 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – Claus, OE6CLD, the HF Manager of the Austrian National Amateur Radio Society, OeVSV, informs us that the Austrian regulator, BMVIT, has granted access to the 60m and 630m bands for all CEPT Class 1 licensees

December 22, 2020

Bob Fontana, AK3Y, Wins the December 2020 QST Cover Plaque Award

December 22, 2020 04:10 PM –

Steve Molo, KI4KWR, named CQ Awards Editor

December 22, 2020 10:11 AM – Southgate ARC – Steve Molo, KI4KWR, of Madison, Alabama, has been named CQ magazine Awards Editor, CQ Editor Rich Moseson, W2VU announced today

Review of the 700 MHz clearance programme

December 22, 2020 10:11 AM – Southgate ARC – The 700 MHz band had been used for digital terrestrial television and wireless microphones in the entertainment industry. The programme involved clearing the band so these airwaves can be used for mobile broadband from 2021

Radio hams honor local legend with car parade

December 22, 2020 10:11 AM – Southgate ARC – TV broadcaster WHEC reports a parade of people within the local amateur radio scene offered a salute to a longtime friend Irv Goodman AF2K on Sunday morning, December 20

QSO Today with Michelle Thompson – W5NYV on Amateur Satellites

December 22, 2020 10:11 AM – Southgate ARC – Michelle Thompson, W5NYV, is a third generation amateur, beginning her ham radio journey in elementary school

ISS Slow Scan TV event 145.800 MHz FM

December 22, 2020 10:11 AM – Southgate ARC – An ARISS Slow Scan TV (SSTV) event is scheduled from the International Space Station (ISS) for December 24-31

DX Ultra-Marathon

December 22, 2020 10:11 AM – Southgate ARC – Dear fellow DXers — Like in the previous update, we are delighted to say that the Ultra-Marathon continues to attract an almost incredible interest.

All new car radios to have digital terrestrial radio

December 22, 2020 10:11 AM – Southgate ARC – From today, people purchasing new passenger vehicles across Europe will be able to benefit from the advantages of digital radio – greater choice, clearer audio and enhanced data services.
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Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section