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ITU releases World Amateur Radio Day Video.

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Accessed on 18 April 2021, 1239 UTC, Post 1988.


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News for Sunday 18 April

ARISS contact with school in Blue Mountains, Australia
An ARISS educational school contact is planned for Victor Glover KI5BKC with students at the Winmalee Public School, Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia


ITU releases World Amateur Radio Day video
ITU celebrates World Amateur Radio Day (WARD) today April 18 with this video


NASA to attempt first controlled flight on Mars as soon as Monday
NASA is targeting no earlier than Monday, April 19, for the first flight of its Ingenuity Mars Helicopter at approximately 3:30 a.m. EDT (12:30 a.m. PDT)


International Air Ambulance Week 2021
This year’s International Air Ambulance Week will take place between 6th – 14th September 2021, with the focus on supporting and generating donations for flying medical services around the world


Ham radio more popular than ever
On the ITU site Lisa Leenders PA2LS describes the fascinating hobby of Amateur Radio and the significance of World Amateur Radio Day (WARD) today, April 18


QSO Today – Patrick Brown AK5TX
Patrick (Pat) Brown, AK5TX, has always had a love for radio leading to opportunities from Minnisota to Alaska


Pride Radio Group is back on the air with VI2021PRIDE for Midsumma Festival
As an eminent queer art and performance festival, Melbourne’s Midsumma Festival is one of the major pride events in Australia


SARL Virtual AGM held yesterday
The 2021 SARL Virtual AGM started at 10:00 CAT on the Bluejeans platform with Nico, ZS6QL the SARL President welcoming all the delegates


Last year many amateur radio operators not only missed out on catching up with friends at their local amateur radio club gatherings, but were not able to attend an ANZAC Day service. To help overcome those restrictions, the St George Amateur Radio Society sponsored a QSO Party on Anzac Day 2020


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

Southgate Vibes Podcast #51
Steve Richards G4HPE is here with the latest edition of Southgate Vibes. There’s two new episodes every week – on Tuesdays and Fridays – Click the ‘Play’ button to listen to the latest episode


Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio News:

Doug Wilson (KH7DQ) is offering a free, online Technician License Preparation Class, beginning on 21 April 2021.  The class will use the ZOOM conference protocol.  For details, go here:

Also, Doug conducts a CERT Radio Check Net on the 1st Saturday of each month at 0900 HST.  For more information, contact Doug at the above email address.

For the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news and information, please visit this blog daily.  Our news feeds are updated daily and weekly. Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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