Ham Radio Update


Here are today’s top Amateur Radio news stories compiled by John Woodstock (K1DWU).

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

Content supplied by John Woodstock (K1DWU).

Accessed on 10 May 2021, 1937 UTC, Post 2031.


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May 10, 2021

QRP Minimal Art Session

May 10, 2021 03:11 PM – WA7BNM Contest Calendar – 1400Z-2200Z, May 13

Unboxing the Raspberry Pi RTL-SDR Kit

May 10, 2021 07:11 AM – Southgate ARC – Computers and digital techniques have become very popular among amateur radio operators as even a cheap Raspberry Pi computer can run almost all amateur radio software. Together with an RTL-SDR USB stick a low-cost software-defined radio (SDR) system is obtained sporting a rich feature set

Type Approval discussion on Thursday evening 13 May

May 10, 2021 07:11 AM – Southgate ARC – The SARL will hold another discussion on how it will respond to ICASA on the draft Type Approval regulations

SARL Next Generation Beacon fund stands at R9 800

May 10, 2021 07:11 AM – Southgate ARC – The crowdfunding initiative to collect funds for the SARL Next Generation Beacon Programme started by AMSAT SA, has to date collected R9 800. This is far from the R60 000 target to finance a beacon in the Karoo and the Western Cape

New amateur bands for VK highly unlikely

May 10, 2021 07:11 AM – Southgate ARC – The WIA recently published their response to the Australian regulator’s five Year Spectrum Outlook (FYSO)

Neutron-1 CubeSat team needs your help

May 10, 2021 07:11 AM – Southgate ARC – The Neutron-1 CubeSat team is looking for Amateurs around the world to help troubleshoot its satellite

InnovAntennas Ltd (IA). and WiMo Antennas and Elektronik GmbH, Herxheim Germany, enter into closer cooperation

May 10, 2021 07:11 AM – Southgate ARC – In 2018, UK production of all short wave and a selection of FM antennas (Innov) from the UK to WiMo Antennas and Elektronik GmbH (WiMo) in Germany was moved from Great Britain. The move has proven to be successful, so both companies have agreed to extend and expand the current agreement

ICQPodcast – Does ham radio need to rebrand?

May 10, 2021 07:11 AM – Southgate ARC – In this episode, Martin (M1MRB) is joined by Chris Howard (M0TCH), Martin Rothwell (M0SGL), Ed Durrant (DD5LP), Frank Howell (K4FMH) and Bill Barnes (WC3B) to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin (M6BOY) rounds up the news in brief and in the episode we feature Do we need to rebrand?

Howth Martello Tower on air for International Marconi Day

May 10, 2021 07:11 AM – Southgate ARC – Tony, EI5EM operated EI0MAR during the recent International Marconi Day event, from the Martello tower in Howth, as a solo effort due to Coviod-19 restrictions

Ham Radio Prep teams up with FliteTest crew for high-powered radio control video

May 10, 2021 07:11 AM – Southgate ARC – Ham Radio Prep, the nation’s fastest growing amateur radio education program, recently partnered with FliteTest in the production of a video to promote the use of ham radio for high-powered hobby flights as well as the use of activities such as drones in science, technology, engineering and mathematics education

Early Morning Coffee Sprint

May 10, 2021 07:11 AM – Southgate ARC – The Early Morning Coffee Sprint is on the air from 03:00 UTC to 05:00 UTC (05:00 to 07:00 CAT) on Wednesday 12 May with phone activity on 80 metres

Run for the Bacon QRP Contest

May 10, 2021 12:11 AM – WA7BNM Contest Calendar – 2300Z, May 16 to 0100Z, May 17

FISTS Sunday Sprint

May 10, 2021 12:11 AM – WA7BNM Contest Calendar – 2100Z-2300Z, May 16

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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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