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Ham Radio Update

Here’s the latest Amateur Radio News compiled by John Woodstock (K1DWU).

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

Content provided by John Woodstock (K1DWU).

Accessed on 22 May 2021, 1300 UTC, Post 2050.

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May 22, 2021

Spring ARRL Section Manager Election Results Announced

May 22, 2021 11:53 AM – ARRL – In the only contested election this spring, Utah ARRL members elected Pat Malan, N7PAT, as their new Section Manager (SM) for a 2-year term commencing July 1. Malan, of South Jordan, received 419 votes, while incumbent Mel Parkes, NM7P, garnered 339 votes. Parkes had served as Utah Section Manager for 22 years. ARRL Headquarters counted and verified the ballots on May 18.In New Hampshire, Pete …

AMSAT Invites Nominations for 2021 Board of Directors Election

May 22, 2021 11:52 AM – ARRL -AMSAT has put out a call for nominations for the 2021 AMSAT Board of Directors election, which will be held in the third quarter of the year. The seats of four incumbent Directors expire in 2021: Jerry Buxton, N0JY; Drew Glasbrenner, KO4MA; Patrick Stoddard, WD9EWK, and Michelle Thompson, W5NYV. Up to two Alternate Directors may be elected for 1-year terms.

A valid nomination for Director must b…

NCCC Sprint

May 22, 2021 12:11 AM – WA7BNM Contest Calendar – 0230Z-0300Z, May 28

K1USN Slow Speed Test

May 22, 2021 12:11 AM – WA7BNM Contest Calendar – 2000Z-2100Z, May 28

NCCC RTTY Sprint

May 22, 2021 12:11 AM – WA7BNM Contest Calendar – 0145Z-0215Z, May 28

May 21, 2021

ARRL Foundation Announces 2021 Scholarship Awards

May 21, 2021 07:11 PM – ARRL -The ARRL Foundation has announced the recipients of its 2021 scholarship awards. There were 122 awards this year, totaling $564,250. Congratulations to all scholarship recipients! 

The ARRL Foundation General Fund Scholarship, $2,000 each

Samuel Berry, AE0KH, of Iowa City, Iowa

James C. Creamer, KN4TEXASF, of Crescent Springs, Kentucky

Christopher J. Mentele, W0LSB, of Mitchell, South Dakota

Des…

The K7RA Solar Update

May 21, 2021 01:23 PM – ARRL -Tad Cook, K7RA, Seattle, reports: Sunspot activity continues this week, although the average daily sunspot numbers and solar flux have not really changed since last week’s report. This was not expected, because on the first day of the reporting week in last week’s bulletin ARLP020, there was no sunspot activity.

 

Average daily sunspot number hardly changed, from 21.1 to 20.3, and average daily so…

EACW Meeting

May 21, 2021 12:12 AM – WA7BNM Contest Calendar – 1900Z-2000Z, May 27

RSGB 80m Club Championship, CW

May 21, 2021 12:12 AM – WA7BNM Contest Calendar – 1900Z-2030Z, May 27

RTTYOPS Weeksprint

May 21, 2021 12:12 AM – WA7BNM Contest Calendar – 1700Z-1900Z, May 27

CWops Mini-CWT Test

May 21, 2021 12:12 AM – WA7BNM Contest Calendar – 0300Z-0400Z, May 27

May 20, 2021

Upcoming: YOTA Contest

May 20, 2021 07:11 AM – Southgate ARC – The first YOTA Contest is coming closer and closer already. Only a few days left until Saturday 22nd May! Is your station ready and tested? Did you install the latest contest loggers to be prepared for the fun on the bands?

The Marconi CR100 – an iconic radio from the past

May 20, 2021 07:11 AM – Southgate ARC – The Marconi CR100 was one of the many communications receivers that appeared on the government surplus market in the 1950s and 1960s. The receiver was a single conversion superhet covering LF, MF, and HF bands

RadCom Plus

May 20, 2021 07:11 AM – Southgate ARC – RadCom Plus is the RSGB’s technical supplement for radio amateurs who want more in-depth information

Ofcom wants to allow people to install more phone repeaters

May 20, 2021 07:11 AM – Southgate ARC – Ofcom wants people to be allowed to buy and install themselves a licence-exempt mobile phone repeater

Ofcom contact UK radio amateurs regarding EMF regulation

May 20, 2021 07:11 AM – Southgate ARC – On Wednesday, May 19, Ofcom sent out an email to all the radio amateurs they have an email address for

Ofcom confirm Foundation operation in UK territorial waters

May 20, 2021 07:11 AM – Southgate ARC – In their EMF announcement of May 18 Ofcom confirmed again that Foundation and Intermediate licence holders may operate from UK Territorial Waters

YOTA Contest on Saturday May 22

May 20, 2021 07:11 AM – Southgate ARC – The YOTA Contest on Saturday May 22 is open to every amateur radio operator in the world, there is a special category for people aged 25 or under

Carl Luetzelschwab K9LA discusses propagation and the forecast for Cycle 25

May 20, 2021 07:11 AM – Southgate ARC – The Fair Lawn Amateur Radio Club (FLARC) continues its highly acclaimed series of monthly speaker programs with one of the experts in solar propagation giving us a look ahead to Cycle 25

Tony’s 10m Band Report

May 20, 2021 07:11 AM – Southgate ARC – Not too bad a week. Tuesday and Wednesday were a bit low but the rest of the week was OK with Sunday being excellent

CWops Mini-CWT Test

May 20, 2021 12:11 AM – WA7BNM Contest Calendar – 1900Z-2000Z, May 26

CWops Mini-CWT Test

May 20, 2021 12:11 AM – WA7BNM Contest Calendar – 1300Z-1400Z, May 26

Phone Weekly Test – Fray

May 20, 2021 12:11 AM – WA7BNM Contest Calendar – 0230Z-0300Z, May 26

SKCC Sprint

May 20, 2021 12:11 AM – WA7BNM Contest Calendar – 0000Z-0200Z, May 26

May 19, 2021

Amateurs’ Email Addresses Will Continue to Be Kept Private, FCC Says

May 19, 2021 07:32 PM – ARRL -Starting on June 29, all applications filed with the FCC must include an email address for FCC correspondence. After receipt of the initial announcement that all future applications would require an email address, ARRL was concerned for the privacy of its members and requested that amateurs’ email addresses not be made public. This week, the FCC agreed, stating in an email to ARRL counsel that …

Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio News:

K6K King Kamehameha Celebration Special Event Station will be on-air, Friday, 11 June 2021, 6 a.m. (HST) to 10 p.m. (HST).  For details, please go here:  https://sites.google.com/view/k6khawaii

 

Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

https://bigislandarrlnews.com

Retired News director of Pacific Radio Group Radio Stations on Hawaii-the Big Island. I have more than 40 years of broadcast experience, including positons at KTUH-FM (UH-Manoa), KPOI-FM (Honolulu). KHLO-AM (Hilo), KKBG-FM (KBIG-FM)(Hilo/Kona), KAPA-FM (Hilo-Kona). Native-FM (Hilo-Kona), and ESPN Hawaii (Hilo-Kona). Former University of Hawaii-Hilo librarian. Retired Air Force Officer. Amateur (Ham) Radio operator since 1977 (currently holds the Amateur Extra Class License from the FCC-KH6JRM).... Can read, write, and speak Russian. Retired on 30 September 2011, but still maintains a Hawaii Island News Blog.

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