Here’s the latest Amateur Radio News compiled by John Woodstock (K1DWU).
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Accessed on 22 May 2021, 1300 UTC, Post 2050.
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Ham Radio Update
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…
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
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…
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
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
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
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