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News for Saturday 5 June
Foundations of Amateur Radio What radio should I buy as my first one? – Recently a budding new amateur asked the question: ‘What radio should I buy?’ It’s a common question, one I asked a decade ago. Over the years I’ve made several attempts at answering this innocent introduction into our community and as I’ve said before, the answer is simple but unhelpful – ‘It depends.’
RASA meets with Australian regulator re licence changes The Radio Amateur Society of Australia (RASA) President Glenn VK4DU conducted a teleconference with Australian Communication and Media Authority (ACMA) managers and staff recently to discuss RASA’s position on the ACMA’s proposed changes to amateur radio licencing
ISS SSTV 145.800 FM June 9-10 Russian cosmonauts on the International Space Station (ISS) are planning to transmit Slow Scan TV images on 145.800 MHz FM using the SSTV mode PD-120
EURAO Party – Summer 2021: CB QSL Party The European Radio Amateurs’ Organization, supporting the initiative of its member association Federación Digital EA, announces a new party on the air, this time with the motto: ‘CB QSL Party’
CANWARN 2021 and Beyond Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC), the national association for Amateur Radio in Canada, is pleased to present a special event for Amateurs and non-Amateurs: CANWARN 2021 and Beyond
MTAR Amateur Radio Field Day The Cannon Courier reports that Amateur Radio Field Day will be held June 26-27 and will focus on service and science
VK6WIA NewsWest In NewsWest for Sunday 6th June 2021 we delve into Amateur Radio contesting, and we’ll tell you about Aussie and International contests that are coming up in the next couple of months, including a contest that was new in 2020, and it’s a contest that creates a level playing field for all contestants.
Propagation de K7RA Solar Cycle 25 activity continues this week, with no spotless days since May 6
Southgate Vibes Podcast #65 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
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News for Friday 4 June
RSGB thanks its volunteers To mark Volunteers’ Week, RSGB President Stewart Bryant, G3YSX has recorded a short video clip to thank all RSGB volunteers for the work that they have done to support the amateur radio community during the last year
USI Special Event Week The purpose of the US Islands (USI) Special Event week, June 12-20, 2021, is to promote friendship among all Amateur radio operators who enjoy getting outdoors to operating portable or mobile.But it’s not the only way for you to take part in this event
SAQ Grimeton Transmission on July 4th The annual transmission event on the Alexanderson Day with the Alexanderson Alternator from 1924, on VLF 17.2 kHz CW with the call sign SAQ, is scheduled for Sunday, July 4th, 2021
ARDC provide grant for HAMNET DARC report a grant has been awarded to HAMNET, a high-speed digital radio network that interconnects automated ham radio stations using radio links in the 13cm, 6cm and 3cm bands
SARL VHF/UHF FM Contest The second SARL VHF/UHF FM Contest runs from 12:00 to 16:00 UTC (14:00 to 18:00 CAT) on Saturday 5 June with activity on 6 and 2 metres and 70 centimetres
DX News from the ARRL The American Radio Relay League’s round-up of the forthcoming week’s DX activity on the amateur radio bands
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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 more information, please go here: https://sites.google.com/view/k6khawaii
The Hawaii Island June Hamfest and ARRL Field Day Event will be held at Laupahoehoe Point, Saturday, 26 June 2021. The Hamfest begins at 10 a.m. HST, while Field Day activities start at 8 a.m. HST. Talk-in on 442.550 MHz, PLL 110.9 Hz.
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.
- 3Y0J BOUVET ISLAND DXPEDITION CANCELLED - SUSPECTED CYBERATTACK AT RESEARCH FACILITY SITE - UK'S NATIONAL HAMFEST POSTPONED UNTIL 2022 - SLOVENIAN INDEPENDENCE EVENT RUNS THROUGH END OF YEAR - FRENCH HAMS OPERATE NEW BONUS STATION FOR 13 COLONIES EVENT - SWEDEN'S ALEXANDERSON TRANSMITTER PREPARES FOR JULY 4 MESSAGE - WIA ASKS AUSTRALIAN REGULATOR TO […]
- ISS CROSSBAND REPEATER READY FOR FIELD DAY OPERATORS - NASA TO TEST DATA TRANSFER VIA LASER COMMUNICAIONS - PRIDE RADIO GROUP PROJECT HELPS SHACK STARTUP COSTS - NEW UK HAM CLUB SCHEDULES FIRST IN-PERSON MEETING - DATA NETWORK GROUP CHALLENGES FCC BID TO TAKE SPECTRUM - MUSEUM SHIPS WEEKEND SAILS TO SUCCESS - HAMVENTION […]
- ISS GETTING FIRST EUROPEAN WOMAN COMMANDER - AMATEURS IN INDIA HELP COORDINATE CREMATORY LOGISTICS - FCC MAY CONSIDER NEW LOW-POWER FM LICENSES - SILENT KEY: AMSAT's ANDY MAC ALLISTER, W5ACM - ACTIVATION TO BENEFIT NY STATE'S BANNERMAN ISLAND - GERMAN AUTHORITIES CLAMP DOWN ON SOLAR PANEL COMPANY - HAMSCI SEEKING AMATEUR INPUT DURING 'ECLIPSE […]
The FCC is closed today (Friday, June 18) in observance of the new Juneteenth federal holiday. Juneteenth, officially observed on June 19, celebrates the end of slavery in the US. Amateur radio applications and exam sessions filed after Thursday, June 17, night will not be processed until Monday, June 21.
Tad Cook, K7RA, Seattle, reports: Solar activity was lower this week, with the average daily sunspot number declining from 34.9 last week to 13.9 this week. This average was affected by the single day with no sunspots, Saturday, June 12.Average daily solar flux dropped from 77.7 to 75.2. The Penticton observatory in British Columbia (the […]
Full ARRL members in the Central, Hudson, New England, Northwestern, and Roanoke Divisions will have the opportunity this year to choose a Director and Vice Director for 3-year terms beginning on January 1, 2022. ARRL is now seeking eligible nominees for these positions. These could include incumbents or new candidates. It takes 10 full members […]