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 supplied by John Woodstock (K1DWU) and the Southgate Amateur Radio Club.

Accessed on 29 June 2021, 1932 UTC, Post 2,108.

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June 29, 2021

Video: The making of the world’s first wooden satellite

June 29, 2021 06:11 AM – Southgate ARC – The WISA Woodsat, the world’s first wooden satellite successfully completed its stratospheric test flight earlier this month. The nano-satellite was designed and constructed to ‘hopefully’ withstand the harsh rigors of space orbit, according to the mission team

Spain’s URE makes amateur radio magazine archive available

June 29, 2021 06:11 AM – Southgate ARC – Spain’s national amateur radio society URE has digitized their old magazines from 1949 to 2020 and made the PDF’s available for everyone to download from their website

Slovenia special event

June 29, 2021 06:11 AM – Southgate ARC – Slovenian Amateur Radio Union will celebrate the country’s 30 years of Independence by issuing a special award. It will be eligible to all amateur radio enthusiasts all over the World

Notes from the Museums: A Telegram

June 29, 2021 06:11 AM – Southgate ARC – Today’s generation possesses an ability to enter text messages and emails on a cell phone with lightning speed. In 1885, when a telegraph office was established in the train depot in Brooksville, telegrams were created with that kind of speed

New VAT rules for imports from July 1st

June 29, 2021 06:11 AM – Southgate ARC – Ireland’s IRTS News report that radio amateurs will be hit with higher costs as the European Union have announced that the VAT exemption at importation from non-EU countries of small consignments of a value up to 22 Euro will be removed from July 1st

MDXC presentation available online

June 29, 2021 06:11 AM – Southgate ARC – For those who might have missed the excellent presentation (on June 8th), ‘Modes of Propagation on 6 Meters,’ by Carl Luetzelschwab, K9LA, the complete program video is now available on the Madison DX Club’s YouTube channel

Cusco Peru

June 29, 2021 06:11 AM – Southgate ARC – Alex, DD5ZZ, will be active as OA7/DD5ZZ from the Cusco region in Peru between July 30th and September 17th

BT eyes OneWeb’s satellite service for rural broadband

June 29, 2021 06:11 AM – Southgate ARC – U.K. operator BT teamed with satellite company OneWeb to explore how the latter’s service could help close broadband gaps in areas beyond the reach of its mobile and fiber networks

Amateur radio on BBC Guernsey

June 29, 2021 06:11 AM – Southgate ARC – The RSGB Twitter feed reports radio amateur Victoria Stamps GU0BEZ from Sark gave a fascinating interview to Claire Cathcart on BBC Guernsey on June 22

RSGB 80m Club Championship, CW

June 29, 2021 12:00 AM – WA7BNM Contest Calendar – 1900Z-2030Z, Jul 5

K1USN Slow Speed Test

June 29, 2021 12:00 AM – WA7BNM Contest Calendar – 0000Z-0100Z, Jul 5

PODXS 070 Club 40m Firecracker Sprint

June 29, 2021 12:00 AM – WA7BNM Contest Calendar – 2000Z, Jul 3 to 2000Z, Jul 4

TA VHF/UHF Contest

June 29, 2021 12:00 AM – WA7BNM Contest Calendar – 1500Z, Jul 3 to 1500Z, Jul 4

Original QRP Contest

June 29, 2021 12:00 AM – WA7BNM Contest Calendar – 1500Z, Jul 3 to 1500Z, Jul 4

Marconi Memorial HF Contest

June 29, 2021 12:00 AM – WA7BNM Contest Calendar – 1400Z, Jul 3 to 1400Z, Jul 4

Two-Meter Classic Sprint

June 29, 2021 12:00 AM – WA7BNM Contest Calendar – 1300Z-1330Z, Jul 3

DL-DX RTTY Contest

June 29, 2021 12:00 AM – WA7BNM Contest Calendar – 1100Z, Jul 3 to 1059Z, Jul 4

K1USN Slow Speed Test

June 29, 2021 12:00 AM – WA7BNM Contest Calendar – 2000Z-2100Z, Jul 2

NCCC Sprint

June 29, 2021 12:00 AM – WA7BNM Contest Calendar – 0230Z-0300Z, Jul 2

NCCC RTTY Sprint

June 29, 2021 12:00 AM – WA7BNM Contest Calendar – 0145Z-0215Z, Jul 2

QRP Fox Hunt

June 29, 2021 12:00 AM – WA7BNM Contest Calendar – 0100Z-0230Z, Jul 2

SKCC Sprint Europe

June 29, 2021 12:00 AM – WA7BNM Contest Calendar – 1900Z-2100Z, Jul 1