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ARLD042 DX News, 12 October 2018


Accessed on 12 October 2018, 1615 UTC, Post #725.

Source:

Email from HQ ARRL, Newington, CT, 06111.

Comment:  Here are the latest DX news and information from W1AW and the ARRL.  Views expressed in this update are those of the reporters and correspondents.

SB DX @ ARL $ARLD042
ARLD042 DX news

ZCZC AE42
QST de W1AW
DX Bulletin 42  ARLD042
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  October 11, 2018
To all radio amateurs

SB DX ARL ARLD042
ARLD042 DX news

This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by
NT5V, The Daily DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, DXNL, Contest
Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites.
Thanks to all.

WESTERN SAMOA, 5W.  Steve, WB2IQU will be QRV as 5W2IQ from Apia
from October 18 to 25.  Activity will be on 40, 20, 15 and 10
meters.  QSL direct to home call.

CAPE VERDE, D4.  Harald, DF2WO is QRV as D44TWO from Praia, Santiago
Island, IOTA AF-005, until October 22.  Activity is holiday style on
160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes.  QSL via
M0OXO.

SPAIN, EA.  Members of the Cartagena Team are QRV with special call
AM5BCP until October 21 to commemorate the Battle of Cabo de Palos
80 years ago.  QSL via EA5GUQ.

WALES, GW.  Special event station GB100MCV is QRV from Holyhead on
Holy Island until October 28 to commemorate the sinking of the Royal
Mail Ship Leinster during World War I.  QSL via bureau.

REPUBLIC OF KOREA, HL.  Operators Han, DS2GOO, Rew, DS4NYE, Rocky,
HL1VAU and a few other members of the Korea Contest Club are QRV as
home calls/3 and D70LW/3 from Hwang Island, IOTA AS-080, until
October 14.  Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and
FT8.  QSL via home calls, and D70LW/3 direct via DS4NYE.

SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS.  Sang, DS4NMJ is QRV as DT8A from the Korean
Antarctic Scientific Base King Se-Jong on King George Island, IOTA
AN-010, until the end of December 2018.  Activity will be on various
HF bands using mainly CW and some SSB.  QSL via HL2FDW.

PANAMA, HP.  Members of the Radio Club de Panama and GREMPA, an
emergency group, are QRV with scout station 3E1JT until October 31.
This includes being active in the upcoming Jamboree On The Air.
Activity is on all bands using SSB, with some CW and on various
satellites.  QSL via HP1ALX.

SVALBARD, JW.  Just, LA9DL, Erling, LA6VM and Halvard, LA7XK are QRV
as JW9DL, JW6VM, and JW7XK, respectively, from Longyearbyen, IOTA
EU-026, until October 15.  They will be QRV as JW5X in the
Scandinavian Activity SSB contest.  QSL JW7XK via LA7XK, JW9DL via
LA9DL, JW6VM via LA6VM, and JW5X via LA5X.

ARUBA, P4.  Operators NN5E and NT5V are QRV as P4/home calls until
October 19.  Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and
FT8.  QSL to home calls.

UKRAINE, UR.  Special event station EM75QM is QRV until October 28
to commemorate the liberation of Melitopol in World War I.  QSL via
bureau.

GREECE, SV.  Erich, HB9FIH is QRV as SV8/HB9FIH from Lesbos, IOTA
EU-049, until October 21.  This includes being active from numerous
COTA, SOTA, and lighthouse references.  This also includes being an
entry in the upcoming Worked All Germany contest.  QSL to home call.

CHRISTMAS ISLAND, VK9X.  A group of operators will be QRV as VK9XG
from October 17 to 29.  Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using
CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8.  QSL via G3TXF.

CAMBODIA, XU.  Jaye, VK2SD is QRV as XU7AME from Phnom Penh until
October 16.  Activity is holiday style on 40 to 6 meters.  QSL to
home call.

VIET NAM, XV.  Jun, OE1ZKC is QRV as XV9RH from Hanoi until October
16.  Activity is in his spare time on the HF bands using only CW.
QSL to home call.

LAOS, XW.  Bruce, 3W3B is QRV as XW4XR until October 22.  Activity
is on 40 to 6 meters using CW, RTTY and FT8.  QSL via E21EIC.  In
addition, Champ, E21EIC is QRV as XW1IC until October 16.  Activity
is on 40 to 6 meters.  QSL to home call.

VANUATU, YJ.  Stan, LZ1GC, Lubo, OM5ZW and Karel, OK2WM will be QRV
as YJ0GC from Efate Island, IOTA OC-035, from October 15 to November
4.  Activity will be on the HF bands,  with a focus on the low
bands, using CW, SSB and RTTY.  QSL via LoTW.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO.  The NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint,
Makrothen RTTY Contest, QRP ARCI Fall QSO Party, Nevada QSO Party,
Oceania DX CW Contest, SKCC Weekend CW Sprintathon, Scandinavian
Activity SSB Contest, Pennsylvania QSO Party, Arizona QSO Party,
FISTS Fall Unlimited CW Sprint, South Dakota QSO Party, PODXS 070
Club 160-Meter Great Pumpkin Sprint, UBA ON 80-Meter CW Contest and
the UBA ON 6-Meter Contest are all on tap for this upcoming weekend.

The ARRL School Club Roundup runs from October 15 to 19.

The 4 States QRP Group Second Sunday Sprint and Telephone Pioneers
QSO Party are scheduled for October 15.

The RSGB 80-Meter Autumn Data Series, CWops Mini-CWT Test and Phone
Fray are scheduled for October 17.

The ARRL International Grid Chase runs during all of 2018.

Please see October QST, page 91, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest Web
Sites for details.
NNNN
/EX


Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio notes:

Don’t forget the 2018 ARRL Simulated Emergency Test (SET) on Saturday, 13 October 2018, from 0900 to 1200 HST.

The final round of Amateur Radio Technician License classes begins on 01 November 2018 at the Keaau Community Center in Keaau (Hawaii Island).  The VE-administered test will be given on 06 December 2018. A test fee of $15.00 in exact cash will be collected at the time of each exam.  For details, contact Doug Wilson (KH7DQ) at douscelle@aol.com.

For the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news and information, pleas check the blog sidebars and links.  These news feeds are updated daily and weekly.  Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

The ARRL Letter for October 11, 2018


Accessed on 12 October 2018, 0004 UTC, Post #724.

Source:  http://www.arrl.org/arrlletter?issue=2018-10-11

Please click link to read the full report.

Comment:  Here is the current issue of “The ARRL Letter”, published by HQ ARRL, Newington, CT, 06111.  Views expressed in this news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

QRZ NOW Amateur Radio News, 10 October 2018


Accessed on 11 October 2018, 0552 UTC, Post #723.

Source:  http://qrznow.com/latest-posts/

Please click link or scroll down to read your selections.

Comment:  Here are some of the top Amateur/Ham Radio news stories compiled by QRZ NOW (http://qrznow.com).  Views expressed in this news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

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Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio notes:

Don’t forget to participate in the 2018 ARRL Simulated Emergency Test (SET) on Saturday, 13 October 2018, from 0900 to 1200 HST.

The final round of Amateur Radio Technician Class License classes begins on 01 November 2018 at the Keaau Community Center in Keaau (Hawaii Island).  The VE-administered test will be given on 06 December 2018. A test fee of $15.00 will be collected at the time of the exam.  For more information, please contact Doug Wilson (KH7DQ) at douscelle@aol.com.

For the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news and information, please check the blog sidebars and links.  These news feeds are updated daily and weekly.  Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

ARRL News-Features, 09 October 2018.


Accessed on 10 October 2018, 0410 UTC, Post #722.

Source:  http://www.arrl.org/news-features

Please click link or scroll down to read your selections.

Comment:  Here are the top Amateur/Ham Radio news stories compiled by HQ ARRL, Newington, CT, 06111.  Views expressed in this news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

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Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio notes:

Don’t forget the 2018 ARRL SET (Simulated Emergency Test) scheduled for Saturday, 13 October 2018, from 0900 to 1200 HST.

The final round of Amateur Radio Technician License classes begins on 01 November 2018 at the Keaau Community Center in Keaau (Hawaii Island).  The VE-administered test will be given on 06 December 2018.  A test fee of $15.00 in exact cash will be collected at the time of the exam.  For details, contact Doug Wilson (KH6DQ) at douscelle@aol.com.

For the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news and information, please check the blog sidebars and links.  These news feeds are updated daily and weekly.  Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii Island, ARRL Pacific Section

Hawaii ARRL SEC NPR Interview, 09 October 2018


Accessed on 09 October 2018, 1424 UTC, Post #721.

Email from Joseph Speroni (AH0A), ARRL Pacific Section Manager.

Comment:  The 2018 ARRL Simulated Emergency Test (SET) scheduled for this Saturday (13 October 2018) got some excellent publicity earlier this week.

Here’s the full text of Joe’s message:

Hawaii ARRL SEC NPR Interview

Inbox
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ARRL Members Only Web site

Mon, Oct 8, 11:20 PM (5 hours ago)

 to me
Hi all,

National Public Radio (NPR) interviewed Clem Jung (KH7HO), the Hawaii
ARRL Section Emergency Coordinator (SEC), about the Saturday Oct 13th
ARRL Simulated Emergency Test (SET). Clem appeared on “The Conversation”
hosted by Catherine Cruz.  Their conversation gives a good picture of
the services Hawaii hams provide to served agencies and communities and
the need for emergency preparedness.

A copy of the ten minutes interview audio is available at,

http://hawaiiarrl.info/stories/2018/KH7HO-HPR-Interview.html

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ARRL Pacific Section
Section Manager: Joseph Speroni, AH0A
ah0a@arrl.org

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Excellent program!  Clem did an excellent job of describing on how radio amateurs serve our communities in times of emergency.  The 2018 ARRL SET will be held Saturday, 13 October 2018, from 0900 to 1200 HST.
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For the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news and information, please check the blog sidebars and links.  These news feeds are updated daily and weekly.
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Aloha es 73 de
Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)
Public Information Coordinator
Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

Southgate Amateur Radio Club News, 08 October 2018


Accessed on 09 October 2018, 0239 UTC, Post #720.

Source:  http://www.southgatedarc.org

Please click link or scroll down to read your selections.

Comment:  Here are some of the top Amateur/Ham Radio news stories compiled by the UK-based Southgate Amateur Radio Club.  Views expressed in this news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.  This report covers the period of 05 October 2018 through 09 October 2018.

News for Monday 8 October

Special event station GB0AUK
The special event station GB0AUK will be active on the amateur satellites at the AMSAT-UK Colloquium, part of the RSGB Convention, in Milton Keynes Oct 13-14

The station will be operational, as time permits, from Friday, October 12 until Sunday, October 14

Ham radio satellite list
Mineo Wakita JE9PEL has made available a table of all amateur radio satellites in Word and Spreadsheet formats

DXCC Most Wanted
The ‘DXCC Most Wanted‘ entities list has been updated on ClubLog as of October 6th. The list contain 340 entities and here are the top 10 entities

Local radio enthusiasts tune in to Clark County Amateur Radio Club
The Columbian reports it’s hard to miss the Yassons’ house — just look for the tall radio mast coming out of the roof, with long, thin aerials extending like bare tree branches

DXCC Country/Entity Report
According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 30th September, through Sunday, 7th October there were 214 countries active

IOTA news from OPDX
Weekly IOTA News – compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW, editor of the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin

 

News for Sunday 7 October

Cassini-Huygens: Odyssey to Saturn and Titan
At 10:45am on Sunday, October 14, the Chair of the UK Space Agency Steering Board Professor David Southwood will give a presentation on the Cassini-Huygens mission to the AMSAT-UK International Space Colloquium in Milton Keynes

The AMSAT-UK Colloquium is part of the RSGB Convention being held in Milton Keynes

SO Today – Stephen Hicks – N5AC
Stephen Hicks, N5AC, is vice president of engineering for Flex Radio, is deep in to SDR or software defined radio, likes to chase grid squares in his microwave rover, and observes the growth and trends in our amazing amateur radio hobby

VK6WIA NewsWest
In today’s broadcast, we bring you:
News from the NZART, along with Promotion of the November VKFF Activation Weekend.
Onno brings us the impending death of FT8 Call – with the introduction on JS8, while Bob re-boots the FreeDV net

SARL Spring QRP Contest
The SARL Spring QRP Contest is on the air from 12:00 to 15:00 UTC on Saturday 13 October 2018 and you may use phone and CW with power output of 5 watts (PEP) output or less

NASA Television to air launch of NASA astronaut on first space mission
Astronaut Nick Hague KG5TMV, who joined NASA’s astronaut corps in 2013, is preparing to launch Thursday, Oct. 11, on his first space mission – a six-month stay on the International Space Station. The launch and arrival at the space station will air on NASA Television and the agency’s website

 

News for Saturday 6 October

Foundations of Amateur Radio #174
Random bits of wire …
One topic that is longer than all other topics combined is that of antennas. Designing, planning, sourcing, building, tuning, using, you name it, all of this is regular fare in the day of a radio amateur. I’ve discussed the topic here regularly and no doubt I’ll revisit that when the mood or necessity takes me. One topic that is rarely discussed is that of failure

New ham radio satellite forum aims to help newcomers
AMSAT-DL President Peter Gülzow DB2OS reports on a new amateur radio satellite forum that aims to help newcomers become active on the satellites

Ham Talk Live! Portable Satellite Operation
In episode 135 of the Ham Talk Live! show Patrick Stoddard WD9EWK/VA7EWKanswered questions about operating amateur radio satellites on the road

Presentations of the HAMNET Conference online
The DARC report on September 29, the 4th Hamnet Conference took place at the Hochschule Bremen and the presentations are now available for download

WIA News: Board highlight diversity and inclusion
Australia’s national amateur radio society, the WIA, say they aim to build a culture of inclusion for all groups within our community so, they feel part of this great hobby

Propagation de K7RA
Sunspots finally returned on September 29, after over two weeks with none

Coronal canyon faces Earth
A large canyon-shaped hole is bisecting the sun’s atmosphere, spewing a stream of solar wind toward Earth

 

News for Friday 5 October

ARRL, FCC discussing issue of uncertified imported VHF/UHF transceivers
ARRL report they have taken a minor exception to the wording of a September 24 FCC Enforcement Advisory pertaining to the importation, marketing and sale of VHF and UHF transceivers and is in discussion with FCC personnel to resolve the matter

It’s a ham radio thing
This event may be ahead of its time or a bust. On Saturday October 6, 2018, starting at 9 AM and ending at 1:00 PM. We will have an informal get together to talk about ham radio

SARL and AMSAT-SA VHF/UHF workshops
The first in the series of VHF/UHF workshops will be held at the SARL National Amateur Radio Centre on Saturday 20 October

Iceland: Ham radio course canceled
The national amateur radio society in Iceland, the IRA, had been hoping a training course would be run in Reykjavik in October but its been canceled due to lack of interest

HH2AA on the air
The Radio Club D’Haïti together with the RemoteHamRadio.com team will have a special event remote station on the air on a 6700′ (2042m) mountain in Obleon Haiti

Quake Contesters on Niue
Members of the Quake Contesters will be active as E6Y at Turtle Lodge in the Makefu area on Niue Island (OC-040) between October 6-15th

Christmas Island operation
Operators Chris G3SVL, Nigel G3TXF, David G3WGN, Mike G3WPH and Tony G2NF (all 6Gs Group members) will be active as VK9XG from Christmas Island between Oct 16-30th

NYT: London’s radio pirates changed music. Then came the Internet
The New York Times reports Free Radio broadcasting in London is in decline as broadcasting moves online

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


Don’t forget the 2018 ARRL Simulated Emergency Test (SET) on Saturday, 13 October 2018, from 0900 to 1200 HST.

For the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news and information, please check the blog sidebars and links.  These news feeds are updated daily and weekly.

Aloha es 73 de

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

Mauna Kea 146.72 MHz (PL 100.0) Repeater Test, 05 October 2018


Accessed on 06 October 2018, 0244 UTC, Post #718.

Source:

Email message from Ceridwen Sanders (AH6CS) and Richard Bowen (AH6RK).

Comment:

A test of the VOAD/RACES Mauna Kea repeater will be held this Saturday, 06 October 2018, from 1200 to 1300 HST.

Hee’s the complete text message:

[BIARC] Reminder: Maunakea 146.72 MHz- (PL100.0) repeater test set for this Saturday, 1200-1300 HST.

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Ceridwen Sanders via BIARC <biarc@mailman.qth.net>

4:01 PM (41 minutes ago)

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Since the Emergency Proclamation has expired and I see no extension posted at this time, the repeater was shut down.

The repeater will be turned back on for the one hour test on Saturday, then turned off again. It needs to be tested on a monthly basis to continue to map out coverage and discover what minimal conditions are required to maintain communications on the repeater and to insure that it is operational.

Please check in on the Hawaii State VOAD repeater, 146.72 MHz (PL 100.0 Hz) Maunakea on this coming Saturday, October 6, 2018,  1200-1300 HST.

Please help us map the extent of coverage of the Maunakea repeater by checking in on the HSVOAD net from as many locations as possible.

This is an emcomm repeater, so please use best practices as given by the NCS when operating on the repeater.

This repeater serves the member agencies (e.g., East Hawaii VOAD, American Red Cross, The Salvation Army, Hawaii Pacific Baptist Convention, Team Rubicon, ARES and more <https://hivoad.communityos.org/cms/membership>) and their partners (e.g., HI-EMA, HCCDA, MEMA, etc.)

Please give this notice the widest dissemination.

Thanks,

Kevin Bogan, AH6QO
ASM Hawaii State VOAD ARRL/ARES Liaison

Ceridwen Sanders AH6CS
cerisanders@gmail.com
Richard Bowen AH6RK
rickbowen.pc@gmail.com
PO Box 138
43-1781 Manienie Road
Paauilo, HI 96776
808-938-9012
808-657-8626

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Don’t forget the upcoming 2018 ARRL Simulated Emergency Test on Saturday, 13 October 2018, from 0900 to 1200 HST.  For details, visit https://oahuarrlnews.wordpress.com.
The final round of the Amateur Radio Technician License prep classes begins on 01 November 2018 at the Keaau Community Center in Keaau (Hawaii Island).  The VE-administered test will be given on 06 December 2018.  A test fee of $15.00 in exact cash will be collected at the time of the test. For details, contact Doug Wilson (KH7DQ) at douscelle@aol.com.
For the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news and information, please check the blog sidebars and links.  These news feeds are updated daily and weekly.  Thanks for joining us today.
Aloha es 73 de
Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)
Public Information Coordinator
Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section