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ARRL News-Features, 26 Feb 2019


Welcome to the current “ARRL News-Features” update from Big Island ARRL News.

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

Content provided by HQ ARRL, Newington, CT, 06111, 26 February 2019.

Accessed on 27 February 2019, 0520 UTC, Post 881.

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

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Amateur Radio News, 25 Oct 2018


Accessed on 25 October 2018, 1532 UTC, Post #740.

Source:  http://www.arrl.org/news

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

Recent News

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    10/25/2018 | ARISS Plan Under Consideration for NASA’s Deep Space Gateway Program

    Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) International delegates were pleased to learn last week that an ARISS plan is under consideration by NASA’s Deep Space Gateway (DSG) program.
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    10/25/2018 | The Doctor Will See You Now!

    “Do you really need a tower?” is the topic of the new (October 25) episode of the “ARRL The Doctor is In” podcast.
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    10/24/2018 | Detained Norwegian Radio Amateur Now Allowed to Leave Chad

    A tense situation involving a Norwegian radio amateur that reached the diplomatic and foreign ministry level in the African Republic of Chad now has been resolved.
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    10/24/2018 | Successful Ham Radio Contact between Students and Space Station Excites and Inspires

    “My best day as a teacher!” That was educator Kathryn Craven’s exuberant reaction following a successful October 22 ham radio contact between International Space Station (ISS) crew member Serena Auñón-Chancellor, KG5TMT, and youngsters at Ashford School.
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    10/23/2018 | JOTA Participants Urged to File Post-Event Reports

    Boy Scouts of America Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) Coordinator Jim Wilson, K5ND, is urging JOTA participants to file post-JOTA reports.
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    10/23/2018 | Practice Makes Perfect with FT8 and Other WSJT-X Protocols

    Those planning to use FT8 or other WSJT-X protocols, such as MSK144, should practice using the software before jumping into a contest or other activity.
    Learn More

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    10/23/2018 | Mexico’s IARU Member-Society Requests Clear Frequencies for Hurricane Nets

    The Federación Mexicana de Radioexperimentadores (FMRE), Mexico’s IARU member-society, is asking radio amateurs to avoid emergency nets on 7.060, 7.130, and 14.120 MHz.
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    10/22/2018 | VP6D Ducie Island DXpedition Reported “Progressing Well”

    “Signals on this end are loud,” was the assessment as the VP6D Ducie Island DXpedition got under way over the weekend.
    Learn More

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  • Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio notes:

  • 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 will be collected at the time of each exam.  For details, contact Doug Wilson (KH7DQ) at douscelle@aol.com.
  • The 2018 Hawaiian Islands VHF/UHF Simplex Event is now history.  Event Manager Stan Froseth (AH6KO) and the Aulani Hui Amateur Radio Repeater Club have assembled an impressive array of data, maps, participants, and other related material covering this fun and educational event.  For more information, please visit https://gridmadness.blogspot.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.
  • Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM), Public Information Coordinator, Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section.

The ARRL Contest Update for October 17, 2018


Accessed on 17 October 2018, 1422 UTC, Post #730.

Source:  http://www.arrl.org/contest-update-issues?issue=2018-10-17

Author:  Brian Moran (N9ADG).

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Comment: Here are the main topics discussed in the current edition of “The ARRL Contest Update”:

What’s trending in the November 2018 QST


Accessed on 17 October 2018, 0246 UTC, Post #729.

Source:

Email message from HQ ARRL, Newington, CT, 06111.

Here’s the latest summary of articles contained in the 2018 November “QST”.  Views expressed in this issue of “QST” are those of the reporters and correspondents.

What’s trending in November 2018 QST

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Reminder: Your November 2018 Digital Edition of QST is Now Available

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                            QST
 1118 Issue
 See what’s trending in this issue…


Build an Inexpensive 150 W Dummy Load with Wattmeter 
Measure your RF output with this combination wattmeter and dummy load. Page 34

Second Century: The End of One Chapter, the Beginning of Another  
Outgoing ARRL CEO Barry Shelley, N1VXY, shares his thoughts about the future of the organization. Page 11

Eclectic Technology: Rediscovering Real Conversation with Olivia
If you’re in search of real digital conversations, try Olivia. Page 40

Product Review
Read our review of the AnyTome AT-D868UV dual-band DMR and FM transceiver. Page 41

Go online and start reading this issue, now! After you’ve read this issue, remember to vote for your favorite article.

 


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

Just a reminder of the upcoming Amateur Radio Technician License class, beginning 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 each exam.  For details, please contact Doug Wildon (KH7DQ) at douscelle@aol.com.

Aloha es 73 de

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

Amateur Radio News, 21-22 July 2018


Accessed on 22 July 2018, 0305 UTC, Post #629.

Source:

http://www.amateurradio.com

Managing Editor:  Matt (W1MST).

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Please click individual headlines to read each story.

Comment:

Here are the top Amateur/Ham Radio news stories ending Saturday, 21 July 2018, from http://www.amateurradio.com.  These news headlines are drawn from HQ ARRL and Reddit/t/amateurradio Posts.

Reddit /r/amateurradio Posts

 

 

ARRL News and Features


Accessed on 22 May 2018, 0509 UTC, Post #565.

Source:

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

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Comment:

Here are today’s top Amateur/Ham Radio news items from HQ ARRL in Newington, CT, 06111. Views expressed in this news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

HPP Radio Day Comment


Accessed on 30 April 2018, 0051 UTC, Post #541.

Source:

Email from Glenn (AH6IO).

Comment:

The HPP Radio Day held this past Saturday (28 April 2018) at the Hawaiian Paradise Park Community Center was a great success, despite the marginal weather conditions.  Unfortunately, I had to work that day and was unable to attend the event.  But, Glenn (AH6IO) was there and offered his assessment of the gathering:

Glenn via BIARC biarc@mailman.qth.net via bounce2.pobox.com 

2:42 PM (7 minutes ago)

to biarc
 “Hello Les,

Could this be sent to all listserve = or those you feel would like to get it?

I went to Makuu yesterday to the Radio Day.  It was a little late in the afternoon when I got there and maybe some presenters had left.  I am glad I went and want to thank the group for putting it on and thank the presenters too.

I hope those on the listserve, especially if you are a new ham, will take advantage of future such events.  Besides UHF/VHF stuff, Jim, WH6FQI had up an interesting antenna.  I knew about it from internet search.  It is from a military NVIS plan for multi-freq HF use.  From it you could see how a inverted vee design could be implemented and how it looks, how much space it takes and how a “Fan” type dipole can be made and installed.  Then you’d have a multi-band antenna that is not a compromise like many so-called multi-band antennas are.  Though this one is not resonant, they can be made so and are not so difficult to tune and also are more efficient and RX and TX well.  He used a manual antenna tuner and you could have seen how that works and tunes.  You could see how to connect all the parts …

Late a gentleman came with sophisticated testers and analyzers – don’t recall his name and maybe or someone will continue this info.  He works for a local Wireless Co.   But a tidbit you can glean from gatherings like this is something like this:  He used an adapter on his HT to convert his antenna to BNC.  He said the SMA or REV SMA has about 500 times it can be installed/removed before it actually will have noticeable problems.  However, with the BNC adapter (which I use too) rather than having to replace the radio because you wore out the connector, you can just replace the adapter – well under $10- maybe $4.  I like it because the BNC can twist without coming loose and allow a HT to be turned to face you.  He said he had a plate in his car so he can quick connect his radio to different antennas on his vehicle.  What is this BNC ?  Adapter huh?  They don’t teach stuff like this on the FCC test….  I have tried to explain this, but seeing it in use is !!! much more effecti
ve !!!  Thanks … hope people noticed but even then to now question and ask and look is the main thing…

Thanks again for those who were there and to the organizers and presenters.

Mahalo and 73,
Glenn, AH6IO”

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Thanks, Glenn for your reaction to the HPP Radio Day.  Not only does an event such as this bring radio amateurs together, but it also lets us learn something new.  Next up is the ARRL Field Day on 23-24 June 2018.  Please let me know where your club will be holding the event.
For the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news and information, please check the blog sidebars and links.  These news feeds are updated daily and weekly.
Please send your Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio news items to kh6jrm@arrl.net at least two weeks prior to your event so I can notify our local print and broadcast media in a timely manner.
Thanks for joining us today.
Aloha es 73 de
Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)
Public Information Coordinator
Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section