This Week in Amateur Radio

Here are the latest Amateur Radio news, events, and commentary compiled by “This Week in Amateur Radio.”

Views expressed in this Amateur/Ham Radio News update are those of the reporters and correspondents.  Accessed on 09 October 2022, 1353 UTC.

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Southgate Amateur Radio Club News

Here are the latest Amateur Radio news, events, and commentary compiled by the UK-based Southgate Amateur Radio Club.

Views expressed in this Amateur/Ham Radio News update are those of the reporters and correspondents.  Accessed on 25 September 2022, 1303 UTC.

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News for Sunday 25 September

QSO Today Otis Vicens, NP4G
Otis Vicens, NP4G, grew up in Puerto Rico, with an appreciation for radio, a love of learning, and an eventual career in orthodontics

Apogee View
In this ‘Apogee View’ I want to highlight two important topics: this year’s AMSAT Symposium; and volunteers‘ significant role in AMSAT’s accomplishments

ARISS contact is scheduled with students from New England Sci-Tech featured at the BIG E in W. Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
The ARISS amateur radio ground station (telebridge station) for this contact is in Aartselaar, Belgium. The amateur radio volunteer team at the ground station will use the callsign ON4ISS, to establish and maintain the ISS connection

July/August 2022 edition of the AMSAT Journal now available
The July/August 2022 issue of the AMSAT Journal is now available to members on AMSAT’s Member Portal

Central Coast Amateur Radio Club News
There will be a “Portable and Picnic” day held at Terrigal Haven on October 15 between 11:30am and 4:00pm

Southgate Vibes Podcast #197
Steve Richards G4HPE
 is here with the latest edition of Southgate Vibes. Click the ‘Play’ button to listen to the latest episode
Or.. ask your smart-speaker to ‘Play The Latest Southgate Vibes Podcast’

 

News for Saturday 24 September

Foundations of Amateur Radio
The Patriot in Amateur Radio
It’s been a while since I looked up the word ‘patriotic’. Depending on which dictionary definition you use it could be: ‘showing love for your country and being proud of it’, or it could mean: ‘having or expressing devotion to and vigorous support of one’s country’

WIA say AX prefix use is illegal
Australia’s WIA have said the use by some stations of the AX prefix to commemorate the death of Queen Elizabeth II is illegal

Remote examination invigilators wanted
The RSGB is looking for more volunteers to act as remote examination invigilators

Amateur radio operators track Hurricane Fiona
The ARRL report the National Hurricane Center (NHC), the Hurricane Watch Net (HWN), the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) Hurricane Net, and the Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network (SATERN) all have been engaged in tracking Hurricane Fiona

VK6WIA NewsWest
NewsWest for Sunday the 25th of September 2022 is the new amateurs edition, where we have information that’s useful to new and old amateurs alike.

Originating in Perth Western Australia, NewsWest is produced by WA Amateur Radio News

NASA to provide live coverage of Space Station crew activities
Three cosmonauts living aboard the International Space Station are set to return to Earth Thursday, Sept. 29

Keplerian data
Special thanks to AMSAT-NA (AMSAT.ORG) for the following Keplerian data

Biggleswade Swapmeet and Auction
Vintage radio auction and indoor rally on Sunday

Propagation de K7RA
Geomagnetic disturbances were down this week, but so were sunspot numbers and solar flux

 

News for Friday 23 September

Andy Clift G6PJZ, SOTA Mountain Goat
Andy Clift G6PJZ has achieved the coveted SOTA Mountain Goat award for reaching 1000 activator points

Radio ham’s role in Red Cross
When Cathy Goodrich W4CMG signed up to volunteer with the Red Cross in 2017, she planned to lend a hand with her amateur radio skill she had no idea how quickly her time and talent would make an impact

Updated RSGB EMF Calculator
The RSGB have released an updated version of their online EMF Calculator to enable radio amateurs to check EMF exposure limits

40th Annual AMSAT Space Symposium and General Meeting, October 21 – 22, 2022
The 40th AMSAT Space Symposium and Annual General Meeting will take place in Bloomington, Minnesota on Oct. 21-22, 2022

Ham Radio Simulated Emergency Test
Severe Weather, Natural Disasters, Terrorism, and Intro-Structure Systems disruption, such as power and internet, cause the loss of critical services that overwhelm our lives

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

 

News for Thursday 22 September

Videos from Digital Communications Conference 2022
TAPR (Tucson Amateur Radio Packet), ARRL and ARDC (Amateur Radio Development Corporation) held the Digital Communications Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina, Sept 16-18

Clarksville American Legion Post 289 to host Scouting Jamboree on the Air
Jamboree-on-the-Air, or JOTA, is the largest Scouting event in the world. It is held annually on the third full weekend in October

NASA astronaut Frank Rubio, crewmates arrive safely at Space Station
NASA astronaut Frank Rubio and two cosmonauts arrived at the International Space Station Wednesday, bringing its number of residents to 10 for the coming week

US female radio amateur in running for ITU top job
The ITU Plenipotentiary Conference which takes place in Bucharest, Romania from 26 th Sept. – 14 th Oct. during which, amongst other items, the International Telecommunication Union’s top executives are elected

Tony’s 10m Band Report
A good week but an even better weekend especially Sunday.

I worked ZF1EJ (Cayman Is), 5K0C (San Andres Is), 4M5MAG (Venezuela), VU2UUU (India), XV9NPS (Vietnam) and other DX all on Ten Metres. 9M2TOwas also good for me on 10m. Great QSL card

Is Your House Bugged?
Here we explore how a current loop microphone can provide audio surveillance at low cost and high fidelity

Mangata application for satellite licensing
Ofcom has received an application from Mangata for an Earth Station Network Licence for their Mangata Networks satellite constellation

Sweden: Strengthening EMC oversight
The Swedish Electrical Safety Authority has received money for more information and supervision of the EMC problem

IRTS Treasurer’s announcement
The IRTS Treasurer David Gardiner (EI3IXB) has emailed all members who pay their membership fees by using Direct Debit from their Ulster Bank and KBC accounts

ZS SOTA, ZSFF and Heritage Spring Day
The ZS SOTA, ZSFF and Heritage Spring Day will be on Saturday 24 September (National Braai Day and Heritage Day)

Ofcom to probe cloud, messenger and smart-device markets
Ofcom is to examine the position of Amazon, Microsoft and Google in cloud services, as part of a new programme of work to ensure that digital communications markets are working well for people and businesses in the UK

Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

https://bigislandarrlnews.com

https://www.simplehamradioantennas.com

Southgate Amateur Radio Club News

Here are the latest Amateur Radio news, events, and commentary compiled by the UK-based Southgate Amateur Radio Club.

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

Accessed on 03 September 2022, 0707 UTC.

Content provided by Southgate Amateur Radio Club.

Source:  http://www.southgatearc.org/

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News for Saturday 3 September

Foundations of Amateur Radio
The third clause of the original Amateur’s Code reads: The Amateur is Progressive. He keeps his station abreast of science. It is built well and efficiently. His operating practice is clean and regular

Coastal Waves and Wires
The Coastal Waves and Wires YouTube Channel looks at the current state of Amateur Radio social media

Yes, amateur radio is still a thing: Here’s why
Electronics 360 have published an article by Seth Price N3MRA describing amateur radio

ARRL Foundation grants $270,000 to amateur radio clubs
The new ARRL Foundation Club Grant Program, funded by a generous grant from Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC), has awarded $270,000 to radio clubs that participated in the first round of applications

Seminar on Revolutionary Alternatives in Sunspot Prediction available
Dr. Frank Howell K4FMH gave the kick-off seminar yesterday to the HamSCI group based on the two-part RadCom article published in July and August. It was titled, ‘Revolutionary Alternatives to Sunspot Prediction,’ and is described in the HamSCI announcement below. The group has published it to the HamSCI Youtube Channel

Radio DARC
Radio DARC on 6,070 KHz, every Sunday 0900 GMT: on September 04, 22 with ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer on the subject of amateur radio on the ISS with school stations

ARRL President Emeritus Harry Dannals, W2HD (SK)
Harry Dannals, W2HD, President Emeritus of ARRL The National Association for Amateur Radio, died on August 30. He lived in Charlottesville, Virginia

ISS cosmonaut talks to Bangladeshi radio amateur
The Business Standard newspaper reports on the Amateur Radio contact that Fazlay Rabby S21RC had with cosmonaut Yury Lonchakov RA3DT who was on the International Space Station

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP
Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that solar activity is expected to be at low levels

Southgate Vibes Podcast #191 Steve Richards G4HPE is here with the latest edition of Southgate Vibes. Click the ‘Play’ button to listen to the latest episode
Or.. ask your smart-speaker to ‘Play The Latest Southgate Vibes Podcast’

 

News for Friday 2 September

New Zealand acts over importation of handheld transceivers
The Northern Advocate newspaper reports a Northland man who breached the Radiocommunications Act faces a fine of up to $30K

ARRL mourns loss of Caroline Kenney, QST Assistant Editor
ARRL, The National Association for Amateur Radio, mourns the passing of our colleague and friend Caroline Kenney. Kenney died August 18, 2022, after battling cystic fibrosis. She was 28 years old

Connacht Regional News Magzine
The September issue of the Connacht Regional News Magzine is avalable for download

VK6WIA NewsWest
NewsWest for Sunday 4th September is the Club Focus edition, where we make space for clubs to strut their stuff, and several clubs have indeed strutted
NewsWest is produced by WA Amateur Radio News for listeners on-air, on-line and on-demand.

The September-October 2022 SARC Communicator
We’re back with 130+ pages of projects, news, views and reviews

Radio Club of America announces 2022 award recipients and Fellows
The Radio Club of America (RCA) has announced its 2022 award recipients and Fellows, including amateur radio operator Edward M. Gable, K2MP

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

Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

https://bigislandarrlnews.com

https://www.simplehamradioantennas.com

 

This Week in Amateur Radio

Here are the latest Amateur Radio news, events, and commentary compiled by “This Week in Amateur Radio.”

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

Accessed on 24 August 2022, 0105 UTC.

Content provided by “This Week in Amateur Radio.”

Source:  https://twiar.net/

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Southgate Amateur Radio Club News

Here are the latest Amateur Radio news, events, and commentary compiled by the UK-based Southgate Amateur Radio Club.

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

Accessed on 20 August 2022, 2051 UTC.

Content supplied by the Southgate Amateur Radio Club.

Source:  http://southgatearc.org/

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News for Saturday 20 August

Foundations of Amateur Radio
The first clause of the original Amateur’s Code reads: The Amateur is Gentlemanly. He never knowingly uses the air for his own amusement in such a way as to lessen the pleasure of others. He abides by the pledges given by the A.R.R.L. on his behalf to the public and the Government

New ICOM IC-905 VHF/UHF/uW transceiver
ICOM announced the new IC-905 VHF/UHF/Microwave transceiver at the Tokyo Ham Fair which is taking place this weekend August 20-21

New HEMA summits
The HEMA summit operation award scheme has just added Rheinland Pfalz and Saarland to the states in Germany where HEMA summits are defined and ready to be activated

BBC News story on amateur radio ISS contact
BBC News have posted on YouTube their TV report about 8-year-old Isabella Payne’s amateur radio contact with NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren KO5MOS on the International Space Station

Keplerian data
Special thanks to AMSAT-NA (AMSAT.ORG) for the following Keplerian data

Propagation de K7RA
Periods of G1 conditions expected during 19 and 20 Aug due to the combination of coronal hole high speed wind stream and several coronal mass ejections observed in the last few days. There is a chance of isolated periods of G2 over 19 and 20 Aug

Southgate Vibes Podcast #187
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
Or.. ask your smart-speaker to ‘Play The Latest Southgate Vibes Podcast’

 

News for Friday 19 August

IRROTA – Iowa Railroads on the Air
The Freeman Journal reports on the radio amateurs taking part in Iowa Railroads on the Air special event

Brazilian radio show features amateur radio
LABRE was invited to talk about amateur radio and DXing in one of the programs of the series ‘One Hundred Years in 100 Programs’ and which celebrates the 100 years of radio in Brazil

Volunteer Monitor Program report for July 2022
The ARRL and FCC created the Volunteer Monitor Program to enhance compliance with amateur radio license conditions

VK6WIA NewsWest
NewsWest for Sunday 21st August 2022 is the New Amateurs edition, where we acknowledge and welcome newcomers to the hobby.

We have a bundle of information that’s useful for Amateurs new and old

Streaming revolution stretches TV generation gap
Younger adults now watch almost seven times less scheduled TV than those aged 65 and over, Ofcom has found, as the generation gap in media habits reaches a record high

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

Reminder:  The Hawaii QSO Party is set for 26-28 August 2021.  For details, please go here:  https://www.hawaiiqsoparty.org

Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

https://bigislandarrlnews.com

https://wwwsimplehamradioantennas.com

 

This Week in Amateur Radio

Latest Amateur Radio news, events, and commentary compiled by “This Week in Amateur Radio.”

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

Accessed on 08 August 2022, 2034 UTC.

Content provided by “This Week in Amateur Radio.

Source:

https://twiar.net/

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