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Southgate Amateur Radio Club News


Welcome to the Sunday edition of “Southgate Amateur Radio Club News” from Big Island ARRL News.  Views expressed in this Amateur/Ham Radio news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Content provided by the UK-based Southgate Amateur Radio Club.

Source:

http://www.southgatearc.org

Please click link or scroll down to read your selections.  This report covers the period of 13 September 2019 through 15 September 2019.

News for Sunday 15 September

QSO Today – Burt Fisher – K1OIK
Burt Fisher, K1OIK, raised a stir and perhaps the ire of many hams with a 2008 YouTube video critical of amateur radio operators and their operating practices

Montana’s Dept of Justice to issue 200 ham radios
The Havre Daily News reports Montana’s Havre and Hill County Local Emergency Planning Committee intend to take up a Department of Justice offer of amateur radio equipment

Makrothen RTTY Contest
The Makrothen is coming! The Makrothen RTTY Contest is 1 month away!
Originally conceived by Waldemar Kebsch, DK3VN and now sponsored by Pizza Lovers 259 (PL259), the contest takes place each year during the second full weekend in October

Practical Wireless 70MHz Contest
The Practical Wireless 70MHz Contest takes place on Sunday 22nd September 13:00 to 16:00 UTC

The SARL RF Noise Workshop 28 September
The workshop at the NARC on 28 September starts with a panel discussion about various ways to solve mains induced noise. The panel will present a case study and will show how, with a few simple measures, a reduction in mains noise can be achieved.

Amateur Radio Is There When All Else Fails
Jefferson Public Radio (JPR) interviews Joe Bassett W1WCN and Steve Bosbach KW5V about the role of amateur radio in a natural disaster

FT4 Contest results released
The RSGB Contest Committee have released the results of the first 80m FT4 one hour contest

NO-104 camera will be ‘live’ this week
Controllers for NO-104 (PSAT-2) announced on September 13 that they have commanded the camera to take a picture and store it into memory every 10 minutes. This mode should last for 7 days or at least to next commanding session on Monday

Two contests this coming weekend
The second leg of the The South African Radio League (SARL) VHF/UHF Digital Contest is on the air from 10:00 UTC on Saturday 21 September to 10:00 UTC on Sunday 22 September 2019 with activity from 6 metres and up

YOTA 2019 Summer Camp in Bulgaria spawns sub-regional camps
Most of those attending the recent Youngsters on the Air (YOTA) summer camp in Bulgaria were first-timers, observed Monty Schebesta, OE3VVU, a participant this year

IARU Region 3 approves new 15m satellite allocation
The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) – Region 3 (Asia-Pacific Region) Directors meeting was held in Tokyo September 2-3

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

We’re taking a short break
Southgate News will be taking a short break from Monday, 16 September

We’ll be back again on Friday, 20th of September. I hope to see you all again then.
Thanks – Richard g4tut

 

News for Saturday 14 September

Foundations of Amateur Radio
Planning for an outing
Recently I had the opportunity to use a new radio whilst I was far away from my shack. It wasn’t unexpected, I took the radio with me, planned for the experience and packed light with intent

Taurus-1 with Codec-2 transponder launched
Taurus-1 (Jinniuzuo-1) carrying an amateur radio FM to Codec-2 transponder was launched on a CZ-4B rocket from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center on Thursday, September 12 at 0326 GMT

FCC seeks to streamline its hearings process
The FCC is asking for public comments on procedural changes that, if adopted, would streamline many administrative hearings under the Communications Act of 1934, as amended

University CubeSat Club members get ham radio licenses
Students at the Villanova University College of Engineering started a CubeSat Club in the fall of 2018 and have since got their amateur radio licensesImage: Some of the CubeSat Club members – credit Villanova University

The Space Weather Woman
Sound the All Clear After Aurora – The latest space weather forecast from Dr Tamitha Skov WX6SWW

Satellite, GNU Radio and SDR talks released
Mark M5BOP reports the complete set of amateur radio technical talks from this year’s Martlesham Microwave Round Table is now available to watch on YouTube

Local commercial radio update: Communicorp UK Limited
Ofcom has approved requests from commercial radio group Communicorp UK Limited to change the formats of two stations in Peterborough and Kettering, Corby and Wellingborough

SSTV on BBC’s ‘The Capture’
Whilst watching a recording of episode 2 of ‘The Capture‘ on BBC 1 a couple of nights ago, I suddenly heard a familiar sound

Propagation de K7RA
No sunspots this week. Average daily sunspot numbers declined from 3.4 to 0. At the same time, average daily solar flux rose from 67.4 to 69.4

 

News for Friday 13 September

AMSAT-LU PicoBalloons travel around the globe
The WSPR Picoballoon on 14.0956 USB released August 31 is about to complete its first circumnavigation of the globe after traveling 33,000 km in 12 days

Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC) awards generous grant to ARISS
Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC) has awarded a very generous grant to ARISS for the Next Generation radio system. ARDC is the owner and manager of the Internet network known as the AMPRNet

IARU Region 3 approves new bandplan
The IARU Region 3 Directors meeting was held in Tokyo September 2-3. A modified interim Region 3 bandplan was approved which included an Amateur-Satellite Service allocation in the 15m band

RAC planning meeting underway
The biennial Planning Meeting of Radio Amateurs of Canada is now underway in Moncton, New Brunswick just ahead of the RAC Annual General Meeting which will be held on Saturday, September 14

100 years of radio from Königs Wusterhausen
On December 22, 1920, something remarkable happened in Königs Wusterhausen

September GEO Newsletter available for download
The September PDF of the GEO Newsletter weather satellite publication produced by the Group for Earth Observation is now available for free download

A possible interstellar comet enters the solar system
A new comet just discovered by amateur astronomer Gennady Borisov is rocketing through the solar system too fast for the sun’s gravity to hang onto it. Indeed, it appears to be a visitor from the stars

VK6WIA NewsWest
NewsWest for Sunday 15th September 2019 is the New Amateurs edition, and we’re giving our attention to New Amateurs, with hints, tips and recognition of those who have gained a new license or new callsign

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

Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio News:

Doug Wilson (KH7DQ) is offering one more free

Technician License Class this year.  The new class

begins on Thursday, 17 October 2019, at the Keaau

Community Center. For details: douscelle@aol.com


For the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news and in-

formation, 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

https://bigislandarrlnews.com

Southgate Amateur Radio Club News


Welcome to the Southgate Amateur Radio Club News 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 the UK-based Southgate Amateur Radio Club.

Accessed on 12 September 2019, 1540 UTC, Post 1113.

Source:

http://www.southgatearc.org.

This report covers the period of 09 September 2019 to 12 September 2019.  Please click link or scroll down to read your selections.

News for Thursday 12 September
ARRL and IARU President Emeritus Larry Price, W4RA (SK)
ARRL and International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) President Emeritus Larry E. Price, W4RA, of Statesboro, Georgia, died on September 10

9 US schools moved forward in ARISS selection process
Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) is pleased to announce the schools/host organizations selected for the first half of 2020

Tony’s 10m Band Report
Poor during the week but perking up for the SSB Field Day but not as much as I’d expect. Best DX VP8LP (Falklands), 5T5PA (Mauritania), EG2SDC (Asturias Spain), on his own on Wednesday, with some others during the week. F4CXO top spotter except Thursday and Friday.

Glasgow PocketQube Workshop hears about EASAT-2
Spain’s national amateur radio society, URE, reports on the presentation on EASAT-2 given to the PocketQube Workshop in Glasgow

Bulgarian radio hams gain limited access to 50 MHz
IARU Region 1 reports radio amateurs in Bulgaria have obtained temporary access to the digital portion of 50 MHz band

Past ARRL Iowa Section Manager Bob McCaffrey, K0CY (SK)
Former ARRL Iowa Section Manager Bob McCaffrey, K0CY, of Boone, Iowa, died on September 2. An ARRL Life Member, he was 77

Reprieve for RTÉ Longwave ?
Campaigner Enda O’Kane, who used to work for RTÉ and its transmission network pointed out that RTÉ 252 LW is unlistenable in the south and south-east of England because of interference from Radio Algeria beside it on the dial

North Korea tests DRM on amateur radio band
Radio World reports North Korea has returned to digital radio broadcasting after an absence of nearly two years

We’re taking a short break
Southgate News will be taking a short break from Monday, 16 September

We’ll be back again on Friday, 20th of September. I hope to see you all again then.
Thanks – Richard g4tut

 

News for Wednesday 11 September

Countdown to WRC-19
The World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 (WRC-19) will be held in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt from October 28 to November 22, 2019.
Our delegate, Bryan Rawlings, VE3QN, the RAC Special Advisor at World Radiocommunication Conferences, regularly keeps us all up to date – through articles in The Canadian Amateur magazine and on the RAC website – on the issues and processes that ultimately determine Amateur Radio frequencies around the world

Raspberry Pi for Ham Radio
An article by Karl-Heinz Krawczyk DL1GKK describes how to install amateur radio software on the Raspberry Pi to provide the popular data modes, SSTV, satellite tracking, SDR, rig control and logbook

Mysterious signals from West Africa on 28 MHz
The latest IARU-R1 Monitoring System newsletter reports mysterious signals from West Africa on 28250.6 kHz AM with a rising carrier and dots every 76 seconds

Greece: RAAG meet regulator regarding Antennas
On Thursday, August 29, 2019, a delegation from the Greek amateur radio society RAAG held a briefing at the Ministry of Digital Governance with the Secretary General of Telecommunications and Communications, Mr. Antonis Georgzakakis, on the draft Law on Antennas

St. Pierre & Miquelon
Eric, KV1J, will once again be operating from the Island of Miquelon (NA-032, DIFO FP-002 WLOTA 1417, Grid GN17) as FP/KV1J between September 24th and October 8th. This is his 13th trip to the island

Seychelles DXpedition
Lance, W7GJ, will be active as S79GJ from La Digue Island (AF-024, WW Loc. LI75vp), Seychelles, between September 20th and October 5th

IOTA news from the DARC
Compiled by Andreas, DK5ON of the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club

 

News for Tuesday 10 September

European DX Council conference featured on TV
The 2019 EDXC conference was held in Andorra during September 6-9 and featured in a news report on the country’s TV station

Radio hams to operate from St Cynllo’s
The Tivy-Side Advertiser reports St Cynllo’s Church at Coed-y-Bryn will be taking part in the annual Churches and Chapels On The Air (CHOTA) on Saturday, September 14 from 10am-4pm

2019 AMSAT Symposium early-bird registration ends September 15
An early-bird registration rate for the 37th Annual AMSAT Space Symposium and General Meeting, Friday through Sunday, October 18-20, 2019, in Arlington, Virginia, is available through September 15, 2019 per the following schedule

Meet the Amateur Radio Newsline Amateur Radio Club WA6ITF
After all the reporting we’ve done about amateur radio clubs around the world, we here at Newsline have a report about one that’s close to our home and our heart

Galway Digital Radio Group
The Galway Digital Radio Group will be holding a Lecture in the UCG Innovation Centre on the 26th of September at 8pm. All are welcomed to attend

IRTS Counties Contests
On Sunday next, 15th September, we have the IRTS 70 cms and 2 metres counties contests

 

News for Monday 9 September

Kenwood ham radios in Australia
In WIA News Geoff Emory VK4ZPP reports the JVC-Kenwood conglomerate has quietly discontinued sales of Kenwood amateur gear in Australia

RSGB release delayed Board Proceedings for May
The delayed RSGB Board Proceedings for the May 2019 meeting have now been released

ICQPodcast – Training, Licencing and Growing the Amateur Radio Hobby
In this episode, Colin Butler (M6BOY) discusses training, licencing and growing the amateur radio hobby with Martin Butler (M1MRB/W9ICQ), Chris Howard M0TCH and Dan Romanchik (KB6NU)

Ham radio in newspaper’s Bygones column
The Border Counties Advertizer’s Bygones column takes a look at an amateur radio picture from way back in 1996

Nauru DXpedition
Operators Yuris/YL2GM, Jack/YL2KA, Kaspars/ YL1ZF and Kristers/YL3JA will be active as C21WW (not C21W as first announced) from Nauru (OC-031) after their Western Kiribati operation (OPDX.1425) between September 16-25th

Comoros Island DXpedition
Members of the Mediterraneo Dx Club (MDXC) will be active as D68CCC from Comoros Island (AF-007) between October 21st and November 2nd

DXCC Country/Entity Report
According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 1st/September, through Sunday, 8th/September there were 217 countries active

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

Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio News:

Hawaiian Grid Madness 2019, the Hawaii Island-based VHF/UHF Simplex Contest is set for Sunday, 15 September 2019, from 1300 to 1700 HST.  You can download the revised contest package at 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.  Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

https://bigislandarrlnews.com

Southgate Amateur Radio Club News


Welcome to the Big Island ARRL News update.

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

Content supplied by the UK-based Southgate Amateur Radio Club.

Accessed on 09 September 2019, 0115 UTC, Post 1109.

Source:  http://www.southgatearc.org.

Please click link or scroll down to read your selections.

News for Sunday 8 September

QSO Today – Ralph Fedor, K0IR
Ralph Fedor, K0IR, has participated in at least 15 DXpeditions to the most remote parts of the World

Good news for the two-metre band
This week’s WIA News report: When CEPT met in Turkey it finalised its positions on a wide range of WRC-19 Agenda Items, including proposals for WRC-23

FT8 used for Australian 3.4 GHz record
The WIA reports a new Australian DX record in the 3.4 GHz band was made using the digital mode FT8

West Malaysian special event
Members of the Kelab Radio Amateur Jalan Klang Lama, the 9MDXC and MARTS will be activating the special event callsign 9M16KING from Kuala Lumpur between now and September 30th

HamRadioNow: Emergency Communications, Hurricanes and Elmers
In this edition of Ham Radio Now David Goldenberg W0DHG and Jim Aspinwall NO1PC talk Ham Radio: EmComm, Dorian, Elmering, etc

AMSAT Board of Directors election ballots due September 15
Votes must be received no later than Sunday, September 15, 2019 in order to be counted in the 2019 AMSAT Board of Directors Election

Contest activity in September
Each weekend in September, the South African Radio League (SARL) has some contesting activity to keep you busy

DM02 Satellite Expedition
Alex, N7AGF, and Ron, AD0DX, are planning to activate DM02 on Sunday, September 22, 2019 on FM and Linear satellites

We’re taking a short break
Southgate News will be taking a short break from Monday, 16 September

We’ll be back again on Friday, 20th of September. I hope to see you all again then.
Thanks – Richard g4tut

 

News for Saturday 7 September

Foundations of Amateur Radio
Boating adventures
The other day I was on a boat. That’s right, me, on a floating thing, on the water, the ocean actually, steering and everything. I should confess that when I was younger I spent most weekends sailing as a sea scout in Holland.

Ham radio company wins big
Al Williams WD5GNR writes on Hackaday about the strategic partnership between FlexRadio and Raytheon to develop an HF radio for the US Air Force based on the existing SmartSDR/Flex-6000

VK6WIA NewsWest
NewsWest for Sunday 8th September is the History of Amateur Radio edition.  Today we look back on Amateur Radio History. What I enjoy most about reading amateur Radio History is that so much never changes. Stay tuned to find out why

Ham radio continues on the Hi-Line
The Havre Daily newspaper interviews Lloyd Stallkamp NO7G about ham radio and the Hi-Line Amateur Radio Club

New amateur radio maps
EI8IC has released a number of new amateur radio maps: CQ Zones, ITU Zones, UK/EI Contest District Codes

Propagation de K7RA
Old Solar Cycle 24 sunspots returned this week, but for only two days (Sunday and Monday) with a sunspot number of 12. Average daily solar flux increased from 66 reported in last week’s Propagation Forecast Bulletin ARLP035 to 67.4 this week

 

News for Friday 6 September

2m Threat: Radio DARC broadcast
This Sunday morning at 0900 GMT the Radio DARC broadcast on 6070 kHz AM will cover the role of the German Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) in the recent French threat to 144-146 MHz

Hurricane Dorian: Ham radio important in emergencies
WVLT TV news reports amateur radio operators are helping during Hurricane Dorian

The Space Weather Woman
Our Sun and the Hurricane Create a Perfect Storm – The latest space weather forecast from Dr Tamitha Skov WX6SWW

Radio hams track interfering signals
ARRL report volunteers from the Skagit Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Club (SARECC) in Anacortes, Washington, recently assisted the US Coast Guard in tracking the source of interference on VHF Marine Channel 5A (156.250 MHz)

International Air Ambulance Week 2019
This year’s International Air Ambulance Week will take place between 7th and 15th September with the focus on supporting and generating donations for flying medical services around the world.
The event covers two weekends, giving amateurs a great chance to get involved and support the event

The superheterodyne radio
The superhet or superheterodyne radio has been in use for over a hundred years and it is still one of the most popular formats for a receiver

DXCC Most Wanted
The ‘DXCC Most Wanted‘ entities list has been updated on ClubLog as of August 30th

GJ, Jersey
Bob, GU4YOX, will be active in this year’s CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as GJ4YOX

STEVE returns during Labor Day geomagnetic storm
Last weekend polar skies lit up brightly in response to a geomagnetic storm. But not all the lights in the sky were auroras. STEVE was there, too

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 5 September

Tony’s 10m Band Report

Strangely during the week was better than the weekend, Sunday was especially poor.Top chased after DX was OH73ELK (Finland). ~Also TM17FFF (France), 5T5PA (Mauritania)and S55G (Slovenia) showed up well. But there were others.

Check below to see where you were. And just so you know, the first shown on any day is the most contacted.

Hurricane Dorian: Radio hams help connect with families in Bahamas
WINK TV news reports communication is key after a devastating storm. Families across Southwest Florida are trying to make sure families in the Bahamas are safe. That’s when ham radios come in handy

Hurricane Dorian: Storm watch continues
ARRL reports as of 1500 UTC Sep 4, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) was reporting that a hurricane warning has been extended northeastward along the North Carolina coast

Key role of radio hams in natural disasters
WBRC TV News reports on the important role radio amateur undertake during hurricanes or tornadoes

Foundation Licence course on the London/Essex border
Loughton and Epping Forest Amateur Radio Society ( LEFARS ) will be running a weekend Foundation Level Course and Exam over the weekend of the 5th and 6th of October at All Saints Church Hall, Romford Road, Chigwell

2019 Syllabus Foundation in Braintree
The Braintree and District Amateur Radio Society in Essex is one of the first clubs to announce a 2019 syllabus Foundation course

IARU attends ITU Inter-Regional Workshop
As part of its strategy to support the topics of interest to the amateur service at WRC-19, IARU is present at the third inter-regional workshop in Geneva this week

WSPR explained: How to get started with one-way ham radio
Geoff Fox writes on Extreme Tech about how radio amateurs transmitting as little as one milliwatt can be heard on the other side of the world

Amateur radio opens the world
Krugersdon News reports on Clarissa Clarke ZS6LIS who was one of the South African representatives at the Youngsters On The Air (YOTA) event in Bulgaria

EURAO Party – Autumn 2019: claiming for 2m
The European Radio Amateurs’ Organization announces a new party on the air, this time with the motto: ‘claiming for 2m’

Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio News:

Doug Wilson (KH7DQ) is offering one more free Technician License Class this year.  The class begins on Thursday, 17 October 2019, at the Keaau Community Center.  For details, contact Doug at douscelle@aol.com

The Hawaiian Islands Grid Madness VHF/UHF Simplex Contest is set for Sunday, 15 September 2019, from 1300 to 1700 HST.  You can find the revised contest package here:  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.  Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

https://bigislandarrlnews.com

Southgate Amateur Radio Club News


Welcome to the “Southgate Amateur Radio Club News” 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 the UK-based Southgate Amateur Radio Club.

Accessed on 01 September 2019, 1505 UTC, Post 1100.

Source:

http://www.southgatearc.org/

Please click link or scroll down to read your selections.

This report covers the period of 30 August 2019 to 01 September 2019.

News for Sunday 1 September

French ham radio societies to meet
A meeting of France’s national Amateur Radio Societies is planned for September 22, societies represented will include DR@F, Union of Radio Clubs, AMSAT-F and REF

Ham radio operators stand ready in case of disaster
British Columbia local news reports amateur radio may be the only communication left after a major calamity

SARL attended ATU APM19-4 meeting in East London
SARL News reports the fourth and final African Telecommunications Union WRC-19 Preparatory Meeting was held in East London (South Africa) from August 26-30, 2019

GB8NCI at Exmouth National Coastwatch Institution
The Exmouth Journal reports amateur radio enthusiasts across Europe learnt about the work of the National Coastwatch Institution thanks to an Exmouth station’s annual radio event on August 24-25

The Space Weather Woman
Hurricane Dorian & Smart Space Radiation Medicine – The latest space weather forecast from Dr Tamitha Skov WX6SWW

Digicel makes donation to Amateur Radio Club
Dominica News reports Digicel recently donated 150 batteries to the Dominica Amateur Radio Club Inc

The September/October 2019 Communicator
Projects, News, Views and Reviews… Back after Summer break, here is the September / October SARC Communicator newsletter

G2-class geomagnetic storm in progress
A solar wind stream blowing faster than 700 km/s is lashing Earth’s magnetic field on Aug. 31st. This has sparked a G2-class (moderately strong) geomagnetic storm

The satellite phone you already own: From orbit, UbiquitiLink will look like a cell tower
For anyone that’s ever been broken down along a remote stretch of highway and desperately searched for a cell signal, knowing that a constellation of communications satellites is zipping by overhead is cold comfort indeed

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

 

News for Saturday 31 August

CEPT CPG decides position on 144, 50 and 1240-1300 MHz
At the insistence of the European Commission, a WRC-23 agenda item was considered necessary to address the world-wide protection of Regional Navigational Satellite Systems from amateur emissions in the band 1240-1300 MHz

Foundations of Amateur Radio
Gate-keeping, special people and bullies
One of the recurring topics in my experience of amateur radio is that associated with people who use the hobby as an excuse to sow discontent. That comes in many forms, at the extreme end it’s harassment, but it also comes in the form of gatekeepers and nay-sayers 

RSGB release Mock Exam papers
The RSGB has released 2019 syllabus mock papers for the Foundation, Intermediate and Full amateur radio exams

160th anniversary of the Carrington Event
Michael Marcus N3JMM reports that Sunday, September 1 is the 160th anniversary of the Carrington Event – the largest documented solar storm and the beginning of understanding how it affects terrestrial systems

Celebrating 90 years of Baldock Radio Station
In 1929, Baldock Radio Station opened its doors for the first time. That was the start of a nine-decade journey (and counting) that would see it evolve from a radio receiving station to the home of Ofcom’s work on managing the airwaves

Chance of Aurora Saturday evening
The British Geological Survey has issued a Space Weather Alert. A high speed solar wind stream is expected to arrive today, August 31, Aurora possible in the evening

Packet Radio (Post Apocalyptic Internet?) – Computerphile
Prehistoric WiFi? Converting bits into audio and broadcasting them via radio – Dr Aaron Jackson demos packet radio

VK6WIA NewsWest
NewsWest for Sunday 1st September is the Club Focus edition.  In this edition we  give over as much space as is needed so that clubs can promote themselves and what they do

Propagation de K7RA
The current stretch of spotless days is now over three weeks, according to spaceweather.com. The continuing quiet seems eerie.

 

News for Friday 30 August

New ham radio youth group in Spain
The president of Spain’s national society URE has accepted an offer to take over the URE Youth leadership

VDSL: PTA imposes restrictions on Radio Amateur
Iceland’s national society, the IRA, reports on a case of a VDSL system allegedly failing in the presence of an amateur radio signal

Telford Hamfest at new venue
This Sunday is Telford HamFest and it is at a new venue, the Harper Adams University Telford TF10 8NB

Amateur Radio Alliance Web
The Amateur Radio Alliance Inc. invites all hams to visit our web page. There is nice information and software to download and many other tools to be used by radio operators around the world

Eddie De Young, AE7AA, named CQ Awards Editor
Eddie De Young, AE7AA, of Clearwater, Florida, has been named Awards Editor of CQ Amateur Radio magazine, Editor Rich Moseson, W2VU, announced today. His first Awards column appears in the September 2019 issue

RSGB release Board Proceedings for June
The RSGB Board Proceedings for the June 2019 meeting have been released but the Proceeding for May are not yet available

Geomagnetic storm warning
A large hole in the sun’s atmosphere is facing Earth, spewing a stream of solar wind in our direction

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

Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio News:

“Grid Madness 2019”, the Hawaii Island-based VHF/UHF Simplex Contest, is set for Sunday, 15 September 2019, from 1300 to 1700 HST.  You can download the revised contest package here: 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.  Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

https://bigislandarrlnews.com

Southgate Amateur Radio Club News


Welcome to the “Southgate Amateur Radio Club News” update from Big Island ARRL News.

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

Content supplied by the UK-based Southgate Amateur Radio Club.

Accessed on 25 August 2019, 0145 UTC, Post 1090.

This report covers the period of 22 August 2019 to 24 August 2019.

Source:

http://www.southgatearc.org/

Please click link or scroll down to read your selections.

News for Saturday 24 August

New French CEPT paper still wants 144-146 MHz for Aeronautical
The French administration has renewed its attack on the Amateur Radio 144-146 MHz band ahead of a key CEPT ECC CPG meeting in Ankara, August 26-30

Foundations of Amateur Radio
New Entrants are Everywhere
The hobby of amateur radio has been around for a long time. It was here before I was born and it will be here after I become a silent key. The same is true for you. While there is a recurring discussion about the death of the hobby, the reality is that our community changes continually. People come and go all the time

Ham radio station active at Chaos Communication Camp
The Chaos Communication Camp is taking place August 21-25.
The Cardiff University Amateur Radio Society are attending the event and the Chaoswelle station is active on HF, VHF, UHF and the Es’hail-2 /QO-100 geostationary satellite

Photo: Thomas DO7TWI

Ham radio kept communication alive at Kavalappara
The Malabar Amateur Radio Society set up stations at Collectorate and landslip-hit areas following the recent flooding in Kerala

EURAO Newsletter September 2019
EURAO Newsletter comes out quarterly, either in pdf format or as a website. Spread the word!

Radio hams team-up with the military
What happens when hams team up with the military in a communications exercise that envisions a major earthquake?

Propagation de K7RA
Spotless days continue this week, with consecutive days without sunspots now at 16 days, according to spaceweather.com as of August 22

 

News for Friday 23 August

The Italian Job (loss)
If you always wanted to broadcast on 2GO’s old frequency (801 kHz AM), it might be up for grabs right now

Special commemorative callsign EI100YXQ
This is a special call to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the first East to West voice transmission across the Atlantic from Ballybunion to Louisberg, Cape Breton, NS

The Space Weather Woman
Promise of a Solar Storm & Satellite Environment Check-In – The latest space weather forecast from Dr Tamitha Skov WX6SWW

NASA TV to air US cargo ship departure from space station
Filled with almost 2,700 pounds of valuable scientific experiments and other cargo, a SpaceX Dragon resupply spacecraft is set to leave the International Space Station Tuesday, Aug. 27.
NASA Television and the agency’s website will broadcast its departure live beginning at 10:15 a.m. EDT

SAQ receives 438 listener reports
Alexanderson Alternator station SAQ says it received 438 listener reports — ‘an incredible amount’ — for its June 30 Alexanderson Day transmissions from Sweden including 8 ‘super’ DX reports, five from the USA and three from Canada

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 August

Tony’s 10m Band Report
No huge activity on Ten Metres this past week. I worked plenty of European stations on FT8 but nothing special.
Best of the rest TM230RF (France special), II8FTDM (Italy special), OH0UDG (Aland Is), OJ0O (Market reef) and AN7AL (Spain special).

There is certainly a wealth of certificates, plaques and shack decorating paper out there to be had if you’re so minded

Radio Club makes international connections from Loop Head
The Clare Herald newspaper reports on the amateur radio activation of the Loop Head Lighthouse as part of International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend (ILLW) during August 17-18

FCC issues $39,000 + Forfeiture Order against man from North Carolina
The WIA report the FCC has issued a $39,000 + Forfeiture Order against a man from North Carolina, for intentional misuse of a local public safety radio communications network, in violation of the Communications Act

Cincinnati Radio’s Mike Martini to Emcee National VOA Museum of Broadcasting’s Sept. 21 Fundraiser

Cincinnati radio and TV broadcast historian Mike Martini will emcee the Saturday, Sept. 21 fundraiser for the National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting in West Chester

The VOA museum will host “Celebrating 75 Years of VOA Bethany Station” from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at the museum at 8070 Tylersville Road in West Chester

Martini is a 30-year, award-winning radio Cincinnati journalist and radio producer. He is also president and co-founder of the Media Heritage Collection at the VOA museum and a producer at WMKV-FM

ALARA contest August 24/25
The Australian Ladies Amateur Radio Association (ALARA) contest is on this weekend

YOTA Summer Camp Bulgaria 2019 – Looking back
IARU Region 1 has published a report on the Youngsters On The Air (YOTA) summer camp held in Bulgaria from August 11-17

IOTA news from the DARC
Compiled by Andreas, DK5ON of the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club


Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio News:

The Hawaii QSO Party is on the air until 5:59 pm (HST), Sunday, 25 August 2019.  Work as many stations on as many bands and modes as you can.

Doug Wilson (KH7DQ) is offering one more free Technician License Class this year.  The class begins on Thursday, 17 October 2019, at the Keaau Community Center in Keaau, Hawaii Island. For details, contact Doug at douscelle@aol.com

“Grid Madness 2019”, the Hawaii Island-based VHF/UHF Simplex Contest, is set for Sunday, 15 September 2019, from 1300 to 1700 HST.  You can download the revised contest package here 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.  Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

https://bigislandarrlnews.com

Southgate Amateur Radio Club News


Welcome to the “Southgate Amateur Radio Club News” 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 the UK-based Southgate Amateur Radio Club.

Accessed on 18 August 2019, 1555 UTC, Post 1079.

This report covers the period of 16 August 2019 to 18 August 2019.

Source:  http://www.southgatearc.org

Please click link or scroll down to read your selections.

News for Sunday 18 August

VRT withdraws slur against radio amateurs
Belgium’s Flemish broadcaster VRT falsely said radio amateurs were likely responsible for the transmission of fictional traffic information to vehicle dashboard screens

QSO Today – John Nowacki – W3NA
John Nowacki, W3NA, was a teenager in the early sixties when he won a contest to name a popular amateur radio line of antennas that are still sold today

FCC dismisses ARRL, AMSAT requests in Small Satellite proceeding
An FCC Report and Order (R&O) released August 2 in the so-called ‘small satellite’ rulemaking proceeding, IB Docket 18-86, failed to address concerns expressed by ARRL and AMSAT

SARL RF Noise Workshop
The SARL RF Noise Workshop will be held at the National Amateur Radio Centre on Saturday 28 September. This workshop is presented in partnership with AMSAT SA

Pirates On US Navy Satellites – UHF SatCom
Here we take a look at how to listen to the Brazillian Pirates on UHF SatCom

SARL HF Digital Contest this afternoon
The second contest in the SARL HF Contest series is the Digital Contest taking place from 14:00 to 17:00 UTC this afternoon (Sunday) with RTTY and PSK activity on 80, 40 and 20 meters

BBC increases Kashmir service on shortwave
The BBC World Service has stepped up shortwave broadcasts to Jammu and Kashmir during the media shutdown in the region

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

 

News for Saturday 17 August

Foundations of Amateur Radio
What’s in a Watt?
We need more power. I’m giving her all she’s got, Captain! She cannae take anymore.
I’m sure your Scottish ancestors are rolling in their graves right now, but in our community of radio amateurs we have a tendency to advocate the use of more power. More power fixes all problems and hides all sins

Threat to Amateur Radio 23cm band
A joint paper to be submitted to the CEPT CPG meeting in Ankara by France, Lithuania, Malta, Slovenia and The Netherlands attacks the continued use by Radio Amateurs of our 1240-1300 MHz band

France: National societies send joint statement to regulator
France’s national Amateur Radio societies AMSAT-FDR @ FURCand REF have written to ANFR’s International Affairs Department regarding the 50, 144, 1240 MHz and 5 & 47 GHz Amateur Radio bands

WIA Director highlights ham radio spectrum threats
WIA Director Aidan VK4APM highlights the threats the Amateur Radio and Amateur Satellite Services face from commercial interests keen to grab our spectrum

VK6WIA NewsWest
NewsWest for Sunday 18th August 2019, is the New Amateurs Edition where we give our attention to new Amateurs, and those seeking to join the hobby

In the regular New Hams segment Bob talks about wire antennas for beginners

144 and 1240 MHz threats: IARU submits papers
The IARU has submitted two papers to the CEPT ECC Conference Preparatory Group (CPG) meeting which takes place in Ankara, Turkey on August 26-30, 2019

QO-100 geostationary satellite talk at Hamfest 2019
Paul Marsh M0EYT gave a presentation titled ‘All you need to know to get going on Es’hail-2 / QO-100 geostationary satellite’ at Hamfest 2019 in Dorset on Sunday, August 11

Radio amateur adventure weekend of Western Slavs
We are happy to announce an additional YOTA Sub-regional event for 2019. The camp is mostly meant to get to know each other

Propagation de K7RA
No sunspots were visible over the recent reporting week, Thursday through Wednesday, August 8 through 14

 

News for Friday 16 August

World’s first FT8 contact on 122 GHz
Roland Lang, VK4FB, and Stefan Durtschi, VK4CSD, completed what is being claimed as the world’s first FT8 contact on 122 GHz

The spectacular end of Longijang-2 moon mission
The last commands to Longijang-2 Moon Orbiting Satellite were sent from the from OM Reinhard, DK5LA, during a thunderstorm with lightning strikes nearby his antennas before the satellite crashed on to the moon surface!!

The Space Weather Woman
A Coronal Hole Blows, A Perseid Shower, & Mars – The latest space weather forecast from Dr Tamitha Skov WX6SWW

Amazon Forest operation
Daniel ‘JD’, IK2SGL, and his XYL have moved to a location in the Amazon Forest, Peru. They are international volunteers in a world-wide education program which contacst and helps the indigenous people of the region: the Awajun people

Radio hams combine hobby with serving the community
KOMU TV carried a news item about the public service role of radio amateurs in Jefferson City

RSGB-Workshop email reflector
A new email group has been created for supporting, discussing and developing technical content based around RadCom and related published articles

INDEXA Newsletter
The Summer 2019 Issue of the INDEXA Newsletter is now available to download

DX News from the ARRL
The American Radio Rel
ay League’s round-up of the forthcoming week’s DX activity on the amateur radio bands


Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio News:

Alan (AD6E/KH6TU) reminds us about the Hawaii QSO Party from 24 – 25 August 2019. “The HQP will run from 0400Z 24 August to 0359Z 26 August.  Translated, that’s 6 pm HST Friday through 5:59 pm Sunday.  Work as many stations on as many bands and modes as you can.  You can find the rules here: http://www.hawaiiqsoparty.org/Rules/HQP/HQPRules-2019-A.html

Doug Wilson (KH7DQ) is offering one more free Technician License Class this year.  The class begins Thursday, 17 October 2019 at the Keaau Community Center in Keaau, Hawaii Island.  For details, contact Doug at douscelle@aol.com

“Grid Madness 2019”, the Hawaii Island-based VHF/UHF Simplex Contest, is set for Sunday, 15 September 2019, from 1300 to 1700 HST.  You can find the revised contest package here: 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.  Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

https://bigislandarrlnews.com

Southgate Amateur Radio Club News


Welcome to the “Southgate Amateur Radio Club News” 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 the UK-based Southgate Amateur Radio Club.

Accessed on 12 August 2019, 0455 UTC, Post 1072.

Source:  http://www.southgatearc.org.

Following the news update, I’ll mention a few items of interest for Hawaii Island radio amateurs.

Please click the above link or scroll down to read your selections.  This report covers the period of 09 August 2019 to 11 August 2019.

News for Sunday 11 August

YOTA Summer Camp – Bulgaria 2019
Today Sunday, August 11, 80 youngsters from 28 countries are meeting near Sofia, Bulgaria, because it’s again time for the YOTA Summer Camp hosted by the Bulgarian Federation of Radio Amateurs (BFRA)

QSO Today – Nathaniel Frissell – W2NAF
Dr. Nathaniel Frissell, W2NAF, is the 2019 Dayton Ham of the Year because of this contribution to the amateur radio art though his combined professional interest in ionospheric physics and the amateur radio modes, such as WSPRnet and FT-8, that build big data bases of propagation data. HamSCI is an organization founded by Nethaniel on this concept

Vintage Night
Fair Lawn Amateur Radio Club invites local amateurs to participate on the air as part of ‘Vintage Night’ on Friday, August 16th

‘Ham in a Day’ returns
In the USA the complete training course and exam for the 1.5 kW Technician amateur radio license can be done in just 7 hours with a 95% pass rate

50th Anniversary AMSAT Space Symposium Banquet speakers announced – tickets now available
AMSAT is pleased to announce that the AMSAT Symposium Saturday Evening Banquet on Saturday, October 19th will feature a panel of guest speakers presenting “The Foundations of AMSAT” followed by a question and answer period

International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend
The International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend on 17 and 18 August is not a contest, there are no prizes, certificates or other enticements to participate and therefore, participation is free. Each station’s operators decide how they will operate their station regards modes and bands

The SARL HF Digital Contest
The second contest in the SARL HF Contest series is the Digital contest taking place from 14:00 to 17:00 UTC on Sunday 18 August 2019 with RTTY and PSK activity on 80, 40 and 20 metres

 

News for Saturday 10 August

Foundations of Amateur Radio
It broke and now what?
Imagine you’re a new amateur. You’ve woken up in the middle of the night because insomnia seems like a good way to use amateur radio as an excuse to get on air and make some noise. You turn on the radio, key up the transmitter and the next thing you know it’s dark

Ofcom database of callsigns Not Available for issue
Short calls are available for those radio amateurs who pass Intermediate or Advanced exams but for Advanced it may not be clear which short G2 or G3 calls are available, this database may help

Es’hail-2 / QO-100 talk at FRARS Hamfest Sunday
The Flight Refuelling ARS Hamfest takes place this Sunday, August 11 at the Cobham Sports & Social Club Ground, Merley, Wimborne, Dorset

VK6WIA NewsWest
In NewsWest for Sunday eleventh August 2019, we look at Amateur Radio History, and because next weekend is the Remembrance Day contest, our history segments will focus on Amateur Radio during and just after World War Two

A new source of space radiation
As if astronauts didn’t have enough to worry about. Researchers at UCLA using NASA’s THEMIS spacecraft have identified a new source of space radiation

Les Barclay G3HTF Silent Key
Well known Essex radio amateur Professor Les W. Barclay G3HTF, OBE, BSc, FREng, FIET passed away on July 31, 2019 aged 85

WIA Board Comment
The last week has seen much activity in the preparation of the submission to put to ACMA in relation to any proposed changes to the Amateur LCD

Propagation de K7RA
A new sunspot group appeared only briefly this week, on August 7 and 8. It was sunspot 2747, from current cycle 24. Sunspot numbers on Monday and Tuesday were 11 and 12

 

News for Friday 9 August

HAREC amateur radio exams at the HAMEXPO show
Passing an amateur radio HAREC exam enables the holder to apply for a CEPT Class 1 license in any signatory country. REF reports an exam session will be held at the HAMEXPO on October 12

VK3DX active for International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend
The Standard newspaper reports Warrnambool radio amateurs will be operating VK3DX from Portland’s Whalers Bluff lighthouse on August 17-18 as part of International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend

ARRL Dayton Hamvention videos available
Video recordings of presentations made by several ARRL officials at the 2019 Dayton Hamvention® and ARRL National Convention are now available for viewing on YouTube

Ham radio eviction on TV news
Teleponte TV News broadcast a report about the planned eviction of radio amateurs from their headquaters in Teramo

The Space Weather Woman
Sunspots Blossom & Sailing the Solar Winds – The latest space weather forecast from Dr Tamitha Skov WX6SWW

Ham radio banned at Airpower 19
Austria’s ÖVSV reports the communications regulator BMVIT has banned the carrying or use of Amateur Radio equipment at the Airpower 19 event taking place in Zeltweg on September 6-7

Bright Jupiter + Moon conjunction
When the sun goes down tonight, step outside and look south.
The waxing gibbous Moon is approaching Jupiter for a beautiful conjunction alongside the red giant star Antares

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


Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio News:

Please save the dates 24 August-25 August 2019 for the Hawaii QSO Party.  According to Alan (AD6E/KH6TU), the HQP will run from 0400Z 24 August to 0359Z 26 August.  “Translated, that’s 6 pm HST Friday through 5:59 pm Sunday.  Work as many stations on as many bands and modes as you can.”  You can find complete rules of the event here: http://www.hawaiiqsoparty.org/Rules/HQP/HQPRules-2019-A.html

“Grid Madness 2019”, the Hawaii Island-based VHF/UHF Simplex Contest, is set for Sunday, 15 September 2019, from 1300 to 1700 HST.  You can find the revised contest rules here: https://gridmadness.blogspot.com

Doug Wilson (KH7DQ) is offering one more free Technician License Class for this year.  The class begins Thursday, 17 October 2019, at the Keaau Community Center in Keaau, Hawaii Island.  For details, please contact Doug 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

https://bigislandarrlnews.com