Ham Radio Update

Here are today’s top Amateur/Ham Radio News items compiled by John Woodstock (K1DWU).

Views expressed in this post are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Content supplied by John Woodstock (K1DWU).

Accessed on 29 December 2020, 1347 UTC, Post 1791.

Source:  http://www.hamradioupdate.com/

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December 29, 2020

Propagation de K7RA

December 29, 2020 08:11 AM – Southgate ARC – Sunspots went missing last Friday and Saturday, but large new sunspot group 2794 appeared on Sunday, December 21, and on Wednesday Spaceweather.com reported new sunspot group 2795 emerging over our Sun’s southeastern limb

Switzerland special event

December 29, 2020 08:11 AM – Southgate ARC – To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the International Police Association Radio Club (IPARC) of Switzerland, look for special event station HB40POLICE to be active between January 1st and December 31st, 2021

Noctilucent clouds are missing

December 29, 2020 08:11 AM – Southgate ARC – Something strange is happening 50 miles above Antarctica. Or rather, not happening

Madeira Island operation

December 29, 2020 08:11 AM – Southgate ARC – Operators Georg DD8ZX and Klaus DJ9KM will once again be active as CT9/DD8ZX and CT9/DJ9KM from Madeira Island (AF-014) between February 27th and March 6th (depending on the Covid-19 situation)

How Claude Shannon invented the future

December 29, 2020 08:11 AM – Southgate ARC – More than 70 years ago, in a single groundbreaking paper, Claude Shannon laid the foundation for the entire communication infrastructure underlying the modern information age

ARRL RTTY Roundup

December 29, 2020 08:11 AM – Southgate ARC – Just a reminder that the ‘ARRL RTTY Roundup’ takes place between 1800z, January 2nd and 2400z, January 3rd

49th Original QRP Contest

December 29, 2020 08:11 AM – Southgate ARC – The contest promotes creative or unconventional QRP, like home brewing or just doing it without your usual ‘luxurious’ QRO equipment

December 28, 2020

December YOTA Month Participants Hoping to Top Last Year’s Contact Total

December 28, 2020 04:43 PM – ARRL -The December Youth/Youngsters on the Air (YOTA) Month (#DYM20) activity has already exceeded its goal of making 100,000 contacts, but promoters aren’t stopping there.

With just a few more days left, DYM is encouraging a last-minute push to break last year’s world contact record of nearly 129,000.

“Now we want to encourage all the YOTA stations and their operators to contact youngsters worldwide a…

WICEN members to remain prepared

December 28, 2020 09:11 AM – Southgate ARC – WICEN NSW, is a communications support squad of Australia’s NSW Volunteer Rescue Association

Special call signs in Belgium during the second lockdown period (operation until January 31, 2021)

December 28, 2020 09:11 AM – Southgate ARC – Belgian amateurs activate the following special event callsigns to remind everyone of Covid-19 restrictions and express gratefulness to medical personnel

Midway Island DXpedition

December 28, 2020 09:11 AM – Southgate ARC – Recently the USFandW Service became uncomfortable with our proposed expedition date due to the forecast of a second virus wave

Indoor ham radio antennas

December 28, 2020 09:11 AM – Southgate ARC – Al Williams WD5GNR writes on Hackaday about indoor antennas for amateur radio use

DXCC Country/Entity Report

December 28, 2020 09:11 AM – Southgate ARC – According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 20th December, through Sunday, 27th December there were 215 countries active

IOTA News from OPDX

December 28, 2020 09:11 AM – Southgate ARC – Weekly IOTA News – compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
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