Ham Radio Update

Welcome to the latest edition of “Ham Radio Update” from Big Island ARRL News.

The focus of today’s post is the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news, events, and information compiled by John Woodstock (K1DWU).

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

Content compiled by John Woodstock (K1DWU).

Accessed on 17 Februrary 2020, 2340 UTC.



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This post covers the period of 15 February 2020 through 17 February 2020.

February 17, 2020

Why Marconi’s genius was on a different wavelength

February 17, 2020 09:13 AM – Southgate ARC – This June will mark exactly 100 years since the world’s first public broadcast took place in Chelmsford, Essex

Westfest 2020

February 17, 2020 09:13 AM – Southgate ARC – Nelson Branch 26 is hosting the Westfest 2020 in Murchison, New Zealand, over the weekend of April 18-19th

TAPR PSR 144 now available

February 17, 2020 09:13 AM – Southgate ARC – TAPR have made issue 144 of their newsletter PSR available for download

RSPG paper on 5G at 700 MHz, 3.4 GHz and 24 GHz

February 17, 2020 09:13 AM – Southgate ARC – The EU Radio Spectrum Policy Group have issued a paper on the state of play regarding the award of 5G pioneer bands at 700 MHz, 3.4-3-8 GHz and 24.25-27.5 GHz

RAC Canada Winter Contest 2019 logs now available

February 17, 2020 09:13 AM – Southgate ARC – RAC Contest Managers Bart Ritchie, VE5CPU and Sam Ferris, VE5SF, have provided the following report

FCC invites comments on 5.9 GHz proceeding

February 17, 2020 09:13 AM – Southgate ARC – The FCC has invited comments on a Notice of Proposed Rule Making. (NPRM) in WT Docket 19-138, which said the FCC would take ”a fresh and comprehensive look” at the rules for the 5.9 GHz band

Essex Activity Night Monday Feb 17

February 17, 2020 09:13 AM – Southgate ARC – Essex Activity Night takes place this evening, Monday, February 17 at 7pm in Danbury Village Hall, hosted by the Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society. This free event is open to all

DXCC Country/Entity Report

February 17, 2020 09:13 AM – Southgate ARC – According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Friday, 7th February, through Friday, 14th February there were 220 countries active

Amateur Radio Mesh Data Network featured in podcast

February 17, 2020 09:13 AM – Southgate ARC – Andrew M0ONH discusses the new Amateur Radio Mesh Data Network planned for Essex and Southeast UK on the ICQ Podcast show episode 318

IOTA News from OPDX

February 17, 2020 09:13 AM – Southgate ARC – Weekly IOTA News – compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW, editor of the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin

February 16, 2020

UK 5 MHz beacon to close

February 16, 2020 10:13 AM – Southgate ARC – It has been announced that the 5 MHz (60m) beacon GB3WES at Westmorland IO84qn on 5.290 MHz will close down on March 11, 2020, when its Notice of Variation (NoV) expires

Radio Acacia to broadcast interview of two Indian hams

February 16, 2020 10:13 AM – Southgate ARC – Radio Acacia from Nottinghamshire, England is going to broadcast an nterview of two Indian Hams VU2EXP Rajesh Vagadia and VU3WHG Shyama Vagadia for sharing their valuable experience on Amateur Radio Emergency Communication service extended during VAYU Cyclone (June 2019) at coast of Porbandar (Gujarat) India

QSO Today Amateur Radio Podcast Michael Ritz – W7VO

February 16, 2020 10:13 AM – Southgate ARC – Michael, “Mike”, Ritz, W7VO, left the big city for rural Oregon to build his dream contest station, and uses his station to help new and local hams to learn and build necessary skills to become lifelong contestors and HF operators

Full ham radio licences in the Falkland Islands

February 16, 2020 10:13 AM – Southgate ARC – Ian Abel G3ZHI asked the Falkland Islands Communications Regulator about the situation concerning the issuing of Full amateur radio licences in the islands

Foundations of Amateur Radio

February 16, 2020 10:13 AM – Southgate ARC – Exploring an understanding of filters and circuits – Every person is the product of their environment. Unsurprisingly this is even true for radio amateurs. That’s not to say that we can’t break our mould, but it takes effort. I grew up around technology in the 1980’s. As a result I’m familiar with 8-bit microprocessors like the Motorola 6502 which featured heavily at the time.

AmateurLogic 140: New Stuff and Old Stuff

February 16, 2020 10:13 AM – Southgate ARC – George, Tommy and Wayne make nice finds at the Capital City Hamfest. Krewe of Eve Mardi Gras Ball and a tasty treat. Icom IC-705 Quick Preview. New portable QRP antennas. Plus lots more.

1240-1300 MHz ham radio band discussed by CEPT ECC SE40

February 16, 2020 10:13 AM – Southgate ARC – CEPT ECC has released its news summary for January that includes the SE40 Rome meeting on January 14-16 which discussed compatibility between RNSS and Amateur Services in 1240-1300 MHz

DX News from the ARRL

February 16, 2020 10:13 AM – Southgate ARC – The American Radio Relay League’s round-up of the forthcoming week’s DX activity on the amateur radio bands

ICQ Podcast Episode 318 – South Essex Rally Review

February 16, 2020 08:56 AM – ICQ Podcast -In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Chris Howard M0TCH, Martin Rothwell – M0SGL, Frank Howell – K4FMH and Bill Barnes – N3JIX to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief and this episode’s feature is – South Essex Rally Review.


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– ARRL Expands its Roster of Online Discussion Groups for Members – Undersea Expedition Planned to Retrieve Titanic’s Radio Gear – Bletchley Park- Build a Radio Receiver – Mysterious Radio Signal from Space is Repeating Every 16 days – French look at 3-Tier CEPT ham radio structure – RSGB Train the Trainer – New Amateur Extra Question Pool Released – Turn the bands Green for St Patricks Day


Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio News:

The Puna Emergency Radio Club (PERC) needs volunteers to provide communications support for the 15 March 2020 Hilo Marathon.  PERC also is looking for a ham with a vehicle-equipped mobile radio to serve as “runner” between aid stations.  If you can help, please contact Bob Gomez (KB6EGA) at bbg691@yahoo.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



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