HAM News

Januari, 2020

  • 8 Januari

    Swains Island W8S DXpedition Set for March 10 – 25

    01/07/2020 An international team of 10 operators will be active as W8S from Swains Island from March 10 to March 25. The DXpedtion team will be active on all HF bands on CW, SSB, FT8, and RTTY. Operation will be from two separate camps on the island — a Red …

  • 7 Januari

    Strong Earthquake Shakes Puerto Rico, ARES Standing By

    01/07/2020 A strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake hit Puerto Rico early on January 7 on the heels of a smaller magnitude 5.8 tremor a day earlier. The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority reported widespread power outages after generating plants automatically activated protective shutdown systems following the earthquake. Puerto Rico Governor Wanda …

  • 7 Januari

    Tickets on Sale for Dinner Events during Dayton Hamvention

    01/07/2020 Tickets for three traditional dinners held in association with the 2020 Dayton Hamvention® in May are now available — the DX Dinner, the Top Band Dinner, and the Contest Dinner. DX Dinner The 35th annual DX Dinner, sponsored by the SouthWest Ohio DX Association (SWODXA), will take place on …

  • 7 Januari

    Fox-in-a-Box download updated

    Writing on the Amsat-BB, Burns Fisher WB1FJ says:The download website, http://burnsfisher.com/AMSAT/FoxInABox now contains the SD card image, FIAB-distro8-V1.08w.zip. This file, when unzipped and written to a 16Gb SD card will give you the latest software for FoxTelem and will run on a Raspberry Pi 4. This is an image of …

  • 7 Januari

    Electrical Safety and Syllabus Item 8A2

    Changes to The IET Wiring Regulations (BS7671), now at 18th edition, affect syllabus item 8A2 in the Safety section in all three levels of the amateur radio examination syllabus Details can be found on the RSGB Syllabus 2019 Updates page at https://rsgb.org/main/clubs-training/for-trainers/syllabus-2019/syllabus-2019-updates/ The IET Wiring Regulations BS7671:2018 https://electrical.theiet.org/bs-7671/

  • 7 Januari

    High Speed Telegraphy Championships 2020

    The main event this year is the 17th IARU HST World Championship.It will take place August 20-24 The IARU Region 1 site reports: The venue will be Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia and the event center will be hotel Grand Hill, Ulaanbaatar. Web page under construction, ETA end of January. Wishing to spread …

  • 7 Januari

    HamRadioNow: FCC proposed reallocation of the 3 (and 5) GHz band(s)

    Andre Hansen K6AH, David Erickson KB5UGF and Jim Aspinwall NO1PC join David W0DHG to discuss the SPECTRUM DEFENSE and proposed changes to the amateur radio 3 GHz and 5 GHz bands   These changes will affect current ARDEN networks across the nation.  Below are links referenced in the show. Please …

  • 7 Januari

    New 2 metre filter stops interference

    Many handie-talky radios suffer from severe interference from nearby transmitters, particularly on hilltop sites. Blocking is a reduction in sensitivity that can be hard to detect. When a radio is being blocked all callers (even strong ones) can appear weak or may even be undetectable.  The SOTABEAMS bandpass filter is …

  • 7 Januari

    ARRL DX Advisory Committee is Seeking Comment on Award Criteria, DXCC Annual List

    01/06/2020 The ARRL DX Advisory Committee (DXAC) is seeking feedback from members on two items as soon as possible. Email comments to your DXAC representative (list is also linked from the DXAC page). The first issue involves the question of revising 5-Band DXCC (5BDXCC) requirement to accept contacts on any five band …

  • 7 Januari

    ARISS Next-Generation Radio System Ready for Launch

    01/06/2020 Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) reports that its first Interoperable Radio System (IORS) flight unit — serial number 1001 — has been delivered to NASA’s Johnson Space Center for launch in early March. The IORS represents the first major upgrade in ARISS equipment on the International …