HAM News

Januari, 2020

  • 6 Januari

    SWODXA DX Dinner

    The SouthWest Ohio DX Association (SWODXA) is pleased to announce that we will again sponsor the DX Dinner, held in conjunction with the 2020 Dayton Hamvention. This, our 35th annual dinner, will be on Friday, May 15th, 2020, at the Dayton Marriott, 1414 S. Patterson Blvd., Dayton, OH 45409. We …

  • 6 Januari

    Is it worth building a SMALL Contest/DX station?

    In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Ruth Willet KM4LAO, Edmund Spicer M0MNG, and Leslie Butterfield G0CIB to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief and this episode’s feature is – Is it worth building a SMALL contest/DX station? ICQ …

  • 6 Januari

    Amateur radio at the railway station with no trains

    An item has just been posted on the BBC Archive twitter feed about a Railway Station with no trains Halfway through the item, G3SCW who lived there is shown using his amateur radio equipment. https://twitter.com/BBCArchive/status/1213852656936071168 • Our thanks to Norman G4AYU for spotting this item

  • 6 Januari

    DX Hall of Fame nominations

    Just a reminder that nominations for the 2020 “class” of the CQ DX Hall of Fame are due by March 1st. The CQ DX Hall of Fame honors those DXers who have gone “above and beyond,” not only in terms of their own on-air accomplishments but also in terms of …

  • 5 Januari

    Senegal visit

    Willy, ON4AVT, will once again be active as 6W7/ON4AVT some time in February 2020. His main activity will be on 60 meters using mostly FT8, with some CW and SSB, with a FT-891 with 100 watts into a HyEndFed antenna. QSL via the Bureau. For more details and updates, watch:https://www.on4avt.be/trip_to_senegal.htm

  • 5 Januari

    Arctic Blast Hamfest

    The Pioneer Journal report the Wadena Area Amateur Radio Club (WAARC) is preparing for the 2020 Arctic Blast Hamfest, Saturday, Jan. 11 at the Bertha Community Center. A hamfest, not to be confused with a day of eating ham, is a convention of amateur radio enthusiasts and combines a trade …

  • 5 Januari

    US tests ways to sweep space clean of radiation after nuclear attack

    The U.S. military thought it had cleared the decks when, on 9 July 1962, it heaved a 1.4-megaton nuclear bomb some 400 kilometers into space: Orbiting satellites were safely out of range of the blast. But in the months that followed the test, called Starfish Prime, satellites began to wink …

  • 5 Januari

    Amateur Radio ‘Winter Field Day’ to demonstrate science, skill, and communication services

    Members of the Roanoke Valley Amateur Radio Club will be participating in the National Amateur Radio Winter Field Day Exercise, January 25 and 26, 2020. The Field Day site will be at Virginia Western Community College in the upper parking lot. For the last few years (Amateur Radio Operators) operators …

  • 5 Januari

    ZS6JON achieves 2m DXCC

    John Sygo, ZS6JON has finally completed the long overdue paperwork to receive his 2 metre DXCC through a mix of paper QSL cards and LotW confirmations on Tuesday 31 December 2019. John is well known worldwide in the VHF, UHF and SHF community as a pioneer in his field with …

  • 5 Januari

    QSO Today Amateur Radio Podcast Ward Silver – N0AX

    Ward Silver, N0AX, author of the QST magazine column, “Hands-On Radio”, editor of ARRL Handbook for Radio Communications, and author of many books on ham radio, was my guest in Episode 29 from February, 2015. As the new year begins, it seems a great opportunity to reach into the archive …