HAM News

Desember, 2019

  • 28 Desember

    Scouts get trained to be Ham Radio operators

    Scouting magazine reports on how two assistant scoutmasters are training scouts to become radio amateurs The magazine article says: Assistant Scoutmaster Scott de Masi KC5NKW‘s subdivision was underwater — as were many parts of Kingwood, Texas, in the wake of the devastating Category 4 Hurricane Harvey in 2017.With roads flooded, …

  • 28 Desember

    WIA Annual Conference

    Season’s Greetings from the WIA Conference Organising Committee. The WIA Annual Conference will be held in Hobart Tasmania over the 8th to 10th May 2020 and registrations are open and selling fast. The conference theme is “Antarctic Gateway” and the weekend is setup to showcase the Antarctic past, present and …

  • 28 Desember

    98th anniversary of successful ARRL transatlantic tests

    A group of radio amateurs gathered earlier this month at W1AW to mark the 98th anniversary of the successful ARRL Transatlantic Tests. December, 1921, a message transmitted by a group of Radio Club of America members at 1BCG in Greenwich, Connecticut, was copied by Paul Godley, 2ZE, in Scotland. Reporting …

  • 28 Desember

    Meteor-M2-2 satellite ‘struck by micrometeoroid’

    Dan Maloney KC1DJT writes on Hackaday that the Meteor-M2-2 weather satellite may have been hit by a chunk of rock and radio amateur Dmitry Pashkov R4UAB was among the first to notice “The textbook operations of Meteor-M 2-2 wouldn’t last long, though, and as is often the case, an amateur …

  • 28 Desember

    Satellite constellations: Astronomers warn of threat to view of Universe

    This story, from the BBC website, refers to the increasing optical interference of the night sky by planned satellite systems – this to improve internet connections. The problem of radio communications being affected is also considered https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-50870117 • Our thanks to Peter, M0PWW for spotting this item

  • 28 Desember

    Dutch call for greater visibility for ham radio

    One of the Netherland’s national amateur radio societies VERON has called on radio amateurs to come out of the shack and show people the radio hobby VERON cites a number of instances where radio amateurs have got publicity for the hobby in the media, see their post in Google English …

  • 28 Desember

    New Section Manager will take over in North Carolina on April 1

    Marvin Hoffman, WA4NC, of Boone, North Carolina, will take the reins as Section Manager of the North Carolina ARRL Field Organization this spring. Hoffman was the sole nominee to succeed incumbent Section Manager Karl Bowman, W4CHX, of Raleigh, who decided not to run for a new term after serving since …

  • 28 Desember

    MacLoggerDX Version 6.26 released

    Dog Park Software is pleased to announce that version 6.26 of MacLoggerDX has been released. What’s New in this version:* Requires OS X 10.9+.* macOS 10.15 (Catalina) compatible.* Update 2D & 3D Grey Line when spots are quiet.* Added JS8Call logging.* Added Distance to Log.* Driver Hz limit increased to …

  • 28 Desember

    A21EME Moonbounce video

    Chris PA2CHR has released a video of the A21EME eight band Moonbounce and QO-100 satellite DXpedition to Botswana in October 2019 Watch A21EME EME DXpedition to Botswana, October 2019 [embedded content] The A21EME Storyhttps://hb9q.ch/2018/?page_id=1659 QO-100 informationhttps://amsat-uk.org/satellites/geo/eshail-2/

  • 28 Desember

    Foundations of Amateur Radio

    What does Amateur Radio mean to you? Over the years I’ve been asked what the hobby of amateur radio is all about. My response has evolved over time, but it started with the lure of simple point-to-point communications. The antidote against such an example is that a mobile phone does …