April 01, 2020

Contest Entry Features Multiple Operator Locations and Remote Transmitter-Receiver Site

April 01, 2020 07:27 PM -

Western Pennsylvania ARES Group Conducts District-Wide Simplex Drill

April 01, 2020 07:10 PM - ARRL -

Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) Western Pennsylvania Southwest District, which includes Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Washington, and Westmoreland counties, conducted a district-wide simplex practice drill on March 21. The exercise lasted about 4 hours, with all participants meeting on their local ARES county repeaters.

Each county Emergency Coordinator s...

Circuit Board for Bare-Bones Ventilator Moves Toward Production with Radio Amateurs’ Help

April 01, 2020 06:59 PM -

Problem Resolved: Digital Editions of QST and On the Air Now are Available

April 01, 2020 02:22 PM - ARRL -

The digital editions of QST and On the Air magazine once again are available online as well as via the iOS, Android, and Kindle apps.

Update: Request to change the format of XS Manchester

April 01, 2020 08:14 AM - Southgate ARC - Ofcom has rejected a request from Real Radio XS to change the format of XS Manchester

Mauritius Class B amateur radio licence

April 01, 2020 08:14 AM - Southgate ARC - The Mauritius Amateur Radio Society's Pat 3B8GF, together with Billy GM6DX, have made available an online study course for anyone interested in obtaining the Mauritius Class B amateur radio licence (RA24). This online course is entirely free and already open for registration

Coronavirus - Folkestone Repeater Group

April 01, 2020 08:14 AM - Southgate ARC - The Folkestone Repeater Group repeaters have been very busy during the coronavirus lockdown

Special Award 'Vilnius Gaon 300'

April 01, 2020 08:14 AM - Southgate ARC - 2020 year was announced in Lithuania as a year of the Great Lithuanian Rabbi Elijas ben Saliamon Zalman, known also as Vilnius Gaon, born in April 300 years ago

Shoot The Moon with this homebrew hardline RF divider

April 01, 2020 08:14 AM - Southgate ARC - There's a very interesting article on the Hackaday website regarding EME or moonbounce

RSM COVID-19 update

April 01, 2020 08:14 AM - Southgate ARC - New Zealand's regulator Radio Spectrum Management (RSM) have issued the following advice

RSGB Hope QSO Party

April 01, 2020 08:14 AM - Southgate ARC - A series of 90 minute duration daytime contests that has been introduced on a temporary basis to help and support radio amateurs who are isolated at home and would appreciate contact with other people

NASA adds Shannon Walker to first operational crewed SpaceX mission

April 01, 2020 08:14 AM - Southgate ARC - NASA has assigned astronaut Shannon Walker, KD5DXB to the first operational crewed flight of the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft on a mission to the International Space Station

International Marconi Day 2020 cancelled

April 01, 2020 08:14 AM - Southgate ARC - The ARRL reports International Marconi Day 2020, planned for Saturday, April 25, has been cancelled

Friedrichshafen - Ham Radio 2020 update

April 01, 2020 08:14 AM - Southgate ARC - The organisers of the Ham Radio 2020 in Friedrichshafen, June 26-28, say they are working intensively to plan the upcoming event, they expect to provide a further update in mid-April

Feeling lonely? NC Ham radio operators use old tech to create a new social network

April 01, 2020 08:14 AM - Southgate ARC - The News and Observer reports how radio hams in North Carolina use amateur radio to stay in touch during the Coronavirus outbreak

March 31, 2020

USA Amateur Radio Direction Finding Championships Canceled

March 31, 2020 06:19 PM - ARRL -

The ARRL ARDF Committee has made the difficult decision to cancel the 20th USA ARDF Championships, which were set to be held this summer. Contact the ARRL ARDF Committee for more information on ARDF and on attending, participating in, or hosting ARDF competitions. ARDF participants do not need an amateur radio license. For more information on Amateur Radio Direction Finding, visit the Homing In...

Amateur Radio Satellite Spreads Fight Coronavirus Message

March 31, 2020 06:16 PM - ARRL -

Indonesia’s International Amateur Radio Union member-society ORARI reports the ham radio satellite LAPAN-A2 (IO-86) is being used to transmit a “fight coronavirus” message via APRS. The satellite’s text message is, “Stay Healthy, Stay at Home #LawanCorona (Fight Coronavirus).” Sonny Dwi Harsono, YD1SCC, a researcher the Center for Satellite Technology Development, has explained that including t...

ARES Members to Support Illinois Emergency Management Agency in COVID-19 Response

March 31, 2020 06:10 PM - ARRL -

Illinois ARES members are supporting the Illinois Emergency Management Agency’s (IEMA) COVID-19 response activities as AuxComm Radio Operator volunteers. Illinois ARES will coordinate the number and location of volunteer amateur communicators with IEMA on an ongoing basis for the foreseeable future.

In a separate activity, the daily Illinois ARES Wellness Net has been established to allow Illino...

Digital Editions of QST and On the Air Currently Not Available Online

March 31, 2020 02:54 PM - ARRL -

The digital editions of QST and On the Air magazine are currently unavailable online. Access to the publications via the iOS, Android, and Kindle apps is functioning normally, however. Digital publisher PageSuite is working to resolve the problem. ARRL will update members when web access has been restored.

 

International Marconi Day 2020 has been Canceled

March 31, 2020 01:18 PM - ARRL -

The annual International Marconi Day (IMD) ham radio operating event that was set to take place on April 25 has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. The 24-hour amateur radio event celebrates the birth of Marconi on April 25, 1874. Sponsored by the Cornish Radio Amateur Club, which operates as GB4IMD, International Marconi Day features participating stations operating at sites hav...

Former ARRL DXCC Manager Don Search, W3AZD, SK

March 31, 2020 01:03 PM - ARRL -

Former ARRL DXCC Manager Donald B. “Don” Search, W3AZD, of Davie, Florida, died on March 26. Search was widely known throughout the DXing community and was a fixture at many hamfests and conventions, including the Dayton Hamvention®, where he checked cards for years. An ARRL Life Member, he was 80. A skillful DXer, Search was on the DXCC Honor Roll with 378 entities confirmed on phone. He and h...

Star Trek special event station

March 31, 2020 08:14 AM - Southgate ARC - Look for special event station GB5ST to be on the air to celebrate 54 years of the hit TV show Star Trek, spin off shows, many Star Trek movies and for the continuing new shows upcoming in the future

Special Call ZT1T

March 31, 2020 08:14 AM - Southgate ARC - Tom Morgan is using the call ZT1T for the period of the 'lockdown' in South Africa. This period also covered the recent SSB WPX Contest

Radio Amateurs of Canada offers new Online Amateur Radio Courses

March 31, 2020 08:14 AM - Southgate ARC - In response to the current Covid-19 crisis, Radio Amateurs of Canada is pleased to announce that it is introducing two new online Amateur Radio courses so that individuals can upgrade their qualifications while continuing to practise social/physical distancing

Hubnet daily net on the national emergency

March 31, 2020 08:14 AM - Southgate ARC - Hubnet are running a daily welfare net regarding the national emergency on the m0hoy-l echolink channel node number 973498

Hamvention QSO Party - something new to do !

March 31, 2020 08:14 AM - Southgate ARC - The Dayton Hamvention for 2020 has been cancelled. The WWROF, in cooperation with the Hamvention organizers, wanted to create a fun way for people to celebrate the Hamvention experience over the air - the Hamvention QSO Party

Denby Dale amateur radio club goes to Zoom

March 31, 2020 08:14 AM - Southgate ARC - Our club has moved all it’s meetings to Zoom. Members are excited about our up coming meetings

Coronavirus: Spain grants special authorization to radio hams

March 31, 2020 08:14 AM - Southgate ARC - Spain's national amateur radio society URE has talked to their regulator and obtained permission for unlicensed people to use amateur stations during the Coronavirus lockdown

Coronavirus: Portugal's QSL Bureau closed

March 31, 2020 08:14 AM - Southgate ARC - Due to the state of emergency declared in Portugal due to Covid-19, the services of the Rede dos Emissores Portugueses (REP) association are physically closed, we keep the minimum services on telework

BBC Radio Humberside interviews radio amateur

March 31, 2020 08:14 AM - Southgate ARC - The RSGB report they helped to set up a brief interview on Monday, March 30, with Tony Cobb, G0WJK – Chair of Hull and District ARS – on BBC Radio Humberside breakfast show

March 30, 2020

COVID-19 Affects Space Station Crew Transition

March 30, 2020 06:29 PM - ARRL -

[UPDATED: 2020-04-01 2008 UTC] International Space Station (ISS) Expedition 62 crew is readying its Soyuz MS-15 vehicle for an April 17 departure back to Earth. Expedition 62 members are NASA Flight Engineer Jessica Meir; Flight Engineer Andrew Morgan, KI5AAA, and Commander Oleg Skripochka, RA0LDJ. The Expedition 63 crew members who are to replace them are nearing an April 9 launch aboard the S...

FCC Grants Temporary Emergency Authority to WISPs Operating in 5.8 GHz Band

March 30, 2020 12:54 PM -

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP

March 30, 2020 09:14 AM - Southgate ARC - Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to remain at low levels

Use of ZM Callsigns during COVID-19 Lockdown

March 30, 2020 09:14 AM - Southgate ARC - At the suggestion of Paul, ZL4TT, we applied to Radio Spectrum Management for, and have been granted, approval to treat the COVID-19 lockdown period as a “special event.”

The RaDAR Challenge

March 30, 2020 09:14 AM - Southgate ARC - The first RaDAR Challenge of 2020 takes place in South Africa from 00:00 UTC to 23:59 UTC on Saturday 4th April 2020

EURAO President's letter about COVID-19

March 30, 2020 09:14 AM - Southgate ARC - The EURAO President says: Dear members and friends, more than ever, we're witnessing an evolution of ham radio around the world. COVID-19 is just another catalyst that forces us to think wider than before, adaptive and think about changing seriously...

IRTS Contest News update

March 30, 2020 09:14 AM - Southgate ARC - In the light of the current public health situation, we have made a number of changes to the arrangements for our contests

ILLW 2020 and COVID-19

March 30, 2020 09:14 AM - Southgate ARC - Hopefully by the time we get to August and the International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend 2020, things will have returned to some kind of normality. Please rest assured that whatever the situation the ILLW will still be operational

ICQPodcast - Why Coax Fails

March 30, 2020 09:14 AM - Southgate ARC - In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Leslie Butterfield G0CIB, Edmund Spicer M0MNG, Dan Romanchik KB6NU and Ruth Willet KM4LAO to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief and this episode’s feature is - Why Coax Fails

Coronavirus: Ham radio operators practice their social distancing on air

March 30, 2020 09:14 AM - Southgate ARC - The Gardner News describes how radio amateurs responded to a request to provide 50 N95 masks for ICU physicians

BBC local radio teams up to offer DAB radios to over 70s

March 30, 2020 09:14 AM - Southgate ARC - BBC local radio has joined forces with loneliness charity WaveLength and a number of manufacturers and retailers to offer free DAB radios to vulnerable people over 70

March 29, 2020

USA conducts first all-online ham radio exam

March 29, 2020 09:14 AM - Southgate ARC - The first remote all-online amateur radio Technician license exam was carried out in the United States on March 26, 2020

Small Scale DAB radio licences extended again

March 29, 2020 09:14 AM - Southgate ARC - Radio Today report that the ten trial Small Scale DAB multiplex operators have had their temporary licences extended till the end of 2021

Randy Thompson, K5ZD, named interim WPX Contest Director

March 29, 2020 09:14 AM - Southgate ARC - Former CQ WPX Contest Director Randy Thompson, K5ZD, has been appointed interim director of the on-air competition following the resignation of Terry Zivney, N4TZ. Zivney had been contest director for the past seven years

QSO Today Amateur Radio Podcast - Bry Carling - AF4K

March 29, 2020 09:14 AM - Southgate ARC - Bry Carling, AF4K, is an old boat anchor radio collector, co-founder of the Novice Rig Roundup, and keeper of thousands of old-time crystals, for sale, for your next rig restoration, or a new build of Bob Heil, K9EID’s, pine board project

Ham Talk Live! interviews Frank Bauer, KA3HDO

March 29, 2020 09:14 AM - Southgate ARC - Ham Talk Live! host Neal Rapp, WB9VPG recently interviewed Frank Bauer, KA3HDO, for an informative look at recent events in the ARISS program

Ham College 63

March 29, 2020 09:14 AM - Southgate ARC - Extra Class Exam Questions – Part 2 Station restrictions and special operations: restrictions on station location; general operating restrictions; spurious emissions; antenna structure restrictions; RACES operations

Foundation Online Amateur Radio Training

March 29, 2020 09:14 AM - Southgate ARC - Essex Ham plans to start their next free online amateur radio Foundation training course on April 5

DXCC Country/Entity Report

March 29, 2020 09:14 AM - Southgate ARC - According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Friday, 20th March, through Friday, 27th March there were 219 countries active

IOTA news from OPDX

March 29, 2020 09:14 AM - Southgate ARC - Weekly IOTA News - compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW, editor of the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin

Amateur Radio guide to Social Distancing

March 29, 2020 09:14 AM - Southgate ARC - “In the current climate, Social Distancing is very important and Keith G6NHU has put together a reminder for radio amateurs showing how to remember the recommended distance to keep apart”

ICQ Podcast Episode 321 - Why Coax Fails

March 29, 2020 07:24 AM - ICQ Podcast -

In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Leslie Butterfield G0CIB, Edmund Spicer M0MNG, Dan Romanchik KB6NU and Ruth Willet KM4LAO to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief and this episode’s feature is - Why Coax Fails

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March 28, 2020

Propagation de K7RA

March 28, 2020 10:14 AM - Southgate ARC - We saw another week with no sunspots, which were last observed just briefly over two weeks ago on two days, March 8 and 9. Spaceweather.com reports that so far in 2020, the percentage of days that have no sunspots is exactly the same as all of 2019, when it was 77%

Stuck in the shack? Make use of your downtime

March 28, 2020 10:14 AM - Southgate ARC - For over five years, the Fair Lawn (NJ) Amateur Radio Club has presented a live monthly speaker series for its members and guests highlighting the leading talent from the local amateur radio community. The Club reminds hams everywhere that these monthly club videos are available for you to view to stay active in the hobby while isolated because of the coronavirus epidemic

Radio hams assist Homeland Security

March 28, 2020 10:14 AM - Southgate ARC - The Wiscasset newspaper reports on one of the radio amateurs who are assisting Homeland Security with ham radio communications

VK6WIA NewsWest

March 28, 2020 10:14 AM - Southgate ARC - Newswest for Sunday 29th March, 2020 is the Club Focus edition. It’s also the socially isolated edition, guaranteed germ free and the only risk of transmission is the safe way - by Radio Frequency

Message from the RAC President Glenn MacDonell, VE3XRA

March 28, 2020 10:14 AM - Southgate ARC - The Covid-19 pandemic has been a part of our daily lives for several weeks now and will most likely continue to be for some time. The pandemic is of particular concern for Radio Amateurs because ours is a hobby that can be practised by people of all ages from elementary schoolchildren to senior citizens

Indian students offered the chance to learn Ham Radio in lockdown

March 28, 2020 10:14 AM - Southgate ARC - Are you tired in kockdown? Indian Students are being offered the chance to Learn from Home about interesting scientific hobby known as Amateur (Ham) Radio!

Foundations of Amateur Radio

March 28, 2020 10:14 AM - Southgate ARC - Listening from the ground up - When I started learning about antennas I was told height is might. The higher the better. For many years I've followed that advice and like a good little parrot I've dispensed that advice. Turns out that as is usual in our hobby, that's not the whole story

March 27, 2020

HamSCI 2020 Workshop Successfully Reworked as a Virtual Event

March 27, 2020 07:29 PM -

Field Day 2020 — A Time to Adapt

March 27, 2020 05:55 PM - ARRL -

Many individuals and groups organizing events for Field Day 2020 have been contacting ARRL for guidance on how to adapt their planned activities in this unprecedented time of social distancing and uncertainty.

“Due to the unique situation presented this year, this can be an opportunity for you, your club, and/or group to try something new,” ARRL Contest Manager Paul Bourque, N1SFE, said. “Field...

The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Now Available

March 27, 2020 01:42 PM - ARRL -

Listen to the new episode of ARRL Audio News on your iOS or Android podcast app, or online at http://www.blubrry.com/arrlaudionews/. Audio News is also retransmitted on a number of FM repeaters. Click here and then scroll down to see the list.

 

 

The K7RA Solar Update

March 27, 2020 10:16 AM - ARRL -

We saw another week with no sunspots, which were last observed just briefly over two weeks ago on two days, March 8-9. Spaceweather.com reports that so far in 2020, the percentage of days that have no sunspots is the same as all of 2019, when it was 77%.

Last week we saw the spring equinox, always a good seasonal indicator for better HF propagation.

Last week’s bulletin ARLP012 reported the avera...

Noctilucent clouds over the South Pacific

March 27, 2020 09:14 AM - Southgate ARC - Are you ready to see an electric-blue cloud made of frosted meteor smoke?

Netherlands special event

March 27, 2020 09:14 AM - Southgate ARC - Operators Harm PA0HPG, Michel PA0VCC, Ad PA2PCH, Nico PA3ADU, Gerrie PA7TT, Harm PD0GIB, Bert PD2B and Gerard PD2VW will activate special event station PA75ASN between April 1st and May 7th

Kosovo scouting trip

March 27, 2020 09:14 AM - Southgate ARC - Operators Erik ON4ANN and Erik ON4CCV will be active as Z68AN and Z68EC (callsigns pending), respectively, from Kosovo between April 27-30th

Coronavirus: Radio listening booms while music streaming stalls

March 27, 2020 09:14 AM - Southgate ARC - BBC News report that people staying at home due to the coronavirus pandemic appear to be listening to more radio rather than music apps, figures suggest

Coronavirus: Ham radio clubs connect amid social distancing

March 27, 2020 09:14 AM - Southgate ARC - ARRL report members of the K7UAZ Amateur Radio Club in Tucson -- a student organization at the University of Arizona -- have moved their radio club meetings to the radio

Coronavirus: Bengal Ham radio operators help police in tracking

March 27, 2020 09:14 AM - Southgate ARC - Outlook India reports "Ham radio operators in West Bengal are helping police in tracking down mass gatherings and sending vagabonds to the shelters during the nationwide lockdown imposed in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, officials said on Thursday"

DX News from the ARRL

March 27, 2020 09:14 AM - Southgate ARC - The American Radio Relay League's round-up of the forthcoming week's DX activity on the amateur radio bands

March 26, 2020

Annual Intrepid Spirit Award Goes to the VP8PJ DXpedition Team

March 26, 2020 06:11 PM - ARRL -

The annual Intrepid-DX Group Intrepid Spirit Award will go to the Perseverance DX Group’s VP8PJ South Orkney Island DXpedition team for its “superb activation” from Signy Island.

“This DXpedition was extremely well planned and executed from this very remote, cold, and harsh Island,” the Intrepid-DX Group said in announcing the award. “This award is to recognize the entire team’s collective effo...

FCC to Hold Open Meeting on March 31 by Teleconference

March 26, 2020 06:09 PM - ARRL -

The FCC will hold its March 31 open meeting by teleconference. “Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and related agency telework and headquarters access policies, this meeting will be in a wholly electronic format and will be open to the public on the internet via live feed from the FCC web page and on the FCC YouTube channel,” the Commission announced this week. Agenda items are expected to be...

Turkish special event

March 26, 2020 10:15 AM - Southgate ARC - Members of the Turkish Radio Amateur Club (TRAC)[YM3KB], have activated special event station TC105GL and will be on the air until March 30th

ESA invitation to Space Talk, today March 26, 2020

March 26, 2020 10:15 AM - Southgate ARC - In Europe and around the world, we've been getting used to a different way of living in recent weeks. On Thursday, 26 March, ESA and long-time partner Asteroid Day will host #SpaceConnectsUs - a chance to connect across borders and hear from space explorers, artists, and scientists about how to manage ourselves and our environment as our communities battle a global pandemi

RAC welcomes new Special Advisor for World Radio Conferences

March 26, 2020 10:15 AM - Southgate ARC - As we are about to begin another four-year process leading to the next World Radiocommunication Conference in 2023, Bryan Rawlings, VE3QN, has decided to step down as RAC Special WRC Advisor to let another RAC representative start the process

Ofcom awards six new community radio licences

March 26, 2020 10:15 AM - Southgate ARC - Ofcom has just announced the award of six new community radio licences in England

ISWL callsigns for April 2020

March 26, 2020 10:15 AM - Southgate ARC - The following ISWL club callsigns will be used throughout the month of April 2020

Hamfest and convention cancellations

March 26, 2020 10:15 AM - Southgate ARC - The ARRL has created a Web page that lists all hamfests and conventions that have advised the League that they are canceling scheduled events due to the concerns over the coronavirus

FREE UK Foundation License online course

March 26, 2020 10:15 AM - Southgate ARC - I have created a FREE UK foundation license course. I have designed this because of the COVID-19 allowing people to study material for their exam

Electromagnetic Field 2020 is cancelled

March 26, 2020 10:15 AM - Southgate ARC - The organisers have announced the popular Electromagnetic Field, EMF 2020, event planned for July 23-26 has been cancelled

Tony's 10m Band Report

March 26, 2020 10:15 AM - Southgate ARC - Conditions on ten metres were much improved this past week especially on Sunday. Somehow I missed a lot of it

March 25, 2020

May QST Going Out to Members on Time, W1AW Adjusts Its Schedule

March 25, 2020 06:22 PM - ARRL -

ARRL wants to assure members that the COVID-19 shutdown of ARRL Headquarters will have little or no impact on publication schedules. The print edition of May QST is now off the presses and will enter the mail stream next week, and the US Postal Service anticipates no delivery disruptions.

Digital QST and the pending digital debuts of QEX and NCJ are expected to be posted on schedule. May QST wil...

The Space Weather Woman

March 25, 2020 09:14 AM - Southgate ARC - The Sun Blows a Smoke Ring - The latest space weather forecast from Dr Tamitha Skov WX6SWW

World Amateur Radio Day

March 25, 2020 09:14 AM - Southgate ARC - The SARL reminds us that World Amateur Radio Day on April 18, is just a few weeks away!

W1AW to limit transmit schedule

March 25, 2020 09:14 AM - Southgate ARC - In response to an executive order from Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont that all non-essential businesses and not-for-profit entities reduce in-person workforces because of COVID-19 pandemic concerns, W1AW has slightly altered its transmission schedule

SA clubs cancel meetings

March 25, 2020 09:14 AM - Southgate ARC - In South Africa the Cape Town Amateur Radio Club and Secunda Radio Club have both cancelled activities due to the coronavirus

Ofcom: Approach to the coronavirus (Covid-19)

March 25, 2020 09:14 AM - Southgate ARC - This is an unprecedented time for our country, and keeping communications going across the UK has never been more important

Kosovo operation

March 25, 2020 09:14 AM - Southgate ARC - A German team will be active as Z66DX from the capital city of Prystina in Kosovo between October 15-28th

It’s time for remote amateur radio license exams

March 25, 2020 09:14 AM - Southgate ARC - Dan Romanchik KB6NU writes in his blog about the need for remote amateur radio license exams. Dan notes that in the USA remote exams have been permitted since 2014 but to-date only Alaska has implemented them

Easter Island DXpedition

March 25, 2020 09:14 AM - Southgate ARC - A Polish team will be active as XR0YSP from Easter Island (SA-001, WW Loc. DG52GU) between September 15-30th

Covid-19 impact

March 25, 2020 09:14 AM - Southgate ARC - The following expeditions have all been cancelled due to the pandemic

Coronavirus: RSGB HFCC and VHFCC update to recent rule changes

March 25, 2020 09:14 AM - Southgate ARC - The RSGB HF and VHF Contest Committees have made an announcement regarding Portable, Alternative address and Multi-Operator stations following the government’s updated position on people’s movements

Coronavirus: Radio amateurs to help university design low-cost ventilator

March 25, 2020 09:14 AM - Southgate ARC - Amateur radio volunteers from around the world have offered to assist University of Florida Professor Sam Lampotang and his engineering team in their quest to rapidly develop an open-source, low-cost patient ventilator

IOTA news from the DARC

March 25, 2020 09:14 AM - Southgate ARC - Compiled by Andreas, DK5ON of the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club

March 24, 2020

Club Log Allocates 100% of its Computing Resources to COVID-19 Protein Research

March 24, 2020 07:12 PM - ARRL -

Michael Wells, G7VJR, has announced that Club Log is contributing 120 CPU cores (most running at 3.4 GHz) to the Folding@Home Project that’s simulating the dynamics of COVID-19 proteins to hunt for new therapeutic opportunities. Wells said he’s assigned a higher priority to the Folding@Home work, so radio amateurs may experience slightly longer upload times.

“You can help, too, by contributing y...

International Amateur Radio Union Adjusting to COVID-19

March 24, 2020 07:10 PM - ARRL -

The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) has reported on how it is addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, given the various restrictions in place to slow the spread of the virus. IARU said the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Headquarters in Geneva remains off limits to visitors until April 17 at the earliest. ITU has cancelled some meetings, postponed others, and converted others int...

Sean Kutzko, KX9X, Appointed AMSAT Volunteer Coordinator

March 24, 2020 03:54 PM - ARRL -

AMSAT President Clayton Coleman, W5PFG, has announced the appointment of Sean Kutzko, KX9X, of Urbana, Illinois, as Volunteer Coordinator. Licensed since 1982, Kutzko served for 10 years on the ARRL Headquarters staff as Contest Branch Manager and as Media and Public Relations Manager.

“It’s an honor to be able to volunteer for AMSAT,” Kutzko said. “AMSAT is a great organization and helping find...

Sean Kutzko, KX9X, appointed AMSAT Volunteer Coordinator

March 24, 2020 10:14 AM - Southgate ARC - AMSAT President Clayton Coleman, W5PFG, has announced the appointment of Sean Kutzko, KX9X, as Volunteer Coordinator

Radio amateurs participate in Russian international contest

March 24, 2020 10:14 AM - Southgate ARC - The Gulf Times reports the Qatar Amateur Radio Society (QARS) participated in the 27th edition of the Russian International Amateur Radio Competition (RDXC-2020)

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