Amateur Radio Newsline

Amateur Radio Newsline™ Amateur Radio related weekly news digest

  • Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2214 for Friday April 3 2020
    by Kevin Trotman on April 3, 2020 at 01:06

    – ‘VIRTUAL TESTING’ DAWNS FOR LICENSES AMID PANDEMIC – SOCIAL-MEDIA MENTORIING IN INDIA FOR HAM HOPEFULS – ANSWERING THE QRZ OF A ‘Z M’ CONTACT IN NEW ZEALAND – SEA-PAC CANCELLED IN OREGON – LIGHTHOUSE WEEKEND ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS FOR LATE-SUMMER EVENT – YLS CHOSEN FOR LEADERSHIP SPOTS IN BRAZIL – IN SEARCH OF YOUNG HAM OF THE YEAR FOR 2020 – END OF ORBIT FOR VENEZUELAN TELECOMMUNICATIONS SATELLITE – MARKING WORLD AMATEUR RADIO DAY, EVEN WITHOUT HF – SILENT KEY: FORMER DXCC ADMINISTRATOR DON SEARCH W3AZD – WORLD OF DX – APRIL FOOL’S – IT’S PIERRE PULLINMYLEGSCRIPTAUDIO

  • Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2213 for Friday March 27th 2020
    by Kevin Trotman on March 27, 2020 at 11:16

    – HamSCI’S VIRTUAL WORKSHOP ATTRACTS INTERNATIONAL ‘ATTENDANCE’ – HAMVENTION’S READY TO PARTY – INDONESIAN SATELLITE SENDS MESSAGE OF HOPE – NY AMATEURS TEACH CW TO SCHOOL KIDS ONLINE – IARU REGION 1 ASKS SOCIETIES TO REVIEW FIELD DAY PLANS – HAMS THROUGHOUT U.S. MIDWEST CANCEL PLANS – COVID-19 CLAIMS LIFE of PROMINENT HAM IN PHILIPPINES – NEWSLINE IN SEARCH OF TALENTED YOUNG AMATEUR – FT8 OPERATORS LOG 100 DXCC ENTITIES – MEMORIAL DXPEDITION RECREATES ADVENTURER’S TRAVELS – FORMER QUARTZFEST ORGANIZER BECOMES SILENT KEY – UK TAKES ANOTHER LOOK AT EMF DANGERS – SPECIAL EVENT ACTIVATION HONORS GERMAN HAM RADIO SOCIETY – A CONSTELLATION OF COSTS FOR HIGH-FLYING SHACKSCRIPTAUDIO

  • Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2212 for Friday March 20th 2020
    by Kevin Trotman on March 20, 2020 at 01:37

    – DAYTON HAMVENTION CANCELLED – PLANS GO FORWARD FOR FRIEDRICHSHAFEN IN GERMANY – GEORGIA HOSPITAL NET MAKES BIG CONNECTIONS – UPDATE ON AUSTRALIAN LICENSE RENEWALS – A HIGH-FLYING SHACK TAILOR-MADE FOR THE ISS – THE MARKET IS BRIGHT FOR SDR – IN SEARCH OF YOUNG HAM OF THE YEAR FOR 2020 – LOUISIANA HAM FINED $18,000 BY FCC – TIME FOR RSGB MEMBERS TO VOTE – COLLEGE STUDENTS’ CUBESATS CHOSEN BY NASA – EMERGENCY-RESPONSE SKILLS GET FINE-TUNED IN CARIBBEAN – WORLD OF DX – IN SEATTLE, RFI GOES UNDERGROUNDSCRIPTAUDIO

  • Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2211 for Friday March 13th 2020
    by Kevin Trotman on March 13, 2020 at 10:40

    – CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS CAUSE CANCELLATIONS – SILENT KEY: HAM RADIO UNIVERSITY’S PHIL LEWIS N2MUN – SKYWARN TRAINING BEGINS IN MASSACHUSETTS – WWII VETS HONORED DURING FLORIDA SPECIAL EVENT – GET READY FOR WIA’S ANNUAL CONFERENCE – SEEKING 2020 YOUNG HAM OF THE YEAR – A CUBESAT WITH DREAMS OF MEMES – PORTUGUESE HAMS PROPOSE OVERHAUL FOR CALL SIGNS, LICENSES – AUSTRALIA CHANGING TERMS OF RECIPROCAL LICENSES – NEW ZEALAND DEFENCE FORCE GETTING NEW HF RADIOS – U.S. ARMY RETHINKS ITS USE OF RADIOS – WORLD OF DX – ‘NOW VOYAGER’ – AN ANTENNA UPGRADE AS BIG AS THE UNIVERSESCRIPTAUDIO

  • Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2210 for Friday March 6th 2020
    by Kevin Trotman on March 6, 2020 at 02:02

    – STABBING CLAIMS LIFE OF CALIFORNIA AMATEUR – CORONAVIRUS CONCERN POSTPONES KIRIBATI ACTIVATION – VOA ‘CURTAIN ARRAY ANTENNA’ IS HISTORY LESSON – HAMVENTION ANNOUNCES AWARD WINNERS – SILENT KEY: GEORGE MUHA N2XM – SILENT KEY: CQ MAGAZINE’S EDDIE DE YOUNG KS4AA – FCC OKS PLAN TO PAY SATELLITE COMPANIES FOR FREQUENCIES – LOOKING FOR THIS YEAR’S YOUNG HAM OF THE YEAR – 36TH ANNUAL CHARLESTON HAMFEST READY TO ROLL – INDIAN SPACE CONCLAVE HIGHLIGHTS SATELLITE USE – DISASTER PREPAREDNESS, GMRS-STYLE – WORLD OF DX – KICKER: NEVER TOO LATESCRIPTAUDIO

  • Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2209 for Friday February 28th 2020
    by Kevin Trotman on February 28, 2020 at 01:33

    – CHALLENGES FOR SOUTH ORKNEY DXPEDITIONERS – A MILESTONE FOR WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA D-STAR NET – SILENT KEY: CONNIE BALLANTYNE KB0ZSG – FCC REJECTS CALIF. HAM’S RENEWAL APPLICATION – ‘SMART METER’ INTERFERENCE STILL AN ISSUE FOR ST. KITTS – INSTITUTE FOR BROADCASTING TECHNOLOGY TO SHUT – FOR THE ISS, ANTENNA ASSISTANCE FROM THE UK – NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR YOUNG HAM OF THE YEAR – NZART LOOKING FOR HISTORIAN FOR NEW ZEALAND’S RADIO STORY – MAINE EMERGENCY NETWORK EXPANDS – FINDING (AND RESCUING) NEMO – A TOWERING VICTORY IN PENNSYLVANIA – WORLD OF DX – ELECTRICITY THAT COMES FROM THIN AIRSCRIPTAUDIO

  • Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2208 for Friday February 21st 2020
    by Kevin Trotman on February 21, 2020 at 02:45

    – MOTOROLA WINS $765 MILLION IN LAWSUIT AGAINST HYTERA – FCC’S COMMENT DEADLINE ON 5.9 GHz IS MARCH 6 – CHECKING IN WITH A MARATHON CHALLENGE – AMSAT’S OSCAR 85 REACHES END OF ITS MISSION – THIS BICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION IS A MAINE EVENT – COLLEGE RADIO CLUB MARKS CENTENNIAL – PROGRESS FOR STUDENT-BUILT SATELLITE IN ARIZONA – PHOENIX CUBESAT NEEDS HAMS TO TRACK ITS PATH – SILENT KEY: GERALD KLATZKO ZS6BTD, ARISS TELEBRIDGE OPERATOR – AM QSO PARTY IS A HIT WITH HAMS – MUSEUM RAISES FUNDS AND RADIO-CONSCIOUSNESS – MANITOBA AMATEUR HONORED FOR RADIO EFFORTS IN CANADA – CONSIDER A LIGHTHOUSE QTH ON PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND – WORLD OF DX – FASTER THAN THE SPEED OF FLIGHTSCRIPTAUDIO

  • Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2207 for Friday February 14th 2020
    by Kevin Trotman on February 14, 2020 at 12:38

    – NEW QUESTIONS RAISED OVER TESTING FOR RF EXPOSURE – HAMS IN INDIA FIELD-TEST FLOOD, CYCLONE READINESS – THAILAND PREPS FOR YOUNG AMATEURS’ RADIO CAMP – CALIF. MARINES LOG DX CONTACT ON HF MOBILE – MARINES CONSIDER HF FOR ALTERNATE COMBAT COMMUNICATIONS – WITH THANKS FROM WA6ITF – REMEMBERING BILL PASTERNAK – BAND PLAN COMMENTS DUE BY FEB. 19th – A NEW VOYAGE (ON LAND) FOR RECORD-SETTING YL – BUILDING A RADIO COMMUNITY, ONE HUT AT A TIME – WORLD OF DX – REALLY PUTTING THE “D” INTO “DX”SCRIPTAUDIO

  • Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2206 for February 7 2020
    by Kevin Trotman on February 7, 2020 at 01:11

    – FCC APPOINTS FIRST FEMALE CHIEF TECH OFFICER – NAVAJO CODE TALKER JOE VANDEVER DIES AT AGE 96 – NEWSLINE’s 2018 YHOTY IS A DAYTON KEYNOTER – HAMS CREDITED WITH HELPING AVERT BUSHFIRE TRAGEDIES – AMSAT ELECTS NEW PRESIDENT – NEW ZEALAND SUMMIT OUTING ACTIVATES FRIENDSHIP – FOUNDATION FOR AMATEUR RADIO OFFERS SCHOLARSHIPS – SCHOOL CLUB ROUNDUP HAPPENING FEBRUARY 10th-14th – A MILITARY VET’S BIG FOOTBALL SCORE – FRANCE CRACKS DOWN ON MARITIME RADIO INTERFERENCE – WORKING GROUP TACKLES GROWING INTERFERENCE IN SPAIN – AMAZON BEGINS HIRING FOR MASSIVE SATELLITE PROJECT – PENNSYLVANIA CLUB PROPOSES NET ON 2M SIMPLEX – WORLD OF DX – WEATHER NEWS FROM THE UNDERGROUNDSCRIPTAUDIO

  • Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2205 for Friday January 31st 2020
    by Kevin Trotman on January 31, 2020 at 02:18

    – HAMS STEP IN TO ASSIST AFTER TURKEY’S EARTHQUAKE – TURKEY’S QUAKE BELIEVED TO SHAKE UP PROPAGATION FOR NET – PILOTS ON ALERT DURING U.S. NAVY JAMMING EXERCISE – DXPEDITIONER RESPONDS TO HAMS WHO ACKNOWLEDGED SON’S DEATH – HAMS MARK ANNIVERSARY OF LITTLE-KNOWN WORLD WAR TWO BATTLE – AMATEUR RADIO NEWSLINE CELEBRATES BILL PASTERNAK WA6ITF – FCC APPROVES PART OF 9 CENTIMETER BAND FOR WIRELESS – BAVARIAN CONTEST CLUB CHOOSES NEW PRESIDENT – A DOUBLE CELEBRATION FOR AMATEURS IN POLAND – SUCCESSFUL FIELD TEST FOR HAMS IN INDIA – GET READY FOR THE VP8PJ DXPEDITION – WORLD OF DX – WHEN YOUR ‘BENCH’ IS OUT IN SPACESCRIPTAUDIO

  • Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2204 for Friday January 24th 2020
    by Kevin Trotman on January 24, 2020 at 01:52

    – ARRL VOTE OUSTS CEO HOWARD MICHEL WB2ITX – U.S. MILITARY REPORTEDLY SCAMMED BY ANTENNA DEAL – YEAR-LONG EVENT CELEBRATES THE DAWN OF SDR – RADIO GETS READY FOR ANNUAL AM RALLY – GERMAN AMATEURS GRANTED ACCESS TO 4 METRE FREQUENCIES – NETS OF NOTE: THE HAM STRINGS NET – AUSTRALIA CELEBRATES OSCAR 5’S 50th ANNIVERSARY – YOUTH CAMP GETS MATCHING DONATIONS – FRIENDS HELP FULFILL DREAM HELD BY A SILENT KEY – TIGHTER SECURITY SURROUNDS SWEDISH LICENSES – WORLD OF DX – DIVING DEEP FOR ‘THE WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS RADIO’SCRIPTAUDIO

  • Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2203 for Friday January 17th 2020
    by Kevin Trotman on January 17, 2020 at 01:53

    – TRAGIC DROWNING HALTS ROTUMA DXPEDITION – HAMS STEP UP AFTER PHILIPPINE VOLCANO ERUPTS – AMATEURS HELP IN POST-QUAKE PUERTO RICO – SILENT KEY: SULTAN QABOOS BIN SAID A41AA – SILENT KEY: DXER PETER GLASMACHER DK5DC/AA6M – HAM LOSES BATTLE TO BUILD TOWER OUTSIDE MASSACHUSETTS HOME – ROOSTING VULTURES CAUSE TROUBLE FOR TEXAS TOWER – HAMS KEEP WATCHFUL EYE AT INDIA’S GANGA SAGAR MELA – WALMART GRANT ASSISTS NEW MEXICO HAM CLUB PROJECT – YOTA STATIONS IN THE AMERICAS COUNT NEARLY 12,500 QSOs – AURORA BOREALIS A BRIGHT SPOT FOR EYEBALL QSOS – RADIO SOCIETY PRESENTS FIRST MEMORIAL TROPHY – WORD OF DX – HAM IS AT HOME BEING ‘CITIZEN OF THE YEAR’SCRIPTAUDIO

  • Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2202 for Friday January 10th 2020
    by Kevin Trotman on January 10, 2020 at 11:42

    – EARTHQUAKE RATTLES PUERTO RICO – FLOOD-STRICKEN INDONESIA RELIES ON HAMS – SOTA OPERATORS TURN TALENTS TOWARD BUSH FIRE CRISIS – CLASS WAS IN SESSION AT HAM RADIO UNIVERSITY – SOUTH AFRICAN OPERATOR QUALIFIES FOR DXCC AWARD ON 2M – YL RAISA SHARES HER RADIO JOURNEY VIA YOUTUBE – TUNISIAN AMATEURS GAIN INDIVIDUAL LICENCES – HAMS REGAIN ABILITY TO SEARCH FOR AVAILABLE AUSTRALIAN CALL SIGNS – SILENT KEY: PACKET RADIO PIONEER DAVE EDMUNDS VK4FUY – PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND GETS A SECTION OF ITS OWN – DX HALL OF FAME NOMINATIONS DUE SOON – WORLD OF DX – SRI LANKAN AMATEUR’S NOVEL RECOMMENDATIONSCRIPTAUDIO

  • Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2201 for Friday January 3rd 2020
    by Kevin Trotman on January 3, 2020 at 11:22

    – AS AUSTRALIA’S BUSH FIRES INTENSIFY, HAMS RAMP UP EFFORTS – HAMS REUNITE MENTALLY DISABLED MAN WITH FAMILY – NEWSLINE’S YOUNG HAM OF THE YEAR CHOSEN FOR MLK JR. AWARD – INDIA PREPARES TO LAUNCH STUDENT-BUILT MINI-SATELLITE – TROPO CREDITED FOR NEW UHF WORLD RECORD FROM SCOTLAND – SILENT KEY: WALTER WENZEL KA2RGI – IARU GAINS NEW EMCOMM COORDINATOR IN NETHERLANDS – COMMUNITY SCIENCE PROJECT BUILDS BACKYARD RADIO TELESCOPES – NONPROFIT GROUP THAT DISTRIBUTED RADIOS SET TO CLOSE – TEST-TAKERS SCORE BIG ON AMATEUR RADIO EXAM IN CUBA – WORLD OF DX – COLLEGIATE FOOTBALL SCORES A BIG INSPIRATION FOR RADIOSCRIPTAUDIO

  • Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2200 for Friday December 27th 2019
    by Kevin Trotman on December 27, 2019 at 04:18

    – HAMS RALLY AS TYPHOON PHANFONE HITS PHILIPPINES – INDIAN FAMILY REUNITED AFTER 50 YEARS – CONTEST UNIVERSITY IN DAYTON NOW ACCEPTING STUDENTS – GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR AUSTRALIAN YLs – AMATEUR RADIO EXHIBIT CLOSING IN LOS ALTOS, CALIFORNIA – HISTORIC UK CONTROL TOWER NOW HOME TO AMATEUR CLUB STATION – NEIGHBORS TRY TO BLOCK AMATEUR’S TOWER IN MASSACHUSETTS – VIRGINIA AMATEUR PAYS TRIBUTE TO FIRST HOLIDAY CONCERT – SOUTH AFRICAN SYMPOSIUM NEEDS PRESENTERS’ PAPERS – START THE NEW YEAR WITH AMSAT’S CW ACTIVITY DAY – BOOK ABOUT ANTARCTICA BY UKRAINIAN HAM BREAKS THE ICE – WORLD OF DX – ONE HAM’S MAKER MOVEMENT PROJECT: A FILM SET IN CUBASCRIPTAUDIO