News for Wednesday 24 April
Fair Lawn Amateur Radio Club to partner with the National Park Service for Earth Day special event
The Fair Lawn (NJ) Amateur Radio Club (FLARC) will again partner with the National Park Service with a special event amateur radio station to be held at the Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park in Paterson, NJ
AMSAT VP for Human Spaceflight Programs explains operations onboard the ISS
As a result of the recent SSTV event onboard the ISS, a large number of questions arose. The questions mainly centered on the crew's ability to troubleshoot equipment and make adjustments to the station
Free PDF book - C & GUI Programming
The Raspberry Pi Press have published a free PDF book - An Introduction to C & GUI Programming by Simon Long
CMH donates laptops to amateur radio groups
The Wilmington (Ohio) News Journal reports Clinton Memorial Hospital recently donated surplus laptops to local amateur radio clubs
Radio hams help woman return to village
The West Bengal Radio Club (WBRC) - an organisation of ham radio enthusiasts, has been instrumental in helping a woman from Jharkhand to return to her village
RSGB release Board Minutes for Nov-Feb
The RSGB Board Minutes for the November and December 2018 and January and February 2019 meetings have been released
IOTA news from the DARC
Compiled by Andreas, DK5ON of the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club

 

News for Tuesday 23 April
New digital mode FT4
Joe Taylor K1JT has announced a new digital mode, FT4, which is 2.5 times faster than FT8
FreeDV QSO Party
Over the past couple of weeks, I have been talking about a new event on the Amateur Radio calendar - designed to get people experimenting on air again.
The FreeDV QSO party is now only 5 days away, starting at 0300 UTC Saturday 27th
IMD station on-the-air from Australia
This Saturday, April 27 is International Marconi Day, and HADARC will be operating VK2IMD, the only IMD station in Australasia
Upcoming ARISS contact with Hidden Oaks Middle School, Prior Lake, MN
An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Hidden Oaks Middle School, Prior Lake, MN on 24 April
Radio ham to set up emergency communications center
The Waitsburg Times (Washington State) reports an amateur radio enthusiast is setting up an emergency communication center and hopes to garner interest from new or future operators
Hyderabad celebrates World Amateur Radio Day
April 18 was World Amateur Radio Day and the Telangana Today newspaper spoke to some radio hams in Hyderabad to understand why they took up this hobby
Propagation de K7RA
New sunspot group 2739 appeared on April 17, and the daily sunspot number rose to 24. The new sunspot has a polarity indicating it is still part of old Solar Cycle 24, the current sunspot cycle

 

News for Monday 22 April
Bouvet Island DXpedition news
The entire 3Y0I Bouvet Team is home and all are resting after the Rebel attempt at Bouvet. 70 miles! 70 miles, 10 hours is all we needed and we possibly could have sheltered on the west side of Bouvet from the storm that wreaked havoc! 
International Marconi Day event
Every year the Cornish Radio Amateur Club organizes the International Marconi Day (IMD) event to celebrate the birthday of Guglielmo Marconi (April 25, 1874)
John Ash Chapman Shield
The South Eastern Amateur Radio Group picked up the award of the John Ash Chapman Shield at the Irish Radio Transmitters Society (IRTS) AGM in Athlone on Sunday the 14th of April. This is the 2nd time the club has been honoured with this award after first winning the award back in 2015
DKARS Magazine April 2019
The DKARS (Dutch Kingdom Amateur Radio Society) issues its own free PDF Magazine once every month
DXCC Country/Entity Report
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 14th April, through Sunday, 21st April there were 218 countries active
IOTA news from OPDX
Weekly IOTA News - compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW, editor of the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin

 

News for Sunday 21 April
Chair of ARISS-Europe interviewed by BRUZZ
To mark World Amateur Radio Day, BRUZZ paid a visit to the Chair of ARISS-Europe, 91-year-old, Gaston Bertels ON4WF
Caister to echo to sound of Morse code once again
Norfolk's radio hams will once again be trying to contact other amateurs around the world from Caister on Saturday 27 April 2019 as part of the International Marconi Day celebrations
QSO Today - Jack Worth, WA0QZK
Jack Worth, WA0QZK, is a retired pastor with over 50 years of amateur radio operating experience who likes to QSO on CW from the Warsaw Telegraph Office
Foundations of Amateur Radio #202
Antennas out of sight and out of mind ...
Previously I've spoken about the dynamic nature of your station. Even if from day to day use, nothing changes, things around you are always in flux. Propagation changes, power fluctuates and the environment in which your antenna operates is dynamic. Mobile stations even more so
5:5 Amateur Radio Activity Session
Every May 5 is the festival of amateur radio enthusiasts in China - the 5:5 amateur radio festival - on Sunday, May 5
ZS4 Sprint this afternoon
The ZS4 Sprint will run from 14:00 to 16:00 UTC this afternoon, Sunday 21 April with phone activity during the first hour and CW activity during the second hour
Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP
Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to remain at low levels

 

News for Saturday 20 April
ARISS contact planned for students in Czech Republic
An International Space Station school contact has been planned for Nick Hague KG5TMV with House of Children and Youth, Olomouc, Czech Republic
Ham radio satellite ground station article in HackSpace magazine
The May edition of HackSpace magazine, issue 18, featuring articles by radio amateur Jo Hinchliffe MW6CYK is available as a free PDF
VK6WIA NewsWest
NewsWest for 21st April 2019 is now available.NewsWest is heard across Western Australia and the rest of Australia and in other interesting places around the world
NepaliSat-1 launched to ISS
The Kathmandu Post reports Nepal's first satellite NepaliSat-1 was launhed to the International Space Station (ISS) on Wednesday, April 17
Free entry to Hamvention on final day
The ARRL reports Hamvention® has announced that it will open the gates to all, without charge, on the final day of the annual gathering at Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center in Xenia, Ohio
The Space Weather Woman
The latest space weather forecast from Dr Tamitha Skov

 

News for Friday 19 April
FUNcube Data Warehouse URL change
Dave G4DPZ reports on a change to the URL used for Data Warehouse for the FUNcube amateur radio satellites
Making a simple AM Radio
Trainee electronics engineer Chelsea Back writes in Design Spark about her first experiences with radio frequency circuits
FreeDV Global QSO Party April 27/28
WIA News reports the digital voice mode FreeDV Global QSO Party takes place Saturday April 27/28
Ofcom consults on 3.4 GHz band changes
BT-EE, Hutchison-3, Telefónica-O2 and Vodafone asked Ofcom to vary their 3.4 GHz band licences, this includes higher total radiated power (TRP) in-block and out-of-block power limits
DX News from the ARRL
The American Radio Relay League's round-up of the forthcoming week's DX activity on the amateur radio bands

 

News for Thursday 18 April
IARU argues for protection from WPT spurious emissions
IARU was again represented at the meeting last week in Ankara, Turkey, where committee SE24 (Short Range Devices) met to undertake further work on the Work Item concerning Wireless Power Transmission
ARRL 'Radio Communications' billboard promotes Ham Radio
on I-40

The ARRL reports amateur radio is being promoted on a billboard that's passed by 6 million vehicles a year
Foundation training manual released in Kindle format
The RSGB Foundation Licence Manual is now available in the convenient electronic Kindle format
Tony's 10m Band Report

Plenty of AM70s about from Spain but actually quite a good week with 3 reported contacts needed to get into the lists at the weekend.

C5DL (Gambia) was pretty hot all week as were quite a few others.

Unusual call of the week 4Z1MOON (Israel). This special event station will be on the air in honour of "Beresheet" - The Israeli probe to the moon. If you didn’t get it, tough! It’s now finished

Ham radio operators eager to connect worldwide
Laura Churchill Duke of the Chronicle Herald talks to Fred Archibald VE1FA, Lyle Anderson VE1BZE and Greg Ross VE1HGR, about amateur radio in Nova Scotia
Students' studies pay off with ham radio contact to ISS
CBS Denver report on the amateur radio contact between Park County students and Nick Hague KG5TMV on the International Space Station
Neutron radiation detected on airplane flights over CONUS
Spaceweather.com has continued its survey of cosmic ray neutrons at aviation altitudes with additional flights over the continental United States
Advertisement of Local Radio Multiplex Licence: Channel Islands
Ofcom is today inviting applications for a licence to provide a local digital radio ‘multiplex’ service for the Channel Islands. A radio multiplex is the means by which digital radio stations are broadcast
Eurovision Song Contest special event
The Israel Amateur Radio Club is going to activate the following special event callsigns around the 64th Eurovision Song Contest
IOTA news from the DARC
Compiled by Andreas, DK5ON of the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club

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