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Foundations of Amateur Radio #167
Getting Started - Don't get me started, Let's start this thing, Where do I start, Start me up, I could go on, but I have better things to do today, like starting a podcast
Raspberry Pi at Cray Valley ARS
In his OneNewHam blog Andrew 2E0ONH writes about his visit to S.E London for a Raspberry Pi talk at the Cray Valley Radio Society given by Essex Ham's Pete M0PSX
ARISS contact planned for school in Parchim, Germany re-scheduled
An International Space Station school contact has been planned for Alexander Gerst KF5ONO with Friedrich-Franz-Gymnasium Parchim, Parchim, Germany
Ham Radio Speaker Wire Antenna
This video from Jerry KG6HQD shows you don't need an expensive antenna to get on-the-air
UK Amateur Radio Foundation syllabus changes
Essex Ham have published their initial impressions of the new 2019 exam syllabus and how it may affect the teaching of the Foundation course
A large coronal hole turns toward Earth
A large hole in the sun's atmosphere (a 'coronal hole') is turning toward Earth, spewing solar wind toward our planet
Portuguese lighthouses 'On The Air' for ILLW 2018
Look for the following Portuguese Lighthouses to be on the air for the upcoming International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend (August, 18-19th)
Parachute Mobile Mission 32
Two missions completed, two more to go. Come join us! Make a contact with a skydiver
KTVZ report on new ham radio emergency coordinator
KTVZ TV News reports a new emergency coordinator has been appointed for the Deschutes County Amateur Radio Emergency Service (DCARES)
VK6WIA NewsWest
In the bulletin this week we bring you news of a new FT8 mode, an update for micro-bit-x users, as well as updates from the ACMA, RASA, the NewsWest dinner and raffle and more
25th anniversary of 'Lighthouse Weekend'
The International Lighthouse and Lightships Weekend is happening this weekend, August 18-19th. ILLW is one of the largest operating events in the amateur radio calendar, with more than 400 lighthouse/lightship activations in 40 countries, and tens of thousands of amateur stations wanting to work them
FT8CALL it's FT8 but with chat
FT8Call is a derivative of the WSJT-X application, restructured and redesigned for keyboard-to-keyboard message passing. It is not supported by, nor endorsed by, the WSJT-X development group
RAC Amateur of the Year Award to be presented on September 11
http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2018/august/rac-amateur-of-the-year-award.htm
New 10 watt 10 Band HF kit on the way from QRP Labs
At the recent Youngsters on the Air event in South Africa, participants got to construct and build a new 10 watt 40m SSB/CW transceiver kit from QRP-LABS in the UK
Heavier duty guying accessories for lightweight telescopic masts
Following on from the successful launch of the Tactical 7000hds telescopic mast, SOTABEAMS has designed some new guying hardware to compliment the mast
New Acting Section Manager for Saskatchewan: Dave Scarfe, VE5UO
I am pleased to announce that Dave Scarfe, VE5UO, has accepted the role of Acting Section Manager of the Saskatchewan Section effective immediately. Welcome aboard Dave!
ARISS contact planned for school in Parchim, Germany
An International Space Station school contact has been planned for Alexander Gerst KF5ONO with Friedrich-Franz-Gymnasium Parchim, Parchim, Germany. The downlink signals will be audible in Europe
Review of the 070 number range
Ofcom has today published a draft statement on the regulation of telephone numbers beginning with 070, following a review of this market
Inverhuron ham radio club to activate lighthouse
The Kincardine News report on plans to activate the Kincardine Lighthouse on Saturday, August 18 for International Lighthouse and Light Ship Weekend
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
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