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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2260 for Friday February 19 2021

BREAKING NEWS: After we went to production, it was announced that Ham Radio Friedrichshafen will be held in-person this year. More details at https://www.hamradio-friedrichshafen.com/- SURGE IN DEMAND FOR HAM RADIO IN UK - HUNTSVILLE HAMFEST GOING FORWARD IN ALABAMA - VARIETY OF EVENTS MARK WORLD RADIO DAY CELEBRATIONS - REVIVED ANTENNA RECONNECTS WITH VOYAGER 2 - SILENT KEY: LIGHTHOUSE ACTIVATOR HANDEL 'ANDY' BLUER G3UUZ - YOUNGSTERS' FORUM IN IARU REGION LOOKS AT SOTA, IOTA, WWFF - U.S. HAMS RESPOND TO WINTER WEATHER EXTREMES - AUSTRALIAN HAM GROUP HELPS MEMBERS SOLVE ACMA ADDRESS REQUIREMENT - RESEARCHERS DEVELOP SENSITIVE, EFFICIENT TERAHERTZ DETECTOR… [...]

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2259 for Friday February 12 2021

- PANDEMIC GIVES LOCAL EMCOMM CONFERENCE INTERNATIONAL REACH - HAMS SEE THREAT IN PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO AUSTRIAN TELCOM LAW - FIELD DAY RULES MODIFIED AGAIN THIS YEAR FOR PANDEMIC - YOUNG CALIFORNIA AMATEUR WINS CONGRESSIONAL RECOGNITION - QSO PARTY BRINGS ADDITIONAL CHALLENGES IN MINNESOTA - MARS MEMBERS AND HAMS PREP FOR INTEROPERABILITY EXERCISES - U.S.-BUILT RF JAMMERS TO ASSIST AUSTRALIA'S MILITARY - HAMSCI PROPOSAL DEADLINE APPROACHES - AUSTRALIA'S WYONG FIELD DAY REPLACED BY 'MAYHAM' EVENT - CANADIAN SATELLITE CONSTELLATION WOULD PROVIDE NEW INTERNET ACCESS - RSBG ANNOUNCES AWARD-WINNERS - WORLD OF DX - FOX MIKE HOTEL PORTABLE OP CHALLENGE IS… [...]

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2258 for Friday February 5 2021

- TECHNICAL TROUBLES FOIL ARISS SCHOOL CONTACT - FRENCH AMATEUR RADIO SATELLITE PART OF SPACEX RECORD LAUNCH - DEVICE PREVENTS 'SPACE JUNK' BY ALTERING SATELLITE ORBITS - RESTORATION BEGINS ON WORLD WAR II ENIGMA MACHINES - HAMS IN INDIA HELP ID MISSING MAN AS AUSTRALIAN CITIZEN - CLUB OFFERS MICROWAVE NETWORK TO BOOST BRITISH COLUMBIA EMCOMM - GEORGIA AMATEURS DEMONSTRATE RADIO SCIENCE ON FIELD DAY - SPECIAL EVENT STATIONS MARK ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE CENTENARY - OFCOM CLARIFIES LICENSE RESPONSIBILITIES FOR VP8 HAMS - WORLD OF DX - KICKER: HIGH-FLYING HUNGER HITS THE ISSSCRIPTAUDIO [...]

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2257 for Friday January 29th 2021

- REBEL DX GROUP POISED FOR BOUVET ISLAND - INTREPID-DX GROUP SEEKS NOMINATIONS FOR INTREPID SPIRIT AWARD - HAM RADIO FRIEDRICHSHAFEN OUTLINES COVID PRECAUTIONS - FIRST DIGITAL SYSTEM OPERATIONAL IN NORTH DUBLIN - QCWA IN SEARCH OF TREASURER - SKYWARN PREPS FOR SEASON'S STORMY WEATHER - CLOSE ENCOUNTER OF THE SOLAR KIND - FRENCH MILITARY SEEKS RADIO RECEIVERS, JAMMERS - YOTA MONTH ACTIVATIONS TOP TOTALS FROM PREVIOUS YEAR - MICHIGAN AMATEUR ISSUES PLEA FOR KIDNEY - MARKING 100 YEARS OF NEW ZEALAND HAM RADIO - WORLD OF DX - KICKER: IN SWEDEN, A CENTURY OF WISDOMSCRIPTAUDIO [...]

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2256 for Friday January 22nd 2021

- U.S. RESEARCHERS ENVISION AN ARECIBO REPLACEMENT - ACMA REPORTS PROGRESS ON CALL SIGN BACKLOGS - AMSAT CUBESAT PART OF UNUSUAL VIRGIN ORBIT LAUNCH - CITY ANTENNA LAW UPTURNED BY FCC RULING - PROPOSAL TO SUPPORT JAPAN'S STUDENT RADIO OPERATORS - FCC REMINDER ISSUED DAYS BEFORE U.S. INAUGURATION - GOLD RUSH SPECIAL EVENT STATION IS MINING FOR CONTACTS - UK TV CHANNEL RECOUNTS AMATEUR'S NOTORIOUS, BRUTAL KILLING - CALIFORNIA HAMS DEDICATE COMMUNICATIONS FACILITY - HAMS SUPPORT COMMUNICATIONS AT INDIAN RELIGIOUS PILGRIMAGE - RSGB NOMINATIONS DUE BY JAN. 31 - WORLD OF DX - KICKER: LAST HURRAH FOR 'LAST MAN'SCRIPTAUDIO [...]

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2255 for Friday January 15th 2021

- HAMVENTION 2021 CANCELLED - IARU EVENT ADOPTS THEME SPURRED BY PANDEMIC - EARLY-BIRD TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR QSO TODAY'S 2ND VIRTUAL EXPO - REVERSE BEACON NETWORK ADDS NODE IN FINLAND - POPULAR TV PERSONALITY GETS HAM RADIO LICENSE - LAUNCH OF SPAIN'S HAM RADIO SATELLITE POSTPONED TO MARCH - SPACECRAFT COPIES FM SIGNAL NEAR JUPITER'S MOON - HAMCATION NAMES NEIL RAPP WB9VPG 'EDUCATOR OF YEAR' - COUNTDOWN TO PLUTO'S BIG ANNIVERSARY - FANS OF RADIO'S FIRST VOICE MODE PREP FOR AM RALLY - WORLD OF DX - KICKER: GOT A MINUTE? ER, 59 SECONDS?SCRIPTAUDIO [...]

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2254 for Friday January 8th 2021

- FCC EYES ADDING VOLUNTEER EXAMINER COORDINATORS - BREXIT DOESN'T CUT ALL UK TIES TO EU SATELLITES - WOODEN SATELLITES SEEN AS FIX TO 'SPACE JUNK' - SEA-PAC ANNUAL CONVENTION CANCELLED - LAWMAKERS SEEK PROBE INTO ARECIBO COLLAPSE - IOWA STUDENTS' BALLOON CIRCLES EARTH A THIRD TIME - PROJECT EYES DIRECT WAY TO GATHER SOLAR POWER - SILENT KEY: JAMES GOLDEN KD0AES - SILENT KEY: LOGGING SOFTWARE DEVELOPER DAVE PRUETT K8CC - SILENT KEY: FORMER RAC PRESIDENT FARRELL (HOPPY) HOPWOOD VE7RD - NOVA SCOTIA CONTEST WEATHERS THE STORM - WHEN THE DX FINDS THE DXer IN FINLAND - WORLD OF… [...]

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2253 for Friday January 1st 2021

- HAM RADIO IS PART OF MAURITIUS' FIRST SATELLITE - NEW FCC FEE REQUIRES US HAMS TO PAY $35 - COMMUNITY RALLIES TO REPAIR CALIFORNIA RADIO TOWER - PROJECT KUIPER UNVEILS ANTENNA DESIGN - SILENT KEY: TORONTO'S ALBERT VANDERBURG VE3ARV - SILENT KEY: CW MENTOR ROY CLAYTON G4SSH, SOTA MAINSTAY - 'GET ON THE AIR' CW KEY AUCTION BENEFITS UK CHARITY - JAPAN'S HAM COMMUNITY SHRINKS BUT SOUTH AFRICA GAINS NEWCOMERS - SWISS REGULATOR CHANGES LICENSE PROCEDURES - SWLs AND HAMS AWAIT YOTA AWARDS - WORLD OF DX - KICKER: PARADE OF A LIFETIME HONORS NY AMATEURSCRIPTAUDIO [...]

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2252 for Friday December 25 2020

- FCC HOLDS LANDLORDS ACCOUNTABLE FOR RADIO PIRATES - TEXAS' HAM-COM CALLING IT QUITS - IN AUSTRALIA, SPORADIC-E GOES THE DISTANCE - EXTENSIONS GRANTED FOR GERMAN RADIO OPERATORS - AUSTRIAN HAMS GAIN ACCESS TO 60 AND 630 METRE BANDS - WHEN MORSE CODE GROWS ON TREES - SOMETIMES SATELLITES GROW ON TREES TOO - EUROPE PREPS FOR SATELLITE CONSTELLATION - CHINA'S RADIOTELESCOPE WELCOMES THE WORLD - RADIO EQUIPMENT STOLEN FROM RUSSIAN 'DOOMSDAY' PLANE - WORLD OF DX - KICKER: IN AUSTRALIA, THE ULTIMATE DX?SCRIPTAUDIO [...]

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2251 for Friday December 18 2020

- RF TRANSMISSIONS EYED AS SOURCE OF ILLNESSES - PREP CONTINUES FOR WINTER FIELD DAY - REGISTRATION FOR HAM RADIO UNIVERSITY, PROPAGATION SUMMIT - VIDEOS AVAILABLE FROM QRP VIRTUAL CONVENTION - SOLAR CELL SETS UNPRECEDENTED EFFICIENCY - CHANGES TO NEW ZEALAND'S GENERAL USER RADIO LICENSE - SILENT KEY: COLIN HORRABIN G3SBI - REMEMBERING FIRST HAM RADIO SATELLITE - NEW VHF HANDBOOK AVAILABLE FROM IARU - BRAZILIAN REGULATOR CLARIFIES EQUIPMENT APPROVALS - WORLD OF DX - KICKER: NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, HAM RADIO STYLESCRIPTAUDIO [...]

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2250 for Friday December 11 2020

- SOLAR FLARE BRINGS VISIBLE AURORA TO NORTHERN U.S. - FACTORY FIRE EXPECTED TO AFFECT AUDIO SUPPLY CHAIN - AUSTRALIAN HAMS DENIED 60M ACCESS - ARISS CONTACT TOUCHES DOWN IN OKLAHOMA - '12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS' RETURNS FOR 3RD YEAR - CHRISTMAS EVE A SILENT NIGHT FOR SAQ TRANSMITTER - FORMER HAM IN ILLINOIS GETS PRISON FOR CHILD PORN - AMSAT IRELAND SEEKING MEMBERS - CALIFORNIA CLUB NURTURES NEW, RETURNING AMATEURS - WORLD OF DX - KICKER: MEET NEWSLINE'S INTERNATIONAL NEWSMAKER OF THE YEARSCRIPTAUDIO [...]

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2249 for Friday December 4th 2020

- COLLAPSE DESTROYS NOTED ARECIBO RADIOTELESCOPE - WELCOME TO DECEMBER - IT'S YOTA MONTH - FCC CHAIRMAN AJIT PAI STEPPING DOWN IN NEW YEAR - DISCOVERY EXTENDS LIFESPAN OF SOLAR PANELS - MARKETER OF MOBILE RADIOS AND HTS CHARGED BY FCC - CHANUKAH SPECIAL EVENT LIGHTS UP THE AIRWAVES - MEET ARN'S INTERNATIONAL NEWSMAKER AWARD WINNER FOR 2020 - IN LONDON, A TOWER OF GRATITUDE - U.S. POST OFFICE SUSPENDS ACCEPTING SOME INT'L MAIL - HONORING RADIO'S FIRST VOICE TRANSMISSION - WORLD OF DX - KICKER: HAM RADIO SAVES THE BACON (AND OTHER GROCERIES)SCRIPTAUDIO [...]

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2248 for Friday November 27th 2020

- INDIAN EMERGENCY OPERATIONS GAIN SATELLITE ACCESS - HAM RADIO UNIVERSITY GOING VIRTUAL - UNIVERSAL RADIO CLOSING ITS DOORS - EVENT HONORS HAMMARLUND RADIO'S FOUNDER - GOING OFF ROAD AND ON AIR IN KENTUCKY - IOWA STUDENTS TRACK BALLOON'S GLOBAL TREK - ISS PREPS FOR SLOW-SCAN TV TRANSMISSION - AM ENTHUSIASTS IN EUROPE SET DATE FOR QSO PARTY - SOTA ACTIVATION, WYONG FIELD DAY ON AUSTRALIA'S HAM CALENDAR - 2 NEW CANADIAN AMATEUR RADIO HALL OF FAMERS - WORLD OF DX - KICKER: TIS THE SEASON TO TALK TO SANTASCRIPTAUDIO [...]

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2247 for Friday November 20th 2020

- FOUR AMATEURS IN SPACEX CREW DRAGON LAUNCH - AMATEUR INPUT SOUGHT FOR PROPAGATION EXPERIMENT - PROMINENT CROATIAN AMATEUR DIES OF COVID-19 - REALTIME SPECIAL EVENT HIGHLIGHTS VIRTUAL SCI-FI CONVENTION - FLORA & FAUNA ACTIVATIONS SWEEP AUSTRALIA - ON-AIR TRIBUTE BEGINS TO INDIA'S PIONEER BOSE - UK 'CARE' CAMPAIGN ADDS FOCUS FOR HOLIDAY SEASON - COLORADO HAM CLUB HOSTS FIVE DAYS OF SANTA - WORLD OF DX - KICKER: WHEN A SPECIAL CALLSIGN COMES A-CALLINGSCRIPTAUDIO [...]

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2246 for Friday November 13th 2020

- A SATELLITE 'FIRST' FOR UNIVERSITY TEAM IN ISRAEL - FREQUENCIES ON 3 GHZ BAND FACE AUCTION IN UK - ARRL DEFENDS SECONDARY USE ON MICROWAVE BANDS - SILENT KEY: NOTED LOW-BAND DXER JOHN DEVOLDERE ON4UN - HAMS HELP CHILDHOOD FRIENDS HAVE ONLINE REUNION - NEW MARIANAS ISLANDS CLUB HAS AMBITIOUS AGENDA - FLORIDA CLUB'S HOMEBREW PROJECT IS ITS TRAILER - NETS OF NOTE: THE AUSTRALIAN CULTURE NET, 'DINKY DI' - WORLD OF DX - HONORS FOR QRP PERFORMERS AND ONE 'HOMEBREW HERO' - KICKER: A HAM RADIO SISTERHOOD THAT ENDURESSCRIPTAUDIO [...]

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2245 for Friday November 6th 2020

- JAPAN'S HAM FAIR OFFERS REAL-TIME SOTA EXPERIENCE - SPACE STATION MARKS 20 YEARS WITH ONBOARD CREW - NY HAM CLUB DONATES TO HOSPITAL FOR COVID RESPONSE - SILENT KEY: JIM TIEMSTRA K6JAT, ARRL PACIFIC DIVISION DIRECTOR - TURNING TO VINTAGE PUBLICATIONS ABOUT VINTAGE GEAR - FCC OKS DIGITAL OPERATIONS FOR COMMERCIAL AM RADIO - IRELAND'S 1st SATELLITE SEEKS AMATEUR RADIO INPUT - PERU SELLING AMATEUR RADIO FREQUENCIES - HAM RADIO CYCLING ENTHUSIASTS RAISE FUNDS FOR RESEARCH - FLYING PIGS QRP CLUB HOSTS 'RUN FOR THE BACON' CONTEST - NEW LIST RELEASED OF MOST WANTED DXCC - WORLD OF DX… [...]

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2244 for Friday October 30th 2020

- VANDALS DESTROY FIREFIGHTERS' RADIO REPEATER - NEW ZEALAND AMATEURS LOSING 5 MHz BAND - RESEARCHERS DEVELOP 'GAME-CHANGING' SOLAR PANEL - VERMONT AMATEUR PREPARES TO DEFEND REVISED TOWER PLAN - BUSINESSMAN CLOAKS ANTENNAS SPROUTING UP IN NETHERLANDS - THE GERATOL NET IS BACK FOR WINTER OPERATION - FRENCH AMATEUR LOGS RECORD CONTACTS VIA SATELLITE - SILENT KEY: CLIFF KAYHART W4KKP - GERMAN TOWN PREPARES FOR 'GOLDEN ANTENNA' HUMANITARIAN AWARD - TIME FOR HAMVENTION AWARD NOMINATIONS - PENNSYLVANIA AMATEURS CELEBRATE PROFESSIONALS - APRIL 18 2021: NATIONAL AMATEUR RADIO OPERATORS DAY?? - WORLD OF DX - KICKER: AMATEUR PLANS MEMORIAL DXPEDITION TO… [...]

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2243 for Friday October 23rd 2020

- FCC OPENS COMMENT PERIOD FOR $50 FEE PROPOSAL - NEW LEADERSHIP FOR IARU REGION 1 YOUTH - WORLD'S YOUNG AMATEURS PREP FOR YOTA MONTH - BALLOONS ARE JAMBOREE HEADLINERS FOR INDIANA SCOUTS - COMPETITION IS IN THE CARDS FOR STRAIGHT KEY CENTURY CLUB - THE LAST OF TV'S 'LAST MAN STANDING' - DEADLINE APPROACHES TO APPLY FOR ARISS CONTACTS - ASSAULT IN UK AMATEUR OPERATING PORTABLE - NO RESISTANCE TO THIS NEWFOUND SUPERCONDUCTOR - AN ECHOLINK NET CELEBRATES ACTRESS HEDY LAMARR - RSGB ANNOUNCES NEW UK HAMS, UPGRADES ACHIEVED REMOTELY - WORLD OF DX - KICKER: WHEN 'MORNING TEA'… [...]

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2242 for Friday October 16th 2020

- HAMS IN SPACE: ANOTHER TRIP TO THE ISS - MID-ALTITUDE BALLOONS BEGIN JOURNEY EAST -SPECIAL TRIBUTE STATION TO EDDIE VAN HALEN - HAMS PREP TO COMMUNICATE WITH HAWAIIAN RESEARCH SATELLITE - CLASSES BEGIN (VIRTUALLY) AT ARES ACADEMY - BELGIUM HALTS HAM RADIO EXAMS - HISTORIC TRANSMITTER TO MARK UNITED NATIONS DAY - HAMS IN AUSTRALIA MARK POLIO'S END IN AFRICA - AUSTRALIA MAKES CHANGES IN AMATEUR RADIO SYLLABUS - NETS OF NOTE: ADVANCED CLASS PRESERVATION GROUP NETS - WORLD OF DX - KICKER: COOKING UP A COMING-OF-AGE SPECIAL EVENTSCRIPTAUDIO [...]

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2241 for Friday October 9th 2020

- ORLANDO HAMCATION 2021 CANCELLED - FCC REMOVES AMATEUR ACCESS TO 3.4 GHz BAND'S FREQUENCIES - IARU REGION 2 ANNOUNCES PROCEDURAL CHANGES - AUSTRALIAN SCOUTS ACTIVATE FOR SPECIAL EVENT - ON-AIR EXCITEMENT FOR WORLD'S LARGEST SCOUTING EVENT - HAMS ON HIGH ALERT DURING SIMULATED EMERGENCY TEST - SILENT KEY: ARRL NNJ SECTION MANAGER STEVE OSTROVE K2SO - RESEARCHERS CLAIM 'LIMITLESS' LOW-VOLTAGE POWER SOURCE - RSGB VIDEOS GO BACK TO BASICS FOR NEWCOMERS - HAM'S CLOSE ENCOUNTER OF THE MARTIAN KIND - THAILAND'S KING GETS LICENSE, SHACK AND ON THE AIR - CALIFORNIA CLUB SERVES AS RADIO AMBASSADORS - WORLD OF… [...]

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