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News for Thursday 6 January
The ARRL Foundation grants an award for the ARISS *STAR* Keith Pugh Memoriam Project
leased to announce that the ARRL Foundation awarded funding for the first year of a two-year project called the “ARISS *STAR* Keith Pugh Memoriam Project” with *STAR* being the acronym for Space Telerobotics using Amateur Radio
Physics professor awarded NSF grant for workshop
The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded a grant of nearly $50,000 to Nathaniel Frissell, Ph.D., assistant professor physics and electrical engineering at The University of Scranton
W1AW 2022 winter operating schedule
The W1AW Operating Schedule may also be found on page 86 in the January 2022 issue of QST or on the web
Tony's 10m Band Report
I had quite a busy week on my IC-7600 but mainly not on Ten.
Yes, I did get onto Ten and worked the Canary Islands and the Azores but nothing special

Best DX on Ten, probably V51MA and V51MH (Namibia), VK9DX (Norfolk Is), JD1BMH (Ogasawara Is.), VK6IR and OC200U (Peru Special)
Icelandic radio ham made over 25,000 contacts in 2021
Brynjólfur Jónsson TF5B  made 25,237 contacts during 2021, he used the popular WSJT digital mode FT8
EZNEC antenna software now free
The EZNEC antenna modelling software by Roy Lewallen W7EL is now available for free download
Ofcom: Radio regulation enforcement
Since Ofcom was created in December 2003 there seems to have been a decrease in the amount of enforcement action for breaches of the radio spectrum regulations
IOTA News from the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club
Weekly IOTA News - compiled by Andreas, DK5ON of the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club
Southgate Vibes Podcast #126
Steve Richards G4HPE is here with the latest edition of Southgate Vibes.
There's two new episodes every week - on Tuesdays and Fridays - Click the 'Play' button to listen to the latest episode
Or.. ask your smart-speaker to 'Play The Latest Southgate Vibes Podcast'


News for Wednesday 5 January
Radio Amateurs of Canada announces new President
New Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) President, Phil A. McBride, VA3QR/VA3KPJ, took office on January 1
Mongolia operation
Mats, SM6LRR/RM2D, will be active as JT4RR from Mongolia sometime in March-April and in July-August
Belgian special event
The Belgian IARU society UBA is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2022.
To celebrate this event, 64 different special event stations will be active from January 1st through February 28th, 2022. Each special event station will be using the prefix ON75 followed by a three letter suffix
Raivavae Island DXpedition
A team of seven experienced DXpedition / contest operators will activate Raivavae (Austral Islands) OC-114, French Polynesia as TX5N from April 16th to April 28th, 2022
Ham Radio on the Moon
Japan's OMOTENASHI, the world's smallest moon lander, will have an X-band and UHF communication system, although it will not carry an amateur band transponder
Comreg negotiations
On September 10th 2021 ComReg published in document 21/90 inviting comments on their proposed strategy for managing the spectrum in the years 2022 to 2024. The Irish Radio Transmitters Society (IRTS) and a number of clubs as well as individual amateur licensees submitted comments
Propagation Forecast Report
Propagation Forecast Report for the week ahead
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News for Tuesday 4 January
First ever Svalbard QO-100 DXpedition JW100QO
A DXpedition to Svalbard (78° North) is planned for April 19-26 with the callsign JW0X. In addition to the five HF stations (FT8/FT4/RTTY/SSB/CW) the team will activate the first QO-100 satellite DX Station callsign JW100QO April 22-24
EU-DX Contest
Dear Fellow Radio Amateurs from all over the world -- The European DX Contest Club has the honor to invite you to participate in the second edition of the EU-DX Contest. The contest has gained popularity since its first edition - 1645 logs received in 2021!
ARISS contact scheduled for participants at Scouts Victoria (Radio and Electronics Team), Mt Waverley, Victoria, Australia
This will be a telebridge contact via amateur radio and students will take turns asking their questions of Astronaut Mark Vande Hei, amateur radio call sign KG5GNP
Top US phone firms agree delay of 5G rollout
BBC News reports that two of the biggest US phone firms have agreed a government request to delay the rollout of 5G services this week
Irish 20m Net
Robbie, Ei2IP sends in a reminder for 2022 to call into the Irish Net
More 5 MHz frequencies for all EI radio amateurs
ComReg is the National Regulatory Authority for telecommunications in Ireland. Within this remit ComReg also manages Ireland's radio spectrum and numbering resource and consults on past and proposed spectrum strategies
Inferior conjunction of Venus
Later this week, Venus will pass almost directly between Earth and the sun--an event astronomers call 'inferior conjunction.'
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News for Monday 3 January
Spain: New National Frequency Table published
Spain's Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation has published a new National Frequency Table in the Official Government Bulletin dated December 24
Ham Radio Science Citizen Online Workshop
Dr Tamitha Skov WX6SWW and Jim Bacon G3YLA are among the speakers at HamSCI Workshop 2022: The Weather Connection. Virtual participation is free of charge
SpaceX’s first launch of 2022 will deploy more Starlink internet satellites
SpaceX plans to kick off its 2022 launch schedule with a Falcon 9 rocket flight Thursday from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center with the company’s next group of Starlink internet satellites
Disruption of air traffic due to FM broadcast transmitter
Air Traffic Control the Netherlands (LVNL) reports that the radio traffic of aircraft landing at Schiphol has been regularly disrupted in recent weeks
2021 DX Sound Bites
Tom, K8CX, has done it again. He has provided DXers with 314 memorable rare DX sound clips (now in MP3 format) from Ohio during 2021. This brings the total number of MP3 sound clips on Hamgallery to 3,211
Mexican special event
Members of the Federacion Mexicana de Radio Experimentadores (FMRE) [Mexican Society] are celebrating their 90th anniversary during January, February and March 2022 promoting each of the 31 States and Mexico City with the following 32 different special event callsigns and 4A90FMRE
DXCC Most Wanted
The 'DXCC Most Wanted' entities list has been updated on ClubLog as of December 25th. The list contains 340 entities
DXCC Country/Entity Report
According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 26th December, through Sunday, 2nd January there were 210 countries active
IOTA News from OPDX
Weekly IOTA News - compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
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News for Sunday 2 January
Celebrations to mark the BBC's Centenary began at midday (1/1/2022) via shortwave radio
BBC Radio 4 announcer/newsreader, Jim Lee, launched special event amateur radio station GB100BBC, from the BBC's Broadcasting House, in London, at exactly midday yesterday
QSO Today - Charlie Brown, NJ7V
Charlie Brown, NJ7V, is twice a mountain goat, a title that comes from many SOTA activations
SARL Trophies and Awards
On 2 November 2021, a SARL Communication was sent to members with information about the SARL Trophies and Awards, a call for motions for the 2022 AGM and nominations to serve on Council
The CQ DX Marathon
The CQ DX Marathon is a year-long DX hunt, with participants competing to see who can work the greatest number of countries ('entities') and CQ zones during the calendar year
Czech radio switches off MW and LW as 2022 starts
Prague (dpa) - Radio reception on medium wave (MW) and long wave (LW) has been history in many parts of Europe for years
New low power limit for ARRL HF contests
The ARRL has set a new standard for what counts as low power for ARRL-sponsored HF contests
Rotary and Ham Radio, a winning combination that goes back years
1921 saw many demonstrations of broadcasting
Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP
Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to be at moderate levels
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News for Saturday 1 January
Foundations of Amateur Radio
The other day I came across a how to video on becoming a radio amateur. It's a recurring kind of publication, the kind that I've contributed to in the past
Essex Ham 2021 review video
Among their many activities in 2021 the volunteers at Essex Ham ran 24 online amateur radio training courses catering for a total of 2,422 students
Pandemic Project: Trailer for extended emergency radio assistance
The pandemic project of Frank Hutchison AG7QP started with a question: how could he better help communities during emergencies like natural disasters?
Amateur Radio Magazine
What a year weve just had. Covid on the march and morphing into Delta then to Omicron. Lurching through lockdowns and lockouts; restrictions imposed and then lifted then slammed on, again


News for Friday 31 December
3Y0J DXpedition to Bouvet Island updates its progress
The ARRL say two new team members of the upcoming 3Y0J DXpedition to Bouvet have come aboard to replace, in part, three operators who have determined they’d be unable to make the trip — Sandro Nitoi, VE7NY; Laci Radócz, HA0NAR, and Dimtry Zhikharev, RA9USU. Joining the 3Y0J crew will be Cezar Trifu, VE3LYC, and Otis Vicens, NP4G. A third replacement has not yet been named
Ofcom release amateur radio callsign database
In response to a Freedom of Information (FoI) request Ofcom have released the database of 149,483 Amateur Radio callsigns for the UK and Crown Dependencies for December 2021
Amateur photos of the James Webb Space Telescope
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has crossed the orbit of the Moon as it sails toward its parking orbit nearly a million miles from Earth
VK6WIA NewsWest

NewsWest for Sunday 2nd January 2022 rings in the new year. Yep, it’s 2022, so Happy New Year everyone.

As we are looking forward to a new year, it’s fitting to kickstart the new year with a Club Focus edition of NewsWest

Pandemic project: Trailer renovation allows for extended emergency radio assistance
Frank Hutchison’s pandemic project started with a question: how could he better help communities during emergencies like natural disasters?
Discussion Point
Welcome to the New Year and may we all achieve those things that we aim for and have success during the incoming year
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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