IR0EQ > INFO 22.10.21 12:45l 374 Lines 16699 Bytes #155 (0) @ WW BID : 43IR_I0OJJ Read: GUEST Subj: Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2295 for Friday October 22nd, Path: ED1ZAC<ED1ZAC<CX2SA<PI8ZTM<VE3CGR<VE6NAS<VE2PKT<I0OJJ Sent: 211022/1338z @:I0OJJ.ITA.EU [Rome] $:43IR_I0OJJ Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2295 for Friday October 22nd, 2021 Amateur Radio Newsline Report Number 2295 with a release date of Friday October 22nd, 2021 to follow in 5-4-3-2-1. The following is a QST. Monsoon floods ravage south India. Military radio operators prep for a big contest -- and a milestone for the Straight Key Century Club. All this and more as Amateur Radio Newsline Report Number 2295 comes your way right now. *** BILLBOARD CART ** HAMS RESPOND TO FLOODING IN INDIA NEIL/ANCHOR: As Newsline went to production, the southern Indian state of Kerala was besieged with flooding and landslides, the result of heavy monsoon rain that began on Friday, October 16th. Authorities were still counting the dead and the missing as the National Disaster Response Force sent its teams out across the state's central and southern regions. The National Institute of Amateur Radio reported that hams were deployed to assist with communications at such sites as the fire and rescue station in the city of North Paravoor. Newsline will continue to follow this story as it develops. (CNN, NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF AMATEUR RADIO) ** COMPETITION SET FOR MILITARY RADIO OPERATORS NEIL/ANCHOR: For 36 hours between the 26th and 28th of October, international teams of radio operators will push the limits of their abilities and their radio equipment to compete in an event that military organizers in Canada are calling the world's "most prestigious military-led High Frequency Radio competition." Graham Kemp VK4BB has the details. GRAHAM: The exercise, known as Noble Skywave, is a friendly contest among military radio operators and their affiliates to contact other teams, making use of voice and data modes. Teams can comprise radio operators active in various nations' military forces or they can be in the Reserves or National Guard. Operators also participate from the US Military Auxiliary Radio System and the Canadian Forces Affiliate Radio System. This year, more than 150 teams in 10 nations are expected to be on the air hoping to be crowned the best of the best. Although the majority of participants are in the US and Canada, past exercises have also drawn participation from teams in Australia, the UK, New Zealand andPeru. The Communications and Electronics Branch of the Canadian Armed Forces has been at the helm of this training exercise since 2013. Lt. Taylor Curran of the Canadian Armed Forces' 21st Electronic Warfare Regiment told Newsline in an emailed statement that his regiment is the Lead Mounting Unit for the event. For Amateur Radio Newsline I'm Graham Kemp VK4BB. (LT. TAYLOR CURRAN) ** DIGITAL SAFETY NET READY TO EXPAND IN PACIFIC NW NEIL/ANCHOR: With the help of some key funding, a digital safety net is ready to expand in the Pacific NorthWest. Andy Morrison K9AWM brings us that report. ANDY: An emergency communications network in Oregon is getting the resources to expand its reach with the help of an $88,000 grant from Amateur Radio Digital Communications. Oregon HamWAN‚-"for Wide Area Network‚-"will use the funds to set up a dozen distribution sites between Salem and Portland, Oregon, enabling a connection to the Puget Sound Data Ring. That data ring provides communications between Seattle and Vancouver in Washington State. The project leader of the Oregon digital network, Herb Weiner, called the connection a [quote] "game-changer for emergency communications in the Portland area." [endquote] The establishment of 12 backbone distribution sites will allow hams to set up network nodes more quickly in the event of a disaster such as an earthquake. Each network node would operate with such equipment as a 12-volt battery and a low-cost Wi-Fi router. The chairman of the private foundation's grants advisory committee, John Hays, K7VE, praised the project for its ability to provide [quote] "a strong backbone in Oregon and help preserve our microwave bands." [endquote] The multi-megabit data network provides regional connectivity via amateur radio on the microwave bands, providing high-speed digital communications. For Amateur Radio Newsline I'm Andy Morrison K9AWM. (ARDC, Oregon Ham-WAN) ** MEMBERSHIP MILESTONE FOR SKCC NEIL/ANCHOR: The Straight Key Century Club is celebrating a membership milestone. Randy Sly W4XJ tells us how it happened. RANDY: On October 14th, the Straight Key Century Club enrolled its 25,000th member, the Florida Island Hoppers Amateur Radio Club, W4USI. Club Trustee, Bill Clark, W3SI, who has been an individual member for over a year, told Amateur Radio Newsline that he is excited to have his club join "by far the friendliest, most active group I have ever been with." Now, as they activate US Islands, the club can also issue their membership number. The SKCC was founded in 2006 to promote and preserve the art of manual sending with straight keys, bugs and sideswipers. Membership quickly spread from North America to Europe, Oceania, and Asia. Members can earn various awards as well as participate in sprints and other contests, The club welcomes new and returning CW operators with an overriding philosophy of always being considerate regarding the other operator's speed and skill. Membership in SKCC is free and open to operators of all skill levels. They provide a good place to get your CW feet wet, as well as a fun place to hone your skills on mechanical keys. For more information and to join, please visit their website at www.skccgroup.com For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Randy Sly, W4XJ ** HAMSCI SEEKS VOLUNTEERS FOR ECLIPSE FESTIVAL NEIL/ANCHOR: What are you doing the first week or so in December? You're invited to be part of the Antarctic Eclipse Festival. Geri Goodrich KF5KRN explains what's involved. GERI: The Antarctic in December? It's a promising time and a promising location for citizen scientists volunteering to help yet another project of HamSCI. No, it doesn't involve travel‚-"just an HF radio and some commitment to the cause: With a total solar eclipse happening over Antarctica on December 4th, HamSCI is hoping that hams and shortwave listeners around the world will help measure Doppler shift at that time by using their HF receivers at home. The shifts are the result of space weather having an impact on the ionosphere and on propagation paths. The worldwide project, which is being called the Antarctic Eclipse Festival, will be looking for measurements gathered between the 1st and 10th of December. Instructions on how to sign up for the festival, how to collect the data and how to submit it can be found on the HamSCI website at hamsci dot org. For Amateur Radio Newsline I'm Geri Goodrich KF5KRN. (HAMSCI) ** NEW RADIO RULES FOR YACHT RACE NEIL/ANCHOR: There are some new radio rules for a prestigious global yacht race. Here's Jeremy Boot G4NJH with that update. JEREMY: A past controversy over alleged illegal use of amateur radio has sunk plans to have such a rig on board any yachts competing during the prestigious Sunday Times Golden Globe Race in 2022. According to an article in Yachting Monthly magazine, the only permissible radio will be a waterproof shortwave receiver. There may also be a fax capable of receiving charts of weather systems. The 2018 race was beset with reports of illegal radio operations and, in one high-profile controversy, one sailor was sanctioned for allegely breaking rules that banned outside assistance. He was accused of asking a ham radio operator for weather routing details. Race chairman Don McIntyre said at the time that skippers were only permitted to use information that is available publicly and that weather routing was strictly banned. The yachts are to set sail in September of 2022 for a race that the Yachts and Yachting website calls [quote] "a gruelling demanding and daring marathon." [endquote] For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Jeremy Boot G4NJH. (YACHTING MONTHLY) ** WIRELESS TRANSFER TECH GETS FCC APPROVAL NEIL/ANCHOR: So who needs wires anyway? The US Federal Communications Commission has given its approval to wireless charging technology from a San Jose, California company. Energous Corporation sought approval for its 900 MHz, 1-watt active energy harvesting transmitter that enables wireless transfer of power. The US regulatory agency's OK follows similar approval granted in Europe this past May. The transmitter, known as WattUp, is able to charge several devices at the same time and is seen as key to the growth of devices reliant on the Internet of Things. The company heralded the move on its website, praising WattUp as [quote] "the world's first and only regulatory-approved wireless charging technology that supports near and far field wireless power transfer." (BUSINESS WIRE, ENERGOUS) ** BREAK HERE: Time for you to identify your station. We are the Amateur Radio Newsline, heard on bulletin stations around the world, including the K6PVR repeater in Ventura, California on Sundays at 6:30 p.m. localtime. ** HAMMARLUND RADIOS TAKE SPOTLIGHT IN NOVEMBER EVENT NEIL/ANCHOR: You don't have to have a Hammarlund radio to participate in the 2021 Hammarlund Radio Hullabaloo special event in November but it sure can't hurt. Skeeter Nash N5ASH gives us the details. SKEETER: This year's Hammerlund radio special event is a busy one for members of the High Appalachian Mountain Amateur Radio Club. Special event station W4H is marking two occasions this year: the 160th anniversary of the birth in Sweden of Oscar Hammarlund, founder of Hammarlund Manufacturing‚-"and the 70th anniversary of the radio factory he opened in Mars Hill, North Carolina, to produce Hammarlund radios. Hammarlund founded his company in New York City in 1910 and while it was operating there, it created the first commercial short-wave superheterodyne receiver. North Carolina, however, was home to Hammarlund's last manufacturing plant, which closed in 1973. Even if your radio is a newer model, you can still contact operators between the 17th of November at 1100 UTC and 19th of November at 0100 UTC‚-"but don't be surprised if the radio transmitting back at you is one of the older classic Hammarlunds. Operators will be calling QRZ using CW, SSB, AM and FM as well as FT-8. Hams in the area can also make contact via the Mount Mitchell repeater on 145.190 MHz. For Amateur Radio Newsline I'm Skeeter Nash N5ASH. (RALPH ROGNSTAD, W4RRJ, HAMMARLUND HISTORY WEBSITE) ** NATIONAL RADIO CENTRE SEEKS VOLUNTEERS NEIL/ANCHOR: If you know how to handle busy traffic on the air, perhaps you'd like to think about handling some equally busy traffic at an amateur radio attraction in the UK. Jeremy Boot G4NJH explains. JEREMY: There are thousands of visitors to the National Radio Centre of the Radio Society of Great Britain each month‚-"so many that the Society is working to expand its volunteer team, especially for weekend shifts. The National Radio Centre (NRC) is located at Bletchley Park, a Victorian mansion near Milton Keynes, 75 kilometres or 50 miles northwest of London. It was the centre for second world war intelligence message code-breaking. NRC volunteers will receive training and have access to the GB3RS radio station on the premises. They're being asked to be available to work at least two days a month, especially at weekends. If you are interested or have questions, please contact Martyn Baker, G0GMB at nrc dot support at rsgb dot org dot uk (email@example.com) For Amateur Radio Newsline I'm Jeremy Boot G4NJH. ** ONLINE 'BOOT CAMP' COVERS RADIO BASICS AND MORE NEIL/ANCHOR: If you're licensed and still confused, welcome to the club. Or better still, welcome to a boot camp that's being held just for hams and would-be hams who have more questions than answers. Sel Embee KB3TZD tells us how to participate. SEL: Members of the Nashua Area Radio Society believe it's important to take the mystery out of amateur radio for licensees, whether they're new Technicians or veterans with an General or Extra class license. The camp is being held on Saturday, November 13th, offering tutorials and demonstrations on everything from putting together an HF station and operating SSB to fox hunting, CW operation, programming a radio, joining a repeater net, and even the basics of Echolink. Sessions will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The radio society website notes that the bootcamp is for anyone in North America, not just amateurs in the New England states. Attendance is even open to prospective amateurs who want to learn more about what awaits them once they do get licensed. To register, or for more information, follow the link in this week's Newsline script at arnewsline.org. For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Sel Embee, KB3TZD. [FOR PRINT ONLY, DO NOT READ: https://www.n1fd.org/ham-bootcamp/ ] (NASHUA AREA RADIO SOCIETY) ** WORLD OF DX In the world of DX, Miguel, EA1BP, will operate from Martinique from the 27th of October to the 5th of November as FM/EA1BP. He'll be on the air holiday style using CW and SSB only, on various bands. Listen for him as well during the CQ WW DX SSB contest on the 30th and 31st of October, when he will be using the callsign TO7O (T OH SEVEN OH). Send QSLs to his home call direct, by the Bureau, ClubLog or LoTW. In the months ahead, be listening for the special callsign DL35EUDX between November of 2021 and October of 2022. Radio operators will be using it to mark the 35th anniversary of the European DX Foundation. Be listening as well for other special event stations with callsigns ending in 35EUDXF. An award will be available for contacts. December will be a big month for Gavin, GM0GAV, who is activating the callsign GB60ANT all month from Scotland to mark the 60th anniversary of the Antarctic Treaty Signature. Send QSLs to GM0LVI. Listen for TJ, PE1OJR, operating holiday-style from Bonaire as PJ4/PE1OJR through October 29th. He will be on SSB and FT8/FT4 on 40 and 20 meters. QSL using LoTW or ClubLog. (OHIO PENN DX) ** KICKER: GOOD SIGNAL REPORT FOR NEW HAM MAGAZINE NEIL/ANCHOR: If hams love something more than anything else, it's communicating. That means when they're not on the radio, they're talking about radio or reading about it. John Williams VK4JJW tells us about a magazine recently launched by amateur radio operators in India that's being published electronically to a worldwide readership. JOHN: Amateurs from the Satara Institute of Hams and the Ocean Cadet Academy Ham Club have just added to the library of amateur radio publications with the launch of The Five Nine Amateur Radio Magazine. Editor Gauri Gopi Shetty, VU3WTE, and associate editor Komal Bhosale, VU3LWE, present articles every quarter showcasing projects, contests and club activities, paying tribute as well to Silent Keys. According to the Satara Institute's Rohit Bhosale, VU2MIB / W2MIB, the digital magazine, which is available as a free, downloadable PDF, already has more than 15,000 readers globally. The October issue has just been published. The inaugural issue, released in June, featured radio pioneer Jagadish Chandra Bose on the cover and a message from club president Deepak Visvanathan VU3IKO. He said the editorial team takes particular pride in launching the magazine on the occasion of the centenary year of amateur radio in India. The publication's name -represented by the numerals "5" and "9" represent the report given for a perfect signal for QSOs by phone. The editorial team is hoping readers will likewise give Five Nine magazine.....a five nine. For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm John Williams VK4JJW. (ROHIT BHOSALE, VU2MIB / W2MIB) ** NEWSCAST CLOSE: With thanks to the the ARDC; ARRL; Business Wire; CQ Magazine; CNN; David Behar K7DB; Energous; HamSCI; Lt. Taylor Curran; Nashua Area Radio Society; National Institute of Amateur Radio; Ohio Penn DX; QRZ.com; Oregon Ham-WAN; Radio Society of Great Britain; Ralph Rognstad, W4RRJ; Rohit Bhosale VU2MIB / W2MIB; Straight Key Century Club; Southgate Amateur Radio News; shortwaveradio.de; Ted Randall's QSO Radio Show; WTWW Shortwave; Yachting Monthly and you our listeners, that's all from the Amateur Radio Newsline. You can write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We remind our listeners that Amateur Radio Newsline is an all-volunteer non-profit organization that incurs expenses for its continued operation. If you wish to support us, please visit our website at arnewsline.org and know that we appreciate youall. For now, with Caryn Eve Murray KD2GUT at the news desk in New York, and our news team worldwide, I'm Neil Rapp WB9VPG in Union, Kentucky saying 73. As always we thank you for listening. Amateur Radio Newsline(tm) is Copyright 2021. All rights reserved.
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