Amateur Radio Newsline

July 30, 2020
Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2231 for Friday July 31 2020

- ACTIVATIONS ASSIST AS HURRICANE HANNA STRIKES
- AMATEURS IN INDIA STAFF A COVID-19 'WAR ROOM'
- ANTIQUE WIRELESS GROUP PRESENTATIONS GO VIRTUAL
- AMSAT SYMPOSIUM SEEKS PRESENTERS ON SATELLITE TOPICS
- NEW ZEALAND HAMS GET 3-MONTH EXTENSION FOR 60M BAND
- SILENT KEY: GRADY FERGUSON W5FU
- IN INDIA, A REUNION AMID A PANDEMIC
- CHANGES MADE TO AUSTRALIAN CALL SIGNS
- 2ND SATELLITE JOINS EUROPEAN DATA RELAY SYSTEM
- MAINE TO GET STATE'S FIRST CUBESAT
- WORLD OF DX
- KICKER: HE'S DOWNRIGHT PROPER ABOUT PROPAGATION

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July 23, 2020
Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2230 for Friday July 24 2020

- TOKYO HAMFAIR CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 CONCERNS
- HAMS IN PERU ASSIST DISTRESSED AIR AMBULANCE
- ON THE TRAIL OF 'PARASITE ANTENNAS'
- MARS INTEROPERABILITY EXERCISE SCALES DOWN
- CHANGES FOR ILLINOIS D-STAR NET
- AMSAT LAUNCHES REFLECTOR FOR D-STAR USERS
- SIGNAL REPORTING NETWORK EXPANDS IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
- SILENT KEYS: TWO FROM LONG ISLAND MOBILE AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
- LOCKDOWN BOOSTS ROSTER OF HAMS IN UK
- HAM RADIO ASTRONAUTS TAKE 300th U.S. SPACEWALK
- AUSTRALIAN AMATEURS PUBLISH FREE DOWNLOADABLE E-MAGAZINE
- NO RE-ELECTION BID FOR ARRL GREAT LAKES DIVISION EXEC
- WORLD OF DX
- KICKER: TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT? TRY AN ARDUINO NANO

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July 16, 2020
Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2229 for Friday July 17, 2020

- YOUNG HAM OF THE YEAR: MEET CHRIS BRAULT KD8YVJ
- HAMS FILE OBJECTION TO SHORTWAVE PLANS NEAR CHICAGO
- GALWAY DIGITAL RADIO GROUP COMPLETES DMR NETWORK
- HAMS PAY TRIBUTE TO HISTORY'S 'BUFFALO SOLDIERS'
- NEW ZEALAND RADIO OPERATORS FIND BIG POWER IN QRP
- AMSAT-DL EYES EUROPEAN MOON LANDER FOR TRANSPONDER
- TWO EVENTS OFFER HAMS A VARIED VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE
- SILENT KEY: MICHAEL JOHN CALHOUN KI4KIC
- WORLD OF DX
- KICKER: NO GARDEN-VARIETY MESSAGES IN TOMATOES' TRANSMISSIONS

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July 9, 2020
Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2228 for Friday July 10 2020

- SAILOR IN DISTRESS GETS HAM RADIO HELP
- SWISS SOTA ACTIVATORS MARK 15 YEARS ON AIR
- WIRELESS INSTITUTE OF AUSTRALIA MEETING SET THIS MONTH
- TOWERING OPPOSITION FOR VERMONT HAM'S PLANS
- UK REGULATORS DELAY RADIO SWITCHOVER TO DIGITAL
- KIDS' CW CLUB GETS VANITY CALL SIGN
- NEW ARES TO SERVE RURAL WEST VIRGINIA
- IARU NAMES NEW COORDINATOR OF ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY
- WORLD OF DX
- KICKER: EXCHANGING VOWS AND SIGNAL REPORTS

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July 2, 2020
Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2227 for Friday July 3 2020

- NO 'NIGHT OF NIGHTS' EVENT AT HISTORIC MORSE STATION
- SOTA ENTHUSIASM REACHES NEW HEIGHTS IN EUROPE
- HAMS IN INDIA KEEP WATCH DURING QUARANTINE
- SILENT KEY: FORMER NEWSLINE ANCHOR DON CARLSON KQ6FM
- MOVING DAY FOR HAM EXHIBIT AT NASA FACILITY
- CHINESE LAUNCH COMPLETES NETWORK OF NAVIGATION SATELLITES
- ADVOCATE SPEAKS OUT FOR INDIAN SATELLITE USE
- CQ MAGAZINE NAMES NEW CONTESTING EDITOR
- NETS OF NOTE: THE BBC BROADCASTERS NET
- INTREPID-DX GROUP HOLDING YOUTH ESSAY CONTEST
- USING PUBLICITY TO BOOST AMATEUR RADIO
- WORLD OF DX
- SPECIAL EVENT N4J - HF BANDS BECOME WEDDING BANDS
- KICKER: HIKER'S TRAIL LEADS TO RESCUE BY RADIO

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June 25, 2020
Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2226 for Friday June 26 2020

- HAMS AT HOME WITH FIELD DAY 2020
- IN-PERSON EXAMS RETURN TO AUSTRALIA
- MORE AMATEUR RADIO EVENTS MOVE TO ONLINE PLATFORMS
- VINTAGE RADIO MUSEUM CURATOR BECOMES SILENT KEY
- HAMS HELP INDIAN YOUNGSTER REJOIN FAMILY
- RESEARCHERS FIND POWER IN TROPICAL HUMIDITY
- REMEMBERING ARIZONA'S FIREFIGHTING HEROES
- HAM GROUPS NEED HELP GETTING THE (PRINT) WORD OUT
- 'CLUBS AS HUBS' PLAN DESIGNED TO REVIVE UK RADIO
- WORLD OF DX
- IN FINANCE, THEY'RE TRADING THEIR MODE OF TRANSMISSION

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June 18, 2020
Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2225 for Friday June 19 2020

- MUST-SEE TV: HIGH-FLYING HAMS WALK IN SPACE
- SOLAR ORBITER MAKES CLOSEST APPROACH TO SUN
- NEW ENTITY CREATED TO OVERSEE ASTRONAUT-STUDENT QSOS
- SPEEDWAY SPECIAL EVENT STARTS ITS ENGINES
- BAVARIAN CLUB OFFERS FRIEDRICHSHAFEN ALTERNATIVE
- VIRTUAL HAM EXPO SET FOR AUGUST
- NEW LEADERSHIP FOR HAMVENTION
- IRELAND GETS NEW NATIONAL RADIO SOCIETY
- REWARDS FOR GOOD OPERATING BEHAVIOR
- DREAMS OF A SUMMER HAM CAMP DOWN UNDER
- WORLD OF DX
- UP UP AND AWAY - TO VICTORY

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June 11, 2020
Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2224 for Friday, June 12, 2020

- WELCOMING SOLAR CYCLE 25 - AT LAST
- WILDLIFE DRAMAS IN HAMS' CYCLONE RESCUES
- YOUNG WOULD-BE HAM DESIGNS HIS FIRST YAGI
- HAM EXPO 2020 CANCELLED IN FRANCE
- U.S. SOTA ENTHUSIASTS PROCEED WITH NEW ENGLAND CAMPOUT
- FREE ONLINE TRAINING DRAWS RECORD NUMBERS IN UK
- WEEKLY SIDEBAND CONTEST LAUNCHED TO SHARPEN SKILLS
- AMERICAS YOTA CAMP IS ABOUT TO OPEN - VIRTUALLY
- JAMMING PLAGUES CHICAGO POLICE RADIOS
- TOP HONOR FOR AUSTRALIA'S ARISS LINCHPIN
- NEWSLINE REMEMBERS BILL PASTERNAK WA6ITF

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June 4, 2020
Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2223 for Friday June 5 2020

- HISTORIC SPACE LAUNCH FROM U.S. SOIL
- STUDENTS COMPETE IN CROSS-CONTINENT SPACE RACE
- HAM IN UTAH SUMMONS RESCUERS TO MINIVAN IN RIVER
- NEW YORK AMATEURS GIVE 24,447 ON-AIR 'THANK YOUS'
- RECORD-SETTING CONTACT ON UHF FOR POLAND, CAPE VERDE ISLANDS
- IRISH HAM GROUP ISSUES WORLDWIDE CHALLENGE
- NETS OF NOTE: INFORMATION AS AN AGENT OF HEALING
- SILENT KEY: CALIFORNIA'S WILLIAM MAHNCKE KB6QEX
- TEMPORARY WAIVERS GRANTED FOR FIELD DAY HOME STATIONS
- WORLD OF DX
- BOUNCING BACKWARDS ON KANGAROO ISLAND

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May 28, 2020
Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2222 for Friday May 29 2020

- HYTERA'S U. S. SUBSIDIARY FILES FOR BANKRUPTCY PROTECTION
- SLOW-SCAN TV ASSISTS FAMILIES AFTER INDIAN CYCLONE
- RUSSIAN SATELLITE ENABLES RECORD-SETTING QSO
- HAMFEST INDIA CANCELS NOVEMBER EVENT
- MORE AMATEUR ACTIVITIES SWITCH TO VIRTUAL EVENTS
- VIRTUAL TEAMS TAKE ON 100WAW TUNE-UP
- LI CW CLUB LAUNCHES YL-ONLY CODE CLASS
- HAMS REPORT FIRST CONTACT ON FT8 USING MOONBOUNCE
- UK TESTING ROLLS OUT AUTOMATED RESERVATIONS
- COUNTDOWN FOR YOUNG HAM OF THE YEAR
- MICROWAVE SIGNAL TRACED TO MASSIVE BLACK HOLE
- RSGB SEEKS INTERFERENCE REPORTS FROM AMATEURS
- COURT OKS SALVAGE OF TITANIC'S TELEGRAPH STATION
- WORLD OF DX
- MOUNTAINTOP MEMORIES FOR COLORADO AMATEUR

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May 21, 2020
Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2221 for Friday May 22 2020

- ATLANTIC HURRICANE SEASON SEEN AS MORE ACTIVE
- INDIAN AMATEURS PREP FOR MONSOON SEASON
- FLORIDA HAMS READY FOR HISTORIC LAUNCH OF U.S. ASTRONAUTS
- HAM SENDS MICROWAVE-BEAM EXPERIMENT INTO SPACE
- HAM HOLIDAY CONFERENCE GOES ONLINE, HAMCON 2020 CANCELLED
- RSGB SEEKS INTERFERENCE REPORTS FROM AMATEURS
- NETWORK RENEWS 'LAST MAN STANDING' FOR 3RD SEASON ON FOX
- DEADLINE IS HERE FOR YOUNG HAM OF THE YEAR NOMINATIONS
- AUSTRALIA'S AMATEURS ASKED TO SHARE VIEWS ON 60M USE
- COLLINS AND L3HARRIS SHARE $203M ARMY RADIO CONTRACT
- CQ MAGAZINE GIVES RADIO AMATEURS TOP HONORS
- SILENT KEY: THERESA MARIE KORN K7JGU
- SILENT KEY: WEATHER-WATCHER HERB SCHOENBOHM KV4FZ
- WORLD OF DX
- A NET GAIN FOR YOUNG NEW ZEALAND AMATEUR

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May 14, 2020
Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2220 for Friday May 15 2020

- TOWERS AROUND THE WORLD UNDER ASSAULT
- FOR THESE HAMS, ASTRONOMY MEETS AMATEUR RADIO
- STUDY EXPLORES WAYS TO BROADEN SIGNAL DETECTION
- RADIO FRIENDSHIP REKINDLED FROM CANADA TO AUSTRALIA
- SILENT KEY: PORTUGAL'S PEDRO CARVALHO CT1DBS
- YOUNG HAM OF THE YEAR LENDS HELPING HAND
- YOTA SUMMER CAMP CANCELLED BUT OTHER EVENTS CONTINUE
- HAMS IN AUSTRALIA MARK WORLD TELECOMMUNICATION AND INFO SOCIETY DAY
- 'DAY OF THE YLs' CONTEST GEARS UP FOR LATE MAY
- MAKING A CONTACT WITH HUSKY-SAT 1
- WORLD OF DX
- CALIFORNIA HAMS PUT 'SOCIAL' BACK INTO 'SOCIAL DISTANCING'

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May 7, 2020
Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2219 for Friday May 8 2020

- LICENSE TEST IN LOCKDOWN GETS CREATIVE IN NORWAY
- MUSEUM SHIPS WEEKEND CANCELLED
- HAM-COM CANCELLED; IOTA AND MICROHAMS GOING FORWARD
- TRAPPED MAN RESCUED FROM AMATEUR RADIO TOWER
- FIRST ARISS CONTACT WITH MULTIPOINT TELEBRIDGE
- FCC ADOPTS NEW SEAL TO PREP FOR RELOCATION
- NEWSLINE SEEKS 'YOUNG HAM OF THE YEAR' FOR 2020
- EXPANDED 6M ACCESS IN GERMANY
- SPACE AGENCIES ANNOUNCE GLOBAL HACKATHON
- FCC OKs UNLICENSED OPERATIONS ON 6GHz BAND
- NEW ZEALAND YL GROUP STRUGGLING TO SURVIVE
- WORLD OF DX
- FROM A QUICK CONTACT TO AN ENDURING ONE

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April 30, 2020
Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2218 for Friday May 1 2020

- AUSTRALIA AMATEUR, FRIEND DISAPPEAR ON CAMPING TRIP
- VENTILATOR DESIGN STILL EYES AGENCY APPROVAL
- SURGE IN CANDIDATES FOR FOUNDATION ONLINE COURSES
- AMATEUR TAKES AUSTRALIA'S FIRST ONLINE EXAM
- SILENT KEY: LIMARC MAINSTAY DICK KNADLE K2RIW
- CLOSE ENCOUNTER OF THE MILITARY KIND
- FINAL WEEKS TO NOMINATE YOUNG HAM OF THE YEAR
- AWARD RECOGNIZES SATELLITE OPERATORS' ACHIEVEMENTS
- HAMS COACH CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS ON USE OF GMRS
- SOME HAM RADIO ACTIVITIES ARE STILL GOING ON
- LIGHTHOUSE ACTIVATIONS READY TO HAPPEN IN AUGUST
- KICKER: CANADIAN AMATEUR FINDS A 'ZOMBIE' IN THE SKY

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April 23, 2020
Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2217 for Friday April 24 2020

- LOCKDOWN GETS CREATIVE FOR SOTA OPERATORS
- QUARANTINE INSPIRES NEW CERTIFICATE FOR UK HAMS
- HAMS IN INDIA AID STRANDED CANCER PATIENTS
- RADIO OUTREACH PUTS MORE HAMS ON THE AIR
- NEW D-STAR NET STARTS UP IN AUSTRALIA
- FCC APPROVES 5G USE OF 'L-BAND' FREQUENCIES
- NEWSLINE'S YHOTY SEARCH CONTINUES
- SILENT KEY: MICHIGAN RADIO MAINSTAY JOHN MC DONOUGH WB8RCR
- LEGENDARY RADIO CAROLINE FOUNDER DIES
- CROSS-ATLANTIC TRIP FOR TROPO
- SIMPLEX FM NET EXPANDING IN PENNSYLVANIA
- WORLD OF DX
- MOVIE MAGIC IN A STORY STARRING AMATEUR RADIO

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The following is the short film referenced in the final story for this week:

After repairing his HAM radio using parts found in the forest, a recluse radio operator receives a distress call from a stranded Soviet cosmonaut in orbit.

April 17, 2020
Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2216 for Friday April 17 2020

- HAM RADIO FRIEDRICHSHAFEN IS CANCELLED
- AMATEURS ASSIST DURING ALABAMA STORMS
- NY HAMS PREPARE A RADIO THANK-YOU TO PANDEMIC HEROES
- ARMED FORCES DAY CROSSBAND TEST CANCELLED
- YOTA REGION 2 SUMMER CAMP CANCELLED
- FCC TO ACT ON FUTURE OF 6 GHz BAND
- TOWERS DESTROYED BY FIRE IN NETHERLANDS
- IN SEARCH OF NEWSLINE'S YOUNG HAM OF THE YEAR
- NEW HAM ON BOARD THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION
- AUSTRALIAN CALL SIGN SUFFIX PROPOSAL UNDER REVIEW
- WIA POLL SEEKS INPUT ON FOUNDATION LICENCE SYLLABUS
- SPACE STATION 'STORY TIME' TELLS A HAM RADIO TALE
- NEW DIRECTOR FOR CQ WPX CONTESTS
- WORLD OF DX
- PLANNING FOR THE MOST "DX" OF THE DXPEDITIONS

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April 9, 2020
Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2215 for Friday April 10 2020

- CALIFORNIA HAM SAVED BY THE SAFETY NET
- NETS PROVIDE WELLNESS, FRIENDSHIP CHECKS DURING PANDEMIC
- WEST BENGAL HAMS SAFEGUARDING PUBLIC HEALTH
- NEW ZEALAND MEMORIAL MARATHON RETURNS
- NEWSLINE'S CLUB TO ACTIVATE WA6ITF TO SUPPORT QSO PARTY
- STILL TIME TO NOMINATE YOUNG HAM OF THE YEAR
- DURING PANDEMIC, A GESTURE OF CONCERN
- SILENT KEY: DXer, CONTESTER JIM McCOBB K1LU
- BRITISH LICENCE CANDIDATES PREP FOR ONLINE TESTING
- CALIFORNIA AMATEUR MAKING 2ND BID FOR STATE OFFICE
- WORLD OF DX
- WITH HAM RADIO, YOU'RE NEVER ALONE

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April 2, 2020
Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2214 for Friday April 3 2020

- 'VIRTUAL TESTING' DAWNS FOR LICENSES AMID PANDEMIC
- SOCIAL-MEDIA MENTORIING IN INDIA FOR HAM HOPEFULS
- ANSWERING THE QRZ OF A 'Z M' CONTACT IN NEW ZEALAND
- SEA-PAC CANCELLED IN OREGON
- LIGHTHOUSE WEEKEND ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS FOR LATE-SUMMER EVENT
- YLS CHOSEN FOR LEADERSHIP SPOTS IN BRAZIL
- IN SEARCH OF YOUNG HAM OF THE YEAR FOR 2020
- END OF ORBIT FOR VENEZUELAN TELECOMMUNICATIONS SATELLITE
- MARKING WORLD AMATEUR RADIO DAY, EVEN WITHOUT HF
- SILENT KEY: FORMER DXCC ADMINISTRATOR DON SEARCH W3AZD
- WORLD OF DX
- APRIL FOOL'S - IT'S PIERRE PULLINMYLEG

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March 27, 2020
Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2213 for Friday March 27th 2020

- HamSCI'S VIRTUAL WORKSHOP ATTRACTS INTERNATIONAL 'ATTENDANCE’
- HAMVENTION'S READY TO PARTY
- INDONESIAN SATELLITE SENDS MESSAGE OF HOPE
- NY AMATEURS TEACH CW TO SCHOOL KIDS ONLINE
- IARU REGION 1 ASKS SOCIETIES TO REVIEW FIELD DAY PLANS
- HAMS THROUGHOUT U.S. MIDWEST CANCEL PLANS
- COVID-19 CLAIMS LIFE of PROMINENT HAM IN PHILIPPINES
- NEWSLINE IN SEARCH OF TALENTED YOUNG AMATEUR
- FT8 OPERATORS LOG 100 DXCC ENTITIES
- MEMORIAL DXPEDITION RECREATES ADVENTURER'S TRAVELS
- FORMER QUARTZFEST ORGANIZER BECOMES SILENT KEY
- UK TAKES ANOTHER LOOK AT EMF DANGERS
- SPECIAL EVENT ACTIVATION HONORS GERMAN HAM RADIO SOCIETY
- A CONSTELLATION OF COSTS FOR HIGH-FLYING SHACK

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March 19, 2020
Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2212 for Friday March 20th 2020

- DAYTON HAMVENTION CANCELLED
- PLANS GO FORWARD FOR FRIEDRICHSHAFEN IN GERMANY
- GEORGIA HOSPITAL NET MAKES BIG CONNECTIONS
- UPDATE ON AUSTRALIAN LICENSE RENEWALS
- A HIGH-FLYING SHACK TAILOR-MADE FOR THE ISS
- THE MARKET IS BRIGHT FOR SDR
- IN SEARCH OF YOUNG HAM OF THE YEAR FOR 2020
- LOUISIANA HAM FINED $18,000 BY FCC
- TIME FOR RSGB MEMBERS TO VOTE
- COLLEGE STUDENTS' CUBESATS CHOSEN BY NASA
- EMERGENCY-RESPONSE SKILLS GET FINE-TUNED IN CARIBBEAN
- WORLD OF DX
- IN SEATTLE, RFI GOES UNDERGROUND

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