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Amateur Radio Daily

22 June 2024

An aggregate of Ham Radio related news.
  • New Ham Net Welcomes New Hams

    The Schaumburg Amateur Radio Club (SARC) conducts the New Ham Net each Wednesday that's geared toward helping new ham radio operators gain confidence in their operation skills. The net is available worldwide on Echolink node K9IIK-R (575848) and AllStarLink node 27833. Hams in the Chicago area can pick up the net locally on 145.230 MHz (PL 107.2 Hz). New Ham Net takes place Wednesdays at 7:00 PM CDT.

    Source: Schaumburg Amateur Radio Club

  • SAQ to be On-Air June 30th for Alexanderson Day

    The Alexander association in Sweden is celebrating Alexanderson Day on June 30th 2024 with CW transmissions on 17.2 kHz utilizing the SAQ radio transmitter that was first used in 1924. At that time the transmitter was used to transmit across the Atlantic ocean to Long Island, NY, USA.

    Messages are scheduled to be transmitted at 09:00 UTC and 12:00 UTC on June 30th. If you can't hear the transmissions over the air, the event can be viewed live on YouTube.

    Test transmissions may take place on June 28th. QSL reports will be accepted. An amateur radio station, SK6SAQ, will also be on the air to mark the event.

    More information can be found on the Alexanderson Day webpage.

    Source: The Alexander association

  • AMSAT Engineering Q&A Sessions Start June 21

    AMSAT will host "social gatherings" on YouTube and Twitch June 21-23. The events are designed to provide an opportunity for the community to ask questions and provide comments. Hosted by AMSAT Vice President of Engineering Jerry Buxton (NØJY), topics will include the GOLF and FoxPlus projects, among others.

    To participate, visit the AMSAT YouTube and N0JY Twitch channels during the following times:

    • Friday June 21 19:00-21:00 UTC
    • Saturday June 22 00:01-02:00 UTC
    • Saturday June 22 19:00-21:00 UTC
    • Sunday June 23 00:01-02:00 UTC

    Source: AMSAT

  • Shortwave Radiogram: Digital Modes that are not Phony.

    Shortwave Radiogram program 358 will transmit digital and text images over shortwave frequencies June 13-19. The program utilizes MFSK modes transmitted from WRMI in Florida and WINB in Pennsylvania. The following lineup will be followed:

    • 1:46 MFSK32: Program preview
    • 2:52 MFSK32: More phony than real US newspaper sites
    • 7:38 MFSK64: Low-income New Yorkers rely on cell for internet
    • 11:33 MFSK64: This week’s images
    • 27:54 MFSK32: Closing announcements

    See the program 358 page for frequencies and times.

    Source: Shortwave Radiogram

  • 30th Episode of TX Factor Marks 10 Years of Shows

    TX Factor has released it's 30th show which marks 10 years of creating engaging video content for amateur radio operators. Originating out of the United Kingdom, TX Factor covers many aspects of the ham radio hobby through professionally produced 60 minute episodes released a few times per year.

    The 30th episode covers a look at operating the QO-100 geostationary satellite, the QTH of the Sidmouth Amateur Radio Society, and a review of the Yaesu FTM-500D.

    Source: TX Factor

  • Santa Barbara Amateur Radio Club Announces Scholarship Recipient

    Santa Barbara Amateur Radio Club and the Santa Barbara Wireless Foundation have announced their annual scholarship recipient promoting high school seniors interested in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics.

    Mateo Olin Ferreira, a graduating senior at Orcutt Academy Charter High School, was awarded the 2024 scholarship at Santa Barbara Courthouse on Monday, June 3. Ferreira is set to graduate with a 4.0 GPA and plans to attend Allan Hancock College for initial credits before transferring to California State University, Long Beach to pursue a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Business.

    The scholarships awards up to $1,000 to one or more recipients each year. Donations to the scholarship fund can be made through the Santa Barbara Wireless Foundation website.

    Source: KEYT

  • 24 Hours Le Mans Special Event Through June 16

    Radio Club de la Sarthe is on the air as TM24H through June 16th celebrating the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race. TM24H will be active across all bands and utilize SSB, CW, RTTY, PSK, and FT8. In addition, look for TM24H on the QO-100 geostationary satellite. A special SQL card will be available. See the TM24H QRZ page for additional details.

    The 24 Hour of Le Mans is an endurance sports car race spanning 24 hours that takes place each year at the Circuit de la Sarthe in Le Mans, France.

    Source: Radio Club de la Sarthe

  • CQ Pride Event Begins Today

    The CQ Pride special event is on the air celebrating pride month and inclusion in amateur radio.

    CQ Pride is intended to be a relaxed event accessible to operators of all skill levels, qualifications, and equipment. Inspired by events like Meme Appreciation Month and 13 Colonies, CQ Pride will include several special event callsigns for you to log.

    The special event runs June 7-17. Collecting all 4 QSL cards will combine to form a special poster. More details including callsigns, bands, and modes.

    Source: Pride Radio Group

  • 13 Colonies Special Event 2024

    The 13 Colonies Special Event returns for 2024 and will take place July 1-7. 13 special callsigns will be on the air, each one representing one of the original 13 British colonies that were first established in 1607. Three additional bonus callsigns will be on the air representing Great Britain, France, and Philadelphia.

    Certificates will be available whether you work one or all colonies. The bonus stations are not required to earn a clean sweep.

    More information is available on the 13 Colonies Special Event website.

    Source: 13 Colonies Special Event

  • Japan Tests Suspension of AM Radio Stations

    Japan's Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications is testing the impacts of shutting down AM radio stations. For a year-long period beginning this past February, 34 AM radio stations in Japan will shut down for at least a subset of that period. Stations are encouraged to relay programming via other channels such as FM, television, and internet.

    The experiment is designed to measure the impact of AM radio going away. Comments from the public are being collected during the period.

    Source: RadioWorld

  • FCC Seeks Comments on Impact of Communications from Geomagnetic Storms

    To better understand the impacts of the geomagnetic storm on the U.S. communications sector, the [Federal Communications Commission’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau] is requesting information from communications service providers and the public regarding disruptions in communications between May 7 and 11, 2024, that it believes to be a result of the storm.

    Source: FCC

  • HAM RADIO 2024 is June 28-30 in Friedrichshafen

    HAM RADIO 2024 will take place in Friedrichshafen, Germany as Europe's largest amateur radio exhibition and trade fair. This year's theme is 60 years of Islands on the Air: technology meets adventure!

    HAM RADIO serves as a platform where radio enthusiasts can get together and exchange information and experience. As one of the largest amateur radio exhibitions in the world, alongside the Hamvention Dayton/Ohio, USA and the Ham Fair in Tokyo/Japan, HAM RADIO attracts exhibitors and visitors from more than 50 countries all round the world to Friedrichshafen. A special feature of HAM is the combination of commercial exhibitors, worldwide networked associations and Europe’s largest radio flea market with over 300 participants from 25 countries.

    Source: HAM RADIO

  • A Wiki for Open Source in Amateur Radio is a new wiki started by DK1MI which aims to highlight all things open source in amateur radio. From hardware to software, this project is designed to provide hams with a free source of information to help further their exploration into the ham radio hobby.

    The wiki can be viewed here. DK1MI is looking for additional contributors and has provided a how-to document for those interested.

    [DK1MI created] a public Wiki that lists and describes available open source projects in more detail, as well as providing ready-made recipes for setting up a free amateur radio station. It should serve as a first port of call to find out what alternatives there are to commercial products or simply to get inspiration for new projects.


  • RSGB Strategic Priorities Update

    The Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB) has provided an update of their four strategic priorities which are designed to secure future success. The priorities are:

    • Growth of amateur radio
    • Membership of the RSGB
    • Spectrum and licensing
    • Continued financial stability of the Society

    Each will be championed by a Board Director. For example, Ben, GW4MNL is overseeing the creation of an outreach team that will put in place the building blocks to support individuals, clubs and RSGB volunteers to take amateur radio out to a variety of external audiences.

    Our membership priority will involve identification of active amateurs who are not members of the Society and sharing with them the many benefits of joining and adding their voice to ours. We also need to engage more with our membership to better understand their expectations and needs going forward.

    It is essential that each strategic goal and activity has clear means identified to measure success, and I will be working to ensure that these are put into place and to monitor and report on our progress.

    We need an all-encompassing strategy so that the volunteers and staff have a single direction and everyone knows where the Society is heading.

    Source: RSGB

  • HamCation Accepting 2025 Award Nominations

    Press release from HamCation:

    The HamCation committee is currently accepting nominations for the HamCation 2025 recognition awards. It is a great time to acknowledge individuals making an outstanding contribution to our wonderful amateur radio community. The individuals deserving of the HamCation awards are not necessarily ones seeking recognition for what they do. That is what the Ham Radio community is all about. Help us recognize outstanding contributors of the radio community by submitting a nomination or two for the Carole Perry Educator of the Year and Gordon West Ambassador of the Year awards.

    The Carole Perry Educator of the Year award is bestowed to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to educating and advancing youth in amateur radio. For more information and the nomination form click here:

    The Gordon West Ambassador of the Year Award is presented to an outstanding Amateur who represents and inspires others, embodies the amateur radio spirit, and has made outstanding contributions to the Amateur Radio community. For more information and the nomination form click here:

    Nominations close November 1, 2024

    Join us at HamCation 2025, February 7-9, 2025

    More information available at

    Source: HamCation

  • 80th Anniversary of the Allied Assault on Normandy Special Event

    June 4-10 Plusscouts will be operating a special event station at the D-Day Museum at Omaha Beach to commemorate the 80th anniversary of Allied Forces landing at Normandy on D-Day. The event callsign will be TM80DDAY. Additional information can be found on the Plusscouts website and on the corresponding QRZ page.

    Planned operating frequencies include:

    • 1.882 MHz LSB
    • 3.682 MHz LSB
    • 7.182 MHz LSB
    • 14.182 MHz USB
    • 21.182 MHz USB
    • 28.482 MHz USB
    • DMR TalkGroup 907 - JOTA

    Source: SARC

  • QRP Day is June 17th

    QRP Day 2024 takes place this coming June 17th. In 1997, IARU Region 3 declared June 17 to be QRP day to further the interest of QRP operation among amateur radio operators. Hams are asked to consider hosting QRP events, promoting QRP devices, and activating QRP stations.

    Source: Wireless Institute of Australia

  • 2024 CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame Inductees

    Submitted by Joe (DL8HCZ)

    The CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame was established in January 2001 to recognize those who have made major contributions to amateur radio as a whole, and radio amateurs who have made major contributions to society at large. The 2024 inductees are:

    Joachim Kraft (DL8HCZ, CT1HZE)
    An enthusiastic amateur radio operator since 1980, he has been committed to the technical development of amateur radio and research into propagation phenomena in the VHF/UHF and microwave bands since 1989 by publishing the English-language magazine DUBUS with a team of specialist authors from all over the world working on a voluntary basis. In particular, this magazine researches and analyzes DX successes on the 6m, 2m, and higher bands. The evaluation of, and statistics on, sporadic-E DX QSOs in the 2m band, which Joachim painstakingly compiles and updates annually, spans 50-plus years and is probably unique worldwide. DUBUS was founded in 1972 by a group of radio amateurs from Berlin, and was already being used to exchange technical and DX information across all national borders at the time of the Iron Curtain. For over 35 years, Joachim has been involved in this magazine together with other radio amateurs, and for almost a quarter of a century he has been its publisher. Today, it is read in over 50 countries.

    Tim Duffy (K3LR)
    Already a member of the CQ Contest Hall of Fame since 2006, is being inducted into the CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame because of his lifetime achievements that far transcend his contesting accomplishments. As a contester, Tim has hosted over 160 different amateur radio operators from around the world to his superstation (11 operating positions and 14 towers) since 1992. He has been the moderator of the Hamvention Antenna forum for 36 years, and has served as chairman of Contest University (15 years), the Dayton Contest Dinner (29 years), and the Top Band Dinner. He also co-coordinates the Contest Super Suite (37 years) in Dayton during the yearly Hamvention. He also founded the popular RFI reflector (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), and has moderated it since 1999. Tim serves on the board of directors of the World Wide Radio Operators Foundation (WWROF) as Chairman, and is President Emeritus of the Radio Club of America (RCA). Tim is multi-year President of the Mercer County Amateur Radio Club (W3LIF/W3JTV). He received the RCA Barry Goldwater Amateur Radio Award in 2010, Hamvention Amateur of the Year in 2015, and the YASME Excellence Award in 2016. Professionally, Tim is the Chief Executive Officer of DX Engineering.

    Richard A. Ross, SK (K2MGA)
    He was president of CQ Publishing. He was editor, then publisher of CQ Magazine, and at one time, published 11 magazine titles as well as books, calendars, and an extensive video library. Dick was also a huge supporter of contesting, DXing, and many other aspects of the amateur radio service. He believed strongly in celebrating his fellow amateurs for their exemplary achievements in these endeavors. He has now been inducted into all three of the CQ Halls of Fame, in recognition of his lifelong dedication to the amateur radio service and to his fellow amateurs. May his legacy live on forever in our minds and hearts.

    Source: Amateur Radio Daily

  • 2024 Contest University Session Videos

    Contest University 2024 took place in Dyaton on May 16th during the week of Hamvention. Session videos for Room 1 have been posted to YouTube and feature topics such as optimizing waterfall display, youth integration, and the world of QRP contesting.

    Source: Contest University

  • ARRL Hamvention Forum Videos

    ARRL has posted a playlist of forum videos from the 2024 ARRL National Convention which took place at Hamvention. The playlist includes 11 videos with topics ranging from Ground is a Myth! to Tips for Successful Radio Clubs.

    Source: ARRL

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