• Amateur Radio Newsline (D)

    From Daryl Stout@618:250/1 to All on Fri Jul 3 08:43:42 2020
    WORLD OF DX

    In the World of DX, be listening for Ennio, IW1RBI, using the call sign 3A/IW1RBI, from Monaco, between July 6th and 19th. Listen on 30 to 6
    meters, where he can be found, using SSB and FT8. Send QSLs via his home callsign, over the bureau or LoTW.

    Members of the North Wales Amateur Radio Group are on the air from the
    Welsh Mountain Zoo on the North Wales coast. They are using the special callsign GB0WMZ (GB ZERO WM ZED) until July 17th. QSL via MW0JWP
    (MW ZERO JWP) by the Bureau.

    There is also a special centennial event: Members of the Royal Signals
    Amateur Radio Society are marking their 100th anniversary with the
    callsign GB100RS (G B ONE HUNDRED R S), and will be on the air until
    the end of October, on various HF bands. Listen for them using CW, SSB,
    RTTY, and PSK. Special awards are available. QSL via the Bureau.

    A group of operators including Silvo/S50X, Goran/S52P and Hubert/S53Z
    will be on the air as 9A followed by their call sign, from the Palagruza Islands, between July 18th and 31st. Listen on 80 to 10 metres, where
    they will be using CW and SSB. The group will use the callsign 9A20A
    during the RSGB IOTA Contest, which is July 25th and 26th. Send QSLs
    direct or by the bureau to S58MU.

    (OHIO PENN DX)

    ***

    SPECIAL EVENT N4J - HF BANDS BECOME WEDDING BANDS

    STEPHEN/ANCHOR: There is also a special event station you may want to
    make note of. While it doesn't involve a DXpedition, it does include
    a big trip down the aisle. Paul Braun, WD9GCO, explains.

    PAUL: Be listening between July 9th and July 12th for special event
    station N4J. That's Neil 4 Julie, marking the wedding on July 11th
    between Newsline anchor and reporter, Neil Rapp, WB9VPG, and his
    fiancee, Julie, who became a part of our Newsline family, after meeting
    Neil five years ago. We wish them both all the happiness in the world,
    and hope that the sun - and a whole lot of sunspots - will shine on their
    big day. We hope they settle into a good life together, as
    husband-and-wife antenna farmers.

    STEPHEN/ANCHOR: Be listening for N4J on the bands - that's wedding bands
    AND HF bands!

    **

    KICKER: HIKER'S TRAIL LEADS TO RESCUE BY RADIO

    STEPHEN/ANCHOR: Our final story is about is about radio as a tool of
    rescue - and one amateur who's paying it forward. Skeeter Nash, N5ASH,
    has his story.

    SKEETER: Because he is alive today, despite a harrowing ordeal on a remote hiking trail, Alden Sumner Jones IV, KC1JWR, may have helped inspire 20
    new amateur radio operators.

    Alden was hiking in Bennington County, Vermont, with his two cousins on
    June 16, when he grew light-headed. His left hand became numb, and he collapsed, passing out. An emergency medical technician hiking nearby
    rushed over to assist -- but the medic's cell phone failed to reach 911
    in that remote area.

    Alden told Newsline that he rarely leaves home without his HT and so,
    regaining consciousness after a second blackout, he keyed the mic and eventually hit the Mount Greylock repeater K1FFK, asking for help. Aid
    came swiftly - by search-and-rescue team, by helicopter and others - but
    the treacherous terrain made for a problematic rescue. Nearly 7 hours
    later, Alden was enroute to the emergency room of an Albany, New York
    hospital. Alden told Newsline he has a history of low blood sugar, and
    suffered a torn hamstring on the trail. He is recovering at home, while awaiting a cardiology appointment.

    A former member of a Massachusetts search-and-rescue team himself, he
    never thought he'd be on the receiving end of similar services. Alden,
    the president of the Southern Vermont Amateur Radio Club, was so
    grateful for the power of his HT that his cousins, the medical tech
    they met on trail, the helicopter crew, and members of the
    search-and-rescue team, are looking into becoming amateur radio
    operators, too. A military veteran, a former CBer, and member of the
    Civil Air Patrol, Alden has been around radios most of his life. Now,
    he said, he has the rest of his life -- thanks to his radio.

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Skeeter Nash, N5ASH.

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to the Alexander Association; Amateur News Weekly; AMSAT;
    the ARRL; Change.Org; CQ Magazine; David Behar, K7DB; DX-World; the
    Hindu newspaper; Maritime Radio Historical Society; Ohio Penn DX;
    QRZ.COM; Radio Society of Great Britain; shortwaveradio.de; Southgate
    Amateur Radio News; TechCrunch; Ted Randall's QSO Radio Show; WTWW
    Shortwave; Yahoo News; and you, our listeners, that's all from the
    Amateur Radio Newsline.

    Please send emails to our address at newsline@arnewsline.org. More
    information is available at Amateur Radio Newsline's only official
    website at arnewsline.org.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York,
    and our news team worldwide, I'm Stephen Kinford, N8WB, in Wadsworth,
    Ohio, saying 73, and as always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/1 to All on Fri Jul 10 09:09:30 2020
    WORLD OF DX

    In the world of DX, be listening for Loick, HB9HBY, and Greg, HB9TWU,
    operating as HB0/HB9HBY, from Liechtenstein, between July 24th and 26th.
    They will be on the air around the clock for the three days on 80-6 metres, including 30, 17, and 12 metres, using CW, SSB and FT8. There will be a
    special call sign on that Saturday, which has not yet been announced. Look
    for updates on Facebook or on Twitter, using the call sign HB9HBY as the internet handle.

    A special centennial event is to take place when members of the Royal
    Signals Amateur Radio Society are marking their 100th anniversary, with
    the callsign GB100RS (G B ONE HUNDRED R S), and are on the air until the
    end of October on various HF bands. Listen for them using CW, SSB, RTTY,
    and PSK. Special awards are available. QSL via the Bureau.

    A group of operators including Silvo/S50X, Goran/S52P, and Hubert/S53Z,
    will be on the air as 9A followed by their call sign from the Palagruza
    Islands between July 18th and 31st. Listen on 80 to 10 metres where they
    will be using CW and SSB. The group will use the callsign 9A20A during
    the RSGB IOTA Contest, which is July 25th and 26th. Send QSLs direct, or
    by the bureau to S58MU.

    (OHIO PENN DX)

    **

    KICKER: EXCHANGING VOWS AND SIGNAL REPORTS

    JIM/ANCHOR: Our final story is a love story -- a story of love and romance combined, with love of radio at high altitudes. Ralph Squillace, KK6ITB,
    takes us on this sentimental journey.

    RALPH: Love was in the air - at an altitude of nearly 4,000 feet - on California's Morton Peak, where romance was being activated on July 4th,
    just moments before a scheduled SOTA summit operation. The dearly beloved
    had gathered for the wedding of David, KM3A, and Liz, K6LZT, officiated
    by their friend, Scott, N0OI (En Zero Oh Eye), who became ordained for
    just this purpose. The witnesses were friends, family, and members of the
    AB3G Association. With that callsign Scott, his wife Corinne, N2ZIP, and
    the groom, had plans to activate the summit shortly afterward on CW and
    SSB.

    But - first things first. Before the "CQ" there must be the "I do." The couple's original plans for June 7th were cancelled, due to COVID-19 restrictions. Undaunted by the detour, this ham radio couple decided a
    mini SOTA expedition, with a great view of the San Gogonio wilderness
    would be a great place to exchange vows, and signal reports. Scott and
    his wife Corinne, N2ZIP, agreed, giving their dog Zippy the honored role
    as ring bearer.

    According to Scott, congratulatory wishes were recorded in the log from
    coast to coast, and from one DX station in Panama. As for the bride, well,
    Liz will always remember her wedding day, because it also marked one other major life event: On 2 meters, she had her first SOTA activation. Talk
    about wedded bliss!

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Ralph Squillace, KK6ITB.

    (SCOTT N0OI and SOTA REFLECTOR)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to the Amateur News Weekly; AMSAT; the ARRL; CQ Magazine; the
    Daily Mail; David Behar, K7DB; DX-World; Groups.io; Jeff Savasta, KB4JKL; LocalDVM.COM; Maritime Mobile Service Network; the Morgan Messenger; Ohio
    Penn DX; QRZ.COM; Radio Society of Great Britain; Scott, N0OI (En ZERO Oh
    Eye); the Shelburne News; shortwaveradio.de; the SOTA Reflector; Southgate Amateur Radio News; Ted Randall's QSO Radio Show; Wireless Institute of Australia; WTWW Shortwave; and you, our listeners, that's all from the
    Amateur Radio Newsline.

    Please send emails to our address at newsline@arnewsline.org. More
    information is available at Amateur Radio Newsline's only official
    website at arnewsline.org.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York,
    and our news team worldwide, I'm Jim Damron, N8TMW, in Charleston,
    West Virginia saying 73, and as always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/1 to All on Fri Jul 17 11:44:21 2020
    WORLD OF DX

    In the World of DX be listening for Michele, IU2NKC, using the call sign IA5/IU2NKC, from Isola del Giglio (JEEL-YO) in the Tuscan Archipelago
    through July 25th. Michele will be operating holiday style on various HF
    bands. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau, LoTW or eQSL.

    Members of the Russian Robinson Club, will be on the air from Gogland
    Island, between July 23rd and the 28th, and will participate in the RSGB
    IOTA contest weekend, on July 25th and 26th. Operators will be using
    their home call signs with /P (stroke portable). They include Mikhail,
    R1MJ, Yulia, R1CBL, and Vitaliy, RA1AGJ. Listen on 160-15 meters. QSL
    via their home callsigns.

    Listen for a team of operators including Joerg, DJ1JB, Markus, DJ4EL,
    and Thorsten, DJ5TM, on the air, from Pellworm Island, and nearby
    islands, between August 27th and September 3rd. The will be operating
    on 40-10 meters, using SSB, with verticals and quad antennas. QSL via
    LoTW or their home callsigns.

    (OHIO PENN DX)

    **

    KICKER: NO GARDEN-VARIETY MESSAGES IN TOMATOES' TRANSMISSIONS

    PAUL/ANCHOR: For our final story, we ask the question: have your tomato
    plants been calling QRZ? Then, this is obviously no garden-variety
    special event. Mike Askins, KE5CXP, explains.

    MIKE: Those of us who think about, talk about, dream about, antenna
    farms, may need to look no further than a tiny packet of seeds. No,
    we're not suggesting you plow your soil to let little yagis and
    hexbeams and delta loops burst and flower across acres of sun-drenched
    furrows.

    We're talking tomatoes. Yes, tomatoes. Researchers in Huntsville,
    Alabama, have just published a paper, studying the transmission of
    electrical signals through the soil by, of all things, tomato plants.
    The work was reported on the website PHYS.ORG, and cites the efforts
    of a scientist associated with the University of Alabama, and a
    biochemistry professor at nearby Oakwood University. The observations
    by the pair, date back work they began in 2017. It's all about
    propagation - in this case, electrical signal propagation within,
    and between plants. Researchers Yuri Shtessel of Huntsville, and
    Alexander Volkov of Oakwood, used mathematical modeling, to plot the
    electrical patterns. According to the article, plants' electrical
    signals can propagate, for instance through the roots, and into the
    soil to another species, such as a nearby tree, by making use of fungi
    in the soil. The soil is seen as a conductor of electricity, and the
    signal is received -- but there is no guarantee of good copy, or even
    being understood.

    As Yuri Schtessel writes: [QUOTE] "No study of the cognitive processing
    of the electric signals passed, and received by the plants was
    accomplished." [ENDQUOTE]

    It seems that we hams aren't the only ones who suffer when our signals
    end up down in the mud.

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Mike Askins, KE5CXP.

    (PHYS.ORG)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to the Amateur News Weekly; AMSAT; the ARRL; CQ Magazine;
    David Behar, K7DB; DX-World; European Space Agency; Ohio Penn DX;
    QRZ.COM; PHYS.ORG; Radio Society of Great Britain; RadioWorld; shortwaveradio.de; Southgate Amateur Radio News; Ted Randall's QSO
    Radio Show; Vermont Digger; Wireless Institute of Australia; WTWW
    Shortwave; and you, our listeners, that's all from the Amateur Radio
    Newsline.

    Please send emails to our address at newsline@arnewsline.org. More
    information is available at Amateur Radio Newsline's only official
    website at arnewsline.org.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York,
    and our news team worldwide, I'm Paul Braun, WD9GCO, in Valparaiso,
    Indiana, saying 73, and as always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/1 to All on Thu Jul 23 22:53:45 2020
    WORLD OF DX

    In the World of DX, be listening for Matteo, IZ4YGS, operating from
    Ghana as 9G5GS, between the 8th of August, and the 15th of September.
    He expects to be on the air almost every evening local time, and plans
    to be on 160m through 10m, using mostly FT8 in Fox-Hound mode, and SSB.
    He also will be using the QO-100 geostationary satellite on upper
    sideband. Matteo will update ClubLog daily. Send QSLs via LoTW, IZ4YGS
    direct or eQSL.

    Be listening for Philippe, EA4NF, who will be operating on the
    satellites, from Lanzarote Island in the Canary Islands, using the
    call sign EA8/EA4NF, between August 10th and 17th. He is placing a
    special focus on the very rare IL39 Grid. Be listening on the FM and
    linear satellites. Send QSLs via LoTW to EA8/EA4NF.

    There is still time to work members of the Radio Galena Group, and the
    Union of Radio Amateurs Vetusta, who are on the air in Spain, with
    special event station EG1FMM, until July 30th. The groups are
    commemorating the moon landing in July, 1969. Listen on 80m through 20m, including 60m, using various modes. QSL via EB1CAM.

    (OHIO PENN DX)

    **

    KICKER: TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT? TRY AN ARDUINO NANO

    STEPHEN/ANCHOR: Amateur radio has brought many millions of people
    together, and now one ham in Germany, is using his skill in radio
    and electronics to make sure they stay safely apart. Ed Durrant,
    DD5LP, has our final story of this week.

    ED: Marcel Andre, DL1EKM, wants you to keep your distance. It's for
    your own good, and everyone else's during these difficult pandemic
    times. That's why the German amateur ham has done a bit of homebrew,
    creating a COVID-19 distance-warning device, with the help of an
    Arduino Nano, a distance sensor, some LEDs, and some carefully crafted
    code.

    If a nearby person oversteps a pre-set safe distance, and approaches
    too close to you for comfort, the alarm responds with a buzzer, and
    flashing lights, that display a sad face instead of a smiley one.

    Publishing instructions for his creation on hackster.io, Marcel writes:
    [quote] "One of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of
    COVID-19, and other viral and cold diseases, is to keep other people
    away." [endquote]

    He says that queues at cash registers, or retail counters are particularly risky spots, adding that no one carries a yardstick when they venture out
    into the world.

    That's where this device comes in. It requires only a few components, and
    costs perhaps 10 euros - the equivalent of a little more than 11 U.S.
    dollars. Then, you only need to download and follow his layout.

    He's hoping that as word about it spreads - perhaps COVID-19 won't. You
    can find the link in this newscast's printed script at arnewsline.org"

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Ed Durrant, DD5LP.

    for print only:

    hackster.io/dl1ekm2/covid-19-ultrasonic-distance-warning-tool-8bda4c

    (QRZ, HACKSTER.IO)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to the Amateur News Weekly; AMSAT; the ARRL; CQ Magazine;
    David Behar K7DB; DX-World; European Space Agency; Hackster.io; IARU
    Region 2; Japan Amateur Radio League; NASA; Ohio Penn DX; QRZ.COM;
    PHYS.ORG; Radio Society of Great Britain; RadioWorld; shortwaveradio.de; Southgate Amateur Radio News; Ted Randall's QSO Radio Show; WTWW
    Shortwave; and you our listeners, that's all from the Amateur Radio
    Newsline.

    Please send emails to our address at newsline@arnewsline.org. More
    information is available at Amateur Radio Newsline's only official
    website at arnewsline.org.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York,
    and our news team worldwide, I'm Stephen Kinford, N8WB, in Wadsworth,
    Ohio, saying 73, and as always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/1 to All on Thu Jul 30 22:16:13 2020
    WORLD OF DX

    In the World of DX, be listening for Francesco, IK6QON, who will be on
    the air holiday style, from Corfu, from August 9th to the 20th. Be
    listening on 40 through 6 metres, where he will be using CW and SSB.
    QSL direct, by the bureau or eQSL.

    Be listening for Simone, IU4HRJ, operating as IM0/IU4HRJ, between the
    4th and 10th of August, from Maddalena Island. Simone will be on 40
    through 2 metres, operating SSB and digital. Send QSLs direct, or by
    the bureau.

    Tina, DL5YL, and Fred, DL5YM, will be active from Liechtenstein, from
    the 8th of September to the 2nd of October. They will be active in the
    CQWW RTTY contest on September 26th and 27th. Send QSLs via their home
    calls.

    The special event station HA70MAV (HA-SEVEN ZERO-MAV) is on the air on
    the HF bands in Hungary, through December 1st, to mark the 70th year of
    the Hungarian State Railway. Send QSLs via eQSL.

    (DX-WORLD)

    **

    KICKER: HE'S DOWNRIGHT PROPER ABOUT PROPAGATION

    JIM/ANCHOR: Our final story this week is about predictions and
    propagation -- and the man behind the ARRL's Propagation Bulletins.
    Paul Braun, WD9GCO, spoke with him, and discovered that his path to
    this important assignment, was the least predictable thing of all.

    PAUL: Many hams rely on the ARRL Propagation Bulletins to help plan
    their on-air strategies. But did you ever think about the guy behind
    all of those reports? How did he get started writing them? Well, I
    spoke with Tad Cook, K7RA, about just that topic:

    COOK: Back in the mid-60s, I copied W1AW on CW, and copied a propagation bulletin by Ed Tilton, W1HDQ. In the early 80s, I started using software
    for predicting propagation.

    But, what actually led to me writing the bulletin is eventually W1HDQ
    became ill, and this happened to be right at a time, when there was a
    historic increase in solar flux, and that was in the spring of 1991.
    The ARRL announced that the propagation bulletins were on hold for a
    while, because he was sick. So I called headquarters, and said, "Look, somebody's got to write a propagation bulletin about this."

    The person I talked to said, "Well, I don't know who would do that,"
    and I said, "Well, I'm familiar with his style", and so I wrote one.
    The next week, they wanted another one, and it's just continued since
    then!"

    PAUL: So what started as an offer to help while another ham was sick
    has turned into almost 30 years of writing those reports. Cook has
    hopes that the next sunspot cycle is just around the corner, so his
    reports will have some DX sunshine in them.

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Paul Braun, WD9GCO.

    ***

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to the Amateur News Weekly; AMSAT; the Antique Wireless Association; the ARRL; Australian Communications and Media Authority;
    CQ Magazine; David Behar, K7DB; DX-World; European Space Agency;
    Lloyd Colston, KC5FM; NASA; National Institute of Amateur Radio;
    New Zealand Association of Radio Transmitters; Ohio Penn DX; QRZ.COM;
    Radio Society of Great Britain; SciTech Daily; shortwaveradio.de;
    Southgate Amateur Radio News; Ted Randall's QSO Radio Show; University
    of Maine; W7RN website; West Bengal Radio Club; WTWW Shortwave; and you,
    our listeners, that's all from the Amateur Radio Newsline.

    Please send emails to our address at newsline@arnewsline.org. More
    information is available at Amateur Radio Newsline's only official
    website at arnewsline.org.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York,
    and our news team worldwide, I'm Jim Damron, N8TMW, in Charleston,
    West Virginia, saying 73, and as always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Fri Aug 7 09:03:52 2020
    WORLD OF DX

    In the world of DX, Shabu, M0KRI, is on the air from Uganda as 5X1RI,
    until the middle of August. Send QSLs to his home call sign.

    Mathieu, VA2MVR, is active as 8P9QC, and is living in Pine Gardens,
    in Barbados, until Sept. 12th. Listen mainly on SSB, on 40 and 20 meters. Mathieu may try FT4/FT8 later. QSL only via LoTW.

    The German section of the International Police Association Radio Club,
    DL70IPA is on the air on Sundays and Thursdays, during August and
    September, on 40 and 80 meters, to mark the 70th anniversary of the
    police association. If conditions permit, they will also be on 20 meters.
    Visit QRZ.com for QSL information.

    In England, special event stations GB75PEACE, GB1945PE, and GB1945PJ,
    will be on the air throughout August, marking the end of World War II
    in the Pacific. QSL via LoTW.

    Listen for special event station 4A2MAX, operating from Mexico,
    throughout August, to honor the memory of Saint Maximilian Kolbe, SP3RN.
    The station can be heard on the HF bands, using CW, SSB, and various
    digital modes. QSL via LoTW.

    (OHIO PENN DX, SOUTHGATE)

    **

    KICKER: WHEN BUILDING A SUPERCAPACITOR BEARS FRUIT

    NEIL/ANCHOR: Our final story for the week asks: Are you hungry for a
    new kind of supercapacitor? Wrap your tastebuds around this one from
    Australia, which John Williams, VK4JJW, is serving to you, right now.

    JOHN: What are hackers cooking up on their workbench lately? Well, at
    the University of Sydney, it looks like jackfruit, and durian fruit
    are what's on the menu. Researchers on this Australian campus found
    they were able to use biomass from waste scraps of the two fruits to
    create electrodes for a supercapacitor which, according to one published report, doesn't let out any characteristic stench while in normal use.

    The fruit aerogels were seen as having a large surface area and porous structures, and the durian fruit in particular, was a top performer.
    The fruit also had the winning combination of pyridinic and graphitis
    nitrogen. Researchers say electrodes based on these aerogels outperform standard carbon materials for energy storage.

    The website Hackaday writes that clever tinkerers can replicate the researchers' process in their own garages - provided of course, they
    are adept at handling vinylidene fluoride, and other chemicals, and have
    a vacuum oven, and a furnace, with nitrogen on hand.

    Oh, and don't forget a stinky ripe durian or two. It might be the only
    way to get your ultracapacitor project to truly bear fruit.

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm John Williams, VK4JJW.

    (HACKADAY, ARS TECHNICA)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to Amazon; Amateur News Weekly; AMSAT; ARS Technica; the ARRL; Australian Communications and Media Authority; CQ Magazine; David Behar,
    K7DB; Daryl Stout, WX4QZ; DX-World; FCC; Hackaday; Lloyd Colston, KC5FM;
    NASA; Ohio Penn DX; QRZ.COM; Radio Society of Great Britain;
    shortwaveradio.de; Southgate Amateur Radio News; TechCrunch; Ted
    Randall's QSO Radio Show; Youth on the Air; WNEP; WTWW Shortwave; and you,
    our listeners, that's all from the Amateur Radio Newsline.

    Please send emails to our address at newsline@arnewsline.org. More
    information is available at Amateur Radio Newsline's only official
    website at arnewsline.org.

    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 Bloomington,
    Indiana, saying 73, and as always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Fri Aug 14 12:26:06 2020
    WORLD OF DX

    In the World of DX, be listening for the special event call sign CB33M
    From Chile. Members of the Radio Club Eternautas, CE3ETR, are on the air
    until the 13th of October, commemorating the 10th anniversary of the
    landslide in north Chile, that trapped 33 miners for three months in
    August of 2010. The miners were rescued. Be listening on 80m-70cms,
    where the operators will be using CW, SSB, and the Digital modes
    (FT8/FT4, JS8, RTTY, PSK31, and SSTV). QSL via PO BOX 12096, Santiago,
    Chile.

    Listen for Francesco, IK6QON, operating through the 20th of August, as SV8/IK6QON, from Corfu Island. He is operating holiday style on 40-6
    meters, using CW and SSB. QSL via IK6QON.

    In Mexico, Ramon, XE1KK, is using the special callsign 6E6E, until
    December 31st. This callsign is a non-renewable, one-time-use-only
    call sign, that he will also use in the CQWW DX SSB Contest in October,
    as well as other contests. Outside of contests he will be using FT8/FT4
    on 160-6 meters. QSL via LoTW only.

    In Ghana, Matteo, IZ4YGS, is using the call sign 9G5GS, in the country's western region, a jungle area just a few hundred meters from the ocean.
    He will be there until September 15th. Listen for him between 2100 and
    0000 UTC. He will be using mostly FT8 in fox-hound mode, as well as
    standard mode. He will also be on the QO-100 geostationary satellite
    in USB mode. Matteo will be updating his ClubLog entries daily. Send
    QSLs via LoTW, IZ4YGS, direct or eQSL.

    (OHIO PENN DX)

    **

    KICKER:TRANSMITTING WITH THE POWER OF LOVE

    STEPHEN/ANCHOR: Our final story is about a bond between two hams - a
    father and son - and a boundless gesture of love and untimely loss that
    could only be shared on radio. Skeeter Nash, N5ASH, shares their story.

    SKEETER: There are no limits to the power of a father's love. But, when
    the father is a radio operator grieving the recent loss of his young
    son, the power of two 100 kW transmitters counts for something. Thomas Klingensmith, KL0K, works the controls at KNLS, the World Christian Broadcasting shortwave station in Anchor Point, Alaska.

    On Monday, August 3rd, Thomas closed out an English-language broadcast
    by adding a tribute, a 12-second Morse Code recording that said "73 de
    K9ZDK." Then, moments later, came a second recorded message - "CQ de
    K9ZDK" just before the station's Russian-language program began.

    K9ZDK was Zavier Dean Klingensmith, Thomas' son, who became a Silent Key
    in June 2019 at age 22. Thomas told Newsline that he broadcast these
    12-second recordings, not just to fill a brief programming gap, but to
    honor his son, who had been learning CW.

    Listener Dan Van Hoy, VR2HF, heard it all that night from Hong Kong, and
    wrote later on the Shortwave Listening Post blog: [quote] "His call on CW
    was heard on every English, Russian, and Mandarin show, that evening,
    over 16 hours of broadcasts....Wow." [endquote] That's the kind of power
    that needs no further boosting. However, Thomas is also making free iambic keyer kits available to interested hams who contact him. The project board bears his son's name and call sign -- along with the strong possibility
    that it will operate easily with the power of love.

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Skeeter Nash, N5ASH.

    (SWLING POST, DAN VAN HOY VR2HF, THOMAS KLINGENSMITH KL0K)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to Amateur News Weekly; AMSAT; the ARRL; Australian
    Communications and Media Authority; CQ Magazine; David Behar K7DB;
    Dan Van Hoy VR2HF; Deadline.com; the FCC; Frank Howell K4FMH; the
    ICQ Podcast; Ohio Penn DX; QRZ.COM; Radio Amateurs of Canada; Radio
    Society of Great Britain; shortwaveradio.de; the Shortwave Listening
    Post; Southgate Amateur Radio News; Ted Randall's QSO Radio Show; the
    Times of India; WTWW Shortwave; and you, our listeners, that's all
    from the Amateur Radio Newsline.

    Please send emails to our address at newsline@arnewsline.org. More
    information is available at Amateur Radio Newsline's only official
    website at arnewsline.org.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York,
    and our news team worldwide, I'm Stephen Kinford, N8WB, in Wadsworth,
    Ohio, saying 73, and as always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Fri Aug 28 16:45:24 2020
    ENTHUSIASM FOR DUTCH AMATEURS' DATV EXPERIMENT

    NEIL/ANCHOR: Nothing succeeds in ham radio like the spirit of
    experimentation, as a group of radio operators in the Netherlands
    recently found out. Ed Durrant, DD5LP, has those details.

    ED: Hams have responded enthusiastically to an invitation by the
    Dutch amateur radio society, VERON, opening the door to the use of
    2 metres for digital amateur TV, or DATV. The organisation mounted
    the challenge in early July, hoping that hams would prove that 144
    MHz was indeed well-suited for such use. The four-hour trial run
    on 144.600 and 145.300 MHz, attracted a group of 27 participants
    and a video was made available to instruct them in the use of the
    software used to decode the images.

    VERON is reviewing the data sent by all hams, and said that it's
    clear the participants are ready to do this again.

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Ed Durrant, DD5LP.

    (VERON)

    **

    WORLD OF DX

    In the World of DX, members of the Aruba Amateur Radio Club, P43ARC,
    are using the special callsign, P42WW, when they are on the air from
    September 2nd to the 30th. They are marking the anniversary of the
    end of the second World War. Note that the prefix P42 has never before
    been issued, and is available just for this occasion. Be listening on
    all bands and modes. QSL information will be announced at a later date.

    Plan ahead to be listening for Makoto, JI5RPT, who'll be operating from Ogasawara, as JD1BLY, between the 3rd and 6th of October. Find him on frequencies between 630 metres and 6 metres using SSB, CW, and digital
    modes. On the 630 metre band he will be using mainly JT9. He will also
    be operating on the Russian satellite RS-44. Send QSLs to his home call.

    (DX-WORLD.NET, OHIO PENN DX)

    **

    KICKER: A FAREWELL NET FOR SILENT KEY LONNIE BLAND N6RBR

    NEIL/ANCHOR: Finally, we all know it's hard to say "73" for the final
    time, when a friend becomes a Silent Key. But hosting a memorial net,
    as one group did recently in California, surely helps -- as Ralph
    Squillace, KK2ITB tells us.

    RALPH: The August 24th net on the Western Amateur Linking Association's repeater system, was a gathering of grieving friends and family, who
    shared stories, and comforted one another, following the loss of one
    of their own: Lonnie Bland, N6RBR, who became a Silent Key on Wednesday, August 19th.

    Described by many as a ham radio ambassador, Lonnie was celebrated with
    tears as well as tales, as one of the founders of California's
    far-reaching repeater system. It was his dream to grow the system from
    three linked repeaters, to a network that now stretches up and down the
    coast, with worldwide links through IRLP, Allstar, and EchoLink. One of
    the first to check into the net was his wife, Graffie, KC6ADB, clearly emotional over the tribute to the generous, friendly radio operator,
    who had helped many newcomers discover their amateur radio voice. Net
    control operators included Jeff, W6JSO, and Lonnie's grandsons, Isaac,
    KI6FXM, and Justin, KI6FTP.

    Throughout the one-hour-and-forty-minute net, many hams addressed him directly. One ham, checking in from South Africa, said [quote]: "You
    are a Silent Key on Earth, but your voice will never be silent in
    Heaven." [end quote]

    Sal De Franco, N6SPD, who manages the WALA system's north hub, added: "November Six Radio Best Radio, 73 my friend."

    Lonnie Bland was 88.

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Ralph Squillace, KK6ITB.

    (SAL N6SPD, WALA via ECHOLINK)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to the Australian Ladies Amateur Radio Association; Amateur
    News Weekly; the ARRL; BletchleyPark.org; CQ Magazine; David Behar, K7DB; DX-WORLD.NET; Europost; Facebook; the FCC; Greek City Times; the MKCitizen; Ohio Penn DX; QRZ.COM; Radio Amateurs of Canada; Radio Society of Great Britain; R.J. Bragg, WY7AA; shortwaveradio.de; the Shortwave Listening
    Post; Southgate Amateur Radio News; Ted Randall's QSO Radio Show; Times of India VERON; the Western Amateur Linking Association; Wireless Institute
    of Australia; WTWW Shortwave; and you, our listeners, that's all from the Amateur Radio Newsline.

    Please send emails to our address at newsline@arnewsline.org. More
    information is available at Amateur Radio Newsline's only official
    website at arnewsline.org.

    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 Bloomington, Indiana,,saying 73, and as always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Thu Aug 20 23:11:54 2020
    WORLD OF DX

    In the World of DX, be listening on August 22nd and 23rd, for the 23rd International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend, which will activate lighthouses around the world for 48 hours. Some 314 entrants were
    registered as of the 16th of August. To locate the names and locations
    of the lighthouses, visit the website that appears in the printed
    version of this week's newscast.

    [FOR PRINT ONLY: https://illw.net/index.php/entrants-list-2020]

    Members of the Association Royale des Radio-Amateurs du Maroc, are
    active in Morocco using the special prefix 5E7 until the 31st of
    August. The hams are celebrating the 67th anniversary of the
    Revolution of the King and the People in Morocco on August 20th,
    1953.

    In West Malaysia, radio amateurs will be using the special callsign
    9M63MR to celebrate the 63rd Malaysian Independence Day. Be listening
    on various HF bands and modes. QSL to 9M63MR.

    Be listening for Bo, OZ1DJJ, who will be using the call sign OX3LX,
    from three islands off Greenland, between August 24th and September
    20th. He will be on 40 through 4 meters, with an emphasis on 50 and
    70 MHz. He will also be running a WSPR beacon on 40 through 6 metres
    when he is not active. Send QSLs via OZ0J (Oh Zed Zero J) direct.
    Visit QRZ.com for more details.

    (OHIO PENN DX)

    **

    KICKER: YOUTHFUL OPTIMISM FROM MAXIM AWARD WINNER

    PAUL/ANCHOR: Just like Newsline gives out the Young Ham of the Year
    award to recognize outstanding young hams, the ARRL has the Hiram
    Percy Maxim award, which our winner this year, Chris Brault, KD8YVJ,
    won back in 2015.

    This year's recipient is Jacob Nagel, AD0JA, from Missouri. Nagel's
    technical accomplishments are many, including building and
    troubleshooting repeater systems, helping a local fire department
    upgrade their communications system, and sharing his knowledge
    and experience in online forums.

    I recently asked him what he felt like when he found out he had won:

    NAGEL: I was very excited, and quite surprised, because I had applied
    for this award before, hadn't won it before, and this was my last year
    that I was eligible for it.

    PAUL/ANCHOR: One of the biggest questions is how to attract, and keep
    young hams in the hobby. I took this opportunity to go right ahead,
    and ask one what he thought it would take:

    NAGEL: Well, I think being welcoming to them in the amateur community
    would be one thing, and the other thing is keep showing the current technological advances of amateur radio like DMR, FT8 - show the neat
    things that involve computers with ham radio. That's what interests
    younger people like me, are the new technologies in amateur radio.
    You get them hooked on that - you know, it only takes an $80 radio to
    get into DMR or so - get them hooked on that, and that's a fun way to
    get started.

    PAUL/ANCHOR: Nagel is currently attending college, where he hopes to
    become an electrical engineer, a perfect fit for an active,
    enthusiastic ham radio operator. All of us at Newsline, wish him the
    best, and can't wait to see what the future holds for him.

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to Amateur News Weekly; Andy Meyer, N2FYE; Arstechnica;
    the ARRL; Bart Pulverman, WB6WUW; Benjamin Isaacs, ZL2BCI; the Champaign-Urbana News Gazette; CQ Magazine; David Behar, K7DB;
    Facebook; the FCC; Ohio Penn DX; QRZ.COM; Radio Amateurs of Canada;
    Radio Society of Great Britain; shortwaveradio.de; the Shortwave
    Listening Post; Southgate Amateur Radio News; Ted Randall's QSO
    Radio Show; University of Central Florida; the Verge; the
    Washington Post; WTWW Shortwave; and you our listeners, that's
    all from the Amateur Radio Newsline.

    Please send emails to our address at newsline@arnewsline.org.
    More information is available at Amateur Radio Newsline's only
    official website at arnewsline.org.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in
    New York, and our news team worldwide, I'm Paul Braun, WD9GCO,
    in Valparaiso, Indiana, saying 73, and as always, we thank you
    for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Fri Sep 4 02:22:16 2020
    WORLD OF DX

    In the World of DX, be listening for Reiner, DL2AAZ, who will be
    operating with the special call sign 9H3SAT, in Malta, throughout
    September. Reiner will be on the HF bands, and 6 meters, as well as
    the QO-100 satellite, using CW and SSB. Send QSLs to his home call.

    In Iceland, you will find Norbert, DJ7JC, using the call sign TF/DJ7JC,
    until October 18. He is on the air holiday style, on 160 to 10 meters,
    using CW, RTTY, and FT8. Send QSLs via DJ5BWD.

    Members of the Bulgarian Radio Club will be on the air, with special
    call sign LZ595IP, during the month of September, to honor the memory
    of Orthodox saints. QSL via the bureau. For more details about the
    diploma program, and other certicates visit the club's page on QRZ.com

    Be listening for Peter, HB9DVG, operating as 4L/G4ENL, while working
    at a hydropower plant in Georgia. He will be on the air during his
    spare time on the HF bands, using CW, SSB, and FT8. It is unclear how
    long he will be in Georgia. Send QSLs direct to his home call.

    (OHIO PENN DX, DX-WORLD)

    **

    KICKER: ENGINEER ARNOLD SPIELBERG, FILMMAKER'S FATHER, A SILENT KEY

    STEPHEN/ANCHOR: We close with an appreciation for a Silent Key: Arnold Spielberg is known as the father of filmmaker Steven Spielberg, but on
    the air, many knew him through the years as W8IDX or W9AUM. Like his
    notable son, this father had big dreams that led him to professional prominence. For Arnold Spielberg, most of those dreams began with
    amateur radio. He became a Silent Key on August 25th. Kent Peterson,
    KC0DGY, tells us about him.

    KENT: Arnold Spielberg had been an engineer at General Electric. He was
    also the father of filmmaker Steven Spielberg, and three daughters,
    Anne, Nancy, and Sue. The Cincinnati, Ohio, native was a tinkerer from
    early childhood, when he first fell in love with radios. Becoming a professional engineer after college, his earliest jobs included work at
    RCA in Camden, New Jersey, where he worked on part of the company's
    first commercial and business computer. Later, at General Electric, he
    helped design the GE-200 series of mainframe computers. He was honored
    as a Pioneer Award winner of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

    Arnold Spielberg credited his professional success to his long tenure
    as an amateur radio operator. The lifelong radio enthusiast had held
    the call signs W8IDX and W9AUM. According to a story on QRZ.COM, he was
    given his first ham radio when he was 12, and began a lifetime of
    connecting with strangers around the world -- something that was to shape
    his life.

    Arnold Spielberg was 103 years old.

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Kent Peterson, KC0DGY.

    (QRZ.COM, VARIETY)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to the Amateur Radio Club Gmunden; Amateur News Weekly; the
    Antique Wireless Association; AMSAT; ARISS; the ARRL; CQ Magazine;
    Daryl Stout, WX4QZ; David Behar, K7DB; DX-WORLD.NET; Joseph Holland,
    KB5VJY; Ohio Penn DX; QRZ.COM; shortwaveradio.de; Southgate Amateur
    Radio News; Ted Randall's QSO Radio Show; Variety; the Wireless Institute
    of Australia; WTWW Shortwave; and you, our listeners, that's all from the Amateur Radio Newsline.

    Please send emails to our address at newsline@arnewsline.org. More
    information is available at Amateur Radio Newsline's only official
    website at arnewsline.org.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York,
    and our news team worldwide, I'm Stephen Kinford, N8WB, in Wadsworth,
    Ohio, saying 73, and as always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Thu Sep 10 22:41:29 2020
    RESEARCHERS FIND WAY TO 'MAP' SPORADIC-E

    JIM/ANCHOR: We all know sporadic-E is unpredictable - or is it?
    Researchers in New Mexico say: "Not so fast." Geri Goodrich, KF5KRN,
    explains.

    GERI: Making use of broadband radio noise and unintentional RF
    emissions from power lines, researchers in New Mexico report that
    they are now able to characterize and map sporadic-E, the erratic
    phenomenon that we hams make use of for long-range communications
    mainly on 10 and 6 meters. Until now, sporadic-E's occurrence has
    been largely unpredictable.

    Researchers at the Air Force Research Laboratory at Kirtland Air
    Force Base made use of a method developed by a team headed by
    research physicist Ken Obenberger, who said the technique can be
    employed anywhere there is an electrical grid.

    Chris Fallen, KL3WX, one of the research collaborators at the lab,
    was quoted in its publication comparing the technique to weather
    forecasting. He says: [quote] This is similar to how meteorologists
    can predict how likely thunderstorms will occur in the afternoons
    above New Mexico during monsoon season, but use Doppler radar to
    identify and track specific thunderstorms as they occur. Kens
    technique basically provides weather radar for sporadic-E, only using
    radio noise from power lines as the radar transmitter. [endquote]

    The publication noted that the ability to more accurately get a
    handle on sporadic-E would be vital during disasters that call upon
    amateur radio operators to relay emergency information.

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Geri Goodrich, KF5KRN.

    (LOS ALAMOS DAILY POST)

    **

    KICKER: 2019 YHOTY DHRUV REBBA KC9ZJX GETS ARRL POST

    JIM/ANCHOR: Finally, Newsline takes special joy in announcing that
    Dhruv Rebba, KC9ZJX, our 2019 Bill Pasternak WA6ITF Young Ham of the
    Year, has been appointed the ARRL Illinois State Section Youth
    Coordinator. The prominent post is the latest accomplishment the high
    school student has achieved. Last December, Dhruv was one of two
    students chosen to receive the "I Have a Dream Award" for Youth at
    the 44th annual Martin Luther King Awards Luncheon. In 2018, he was
    part of the Dave Kalter Youth DX Adventure in Curacao. In his role
    with the ARRL, Dhruv is responsible for promoting on-air activities
    for youth, including School Club Roundup, and encouraging other
    youth-related programs and ideas. Dhruv has been a ham since the age
    of 9. All the best, Dhruv, we couldn't be prouder of you!

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to the Alexanderson Association; Amateur News Weekly; the
    ARRL; CQ Magazine; Curtis, N9INK; David Behar, K7DB; Douggie
    Lancaster, G7CDA; the FCC; the Los Alamos Daily Post; News Center
    Maine; Ohio Penn DX; QRZ.COM; the Riverside County District
    Attorney's office; the Press-Enterprise; shortwaveradio.de; the Record-Courier; South African Radio League; Southgate Amateur Radio
    News; Ted Randall's QSO Radio Show; the Wireless Estimator; WTWW
    Shortwave; and you our listeners, that's all from the Amateur Radio
    Newsline.

    Please send emails to our address at newsline@arnewsline.org. More
    information is available at Amateur Radio Newsline's only official
    website at arnewsline.org.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York,
    and our news team worldwide, I'm Jim Damron, N8TMW, in Charleston,
    West Virginia, saying 73, and as always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Thu Sep 17 22:10:50 2020
    QSO PARTY WELCOMES NEWCOMERS, PROMISES 'LOW STRESS'

    PAUL/ANCHOR: If you're stressing out about doing well in your first
    QSO Party, try this low-stress, beginner-friendly one. Here's Neil
    Rapp, WB9VPG.

    NEIL: When is the best time for a QSO Party? According to the Nashua
    Area Radio Society it's when the time of sporadic-E is fading away
    but the sun itself is starting to crank up the propagation
    possibilities. So the party is scheduled for September 26th and 27th
    and the radio society promises something for everyone: That means all
    modes are permitted except for those modes using repeaters, and all
    bands are permitted too, except for the WARC bands.

    Activity will be in two categories: VHF-only for 6 meters on up, and
    All Bands.

    Organizers are calling this QSO party an easy and low-stress
    introduction to contesting which also makes it ideal for newcomers to radiosport. As the society website says, the goal is to get as many
    people as possible on the air.

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Neil Rapp, WB9VPG.

    (NASHUA AREA RADIO SOCIETY, JIM LAJOIE K1BRM)

    **

    KICKER: TOWERING MEMORIES STILL STAND TALL

    PAUL/ANCHOR: We end this week's report with the story of a father, a
    son and the legacy of a 100-foot tower. Here's Andy Morrison, K9AWM.

    ANDY: In the eyes of his son and so many others Lawrence Gasch, W3SFY,
    was a towering figure. Before becoming a Silent Key 22 years ago, he
    carved out a reputation as a pioneer in the field. He perfected his
    craft of tower-building at the Naval Research Lab in Washington, D.C.,
    where he worked for the Search Radar Division. He was an antenna
    specialist. He fabricated antennas for the Vanguard satellite mission
    in 1959 and later, the Gemini 9 space capsule carried one of his
    antennas. An active ham in emergencies, he assisted with
    communications during the Great Alaska Earthquake in 1964.

    His passing not only left behind a grieving family and community, but
    a 100-foot tower he'd built on a West Virginia mountaintop in the
    mid-1980s which still stands tall over the trees.

    His son, John, was preparing to take it down recently, acknowledging
    in a Facebook post that the need for it was long gone.

    Apparently, however, the good works of Lawrence Gasch are continuing
    after all. He wrote on Facebook: "Along came a savior - influenced by
    the ghost of my dad, perhaps." [endquote] Morgan Wireless, an internet provider, wants the tower so they can bring high speed internet to
    students living in rural areas, most especially for classes to be held
    during COVID-19.

    "So we're giving the tower to them," John writes, calling it a win-
    win. He adds: "Dad would be proud that his legacy will live on for
    another 20-30 years." It takes more than the passage of time to take
    down a tower - or a reputation - like that of Lawrence Gasch.

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Andy Morrison, K9AWM.

    (JOHN GASCH)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE: With thanks to Amateur News Weekly; Ambarish Nag
    Biswas VU2JFA; AMSAT-UK; the ARRL; CQ Magazine; Daryl Stout, WX4QZ;
    David Behar, K7DB; Jim LaJoie, K1BRM; Joel Case, W0CAS; John Gasch;
    Nashua Area Radio Society; News Track Live; Newsday; Ohio Penn DX;
    QRZ.COM; Radio Amateurs of Canada; shortwaveradio.de; Southgate
    Amateur Radio News; Ted Randall's QSO Radio Show; WTWW Shortwave; and
    you our listeners, that's all from the Amateur Radio Newsline.

    Please send emails to our address at newsline@arnewsline.org. More
    information is available at Amateur Radio Newsline's only official
    website at arnewsline.org.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York,
    and our news team worldwide, I'm Paul Braun, WD9GCO, in Valparaiso,
    Indiana, saying 73, and as always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Thu Sep 24 22:27:52 2020
    AN AUTUMN ACTIVITY HAMS WILL 'FALL' FOR

    NEIL/ANCHOR: As sure as the autumnal equinox has arrived in the
    northern hemisphere, the 100 Watts and a Wire "FALLOUT" activity has
    returned too. Stephen Kinford, N8WB, has those details.

    STEPHEN: Here in the United States, while the leaves may be coming
    down from the trees, antennas are still going up. That means fallout
    -- the good kind -- the annual autumn portable operating event hosted
    by the 100 Watts and a Wire podcast. This year it's taking place on
    October 9th, starting at 0000 UTC and concludes on Sunday October 11th
    at 2359 UTC. The exchange is simple: Call sign, state, province, or DX Country, true signal report and your 100 Watts ID number. Sure, you
    can operate from your shack if you'd rather stay indoors, but if you
    operate portable you get the added benefit of testing your equipment
    and your readiness for next year's Field Day.

    There are other extras too: Contacting bonus stations will let you get
    extra points and at the end of the event, submit your totals and be automatically entered into a random drawing for prizes. One of them is
    a complete QRP station. To qualify, stations must have a minimum of 25
    contact points and be in the continental U.S. So get out - and FALL
    out!

    For more details visit the website, 100wattsandawire.com

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Stephen Kinford, N8WB.

    NEIL/ANCHOR: One hundred Watts and a Wire is also a presence now on
    YouTube, where it has its own channel, featuring videos and
    livestreams. Now you can see the podcast, as well as hear it.

    (100WATTSANDAWIRE)

    **

    WORLD OF DX

    In the world of DX, Dave, M0VDL, is on the air as M0VDL/P, from Lundy
    Island in the Bristol Channel, between September 26th and October 1st,
    on 40 and 20 metres using SSB and FT8. You may possibly find him as
    well on 80 metres. Be listening primarily in the morning and late
    afternoon or evening UK time. QSLs can be sent via eQSL.

    Be listening for members of the Charente DX Group, who will be using
    the call sign TM7R, from R Island off the west coast of France near
    La Rochelle, between September 26th and October 3rd. The hams will be
    on various HF bands using CW, SSB, and the digital modes. QSL via
    ON4ZD, direct, by Bureau, or ClubLog. Operators are being encouraged
    to use Clublog's OQRS as much as possible.

    Jerry, F4HJO, will be active as F4HJO/P from Brehat Island off the
    northern coast of Brittany between October 17 and 24th. Be listening
    on 80/40/20/17 meters where Jerry will be using mainly SSB. QSL to
    F4HJO, direct, by the Bureau, LoTW or ClubLog's OQRS, which is
    preferred.

    (OHIO PENN DX)

    **

    KICKER: WHEN 40 METERS KIND OF 'GROWS' ON YOU

    NEIL/ANCHOR: Finally, if you've got a favorite operating band -- one
    that kind of "grows" on you -- you might have something in common with
    a weed known as the thale cress. Mike Askins, KE5CXP, explains.

    MIKE: If scoring a good contact on 40 metres leaves you feeling
    energized, consider what it does to the thale cress, an annual weed
    native to Asia, Europe and North Africa. Thale cress apparently LOVES
    40 metres - so much so, in fact, that it gets downright excited in the presence of its radio waves.

    Researchers at Sorbonne University in Paris exposed seedlings of the
    plant to weak doses of RF at 7 MHz and waited. No, they weren't
    standing by for a signal report - or even a QSL card. They just
    watched and paid careful attention, the reported the results in a
    recent issue of New Scientist magazine. Apparently the signal report
    on 40 was pretty good: the radio waves appear to have accelerated the seedlings' growth by altering a biological protein receptor governing
    that function.

    Scientists believe if the findings can be confirmed this phenomenon
    could prove useful in farming as well as medicine.

    So does that make 40 metres the new "magic band?" Perhaps we'll know
    soon enough. Perhaps making better use of that 40m dipole might just
    find you standing a little taller when it's time for Field Day 2021.

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Mike Askins, KE5CXP.

    (WIA, NEW SCIENTIST)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE: With thanks to Amateur News Weekly; the ARRL; CQ
    Magazine; Daryl Stout WX4QZ; David Behar K7DB; Don Field G3XTT;
    Greg Lee KI6GIG; K1USN; Michael Wheeler VK3FUR; the New Scientist;
    Ohio Penn DX; 100WattsandaWire; QRZ.COM; Science Daily;
    shortwaveradio.de; SI9AM; Southgate Amateur Radio News; Steve Thomas
    M1ACB; Ted Randall's QSO Radio Show; Wireless Institute of Australia;
    WTWW Shortwave; and you our listeners, that's all from the Amateur
    Radio Newsline.

    Please send emails to our address at newsline@arnewsline.org. More
    information is available at Amateur Radio Newsline's only official
    website at arnewsline.org.

    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 Bloomington,
    Indiana, saying 73, and as always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Fri Oct 2 00:39:47 2020
    KICKER: HAM TURNS 103 WITH PARADE OF WELL-WISHERS

    STEPHEN/ANCHOR: For our final story, we roll out some good wishes -
    really roll them out on four wheels - for a ham who just turned 103.
    Ralph Squillace tells us how his fellow amateurs in North Carolina
    took that celebration literally.

    RALPH: If Oscar Norris W4OXX (W 4 Oh Ex Ex) is feeling lately like
    he's the ham of the century, there's a good reason: Licensed since
    1949, Oscar was treated to a different kind of birthday party when he
    turned 103 on September 25th in the middle of a pandemic.

    According to Tony Jones, N4ATJ, president of the Gaston Radio Club of Gastonia, North Carolina, family members, church members and hams from
    around the state piled into 40 cars and formed a procession past the
    Courtland Terrace Assisted Living Center where Oscar lives. ARRL
    section manager Marv Hoffman, WA4NC, presented Oscar with a plaque
    marking the occasion.

    Meanwhile, the birthday boy got busy doing what hams do best - making
    QSOs worldwide via one of his HTs using EchoLink, which had been set
    up on the Charlotte Amateur Radio Club's W4CQ repeater by Tim
    Richards, KO4AXL (Kay Oh Four A X L). The club was honoring him with a 10-day-long activation of special event station N1O (En 1 Oh) - which
    stands for ham of the century - and hams from North Carolina, South
    Carolina and Florida were calling QRZ.

    One of those hams was Oscar himself -- no surprise there. And, in true birthday fashion, he was the one station worth bonus points. To Tony,
    however, and so many others, Oscar is worth bonus points every day. As
    Tony, the party's organizer, told Newsline: [quote] "He is one of my
    favorite people in the ham radio world and outside the ham radio
    world." [endquote]

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Ralph Squillace, KK6ITB.

    (TONY JONES N4ATJ)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE: With thanks to Amateur News Weekly; AMSAT; the ARRL;
    the Associated Press; CQ Magazine; David Behar K7DB; the FCC; the
    Forks Forum; Irish Radio Transmitters Society; Ohio Penn DX; QRZ.COM; shortwaveradio.de; Singapore Amateur Radio Transmitting Society; South Dublin Radio Club; Southgate Amateur Radio
    News; space.com; Ted Randall's QSO Radio Show; Telephone Pioneers;
    Tony Jones N4ATJ; WKBT; WTWW Shortwave; and you, our listeners, that's
    all from the Amateur Radio Newsline.

    Please send emails to our address at newsline@arnewsline.org. More information is available at Amateur Radio Newsline's only official
    website at arnewsline.org.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York,
    and our news team worldwide, I'm Stephen Kinford, N8WB, in Wadsworth,
    Ohio, saying 73, and as always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Fri Oct 9 08:48:46 2020
    WORLD OF DX

    In the World of DX, be listening for Take (TAH-KAY), JG8NQJ, using the
    call sign JG8NQJ/JD1, from Marcus Island in the Minami Torishima group, starting on the 14th of October through to mid-January 2021. He will
    operate in his spare time, mainly on 17 meters, but will also be on 20/15/12/10 and 6 meters using CW and possibly RTTY. Send QSL's to
    JA8CJY, or by the Bureau to JG8NQJ.

    There are also some special events marking the 75th anniversary of the
    United Nations. In Austria, members of the Amateur Radio Contest DX Club
    4U1A, are using the call sign 4U75A, from Vienna until the 31st of
    December. Be listening on 80/40/20 and 15 meters where they will be using
    CW and SSB. Send QSLs to UA3DX via the Bureau or direct.

    In the United States, members of the United Nations Amateur Radio Club, station 4U1UN, is on the air as 4U75UN to celebrate the opening of the
    General Assembly and UN's 75th anniversary. The operation is being done remotely. Send QSLs to HB9BOU. QSL cards for 4U75UN have been ordered.
    Watch for updates on the club's Facebook page.

    (OHIO PENN DX)

    **

    KICKER: WHEN A PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATOR GOES AMATEUR

    JIM/ANCHOR: Finally, in our final story, we hear of one professional communicator who used the pandemic as an opportunity to become....an
    amateur communicator. With that story is Ed Durrant, DD5LP.

    ED: On the technology website known as the Pledge Times, the correspondent
    in Spain is known as Reiner Wandler. He is known on the air, however, as
    Echo Alpha 4 Hotel India Hotel. The professional communicator decided
    recently that these pandemic times served as a good opportunity for
    becoming an amateur communicator too.

    In an October 1st article, he wrote on the website: "I used the lockdown
    to work my way through Ohms law, through circuits, antenna technology and abbreviations such as CEPT, IARU or VHF. After passing the exam, I am now
    in one of the oldest virtual communities: the three million amateur radio operators worldwide, 31,500 of them in Spain."

    The Pledge Times describes itself as an online publication that reports on
    new discoveries and advances, keeping readers plugged into a world that is constantly in flux and advancing. Of course, as Reiner himself
    acknowledges in his article, not everything is about megabytes and
    megabits. There's always room for some MegaHertz. He writes: "Now I chat without the internet, just like that - over the airwaves."

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Ed Durrant, DD5LP.

    (PLEDGE TIMES)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to Alan Thompson W6WN; Amateur News Weekly; AMSAT; the ARRL;
    Bob Ringwald K6YBV; Clay Today; CQ Magazine; David Behar K7DB; the FCC; Hamcation; IARU Region 2; Ohio Penn DX; Phys.Org; the Pledge Times;
    QRZ.COM; the Radio Society of Great Britain; Scouts Australia; shortwaveradio.de; Southgate Amateur Radio News; space.com; Tech Explorist.com; Ted Randall's QSO Radio Show; WTWW Shortwave; WTAJ; WQOW;
    and you our listeners, that's all from the Amateur Radio Newsline.

    Please send emails to our address at newsline@arnewsline.org. More
    information is available at Amateur Radio Newsline's only official website
    at arnewsline.org.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York, and
    our news team worldwide, I'm Jim Damron N8TMW in Charleston, West
    Virginia, saying 73, and as always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Thu Oct 15 22:52:40 2020
    NETS OF NOTE: ADVANCED CLASS PRESERVATION GROUP NETS

    PAUL/ANCHOR: In our occasional series Nets of Note, we look at how and
    where on the bands amateur radio operators are checking in and what
    they're saying. This week Kevin Trotman, N5PRE, gives us a look at the Advanced Class Preservation Group Nets.

    KEVIN: Hams like Paul Buescher, N8HHG, and Scott Endsley, W5URX, take
    pride in being among the 39,000 radio amateurs who hold an Advanced Class license issued by the Federal Communications Commission. The FCC stopped granting these licenses a decade ago, but Advanced Class holders can renew their license indefinitely and many do, celebrating their place in U.S. amateur radio history. Lately, they've even begun meeting up on air in a formal setting known as the Advanced Class Preservation Group Nets. There
    are already more than 100 members. There's plenty of history to celebrate: Advanced is the only remaining license class where holders passed the 13
    wpm Code test -- and the majority of those licensed before 1984 were
    tested at an FCC office, instead of by a volunteer examiner.

    According to Bart Pulverman, WB6WUW, Paul and Scott started the nets two months ago on weekday evenings, providing a place for Advanced class
    members to check in. Membership is free to Advanced Class members only --
    but Extra Class members are also invited to participate. To make things
    even more official, holders of valid Advanced Class licenses receive a
    free personalized certificate that is suitable for framing. For details on membership and the certificate, send an email to n8hhg at aol dot com (n8hhg@aol.com)

    Then, get on the air and join the Nets: they meet on Mondays through
    Fridays at 1700 UTC on 14.213 MHz, plus or minus; Monday, Wednesday and
    Friday at 2200 UTC on 14.213 MHz, plus or minus; and Tuesdays and
    Thursdays at at 2300 UTC on 7.130 MHz, plus or minus.

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Kevin Trotman, N5PRE.

    (BART PULVERMAN WB6WUW)

    **

    WORLD OF DX

    In the world of DX, listen for Don, K6ZO, who is active as 7Q6M from a
    mission hospital at the Loudon Station in Malawi through the middle of December. He will be using CW and SSB at various times, usually on 20, 40,
    and 80 meters and possibly 160m. At his residence, he will operate FT8.
    You can also listen for him during the CQWW DX SSB Contest on October 24th
    and 25th, and the CQWW DX CW Contest on November 28th and 29th. Send QSLs
    to K6ZO.

    In the Bahamas, Richard, KN4CV, will be using the call sign KN4CV/C6A from Alice Town, Bimini Islands. Listen on the various HF bands. Send QSLs via
    his home callsign.

    Thomas, DL2RMC, is on the air as 9G5FI from Accra, Ghana, where he is
    likely to be through next year. Listen on various HF bands where he will
    be using CW, FT8 and operating through the QO-100 satellite. Send QSLs via DL1RTL, direct, by the Bureau, eQSL, ClubLog and soon LoTW.

    In Guadeloupe, Philippe, F1DUZ, is using the call sign FG4KH from
    October 16th through November 5th. Listen for him on the various HF bands using SSB and FT8. He will also be in the CQWW DX SSB Contest, Send QSLs
    via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau, eQSL or LoTW.

    (OHIO PENN DX)

    **

    KICKER: COOKING UP A COMING-OF-AGE SPECIAL EVENT

    PAUL/ANCHOR: Finally, you know you've come of age as a club, when you've Elmered new hams, made new radio friends, and even activated your first special event station while cooking lunch. Here's Skeeter Nash, N5ASH, to
    dish out the savory details.

    SKEETER: It's been little more than a year, but the Bledsoe County Amateur Radio Club has come of age, and already celebrated some milestones. Formed
    in July of 2019, to promote amateur radio in that Tennessee County, the
    club was granted the call sign N4BCT this past summer. It also celebrated
    the return to radio of one member, a formerly licensed ham who is 93 years old. When that ham, Bryan Knight KO4FHG, upgraded this month and got his Amateur Extra license, the club celebrated that milestone too.

    Now the club is cooking up its first special event station - and the
    emphasis is on the cooking. Since the season has brought chilly weather to Tennessee, that also means - chili weather - as in homemade chili, that long-simmering often-spicy stew. The Bledsoe County Amateur Radio Club's
    Chili Cookoff includes the not-so-secret ingredient of a special event
    station with the call sign W4C in honor of the contest. According to
    Andrew Albertson, KN4CTG, club treasurer and trustee, W4C will be on the
    air from October 23rd to the 25th. On the day of the cookoff itself,
    October 24th, a special certificate will be available to anyone working
    the station between 2300 and 0300 UTC. Contacts can be made on Echolink
    Node 17285, Allstar node 52061, or the KF4JPU repeater.

    Radio - and the smell of chili - will both be in the air. Sounds like a
    recipe for success.

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Skeeter Nash, N5ASH.

    (ANDREW ALBERTSON KN4CTG)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to Amateur News Weekly; AMSAT; Andrew Albertson, KN4CTG; the
    ARRL; Bart Pulverman, WB6WUW; CQ Magazine; CNN: David Behar, K7DB; the
    FCC; Ohio Penn DX; QRZ.COM; the Radio Society of Great Britain; shortwaveradio.de; the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum;
    Southeastern Massachusetts Amateur Radio Association; Southgate Amateur
    Radio News; Ted Randall's QSO Radio Show; WTWW Shortwave; and you, our listeners, that's all from the Amateur Radio Newsline.

    Please send emails to our address at newsline@arnewsline.org. More
    information is available at Amateur Radio Newsline's only official
    website at arnewsline.org.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York,
    and our news team worldwide, I'm Paul Braun, WD9GCO, in Valparaiso,
    Indiana, saying 73, and as always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Sat Oct 24 04:17:07 2020
    WORLD OF DX

    In the World of DX, members of the Azuay Radio Club, HC5ARC, will be
    operating as HD200C, from Cuenca, Ecuador between the 31st of October and
    the 3rd of November. They are marking the 200th anniversary of the independence of the city of Cuenca. If you make a minimum of three QSOs on different bands or modes, you will be eligible for an award. For details
    visit QRZ.COM.

    Be listening for Ron, VA3RVK, who will be on the air in Canada as XL3T
    between October 24th and November 24th. Ron is commemorating the 75th anniversary of the ending of World War II and the Canadian Liberation. Be listening for him as well as CJ3T on November 28th. QSL for both callsigns
    to VE3AT.

    Jim, W2JHP, is active until November 8th as V31TA from Turneffe Atoll in Belize. He will be on various HF bands using SSB and perhaps some digital modes. He is using 100 watts and a wire in a palm tree. Send QSLs to EA5GL, direct, LoTW or eQSL.

    (OHIO PENN DX)

    **

    KICKER: WHEN 'MORNING TEA' BECOMES A MARATHON

    NEIL/ANCHOR: We end this week's report with the story of one net in
    Australia - and one net controller - who has gone the distance during the COVID-19 pandemic. Jason Daniels, VK2LAW, brings us the final story of this week.

    JASON: Most people who work his station know Bob Hudson as VK2AOR. He's the member of the Central Coast Amateur Radio Club who has served on the club's management committee, led "Show & Tell" instructional sessions and has run
    an international net, keeping friendship strong across the oceans. Lately
    Bob has taken on a new unofficial title among members of the New South Wales club. Bob has become a kind of "Marathon Man." Monday October 19th marked
    Day 200 for Bob serving as net control for the Morning Tea Net on the
    Echolink connected VK2RAG 2 meter repeater.

    This net isn't your average ragchew session, by the way. The Morning Tea Net was originally intended for hams to check in on their mates during the toughest times of the COVID pandemic. It eventually went beyond the local scene however, receiving international check-ins from all over, including Germany and Japan most recently. Bob has been there consistently, checking everyone in and making sure everyone else gets a reality check of sorts. That's the kind of marathon a seasoned ham can run without so much as
    breaking a sweat. Congratulations Bob, for helping keep everyone in the running!

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Jason Daniels, VK2LAW.

    (CCARC)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to Amateur News Weekly; AMSAT; the ARRL; Central Coast Amateur Radio Club; CQ Magazine; CNN; David Behar, K7DB; the FCC; Gloucester Echo; John DeRycke, W2JLD; Ohio Penn DX; QRZ.COM; Popular Mechanics; the Radio Society of Great Britain; shortwaveradio.de; the Smithsonian National Air
    and Space Museum; Steven Driver, N9BWT; Southeastern Massachusetts Amateur Radio Association; Southgate Amateur Radio News; Ted Randall's QSO Radio
    Show; Twitter; WTWW Shortwave; Youngsters on the Air; and you our listeners, that's all from the Amateur Radio Newsline.

    Please send emails to our address at newsline@arnewsline.org. More
    information is available at Amateur Radio Newsline's only official website
    at arnewsline.org.

    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 Bloomington Indiana,
    saying 73, and as always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Thu Oct 29 20:49:54 2020
    APRIL 18 2021: NATIONAL AMATEUR RADIO OPERATORS DAY??

    STEPHEN/ANCHOR: Amateur radio operators in the United States may be
    getting their own national holiday, thanks to one Arizona lawmaker. Congresswoman Debbie Lesko has introduced a resolution to declare
    April 18, 2021 as National Amateur Radio Operators Day, recognizing
    ham radio as a means for teaching, for communicating, and for spurring
    the development of new innovations. The congresswoman presented the
    measure just days after attending a virtual event hosted by the Sun
    City Grand Hams based in Surprise, Arizona. The date is timed to
    coincide with the anniversary of the founding of the International
    Amateur Radio Union.

    **

    WORLD OF DX

    In the World of DX, Oleh, UR5BCP/KD7WPJ, will be on the air as J8/UR5BCP
    from Saint Vincent Island, between the 21st and 28th of November. Be
    listening on 40-6 meters, where Oleh will be using mainly FT8 with some
    CW and SSB. QSL to KD7WPJ, direct or by the Bureau. He will be using LoTW
    for the Digital QSOs only.

    There's a special event about to begin in European Russia. Members of the Miller-DX-Club will be using the call sign RQ30DX between November 16th
    and 29th to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the founding of the
    International MILLER-DX-CLUB. Send QSLs to RQ7L, direct, by the Bureau
    or ClubLog's OQRS.

    Bob, W0YBS, is active as V31CO in Belize until November 13th. Be listening
    on 80-10 meters including 30, 17, and 12 meters, where Bob will be using
    CW, SSB, FT8, and RTTY. Send QSLs to W0YBS and LoTW.

    (OHIO PENN DX)

    **

    KICKER: AMATEUR PLANS MEMORIAL DXPEDITION TO HONOR SON

    STEPHEN/ANCHOR: For our final story, we revisit the island of Rotuma,
    where a ham on DXpedition lost his young son late last year. As John
    Williams, VK4JJW, tells us, he's heading back - with an important mission.

    JOHN: The amateur radio community, and the DX world, embraced Tony, 3D2AG,
    in the earliest weeks of this year, as the avid DXer cut short his
    DXpedition following the tragic drowning death there of his young son.

    Even as he was overcome by profound grief, the scientist was also
    overwhelmed by profound gratitude for the support of ham radio radio
    friends around the world.

    The scientist still has unfinished business on Rotuma, however, and is
    planning his return in December. He will activate the island on CW and
    FT8, while visiting his wife's family - and he will take care of his
    most important mission of all: The grieving father will finalize the
    tombstone that will serve as a memorial for 11-year-old Rehanisi. His
    son's body was found in the deep water off the Republic of Fiji on the
    9th of January this year.

    Tony will remain on the island into the middle of January, 2021, and he
    plans to be on the air for what he is calling the "Rehanisi Memorial DXpedition." Rotuma is the 58th most-wanted DXCC entity, according to
    Club Log.

    Tony writes on his QRZ.COM page that he realised after his son's death
    how many friends he truly has around the world. He told Newsline in an
    email that the meaning of his son's name in Rotuman suited him well.
    Rehanisi means "love" or "compassion." Tony told Newsline: [quote] "It
    is fitting for the most kind personality that my son had, and which we
    miss so much now. We were blessed to have him with us for eleven years." [endquote] The ham radio world still shares his grief.

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm John Williams, VK4JJW.

    (QRZ.COM, OHIO PENN DX)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to Amateur News Weekly; AMSAT; the ARRL; CQ Magazine; David
    Behar, K7DB; the FCC; FoxNews31; Geratol.net; the GoodNews Network; Jenni Jones, M0HZT; NBC Channel; Ohio Penn DX; QRZ.COM; shortwaveradio.de;
    Southgate Amateur Radio News; Ted Randall's QSO Radio Show; Twitter; Vice Netherlands; WTWW Shortwave; Zachary Manganello, K1ZK; and you our
    listeners, that's all from the Amateur Radio Newsline.

    Please send emails to our address at newsline@arnewsline.org. More
    information is available at Amateur Radio Newsline's only official
    website at arnewsline.org.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York, and
    our news team worldwide, I'm Stephen Kinford, N8WB, in Wadsworth, Ohio,
    saying 73, and as always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Thu Nov 5 22:22:34 2020
    NEW LIST RELEASED OF MOST WANTED DXCC

    NEIL/ANCHOR: This is the list so many hams wait to see. It's the most
    wanted DXCC list and a new one was just released by ClubLog. The top five
    are, starting with top most-wanted: North Korea, Bouvet Island, Crozet
    Island, Scarborough Reef and fifth is San Felix Islands. For the rest of
    the list - and it's a long one - visit clublog.org.

    (CLUBLOG)

    **

    WORLD OF DX

    In the World of DX, be listening for Larry, G4HLN, using the call sign
    GB4CKS, until November 14th. He is operating CW and some SSB on 40 to 10 metres marking the 85th anniversary of the death of Australian record-
    setting aviator Sir Charles Kingsford Smith. The aviator disappeared on November 8th 1935 off the coast of what was then known as Burma, while
    trying to break the England-to-Australia speed record. Send QSLs to G4HLN, direct or via the bureau.

    Be listening for special event station OZ100MILL, which is on the air until December 15th, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the unification of Southern Jutland with Denmark. Operation is on all the HF bands using CW,
    SSB, RTTY and other digital modes. Send QSLs via the bureau.

    Special event station DK70DARC is active until the end of December, marking the 70th anniversary of the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club. Send QSLs to the bureau.

    (OHIO PENN DX)

    **

    KICKER: SOME REAL DX WITH THIS ANTENNA UPGRADE

    NEIL/ANCHOR: So you've swapped your 40 metre dipole out for a nice new beam and you're hoping to score more DX? Well, the folks at NASA can relate to that. Graham Kemp, VK4BB, wraps up this week's newscast with that story.

    GRAHAM: Repairs and upgrades to the Deep Space Station 43 dish in Canberra Australia had kept it off the air since last March. That's significant
    because it's the only dish in the world that can send commands to the
    Voyager 2 probe. Well, NASA reports that an upgrade to the dish allowed it
    to finally make contact with the probe again on October 29th. It was the
    first successful transmission since March.

    It's not that the mission team had lost contact entirely: Data and status updates could still be received from the probe. But with the dish out of commission these past few months, there was no way to successfully transmit
    to the craft some 116 billion miles away. No antennas anywhere else on
    Earth can do what the powerful dish in the Southern Hemisphere could. According to NASA's website, the dish is expected to return to full service
    by February 2021.

    So, if lately, you're confounded by your own antenna projects, be glad
    you're not trying for a rare DX in Deep Space. Those kinds of upgrades are best left, perhaps, to the professionals.

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Graham Kemp, VK4BB.

    (NASA, ENGADGET)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to Amateur News Weekly; AMSAT; the ARRL; Bendigo Amateur Radio
    and Electronics Group; BNAmericas; CQ Magazine; David Behar K7DB; EIRSAT-1; EnGadget; FCC; Flying Pigs QRP Club; NASA; Ohio Penn DX; QRZ.COM; shortwaveradio.de; SOTA Reflector; Southgate Amateur Radio News; Ted
    Randall's QSO Radio Show; Tokyo Hamfest; Wireless Institute of Australia;
    WTWW Shortwave; and you our listeners, that's all from the Amateur Radio Newsline. Please send emails to our address at newsline@arnewsline.org.

    More information is available at Amateur Radio Newsline's only official
    website at arnewsline.org.

    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 Bloomington Indiana,
    saying 73, and as always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Fri Nov 13 09:00:24 2020
    HONORS FOR QRP PERFORMERS AND ONE 'HOMEBREW HERO'

    JIM/ANCHOR: Congratulations to the top performers in the recent Fox-Mike-
    Hotel Portable Operations Challenge. Results have been published and Grand Champion has been identified as Magnus Samuelson, SA0AQT, in Sweden. The amateur who made the single contact over the most kilometres for watts used was Jack Haefner, NG2E, in the state of Virginia. The contest was held in early October.

    Separately, we congratulate the newest winner of the Homebrew Heroes Award,
    an honor given by the Fox Mike Hotel website, with support from the ICQ Podcast. This year's award goes to George Thomas, W5JDX, who many listeners may know for his appearances on HamNation, and as the host of
    AmateurLogic.tv Homebrew Heroes recognizes efforts by those whose homebrew constructions help define the frontiers in amateur radio technology.

    Well done, everyone!

    (Frank Howell K4FMH)

    **

    KICKER: A HAM RADIO SISTERHOOD THAT ENDURES

    JIM/ANCHOR: We end this week's newscast with a history lesson, a short one, but an important one. Let Ralph Squillace, KK6ITB, share it with us.

    RALPH: November 22nd marks the anniversary of the death of the woman
    believed to be one of the first licensed American YLs. Her name was
    Genevieve Josephine Emerson, or at least that was her name when, as a young girl in Oakland, California, she achieved a perfect score on her radio operator's exam and was issued the call sign 6APL. Genevieve, later known as Genevieve Josephine Emerson Stohler, was part of a small but important collective of female radio operators in the early 20th century, including Gladys Kathleen Parkin, callsign 6SO. Gladys, who lived in San Rafael, California, was celebrated in 1916 for being the youngest female to pass the radio license test.

    The legacy of Gladys, who lived to be 89 and Genevieve, who was 93 when she died on November 22nd, 2002, is worth noting. Today women are on the air everywhere, and can be found in groups like ALARA in Australia, CLARA in Canada, and the YLRL in the United States. The recent Day of the YLs
    memorial contest held earlier this month around the world is a tribute to their enduring friendship and sisterhood.

    It is a sisterhood that finds its roots with people like Genevieve and
    Gladys a century ago.

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Ralph Squillace, KK6ITB.

    (SFGATE, ELK GROVE FLORIN AMATEUR RADIO CLUB, THE MARY SUE)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to Amateur News Weekly; Angelo Giuffre, VK2NWT; the ARRL; Clay Today Online; CNET; CQ Magazine; CNN: David Behar, K7DB; DX-World; the Elk Grove Florin Amateur Radio Club; the FCC; Frank Howell, K4FMH; the Mary Sue; Northeast Now; Ohio Penn DX; QRZ.COM; the Radio Society of Great Britain;
    the Saipan Tribune; SFGate; shortwaveradio.de; the Southgate Amateur Radio News; Ted Randall's QSO Radio Show; the Times of Israel; the Wireless Institute of Australia; WTWW Shortwave; and you our listeners, that's all
    from the Amateur Radio Newsline.

    Please send emails to our address at newsline@arnewsline.org. More
    information is available at Amateur Radio Newsline's only official website
    at arnewsline.org.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York, and
    our news team worldwide, I'm Jim Damron, N8TMW, in Charleston, West
    Virginia, saying 73, and as always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Thu Nov 19 23:39:05 2020
    KICKER: WHEN A SPECIAL CALLSIGN COMES A-CALLING

    DON/ANCHOR: Finally, do you believe in coincidence? Well this week's
    final story - about two YLs in Oregon, and one special callsign - might
    leave you wondering. Here's Kent Peterson, KC0DGY.

    KENT: Marjory Ramey and Hannah Rosenfeld are separated by seven decades
    but united by four letters and a number: W7HER. That became Hannah's
    vanity call this summer after the Oregon college student, who belongs to
    a family of hams, passed her Extra Class exam, encouraged by her father
    Scott, N7JI.

    Scott N7JI wrote on QRZ.COM that [quote] "It's obviously an ideal call
    sign for a YL."

    No doubt Marjory Ramey would agree. Now 95 years old, she was known as
    Marjory Allingham in 1939 when the callsign was hers. Like Hannah,
    Marjory was also part of a ham family - her father William held the
    callsign W7KY, and her mother, Lucille, was W7FXE.

    Scott unearthed all this during a dig in the online archive of Radio
    Amateur Callbooks to learn more about his daughter's new callsign. He
    later discovered Marjory's house was just a mile away right in their
    hometown. Marjory, who is no longer active in amateur radio, was still
    happy to have an eyeball QSO with the current holder of the callsign --
    and in September they met. Marjory gave Hannah some advice about the University of Oregon, which Hannah now attends -- and which is Marjory's
    alma mater.

    Though no QSL cards will be sent from that eyeball QSO, Scott and Hannah assured Marjory that W7HER will be checking in with her from campus every
    now and again.

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Kent Peterson, KC0DGY.

    (QRZ.COM)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to Amateur News Weekly; the ARRL; Brittanica; Chuck Poch,
    K0ITP; CNN; CQ Magazine; Datta, VU2DSI; David Behar, K7DB; NASA; New
    York Times; Ohio Penn DX; QRZ.COM; Radio Society of Great Britain;
    RebelDX Group; shortwaveradio.de; Southgate Amateur Radio News; Ted
    Randall's QSO Radio Show; the Times-Call newspaper; VK4DX website;
    Wireless Institute of Australia; WTWW Shortwave; and you our listeners,
    that's all from the Amateur Radio Newsline.

    Please send emails to our address at newsline@arnewsline.org. More
    information is available at Amateur Radio Newsline's only official
    website at arnewsline.org.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York,
    and our news team worldwide, I'm Don Wilbanks, AE5DW, in Picayune,
    Mississippi, saying 73, and as always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Thu Nov 26 22:02:13 2020
    2 NEW CANADIAN AMATEUR RADIO HALL OF FAMERS

    ANCHOR/PAUL: There are two new names listed among amateurs in the
    Candian Amateur Radio Hall of Fame. Jeremy Boot, G4NJH, has more
    details:

    JEREMY: Congratulations to the two newest inductees into the Canadian
    Amateur Radio Hall of Fame. Radio Amateurs of Canada and the Hall of
    Fame trustees have recognised Maurice-Andr Vigneault, VE3VIG, and Doug
    Leach, VE3XK, now a Silent Key, for their contributions. Maurice-Andr,
    who is the author of more than 200 published articles on amateur radio,
    is also the former manager of amateur radio station VE3JW at the Canada
    Museum of Science and Technology. He has been Canada's delegate to AMSAT
    and to the ARISS Working Group and a member of the ARISS School
    Selection Committee for Canada and Latin America. A busy Elmer, he also responded to the North American ice storm of 1998 as a volunteer radio operator.

    Doug Leach, VE3XK, became a Silent Key on January 15th of this year. He
    is being recognised as a driving force behind the RAC's creation and he
    served it as an acting president, a first vice-president as well as a
    director of its Ontario North Region. Programs he initiated, such as the
    RAC Affiliated Club Program; the RAC Foundation; and the RAC Audio-
    Visual Program amongst others, have become mainstays of the RAC.

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Jeremy Boot, G4NJH.

    (RAC)

    **

    WORLD OF DX

    In the world of DX, the Market Reef DX Association, OH9A, will be
    marking the holiday season in Finland with activity on all bands and
    modes as OG1XMAS between the 29th of November and the 26th of December.
    QSL via LoTW and Club Log.

    In Belgium, members of Club Radio Durnal, ON4CRD, are active as OP19MSF
    until December 13th, to focus on the work of Medics Sans Frontier [Pron:
    Medix sawnz fronteer], or Doctors Without Borders, for its active role
    during the pandemic. QSL via the bureau or direct.

    In Sweden, Lars, SM3EAE, and Goran, SM5SIC, will participate in the CQ
    WW DX CW Contest as SI9AM. QSL via SM3FJF, direct or bureau. Please note
    that this will be the last activity from the King Chulalongkorn (Chew- La-Long-Korn) Memorial Amateur Radio Society Visitor's station which
    closes on December 1st.

    Be listening for special call signs from Poland, including 3Z20ARISS,
    HF20ISS and HF7ISS, until December 21st. Hams there have been on the
    air, marking the 20th anniversary of continuous operation of the Amateur
    Radio on the International Space Station. For QSL details, see QRZ for individual call signs.

    (OHIO PENN DX)

    **

    KICKER: TIS THE SEASON TO TALK TO SANTA

    PAUL/ANCHOR: Here in the U.S., the Thanksgiving holiday has just ushered
    in the holiday season. In some amateur radio households, however, the
    season doesn't arrive until Santa gets on the air. We close this week's
    report with.....well, listen and you'll find out:

    SANTA: Ho Ho Ho! Well, boys and girls, my how times have flown!
    It's time again for the Santa Watch Net. That's right. Old Santa is
    gonna be making his rounds and can you believe it for the TENTH YEAR in
    a row, the gang at the DoDropIn will be watching the radar. Join the
    Santa Watch Net starting at 1800 ET on Christmas Eve.

    Ho Ho, well my little elf Dave, N3NTV, he's a busy fellow so he is
    taking the year off, but his little buddy John, W2JLD, he'll be sitting
    in the BIG CHAIR, and keeping track of Santa's location.

    And just like last year, and EVERY YEAR, Santa will have a radio in his sleigh, and yeah, he might even chat with the kids again. So, bring all
    the little ones and get 'em checked in. Third party traffic is always on
    the nice list.

    Once again it's the Santa Watch Net, Christmas Eve 1800 ET on the
    DoDropIn Echolink conference server node 355800.

    Merry Christmas from me, Old Santa, and all my elves at the DoDropIn.

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to Amateur News Weekly; AMSAT; the ARRL; Central Coast
    Amateur Radio Club; Chris Perry, KY4CKP; CQ Magazine; David Behar,
    K7DB; Facebook; Jim Emmert, WB0URW; High Appalachian Mountain Amateur
    Radio Society; Israel Amateur Radio Club; Ohio Penn DX; QRZ.COM; Radio
    Society of Great Britain; Radio Amateurs of Canada; shortwaveradio.de;
    Ralph Rognstad Jr. W4RRJ; Shortwave Listening Post; the SOTA Reflector; Southgate Amateur Radio News; Ted Randall's QSO Radio Show; West Bengal
    Radio Club; WTWW Shortwave; and you our listeners, that's all from the
    Amateur Radio Newsline.

    Please send emails to our address at newsline@arnewsline.org. More
    information is available at Amateur Radio Newsline's only official
    website at arnewsline.org.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York,
    and our news team worldwide, I'm Paul Braun, WD9GCO, in Valparaiso,
    Indiana, saying 73, and as always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Thu Dec 3 19:15:07 2020
    U.S. POST OFFICE SUSPENDS ACCEPTING SOME INT'L MAIL

    JIM/ANCHOR: Bagged some big DX? Well if you're in the U.S., don't run
    to the mailbox with those QSL cards just yet. Stephen Kinford, N8WB,
    tells us why.

    STEPHEN: If you're a busy DXer in the United States, and you're writing
    a stack of QSL cards, you may want to slow down a bit on some of them.
    The U.S. Postal Service has suspended international mail acceptance for certain destinations.

    Service to Panama, Libya, Madagascar, and Turkmenistan, has been halted
    as a result of foreign postal operator service shutdown. In other
    locations, including Brunei, Angola, Cuba, Sierra Leone, French Guiana, Maritius, Yemen, Guadeloupe and South Sudan service is suspended
    temporarily as a result of transportation not being available. This is
    not a complete list, so please visit the U.S. Postal Service website
    whose URL appears in the print version of this newscast's script for a
    full list and any updates. Until then, postal officials ask that items addressed to these countries not be mailed.

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Stephen Kinford, N8WB.

    [FOR PRINT ONLY, DO NOT READ: https://tinyurl.com/sxvuqwb]

    **

    HONORING RADIO'S FIRST VOICE TRANSMISSION

    JIM/ANCHOR: If you prefer your mic to a straight key or some other
    device in your shack, you owe it to inventor Reginald Fessenden to work
    this next special event, which celebrates the human voice. Kevin
    Trotman, N5PRE, lends his voice to this report.

    KEVIN: When special event station W4F gets on the air later this month,
    you can expect to hear operators calling QRZ from their home stations
    on all bands and in all modes - but if you can hear them on AM, that's especially significant. The Vienna Wireless Society in Virginia is
    operating in honor of Reginald Fessenden whose experiments in wireless telegraphy in the early 20th century led to his development of a way to transmit the human voice by modulating the radio wave's amplitude into
    the shape of a sound wave. That's the very principle behind AM.

    On December 23rd, 1900, the inventor used this technique to transmit a
    brief voice message between two stations about a mile apart on Cobb
    Island in the Potomac River in Maryland. Club member Bill Mims, W2WCM,
    said that the location is just south of the club's QTH and the time
    seemed right to mark the 120th anniversary of the transmission. He said
    the idea was inspired by a recent Monday night VHF net in which the net control Nancy, N1GFV, posed a question about the first wireless voice transmission. The idea grew from there.

    Station W4F will be on the air between the 18th and 24th of December.
    There will be a special QSL card for all confirmed contacts.

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Kevin Trotman, N5PRE.

    (BILL MIMS W2WCM)

    **

    WORLD OF DX

    In the World of DX, be listening for Alexey, RX6A, who will be in
    Antarctica and will be on the air as RX6A/MM from December 7th to the
    25th and as RI01ANT from December 25, 2020 to May 30, 2021. Alexey will
    be using CW and FT8 on 40-15m, with 50 watts. For QSL information visit QRZ.COM.

    The Bima DXpedition Team is active as 7C9B from the Indonesian island
    of Sumbawa until the 10th of December. Listen for team members on 10m
    to 160m using SSB and FT8. Send QSLs to DL3KZA.

    (DX-WORLD.NET)

    **

    KICKER: HAM RADIO SAVES THE BACON (AND OTHER GROCERIES)

    JIM/ANCHOR: We wrap up this week's newscast with this very personal
    story of how ham radio recently saved the bacon - along with some other groceries - for one of our own Newsline team members. It happened to
    her when she arrived at her local store to pick up the order she had
    placed in advance. Unfortunately, when she arrived she discovered she'd
    left her cellphone at home, and couldn't call to say she was parked
    outside and ready for delivery. So Amanda Alden, K1DDN, reached for her
    mobile radio, and did what hams do best:

    [INSERT 3 SECOND PLEA FOR HELP AUDIO]

    AMANDA: Robert, KF0BVR, whose QTH is 35 minutes away, responded to my
    distress call. The freshness of our fruits and vegetables was at stake.
    Oh, and even our steak was at stake.

    [INSERT 5 SECOND ANSWER AUDIO]

    AMANDA: Robert phoned the grocery store, and got us checked in, so they
    could bring the groceries out to the car.

    [INSERT 2 SECOND "YOU'RE CHECKED IN" AUDIO]
    [INSERT 3 SECOND THANK YOU AUDIO]

    AMANDA: When all else fails - including your own memory to carry your cellphone - there's always ham radio.

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, with a happy and full refrigerator, I'm
    Amanda Alden, K1DDN.

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to Amateur News Weekly; Andy Meyer, N2FYE; the ARRL; Bill
    Mims, W2WCM; CQ Magazine; David Behar, K7DB; DX World Net; the
    Guardian; Israel Amateur Radio Club; NobelPrize.Org; NPR; Ohio Penn DX; QRZ.COM; Radio Society of Great Britain; shortwaveradio.de; Southgate
    Amateur Radio News; Ted Randall's QSO Radio Show; WTWW Shortwave; and
    you our listeners, that's all from the Amateur Radio Newsline.

    Please send emails to our address at newsline@arnewsline.org. More
    information is available at Amateur Radio Newsline's only official
    website at arnewsline.org.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York,
    and our news team worldwide, I'm Jim Damron, N8TMW, in Charleston, West Virginia, saying 73, and as always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Fri Dec 11 08:30:57 2020
    KICKER: MEET NEWSLINE'S INTERNATIONAL NEWSMAKER OF THE YEAR

    STEPHEN/ANCHOR: Last week we announced that Newsline's International
    Newsmaker of the Year Award has been given to the Get on the Air to
    Care campaign, conceived of by Paul Devlin, G1SMP, who partnered with
    the UK National Health Service and the Radio Society of Great Britain.
    This week we'd like you to hear Paul himself explain the genesis and
    purpose of this award-winning project. Here's Ed Durrant, DD5LP.

    ED: If Paul Devlin, G1SMP, had his way, the world would be a healthier
    place, emotionally and physically. That was in fact his stated goal in
    2018 when he told the UK regulator Ofcom and his bosses at the NHS
    that he believed a ham radio station at the NHS could be the voice of
    global well-being especially to people in remote areas. Paul told
    them:

    PAUL: It will be the only government-level ham radio station in the UK
    and we will use it for health and well-being -- and when we promote
    global health and well-being initiatives we will reach people who are
    off the grid using amateur radio.

    ED: With amateur station GB1NHS getting on the air, and carrying its
    message two years before the world knew of COVID, the arrival of the
    2020 pandemic brought a new role for GB1NHS - and indeed hams
    everywhere:

    PAUL: I had an idea for a weekend project and my weekend project was
    called "On the Air to Care." I wanted to encourage just a handful of
    people where I lived really to dust their radios off and plug them in,
    fire them up and talk to a few people. I just thought "maybe Friday
    Saturday and Sunday." What I did, I went to the RSGB and asked Steve
    who is the general manager of the Society and Heather who is the communications manager, to just give me a little bit of support, give
    me maybe a little bit of PR around it to get people involved. Anyway,
    48 hours later "On the Air to Care, Weekend Project" became "Get On
    the Air 2 Care," a global phenomenon.

    ED: The Radio Society of Great Britain spread the word and in a bold
    move, Paul even got the BBC's director-general to embrace it. Radio
    eased the social isolation of lockdown and quarantine, and a wave of
    new candidates signed up for licence exams. Paul believes the world's
    oldest and most inclusive form of social media will continue to stay
    front and center even after the age of COVID because it brings us
    together, no matter who we are.

    PAUL: Amateur radio is the ultimate leveler. It sees no boundaries it
    is not discriminatory, it is not into ethnicity, into religion, it is
    into this commonality for love of radio communications and nothing
    else comes close to it. Nothing.

    ED: Congratulations again, Paul, and to your team for global community
    service in these pandemic times. Good luck going forward. For Amateur
    Radio Newsline, I'm Ed Durrant, DD5LP.

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to the Australian Communications and Media Authority;
    Amateur News Weekly; the ARRL; CQ Magazine; David Behar, K7DB;
    Grimeton World Heritage Foundation; Mark Kleine, N5HZR; the News
    Gazette; QRZ.COM; Radio Society of Great Britain; SemiMedia; shortwaveradio.de; Southgate Amateur Radio News; Strata-Gee.com; Ted
    Randall's QSO Radio Show; WCIA; W5NOR.ORG; WTWW Shortwave; and you our listeners, that's all from the Amateur Radio Newsline.

    Please send emails to our address at newsline@arnewsline.org. More
    information is available at Amateur Radio Newsline's only official
    website at arnewsline.org.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York,
    and our news team worldwide, I'm Stephen Kinford, N8WB, in Wadsworth,
    Ohio, saying 73, and as always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Fri Dec 18 08:16:06 2020
    WORLD OF DX

    In the World of DX, be listening for Tom, DL7BO, using the call sign 5T7-
    Oh-Oh (5T7OO) from Mauritania until the 20th of December. You can find him
    on 40 through 10 metres and possibly 160 and 80 metres using CW, SSB, RTTY,
    and FT8. Send QSLs to DJ6TF, direct or by the Bureau. The log will be
    uploaded to LoTW and possibly ClubLog later.

    Be listening for the special call sign HZ18SAT, through the 27th of
    December. The Saudi Amateur Radio Society is marking the 18th anniversary
    of the launch of the Saudi satellite 1C SO-50. QSOs will be on the
    satellite SO-50 only, using 145.800 MHz for uplink and 436.795 MHz for downlink. For more details, see QRZ.com.

    In Sweden, members of the Kristianstad Radioamateur Club (SK7BQ) are
    getting ready for the new year with an activation of special event station 7S60BW throughout 2021. This will be to celebrate the 60th anniversary of their radio club. QSL via SM7BHM.

    Be listening for special event station HF2021HY in Poland, from December
    19th to January 10th to celebrate the New Year. Members of the "Enigma"
    club SP2PBM will be operating. Send QSLs to SP2PBM by the bureau, Clublog's OQRS, or via LoTW.

    (OHIO PENN DX)

    **

    KICKER: NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, HAM RADIO STYLE

    NEIL/ANCHOR: We end this newscast with a Newsline holiday tradition - a ham log instead of a yule log. We again offer this much-loved adaptation of the Clement Clarke Moore classic, as read by Jim Damron, N8TMW.

    JIM:

    Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the shack,
    The rig was turned off and the mic cord lay slack.

    The antenna rotor had made its last turn, the tubes in the linear
    had long ceased to burn.

    I sat there relaxing and took off my specs, preparing to daydream of
    Armchair DX

    When suddenly outside I heard such a sound, I dashed out the door to
    see what was around.

    The moon shone down brightly and lighted the night. For sure
    propagation for the low bands was right.

    I peered toward the roof where I heard all the racket, and there was
    some guy in a red, fur-trimmed jacket!

    I stood there perplexed in a manner quite giddy: Just who WAS this
    stranger? di di dah dah di dit?

    He looked very much like an FCC guy who'd come to check up on some
    bad TVI.

    I shouted to him: "Old man...QR-Zed?"
    "Hey you by the chimney all dressed up in red!"

    I suddenly knew when I heard sleigh bells jingle.
    The guy on the rooftop was Jolly Kris Kringle

    He had a big sack full of amateur gear which was a big load
    for his prancing reindeer.

    Transmitters, receivers, for cabinets and racks
    Some meters and scopes and a lot of coax.

    He said not a word 'cause he'd finished his work.
    He picked up his sack, and he turned with a jerk.

    As he leaped to his sleigh, he shouted with glee
    And I knew in a moment, he'd be QRT.

    I heard him transmit as he flew o'er the trees
    "Merry Christmas to all, and to all seventy-three."

    "Ho Ho Ho"

    Reporting for Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Jim Damron, N8TMW.

    (AUTHOR UNKNOWN)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to Amateur News Weekly; AMSAT-UK; the ARRL; CNN; Contest University; CQ Magazine; David Behar K7DB; the G-QRP Club; Ham Radio University; the New York Times; New Zealand Gazette; Ohio Penn DX
    newsletter; the Radio Society of Great Britain; Science magazine; Science Alert; Southgate; Ted Randall's QSO Radio Show; Winter Field Day
    Association; WTWW Shortwave; and you our listeners, that's all from the Amateur Radio Newsline.

    Please send emails to our address at newsline@arnewsline.org. More
    information is available at Amateur Radio Newsline's only official
    website at arnewsline.org.

    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 Bloomington,
    Indiana, saying 73, and as always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Fri Dec 25 12:45:33 2020
    WORLD OF DX

    In the World of DX, be listening for Alex, 5B4ALX, active as C4XMAS in
    Cyprus until December 31st to celebrate the Christmas season. Listen on
    160-6 meters where Alex will be using CW, SSB and the digital modes.
    QSL via IZ4AMS, direct, by the Bureau or ClubLog.

    Listen for the special event call sign CN1M until the 31st of December.
    This is an expedition in the southern part of Morocco. Send QSL cards
    to RW6HS direct.

    In Ukraine, members of the "7-DX-Club" are activating a special event
    with the call sign EN50WZA between January 1st and 31st. They are
    marking the 50th anniversary of the founding of their club. Send QSLs
    to UT7WZA.

    We also report the news that noted DXPeditioner Franz Berndt, DL9GFB,
    has become a Silent Key. Franz was a member most recently of the Z66DX
    team in Kosovo, but had also been in the Marshall Islands in 2015 with
    the V73D Dxpedition and in Samoa in 2013 with 5W0M -- among many
    others. He was part of the team VU7RG named "DXpedition of the Year
    2006/2007" by the Southwest Ohio DX Association in 2007. A notice
    posted on Facebook said he died following a stroke at the age of 68.

    (OHIO PENN DX)

    **

    KICKER: IN AUSTRALIA, THE ULTIMATE DX?

    SKEETER: We finish this newscast by celebrating another kind of DX, the ultimate DX. How about a contact from a star near the sun? Graham Kemp,
    VK4BB, gives us that signal report.

    GRAHAM: Astronomers in Australia are calling the mysterious radio
    signal they heard BLC-1. It's their way of describing the narrowband
    emission they detected in the spring of 2019 coming from the direction
    of Proxima Centauri, a red dwarf star closest to our sun.

    The unexplained signal was picked up by the Parkes telescope in New
    South Wales, Australia and later analysed remotely at Penn State
    University in the United States. The findings were posted this month on
    the National Geographic website.

    Was this a type of special event station from an alien life form? Well,
    the listeners who received the signal are naturally hoping so, since
    one of the two planets orbiting Proxima Centauri appears to have a
    temperate climate like our Earth. The scientists who received this
    signal are known as Breakthrough Listen and their 10-year search
    focuses on extraterrestrials on the air.

    While that narrowband reception in Australia gave them some hope - at
    least initially - experts have advised the researchers that there is
    more likely a rather ordinary, terrestrial explanation since the signal
    is more akin to what is produced by our very earthbound Wi-Fi, GPS and
    cell towers. They have also yet to receive that signal again.

    Looks like that certificate for Worked All Stars may have to wait.

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Graham Kemp, VK4BB.

    (NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to AFP news service; Amateur News Weekly; AMSAT-UK; the
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    and our news team worldwide, I'm Skeeter Nash, N5ASH, in Nashville,
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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Thu Dec 31 19:49:34 2020
    WORLD OF DX

    In the World of DX, hams in Poland and in England are running special
    event stations to welcome the new year. Until January 10th, listen for HF2021HNY from Poland. QSL direct or via Clublog or if using the
    Bureau, QSL via SP2PBM. In England, Paul, M0XZT, will activate the
    special New Years station with the call sign GB0NY. He will be on the
    air through January 7th a few hours a day on 160-10m, 2m/70cm and 4m,
    using SSB, FT8/FT4, SSTV, FM, D-STAR, DMR and C4FM modes. QSL only
    using eQSL. He will upload logs after January 7th.

    In Slovenia, members of the Radio Club Elektron Brezice (BRAY-zuh-chuh)
    will be using the special event call sign S520SAFE until January 31st
    to promote the campaign of "Be Safe, Stay Safe," emphasizing a safe
    lifestyle during the COVID-19 pandemic. QSL cards via eQSL and LotW. If sending direct via S56IPS including a self-addressed envelope and $3 in
    US currency. Bureau cards will not be accepted.

    Hams in Japan are celebrating the 50th anniversary of Niiza City with
    special event station 8N1IZA until March 31st. No QSL requests are
    needed! All QSLs will be sent automatically via the Bureau.

    (OHIO PENN DX)

    **

    KICKER: PARADE OF A LIFETIME HONORS NY AMATEUR

    PAUL/ANCHOR: As hams we know that there are many things that can get in
    the way of making a good contact: poor propagation, the wrong antenna,
    bad SWR - or just too much distance. In Rochester, New York, however,
    nothing stopped one contact from happening after more than a year of
    planning. Randy Sly, W4XJ, tells us about it in this week's final
    story.

    RANDY: A lifetime achievement award comes along, literally, once in a lifetime. In the hearts of the Rochester DX Association and the
    Rochester VHF Group, Irv Goodman, AF2K, was ready for his. Now well
    into his 80s, Irv's more than 50 years of radio service has included
    providing hospitality at Hamvention, taking overnight shifts at Field
    Day, being part of the local Breakfast Club net and being one of the contesters in the annual New York QSO Party.

    Chris Shalvoy, K2CS, president of the Rochester DX group, told Newsline
    that Irv was to have received his lifetime achievement plaque from the
    two groups at their annual banquet this year, but COVID restrictions
    cancelled it. There was also a challenge in getting the plaque made
    after the original company shut its doors because of the pandemic.
    Meanwhile, Irv himself had relocated recently to a care facility. He'd
    had a stroke some years ago while helping raise a tower.

    Despite a snowfall and sub-freezing temperatures, conditions were right
    for a good contact on December 20th. A parade of 32 cars set off with
    more than 50 hams aboard to pay tribute from a distance. The award was
    handed off and given to Irv by a ham who works inside the care
    facility.

    Still, this wasn't going to be a one-way contact for this veteran radio operator. Irv was handed an HT and gave thanks to his friends the best
    way he knows how: by getting on the air.

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Randy Sly, W4XJ.

    (CHRIS SHALVOY K2CS)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to Amateur News Weekly; Amazon; the ARRL; Chris Shalvoy,
    K2CS; CQ Magazine; David Behar, K7DB; Facebook; Hideo Kambayashi,
    JH3XCU; Ohio Penn DX newsletter; the Radio Society of Great Britain;
    South African Radio League; shortwaveradio.de; Southgate; the SOTA
    Reflector; Space.com; Ted Randall's QSO Radio Show; the Verge; WTWW
    Shortwave; Youngsters on the Air; and you our listeners, that's all
    from the Amateur Radio Newsline.

    Please send emails to our address at newsline@arnewsline.org. More
    information is available at Amateur Radio Newsline's only official
    website at arnewsline.org.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York,
    and our news team worldwide, I'm Paul Braun, WD9GCO, in Valparaiso,
    Indiana, saying 73, and happy New Year to you all. As always, we thank
    you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Fri Jan 8 00:45:07 2021
    WHEN THE DX FINDS THE DXer IN FINLAND

    STEPHEN/ANCHOR: There are many of us who like to go off in search of
    some good DX - but what happens when the DX unexpectedly finds YOU? Ed Durrant, DD5LP, tells us.

    ED: As she gave her "good morning" greetings to local listeners from her
    radio studio in Canada's Yukon territory, CBC program host Elyn (ELLEN)
    Jones recently gained a new fan. It was Jorma (YORMA) Mntyl (MON-too-
    lah), who was listening on 560 kHz, the station's AM frequency, from his
    home 7,000 km away in Finland. He was somewhat surprised to hear the programme, "Yukon Morning," as it arrived last fall via the long wire
    antenna he'd directed toward North America. Jorma is no stranger to DX
    though. He's been at it since getting his amateur radio licence in 1967,
    with some of his proudest DX contacts being New Zealand, Israel and
    Japan.

    Still, he believed some kind of special QSL card was in order, so he
    emailed the CBC and attached an mp3 file of what he'd heard. It was a multimedia e-qsl card of sorts. The file revealed a signal of varying
    quality but it was still a valid contact. "Yukon Morning" is one of many
    CBC radio shows that are available via streaming and on demand but I'm
    sure Jorma would tell you RF is best!

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Ed Durrant, DD5LP.

    (SOUTHGATE, CBC)

    **

    WORLD OF DX

    In the world of DX, Hams are honoring the work of Lions Clubs
    International with special event tation GB4BLC in England. Members of
    the Bedworth Lions Club and operators from the Coventry Amateur Radio
    Society will be operating through January 28th on most of the HF bands.
    The operation will include the digital modes. There will be no QSL
    cards.

    Another special event station is operating from Poland. Members of the
    SEDINA Contest Club will activate the special event station SQ0MORSE
    through April 30th, marking the 230th anniversary of the birth of Samuel
    F.B. Morse. Operations will be on various HF bands. Send QSLs to SP1EG,
    direct or by the Bureau.

    (OHIO PENN DX, QRZ)

    **

    KICKER: FOR HUNTING DECOY MARKETER, THE COST OF RFI IS DEAR

    STEPHEN/ANCHOR: Our final story is about an FCC action against a company
    it has charged with radio interference. The government agency, it seems,
    is making some noises involving - of all things - animal noises. Kent Peterson, KC0DGY, has more.

    KENT: Can the grunt or snort or a bleat of a deer be considered QRM?
    Probably not, but instructions being transmitted wirelessly, directing a hunting decoy to utter those noises is quite another matter. The FCC and
    a US company called Primos have entered into a consent decree over its product, the Waggin' Whitetail Electronic Deer Tail Decoy, for what the
    FCC has called noncompliance with Part 15 of its rules. The FCC believes
    the decoy's remote, which users report has a transmission range of
    between 40 and 60 yards, exceeds authorized field strength emissions
    limits and could interfere with nearby electronics. According to the
    FCC, the company acknowledged that it had marketed six such models that
    exceed those limits.

    Primos has agreed to embark on a plan for compliance and has begun a
    voluntary recall.

    The company will also pay a civil penalty that could be considered somewhat.....dear: $55,000.

    Primos noted that it had received no complaints of interference
    occurring with any other devices. As for interference complaints from
    any of the local wildlife -- no bucks or does were available to grunt,
    snort, bleat or otherwise comment for this report.

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Kent Peterson, KC0DGY.

    (FCC, PRIMOS)

    **

    Newsline closes this week by congratulating Richard, G4TUT, on the 50th edition of the CQ Serenade program, which carries Amateur Radio Newsline weekly on the shortwave dot de transmitters in northern Europe.

    NEWSCAST CLOSE: With thanks to Amateur News Weekly; Andy Meyer, N2FYE;
    ARRL; the BBC; the CBC; Clean Technica; CQ Magazine; David Behar, K7DB; Facebook; the FCC; John Bignell, VE1JMB; Ohio Penn DX newsletter;
    Popular Mechanics; Primos; Radio Amateurs of Canada; the Radio Society
    of Great Britain; Southgate; Space.com; Ted Randall's QSO Radio Show;
    the US Air Force; WTWW Shortwave; and you our listeners, that's all from
    the Amateur Radio Newsline.

    Please send emails to our address at newsline@arnewsline.org. More
    information is available at Amateur Radio Newsline's only official
    website at arnewsline.org.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York,
    and our news team worldwide, I'm Stephen Kinford, N8WB, in Wadsworth,
    Ohio, saying 73, and happy New Year to you all. As always, we thank you
    for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Fri Jan 15 08:07:08 2021
    FANS OF RADIO'S FIRST VOICE MODE PREP FOR AM RALLY

    JIM/ANCHOR: Amplitude Modulation, or AM, was the first voice mode over
    radio. It has three parts - a carrier, an upper sideband, and a lower
    sideband - and in just two weeks, it will be gaining a fourth part:
    The AM Rally. This is an annual event designed to encourage AM
    activity for newcomers as well as longtime fans who may be firing up
    their vacuum tube rigs to make contacts.

    This year's event will be held from 0000Z on Saturday, February 6th to
    0700Z Monday February 8th - or for those in the United States, 7 p.m.
    Eastern Time on Friday February 5th to 2 a.m. Eastern time Monday
    February 8th. Organizers said YLs in particular are invited to return,
    based on the success of last year's "Ladies' Night" feature. All types
    of radios are permitted, from modified military and broadcast
    equipment to homebrew and those commercially manufactured.

    For additional details, and to find operating and logging guidance,
    visit the website amrally dot com (amrally.com)

    (CLARK BURGARD N1BCG)

    **

    WORLD OF DX

    In the World of DX, AMSAT Argentina, LU7AA, will celebrate the 31st anniversary of the LUSAT satellite (LO-19) between January 16th and
    24th. Be listening on the HF bands on SSB, CW and the digital modes.
    A special certificate is available. Visit QRZ.COM for additional
    details.

    In Israel, listen for 4X0RMN to be operating from the Ramon Crater,
    Israel's largest national park, in the Negev desert between the 30th
    of January and the 1st of February. Send QSLs to 4X6ZM, LoTW and eQSL.
    A certificate will be available for working three out of the four
    special stations that are operating as part of the ongoing Land of
    Craters Program that kicked off last year. For more details, visit
    QRZ.COM.

    Be listening for Bo, OZ1DJJ, operating in his spare time as OX3LX from Tasiilaq (TAZZY-Uh-LACK) Island in Greenland through the 30th of
    January. Send QSLs to LoTW, Club Log's OQRS or direct to OZ0J.

    **

    KICKER: GOT A MINUTE? ER, 59 SECONDS?

    JIM/ANCHOR: Got a minute? Or maybe a millisecond less? It's time for
    Graham Kemp, VK4BB, and our final story of the week.

    GRAHAM: Things might just get a little challenging for UTC -
    Coordinated Universal Time, that is - the time-keeping system so
    familiar to us hams who pursue precision in our DX contacts or use
    some of the newer digital modes. As reported on the UK news website,
    The Telegraph, scientists are now suggesting that the world's atomic
    clocks, which control UTC, shorten the minute so that UTC can better
    keep pace with the irregular rate of the Earth's rotation, which most
    people measure using the less precise method known as "solar time."

    Let's face it, it's hard to stay in sync. When the Earth's rotation
    was seen to be slowing, scientists added something called a "leap
    second" to the end of a particular year. They've done this 27 times
    since 1972 to keep atomic clocks and UTC sympatico with solar time.
    Scientists believe Earth's 24-hour rotation has grown swifter now,
    making the days ever-so-slightly shorter. They also believe 2021 could
    well be the shortest year we've had in many decades. They say this
    will ultimately have an impact on navigation systems and satellite communications and anything else that requires precision in cosmic timekeeping.

    This very subject is up for discussion at the World Radiocommunication Conference in 2023 which is at least two years - and many, many, many,
    many seconds away.

    Now that's a thought that could probably make our own heads spin a lot
    faster too.

    Having the time of my life with that report for Amateur Radio
    Newsline, I'm Graham Kemp, VK4BB.

    (NTIA, BUSINESS INSIDER, TELEGRAPH)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to Amateur News Weekly; AMSAT-EA; the ARRL; Business
    Insider; Clark Burgard N1BCG; CQ Magazine; David Behar, K7DB;
    Hamvention; EOS.org; the NTIA; Ohio Penn DX newsletter; Orlando
    HamCation; QRZ.com; QSO Today; the Radio Society of Great Britain;
    Southgate Amateur Radio News; South African Radio League;
    shortwaveradio.de; Southgate; the Telegraph; Ted Randall's QSO Radio
    Show; the Wireless Institute of Australia; WTWW Shortwave; and you,
    our listeners, that's all from the Amateur Radio Newsline.

    Please send emails to our address at newsline@arnewsline.org. More
    information is available at Amateur Radio Newsline's only official
    website at arnewsline.org.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York,
    and our news team worldwide, I'm Jim Damron, N8TMW, in Charleston,
    West Virginia, saying 73. As always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Fri Jan 22 10:09:54 2021
    WORLD OF DX

    In the World of DX, Michael, HB9WDF, will be active as 8Q7AO from
    Vilamendhoo (Villa Mend Who) Island between January 25th and February
    7th. Michael will be operating holiday style, and only on the QO-100
    satellite. QSL via the Bureau, eQSL, ClubLog, or LoTW.

    In Antarctica, listen for Felix, DL5XL, operating as DP1POL from the
    German research station "Neumayer III" (NOY-MY-ERR THREE) where he is
    part of the wintering team as an electronics engineer. He will be there
    until mid-March. Listen on various HF bands, using the QO-100 satellite,
    using CW, and the Digital modes. QSL via DL1ZBO, direct, by the Bureau,
    or LoTW.

    Be listening, too, for GU4YDX, operating from Guernsey in the CQ 160-metre
    CW Contest, which is happening from January 29th through the 31st. QSL
    via LoTW, or GU4YDX direct.

    (OHIO PENN DX)

    **

    KICKER: LAST HURRAH FOR 'LAST MAN'

    NEIL/ANCHOR: Finally, we close with an update on the popular American
    TV show "Last Man Standing." When the show wraps up its final day of
    shooting this spring, it's going to be saying farewell ham radio style.
    The prime time show, which became a showcase for amateur radio through
    its main character, Mike Baxter KA0XTT (Kay Ay Zero X TT), is leaving
    the air after nine years -- but not before it first gets ON the air on
    the amateur bands. Executive producer John Amodeo, AA6JA, told Newsline
    that a big farewell special event station is planned for KA6LMS between
    March 14th and March 30th, the last day of the show's production. At
    that point, the mailing address of the Last Man Standing Amateur Radio
    Club will also change to 11684 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 810, Studio City, California, 91604.

    The show grew even more popular, after star Tim Allen made things real
    by getting the callsign KK6OTD. It also featured guest radio operators
    on the set during meal breaks. John told Newsline: "Rather than have it
    slip away silently, we should have one more activation of KA6LMS now."
    With operators from the Great South Bay Amateur Radio club, the K2H
    special event station, and the 12 Days of Christmas, the activation
    will give everyone a last chance to work KA6LMS in an ambitious special
    event. Be listening on CW, SSB, D-STAR, DMR, RTTY, PSK, and FT-8.
    Consider it one last hurrah for "Last Man Standing."

    (JOHN AMODEO AA6JA)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to Amateur News Weekly; AMSAT-UK; Andy Meyer, N2FYE; the ARRL; Australian Communications and Media Authority; Bob Ringwald, K6YBV; CQ Magazine; David Behar, K7DB; the FCC; ITV website; John Amodeo, AA6JA;
    the Millennium Post; NoozHawk; Ohio Penn DX newsletter; QRZ.com; the
    Radio Society of Great Britain; Southgate Amateur Radio News; shortwaveradio.de; Ted Randall's QSO Radio Show; WTWW Shortwave; and you,
    our listeners, that's all from the Amateur Radio Newsline.

    Please send emails to our address at newsline@arnewsline.org. More
    information is available at Amateur Radio Newsline's only official
    website at arnewsline.org.

    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 Bloomington,
    Indiana, saying 73. As always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Thu Jan 28 18:58:34 2021
    MARKING 100 YEARS OF NEW ZEALAND HAM RADIO

    PAUL/ANCHOR: Having survived earthquakes and other challenges, one club
    in New Zealand is celebrating its centennial with a special event
    activation. Jim Meachen, ZL2BHF, clues us in on how to work them.

    JIM: What began in 1921 as the Radio Society of Christchurch is now a
    robust club of enthusiasts known as the Christchurch Amateur Radio Club
    ZL3AC. The club has traveled a long road, displaced by earthquakes in
    2010 and 2011, but is now happily ensconsed in Fendalton. Members are
    marking their 100-year journey by operating as ZL100RSC throughout
    February and offering an informal award to anyone who contacts the
    station on VHF/UHF or HF or through digital voice reflectors, repeaters,
    EME and satellites.

    For the award, hams must contact ZL100RSC, which is worth 25 points. Ten points may also be earned by contacting the club station ZL3AC;
    individual Christchurch club members are worth five points each.
    February 15th is a bonus day. That's the 100th anniversary of the club's
    first meeting and on that day, all points earned are being doubled. For
    more details, visit the QRZ page for ZL100RSC.

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Jim Meachen, ZL2BHF.

    (SOUTHGATE)

    **

    WORLD OF DX

    In the world of DX, be listening for Tom, 9A2AA, is using the special
    event callsign 9A64AA until the end of the year, marking 64 years as a
    ham radio operator. QSL via his home callsign.

    In Bulgaria, George, LZ2VP, is operating special event station LZ190FT
    until the 31st of December, celebrating the 190th birthday of the
    Bulgarian Revolutionary Filip Totyu. Listen for him on the HF bands. QSL
    via LZ2VP.

    Another special event - this one in Peru - will be on the air throughout
    2021, celebrating the 200th anniversary of Peru's independence. There
    are four special event callsigns, each with a single suffix spelling the
    word PERU. Listen for OC200P, OC200E, OC200R, and OC200U. Send QSLs via
    OA4O. (Oh-Ay-Four-Oh).

    (OHIO PENN DX)

    **

    KICKER: IN SWEDEN, A CENTURY OF WISDOM

    PAUL/ANCHOR: Our final story this week is a lesson in surviving
    isolation. Sweden's most senior radio operator learned long ago that
    being a ham means you're never alone - not even in a pandemic. Here's Ed Durrant, DD5LP, with his story.

    ED: As the oldest active amateur radio operator in Sweden, Tage
    (pronounced: TAW-GUH) Karlsson, SM7ALI, has the wisdom befitting his 101 years.

    Even with the constant companionship of his loyal cat Hubert, Tage
    (TAW-GUH) knows the best way to beat the loneliness of life in a
    desolate forest near Hässleholm is to key the mic and call QRZ. For the
    past year, amateur radio has brought the world to his cottage door while
    the coronavirus pandemic has kept people worlds apart.

    A recent report about him on National Swedish Television described how
    he was a young radio enthusiast who successfully completed his licence
    test after World War II.

    Mats Gunnarsson, SM7BUA, told AR Newsline that Tage (TAW-GUH) has been
    on the air almost non-stop since the sixties. Mats is one of 20 or so
    amateurs who enjoy daily fellowship with Tage (TAW-GUH) each morning
    when they gather on the air.

    As Tage (TAW-GUH) himself said on the TV news report: [quote] "The fun
    is all the friends you get." [endquote] Over the years he has lost the
    exact count of how many friends he has made - but one thing is certain.
    While it took a pandemic for the world to learn what amateur radio can
    do, Tage (TAW-GEH) has been celebrating that gift over much of his 101
    years

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Ed Durrant, DD5LP.

    (MATS GUNNARSSON SM7BUA, HANS LARSSON)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to Amateur News Weekly; the ARRL; CQ Magazine; David Behar,
    K7DB; the Defense Post; Hans Larsson of Swedish National Television;
    Intrepid DX Group; Irish Radio Transmitters; Mats Gunnarsson, SM7BUA;
    Ohio Penn DX newsletter; QCWA; QRZ.com; Southgate Amateur Radio News; shortwaveradio.de; Southgate; Space.com; Ted Randall's QSO Radio Show;
    UPI; the Wireless Institute of Australia; WTWW Shortwave; YOTA; and you,
    our listeners, that's all from the Amateur Radio Newsline.

    Please send emails to our address at newsline@arnewsline.org. More
    information is available at Amateur Radio Newsline's only official
    website at arnewsline.org.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York,
    and our news team worldwide, I'm Paul Braun, WD9GCO, in Valparaiso,
    Indiana, saying 73. As always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Thu Feb 4 22:34:26 2021
    WORLD OF DX

    In the World of DX, listen for the members of the Kuwait Amateur Radio
    Society operating as 9K60NLD throughout the month of February. This is a special event celebrating Kuwait's 60th National Day, which is February
    25th, and Liberation Day, which is February 26th). QSL via 9K2RA.

    In Mozambique, Bruno, CS7AMN, will be using the call sign C91BVA from
    Maputo starting on February 18th. Be listening on 80/40/20/15 and 10
    meters where he will be using SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via LoTW, by
    the Bureau (via CS7AMN), ClubLog or eQSL.

    In Germany, members of the Local Branch Kerpen (G29) have begun operating
    with the special event callsign DC220GERKE and will remain on the air
    through April 31st. They are celebrating the 220th birthday of Friedrich Clemens Gerke, who revised the Morse Code telegraphy system into the standardized form we know today as the International Morse code. QSL via
    DJ6SI direct or by the Bureau.

    (OHIO PENN DX)

    **

    KICKER: HIGH-FLYING HUNGER HITS THE ISS

    JIM/ANCHOR: Finally, if you've got an appetite for a good story, our final report this week is about some high-flying hunger in space that led the
    hams on board to engage in a bit of dietary diplomacy. Mike Askins,
    KE5CXP, serves this one to us:

    MIKE: Whoever said hams love a good meal so much that they're unwilling to share their food may have eaten their way through more than a few hamfests
    -- but they haven't been aboard the International Space Station.
    Astronauts and cosmonauts not only appreciate one another's space-friendly cuisine but are required by NASA to do pre-flight sampling of the international goodies for the sake of their in-flight stomachs. So when
    the US astronauts heard their Russian colleagues learned would have a two-month delay in their next shipment of food, meal-sharing was the only solution. Kate Rubins, KG5FYJ, Victor Glover, KI5BKC, Mike Hopkins,
    KF5LJG, and Shannon Walker, KD5DXB, stepped up to the plate, so to speak. Sergey (SUR-GAY) Ryzhikov (RIZ-HIGH-KOV), one of the two cosmonauts,
    reported that the 13 containers of the Americans' food were even provided
    free of charge. That should be sufficient for the two cosmonauts until February 15th. According to a report from the Russian state-owned news
    site RIA Novosti, that's when the next shipment is scheduled.

    With the ISS traveling at speeds of up to 17,100 miles an hour, you might
    even consider this to be fast-food. Very fast food.

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Mike Askins, KE5CXP.

    (NASA, RIA NOVOSTI)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to the ACMA; Airforce.Gov.Au; Amateur News Weekly; AMSAT;
    ARISS; the ARRL; Central Coast Amateur Radio Club; CQ Magazine; David
    Behar, K7DB; David Johnson, KF4ALH; LATMOS; LiveScience; Phys.Org; Myles Bruns, VE7FSR; NASA; Ohio Penn DX newsletter; OpenFalklands.com; QRZ.com; Southgate Amateur Radio News; shortwaveradio.de; Space.com; Ted Randall's
    QSO Radio Show; RIA Novosti; Spaceflight Now; The Times of India; the
    Wireless Institute of Australia; WTWW Shortwave; YouTube; and you our listeners, that's all from the Amateur Radio Newsline.

    Please send emails to our address at newsline@arnewsline.org. More
    information is available at Amateur Radio Newsline's only official website
    at arnewsline.org.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York, and
    our news team worldwide, I'm Jim Damron, N8TMW, in Charleson, West
    Virginia, saying 73. As always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Thu Feb 11 21:26:29 2021
    WORLD OF DX

    In the world of DX, members of a group known as "The Fifth Ocean" with
    the support of the Union of Radio Amateurs of Russia will be on the air
    as R115AN to celebrate the 115th anniversary of the birth of legendary aircraft engineer Oleg Konstantinovich Antonov, a legendary aircraft
    designer, until February 14th. He is considered the father of transport aviation in Russia.

    Listen on various HF bands as well as VHF. There will be an operators'
    diploma honoring him as the "Father of Transport Aviation." For QSL
    details, visit QRZ.com.

    In Brazil, Charles, PU3NVN; Douglas, PU3DPA; and Gilberto, PY3GIL; will
    use the call sign ZW3CM from a lighthouse in Tavares, during the 13th
    American Lighthouses Weekend. Activity begins February 19th and runs
    through to the 21st. Send QSLs to PU3DPA, by the Bureau. Be listening on
    20 meters.

    (OHIO PENN DX)

    **

    FOX MIKE HOTEL PORTABLE OP CHALLENGE IS RETURNING

    STEPHEN/ANCHOR: Expect to see the return of the Fox Mike Hotel Portable Operations Challenge later this year with changes. The event will happen earlier - on the 4th and 5th of September - and will consist of three
    separate four-hour "sprint windows" for operators, a departure from last year's format. Each 4-hour session is a contest in itself but all three
    will be totalled to find the overall winner. As in last year's contest, scoring system is kilometre-per-watt–based and uses a handicapping system
    to level the playing field between the large and small stations. Mark it
    on your calendar. Details will follow later this year. Meanwhile, you can visit foxmikehotel.com/challenge for more details.

    **

    KICKER: RESEARCHERS PUT A NEW SPIN(ACH) ON WIRELESS EMAILING

    STEPHEN/ANCHOR: Finally, we end this week's report by asking: Do you think that's just spinach on your plate? Ralph Squillace, KK6ITB, tells us why
    we may need to rethink this popular salad ingredient.

    RALPH: Popeye, the classic American cartoon character, knew that eating spinach could make him strong, but imagine if that same spinach could help
    you send emails wirelessly? Sure, hams are doing this right now with the proper software - but not with vegetables. According to a report from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, researchers there have used nanotechnology to transform spinach into sensors that can detect
    explosives. When they do, they relay that information back to the
    scientists, wirelessly. This complex feat of engineering electronic
    components and systems into plants is known as "plant nanobionics." In
    this instance it takes advantage of spinach's extensive root network which
    has the ability to sample and transport groundwater from the soil up into
    the leaves. If the roots detect that groundwater possesses nitroaromatics, something often found in explosives, the carbon nanotubes embedded in the spinach leaves emit a signal that can be read by an infrared camera
    capable of emailing an alert to a handheld device similar to a mobile
    phone. If this sounds a little too wild to believe, consider our story on Newsline last year about researchers in Huntsville, Alabama, who
    discovered that there's electrical signal propagation going on between
    tomato plants.

    Whether any of this is ultimately useful to us in the ham shack remains to
    be seen, but one thing's for sure: We may soon be looking at our salads
    with newfound respect.

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Ralph Squillace, KK6ITB.

    (SCIENCE.SLASHDOT, MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE: With thanks to Amateur News Weekly; the ARRL; Bill Kleinschmidt, N9FDE; the Central Coast Amateur Radio Club; CQ Magazine;
    David Behar, K7DB; HAMSci; MARS; the Massachusetts Institute of
    Technology; Mike Zwingl, OE3MZC; Military Aerospace.com; Ohio Penn DX newsletter; QRZ.com; Patch.com; Phys.Org; Science.Slashdot; Southgate
    Amateur Radio News; shortwaveradio.de; Southgate; Space.com; Ted Randall's
    QSO Radio Show; Tim Helming, WT1IM; the Wireless Institute of Australia;
    WTWW Shortwave; YOTA; and you our listeners, that's all from the Amateur
    Radio Newsline.

    Please send emails to our address at newsline@arnewsline.org. More
    information is available at Amateur Radio Newsline's only official website
    at arnewsline.org.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York, and
    our news team worldwide, I'm Stephen Kinford, N8WB, in Wadsworth, Ohio,
    saying 73. As always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Thu Feb 18 22:59:23 2021
    KICKER: A MARS LANDING FOR PENNSYLVANIA CLUB CALL SIGN

    PAUL/ANCHOR: We conclude this week's report by asking: Can YOUR call sign
    go the distance? For one Pennsylvania amateur radio club, the answer is a resounding: YES! Ralph Squillace, KK6ITB, tells us why.

    RALPH: This could be the world's tiniest QSL card for the world's rarest
    DX thus far: The Perseverance Rover arriving on Mars to look for signs of
    past microbial life and collect climate and geographic data will be
    carrying the name of the Holmesburg Amateur Radio Club with it. The Pennsylvania club's name and call sign, WM3PEN, is one of almost 11
    million names on board, stenciled into one of three tiny silicon chips by
    an electron beam as part of NASA's "Send Your Name to Mars" campaign. The
    club is perhaps best well-known for running the annual 13 Colonies Special Event that takes place around America's Independence Day celebrations each year.

    Sure, the club had more than enough company on its journey when the launch took off at Kennedy Space Center in Florida last summer -- but how many of them are space-travel veterans like the Holmesburg hams? Club trustee Bob Josuweit WA3PZO, told Newsline that this is the second trek to Mars for
    the club's call sign. The first journey was in 2011 on board the rover
    named Curiosity where the club's call sign joined some 1.2 million names.
    Bob told Newsline the club decided it was worth going along for the ride again. Talk about perseverance!

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Ralph Squillace, KK6ITB.

    (NASA, BOB JOSUWEIT WA3PZO)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to Amateur News Weekly; the ARRL; Bob Josuweit WA3PZO; CQ Magazine; David Behar, K7DB; EOS; HAMSci; Indian Express; Michaela Wheeler VK3FUR; NASA; New York Times; Ohio Penn DX newsletter; PHYS.ORG; QRZ.com; Practical Wireless; Radio Society of Great Britain; Redders Bluer M5ACT;
    Short Wave Magazine; Simon Strange, M0SYS; Southgate Amateur Radio News; shortwaveradio.de; Southgate; Steve Hartley, G0FUW; Ted Randall's QSO
    Radio Show; the Wireless Institute of Australia; WTWW Shortwave; YOTA; and
    you our listeners, that's all from the Amateur Radio Newsline.

    Please send emails to our address at newsline@arnewsline.org. More
    information is available at Amateur Radio Newsline's only official
    website at arnewsline.org.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York, and
    our news team worldwide, I'm Paul Braun, WD9GCO, in Valparaiso, Indiana,
    saying 73. As always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Fri Feb 26 10:14:28 2021
    NOMINATIONS OPENING FOR NEWSLINE'S YOUNG HAM OF THE YEAR

    DON/ANCHOR: Do these names mean anything to you? Chris Brault, KD8YVJ;
    Bryant Rascoll, KG5HVO; Emily Stewart, KC0PTL; Kaitlyn Cole, KS3P. They
    are all past winners of Amateur Radio Newsline's Young Ham of the Year
    Award which since 2015 has carried another name - that of Newsline's late cofounder, Bill Pasternak, WA6ITF. These award-winners mean a lot to us
    here at Newsline, because they make us proud of the generation we are
    watching grow and flourish. On Monday, March 1st, downloadable nomination forms for this year's candidates will become available on our website arnewsline.org

    If you know a young amateur 18 or younger living in the United States, its possessions or any Canadian province and they are devoted to radio and community service, visit arnewsline.org and consider making them your
    nominee. The award will be presented at the Huntsville Hamfest in
    Huntsville Alabama this August.

    **

    HAMS PREP FOR DXPEDITION TO WILLIS ISLAND

    DON/ANCHOR: An adventurous group of radio amateurs has some big p lans for
    a very small island just off the Australian coast. Can you say
    "DXpedition?" That's just what Graham Kemp, VK4BB, describes for us here.

    GRAHAM: What does a group of Aussie hams do when they see the 100th anniversary of one of the last remaining manned weather stations coming
    up?

    Well as the station is difficult to get to, located as it is on a very
    small, 19 acre, island 450 kilometres off Cairns in Queensland, it
    wouldn't be a simple special event station set-up. No, this has to be a
    proper DX-Pedition. The group is the Hellenic Amateur Radio Association of Australia who have a long record of running DX-Peditions.

    The location is Willis Island, which at number 38 is one of the more
    wanted locations for DXCC. The hams are hoping to use the call sign VK9W,
    but if not allocated will use VK9HR (the clubs own call sign) from this
    rare IOTA Island - OC-007.

    If you are looking to add this entity to your collection, get ready for
    this Aussie team who will be joined by some international friends heading
    out to the Coral Sea to get on the air on 160 through 10 metres between November the 3rd and the 13th 2021.

    For more information check the URL given in the text version on the AR Newsline dot ORG website.

    (FOR PRINT, DO NOT READ: https://dxnews.com/vk9hr/).

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Graham Kemp, VK4BB.

    **

    WORLD OF DX

    In the World of DX, Gareth, M0MOL, is on the air as MM0MOL/P from the main Island of Shetland for the remainder of February and into March. He will
    be operating QRP with a portable setup. Listen for him mainly in the
    evenings local time after work. Send QSLs to his home callsign.

    The Pride Radio Group is using the special event callsign VI2021PRIDE throughout the Sydney Mardi Gras until March 7th. Be listening for
    operations on SSB and FT8. QSL directly to Michaela Wheeler VK3FUR or via
    the ClubLog OQRS system.

    The Welland Valley Amateur Radio Society will be putting several special
    event stations on the air in the months ahead to celebrate the patron
    saints of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The first event will be
    for the feast of Saint David, patron saint of Wales. Be listening for
    GB0SD between February 28th and March 2nd. The actual feast day is on
    March 1st. QSL by eQSL, LoTW and by the Bureau via manager G4XEX.

    (OHIO PENN DX, SOUTHGATE)

    **

    KICKER: ON MARS, ALL IT TAKES IS A LITTLE INGENUITY

    DON/ANCHOR: Finally: Have you ever dreamed of having the frequency all to yourself to make that one perfect, historic QSO? Well it can happen: On
    Mars. Newsline's space cadet Paul Braun, WD9GCO, takes us there.

    PAUL: Talk about operating mobile! NASA's Ingenuity Mars helicopter,
    prepped to accomplish the first powered flight on that planet, has already achieved its first QSO. According to reports from NASA, the 4-pound helicopter, which is actually a drone, is resting comfortably in the underbelly of NASA's Perseverance rover which landed on the red planet on February 18th. Its mission is to conduct a test of the first powered
    flight in the thin atmosphere there, where it is capable of achieving an altitude of no more than 15 feet, or 5 metres.

    The tiny helicopter employs point-to-point wireless communication with the rover. A day after the landing, the helicopter sent its first message back
    to Earth via the rover by making use of NASA's Mars Reconnaissance
    Orbiter, saying all systems, including its power supply of six lithium-ion batteries, were working as expected. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
    reported that a downlink from the orbiter confirmed that all was well. According to NASA, it will be at least a month before Ingenuity makes its maiden flight.

    One has to wonder, though — is Ingenuity going to apply for a QSL card?
    And if so, does that go direct or through a bureau? I've got to imagine
    it's going to need one for that "Worked All Planets" award. That's a lot
    of postage.

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Paul Braun, WD9GCO.

    (NASA, CNN, MSN.COM)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE: With thanks to the ACMA; Amateur News Weekly; the ARRL; Burlington Free Press; CQ Magazine; CNN; David Behar; EOS; KCAL Los
    Angeles; MSN.COM; NASA; Ohio Penn DX newsletter; QRZ.com; Raisa R1BIG; Southgate Amateur Radio News; shortwaveradio.de; Space.com; Ted Randall's
    QSO Radio Show; the Wireless Institute of Australia; WTWW Shortwave;
    YouTube; YOTA Americas Camp; and you our listeners, that's all from the Amateur Radio Newsline.

    Please send emails to our address at newsline@arnewsline.org. More
    information is available at Amateur Radio Newsline's only official website
    at arnewsline.org.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York, and
    our news team worldwide, I'm Don Wilbanks, AE5DW, in Picayune Mississippi, saying 73. As always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Fri Mar 5 09:18:55 2021
    WORLD OF DX

    In the world of DX, be listening for special event station GB2CR in
    Scotland until the 18th of March. The special callsign's suffix "CR"
    stands for "Collins Radio," and the operators will be using vintage
    valve/tube radio equipment manufactured in the U.S. by Collins. Be
    listening on 80-10 meters; mostly SSB with some CW. All QSOs will be
    uploaded to ClubLog.

    Be listening for Bill, K9HZ; Kyle, WA4PGM, and Dan, W0CN active as J68HZ
    from a villa in St. Lucia until March 11th. Their activity is usually on
    160-2 meters using CW, SSB, FT8 and EME. QSL J68HZ via LoTW, eQSL or
    direct to K9HZ

    Stian, LB5SH, will be active as JW/LB5SH from the JW5E club station on Spitsbergen Island in the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard. He is
    expected to be on the air between March 25th and March 28th on various HF bands using SSB and FT8. He will also be in the CQWW WPX SSB Contest on
    March 27 and 28th using the callsign JW2T. Send QSLs to JW/LB5SH and
    possibly JW2T via LoTW or ClubLog.

    Be listening for Ian, ZS6JSI, who began operating from Benin as ZS6JSI/TY
    in January and expects to be there for six months. Be listening mostly on
    20 meters where he is using FT8. He also operates mobile and can be heard
    at times on 80/40/20 meters using SSB and FT8. For details visit his page
    on QRZ.com.

    (OHIO PENN DX)

    **

    KICKER: DOCUMENTING AN OLD BOAT ANCHOR'S SAIL

    DON/ANCHOR: If you've ever refurbished an old boat anchor, you know the challenges of adding a piece of history to your shack. No doubt you can
    relate to this next story about a powerful old Collins boat anchor. Ralph Squillace, KK6ITB, tells about a new video that chronicles its rescue and
    its cross-country journey several years ago.

    RALPH: The control room and the Collins 250,000-watt transmitters once
    used by Voice of America at its Delano Relay Station in California is transmitting history now instead of U.S. government broadcasts that began during World War II into the Pacific Rim and Central and South America.
    The transmitter, once part of Delano (duh-LAY-no) Relay DL-8, is now part
    of the permanent exhibit at the Antique Wireless Association Museum in Bloomfield, New York, where its cross-country journey ended almost six
    years ago with the help of the museum, the Collins Collectors Association
    and the VOA.

    A video moderated by Dennis Kidder, W6DQ, and recently uploaded by the
    museum shows the painstaking effort of the team to save the 821A-1
    transmitter from the bulldozer headed its way after Voice of America
    halted its operations there in 2007. The team, working to do disassembly
    and transport on a tight deadline, consisted of Jim Stitzinger, WA3CEX,
    Bill Cairns, N7OTQ, Rod Blocksome, N0DAS, CCA president Scott Kerr,
    KE1RR, and Vince Baker from the VOA, among others.

    This was not just Collins' most powerful transmitter for a shortwave broadcaster; it could also autotune within 20 seconds, helping it
    successful avoid jammers seeking to silence the U.S. government's
    messages. Its story, however, remains unsilenced: Visitors have shared
    its message and its history at the Antique Wireless Museum and now in
    this 40-minute video uploaded to YouTube in February.

    A link to the video appears in the script of this week's newscast on our website, arnewsline.org

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Ralph Squillace, KK6ITB.

    [FOR PRINT: do not read https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrSrdArng10 ]

    (YOUTUBE, CCA, AWA)

    **
    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to the ACMA; Amateur News Weekly; AMSAT-DL; the Antique
    Wireless Association; the ARRL; Collins Collectors Association; CQ
    Magazine; CNN; David Behar; EOS; Ofcom; Ohio Penn DX newsletter; QRZ.com; South African Radio League; Southgate Amateur Radio News; shortwaveradio.de; SPACE.com; Ted Randall's QSO Radio Show; the Wireless Institute of
    Australia; WTWW Shortwave; YouTube; YOTA Americas Camp; and you, our
    listeners, that's all from the Amateur Radio Newsline.

    Please send emails to our address at newsline@arnewsline.org. More
    information is available at Amateur Radio Newsline's only official
    website at arnewsline.org.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York,
    and our news team worldwide, I'm Don Wilbanks, AE5DW, in Picayune,
    Mississippi, saying 73. As always we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Thu Mar 11 23:02:18 2021
    13 COLONIES ADDS NEW BONUS STATION

    STEPHEN/ANCHOR: Fans of the popular 13 Colonies Special Event will
    be happy to learn there's a new bonus station and a new design for
    the QSL cards. Jim Damron, N8TMW, tells us more.

    JIM: France, which played a key role in the American Revolution
    as the Continental Army's primary ally, will also provide some major
    assistance in this year's 13 Colonies Special Event. Ken Villone,
    KU2US, manager of the popular on-air celebration, has announced that
    TM13COL will be operating from France, and joining the other stations
    as one of the bonus contacts. Ken said Didier (deed-yay), F5OGL,
    asked whether he could represent France in the July event, and said
    five other hams will also be willing to become on-air allies.

    They are joining the other overseas bonus station GB13COL, which
    is always popular with operators in the U.S. and Europe.

    QSL cards are also getting a different look this year. They will
    feature ships, a popular image used about eight years ago. U.S.
    bonus station WM3PEN, operating for its 11th year, will feature
    the USS United States, one of the first frigates built in Philadelphia
    for the US Navy. Each state will select a Colonial-era ship relevant
    to their history. The QSL card for Massachusetts will feature the USS
    Boston, and the card for New York will have an image of the USS
    Niagara. The overseas bonus stations will feature the Hermoine
    (Her-MINEY) and the HMS Victory.

    The event will be held from July 1st to July 7th. A certificate will
    also be available for successful contacts. That success comes in big
    numbers too: Last year more than 202,000 QSOs were made.

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Jim Damron, N8TMW.

    (KEN VILLONE KU2US)

    **

    KICKER: LOW-POWER STATION GOES DX-ING THROUGH TIME

    STEPHEN/ANCHOR: We end this week with a story of DXing - not across
    a distance of geography, but across a distance of time: eight years'
    time, to be exact. Don Wilbanks, AE5DW, explains.

    DON: Listeners to a radio message in the Washington, D.C. area had
    come to call it the "ghost radio broadcast." Heard faintly amid the
    static on 1650 AM, the low-power transmission was the same Department
    of Transportation traffic report that first announced road closures
    in 2013 for the second presidential inauguration of Barack Obama.
    It's unknown why this so-called forgotten message persisted for so
    long on the Traffic Information System transmitter - but according
    to various websites, after Georgetown University faculty member Matt
    Blaze called public attention to it on his Twitter account, the
    seemingly never-ending message was turned off on March 3rd.

    Ah, but it's not quite silent. Matt Blaze, a computer and network
    security expert, and a past recipient of the Electronic Frontier
    Foundation award, created an mp3 where the traffic report lives on.
    Like so many old radio stations, it's simply playing on the internet
    now.

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Don Wilbanks, AE5DW.

    (SWLING POST, GIZMODO, THE DRIVE)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to the Amateur News Weekly; Amateur Radio Digital
    Communications; Amateur Radio Experimenters Group; the ARRL; CQ
    Magazine; David Behar; The Drive; Gizmodo; Greg Lee, KI6GIG;
    Hamvention.org; IARU Region 1; Ken Villone, KU2US; Ofcom; Ohio
    Penn DX newsletter; QRZed.com; SWLing Post; Southgate Amateur
    Radio News; shortwaveradio.de; SPACE.com; Ted Randall's QSO Radio
    Show; the Wireless Institute of Australia; WTWW Shortwave; YouTube;
    and you, our listeners, that's all from the Amateur Radio Newsline.

    Please send emails to our address at newsline@arnewsline.org. More
    information is available at Amateur Radio Newsline's only official
    website at arnewsline.org.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York,
    and our news team worldwide, I'm Stephen Kinford, N8WB, in Wadsworth,
    Ohio, saying 73.

    As always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Sean Dennis@618:618/10 to Daryl Stout on Fri Mar 12 18:09:58 2021
    Hello, Daryl!

    Replying to a message of Daryl Stout to All:

    13 COLONIES ADDS NEW BONUS STATION

    That is one of my favorite contests. I started out with the first contest in 2008 and have worked it since then off and on. Got a clean sweep last year. Worked the WM3PEN bonus station but just could not work the British bonus station. I can easily work France from here so this looks like even more fun.

    73,
    Sean KS4TD

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Fri Mar 19 00:15:16 2021
    INDIAN HAMS MARK 100 YEARS OF RADIO

    NEIL/ANCHOR: This is a big year for amateur radio in India. Jason Daniels, VK2LAW, tells us why.

    JASON: Since January, radio amateurs throughout India have been celebrating the 100th year since the first ham radio licence was issued in that nation.
    It has been a busy year as well for Nilkantha Chatterjee, VU3ZHA, and
    Amrita Bose Chatterjee, VU3VCV, who have been involved in training
    throughout India through a group known as OSCAR, Open Source Classes for Amateur Radio. Nilkantha told Newsline in an email that OSCAR has been providing online webinars, homebrew sessions, coaching institutes for YLs
    and, when possible, antenna-building workshops, also with a special
    emphasis on teaching YLs. OSCAR, which is part of the Smart Future
    Foundation initiative, also has its own smartphone app in English, downloadable from Google Play. In addition, Nilkantha has been operating
    with the special callsign AT2YAR, marking the 100-year celebration.

    India's first licenced amateur was Amarendra Chandra Gooptu who had the
    call sign 2JK 100 years ago. He was followed later that same year by Mukul Bose with the call sign 2HQ. By the 1930s, India still had only 50 licenced operators, a number that grew to 1,500 by 1980. Much later, India's former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was not only a supporter of amateur radio but a licensed operator himself with the call sign VU2RG. India launched its
    first amateur radio satellite, the HAMSAT, in 2005. There are now more than 45,000 licensed hams in India as it moves into its second century on the
    air.

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Jason Daniels VK2LAW.

    (NILKANTHA CHATTERJEE VU3ZHA)

    **

    WORLD OF DX

    In the World of DX, Mats, SM6LRR, will be active as 8Q7MS from the Maldives between March 28th and April 10th. He is operating holiday style on mainly 40-15 meters using CW, but he will also be using some SSB too. He does not plan to be on either 160 or 80 meters and will post QSL information soon.

    Be listening for the special callsign DQ11WCA to be active from Germany
    until April 17th. Hams are activating different areas in the World Wide
    Flora Fauna and World Castle Award programs and successful contacts earn points in both awards schemes. The station also has a DOK-region number of WCA11 for the DLD award of the German Amateur Radio club. There is no need
    to send QSL cards; all QSOs will be confirmed automatically via the Bureau.

    Bodo, HB9EWU, is on the air in Zambia where he is on a humanitarian
    mission. He is using the call sign 9J2BG and is active on 20 meters. Send
    QSLs to HB9EWU, direct or by the Bureau. He is unsure of the length of his activation but will send QSL cards in 2022 when he returns to Switzerland.

    Members of the International Amateur Radio Contest DX Club are active as
    C7A during March for the World Meteorological Organization, a specialized agency of the United Nations. Operators are on 60 through 6 metres,
    including the WARC bands and are using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. You
    can also hear them in the CQWW WPX SSB Contest being held March 27th to
    28th. Send QSLs to UA3DX, direct or by the Bureau. According to the group's
    Q R Zed.com page at press time, the DXCC status of this station based in Vienna, Austria is not yet defined by the DXAC or ARRL.

    (OHIO PENN DX, SOUTHGATE)

    **

    KICKER: HIS CALL SIGN'S JUST THE TICKET

    NEIL/ANCHOR: Our final story of the week is for all of you who think it
    would be impossible - just impossible - to EVER forget to renew your
    license. Here's Kent Peterson, KC0DGY.

    KENT: The last name Garriott isn't one you easily forget if you're a ham
    and you follow the US space program. The late astronaut Owen Garriott,
    W5LFL, is credited with having made the first QSO from space on amateur
    radio. That was in 1983 when he was aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia. His
    son is astronaut Richard Garriott, who was assigned the callsign W5KWQ,
    and who in proud tradition has also used amateur radio from space, as part
    of the ARISS program.

    Richard has a lot of other accomplishments to his credit: He is the first person to have visited both the North and the South poles and last month he traveled to the bottom of the Mariana Trench, the deepest ocean trench on Earth.

    As accomplished as he may be, Richard still has some unfinished business
    and it relates to amateur radio. His call sign apparently expired recently.
    So he took to Twitter on the 7th of March and in a reply to Trevor, M5AKA, acknowledged that his status as an "ex" ham was only going to be temporary. Acknowledging the lapse, he tweeted: [quote] "Will correct ASAP!"
    [endquote]

    His return to the ham bands should come a whole lot sooner than another
    goal he's got his eye on: Richard recently applied to be part of the
    dearMoon project, a private lunar tourism mission. The trip is planned
    aboard a SpaceX Starship in 2023.

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Kent Peterson, KC0DGY.

    (TWITTER, AMSAT NEWS SERVICE)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to the Amateur News Weekly; AMSAT News Service; the ARRL; Associated Press; CQ Magazine; David Behar, K7DB; David Jordan, AA4KN;
    Frank Bauer, KA3HDO; Hackaday; Mike Curta, KD0UFO; Nilkantha Chatterjee, VU3ZHA; the NIST; Ohio Penn DX newsletter; QRZ.com; Radio World; Radio
    Society of Great Britain; Southgate Amateur Radio News; shortwaveradio.de; Twitter; Ted Randall's QSO Radio Show; the Wireless Institute of Australia; WTWW Shortwave; and you our listeners, that's all from the Amateur Radio Newsline.

    Please send emails to our address at newsline@arnewsline.org. More
    information is available at Amateur Radio Newsline's only official website
    at arnewsline.org.

    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 Bloomington, Indiana,
    saying 73. As always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Thu Mar 25 19:28:13 2021
    HAM HELPS JAILED MAN RETURN HOME TO NEPAL

    JIM/ANCHOR: For some hams, community service doesn't always involve using a radio. In India, one leader in the ham radio community called on his skills
    in the legal profession to help a man find freedom. Jason Daniels, VK2LAW, brings us that story.

    JASON: A citizen of Nepal is a free man after four decades in jail in India thanks to assistance from an amateur radio operator who served as his attorney. Hirak Sinha, VU3ZHG, successfully argued before the Kolkata High Court to allow the repatriation and return of the man who had been held in Darjeeling on murder charges since the age of 21. The man is now 62 years
    old. The court released him in the presence of his brother and officials of the Nepalese Consulate after a mental health examination confirmed he was
    not fit to stand trial. Hirak Sinha is vice president of the West Bengal
    Radio Club.

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Jason Daniels, VK2LAW.

    (TIMES OF INDIA, AMBARISH NAG BISWAS VU2JFA)

    **

    WORLD OF DX

    A special event is commemorating the 117th anniversary of Italian settlers' arrival in southern Chile. Three stations will be on the air until Sunday, March 28th, from Italy, Argentina and Chile. They are II4CPC, LU6DK/D, and CB6I. There are three special event certificates available. For details see QRZ.com.

    (OHIO PENN DX)

    **

    KICKER: SOFTWARE DEFINED QSOs? NO FOOLIN' (WELL MAYBE)

    JIM/ANCHOR: April 1st is coming up fast and Newsline listeners know what
    that means. Our final story this week is from Pierre Pullinmyleg, the only member of our team who works one day a year: on April Fool's Day. Pierre,
    what fabulously remarkable story do you have for us now?

    PIERRE: Bonjour, my ham radio friends. Zis is the famed French reporter Pierre Pullinmyleg back by popular request. I have been testing a new
    product that I think you will find more popular than croissants at zee Hamvention. You know, sometimes zee bands... zay get lonely. It's so quiet that Pierre has no one else to talk to but my brother Pierre. So we teamed
    up the pair of Pierres to bring you zee very latest in QSO technology. We call it the Software Defined QSO. When there's no one on zee bands, the software defined bot has a ragchew just for you! And, since it's carefully calculated by computer, the on-air manners are impeccable. We guarantee
    that you will always get a 5 and a 9, and that you'll always get Good
    Operator reports from zee FCC. There won't be a need for a dummy load,
    because your QSO will be smart instead! Zis Software Defined QSO won't
    talk about those things that make you cringe at night like on 75 meters...
    the location of a new liver spot or the details of your last colonoscopy.
    You can even pick from 73 different accents and 88 different voices to make your QSO more authentic, including some of those YLs for a nominal fee.

    Be sure to check out the Software Defined QSO from the pair of Pierres.

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, this is Pierre Pullinmyleg.

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to the Amateur News Weekly; Ambarish Nag Biswas, VU2JFA;
    AMSAT-UK; the ARRL; Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency; Cleveland.com; CQ Magazine; David Behar, K7DB; DJ Finch, N4RRR; the Free
    Radio Net website; Ohio Penn DX newsletter; QRZed.com; Searchlight VC; Southgate Amateur Radio News; shortwaveradio.de; SWLing Post; Times of
    India; Ted Randall's QSO Radio Show; WTWW Shortwave; and you our listeners, that's all from the Amateur Radio Newsline.

    Please send emails to our address at newsline@arnewsline.org. More
    information is available at Amateur Radio Newsline's only official website
    at arnewsline.org.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York, and
    our news team worldwide, I'm Jim Damron, N8TMW, in Charleston, West
    Virginia, saying 73. As always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Thu Apr 1 19:43:18 2021
    WORLD OF DX

    In the world of DX, Matthew M0ZMS has announced he will be heading to the Falkland Islands at the end of April and hopes to get on the air from this rare DX using the call sign VP8ZMS. He may also use the call sign VP8RAF on occasion. Matthew will be promoting awareness of the Royal Air Force
    Amateur Radio Society. Matthew is the serving members' representative of
    the society and will be deploying to the British Forces South Atlantic Islands, Mount Pleasant Complex for the activation. Find his operating
    details and other information on the Twitter page for VP8ZMS. He will QSL
    on LoTW and ClubLog and will issue paper QSL cards upon his return to the
    UK after August.

    Be listening for John, MW1CFN, operating as GB ONE ZERO ZERO FOUR FTS (GB1004FTS) from Anglesey Island off the Welsh mainland's northwest coast until April 8th. He is marking the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air
    Force's Number 4 Flying Training School. Listen for him on various HF bands
    as well as 6 and 2 metres. He will be using SSB and the Digital modes. Send QSLs directly to his home call.

    Danish radio amateurs are active with two special callsigns OZ75BO and
    OZ75MAY until April 11th to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Bornholm Island following the end of World War II. Be listening on all
    bands, including the WARC bands, where operators will be using CW, SSB and
    all the Digital modes. Operators on the island itself will be using the
    OZ75BO call. Send QSLs via OZ1ACB or ClubLog's OQRS. Operators prefer to
    NOT receive a paper QSL card. A special award is available.

    (OHIO PENN DX, SOUTHGATE)

    **

    KICKER: HELPING HIS ALMA MATER GET BACK ON THE AIR

    NEIL/ANCHOR: We end this week with the story of a grateful graduate of an Indiana college. He and his wife have given the school the gift of amateur radio. Here's Dave Parks, WB8ODF, with that story.

    DAVE: Bill Becher, AA8RW, may have graduated from college in Indiana in
    1950, but to a small group of undergrads studying there now, he is indisputably the Big Man on Campus. During Bill's time as an radio
    engineering student, the Angola, Indiana school was known as Tri-State College. Today its name is Trine University and its campus is where the Michigan resident, and his wife Helen, KG8TQ, recently helped awaken the students' amateur radio club from dormancy by donating money and equipment.

    Many of the 15 members are studying electrical engineering, as Bill did, or other forms of engineering and information technology. When they're not tending to their academic obligations they're hosting the weekly net of the Trine University Amateur Radio Club. According to the university's website, the young hams are also mentoring would-be licensees and building new equipment and antennas.

    The club's president Tim Mayer, KD2TCP, licensed for two years, and
    majoring in mechanical engineering, said the club also hopes to get
    involved next in EME and satellite communications.

    The students can look forward to aiming for the sky because of a generous husband and wife who never forgot the thrill of keying the mic, or sending some CW, and discovering the world.

    Said faculty advisor Kevin Woolverton, KW9S: "Without them, it wouldn't
    have been possible to start and continue."

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Dave Parks, WB8ODF.

    (TRINE UNIVERSITY)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to the ACMA; Amateur News Weekly; the ARRL; Bill Brown, WB8ELK;
    CQ Magazine; David Behar K7DB; DX-World.net; HamSCI; IARU Region 1; Last
    Man Standing Special Event; RI0Q online diary; Trine University; Ogden
    Amateur Radio Club; Ohio Penn DX newsletter; QRZed.com; Radio World; Radio Society of Great Britain; Southgate Amateur Radio News; shortwaveradio.de; Twitter; Ted Randall's QSO Radio Show; the Wireless Institute of Australia; WTWW Shortwave; and you our listeners, that's all from the Amateur Radio Newsline.

    Please send emails to our address at newsline@arnewsline.org. More
    information is available at Amateur Radio Newsline's only official website
    at arnewsline.org.

    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 Bloomington, Indiana,
    saying 73. As always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Thu Apr 8 23:35:29 2021
    WORLD OF DX

    Bodo, HB9EWU, is on the air in Zambia where he is on a humanitarian
    mission. He is using the call sign 9J2BG and is active on 20 meters. Send
    QSLs to HB9EWU, direct or by the Bureau. He is unsure of the length of his activation but will send QSL cards in 2022 when he returns to Switzerland.

    Be listening for Alex, PA1AW, who will be using the special event call sign PA96WARD celebrating 'World Amateur Radio Day 2021 on the 18th of April.
    That date is the anniversary of the creation of the International amateur Radio Union in 1925 in Paris. Send QSLs to PA1AW.

    **

    KICKER: THE VAGABOND HAM

    PAUL/ANCHOR: We end this week's news report with an invitation: On the occasion of World Amateur Radio Day on Sunday April 18th, we ask you to sit back, relax and think of what it means to be a ham radio operator. To help your thoughts along, we offer this poem by Ken Johnson W6NKE/SK, first published in 73 magazine in 1960. Sunil, VU3ZAN, brought it to the
    attention of Onno, VK6FLAB. We thank Onno, who reads it here in this except from his weekly podcast "Foundations of Amateur Radio."

    The Vagabond Ham, by Ken Johnson W6NKE (SK)

    A vagabond's life is the life I live
    Along with others, ready to give
    A friendly laugh and a word of cheer
    To each vagabond friend, both far and near.
    I travel the air waves, day or night
    To visit places I'll never sight
    From the rail of a ship, or from a plane
    Yet I'll visit them all again and again.
    I never hear from a far off land
    That my pulse doesn't quicken.
    With careful hand I tune my receiver and VFO dial
    To make a new friend and chat for awhile.
    Africa, Asia, they're all quite near
    In as easy reach as my radio gear
    With the flip of a switch, the turn of a knob
    I can work a ZL, a friend named Bob.
    There's an LU4, a fellow that's grand
    Who's described to me his native land
    'Till I can hear the birds, and feel the breeze
    As it blows from the slopes of the mighty Andes.
    I learned of the surf, and a coral strand
    The smell of hybiscus where palm trees stand
    Neath a tropical moon, silver and bright
    From an FO8 that I worked one night.
    I've thrilled to the tales of night birds' screams
    In the depths of the jungle where death-laden streams
    Flow'neath verdant growth of browns and greens
    From a DU6 in the Philippines.
    The moors of Scotland, a little French Shrine,
    German castles on the River Rhine
    Of these things I've learned, over the air
    Without ever leaving my ham shack chair.
    There's a KL7 on top of the world
    To whom the Northern Lights are a banner unfurled
    That sweeps across the Arctic night
    Makes the frozen sky a thing of delight.
    Tales of silver and gold and precious stones
    Ancient temples and molding bones
    Where the natives, I'm told, are tall and tan
    By an XE3 down in Yucatan.
    My vagabond trips over the air
    Will take me, well, just anywhere
    Where other vagabonds and I will meet
    From a tropical isle, to a city street
    My vagabond's life will continue, I know
    Through the fabulous hobby of ham radio
    And one day from out at the world's end
    We'll meet on the air, my Vagabond friend.

    I'm Onno, VK6FLAB

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to the ACMA; Amateur News Weekly; AMSAT; the ARRL; CQ Magazine; David Behar K7DB; Dronelife; DX-World.net; Hamvention; IARU Region 1 Youth Working Group; Intrepid DX Group; NASA Ohio Penn DX newsletter; Onno
    Benschop VK6FLAB; QRZed.com; Radio World; Radio Society of Great Britain; Rebel DX Group; Rich Gordon K0EB; Southgate Amateur Radio News; shortwaveradio.de; Spacenews; Ted Randall's QSO Radio Show; the Wireless Institute of Australia; WTWW Shortwave; and you our listeners, that's all
    from the Amateur Radio Newsline.

    Please send emails to our address at newsline@arnewsline.org. More
    information is available at Amateur Radio Newsline's only official website
    at arnewsline.org.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York, and
    our news team worldwide, I'm Paul Braun, WD9GCO, in Valparaiso, Indiana,
    saying 73. As always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Thu Apr 15 22:39:45 2021
    MEMBERSHIP REBOUNDS IN JAPAN'S RADIO LEAGUE

    STEPHEN/ANCHOR: In Japan, even as the ranks of licensed amateur
    radio operators has declined, the Japan Amateur Radio League reports
    a remarkable—and welcome—turnaround in membership. Jim Meachen,
    ZL2BHF, has that report.

    JIM: Struggling against steadily declining membership for nearly
    three decades and a drop in licensed amateurs in that nation, the
    Japan Amateur Radio League has posted some encouraging news about
    its growing ranks. By the end of the previous fiscal year, ending
    March 7th, the league gained 574 members, compared to the same
    period of the previous year. The JARL declared this was the first
    steady year-on-year increase since 1994.

    It is a particular source of pride to the league since the growth
    comes against the backdrop of a global pandemic that has all but
    shut down most in-person activities supporting amateur radio. During
    this time, JARL leadership has fortified its membership campaigns
    and engaged in more robust public relations on its own behalf. The
    league said that with ham radio licenses declining throughout the
    nation it will now commit its efforts to promoting amateur radio
    overall, hoping to boost the overall numbers of licensees.

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Jim Meachen, ZL2BHF.

    (JARL, SOUTHGATE)

    **

    KICKER: THE QSL CARD OF A LIFETIME

    STEPHEN/ANCHOR: When you're expecting a QSL card you really want,
    the wait can seem forever. But what is it like when you receive the
    QSL card of a lifetime–or in this case, TWO lifetimes? Find out in
    this story from Ralph Squillace, KK6ITB.

    RALPH: The father and son not only shared a name – Byron Sell - but
    a lifelong hobby: amateur radio. They saw the world together by
    communicating to that world together from inside the home shack.
    Byron Sell, KB3CQX, lost his father and radio buddy, when the elder
    Byron, W8VPF, became a Silent Key in 2012. This month, the
    Pennsylvania amateur was given something else that belonged to his
    father, a piece of his dad's own personal amateur radio history: It
    was a QSL card marking the elder Sell's first amateur radio contact
    80 years ago, as a youngster. The Horseshoe Amateur Radio Club had
    received it as a donation from a card collector in Michigan, and
    presented it earlier this month to a very grateful Byron Sell, a
    longtime club member.

    The card confirms the contact with a Michigan amateur at 8:07 p.m.
    local time on April 8th, 1941. The young amateur added this message:
    [quote] "You are my first contact." [endquote]

    In an interview with the Altoona Mirror newspaper, Byron recalled
    his father and their radio days together, saying "we've made a lot
    of memories along the way." [endquote] Now he doesn't just have the
    memories; he has a keepsake too.

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Ralph Squillace, KK6ITB.

    (ALTOONA MIRROR)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to the Airline Ratings website; Altoona Mirror; Amateur
    News Weekly; AMSAT; the ARRL; Carlos Alberto Santamaria, CO2JC; CQ
    Magazine; Cornish Amateur Radio Club; the Daily Dx; DARC; David
    Behar, K7DB; the Japan Amateur Radio League; Kevin Duplantis,
    W4KEV; Ohio Penn DX newsletter; QRZed.com; Rohde & Schwartz;
    Southgate Amateur Radio News; shortwaveradio.de; Sputnik News; Ted
    Randall's QSO Radio Show; Tim Helming, WT1IM; Walt Grosser, W2TE;
    WRTC; WTWW Shortwave; and you our listeners, that's all from the
    Amateur Radio Newsline.

    Please send emails to our address at newsline@arnewsline.org. More
    information is available at Amateur Radio Newsline's only official
    website at arnewsline.org.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New
    York, and our news team worldwide, I'm Stephen Kinford, N8WB, in
    Wadsworth, Ohio, saying 73. As always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Wed Apr 28 17:34:33 2021
    PRESENTATIONS NEEDED FOR SOUTH AFRICAN SYMPOSIUM

    JIM/ANCHOR: Organizers of a virtual space symposium taking place this
    summer are looking for presentations on amateur satellites, space weather
    and related topics. Jason Daniels, VK2LAW, tells how you can share your knowledge.

    JASON: If you have expertise on space weather, amateur satellites or weak signal communication, AMSAT SA and the South African Radio League are interested in hearing from you. They're looking for papers on these
    subjects and related topics for presentation at this year's space
    symposium being presented virtually on Saturday the 10th of July.
    Interested presenters are being asked to submit their proposals no later
    than the 15th of May, preferably in Word document format. The papers can
    be emailed to admin at amsatsa dot org dot za. (admin@amsatsa.org.za)
    Authors of the presentations being chosen will be notified on the 20th of
    May and the final versions of the papers are due by the 30th of June.

    The symposium's theme is "Unlocking Amateur Space Technology."

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Jason Daniels, VK2LAW.

    (AMSAT)

    **

    WORLD OF DX

    In the world of DX, isten for John, W2GD, who will be active as P40W
    between May 25th and June 1st from Aruba, focusing on 30, 17 and 12
    metres. He will also be on 160 metres mostly on CW. Listen for him during
    the CQWW WPX CW Contest being held May 29th to 30th where he will use the
    call sign P44W. QSL using LoTW or N2MM.

    If you want to work Indonesia, listen for Hans, YB2DX, during the CQWW
    WPX CW Contest in May. Send QSLs using LoTW or direct to his home
    callsign.

    (OHIO PENN DX)

    **

    KICKER: A VANISHING FRATERNITY OF RADIO REPAIRMEN

    JIM/ANCHOR: Our final story is about a vanishing fraternity: two brothers
    in India whose love of repairing old radios is endless but whose way of earning a living is, sadly, finite. In fact, if the brothers who run the family's radio repair shop in Hyderabad (HYDRA-bad), India were amateur
    radio operators, they might have earned the nickname "The Homebrew
    Brothers." Their business has operated in the heart of town since 1948.
    The brothers spend their time repairing and re-selling radios. They
    learned the art from their father, who first learned in the 1920s and
    founded the business. Mujeebudin (moo-gee-BOO-din) is now 82 years old
    and his younger brother, Moinuddin (Moe-Ee-NOO-Din) is 71. The business
    is called Mahboob Radio Service and according to an article on the Arab
    News website, it is the last radio repair shop in the southern Indian
    state of Telangana (tell-an-GHANA). The shelves inside contain a who's
    who of much-loved brands: Marconi, Phillips, Johnson, GEC and Telefunken.
    The oldest radio set is a 100-year-old Murphy.

    In here, the brothers do things the old-fashioned way: they fix things by replacing damaged parts. They told the news website that newer radios,
    with their advanced technology, don't necessarily even offer that option. There's one more option that's also unavailable to the brothers: passing
    their radio business on to the next generation. None of their children
    know how to fix radios, and aren't interested anyway.

    Said one of the brothers: "The business will end with us."

    (ARAB NEWS)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE: With thanks to the Amateur News Weekly; AMSAT; Arab News;
    the ARRL; CQ Magazine; David Behar K7DB; HamCommunity.Org; the Japan
    Amateur Radio League; Joseph Durnal NE3R; NASA; Ohio Penn DX newsletter; PHYS.ORG; QRZed.com; Straight Key Century Club; Southgate Amateur Radio
    News; shortwaveradio.de; Ted Randall's QSO Radio Show; Tillamook County Pioneer; WTWW Shortwave; and you our listeners, that's all from the
    Amateur Radio Newsline.

    Please send emails to our address at newsline@arnewsline.org. More
    information is available at Amateur Radio Newsline's only official
    website at arnewsline.org.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York, and
    our news team worldwide, I'm Jim Damron, N8TMW, in Charleston, West
    Virginia, saying 73. As always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Fri May 14 08:41:08 2021
    WORLD OF DX

    In the World of DX, members of the Korean Amateur Radio League are
    using the special callsign HL41GDM to mark the 41st anniversary of the Democratic Uprising in South Korea, which occurred between May 18th
    and 27th in 1980. Operators will be calling on all bands and modes
    through May 31st. QSL via HL4CCM, direct, by the Bureau, ClubLog, or
    eQSL.

    In Germany, operators are marking the 25th anniversary of the German
    DX Foundation using the special event callsign DL25GDXF. The station
    will be on the air until the 31st of July. Send QSLs to DL6DH. A
    contact with this station or DF0GDX and club members are needed to be
    eligible for the GDXF 25 years certificate.

    Operators Ennio, IW1RBI, Alessandro, IZ1AZA, Gianluca, IU1KBL and
    Andrea, IU1JXW, will be on the air with the callsign 3A/IW1RBI from
    Monaco, and will identify a weekend between the end of May and mid-
    June that works with the current COVID-19 restrictions. Be listening
    for them on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB and FT8 in fox-hound mode. QSL
    via the address on QRZ.com or LoTW.

    **

    KICKER: RARE GRID HUNTERS FIND THAT THEIR SHIP HAS COME IN

    STEPHEN/ANCHOR: OK grid hunters: Our final story of this week is for
    you. If you are a ham on the prowl for the rarest grids, your ship
    came in–literally–earlier this month. Neil Rapp WB9VPG explains.

    NEIL: It's a long journey by ship between Florida and Saipan and
    merchant mariners like Jim Clary who make the trip often face a
    seven-day work week. On the trip he made this month, however, Jim,
    whose call sign is ND9M, also faced a unique opportunity: Using the
    passes of about a dozen satellites and two Yaesu rigs for full duplex operation, he activated some of the rarest grid squares on Earth. Jim,
    who is his ship's communications officer, told Newsline that operating maritime mobile in his spare time helps him keep his wits together on
    long runs like this one. The real gift, however, is the one he's been
    giving hams around the world - an opportunity to work so-called "wet
    grids," many of which he said are rarely, if ever, activated.

    He told Newsline in an email: "Since these grid squares that I'm
    sailing through are so rare, it would be a shame not to make them
    available to VUCC chasers." VUCC is the VHF-UHF Century Club of the
    ARRL, which issues awards for confirmed contacts with 100 or more grid
    squares on UHF, VHF or via satellite. Grid squares themselves measure
    a modest 1 degree latitude by 2 degrees longitude, so on this big
    planet of ours there are plenty out there. There's an abundance of
    satellites too: from the oldest one, AO-7, to the RS-44 with its huge footprint.

    For Jim, this may have been just one more supply cruise, but for the
    hams who intercepted his rare cargo on this trip, he surely delivered.

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Neil Rapp, WB9VPG.

    (JIM CLARY ND9M)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to Amateur News Weekly; the ARRL; Arizona Historical
    Society; CQ Magazine; CNN; David Behar K7DB; Highland County Press;
    New Zealand Association of Radio Transmitters; Ohio Penn DX
    newsletter; QRZ.com; Radio Society of Great Britain; Reuters;
    Southgate Amateur Radio News; shortwaveradio.de; Ted Randall's QSO
    Radio Show; Washington Post; WTWW Shortwave; Wireless Institute of
    Australia; YouTube; and you our listeners, that's all from the Amateur
    Radio Newsline.

    Please send emails to our address at newsline@arnewsline.org. More
    information is available at Amateur Radio Newsline's only official
    website at arnewsline.org. Be sure to follow some of these stories as
    they get a more indepth look on the YouTube Channel of 100 Watts and a
    Wire. Search for the video segment with the title "Two Stories."

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York,
    and our news team worldwide, I'm Stephen Kinford, N8WB, in Wadsworth,
    Ohio, saying 73. As always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Thu May 20 19:28:01 2021
    TRANS-ATLANTIC BEACON ON THE AIR IN IRELAND

    DON/ANCHOR: A transAtlantic beacon has gone on the air in Ireland.
    Jeremy Boot, G4NJH, tells us more about it.

    JEREMY: A 2-metre, two-way transAtlantic beacon has completed its on-air
    trial period and is now on the air with the call sign EI2DKH. The beacon
    is operated by Tony Baldwin EI8JK in County Cork, Ireland. With antennas beaming due west, the 50-watt beacon transmits on 144.488 MHz every even minute and listens for replies on 144.120 MHz every odd minute. At least
    one other beacon on the other side of the Atlantic is set up to be in listening mode for Tony's beacon. It's in St. John's, Newfoundland and
    has the call sign VO1FN.

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Jeremy Boot, G4NJH.

    (IRTS)

    **

    WORLD OF DX

    In the World of DX, Ken LA7GIA, the co-leader of the 3Y0J Bouvet Island DXpedition, reports on the group's Facebook page that the DXpedition has received a record $10,000 equivalent in US currency from the German DX Foundation. The group is planning its activation of the coveted DX
    entity in 2023.

    Elsewhere, be listening for Marius, ON4RU/OQ3R, who will be in
    Martinique, using the call sign FM/OQ3R between the 23rd of May and the
    5th of June. Be listening on 160-10 meters where he will be using CW
    only. You can also listen for him as Tee-Oh-Three-F (TO3F) during the
    CQWW WPX CW Contest on the 29th and 30th of May. QSL both callsigns via
    ON4RU direct.

    Phil, KC3CIB, expects to activate Shelter Island in Juneau, Alaska, for
    a fishing trip between the 29th and 31st of May. Be listening on the HF
    bands where he will be operating mainly using the digital modes. QSL via
    eQSL or Direct.

    (DX-WORLD)

    **

    KICKER: MINNESOTA BIRTHDAY PARTY, HAM RADIO STYLE

    DON/ANCHOR: Finally—do hams know how to party, or what? Well if you're turning 163 years of age, as the state of Minnesota just did here in the
    US, you definitely want amateur radio to be part of the festivities.
    Kent Peterson, KC0DGY, tells us how it happened.

    KENT: What if you could have a birthday party with an unlimited guest
    list? Well, if you're the state of Minnesota and the party hosts are the members of the South East Metro Amateur Radio Club in Cottage Grove,
    it's easy. The hams got on the air from a public park in Stillwater on Tuesday, May 11 to mark Minnesota's 163rd birthday, and they partied like
    it was 1858 - the year Congress gave the territory its statehood.
    Stillwater is considered the birthplace of Minnesota, the nation's 32nd
    state.

    Special event station W-Zero-M received birthday greetings on behalf of Minnesota from hams around the US and Canada. No one sang "Happy
    Birthday" (you can't have music on amateur radio, after all) but 20 and 40 meters were lighting up with well-wishers while the operators enjoyed a
    view of the scenic St. Croix River from the park.

    Ordinarily a birthday party calls for cutting the cake but someone, a
    local resident, according to a newspaper report - accidentally cut down
    the antenna instead. The news report said that the person mistakenly
    believed the thin wire had become caught in the park's fencing. A quick
    fix, with the help of a slingshot, put the party back in action until
    2100 UTC.

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Kent Peterson, KC0DGY.

    (THE GAZETTE NEWSPAPER, SEMARC WEBSITE)

    **

    DEADLINE APPROACHES FOR YOUNG HAM OF THE YEAR

    DON/ANCHOR: This is an important reminder that we are fast approaching
    the May 31st deadline to nominate the next Bill Pasternak WA6ITF
    Memorial Amateur Radio Newsline Young Ham of the Year. Time is running
    out: If you know a dedicated radio operator 18 or younger who embodies
    the spirit of experimentation, community service and communication, they
    are eligible. Think of nominating them for this honor. The award will be presented in August at the Huntsville Hamfest. Candidates should be
    living in the United States, its possessions or any Canadian province. Downloadable forms are available on our website arnewsline.org

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to Amateur News Weekly; ARDC; ARISS; the ARRL; Amateur Radio Digital Communications; CNET; CQ Magazine; David Behar K7DB; DX World;
    Forbes; Gazette Newspaper; Ohio Penn DX newsletter; QSO Today; QRZ.com;
    Radio Amateur Society of Macedonia; Radio Society of Great Britain;
    R3EmComm; South East Metro Amateur Radio Club; Southgate Amateur Radio
    News; shortwaveradio.de; Space Flight Now; Ted Randall's QSO Radio Show;
    WTWW Shortwave; Wireless Institute of Australia; YouTube; and you our listeners, that's all from the Amateur Radio Newsline.

    Please send emails to our address at newsline@arnewsline.org. More
    information is available at Amateur Radio Newsline's only official
    website at arnewsline.org. Be sure to follow some of these stories as
    they get a more indepth look on the YouTube Channel of 100 Watts and a
    Wire. Search for the video segment with the title "Two Stories."

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York,
    and our news team worldwide, I'm Don Wilbanks, AE5DW, in Picayune, Mississippi, saying 73. As always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Fri May 28 11:14:56 2021
    WEST BENGAL HAMS HELP REUNITE MAN WITH FAMILY

    JIM/ANCHOR: Hams in West Bengal, India have helped an older man find his
    way back to his family in another Indian state. Jason Daniels, VK2LAW,
    brings us up to date.

    JASON: Amateur radio operators in West Bengal, India, are working to
    return a 70-year-old grandfather to his home and family in Uttar Pradesh.
    The man has become a familiar face to villagers for the past seven months because of his seemingly nonstop work weeding patches on the sides of
    roads, cleaning drainage ditches and tidying up around the banks of
    ponds. According to a newspaper account, he earned the nickname "Clean Grandpa" from the local residents who watched him work. Hams in West
    Bengal became involved after one of the local council members took a
    photo of the man doing his cleanup work and shared it on social media.
    The hams saw the photo and contacted local officials about him. The
    officials were able to track down the man's relatives. The family was
    making plans for their reunion with the man and to bring him home. The
    man's return home is being coordinated by club member Arnab Roy
    Chaudhury, VU3JWN.

    Area residents told the newspaper they were sorry to see him leave,
    saying he did a better job cleaning up the village than any government
    workers could have done.

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Jason Daniels, VK2LAW.

    (WEST BENGAL RADIO CLUB)

    **

    KICKER: SPACE AGENCY LAUNCHES CONTEST TO NAME SPACECRAFT

    JIM/ANCHOR: Finally, we ask: What's in a name? Plenty if you're trying to
    name a spacecraft that's expect to have its moment in the sun. Graham
    Kemp, VK4BB, brings us the last story of this week.

    GRAHAM: Nothing may be new under the sun but something new will soon be
    out in space keeping a vigilant eye on solar activity. The European Space Agency is designing a solar-storm-hunting spacecraft that can spot
    eruptions known as coronal mass ejections before they reach the Earth.
    When the spacecraft detects danger, it will transmit an alert that allows
    us to prepare for what's to come here on Earth.

    The ESA is calling the spacecraft "the world's first mission to provide
    solar warning" -- but for now that's ALL the agency is able to call it
    because the craft doesn't have a name. Not yet, anyway.

    That's where the rest of us can step in. The ESA wants us to help name
    the spacecraft, which will join us in watching sunspots form and will
    track propagation of solar events before the end of the decade. Use the
    ESA website to enter the name of your choice. You have until the 17th of October. Just bear in mind that you can't submit names that have already
    been used for other missions. Sending those to the ESA for consideration
    will surely get you a bunch of coronal mass...rejections.

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Graham Kemp, VK4BB.

    (EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY, AUTOEVOLUTION.COM)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE: With thanks to Amateur News Weekly; the ARRL; AutoEvolution.com; Bletchley Park CQ Magazine; David Behar, K7DB; the
    European Space Ageny; Kent Carter, AJ6NI; Legacy.com; Mike Swiader, KA9E;
    NW Indiana Times; Ohio Penn DX newsletter; QCWA; QRZ.com; Radio Society
    of Great Britain; Rex King, W5EAK; Steven Reiners, KC9SIO; Southgate
    Amateur Radio News; shortwaveradio.de; Ted Randall's QSO Radio Show; WTWW Shortwave; and you our listeners, that's all from the Amateur Radio
    Newsline.

    Please send emails to our address at newsline@arnewsline.org. More
    information is available at Amateur Radio Newsline's only official
    website at arnewsline.org. Be sure to follow some of these stories as
    they get a more indepth look on the YouTube Channel of 100 Watts and a
    Wire. Search for the video segment with the title "Two Stories."

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York, and
    our news team worldwide, I'm Jim Damron, N8TMW, saying 73. As always, we
    thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Fri Jun 4 08:04:26 2021
    FOX MIKE HOTEL CHALLENGE

    Wherever you are in the world, get ready for the return of the Fox Mike
    Hotel Portable Ops Challenge coming September 4th and 5th. The contest is designed to create equal operating conditions between portable and fixed stations. For details visit foxmikehotel dot com.

    (OHIO PENN DX)

    **

    KICKER: RADIO'S BLASTS, NOT NECESSARILY FROM THE PAST

    PAUL/ANCHOR: Finally, we ask: Do you love solving a good mystery?
    Scientists think they may be getting ready to do just that. They're hot
    on the trail of some mysterious - and intensely fast - radio signals.
    Here's Neil Rapp, WB9VPG, with the details.

    NEIL: Fast radio bursts: No, that's not the enviable signal report you
    dream of getting from that rare DX somewhere in the Antarctic. These are
    the formerly mysterious deep space signals astronomers have been tracking using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. Notice we said "formerly"
    mysterious. For years scientists have scratched their heads over the
    source of these 1,000 or so powerful blasts, which began showing up in
    2001. They are, however, so fast that they're here and then....they're
    not. According to a report in CBS News, scientists have traced only 15 of
    them and they apparently came from distant galaxies. New findings about
    to be published in The Astrophysical Journal, track five of the most
    recent radio blasts to the so-called "spiral arms" of the galaxies, the
    places where stars form - but not from ' young stars exploding and dying. Rather, the blasts' origins appear to be from neutron stars, young
    magnetars that have powerful magnetic fields. While this doesn't
    completely solve the mystery, it does narrow things down quite a bit and that's no small task. This is the kind of power we hams can only envy: in
    the one-thousandth of a second it takes these flares to erupt, they
    create as much energy as the sun does in a year.

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Neil Rapp, WB9VPG.

    (CBS)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to Amateur News Weekly; AMSAT; the ARRL; Bangalore Mirror; Brussels Times; CBS; CQ Magazine; David Behar K7DB; East Greenbush
    Amateur Radio Association; the European Space Agency; FCC; HAMSci; Hudson Valley Digital Network; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; MSN.COM;
    New York Times; Ohio Penn DX newsletter; QRZ.com; Radio Society of Great Britain; RadioWorld; Ron Panetta WB2WGH; Southgate Amateur Radio News; shortwaveradio.de; Ted Randall's QSO Radio Show; SpaceNews; VERON; WTWW Shortwave; and you our listeners, that's all from the Amateur Radio
    Newsline.

    You can write to us at newsline@arnewsline.org. For more information or
    to support us visit our official website at arnewsline.org. Be sure to
    follow some of these stories as they get a more indepth look on the
    YouTube Channel of 100 Watts and a Wire. Search for the video segment
    with the title "Two Stories."

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York, and
    our news team worldwide, I'm Paul Braun, WD9GCO, in Valparaiso, Indiana,
    saying 73. As always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Thu Jun 17 19:34:36 2021
    WORLD OF DX

    In the world of DX, be listening for Simone, IK5RUN, and Carlo, IK5MES,
    using the callsigns IG9/IK5RUN, and IG9/IK5MES, respectively, from
    Lampedusa Island until June 25th. They will be operating holiday style
    on 40-6 meters using SSB. QSL via their home callsigns, direct or by the Bureau.

    Members of the Royal Omani Amateur Radio Society will be on the air as
    A43MI from Masirah Island, Oman, between July 22 and 27th. They will also
    use the callsign A44M during the RSGB IOTA Contest being held July 24 and 25th). QSL both callsigns via ClubLog's OQRS, LoTW or eQSL.

    Be listening for Luca, IK5AEQ, and Franco, IZ5IUY, operating as
    IL7/IK5AEQ, and IL7/IZ5IUY, from San Domino Isle, until July 8th. Be
    listening on various HF bands. QSL via their home callsign direct or
    via LoTW.

    (OHIO PENN DX)

    **

    KICKER: A FATHER, A SON AND A REPEATER

    PAUL/ANCHOR: Our final story comes to us this week just in time for
    Father's Day which in many parts of the world, is being celebrated this
    year on Sunday, June 20th. One ham in Pennsylvania is marking his second holiday without his father. But there are a few ways amateur radio is
    letting him keep his father close by. Here's Dave Parks, WB8ODF, with this story of father and son.

    DAVE: The callsign W3NTT, and the repeater W3NTT, are now assigned to
    Aaron Groover, but as far as this Pennsylvania amateur radio operator is concerned, part of both still belong to his father, James. A veteran of
    the US Navy, James Groover became a Silent Key on June 10, 2020 at age 62.
    He had been the inspiration for his son who at the time of his father's
    death, held the callsign K3ALG.

    Now operating with his dad's call, Aaron runs the repeater they had
    dreamed of building, and running together. Aaron fulfilled that dream
    alone atop from Pimple Hill, Pennsylvania, for the both of them and
    getting it on the air for him is as much a source of pride, as a gesture
    of love and respect. He told Newsline [quote] "it's making fantastic QSOs
    and became one of the most used repeaters around." He added: "I figured he would love this."

    Aaron has also been busy with the gift his father bought for him just
    before his passing. Knowing his son's affinity for PiStar and DMR
    gateways, he'd surprised him with an OpenSpot, a gift Aaron received only after his father was gone. He uses it today, he said, in his memory.

    On June 10th of this year, the first anniversary of James Groover's death, Aaron went on the air and gave a call for him in his memory, a proper
    Silent Key notice. It went out from a repeater that stands now on a
    hilltop as a symbol of the bond between father and son. Aaron told
    Newsline: "Everytime I key it up, I will forever think of my father."

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Dave Parks WB8ODF.

    (AARON GROOVER W3NTT)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE: With thanks to Africa News; the Alexander Grimeton Association; Amateur News Weekly; AMSAT; ARISS; the ARRL; CQ Magazine;
    David Behar K7DB; FCC; Intrepid DX Group; Mauritius Research and
    Innovation Council; NASA; National Hamfest; Ohio Penn DX newsletter;
    QRZ.com; Radio Society of Great Britain; Slovenia Contest Club; Southgate Amateur Radio News; shortwaveradio.de; Ted Randall's QSO Radio Show; WTWW Shortwave; Wireless Institute of Australia; and you our listeners, that's
    all from the Amateur Radio Newsline.

    You can write to us at newsline@arnewsline.org. For more information or to support us visit our official website at arnewsline.org. Be sure to follow some of these stories as they get a more indepth look on the YouTube
    Channel of 100 Watts and a Wire. Search for the video segment with the
    title "Two Stories."

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York, and
    our news team worldwide, I'm Paul Braun, WD9GCO, in Valparaiso, Indiana,
    saying 73. As always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Fri Jun 25 00:38:59 2021
    FINDING RADIO WARMTH IN THE FROZEN ANTARCTIC

    DON/ANCHOR: In the dead of winter at the South Pole, what can bring
    warmth to the challenging lives of research scientists working there?
    Why radio, of course. Jim Meachen, ZL2BHF, shares their story.

    JIM: On the 60th anniversary of the Antarctic Treaty, declaring the
    frozen continent devoted to peace and the study of science, the
    continent was transformed - if only for a short while - by radio. On Midwinter's Day, the 21st of June, those working in the trio of
    British Antarctic Territory Research Stations exchanged traditional
    gifts, and then enjoyed the warmth of the BBC Midwinter Broadcast on
    BBC World Service.

    In a spot on the planet that has not seen the sun since the middle of
    May, Midwinter's Day marks a turning point, and the comforting waves
    of radio will soon be followed by rays of sunshine once more. Jerry
    Gilliam, station leader at the King Edward Point Research station in
    South Georgia, said the radio and the celebrations have already brought
    some light into their lives.

    He said: [quote] "We'll get messages and photos from every station,
    and there's a sense of a wider community and camaraderie with these
    people we'll never meet, but have something in common with."
    [endquote]

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Jim Meachen, ZL2BHF.

    (BRITISH ANTARCTIC SURVEY)

    **

    WORLD OF DX

    In the world of DX, the Bouvet Island Three Y Zero J team, which
    recently announced the cancellation of their 2023 DXpedition, has
    said they are working closely with Nigel Jolly, K6NRJ, the skipper
    of the Braveheart, which is being sold. This was the vessel that
    would have taken the team to the remote island. In an announcement
    on DX-World.net, the team said they are helping Nigel form a new
    plan that would allow him to continue managing the vessel under
    its new ownership, keeping the Braveheart available for future
    DXpeditions. The announcement said: [quote] "We are working out the
    details of this plan and hope to have some very positive news very
    soon." [endquote]

    Elsewhere, be listening for a team of operators from the North Pole
    Contest Group operating as W1AW/KL7 from Alaska between July 9th
    and 13th. There will be four station locations, including KL7RA in
    Kenai, KL2R in Fairbanks/Two Rivers, KL7AA in Anchorage, and a
    fourth station most likely in Homer. Be listening on various HF bands,
    and all modes, including EME. Send QSLs via W1AW, LoTW or ClubLog.

    In France, Patrick, F4GFE, and Franck, F4DTO, will operate as TM21EURO
    until July 11th for a special event marking the UEFA European Football Championship that is under way until then. There is an award available
    and details are posted on QRZ.com. Send QSLs to F4GFE, direct or by the
    bureau. There are other UEFA special event callsigns to listen for,
    including 4J21EURO, UE2FA, and DL21EURO.

    Mario, W4HBW, is active as VP5MA from Providenciales Island until
    October. Listen for him on 20/15 meters using FT8. Send QSLs direct,
    or via ClubLog's OQRS.

    (DX-WORLD.NET, OHIO PENN DX)

    **

    KICKER: RADIO RETAILER HAS A FIELD DAY ON FIELD DAY

    DON/ANCHOR: For our final story, we look at one ham whose plans for
    Field Day in his California community were a little different this
    year. Mike Askins, KE5CXP, explains.

    MIKE Call it good timing, call it sympatico - or call it just plain
    clever marketing.

    With hams from the Ramona Outback Amateur Radio Society conducting
    their Field Day operations in an open lot next-door to him, California storekeeper Peter Von Hagen chose that same weekend of June 26th and
    27th to stage his business' grand opening. It is, of course, a radio
    store, and Peter himself is a ham with the call sign WA6HXM.

    Naturally, he's hoping that his inventory of amateur, CB and commercial
    radios will enjoy a field day of their own, because of the extra
    exposure of hams outside calling QRZ throughout the weekend.

    According to the local newspaper, the Ramona Sentinel, between 30 and
    40 radio operators will be on the air to help the club score big.

    As a retailer and a member of the Ramona radio society, Peter knows the importance of trying to score big. He and his business partner will be
    trying to make some important contacts too—inside the store. Perhaps
    for that weekend alone, the business might just want to consider a
    name-change temporarily from being called All Day Radios. With Field
    Day going nonstop for 27 hours, the scene will look a lot more like All
    Weekend Radios.

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Mike Askins, KE5CXP.

    (RAMONA SENTINEL)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to Amateur News Weekly; AMSAT; ARISS; the ARRL; British
    Antarctic Survey; CQ Magazine; CNN; David Behar K7DB; DX-WOrld.Net;
    FCC; NASA; Ohio Penn DX newsletter; QRZ.com; Radio Society of Great
    Britain; Ramona Sentinel; SAARC Evening Net; Southgate Amateur Radio
    News; shortwaveradio.de; Ted Randall's QSO Radio Show; WTWW Shortwave;
    VERON; Wireless Institute of Australia; and you our listeners, that's
    all from the Amateur Radio Newsline.

    You can write to us at newsline@arnewsline.org. For more information
    or to support us visit our official website at arnewsline.org.

    Be sure to follow some of these stories as they get a more indepth
    look on the YouTube Channel of 100 Watts and a Wire. Search for the
    video segment with the title "Two Stories."

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York,
    and our news team worldwide, I'm Don Wilbanks, AE5DW, in Picayune,
    Mississippi, saying 73. As always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Fri Jul 2 02:45:47 2021
    WORLD OF DX

    In the world of DX, Alex, DD5ZZ, will be on the air as OA7/DD5ZZ from
    Peru between July 30th and September 17th. Be listening on HF between
    40m and 10m, where he will be using SSB and FT8/FT4, maybe some CW. He
    is considering participating in the WAE CW/SSB and WW Digi DX contests
    later this summer, possibly using the OA7/5P6G. Send QSLs to DD5ZZ by
    ClubLog's OQRS or LoTW.

    In Canada, listen for Bill, VE3ES, who is on the air as VE3VACCINE in
    Ontario, in the hopes he can encourage people to get vaccinated against COVID-19. This special event station will be on the air until July 15th. Listen for him 30/20/10/6 meters using SSB and FT8/FT4. Send QSLs to
    VE3ES.

    Listen for Gerry, whose callsigns include G3WIP and VK0GB, among others.
    He has just received the callsign ZD7GB for his activation from the main village of Jamestown on St. Helena Island. He is working there as a
    doctor through September 6th and will be on the air during his spare
    time, mostly on 40 through 10 meters using SSB and FT8/FT4. QSL details
    were not available at press time.

    (OHIO PENN DX)

    **

    KICKER: HAM RADIO: THAT'S WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR

    PAUL/ANCHOR: Our final story for this week is about the enduring
    friendship of two men whose lives went in different directions more
    than 40 years ago. Their long search for one another ended recently,
    thanks to amateur radio. Graham Kemp, VK4BB, tells us about them.

    GRAHAM: It's well-known that in some parts of India, missing family
    members are often reunited with their loved ones back home through
    the efforts of the West Bengal Radio Club. Recently, however, the
    club helped a man who wasn't really lost in quite the same way, but
    had gone missing, from the life of a Kolkata phyisician who had come
    to treasure his friendship more than four decades earlier. Both men
    became doctors and are now in their 80s. They had been colleagues as
    young physicians at a health center in Mathabhanga, a city in West
    Bengal. Dr. B. Das had been searching for years for his colleague
    Nityananda (Nit-YON-ONDA) Panda, who is from Odisha. He had even
    visited Odisha a few times to look for him. With no success in sight
    and with her husband now in frail health, his wife approached the
    club, and told the secretary Ambarish Nag Biswas, VU2JFA, about the
    friendship. She said the last time her husband saw his friend was in
    1977. That year, Nityanda had handed his responsibilities to him at
    the hospital before departing for Odisha.

    The club reached out to Dushmanta (DOOSH-MON-TUH) Kumar Das VU2DKD,
    an amateur radio operator based in Odisha. With the help of an old
    photograph of Dr. Panda, he was able to track him down.

    Ambarish Nag Biswas told the local Millennium Post that the two friends immediately got down to the business of catching up on more than 40
    years of friendship.

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Graham Kemp, VK4BB. And that's what
    friends are for.

    (MILLENNIUM POST)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to Amateur News Weekly; AMSAT; ARISS; the ARRL; the
    Australian Communications and Media Authority; the Australian
    Maritime College; CQ Magazine; CNN; David Behar K7DB; DX-WOrld.Net;
    Josh Reichard K8KJR; Millennium Post; Ohio Penn DX newsletter;
    QRZ.com; Southgate Amateur Radio News; shortwaveradio.de; SPACE.COM;
    Straight Key Century Club; Ted Randall's QSO Radio Show; WTWW
    Shortwave; and you, our listeners, that's all from the Amateur Radio
    Newsline.

    You can write to us at newsline@arnewsline.org. For more information,
    or to support us, visit our official website at arnewsline.org. Be
    sure to follow some of these stories as they get a more indepth look
    on the YouTube Channel of 100 Watts and a Wire. Search for the video
    segment with the title "Two Stories."

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York,
    and our news team worldwide, I'm Paul Braun, WD9GCO, in Valparaiso,
    Indiana, saying 73. As always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Thu Jul 15 20:49:13 2021
    WORLD OF DX

    In the world of DX, be listening for members of the international
    group known as the Slow Morse Code Club, which is celebrating its
    first anniversary. They will be using CW and the special callsigns
    TM1SMC for France, GB1SMC for England and EI1SMC for Ireland. The
    anniversary event will be on the air between July 17th and July
    25th. The callsign TM1SMC will also be using SSB. QSL cards will be
    sent via the Bureau. Send your QSL cards and SWL reports to F4IIQ.
    Visit the QRZ page of TM1SMC for more details.

    Be listening for Brian, GW4DVB, active as J88PI from Palm Island,
    also known as Prune Island, in the St. Vincent and the Grenadines
    Island group, between July 24th and August 1st. He wlil be on the
    air holiday style on 40/20/17/15/10 and 6 meters using CW, SSB, SSTV
    and FT8. Send QSLs to his home call only.

    The Svalbard DXpedition team has been joined by Rune, LA7THA, as the
    operators get ready for activation between July 21st and July 26th.
    They will be using the callsign JW0W (Jay W Zero W). Send QSLs to
    QSL manager Charles M0OXO through OQRS, Direct or via the Bureau.
    The full log will be uploaded to LoTW.

    John, KL2A, will be active from Anchorage, Alaska, throughout July
    on 160-6 metres using mainly CW and possibly FT8. Send QSLs to Post
    Office Box 924, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83816, in the US.

    Members of the Bulgarian Radio Club Blagovestnik, LZ1KCP, are
    honoring yet another of the Orthodox saints during July. They will
    be using the callsign LZ950TM. This is part of a year-long activity
    toward the "All Saints - 2021" award. Send QSLs via the Bureau or
    direct to LZ1KCP. For more details about the awards visit the
    website at www dot lz1kcp dot com (www.lz1kcp.com). August's special
    event will have the callsign LZ363ER.

    (OHIO PENN DX)

    **

    KICKER: DOUBLE THE AMATEUR RADIO JOY FOR MINNESOTA TWINS

    JIM/ANCHOR: For our final story, we ask: What's better than being in
    a ham radio family? How about having your identical twin right
    beside you in the shack for going on eight decades. Kent Peterson,
    KC0DGY, introduces us to these two YLs.

    KENT: Janet Robidoux, K0JE, and her sister, Janice Robidoux, K0JA,
    are the real Minnesota Twins. Their kind of teamwork has nothing to
    do with the American pro baseball team by the same name in their
    home state. Their teamwork reflects more on the sisterhood of a pair
    of Midwestern YLs who are not just identical twins but amateur radio operators.

    Being 86 means Janet and Janice have become DXers through life
    itself: At one time or another during their eight decades on the
    planet they have engaged in canoe-racing, competitive bowling,
    wildflower photography and adventure travel to every US state except
    Hawaii. They've taken part in volunteer efforts close to home and in
    enviable DX locations such as Indonesia and Tonga. They've also
    traveled to visit ham friends for eyeball QSOs in New Zealand and
    Australia.

    They have long since sold their recreational vehicle, their ice
    skates and their snow shoes and have stopped climbing the 65-foot
    tower outside their home 11 years ago but they're still game for a
    good hunt. At the home QTH, they chase national park radio operators
    while using CW and SSB. They also hunt and pounce the big DX with
    the help of 1,000 watts of power and the antenna they rotate to pull
    their quarry in.

    Their station log may be filled with countless QSOs but as they told
    the Star-Tribune newspaper, it's the blank pages they're focusing on
    now. Janet said: [quote] "We always want to get more countries."
    [endquote] Outside the front door in their garden, where the
    sisters' steel tower stands, possibilities still grow abundantly
    amid the flowering annuals.

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Kent Peterson, KC0DGY.

    (STAR TRIBUNE)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to AM Amateur Radio Europe; Amateur News Weekly; the
    ARRL; CQ Magazine; David Behar K7DB; Dayton Daily News; DX-
    World.net; IARU; Finnish Amateur Radio League; Ham Radio Outlet;
    QRZ.com; Mark Steven Williams K9GX; Radio Society of Great Britain;
    the Star-Tribune newspaper; Southgate Amateur Radio News;
    shortwaveradio.de; Ted Randall's QSO Radio Show; the Times of
    Israel; USKA; WTWW Shortwave; and you our listeners, that's all from
    the Amateur Radio Newsline.

    You can write to us at newsline@arnewsline.org. For more information
    or to support us visit our official website at arnewsline.org. Be
    sure to follow some of these stories as they get a more indepth look
    on the YouTube Channel of 100 Watts and a Wire. Search for the video
    segment with the title "Two Stories."

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New
    York, and our news team worldwide, I'm Jim Damron, N8TMW, in
    Charleston, West Virginia, saying 73. As always, we thank you for
    listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Thu Jul 22 19:33:27 2021
    WORLD OF DX

    In the world of DX, the Willis Island DXpedition planned for November has
    been cancelled. DXpedition leader Tommy Horozakis, VK2IR, said the
    activation cannot go forward following the spread of COVID-19 to four Australian states, and a set of new rules from the Coral Island
    Management Authority, banning the installation of any structures on the islands. The DXPedition would have coincided with 100 years of the
    weather observation station being on Willis Island.

    Bo, OZ1DJJ, will be active from Tasiilaq Island as OX3LX from July 28th through to August 13th. Bo will be on HF, but his main bands will be 6m
    and 4m. Send QSLs via OZ0J.

    Look for Yuris, YL2GM, and Ziedonis, YL2GN, to be on the air from the
    Estonian island of Hiiumaa during the RSGB IOTA contest. Be listening
    July 23rd through to the 25th.QSL via their home callsigns.

    Phil, M7CBK, is using the callsign ZC4CBK, while operating at the
    Akrotiri British Sovereign Base Area in Cyprus. Be listening to him
    through October. He'll be operating FT4 and FT8 on 20 metres. According
    to his QRZ page, he will also be on 2m in the hopes of using the FM and
    D-STAR repeaters in the Troodos Mountains. Send QSLs to EB7DX.

    Laurent, HB9HKE, is active from Iceland as TF/HB9HKE through to August
    7th. Be listening on the HF bands. QSL via LoTW but also on QRZ and
    eQSL.

    (DX-WORLD.NET)

    **

    KICKER: COLORADO AMATEUR RADIO CLUB REACHES A NEW HIGH POINT

    PAUL/ANCHOR: In all of our amateur radio experiences, we've all had our
    high points. For our final story this week, we visit a high point that's
    at an elevation of 11,724 feet. Mike Askins, KE5CXP, takes us there.

    MIKE: The Colorado site is called Sargents Mesa and on July 17th it
    became the scene of many firsts: It was a first-time SOTA activation for
    12 members of the San Luis Valley Amateur Radio Association K0SLV, and
    the first-time activation of the summit which carries the code W0C/LG-027 [W-ZERO-C slash LG dash Zero Two Seven].

    Like the summit, the hams' hopes were high as they started out under blue skies. Club president Bob Galey, NO1PB, told Newsline that the location
    is a place that feels like hallowed ground, a fact that further elevated
    the purpose of their visit. A polished granite monument there called SoldierStone honors the soldiers and civilians from Cambodia, Laos,
    Vietnam and elsewhere who fought alongside American GIs during the
    Vietnam War. Bob, a military veteran himself and now a pastor, made sure
    the activators shared a formal moment of respect and prayer before hiking
    a mile or so to the activation zone, where a total of eight operators got
    busy calling QRZ. According to the SOTA database, the activation ended successfully with 61 contacts. The activation was a high point capping a
    day of firsts for this club, which is less than two years old. It held
    added meaning too for hams such as Rick, KF0DCY, who had recently become licensed.

    Bob said a special QSL card will mark the occasion with a group picture
    taken in front of the monument, a shining symbol of valor tucked away
    quietly in a national forest high in the Rocky Mountains.

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Mike Askins, KE5CXP.

    (SARA, SOTA ATLAS, BOB GALEY NO1PB)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to the Andover Advertiser; Amateur News Weekly; the ARRL; the
    BBC; Bob Galey NO1PB; CQ Magazine; David Behar K7DB; DX-World.net; the
    EI7GL Blog; the Framingham Source; Greg Mossop G0DUB; Hackaday; IARU
    Region 1; QRZ.com; Radio Society of Great Britain; Southgate Amateur
    Radio News; Summits on the Air; SOTA Atlas; shortwaveradio.de; Ted
    Randall's QSO Radio Show; WTWW Shortwave; and you our listeners, that's
    all from the Amateur Radio Newsline.

    You can write to us at newsline@arnewsline.org. For more information or
    to support us visit our official website at arnewsline.org. Be sure to
    follow some of these stories as they get a more in depth look on the
    YouTube Channel of 100 Watts and a Wire. Search for the video segment
    with the title "Two Stories."

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York, and
    our news team worldwide, I'm Paul Braun, WD9GCO, in Valparaiso, Indiana,
    saying 73. As always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Fri Aug 6 07:42:02 2021
    WORLD OF DX

    In the world of DX, the on-again off-again Bouvet Island DXpedition,
    3Y0J, [Three Y Zero J] appears enroute to being on again. DXpedition
    co-leader Paul Ewing, N6PSE, said the team is negotiating a new charter
    for the 12 operators to be transported to the rare DX location in the
    South Atlantic. The DXpedition's plans were halted in June after Nigel
    Jolly, K6NRJ, captain of the Braveheart, cancelled the contract with the DXpedition in preparation for his sale of the vessel. The team hopes to
    renew its fundraising efforts soon to reboot the DXpedition.

    Philippe, EA4NF, is operating as EA8/EA4NF from the Canary Islands until
    the 14th of August. This is a satellite DXpedition to activate Grid
    Squares IL27, IL28, and IL38 on both the FM and Linear satellites. QSL
    via LoTW.

    During International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend, which is taking place
    on August 21st and 22nd, be listening for Ramesh, VU2LU, Sridhar,
    VU3GLS, Madhu, VU3NPI and others operating as AT8KLH from the Kapu Light House. Send QSLs to VU2JHM.

    Giovanni, IZ2DPX, will be active as CT8/IZ2DPX from three locations in
    the Azores between August 14th and 29th. Be listening for him on the HF
    bands where he will be using SSB and the digital modes. Send QSLs to
    IK2DUW via ClubLog.

    Bruce, ZL1AAO, will be in the South Cook Islands, activating Atiu Island
    until the 9th of August and then Rarotonga Island until the 19th of
    August. He will be using the callsign E51AAO and operating holiday style mainly on 40 and 20 meters SSB. Send QSLs to ZL1AAO direct or by the
    Bureau.

    (OHIO PENN DX)

    **

    KICKER: TWO FOR THE ROAD

    NEIL/ANCHOR: So you think you know your kilocycles and your megacycles?
    Well meet a pair of hams defining the meaning of "megacycle," with the emphasis on the cycles which, in this case, have handlebars, pedals, and
    an important purpose. Here's Jeremy Boot, G4NJH, with our final story of
    the week.

    JEREMY: Perhaps the journey of this father-daughter duo should be called
    "the mega-metre" - they are on a one thousand six hundred forty
    kilometre bicycle and radio route in the UK from Land’s End to the Cape Wrath Lighthouse and then on to John O’Groats. With bicycles and radios
    on hand, this duo will be getting on the air often during their 28-day
    trip using primarily 145 and 430 MHz FM but also operating HF QRP and
    WSPR and APRS.

    Kev, G0PEK, and his 16-year-old daughter, Lauren, 2E0HLR, will be
    operating with their home callsigns except for when they camp at night
    when they will be calling as MX0KRO, the callsign of the Kent Active
    Radio Amateurs group. The two are making the DX-pedition-style journey
    to raise money for the RNLI, The Royal National Lifeboat Institution,
    which helps save lives of mariners in UK and the Republic of Ireland,
    the Channel Islands, and the Isle of Man. The two share an enthusiasm
    for the outdoors but also believe charitable causes can benefit from
    their adventures.

    On the project's GoFundMe page, Kev writes that the fund target is
    5000, roughly the equivalent of $7,000 US. He writes: [quote] "The
    project will not just raise funds for the RNLI, but will also raise
    awareness of amateur radio as a scientific hobby that can be linked to
    other interests for people of all ages." [end quote]

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Jeremy Boot, G4NJH.

    (SOUTHGATE, GOFUNDME, KENT ACTIVE RADIO AMATEURS)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to Airlineratings.com; Amateur News Weekly; the ARRL; CQ
    Magazine; David Behar K7DB; FCC.Gov; FISTS; G4FON.NET; GoFundMe.com;
    Kent Active Radio Amateurs; QRZ.com; QSO Today; Rohit Bhosale VU2MIB;
    Satara Hams; Southgate Amateur Radio News; shortwaveradio.de; Ted
    Randall's QSO Radio Show; Timaru Herald; WTWW Shortwave; and you our listeners, that's all from the Amateur Radio Newsline.

    You can write to us at newsline@arnewsline.org. For more information or
    to support us visit our official website at arnewsline.org.

    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.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Fri Aug 13 02:21:55 2021
    WORLD OF DX

    In the World of DX, keep your eyes on Bouvet Island, which is now the
    focus of three DXpeditions: the Three Y Zero Eye (3Y0I) team later this
    year, a rebooted, reorganized Three Y Zero J (3Y0J) team emerged, with co-leaders Ken, LA7GIA, Rune, LA7THA, and Erwann, LB1QI. On its new
    website, that team announced it recently signed an agreement to make
    the trip in November 2022. Meanwhile, the Intrepid-DX Group has also
    announced that it is restarting its plans, under revised leadership,
    for a DXpedition in 2023.

    Listen for for members of the Radio Club Queretaro, XE1RCQ, in Mexico,
    who will be using the special callsign 6E0CC to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Consummated Independence from Spain. They will be on various HF bands until September 30th. QSL via XE1EE, direct or LoTW.

    Be listening for Jean Louis, F4FSY, using the callsign F4FSY/p from Ile
    de Oleron until August 20th. He is on the HF bands using SSB and FT8.
    QSL via LoTW, eQSL, by the bureau of the REF, the French national
    amateur radio society, or direct.

    Francesco, IK6QON, is on the air as SV8/IK6QON from Lefkada and
    Meganisi Islands until the 17th of August. He is operating holiday
    style, using CW and SSB on 40 through 6 metres. Send QSLs via his home
    call.

    (OHIO PENN DX)

    **

    KICKER: UP, UP AND AWAY FOR HIS 99th BIRTHDAY

    JIM/ANCHOR: If a certain military veteran feels lighter than air lately
    as he approaches his 99th birthday, there's good reason for it. For our
    final story, let's let Jeremy Boot, G4NJH, introduce him.

    JEREMY: World War II veteran Ron Shelley, G3NZY, marked his upcoming
    99th birthday by going on the air. He did it in a very big way: there
    was no radio involved, just a hot air balloon which was launched on
    Monday 1st August from York Racecourse, giving him a clear view of the
    North Yorkshire landscape.

    According to a report in the Darlington and Stockton Times, Ron had
    been a wireless operator, travelling far and wide during his time in
    the Army. At age 22, he had been among the troops sent to France in
    1944, six days after D-Day to transmit false messages to confuse the
    enemy.

    More recently, though, he had one decidedly true message to impart to
    the staff at the Connaught Court care home in York where he is resident
    that his life's dream was to ride in a hot air balloon. The staff, appreciating his spirit of adventure, enlisted the help of the
    Association of Friends of Connaught Court to arrange it. They
    successfully kept their birthday surprise from him until the time was
    right.

    A few weeks short of his 99th birthday, Ron Shelley was soon in the air
    with his son, Peter. It was the uplifting moment in a long lifetime for
    this decorated veteran army sergeant.

    He told the newspaper: [quote] "I thought it would be a thrilling one-
    off experience, a once in a life-time trip, so I’m seizing the chance
    while I still can." [endquote]

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Jeremy Boot, G4NJH.

    (DARLINGTON AND STOCKTON TIMES)

    **

    We remind our listeners: Be sure to watch Newsline's presentation of
    this year's Young Ham of the Year award to Faith Hannah Lea, KD3Z, on
    W5KUB's Amateur Radio Roundtable. The link to the August 10th show can
    be seen in the script of this week's newscast at arnewsline.org

    [PRINT ONLY, DO NOT READ: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUoxFrQJxVQ]

    NEWSCAST CLOSE: With thanks to Amateur News Weekly; the ARRL; the
    Associated Press; CQ Magazine; Darlington and Stockton Times; David
    Behar K7DB; FCC.Gov; GOV. uk; Greg Mossop G0DUB; NBC; NPR; QRZ.com; shortwaveradio.de; Ted Randall's QSO Radio Show; WTWW Shortwave; the YL
    Beam newsletter; and you our listeners, that's all from the Amateur
    Radio Newsline.

    You can write to us at newsline@arnewsline.org. For more information or
    to support us visit our official website at arnewsline.org.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York,
    and our news team worldwide, I'm Jim Damron, N8TMW, in Charleston, West Virginia, saying 73. As always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Thu Aug 19 21:34:50 2021
    WORLD OF DX

    In the World of DX, listen for Elvira, IV3FSG, using the callsign 5X3R
    from Uganda through the 2nd of September. She is on 80m through 10m using
    SSB, RTTY and PSK31. Send QSLs via IK2DUW, direct, by the Bureau or
    ClubLog.

    Fred, DL5YM, and his XYL Tina, DL5YL, will be on the air as HBZero/DL5YM
    and HBZero/DL5YL, respectively, from Liechtenstein between the 5th and
    28th of September. Their time on the air will be limited because they
    will be hiking during the day. Listne on 160m through 6m where they will
    be using mostly CW, with some SSB and RTTY. Be listening for them as well during the CQWW DX RTTY Contest taking place September 25th and 26th.
    Send QSLs via their home callsigns, direct, by the DARC Bureau or
    ClubLog.

    Don't forget you can pick up some great DX during the International
    Lighthouse Lightship Weekend on the 21st and 22nd of August. There are
    nearly 300 registered Lighthouse/Lightship stations around the world that
    are planning to be on the air. Visit the website illw dot net.

    (OHIO PENN DX)

    **

    KICKER: A FRIEND IN NEED

    STEPHEN/ANCHOR: Finally, it's been said that "when all else fails,
    there's ham radio." Our last story takes this one step further. Because
    even when amateur radio isn't directly involved, when all else fails,
    there's nothing like ham radio FRIENDS. Here's Ralph Squillace, KK6ITB,
    with that story.

    RALPH: Ham radio is what gave Blil Scott, K6PKL, and Skip Kritcher,
    K7ZAA, the gift of friendship.

    But ironically, it was the connection via another form of radio
    communication -- the cellphone -- that gave Skip the gift of life.

    According to a report from CBS Sacramento, the Myrtle Point, Oregon radio operator was apparently felled by a stroke last month, and desperately
    punched up numbers on his mobile phone, thinking he was calling his
    sister. Those numbers connected him instead with Bill, 500 miles away in
    San Joaquin County, California.

    Skip had difficulty speaking because his speech was slurred, but suddenly
    Bill realized who it was who was speaking, and that his friend was in distress. Bill's wife, Sharon, a retired nurse, concluded Skip had just
    had a stroke. The couple called 9-1-1, and first responders in Oregon were dispatched to his home to transport him to a hospital.

    According to the news report, Skip is back at home recovering after four
    days in the hospital and for now he still has some impaired vision. One
    of the EMTs told Bill and Sharon he would have died within a few hours if
    he hadn't found help.

    While Skip recovers, he and Bill, who belongs to the Ham Radio Club in Manteca, have gone back to communicating under less urgent circumstances.
    They are also using their preferred means of getting in touch with one another: amateur radio.

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Ralph Squillace, KK6ITB.

    (CBS SACRAMENTO, MANTECA RIPON BULLETIN)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to Amateur News Weekly; AMSAT; the ARRL; the Associated
    Press; Billerica Amateur Radio Society; Bristol CERT; CBS Sacramento; CQ Magazine; David Behar K7DB; Daily DX; FCC.Gov; Funk Funeral Home; Laird Solomon VE3LKS; Manteca Rpon Bulletin; NBC Connecticut; Ohio Penn DX;
    QRZ.com; Southgate Amateur Radio News; shortwaveradio.de; Ted Randall's
    QSO Radio Show; WTWW Shortwave; and you our listeners, that's all from
    the Amateur Radio Newsline.

    You can write to us at newsline@arnewsline.org. For more information or
    to support us visit our official website at arnewsline.org.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York, and
    our news team worldwide, I'm Stephen Kinford, N8WB, in Wadsworth, Ohio,
    saying 73. As always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Fri Aug 27 08:30:51 2021
    WORLD OF DX

    The Trinidad and Tobago Amateur Radio Society is marking the 59th
    anniversary of the nation's independence, with a special event station,
    using callsign 9Y59IND, through September 12th. Listen on HF, the
    digital modes, 2 meters, EME, DMR, D-STAR, and Yaesu Fusion. QSLs will
    be via Logbook of the World only.

    Masa, JA0RQV, is operating as A35JP from Tonga, where he will be until
    October 31st. Be listening on 80 through 6 meters, where he is using
    CW, SSB, and FT8.

    QSL via LoTW and ClubLog, or direct with $2 in US currency, or by the
    bureau using his home callsign.

    Members of the Emirates Amateur Radio Society are using the special
    event callsign A60EXPO, between September 1st and October 1st, to
    promote World Expo 2020 in Dubai. The expo itself runs from October
    31st until March 31st of next year. Send QSLs via EA7FTR.

    Be listening for Pascual, EA5WO, who will be using the special event
    callsign AN5WAR, from Valencia, Spain, between September 1st and the
    30th. Pascual is commemorating the 82nd anniversary of the start of
    the Second World War. He will be operating on various HF bands. QSL
    via LoTW or eQSL.

    (OHIO PENN DX)

    **

    KICKER: A SPARK GLOWS BRIGHTLY AT MUSEUM IN FINLAND

    PAUL/ANCHOR: In our final story, we visit a museum in Finland, where
    ham radio operators are delivering their messages to hams and non-hams
    alike, via a display of their homebrew equipment. Ed Durrant, DD5LP,
    takes us there.

    ED: The exhibit is called "It Started with a Spark," and it honours
    100 years of innovation and home-brewing among amateur radio operators
    in Finland.

    Housed at the Finnish Museum of Technology, the exhibit features
    equipment created by amateur radio operators, many of whom are members
    of SRAL, the Finnish Radio Amateur Association.

    So, it is no surprise that this summertime exhibit is actually the
    result of some clever home-brewing itself.

    It began as a concept for Heikki Lempola, OH2BGX, a member of the radio association's anniversary committee. He envisioned it as a display of
    self-made technology, that would feature some of the equipment the radio association itself had put on display previously during smaller local
    one-day exhibits.

    Like a spark that gives energy to something greater than itself, his
    idea grew and grew, once Heikki had a conversation with Rina Linna,
    the exhibition producer at the museum in Helsinki. The museum, and the
    radio association's centennial tribute made for natural pairing. The home-brewing got under way, and the collection grew from compact antennas
    to transmitters to transceivers, just for starters. The exhibit runs
    through to the 29th of August.

    In an interview posted on the museum's blog, both Heikki and Rina remark
    that the equipment is on display to showcase its aesthetics, as well as
    its functionality. Both agreed that visitors don't have to be hams to appreciate the beauty and the brilliance of what they're seeing.

    It's the kind of amateur radio that gets its message across to everyone,
    even to people who aren't hams.

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Ed Durrant, DD5LP.

    (SOUTHGATE, SRAL, FINNISH MUSEUM OF TECHNOLOGY)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to Amateur News Weekly; AMSAT; the ARRL; the Australian Communications and Media Authority; the BBC; Business Insider; CQ
    Magazine; David Behar, K7DB; Daily DX; EarthSky; Eric Koester, KA0YWN;
    the Finnish Museum of Technology; the US Food and Drug Administration;
    Mark Sullivan, ZL3AB; Mike Sartoretti, KC2SYF; Ohio Penn DX; QRZ.com;
    Southgate Amateur Radio News; shortwaveradio.de; SRAL; Ted Randall's
    QSO Radio Show; West Bengal Radio Club; WFTV Channel 9; WTWW Shortwave;
    and you our listeners, that's all from the Amateur Radio Newsline.

    You can write to us at newsline@arnewsline.org. For more information,
    or to support us visit our official website at arnewsline.org.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York,
    and our news team worldwide, I'm Paul Braun, WD9GCO, in Valparaiso,
    Indiana, saying 73. As always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Thu Sep 2 19:50:02 2021
    WORLD OF DX

    In the world of DX, Michael, DF8AN, will be active as 9A/DF8AN from
    Croatia until September 12th, and he intends to activate a number of lighthouses. Listen for him on CW, and the Digital modes. He will finish
    his activation in Croatia, and move next to the Canary Islands in
    October. Send QSLs via DF8AN, direct or by the Bureau.

    A special event in Spain is marking International Chocolate Day with the callsign EG5DIC. The station will be on the air from September 10th to
    the 19th, marking the special day itself which is on the 13th. Be
    listening on various HF bands where the activators will be using CW, SSB
    and FT8. A downloadable diploma in PDF format will be available. QSL via
    the Bureau.

    Ed Durrant, DD5LP, has asked us to remind those of you who are looking to
    make DX contacts there's no better opportunity than in this weekend's
    Portable Operations Challenge. Whether you have a large or small station
    this international contest will be bringing out lots of eager stations
    just wanting your 4-digit Maidenhead locator. Why not put in a log as
    well even if you only get a few contacts, it's all part of the fun to see where you come compared to your locals! Full details can be found on the
    FMH POC webpage. Will you take the challenge?

    [DO NOT READ OUT: foxmikehotel.com/ challenge.]

    **

    KICKER: SKY HIGH PRIDE FOR HIS COLLEGE-BOUND DAUGHTER

    JIM/ANCHOR: For our final story, we visit a ham radio operator, who is
    the proud father of a first-year college student. You might say his pride is....sky-high. Kent Peterson, KC0DGY, picks up the story from here.

    KENT: Almost every parent of a college-bound student wants their son or daughter to shoot for the stars. Roben Beyer, KG0OC, of Bemidji,
    Minnesota gave his daughter something to help her do it: Her own 40-foot rocket.

    According to a story in the Bemidji Pioneer newspaper, the ham
    constructed the shape of a spacecraft using his amateur radio tower, and
    that of course meant removing his antennas - at least temporarily. But
    dad knew the rocket would help him transmit something better than a
    signal report: His hopes and dreams for daughter Allie, as she leaves to pursue her studies in biochemistry and biology at the University of
    Minnesota Duluth. According to the newspaper, her love of astronomy has
    helped her set her sights on a career in the space industry.

    In fact, Roben said, the tower-top rocketship took its inspiration from father-daughter stargazing sessions on the back deck of their home at
    night, using a telescope that had belonged to his own father. He said to
    the newspaper: [quote] "This was a seed that got planted that we've
    nurtured through the years." [endquote]. Ascending his tower for the
    first time in about 10 years, he created the rocket's body out of
    reinforced plastic and finished off with wooden lettering. It may never
    sail higher than its prominent spot atop the tower, but the Beyer family
    is certain that their college student, fueled by dreams and hard work, is ready to be launched.

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Kent Peterson, KC0DGY.

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to the ACM Special Interest Group on Data Communication;
    Amateur News Weekly; AMSAT; Appalachian Trail on the Air; the ARRL; BBC Sounds; the Bemidji Pioneer; CQ Magazine; the Daily Mail; David Behar
    K7DB; Daily DX; FCC.Gov; Jenny Tupper; Ohio Penn DX; QRZ.com; Ron Delpiere-Smith, KD9IPO; the SOTA Reflector; Southgate Amateur Radio News; shortwaveradio.de; Ted Randall's QSO Radio Show; WTWW Shortwave; and you
    our listeners, that's all from the Amateur Radio Newsline.

    You can write to us at newsline@arnewsline.org. For more information or
    to support us visit our official website at arnewsline.org.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York, and
    our news team worldwide, I'm Jim Damron, N8TMW, in Charleston, West
    Virginia, saying 73. As always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Thu Sep 9 21:27:55 2021
    AUSTRALIAN HAM CLUB INVITES THE WORLD

    DON/ANCHOR: There's something for everyone in a new Special Interest
    Group that's about to begin meeting up in Sydney, Australia. Best of
    all, you don't even have to be in Australia to attend, as Graham
    Kemp, VK4BB, tells us.

    GRAHAM: The Bendigo Amateur Radio & Electronics Club is inviting you
    all to Australia. The occasion is the startup of the club's Special
    Interest Group Session, or SIGS. The first one is set for Friday,
    September 17th at 7:30 p.m. local time. The location is club
    headquarters in Bendigo East Hall in Bendigo but don't let the small
    obstacle of an ocean or two prevent you from being a part of it: the
    club is opening the session to attendees everywhere, via Zoom and
    every radio club is encouraged to participate. According to an email
    from Graeme Knight, VK3GRK, these sessions are being held on
    weekends at BAREC headquarters and will cover a variety of topics,
    led by club members with expertise in those areas. They will cover
    such topics as CW, JS8Call, WinLink, mentoring and an introduction
    to amateur radio.

    The Zoom details can be found in the script for this week's newscast
    at arnewsline.org.

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Graham Kemp, VK4BB.

    [FOR PRINT ONLY, do not read: Meeting ID: 870 7458 1685
    Passcode: 749704]

    Link to meeting is https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87074581685?pwd=aXdrQ2l4eXlCdzdJOVRoOVdWQmtDdz09

    (BAREC)

    **

    WORLD OF DX

    In the World of DX, special event stations ED3SDC, EG1SDC through
    EG8SDC, and EH1SDC through EH8SDC are on the air from Spain until
    the 12th of September. The stations are commemorating the Asturias
    Day Festival and its patron saint, Santina de Covadonga. Send QSLs
    to EA1AUM, direct, by the Bureau, LoTW or eQSL. There are also
    downloadable certificates. For more details visit QRZ.com.

    Be listening for Mark, W5MED, who is at McMurdo Station on Ross
    Island in Antarctica, AN-011, until October. Mark can be heard on
    the air on 14.243 MHz SSB and 14.070 MHz FT8. Send QSLs direct to
    K7MT, and Logbook of The World.

    If you're planning to work any amateurs from Belgium, be listening
    for the special prefix OS being used through the 12th of December.
    The Belgian Institute for Postal Services and Telecommunications has
    given permission for the substitution of the usual ON prefix to mark
    the 120th anniversary of the first transatlantic radio transmission
    by Guglielo Marconi.

    (RSGB, OHIO PENN DX)

    **

    KICKER: BROADBAND FOR THE BIRDS?

    DON/ANCHOR: Our final story is transmitted signals, pigeons and a
    bit of a flap that has nothing to do with those feathered wings.
    Neil Rapp, WB9VPG, flutters in on a wing and a prayer with all those
    details.

    NEIL: Satellite enthusiasts are known to call their passion "working
    the birds." Who doesn't love the thrill of bouncing signals from on
    high with a little help from some ham-friendly tech in the sky? But
    not all birds, apparently, are friendly to radio signals. In this
    case, we mean the feathered kind of birds which are being eyed for
    possible disruption of a satellite broadband service. Call it
    suspected RFI - for Ruffled Feather Interference. Pigeons, it seems,
    may be a source of trouble for at least one man who is beta-testing
    Elon Musk's Starlink service in the UK. Signals from the low-earth-
    orbit satellite system are sent to small rooftop receiving dishes
    that could appear to be a birdbath in need of refilling — that is,
    if you happen to be a thirsty bird. Alan Woodward, a professor at
    the University of Surrey, told the BBC in a recent report that he
    blames roosting pigeons for his intermittent lack of reception. The
    BBC interviewed an unnamed expert who said the presence of pigeons
    could impact service but the BBC had no comment from Starlink
    itself. One thing is certain, however: satellites most definitely
    benefit from line of sight, not line of flight.

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Neil Rapp, WB9VPG.

    (BBC)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to Alan Thompson, W6WN; AMSAT; Appalachian Trail on the
    Air; the ARRL; BAREC; BBC Sounds; CQ Magazine; David Behar K7DB;
    Daily DX; FCC.Gov; Helvetia Telegraphy Club; Ohio Penn DX; QRZ.com;
    Radio Society of Great Britain; the SOTA Reflector; Southgate
    Amateur Radio News; shortwaveradio.de; Spacenews; Ted Randall's QSO
    Radio Show; Twitter; WTWW Shortwave; the YL Beam; and you our
    listeners, that's all from the Amateur Radio Newsline.

    You can write to us at newsline@arnewsline.org. For more information
    or to support us visit our official website at arnewsline.org.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New
    York, and our news team worldwide, I'm Don Wilbanks, AE5DW, in
    Picayune, Mississippi, saying 73. As always, we thank you for
    listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Fri Sep 17 03:56:49 2021
    WORLD OF DX

    In the world of DX, Dom, 3Z9DX, will be on Conway Reef west of
    Fiji activating as a one-man DXpedition to this, the 41st most
    wanted DXCC entity. Dom, who belongs to the Rebel DX Group,
    expects to be on the air by the 17th of September and will be
    using the callsign 3D2CR. Be listening on 160 through 6 meters
    where he will be using CW, SSB and FT8/FT4 for about a two-week
    period. See QRZ.COM for QSL details.

    Kiyo, JA7NQQ, is on the air from Katmandu, Nepal as 9N7NQ until
    the 23rd of September. This is not a DXpedition so he will be
    operating only during his free time, likely 23:00 to 0100 UTC and
    12:00 to 15:00 UTC). Be listening on 40 to 10m where he will be
    using mostly FT8 mode. His QSL information is at QRZ.com.

    Brian, N3OC, and Bud, AA3B, are on Antigua operating as V26OC and
    V26K, respectively, until September 20th. Be listening on the HF
    bands and 6m. QSL via their home callsigns, LoTW or Club Log OQRS.

    Mike, VK4DX, will be on the air from Russell Island OC-137 between
    September 23rd and the 26th, operating on 40-15m. He will be using
    CW, FT8 and SSB.

    Bo, OZ1DJJ, is active as OX3LX from Greenland until the 21st of
    September, operating on the low bands with a vertical antenna.
    Send QSLs via OZ0J. (Oh Zed Zero Jay)

    (DX-WORLD.NET)

    **

    KICKER: WITH CW, IT'S NO SPEED? NO PROBLEM!

    NEIL/ANCHOR: Our final story is a retelling of the old fable that
    "slow and steady wins the race." For one Australian club, it's
    especially true for fans of CW. Graham Kemp, VK4BB, picks up the story....slowly.

    GRAHAM: The Peel Amateur Radio Group believes there's no business
    like Slow Business, especially when it comes to CW. The club,
    based on Mandurah, Western Australia, has been on a mission to get
    CW to flourish among its newest members and to rekindle the keyers
    of oldtimers among them. They credit one member, Tony VK6DQ, with
    leading the charge through his nighttime coaching sessions. The
    club itself has already run a pair of Slow CW contests on 80
    metres this year for members and nonmembers alike. The third
    event, on Saturday September 18th, extends the competition
    throughout all of the Oceania region.

    It's actually not a competition at all. It's about being friendly and.....Taking. Your. Time. In fact, downloadable guidelines on
    the club's website tell readers [quote] "You'll make mistakes and
    you'll hear others making mistakes while they're learning too --
    relax, have fun and don't sweat the small stuff!" [endquote]

    It's not that the club is in any big rush to find slow senders --
    but members DO want to encourage the slowest of the slow to get in
    on the action. In fact, members David Millett, VK6FAAZ, and Mark
    Bosma, VK2KI/VK6QI, have written in a Facebook post: [quote]
    "Please give it a go, no matter how bad you think you are, it's
    all about having a go and having some fun." [endquote]

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Graham Kemp, VK4BB.

    (PEEL AMATEUR RADIO GROUP)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to AMSAT; the Antique Wireless Association; the ARRL;
    CQ Magazine; David Behar K7DB; DX-World.Net; IARU; Japan Amateur
    Radio League; Joe Stoltz K2AEI; NASA; NY Times; Ohio Penn DX; Peel
    Amateur Radio Group; QRZ.com; Radio Society of Great Britain; the
    SOTA Reflector; Southgate Amateur Radio News; shortwaveradio.de;
    Space.com; Ted Randall's QSO Radio Show; Wichita Falls Times-
    Record News; WTWW Shortwave; and you our listeners, that's all
    from the Amateur Radio Newsline.

    You can write to us at newsline@arnewsline.org. For more
    information or to support us visit our official website at
    arnewsline.org.

    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.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Fri Sep 24 01:31:57 2021
    WORLD OF DX

    In the world of DX, Fred, KB4DMQ, has returned to Shemya (shem-Yuh)
    Island in the Aleutians, southwest of Alaska, and for the next two
    months will be operating again as KL7FBI. Be listening on 20 and 40
    metres where he will be using SSB. Send QSLs to KL7FBI.

    Harald, DF2WO, is operating as 9X2AW in Rwanda until the 28th of
    September. He is using mainly the digital modes, FT8, PSK31, JT65 and
    RTTY with some CW and SSB. He is also using the QO-100 satellite on 2m
    and 70 cm. Send QSLs via M0OXO (Em ZERO OH X OH) or his OQRS.

    If you're looking to get the Maldives in your logbook, prepare now for November when Remo HB9SHD will be on the air from Kandolhu island,
    Maldives as 8Q7RM. His plan is to operate for several hours each day, especially at night for North and South America QSOs. Send QSLs via his
    home callsign.

    (DX-WORLD.NET, OHIO PENN DX)

    **

    KICKER: FOR YOUNG HAMS, A MOUNTAIN MEETING WITH THE METEORS

    STEPHEN/ANCHOR: Our final story takes place in the mountains of
    Romania, where students using SOTA gear during the day also made
    contact with the cosmos at night. Ed Durrant, DD5LP, shares the
    details.

    ED: For the 18 students who spent three days on the summits in Romania,
    this past summer will always be the Summer of the Perseids. Under the
    guidance of seven adults, including their teacher Adrian, YO5IA, the
    young amateurs from Transylvania ventured into the Vlădeasa (vulla-
    DESSA) Mountains in mid-August. They were backpacking to experience
    nature — and the nature of making SOTA radio contacts from on high.

    Sorin, YO2MSB, who is ranked a SOTA Mountain Goat, schooled the
    students in SOTA basics. Then, using their school club callsign YO6KGS,
    they set up stations on various peaks in an attempt to accumulate
    points.

    According to a diary kept by students Daria, YO6CDC, and Horatiu,
    YO6HDC, daylight hours were spent learning about SOTA and chasing
    contacts. At night, they chased another contact, the Perseid Meteor
    showers. They had extra help from a telescope brought by Rares, a guest
    at the chalet where the group was staying.

    Daria wrote in her diary, in English translation: [quote] "No matter
    how tired we were, we couldn't miss the campfire and the opportunity to
    look through Rares' telescope. Waiting for our turn to look at the
    planets Saturn and Venus, our eyes were directed only to the sky at the Perseids. We were so excited that we woke up at 4 in the morning to
    watch them at their maximum intensity."[endquote]

    The students may not have successfully activated all the summits on
    their list, but they scored big points with the Perseids. Adrian told
    Newsline more SOTA expeditions are planned this year and then next
    summer it's back to the Vlădeasa Mountains: He said [quote] "The days
    of the Perseids will become a tradition for us."[endquote]

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Ed Durrant, DD5LP.

    (ADRIAN BACIU YO5IA)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE: With thanks to Adrian Baciu, YO5IA; ARISS; the ARRL;
    Bob Koepke, AA6TB; CQ Magazine; Dave Hartley, K5OZ; David Behar K7DB;
    Don Beattie, G3BJ; East Essex Hackspace; Lloyd Colston, KC5FM; Ohio
    Penn DX; QRZ.com; the PAARC; Southgate Amateur Radio News;
    shortwaveradio.de; Spacenews; Ted Randall's QSO Radio Show; Twitter;
    WTWW Shortwave; and you our listeners, that's all from the Amateur
    Radio Newsline.

    You can write to us at newsline@arnewsline.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 you all.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York,
    and our news team worldwide, I'm Stephen Kinford, N8WB, in Wadsworth,
    Ohio, saying 73. As always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Fri Oct 8 05:09:19 2021
    IN-PERSON EXAMS RETURNING IN UK

    JIM/ANCHOR: In the UK, it's almost back to business as usual for amateur
    radio exams but there are a few changes in the works. Jeremy Boot, G4NJH, explains.

    JEREMY: Face-to-face amateur radio exams are making a comeback now that pandemic restrictions are easing after 18 months. Exams via remote invigilation and training by distance-learning sessions are giving way to in-person club meetings and training for those who choose it. The Radio Society of Great Britain has announced that starting on the 1st November, clubs will be able to use a new online booking system for candidates' paper-based exams. The same booking system is already in use for online
    exams as of the 6th of October. There are plans, however, to phase out the paper exams eventually.

    Meanwhile, candidates planning to take the Foundation exam, going forward, will no longer be required to complete a practical test, according to the
    RSGB Examination Standards Committee. The tests had in any case been
    suspended during the 18-month pandemic restriction period, but clubs are
    still encouraged to include a practical component in their candidate
    training.

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Jeremy Boot, G4NJH.

    (RSGB)

    **

    WORLD OF DX

    In the world of DX, be listening for Nobby, G0VJG, operating as 3B8/G0VJG,
    from Mauritius, until the 16th of October. He's on 80 through 10 metres
    using SSB and the Digital modes. Request QSLs via M0OXO's OQRS or send directly to him.

    (OHIO PENN DX)

    **

    KICKER: HAM RADIO FILM SHORT, 'NIGHT,' COMES TO LIGHT

    JIM/ANCHOR: Our final story takes us to the movies -namely to the
    screening of a short film featuring student actors....and amateur
    radio! Mike Askins, KE5CXP, wraps it up for us this week.

    MIKE: In 34 harrowing minutes, a world awakens darkened by a sudden and unexplained absence of morning sun. Amateur radio provides a lifeline for
    a group of terrified children who've disovered they've been plunged into
    an endless state of midnight. This is the plot of the film short, "Night," which premiered recently on YouTube following its release by John
    D'Aquino's Young Actors Workshop, a California-based drama school. The workshop had reached out to the Edmond Amateur Radio Society, K5EOK, for technical assistance to prepare for the filming in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

    The young actors may all be relative unknowns for now, but hams in
    Oklahoma and beyond might recognize two of the names in the credits:
    Marcus Sutliffe, N5ZY, and Kevin O'Dell, N0IRW. Marcus gets special
    thanks for making the connections with the club, and Kevin is credited as technical advisor. Kevin, who has an extensive film and video production background, is also featured in a key speaking role as The Colonel, the
    radio operator the youngsters reach out to for guidance. The Colonel tells them that a nuclear blast has occurred, putting a shroud of darkness
    between the Earth and the sun.

    Written and directed by John D'Aquino, the film is a showcase for the
    young student actors, and was created with assistance from the Oklahoma
    Film and Music Office. But even within its plotline of darkness and destruction, amateur radio emerges as a shining light and a ray of hope
    for making meaningful connections in troubled times.

    To view the film, see the link in the printed version of this week's
    script at arnewsline.org

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Mike Askins, KE5CXP.

    [FOR PRINT ONLY, DO NOT READ: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kf1Q4tS32Ww ]

    (MARK KLEINE, N5HZR)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to AMSAT; the ARRL; ARISS-UK; CQ Magazine; CQ Worldwide
    contest blog; David Behar, K7DB; Mark Kleine, N5HZR; Mary Hare School;
    Michael Moran, WB2FUV; Ohio Penn DX; QRZ.com; Radio Society of Great
    Britain; the SOTA Reflector; Southgate Amateur Radio News;
    shortwaveradio.de; SOTA Reflector; space.com; spacenews; Sujanya News; Ted Randall's QSO Radio Show; West Bengal Radio Club; WTWW Shortwave; and you,
    our listeners, that's all from the Amateur Radio Newsline.

    You can write to us at newsline@arnewsline.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
    you all.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York, and
    our news team worldwide, I'm Jim Damron, N8TMW, in Charleston, West
    Virginia, saying 73. As always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Fri Oct 15 03:41:01 2021
    WORLD OF DX

    In the World of DX, be listening for members of the International
    Amateur Radio Contest DX Club who are using the call sign 4U2U until
    October 31st. They are celebrating United Nations Day, which is October
    24th. This station counts as a contact with Austria, prefix OE, for DX purposes and it counts as 4U for the Vienna International Centre for the
    CQ DX Marathon Award. Send QSLs to UA3DX, direct or by the Bureau.

    The CQ WW DX SSB contest taking place on October 30th and 31st offers
    the opportunity for a number of stations in Indonesia, Kuwait and
    Hawaii.

    In Indonesia, a team using the callsign 7A2A will be operating from a
    contest station in central Java. QSL using LoTW or send QSLs direct or
    to YB2DX.

    In Kuwait, Abdallah, 9K2GS, will be active in the contest as 9K2K. Send
    QSLs to EC6DX or QSL via LoTW.

    Be listening for Alex, KU1CW, in Hawaii, using the callsign KH7Q from
    Oahu Island. He will also be active before and after the contest using
    the callsign KH6/KU1CW. QSL KH7Q via LoTW or direct to AH6NF.

    (OHIO PENN DX)

    **

    KICKER: WI-FI? WHY NOT? A DIFFERENT KIND OF DX

    PAUL/ANCHOR: For our final story, we look at a most unusual kind of DX.
    It was accomplished recently using a mode that is usually associated
    with very local signals. Ed Durrant, DD5LP, tells us about it.

    ED: It's hardly the preferred mode for DXing, but Wi-Fi certainly went
    the distance recently for two hams in Italy who succeeded in making
    contact between the island of Sardinia and the Tuscan summit of Monte
    Amita, 304 kilometres, or nearly 200 miles away.

    The connection made across the Tyrrhenian (TUH-REEN-EE-YUN) Sea was a
    project undertaken by the Italian Center for Experimental Radio
    Activities and was reported recently on the Wi-FiPLanet website. The
    report didn't say who the hams were but the Italian center's spokesman
    Mirco Paesante (PIE-SANTAY) IZ3HAD called the achievement a world record
    for Wi-Fi and a first step in creating [quote] "a wide-band digital
    network to connect all Italian ham radio users to each other and to
    other services provided by our associations." [endquote] Those services include D-STAR, Echolink, and Amateur TV.

    The 802.11a link was created using radio modules on both ends from
    Ubiquity Networks based in San Jose, California. The modules were
    connected to 35dBi 5GHz parabolic dish antennas.

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Ed Durrant, DD5LP.

    (WI-FIPLANET.COM)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to the ACMA; the Alexanderson Association; AMSAT-UK; the
    ARRL; COMREG; CQ Magazine; Dan Romanchik, KB6NU; David Behar, K7DB; NASA;
    Ohio Penn DX Bulletin; Outremers360; QRZ.com; Radio Society of Great
    Britain; Southgate Amateur Radio News; shortwaveradio.de; SOTA
    Reflector; space.com; spacenews; Ted Randall's QSO Radio Show; Telengana Today; Wi-Fi Planet; WTWW Shortwave; and you our listeners, that's all
    from the Amateur Radio Newsline.

    You can write to us at newsline@arnewsline.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 you all.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York,
    and our news team worldwide, I'm Paul Braun, WD9GCO, in Valparaiso,
    Indiana, saying 73. As always we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Fri Oct 22 08:36:56 2021
    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 newsline@arnewsline.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
    you all.

    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.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Thu Oct 28 21:25:08 2021
    WORLD OF DX

    In the world of DX, listen for the special event callsign CN46MS
    until November 10th from Morocco. Hams will be marking the 46th
    anniversary of the "Green March" for the annexation of the Spanish
    Sahara called for by King Hassan the Second. Send QSL cards to
    CN8WW.

    Members of the Belgian Air Force Amateur Radio Association are
    operating three special event stations until the end of 2021. The
    callsigns are ON75AF, ON75BAF, and ON75BFS. The activations are in
    celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Belgian Air Force. Be
    listening on various HF bands. Send QSLs to ON6KL.

    Listen for Richard, NN2T, and other operators using the callsign
    C6AHB until November 22nd from Bimini. Send QSLs via LoTW or
    ClubLog's OQRS.

    Be listening for Jamie, M0SDV, using the callsign 3B8/KX7M from
    Mauritius between November 22nd and December 1st. Jamie will be
    part of the 3B8M team and will be operating on various HF bands.
    QSL via LoTW or ClubLog's OQRS.

    (OHIO PENN DX)

    **

    KICKER: KC5BOO CAPTURES THE SPIRIT OF HALLOWEEN

    DON/ANCHOR: For our final story this week, we caution our listeners:
    Halloween arrives on Sunday, October 31st, and there's nothing you
    can do about it -- except perhaps get on the air. Mike Askins, KE5CXP,
    offers this idea.

    MIKE: Be not afraid. Instead, be like Judy Cox, a Texas YL whose
    callsign, KC5BOO, inspires her to look forward each year to the
    season of ghosts and goblins when she can scare up some extra
    contacts on the bands. For Judy, the holiday has always been sweet
    as the candy folks hand out to costumed trick-or-treaters when
    they visit. But in her part of Texas, children don't go door-to-
    door all that much so Judy gets into the spirit by getting on the
    air and calling...."BOO" R Zed.

    Judy told Newsline that her vanity callsign really has less to do
    with Halloween than you might think: "Boo" is the nickname she was
    given by her grandchildren. Her idea for an annual special event,
    called Boo To You, took shape in 2018 and she sends special QSL
    cards to confirm that the magic did indeed happen. She plans to be
    on the air...for a spell...between 0001 UTC on October 31st until
    0400 UTC on November 1st. Find her on the usual haunts on SSB.
    Best of all, she said, you stand more than a ghost of a chance of
    making contact this year: a few friends are helping out by
    operating CW and FT8. She invites Newsline listeners to "come by
    and say 'boo.' " That is, unless the bands turn out to be one big
    horror show.

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm MIke Askins, KE5CXP.

    (JUDY COX, KC5BOO)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE: With thanks to Alan MacNabb II, W0ARN; AMSAT-UK;
    the ARRL; Binar Space website; CQ Magazine; Carlos Beviglia,
    LU1BCE; David Behar K7DB; Henry Radio website; Judy Cox, KC5BOO;
    Long Island CW Club; Ohio Penn DX; PHYS.org; QRZ.com; Radio Club
    Argentino; Radio Society of Great Britain; Southgate Amateur Radio
    News; shortwaveradio.de; the Washington Post; and you our
    listeners, that's all from the Amateur Radio Newsline.

    You can write to us at newsline@arnewsline.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 you all.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New
    York, and our news team worldwide, I'm Don Wilbanks, AE5DW, in
    Picayune, Mississippi, saying 73. As always we thank you for
    listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Thu Nov 4 21:59:17 2021
    KICKER: WHEN THE KEY TO ORDERING PIZZA IS A STRAIGHT KEY

    SKEETER: We end this week's newscast with a little slice of life. Or maybe.....a little slice of pizza? Or maybe both. Well, if you enjoy pizza
    and you enjoy Morse Code, you might enjoy a pie with everything on it - including some dits and dahs. Jeremy Boot, G4NJH, delivers the pizza for
    us here.

    JEREMY: The pizza delivery chain, Papa John's, has just cracked the code
    to a clever marketing scheme and it's using CW to make it happen. The
    popular Call of Duty video game played on Xbox, Playstation and Windows,
    has partnered with the pizza maker to launch the game's latest version,
    "Call of Duty: Vanguard," which features a World War II theme with four leading characters: military officers from Great Britain, the US,
    Australia and the Soviet Union. Now, it also features....pizza for those playing the game. By ordering a Morse Code kit in advance from the pizza maker, players will be able to get a kit that lets them crack the code
    they then need to translate into CW. Each code corresponds to a different topping for their pie. The kits become available in the UK later this
    month.

    Giles Codd, the pizza chain's UK marketing director, said the campaign
    also underscores the company's partnership with the Call of Duty Endowment which assists military veterans in the UK in finding jobs.

    Whether any pizza orders will be placed from Bletchley Park....remains to
    be seen.

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Jeremy Boot, G4NJH.

    (SOUTHGATE, TECHROUND, POLYGON.COM)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to the American-Polish Eagle; the ARDC; ARISS; ARRL; the Associated Press; CQ Magazine; David Behar K7DB; DX-World.net; Gert Botha ZS6GC; Irish Radio Transmitter Society; the National Transportation Safety Board; Ohio Penn DX; QRZ.com; Polygon.com, Radio Society of Great Britain; Secunda Radio Club; Southgate Amateur Radio News; shortwaveradio.de; Techround; the Wireless Institute of Australia; and you our listeners,
    that's all from the Amateur Radio Newsline.

    You can write to us at newsline@arnewsline.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
    you all.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York, and
    our news team worldwide, I'm Skeeter Nash, N5ASH, in Shelbyville,
    Tennessee, saying 73. As always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Thu Nov 11 22:12:01 2021
    WORLD OF DX

    In the world of DX, be listening for special event callsigns ON75AF,
    ON75BAF, and ON75BFS, from Belgium. These callsigns are helping amateurs
    in the Belgian Air Force Amateur Radio Association mark the air force's
    75 year anniversary. Be listening through the end of the year on HF, VHF
    and UHF where operators will be using CW, SSB and the digital modes.

    In Rwanda, members of the Holy Land DX Group will be using the callsign
    9X4X starting on the 24th of November and running through to the 1st of December. Listen for them on 160m through 10m where they will be using
    CW, SSB, RTTY and FT 8. They will also be in the CQ WW DX CW contest on November 27th and 28th. Send QSLs to Ruben, 4Z5FI.

    Ferdy, HB9DSP, becomes a first-time DXpeditioner with the callsign
    5Z4/HB9DSP when he operates from Kenya between December 2nd and the 16th. Listen for Ferdy on 20, 15 and 10 meters where he will be using mainly
    SSB with some FT8. Send QSLs to his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau
    or LoTW.

    (OHIO PENN DX)

    **

    KICKER: A TRANSATLANTIC FRIENDSHIP POWERED BY STEAM

    STEPHEN/ANCHOR: Learning about technology isn't always what it seems. As
    a group of girls in England recently found out, technology can lead to something wonderfully personal....called friendship. Jeremy Boot, G4NJH,
    picks up the story from here.

    JEREMY: The 11- and 12-year-old girls are called the STEAMettes, a name
    that's a nod to their shared interest in Science Technology Engineering,
    Art and Maths. For the past four years the Kent County youngsters have
    been guided by John Hislop, G7OHO, a retired physics teacher and an
    ambassador in STEM learning. Most recently John has taught them such
    basics as soldering and the coding of a microbit computer they were going
    to use to send CW they'd learnt. After Larry Olson, W9INE, saw a
    presentation by John and the STEAMettes at the QSO Today ham expo in
    August, Larry introduced them to Colorado teacher Ravi Davis, KF0FYL.
    Ravi has several newly licensed hams in her sixth-grade school who have
    also been coding microbits. Since the STEAMettes have studied Digital
    Mobile Radio in preparation for their Foundation licence, they put their knowledge to use in a transatlantic QSO on October 29th via DMR. The
    Colorado students used radios loaned to them by the Estes Valley Amateur
    Radio Club. Ravi told the local newspaper that this was the first DX
    contact for her students. They talked about their schools, their lives
    and the differences in their respective communities. Suddenly, even with
    7600 km between them, the students felt none of that distance at all.

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Jeremy Boot, G4NJH.

    (JOHN HISLOP G7OHO, SOUTHGATE, FACEBOOK)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to the the ARRL; CQ-DATV magazine; CQ Magazine; David Behar
    K7DB; Facebook; John Hislop G7OHO; Manfred Meier DF6EX; Mike Gregoric
    S55G; Ohio Penn DX; Parks on the Air; PHYS.org; QRZ.com; Radio Society of Great Britain; Southgate Amateur Radio News; shortwaveradio.de; Taka
    7K1BIB; Wireless Institute of Australia; World Wide Flora and Fauna; and
    you our listeners, that's all from the Amateur Radio Newsline.

    You can write to us at newsline@arnewsline.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 you all.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York, and
    our news team worldwide, I'm Stephen Kinford, N8WB, in Wadsworth, Ohio,
    saying 73. As always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Fri Nov 19 09:17:28 2021
    KICKER: REMEMBERING RUDY HUBBARD WA4PUP SK

    DON/ANCHOR: Finally, we ask: What's in a name? If it's the name newly
    bestowed on an ARES shack in Escambia County, Florida.....PLENTY! Kevin Trotman, N5PRE, concludes our newscast with that story.

    KEVIN: The Amateur Radio Emergency Service room inside Escambia County, Florida's Public Safety building, proved to be a fitting place to
    dedicate a plaque honoring the late Rudy Hubbard WA4PUP. Named in Rudy's memory on November 12th, the room works hard to keep people in northern Florida safe -- just as Rudy himself did until his death last May at 97.

    To many amateurs, he was perhaps best known as the longest continuously
    seated section manager for the ARRL in North Florida. To others, such as
    Gene Bannon KB4HAH, he was a lifelong friend and an understanding Elmer.
    Gene said one of Rudy's gifts to his community was his development of the section's first formally organized emergency plan, which laid out
    guidelines later adopted by other ARRL sections.

    Bill Hayden, WY8O (W Y 8 OH), said Rudy had a calming influence in tough situations and knew what buttons to push to make things happen. To Bill
    and many others, he was a father figure.

    Gene said that when Hurricane Ivan battered Florida in 2004, Rudy was
    able to secure a replacement for a critical 2m repeater that failed --
    and he ensured that it became operational within 24 hours to restore communications with shelters, distribution centers and various agencies.
    Gene remembered too how in 2005, Rudy rallied other section managers to arrange for interstate amateur radio response when Hurricane Katrina
    struck in Mississippi and Louisiana.

    Shortly before his death, Rudy requested that his shack be dismantled and
    its contents sold to benefit the Five Flags Amateur Radio Club. But
    Rudy's expertise, his friends and of course, his name are together in
    another shack, the ARES room where volunteers continue much of Rudy's
    good works.

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Kevin Trotman, N5PRE.

    (GENE BANNON KB4HAH, BILL HAYDEN WY8O, PATCH.COM)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to AMSAT; Bill Hayden WY8O; CQ Magazine; David Behar K7DB;
    Gene Bannon KB4HAH; the ICQ Podcast; Irish Radio Transmitters Society; National Geographic; NPR; Ohio Penn DX; Patch.com; QRZ.com; Phys.org;
    Ryan Curry WY7RDC; SciTech Daily; Southgate Amateur Radio News; Southland Times newspaper; Spiegel.de; shortwaveradio.de; Wireless Institute of Australia; YouTube; and you our listeners, that's all from the Amateur
    Radio Newsline.

    You can write to us at newsline@arnewsline.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 you all.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York,
    and our news team worldwide, I'm Don Wilbanks, AE5DW, in Picayune, Mississippi, saying 73. As always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Fri Nov 26 09:13:47 2021
    WORLD OF DX

    In the world of DX, be listening for 10 special event stations on
    the air to commemorate the 13th anniversary of Tangerang Selatan
    City in Indonesia. The callsigns include: 8H13H, 8H13U, 8H13T and
    8G13T, among others. An award is available. Check QRZ.com for
    details.

    Be listening for the Holy Land DX Group, HDXG, operating from
    Rwanda with the callsign 9X4X until December 1st. Listen for them
    on 160 through 10 metres where operators will be using CW, SSB,
    RTTY and FT8. They may also operate via satellite. Operators are
    expected to be active in the CQWW DX CW Contest on November 27th
    and 28th. Send QSLs to Ruben, 4Z5FI, direct, by the Bureau, or
    using ClubLog's OQRS.

    Brian, ND3F, is using the callsign C6AQQ from Nassau, New
    Providence Island in the Bahamas. He will be on the air during the
    CQWW DX CW Contest and afterward until December 7th. Outside of
    the contest, listen for Brian on FT8. Send QSLs to EA5GL.

    Operators with the Budapest Radio Amateur Society are on the HF
    bands until December 16th using the callsign HG5PLANET. They are
    celebrating the "The Nature Friendly Development - Sustainability
    Expo" in Budapest. E-QSLs are requested.

    (OHIO PENN DX)

    **

    KICKER: THANKFUL IN BRAZIL FOR AMATEUR RADIO

    JIM/ANCHOR: Here in the United States, where Newsline is produced,
    households were marking the holiday of Thanksgiving, a time for
    reflection and gratitude. Our final story comes from Brazil, where Thanksgiving may not be observed at all, but the giving of thanks
    for amateur radio is certainly foremost on the minds of the
    surviving firefighters who had been buried in a cave in late
    October during a training exercise north of Sao Paolo.

    According to the Associated Press, 16 of the 27 were trapped and 9
    died after the roof of the cave collapsed. Search and rescue
    operations went forward with the help of civil defense and, yes,
    amateur radio. According to a translated post from the LABRE, the
    Brazilian national society, that appeared on Southgate Amateur
    Radio News, the hams of the Sao Paolo State Amateur Emergency
    Network, provided vital communication links between the command
    post and workers in the rescue area. With no telephone or internet
    at their disposal, the hams knew that amateur radio and their
    repeaters would serve as vital lifelines -- and that's a kind of
    thanksgiving too, after all.

    (ABC NEWS, SOUTHGATE, ASSOCIATED PRESS)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to the ABC News; the ARDC; ARRL; Associated Press; CQ
    Magazine; CNN; David Behar K7DB; Ham Radio University; Ohio Penn
    DX; QRZ.com; Oregon Ham-WAN; Radio Society of Great Britain; the
    Shortwave Listening Post; the SOTA Reflector; the IARU; Southgate
    Amateur Radio News; shortwaveradio.de; the UBA; YOTA; and you our
    listeners, that's all from the Amateur Radio Newsline.

    You can write to us at newsline@arnewsline.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 you all.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New
    York, and our news team worldwide, I'm Jim Damron, N8TMW, in
    Charleston, West Virginia, saying 73. As always, we thank you for
    listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Fri Dec 3 02:20:06 2021
    WORLD OF DX

    In the World of DX, Datta (Dah-tah) VU2DSI is on the air until December
    14th with the special event callsign AU2JCB. He is commemorating the
    November 30th birth date of India's wireless pioneer Jagadish Chandra
    Bose. He is operating on 10, 15, 20, 40 and 80 metres SSB and can be heard
    on 6m and 10 m in FM mode. Send QSL cards direct to his home callsign.

    Operators Tom, DL7BO, and Tom, DJ6TF, are on the air as Z22O and Z21A, respectively, from Harare (ha rar eh), Zimbabwe, until the 15th of
    December. Listen for them on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and FT8/FT4. Send QSLs for both callsigns to DJ6TF. Ukraine stations should send to UY5ZZ or
    use LoTW.

    Members of the Dolomites Contest Team, IQ3DQ, based in the region of
    Belluno (Bell oo no), are marking their 55th anniversary with the special event callsign IB3ABM until December 15th. They will be on the air on 80/40/30/20 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. For information on how to
    earn diplomas available at the end of the event, see their page on
    QRZ.com.

    (OHIO PENN DX)

    **

    KICKER: CELEBRATING A YOUNGSTER WHO'S IN (AND ON) THE AIR

    NEIL/ANCHOR: Although December is YOTA month, celebrating Youngsters on
    the Air, for one 10-year-old in New England, every day of every month is
    an occasion to be a youngster **IN** the air. We finish this week's
    newscast with his story, shared by Ralph Squillace, KK6ITB.

    RALPH: The third time was the charm for Max Kendall, W0MXX, whose high- altitude APRS ballooon projects explore science and the stratosphere, all
    the while using amateur radio during launching, tracking and recovery.

    The Medway, Massachusetts 10-year-old told Newsline in an email that his
    third and latest balloon, identified as WB-3, was by far his most
    successful. The balloon launched in October with a camera and a 2m APRS tracker. It stayed aloft for about three hours, carrying weather sensors
    and a few science experiments. Coached by his Elmer Mike Hojnowski (HODGE-NOW-SKEE), KD2EAT, from the Medway Balloon Society, Max is hoping
    the experiments will help him learn more about CO2 levels at high
    altitudes, among other things.

    The learning and experimenting won't stop there, however; Max has plans
    for WB4 in his next year's line-up. He told Newsline that WB4 will be all about the tracking interfaces when using different protocols such as WSPR, APRS, 4FSK and FSQ. The sky, after all, is the limit.

    To hear Max talk about the latest flight - and see a part of it - visit
    his YouTube channel. A link to the video appears in the text version of
    this week's newscast at arnewsline.org

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Ralph Squillace, KK6ITB.

    [FOR PRINT ONLY, DO NOT READ:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDGSaZW2EUQ]

    (MAX KENDALL W0MXX, YOUTUBE)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to the Antique Wireless Museum; the ARRL; Australian Communications and Media Authority; Bendigo Amateur Radio and Electronics Club; CQ Magazine; David Behar K7DB; Joe Reynolds, KA1GDQ; Max Kendall
    W0MXX; Ohio Penn DX; Radio Caroline; QRZ.com; Radio Society of Great
    Britain; Southgate Amateur Radio News; shortwaveradio.de; Wireless
    Institute of Australia; YouTUbe; and you our listeners, that's all from
    the Amateur Radio Newsline.

    You can write to us at newsline@arnewsline.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
    you all.

    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.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Fri Dec 10 01:21:31 2021
    WORLD OF DX

    In the World of DX, Dani, EA4ATI, can be heard from Dakar in Senegal on 80 through 10 metres as 6W1TG. Send QSLs to EA4R. Dani's plan is to upload
    his log to LoTW and eQSL.

    In Lesotho, Chris, ZS1CDG, plans to be on the air as 7P8GOZ between
    December 20th and 26th. He will be operating holiday style on 40, 20, 15
    and 10 metres using FT8 and a long wire. Send QSLs via his home call or
    LoTW.

    Mario, IZ3KVD, is in Zambia using the callsign 9J2MYT. He will be there in Lusaka until June of 2022. Listen for him on SSB on 40, 20, 17, 15 and 10 meters. Send QSLs via IZ3KVD direct only. Reply QSL cards will be printed after he has returned to Italy.

    We also have an update from the Rebel DX Group about their Bouvet Island
    Three Y Zero Eye (3Y0I) DXpedition which was to begin this month. The team said that with borders open again in Fiji, they can leave and are
    monitoring the access situation in South Africa closely, in order to plan their departure from Cape Town to Bouvet soon.

    (OHIO PENN DX)

    **

    KICKER: GOING UP - VERY HIGH UP - FOR ANTENNA WORK

    PAUL/ANCHOR: Finally, we all know it's a little more challenging doing
    antenna work during the winter months but what if your antenna work is
    being done in space where you have the added risk of dodging debris? Jack Parker, W8ISH, tells us exactly what happens - in fact, what DID happen.

    JACK: The communications antenna on the ISS needed swapping-out and who
    better than astronauts Thomas Marshburn, KE5HOC, and Kayla Barron, KI5LAL,
    to tackle the task? The pair were originally supposed to make the switch during a spacewalk scheduled for late November but reports of space debris caused NASA to bump the action out to Thursday, December 2nd instead. With NASA Television capturing the moment, the hams ventured out to replace a faulty antenna system located on the station's truss structure. According
    to the NASA website, the replacement antenna was needed to help retain communications redundancy, something that was in question recently after
    the faulty antenna lost its ability to send signals to mission control
    through NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System.

    A video of your own antenna work may not be quite as exciting as this but
    if you want to watch Thomas and Kayla tackle the task, you can see it all
    on YouTube. A link to the video appears in the text version of this week's newscast at arnewsline.org

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Jack Parker, W8ISH.

    [FOR PRINT, DO NOT READ: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScAtmwgIXwU]

    (NASA, YOUTUBE)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to AirlineRatings.com; the ARRL; Associated Press; the BBC; CQ Magazine; CNBC; David Behar K7DB; Groups.io; the Hill; NASA; Ohio Penn DX; Princeton University; QRZ.com; QSO Today; Radio World; Southgate Amateur
    Radio News; shortwaveradio.de; SpaceNews; the USKA; YouTube; and you our listeners, that's all from the Amateur Radio Newsline.

    You can write to us at newsline@arnewsline.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
    you all.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York, and
    our news team worldwide, I'm Paul Braun, WD9GCO, in Valparaiso, Indiana,
    saying 73. As always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Fri Dec 17 08:37:16 2021
    WORLD OF DX

    In the World of DX, Zalo, XE3N, is on the air as 4C10M from Playa del
    Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico, through December 20th. Listen for him on
    SSB and the Digital modes and QSL via LoTW.

    Lars, PH0NO, is using the special callsign PG44FF to promote the
    World-Wide Flora & Fauna award program and the Dutch program "PAFF"
    through early 2022. QSL via ClubLog's OQRS. See QRZ.com for more
    details.

    The new year is going to be a good one for members of the Irish Radio Transmitters Society. Hams will be using the special callsign EI90IRTS
    to mark the 90th anniversary of the founding of Ireland's national
    society. Listen for the EI90IRTS callsign throughout 2022. QSL via
    EI6AL.

    Members of the Saudi Association of Radio Amateurs (SARA) will be on
    the air until December 28th as HZ19SAT to celebrate the launch of a
    Saudi satellite. The significance of the callsign is that it been 19
    years since the Saudis launched their first CubeSat. QSL to HZ1SAR.

    (OHIO PENN DX)

    **

    KICKER: THE BEST CARDS AREN'T ALWAYS QSL CARDS

    STEPHEN/ANCHOR: We end this week with a story for the season: They
    don't know it yet, but some South Carolina second-graders are about
    to get a lesson in geography, friendship, and Christmas spirit, thanks
    to amateur radio operators around the US. Kevin Trotman, N5PRE, brings
    us the details.

    KEVIN: Students at The Oakbrook Prep School in Spartanburg, South
    Carolina, were looking forward to receiving Christmas cards from all
    50 US states for a classroom lesson on states and capitals that their
    teacher had begun in November. Their teacher networked as best she
    could, contacting friends and other teachers, current and retired.
    Retired second-grade teacher Ann Backys, K9ANN, was among those to
    send a card as a favor to a friend, who was helping support the
    project. When the Tennessee YL learned recently the class was still
    short of its goal, it was time for amateur radio to come to the rescue.
    Using a strategy similar to one she followed two years earlier for a
    different school's project collecting postcards, Ann reached out to
    ham radio operators and ARRL section managers far and wide, and made
    her case. The hams responded - relaying the message even farther - and
    sending the cards.

    Ann told Newsline that she learned that [quote] "the teacher is blown
    away by the response. She never dreamed she'd get all this. They are
    going to hear from all fifty states, I just know it. In fact, they'll
    probably get duplicates." Just in case you want to add your home state
    to the mix, send a Christmas card with your name, city, and state, to
    the Oakbrook Prep School, Mrs. Colvard's second grade class, 190
    Lincoln School Road, Spartanburg SC 29301. Oh, and don't forget to
    say Merry Christmas.

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Kevin Trotman, N5PRE.

    (ANN BACKYS K9ANN)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to the ARRL; the BBC; Civil Air Patrol; CQ Magazine; CNBC;
    David Behar K7DB; the DoDropInn; the EI7GL blog; the Hindu newspaper; HomingIn.com; Mark Erdle AE2EA; Ohio Penn DX; QR Zed.com; QSO Today;
    Radio World; Southgate Amateur Radio News; shortwaveradio.de; Telangana
    Today; the 3916 Nets; YouTube; and you our listeners, that's all from
    the Amateur Radio Newsline.

    You can write to us at newsline@arnewsline.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 you all.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York,
    and our news team worldwide, I'm Stephen Kinford, N8WB, in Wadsworth,
    Ohio, saying 73. As always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Thu Dec 23 20:43:36 2021
    KICKER: NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, HAM RADIO STYLE

    DON/ANCHOR: We end this newscast with a Newsline holiday tradition - a ham
    log instead of a yule log. We again offer this much-loved adaptation of the Clement Clarke Moore classic as read by Jim Damron, N8TMW.

    JIM: Twas the night before Christmas and all through the shack

    The rig was turned off and the mic cord lay slack

    The antenna rotor had made its last turn, the tubes in the linear
    had long ceased to burn.

    I sat there relaxing and took off my specs, preparing to daydream of
    Armchair DX -- When suddenly outside I heard such a sound, I dashed
    out the door to see what was around.

    The moon shone down brightly and lighted the night. For sure
    propagation for the low bands was right.

    I peered toward the roof where I heard all the racket, and there was
    some guy in a red, fur-trimmed jacket!

    I stood there perplexed in a manner quite giddy: Just who WAS this
    stranger? di di dah dah di dit?

    He looked very much like an FCC guy who'd come to check up on some
    bad TVI.

    I shouted to him: "Old man...QR-Zed?"
    "Hey you by the chimney all dressed up in red!"

    I suddenly knew when I heard sleigh bells jingle
    The guy on the rooftop was Jolly Kris Kringle

    He had a big sack full of amateur gear which was a big load
    for his prancing reindeer.

    Transmitters, receivers, for cabinets and racks
    Some meters and scopes and a lot of coax.

    He said not a word 'cause he'd finished his work.
    He picked up his sack and he turned with a jerk.
    As he leaped to his sleigh, he shouted with glee
    And I knew in a moment, he'd be QRT.

    I heard him transmit as he flew o'er the trees
    "Merry Christmas to all, and to all seventy-three."

    "Ho Ho Ho"

    Reporting for Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Jim Damron, N8TMW.

    (AUTHOR UNKNOWN)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to AMSAT; the ARRL; the BBC; CQ Magazine; Comreg; Contest University; David Behar K7DB; JAXA Amateur Radio Club; Madhu Prasad,
    VU3NPI; National Public Radio; Ohio Penn DX; QR Zed.com; QSO Today; Radio World; Southgate Amateur Radio News; Space.com; shortwaveradio.de; YouTube; and you our listeners, that's all from the Amateur Radio Newsline. You can write to us at newsline@arnewsline.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 you all.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York, and
    our news team worldwide, I'm Don Wilbanks, AE5DW, in Picayune, Mississippi, saying 73, Merry Christmas, and as always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Thu Dec 30 21:47:28 2021
    WORLD OF DX

    In the World of DX, be listening for Mike, 5H3EE, on the air from Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. Operators have reported hearing him using FT8 on 12 meters. QSL using ClubLog.

    In Kenya, Ferdy, HB9DSP, plans to be on the air for his first DXpedition between January 12th and 27th as 5Z4/HB9DSP. Be listening on 20, 15 and
    10 meters where he will be using SSB with some FT8. Send QSLs to his
    home callsign, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW.

    Jacques, F6HMJ, is in Senegal and on the air as 6W7/F6HMJ until February
    22nd. He will be using mostly CW with some SSB on 40-10 meters. Send
    QSLs to his home callsign.

    Listen for David, F8AAN, operating as FS/F8AAN from St. Martin Island, Anguilla, from January 1st to the 20th. He is operating holiday style on
    40 through 10 meters using CW. Send QSLs to his home callsign or QSL
    using LoTW, ClubLog or eQSL.

    (OHIO PENN DX)

    **

    KICKER: SUMMING UP A LIFE OF PUBLIC SERVICE

    JIM/ANCHOR: Most of us are ending 2021 by summing up the year. In
    Longview, Washington, however, that formality also includes many friends
    of one ham who are also summing up his life and what it meant to them.
    Here's Ralph Squillace, KK6ITB, with our final story of this week's
    newscast.

    RALPH: Randy Greeley, NU7DX, became a Silent Key on December 7th at the
    age of 68 but not before devoting two thirds of his life to the spirit
    of volunteerism that is at the heart of much of amateur radio.

    Emergency response officials in Cowlitz County considered him to be the
    one to call when the county faced flooding or other extreme challenges.
    In a recent article in the Longview Daily News, many of them detailed
    the behind-the-scenes work he did as a person who was never too far away
    to give a ready response. According to the newspaper article, he jumped
    into the active life of a volunteer shortly after becoming licensed in
    1981. He and his wife became members of the Lower Columbia Amateur Radio Association, W7DG.

    Randy's widow, Connie, KB7AYY, summed up his involvement by telling the newspaper [quote] "It started small and the tree ended up with many
    branches." [endquote] One of those branches led back to the Lower
    Columbia amateurs. Ralph Roggenback, N2RJR, its president, told Newsline
    in an email that Randy had been both his friend and mentor. He said
    [quote] "This community has no idea what it has lost." [endquote]

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Ralph Squillace, KK6ITB.

    (THE LONGVIEW DAILY NEWS)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to AMSAT-UK; the ARRL; the BBC; Can-India; CQ Magazine; CNN;
    David Behar K7DB; Greg Mossop, G0DUB; Lloyd Colston KC5FM; Longview
    Daily News; NASA; NY Times; Ohio Penn DX; QRZ.com; QSO Today; Radio
    Society of Great Britain; Southgate Amateur Radio News;
    shortwaveradio.de; Space.com; Thelma Pascua DU1IVT; World Radiosport
    Team Championship; Youth on the Air; and you our listeners, that's all
    from the Amateur Radio Newsline.

    You can write to us at newsline@arnewsline.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 you all.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York,
    and our news team worldwide, I'm Jim Damron, N8TMW, in Charleston, West Virginia, saying 73. As always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Thu Jan 6 21:38:50 2022
    WORLD OF DX

    In the World of DX, be listening for members of the West Bengal Radio Club, VU2WB, in India operating with the special callsign AU2GSI from Sagar
    Island, AS-153, between the 9th and the 16th of January. The activation coincides with the Gangasaga Mela Celebration. Be listening on 40, 20 and
    15 metres. Send QSLs via eQSL.

    Jacques, F6HMJ, is on the air in southern Senegal as 6W7/F6HMJ through to February 22nd. Listen for him on 40-10 metres where he will be using CW and SSB. Send QSLs to his home call.

    There's still time to work Andrea HB9DUR who is using the callsign EX0DX
    from Kyrgyzstan. He is there until the 10th of January. Listen on various
    HF bands. QSL to his home call, or via LoTW, Club Log OQRS or eQSL.

    A small team of operators will be on Friars Island, SA-023, Brazil from January 20th to the 23rd. Listen for ZY6A. The team will be operating on various HF bands. QSL details are on QRZ.COM

    The Bouvet Island 3Y0J DXpedition recently announced some replacements in
    its team. Cezar VE3LYC and Otis NP4G have come on board for the November
    trip, which is going ahead after the departure of Sandro VE7NY, Laci,
    HA0NAR, and Dima, RA9USU. The team expects to be on the island for three weeks.

    (DX-WORLD.NET, 3Y0J WEBSITE)

    **

    KICKER: THIS SHOPPING LIST INCLUDED A SURPRISE QSO

    PAUL/ANCHOR: You never know what's going to happen when you call CQ. One
    ham in Tennessee found out that if you do it in an unlikely place, using
    an unlikely method, you may just be surprised at what happens. Here's
    Skeeter Nash, N5ASH, with our final story for the week.

    SKEETER: There was no doubt about it: Bill Price, K4FLH, was calling CQ,
    and the sound of his Morse Code practice could be heard loud and clear, everywhere. In this case, "everywhere" turned out to be the inside of the
    huge Walmart store where he was shopping. Instead of using a keyer, Bill
    was practicing his CW using the small high-pitched electronic horn that's attached to the riding cart that the store provides for disabled shoppers
    like him. The horn is there to warn other shoppers of the cart's approach.

    Bill told Newsline he's been practicing that way since the summer and he
    never once thought anything would come of it except improved code practice
    -- that is, until late December. Bill wrote on Facebook that to his
    surprise, that day his Morse message caught the ear of another shopper: a fellow ham also using a cart with a horn. What followed was a 10-minute QSO between the two. It ended when they agreed to meet up at the checkout for
    an eyeball QSO.

    Bill not only got his shopping list completed - he ended up with something that wasn't on his list. He wrote [quote] "I now have a new friend." [endquote]

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Skeeter Nash, N5ASH.

    (BILL PRICE K4FLH)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to Amanda Alden, K1DDN; the ARRL; the BBC; Bill Price K4FLH;
    CQ Magazine; David Behar K7DB; DX-World.net; Frank Howell, K4FMH; Market Research Telecast; Microsoft News; QRZ.com; Radio Amateurs of Canada; Southgate Amateur Radio News; the Spokesman newspaper; shortwaveradio.de;
    the 3Y0J website; VERON; Wireless Institute of Australia; and you our listeners, that's all from the Amateur Radio Newsline.

    You can write to us at newsline@arnewsline.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
    you all.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York, and
    our news team worldwide, I'm Paul Braun, WD9GCO, in Valparaiso, Indiana,
    saying 73. As always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Fri Jan 14 17:12:03 2022
    WORLD OF DX

    In the world of DX, be listening for Felix, DL5XL, who has been
    operating as DP1POL since late December from Neumayer III
    (NOY-MEYER THREE) Station in Antarctica. Both Felix and Theresa,
    DC1TH, will be on the air until mid-February, mainly on 15 metres
    and 30 metres, using CW and FT8. The station is expecting the arrival
    of Karsten, DM2KX, by the middle of this month.

    The Norwegian amateur radio society, the NRRL, is marking its 100
    year anniversary. Be listening throughout the year for operators on
    the air from the club station in Totland, to the south east of Bergen,
    using the callsign LA100B. Hams will be using a variety of modes on
    HF and 6m. During contests, the operators will use the callsign LN1B.

    The HD8M DXpedition team has cancelled its trip to the Galapagos
    Islands which was scheduled for March. The announcement expressed
    members' concerns over the spread of the coronavirus, and in particular
    its impact on Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. With many of the
    operators needing to travel through various airports and more than one
    country, the team has opted to look for another date when conditions are
    safer.

    (DX-WORLD.NET, IRTS)

    **

    KICKER: WHEN A HAM HAS THE METTLE FOR A MEDAL

    NEIL/ANCHOR: With the Winter Olympics only weeks away in Beijing, it's
    only natural to think about past challenges and triumphs. We end with
    a story about one Olympic event that involved - what else? - amateur
    radio. Mike Askins, KE5CXP, explains.

    MIKE: If you called Bob Josuweit, WA3PZO, an Olympian among amateurs,
    you wouldn't be wrong. During the traditional Olympic Torch Relay that
    heralded the start of the 1980 Winter Olympics here in the United
    States, Bob and Robert Strickland, WA3HWZ, were among the area hams
    providing local, mid-range and long-distance communication as the torch
    made its way north from Langley Air Force Base in Virginia to the opening ceremonies in Lake Placid, New York. Bob told Newsline that some hams
    rode in the vehicles following the flame's path, ensuring the runners
    arrived on time at various ceremonies along the 1,000-mile route.
    Locally, members of the Holmesburg Amateur Radio Club were stationed at
    various locations along that part of the route through Pennsylvania.
    In all, he said, there were about 20 hams involved to meet the challenge
    of this on-the-road communications network.

    Now, Bob didn't play much sports in his younger days, and is more
    accustomed to the kinds of "relays" you find on an HF Net, but he did
    receive a Bronze Participation Medal from the Olympics organizers for
    his efforts. Then, in 1984, when Los Angeles hosted the Summer Olympics,
    he was called upon to provide technical support there as well. As
    everyone knows, the best Olympic coaches are Olympic medalists too.

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Mike Askins, KE5CXP.

    (BOB JOSUWEIT, WA3PZO)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to the the ARRL; the BBC; Bangladesh Amateur Radio League;
    Bob Josuweit, WA3PZO; Bob Wertz, NF7E; CQ Magazine; David Behar K7DB; DX-World.net; Eastern and Mountain District Radio Club; HamSCI; IRTS;
    NASA; National Conference of Volunteer Examiner Coordinators; Pride
    Radio Group; QRZ.com; Roger Harrison, VK2ZRH; Southgate Amateur Radio
    News; shortwaveradio.de; Wireless Institute of Australia; Winter Field
    Day; and you our listeners, that's all from the Amateur Radio Newsline.

    You can write to us at newsline@arnewsline.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 you all.

    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.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Thu Jan 20 21:45:12 2022
    WORLD OF DX

    In the World of DX, listen for Neville, G3RFS, on the air as 6Y5FS
    from Jamaica where he will be for the next two months. He has been
    heard on 20 metres using CW. QSL via LoTW, ClubLog's OQRS, or via
    G4BWP.

    Oliver, DJ5QW, will be using the callsigns D4CW and D44DX from
    Santa Maria village, Sal Island, Cape Verde, between February 19th
    and March 2nd. Listen for him on 80-10 metres where he will be
    using CW and SSB. QSL to his home callsign direct or via the DARC
    Bureau.

    Slavo, SP2JMB, and his XYL Dorota, SP2TO will be on the air as
    3B8GY from Mauritius between February 5th and 25th. Be listening on
    various HF bands and in various modes. QSL to SP2JMB direct.

    Operators John, AF3K, and Ross, W2TT, who cancelled their operation
    last year due to Covid, will be active as VP5/AF3K and VP5/W2TT,
    respectively, from Providenciales Island (NA-002) between March 23
    and March 31st. Listen for them as well in the CQWW WPX SSB Contest
    on March 26th and 27th where they will use the callsign VP5P. Send
    QSLs to N2OO or QSL via ClubLog's OQRS. All logs will be uploaded
    to LoTW, eQSL and ClubLog

    (OPDX)

    **

    KICKER: A MODERN TRIBUTE TO AN ANCIENT WALL

    PAUL/ANCHOR: Special Event Stations often connect radio amateurs
    to great moments in history, whether it's the discovery of a planet,
    a celebration of statehood or some other major event. Randy Sly,
    W4XJ, and Jeremy Boot, G4NJH, bring us the details about a year-long
    special event in England.

    RANDY: Throughout 2022, hams will have an opportunity to connect to
    some ancient history in commemorating 1900 years since the building
    of Hadrian's Wall across England. I asked Amateur Radio Newsline Correspondent, Jeremy Boot, G4NJH, to tell me a little bit more
    about the history that inspired two hams, Austin Vaughan, M0MNE and
    Roy Nicholson, M0TKF to operate their stations near the wall.

    JEREMY: In A.D. 43 after years of struggling, the Romans conquered
    the southern portion of the British Isles. Since the area to the
    North was inhabited by primitive Celtic tribes and never fully
    settled, Hadrian's Wall was built, spanning 118 kilometres, from
    coast to coast, as a defensive fortification for the southern,
    "Roman" Province of Britannia. In addition to its place in history,
    Arthur, the legendary Celtic king is said to have fought in battle
    against the invading Anglo-Saxons in the vicinity of Hadrian’s
    Wall. Parts of Hadrian's Wall still remain today.

    RANDY: Amateurs from around the world should point their antennas
    toward England this year and listen for the two special event
    stations GB1900HA and GB1900HW on the HF and VHF bands in voice, CW
    and digital modes. Be sure to check out the QRZ pages for GB1900HA
    and GB1900HW.

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Randy Sly, W4XJ, with Jeremy Boot,
    G4NJH.

    (SOUTHGATE, QRZ.COM)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to AMSAT; Andrew Bate, ZL1SU; the ARRL; the BBC; CQ
    Magazine; David Behar K7DB; Don Wallace, ZL2TLL; DX-World.net; the
    DX Adventure website; Georgian Bay Amateur Radio Club; the Northern
    California DX Foundation; Observatorial.com; QRZ.com; Southgate
    Amateur Radio News; shortwaveradio.de; TechExplorist.com; Tony
    Falla VK3KKP; Wireless Institute of Australia; and you our
    listeners, that's all from the Amateur Radio Newsline.

    You can write to us at newsline@arnewsline.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 you all.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New
    York, and our news team worldwide, I'm Paul Braun, WD9GCO, in
    Valparaiso, Indiana, saying 73. As always, we thank you for
    listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Thu Jan 27 19:51:14 2022
    WORLD OF DX

    In the World of DX, from the Maldives, listen for Henry, LU4DXU,
    operating as 8Q7AH between February 8th and 15th. Henry will be using
    various HF bands. QSL direct to his home callsign.

    Listen for Mathias, DL4MM, active as P4/DL4MM from Aruba until the 2nd
    of February. He will be on various HF bands, focusing on the lower bands
    and 30, 17 and 12 metres. Mathias will be using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL via DL4MM, direct or via the Bureau Club-Log or LoTW. Listen for him in the
    CQ 160m CW Contest on January 28th through the 30th, where he will be
    using the callsign P40AA.

    Alex, OE3DMA, will be operating as OE19AAW from Altenburg, Austria
    during the 19th Antarctic Activity Week taking place between February
    21st and 27th. Send QSLs to his normal callsign.

    Listen for Thaire, W2APF, on the air as VP2MDX from Montserrat Island
    until February 18th. Listen on 80-10 metres for Thaire using CW and SSB.
    Send QSLs to his home callsign.

    If you've been chasing operators in Italy for the WRTC Award, this
    scheme resets every month. With the start of February, you have a chance
    to work all the Italian special event WRTC stations again starting
    February 1st and see how far up the monthly ranking tables you can get.
    Full details are in the rules at WRTC2022.IT.

    (OHIO PENN DX)

    **

    KICKER: NO MORE 'PI' IN THE SKY FOR 'ED AND IZZY'

    STEPHEN/ANCHOR: Our final story is about a changing of the guard, of
    sorts, aboard the International Space Station. Ed Durrant, DD5LP, tells
    us what's been happening up there.

    ED: After nearly six years of loyal service, Ed and Izzy have been told
    their services are no longer needed. European Space Agency astronaut
    Matthias Maurer KI5KFH / DP0ISS broke the news to them recently aboard
    the International Space Station where the two AstroPi computers have
    operated for a half-dozen years. Matthias completed the installation of
    their replacements, which had been brought to the ISS in December on
    board a Falcon 9 supply rocket.

    The units comprise Raspberry Pi 4 Model B hardware, a 12.3MP camera, and
    a range of sensors. The AstroPi units are capable of uploading code submissions from two programs: Mission Zero and Mission Space Lab, both
    of which are used to nurture students' coding skills. The new units have greater capacity than Ed and Izzy and are expected to outperform them dramatically.

    Now, this changing-of-the-guard should have come as no surprise to Ed
    and Izzy, who were originally installed on the ISS by British ESA
    astronaut Tim Peake KG5BVI / GB0ISS. The ESA gave a very public preview
    of their replacements in September of last year, calling the
    replacements essential - adding that the original batteries were due to
    expire soon.

    There was no word as to whether Ed and Izzy would be given a formal
    farewell or even offered severance pay. The names of the new AstroPis
    have yet to be disclosed.

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Ed Durrant, DD5LP.

    (SOUTHGATE)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to the the ARRL; Ars Technica website; the ARS Awards
    Website; the BBC; CQ Magazine; the DARC; David Behar K7DB; DX-World.net; Hayden Honeywood, VK7HH; the IEEE Spectrum; Nordic Radio Society;
    QRZ.com; Radio Society of Great Britain; Southgate Amateur Radio News; shortwaveradio.de; Wireless Institute of Australia; and you our listeners, that's all from the Amateur Radio Newsline.

    You can write to us at newsline@arnewsline.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 you all.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York,
    and our news team worldwide, I'm Stephen Kinford, N8WB, in Wadsworth,
    Ohio, saying 73. As always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Fri Feb 4 11:23:58 2022
    WRTC ORGANIZERS TO ATTEND ORLANDO HAMCATION

    DON/ANCHOR: If you're excited about attending HamCation in Orlando,
    Florida this month, and just as excited about the World Radiosport
    Team Championships next year in Bologna, Italy, here's a way to
    combine the two events. Be sure to look for organizers of the WRTC.
    WRTC organizers said they're happy to be finally making the trip
    after two long years. WRTC organizers Claudio, I4VEQ, and Fabio,
    I4UFH, will be making a presentation at Contest University on
    February 10th at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Orlando at SeaWorld,
    and will be attending HamCation, which runs through February 13th.

    **

    WORLD OF DX

    In the World of DX, the Bouvet Island 3Y0J Dxpedition has received
    another financial boost in support of its planned activation in
    November. The Norwegian Radio Relay League will be providing 20,000
    Krone - the equivalent of about $2,200 in US currency. A number of
    Norwegian DXpeditioners are participating in the much-anticipated
    activation.

    Meanwhile, in Antarctica, Chris, W2RTO, is active from the KC4USV
    McMurdo Station on Ross Island (AN-011) on 20 meters. Chris is using
    SSB and FT8, and will be on the air until mid-2022. QSL KC4USV via
    K7MT or LoTW.

    In Bulgaria, Anton, LZ1XM, will activate the special callsign LZ150GD
    in honor of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Bulgarian
    revolutionary Georgi Nikolov Delchev. Georgi is considered a national
    hero. Anton will be on the air between February 1st and 28th. QSL via
    the Bureau only.

    Listen for Lee, K3DMG, on the air in Aruba as P4/K3DMG until the end
    of March. He is operating holiday style on various HF bands using
    mainly CW, RTTY, and the Digital modes. QSL via LoTW and eQSL. Paper
    QSLs will not be accepted.

    Throughout the month of February, Rob, PA0RDY, will activate the special callsign PF88ANT from Amsterdam, marking the 19th Antarctic Activity
    Week celebration which takes place between February 21st and 27th. Send
    QSLs via PA0RDY, direct, which is preferred, or by the bureau.

    (OHIO PENN DX)

    **

    KICKER: WATCHING THEIR QSOS LIKE A HAWK

    DON/ANCHOR: For our final story we say - don't look now, but there's
    something on your tower, and it's NOT an antenna! Ralph Squillace,
    KK6ITB, identifies the culprit.

    RALPH: When it comes to hunting DX, it's always fun to do it as a team.
    That partnership works nicely for Anne Elizabeth Manna, WB1ARU, and her husband, Tony, WA1ENO, who make good use of their 60-foot tower. It has
    a Stepp-IR 3-element beam with a 40m loop about 53 feet up, and a
    10-meter beam mounted crosswise above it at a height of about 57 feet.
    The tower is also home to a home-brew 3-legged wire antenna, that runs
    off the tower to trees that are across a pond behind their house. A
    little lower down on the tower, a standoff mount holds ladder line that connects to the wire antenna.

    While these are all good tools for hunting those elusive contacts, the
    tower is frequently home as well to one of the most successful hunting
    entities known to ham and non-ham alike: a local hawk. The hawk doesn't
    need to key the mic to get a successful contact. The bird is, of course,
    a bit more omnidirectional, but it doesn't require any SWR measurements
    to safely get on - or in - the air. Anne shared a picture of the latest addition to the family tower in a recent Facebook post. As he sits in
    that familiar hunt-and-pounce position that may be familiar to many
    contesters, it's still a little hard to know: Does he have his sights
    set perhaps....on Mouse Island off Corfu in Greece?

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Ralph Squillace, KK6ITB.

    (ANNE ELIZABETH MANNA WB1ARU)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to AMSAT News Service; Anne Elizabeth Manna WB1ARU; the
    ARRL; CQ Magazine; David Behar K7DB; DX-World.net; Interesting
    Engineering.com; the Japan Amateur Radio League; KAN Israeli TV;
    National Trail Amateur Radio Club; the New Westminster Record; Ohio
    Penn DX; QRZ.com; Radio Society of Great Britain; Russian Robinson
    Club; the Searchlight Newspaper; Southgate Amateur Radio News; shortwaveradio.de; Straight Key Century Club; the Times of Israel;
    the Turkish Press; VK90ABC.NET; Wireless Institute of Australia;
    Youlou Radio Movement; and you our listeners, that's all from the
    Amateur Radio Newsline.

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    wish to support us, please visit our website at arnewsline.org and
    know that we appreciate you all.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York,
    and our news team worldwide, I'm Don Wilbanks, AE5DW, in Picayune,
    Mississippi, saying 73. As always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Fri Feb 11 05:30:57 2022
    BOUVET, MARS HELICOPTER ON QSO TODAY EXPO AGENDA

    JIM/ANCHOR: Bouvet Island and the Ingenuity Mars helicopter are just two topics awaiting guests at this year's QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo next
    month. Jack Parker, W8ISH, has more details.

    JACK: For insights into the planning of the Bouvet Island 3Y0J DXpedition
    in November this year -- or to hear how amateur radio and other technical pursuits can advance global technology -- these are just two of many presentations being offered at the next QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo. It's taking place on March 12th and 13th. Presentations will also include some hands-on guidance on operating and building techniques. In all, there will
    be more than 60 notable amateurs offering perspectives on at least 20 different topics. The keynote speaker is Courtney Duncan, N5BF, who
    recently retired from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where he worked on digital and radio frequency hardware and software for various space
    missions. His most recent project was the Ingenuity Mars helicopter, for
    which he was telecommunications lead.

    Tickets and additional details are available at qsotodayhamexpo - that's
    one word - dot com.

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Jack Parker, W8ISH.

    (QSO TODAY)

    **

    WORLD OF DX

    In the World of DX, listen for Francis, F6BWJ, operating as FM/F6BWJ from Martinique until mid-March. You can hear him on 40/30/15 meters using CW only. QSL to F6BWJ.

    Yuri, VE3DZ, is also on Martinique, operating as FM/VE3DZ starting on
    February 19th. Listen on all HF bands where he will be using CW, SSB and
    FT8. You can also hear him in the ARRL DX CW Contest on February 19th and
    20th when he will be using the callsign TO4A. He will continue with the
    TO4A callsign until February 24th. QSL via VE3DZ to the home call via
    OQRS.

    On the French side of St. Martin, you'll find Jeff, VA3QSL, operating as FS/VA3QSL until the 22nd of February. He is operating holiday style on CW,
    SSB and the digital modes on 40 metres through 6 metres. QSL to his home callsign, via the Bureau or direct. You may also use LoTW after he returns home on February 22nd.

    Jean, F4CIX, is using the callsign FW1JG from Wallis Island where he will remain for the next two or so years. Listen on 40/20/15/10 meters where he
    is using SSB and FT8. QSL direct via LoTW.

    (OHIO PENN DX)

    **

    KICKER: WHEN MORSE CODE HAS A FAMILIAR RING

    JIM/ANCHOR: Hams who are learning Morse Code are often told it takes time before all those dits and dahs develop a comfortable familiar ring -- but
    for one ham in Massachusetts, that comfortable CW ring didn't come for 29 years. When it did arrive, the ring didn't land on his ears, but on the
    fourth finger of his left hand. Mike Askins, KE5CXP, ends our newscast
    with that story.

    MIKE: As Stephen Celuzza, K1SAC, practices to master his CW, you might conclude he's practically married to the study of the Code. While he's certainly devoted to his radio journey, he's more devoted to Becky, his
    wife of 29 years. Becky understands the joy her husband takes in chasing
    POTA activators and QSOs during the slow speed CW contests held by K1USN.
    So when his original wedding ring no longer fit and couldn't be enlarged because of its distinctive pattern, Becky, who is an artist, devised a creative solution: She designed a new ring for her husband. It features
    lotus flowers and bamboo stalks -- and a special secret Morse Code
    messsage. Each flower stands for "dit" and each stalk represents "dah."
    She cast a sample of it in bronze which the couple took to a jewelry
    casting shop which created the final ring in white gold. As for what its hidden message, well, it begins with the letter "I" followed by the letter "L." When a couple is married for 29 years, there's no further need for guesswork in copying that code.

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Mike Askins, KE5CXP.

    (STEPHEN CELUZZA, K1SAC)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to AMSAT; Carole Perry, WB2MGP; CQ Magazine; David Behar K7DB; DX-World.net; Heil Sound; the IEEE; Jocelyn Brault, KD8VRX; Ohio Penn DX; QRZ.com; QSO Today; Radio Society of Great Britain; Stephen Celuzza,
    K1SAC; South African Radio League; SOTA; Southgate Amateur Radio News; shortwaveradio.de; West Bengal Radio Club; Wireless Institute of
    Australia; the YL Beam; Youth on the Air; and you our listeners, that's
    all from the Amateur Radio Newsline.

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    us, please visit our website at arnewsline.org and know that we appreciate
    you all.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York, and
    our news team worldwide, I'm Jim Damron, N8TMW, in Charleston, West
    Virginia, saying 73. As always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Thu Feb 17 21:30:28 2022
    WORLD OF DX

    In the World of DX, if you consider working China to be an Oympian-style challenge, here's your chance. The Chinese Radio Amateurs Club has
    activated a special event station operating on CW, SSB and FT8 in support
    of the Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Hams will be
    calling QRZ until the end of the Paralympic Winter Games. The call sign
    is BY1CRA/WO22. The QSL manager is BA4TB. See QRZ.COM for available
    awards.

    Be listening for Rob, DM4AO, who is on the air from Cabo Verde as D44AO
    until the 25th of February. He is using mostly CW and operating on 80
    through 10 metres. He will participate in the ARRL CW DX contest on
    February 19th and 20th. See QRZ.com for QSL details.

    Listen for Yuri, VE3DZ, operating from Martinique as FM/VE3DZ until the
    24th of February. He will be using the callsign TO4A in the ARRL CW DX contest. QSL to his home callsign or via ClubLog.

    Karel, OK2WM and Vlad, OK2WX are on the air from Innahura island,
    Maldives as 8Q7WM and 8Q7WX until March 8th. Listen for them on 160, 80
    and 40 metres using CW and SSB. Send QSLs to their home callsigns.

    (DX-WORLD.NET, SOUTHGATE)

    **

    KICKER: IN PENNSYLVANIA, HERE'S TO THE NEXT 100 YEARS

    PAUL/ANCHOR: In a small town made world famous by a railroad property on
    the classic American board game Monopoly, they're getting ready to
    celebrate 100 years of radio activity. Amateur Radio Newsline's Mark Abramowicz (pronounced Abram-a-vich), NT3V, has our final story for
    this week.

    MARK: It's a centennial being marked by more than candles on a cake.

    The Reading Radio Club in the town of Reading, Pennsylvania - about 55
    miles north and west of Philadelphia - is reflecting on its past and
    hopes for the future.

    Joe Pietruszynski, AC3DI, is the club president.

    He said a small community of wireless radio hobbyists in Reading were
    part of ham radio's infancy.

    "Thirty people or so that were experimenters," Pietruszynski explained.
    "In fact, back in those days they used what they called spark gaps."

    West Reading resident William Wagner, was listening at the right time.

    "(The) Titanic had a spark-gap transmitter," Pietruszynski said. "In
    fact, one of the local hams had heard the distress call."

    Wagner became the first Reading area resident granted a federal ham radio license - 3KL - in 1913.

    The group's history records Harold Landis, 3LP, who also got his license
    just after Wagner, as gathering a group of hobbyists to form the Reading
    Radio Club in 1921.

    They gained official recognition in 1922, when the club affiliated with
    the American Radio Relay League.

    Pietruszynski said like many radio clubs, interest and membership has had
    its ups and downs.

    "I think we're on a cycle now where more and more interest is coming
    in," he said. "Youth are where ham radio is going to wind up being."

    What kind of impact will they have? The next 100 years may hold the
    answer.

    For the Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Mark Abramowicz, NT3V, in Reading, Pennsylvania.

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to AMSAT; Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society; CQ Magazine;
    David Behar K7DB; DX-World.net; the IARU; Ohio Penn DX; QRZ.com; QSO
    Today; Radio Society of Great Britain; the St. Patrick's Award; South
    African Radio League; SOTA; Southgate Amateur Radio News;
    shortwaveradio.de; Wireless Institute of Australia; and you, our
    listeners, that's all from the Amateur Radio Newsline.

    You can write to us at newsline@arnewsline.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 you all.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York, and
    our news team worldwide, I'm Paul Braun, WD9GCO, in Valparaiso, Indiana,
    saying 73. As always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Fri Feb 25 08:45:15 2022
    COLLECTOR IN ENGLAND ENJOYS MORE THAN 200 RADIOS

    NEIL/ANCHOR: If certain important people in your life, maybe even the
    ones living under the same roof as you, constantly remind you that you
    have far too many radios, perhaps it's time you shared this story about a retired electrical engineer in England and his collection of more than
    200 radios. Jeremy Boot, G4NJH, has all the details you'll need.

    JEREMY: How many radios is too many? Norfolk retiree Richard Allan
    stopped counting when his collection reached 200. His shelves of crystal
    sets, antique transistor and valve radios is valued somewhere around £15,000, or $20,000 in US currency. His favourite radio is the one his
    late father bought in 1928 and listened to throughout World War II. His
    father had been an amateur radio operator and at one point even built his
    own transmitter. He passed along his skill for repairing radios to his
    son along with his massive radio collection. Richard, who is 85, has
    spent the past 50 years adding to that collection and restoring the nonfunctioning ones to good working order. He told the Daily Mail
    newspaper: [quote] "The value is in the eye of the beholder." [endquote]

    About 90 percent of the radios work just fine. The other 10 percent are
    the ones that keep him busy. He told the newspaper: [quote] "If they were
    all working, I'd have nothing to do with my time!" [endquote]

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Jeremy Boot, G4NJH.

    (THE DAILY MAIL)

    **

    WORLD OF DX

    In the World of DX, Karel, OK2WM, and Vlad, OK2WX, are on the air as
    8Q7WM and 8Q7WX, respectively, from Innahura Island, AS-Ø13, in the
    Maldives, until March 8th. Listen for them on 160, 80 and 40 metres where
    they will be using CW and SSB. Send QSLs to their home calls.

    Listen for Oliver, DJ5QW, who is using the callsigns D4CW and D44DX from
    Sal Island, AF-086, Cape Verde, until the 2nd of March. You can hear him
    on 80-10 meters where he is using CW and SSB. QSL via his home callsign
    or by the DARC Bureau.

    Philippe, EA4NF, will be operating as EA8/EA4NF from Hierro Island,
    AF-004, the smallest island of the Canary Islands. He will be on the air between March 4 and 6th using the FM and Linear low-earth orbit
    satellites. He hopes to activate the very rare grids IL07 and IL17. QSL
    via LoTW.

    Listen for Gildas, F6HMQ, and Michel, F6GWV, operating as FG/F6HMQ and FG/F6GWV, respectively, from Guadeloupe until the 27th of March.
    Operating on the HF bands holiday style, they will be in the ARRL International DX SSB Contest on March 5th and 6th and the CQWW WPX SSB
    Contest on March 26th and 27th using the callsign TO3Z. For QSL
    information, visit QRZ.com.

    (OHIO PENN DX)

    **

    KICKER: DRAKE RECEIVER'S WINDFALL IS ITS.....WATERFALL

    NEIL/ANCHOR: It's uncommon to mention "boat anchor" and "waterfall" in
    the same sentence unless, of course, you're talking about the kind of
    boat anchor you'd drop to secure a seagoing vessel. Meet a relatively new
    ham who talks about boat anchors AND waterfalls on dry land - in his
    shack. Ralph Squillace, KK6ITB, brings us this week's final story.

    RALPH: Scott Baker, KK7CAI, is no stranger to tinkering in the shop. A
    list of his varied electronics projects populate his website smbaker dot
    com. So when he got his amateur radio license this past December, it was
    only natural that he wouldn't let his newly acquired Drake R-4B receiver
    stay in the 1970s forever. He decided to build a panadapter - a circuit
    to capture a wideband signal from the old tube radio receiver. With the
    help of an SDR dongle and his computer, his goal was to display all the transmissions on the band.

    The project wasn't without its hitches and glitches. As he writes on his
    blog: "I had to install a hefty RF choke on the cable going to the SDR,
    or it would lock up whenever I transmit." There were other challenges
    along the way too, but nothing he couldn't resolve.

    Now the waterfall pours forth and the old Drake has entered the 21st
    century. Scott says in his video it's a "useful visualization tool." Yes,
    it's a success -- and more than that, it looks like this old boat
    anchor's ship has finally come in.

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Ralph Squillace, KK6ITB.

    (HACKADAY, SOUTHGATE, YOUTUBE)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to AMSAT; ARISS-USA; Bangor Daily News; Central Coast Amateur Radio Club; City Life Chelmsford; CQ Magazine; the Daily Mail; David
    Behar K7DB; the Erie, Pennsylvania News-Times; Greg Mossop, G0DUB;
    Hackaday; Ham Radio University; IARU Region 1; Ohio Penn DX; Politico; QRZ.com; QSO Today; Reuters; Southgate Amateur Radio News;
    shortwaveradio.de; YouTube; and you our listeners, that's all from the
    Amateur Radio Newsline.

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    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 you all.

    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.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Thu Mar 3 21:12:08 2022
    WORLD OF DX

    In the World of DX, there's less than a year to go for the 3Y0J Bouvet
    Island DXpedition, according to an announcement from the team. Operators
    have confirmed that January 6 2023, is their scheduled date to leave Cape Town, South Africa for their destination aboard the vessel SV Marama. The DXpedition is expected to be active for 44 days in all. The operators are building in a contingency week. Bouvet is the second-most-wanted DXCC
    entity.

    Be listening for Wies, SP1EG; Hans, DK8RE; Frank, DM5WF; and Hans, DL8UUF, operating as OH0EG, from Fasta Aland, the largest island in the Finnish archipelago. They will be on the air between April 1st and 9th, operating
    on 160 through 10 metres. Station OH0EG will participate in the Polish SP
    DX Contest on April 2nd and 3rd, using CW and SSB during the contest.

    Outside of the contest, operators may also use the callsigns as OH0/DM5WF
    and OH0/DK8RE.

    (OHIO PENN DX)

    **

    KICKER: IN AUSTRALIA, A WATERBORNE CONTEST STAYS AFLOAT

    STEPHEN/ANCHOR: Last week, we ended our newscast with a story about boat anchors. This week, Jason Daniels, VK2LAW, tells us something about some
    other boats that occasionally become useful to hams in Australia: the
    ferries in Sydney.

    JASON: Now here's an amateur radio contest that has managed to stay afloat
    for a number of years but, let's face it, these hams have traditionally
    had a bit of help: They have boarded ferries in and around Sydney Harbour
    for what has customarily been a six-hour competition on UHF and VHF with
    their HTs. This year's event by the Waverley Amateur Radio Society is
    still afloat, of course, but the pandemic has taken it mostly to dry dock
    and shortened it to a four-hour contest. Hams, as always, adapt to circumstances. Competitors for the Sunday March 6th event were asked to operate on land or their own boats within sight of the harbour and to
    avoid mingling with ferry passengers. The contest rules allow operators to
    use repeaters or to make their contacts simplex. The rules even permitted operating from home or a mobile station.

    In the tricky waters of this global pandemic, the Waverly Club has
    adjusted, realising that what works is whatever floats your boat....or
    not.

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Jason Daniels, VK2LAW.

    (SOUTHGATE, WAVERLY AMATEUR RADIO SOCIETY)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to the Antique Wireless Museum; ARRL; the BBC; CQ Magazine;
    David Behar K7DB; the DARC; Ed Gable, K2MP/W2AN; NEXUS-IBA; Ohio Penn DX; QRZ.com; the Radio Society of Great Britain; South African Radio League; Southgate Amateur Radio News; shortwaveradio.de; SWLing Post; Waverly
    Amateur Radio Society; WRMI; YouTube; and you our listeners, that's all
    from the Amateur Radio Newsline.

    You can write to us at newsline@arnewsline.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
    you all.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York, and
    our news team worldwide, I'm Stephen Kinford, N8WB, in Wadsworth, Ohio,
    saying 73. As always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Thu Mar 10 22:25:08 2022
    POTA ADDS NEW DX ENTITIES INCLUDING THOSE ON FALKLAND ISLANDS

    NEIL/ANCHOR: Parks on the Air has announced a new group of DX entities.
    Here's Vance Martin, N3VEM, with details.

    VANCE: Parks on the Air is excited to welcome a new batch of DX entities
    to the program this month. Be on the lookout for new parks getting added
    in Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Kingdom of Eswatini,
    Bolivia, Paraquay, Uruguay, Suriname, Guyana, Cuba, Trinidad and Tobago,
    and the Falkland Islands. If your country, or one you'd like to
    represent, is not yet part of POTA please reach out via the "contact us"
    link from Parks on the Air dot com, and we'll help you get started as a volunteer country administrator.

    In upcoming events, we hope you join us for the upcoming Spring Support
    Your parks event on April 16th and 17th UTC.

    We also hope you'll join us this summer for our very popular annual
    plaque event, on July 16th and 17th, UTC. There will be three new
    plaques available for DX activators this year, one each for stations activating outside of the continental US, in IARU regions one, two and
    three. Sponsorship opportunities will be opening at the end of March, so
    if you or your club is interested in sponsoring a plaque, please send an
    email to N3VEM at parks on the air dot com. Due to steady growth, and improving conditions that make it possible to, as KN4MQR said on twitter "...load up a wet pasta noodle, and get pileups for hours" -- we are
    expecting a very large turnout.

    This is November Three Victor Echo Mike from the Parks on the Air news
    desk.

    (VANCE MARTIN, N3VEM)

    **

    WORLD OF DX

    In the World of DX, be listening for Dick G3RWL, operating as 8P6DR
    holiday style from Barbados until the 31st of March. He will be on 80
    through 10 metres, using CW only. He will be active in the British Commonwealth Contest on March 12th and 13th, but the contest is not for
    US operators. QSL to his home callsign, direct, or by the Bureau using ClubLog's OQRS.

    In the Maldives, Laurent, F8CZI, is using the callsign 8Q7ZI until the
    21st of March. He is operating holiday style using CW and SSB. QSL via
    his home call.

    (OHIO PENN DX)

    **

    KICKER: AUSTRALIAN MIGHT 'ROO' THE FATE OF HIS DIPOLE

    NEIL/ANCHOR: For our final story, let's talk about ground wave
    propagation. It's not unusual to use the earth's surface to help you
    cover a short distance. Sometimes it's even preferable when you're using
    one of the lower frequencies. Graham Kemp, VK4BB, tells us about one
    antenna in Australia that recently covered a short distance in just this manner -- but it wasn't even transmitting at the time.

    GRAHAM: Compton, VK2HRX, was operating portable one weekend last month
    and went to bed happy with the performance of his linked dipole on 20,
    40 and 80 metres. After a good day operating in the bush on Saturday, he
    was looking forward to more good contacts when he awoke on Sunday
    morning. He even left the antenna in place so he'd be ready to start
    when the sun came up. But as he told fellow hams on the Oz SOTA mailing
    list recently, things didn't quite work out that way [quote]: "When I
    went to use it on Sunday AM it wasn't there." [endquote] He discovered
    that one leg was broken at the 40/80 link and the other leg had simply vanished. Walking farther, Compton spotted the bright yellow antenna
    wire up on a nearby hill. It was then that he remembered the previous
    night when 20 or so kangaroos had come bouncing by. He guessed that one
    of them may have run off with the wire. Likely he was trying to work
    skip.

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Graham Kemp, VK4BB.

    (OZSOTA Groups.io mailing list)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to Ambarish Nag Biswas, VU2JFA; ARRL; CQ Magazine; David
    Behar K7DB; DXWorld.net; Facebook; the FCC; the Morning Journal News;
    India TV News; Ohio Penn DX; OZSOTA Groups.io; QRZ.com; the Radio
    Society of Great Britain; South African Radio League; Southgate Amateur
    Radio News; shortwaveradio.de; Stacy Holbrook, KH6OWL; the Statesman;
    YouTube; and you our listeners, that's all from the Amateur Radio
    Newsline.

    You can write to us at newsline@arnewsline.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 you all.

    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.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Fri Mar 18 10:57:27 2022
    NOMINATE YOUNG AMATEURS FOR NEWSLINE AWARD

    SKEETER/ANCHOR: Meanwhile, young hams who live in the continental United States have an opportunity to make news of their own as a recipient of the Amateur Radio Newsline Bill Pasternak Memorial Young Ham of the Year
    Award. Consider nominating an amateur radio operator 18 years of age or younger with talent, promise and a commitment to the spirit of ham radio.
    Find application forms on our website arnewsline.org under the "YHOTY"
    tab. Nominations close May 31st.

    **

    WORLD OF DX

    In the World of DX, listen for Don, K6ZO, on air as D60AB between the 16th
    and 29th of March from the Comoros Islands (AF-007). He will participate
    in the CQWW WPX SSB Contest on March 26th and 27th. Don will also be
    visiting Mayotte (AF-027), and use the callsign FH/K6ZO between March 18th
    and 23rd. Don can be found on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL all callsigns via his home callsign direct.

    A year-long special event will begin in Hungary on March 15th using the callsign HG200PS. Hams are marking the 200th birthday of Sandor Petofi, a revolutionary and celebrated poet. The station will be on the air until
    March 15th, 2023. Be listening on all bands for operators using CW, SSB
    and FT8. QSL via HA8RD, ClubLog or LoTW.

    Listen for Thierry, F6CUK, on the air as TM8C from the Island of Brehat between the 23rd and 30th of April. Listen for him on 40, 30 and 20 meters using CW, SSB, and FT8. QSL to his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau,
    and LoTW.

    (OHIO PENN DX)

    ***

    KICKER: A MORSE CODE MESSAGE, ACCORDION TO HIM

    SKEETER/ANCHOR: Next up, we offer you a serenade that's also a CW
    Serenade. Morse Code enthusiasts have often likened the pattern of all
    those dits and dahs to music. Now one ham in New Hampshire has taken
    things one step further. Paul Braun, WD9GCO, hits the final high notes
    this week with this story.

    PAUL: Paul Castonguay [cass-tonn-gay], KC1LBL, is a ham who not only
    composes messages when he's on the air — he can also compose a little
    music when he's off the air. It's basic music with these basic lyrics: "CQ QRP." To get that message sent, he uses a special kind of keyer. It's not
    a bug, an iambic paddle or a cootie. Well, actually, it's not a keyer at
    all. It's an accordion. Paul performs his one-minute song on the accordion
    to an appreciative audience of YouTube viewers. Fear not, music-lovers.
    Even if you are completely CW-challenged or simply very QRS, this
    performance comes with its own automatic decoder. It has subtitles. You
    can watch his YouTube performance by using the link found in the text
    version of this week's newscast. He's not expecting any QSL cards. Just applause.

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Paul Braun, WD9GCO.

    [FOR PRINT ONLY, DO NOT READ:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKhVRtvHEn4 ]

    (YOUTUBE, SOUTHGATE, STEPHEN WALTERS G7VFY)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to ARRL; CQ Magazine; David Behar K7DB; DXWorld.net;
    Facebook; the FCC; Ohio Penn DX; OZSOTA Groups.io; QRZ.com; the Radio
    Society of Great Britain; Southgate Amateur Radio News; shortwaveradio.de; Stephen Walters, G7VFY; YouTube; and you our listeners, that's all from
    the Amateur Radio Newsline.

    You can write to us at newsline@arnewsline.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
    you all.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York, and
    our news team worldwide, I'm Skeeter Nash, N5ASH, in Shelbyville,
    Tennessee, saying 73. As always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Fri Mar 25 00:21:25 2022
    SPECIAL EVENT HONORS AMERICAN MUSIC LEGEND LORETTA LYNN

    PAUL/ANCHOR: Get ready for a birthday party on the air, marking one of
    the greats in American country music history. We hear more about this
    special event from Jim Damron, N8TMW.

    JIM: The Amateur Radio Service Club of Paintsville, Kentucky, will be operating a special event station from the birthplace of American
    country music star Loretta Lynn, in Butcher Hollow, in Van Lear, Kentucky.
    The hams are commemorating her 90th birthday.

    During her musical career, Ms. Lynn received numerous awards including
    three Grammys, seven American Music Awards, eight Broadcast Music
    Incorporated awards, 13 Academy of Country Music, eight Country Music Association, and 26 fan-voted Music City News awards.

    The club will be using the callsign K4L, which stands for Kentuckians
    for Loretta.

    The special event station will be operating from Zero through 2359 hours
    UTC on April 14th, 2022 on all HF bands and on repeaters on the East
    Kentucky Repeater System. They will also be operating some of the
    digital modes, as well as CW.

    For a specially-designed QSL card confirming your contact, send your QSL
    and SASE to KY4ARC.

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I’m Jim Damron, N8TMW.

    (JON HAGER N4KJU)

    **

    HAMS CLIMB UP FOR INTERNATIONAL HEMA SUMMIT DAY

    PAUL/ANCHOR: Summit activators are getting ready for a formal
    international challenge in the HEMA awards scheme. Ed Durrant, DD5LP,
    bring us that report.

    ED: Few challenges are too tall for radio operators who are accustomed
    to conquering and activating summits. So when summit radio enthusiast
    Rob, G7LAS, suggested to his fellow activators that they participate in
    an International HEMA Summit Day on Saturday, April 2nd, they jumped on
    board. Activators from around the world have committed to operating on
    that day to get as many other summits in their logs as possible. Others
    have pledged to be enthusiastic chasers. Activators will especially be
    looking to grab contacts between HEMA summits in the recently added associations. To qualify for the HEMA award scheme summits must have a prominence between 100 and 150 metres over the surrounding terrain.

    Details of the HEMA award scheme can be found at the internet address
    given in the text version of this script at arnewsline.org.

    [ hema.org.uk ].

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Ed Durrant, DD5LP.

    (FACEBOOK)

    **

    WORLD OF DX

    In the World of DX, the 3Y0J Bouvet Island Dxpedition has put out a QST
    in the hopes that the team can add a radio operator from North America focusing on SSB. Co-leader Ken, LA7GIA, wrote in a posting on the team's Facebook page that the physical challenges during the DXpedition and the 10-day sail in early 2023 will be intense. The team guarantees pileups
    but no showers for three weeks. The team members is expected to pay a
    minimum of $20,000. Interested? Send an email to info at 3y0j dot no (info@3y0j.no)

    (OHIO PENN DX)

    **

    KICKER: NO DEFLATED EXPECTATIONS FOR THIS WEATHER BALLOON

    PAUL/ANCHOR: For our final story, we hear about a group of university
    students in Pennsylvania who were just as happy when their weather
    balloon launched...as when it burst. Sel Embee, KB3TZD, has their story.

    SEL: The morning fog covering Philadelphia burned off just in time for
    the triumphant launch of the latest high altitude weather balloon of the Villanova University CubeSat Club. The balloon's 90-minute journey on
    Friday, March 18th, began on the college campus in Pennsylvania just
    before noon local time, and ended at 1:30 in the afternoon in central
    New Jersey.

    The payload included three amateur radio transmitters using the club
    callsign W3YP, three cameras and a GPS tracker. Progress reports were
    tweeted live by club advisor Alan Johnston, KU2Y, and the students livestreamed the action from the club's Instagram account. The helium-
    filled latex balloon was designed to burst when the flight reached an
    altitude of 60,000 feet or 18.2 kilometres. The payload was outfitted
    with a parachute which returned it to Earth for successful recovery by
    the students.

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Sel Embee, KB3TZD.

    (TWITTER, FACEBOOK)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to AMSAT-UK; the ARK; ARRL; CQ Magazine; Daryl Stout, WX4QZ;
    David Behar, K7DB; DXWorld.net; Facebook; Global Bihari; Jon Hager,
    N4KJU; Ohio Penn DX; QRZ.com; the Radio Society of Great Britain;
    Southgate Amateur Radio News; shortwaveradio.de; Space.com; Twitter; and
    you our listeners, that's all from the Amateur Radio Newsline.

    You can write to us at newsline@arnewsline.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 you all.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York,
    and our news team worldwide, I'm Paul Braun, WD9GCO, in Valparaiso,
    Indiana, saying 73. As always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Thu Mar 31 20:54:32 2022
    POTA ACTIVATION MARKS A SCOUTING 100TH ANNIVERSARY

    STEPHEN/ANCHOR: An anniversary celebration for Scouting gets on the air
    on Saturday April 2nd in the form of a Parks on the Air activation. The
    Ten Mile River Scout Camp Amateur Radio Club and the Fair Lawn Amateur
    Radio Club will be operating with the callsign K2T from Bear Mountain
    State Park, POTA Park K-2010, in Rockland County, New York. The hams are marking 100 years since the founding of the New York City Boy Scout
    Foundation by Franklin D. Roosevelt, who was governor of New York State
    at the time. It will be a multi band / mode operation. A commemorative
    QSL card will be available. See K2T's page on QRZ for details.

    **

    WORLD OF DX

    In the World of DX, Israel is celebrating its 74 years as an independent nation and hams are using special prefixes 4X74 and 4Z74 between the 5th
    and 11th of May. QSL cards via LoTW or indivdual operators. You may also
    hear the callsigns during the Holyland Contest on April 15th and 16th.

    In West Malaysia, Alex, SQ9UM, is using the callsign 9M2/SQ9UM from Kuala Lumpur until March 31st. Be listening on 40-6 meters where Alex will be
    using CW, SSB and FT8/FT4. QSL via his home callsign.

    In Nepal, Matjaz, S57MK, will be calling QRZ on various HF bands as 9N7MK during the trekking sessions on Mt. Everest between April 2nd and 23rd.
    Watch his QRZ page for QSL details.

    **

    KICKER: APRIL FOOL! HERE'S A RIG THAT CAN TAKE YOU FOR A RIDE

    STEPHEN/ANCHOR: Finally, with the arrival of April 1st, April Fool's Day, Newsline brings our special April Fool's Day correspondent, Pierre Pullinmyleg, out of retirement. We offer his very special report here.

    PIERRE: Good day to you mes amis, it is I, Pierre Pullinmyleg with yet
    another Amateur Radio Newsline exclusive report - so exclusive is this
    that no one - not even the people in zis story - know that this is news.
    So exclusive that not even YOU - our listeners - know that this is news.
    I, Pierre Pullinmyleg, do not even know that this is news. But we
    announce this week that history is made: the makers of the world's
    amateur radios have signed a contract with the makers of the world's automobiles to build zee Rigmobile, an HF transceiver that seats up to
    four passengers with plenty of cargo space -- and has an optional roof
    rack and bobblehead doll on the dashboard. Now you can work DX and drive
    there afterward to deliver your QSL card personally. Why rely on zee
    lousy post office? Now on acceleration? She is fantastic! You will reach speeds of 300,000 kilometres per second - zee speed of light -- and no authorities except zee communications regulators can make you stop!!
    After all, you already have your ticket. Zee Rigmobile means no more
    annoying hours spent wiring your car and cursing. Get behind its wheel
    and "Q R Z" is as close as your accelerator pedal! What could be better? <clears throat> Well....sources have told Pierre Pullinmyleg that there
    are talks now with makers of the world's small passenger airplanes for a flying transceiver, Zee SkyRig. Zat seems zee best way to bust zat pileup we're expecting on Bouvet Island. For now, this is Pierre Pullinmyleg
    saying "au revoir mes amis."

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to AMSAT; ARRL; CQ Magazine; CNN; David Behar K7DB;
    XWorld.net; Facebook; Nature.com; Ohio Penn DX; Paul Ewing, N6PSE;
    QRZ.com; the Radio Society of Great Britain; Ralph Fedor, K0IR;
    Southgate Amateur Radio News; shortwaveradio.de; SOTA Reflector;
    Steven Reiners, KC9SIO; TAPR: Twitter; Yeudy Marte, HI5YJM; and you,
    our listeners, that's all from the Amateur Radio Newsline.

    You can write to us at newsline@arnewsline.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 you all.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York,
    and our news team worldwide, I'm Stephen Kinford, N8WB, in Wadsworth,
    Ohio, saying 73. As always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Thu Apr 7 21:09:01 2022
    WORLD OF DX

    In the World of DX, be listening for Antonio "Tony," CU8AS, who will be
    active as CQ84AS from Flores Island between April 13th and 19th. He is
    using the prefix CQ84 to celebrate his 84th birthday. Be listening on
    160 through 10 metres where he will be using mainly CW with some SSB.
    QSL via HB9CRV or LoTW.

    Listen for Pat, N2IEN, Ray, W2RE, Lee, WW2DX, Rock, WW1X and Lori,
    KB2HZI, who will be operating from Tortola (Tor-TOH-La), British Virgin Islands using the callsign VP2V/N2IEN from April 10th through the 16th.
    Be listening on various bands and modes.

    Three radio operators - VK3HJ, VK3QB, and VK6CQ - will be on the air
    from Norfolk island using the callsign VK9NT from April 14th to the
    25th. Listen for them on 160 through 10m where they will be using CW,
    SSB and FT8. QSL via M0OXO.

    Look for Max, DK1MAX, to be on the air between April 7th and 20th from
    Burkina Faso as XT2MAX. He will be operating holiday style, using CW and
    the Digital modes. Send QSLs via EA5GL.

    (DX-WORLD.NET)

    **

    KICKER: A 'CONCERTED' EFFORT AT CW

    JIM/ANCHOR: For our final story this week, we recognize the fact that
    for some CW enthusiasts, the joy of a successful QSO can be music to
    one's ears. Jim Meachen, ZL2BHF, explains.

    JIM: If you hear Chris Rio sending "CQ CQ de ZL4RA" in his latest
    YouTube video, don't ask him what keyer he is using. You're better off
    asking what Key: could it possibly be C-major we're hearing from him? No matter. Chris is using his fingers instead of his fist because he's not
    in his shack. He's demonstrating CW on his electric guitar.

    In the video, we hear a response from Adam, K6ARK, a California amateur
    who shares Chris' enthusiasm for another ham radio pursuit: Summits on
    the Air. Chris and Adam exchange signal reports, with Adam using a more conventional - and nonmusical - instrument of CW. Then, just like that,
    it's all over. Fine business.

    Chris shared his musical experiment as well as the video with friends on
    the SOTA Reflector and apparently found a symphony of support. In fact,
    Brian, G8ADD, confessed he had also tried the same thing once with his clarinet. And Ron, VK3AFW, suggested having a go with bagpipes. Whether
    the next instrument is wind or percussion, one thing is certain. It is
    sure to be a concerted effort.

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Jim Meachen, ZL2BHF.

    (YOUTUBE, SOTA REFLECTOR)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to the ARRL; CQ Magazine; Daryl Stout, WX4QZ; David Behar
    K7DB; DX-World.net; the Erie Times-News; Facebook; the FCC; LABRE; Lloyd Colston, KC5FM; QRZ.com; the Millennium Post; the Radio Society of Great Britain; the SOTA Reflector; Southgate Amateur Radio News;
    shortwaveradio.de; the Times of India; YouTube; and you our listeners,
    that's all from the Amateur Radio Newsline. You can write to us at newsline@arnewsline.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 you all.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York,
    and our news team worldwide, I'm Jim Damron, N8TMW, in Charleston, West Virginia, saying 73. As always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Fri Apr 15 08:18:00 2022
    WORLD OF DX

    In the World of DX, be listening on the HF bands for 8N650JP, the
    special call sign being used by the Japan Amateur Radio League's Okinawa Branch. Hams are marking the 50th anniversary of the return of the
    Okinawa Prefecture to Japan from United States administration. The
    callsign is active through the 30th of September. QSOs will be confirmed automatically through the bureau.

    In the Maldives, E77DX is active holiday style as 8Q7DX through the 27th
    of April. Be listening on 80 through 10 metres. QSL via LoTW and E73Y.

    Kenji, JA4GXS, will be on the air from Otsu Island, AS-117, from April
    30th to May 1st. Be listening on 40, 20, 17 and 6m, where Kenji will be
    using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL via the home call.

    Listen for the call sign 3Z80AK through May 31st. Polish amateurs are
    marking the 80th anniversary of the formation of the Home Army, which
    was the dominant underground resistance movement in Poland during World
    War II. QSL via SP1PBW.

    Start planning ahead for the 2022 Commonwealth Games that start on the
    28th of July in the UK. GB22GE, one of the seven national special event stations for the Games, will operate on the grounds of the National
    Exhibition Centre where the Games will be held for 12 days. The Radio
    Society of Great Britain is asking for volunteers to operate the station
    and chat with visitors. If you can help, send an email to RSGB Region 5 representative Neil Yorke, M0NKE, at rr five at rsgb dot org dot uk (rr5 @rsgb.org.uk.)

    (DX-WORLD.NET, SARL, SOUTHGATE)

    **

    KICKER: FROM SOCIAL MEDIA, ADVICE FOR THE "ORIGINAL SOCIAL MEDIA"

    NEIL/ANCHOR: Finally, we end by remembering that ham radio is often
    called the original social media, something to rely on in troubling
    times. We listen now to the story of one YL who has been using her video channel on modern-day social media to help guide ham radio in these challenging times. Here's Graham Kemp, VK4BB, with her story.

    GRAHAM: There are more than eighty-five hundred followers on the YouTube channel YL Raisa. Its provider, Raisa, R1BIG, has used her channel to
    find a few "helping hams," some of the more well-known ham YouTubers in
    their respective countries. She's asked them to help her continue her
    work in reaffirming the definition of ham spirit. It's an important
    reminder especially now in a troubled world and in light of World
    Amateur Radio Day. Callum, M0MCX of DX Commander reminded Raisa that
    "ham radio has a great history of crossing boundaries" and suggested she
    host a friendship net once a month while operating portable from a
    hilltop. Rob, VE3PCP, told her that by setting an example for YLs, she
    helped put DXing within their reach. Ferry, YB0AR, in Indonesia, Ray,
    AC5KD, from Texas, and Hayden, VK7HH, from Ham Radio DX, encouraged her
    to continue with her videos, no matter what. Pete, M0PSX, of Essex Ham
    said getting hams to brainstorm in online groups could be useful.
    Finally, Ria, N2RJ, in the US extended the ultimate form of friendship
    and ham spirit, the QSO. She reminded Raisa [quote] "I don't have you in
    my log, we've gotta fix that." [endquote]

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Graham Kemp, VK4BB.

    (YOUTUBE)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE: With thanks to the ARRL; BBC; CQ Magazine; David Behar,
    K7DB; DXMarathon; DXWorld.net; INDEXA; Ohio Penn DX; QRZ.com; the Radio Society of Great Britain; South African Radio League; Southgate Amateur
    Radio News; shortwaveradio.de; YouTube; and you our listeners, that's
    all from the Amateur Radio Newsline.

    You can write to us at newsline@arnewsline.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
    you all.

    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.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Fri Apr 22 07:58:07 2022
    WORLD OF DX

    In the World of DX, listen for Fabian, DF3XY, using the call sign
    3B8/DF3XY in Mauritius between May 21st and June 2nd. Listen for him on
    40, 30 and 20 meters where he will be using mostly FT8. QSL via DF3XY,
    direct, by the Bureau and eQSL. Cards are also welcome from SWLs.

    Byron, KF8UN, will be active as 4L/KF8UN from Georgia between May 9 and
    11th but it is possible he'll be there a bit later. He will also be on
    the air as TA/KF8UN from Turkey between May 22nd and 24th. He will be operating on 20 meters, SSB most of the time. QSL via his home callsign direct.

    The fourth activation in the Israeli "Land of Craters" program is taking
    place between the 13th and 14th of May. Be listening for operators using
    the callsign 4X0RMN from the Negev Desert. Reference numbers for this
    crater, known as the Ramon Crater, are Holyland Square F-30-BS,
    Maidenhead WW Grid Square KM70jo and WWFF Reference 4XFF-0020. Radio
    amateurs working three of the four craters are eligible for a certificate.
    Be listening on 80 through 10 meters where the team of operators will be
    using CW, SSB, and FT8. They will also use the QO-100 satellite. QSL via
    4X6ZM, direct, by the Bureau, eQSL or LoTW.

    (OHIO PENN DX)

    **

    KICKER: REMOTE POSSIBILITIES BRING THEM CLOSER TOGETHER

    SKEETER/ANCHOR: Finally, when we talk about being "remote," we're
    usually referring to people who are distant from one another. Here's how
    one unique amateur radio project -- a new remote operation with its QTH
    in Canada -- has redefined the meaning of that word, bringing people
    together from all over. Ralph Squillace, KK6ITB, tells us what has made
    it so successful.

    RALPH: The heart and soul of the remote HF station operated by the
    Inverhuron Ham Radio Club, VE3IHR, is the Kenwood TS850 that Rob Noakes
    VE3PCP inherited when his father became a Silent Key. Controlled by
    RemoteHams software and connected to a seven-band ground-mounted
    vertical antenna, what was once the pride and joy of his dad's shack has become a valued key that has begun to unlock access to HF for amateurs worldwide: Some are living where an HF station does not exist or is not possible; others are away from home for extended periods. Add to those
    groups an international collective of YLs, including Maria, R3TM; Biggi, DK3YB; Marija, YU3AWA; and Raisa, R1BIG, who worked one-on-one with Rob
    to help coordinate operations for YLs and youngsters into this new
    remote project. On Sunday, April 17th - a day before World Amateur Radio
    Day - the YLs and youngsters got on the air using the remote stations's
    new callsign VA3YLR. Rob told Newsline there are now seven YLs from five countries and four young hams from two countries all operating remotely through the station. Rob told Newsline that [quote]: "ham radio should
    be kept as an open line of communications regardless of what may be
    happening and we fully support that notion." [endquote] As the community
    of users continues to grow, what seemed so remote is now well within the
    reach of many.

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Ralph Squillace, KK6ITB.

    (ROB NOAKES, VE3PCP)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to AMSAT News Service; the ARRL; the Asahi Shimbun website;
    CQ Magazine; David Behar K7DB; DXWorld.net; Ed Wilson, N2XDD; Jocelyn
    Brault, KD8VRX/VA2VRX; KCBD-TV; NASA; Ohio Penn DX; QRZ.com; Radio
    Amateurs of Canada; Rob Noakes VE3PCP; Southgate Amateur Radio News; shortwaveradio.de; Tesla Science Center; US National Park Service;
    Wireless Institute of Australia; YouTube; and you our listeners, that's
    all from the Amateur Radio Newsline.

    You can write to us at newsline@arnewsline.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
    you all.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York,
    and our news team worldwide, I'm Skeeter Nash, N5ASH, in Shelbyville, Tennessee, saying 73. As always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Thu Apr 28 22:36:57 2022
    NOMINATE NEXT 'YOUNG HAM OF THE YEAR'

    DON/ANCHOR: We'd like to remind our listeners that it's time to think
    about the next generation of radio operators and appreciate their skill
    and dedication. Perhaps one of them will be the next recipient of the
    Amateur Radio Newsline Bill Pasternak Memorial Young Ham of the Year
    Award. Consider nominating an amateur radio operator 18 years of age or younger in the continental United States with talent, promise and a
    commitment to the spirit of ham radio. Find application forms on our
    website arnewsline.org under the "AWARDS" tab. Nominations close May 31st
    -- and that's coming up soon.

    **

    WORLD OF DX

    In the World of DX, be listening for Michael, DF8AN, operating as FM/DF8AN
    and TO8N, in Martinique, J97MN, from Dominica and a yet to be issued call
    on St Lucia. He is on the air until May 1st on the HF bands using mainly
    CW and digital. QSL using his home call.

    Between May 9th and 14th, listen for Ilya, EX/R5AF, and Igor, EX/R4FCN, in Kyrgyzstan (KEER GUH STAN) on 40 through 10m. They will be using CW, FT8
    and possibly some SSB. QSL via LoTW, Club Log, eQSL, HAMLog.

    Yuris VU3FZC, Deepak, VU2CDP, and Monoj, VU2CPL, will operate from the
    Andaman islands as VU4W between May 3rd and 16th. Listen on the HF bands.
    For the official VU4W website reference refer to the text version of this broadcast at arnewsline.org.

    [PRINT ONLY: DO NOT READ: https://www.lral.lv/vu4w/ ]

    John, W2GD, will operate from Aruba between May 24th and 31st from the
    P40W QTH. He will be using the call P44W. Be listening for him using CW on
    all HF bands as time permits. He will place special emphasis on the WARC bands. QSL via LoTW and N2MM.

    (DX-WORLD.NET)

    **

    KICKER: TURNING 'CHILDREN'S DAY' INTO 'RADIO DAY'

    DON/ANCHOR: We end this week with a story that answers a common question
    these days: How do you get youngsters involved in radio? The answer is
    simple enough: You get them on the air for some serious DXing. Here's Jim Meachen, ZL2BHF, to tell us how it's being done.

    JIM: Some people wait a lifetime for that special DX contact. But that
    waiting period isn't part of the equation for youngsters in Japan.
    Students in elementary, junior high and high school classes are at the top
    of the list for contacts when the Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition station 8J1RL calls QRZ for Children's Day, a national holiday in Japan.
    The contacts will take place for several hours on May 5th using 21 MHz
    SSB. This is the 63rd Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition but for many
    of the youngsters who'll soon be in the radio operators' log, it is going
    to be a very big first.

    The students in Japan will join the ranks of those who have gone before
    them at schools in Alberta, Canada; Israel and the United States who,
    instead of talking to the South Pole, have briefly mingled their voices
    with those in space, through Amateur Radio on the International Space
    Station. Whether young people talk to research scientists down below, or astronauts and cosmonauts up above, the spirit of adventure so dear to youngsters' hearts becomes even more accessible through the gateway of
    amateur radio.

    In that respect, the Japanese holiday of Children's Day, which promotes
    the health and happiness of young people, is celebrated anywhere in the
    world whenever a youngster discovers the magic of radio.

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Jim Meachen, ZL2BHF.

    (SOUTHGATE, ARISS)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to ARISS; ARRL; BBC; CQ Magazine; David Behar K7DB; Dept. of Defense; FCC; Industrial Equipment News; Ohio Penn DX; QRZ.com; the Radio Society of Great Britain; Southgate Amateur Radio News; shortwaveradio.de; WAGM-TV; YouTube; and you our listeners, that's all from the Amateur Radio Newsline.

    You can write to us at newsline@arnewsline.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
    you all.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York, and
    our news team worldwide, I'm Don Wilbanks, AE5DW, in Picayune,
    Mississippi, saying 73. As always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Fri May 6 08:35:59 2022
    WORLD OF DX

    In the World of DX, be listening for Gustavo, HC2FG, operating as HD8FG
    from Santa Cruz island, Galapagos Islands, SA-004. He will be on the air
    until the 8th of May, operating only on 6m FT8 and satellites. QSL to his
    home call.

    Reiner, DL2AAZ, will be active from Guadeloupe as TO2AZ from May 27th to
    June 10th. Be listening on 40-10m where Reiner will be using CW and SSB.
    Send QSLs to his home call.

    Listen for Roland, F8EN, on the air from Libreville, Gabon as TR8CR during
    the middle of May until July. Be listening on 40, 30 and 20 where he will
    be using CW. Send QSLs to F6AJA.

    Be listening for Paul, ZS2PS, who will be operating mobile as he visits Namibia in early May. He will be on the air through the middle of June, operating from various grids and doing some POTA activations. Be listening
    on 80, 60, 40, 30, 20 and 10m. QSL via LoTW.

    (DX-WORLD.NET)

    **

    KICKER: THROUGH MUSIC AND MUSINGS, A RADIO DOCUMENTARY ABOUT HAMS

    PAUL/ANCHOR: Finally, we end with a story about hams reflecting on being
    hams. It's the sum and substance of a new radio documentary that made its premiere at an arts festival in the UK. Jeremy Boot, G4NJH, brings us the details.

    JEREMY: Radio celebrates radio in a half-hour audio documentary that made
    its debut last month at an arts festival in Dublin. It is a mixture of interviews with amateurs based in Ireland, actual on-air contacts made by
    the hams and - because this was for an arts festival - there is also music
    by the Ficino String Quartet, an ensemble also based in Ireland. Dublin's
    Five Lamps Arts Festival presented the half-hour programme, "Ham," as a broadcast on Dublin Digital Radio in early April. The documentary is the creation of Craig Cox, a composer and an active contributor to the city's experimental music community. All those musical notes are complemented by
    an array of technical notes provided in interviews with Annard Brower,
    EI4IQB; Ana Caizares Bejarano, EI5IXB; Tony Breathnach, EI5EM; and Joe Guilf, EI2JZ. The hams talk about moonbounce, signal reports, bandwidth
    and the music inherent in the dits and dahs of Morse Code.

    Though the Five Lamps Festival is a community-based event traditionally focusing on local arts, culture and theatre, the addition of the drama and culture of amateur radio transported the celebration across continents, if only for a few moments.

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Jeremy Boot, G4NJH.

    PAUL/ANCHOR: The documentary can be heard now on demand on SoundCloud. See
    the text version of this week's Newsline script for the link.

    [FOR PRINT, DO NOT READ: soundcloud.com/craigcoxsound/ham ]

    (FIVE LAMPS FESTIVAL, SOUNDCLOUD)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to the Amateur Radio Experimenters Group; ARRL; BBC; CQ
    Magazine; Dave Kalter Memorial Youth DX Adventure; David Behar K7DB; DXWorld.net; EMFCamp; Five Lamps Festival; The Hindu newspaper; the IEEE; James Gallo, KB2FMH; KPC News; New Zealand Association of Radio
    Transmitters; Ohio Penn DX; QRZ.com; the Radio Society of Great Britain;
    Royal Belgian Amateur Radio Union; SoundCloud; Southgate Amateur Radio
    News; shortwaveradio.de; The Times of India; the United States Navy;
    YouTube; and you our listeners, that's all from the Amateur Radio
    Newsline.

    You can write to us at newsline@arnewsline.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
    you all.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York, and
    our news team worldwide, I'm Paul Braun, WD9GCO, in Valparaiso, Indiana,
    saying 73. As always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Thu May 12 19:18:40 2022
    WORLD OF DX

    In the world of DX, be listening for Gerben, PG5M, active as HB0/PG5M
    from Liechtenstein until the 15th of May. Gerben is operating holiday
    style on various HF bands using CW only. QSL via PG5M or ClubLog's
    OQRS. For updates, follow the Twitter page of his home call.

    Members of the Ecuador DX Club will operate special event station HD1E
    from Quito on Monday, May 23rd and Tuesday, May 24th. The hams are
    celebrating Ecuador's Bicentennial Independence Day, which is on May
    24th. They will be on all HF bands using all the usual modes. QSL via
    LoTW. A free commemorative diploma will be available for all successful contacts.

    Other hams in Ecuador who are members of the HCDX Group have been using
    the callsign HD200BP since May 1st from Quito (Special Event) and will continue until the end of May. They are commemorating the 200th
    anniversary of the Battle of Pichincha. Look for them on the HF bands
    using SSB and FT8/FT4. QSL via EC5R.

    Be listening for Reiner, DL2AAZ, using the callsign TO2AZ from
    Basseterre Island, Guadeloupe, between May 27th and June 10th. Reiner
    will operate holiday style on 40 to 10 meters, including 30, 17 and 12
    meters. He will be using CW and SSB. QSL to his home call.

    (OHIO PENN DX)

    **

    KICKER: A WORLD OF CONCERN FROM AN OCEAN AWAY

    NEIL/ANCHOR: Our final story this week reminds listeners how small
    amateur radio can make the world, especially in an emergency. Ed
    Durrant, DD5LP explains.

    ED: There's a great distance between the American South and the Azores,
    where Geir Tore Christiansen LA5ZO was with his sailboat in late April.
    The Norwegian amateur heard a ship's urgent transmission on 12 MHz
    digital selective on his DSC-equipped HF radio and quickly pinpointed
    its origin as the United States. Suddenly the vastness of geography
    became irrelevant. Geir has been a radio operator on merchant ships and
    oil rigs for much of his life and, as he told Newsline, responding to a
    radio distress call is simply something an operator does. Geir reached
    out to the United States Coast Guard via satellite phone. Meanwhile in
    the U.S., the Coast Guard received a call on VHF-FM channel 16 from the
    crew of that same ship off the coast of New Orleans, Louisiana. A crew
    member had gone missing and was reported overboard in the Gulf of
    Mexico.

    According to a Coast Guard press release and a report on the nola.com
    website, the Coast Guard sent out an urgent marine information broadcast
    and several units of the service began a search in the waters. Geir said
    he learned later that the man was successfully rescued. The Coast Guard
    could not confirm those details to Newsline but a report on Southgate
    Amateur Radio News said a heat-sensing camera located the man, who was
    wearing an inflatable vest for flotation. A helicopter rescue pulled him
    out of the water. No doubt the rescued man held fast to the lifeline as
    it was lowered into the water for him. The other lifeline - radio - was
    one he perhaps could not see but it was surely there as strong as ever.

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Ed Durrant, DD5LP.

    (NOLA.COM, GEIR TORE CHRISTIANSEN LA5ZO, US COAST GUARD, SOUTHGATE)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to the ARRL; Arpp, Root and Carter Funeral Home; CQ
    Magazine; David Behar K7DB; Geir Tore Chrstiansen, LA5ZO; Mainichi
    Shimbun; NOLA.COM; Ohio Penn DX; QRZ.com; the Radio Society of Great
    Britain; Parks on the Air; Southgate Amateur Radio News;
    shortwaveradio.de; Thorsten Schmidt, DO1DAA; US Coast Guard; Washington
    Post; and you our listeners, that's all from the Amateur Radio Newsline.

    You can write to us at newsline@arnewsline.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 you all.

    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.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Thu May 19 21:13:07 2022
    AMERICAN LEGION POST GETS NEW HAM CLUB

    SKEETER/ANCHOR: Congratulations to American Legion Post 289 in
    Clarksville, Tennessee, where members recently formed an amateur radio
    club, joining other American Legion posts on the air. According to a
    story on the Clarksville Now website, Larry Johnson, K4JOH, a member of
    the post, was one of the key people in getting the club established for
    the local military veterans' group. One of its big activities planned for later this year is to host the Boy Scouts' Jamboree on the Air in October
    with help from the Clarksville Amateur Transmitting Society.

    The American Legion's National Executive Committee approved amateur radio activities at its posts in 2011.

    (CLARKSVILLE NOW, QRZ)

    **

    WORLD OF DX

    In the World of DX, members of the Voice of Toyoake Amateur Radio Club, JH2ZCW, are using the special callsign 8N2TY from Toyoake City, Aichi,
    Honshu Island, AS-007, until November 30th. Operators are commemorating
    the 50th anniversary of the Toyoake City. Be listening on 160m to 1.2 GHz where they will be using various modes. QSL via LoTW, eQSL or direct.

    For signals from Cape Verde, listen for Pierre, HB9AMO, Philippe, HB9ARF,
    and Marco, HB9CAT, using the callsign D4Z from Sao Vicente Island,
    AF-086, during the CQWW WPX contest taking place on May 27th and 28th.
    QSL via LoTW. The station may also be on the air before and after the
    contest.

    Listen for Rafael, EA5XV, who hopes to be on the air from Panama as
    EA5XV/HP1 between June 28th and September 12th. Listen for him on SSB.
    Send QSLs to his home call.

    Fabian, DF3XY, will be active as 3B8/DF3XY from Mauritius, AF-049,
    between May 21st and June 2nd. Be listening on 40, 30 and 20 meters where Fabian will be using mostly FT8. QSL via DF3XY, direct, by the Bureau or
    eQSL. Fabian also welcomes cards from shortwave listeners.

    Koh, JA1ADT, will be on the air as JD1AJD from Ogasawara, AS-031, between
    June 24th and July 2nd. Listen on 20-6 meters where he will be using CW
    and FT8. His operation will concentrate on 6m for Europe and North
    America. Send QSLs to his home callsign.

    (OHIO PENN DX)

    **

    KICKER: CARRYING A MEMORIAL MESSAGE WITH FLAGS INSTEAD OF RADIOS

    SKEETER/ANCHOR: There will be recognition and honor for the Highland
    Amateur Radio Association when the ham world gathers at the Greene County Fairgrounds in Xenia, Ohio on the weekend of May 20th to 22nd. The
    southern Ohio club was named Hamvention Club of the Year. Just a week
    ago, however, club members themselves were the ones bestowing highest
    honors. They did so without formality or fanfare. Ralph Squillace,
    KK6ITB, has our final story.

    RALPH: On Saturday, May 14th, carrying small American flags instead of
    radios, a dozen or so Ohio amateurs planted each one at a burial plot for
    more than a thousand military veterans at the city cemetery in Hillsboro, Ohio. It was a quiet act by the Highland Amateur Radio Association, which first stepped in three years ago when the local Scouts became unable to continue the tradition. John Levo, W8KIW, the club's public information officer, said many of the graves date back to the Revolutionary War. He
    said that this year, a flag was also placed at one of the newer graves: Vietnam veteran Floyd Colville, KD8SIK, a beloved club member who became
    a Silent Key late last year, having succumbed to the effects of Agent
    Orange. John said Floyd was one of those who worked side by side with the team, installing those same flags during the previous two years. Placed
    just two weeks shy of America's official observance of Memorial Day, the
    flags will stay in place until the summer is through. So too will the
    message each one carries — in this case, not in words transmitted over
    the air, but delivered instead from the heart.

    From Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Ralph Squillace, KK6ITB.

    (JOHN LEVO, W8KIW)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to the ARRL; the Ashe Post and Times; the Australian Communications and Media Authority; Clarksville Now; CQ Magazine; David
    Behar K7DB; DXWorld.net; John Levo, W8KIW; Ohio Penn DX; Paul Raiche,
    N1XI; QRZ.com; the Radio Society of Great Britain; Southgate Amateur
    Radio News; shortwaveradio.de; and you our listeners, that's all from the Amateur Radio Newsline.

    You can write to us at newsline@arnewsline.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 you all.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York, and
    our news team worldwide, I'm Skeeter Nash, N5ASH, in Shelbyville,
    Tennessee, saying 73. As always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Thu May 26 19:45:50 2022
    WORLD OF DX

    In the World of DX, be listening for special event call sign 9M22DX from
    West Malaysia between June 1st and the 30th. The activation is designed
    to promote mountain radio operation as well as DX. Between June 3rd and
    5th, this callsign will be used from the Bukit Perangin summit on various
    HF bands and modes. For the rest of the month, the activation will
    continue as a DXpedition. QSL to 9M2CDX direct or via ClubLog.

    Leonard, K1NU, will be active as K1JV from Shelter Key in Key Colony
    Beach, Florida between June 11th and 18th. Listen on various HF bands
    where Leonard will be using CW and FT8. QSL direct to the home call, to ClubLog or via LoTW.

    (OHIO PENN DX)

    **

    KICKER: AT HAMVENTION, LOST AND FOUND AGAIN

    STEPHEN/ANCHOR: We end this week with a story of one of the unexpected
    bonuses of going to Hamvention this year. It's not finding a good price
    on a new rig or antenna or even winning a grand prize at a drawing. It's discovering something - or someone - believed to have been lost long ago.
    Mike Askins, KE5CXP, brings us that story now.

    MIKE: When the organizers of Hamvention declared it would be a Reunion
    Weekend this year after two years of pandemic cancellations, they had no
    idea how true the word "reunion" would ring for two hams in attendance. Shortly after Jocelyn Brault (pronounced "BRO") KD8VRX/VA2VRX and Jeff
    Menard (MAY NARD) VA2SS were introduced to one another by a mutual
    friend, Jeff had a flash of recognition and told Jocelyn: [quote[ "You
    look familiar, don't I know you?" [endquote] Jocelyn, who lives in Ohio
    but is originally from Montreal, didn't think so, especially since Jeff
    is from Quebec. He was certain Jeff was mistaken. Still, Jeff kept
    pressing for details as both of them continued talking, and it turns out
    his hunch was right: The pair had known one another a lifetime ago: It
    was on a campus in Sherbrooke, Quebec, where both had been college
    students. Jeff and Jocelyn were nearly 30 years younger at the time and neither one had taken that leap yet into amateur radio.

    Fast-forward now to the Xenia Fairgrounds, former college friends from
    Canda reunited in Ohio by amateur radio.

    The two exchanged call signs, their contact information and a promise to
    stay in touch - on and off the air. All it took was the fine-tuning of Hamvention's Reunion Weekend to put two friends back on the same
    wavelength.

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Mike Askins, KE5CXP.

    (JOCELYN BRAULT, KD8VRX/VA2VRX)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to Amanda Farone, KC3GFU; the ARRL; CQ Magazine; David Behar
    K7DB; DXWorld.net; Hackaday; Heil Sound; ICQ Podcast; Jocelyn Brault, KD8VRX/VA2VRX), Monaro Post; Ohio Penn DX; Pride Radio Group; QRZ.com;
    Snowy Mountains Amateur Radio Club; the Radio Society of Great Britain;
    South African Radio League; Southgate Amateur Radio News;
    shortwaveradio.de; Wireless Institute of Australia; and you our
    listeners, that's all from the Amateur Radio Newsline.

    You can write to us at newsline@arnewsline.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 you all.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York, and
    our news team worldwide, I'm Stephen Kinford, N8WB, in Wadsworth, Ohio,
    saying 73. As always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Thu Jun 2 21:19:18 2022
    WORLD OF DX

    Be listening for the special callsign EI90IRTS, which was issued to mark
    the 90th birthday of the Irish Radio Transmitters Society. Amateurs
    throughout Ireland are calling QRZ with this callsign on all bands and
    using all modes. According to a report from the IRTS, the call is already attracting pileups, so be ready. The callsign will be active for the
    remainder of this year. QSL via Bureau, LOTW or eQSL. Direct QSLs can be
    sent to EI6AL enclosing $2, or payment via Paypal or Clublog.

    Harald, DF2WO will be using the callsign 9X2AW until the 22nd of June from Rwanda. He will be using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8 on 160m, 20m, 17m, 15m and
    10 meters. QSL to M0OXO OQRS

    Take (Tah-Kay), JS6RRR/JI3DST/JJ5RBH is on the air from Shodo island, AS-
    200, until July 4th. Listen for the three call signs on 80m through 70cm
    using CW, SSB, FT8, RTTY, FM. See QRZ.com for QSL details.

    (DX-WORLD.NET, SOUTHGATE)

    **

    KICKER: THE DX TO END ALL DXES

    PAUL/ANCHOR: We end this week's report with the story of the latest radio message that targets some receivers you might not necessarily find listed
    on QRZ. Ralph Squilllace, KK6ITB, tells us what's going on.

    RALPH: A group of Calfornia researchers is planning what some might call
    "the DX to end all DXes." They recently announced they'll be transmitting
    a message from a deep space network at Goonhilly, England, to an alien
    solar system 39 light years away. The message targets TRAPPIST-1, a dwarf
    star outside our solar system. Unlike amateur radio, the message to be
    sent in early October will be able to transmit music, and it will, along
    with details about the environmental crisis we are having here on earth.

    The researchers are part of a group called METI International, a group of scientists devoted to pursuing interstellar messaging. In fact, the
    acronym stands for "messaging extra-terrestrial intelligence."

    Their planned message follows in the tradition of the most famous radio transmission to date, sent almost 50 years ago from the Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico. A decade later, another mode of messaging was
    used involving the so-called “Golden Records,” phonograph records sent on board the two Voyager spacecrafts.

    None of those attempts at communication reportedly got replies even though
    in Voyager's case, instructions were included on how to play the records. Perhaps radio will win the day, after all, and this new message will
    succeed where others seem to have failed.

    Well, let's hope the band conditions are promising and hope someone is
    still around if any reply comes.

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Ralph Squillace, KK6ITB.

    (BIG THINK.COM)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to the ARRL; the Australian Communications and Media
    Authority; BigThink.com; Clark Ackison, AA8SH; CQ Magazine; David Behar
    K7DB; Ohio Penn DX; QRZ.com; the Radio Society of Great Britain; South
    China Morning Post; Southgate Amateur Radio News; shortwaveradio.de; the Wireless Institute of Australia; Youth on the Air; and you our listeners, that's all from the Amateur Radio Newsline.

    You can write to us at newsline@arnewsline.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
    you all.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York, and
    our news team worldwide, I'm Paul Braun, WD9GCO, in Valparaiso, Indiana,
    saying 73. As always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Fri Jun 10 14:09:53 2022
    GERMAN RADIO CONFERENCE SEEKS PRESENTERS, PAPERS

    JIM/ANCHOR: Following two years of gathering virtually, organizers of
    a conference in Weinheim, Germany are preparing for an in-person
    event. Ed Durrant, DD5LP, brings us that story.

    ED: Organisers of the Weinheim VHF Conference are looking for
    assistance from hams worldwide as they put together their next event to
    be held in September. This in-person event follows two years of virtual conferences in response to the pandemic.

    Presenters are needed on a variety of topics, not just related to VHF,
    in keeping with the the event's broad focus on amateur radio computer applications, SDR, HamNet, digital processes and microcontrollers. The conference has been held since 1956, attracting amateurs throughout
    Europe to share ideas and skills.

    Interested presenters are asked to send a 300-word abstract no later
    than July 19th. Scripts for the lectures will be due no later than
    August 9th. The conference is being held from September 9th to the 11th
    at the Dietrich Bonhoeffer School in Weinheim, Germany.

    See the text version of this week's newscast for the full email address
    where conference submissions may be sent.

    [FOR PRINT ONLY: referate@ukw-tagung.org ]

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Ed Durrant, DD5LP.

    (WEINHEIM VHF CONFERENCE)

    **

    WORLD OF DX

    In the world of DX, listen for Makoto, Jay Eye 5 R P T (JI5RPT) on the
    air from Ogasawara as JD1BLY from June 11th to the 14th. He will be on
    40m to 6m using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL to his home call.

    Be listening for Z21RU, the Russian DXpedition Team, on the air from
    Zimbabwe from June 17th through to the 29th. The operators will be on
    all HF bands as well as 50 MHz and will be using the QO-100 satellite.
    See QRZ.com for a link to the team's website for additional details.

    Special event station 4JF1EU (Four-Jay-Eff-One-Eee-You) is active in Azerbaijan until the 15th of June. The operator is Alexander Frolov
    4J3DJ, who is on the air to mark the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Azerbaijan
    in Baku. That race is taking place from June 10th to the 12th. QSL to Alexander's home call 4J3DJ.

    (DX-WORLD.NET)

    **

    KICKER: A MESSAGE OF GRATITUDE WAS IN THE CARDS

    JIM/ANCHOR: When is a QSL card not just a QSL card? When it's a thank
    you card for something so basic and so right that it is at the very
    heart of our hobby. Mike Askins, KE5CXP, has our final story for this
    week.

    MIKE: Licensed since 1972, Dayton Martin, WB4JWD, has been around the
    bands long enough to have a collection of stories, memorable contacts
    and QSL cards, especially for all his CW contacts. One of the most
    recent envelopes to arrive in his mailbox in Alabama, however, was
    filled with promise too: He shared the story recently in a Facebook
    post, writing [quote] "It came from an old ham who was licensed in 1957
    but had been a 'CW listener' while in Vietnam...I gathered that he had
    once had a big station. He spoke of big towers in the past. What he was thanking me for was patiently trying to pull out his weak signal on 30 meters." [endquote] At 81, Dayton said his hearing isn't what it once
    was and the ham, a military veteran he identified as John K3BSY, was
    operating barefoot near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with an Elecraft K3
    and a mobile whip. Dayton and his cootie key got the job done and both
    men logged their contact. Dayton told Newsline: "John complimented me
    on my skills on copying him...He did say some would shun him because of
    his weak signal." Perhaps some, but not Dayton. Realizing that working everyone is the privilege and the spirit of being a ham, he'll be
    sending a QSL card in return and keeping John's as a reminder [quote]
    "to not shun the weak signals, nor even the ones whose code is not the
    best because you just never know!" [endquote] Oh, and he'll also be
    listening again on 30m for his fellow CW enthusiast. Listening
    carefully.

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Mike Askins, KE5CXP.

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to the ARRL; Carlos Felix, KD9OLN; CQ Magazine; David Behar
    K7DB; Dayton Martin, WB4JWD; Essex Ham; JAMSAT; DX-World.net; KWHI
    NEWS; Ohio Penn DX; QRZ.com; Radio Amateurs of Canada; the Radio
    Society of Great Britain; Silvercreek Amateur Radio Association;
    Southgate Amateur Radio News; shortwaveradio.de; the Weinheim VHF
    Conference; the Wireless Institute of Australia; and you our listeners,
    that's all from the Amateur Radio Newsline.

    You can write to us at newsline@arnewsline.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 you all.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York,
    and our news team worldwide, I'm Jim Damron, N8TMW, in Charleston,
    West Virginia, saying 73. As always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Fri Jun 17 09:06:16 2022
    WORLD OF DX

    In the World of DX, Barry, FO/KD6XU, has been active from French
    Polynesia and can be heard from the Society Islands. Be listening for
    him using CW mainly on 40-12m bands.

    Listen for Team ZY8AM from the Amazon Rainforest in Brazil between July
    1st and 12th. They will be active on 160m to 6m using CW, SSB and FT8.
    QSL using LoTW or Direct only.

    In Guatemala, Stephen, K4IM, is on the air as TG9AWS until October.
    Listen for him from 160 to 10 metres with a focus on RTTY. QSL via home
    call, direct, LoTW, OQRS Club Log.

    Roland, F8EN is on Gabon Island operating as TR8CR until the end of July. Listen on 40, 30 and 20 meters where he is using CW. QSL via F6AJA direct
    or bureau.

    (DX-WORLD. NET)

    **

    KICKER: MORSE CODE IS KEYING UP IN AUTOMAKER'S NEW CAMPAIGN

    DON/ANCHOR: For our final story, we look at how one car maker's ad
    campaign has embraced the spirit of the DXpedition. In fact, the car
    maker is using that campaign as a vehicle - a four-wheel-drive vehicle in
    this case - to honor the kind of adventurous spirit found in amateur
    radio and to celebrate - in a big way - Morse Code. Here's Mike Askins,
    KE5CXP, with the details.

    MIKE: There's no need to keep a secret about what's going on at Jeep: the popular carmaker has been into Morse Code now for quite a few years. In
    2015, there was the campaign slogan "Don't Morse Code and Drive," which
    gave good safety advice to motorists having off-road adventures in their four-by-four. Later came a Morse Code message in the cars themselves,
    dits and dahs in raised bumps visible on the driver's left footrest.
    Decoded, the message spells out "Sand, Snow, Rivers, and Rocks," the
    terrain the SUV was made to conquer with relative ease. Now there's a new campaign called "Jeep Code," released this past spring by the ad agency Publicis Groupe. The agency's executive creative director said on the
    website Little Black Book online that CW serves as an ideal match for
    Jeep because Morse Code is a good form of communication for people in
    remote, off-road places. The agency directed the creation of a website to complement the campaign, letting people generate or translate their own
    Morse Code messages, just for fun. That website is jeeplifeiscalling dot
    com (jeeplifeiscalling.com)

    When miles- or kilometres-per-hour teams up with words-per-minute, the
    only thing left for the carmaker to do, perhaps, is to trade in all those ignition keys.....for straight keys.

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Mike Askins, KE5CXP.

    (JEEPLIFEISCALLING.COM, LITTLE BLACK BOOK ONLINE, ADSOFTHEWORLD.COM)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to the Ads Of the World; AMSAT News Service; ARRL;
    Astroscale; BBC; CQ Magazine; Daily Mirror; Daily Express; David Behar
    K7DB; DX-World.net; JeepLifeIsCalling; IARU Region 1; Little Black Book Online; Millennium Post; NPR; Ohio Penn DX; QRZ.com; Robert Sabarese; Southgate Amateur Radio News; Sable Island DXpedition website; shortwaveradio.de; TechMonitor; the Washington Post; and you our
    listeners, that's all from the Amateur Radio Newsline.

    You can write to us at newsline@arnewsline.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 you all.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York, and
    our news team worldwide, I'm Don Wilbanks, AE5DW, in Picayune,
    Mississippi, saying 73. As always we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Thu Jun 23 19:29:34 2022
    WORLD OF DX

    In the World of DX, there are a few days left to work members of the
    Russian DX Team operating with the call sign Z21RU from Harare, Zimbabwe.
    They are on the air until June 29th, operating on 160 through 6 meters
    and on the QO-100 satellite. They are using CW, SSB and the Digital
    modes. QSL via R7AL, ClubLog or LoTW.

    Two special-event call signs are on-air from operators in Algeria. Listen
    for Kamel, 7X2GK, operating as 7R19MG; and the Djefa Amateur Radio Club, 7X2VFK, using the call sign 7Y19MG. They are active between June 25th and
    July 5th for the 19th Mediterranean Games being held in Oran, Algeria.
    QSL 7R19MG via IK2DUW and 7Y19MG via 7X2VFK.

    Listen for Alex, AK4AM, operating as AK4AM/p from Emerald Island, IOTA
    NA-112, between July 3rd and 9th. He will be calling QRZ on 160-10
    meters. QSLs only using LoTW.

    (OHIO PENN DX)

    **

    KICKER: TIME TO READ MORE THAN JUST YOUR S-METER

    STEPHEN/ANCHOR: Finally, in this part of the world where we produce
    Amateur Radio Newsline, summer has arrived - and for many that means it's
    time to read something more than just your S-meter. Randy Sly, W4XJ,
    shares some suggestions.

    RANDY: It's that time of year when some amateur radio operators abandon
    their shacks and head outdoors for the lazy crazy hazy days of summer.
    Whether you're sitting quietly on a beach, enjoying a mountain view or
    taking your hobby with you at a POTA station in a park, there may be
    times when you say, "What else can I do?" Well, when you're not operating
    ham radio, how about reading about ham radio? Not one of those technical manuals or heavy theory books, but a book about radio, about
    communicating, and all the fascinating and dramatic stories that go with
    it.

    With the help of Russell Calabrese, KR2NZ, the book club moderator for
    the Long Island CW club, I came up with a list of books that may make
    good summer reading for those moments when you're off the air. If you
    enjoy history, how about the "The World of Ham Radio," covering amateur
    radio in the early 20th century. Or try "Code Girls, The Untold Story of American Women Codebreakers of WWII." There's also "Brass Pounders, Young Telegraphers of the Civil War." Want to know how single sideband started?
    You can read "Wes Schum, Amateur Radio's Unsung Hero." Then, there's the
    book by Don Keith, N4KC, "Riding the Shortwaves," which contains some
    how-tos, along with fun anecdotes, stories and personal advice. For these
    and other recommendations, check our longer list in the the text version
    of this week's newscast at arnewsline.com.

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Randy Sly, W4XJ.

    [FOR PRINT ONLY: ADDITIONAL SUGGESTED BOOKS FOR SUMMER READING]

    "The World of Ham Radio, 1901-1950" - Richard Bartlett
    "Wes Schum: Amateur Radio's Unsung Hero" - Dominic Tusa
    "Code Girls: American Women Codebreakers of WWII" - Liza Mundy
    "Brass Pounders: Young Telegraphers of the Civil War" - Alvin F. Harlow
    "Riding the Shortwaves: Exploring the Magic of Amateur Radio" - Don
    Keith, N4KC
    "Playing with Meteors" - Eric Nichols, KL7AJ (CQ books)
    "The Collected Works of Professor Emil Heisseluft" (Humor) - Dr. Theodore
    J. "Ted" Cohen, N4XX (CQ Books)
    "Secret Wireless War" - Pidgeon, Geoffrey (ARRL books)
    "Storm Spotting and Amateur Radio 3rd Edition" - Michael Correy, W5MPC,
    Victor Morris, AH6WX (ARRL books)
    "The life of St. Maximilian Kolbe: Apostle of Mass Communications" -
    William L LaMay, K3RMW
    "200 Meters and Down" - Clinton DeSoto
    "The Land God Gave to Cain" - Hammond Innes

    You can also simply search "Ham Radio Books" on the internet. You may also visit the Radio Society of Great Britain website:

    https://www.rsgbshop.org/acatalog/Online_Catalogue_Radio_Books___CDs_
    29.html

    (above URL all on one line)

    (LONG ISLAND CW CLUB, RSGB)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to ARRL; the Associated Press; Aviation Today; CQ Magazine; catsanddogsontheair.com; Dan Romanchik, KB6NU; David Behar K7DB; DX-
    World.net; Long Island CW Club; Ohio Penn DX; QRZ.com; Radio Society of
    Great Britain; Southgate Amateur Radio News; shortwaveradio.de; Stan
    Pierson, AE0LM; Superlaunch.org; Swedish Society of Radio Amateurs; World Radiosport Team Championship Reflector; and you our listeners, that's all
    from the Amateur Radio Newsline.

    You can write to us at newsline@arnewline.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 you all.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York, and
    our news team worldwide, I'm Stephen Kinford in Wadsworth, Ohio, saying
    73. As always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Fri Jul 1 19:20:57 2022
    WORLD OF DX

    In the World of DX, Rafael, NN3RP will be active from Granada,
    Nicaragua as YN2RP during July 5. He will be operating on the HF
    bands, FM satellites, and will be using FT8/FT4, CW, RTTY, VarAC,
    and SSB. QSL via LoTW and eQSL.

    Be listening for Pete, ZL4TE, operating as E51RMP from the Cook
    islands during July 14th through 21st. Although he will be mainly on Rarotonga, he will make a side trip Aitutaki, IOTA number OC-083, on
    July 18th and 19th. Be listening on the HF bands. He will be QRP.
    QSL to Pete's home call.

    FIrst-time contest participant VK5KI will be on the air for the
    Radio Society of Great Britain's IOTA Contest from Kangaroo Island,
    IOTA number OC-139, off South Australia's coast, from Friday July
    29th to Sunday July 31st. The station will operate in CW and SSB.
    Before the contest, be listening on 80m through 10m. During the
    contest, be listening on 80/40/20/15/ and 10m. QSL via Charles
    M0OXO.

    Be listening also for KL7RRC from Kiska Island, NA-070, during the
    RSGB IOTA contest on July 30th and 31st. Send QSLs to N7RO.

    (DX-WORLD.NET)

    **

    KICKER: GETTING A STRING OF CONTACTS WITH A KITE

    NEIL/ANCHOR: For our final story, we introduce a radio amateur who
    is lucky enough to have found a way to combine two things she really
    loves - amateur radio and flying kites. Mike Askins, KE5CXP, tells
    us about her adventures in Kite POTA.

    MIKE: Lisa Neuscheler (Newsh-Lurr), KC1YL, has found a way to string
    together her Parks on the Air contacts from as close to her Florida
    home as Texas and as far away as the western states, the Caribbean
    and Europe. That's because the string she uses is the string of a
    kite. The kite enthusiast launched her first high-flying ham radio
    antenna in October of last year on Florida's east coast with
    friends. Back home on the west coast near Tampa, she and her small
    team have done eight kite activations since that time. This past
    March, she was on Florida's Honeymoon Island when she achieved her
    first POTA kite-to-kite contact with another team that also brought
    their kite there.

    Lisa told Newsline that she credits Kourt de Haas, KB5PRZ, with
    inspiring her lofty goals after she learned that the Texas amateur accomplished his QSO with her in 2016 - while she was still living
    in Connecticut - using an antenna on a kite over the Gulf of Mexico.
    Now she runs along the Florida beaches with a POTA kite team of her
    own, including Julie, NF1T, Jack, W1BBU, and others.

    Her next challenge is a longer-distance POTA kite-to-kite contact
    with her friend Paul, W1IP, in Connecticut. Their first attempt on
    June 13th was scrapped by insufficient wind on Paul's local beach.
    Lisa made 95 regular POTA contacts that day using her kite antenna
    but none were made with Paul. So they're trying again on July 11th.

    Lisa told Newsline: [quote] "You have to be happy when you are
    holding a kite string." [endquote] No doubt she'll be even happier
    if on that day the wind helps carries her ambition to reality. You
    might even say it will be uplifting.

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Mike Askins, KE5CXP.

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to the Alexanderson Association; ARRL; CQ Magazine;
    David Behar K7DB; DXWorld.net; Eham.Net; Facebook; Mary Bittner,
    WBØPXM; Ohio Penn DX; QRZ.com; the Ramona Sentinel; South African
    Radio League; Southgate Amateur Radio News; shortwaveradio.de;
    Thirteen Colonies Special Event; WESH Channel 2; and you our
    listeners, that's all from the Amateur Radio Newsline.

    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 you all.

    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.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Fri Jul 8 10:28:18 2022
    WORLD OF DX

    In the World of DX, there is still time to work Elvira, IV3FSG, on the
    air as 5X3R from Uganda until July 13th. She is operating on 80-10 meters using SSB, RTTY and PSK31. QSL via IK2DUW, direct, by the Bureau, ClubLog
    or LoTW.

    Be listening for the call sign CO9GNN from Cuba, where a number of
    operators will be marking a special event, the 333rd anniversary of the founding of Santa Clara City, Cuba, which is IOTA NA-015. They will be on
    most of the HF bands and on 2 meters using SSB and the Digital modes.
    Digital diplomas are available. Contact Ernesto by email at ernesto c o 6
    i d at gmail dot com (ernestoco6id@gmail.com)

    A special event station in New Zealand is marking the 90th anniversary of
    the New Zealand Association of Radio Transmitters Southland Branch 37.
    They will be using the call sign ZL90GQ throughout July. For details
    about the special award available and for details on how to QSL, visit
    their QRZ.com page.

    Listen for John, N9EAJ, operating as N9EAJ/P from Okaloosa Island, which
    is IOTA reference NA-142, between July 24 and 31st. John will be on 40-10 meters using SSB and a little CW. You may hear him during the Radio
    Society of Great Britain's IOTA Contest on July 30th and 31st. QSL via
    N9EAJ direct or ClubLog's OQRS.

    The exact details and dates are yet to be determined by Gilbert, 4F2KWT,
    for a DXpedition that will be operating from the Spratly Islands with the
    call sign DX0NE sometime between August 1st and December 31st, 2022.
    There will be four operators and it will be a month-long activation on
    the HF bands using CW, SSB, and FT8. QSL via 4F2KWT, ClubLog or LoTW.

    (OHIO PENN DX)

    **

    'HAM TALK LIVE' MARKS 300TH EPISODE

    We'd also like to take a moment to celebrate with a member of the
    Newsline family, Neil Rapp, WB9VPG, on having completed Episode Number
    300 of his podcast "Ham Talk Live," on July 5th. Neil is a Newsline
    anchor and correspondent and a host of this lively talk show about one of
    our favorite subjects. Congratulations Neil!

    **

    KICKER: HOPING TO SPY INTEREST IN REVIVING AN OLD NET

    DON/ANCHOR: Finally, a popular CW net that went silent two decades ago
    has found its voice in one amateur who is looking to revive it. He is
    looking for hams with MK 123 transceivers or any spy radio equipment - including homebrew. We end this week with Jeremy Boot, G4NJH, who shares
    some of the intrigue.

    JEREMY: Colin, F5VHZ, remembers the great days of the Spy Set Net that attracted hams at the Bletchley Park Radio Club GB2BP. Back then the rig
    of choice was mainly the MK 123 radio. The hams held CW nets, special
    events and even a bit of chat. Colin recently posted on the QRZ forums
    that he hopes to find like-minded amateurs who will join him once again
    in calling "CQ, CQ CQ Spy Set Net," adding their call sign. Any CW speed
    is welcome. Colin's love of history and old radios dates back to his home-brewed crystal projects as a child and a memorable visit in 1964 to
    the British Science Museum where he saw a World War II radio transmitting
    text from China's Chairman Mao in RTTY. He got his licence as F1HIC when
    he moved to France, then returned to the UK in the 80s, becoming G1YEB.
    He joined the Bletchley Park radio club and after passing the CW test he became M5AET. He was part of the first Spy Set Net operating mainly on
    3.514 and 7.028 MHz. The net fell silent over the years but Colin told Newsline: [quote] "I have decided to try and kickstart the old Spy Set
    Net back into action." [endquote] Of course, it will be on the old frequencies.

    With a nod to a little espionage history, Colin adds a final thought:
    "You can make up and send your own 'secret' message as in World War II,
    like a string of messages: Thomas's bike has a puncture, Mary has found a
    blue rose, there are owls in the woods tonight, etcetera." [endquote]

    It's all a bit of fun and yes, even a little intrigue. Colin hopes he
    spies others who are interested. His email is in the text version of this week's newscast at arnewsline.org

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Jeremy Boot, G4NJH.

    [FOR PRINT ONLY: Colin's email is f5vhz@gmail.com]

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to the A-13 GROUP NEWSLETTER; AMSAT-UK; ARRL; CQ Magazine;
    Darren VK6EK; David Behar K7DB; Facebook; HawaiiARES.net; Institute of
    Amateur Radio in Kerala; KITV HAWAII; Lloyd Colston KC5FM; Maritime Radio Histocial Society; Ohio Penn DX; QRZ.com; Southgate Amateur Radio News; shortwaveradio.de; and you our listeners, that's all from the Amateur
    Radio Newsline.

    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 you all.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York, and
    our news team worldwide, I'm Don Wilbanks, AE5DW, in Picayune, Mississippi saying 73. As always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Thu Jul 14 20:01:06 2022
    WORLD OF DX

    In the World of DX, be listening for Pete, ZL4TE, using the call sign
    E51RMP from the South Cook Islands through to the 21st of July. He will be operating holiday style, QRP on some of the HF bands and will also be on
    VHF, using the digital voice mode D-STAR. Pete will be using both CW and
    SSB. Send QSLs to his home call.

    Listen for special event stations 4Z21MG and 4X21MG to be active from Maccabiah Village in Israel during the 21st Maccabiah Games, an
    international sporting event, through July 26th. Operation is on various HF bands using CW, SSB, FT8. There will also be operation on various
    satellites. QSL via 4X6ZM.

    (OHIO PENN DX)

    **

    KICKER: AMATEUR RADIO NEWSLINE ANNOUNCES 2022 YOUNG HAM OF THE YEAR

    JIM/ANCHOR: Amateur Radio Newsline is proud to announce the winner of the
    2022 Bill Pasternak WA6ITF Memorial Amateur Radio Newsline Young Ham of the Year award. Newsline's Mark Abramowicz (Abram-o-vich) NT3V, chairman of the award program, is here with the story.

    "Really? Oh, my God!"

    That was the reaction of Audrey McElroy, KM4BUN, after learning she had
    been selected as the recipient of Newsline's Young Ham of the Year award.

    Audrey, of Cumming, Georgia, is the daughter of Thomas McElroy, W4SDR, and Janet McElroy, K4PRM. Her brother, Jack, is KM4ZIA.

    Audrey is 18, and an honor student who graduated in June from Forsyth
    Central High School in Cumming, Georgia. She already has begun computer science studies at Georgia Tech.

    She credits her parents with generating her early interest in amateur
    radio.

    "By the age of like 3 or 4, I was out there helping my dad put antennas up, run coax in the hot summer heat," she recalls. "And, I became so fascinated looking into the radios."

    Audrey passed her Tech test in June 2014 at the age of 10, took her General license exam a few years later and passed her Extra test on Election Night 2016 at the age of 13.

    In 2019, Audrey was invited to join the Dave Kalter Memorial Youth DX Adventure to Curacao.

    "Probably one of the best experiences in my life, not only in amateur radio but overall," she recalls. "We were so blessed to be able to use the PJ2T station."

    "And we spent day and night making contacts. We broke the record for the number of contacts made. I think we made over 65-hundred contacts in just
    the span of really just a few days when you count up all the hours."

    Audrey says she put her love of amateur radio together with her pursuit of biotechnology STEM studies in high school to produce a senior capstone
    project that involved a high-altitude balloon launch.

    Her payload was small roundworms or C elegans.

    "My whole project was launching them up to 100,000 feet, which I calculated using the amount of helium and everything," she explains. "And at the same time, I was taking measurements and readings about the pressure and the temperature."

    But this was not her first launch. She credits her mentor, Bill Brown,
    WB8ELK, a NASA engineer, with helping her achieve success in launching
    several high altitude and orbiting balloons including one that circled the globe nearly five times.

    Audrey has made presentations during forums in Dayton, Huntsville and for
    the Youth on the Air camp. Audrey says promoting amateur radio is a big
    part of her immediate future.

    "Now, I kind of make it my mission to bring more youth and especially women into amateur radio and STEM," she says.

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Mark Abramowicz, NT3V.

    JIM/ANCHOR: Audrey will receive her award on Saturday, Aug. 20, during ceremonies at the Huntsville Hamfest in the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to the ARRL; Consumerguide.com; CQ Magazine; CNN; the Dit Dah
    CW Gang; David Behar K7DB; NASA; ORARI; Ohio Penn DX; QRZ.com; QSOToday; Southgate Amateur Radio News; shortwaveradio.de; Surrey Emergency Program Amateur Radio; thedrive.com; UN Office for Outer Space Affairs; USKA: and
    you our listeners, that's all from the Amateur Radio Newsline.

    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 you all.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York, and
    our news team worldwide, I'm Jim Damron, N8TMW, in Charleston, West
    Virginia, saying 73. As always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Fri Jul 22 08:48:39 2022
    PROS TO MENTOR TEEN RADIO ENTHUSIASTS

    PAUL/ANCHOR: A new program is creating a yearlong partnership between
    radio professionals and teens -- and Andy Morrison, K9AWM, tells us how
    it works.

    ANDY: Founded as the Junior Wireless Club more than a century ago by a
    group of teenage radio enthusiasts, the world's oldest professional
    wireless radio organization is now reaching out to teen hobbyists in a
    new formal role: pairing them with mentors.

    The Radio Club of America already has an array of initiatives focusing on young people: a Youth Activities Program launched three decades ago
    focuses on STEM studies through ham radio; a college scholarship program supports students in engineering and related fields; a Young Professionals program boosts the careers of those under the age of 30.

    The club's Mentorship Program brings young people and veteran RCA members together for an intensive year of one-on-one support. The RCA's
    president, John Facella, K9FJ, said in a statement: [quote] "RCA
    recognized that an important new value for our membership was to have our
    more experienced members provide help to members who were relatively new
    to the wireless industry." [endquote]

    The program recognizes the need for diversity and inclusion and will
    encourage both mentors and mentees to outline goals and expectations as
    their year together gets under way. The program's co-chairs are Paul
    Scutieri and David Witkowski, W6DTW.

    Additional details are available on the RCA website at
    radioclubofamerica.org

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Andy Morrison, K9AWM.

    (RADIO WORLD, RADIO CLUB OF AMERICA)

    **

    KICKER: WHEN HOME-BREW GIVES A TASTE OF HISTORY

    PAUL/ANCHOR: Our last story is about amateur radio generosity. An Ohio
    ham with a gift for home-brew has now shared that gift with a radio
    museum. Jack Parker, W8ISH, concludes this week's report with that story.

    JACK: When Robert Gunderman, W8INO, built his home-brewed radio equipment
    in the post-World War II era, he did so in the tradition of radio's
    earliest pioneers. Recently those radios found a new QTH where they now educate future generations by giving visitors a glimpse of radio's roots
    from a home-brewer's perspective.

    The move took place with the help of John Levo, W8KIW, and other members
    of the Highland Amateur Radio Association, this year's Hamvention Club of
    the Year. With their assistance, David Gunderman, K8DG, was able to
    provide a relevant museum with this carefully built collection from his
    father Robert. Robert is relocating and will no longer have room for the equipment in his new home. Robert's collection has found a welcoming home
    of its own now at the West Virginia Museum of Radio and Technology in Huntington where president and curator Geoffrey Bourne told Newsline the equipment is already on display. The items include a 2-inch oscilloscope,
    a CRT rejuvenator for black and white TV images, a power supply and a converter - and a transmitter and receiver, both capable of operating on
    10 through 80 meters.

    Geoff told Newsline in a phone call that the craftsmanship shows true artistry. He said [quote] "the quality of the construction is
    unbelievable." At the time Geoff spoke to Newsline, nothing had been
    powered up yet, but the equipment was already doing its job anyway,
    carrying its message of homebrew pride, the kind that amateurs respect
    most.

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Jack Parker, W8ISH.

    (JOHN LEVO W8KIW, GEOFFREY BOURNE)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to the AMSAT-UK; ARRL; CQ Magazine; David Behar K7DB; Forbes; Geoffrey Bourne; the Graham Leader; John Levo W8KIW; IARU Region 1; Ohio
    Penn DX; Olney Enterprise; QRZ.com; Radio Club of America; Radio World; Southgate Amateur Radio News; shortwaveradio.de; Space.com; and you our listeners, that's all from the Amateur Radio Newsline.

    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 you all.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York, and
    our news team worldwide, I'm Paul Braun, WD9GCO, in Valparaiso, Indiana,
    saying 73. As always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Fri Jul 29 10:59:44 2022
    WORLD OF DX

    In the World of DX, be listening for Raji, CN8QR, using the special call 5E9QR, from Marrakesh, Morocco from August 16th through to the 29th. Raji
    is marking "Youth Day" and the 59th birthday of King Mohammed the Sixth.
    Be listening on various HF bands. QSL via CN8WW.

    Alan, VK1AO, will be on the air as 4W/VK1AO from Dili, Timor-Leste, until August 4th. While visiting family, he and plans to activate IOTAs OC-148, Timor Island, and OC-232, Atauro Island, and a number of Parks on the Air locations. Be listening on various HF bands where he will be using CW,
    SSB, JS8 and FT8. QSL via eQSL, ClubLog or LoTW.

    Elvira, IV3FSG, will be active as 5R8LH from Madagascar, AF-013, between August 1st and September 9th. Be listening on 80-10 meters where she will
    be using SSB, RTTY and PSK31 in her spare time. QSL via IK2DUW, direct,
    by the Bureau, ClubLog or LoTW.

    Be listening for Bernhard, DL2GAC, on the air July 30th through September
    15th as H44MS on Guadalcanal Island, OC-047, in the Solomon Islands.
    Bernhard will be on 80-6 meters using SSB and possibly FT8. He will also
    be active in the RSGB IOTA Contest on July 30th and 31st. QSL via DL2GAC, direct, by the Bureau or via ClubLog.

    **

    KICKER: NO NEED TO DECODE A SON'S DEVOTION

    STEPHEN/ANCHOR: We end this week's report with a story about an event
    that's not just a special event station but a tribute to a father from
    his son. Randy Sly, W4XJ, picks up the story from here.

    RANDY: Herb Goodluck, N7HG, grew up knowing that his father had served
    with the Marines during WWII, but that was all. Then, in 1968, when the mission was declassified, he and his family first learned that John V. Goodluck was one of the famous Navajo Code Talkers, who used their native language to craft a messaging system that defied decryption by the enemy.
    Herb gradually heard more and more stories of his father's efforts in the war's Pacific theater, enlarging his appreciation for their risks and contribution to winning the war.

    When his father died in 2000, Herb, who had earned his amateur radio
    license in 1996, wanted to do something special to honor him and preserve
    the legacy of all who had been a part of the Code Talkers. "I was so
    proud of my father," he told Amateur Radio Newsline, "and wanted to give
    him - and all of them - something in return." So, in 2004, he reserved
    N7C as the callsign for the first annual Special Event to take place
    around August 14, which is Navajo Code Talkers Day.

    Eighteen years later, this devoted son still honors the legacy of his
    father and his fellow Code Talkers. This year's special event will run
    from August 10 through the 14th. You can contact the station using phone,
    CW and FT-8 on 40, 20 and 17 meters. Additional information can be found
    in the QRZ.com listing for N7C.

    For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Randy Sly, W4XJ.

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to the ARRL; Associated Press; BAREC; CQ Magazine; David
    Behar K7DB; Essex Ham; Jurgen ON8VC; LABRE; NRRL; Ohio Penn DX; QRZ.com;
    Radio Society of Great Britain; Reuters; Southgate Amateur Radio News; shortwaveradio.de; SpaceNews; and you our listeners, that's all from the Amateur Radio Newsline.

    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 you all.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York, and
    our news team worldwide, I'm Stephen Kinford, N8WB, in Wadsworth, Ohio,
    saying 73. As always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Thu Aug 4 20:59:36 2022
    WORLD OF DX

    In the World of DX, listen for Tom, KA1IS, (Kay Ay Won Eye Ess)
    who will be on the air as JW/KA1IS on Spitsbergen Island (EU-026)
    between the 10th and 16th of August. He'll be on various HF bands
    using CW and SSB. QSL via his home callsign.

    Eugen, DL8AAI, will be active as 5H2JK from August 8th to 14th
    from the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania, (National Park
    5HFF-0005). He will operate afterward in the town of Moshi. Be
    listening on HF where he will be using SSB. QSL via home call
    through bureau only.

    Along with around 300 other teams, the Isle of Man Amateur Radio
    Society will be celebrating the 25th annual Lighthouse and
    Lightship weekend on August 20th and 21st by activating the Point
    of Ayre Lighthouse. This will be "Lighthouse IM0001" for the
    weekend and operators will be using the club call sign, GT3FL for
    the full 48 hours. Listen on 80m through 70 cm. Operators will be
    using CW, SSB and some digital modes. There will be a special 25
    years of ILLW downloadable certificate available for the
    lighthouse teams taking part. See QRZ.com for further details of
    GT3FL's activation.

    Plan ahead to be listening for Kasimir, DL2SBY, will be active in
    Monaco as 3A/DL2SBY between October 20th and 23rd. He will be
    using mostly FT8 but some CW. He will be operating with 100 watts
    and mobile antennas. QSL only via ClubLog, direct or LoTW.

    (OHIO PENN DX, IRTS)

    **

    KICKER: YLs STILL CELEBRATE THE MESSAGE OF A TELEGRAPHY PIONEER

    DON/ANCHOR: We end this week's report with the story of an
    international group of YLs paying tribute to a telegraphy
    pioneer. For that story we turn to Sel Embee, KB3TZD.

    SEL: A statue stands in Cobourg, Canada honoring Fern Blodgett
    Sunde, the first Canadian woman to hold a second class wireless
    operator's certificate. Blodgett Sunde herself stands as a
    pioneer and role model for many women who've followed her path in
    sharpening their own telegraphy skills, even those in civilian
    life. During World War II, Blodgett Sunde crossed the Atlantic
    Ocean 78 times aboard a Norwegian ship because neither Canada nor
    Great Britain permitted women to work on board their country's
    ships. Recently, members of the Canadian Ladies Amateur Radio
    Association made trips of their own - some of them crossing
    oceans too - in order to see that statue. The visitors who
    arrived in Cobourg on July 28th included Ann Nutter, VE3HAI,
    Sarla Sharma, VU2SWS, Suzanne Snape, VE7IM, Roberta Williams,
    VA3RMWX, and Janet Maggart, N9ZKU. They told the website, Today's Northumberland, that after watching the unveiling of the statue
    two years ago in an online video they started planning their own
    journey to be there in person.

    Such tributes may not have the same sense of ceremony and pomp as
    the one in 1943, when Blodgett Sunde became the first woman to be
    honored by the King of Norway who gave her the Norwegian War
    Medal. But there is perhaps no greater honor than to be
    recognized by a generation that follows your path, a community of
    YL operators gathering from around the world to celebrate someone
    who led the way in wartime.

    This is Sel Embee, KB3TZD.

    (FACEBOOK, TODAY'S NORTH UMBERLAND)

    **

    HUNTSVILLE HAMFEST INVITATION

    DON/ANCHOR: One final note: An invitation to join us August 20th
    at the Huntsville Hamfest in Alabama, as we present our annual
    Bill Pasternak Memorial Young Ham of the Year award to Audrey
    McElroy, KM4BUN. We, along with the Huntsville Hamfest staff and
    our corporate partners CQ Communications, Yaesu USA, Heil Sound
    and RadioWavz Antennas, hope to see you there. To find out more,
    visit hamfest.org.

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to ALARA; the ARDC; the ARRL; CQ Magazine; David
    Behar K7DB; DV Scotland; Eric, G6FGY; Facebook; the FCC; Hamfest
    India; IRTS; Ohio Penn DX; QRZ.com; Radio Society of Great
    Britain; RepublicWorld.com; Southgate Amateur Radio News;
    shortwaveradio.de; SpaceKidzIndia; Stephen VK3SN; Today's North
    Umberland; and you our listeners, that's all from the Amateur
    Radio Newsline.

    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 you all. We
    also remind our listeners that if you like our newscast, please
    leave us a 5-star rating wherever you subscribe to us.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New
    York, and our news team worldwide, I'm Don Wilbanks, AE5DW, in
    Picayune, Mississippi, saying 73. As always we thank you for
    listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Thu Aug 11 20:22:17 2022
    WORLD OF DX

    In the World of DX, members of the West Bengal Radio Club, VU2WB,
    will be using the call sign AT2AAM on August 15th to commemorate
    the 75th anniversary of India's independence from the UK. Be
    listening on various HF Bands. QSL to AT2AAM or VU2WB.

    Be listening for Eugen, DL8AAI, on the air as 5H2JK/p from August
    11th through the 17th during a hiking tour in Kilimanjaro
    National Park, 5HFF-0005. He will be on the air holiday style,
    mainly on SSB on 20 through 10 metres, using the World Wide Flora
    and Fauna frequencies. QSL via DL8AAI.

    In Cuba, Lefty, CO2QU, is on the air from from Havana, NA-015,
    until December 31st, on 30 meters, using FT8/FT4, and 6 meters,
    using FT8. QSL to CO2QU direct via LoTW.

    Members of the Saudi Amateur Radio Society, HZ1SAR, are on the
    air as HZ1CPCF for the Crown Prince Camel Festival special event,
    until September 4th. Be listening on 20, 17, 16 and 6 metres
    where the operators are using CW, SSB and FT8/FT4. QSL to HZ1SAR.

    (OHIO PENN DX)

    **

    KICKER: WE NEVER SAUSAGE A THING

    NEIL/ANCHOR: Over the past few weeks, Newsline has carried
    stories about the fabulous images transmitted back to Earth from
    the James Webb telescope. We end this week's newscast with an
    update, a report that has.....even more...meat to it. Here's Paul
    Braun, WD9GCO.

    PAUL: Once upon a time in a galaxy far, far away there was a
    French physicist with a report that was also far, far away...in
    this case, from reality: In late July, a very excited scientist,
    Etienne Klein, posted an image on his Twitter account,
    identifying it as the James Webb telescope's highly detailed
    capture of Proxima Centauri which, at 4.2 light years away from
    Earth, is the closest star to the sun. It is so close to the sun,
    in fact, you might say it sizzles. In this case, it sizzles like
    sausage -- because that's what it turned out to be: a single
    round slice of chorizo, a type of savory Spanish smoked sausage,
    in closeup under the camera lens. Klein later admitted his post
    was a light-hearted deception but only after thousands of his
    Twitter followers - who presumably were NOT vegetarians - had
    approved of the image. He told French media later that the tweet
    was meant only as a joke and insisted that any and all reports of
    celestial sausage are, you might say, tough to swallow. You might
    even call it a bit of baloney.

    This is Paul Braun, WD9GCO.

    (PEOPLE MAGAZINE)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to the ARDC; the ARRL; Bernie Van Der Walt, ZS4TX;
    Bob Josuweit, WA3PZO; CQ Magazine; David Behar, K7DB; IARU Region
    1; Northeast Today; Ohio Penn DX; People Magazine; QRZ.com;
    Southgate Amateur Radio News; shortwaveradio.de; Space.com;
    SpaceKidzIndia; and you our listeners, that's all from the
    Amateur Radio Newsline.

    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 you all. We
    also remind our listeners that if you like our newscast, please
    leave us a 5-star rating wherever you subscribe to us.

    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.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Fri Aug 19 15:37:31 2022
    KICKER: 8-YEAR-OLD WAKES UP TO HER DREAM QSO

    STEPHEN/ANCHOR: Some amateurs go to sleep dreaming of a contact with an astronaut on the International Space Station. One young girl in a
    coastal town of England went to sleep recently only to awaken quite
    suddenly to the real thing. Jeremy Boot, G4NJH, has her story.

    JEREMY: US astronaut Kjell [pronounced "CHELL"] Lindgren, using the
    call sign NA1SS, was aboard the ISS over England recently just as 8-
    year-old Isabella Payne had gone to bed. The Broadstairs girl's trip to dreamland was short-lived, however. Her father Matthew Payne, M0LMK,
    woke her suddenly so she could fulfill another dream while fully awake:
    A chance to talk with an astronaut via amateur radio during the short
    window of opportunity. Matthew, the holder of a Full licence, has been
    helping Isabella to study to become an amateur and both are members of
    the Hilderstone Radio Society.

    Isabella told the Isle of Thanet newspaper that the contact [quote]
    "made my day and night." [endquote] Likewise, the astronaut wrote on
    Twitter that even though he has worked stations on all continents and
    spoken to many children through the Amateur Radio on the International
    Space Station programme, this short chat was probably his all-time
    favourite.

    Isabella's next stop is the website of the US space agency, NASA, where
    her chat with the astronaut is being featured, along with her photo.

    This is Jeremy Boot, G4NJH.

    (ISLE OF THANET NEWS)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to Arden Nelson KA9WAR; the ARRL; CQ Magazine; David Behar
    K7DB; DX-World.net; IEE Spectrum; Isle of Thanet News; Lou N2CYY; Ohio
    Penn DX; Peshtigo Times; QRZ.com; Southgate Amateur Radio News; shortwaveradio.de; US Circuit Court; The Verge; Young Amateurs Radio
    Club; and you our listeners, that's all from the Amateur Radio
    Newsline.

    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 you all. We also remind our listeners that if you like our newscast, please leave us a 5-star
    rating wherever you subscribe to us.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York,
    and our news team worldwide, I'm Stephen Kinford, N8WB, in Wadsworth,
    Ohio, saying 73. As always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Thu Aug 25 18:04:55 2022
    WORLD OF DX

    In the World of DX, members of the Zagreb Amateur Radio Association will activate the special callsign 9A24ZRF during the 24th ZagrebRadio Fest on September 2nd and 3rd. QSL via the Bureau or LoTW.

    In Malaysia, the Taiping Amateur Radio Club and the Malaysian Amateur Radio Transmitter Society (MARTS), will be using the callsign 9M65MA from August 30th through to September 1st. This is to mark the 65th anniversary of Malaysia's independence. Listen on various HF bands for operators using CW, SSB, FM and the Digital modes. QSL via 9M2OHM direct.

    Trinidad and Tobago will be marking the 60th anniversary of their
    independence with an amateur radio special event operated by members of
    the Trinidad and Tobago Amateur Radio Society. They will be using the
    callsign 9Y60TT between the 26th of August and the 2nd of September. Listen
    on HF as well as the VHF bands where operators will be using CW, SSB, Slow Scan TV, Digital Modes and Moonbounce. They will also be making use of satellite contacts and APRS via the International Space Station. Be
    listening as well on DMR, C4FM, D-Star and EchoLink. QSLusing LoTW, ClubLog
    or QRZ.com.

    (OHIO PENN DX)

    **

    KICKER: ONE ANTENNA THAT'S A-MAIZE-ING

    JIM/ANCHOR: We end this week's report with a story about field day. No, not THAT field day. For this story, we're going straight to the field - the
    corn field, that is. Ralph Squillace, KK6ITB, brings us some kernels of wisdom.

    RALPH: If you're stalking the newest and most unusual kind of antenna, look
    no further than the two 8-foot-tall green stalks that Kevin, K0KLB,
    harvested recently in an Iowa cornfield to create the homebrew vertical he called the CornTenna. Relying on the combination of two stalks plus their inherent conductive moisture, Kevin had a hunch that by joining them and adding a copper wire, mounting them on a wooden batten and adding radials,
    he might get an SWR acceptable enough for some QSOs on 20m. With a little adjusting, the CornTenna tuned right up in the field and, well, things
    were soon popping. Operating at 5w QRP, he logged two contacts in Texas and had a few other contacts that almost made it into the log. Not quite smooth
    as silk, but for a Corn-Tenna? Downright a-maize-ing. You can see Kevin and the CornTenna in action on YouTube at the link in the text version of this week's newscast at arnewsline.org. He's got a real antenna farm and yes,
    he's having a field day.

    Meanwhile, one lingering question remains: Whether this innovative vertical can hold its own in a real amateur radio DX CORNtest. We're all ears.

    This is Ralph Squillace, KK6ITB.

    [FOR PRINT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WG1e1K1RR-s&t=165s ]

    (YOUTUBE)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to the Alabama Contest Group; the ARRL; Arstechnica; CQ
    Magazine; CNN; David Behar K7DB; DX-World.net; Indian YL Echolink Net; Levi
    C. Maaia, K6LCM; Ohio Penn DX; QRZ.com; Southgate Amateur Radio News; shortwaveradio.de; YouTube; and you our listeners, that's all from the
    Amateur Radio Newsline.

    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 you all. We also remind our listeners that if you
    like our newscast, please leave us a 5-star rating wherever you subscribe
    to us.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York,
    and our news team worldwide, I'm Jim Damron, N8TMW, in Charleston, West Virginia, saying 73. As always we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Fri Sep 2 09:17:15 2022
    WORLD OF DX

    In the World of DX, Michel, F5LRL, is operating as CN2DX in Morocco
    through to the 9th of September. He is operating holiday style on various
    HF bands using CW, SSB and FT8. He recommends that operators look for him between 0500-1000 UTC and 1800-2200 UTC. QSL via EA5GL.

    Be listening for Mike, VE6TC, operating as ZL4/VE6TC, on the air from
    Stewart Island, IOTA OC-203. He is in Grid Square RE43BE. Mike will be operating until early October and can be found on 20m. QSL direct to the
    home callsign, via the Bureau, via LOTW or EQSL.

    Operators Sven, PA1SVM, "JW," PA7JWC, and Maarten, PD2R, will be on the
    air as OZ/PA1SVM, 5Q7DX and OV2T, respectively, from North Jutland
    between September 11th and the 18th. Listen on 160-2 meters where the
    team will be using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL to OV2T via PA0ABM.
    QSL to 5Q7DX via PA7JWC or LoTW. No QSL cards will be available for
    OZ/PA1SVM.

    Listen for Masa, JA0RQV, using the callsign A35JP from Tongatapu Island,
    IOTA number OC-049, until September 30th. Masa will be on 80-6 meters
    using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL via LoTW and ClubLog, or direct with $2 in US currency. You may also use the Bureau via his home callsign JA0RQV. He
    will be unable to send paper QSLs until his return to Japan in October.

    (OHIO PENN DX)

    **

    KICKER: THIS HAM'S MEMORY ISN'T FOOL-HEARTED

    NEIL/ANCHOR: Finally, we end this week's report with a memory that's
    sweetest in the mind of one radio amateur, a songwriter who shared the
    glory of having a hit single four decades ago. Skeeter Nash, N5ASH,
    caught up with him recently.

    SKEETER: Forty years ago, on August 28, 1982, a song co-written by a
    young Nashville songwriter - and sung by an up-and-coming future
    superstar - was at Number One on the Billboard Hot Country Singles
    chart. The song was "Fool Hearted Memory," and the singer was George
    Strait. What does this have to do with amateur radio, you ask? The
    young songwriter was Byron Hill, KD4KMQ. and the song was his first
    Number One cut. I recently asked Byron to reflect on how the song
    came to be, and how it feels to celebrate this musical milestone.

    BYRON HILL: Back in 1981, I was writing on Music Row at a company called
    ATV Music. They had film connections and wanted me to write a song for a movie. They wanted an artist connected with the song, so that maybe they
    could have a hit on Country radio. My Publisher connected me with a young producer whose name is Blake Mevis. Little did we know that they were
    writing the very first Number One for George Strait! So the song, "Fool Hearted Memory," ended up being a lot more successful than the film was,
    and played such a big role in George Strait's success.

    SKEETER: KD4KMQ then recalled his beginnings in amateur radio, and how
    the hobby helped him to write another hit song for another Country
    superstar named "George".

    BYRON HILL: I was interested in radio since the time I was very small;
    you know, even as a kid, I had a CB base station that my parents got me
    from Sears Roebuck - even had a Morse code Morse keyer. When I get a
    little older, I went in the Boy Scouts; took Radio Merit Badge. Later
    on, I met a friend who is a songwriter in Nashville, who was also a ham operator. Started writing songs together; and one of the songs that we
    wrote was a song called "High-tech Redneck" for George Jones. So we
    kinda leaned on our Ham Radio knowledge for that, even though we didn't
    put "ham" in there; but we put a lot of technical stuff that made George
    sound really cool - and that cowriter was a guy name Zach Turner, and
    his call sign was N4ZFM. Anyway, I went on to get my General Class
    license, but I kind of went a long period there where I didn't get on
    ham radio; but thanks to you, Skeeter, I kind of got a little more
    involved. But basically, you know, I'm just a novice radio guy with a
    General Class license, and I've got a lot of new stuff to learn if I
    want to catch up!

    SKEETER: Thanks, Byron! Glad to be part of your ham radio experience! There’s more to the story, and you can access the full interview with
    Byron Hill in the "Extras" section at arnewsline.org. Reporting from Shelbyville, Tennessee - about an hour south of Music City - I'm Skeeter
    Nash, N5ASH.

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to the the ARRL; CQ Magazine; David Behar K7DB; DX-World.net; ITV.COM; NASA; Northeast SOTA Club; Ohio Penn DX; QRZ.com; Southgate
    Amateur Radio News; shortwaveradio.de; SOTA Reflector; T-Mobile; The
    Verge; Wireless Institute of Australia; YouTube; and you our listeners,
    that's all from the Amateur Radio Newsline.

    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
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    like our newscast, please leave us a 5-star rating wherever you subscribe
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    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.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Fri Sep 9 16:52:57 2022
    WORLD OF DX

    In the World of DX, George, K5KG, Steve, K4EU, and Tom, K4NMR, are active
    from Iceland, EU-021, until September 20th. They will be using the TF/
    prefix with their home calls. Listen for them in various contests. QSL
    via the home calls or LoTW.

    Be listening for Steve, WB4GHY, active from Diego Garcia Island, IOTA
    AF-006, between the 16th of September and the 16th of November. He will
    be using the callsign VQ9SC. Be listening on 160 - 10m, where Steve will
    be using SSB and FT8. Send QSLs via WB2REM.

    Michal, OK1WMR (OK1M), is active as FR/OK1M from Reunion Island, IOTA
    number AF-016, until the 12th of September. Listen for him on 20, 15 and
    10 meters using SSB, RTTY and possibly FT8. QSL via OK1M.

    Be listening for Mike, VE6TC, active as ZL4/VE6TC from Oban, Stewart
    Island (IOTA OC-203). He will be on the air until early October. QSL via
    the Bureau, direct to his home call, eQSL or LoTW.

    (DXNEWS.COM, OHIO PENN DX)

    **

    KICKER: THEY GOT ON THE AIR TO SAY FAREWELL AND THANKS

    PAUL/ANCHOR: We end this week with a story of grief among friends in a close-knit California radio group. They celebrated her life recently by
    doing just what she wanted them to do, as we hear from Ralph Squillace,
    KK6ITB.

    RALPH: Getting on the air became a way of life after retirement when
    Kathi Mixon, KD6CAF, joined with her husband Ken, KC6WOK, and some
    amateur radio friends to create the GOTA Hams, a group that celebrated friendship and family. The couple's RV soon became the club's mobile
    shack, gaining the callsign WG6OTA.

    Kathi, who lived in Covina, California, became a Silent Key on the 10th
    of August. The last few years of her life were filled with club
    activities: radio in the park, drilling EmComm skills and social
    gatherings inside the GOTA Home RV at San Dimas Canyon Park. Shortly
    after her death, the GOTAHams website devoted a section of its home page
    as a memorial to the woman they affectionately called the Mother of
    GOTAHams.

    According to a notice in the YLBeam newsletter, Kathy had a congenital
    liver disease known as primary biliary cirrhosis, and after a difficult
    final year, she died in hospice care this summer. Ten days after her
    death, the club held a celebration of Kathi's life in a local park.
    Everyone was asked to bring some food and memories to share. Organizers
    also made one more request: Bring your radios too and get on the air.
    That surely would have pleased the woman known as the Mother of GOTAHams.

    This is Ralph Squillace, KK6ITB.

    (YLBEAM, GOTAHAMS.COM)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to AMSAT-EA, the ARRL; CQ Magazine; David Behar K7DB; DXNews;
    GOTA Hams; the Indian Academy of Communication and Disaster Management; OceaniaDX contest; Ohio Penn DX; QRZ.com; Southgate Amateur Radio News; shortwaveradio.de; Space.com; Wireless Institute of Australia; the
    YLBeam; and you our listeners, that's all from the Amateur Radio
    Newsline.

    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 you all. We also remind our listeners that if you
    like our newscast, please leave us a 5-star rating wherever you subscribe
    to us.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York, and
    our news team worldwide, I'm Paul Braun, WD9GCO, in Valparaiso, Indiana,
    saying 73. As always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Fri Sep 16 11:09:44 2022
    WORLD OF DX

    In the World of DX, be listening for Stephen, VK3SN, on the air from
    Christmas Island for a week beginning the 24th of September. He is a member
    of the Christmas Island Amateur Radio Club and will use the club's call
    sign, VK9XX. Be listening during the afternoons and evenings local time
    when he will be using SSB and FT8 on the HF bands. For details visit the
    club website at c i a r c dot org dot au (ciarc.org.au)

    Be listening for Pablo, LU7MT, operating as 5K0C; Daniel, LU9FHF, operating
    as 5J0DX, Jose Louis, LU1FM, operating as 5K0T, and Alejandro, LU8YD, operating as 5K0YD, from San Andres Island, IOTA number NA-033, from
    September 16th through to the 25th. Listen on the HF bands as well as 6m.
    The hams will also be making use of various satellites. They will be using
    CW, SSB and FT8/FT4. For QSL information, check the QRZ.com pages for the individual calls.

    Listen for Kevin, 2E0KKV, Peter, G4UIX, Stuart, M0SGV, and Ray, M0XDL using the callsign GB0IOW from the Island of Wight, through the 23rd of
    September. This is a trip by the South Dorset Radio Society. Listen on the
    HF bands where operators will be using SSB and various digital modes, especially FT8. QSL via eQSL or LoTW. For direct QSL, send to M0XDL.

    Special event stations 7Z92ND, 8Z92ND, and HZ92ND, are now active until September 25th in Saudi Arabia to mark the 92nd anniversary of the "Unification Day for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia" and "Saudi N ational
    Day." Free electronic awards are available at the level of gold, silver and bronze for hams who request them by email. QSL all callsigns via HZ1SAR,
    the Saudi Amateur Radio Society.

    In Northern Ireland, Pastor Brian Madden, GI0RWO, will be using the special callsign GBØKC to celebrate the new King Charles the Third, as well as remembering the passing and the exemplary service of Queen Elizabeth the Second. There were no details about modes but the DX clusters have shown
    him on 20 and 40 meters SSB. QSL via E-mail. Send details of your QSO to
    him at pastorbrianmadden at me dot com (pastorbrianmadden@me.com)

    (OHIO PENN DX, VK3SN)

    **

    KICKER: HISTORIC PAGODA IN PENNSYLVANIA COMES ALIVE WITH RADIO

    DON/ANCHOR: For our final story, we ask: What does a Japanese-style pagoda that became a historical landmark for a Pennsylvania community have to do
    with a radio club's centennial anniversary? Amateur Radio Newsline's
    Mark Abramowicz (Abram-o-vich), NT3V, takes us on a journey for the answer.

    MARK: To residents of the town of Reading, Pennsylvania, The Pagoda here
    atop Mount Penn has been a part of the skyline since the early 1900s. It
    has become the most recognizable tourist attraction and symbol for Reading
    for more than 100 years.

    Local historians say it was built to cover up a developer's gravel quarry damage to the mountain overlooking this city. The seven-story structure, modeled after an actual Japanese pagoda, was supposed to become a luxury hotel.

    But the history books say its owner failed to get Pennsylvania's permission
    to serve alcoholic beverages there. The owner claimed his pagoda never realized its full potential and he went bankrupt.

    By 1911, the city officials bought The Pagoda for a dollar and opened it to the public as a local attraction. More than 60 years later, it was listed
    on the National Register of Historic Places.

    The Pagoda became a natural symbol for the emblem adopted by the Reading
    Radio Club, which is marking its 100th anniversary this year.

    On Saturday, Sept. 24, the club will be on the air from The Pagoda as a special event station using the club call sign W3BN.

    Three other HF stations using W3BN also will be on the air from the Reading area for 12 hours to give amateurs an opportunity to join the party and
    earn a keepsake color certificate featuring a photo of Reading's historic Pagoda.

    You'll find more on the Reading Radio Club's Facebook page or on QRZ.com, search W3BN.

    I'm Mark Abramowicz, NT3V, in Reading, Pennsylvania.

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to the ARRL; CQ Magazine; the CRAC; David Behar K7DB; Engadget; Federal Ministry for Digital Affairs and Transport; GuardonLine; ICQ
    Podcast; IEEE Spectrum; Ohio Penn DX; QRZ.com; Radio Amateurs of Canada; Reading Radio Club; South African Radio League; Southgate Amateur Radio
    News; shortwaveradio.de; and you our listeners, that's all from the Amateur Radio Newsline.

    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 you all. We also remind our listeners that if you
    like our newscast, please leave us a 5-star rating wherever you subscribe
    to us.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York, and
    our news team worldwide, I'm Don Wilbanks, AE5DW, in Picayune, Mississippi, saying 73. As always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Fri Sep 23 08:10:56 2022
    WORLD OF DX

    In the World of DX, the special callsign 9H6QE is being used by the
    Marconi Amateur Radio Circle, 9H1MRC, on the island of Malta, IOTA
    number EU-023. The activation celebrates the life of the late Queen
    Elizabeth II. The station will be on the air until October 14th on
    20,17,15, 12 and 10 meters. QSL direct only via 9H1MRC.

    Be listening for Francesco, IK6QON, on the air as 5R8FG from Madagascar
    from October 8 and the 17th. He will be operating holiday style on
    various HF bands using CW and SSB. He will also be on on Nosy Be Island,
    IOTA number AF-057, and Nosy Iranja Island, IOTA number AF-57, and in
    the city of Diego Suarez in the north part of Madagascar. QSL via
    IZ6BRJ, direct or through the Bureaus.

    Listen for Gianpi, (Jee-On-Pea) IK1TTD, on the air on 20 metres as 8Q7TD
    from the Maldive Islands, on Fasmendhoo Island, IOTA number AS-013,
    between October 2nd through to the 17th. He is commemorating his 25th
    wedding anniversary. QSL via his home callsign, direct, through the
    Bureau or LoTW.

    Alex, K6VHF, will be active as K6VHF/HR9 from Roatan Island between
    October 27th and 31st on 40-10 meters using CW, SSB and 10 watts on the digital modes. QSL via LoTW, ClubLog OQRS, eQSL, direct or through the
    Bureau to his home callsign.

    (OHIO PENN DX)

    **

    KICKER: ON LONG ISLAND, A TOWER OF POWER

    PAUL/ANCHOR: For our final story, we take you to Long Island, New York,
    where inventor Nikola Tesla conducted many of his groundbreaking
    experiments. Tesla's former laboratory is the perfect inspirational spot
    for a ham radio club to celebrate an important anniversary. Jim Damron,
    N8TMW, tells us what happens next.

    JIM: Marking its 75th anniversary on Long Island, the Suffolk County
    Radio Club, W2DQ, appreciates what it means to be part of radio history.
    So it's celebrating the occasion at a nearby historic spot -
    Wardenclyffe, the former laboratory of electronics innovator Nikola
    Tesla, now renamed the Tesla Science Center. Though the noted engineer
    and inventor died in 1943 - four years before the radio club was founded
    in Suffolk County, his spirit will be present on October 8th when the
    club activates special event station N2T from the historic tower between
    1500 UTC and 2359 UTC.

    Ed Wilson, N2XDD, vice president of the Suffolk County Radio Club, told Newsline in a phone call that Wardenclyffe was the perfect place for the special event station because of the history behind the site and Tesla's contributions to radio. Hams contacting the operators during the event
    will be able to receive a downloadable certificate.

    Meanwhile, even with Tesla himself long gone, his old laboratory is
    still functioning as an incubator for new things in the radio universe.
    The Tesla Science Center Amateur Radio Club, N2TSC, was formed this past
    July by a handful of hams. Ed, who is also its president, told Newsline
    that members have the immediate goal of focusing on education in the
    schools - a priority that is sure to have an impact that lasts beyond
    the next 75 years.

    This is Jim Damron, N8TMW.

    (ED WILSON, N2XDD)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to AMSAT-UK; the ARRL; Bernard Wehrli, HB9ALH; CQ Magazine;
    David Behar K7DB; Ed Wilson, N2XDD; Jocelyn Brault, KD8VRX/VA2VRX; Ohio
    Penn DX; QRZ.com; REAST; Southgate Amateur Radio News;
    shortwaveradio.de; Twitter; the USKA; Youth on the Air Camp; and you our listeners, that's all from the Amateur Radio Newsline.

    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 you all. We also remind our listeners that if you like our newscast, please leave us a 5-star rating wherever you subscribe to us.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York,
    and our news team worldwide, I'm Paul Braun, WD9GCO, in Valparaiso,
    Indiana, saying 73. As always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Fri Sep 30 09:30:36 2022
    WORLD OF DX

    In the World of DX, listen for the special call sign TM10KIY (TM one zero
    Kay eye why), marking the 10th anniversary of the Radio Club du Pays de
    Nied through until October 7th. Club members will be on various HF bands
    using CW, SSB, RTTY, SSTV and FT8/FT4. QSL via F4KIY, through the Bureau
    or direct.

    In Guadeloupe, listen for Sigi, DL7DF, Manfred, DK1BT, Wolf, DL4WK,
    Annette, DL6SAK, Tom, DL7BO and Frank DL7UFR operating as TO2DL between
    the 10th and 23rd of October. Guadeloupe has the IOTA designation of NA-
    102. Operators will be on various HF bands using different modes. QSL via DL7DF, direct or through the DARC Bureau. The full logs of the DXpedition
    will be uploaded to LoTW six months after the team has returned.

    Members of the Calabria DX Team will be active as ID9Y from Vulcano
    Island, IOTA number Vulcano Island, IOTA EU-017, between October 5th and
    9th. They include Alex, IK8YFU, Domenico, IW8RAO, Sal, IZ8CZR and Luigi/IU8GUK. Listen on various HF bands where the operators will be
    using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. QSL only via LoTW or eQSL.

    Marco, IS0BSR, and a number of other amateurs will be using the call sign IMØB from San Pietro Island, IOTA number EU-165, between October 22nd and November 5th. QSL only via LoTW.

    (OHIO PENN DX)

    **

    KICKER: RADIO RIDES ALONG FOR MOUNT WASHINGTON HILLCLIMB

    JIM/ANCHOR: For our final story, we visit Mount Washington in the United States, a summit known to pose a challenge to anyone who wants to get to
    the top. Amateur radio helped make that triumphant trip safer recently
    for some bicyclists, as we hear from Ralph Squillace, KK6ITB.

    RALPH: There's no question in anyone's mind that New Hampshire's Mount Washington, the highest peak in the northeastern United States, presents
    a climb to remember, whether by car, by foot or even by bicycle. The
    summit of 6,288 feet - or nearly 2 km -- is hardly a challenge for radio waves, which is why hams from clubs and emergency service units
    throughout the state and other parts of New England were on hand a few
    weeks ago for the 49th annual Mount Washington Auto Road Bicycle
    Hillclimb.

    More than 500 cyclists turned up for the event, which is the largest fundraising event held by the Tin Mountain Conservation Center, a environmental education group in New Hampshire. Riding up what is
    considered by experts to be one of the world's toughest hill climbs,
    cyclists were assisted only by their own stamina and muscle power -- and
    of course the power of amateur radio.

    It was a particularly big day for one cyclist, a four-time winner who not
    only regained his title but set a new record of 50 minutes and 38
    seconds. The ride itself raised more than $20,000 for the nonprofit
    group. It was also a big win for the hams who were given a big share in everyone's victory. Race director Erin Holmes told the competitors
    afterward [quote]: "We could not do this event year after year without
    teams at the Mount Washington Auto Road and the Central New Hampshire
    Amateur Radio Club as our eyes on the mountain to keep you all safe."
    [end quote]

    In that respect, everyone crossed the finish line together.

    I'm Ralph Squillace, KK6ITB.

    (CONWAY DAILY SUN)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to Ambarish Nag Biswas, VU2JFA; the ARRL; Central Coast
    Amateur Radio Club; the Conway Daily Sun; CQ Magazine; David Behar K7DB; Millennium Post; National Science Foundation; Ohio Penn DX; QRZ.com;
    Radio Society of Great Britain; Ron Skipper, W8ACR; Southgate Amateur
    Radio News; shortwaveradio.de; Thornton Tomasetti; and you our listeners, that's all from the Amateur Radio Newsline.

    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 you all. We also remind our listeners that if you
    like our newscast, please leave us a 5-star rating wherever you subscribe
    to us.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York, and
    our news team worldwide, I'm Jim Damron, N8TMW, in Charleston, West
    Virginia, saying 73. As always we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Thu Oct 6 19:45:07 2022
    WORLD OF DX

    In the World of DX, Didier, F6BCW, is active from the Marquesas Islands,
    IOTA number OC-027, using the call sign TX7G until the 15th of October.
    Listen on 80-10m, where Didier will be using CW, SSB and possibly FT8 and RTTY. QSL via F6BCW.

    Don, K6ZO, will again be active from Malawi as 7Q6M from October 19th
    through to the end of November. You can listen for him on 160-6m. He will
    also operate during the CQWW SSB and CW contests. See QSL details on the
    QR Zed dotcom page for 7Q6M.

    Be listening for Helmut, DF7EE, who will be operating from Madeira after
    the 25th of October as CT9/DF7EE along with CT9/D D 8 Zed X. He will be
    using the callsign CQ3W for the CQWW SSB contest. See QSL information on QRZ.com.

    In Antarctica, Oleg, ZS1OIN [Zed Ess 1 Oh Eye Enn], will be on the air on
    the HF bands as RI1ANU from Novolazarevskaya (No-Voh Lazza Rev Sky Yuh) Station at the end of October. QSL to his home call.

    (DX-WORLD.NET)

    **

    KICKER: WITH HAMS' HELP, A FESTIVAL OF HOMECOMING JOY

    STEPHEN/ANCHOR: We end this week's report with a story of how hams helped bring about a well-timed family reunion in India. Graham Kemp, VK4BB,
    tells us how it happened.

    GRAHAM: The annual festival of Durga Puja is a big source of celebration
    in India, especially in eastern states such as West Bengal. It marks the journey of the goddes Durga as she returns to her family home. For the
    Satpute family in the Indian state of Maharashtra, however, there was a
    more immediate return home that brought them joy: The family's 73-year-
    old patriarch, who went missing 15 years ago and was presumed to be dead,
    came home with the help of a network of amateur radio operators.

    It was an extra source of happiness, too, for members of the West Bengal
    Radio Club, who specialise in accomplishing reunions such as these -- especially because it happened during this holiday.

    Club secretary Ambarish Nag Biswas, VU2JFA told Newsline that he was
    contacted by Dipankar (DEE-PANK-ARR) Chatterjee, a retired member of the Indian Air Force, who was out walking with friends when he noticed the
    man eating scraps of food off the street. The friends guided the man to a location where he could get food and clean clothing. Chatterjee reached
    out to the hams, explaining he believed the man to be mentally
    challenged. Club members were able to determine that that the man was
    from a part of Maharashtra, nearly 12,000 kilometres away. It did not
    take long for hams in Maharashtra to respond to the West Bengal amateurs' calls and to track down the family. Suddenly, the holiday took on even
    more meaning as the Satpute family prepared for a long overdue reunion.

    This is Graham Kemp, VK4BB.

    (INDO-ASIAN NEWS SERVICE, WEST BENGAL RADIO CLUB)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to Ambarish Nag Biswas, VU2JFA; the ARRL; BBC News; CQ
    Magazine; David Behar K7DB; DX-World.Net; GERATOL Net; IARU; Indo-Asian
    News Service; NASAp QRZ.com; SKCC; Southgate Amateur Radio News; shortwaveradio.de; US Department of State; West Bengal Radio Club; and
    you our listeners, that's all from the Amateur Radio Newsline.

    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 you all. We also remind our listeners that if you
    like our newscast, please leave us a 5-star rating wherever you subscribe
    to us.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York, and
    our news team worldwide, I'm Stephen Kinford, N8WB, in Wadsworth, Ohio,
    saying 73. As always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Thu Oct 13 22:54:39 2022
    RADIO BOOT CAMP WELCOMES NORTH AMERICAN HAMS

    NEIL/ANCHOR: Every ham needs a guide at one time or another, no matter
    the level of license. Sel Embee, KB3TZD, is here to tell us about a Ham
    Boot Camp program designed to break down so many of the mysteries in
    amateur radio.

    SEL: No matter how much studying you do, are you ever fully prepared to program your HT? Do you know what it takes to successfully transport
    and set up a portable station? How do you get involved in emergency communications, select the right key for CW or even build your own
    station and set it up for the different modes? Ham Radio Boot Camp was
    created by the Nashua Area Radio Society, N1FD, to address these
    questions and scores of others that new hams, seasoned hams - and even prospective hams - may have. You don't even need to be in New
    Hampshire, or for that matter, New England, to attend the all-day
    session on November 5th. It is taking place on Zoom and anyone in North America is able to attend. Sessions start at 10 am Eastern Time
    focusing on subjects of concern for Technician-level licensees. In the afternoon, topics move to issues encountered by hams who hold General
    or Extra Class licenses. The program ends at 6 p.m. Eastern Time.

    See the link in the print version of this week's newscast script at arnewsline.org. The program is free but registration is mandatory.

    This is Sel Embee, KB3TZD.

    [ FOR PRINT ONLY: www.n1fd.org/register-ham-bootcamp/ ]

    **

    WORLD OF DX

    In the World of DX, be listening for Wolf, OE1MWW, operating as
    S79/OE1MWW from the Seychelles until the 21st of October. He will be
    operating holiday style on 20m using FT4/FT8, CW and SSB. QSL to his
    home call.

    Listen for Moto, JA1GZV, operating from Okinawa island, Iota Number
    AS-017, as JS6UKY/6 from October 18th through to the 25th. Moto will be
    on 40-15m using CW. QSL via Bureau, e-QSL or Direct to JA1GZV.

    Listen for a team of DXpeditioners using the call VP2MLB from
    Gingerbread Hill on Montserrat through the 20th of October. They are
    calling on 160 through 6m using CW, SSB, and FT8/FT4. QSL details can
    be found on QRZ.com.

    (DX-WORLD.NET)

    **

    KICKER: HORRORS! ZOMBIES SEEKING QSOs WITH CW OPS

    NEIL/ANCHOR: As so many of its enthusiasts will tell you, CW is not -
    most definitely NOT - dead. At this time of the year, however, with
    Halloween just around the corner, CW does have a tendency to become a
    little ZOMBIE-FIED. Mike Askins, KE5CXP, tells us why.

    MIKE: You don't need to go trick-or-treating as Samuel F.B. Morse to
    become a CW Zombie. On the night of Friday, October 28th, just turn
    your power to 5 watts or less and you too can participate in a QRP
    activity that's been haunting hams for 25 years: The Zombie Shuffle.
    The zombies and their keys rise from the grave at 4 p.m. local time and continue until the witching hour of midnight in the hope of using 15
    and 20 meters before nightfall spirits the good conditions away.

    Now because this is radio, wearing a costume won't help you very much,
    but organizers encourage operators to adopt an alias for the night.
    Last year's ops reported working "Chucky," "Boris," "Elvira," "Lazarus"
    and even....."Igor."

    Details can be found in the event link that appears in the text version
    of this week's newscast at arnewsline.org

    [https://www.zianet.com/qrp/ZOMBIE/pg.htm]

    Fellow Creatures of the Night: Please remember to shuffle - Zombies do
    not like to go fast. Call "CQ BOO" and....let's hope the bands won't be
    dead.

    This is Mike Askins, KE5CXP.

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to Ambarish Nag Biswas, VU2JFA; AMSAT Argentina; the ARRL;
    CQ Magazine; David Behar K7DB; DX World Net; European Space Agency;
    Irish Tech News; QRZ.com; Radio Society of Great Britain; Ron Skipper,
    W8ACR; Southgate Amateur Radio News; shortwaveradio.de; The Times of
    India; and you our listeners, that's all from the Amateur Radio
    Newsline.

    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 you all. We also remind our listeners that if you like our newscast, please leave us a 5-star
    rating wherever you subscribe to us.

    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.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Fri Oct 21 08:59:50 2022
    WORLD OF DX

    In the World of DX, be listening for Dan, K6ZO, operating from Malawi
    as 7Q6M until the end of November. He is on 160-6m and will be
    participating in the CQWW SSB and CW contests. QSL to his home call
    sign.

    The Qatar Amateur Radio Society is activating a number of special event stations until the 18th of December marking the FIFA World Cup in
    Qatar, where 32 teams will compete across 64 matches. Amateur radio
    stations will be using all modes on all HF bands and the QO100
    satellite. Operators at the Qatar ham group headquarters and at Doha
    Corniche will be using the call sign A722FWC. Eight other stations will
    also be operating as World Cup Stadium stations. They begin with the
    call sign A71FIFA and continue in numerical order through to A78FIFA.
    QSL via the QARS bureau or direct by instructions on QRZ.com. Logs will
    be uploaded to LoTW once the event is over.

    Listen for Jaap PA7DA, operating from Aruba with the call sign P4ØDA
    from November 13th through to the 27th. QSL via the Dutch QSL Bureau to
    his home call sign. For direct QSL information, see his QRZ.com page.

    Listen for Oleg, ZS1ANF, who hopes to be on the air as ZS7ANF at Wolf's
    Fang Runway in Antarctica starting on November 1st. QSL details are on
    QRZ.com

    (DX-WORLD.NET)

    **

    KICKER: HAMS' HALLOWEEN RADIO PLAY HAS JUST THE SPIRIT

    JIM/ANCHOR: Finally, many of us know the unexpected problems -- and the
    perks -- of operating portable. What if you are a ham who also works in commercial radio and dreams up a different kind of portable operation
    for Halloween? One from a spooky old house? Ralph Squillace, KK6ITB,
    ends our newscast with a story about this thriller.

    RALPH: Ken Alan, WU6I, is haunted by radio wherever he goes. If he's
    not on the air as an amateur Extra Class operator, he's recording
    voiceovers and involved in other commercial projects. During this
    Halloween season however, the spirits moved him to cross over into the
    Great Beyond, that ethereal space somewhere between the F-layer of the ionosphere and the rest of eternity, the ancient realm known as radio
    drama. His 40-minute radio play "Sparks & Baxter Spend the Night in
    Murder Mansion" takes portable to a whole new level of activation.

    The plot? A popular radio morning team sets up a remote broadcast on
    Halloween Eve and experiences the kind of radio interference the FCC
    can't help them with. There's even a seance, the equivalent of calling
    QRZ on the spirits' frequency.

    With mostly original sound effects and ghoulish music, the drama
    presents a chance for Ken and another amateur radio friend to be hams
    of a different sort. You can conjure it all up on the 'Ken Alan Voices' YouTube channel but not until Halloween Eve at midnight Pacific Time.
    It promises to be....a scream.

    This is Ralph Squillace, KK6ITB.....or, call me Baxter.

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE: With thanks to the ARRL; CQ Magazine; David Behar,
    K7DB; DX-World.net; Facebook; Gizmodo; Hackaday; Internet Archive Blog;
    Jacob Wriston, KE8PWC; Karl Kruger, 2E0FEH; Ohio Penn DX; QRZ.com;
    Southgate Amateur Radio News; shortwaveradio.de; Standards Manual; Printmag.com; Worked All Britain; and you our listeners, that's all
    from the Amateur Radio Newsline.

    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 you all. We also remind our listeners that if you like our newscast, please leave us a 5-star
    rating wherever you subscribe to us.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York,
    and our news team worldwide, I'm Jim Damron, N8TMW, in Charleston, West Virginia, saying 73. As always we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Fri Oct 28 02:09:10 2022
    WORLD OF DX

    In the World of DX, listen for John, W5JON, on the air from St Eustatius
    as PJ5/W5JON from Oct. 25th through to the 4th of November. He will be
    on 6-60m, using SSB and FT8. QSL direct or via LoTW to his home call.

    Dan, K6ZO, is active from Malawi using the call sign 7Q6M through
    to the end of November. Listen on 160-6m. Dan will participate in
    both the CQWW SSB and CW contests. QSL to his home call.

    Four hams in Aruba will form a team using the call sign P40L and
    participate in the CQWW SSB contest. QSL via WA3FRP.

    A group of radio operators from Belgium and Luxembourg will be
    using the call sign LX8M from Merscheid, Luxembourg, during the
    CQWW DX SSB Contest. QSL via LoTW.

    Mark your calendars for a DXpedition by Marcelo, ZL1MTO, who will
    be active from Norfolk Island as VK9MTO from December 29th through
    to January 5th, 2023. Marcelo will be operating on 20 and 10 metres
    using SSB and FT8/FT4. QSL to his home call.

    (OHIO PENN DX, DX-WORLD. NET)

    **

    NEW POSTAL SERVICE MESSAGE NEEDS NO DECODING

    PAUL/ANCHOR: We end this week's newscast by remembering some code-
    breaking women of wartime, and celebrating a tribute to them from
    the United States Postal Service. Here's Dave Parks, WB8ODF, to
    explain.

    DAVE: Sending messages the old fashioned way - by postal service -
    just got even more traditional for letter-writers and bill-payers
    in the United States. A new postage stamp has been issued honoring
    women of the US military who handled messages in a much-less
    straightforward way: They were the cryptologists of World War II,
    the backbone of an operation that contributed in a big way to the
    Allied victory.

    The stamp was formally released on Tuesday, October 18th at a
    ceremony in Maryland. The stamp is a tribute to the more than
    11,000 women who worked tirelessly with the traffic of intercepted
    enemy message that were sent encoded. Like so many others in the
    military at that time, they were sworn to secrecy about their
    roles. The stamp's design features a recruitment poster seeking the participation of these women, who were known as WAVES, an acronym
    for Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service. In announcing
    the new stamps, the US Postal Service called the women "STEM
    pioneers" adding that they [quote] "opened the door for women in
    the military and have helped shape information security efforts for
    future generations." [endquote]

    This is Dave Parks, WB8ODF.

    (US POSTAL SERVICE)

    **
    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to Alaska Native News; Ambarish Nag Biswas, VU2JFA; the
    ARRL; CQ Magazine; David Behar K7DB; DX-World.net; HFUnderground;
    Facebook; Frank Scott, VK2BFC; itshamradio.com; Minneapolis Star-
    Tribune; Ohio Penn DX; Polish Amateur Radio Union; QRZ.com;
    Reuters; Southgate Amateur Radio News; shortwaveradio.de; Steve
    Richards, G4HPE; Telengana Today; the US Postal Service; Wireless
    Institute of Australia; and you our listeners, that's all from the
    Amateur Radio Newsline.

    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 you all. We
    also remind our listeners that if you like our newscast, please
    leave us a 5-star rating wherever you subscribe to us.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New
    York, and our news team worldwide, I'm Paul Braun, WD9GCO, in
    Valparaiso, Indiana, saying 73. As always we thank you for
    listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Fri Nov 4 01:10:18 2022
    WORLD OF DX

    This week's World of DX looks at the various contacts you can make during
    the CQWW CW contest taking place on November 26th and 27th. They include Henning, OZ1BII (OH ZED ONE BEE EYE EYE) who will be on the air from
    Pristina, Kosovo as Z68EE during the contest. Listen for Henning on all
    HF bands. QSL via LoTW, OQRS.

    A Slovenian team will be active as TK0C in Corsica during the CQWW CW
    contest. Before and after the contest, listen for the various team
    members using their personal calls with the TK/ prefix. QSL via LoTW,
    eQSL or S50C.

    Be listening for Doug, VA3DF, and Anthony, VE3RZ, operating from Grand
    Turk during the contest using the call sign as VP5Y. QSL via M0URX.
    Outside the contest, both Doug and Anthony will be operating mainly on CW
    on 160-10m. They will be using the callsigns VP5/VA3DF and VP5/VE3RZ

    Listen for the call sign HQ9X from Roatan Island, Honduras, IOTA number NA-057, during the contest. The call will be used by team members K1TR,
    K1XM, KQ1F, SM7IUN and W1UE. QSL via KQ1F, LoTW.

    (DX-WORLD.NET)

    **

    KICKER: GETTING A BETTER READ ON RADIO, PAGE BY PAGE

    DON/ANCHOR: Finally, if listening to radio and talking on radio isn't
    quite enough for you, consider joining a book club that also lets you
    read all about radio. Let Randy Sly, W4XJ, be your guide.

    RANDY: To amateur radio operators, a lengthy conversation on the air is
    called a “rag chew” and most "rag chews" are about...you guessed it...
    ham radio. So when Russell Calabrese, KR2NZ, established a book club for members of the Long Island CW Club, the topic was...you guessed it...ham radio, but with a twist! Meeting approximately every six weeks on Sundays
    at 6 p.m. Eastern time, the book club digs into the interesting world of amateur radio through fiction, non-fiction, technical and historical
    books. For example, the current book is "200 Meters and Down" by Clifton DeSoto, which covers the strides and setbacks that were present when
    radio pioneers were establishing the amateur radio service during its
    early years.

    Interested readers can join anytime. The meeting times and information
    are posted on the LICW calendar at longislandcwclub.org. Asked what is
    next for the book club, Russell said he has added a "movie club" aspect, featuring films and documentaries with a connection to...you guessed
    it...ham radio.

    I'm Randy Sly, W4XJ

    (LICW)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to Ambarish Nag Biswas, VU2JFA; the ARRL; BBC; CQ Magazine;
    David Behar K7DB; DX-World.net; Facebook; Indo-Asian News Service; Long
    Island CW Club; Ohio Penn DX; QRZ.com; Reuters; Romy Isidro DU1SMQ;
    Space.com; shortwaveradio.de; Wireless Institute of Australia; and you
    our listeners, that's all from the Amateur Radio Newsline.

    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 you all. We also remind our listeners that if you
    like our newscast, please leave us a 5-star rating wherever you subscribe
    to us.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York, and
    our news team worldwide, I'm Don Wilbanks, AE5DW, in Picayune,
    Mississippi, saying 73. As always we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Fri Nov 11 13:16:16 2022
    WORLD OF DX

    In the World of DX, be listening for Frans, PC2F, operating as PF01MAX
    until the 20th of November, during the Grand Prix weekends of this year's
    FIA Formula One World Championship. QSL to PC2F either direct, via the
    bureau, Logbook of The World or eQSL.

    The T88WA team is active until the 14th of November from Koror Island, IOTA number OC-009, Palau. They are on the air from this western Pacific island
    on 160m through 6m. Send QSLs via M0URX or LoTW.

    Chris HB9FIY is on St Helena Island and will operate for the next two weeks
    as ZD7CA on 40-10m, holiday style. He will be using SSB and the Digital
    modes when time permits. QSL via EA5GL.

    Listen for Brian, ND3F, on the air from New Providence Island as C6AQQ from November 24th through to December 1st. He will be on all HF bands and will participate in the CQWW CW contest. QSL via EA5GL.

    If you were hoping to work Haru, JA1XGI, as TX5XG this month from the
    Austral Islands, please update your calendar: He has postponed his
    activation until next year. No further details were available.

    (DX NEWS, RSGB, DX-WORLD.NET)

    **

    KICKER: THANKING A SINGULAR MILITARY VETERAN

    JIM/ANCHOR: We end this week's report by looking a holiday that is observed every November in the US. It was originally known as Armistice Day. So what does this have to do with amateur radio? Randy Sly, W4XJ, will tell us now.

    RANDY: In the United States, November 11th is Veterans Day, a day honoring
    the men and women who have served in the U.S. armed forces. The annual
    holiday is marked on the anniversary of the end of World War I. On that
    day, one man likes to honor amateur radio for its service as well. Eligible for the draft in late 1960s, he chose to enlist in the Navy. When asked if
    he had any experience, he mentioned he had been a ham radio operator since
    his freshman year in high school. The recruiter's eyes lit up: He shared
    that his amateur radio license would allow him to enlist at a higher rank
    and enter active duty as a third class petty officer without needing to
    attend Radioman A school.

    During his time on active duty, that man's ham radio experience paid off, helping him become a leader in the communications mission of his destroyer.
    In addition to using his technical expertise, he was the only one in radio central that could also send and receive traffic using Morse Code during training exercises.

    That man, and many others like him who have served their country, received their training simply by being hams. So thank you, amateur radio, for your service. By the way, that man was me.

    This is Randy Sly, W4XJ.

    JIM/ANCHOR: And, thank you for YOUR service, Randy!

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to Anemoi Incident Response; the ARRL; CQ Magazine; David Behar K7DB; DX-World.net; Jerry Spring, VE6TL; Mirage News; QRZ.com; Radio
    Society of Great Britain; Southgate Amateur Radio News; shortwaveradio.de;
    and you our listeners, that's all from the Amateur Radio Newsline.

    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 you all. We also remind our listeners that if you
    like our newscast, please leave us a 5-star rating wherever you subscribe
    to us.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York, and
    our news team worldwide, I'm Jim Damron, N8TMW, in Charleston, West
    Virginia, saying 73. As always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Thu Nov 17 18:57:40 2022
    POLICE SAY HAMS' 'PUMPKIN PATROL' HELPED DETER MISCHIEF

    NEIL/ANCHOR: State police in New York tapped the crime-fighting potential
    of amateur radio during the recent Halloween season. Sel Embee, KB3TZD,
    shares this success story.

    SEL: In New York State, the Pumpkin Patrol has been an amateur radio
    holiday tradition since the mid-1980s, pairing hams with New York State
    police along one of the state's main thoroughfares - the New York State Thruway. The Thruway extends from Newburgh in the Hudson Valley, all the
    way north to Syracuse.

    For five hours on both Halloween Eve and Halloween Night, a traditional
    time for mischief, New York amateur radio clubs once again worked this
    year with the state police to monitor checkpoints along the overpasses to ensure motorist safety.

    According to a report on the website, MyLittleFalls.org, no suspicious activity was reported. State police said that 15 ham organizations participated, representing 19 counties in New York State.

    The crime-deterring effort was inspired by an incident in 1976 when a CB
    radio operator was talking to a truck driver on Halloween when the truck driver's windshield was shattered by a pumpkin that had been tossed at the vehicle from an overpass. CB radio operators began the first Halloween
    safety patrols soon after - and the effort grew from there.

    This is Sel Embee, KB3TZD.

    (MYLITTLEFALLS.COM)

    **

    WORLD OF DX

    In the World of DX, be listening for Bob, W7YAQ, and Al, K7AR, on the air
    from Pago Pago, American Samoa. They are calling QRZ from November 18th to December 1st using the callsign K8H. You can also hear them in the CQWW CW Contest. The station will be on 160 through 10 metres. Logs will be
    uploaded to Club Log on a regular basis. QSL via OQRS, LoTW, or W7YAQ.

    There is still time to work Paco, EA7KNT, from Porto Antiguo, Sal Island
    (IOTA number AF-086) Cape Verde. He is on the air until the 20th of
    November using the callsign D4SAL. QSL to his home callsign.

    There is also still time to work the Rebel DX Group operating as T33T from Banaba Island in the Republic of Kiribati. They will be active until the
    26th of November on 160 - 10m using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL via ClubLog OQRS
    or LOTW.

    Listen for Andy, N2NT, using the callsign V47NT from St. Kitts before and after the CQWW CW contest. He will participate in the contest as well,
    using the callsign V47T. QSL via W2RQ.

    Beginning on the 1st of December, be listening as special event station
    GB1LJF gets on the air to celebrate the British Electric Lightning fighter/interceptor aircraft. The plane flew as an interceptor in the 1960s and '70s and made its last flight in the UK in 1988. Details are available
    on the station's page on QRZ.com. QSL direct to 2E1HQY.

    (DX-WORLD.NET, DX NEWS.COM, RSGB)

    **

    KICKER: A THANKSGIVING NET WITH ALL THE TRIMMINGS

    NEIL/ANCHOR: Our final story is about a net held once a year by a group of amateurs marking the American holiday of Thanksgiving. Hams are welcome to check in either before or after the traditional holiday feast. Mike Askins, KE5CXP, serves us a generous helping of the details.

    MIKE: Thomas Black, K9ASE, is looking to talk turkey with a couple of hams. It's the kind of straightforward but friendly on-air chat he and other
    radio operators have been enjoying on Thanksgiving Day for the past 11
    years. They mark the American holiday by putting amateur radio on the menu before or after the traditional feast. This year, as in all the previous years, everyone is invited to the table - domestic or DX - on November
    24th.

    Many of those who check in have grown to know one another from the forums
    on QRZ.com. Others simply show up to wish holiday cheer. Thomas told
    Newsline: [quote]: "It's a great opportunity to wish everyone happy
    holidays and spread good will. There are no formal rules." [endquote] Frequencies are on or near 28.450, 21.310, 14.245 and 7.200 MHz. Updates
    are posted in the QRZ.com forums under the thread with the heading "Turkey
    Day Net."

    The action starts at 1500 UTC and continues into the evening until, as with the big meal itself, everyone has had enough.

    This is Mike Askins, KE5CXP.

    (THOMAS BLACK K9ASE)

    **

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Fri Nov 25 02:40:30 2022
    WORLD OF DX

    In the World of DX, you still have time to contact Peter, LA7QIA, who is operating from Svalbard as JW7QIA, from November 25th to the 29th. He'll
    be taking part in the CQWW CW contest as a single operator. QSL to his
    home call via LoTW.

    Sigfrido, IW9FMD, is on the air as 5W0RS from Samoa, as time permits
    between work assignments. Be listening on 20M SSB. QSL via IT9VYO.

    You have until December 3rd to contact the team on Nosy Be, IOTA AF-057, Madagascar. Team members including Ron, PA3EWP, who is operating as 5R8WP,
    and will be in the CQWW CW contest. His teammates are Guenter, DL2AWG, operating as 5R8WG; Erno, DK2AMM, operating as 5R8MM; Gerben, PG5M,
    operating as 5R8CG, and Johannes, PA5X, operating as 5R8PA. The team is
    running two stations at the same time using CW, SSB, RTTY, and FT8, in fox/hound mode.

    If possible, logs will be uploaded to Club Log on a daily basis. See
    QRZ.com for QSL information.

    Be listening for Take (TAH-KAY), JS6RRR operating from Miyako-jima, IOTA
    number AS-079, until December 17th. Take will be on 80-6m, using SSB, CW,
    FM, RTTY, and JT65. He will participate in the CQWW CW contest as JS6RRR.
    QSL information is on QRZ.com.

    Ferdy, HB9DSP, will be active from Zanzibar, using the call sign 5H3FM,
    from November 25th to December 13th. You will find him mostly on 20, 15,
    and 10 metres, using SSB and FT8. QSL to his home call.

    (DX-WORLD.NET)

    **

    KICKER: A RADIO, A RESCUE AND A QSL CARD

    PAUL/ANCHOR: Sometimes a QSL card can confirm so much more than just a successful radio contact. Just ask one ham in Wyoming, who recently got
    such a card, with a special message. Here's Ralph Squilllace, KK6ITB,
    with that story.

    RALPH: Nicholas Cashoili, N0ASL, recently sent a QSL card to Jim Shirey,
    N7FC. The men had a QSO on Halloween night on the same frequency, where
    members of the Buffalo Amateur Radio Klub customarily check in, and keep up-to-date on matters related to the club. The voice coming from Jim's
    HT, however, wasn't from a fellow club member: It was that of a motorist
    in distress. That motorist was Nicholas. According to a report on the
    Buffalo Bulletin website, Nicholas told Jim that he needed help: He'd
    been driving through a canyon in Johnson County in north central Wyoming,
    when his car slid off the road. His car was disabled, and there was no
    cell service available in the area. Using his radio, Jim gathered what information he could get from Nicholas, and then called 911. The story
    in the Buffalo Bulletin said that the fire and sheriff's departments
    were sent to assist at the scene.

    Jim, however, didn't learn of the happy ending, until he received that
    QSL card from Nicholas this month. Only after its arrival from Nicholas' Nebraska QTH, did Jim discover some of the details of what turned out
    to be a successful rescue. Nicholas was safe, and had not been injured.
    The day it arrived, his QSL card did double duty -- as a thank-you card.

    This is Ralph Squillace, KK6ITB.

    (BUFFALO BULLETIN)

    **

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    With thanks to the ARRL; Ambarish Nag Biswas, VU2JFA; the Buffalo Bulletin;
    CNX Software; CQ magazine; David Behar, K7DB; DX-World.net; Facebook;
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    and our news team worldwide, I'm Paul Braun, WD9GCO, in Valparaiso,
    Indiana, saying 73. As always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Thu Dec 1 18:54:28 2022
    WORLD OF DX

    In the World of DX, listen for Tony, JH1FFW, on the air from Palau as
    T88RC until December 5th. You can hear him on the HF bands, using SSB
    and FT8. QSL via eQSL or LoTW.

    Look for Giorgio, 5UA99WS, who will be on the air from Niger (nye-Jeer)
    until the 23rd of December. He will be on 15 and 20 metres using SSB
    when time permits. QSL via his LoTW manager, IK5SRF.

    Listen for Sergey, RX3APM, on the air from the Maldives as 8Q7BB from
    December 4th through to the 17th. He will participate in the ARRL 10m
    contest which is taking place on December 10th and 11th. At other times
    he will be operating on 80 through 10 metres. QSL to his home call.

    Be listening for Joe, VE3BW, operating from Costa Rica as TI7/VE3BW
    between December 23rd and January 4th. He will be on the air on 160-6m,
    using CW, SSB and FT8. See his page on QRZ.com for details.

    (DX-WORLD.NET)

    **

    KICKER: HAPPY ENDING FOR PRODUCER OF HAM RADIO DOCUMENTARY

    STEPHEN/ANCHOR: Sometimes the best movies are the ones in which it's impossible to guess the ending. Our final report in this week's newscast
    tells us about one such movie, a documentary, and the student filmmaker
    who created it. Ralph Squillace, KK6ITB, brings us her story.

    RALPH: The 30-minute documentary that made its TV premiere on Montana
    Public Broadcasting on Thanksgiving Day was a production by Grace
    Wolcott, a University of Montana student working with Media Arts
    students at the school. The film has a one-word title: "Ham." Grace told Newsline it was inspired by a class assignment and, in part, by the
    small portable shortwave radio she listens to. It's the story of
    Montana's ham radio community and the reason for radio operators'
    devotion.

    She called the documentary a learning experience with everyone willing
    to work outside their comfort zones. Grace was producer, director and assistant editor. The production also offered moments of radio magic. In
    one of her favorite moments, the crew was interviewing a ham in his
    shack when another ham could be heard on the air -- and then there was
    yet another. A QSO got under way and each learned that they'd all been interviewed for Grace's film. Grace told Newsline: [quote] "I felt in
    that moment, even if this documentary isn't a masterpiece or nobody sees
    it, I am glad that, just like amateur radio, we are bringing people
    together." [endquote]

    So can you guess the ending? Grace, who aspires to be an independent filmmmaker, now has another goal. She wants to become a ham. She's
    already studying with the help of Lance Collister, W7GJ, the amateur
    seen in the opening scenes of the film. She said: [quote] "Everyone I
    met in the community is patiently waiting for me to get my license and I
    will not let them down!" [endquote]

    She gets her diploma at the end of this semester and hopes to get on the
    air next year.

    This is Ralph Squillace, KK6ITB.

    STEPHEN/ANCHOR: If you'd like to see Grace's documentary, it's available
    on the Montana PBS website. See the link in the text version of this
    week's Newsline script at arnewsline.org

    [FOR PRINT, DO NOT READ: https://www.montanapbs.org/programs/ham/ ]

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to the ARRL; CQ magazine; David Behar K7DB; DX-World.net;
    JAXA Amateur Radio Club; Facebook; Montana PBS; NASA Spaceflight.com;
    The Print; QRZ.com; Radio World magazine; the RSGB; Republic World;
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    Radio Newsline.

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    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York,
    and our news team worldwide, I'm Stephen Kinford, N8WB, in Wadsworth,
    Ohio, saying 73. As always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Fri Dec 9 07:41:13 2022
    WORLD OF DX

    In the World of DX, you can find Burkhard, DL3KZA, on the air from
    Albania as ZA/DL3KZA until December 13th. He is on 40-17m; mainly
    using FT8. QSL to his home call, either direct or by the bureau.

    Between December 10th and 16th, you will be able to hear S21DX on
    the air from Dhal Char island in Bangladesh, IOTA number AS-140. The
    operators will be using the HF bands and the QO-100 satellite. QSL
    via EB7DX.

    Lester, W8YCM, is active until December 11th from Jamaica using the
    call sign as 6Y8LV. He is also signing W8YCM/6Y for the remainder of
    his stay, which lasts into January. Listen on the HF bands. Send
    QSLs for his home call.

    Listen for Capi, LU1COP, operating from Isla Martin Garcia,
    Argentina, IOTA number SA-055, as LP1A/E until December 11th. Capi
    is on 80 through 10 metres using FT8 and SSB. QSL via Logbook of the
    World. Paper QSLs should be sent to EA7FTR.

    (DX-WORLD.NET)

    **

    KICKER: MEET OUR INTERNATIONAL NEWSMAKER OF THE YEAR FOR 2022

    NEIL/ANCHOR: When Amateur Radio Newsline began presenting its
    International Newsmaker of the Year award in 2019, we did it to
    acknowledge the best embodiment of the spirit of amateur radio in
    the activities of an individual, club or other organization during
    the past year. In presenting this year's award, we congratulate the
    winner we celebrated in that inaugural year: The West Bengal Amateur
    Radio Club of Kolkata, India. Here's our editor, Caryn Eve Murray,
    KD2GUT, to tell us why.

    CARYN: Congratulations once again to the West Bengal Radio Club of
    Kolkata India, Newsline's International Newsmaker for 2022.

    Operating on a thin budget, sometimes with borrowed radio equipment,
    the club has consistently provided communications during cyclones,
    after earthquakes, at major public events and to reunite missing
    family members with loved ones. The club also teaches its members
    valuable emergency-response skills that help save lives. This past
    year, those skills helped prevent a different kind of tragedy: They
    assisted law enforcement in locating and rescuing a woman who had
    been kidnapped and was about to be handed over to a human-
    trafficking ring. The stories we have given our listeners this past
    year about this club's efforts show that its commitment to public
    service, like their energy, knows no limits.

    Newsline spoke to the club's secretary, Ambarish Nag Biswas, VU2JFA,
    and he explained why members are so committed:

    AMBARISH NAG BISWAS: We only make this club, not only for the
    amateur radio hobby. We make using this hobby how to save lives
    because all technology is for the human. If you are not using your
    hobby for the human, I don't believe that hobby...that hobby is just
    a hobby.

    CARYN: All of us at Amateur Radio Newsline salute this group for its combination of technology and humanity.

    This is Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT.

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to Amateur Radio Weekly; the ARRL; CQ magazine; David
    Behar K7DB; DX-World.net; FCC.gov; Holmesburg Amateur Radio Club;
    Inventiva; QRZ.com; Radio World magazine; the RSGB; shortwaveradio.de; Space.com; startupstorymedia; Tom McElroy, W4SDR; USAJobs.gov; Wireless Institute of Australia; and you our listeners, that's all from the
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    continued operation. If you wish to support us, please visit our
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    leave us a 5-star rating wherever you subscribe to us.

    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.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Fri Dec 16 11:03:23 2022
    BOUVET ISLAND HAMS LAUNCH PROPAGATION POLL

    PAUL/ANCHOR: Few of us need reminders that the Bouvet Island
    DXpeditioners who'll be activating 3Y0J (Three Y Zero J) from the
    remote island are setting sail in less than a month. The 22-day on-
    air operation is being led by Ken, LA7GIA; Rune, LA7THA; and Erwann,
    LB1QI and the 12-member team is motivated to log more than 200,000
    QSOs. With Bouvet in the number two spot on the DXCC Most Wanted
    List, this is not an impossible goal. While others have activated
    Bouvet over the years, none have approached logging that many QSOs.

    The team is committed to making contacts. If you visit the
    DXpedition website at 3Y0J dot N O (3Y0J.no), you will find a
    Propagation poll under the tab labeled "Latest News." This will
    enable interested DXpedition chasers to provide the team with
    details about their station setup, including power and antenna, so
    that the operators can approximate propagation to a certain region
    based on the stations calling them from there.

    (3Y0J)

    **

    KICKER: WHEN A HOMEBREW QSL CARD IS BEST

    PAUL/ANCHOR: We begin our final story this week by making an
    observation: When you are an amateur radio operator, it's easy to
    make someone else happy. That's what a retiree in Oregon and a
    youngster in Wisconsin both recently discovered. Ralph Squillace,
    KK6ITB, tells us how it happened.

    RALPH: A late November day found Chris Billings, WA7RAR, activating
    a local park near his Oregon home. It was Thanksgiving Day and in a
    fitting mood for the US holiday, Chris was grateful to find 10
    meters open. He decided to call CQ on that small portion of the band
    where Technician class operators can legally operate SSB on HF,
    hoping to give newcomers a chance to work him. A young voice emerged
    from the pileup: It was Bennett Bachman, KD9WCG, age 10. Chris
    learned that this was an especially happy moment for the new ham
    from Wisconsin. This was only his second QSO on 10 meters.

    Chris mailed Bennett a QSL card along with a note that he wasn't
    expecting Bennett to respond, especially if he had no QSL cards of
    his own yet.

    On December 8th, it was Chris' turn to have a happy moment:
    something from Bennett arrived - a handmade QSL card. Bennett's
    father, Dave KV9O (Kay Vee 9 Oh), said that Bennett designed the
    cards himself, sending one to Chris and the other to his first 10m
    contact, Gordon West, WB6NOA. Dave said the first contact was a
    joyful moment too because Bennett had studied for his license using
    Gordon's Technician guide. Bennett is now trying to start a ham
    radio club at school and is studying for his General class license
    so he can be less dependent on 10m band openings.

    Chris, however, is glad Bennett found him on that 10m opening on
    Thanksgiving Day. Posting on Facebook, he publicly thanked Bennett
    for the handcrafted card, adding [quote] "I love to find cards in my
    mailbox and this is certainly one of the special ones!"[endquote]

    This is Ralph Squillace, KK6ITB.

    (CHRIS BILLINGS, WA7RAR; DAVE BACHMAN, KV9OX; FACEBOOK)

    **

    NEWCAST CLOSE - DO YOU HAVE NEWS?

    PAUL/ANCHOR: Do you have a piece of Amateur Radio News that you
    think Newsline would be interested in? We are not talking about
    advertising your club's upcoming hamfest or field day participation,
    but something that is out of the ordinary. If so, send us a brief
    overview via the contact page at arnewsline.org. If it's newsworthy
    and we would like to cover it, we'll get back to you for more
    details.

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to Adrian Baciu, YO5IA; Amateur Radio Weekly; the ARRL;
    Arunava Dey, VU3XRY; Bob Allison, WB1GCM; Chris Billings, WA7RAR; CQ
    magazine; Dave Bachman, KV9OX; David Behar K7DB; DX-World.net;
    Endhoven Space Blog; Facebook; FCC.gov; POTA India; shortwaveradio.de;
    Three Y Zero J; Wireless Institute of Australia; and you our listeners,
    that's all from the Amateur Radio Newsline.

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    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 you all. We
    also remind our listeners that if you like our newscast, please
    leave us a 5-star rating wherever you subscribe to us.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray KD2GUT at the news desk in New York,
    and our news team worldwide, I'm Paul Braun WD9GCO in Valparaiso,
    Indiana, saying 73. As always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Fri Dec 23 00:40:45 2022
    WORLD OF DX

    In the World of DX, be listening for the Israel Amateur Radio Club, which
    is operating special event stations celebrating Christmas and the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah. Be listening for Hanukkah station 4Z8NER on the air
    from December 18th through the 26th. Christmas stations 4X7XMAS, 4X8XMAS
    and 4X9XMAS will be on the air December 23rd, 24th and 25th. QSL via
    4X6ZM, LoTW and eQSL.

    The TN8K DXpedition in the Congo begins operation shortly after operators arrive from the Czech Republic on January 6th. The team will continue operating until their departure date of January 21st. Be listening on 160 through 6 metres using CW, SSB, RTTY, FT8, FT4 and PSK. Operators will
    also be making contacts via the QO-100 satellite.

    Listen for Harry, JG7PSJ, operating as JD1BMH from Chichijima (CHEE CHEE JEEMA), IOTA number AS-031, Ogasawara (OH GAH SAH WARRA), from December
    24th to January 2nd. He will be using CW, SSB and RTTY on 80 through 10 metres. QSL to his home call JG7PSJ via the bureau or direct.

    Be listening for Pierre-Jean, F4GPK, operating as FY/F4GPK from French
    Guiana (GEE YONNA) from December 26th to January 8th. QSL via eQSL or
    direct to his home call.

    Joe, VE3BW, will be using the callsign TI7/VE3BW (Tee Eye Seven/VE3BW)
    while operating from Costa Rica from the 23rd of December to the 3rd of January. Joe will be operating CW, SSB and FT8 on 160-6 metres. QSL to
    his home call. All QSOs will be loaded to LOTW on his return.

    (425 DX NEWS)

    **

    KICKER: NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, HAM RADIO STYLE

    JIM/ANCHOR: We end this newscast with a Newsline holiday tradition - a
    ham log instead of a yule log. I'm going to share with you this much-
    loved adaptation of the Clement Clarke Moore classic - proof that there
    is still magic in the season, and even moreso on the amateur bands this
    time of year.

    JIM: Twas the night before Christmas and all through the shack.
    The rig was turned off, and the mic cord lay slack.

    The antenna rotor had made its last turn,
    The tubes in the linear had long ceased to burn.

    I sat there relaxing and took off my specs,
    Preparing to daydream of Armchair DX.

    When suddenly outside I heard such a sound,
    I dashed out the door to see what was around.

    The moon shone down brightly and lighted the night.
    For sure propagation for the low bands was right.

    I peered toward the roof where I heard all the racket,
    and there was some guy in a red, fur-trimmed jacket!

    I stood there perplexed in a manner quite giddy:
    Just who WAS this stranger? di di dah dah di dit?

    He looked very much like an FCC guy,
    who'd come to check up on some bad TVI.

    I shouted to him: "Old man...QR-Zed?"
    "Hey you by the chimney, all dressed up in red!"

    I suddenly knew when I heard sleigh bells jingle;
    The guy on the rooftop was Jolly Kris Kringle.

    He had a big sack full of amateur gear
    Which was a big load for his prancing reindeer.

    Transmitters, receivers, for cabinets and racks;
    Some meters and scopes and a lot of coax.

    He said not a word 'cause he'd finished his work.
    He picked up his sack and he turned with a jerk.

    As he leaped to his sleigh, he shouted with glee;
    And I knew in a moment, he'd be QRT.

    I heard him transmit as he flew o'er the trees
    "Merry Christmas to all, and to all seventy-three."

    "Ho Ho Ho"

    (AUTHOR UNKNOWN)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to Amateur Radio Weekly; Arunava Dey, VU3XRY; CQ magazine;
    David Behar K7DB; the DoDropIn; DX-World.net; The 425 DX News; Ham Radio University; Intrepid DX Group; POTA India; Radio Society of Great
    Britain; Robert Steenburgh, AD0IU; shortwaveradio.de; SKYWARN; Wireless Institute of Australia; and you our listeners, that's all from the
    Amateur Radio Newsline.

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    like our newscast, please leave us a 5-star rating wherever you subscribe
    to us.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York,
    and our news team worldwide, I'm Jim Damron, N8TMW, in Charleston, West Virginia, saying 73. As always we thank you for listening.

    And, from all of us, Merry Christmas!

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Fri Dec 30 06:10:49 2022
    WORLD OF DX

    In the World of DX, special stations SP90ENIGMA and SP90ENG are active
    until 15 January to mark the 90th anniversary since Polish cryptologists
    first broke the Enigma cipher. For SP90ENIGMA, send QSL via SP3PGR. For SP90ENG, QSL via SP3PDO.

    The Marconi Club is holding the fifth edition of its QSO Party Day on the
    7th of January. Operators will be on the air from 0700 to 18000 UTC on
    80, 40 and 20 metres, using CW. The ARI Loano (LOW-ANNO) Marconi Club is a member of the International CW Council. Operators will be calling "CQ MCD."

    Special callsigns R2023NY and UE23NY are active on the HF bands until the
    8th of January for the annual "Russian New Year" radio marathon organized
    by the Miller DX Club. QSL via RQ7L.

    Be listening for HH75RCH on the bands from January 1st through the 1st of
    May. This is the special callsign marking the 75th anniversary of the
    Radio Club d'Haiti, established on March 29th 1948. QSL via Club Log's
    OQRS, or via N2OO (N 2 OH-OH).

    (425 DX NEWS)

    **

    KICKER: A HOLIDAY NET THAT'S A SAFETY NET

    STEPHEN/ANCHOR: Our final story for this week is about one holiday net
    that is also, for many, a kind of safety net. Don Wilbanks, AE5DW, has
    that story for us.

    DON: Sometimes we get on the air looking for more than just a signal
    report. As the holiday season draws to a close, ONTARS, the Ontario
    Amateur Radio Service, has stepped in twice to do just that. Known for the daily net it holds on 3.755 MHz, ONTARS also provided a gathering place
    for amateurs who spent this past Christmas in need of company. That net,
    known as Sam's Christmas Cracker, was conducted by Sam Jones, VE3ZSZ, as
    he has done for the past six years with the support of Barry Lisoweski, VE3ISX, the ONTARS manager. Sam shared this year's net on December 25th on
    80 metres at 4 p.m. Eastern Standard Time with Kevin, VA3RCA.

    Sam told Newsline in an email that the net added some holiday brightness
    for people who may have suffered a death in the family or perhaps were
    left trapped by the recent blizzard that struck in the northeastern
    regions of the United States and Canada. He said [quote] "It was about 120 minutes of just funny jokes and funny stories." [endquote]

    Together everyone checked in and found a common meeting ground on the air.
    Sam said he plans to hold another net on New Year's Day, January 1st. This will be on 7.185 MHz lasting from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time. It will
    be called the Positive Vibrations Net.

    Sam told Newsline [quote]: "It's important. I try to bring smiles across
    the miles." [endquote]

    This is Don Wilbanks, AE5DW.

    (SAM JONES, VE3ZSZ)

    **

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Fri Jan 6 06:36:09 2023
    WORLD OF DX

    In the World of DX, be listening for VI10SOTA (VEE EYE TEN SOTA) which is
    on the air in Australia to celebrate the 10th year of Summits on the Air
    in the VK1 region. The station will be active through to the end of the
    year and any amateur with an Australian licence who is activating a VK1
    SOTA peak may use it.

    Logs of all activators will be found under each activator’s log in their account.

    Be listening for Harald, DF2WO, using the call sign D44TWO from Sao Tiago (AF-005), Cape Verde until the 21st of January. He is on 160 through 6 metres, using FT8 with some SSB and CW. He is also using the QO-100 satellite. QSL via M0OXO's OQRS.

    Listen for Darren, VK4MAP, who is working holiday style as FW/VK4MAP from Wallis & Futuna in the South Pacific through the first half of January.
    Listen for him on 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres where he will be operating
    SSB. QSL direct to his home call.

    The special call sign DB100RDF is on the air to mark 100 years of
    broadcasting in Germany. This commemorates the fact that the first
    official radio entertainment in Germany went on the air on the 29th of October, 1923. QSL direct to DO2PZ or via the bureau.

    You can hear the special call sign EG1NMP from the 7th to the 10th of
    January. The station is on the air to remember the wreck of the Monte Palomares, a Spanish freighter that sank in the North Atlantic on the
    10th of January, 1966. QSL only via LoTW and eQSL.

    (425 DX NEWS)

    **

    SAYING 73 TO THE OLD YEAR AROUND THE WORLD

    PAUL/ANCHOR: Our final story has a little bit of magic in it. Some of it
    is amateur radio magic and the rest is simply New Year's magic -- because
    we can't put a final ribbon on the holiday season without this story of a
    QSO that happened in two countries across the change of the year. John Williams, VK4JJW, explains.

    JOHN: With poor conditions on the bands, the 10-minute QSO between one
    ham in Australia and another in Thailand might have felt more like it
    lasted for a year. Well....in a way, it actually did.

    Supoj (Sue Podge) E25JRP was on 20 metres at 2130 local time in Bangkok
    in the final hours of the old year, but very few CW operators responded
    to his call in that first half-hour. At 2200 local time, someone more
    distant came back to him - like the others, his call began with a V -
    perhaps it was VR, from Hong Kong, or VU, from India. Battling serious
    QSB, Supoj asked for a repeat - and then another.

    He told Newsline: [quote] "After a couple of question marks and 'again,'
    I got all of his callsign." [endquote] It was VK5PL, Dave, a colleague
    from the Long Island CW Club in the United States. Dave was at home in Australia and recognised Supoj's callsign when he heard it on the air.
    Two thousand twenty-three was already well underway at his QTH. The year-change had started two hours earlier.

    Riding the fickle QSB, the two had just enough time to exchange new
    year's wishes - and for Dave to log his first QSO of the new year and
    Supoj to log one of his final ones of the old year.

    Dave wrote on the club's forum on groups.io: [quote] "I had a great start
    to the year." [endquote]

    Supoj told Newsline: [quote] "I turned off my rig with a big smile." [endquote]

    Now, of course, with everyone properly settled into 2023, the only thing
    that needs to get in sync are those band conditions.

    This is John Williams, VK4JJW.

    (SUPOJ, E25JRP; GROUPS.IO)

    **

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    ARRL; Birla Institute of Technology; CQ magazine; Dave, VK5PL; David
    Behar K7DB; the 425 DX News; IEEE; Radio Society of Great Britain; shortwaveradio.de; Springfield News-Sun; Supoj, E25JRP; Straight Key
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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Thu Jan 12 20:39:32 2023
    ACTIVATORS PLAN SUMMIT CAMPING TRIPS

    DON/ANCHOR: In some parts of North America, where winter has taken hold,
    many people are making plans to go into the mountains for a weekend of
    hiking or skiing. Then there are the hams who activate summits and look at those same mountains as places they'll activate this spring and summer. Sel Embee, KB3TZD, tells us what they've got planned.

    SEL: We may only be in January, but two clubs in the northeastern United States are already deep in the planning stages of campouts that combine eyeball QSOs with summit activations. The Northeast SOTA Club has scheduled its first campout for this spring. Hams will be meeting up in Woodstock,
    New York, which is nestled in the Catskill Mountain region. The campout
    will take place between May 19th and May 22nd; amateurs will be able to use one of the 45 campsites available at the Woodland Valley Campground. There
    is also an option to bring an RV. The club is advising early reservations
    for those planning to attend. Contact AJ at the email address found in the text version of this week's newscast.

    Meanwhile, east of the Catskills, campers are looking forward to returning
    to the White Mountains of New Hampshire for the sixth annual W1 SOTA
    campout. These SOTA enthusiasts will be gathering from June 1st to June
    5th. One of the organizers, Bob, A-C-one-Zed, writes on the SOTA Reflector: [quote] "Join in for the entire four-night campout or for as many nights as you can or just stop by for a while!" [endquote] Email Bob for details or
    to let him know your plans. His email address can be found in the text
    version of this week's newscast.

    This is Sel Embee, KB3TZD.

    [DO NOT READ: aj2i@outlook.com]
    [DO NOT READ: bobac1z.nh@gmail.com ]

    (SOTA REFLECTOR)

    **

    WORLD OF DX

    In the World of DX, be listening for AT18BSG, a special event station that will be on the air until the 15th of January in India. The station is
    marking the 18th National Jamboree of the Bharat Scouts and Guides.
    According to the event's page on QRZ.com, thousands of scouts, guides and adult leaders will be active. QSL via VU2NRO.

    Whether or not you are a soccer fan, be listening for special callsign 7U7C being used by operators who belong to the Great Desert Djelfa Radio Amateur Club 7X2VFK. The club is on the air marking the seventh African Nations Championship taking place in Algeria from the 13th of January until the 4th
    of February. This biennial football tournament is organized by the Confederation of African Football. See QRZ.com for details.

    In central Africa, Roland F8EN is operating as TR8CR from Gabon until March 15, 2023. He is on the air using CW on 30 to 10 meters. QSL via F6AJA.

    Many special event stations are on the air announcing the upcoming World Radiosport Team Championship to be held in Italy. Here are two in
    particular to listen for as they operate in Indonesia and New Zealand.
    Listen for 8B0RARI and ZL6WRTC on various HF bands where operators will be using CW and SSB. See QRZ.com for QSL details.

    (DX WORLD, 425 DX BULLETIN, QRZ.COM)

    **

    KICKER: A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT

    DON/ANCHOR: For our final story we ask: how does a radio operator pursue 3 SOTA summits, 6 island activations and 2 lake activations in the space of seven days? Answer: he goes with the flow - in this case, the flow of a
    river in New Zealand. Jim Meachen, ZL2BHF, takes us on that ride.

    JIM: It was a seven-day journey along the length of the Clutha River in New Zealand, and Matt, ZL4NVW, was more than up to the challenge. He had his packraft, his kayak, his radio and his gameplan. Writing on the SOTA
    reflector later, Matt shared the details of how he collected peaks and some summit-to-summit contacts along the way. He battled band conditions as well
    as scrub from the wild landscape. Entering the river south of Alberttown
    with his gear safely packed and waterproofed, he braced for the river equivalent of a solar storm: rapids, whirlpools and boils. The trip
    afterward was marked by alternating moments of extreme peace and
    temperamental waters -- though he suffered a wrist injury at one point.

    He advised readers to file his story [quote] "under the lengths someone
    will go to activate a 1-point summit." [endquote] That would be one of the stops he made to climb Tyrwhitt Peak on Mou Waho island in Otago, the
    summit designated ZL3/OT-493.

    Perhaps just a single point earned here, but the total adventure points for this trip were off the charts.

    This is Jim Meachen, ZL2BHF.

    (SOTA REFLECTOR)

    **

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    With thanks to Amateur Radio Weekly; AMSAT News Service; the ARRL; ARDC; CQ magazine; David Behar K7DB; Diane Ortiz, K2DO; the K8CX Ham Gallery; FCC;
    the 425 DX News; John Fulton, K9AI; Parks on the Air; the Register;
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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Thu Jan 19 20:33:37 2023
    TEN METERS PUTS OUT ITS WELCOME MAT

    JIM/ANCHOR: A stretch of days with great conditions on 10 meters
    has provided a bonus for a number of events on the band lately. In
    Germany, the DARC held its 10-meter contest on January 8th with
    hams getting on the air using CW and SSB. The Nordic Radio Amateur
    Union's 10m activity contest will be held on February 2nd, with CW
    ops on the air from 1800 to 1900 UTC; SSB users on from 1900 to
    2000 UTC; FM users competing between 2000 UTC to 2100 UTC and
    Digital competitors getting in on the action from 2100 to 2200
    UTC.

    Just two days later, entrants in this year's Ten-Ten International
    Winter QSO Party will hope to make good use of favorable band
    conditions for operators using SSB on February 4th and 5th. The
    nonprofit organization, the Ten-Ten International Net, was created
    in 1962 to encourage activity on the 10m band and promote good
    operating practices.

    (TEN-TEN INTERNATIONAL NET, NORDIC RADIO AMATEUR UNION)

    **

    KICKER: SQUIRRELING AWAY SOME GREAT QSOs

    JIM/ANCHOR: We end this week's newscast with the story of a net
    that puts squirrels on the air. Not flying squirrels on the air.
    These are radio squirrels. Graham Kemp, VK4BB, tells us about
    their chatter.

    GRAHAM: As anyone who lives in Australia knows, there are no
    native squirrels living here. Or.....are there? If you ask Linda
    G0YLM, a member of the North West Fusion Group in the UK, she
    might insist there are - and for good reason: She has had plenty
    of QSOs with them. Linda and her husband, Ian, G0VGS, participate
    in the group's daily morning Squirrel Net, where Linda is net
    control. The squirrels are all the hams who check in starting at
    0700 UTC from New Zealand, Australia, The Netherlands, Ireland,
    Sri Lanka, and even the United States.

    Ian told Newsline that the net was inspired by early-morning walks
    the couple would take in the local park in the early days of the
    pandemic. Radios in hand, they would chat with friends as they
    strolled. Ian said: [quote] "From time to time we would see a
    squirrel and mention it on the air. This moved to logging the
    first squirrel sighted each morning, and the Squirrel Net was
    born." [endquote]

    Conversation topics vary from day to day and the chatter often
    gets as lively as the group's furry little namesakes. Because hams
    are almost always in danger of timing out, the award of the Golden
    Acorn is conferred virtually on any ham who passes the
    conversation along just in time.

    You can find the Squirrel Net in WIRES-X room 41755 and on the GB-
    NWFG reflector, YSF 26499. As Ian told Newsline, everyone is
    welcome to join the peanut gallery - even those elusive Australian
    squirrels.

    This is Graham Kemp, VK4BB.

    (NORTH WEST FUSION GROUP)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to Amateur Radio Weekly; Ambarish Nag Biswas, VU2JFA;
    the BBC; CQ magazine; David Behar K7DB; the 425 DX News; The Hindu
    newspaper; Ian Maude, G0VGS; Jim Storms, AB8YK; North West Fusion
    Group; shortwaveradio.de; 3Y0J (THREE WHY ZERO JAY) Website;
    Wireless Institute of Australia; Winter Field Day Association;
    Worldwide Flora and Fauna; and you our listeners, that's all from
    the Amateur Radio Newsline.

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    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New
    York, and our news team worldwide, I'm Jim Damron, N8TMW, in
    Charleston, West Virginia, saying 73. As always, we thank you for
    listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Fri Jan 27 11:11:43 2023
    STILL TIME TO PLAN FOR DXPEDITION BOOTCAMP

    NEIL/ANCHOR: Speaking of chasing DX and DXpeditions, a group of amateurs is hosting a DXpedition bootcamp in the South Pacific offering the expertise of experienced ops to help those who hope to do it for real sometime. The
    station on Norfolk Island offers CW and SSB from 160m through 10m with dedicated stations for FT8 and 6m along with a variety of dipole and
    vertical antennas. A short drive from the DXpedition station is Mount Bates where interested operators can try their hand at a SOTA activation. Norfolk Island National Park is also adjacent to the DXpedition station. The camp
    will take place from March 17th to the 31st. For information about costs or other details, visit the website dxpeditionbootcamp - that's one word - dot net. Yes, meals are included.

    (WIA, DXPEDITION BOOTCAMP)

    **

    KICKER: WHEN 'THANK YOU' IS A SPECIAL EVENT

    ANCHOR: Finally, we end with a story about gratitude. There are lots of ways to say thank you of course but in amateur radio some gestures go beyond mere words or even certificates. Here's Ralph Squillace, KK6ITB, to tell us about
    a group of hams here in the US who turned a "thank you" into a special
    event.

    RALPH: How exactly do you say thank you to your mentor, the ham who
    patiently answered your questions - all of them - helped with your studies, guided you with your shack, handled questions about on-air protocol and.....well, you name it. The simple answer is: you get on the air. For a group of radio operators in New England that translated into creating a special event thank you to their Elmers late last year. Using the callsign W1E/ELMER, six of them got on the air for a few days late last year, telling stories - and hearing stories - about those all-important hams who made a difference in their lives. In all, there were a little more than 300 QSOs, each one an audio thank-you card offered as a tribute.

    However, the Elmer event doesn't end there. Two of the organizers, Bill, W1FMX, and Rich, KB1FGC, know there are more stories out there and lots of thank yous to share. This year it will be happening again, starting on September 29th, and Rich hopes that hams everywhere - not just in New
    England - will join them on the air. So if you've been thinking about "why" and "how" of where you are now in amateur radio, now is the time for Rich to hear from you. His email address is in the text version of this week's newscast at arnewsline.org

    [FOR PRINT ONLY; DO NOT READ: marzo7088@yahoo.com

    Rich's first special event was a few years ago in honor of his father who
    had owned a trucking business and was on the board of the Department of Transportation in Connecticut -- but at the time Rich had never heard of a special event that let hams honor other hams. He believed that an on-the-air event honoring radio mentors would provide an appropriate means for celebrating those who made it possible for many of us to get on the air in
    the first place.

    As the participants' certificate states clearly, Elmers help to keep ham
    radio strong.

    This is Ralph Squillace, KK6ITB.

    (RICH GUERRERA KB1FGC)

    **

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    With thanks to Amateur Radio Weekly; AMSAT News Service; the ARRL; CBS News; CQ magazine; David Behar K7DB; DXPedition Bootcamp; Eddie Misiewicz,
    KB3YRU; 425 DX News; EA Digital Federation; Jenny Tupper; Mc Gill
    University; Rich Guerrera, KB1FGC; Sean Kutzko, KX9X; shortwaveradio.de; UNESCO; Wireless Institute of Australia; and you our listeners, that's all from the Amateur Radio Newsline.

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    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.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Fri Feb 3 02:13:11 2023
    WORLD OF DX

    In the World of DX, be listening for Willy, ON4AVT operating as
    6W7/ON4AVT from Warang, Senegal from the 6th of February to the 31st of
    March. He is expected to be on 80 through 10 metres using mainly FT8 with
    some SSB and CW. He will also be making contacts via the QO-100
    satellite. QSL via Club Log's OQRS or his home call.

    Listen for the call sign JD1YCC from Chichijima, Japan, IOTA number
    AS-031. A group of Japanese operators will be active there from the 7th
    to the 13th of February. They will operate EME on 2m, 70cm and 23cm. QSL
    via LoTW, or direct to JH3AZC.

    Listen for Gene, W8NET, using the call sign N8V from St. Croix, US Virgin Islands, IOTA number NA-106, from the 6th to the 10th of February. Gene
    will be using SSB and FT8 on 80, 40, 20, 17, and 10 metres. He will also
    be activating three Parks on the Air locations. QSL via LoTW, Club Log's
    OQRS, eQSL, or direct to W8NET.

    Peter, G4HSO is active holiday style as S79/G4HSO from the Seychelles
    until the 21st of February, concentrating on CW and VarAC. QSL via LoTW,
    no paper QSLs.

    (425 DX BULLETIN)

    **

    KICKER: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE BUT REAL RAGCHEW

    PAUL/ANCHOR: For our final story, we take a look at ChatGPT, the
    intensely popular chatbot launched late last year by Open AI. It has
    quite literally become the talk of more than quite a few towns, if not
    the world. Now, it seems, it is also the talk of amateur radio. Ralph Squillace, KK6ITB, explains.

    RALPH: An enterprising ham in Manitoba, Canada, has found a way to use a
    voice recognition engine and a text-to-speech engine to give ChatGPT its
    own voice -- via a transmission that occurs over D-STAR.

    William Franzin, VE4VR, has been a ham since the 1990s, long before the
    age of today's modern digital modes, but he has almost always tinkered
    with voice repeater controllers. He told Newsline that those early
    projects really didn't take off for him. It was only after Amazon
    released its Alexa voice assistant that the project gained real traction.
    Five years ago he successfully integrated voice-assistant products with popular ham radio platforms. His recent addition of ChatGPT simply meant including it as one more platform.

    An article on the Hackaday website describes the process: A DSTAR digital voice transmission is received and transcoded to regular digital audio. A voice recognition engine delivers the question for ChatGPT's AI. The AI’s output then enters a text-to-speech engine which delivers the question's
    reply over D-STAR. William has registered the VE4AVS callsign just for
    these applications. He stressed that all of this is still in the
    experimental phase.

    However, he posed one question that might prove too tough even for
    ChatGPT itself to tackle: Could the AI answer enough questions to qualify
    for a license and an upgrade on its own?

    We're listening for that answer.

    This is Ralph Squillace, KK6ITB.

    (WILLIAM FRANZIN, VE4VR, HACKADAY)

    **

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    that is out of the ordinary. If so, send us a brief overview via the
    contact page at arnewsline.org. If it's newsworthy and we would like to
    cover it, we'll get back to you for more details.

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    With thanks to Amateur Radio Weekly; Amateur Radio Digital
    Communications; the ARRL; Austin Chronicle; CQ magazine; David Behar
    K7DB; Eddie Misiewicz, KB3YRU; FCC; 425 DX News; Hackaday; John VE1CWJ;
    the Quarter Century Wireless Association; Radio World; shortwaveradio.de; Steve Wright, EI5DD; William Franzin, VE4VR; Wireless Institute of
    Australia; WPSD Local 6; and you our listeners, that's all from the Amateur Radio Newsline.

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    like our newscast, please leave us a 5-star rating wherever you subscribe
    to us.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York, and
    our news team worldwide, I'm Paul Braun, WD9GCO, in Valparaiso, Indiana,
    saying 73. As always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Thu Feb 9 19:35:55 2023
    WORLD OF DX

    In the World of DX, be listening for the UN Global Service Center Amateur Radio club, 4U1GSC, using the call sign 4U13FEB for the month of February.
    The special call is on the air to promote World Radio Day, which is marked
    on the 13th of February. The club is based in Brindisi, Italy. QSL via
    9A2AA, either direct or by the bureau.

    Be listening for Alex, K6VHF, who is using the call sign K6VHF/HR9 from
    Roatan Island, IOTA number NA-057 until the 15th of February. Alex is operating FT8, RTTY and some SSB and CW on 80-10 metres. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, LoTW, or direct to his home call.

    Francois, F8DVD, is on the air as TM20AAW from the 10th to the 24th of February and will participate in the 20th Antarctic Activity Week, which
    takes place from the 19th to the 26th of the month. He is operating from France. QSL via LoTW, or via home call, direct or by the bureau.

    Listen for Bernhard, DL2GAC, who is on the air from the Solomon Islands
    until the 8th of May. His call sign is H44MS and he is operating from
    Malaita, IOTA number OC-047, until late April. Listen for him on 80-6
    metres where he will be using SSB and some FT8. QSL to his home call,
    direct or via the bureau. He will upload his log to Club Log and LoTW when
    he returns home.

    (425 DX NEWS BULLETIN)

    **

    KICKER: (SUPER)BOWLED OVER BY GMRS RADIO

    STEPHEN/ANCHOR: You don't have to be a fan of American football to
    appreciate our final story this week. You just need to be a fan of radio. Here's Ralph Squillace, KK6ITB, to explain.

    RALPH: If you're a fan of American football, you might think all the excitement would be centered around State Farm Stadium in Glendale,
    Arizona. for the big game on Sunday, February 12th. If you're a fan of
    radio, however, you know that the Super Bowl isn't the only spot where the action is. This is the year the NFL - the National Football League - meets GMRS. The Arizona GMRS Repeater Club decided to open up access to its
    General Mobile Radio Service repeater for Super Bowl weekend, from Friday, February 10th through to Sunday, February 12th. Any and all licensed GMRS operators who've come to town may use the repeater on 462.550 MHz, which is Channel 15 on many radio models. The tone is 141.3 Hz and the mode is
    narrow band FM.

    President Gary Hefley, whose GMRS call is WQUZ645, told Newsline in an
    email that on the weekends the repeater is not customarily open to non- members. It's where the club holds its general and training nets. When one
    of the club's members came up with the idea to open it up for Super Bowl visitors, the board agreed.

    Like more than half of the more than 380 club members, Gary is also an
    amateur radio operator. his call sign is K7AZL. Everyone knows that in
    GMRS, like amateur radio and football, there are rules. As the club said in
    a recent press release: [quote] "This is a family friendly repeater, so use your best judgment. Even if your team loses." [endquote]

    This is Ralph Squillace, KK2ITB.

    (GARY HEFLEY, K7AZL; LLOYD COLSTON, KC5FM)

    **

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Fri Feb 17 14:00:50 2023
    WORLD OF DX

    In the World of DX, listen for Antonio, CT1FFU, operating holiday style
    as D4T from Ilha do Sal, IOTA number AF-086, Cape Verde, until the 22nd
    of February. He is using SSB, CW, and digital modes, on the HF bands and
    6 metres. He will also make contacts via QO-100. QSL via his home call
    direct or by the bureau. He will upload his log to Club Log.

    Philippe, F1DUZ, is using the callsign FG4KH from Guadeloupe, IOTA number NA-102, from February 15th through to March 8th. He will also participate
    in the SSB portion of the "Coupe du REF" contest on the 25th and 26th of February as well as the ARRL DX SSB contest on the 4th and 5th of March.
    QSL via LoTW, eQSL, or direct to F1DUZ.

    Saudi Arabia's Founding Day are being commemorated by special event
    stations 7Z3FD, 8Z3FD and HZ3FD until the 22nd of February, which is the actual date of the celebration. QSL via HZ1SAR; the logs will be uploaded
    to Club Log.

    Eric, F5LCX, is on the air holiday style from Togo as 5V23LE until the
    25th of February. QSL via LoTW.

    Listen for Dom, VK2HJ, using the call sign VK2HJ/VK9 from Norfolk Island,
    IOTA number OC-005, from the 17th through to the 20th of February. He is
    using SSB on 40 through 10 metres. QSL via eQSL.

    (425 DX BULLETIN)

    **

    KICKER: WEARABLE FABRIC HELPS 'SING THE BODY ELECTRIC'

    PAUL/ANCHOR: Our final story comes from Ralph Squillace, KK6ITB. Prepare
    to get a real charge out of it. A real charge.

    RALPH: OK, so here's a real yarn for you. Yes - a real yarn, the kind of
    which sweaters are made. These are high-tech fibers known as twistrons,
    which scientists developed about five years ago. Unlike conventional
    knitting yarns, twistrons are spun from carbon nanotubes, resulting in lightweight material that increases in density whenever it is twisted or stretched. The result from all that stretching isn't necessarily a better-fitting sweater, however -- it's voltage that can drive an
    electric current. To researchers like Ray Baughman at the University of
    Texas at Dallas, twistrons present a promising way to make use of the
    motion of the body to power an electronic device because it taps into the wearer's mechanical energy. Scientists say the energy conversion
    efficiency of twistrons has improved over the years, up from 17.4 percent
    from twisting to an impressive 22.4 percent.

    Researchers recently used an array of twistrons weighing 3.2 milligrams
    to charge a supercapacitor capable of powering a small device such as an electronic watch or five small LEDs.

    While the researchers aren't quite at the point of releasing their own clothing line, they do have their eye on harnessing the motion of ocean
    waves using twistrons to create electric power. We hams can only imagine dressing for success like this, going out for a summit activation or for
    Field Day. The possibility is electrifying.

    This is Ralph Squillace, KK6ITB.

    (IEEE SPECTRUM)

    **

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    Newsline.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Thu Mar 23 22:03:10 2023
    KICKER: HE HAS MASTERED THE CODE OF LONGEVITY

    NEIL/ANCHOR: For our final story we ask: Can you imagine being 101 years
    old, and still on the air, sending and copying CW? We visit with one man
    in Iowa, who doesn't have to imagine it; because he is living it! Jim
    Damron, N8TMW, tells us about him.

    JIM: Just like the Morse Code he loves to send, the 101 years of Lowell
    Dibble, W0TER, have been a continuous wave.

    The lowa man turned 101 years old on St. Patrick's Day, and according to several press reports and a video on YouTube his longevity and enthusiasm - like his ability to send CW - transmit a powerful message on a daily basis.

    Lowell has a long history on the air. He served as a radio officer with
    the Merchant Marine during World War II. An Amateur Extra Class operator,
    he has regular QSOs with his friends using CW and keeps active at the retirement community, where he lives. His mental workouts with Code are complemented by his daily routine of physical workouts that start his day.

    His son Mark told TV station KCRG in an interview just days before his father's birthday that what keeps him going is [quote]: "the excitement of
    just wanting to do things, get up in the morning...It's not 'what am I
    going to do??' It's 'What of all of these things am I going to do today?'" [endquote]

    Dibble told the TV station that although he credits good genes, having a positive outlook is also a definite plus -- and he plans to keep riding
    the excitement of that continuous wave.

    This is Jim Damron, N8TMW.

    (KCRG TV)

    **

    NOMINATE OUR NEXT 'YOUNG HAM OF THE YEAR'

    NEIL/ANCHOR: We remind our listeners that young hams who live in the continental United States have an opportunity to make news, if they
    aren't already doing so, by being a recipient of this year's Amateur
    Radio Newsline Bill Pasternak Memorial Young Ham of the Year Award.
    Consider nominating an amateur radio operator 18 years of age or
    younger -- someone who has talent, promise, and a commitment to the
    spirit of ham radio. Find application forms on our website arnewsline.org
    under the "YHOTY" tab. Nominations are now open, and close on May 31st.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Fri Apr 14 12:45:54 2023
    WORLD OF DX

    In the World of DX, get ready for the DX0NE DXpedition. This is a single-operator DXpedition to the Spratly Islands, IOTA Number AS-051.
    Gil, 4F2KWT, will be on the air from the 30th of April until the 9th of
    May. He has set aside one of his two radios to use FT8 using multi stream MSHV. The pilot station is Nic, DU1NA. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, which is preferred, or via IZ8CCW.

    Local amateurs in Israel are celebrating the 75th anniversary of the
    founding of the Israel Amateur Radio Club and the establishment of the
    State of Israel by using special prefixes 4X75 and 4Z75 from the 14th to
    the 30th of April. Awards are being given to hams who contact stations
    with those prefixes as well as with the standard 4X and 4Z stations until
    the end of the month.

    Be listening for the special event callsign DM23BUGA on the air until
    October 8th. This callsign honors the biennial horticulture show and
    festival taking place in Mannheim, Germany this year. All QSOs will be confirmed automatically via the bureau. You may also QSL direct via
    DL2VFR.

    Listen for Jean, F8CHM, using the call TM1AI (TEE EM ONE AY EYE) from Aix
    (EX) Island, IOTA Number EU- 032, until the 16th of April. He is using CW
    and SSB on 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres. QSL via home call.

    (425 DX BULLETIN)

    **

    NOMINATE OUR NEXT 'YOUNG HAM OF THE YEAR'

    DON/ANCHOR: We remind our listeners that young hams who live in the continental United States have an opportunity to make news, if they
    aren't already doing so, by being a recipient of this year's Amateur
    Radio Newsline Bill Pasternak Memorial Young Ham of the Year Award.
    Consider nominating an amateur radio operator 18 years of age or younger
    -- someone who has talent, promise and a commitment to the spirit of ham radio. Find application forms on our website arnewsline.org under the
    "YHOTY" tab. Nominations are now open and close on May 31st.

    **

    KICKER: ON TOP OF THE WORLD IN HER FIRST YEAR OF SOTA

    DON/ANCHOR: We end this week by asking: What parent doesn't hope that one
    day that their child will achieve success at new heights? Meet a mother
    and father who aren't only watching their daughter achieve that, but are
    right up there with her. Jeremy Boot, G4NJH, brings us their story.

    JEREMY: The past year has been an exciting climb for Sophie, SN9ZJ. The 11-year-old received her amateur radio licence one year ago this month.
    It didn't take long for her to find her way to the higher elevations of Poland, calling QRZ for points in Summits on the Air and experiencing the thrill of other operators wanting her callsign in their log. Her father, Pawel, SN9PJ, calls her [quote] "my amazing daughter." [endquote]

    Considered Poland's youngest SOTA operator, she activated seven summits
    during her first year as a ham, with her father beside her on five of
    those trips and her mother Anna helping her log contacts during the other
    two. Anna, an avid hiker, had helped Sophie study for her licence and may eventually take the exam as well.

    Pawel said Sophie had her sights on those mountain tops the moment her
    licence arrived. The youngster draws great inspiration and love of the outdoors from her father, a mechanical engineer and her mother, an environmental engineer.

    In time, her parents would not be surprised if one day Sophie provided
    some inspiration herself. She has a younger sister, Elizabeth, and
    younger brother, Bart who one day, they hope, they may follow her to the mountain tops, operating their own radios.

    This is Jeremy Boot, G4NJH.

    (SOTA REFLECTOR, PAWEL SN9PJ)

    **

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    Magazine; CNN.COM; David Behar K7DB; DX-World.net; 425 DX News; Jenny
    Tupper; Johns Hopkins University; Hackaday; NASA; Patch.com; Pawel,
    SN9PJ; QRZ.COM; Radio World; Radio Society of Great Britain; shortwaveradio.de; SOTA Reflector; Space.com; Wired.com; Wireless
    Institute of Australia; and you our listeners, that's all from the
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    and our news team worldwide, I'm Don Wilbanks, AE5DW, in Picayune, Mississippi, saying 73. As always we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Fri Apr 21 08:34:38 2023
    WORLD OF DX

    In the World of DX, listen for Harry, JG7PSJ, who is on the air as JD1BMH
    from Ogasawara between April 24th and May 5th. Listen for him on 40-10m
    where he is using CW, SSB and RTTY. For QSL and other details follow the
    link on QRZ.COM to the JD1BMH webpage and monitor Twitter for updates.

    (DX-WORLD.NET)

    **

    KICKER: SOTA "MOUNTAIN GOAT" SAYS "TAG, YOU'RE IT"

    NEIL/ANCHOR: For our final story, we catch up with a very grateful SOTA activator who has this important message for all those hams who, like
    him, achieved the coveted status of Mountain Goat: "TAG - You're It!" Jim Damron, N8TMW, tells us his story.

    JIM: Dave Altman, KO4YLZ, is looking for a few new goats. Actually, he's looking for a few old goats too. None of this has anything to do with age
    - it's a reflection of pride in Dave's recent accomplishment. The SOTA activator achieved Mountain Goat status in the Summits on the Air awards scheme on March 30th, 11 months after making his first successful SOTA activation.

    When his informal mentor Dean, K2JB, celebrated his new status by saying "welcome to the herd," Dave felt inspired to give something back to
    colleagues in his own region. What better way to identify a local goat
    than with a genuine ear tags, the kind of tags Dave sees often on some of
    the local livestock?? Using the SOTA logo with permission, Dave had the durable plastic tags laser-printed for all those in the W4 region of SOTA
    who attained the necessary 1,000 points for Mountain Goat status. He's
    giving them as gifts to fellow members of the herd and no, he doesn't
    expect anyone to attach the tags to their ears. These are for bags used
    on SOTA outings.

    Dave said in a recent email to Newsline that he had already given out
    seven but has many more. Using the SOTA Reflector and the groups.io board
    for his local region, he has told fellow Mountain Goats to either email
    their name, callsign and mailing address or, better still, meet up with
    him sometime fon an activation. Picture it: Just a couple of Mountain
    Goats climbing their next summit together. That would not be so BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAD.

    This is Jim Damron, N8TMW.

    (SOTA REFLECTOR, DAVE ALTMAN, KO4YLZ)

    **

    NOMINATE OUR NEXT 'YOUNG HAM OF THE YEAR'

    NEIL/ANCHOR: We remind our listeners that young hams who live in the continental United States have an opportunity to make news, if they
    aren't already doing so, by being a recipient of this year's Amateur
    Radio Newsline Bill Pasternak Memorial Young Ham of the Year Award.
    Consider nominating an amateur radio operator 18 years of age or younger
    -- someone who has talent, promise and a commitment to the spirit of ham radio. Find application forms on our website arnewsline.org under the
    "YHOTY" tab. Nominations are now open and close on May 31st.

    **

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    Newsline would be interested in? We are not talking about advertising
    your club's upcoming hamfest or field day participation, but something
    that is out of the ordinary. If so, send us a brief overview via the
    contact page at arnewsline.org. If it's newsworthy and we would like to
    cover it, we'll get back to you for more details.

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to Amateur Radio Software Award; Amateur News Weekly; AMSAT
    News Service; ARRL; CQ Magazine; CNN.COM; Dave Altman, KO4YLZ; David
    Behar K7DB; DX-World.net; 425 DX News; Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences; Hungarian Amateur Radio Society; Jocelyn Brault, KD8VRX/VA2VRX; NASA; National Telecommunications and Information Administration; NOKIA; QRZ.COM; shortwaveradio.de; SOTA Reflector; Voice of America Museum; and
    you our listeners, that's all from the Amateur Radio Newsline.

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    like our newscast, please leave us a 5-star rating wherever you subscribe
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    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.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Thu Apr 27 22:08:41 2023
    WORLD OF DX

    In the World of DX, Kasimir, DL2SBY will be using the callsign 8Q7KB from
    the Maldives, IOTA Number AS-013, until the 7th of May using CW, SSB and
    FT8/ FT4 (using MSHV). He will concentrate on 30, 17, 12, 10 and 6
    meters. QSL via LoTW, Club Log's OQRS, or direct to home call.

    On April 26th this year, it will be 100 years since the first amateur
    radio contact between New Zealand and Australia was made, between Frank
    Bell of Shag Valley Station, Waihemo in Otago and Charles Maclurcan, 2CM
    in Sydney.

    Listen for the callsign ZL100 from now until the 25th of July. Members of
    the New Zealand Association of Radio Transmitters will be on the HF bands
    with this callsign commemorating the 100th anniversary of the first trans-Tasman Radio contact between Australia and New Zealand.

    Members of the Russian Robinson Club are using the special call CO30RRC
    from Cayo Coco Island, IOTA Number NA - 086, until the 4th of May. Listen
    on the HF bands. QSL via N7RO, LoTW, or Club Log. QSL for hams with RU
    and EW prefixes via RW3RN.

    During May 16th through to the 18th, listen for Pete M1PTR, Tom, M0DCG,
    and Kieron, M5KJM/EI6KP, on the air from Great Blasket Island, Iota
    Number EU-007, in the North Atlantic. They will use the callsign EJ6KP/P.
    QRV on HF SSB operating during local daylight hours. QSL via LoTW.

    (WIA, DXNEWS.COM, 425 DX BULLETIN)

    **

    KICKER: THEY'RE 'PUTTING THE DIGIT BACK IN DIGITAL'

    PAUL/ANCHOR: Finally, with International Morse Code Day just having
    passed on April 27th, we celebrate Morse Code. In fact, a recent magazine article published by a world class institution does just that - and it
    uses a language that needs no decoding. Kent Peterson, KC0DGY, takes a
    look with us.

    KENT: Smithsonian magazine is published by the Washington, D.C.-based Smithsonian Institution, considered the largest museum, education, and research complex in the world -- and while you might rightfully expect telegraph keys and other communications equipment to be featured as
    museum pieces, Morse Code itself is hardly the stuff of archives. That's
    the whole point of the article, in fact: It notes that the dits and dahs
    of the original digital communications system - which had its beginnings
    two centuries ago - are not only part of a very vibrant code but one that
    is experiencing a resurgence.

    As one would expect from anything by the Smithsonian, the article gives a clear history of the code's evolution from American Morse to
    International Morse, explaining its mechanics, its appeal and yes even
    its purported medical benefits for brain health.

    With references to the ARRL, the Long Island CW Club and the Straight Key Century Club, the article extolls the practice as an enduring form of communication that is [quote] "putting the digit back in digital communication." [endquote] There are even instructions, complete with diagrams, telling non-hams on how to build a Morse Code generator so they
    can practice their dits and dahs with the help of their smartphone.

    To see the article, follow the link in the text version of this week's newscast at arnewsline.org

    [PRINT ONLY: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/morse-code-back- looking-ditch-twitter-180981309/ ]

    (above URL all on one line)

    The article is encouraging: While CW might not ultimately replace
    Twitter - as the headline suggests - it may just turn radio
    communications on its ear.

    This is Kent Peterson, KC0DGY.

    (SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE)

    **

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    With thanks to Amateur Radio Software Award; Amateur News Weekly; AMSAT
    News Service; ARRL; CQ Magazine; CNN.COM; Dave Altman, KO4YLZ; David
    Behar K7DB; Dignity Memorial; DX-World.net; Emirates News Agency; 425 DX
    News; Ian Burgess, VA6EMS; Gulf News; the IARU; the IEEE Spectrum;
    QRZ.COM; shortwaveradio.de; Smithsonian Magazine; South African Radio
    League; spacenews.com; Vince D'Eon, VE6LK; and you our listeners, that's
    all from the Amateur Radio Newsline.

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    to us.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York, and
    our news team worldwide, I'm Paul Braun, WD9GCO, in Valparaiso, Indiana,
    saying 73. As always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Thu May 4 18:06:09 2023
    HAMS PREP FOR ARMED FORCES DAY CROSSBAND TEST

    JIM/ANCHOR: Hams are getting ready to participate once again in the Armed Forces Day Crossband Test - an exercise with an important mission. Jack Parker, W8ISH, explains.

    JACK: From Robins Air Force Base in Georgia, to Camp Foster in Okinawa, military stations will be making two-way radio contacts with amateur radio operators on various ham frequencies as part of an important
    interoperability test that has united hams and government radio operators
    for a half century.

    This year, the Armed Forces Day Crossband Test will be held on May 13th, testing two-way communications between hams and the military. It's an important exercise that does not have any impact on use of the bands by
    hams or other private radio operators. All communications are conducted on upper sideband unless the instructions specify otherwise. An internet
    search for DoD MARS - Armed Forces Day provides complete information, including participating stations, time periods and details about QSL
    cards.

    Created in 1925, the Military Auxiliary Radio System, also known as MARS, relies on the skills of more than 3,000 civilians - most of them licensed
    ham radio operators - who assist the US military with communications at
    every level from local to international, especially in emergency
    situations.

    This is Jack Parker, W8ISH.

    (US DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, WWW.MARS.AF.MIL)

    **

    NOMINATE NEXT 'YOUNG HAM OF THE YEAR'

    JIM/ANCHOR: Time is running out to nominate your choice for Amateur Radio Newsline's Bill Pasternak Young Ham of the Year award. Candidates must
    reside in the continental United States and be a licensed ham 18 years of
    age or younger. We are looking for someone who has talent, promise and a commitment to the spirit of ham radio. Find application forms on our
    website arnewsline.org under the "YHOTY" tab. Nominations close on May
    31st - that's at the end of this month!

    **

    KICKER: FOR RADIO'S PROBLEM, THIS TOILET PAPER WAS ON A ROLL

    JIM/ANCHOR: If you've ever been troubled by noisy speakers - no, we don't
    mean the kind you suffer through at an awards banquet - our final story of this week may be of interest to you. We should advise you, however, the solution to this problem is somewhat bizarre, even in the opinion of its creator. Here's Jeremy Boot, G4NJH, with that story.

    JEREMY: When Richard Langer received a second-hand DAB radio from a
    friend, he realized right away that listening to it at lower volume was
    going to be a challenge: there was a noticeable scratching sound that went away only if the radio volume was made louder.

    Using the kind of ingenuity we amateurs also know quite well, Richard
    tried to find a way to fix the problem without the need to replace the speaker. Looking among some everyday household items, Richard ultimately
    got to the bottom - and yes, we do mean the bottom - of the situation. He reached for a roll of toilet tissue.

    The speaker's paper cone had apparently warped, causing the voice coil to
    rub against the magnet assembly. The friction had worn out the insulation
    on the turns of the coil and taken it out of proper alignment. Crumpling
    the toilet tissue, he determined that if he inserted it at just the right
    spot between the cone and the metal housing, it would exert sufficient pressure to restore the alignment. The result? Good, noise-free sound.

    Richard shared this simple solution in a recent video on his YouTube
    channel. The solution was picked up as well by the website Hackaday. With
    a clever permanent solution as close as one's own bathroom, Richard is no doubt pleased there will be no need for the little radio to be flushed.

    This is Jeremy Boot, G4NJH.

    (HACKADAY, YOUTUBE)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to the ACMA; Amateur News Weekly; AMSAT News Service; the
    ARDC; ARRL; CQ Magazine; David Behar K7DB; Dignity Memorial; DX-World.net;
    the FCC; 425 DX News; Hackaday; Legacy.com; MARS; Maine Monitor; Mills on
    the Air; News Center Maine; QRZ.COM; shortwaveradio.de; 3916 Freewheelers
    Net; US Dept. of Defense; The Verge; YouTube; and you our listeners,
    that's all from the Amateur Radio Newsline.

    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 you all. We also remind our listeners that if you
    like our newscast, please leave us a 5-star rating wherever you subscribe
    to us.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York, and
    our news team worldwide, I'm Jim Damron, N8TMW, in Charleston, West
    Virginia, saying 73. As always we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Fri May 12 00:02:19 2023
    WORLD OF DX

    In the world of DX, be listening for Harold, DF2WO, on the air as 9X2AW
    from Rwanda until the 15th of May. Harold will be using CW, SSB, and the digital modes on the HF bands and 6 metres. QSL via M0OXO's OQRS.

    Look for Pete M1PTR, Tom, M0DCG, and Kieron, M5KJM, on the air from Great Basket Island, IOTA Number EU-007, using the callsign EJ6KP/p until the
    18th of May. They are using SSB on the HF bands during local daylight
    hours. Check QRZ.com for QSL details.

    Listen for Giorgio, IU5HWS, using the callsign 5UA99WS from Niger until
    the 15th of June. He will be on 40 through 10 metres using FT8 and SSB.
    QSL via LoTW, or via EA5GL.

    You have until May 31st to log the special event callsign VI2023HRH in Australia. Members of the Wireless Institute of Australia are calling QRZ
    with that call, through the end of the month, to celebrate the coronation
    of King Charles III of England. QSL via the operator's instructions.

    (425 DX BULLETIN)

    **

    KICKER: COFFEE-LOVING HAM WORKS JAVA BUT IT'S NOT DX

    STEPHEN/ANCHOR: OK, grab a cup of hot coffee for this week's final story.
    Sit back, and let's listen to Randy Sly, W4XJ.

    RANDY: For many of us there's nothing better than working DX or calling CQ
    in a contest while sipping on a fresh hot cup of coffee. But what if that coffee was known as "Ham Shack House Blend," "Key Up Cowboy," or "Morse
    Code Mocha?"

    Steve Eilers, W3BIZ, believes we can have our ham radio and drink it too! Early in 2023, Steve began the Homebrew Coffee Company, combining his love
    for coffee with his love for ham radio. This coffee is not someone else's brand that he re-labeled, but his own original coffee blends that are
    roasted and shipped the same day -- no matter the propagation. He is an entrepreneur who takes his business seriously:

    STEVE: "We source our beans from Bali, Peru, Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, you name it… Ethically sourced beans, fair trade - that's a huge thing for me, is to make sure we're doing it right. These people are getting compensated
    for their farms and everything's fair."

    RANDY: His blends are made to resonate with a variety of tastes, from a
    donut shop style to a dark Italian roast or something with a french
    vanilla or mocha flavor. All these and more await you at homebrewcoffee.com.

    When he's not making coffee, you can find Steve hunting POTA, chasing DX,
    rag chewing or operating SKYWARN and ARES in Kent County, Michigan -- and
    of course, drinking coffee.

    This is Randy Sly, W4XJ.

    **

    DO YOU HAVE NEWS?

    STEPHEN/ANCHOR: Do you have a piece of Amateur Radio News that you think Newsline would be interested in? We are not talking about advertising your club's upcoming hamfest or field day participation, but something that is
    out of the ordinary. If so, send us a brief overview via the contact page
    at arnewsline.org. If it's newsworthy and we would like to cover it, we'll
    get back to you for more details.

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to Air Force Technology; MSAT News Service; the APRS Net;
    ARRL; CQ Magazine; CNN.COM; Dave Altman, KO4YLZ; David Behar K7DB; The
    Daily Jeffersonian; 425 DX News; GypsyRoadTrip.com; the IEEE Spectrum; Kay Savetz, K6KJN; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; the Millennium Post; QRZ.COM; shortwaveradio.de; the Times of India; the Vincentian; the YL
    Beam; and you our listeners, that's all from the Amateur Radio Newsline.

    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 you all. We also remind our listeners that if you
    like our newscast, please leave us a 5-star rating wherever you subscribe
    to us.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT ,at the news desk in New York, and
    our news team worldwide, I'm Stephen Kinford, N8WB, in Wadsworth, Ohio,
    saying 73. As always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Thu May 18 19:02:06 2023
    WORLD OF DX

    In the World of DX, be listening for special event station GB0AEL, which
    is on the air until May 26th. Hams with the North West Group Amateur
    Radio Club are marking the anniversary of Amelia Earhart's transatlantic flight. In May of 1932 she became the first woman to make that trip solo
    and nonstop, departing from Canada and landing 15 hours later in
    Londonderry, Northern Ireland. QSL instructions are on QRZ.com

    Listen for Vincent, HB9VCJ, using the callsign 8Q7VJ from the Maldives,
    IOTA Number AS-013 from May 20th through to June 4th. His QRP operation
    will be SSB and various digital modes on 40-6 metres, and FM on 10
    metres. QSL instructions are on QRZ.com

    Ivan, YT4RA/IV3CTS, and his brother Goran, YT7AW/SA7DXR will be operating
    from Malta, IOTA Number E U-023, from the 24th to the 29th of May, with
    their biggest activity to be during the CQ WW WPX CW Contest. They plan
    to use the callsign 9H6WPX. QSL via LoTW.

    Be listening for T41DX on the island of Cuba, IOTA Number NA-015, from
    May 18th through to the 22nd. The Guani DX Group will be operating CW,
    SSB and various digital modes on 80-10m. QSL manager is RW6HS.

    (425 DX BULLETIN)

    **

    NETS OF NOTE: THE ROOSTER NET HAS SOMETHING TO CROW ABOUT

    DON/ANCHOR: We end this week with an installment from our occasional
    series, Nets of Note. We revisit a very proud group of early morning
    radio enthusiasts who Newsline first interviewed back in 2017. Jim
    Damron, N8TMW, tells us why they're so proud right now.

    JIM: The early risers who have been meeting on 80 meters at 6 a.m.. local
    time since 1957 are about to celebrate a milestone and this isn't exactly chicken feed. The Rooster Net, as the group is known, will be marking
    24,000 daily sessions on the air on May 26th.

    The check-ins - that's check-ins, NOT chickens - can expect to get pretty lively that day on 3.990 MHz. The rooster roster claims amateurs from as
    far north as Canada, as far south sometimes as South America and as far
    west as Arizona and Montana. So congratulations to these hams who leave
    the nest early to get up with the sun - and with one another. That's
    something to crow about.

    This is Jim Damron, N8TMW.

    (ARRL)

    **

    DO YOU HAVE NEWS?

    DON/ANCHOR: Do you have a piece of Amateur Radio News that you think
    Newsline would be interested in? We are not talking about advertising
    your club's upcoming hamfest or field day participation, but something
    that is out of the ordinary. If so, send us a brief overview via the
    contact page at arnewsline.org. If it's newsworthy and we would like to
    cover it, we'll get back to you for more details.

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to Amateur News Weekly; the American Cancer Society; AMSAT
    News Service; ARRL; Australian National Maritime Museum; CAMSAT; CQ
    Magazine; David Behar K7DB; DX-World.net; 425 DX News; Gardner News; IARU Region 3; QRZ.COM; Manly Warringah Radio Society; National Public Radio;
    Radio Society of Great Britain; shortwaveradio.de; and you our listeners, that's all from the Amateur Radio Newsline.

    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 you all. We also remind our listeners that if you
    like our newscast, please leave us a 5-star rating wherever you subscribe
    to us.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York, and
    our news team worldwide, I'm Don Wilbanks, AE5DW, in Picayune,
    Mississippi, saying 73. As always, we thank you for listening.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Thu May 25 21:52:43 2023
    100 WATTS AND A WIRE SCHEDULES SPRING TUNE-UP

    NEIL/ANCHOR: The 100 Watts and a Wire community, which has been around
    since 2015, has chosen the weekend of June 9th, 10th and 11th, as its
    Tune-Up weekend, its annual spring operating event. That means that
    operators will be on the air calling "CQ Tune-up" on June 9th, 10th and
    11th on any band at anytime during those three days - and in any mode, including digital. If you're a member of the 100 Watts and a Wire
    community, exchange your membership numbers with one another - and if
    you're not a member, you can still make a contact and then check out the
    100 Watts and a Wire podcast. Membership is free. As podcast producer Christian Cudnik, K0STH, notes, the weekend event is a perfect time to
    test your equipment and operating skills in preparation for Field Day -
    and to get out of the shack for some fresh air while ON the air!

    **

    WORLD OF DX

    In the World of DX, be listening for members of the Rockall DXpedition, MM0UKI. They are hoping to set a new record on the air from the
    uninhabitable granite islet in the North Atlantic Ocean. This rare
    location has the IOTA designation of EU-189 and is Grid Square IO37DO (Eye
    Oh Three Seven Dee Oh). The team departed for the island on May 25th and
    will be on the air around the clock using SSB, CW and FT8 on 40 through
    10m as well as 2m. Details and QSL information are on QRZ.com

    (DX-WORLD.NET, 425 DX BULLETIN)

    **

    NOMINATE OUR NEXT 'YOUNG HAM OF THE YEAR'

    NEIL/ANCHOR: We remind our listeners that the window closes on May 31st to nominate a promising young radio amateur for this year's Amateur Radio Newsline Bill Pasternak Memorial Young Ham of the Year Award. Young hams
    who live in the continental United States have an opportunity to make news
    of their own in the world. Think of an amateur radio operator 18 years of
    age or younger -- someone who has talent, promise and a commitment to the spirit of ham radio. Find the nomination form on our website
    arnewsline.org under the "AWARDS" tab. Time is about to run out!

    **

    KICKER: LOST AND FOUND WITH THE HELP OF HAMS

    NEIL/ANCHOR: For our final story, we ask you to imagine being missing and
    lost for three decades. Listen to this story of an older man's 30-year
    journey back to his family - thanks to ham radio. Jason Daniels, VK2LAW,
    has his story.

    JASON: For one homeless grandfather from Nepal, this was a homecoming that
    was three decades in the making, with the help of a merchant in a busy
    Bengali business district and a group of ham radio operators in West
    Bengal.

    The man, identified as Bir Bahadur Singh, had been spotted as a vagrant by
    a Bengali businessman who reached out to the West Bengal Radio Club. He
    knew the club's reputation of using their wide-ranging amateur radio
    network to reunite family members. Club secretary Ambarish Nag Biswas
    VU2JFA contacted hams in Nepal who were able to locate the man's village,
    and eventually his wife. They learned that Bir Bahadur Singh had
    apparently fallen ill 30 years ago while he was transporting his son from Nepal to Delhi. From there, the man somehow disappeared.

    The son, now grown and working in Delhi, was overjoyed his father had been found so many years later, according to media reports. He has been coordinating with the Nepal Consulate to bring his father home. Ambarish
    Nag Biswas told the Indo-Asian News Service: [quote] "He never doubted his father and always knew that the man must have suffered from some sort of mental illness to have left him alone." [endquote]

    This is Jason Daniels, VK2LAW.

    (INDO-ASIAN NEWS SERVICE)

    **

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to Amateur News Weekly; the American Cancer Society; ARRL; Associated Press; Australia Communications and Media Authority; CQ
    Magazine; David Behar K7DB; DX-World.net; 425 DX News; FCC; Gardner News; House.gov; IARU Region 1; IARU Region 3; Indo-Asian News Service; News2;
    100 Watts and a Wire; QRZ.COM; shortwaveradio.de; SOTA Reflector; Variety; West Bengal Radio Club; and you our listeners, that's all from the Amateur Radio Newsline.

    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 you all. We also remind our listeners that if you
    like our newscast, please leave us a 5-star rating wherever you subscribe
    to us.

    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.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Thu Jun 1 20:29:12 2023
    WORLD OF DX

    In the World of DX, be listening for VU7W, the call being used by Yuris,
    YL2GM, on Minicoy Island, IOTA Number AS-106, in the Lakshadweep Islands.
    He will be on the air throughout June, focusing on the 6m band, with some operation on other HF bands. QSOs are to be uploaded to LoTW.

    Special event station IQ3UV, is on the air now through June 11th, using
    CW and SSB on all the HF bands, marking the 100th anniversary of the
    founding of the Alpine group of Tolmezzo, and the Carnia section. A
    certificate will be available as a downloadable PDF for all stations
    who make contact. For other details, see QRZ.com

    Be listening for Dan, F5DBT, on the air as MM/F5DBT from several islands
    off Scotland's west coast until the 15th of June. He will operate SSB,
    FT8 and FT4, on 40, 20, 15, and 10 metres. QSL information is available
    on QRZ.com

    Ric, DL2VFR, and Fred, DL4BBH, will operate as LA/DL2VFR and LA/DL4BBH
    from IOTA group EU-061 and the Ytre Hvaler (EE-trah Valla) National Park
    in Norway, from the 2nd to the 6th of June. They will be using CW and
    SSB. This is an IOTA and World Wide Flora & Fauna Expedition. QSL details
    are available on QRZ.com

    (425 DX BULLETIN, QRZ.COM)

    **

    KICKER: FROM POUNDING THE BRASS TO WINNING THE BRASS

    JIM/ANCHOR: For our final story, we talk to a ham who took a test that
    may have been just a little bit harder than the one for his amateur
    license. Plus, it was on national TV. Graham Kemp, VK4BB, tells us how
    it all played out.

    GRAHAM: CW has always been a perfect fit for Richard Ayre, VK6PZT, since
    he became a ham 10 years ago. Unaccustomed as he is to speaking publicly
    on or off the air, he is most comfortable when he lets the dits and the
    dahs do his talking for him. So why would he opt to get on the air - in
    this case, on a national TV programme - where he had to answer questions,
    and even trade gently disparaging remarks with the host, in a kind of
    sledging worthy of any cricket pitch? It's because the Australian hit
    show, "Hard Quiz," would test his trivia knowledge about his beloved CW.
    Oh -- and because his two daughters asked him to.

    On Wednesday, the 31st of May, TV fans watched the medical sonographer
    square off in the Melbourne studio against three other contestants, who,
    like him, were originally from England, Australia's rival this month in
    the Test Series cricket matches. So he studied hard in pursuit of the
    show's coveted Brass Mug. As he told Newsline recently: [quote] "I
    challenged myself to find out something new about Morse Code once per
    day for about one year prior to the show, and made notes in a small blue
    book. I asked my family and friends at our local Bunbury Radio Club to
    come up with the most obscure questions possible for me to answer."
    [endquote] In fact, he said: [quote] "I think if I spent as much time practicing my head copying as I did reading about how the code was
    developed or used over the last 100 years, I would be a much better
    operator." [endquote]

    No worry there: Richard scored a strong victory, and got to take away
    the huge 5kg mug. Now instead of pounding the brass, he'll said he'll
    be drinking from it.

    This is Graham Kemp, VK4BB.

    **

    DO YOU HAVE NEWS?

    JIM/ANCHOR: Do you have a piece of Amateur Radio News that you think
    Newsline would be interested in? We are not talking about advertising
    your club's upcoming hamfest, or field day participation, but something
    that is out of the ordinary. If so, send us a brief overview via the
    contact page at arnewsline.org. If it's newsworthy, and we would like
    to cover it, we'll get back to you for more details.

    NEWSCAST CLOSE:

    With thanks to Amateur Radio Daily; Ambarish Nag Biswas, VU2JFA; AMSAT
    News Service; ARISS; ARRL; Cale, K4HCK; CQ Magazine; Dario Rovedo,
    IV3HXF; David Behar K7DB; DX-World.net; FCC; 425 DX News; Jenny Tupper;
    Mark Felton Productions; QRZ.COM; Radio Society of Great Britain; Radio
    World; Sci Tech Daily; Science News; shortwaveradio.de; and you, our
    listeners, that's all from the Amateur Radio Newsline.

    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 you all.

    We also remind our listeners that if you like our newscast, please leave
    us a 5-star rating wherever you subscribe to us.

    For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York,
    and our news team worldwide, I'm Jim Damron, N8TMW, in Charleston, West Virginia, saying 73. As always, we thank you for listening.

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