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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2232 for Friday August 7 2020

Thu, 08/06/2020 - 21:15

- SILENT KEY: NEWSLINE'S BOBBY BEST WX4ALA
- U.S. ASTRONAUTS RETURN TO EARTH
- U.S. HAMS ACTIVATE FOR HURRICANE, TORNADO
- PLANE CALLED A 'GAME-CHANGER' FOR SATELLITE LAUNCHES
- AMAZON'S KUIPER SYSTEM GETS FCC'S OK
- SILENT KEY: BOB REYNOLDS WB3DYE
- EXTRA ONLINE SUPPORT FOR NEW HAMS IN THE UK
- EARLY REGISTRATION FOR 2021 YOTA CAMP IN THE AMERICAS
- HE'S LICENSED FOR A LIFELONG LOVE OF RADIO
- THE MILLENNIUM NET GOES QRT
- AMSAT OF SOUTH AFRICA HOSTING SPACE SYMPOSIUM
- WORLD OF DX
- KICKER: WHEN BUILDING A SUPERCAPACITOR BEARS FRUIT

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2231 for Friday July 31 2020

Thu, 07/30/2020 - 19:31

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

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2230 for Friday July 24 2020

Thu, 07/23/2020 - 21:18

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

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2229 for Friday July 17, 2020

Thu, 07/16/2020 - 19:51

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

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2228 for Friday July 10 2020

Thu, 07/09/2020 - 20:31

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

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2227 for Friday July 3 2020

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 22:00

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

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2226 for Friday June 26 2020

Thu, 06/25/2020 - 20:05

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

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2225 for Friday June 19 2020

Thu, 06/18/2020 - 20:37

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

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

Thu, 06/11/2020 - 21:34

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

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2223 for Friday June 5 2020

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 21:52

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

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2222 for Friday May 29 2020

Thu, 05/28/2020 - 22:39

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

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2221 for Friday May 22 2020

Thu, 05/21/2020 - 22:06

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

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2220 for Friday May 15 2020

Thu, 05/14/2020 - 20:45

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

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2219 for Friday May 8 2020

Thu, 05/07/2020 - 21:23

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

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2218 for Friday May 1 2020

Thu, 04/30/2020 - 20:42

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

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Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2217 for Friday April 24 2020

Thu, 04/23/2020 - 20:07

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

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

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