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  1. In this episode, Colin M6BOY is joined by Dan Romanick (KB6NU), Edmund Spicer (M0MNG) and Leslie Butterfield (G0CIB) to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief and this episode’s feature is the Maintenance Time.

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    - RAYNET Helps Elderly Man
    - Blind Amateur Radio Operator Promotes Hobby with New Aerial and Morse Code
    - ARRL Seeks Clarification of Amended Amateur Service RF Safety Rules
    - Wireless Power Transfer: CIS/B/737/CDV rejected
    - 2020 State of the Hobby Survey
    - Director, Vice Director Nominations Invited in Five ARRL Divisions
    - Judge Approves Retrieval of Titanic Marconi Wireless Equipment

  2. In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Chris Howard M0TCH, Ed Durrant DD5LP, Frank Howell K4FMH and Bill Barnes WC3B to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief and this episode’s feature is the Restoring Valve/Tube Gear.

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    - Register for Next EssexHam Foundation Online Amateur Radio
    - Long-Lost U.S. Military Satellite found by Amateur Radio Operator
    - Beyond Exams Resources Launched by the RSGB
    - FCC Providing Flexibility to Volunteer Examiners in Developing Remote Testing Methods
    - RASA launches Welcome to AR guidebook for Newcomers
    - PRESENTER OPINION : A Way Back to Relevance for Amateur Radio?
    - Coronavirus: How Amateur Radio is Connecting People during Lockdown
    - Blind Amateur Radio Operator Promotes Hobby with New Aerial and Morse Code
    - Richard Newstead Retires from SOTABeam
    - Special Event Station GB0GIG (Gwasanaeth Iechyd Gwladol)

  3. In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Leslie Butterfield G0CIB, Edmund Spicer M0MNG and Dan Romanchik KB6NU to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief and this episode’s feature is the National Communication Museum.

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    - Centenarian Radio Amateur on BBC Radio Solent
    - Historic First Trans-Atlantic Contact Made on 432 MHz
    - Tweet with Morse code
    - Amateur Radio on BBC Three Counties Radio
    - Morse Code App
    - RSGB Launches National Mental Health Campaign in Partnership with the NHS
    - Essex Ham Foundation Online Training Breaks Records
    - Japan’s Radio Amateurs Gain Expanded Access to 160 and 80 Metres

  4. In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Chris Howard M0TCH, Martin Rothwell M0SGL, Ed Durrant DD5LP, Frank Howell K4FMH and Bill Barns N3JIX to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief and this episode’s feature is - Passion of Shortwave Listening with Thomas Witherspoon K4SWL.

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    - USA Conducts First All-Online Ham Radio Exam
    - Is April the month of Solar Minimum?
    - PC Magazine article on how to mitigate Zoom risk
    - Hamvention QSO Party
    - Lee Jennings Memorial Activity Marathon
    - GB1COR Special Event Station
    - IARU 95th Birthday
    - 144 MHz Trans-Atlantic record Extended to Almost 4,760kms

  5. In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Chris Howard M0TCH, Martin Rothwell M0SGL, Ed Durrant DD5LP, Frank Howell K4FMH and Bill Barns N3JIX to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief and this episode’s feature is - Passion of Shortwave Listening with Thomas Witherspoon K4SWL.

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    - USA Conducts First All-Online Ham Radio Exam
    - Is April the month of Solar Minimum?
    - PC Magazine article on how to mitigate Zoom risk
    - Hamvention QSO Party
    - Lee Jennings Memorial Activity Marathon
    - GB1COR Special Event Station
    - IARU 95th Birthday
    - 144 MHz Trans-Atlantic record Extended to Almost 4,760kms

  6. In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Chris Howard M0TCH, Martin Rothwell M0SGL, Ed Durrant DD5LP, Frank Howell K4FMH and Bill Barns N3JIX to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief and this episode’s feature is - Passion of Shortwave Listening with Thomas Witherspoon K4SWL.

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    - USA Conducts First All-Online Ham Radio Exam
    - Is April the month of Solar Minimum?
    - PC Magazine article on how to mitigate Zoom risk
    - Hamvention QSO Party
    - Lee Jennings Memorial Activity Marathon
    - GB1COR Special Event Station
    - IARU 95th Birthday
    - 144 MHz Trans-Atlantic record Extended to Almost 4,760kms

  7. In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Leslie Butterfield G0CIB, Edmund Spicer M0MNG, Dan Romanchik KB6NU and Ruth Willet KM4LAO to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief and this episode’s feature is - Why Coax Fails

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    • Scientists Create Quantum Sensor that Covers Entire Radio Frequency Spectrum
    • It’s Time for Remote Amateur Radio License Exams
    • WIA Board Comment
    • Need a new hobby? Try amateur radio!
    • Fair Lawn Amateur Radio Club Begins Daily Health & Welfare Broadcasts
    • Errata to 2020-2024 Amateur Extra-Class Question Pool Released
    • Hamvention Names 2020 Award Winners
    • EU to Impose VAT on Low Value Parcels
    • Ofcom Awards Six New Community Radio Licences
  8. In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Chris Howard M0TCH, Martin Rothwell M0SGL, Ed Durrant DD5LP and Frank Howell K4FMH to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief and this episode’s feature is - Kit Building Tips.

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    - Clubs as Hubs?
    - New Ham Radio Syllabus: Exam Pass Rate Figures Released
    - Motorola wins Copyright Infringement Case against Hytera
    - RSGB Exam Papers
    - Attracting youth to ham radio: Get out of their way!
    - A Working Scale Model of a HF Curtain
    - Ofcom Stops Issuing Short Full Calls
    - New QO-100 Band Plan Announced
    - Hamvention Officials Keeping an Eye on Coronavirus

  9. In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Leslie Butterfield G0CIB, Edmund Spicer M0MNG and Dan Romanchik KB6NU to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief and this episode’s feature is - Launching the Illinois Young Ham Club and a report from the BRATS Rally.

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    • Successful 47 GHz Ham Radio Moon Bounce Test
    • Amateur Radio Operating Procedures
    • British Radio Antenna Arrives at Space Station
    • Spy Radio Found During Archaeological Dig
    • SOTA Flavours Challenge DV Week 1-7 March 2020
    • ICQPodcast's Ruth on Air
    • UK 5 MHz Beacon to Close
    • ISWL Callsigns for March 2020
    • Distracted Driving Regulations in Canada Update
  10. In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Chris Howard M0TCH, Martin Rothwell - M0SGL, Frank Howell - K4FMH and Bill Barnes - N3JIX to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief and this episode’s feature is - South Essex Rally Review.

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    - ARRL Expands its Roster of Online Discussion Groups for Members
    - Undersea Expedition Planned to Retrieve Titanic’s Radio Gear
    - Bletchley Park- Build a Radio Receiver
    - Mysterious Radio Signal from Space is Repeating Every 16 days
    - French look at 3-Tier CEPT ham radio structure
    - RSGB Train the Trainer
    - New Amateur Extra Question Pool Released
    - Turn the bands Green for St Patricks Day

  11. In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Leslie Butterfield G0CIB, Edmund Spicer M0MNG, Dan Romanchik KB6NU and Ruth Willet KM4LAO to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief and this episode’s feature is - NanoVNA are they any good?

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    - Radio hams Rescue Teenage Girl from Kidnappers
    - Barry Shelley (N1VXY) - Interim ARRL CEO
    - Continued Access to 3GHz spectrum
    - New IARU Region 1 record on 134 GHz – 65km
    - Australian Bushfires Causing Major Telecommunication Outages
    - Maine Bicentennial Special Event
    - YOTA Matching Fund Drive
    - Greenland and Denmark Special Event

  12. In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Chris Howard M0TCH, Martin Rothwell M0SGL, Frank Howell K4FMH, Ed Durrant DD5LP and Bill Barnes N3JIX to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief and this episode’s feature is - Questions Answered and Tips.

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    - G4KUX extends 432 MHz tropo record to 4,644kms
    - DARC 70 Years
    - Going Ham at Green Bank Elementary-Middle School
    - Tunisia Issues Personal Licenses to Operate
    - YOTA Month a Success in the Americas
    - Leadership Elections Highlight ARRL Annual Board Meeting
    - ARRL On the Air Podcast Premieres
    - Canvey Radio & Electronics Rally
    - Special Certificate to Celebrate 30 Years of LUSAT
    - Swiss Special Event Station

  13. In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Ruth Willet KM4LAO, Edmund Spicer M0MNG, and Leslie Butterfield G0CIB to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief and this episode’s feature is - Is it worth building a SMALL contest/DX station?

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    - ARRL - Dare to Imagine
    - Radio Amateurs Aid in Rescue in Remote NZ park
    - RSGB Earthing and the Radio Amateur Leaflet Updated
    - Radio Theory Handbook - 2nd Edition
    - GB7PY Repeater Stolen
    - New Irish Beacon on 60 MHz Now on the Air
    - VO2AC - Canadian Lighthouse Operation

  14. In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Chris Howard M0TCH, Martin Rothwell - M0SGL, Frank Howell - K4FMH, Ed Durrant - DD5LP and Bill Barnes - N3JIX to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief and this episode’s feature is - Low Band VHF.

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    - Ham Radio to Encourage Student Interest in Science
    - FT4 and JS8 Added to the RFzero
    - African Parks-on-the-Air Programme
    - Library artwork honours STEM teacher Barbara Ranson formerly AAØI
    - ARRL Reshapes its Podcast Offerings for 2020
    - DRM Tests from Hungary on 26 MHz continue into 2020
    - TM70TAAF Special Event
    - Australian 70cms Digital Record Extended to 2806 kms!

  15. In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Edmund Spicer M0MNG, Matthew Nassau M0NJX, Dan Romanchik KB6NU and Ruth Willet KM4LAO to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief and this episode’s feature is - CW Invaders Game / Training Aid

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    - New Ham Radio Antenna Bill being Drafted
    - Happy Birthday FUNcube-1 (AO73)
    - Halfords Make Radio Signals Travel 'Super-Fast'
    - Proposed FCC Auction of C-Band Increases Competition for Allocation
    - Clearing Radio Amateurs out of 3.4 GHz
    - UK Beginners licence - KB6NU
    - M17 DMR - KB6NU
    - SARL Novice Award
    - Ham Radio Day Aboard the RMS Queen Mary
    - Hamvention Admission, Fees to Increase

  16. In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Chris Howard M0TCH, Frank Howell K4FMH, Ed Durrant DD5LP and Bill Barnes N3JIX to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief and this episode’s feature is Bob Allison (WB1GCM)

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    - IARU Region 1 - Alcohol Ban at YOTA events
    - Ham Radio Reaching 'an Inflection Point'
    - W1AW Commemorate Ham Radio Spanning Atlantic
    - UK University Amateur Radio
    - YOTA Summer Camp in the Americas
    - 60m Band a Step Closer in France
    - Five Train the Trainers Courses for 2020
    - ARRL Self-Guided Emergency Communication Course EC-001-S is Now Available On-Demand

  17. In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Leslie Butterfield G0CIB, Edmund Spicer M0MNG, Dan Romanchik KB6NU and Ruth Willet KM4LAO to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief and this episode’s feature is Pocket Electronic Workshop.

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    - AM Amateur Radio Europe announce the AM QSO Party 2020
    - HackSpace magazine Antenna Article
    - West Point Cadets use Amateur Radio to Contact ISS
    - Build a Long-Distance Data Network using Ham Radio
    - FCC Asked to Clarify Amateur Rules Governing Encrypted or Encoded Messages
    - New Arkansas Beacon on Air
    - Saudi Arabia and Seychelles join IARU
    - Irish Digital Radio Stations to Close

  18. In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Chris Howard M0TCH, Martin Rothwell M0SGL, Frank Howell K4FMH, Ed Durrant DD5LP and Bill Barnes N3JIX to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief and this episode’s feature is Grow, Merge or Disband your Amateur Radio Club!

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    - PACTOR Developer SCS Announces Monitoring Software
    - Can Online Ham Radio Exams Improve Accessibility?
    - Inspiring Youth with Science in Space
    - Michigan State University Amateur Radio Club Celebrates Centennial with Second-Century Special Event
    - New ARRL Online Groups for More Direct Communications
    - Amateur Radio Operator Faces Fine for Blocking Other Amateurs
    - RSGB Youth Team Recruiting
    - December is YOTA Month

  19. In this episode, Martin Butler (M1MRB/W9ICQ) discusses Propogation Tools with Steve Nicol G0KYA and finds out how the RSGB has modernised the adjudication of RSGB Contests for faster, more accurate results with Simone Wilson M0BOX.

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    • 2019 Construction Competition Winners
    • New On the Air Magazine
    • Concern and Confusion in California’s Amateur Radio Ranks
    • Apply now to run GB19YOTA
  20. In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Leslie Butterfield G0CIB, Edmund Spicer M0MNG and Matthew Nassau M0NJX to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief and this episode’s feature is Homebrew Heroes.

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    - OR Prefix Celebrates Belgium Princess Birthday
    - US radio ham flies to UK to present First Class Operator Club Honor
    - SOTA Mountain Goat Award
    - Ofcom 2018/19 Annual Report
    - GB3JV London TV Repeater
    - Melbourne QRP by the Bay
    - HAREC exams at HAMEXPO show 12 October 2019