Amateur Radio Roundtable
TIME CHANGE - Heard Island
I made a mistake in the UTC time for this special show. Since the U.S. has now moved to daylight savings time we are local time plus 5 hours. The correct UTC time is 0100 Wednesday.
This week (March 22) we will attempt to make ham radio history by having Dr. Bob Schmieder, KK6EK , and the Heard Island Dxpedition team, on our live Tuesday night show. This DXpedition is in one of the most remote locations in the world. The team will arrive on Heard Island less than a day before the interview so they will be very busy setting up. We will attempt a live video webcast with them for the next three Tuesday night shows via satellite phone. What will we see? Who knows! If the weather is good we will try to have some coverage from outside; otherwise, they will probably be inside the tent in bad weather. Heard Island is volcanic glacier that has some very rough weather patterns - rain and snow many days of the year. Rich Holoch, KY6R , will help coordinate our interview with the DXpedition. Will we be successful? We won't know until we try it. Tune in to see!
Check out our press release from the ARRL by clicking here .
Our second guest will be Skip Morris, K5FC . Skip and I will discuss ham radio 50 years ago. We will open up the phone lines for other old timers to call in and tell their ham radio experiences from half a century ago. Ship will also show a complete restoration of a 1960s Eico transmitter.
Remember to send your FCC questions to Riley at email@example.com for discussion in the program. Riley is a retired FCC Special Counsel for enforcement and brings a lot of knowledge to this area.
If you missed the March 15th show with Frank Howell, K4FMH, discussing the Amateur Radio Parity Act, you can watch it here .
Amateur Radio Roundtable, is a live weekly amateur radio and shortwave program, held every Tuesday night at 8 PM CDT (0100 UTC Wednesday). The show can viewed at W5KUB.com or heard on shortwave radio station, WBCQ on 5130 KHz.