Welcome to the “Southgate Amateur Radio News” update.

Views expressed in this Amateur/Ham Radio news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Content supplied by the UK-based Southgate Amateur Radio Club.

Accessed on 18 April 2020, 0040 UTC, Post 1402.



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News for Friday 17 April

RSGB launches GOTA2C campaign in partnership with NHS
The RSGB has launched the “Get On The Air To Care” #GOTA2C campaign.
The Radio Society of Great Britain, working in partnership with the NHS, is launching a new campaign called “Get on the air to care” to support the emotional health and wellbeing of 75,000 licensed UK radio amateurs – just some of the 3,000,000 worldwide

Friedrichshafen Ham Radio 2020 cancelled
The organizers of the largest amateur radio event in Europe have announced that Friedrichshafen Ham Radio 2020 planned for June 26-28 has been cancelled

Remotely Administered Amateur Exam Systems showing promise
ARRL says facing a growing demand for amateur radio exam sessions in a time of social distancing and stay-at-home orders, sponsors of some Volunteer Examiner (VE) teams have risen to the challenge and are developing systems to remotely proctor test sessions

Spain: Special call sign prefixes
Special call sign prefixes are being used in Spain from April 15-30 in celebration of the 95th Anniversary of the IARU and World Amateur Radio Day (WARD) on April 18

TF3WARD on-the-air for World Amateur Radio Day
Many national societies will be using special callsigns for World Amateur Radio Day  on April 18, among them is Iceland’s IRA with TF3WARD

Morse Code practice video
With many people having some additional time on their hands as a result of the lockdown caused by the Coronavirus, we are fining there is an increased interest in learning the Morse code

Maple Ridge Amateur Radio Club still strong on the airwaves
Maple Ridge News reports amateur radio operators play a vital role in emergency coordination

DX News from the ARRL
The American Radio Relay League’s round-up of the forthcoming week’s DX activity on the amateur radio bands


News for Thursday 16 April

Tony’s 10m Band Report
Not a great week but there was some DX about. Sunday conditions however went through the roof, so much so that to fit the report in the space available I had to raise the bar to 5 or more reported contacts to get into the list

Voskhod – a short film about ham radio
DUST is a YouTube channel that has science fiction short films content.
At the beginning of April, DUST presented a short film, whose theme addresses amateur radio, entitled Voskhod (Sunrise)

Radio Emma Toc World Service
Radio Emma Toc World Service‘ is a 30 minute monthly programme looking at the magic of radio and the story of 2MT, presented by Jim Salmon 2E0RMI

Holyland Contest 2020
Friday 17 of April – Saturday 18 of April 2020 starting on 21.00 UTC – 21.00 UTC
The aim is to promote contacts between Radio Amateurs around the globe and Israeli Hams and to aid Amateurs to achieve the ‘Holyland Award’ and other Israeli awards.

A bright new comet has been discovered
A new comet is heading for the sun. Discovered just a few days ago, Comet SWAN (C/2020 F8) is bright, green, and an easy target for backyard telescopes

Dominican Republic active on VHF for World Amateur Radio Day
On April 18 the Dominican Radio Club will be celebrating the World Amateur Radio Day (WARD). The RCD callsign will be activated in different areas of the Dominican Republic

What is Frequency Modulation, FM ?
FM is used in many radio communications applications – what are its characteristics, how is it modulated and demodulated?

WIA celebrates World Amateur Radio Day and 110 year anniversary
The Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA) will be activating special event stations to celebrate World Amateur Radio Day and the WIA’s 110 year anniversary

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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section



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