Southgate Amateur Radio News

Here’s the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news from the UK-based Southgate Amateur Radio Club.

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

Content supplied by the Southgate Amateur Radio Club.

Accessed on 17 May 2020, 1510 UTC, Post 1443.

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News for Sunday 17 May

AmateurLogic 143: N5BOC Hotspot, Huskylens, Squelch Tapping
Ray Novak, N9JA joins us for the latest information on the Icom IC-705. Tommy demonstrates his favorite new hotspot, the N5BOC Duplex Multiple Mode Digital Voice Modem. George shows how to ‘Tap That Squelch’. Get a Squelch Open signal from a rig to interface with a computer rather than relying on Vox. Great for Echolink, digital mode software and more. Mike explores the Huskylens AI Machine Vision Sensor

QSO Today Amateur Radio Podcast – Jim Andrews, KH6HTV
Jim Andrews, KH6HTV, has spent a life in amateur radio and technology, and is known for his contributions to amateur radio television and now amateur digital television

Happy 95th birthday to the SARL on Wednesday, May 20
SARL News reports the SARL celebrates its 95th anniversary on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. ZS95SARL will be on the air on Wednesday, May 20 to celebrate the 95th birthday

Radio amateurs honor veterans for Memorial Day
Ohio’s Highland County Press reports members of the Highland Amateur Radio Association helped honor veterans buried in the Hillsboro Cemetery

Radio amateur interviewed on BBC Radio Cornwall
RSGB reports 11-year-old Anne-Marie 2E0RUX was nominated by Nicola Neal, Headteacher of Leedstown School, as local ‘Hero of the week’ for running Amateur Radio nets during the Coronavirus lockdown

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP
Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to remain at low levels

 

News for Saturday 16 May

Foundations of Amateur Radio
Buying and using pre-loved equipment
The other day I received an email from Colin VK2JCC who mentioned that he was a keen home brewer and he was interested in a discussion about using ex-military gear in amateur radio. If you want to see his beautiful rig, check out Colin’s Clansman PRC 320 Radio, does 2 to 30 MHz at 3 or 30 Watts. Look for his callsign and you’ll also find a video of him calling CQ

Announcing: 2020 Inductees, CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame
The CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame has seven new members for 2020, CQ magazine announced today. This brings to 333 the total number of members inducted since the hall’s establishment in 2001

VDSL interference
The RSGB report that in many areas of the UK, all of the HF amateur bands up to and including 20m are being blighted by interference from VDSL (Very high-speed Digital Subscriber Line)

Ham radio antennas proposed at East Vancouver home
A radio amateur in East Vancouver has applied for a permit to enhance a property with three ham radio antennas

ITU WRC-19 Final Acts
The Final Acts of ITU WRC-19 are available to all for download with no registration or log-in!

Special callsign II2EMCA to commemorate Emilio Caimi
The special station ‘II2EMCA‘ will be active – cw only (HF / WARC) from 01.07.2020 until the end of the year-to commemorate Emilio Caimi (Milan 1876–1963), the famous key maker

EM100/EO100 Ukraine special event
Look for EO100AEM100ALK and EM100LK from Sumy, Ukraine, special memorial stations to celebrate the 100th birthday anniversary of “Marshal Kozhedub”

Invitation to apply for community radio licences in Northampton
Ofcom is today inviting applications for FM community radio services in Northampton

Radio Society of Kenya special event
Members of the Radio Society of Kenya (RSK) are proud to share in the activity with their special event callsign 5Z4STAYHOME in recognition of the extraordinary circumstances the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has wrought globally!

Update on Ofcom’s auction plans and consultation on technical model
Ofcom has today published a consultation on one aspect of the technical modelling in its statement on the award of spectrum in the 700 MHz and 3.6-3.8 GHz bands

 

 

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