Southgate Amateur Radio News


Here are today’s top Amateur/Ham Radio news stories compiled by the UK-based Southgate Amateur Radio Club.

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

Content provided by the Southgate Amateur Radio Club.

Accessed on 26 May 2020, 1605 UTC, Post 1454.

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News for Tuesday 26 May

Last Few days of GB0GIG
Dragon Amateur Radio Club and North Wales Radio Society are nearing the end of their marathon 28 day activation of the call sign GB0GIG for the Welsh National Health Service (Gwasanaeth Iechyd Gwladol)

Would-be radio amateur living in camper van during pandemic
Business Insider reports on Kristin Hanes who with her partner Tom (studying for his ham radio licence) is living and traveling in a 1994 Chevy Astro van during California’s stay-at-home order

Radio amateurs in Wittenberg
Günter Dähne DL3HXD, and Ralf Theunert DK1DSA from Wittenberg sit in their little “radio shack”. It is not even 20 square meters in size, but it is packed with radio equipment an ideal meeting point to pursue a common hobby

Radio amateur and friend missing in Victoria
Radio amateur Russell Hill, 74, and family friend Carol Clay, 73, were last reported being seen on March 20

Electrostatic Field Mill Voltmeter Project
A field mill is a specialized instrument used for measuring the strength of electric fields in the atmosphere, one of the key parameters of atmospheric electricity. They are used in the launch criteria for rockets bound for orbit, as well as the now-retired Space Shuttle, to avoid lightning strikes

Indian special event stations
The following Indian special event stations will be on-the-air until August 18th

St. Pierre & Miquelon rescheduled
Eric, KV1J, will once again be operating from the Island of Miquelon
(NA-032, DIFO FP-002 WLOTA 1417, Grid GN17) as FP/KV1J between September 22nd and October 6th. This operation was originally scheduled for July, but was postponed due to travel restrictions. It will be Eric’s 14th trip to the island

 

News for Monday 25 May

OT75VED – Victory in Europe Day
The UBA radioclub of Durnal in Belgium will air this special callsign to remember the end of WW2

We will be active on CW, SSB and digital modes.
A free of charge special award will be offered at following conditions :
Bronze : 3 QSO’s (No dupes)
Silver : 5 QSO’s (No dupes)
Gold : 7 QSO’s (No dupes)

Schedule released for E2STAYHOME satellite operation
Thailand’s regulator, the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC), has issued the special callsign, E2STAYHOME, to the Radio Amateur Society of Thailand under the Royal Patronage of His Majesty the King (RAST) for use during the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus

Ofcom EMF consultation deadline
Ofcom is threatening radio amateurs with EMF regulations that would be onerous and not proportionate

1958 Essex floods saw RAEN activated
Members of the Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society (CARS) have been researching early club history including what is believed to be the first RAEN (now known as RAYNET) emergency action in 1958

ICQPodcast – Maintenance Time
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

Funding regulations for universal broadband service providers
Ofcom has confirmed rules on how universal broadband service providers, such as BT and KCOM, can make a request to claim back any unfair costs involved in providing a universal service

2020 W9DXCC DX Convention news
The board of directors for the Northern Illinois DX Association voted unanimously on May 19th to cancel this year’s W9DXCC Convention (scheduled for September 11-12th) due to the coronavirus pandemic and expected limitations in Illinois surrounding large gatherings this fall

DXCC Country/Entity Report
According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 17th May, through Sunday, 24th May there were 209 countries active

IOTA news from OPDX
Weekly IOTA News – compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW, editor of the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin

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Retired News director of Pacific Radio Group Radio Stations on Hawaii-the Big Island. I have more than 40 years of broadcast experience, including positons at KTUH-FM (UH-Manoa), KPOI-FM (Honolulu). KHLO-AM (Hilo), KKBG-FM (KBIG-FM)(Hilo/Kona), KAPA-FM (Hilo-Kona). Native-FM (Hilo-Kona), and ESPN Hawaii (Hilo-Kona). Former University of Hawaii-Hilo librarian. Retired Air Force Officer. Amateur (Ham) Radio operator since 1977 (currently holds the Amateur Extra Class License from the FCC-KH6JRM).... Can read, write, and speak Russian. Retired on 30 September 2011, but still maintains a Hawaii Island News Blog.

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