Here are the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news stories compiled by the UK-based Southgate Amateur Radio Club.

Views expressed in this post are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Content supplied by the Southgate Amateur Radio Club.

Accessed on 11 June 2020, 1505 UTC, Post 1479.


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News for Thursday 11 June

Tony’s 10m Band Report
A funny old week on Ten Metres. Monday was great, then Tuesday to Friday dull.
The Saturday and Sunday were full of “Stay at Home” stations. Was there a convention or a contest?

15 Canadian CubeSats to launch from 2021
Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) report 15 CubeSat satellites are being built by students in Canada, all are expected to carry amateur radio payloads

38th Annual AMSAT Space Symposium and Annual General Meeting moving to virtual event
The 38th Annual AMSAT Space Symposium and Annual General Meeting in- person event scheduled to be held in Bloomington, Minnesota has been canceled. The event will be shifted to a virtual, online platform.

The teenage inventor on a mission
Freddie has won two prizes for his inventions designed to keep people safe at home

Youth Working Group in IARU Region 1 inaugurates YOTA Online
The International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 Youth Working Group inaugurated YOTA (Youngsters on the Air) Online in late May. The program is an opportunity for young radio amateurs from Region 1 (Europe, Africa, and the Mideast) to gather online each month

Amateur Radio Field Days proclaimed in Crossville
1057News report Crossville Tennessee Mayor James Mayberry presented a proclamation last night in the city council meeting for amateur radio field days

Indian ham radio enthusiast did not connect with SpaceX crew: NASA
The Quint reports: US space agency NASA has denied an Ahmedabad-based HAM radio enthusiast’s claim that its crew aboard spacecraft Crew Dragon spoke with him earlier this month


News for Wednesday 10 June

ARISS multi-point telebridge contact with school in Spain
An ARISS educational school contact is planned for Chris Cassidy KF5KDR with students at I.E.S. Pedro de Valdivia, Villanueva de la Serena, Spain
The contact is scheduled on Tuesday June 16, 2020 at approximately 12:25 UTC

IARUMS May newsletter now available
The latest IARU-R1 Monitoring System newsletter reports the Russian-Ukrainian radio war, which had been raging for years at 7055 kHz LSB (often also 7050 or 7060 kHz), reached a new escalation level in May

American Legion member receives ARRL award
The American Legion reports a North Carolina amateur radio member has received the ARRL Scouting award

AO-73 now in full-time transponder mode
After some eight months in continuous sunlight, AO-73 (FUNcube-1) has now started to see some eclipses during each orbit

AMSAT President’s statement on creation of ARISS-USA
Announced June 5, 2020, ARISS-USA has been formed as a non-profit corporation to operate independently of The Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT)

IberRadio 2020 cancelled
A number of major amateur radio events planned for the autumn are being cancelled due to Coronavirus. The latest is Spain’s IberRadio 2020 which had been planned for Sept 19-20

June GEO Newsletter available for download
The June PDF of the GEO Newsletter weather satellite publication produced by the Group for Earth Observation is now available for free download

New Section Manager appointed in North Dakota
Richard Budd, W0TF, has been appointed as North Dakota ARRL Section Manager, succeeding Nancy Yoshida, K0YL, who resigned on June 2 after serving since January 2018

Record cold in the mesosphere
New data from NASA satellites show that the mesosphere (a layer of Earth’s atmosphere near the edge of space) is experiencing record cold

IOTA news from the DARC
Compiled by Andreas, DK5ON of the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club

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