Here are the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news and information 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 14 June 2020, 1455 UTC, Post 1486.


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News for Sunday 14 June

AmateurLogic 144:
Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is

In this release Tommy builds the neat WB0OEW Ham Clock. Emile discusses hurricane preparedness.
George shows the ‘dead bug’ method of construction using a surface mount MAX-232 TTL to RS232 level converter

QSO Today Amateur Radio Podcast – Julius Jones, W2IHY
Julius Jones, W2IHY, had an early interest in electronics and radio as a teenager growing up in Boston, in the early 1960s

Amateur Radio Exams in South Africa postponed again
South Africa holds two amateur radio exams a year in May and October. This year the May exam was first postponed until June 27 and has now been postponed indefinitely

Rockwell Collins mentions ham radio
Amateur Radio features in a Rockwell Collins promotional brochure that describes the company’s UrgentLink Disaster Communications Network

Practical Wireless 2m QRP Fun Contest takes place today
The Practical Wireless 2m Contest takes place today, Sunday 14th June from 09:00 to 16:00 UTC

Radio Club Dominicano’s 94th anniversary
IARU Region 2 reports June 12, 2020, marks the 94th anniversary of the founding of the Radio Club Dominicano, Inc. by Dr. Carlos Regus HI8CR

Hammies Sprint this afternoon
The Hammies Sprint will be held from 14:00 to 15:00 UTC this afternoon with phone activity on 40 meters

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


News for Saturday 13 June

Foundations of Amateur Radio
Using something for an unexpected purpose can give you many great rewards.
The other day I was getting ready to go out when rain started pelting down. Not unexpected in this part of the world at this time of year but inconvenient for my plans

ARISS multi-point telebridge contact with school in Spain
Reminder – 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

Qnews-VK: changing world of ham radio
In this week’s QNews-VK broadcast Geoff Emery VK4ZPP considers the changing world of amateur radio

Kathy Lueders selected to lead NASA’s Human Spaceflight Office
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine Friday selected Commercial Crew Program Manager Kathy Lueders to be the agency’s next associate administrator of the Human Exploration and Operations (HEO) Mission Directorate,

Since 2014, Lueders has directed NASA’s efforts to send astronauts to space on private spacecraft, which culminated in the successful launch of Demo-2 from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on May 30.

The Space Weather Woman
A solar storm nearly clips Parker Solar Probe – The latest space weather forecast from Dr Tamitha Skov WX6SWW

Central Coast Amateur Radio Club
Whilst restrictions have not yet been lifted, the team have been busy preparing the club rooms for re-opening

National Radio Society of Ireland
NRSI has just been founded this 2020 to provide representation for all those amateur radio operators and shortwave listeners within Ireland who want it

VK6WIA NewsWest
Throughout Western Australia and beyond, this is VK6 Amateur Radio News with NewsWest for Sunday 14th June 2020.  NewsWest today is the contesting edition, and we bring you news of contests, especially Aussie contests,  coming up in the next month or so

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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

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