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

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Accessed on 19 June 2020, 1455 UTC, Post 1494.


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News for Friday 19 June

Russian-Ukrainian radio war spreads
The Russian-Ukrainian radio war on 7055 kHz (LSB) has reached a new quality: Recently, frequency changes to 7050 and 7060 kHz LSB were reported several times

Video: What is the IARU?
The video ‘What is IARU?‘ is now available on the IARU Region 2 website

Transatlantic Emergency Call !
Paul, G4MWO spotted this interesting item in a recent ARRL Letter: On Monday, May 18, Kent County Amateur Radio Club member Ken Dix, KB2KBD, picked up an emergency call on the 146.91 MHz repeater: Richard Tashner, N2EO, of Massapequa, New York, was suffering a medical emergency and could not reach his phone to call for help

EURAO Party – Spring 2020: take care of your ham friends
The European Radio Amateurs’ Organization announces a new party on the air, this time with the motto: ” take care of your ham friends”

Guinea IOTA op
After their successful expedition from Palestine as E44CC in February 2020, members of the Radio Club de Provins (F6KOP team) have decided to prepare/plan for their future expedition to take place in January 2021

BBC Antarctic Midwinter Broadcast
Mauno Ritola wrote on the WRTH Facebook group today: BBC Antarctic Midwinter Broadcast on 21 June

Falkland Islands
Look for VP8HDM/A [HDM suffix = Historical Dockyard Museum] to be active during the 2020 International Museum Weekends

AMSAT Member Portal huge success!
It’s been 45 days since the launch of AMSAT’s online Member Portal.
In that short time, 1,060 members have logged in, and 254 new and previously expired members were added to AMSAT ranks

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

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News for Thursday 18 June

Tony’s 10m Band Report
Monday was pretty good but then the week went downhill till the week end when 5 reported contacts were needed to get in to the lists

Free Amateur Radio Foundation Online course starts Sunday
The next free amateur radio Foundation Online training course run by volunteers from Essex Ham starts on Sunday, June 21 – Register Now

Fully-remote exams in the USA
Marcel Stieber AI6MS reports that as of June 15 over 1200 fully-remote amateur radio exams had been carried out in the USA

JS8Call ham radio data mode
Steve Netting M0SPN has written an Introduction to the amateur radio data mode JS8Call, specifically covering the more interesting relay and mailbox functionality

Indian radio ham spreads Covid-19 awareness message
KV Prasad VU2JES is using the special callsign AT2JES from June 10 to September 4 to spread the Covid-19 awareness message

First contact between Ireland & Slovenia made on the 40 MHz band
A few days ago, we reported on this site about the first contact on the new 40 MHz band between Slovenia and Lithuania. This has now been quickly followed by the first 40 MHz contact between Slovenia and Ireland

Operation from Iceland postponed
Operators Mek/SP7VC and Kate/SQ7OYL, who were expected be active as TF/SP7VC and TF/SQ7OYL, respectively, from various locations in Iceland between July 24th and August 13th, have postponed their operations


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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

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