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

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Accessed on 09 July 2020, 1823 UTC, Post 1527.


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News for Thursday 9 July

Tony’s 10m Band Report
A funny old week but not too bad though Thursday and Friday were a bit slack.

I worked nothing all week. Lots of other domestic stuff to do and reading about my new piece of kit before I fire it up. More on this later.

LY4A (Lithuania), S51DX (Slovenia), OD5OJ (Lebanon) and J69DS (St Lucia) were all popular. Sunday saw the procession of K2s. That is all except K2A. So where was he?

ESA promote amateur radio in ISS SSTV video
The ESA space agency has released a new video ‘How to get pictures from the International Space Station via Amateur Radio’

The Rebirth of HF
In his latest blog post ICQ Podcast presenter Dan Romanchik KB6NU looks at a paper produced by Rohde and Schwartz – The Rebirth of HF

ESA Lunar lander
Following our report “ESA invites proposals for lunar lander mission in late 2020’s” (SARC News, 30 May 2020),  the German Amateur satellite organisation, AMSAT-DL has submitted a major and comprehensive proposal to the European Space Agency for their Lunar Lander

The number of HAMNET links continues to increase
In 2017 holders of Germany’s lowest level of Amateur Radio licence, the Class E, were given access to the 2320–2450 MHz and 5650–5850 MHz since the number of HAMNET data links has grown significantly

IARU Region 1 General Conference website
Information about the upcoming IARU Region 1 General Conference is available at a dedicated conference website

IARUMS June newsletter now available
The latest IARU-R1 Monitoring System newsletter reports on the continuing interference on various frequencies in the 7 MHz band from Russian language propaganda broadcasts

Publish your Grid Rover Activites with ease – tyQSL
Recently the Online Logbook tyQSL got a new Activity Function that allows Users to publish for example future GRID Activations or participation in Events

Software Defined Radio Academy goes virtual
They say every cloud has a silver lining. It’s hard to find a positive among all the bad news about the current global pandemic, but it has pushed more conferences and events to allow online participation either live or after the fact. A case in point: The Software Defined Radio Academy’s annual event is all on a YouTube channel so you can attend virtually

Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio News:

The Big Island Amateur Radio Club will hold its Board meeting via Zoom on Saturday, 11 July 2020, 1200 HST. The regular BIARC membership meeting also will be held via Zoom on Saturday, 11 July 2020, 1400 HST.  Please check the BIARC List Serve for details.

Doug Williams (KH7DQ) will conduct his next Technician License Class via Zoom, beginning 01 September 2020.  For details, contact Doug here:

All radio amateurs are urged to participate in the Sunday, 20 September 2020, Hawaiian Grid Madness VHF/UHF simplex event, running from 1300-1700 HST.  For details, please go here:

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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

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