Southgate Amateur Radio News


Here’s the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news from 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 16 July 2020, 2054 UTC, Post 1539.

Source:  http://www.southgatearc.org

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News for Thursday 16 July

Tony’s 10m Band Report

Not the best of weeks.
The weekend was good with the HQ stations in a preponderance and a few K2s still about.

R7AB/P (Russia) was top midweek with 9Z4FE (Trinidad & Tobago), TM0HQ (France) and R0HQ (Moscow) also very popular

ILLW on track for 2020
Registrations for this year’s popular International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend, ILLW, have not been diminished by the global pandemic now known as Covid-19

Online Intermediate amateur radio training
The Online Amateur Radio Community M0OUK has announced the commencement of its online Intermediate amateur radio training pilot course

New amateur radio satellite guidance for Brazil
Brazil’s National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) has published a new webpage providing regulatory information for small amateur radio satellites

RASA’s QTC magazine goes fully electronic
The Radio Amateur Society of Australia is pleased to announce a new, fully electronic edition of our QTC magazine

Evaluation of digital modes using the Teensy IONOS Simulator
Joe Speroni, AH0A, ARRL Pacific Section Manager, reports that the Winlink team has published an excellent digital modes comparison study, by Thomas Whiteside, N5TW

Amateur radio operators send balloon around the globe
Peter Vogel VE7AFV writes in The B.C. Catholic about radio amateurs who build balloons carrying amateur radio transmitters and fly them around the world

Solar Cycle update
The solar cycle is in a strange place

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

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News for Wednesday 15 July

OE SOTA Day 2020
OE SOTA Day is a popular annual Summits on the Air event, organised by the Austrian SOTA Association.  It traditionally includes lots of summits being activated in OE, both from Austrian hams and visiting amateurs, plus a social meet-up somewhere in the Austrian mountains

National Hamfest cancelled
The UK National Hamfest planned for September 25-26 at the Newark Showground has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus outbreak

DATV in 2m band on August 22
The Netherlands IARU member society VERON is encouraging radio amateurs to use DATV in the 2m band on August 22 to demonstrate the band is suitable for DATV

Transceiver performance for the HF-VHF-UHF operator
The presentation on transceiver performance given by Rob Sherwood KC0B to the Sutton and Cheam Radio Society is available on YouTube

The Space Weather Woman
Two Solar Storms, One Hits Earth – The latest space weather forecast from Dr Tamitha Skov WX6SWW

Today!
NASA to highlight Comet NEOWISE with public broadcast

NASA experts will discuss and answer public questions about Comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE during a broadcast of NASA Science Live and follow up media teleconference on Wednesday, July 15. The comet is visible with the naked-eye in the early morning sky and starting this week, after sunset

1240-1300 MHz discussed at CEPT SE 40 meeting
The 69th meeting of CEPT ECC Working Group SE-40, held June 23-25, discussed the amateur radio 1240-1300 MHz band, the meeting documents are now available

‘Magic’ of ham radio breaks doldrums of COVID-19
The Gazette video The Magic of Radio looks at the Pikes Peak Radio Amateur Association

Radio amateurs respond to flooding in Indonesia
ORARI HQ and LAPAN (National Institute of Aeronautics and Space of Indonesia) has activated the amateur radio satellite IO-86 for emergency communications in Luwu, South Sulawesi

Midway Island
We’ve all seen the latest pandemic news. It’s not progressing in a good direction or anything like the earlier predictions. The U.S. now has 132,000 deaths and the forecast is for 200,00 by November

 

Just a quick reminder:  The 2020 Hawaiian Island Grid Madness VHF/UHF Simplex Event is set for Sunday, 20 September 2020, from 1300 HST to 1700 HST.  Find details here:  https://gridmandness.blogspot.com

Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

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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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