We begin this week’s Amateur/Ham Radio News summary with a report from the UK-based Southgate Amateur Radio Club.

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

Content supplied by the Southgate Amateur Radio Club.

Accessed on 09 August 2020, 1421 UTC, Post 1578.

Source:  http://www.southgatearc.org

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News for Sunday 9 August

Icom announces ID-52 D-STAR Digital Handheld Transceiver
Icom has announced details of the ID-52 D-STAR Digital Handheld Transceiver. The ID-52 VHF/UHF dual-band digital transceiver is the latest in a long line of D-STAR handportables from Icom and succeeds the popular ID-51EPLUS2

Zoom Satellite Presentation
ARRL instructor and AMSAT-NA Ambassador Clint Bradford, K6LCS, will be presenting his “Working Amateur Satellites With Your HT” session at the Saturday, August 15, 2020 meeting of the Team Radio GA in southeast Georgia. The session will begin at 9AM Georgia time

ILLW a Beacon of Hope
With 2 weeks to go, registrations have reached 300 with only 8 cancellations so far due to Covid 19 restrictions which have caused some lighthouses to be off limits to the public as well as well meaning amateur radio operators

GB2VJ on the air for V-J Day
GB2VJ is on-air from 8th August until 4th September 2020 activated by members of the Essex CW Club

Central Coast Amateur Radio Club News
The club would like to announce that the AMC has approved face to face training & examination sessions

2020 edition of the W/VE Island QSO Party
The US Islands Awards Program 2020 W/VE Islands QSO Party will be from 1200z 29 August to 0300z 30 August 2020

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

Register now for Free Foundation Online Training course
The next free amateur radio Foundation Online training course run by volunteers from Essex Ham starts on August 17

 

News for Saturday 8 August

Foundations of Amateur Radio
How much do you really know about your radio?
When I came across amateur radio nearly a decade ago I did a course, passed my test and got licensed. At that point I didn’t have any equipment, didn’t know about any, hadn’t touched anything, other than the radio in the classroom, and had no idea about what to buy and how to choose

USKA pays bonus to sign up new members
To address declining membership Switzerland’s national amateur radio society USKA is paying a bonus to those who sign up new members

Perseid meteor alert
Earth is entering a stream of debris from giant comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle, source of the annual Perseid meteor shower

RSGB release Board Proceedings
The RSGB has released the Board proceedings for January to April, 2020, and they include mention of a possible new UK Beginners amateur radio licence

VK6WIA NewsWest
Newswest for Sunday the 9th of August 2020 is the contesting edition.

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