Here are today’s top Amateur/Ham Radio news stories compiled by the Southgate Amateur Radio Club.

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

Content supplied by the UK-based Southgate Amateur Radio Club.

Accessed on 11 August 2020, 2038 UTC, Post 1580.


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News for Tuesday 11 August

GQRP Club releases agenda for its Online Convention 2020
The GQRP Club has released a detailed agenda for its Online Convention 2020, taking place on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th September

Congratulations to Ana EA7KMA on HAREC success
IRTS congratulate Dublin-based IRTS SWL member EI1570 Ana Cañizares Bejarano of the Technological University Dublin, who recently sat and passed the HAREC examination in her native Spain

First Slovenia to Slovenia contact on 40 MHz
On the 9th of August 2020, Borut S50B and Ivo S59F managed to complete a contact on 40.680 MHz for the first contact on the new 8-metre band between two Slovenian stations

GB80CH – 80th Radar Anniversary
GB80CH will be on-the-air August 11-23 to commemorate the crucial role that radar played in the Battle of Britain 80 years ago

IARUMS July newsletter now available
Page 20 of the latest IARU-R1 Monitoring System newsletter has a report from German radio amateurs on the large number of Fishery Buoys operating in the primary amateur 28 MHz band


News for Monday 10 August

Mid Ulster ARC Tuesday Night Lecture Series
The topic for the Mid Ulster ARC Tuesday night Lecture is “IRTS Contests and Licence Exams in EI”

SOTA Mountain Goats – G7HEM and IK2LEY
Congratulations to Mike Hartley G7HEM who has become a SOTA Mountain Goat by achieving 1000 points from SOTA activations

Kerala Flooding: Ham radio operators offer support
The Times of India reports a group of amateur radio enthusiasts has extended their support to ensure emergency communication with rescue operations in Idukk

Laindon Radio Club meeting
The Laindon Radio Club is scheduling it’s next club meeting for the 21st Aug after a long hiatus due to the COVID-19 restrictions

DXCC Country/Entity Report
According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 2nd/Aug, through Sunday, 9th/August there were 200 countries active

IOTA News from OPDX
Weekly IOTA News – compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW

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