Southgate Amateur Radio News


Here are today’s top Amateur/Ham Radio news headlines compiled by 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 21 August 2020, 1358 UTC, Post 1595.


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News for Friday 21 August

Rene Fonseca, NP3O, elected as Puerto Rico Section Manager
Challenger Rene Fonseca, NP3O, has been elected as ARRL Puerto Rico Section Manager, defeating two other candidates

Ham radio exams in USA during pandemic
Amateur radio license testing continues during the pandemic, with a combination of remote Volunteer Examiner (VE) test sessions and careful in-person session planning

German Radio amateur falsely accused in Greece
A Greek court queries the validity of a radio amateur contacting other hams while on vacation

Radio ham picks up Argentine Antarctic base signal
New Delhi Television (NDTV) reports a radio amateur in West Bengal received a signal from the Argentinian base in Antarctica

International Air Ambulance Week 2020
This year’s International Air Ambulance Week will take place between 5th – 13th September 2020, with the focus on supporting and generating donations for flying medical services around the world.

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


News for Thursday 20 August

Tony’s 10m Band Report
Very poor during the week but the weekend really came up trumps. (Not related to the US president!!). Best DX, maybe, TM17FFF (France), 5B60AMX (Republic of Cyprus) and TZ4AM (Mali)

ILLW imminent
The 23 rd International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend is almost here and the impact of Covid-19 has failed to dampen the enthusiasm of nearly 350 entrants in 43 countries. There have been some cancellations due to changes in lockdown rules but it is great to see so many weathering the storm

Radio hams assist teams on ground with contact tracing
The Times of India reports amateur radio operators have once again been roped in to fight Covid-19

CRAC announces this year’s first Class C exam
The Chinese Radio Amateurs Club (CRAC) say the first Class C Amateur Radio exam to be held in 2020 will take place on September 19

Videos of amateur radio tutorial webinars
The Philippines Radio Engineering Circle has made available videos of their amateur radio tutorial webinars

Mid Ulster ARC Tuesday Night Lecture Series on Youtube
The Mid Ulster ARC have started a youtube channel that currently contains all of our Tuesday Night Lecture Series recordings

Researchers predict a surge in cosmic rays
Interplanetary space is about to become a more dangerous place

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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section (breaking Amateur/Ham Radio News)

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