Here’s the latest Amateur/Ham Radio News compiled by the UK-based Southgate Amateur Radio Club.

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

Content provided by the Southgate Amateur Radio Club.

Accessed on 25 August 2020, 2300 UTC, Post 1600.


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News for Tuesday 25 August

Two new Mountain Goats!
Congratulations to Jordan Harrop M3TMX and Ian Wareing GW8OGI, two of the latest intrepid radio amateurs to achieve Mountain Goat status in the SOTA – Summits on the Air awards scheme

QSO Today Mark Smith – KR6ZY
Mark Smith, KR6ZY, has been a ham since the mid-nineties and finds problem solving and building amateur radio equipment his special interest of our ham radio hobby

VK 60m update
The Australian radio regulator advises that submissions to their paper on 60m sharing between amateurs and commercial services are being analysed and will be considered by the ACMA board in the next couple of months

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 September 6

DARC defers subscription increase due to economic situation
In response to the economic hardship faced by many of its members Germany’s national amateur radio society DARC has decided to phase in over 2 years the planned increase in membership subscription

YOTA online event streaming via YouTube and satellite
At 1800 GMT on Thursday, August 27, YOTA Online will be streamed on YouTube, Facebook, Twitch and hopefully via the amateur radio Digital TV transponder on the geostationary satellite QO-100

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News for Monday 24 August

Young radio amateur in the UK press
The i newspaper has published an article about amateur radio by Rhiannon Williams featuring one of the new generation of radio amateurs, 10-year-old William M7WHB

Battle of Britain 80th Anniversary
Royal Air Force Amateur Radio Society (RAFARS) members will operate GB80BOB, a special event call sign for the 80th anniversary of The Battle of Britain. It will be active between the 1st and 28th of September 2020

G-QRP Club Convention
I am just out of this week’s progress meeting for the Convention and all is on track for it to be a great weekend of live QRP talks with Q&A sessions after each one

Dutch 144 MHz DATV experiment is a success
VERON report on the success of their experiment to encourage radio amateurs to use Digital Amateur Television (DATV) in the 144 MHz band

‘We are there in more ways than just radio’
Since 2013, Woody Howse K7EDH has been the chairman of the devoted and diligent 94-person group, which was founded by former Island public safety director Ron Elsoe and Bob Farmer

DXCC Country/Entity Report
According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday,  16th/August, through Sunday, 23rd/August there were 199 countries active

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

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