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

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Accessed on 30 August 2020, 1458 UTC, Post 1606.


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News for Sunday 30 August

QSO Today – Michael Walker VA3MW
Michael Walker, VA3MW, joins me from the Canadian State of Ontario where he started his ham radio journey

Ham College 68
Extra Class Exam Questions – Part 6.
E1F Miscellaneous rules: external RF power amplifiers, prohibited communications, spread spectrum, auxiliary stations, Canadian amateurs operating in the U.S., special temporary authority, control operator of an auxiliary station

Auxiliary display makes ham radio field operations easier
Dan Maloney KC1DJT writes on Hackaday about an auxiliary display for the FT-817 developed by Andy G7UHN

Monthly performance of 8J17CALL for July-August
Please be advised that monthly performance of 8J17CALL, 7-CALL 30th Anniversary Special station for July-August, 2020 (23rd July to 22nd August, 2020) are as follows;

9M63MJ is special event callsign for Malaysia Independence Day 2020
9M63MJ is special event callsign for Malaysia Independence Day 2020. This program is conjunction with Malaysian 63rd independence Day Celebration

Canadian radio stations and TV outlets risk closure
As many as 40 local television outlets and 200 Canadian radio stations could be forced to close in the next three years as the financial pressures faced by media companies intensify under the COVID-19 pandemic, suggests a new study from an industry advocacy group

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


Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio News:

Doug Wilson (KH7DQ) begins another virtual Technician License Class on 01 September 2020.  For details, contact Doug at

All radio amateurs are urged to participate in the Sunday, 20 September 2020, Hawaiian Islands Grid Madness VHF/UHF Simplex Event.  For complete details, please go here:

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