Southgate Amateur Radio News


Here are today’s top Amateur/Ham Radio News stories 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 06 September 2020, 1444 UTC, Post 1616.

Source:  http://www.southgatearc.org/

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News for Sunday 6 September

WRC23 preparations continue
IARU Region 1 President Don Beattie G3BJ reports on the IARU participation in the first meeting of Project Team C (PTC) of the WRC23 CEPT Conference Preparatory Group (CPG)

South Africa releases RAE results
South Africa only holds the radio amateurs exam twice a year, in May and October. This year the May exam was delayed until August 29 due to the pandemic

Central Coast Amateur Radio Club News 6th September 2020
The Club held in-person training and examination sessions last week after having received approval from the AMC

VK6WIA NewsWest
NewsWest for Sunday 6th September 2020 is the Contesting edition, and we hear about contests coming up, especially a brand new contest that is based on an interesting concept

New Manager of the VO Incoming QSL Bureau
Rick Burke, VO1SA/VO2CW, has retired from his position as the VO Incoming QSL Bureau Manager and Bill Kirby, VO1BB, has taken over as the new Manager effective immediately

Propagation de K7RA
I goofed last week and did not attribute that wonderful narrative about solar cycle 19, which was written by Bill Hawkins, W5EC, who is currently at the top of the DXCC Honor Roll

 

News for Saturday 5 September

Foundations of Amateur Radio
In my ongoing software explorations I’ve discussed that Software Defined Radio or SDR is a fundamentally different way of dealing with radio. It’s been in use across non-amateur circles for decades. Your mobile phone has an SDR on board for example

Raspberry Shake RF shielding article
Radio amateur Andy Hansis K7FED discovered the Raspberry Shake seismograph lacked adequate RF shielding so he made an RF tight enclosure

M7ELP, keeping it in the family
A warm congratulation from the whole team at Icom UK to Callum Stockley as he becomes one of the latest students to pass his Amateur radio Foundation course during the lockdown

Online ham radio Foundation trial questions
WIA Vice President Lee VK3GK reports trial amateur radio foundation tests are now available online to help people prepare for their exam

Online Talk: Portable Adventures with SOTA
At 8pm on Monday, September 7, James M0JCQ will talk about Portable Adventures with Summits On The Air (SOTA), as part of the RSGB Tonight @ 8 series of live webinars

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Retired News director of Pacific Radio Group Radio Stations on Hawaii-the Big Island. I have more than 40 years of broadcast experience, including positons at KTUH-FM (UH-Manoa), KPOI-FM (Honolulu). KHLO-AM (Hilo), KKBG-FM (KBIG-FM)(Hilo/Kona), KAPA-FM (Hilo-Kona). Native-FM (Hilo-Kona), and ESPN Hawaii (Hilo-Kona). Former University of Hawaii-Hilo librarian. Retired Air Force Officer. Amateur (Ham) Radio operator since 1977 (currently holds the Amateur Extra Class License from the FCC-KH6JRM).... Can read, write, and speak Russian. Retired on 30 September 2011, but still maintains a Hawaii Island News Blog.

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