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 provided by the Southgate Amateur Radio Club.

Accessed on 07 September 2020, 1548 UTC, Post 1618.


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News for Monday 7 September

Brazil proposes end of all amateur radio exams
ANATEL, the Brazilian National Telecommunications Agency, recently published a public consultation, CP65

WRC23 preparations across the Regional Telecommunications Organisations
For a number of years preparations for ITU World Radiocommunication Conferences (WRCs) have been conducted in recognised Regional Telecommunication Organisations (RTOs)

Amateur radio featured in a TEDx talk
In a TEDx talk entrepreneur Lital Marom recalls that back in the last century when she first attended an amateur radio class she was laughed at because she was female and young (10 years old)

Saudi Arabian special event
Members of the Saudi Amateur Radio Society (HZ1SAR) will be active as HZ90ND to celebrate the 90th anniversary of their National Day of the Unification of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (September 23rd) between September 17-25th

IRTS contest news
The 70cms and 2 metres IRTS Counties Contests take place next Sunday

DXCC Country/Entity Report
According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday,30th/August, through Sunday, 6th/September there were 206 countries active.

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

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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

Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio News:

All radio amateurs are urged to participate in the Sunday, 20 September 2020, Hawaiian Islands Grid Madness VHF/UHF Simplex Event.  The event is sponsored by the Aulani Hui Amateur Repeater Club, and will run from 1300 to 1700 HST. For details, please go here:

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