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 supplied by the Southgate Amateur Radio Club.

Accessed on 10 September 2020, 1438 UTC, Post 1622.


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News for Thursday 10 September

Tony’s 10m Band Report
What an awful week, well Thursday wasn’t that bad. But Monday to Wednesday was like someone had switched off all the radios.

Despite it being SSB Field Day there were no /P stations at all at the weekend.

Any way the best of the week were R6DIR (Russia), DU7JAY (Philippines) and EG1SDC (Spanish special for Asturias).

Lighthouse becomes a beacon again for ham radio event
Local radio amateurs with the Bayouland Emergency Amateur Radio Service say the Aug. 21-23 events at Lighthouse Park in Berwick kicked off the most successful special event station ever at the park

Raspberry Pi ham radio tutorial
Al Williams WD5GNR writes on Hackaday about the Raspberry Pi amateur radio tutorial produced by Anthony Le Cren F4GOH

WRC-23: IARU at CEPT CPG PTA meeting
IARU was represented at the meeting of CEPT Conference Preparation Group (CPG) Project Team A (PTA) held September 7-9

Norway: Ham Radio Field Day 2020
On the weekend of September 5/6 students from the Academic Radio Club in Trondheim participated in the NRRL National Field Day contest

Base Jumper rescued from transmitting mast
BBC News reports that a person had to be rescued after climbing on a transmitter tower at Rampisham Down in Dorset – known for its many BBC World Service transmitter antenna towers

IARUMS August newsletter now available
The latest IARU Region 1 Monitoring System newsletter shows considerable activity by Over The Horizon (OTH) Radars in amateur radio primary allocations


News for Wednesday 9 September

Waters and Stanton advertising
On their Twitter feed amateur radio dealer Waters and Stanton has suggested they may not be advertising in RadCom magazine

FMH Portable Operations Challenge allows ‘Patio Portable’
The upcoming international Fox Mike Hotel Portable Operations Challenge on October 3rd & 4th wish to make it clear that operation as a portable station from your back yard, garden or indeed patio, using the equipment that you would otherwise have taken portable for the challenge, is allowed and will be included in the portable station classification of the contest

G5MHZ – Remembering Gordon
In the UK, the 5 MHz, or 60 m band has been available to Full UK licensees since August 2002. This we owe to the initiative of Gordon Adams, G3LEQ, at the time Spectrum Director of the Radio Society of Great Britain

Australian special event
Fred, VK3DAC/VK4FE, reports that special event callsign VI75WW2 will be active (as September 1st) until November 11th, 2020

London Amateur Radio Club anniversary
Members of the ‘London Amateur Radio Club (LARC)’ will use the special callsign VE3LON100 until the end of September

Small-scale DAB: invitation to register for online events
Ofcom is inviting anyone who intends to apply for small-scale DAB multiplex or Community Digital Sound Programme (C-DSP) licences to two virtual events on 29 September 2020

Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio Events:

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

Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

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