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 23 September 2020, 1514 UTC, Post 1641.


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News for Wednesday 23 September

Amateur Radio Software Award
Claus, AE0S, reminds everyone that special event station K1A will be active for the ‘Amateur Radio Software Award‘ between September 25th and October 4th, 2020. The special event station promotes innovative, free and open amateur radio software

RSGB release Board Proceedings for August
The RSGB has released the proceedings for the August 15 Board meeting where concern was expressed that just two Societies [RSGB and DARC] were providing about 50% of IARU Region 1 income

LOTW user guide
If you are a new user or planning to use “Logbook of The World” (LoTW), Gary, ZL2IFB, has put together an easy step-by-step guide or should we say manual (about 33 pages with pictures) to help you use LoTW

The Space Weather Woman
A Coronal Hole, A Bright Region and A Red Planet – The latest space weather forecast from Dr Tamitha Skov WX6SWW

Aurora Cometalis: The Northern Lights of Comet 67P
Researchers have discovered another reason to visit comets: The icebergs from deep space have their own auroras

TV set knocks out Openreach broadband
Openreach VDSL-2 broadband is known for causing interference to radio reception but in this case a TV set was knocking out the broadband and it took Openreach 18 months to resolve the problem

Copper Plated
‘Following the French discovery of 7 MHz RF benefitting the growth of plants in last week’s news, we have more……..’


News for Tuesday 22 September

The Day of the YL’s Memorial Contest
(7th-8th November 2020)

This contest is in memory of  Carine DUBOISF5ISY

She developed the YL contest and did not ever see it to the end.
Carine F5ISY passed away November 3rd and we will remember her at the weekend of Saturday 7th November and Sunday 8th November

Emergency exercise ‘Austria Off-Grid’
On October 3 radio amateurs will participate in the nationwide emergency exercise Austria Off-Grid

New multimode beacon network for South Africa
The VHF Working Group has been investigating digital options so that a reverse beacon network could be established to monitor the various propagation modes, such as tropospheric propagation and others

Radio hams help reunite missing person with family
The Millennium Post describes how radio amateurs were involved in helping to reunite someone with their family after 15 years

New JA RTTY sub-bands
Hide, JH8KYU/1, wants to remind everyone of the new JA RTTY sub-bands during the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 26-27th)

Ofcom fines Panjab Radio £30,000
Ofcom has imposed a £30,000 financial penalty on Panjab Radio for serious breaches of our broadcasting rules

Ham radio operators stay active during pandemic
The Rochester Post Bulletin has published an article about how members of the Hiawatha Valley Amateur Radio Club are coping with the pandemic


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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

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