Southgate Amateur Radio Club 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 01 October 2020, 1443 UTC, Post 1653.

Source:  http://www.southgatearc.org/

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News for Thursday 1 October

Tony’s 10m Band Report
The early part of the week was a disaster. Saturday and Sunday were an improvement but even then considering there was a CQ WW contest on it was not what you would normally expect.

Best of the week probably YN2N (Nicaragua), D44PM (Cape Verde) and FY5KE (French Guiana). Tuesday was also Puerto Rico day, the best of the QRZ.com pictures is KP4TF.

2020 California QSO Party
The 2020 California QSO Party will be held on 1600Z October 3 – 2200Z October 4, 2020 CW and SSB

Message to US Educators
Amateur Radio on the International Space Station contact opportunity. Call for proposals

New mobile communications unit for amateur radio association
WKBT-TV reports Mississippi Valley radio amateurs will use a mobile bus to help provide emergency communications

KiwiSDR vs RaspberrySDR— a tale of two SDRs
Once you move away from the usual software defined radio (SDR) dongles, you have only a few choices unless you want to drop some serious cash

 

News for Wednesday 30 September

Register now for free online AMSAT-UK Satellite Colloquium
The AMSAT-UK Online International Space Colloquium takes place Sunday, October 11. It’s a Free event Open To All – Register Now

10 ways the ICOM 7300 has impacted ham radio
Video: Veteran hams review the impact of the IC-7300 on ham radio 5 years after it was introduced

Slow-scan television transmissions from ISS planned
A Moscow Aviation Institute MAI-75 slow-scan television (SSTV) experiment event is planned for Wednesday, September 30, from 1305 UTC to 1845 UTC, and Thursday, October 1, from 1230 UTC to 1745 UTC

Chinese Amateur Radio satellite launches delayed
CAMSAT says the CAS-7A launch has been postponed until next May, and CAS-5A until next June

Ofcom’s Plan of Work – quarterly update
Ofcom has just published an update to its Plan of Work for 2020/2021

IOTA News from the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club
Weekly IOTA News – compiled by Andreas, DK5ON of the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club

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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

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Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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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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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