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News for Saturday 3 October

Foundations of Amateur Radio
csdr will rock your world …
When you start playing with software defined radio, you’re likely to begin your journey using something with a display that shows you a lovely waterfall, gives you a way to pick out a frequency, decode it and play it over your speakers all over the house

Italy adopts Remote Oral amateur radio exams
A decree issued by Italian Ministry of Economic Development on October 2, 2020 means that remote Oral exams can be held to enable Italians to get their amateur radio license

New RSGB amateur radio videos for newcomers
To help the thousands of people who’ve taken their amateur radio Foundation exam in the past 6 months the RSGB have released a collection of videos about six practical skills

VK6WIA NewsWest
NewsWest for Sunday 4th October 2020 is the Club Focus edition of NewsWest, where we have invited clubs to talk about themselves and what they get up to.

Pleasingly we’ve had a good response from clubs this month

Receiver Overload Performance: strong signal handling
Receiver strong signal handling performance is just as important as the sensitivity, an Electronics Notes article explains why

Update to Wireless Telegraphy Act fees regulations
Ofcom has today confirmed its decision to make the Wireless Telegraphy (Licence Charges) Regulations 2020 (the Regulations)


News for Friday 2 October

Portable Operations Challenge
This weekend

The final rules for the FMH Portable Operations Challenge are now posted on the POC webpage

Bath Based Distance Learning returns
The Bath Based Distance Learning team (BBDL) helped hundreds of students to pass exams under the old syllabus with pass rates consistently above the national average. After reworking their training material the team are restarting their courses under the current syllabus

Stuart Wolfe, KF5NIX, appointed South Texas Section Manager
Stuart Wolfe, KF5NIX, has been appointed ARRL South Texas Section Manager. He succeeds Paul Gilbert, KE5ZW, of Cedar Park, who has stepped down as Section Manager to become ARRL Director of Emergency Management

ARRL Annual Report 2019 now available
The ARRL has released its Annual Report 2019, it shows the number of new amateur radio licenses issued in 2019 fell again

Registration for Fall 2020 RAC Advanced Course ends October 8
Thank you for another great response to our Advanced Qualification Amateur Radio Course for RAC Maple Leaf Operators

Illegal transmission on Police channels
It is illegal for any person (apart from NZ Police) to transmit on Police channels. Unsolicited radiocommunications can cause serious harm and put Officers and the New Zealand public in danger

New spectrum licence set to spur UK innovation
UK organisations can now secure simple, flexible access to over 18 GHz of high frequency spectrum for new wireless technology, thanks to changes made by Ofcom

DX News from the ARRL
The American Radio Relay League’s round-up of the forthcoming week’s DX activity on the amateur radio bands

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