Here are the top Amateur/Ham Radio news stories compiled by John Woodstock (K1DWU).

Views expressed in this post are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Content supplied by John Woodstock (K1DWU) and the sources cited by him.

Accessed on 05 October 2020, 1408 UTC, Post 1660.

Source:  http://www.hamradioupdate.com/

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October 05, 2020

New IARU-R2 Band Plan released

October 05, 2020 08:16 AM – Southgate ARC – IARU Region 2 has released the 2020 revision of the Band Plan and made procedural changes so that future adjustments shouldn’t take up 3 years

Mid Ulster ARC Tuesday Night Lectures

October 05, 2020 08:16 AM – Southgate ARC – The Mid Ulster ARC Tuesday Night Lecture Series have now been running weekly for over 20 weeks

IRTS appoint new Youth Officer

October 05, 2020 08:16 AM – Southgate ARC – The Irish Radio Transmitters committee is delighted to welcome Niall Donoghue EI6HIB as its new youth officer and committee member

IARU Region 1 Virtual General Conference

October 05, 2020 08:16 AM – Southgate ARC – Cyprus Amateur Radio Society reports the Delegate Training event for the IARU Region 1 Virtual General Conference took place October 4. The conference itself is October 11-16

FCC deletes 3.4 GHz Amateur Satellite Service Allocation

October 05, 2020 08:16 AM – Southgate ARC – The AMSAT News Service (ANS) reports that at its open meeting on September 30, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted a Report and Order that sunsets Amateur use of the 3.3-3.5 GHz band

DXCC Country/Entity Report

October 05, 2020 08:16 AM – Southgate ARC – According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 27th September, through Sunday, 4th October there were 205 countries active

Austria’s emergency exercise hit by thunderstorm

October 05, 2020 08:16 AM – Southgate ARC – On October 3 radio amateurs in Austria participated a nationwide emergency exercise Austria Off-Grid but the amateur operations were affected by a thunderstorm

Amateur radio operators simulated emergency test

October 05, 2020 08:16 AM – Southgate ARC – Earlier this week, 911 briefly went down in parts of Western Wisconsin, which poses the question, “Who takes over when typical operators aren’t available?” Turns out, when there’s no power, but you still need to communicate in an emergency, amateur radio steps in

IOTA News from OPDX

October 05, 2020 08:16 AM – Southgate ARC – Weekly IOTA News – compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW

October 04, 2020

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP

October 04, 2020 09:16 AM – Southgate ARC – Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to remain at low levels.

The Silence of the LEDs

October 04, 2020 09:16 AM – Southgate ARC – The RSGB VHF Manager John Regnault G4SWX describes how he dealt with the problem of a neighbour who used Polluting LED lights that ruined the RF Environment

REF makes digital library available to all

October 04, 2020 09:16 AM – Southgate ARC – French national amateur radio society REF have made available their digital library covering the Raspberry Pi, Propagation, Digital transmissions and QO-100

Radio hams team up with Scouts for JOTA

October 04, 2020 09:16 AM – Southgate ARC – News Dakota reports the Jamestown Amateur Radio Club will be teaming up with Scouts BSA Troop 5555 to host the Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) on October 17

Hackaday: M17 ham radio digital mode

October 04, 2020 09:16 AM – Southgate ARC – Al Williams WD5GNR reports on the new amateur radio digital mode M17 which uses 4FSK and error correction

King Vajiralongkorn receives ham radio callsign HS10A

October 04, 2020 09:16 AM – Southgate ARC – BTC and RAST presented the amateur radio callsign HS10A to His Majesty King Vajiralongkorn and provided equipment at a ceremony in the Dusit Palace, Bangkok

ISS SSTV October 4-8 on 145.800 MHz FM

October 04, 2020 09:16 AM – Southgate ARC – An ARISS Slow Scan TV (SSTV) event is scheduled from the International Space Station (ISS) for October 4-8

IARU Region 1 Virtual General Conference

October 04, 2020 09:16 AM – Southgate ARC – The South African Radio League report: If the COVID pandemic had never taken place, three SARL delegates would be flying to Novi Sad in Serbia for the Region 1 General Conference

Central Coast Amateur Radio Club

October 04, 2020 09:16 AM – Southgate ARC – The club’s youngest member, Adrian was able to make his very first contact on the radio. Despite large amounts of QRM, the club advertised an 80 metre Frequency and numerous stations were quick to the task of jumping on air

Amateur radio operators in the pandemic

October 04, 2020 09:16 AM – Southgate ARC – The Pledge Times reports their Spain correspondent used the lockdown to become an amateur radio operator. Now is the time to chat – about Corona

Cosack’s Honor VHF/UHF Contest

October 04, 2020 12:16 AM – WA7BNM Contest Calendar – 1600Z, Oct 10 to 0400Z, Oct 11
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