Southgate Amateur Radio Club News


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 07 October 2020, 1431 UTC, Post 1662.

Source:  http://www.southgatearc.org/

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News for Wednesday 7 October

Behiye’s Space Adventure
Behiye Esma Öte became interested in amateur radio at the age of 11 but the age restriction in Turkey meant she had to wait until she was 13 before getting her licence TA5ABO in 2018

Image: Behiye Esma Öte TA5ABO with her satellite antenna

Dominican Republic: Request for virtual ham radio exams
On October 2, the telecommunications regulator INDOTEL convened the clubs of the Dominican Republic to a public hearing on the regulations for the amateur radio service

The Space Weather Woman
A Bright Region Leaves and Solar Storm Wanes with a Mini-Storm Kiss – The latest space weather forecast from Dr Tamitha Skov WX6SWW

U.K. Airwave network likely to operate until 2024 due to ESN delays
The U.K. Home Office said that Airwave network likely will not be turned off until at least the beginning of 2024 due to delays with the Emergency Services Network (ESN)

Radio signals from Mars
This week, an amateur radio operator in British Columbia picked up a radio signal … from Mars

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

 

News for Tuesday 6 October

EMF: Ofcom propose new Amateur Radio licence conditions
Ofcom has ignored the advice of many highly-regarded organisations and are pressing ahead with unnecessary changes to licences that will impose a significant bureaucratic burden on licensees

ARISS to celebrate 20 Years of Ham Radio on the ISS
The ARRL report Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) will soon celebrate 20 years of continuous amateur radio operations on the International Space Station (ISS)

Update on Simulated Emergency Test: Saturday, October 31
For what is certainly the first time in history, the upcoming Simulated Emergency Test (SET) will be held during a real global pandemic – not a simulation

Slow Scan TV from the ISS
Slow Scan TV (SSTV) transmissions are scheduled from the International Space Station (ISS)

Ofcom to introduce new spectrum licence conditions
Ofcom is introducing new licence conditions for spectrum users, to ensure their equipment continues to operate within international electromagnetic field (EMF) guidelines

SARL QRP Contest
The forth QRP Contest for 2020 takes place from 12:00 to 15:00 UTC Saturday 10th October 2020 with CW and SSB activity using 5 Watts or less

ARISS multi-point telebridge contact with school in USA
As announced, an ARISS educational school contact is planned for Chris Cassidy KF5KDR with students at McConnell Middle School, Loganville, GA, USA

Turn your BBC MicroBIT into a CW Transceiver
The BBC micro:bit is a pocket-sized computer that introduces you to how software and hardware work together

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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