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 11 October 2020, 1404 UTC, Post 1669.


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News for Sunday 11 October

RSGB Convention videos on YouTube
The video recordings from the RSGB Convention Online, held Saturday, October 10, are available to view on YouTube

Central Coast Amateur Radio Club
Last week the club advised the success of their first HF operating night and would like to announce again the 2nd operating evening will be held on Tuesday 27th of October starting at 6:00 PM with clubroom doors to open from around 5:30 PM

BARC – October Virtual meeting
Tools for Digital Amateur Radio Operation – Technical Talk by VU2GRM – Ram

AMSAT 2020 Virtual Symposium schedule announced
The 2020 Virtual AMSAT Space Symposium and Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday, October 17 from 9:00AM CDT – 5:00PM CDT.  Symposium presentations will be a combination of pre-recorded and live video segments along with question and answer sessions held via a Zoom meeting

Two more astronauts earn Amateur Radio licenses
NASA ISS Ham Project Coordinator Kenneth Ransom, N5VHO, was able to work with all of the new astronaut-class graduates, as well as offer some refresher courses with already-licensed astronauts

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News for Saturday 10 October

Foundations of Amateur Radio
An ionospheric monitoring service at home
One of the more fundamental aspects of long distance radio communication is the impact of the ionosphere  

Waters and Stanton Discount Weekend
This weekend 9th – 12th October inclusive, Waters and Stanton are running a Discount Weekend to run alongside the RSGB 2020 Convention Weekend. There is a 5% Discount offer on all our products

Introducing the LC-192 Backpack for the IC-705 QRP SDR transceiver

The Icom LC-192 is a new dedicated backpack specifically designed for the Icom IC-705.

The multi-function backpack has many features including space for an external antenna and cables as well as sufficient area to store your IC-705 and all your accessories.

The LC-192 is the ideal accessory to compliment your IC-705

IARU-R1 Online General Conference starts Sunday
The IARU Region 1 General Conference, originally scheduled to take place in Novi Sad, Serbia, is taking place online, starting Sunday, October 11

Mass amateur radio balloon launch by USA schools
On October 9 amateur radio balloons were launched from schools across the USA each with APRS on either 144.390 MHz FM or 144.340 MHz FM. They are heading East around the world

VK6WIA NewsWest
In Newswest for Sunday 11th October 2020 we take a good look at contesting, including an analysis of how we went in the Remembrance Day Contest, and a look at contests coming up

There’s information about next week’s Jamboree On The Air, news of a new open source digital radio project, and more

IARUMS September newsletter now available
The latest IARU Region 1 Monitoring System newsletter shows Over The Horizon (OTH) Radars continue to plague our amateur radio primary allocations

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP
Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to remain at low levels.

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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

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