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 14 October 2020, 0105 UTC, Post 1673.


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News for Tuesday 13 October

Contact between Japanese ham radio experience stations
What is believed to be the Japan’s first contact between two unlicensed people using amateur radio took place on October 11 between Experience Stations 8J1YAB/1 and 8J3YAA/3

IARU Administrative Council addresses wide-ranging agenda
The Administrative Council (AC) of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) held its annual meeting (virtual) on October 8-10, 2020

YOTA December 2020
Ham YOTA reports that during the month of December youngsters will be active on-the-air from stations with a YOTA suffix in the callsign

First day of IARU Region 1 General Conference
IARU President Tim Ellam, VE6SH, formally opened the Region 1 Virtual General Conference on Sunday, October 11

Giving Back to the Birthplace of the Computer
The modern world has been shaped by what happened inside an English country house more than eight decades ago. It’s no exaggeration to say that at Bletchley Park, the era of the computer was born

New tilt over mast for Limerick Clare Radio Club
LCARC took delivery of a tilt over mast from Air Mast on Saturday 3rd October. It is very well constructed with an excellent finish. The materials used are all top class

Short-term restricted service licences – application window opens for 2021 period of high demand
Ofcom has opened an application window for short-term restricted service licence applicants hoping to broadcast between 9 April and 14 May 2021 inclusive – an anticipated period of high-demand that also includes Ramadan

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News for Monday 12 October

AMSAT-UK Online Colloquium video on YouTube
The video recording of the AMSAT-UK Online International Space Colloquium, held Sunday, October 11, 2020, is now available for everyone to view on YouTube

Sale of amateur radio AMPRnet TCP/IP addresses raised $108 million
The President of Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC) has announced they received $108 million from Amazon for 4 million amateur radio TCP/IP addresses

Orlando HamCation postponed
As the world’s second largest hamfest, we pride ourselves on delivering a high-quality event to our attendees and would not want to put on a show that is anything less than what the ham radio community deserves

Tribute to Eddie van Halen
With the passing of Edward Lodewijk Van Halen, legendary guitarist of the band Van Halen, October 6th 2020, a special tribute event station will be on air as PA5150EVH between October 28th and at least until January 31st 2021, a few days after Eddie’s birthday

ICQPodcast – Massive DXing on 2m
n this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Leslie Butterfield G0CIB, Dan Romanchik KB6NU and Edmund Spicer M0MNG to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief and this episode’s features is Massive DXing on 2m, an interview by Edmund Spicer M0MNG with Cesar Regalado Leon EA8CXN

DXCC Country/Entity Report
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 4th October, through Sunday, 11th October there were 204 countries active

IOTA News from OPDX
Weekly IOTA News – compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW

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