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 provided by the Southgate Amateur Radio Club.

Accessed on 15 October 2020, 1437 UTC, Post 1675.


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News for Thursday 15 October

Tony’s 10m Band Report
A very strange week with Tuesday bringing out a lot of stations from north and south America, Europe, south Africa the middle east and elsewhere. I’m still looking for 2 US states to get my Worked all States badge

The best of the rest, LW2DOD, (Argentina), G0FWX (England), TM82ALC (France special), CU3AN (Azores), CX7CO (Uruguay), CE7VPQ and others especially on Tuesday

JOTA2020 from GB2GP – Gilwell Park
It’s Jamboree on the Air time again this weekend (17/18 Oct) and even with the restrictions in place at the moment, GB2GP – Gilwell Park – hope to be on air, albeit with a smaller event

Radio ham attacked while operating near Cheltenham
The Gloucestershire Echo reports a radio amateur was attacked by four men while operating from Aggs Hill, Cleeve Common, near Cheltenham

Behind the scenes at the RSGB Convention
The RSGB have released a video giving a behind the scenes view of the popular RSGB Convention that was held on October 10

US school ham radio balloon approaching Greece
ARRL reports on the progress of amateur radio APRS balloons launched by 11 US schools on October 9 with the aim of flying around the world

IARU Virtual General Conference – 3rd Day
The IARU Region 1 Virtual General Conference continued October 13 with three more sessions

ARRL comments in Orbital Debris Mitigation proceeding
In comments to the FCC, ARRL targeted two specific areas of concern regarding a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FNPRM) in IB Docket 18-313 – mitigation of orbital debris in the new space age


News for Wednesday 14 October

Final call for Bath Based Intermediate Distance Learning
There are still some places available on the Bath Based Intermediate Distance Learning course which will run from November 2020 to March 2021

Revised Australian Foundation amateur radio syllabus
Australia’s communications regulator, the ACMA, has announced changes to the Foundation licence syllabus, these reflect the removal of historic restrictions on Foundation licensees

IARU-R1 Virtual General Conference – 2nd Day
October 12 was the second full day of the IARU Region 1 Virtual General Conference opened with the first meeting of Committee C4 (HF)

Bob Buus, W2OD, appointed as Northern New Jersey Section Manager
Bob Buus, W2OD, of Holmdel, has been appointed as Northern New Jersey Section Manager to succeed Steve Ostrove, K2SO (SK), who stepped down on September 22 due to failing health

Northern New Jersey Section Manager Steve Ostrove, K2SO (SK)
ARRL Northern New Jersey Section Manager (SM) Steve Ostrove, K2SO, of Elizabeth, New Jersey, died on October 2. An ARRL Life Member, he was 74

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

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