Here’s the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news update compiled by the UK-based Southgate Amateur Radio Club.

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Content supplied by the Southgate Amateur Radio Club.

Accessed on 17 October 2020, 1446 UTC, Post 1680.


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ay 17 October

Foundations of Amateur Radio
The making of a Crystal Radio
Recently I made a commitment to building a crystal radio. That started a fevered discussion with several people who provided many helpful suggestions. This is the first time I’m building a crystal radio and to make things interesting I’m selecting my own components, and circuit diagram. What could possibly go wrong?

A Video History of Ham Radio Print Publications
Ham Radio Perspectives on YouTube has posted the first history of ham radio print media, from QST and CQ magazine to callbooks, manuals, catalogs, and even fiction

Reconstruction of Flanders Fields
The special event station OP20FENIKS
To bring “Phoenix 2020 – The Great Reconstruction after the First World War in the Westhoek in Belgium” to worldwide attention, the radioamateurs of the UBA sections ARA from Gullegem and IPR from Ypres are joining forces

CATSync QO-100 Edition – the new CAT control tool for QO100 satellite WebSDRs
Here comes a newly published special edition of the CATsync CAT control tool adding CAT control to web SDR receivers

Cosmic ray balloons photograph a megafire
Cosmic ray balloons launched almost every week to the stratosphere over California are capturing unique views of the historic Creek Fire, currently burning more than 300,000 acres of Sierra National Forest


News for Friday 16 October

The special event call OR39CLM (edition 2020) in Belgium
In Knokke-Heist (Belgium), the liberation in 1944 by Canadian troops, is commemorated annually with various ceremonies, the high point being the ‘Canadian Liberation March’.

QNews: Welcome the young into amateur radio
In the latest edition of QNews Geoff Emery VK4ZPP says for the technologically savvy young person, there should be a welcome entry into a technological pursuit such as amateur radio

Warning issued over possible 2.8 tonne space junk collision
There is up to a 20 per cent chance of a major collision between two pieces of space junk on Friday afternoon, a US company that monitors space junk from New Zealand is warning

European Commission Electromagnetic Compatibility Consultation
IARU Region 1 report they have been engaged with the European Commission Published Initiative on “Electromagnetic Compatibility – evaluation of the EU Rules” since its announcement in February 2020

VK6WIA NewsWest
This week we have a silent key tribute for John VK6HZ/VK6XX, and then we’ll be delving into the history of Amateur Radio, with some extracts from the Australian Amateur Radio Magazine in 1950, and a newspaper item from 1913 about the establishment of early ship to shore radio in Western Australia

Revised proposals on regulating the transition from copper to fibre networks
Ofcom has today published revised proposals on how our regulation of Openreach’s copper network should evolve as the company rolls out new fibre broadband services

DX News from the ARRL
The American Radio Relay League’s round-up of the forthcoming week’s DX activity on the amateur radio bands

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