Ham Radio Update


Here’s the latest Amateur/Ham Radio News compiled by John Woodstock (K1DWU).

Views expressed in this post are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Content supplied by John Woodstock (K1DWU).

Accessed on 19 October 2020, 1614 UTC, Post 1682.

Source:  http://www.hamradioupdate.com

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October 19, 2020

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP

October 19, 2020 09:16 AM – Southgate ARC – Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to remain at low levels

The Reverse Beacon Network

October 19, 2020 09:16 AM – Southgate ARC – The Reverse Beacon Network or RBN is a service that is invaluable to CW operators. It is made up of dozens of dedicated receiving stations who report on all signals heard, both signal strength and CW speed. It is especially useful as a propagation tool. Just call CQ and see where and how well you are being heard

RASA writes to IARU President over 40m QRM

October 19, 2020 09:16 AM – Southgate ARC – The Radio Amateur Society of Australia (RASA) wrote to the President of the IARU on the 1st of October over the chronic interference to the 40m band in Region 3

It came from Outer Space

October 19, 2020 09:16 AM – Southgate ARC – A Hackaday article Listening to the Deep Space Network by Adam Zeloof KD2MRG describes the work of radio amateur David Prutchi N2QG

DXCC Country/Entity Report

October 19, 2020 09:16 AM – Southgate ARC – According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 11th October, through Sunday, 18th October there were 212 countries active

Investigation into BT’s compliance with its obligations as a broadband universal service provider

October 19, 2020 09:16 AM – Southgate ARC – Ofcom has opened an investigation in relation to BT’s compliance with its obligations as a broadband universal service provider

AMSAT Board of Directors elects Robert Bankston, KE4AL, President

October 19, 2020 09:16 AM – Southgate ARC – At its annual meeting, the AMSAT Board of Directors elected Robert Bankston, KE4AL, of Dothan, AL, President, succeeding Clayton Coleman, W5PFG

Japan’s first QSO between two unlicensed guest operators

October 19, 2020 09:16 AM – Southgate ARC – 8J1YAB, 7-CALL Amateur Radio Club Experience station started its operation on 11th October, 2020

IOTA news from OPDX

October 19, 2020 09:16 AM – Southgate ARC – Weekly IOTA News – compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW

October 18, 2020

Television program in Peru highlights the role of amateur radio

October 18, 2020 08:16 AM – Southgate ARC – IARU Region 2 reports the Radio Club Peruano got some good publicity for amateur radio in a TV news item produced by EFE

Ofcom EMF ham radio licence change proposal

October 18, 2020 08:16 AM – Southgate ARC – Essex Ham interview Leslie Butterfields G0CIB who’s been looking into Ofcom’s proposal to require UK radio amateurs to complete risk assessments on their transmissions regarding exposure to electromagnetic fields

IARUMS: New Coordinator and Vice-Coordinator

October 18, 2020 08:16 AM – Southgate ARC – The IARU Monitoring System in Region 1 (Europe/Africa/Middle East) has a new Coordinator and and Vice-coordinator

IARU Region 1 Virtual General Conference closes

October 18, 2020 08:16 AM – Southgate ARC – At the close of the IARU Region 1 Virtual General Conference on Friday, October 16, the President Don Beattie G3BJ challenged member societies, to increase their focus on “tomorrow” issues

AmateurLogic 148: 15 Years of AmateurLogic

October 18, 2020 08:16 AM – Southgate ARC – Celebrating 15 Years of AmateurLogic. Peter, VK3PB joins for an update. Tommy is Getting Started With The IC-705. George has some Simple and Useful Transistor Projects. Emile Calibrates With WWV Until It Hertz

117 South Africans receive their ham radio licences

October 18, 2020 08:16 AM – Southgate ARC – SARL report all licences for candidates who passed the August RAE have been issued by the communications regulator ICASA
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