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 22 October 2020, 0346 UTC, Post 1685.


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News for Wednesday 21 October

Tony’s 10m Band Report
Yet another fairly flat week although the weekend did improve things slightly.
Best DX of the week probably FR4OO (Reunion), HI8AT (Dominican Republic), CE7VPQ, XR500M and XR33M (both specials from Chile) and V55JOTA (Namibia Scouts [and Guides, or are they all just Scouts in these days of political correctness?])

Towards new amateur radio rules?
French national amateur radio society URC reports on a letter that has been sent to the Directorate General for Enterprise (DGE) calling for exam changes and a 3-tier license structure

FCC headquarters relocates
The ARRL reports the USA’s communications regulator the FCC has relocated its headquarters

The Space Weather Woman
A Spectacular Solar Flare Fire Plume and New Bright Regions – The latest space weather forecast from Dr Tamitha Skov WX6SWW

Radio hams participate in emergency exercise
The Fort Bragg Advocate-News reports more than 20 Mendocino County amateur radio operators participated in the Great ShakeOut exercise on Thursday, Oct. 15

Successful mine rescue special event
Members of the Radio Club de Copiapo are now active as XR33M between now and November 13th. Activity is to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the successful rescue of the 33 miners in the “San José” mine in Chile

CQ WW DX SSB Contest
The CQ WW DX SSB Contest will dominate the weekend of 24 and 25 October

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News for Tuesday 20 October

UK’s Remotely Invigilated Ham Radio Exam Success
The RSGB has announced on Twitter that since the introduction of Remotely Invigilated amateur radio exams that can be done from home 2,000 people have successfully passed their Foundation exam

Results of REF General Meeting released
French national amateur radio society REF held its General Meeting on Saturday, October 17

Scouts tune in to amateur radio operation
Members of Crystal Lake Troop 165 tuned into radio frequencies Sunday, Oct 18, to connect with fellow scouts and amateur radio operators from across the planet as part of Jamboree-on-the-Air (JOTA)

Malta added to CEPT Radio Amateur Licence
At the request of EURAO (European Radio Amateurs’ Organization) this week it will be approved a modification of CEPT Recommendation T/R 61-01, also called CEPT Radio Amateur Licence, during the webmeeting WGFM#97

Rotuma Memorial DXpedition
It is reported while there, Tony will erect a monument on the island to his son, who drowned during his last visit to the island in January this year

U.S. postal stoppage
The U.S. Postal Service is temporarily suspending international mail acceptance for certain destinations due to service impacts related to the COVID-19 pandemic

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