Here are the top Amateur/Ham Radio news stories compiled by the UK-based Southgate Amateur Radio Club.

Content supplied by the Southgate Amateur Radio Club.

Accessed on 26 October 2020, 0140 UTC, Post 1693.


Please click link or scroll down to read your selections.

News for Sunday 25 October

QSO Today – Keith Schlottman – KR7RK
Keith Schlottman, KR7RK, is not only a mountain goat, he is also a super sloth

Jac Holzman K2VEH in Rolling Stone
Radio Amateur Jac Holzman K2VEH who founded Elektra Records and signed The Doors is featured in Rolling Stone

WSJT-X developer expresses puzzlement over FT8 contest use
The ARRL reports WSJT-X co-developer Joe Taylor, K1JT, recently expressed puzzlement over the use of FT8 in contests — rather than FT4, which was designed for contesting

Japan looking at amateur radio rule change
Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications is holding a public consultation on revisions to Radio Law Enforcement Regulations to enable elementary and junior high school students to experience the enjoyment of amateur radio

KDKA Centennial-The birth of Commercial Radio
November 2, 2020 marks the centennial of radio station KDKA going on the air for the first time. Their first broadcast, considered by many to be the birth of commercial broadcast radio, was to report the election results of the Harding-Cox presidential race. KDKA has been on the air continuously ever since


News for Saturday 24 October

Foundations of Amateur Radio
Antenna testing in the field
If you’ve been around amateur radio for any time at all, you’ll know that we spend an awful lot of time talking about antennas. How they work, where to get them, how to build them, how strong they are, how cheap they are, how effective, how resonant, you name it, we have a discussion about it 

Amateur band Intruders and their reporting
In WIA News, the Wireless Institute of Australia Vice President Lee Moyle VK3GK reports on the work being done to identify and report intruders in the amateur radio bands

IARU Administrative Council Meeting
The IARU have released a summary of the Administrative Council Virtual Meeting held from October 8-10

VK6WIA NewsWest
NewsWest for Sunday 25th October 2020 is a programme of information for new and prospective Amateurs
Established Amateurs needn’t switch off and do something else, because we have news and information for you too, including Roy’s helpline, a date for the Manjimup Hamfeast, a new repeater in the Goldfields and an announcement about PerthTech 2021

DXCC Country/Entity Report
According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Friday, 16th October, through Friday, 23rd October there were 215 countries active

Propagation de K7RA
Sunspots appeared every day of the past reporting week, and compared to the previous seven days, average daily sunspot number increased from 13.1 to 15. Average daily solar flux rose from 73.1 to 74.5

For the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news and information, please visit this blog daily.  Our news feeds are updated daily and weekly.  Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section (breaking Amateur/Ham Radio News).