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 29 October 2020, 1440 UTC, Post 1698.


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News for Thursday 29 October

Tony’s 10m Band Report
Well, the weekend certainly brought out the most improved conditions I can remember for a long time. The CQ WW SSB contest could have helped I suppose. I knuckled down and did a couple of stints of operating on the Saturday and Sunday

The most sought after DX from the week Z66DX (Kosovo), LR1E (Argentina), E77A ( Bosnia and Herzegovina), FR4QT (Reunion) and many more

ARRL urges members to join in strongly opposing FCC’s application fees proposal
ARRL will file comments in firm opposition to an FCC proposal to impose a $50 fee on amateur radio license and application fees. With the November 16 comment deadline fast approaching, ARRL urges members to add their voices to ARRL’s by filing opposition comments of their own

QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo is coming to a device near you soon!
The crew at CQ have put out the call for speaker presentations for their next QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo in March 2021

NEW! We have a new, trial news podcast called ‘Southgate Vibes’
Click here to listen to our second edition

Pride Radio Group
Australian amateurs have recently launched a new international club to promote and embrace diversity in the radio hobbies

New radio ham in DXCC entity of Lakshadweep
Telangana Today reports the logistics of amateur radio training and the exam meant Aboobaker VU3EBX had to wait a very long time before being able to get his licence

Beginnings of Radio Vatican
The ARI Fidenza Club (IQ4FE) puts a number of special event callsigns on the air during 2020 to commemorate the life and achievements of Guglielmo Marconi

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


News for Wednesday 28 October

AL-705 Magnetic Loop Antenna for the Icom IC-705
The AL-705 is a new, versatile portable magnetic loop antenna from Alpha Antenna. As part of a special agreement with Icom, the AL-705 is now an official partner product for our ground-breaking new radio, the IC-705

ARRL urges members to strongly oppose FCC’s aplication fees proposal
In a special edition of the ARRL Letter issued October 27 the League is urging its members to oppose the FCC proposal to charge a fee for license applications, renewals and upgrades

RSGB release Board Proceedings for September
The RSGB has released the proceedings for the September 19 Board meeting and these include statistics for the online exams up until the end of September

Big sunspot alert
There’s a new sunspot on the sun –  and it’s a big one

Stan Broadway, N8BHL, named Emergency Communications Editor
Stan Broadway, N8BHL, of Radnor, Ohio, has been named CQ magazine’s Emergency Communications Editor, CQ Editor Rich Moseson, W2VU, announced today. The post has been vacant for several months.

The Space Weather Woman
A Snake-like Filament Erupts while a Solar Storm Rages – The latest space weather forecast from Dr Tamitha Skov WX6SWW

Ofcom issues ‘Statement of Objections’ to Motorola and Sepura
Ofcom has today issued a Statement of Objections to Motorola Solutions UK Limited, Motorola Solutions Inc. and Sepura Limited

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