Here are today’s top Amateur/Ham Radio news stories compiled by the UK-base 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 03 November 2020, 1441 UTC, Post 1706.


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News for Tuesday 3 November

Ofcom EMF Consultation – Update by RSGB
The RSGB is currently working on detailed comments and suggested amendments to the second Ofcom EMF consultation

HAREC examination students meeting on Zoom
The Irish Radio Transmitters Society say: Anybody interested in furthering their interest in amateur radio and working towards sitting the HAREC examination is invited to log into a meeting on the Zoom platform on Wednesday next November 4th at 2000

IARU Region 2 Executive Committee meets
The IARU Region 2 Executive Committee held its fourth meeting of the year via Zoom in three parts, replacing an in-person meeting not possible due to the pandemic

ARRL Pacific Division Director Jim Tiemstra, K6JAT – SK
ARRL Pacific Division Director Jim Tiemstra, K6JAT, of Oakland, California, died October 30. An ARRL Life Member, he was 65

How to use unrestricted two-way radios legally
New Zealand’s regulator, RSM, report: Two-way radios (also known as walkie talkies) are easily bought online but some overseas models are illegal in New Zealand. For example, radio brand names such as Baofeng, Pofung and Wouxun are in most cases illegal to own or operate. Only persons that hold an amateur radios certificate of competency can use this equipment

Neutron-1 scheduled for deployment on November 5th
The Neutron-1 3U CubeSat is currently scheduled to be deployed from the ISS on November 5, 2020 at 10:40 UTC

Russian Robinson Club in Malawi
Operators from the Russian Robinson Club (RRC) will be active as 7Q7RU near Embangweni, Malawi, between November 7-18th

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News for Monday 2 November

The night Pittsburgh transformed the world
On November 2, 1920, Frank Conrad made the first radio broadcast of a Presidential Election result from KDKA in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Online ham radio training in Eire
The IRTS has introduced an online interactive amateur radio training course for the HAREC exam. The first session takes place on Wednesday, November 4 at 8pm (20:00 GMT)

New server for EURAO websites
Since last week, EURAO changed its websites ( and to a new internet service provider due to several issues with the old one

Brent Taylor, VY2HF,appointed to the Canadian Amateur Radio Hall of Fame Board of Trustees
The RAC Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Brent Taylor, VY2HF, has been appointed as a Trustee for the  Canadian Amateur Radio Hall of Fame (CARHOF)

IOTA News from OPDX
Weekly IOTA News – compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW

DXCC Country/Entity Report
According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 25th October, through Sunday, 1st November there were 213 countries active

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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section