Southgate Amateur Radio Club News

Here are the 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.

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Accessed on 12 November 2020, 2033 UTC, Post 1718.

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News for Thursday 12 November

Tony’s 10m Band Report
A fairly average week, poor in the middle not bad at the weekend.

I worked a few PYs and LWs again but nothing exotic. But there were some interesting ones out there. FK8HA (New Caledonia), 7Q6M (Malawi), ZD7FT (St Helena), FR1GZ (Reunion) and XR33M (Chile Special)

Radio hams asked to staff shelters
The ARRL reports on the role of the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) in response to tropical storm Eta

Register now for free amateur radio online training course
The next free amateur radio Foundation Online training course run by volunteers from Essex Ham starts on November 15

An evening with Laurie Margolis G3UML
Laurie Margolis G3UML, BBC journalist and News Editor, is well known for being the radio amateur who broke news of the Falkland Islands invasion in 1982. He shares some of his stories in this talk to the Mid Ulster ARC

G2YT installs BOLPA
After being consistently ‘Out Gunned’ using his Ultrabeam 6el by Gary G0FWX who uses the InnovAntennas BOLPA (Band Optimised Log Periodic Array), Peter, G2YT decided to join the part and install the much shorter BOLPA Log

The Space Weather Woman
Q&A Mini Course: The Breathing Heliosphere & Solar Activity Cycle (Part 1) – The latest space weather forecast from Dr Tamitha Skov WX6SWW  

Statement: Bauer Radio’s request to change its ‘approved areas’
Ofcom has approved requests from Bauer Radio to change its ‘approved areas’ in the North, and South and West, of England, following a public consultation

Mid Ulster ARC Foundation training
The Mid Ulster ARC is planning an online Foundation training course via zoom. This will last a period of weeks and as it is via zoom, anyone can join. The plan will be weekly classes one evening a week

AU2JCB-Special event call operation
I want to mention with great pride that I am celebrating his birth-date 30 Nov every year with a special callsign – AU2JCB for the last 15 years. The lookups are 66,700 & my QSOs are more than 150,000

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News for Wednesday 11 November

Get on the air for Christmas launched by the RSGB today
As part of the ‘Get on the air to care’ campaign that the Society has been running with the NHS since April, it’s launching a new focus for Christmas

Millimetre Waves online talk tonight
Chris Whitmarsh G0FDZ will be giving an online talk about the millimetre waves tonight, Wednesday, November 11 at 8pm (20:00 GMT)

Free IRCA reprints
Recently, the North American DX club, IRCA released to the public more than 900 past articles from their publication, DX Monitor

Comet photo-op this weekend
Around the world, amateur astronomers are taking incredible pictures of Comet ATLAS (C/2020 M3), which is approaching Earth for a close encounter this weekend

 

All about the UHF coaxial connector and PL259 installation
Ria Jairam N2RJ has released the first in a series of videos about connectors

Tracking boats and ships in real time at the same time
Software-defined radio came on the hacker scene in a big way less than a decade ago thanks to the discovery that a small USB-based TV tuner dongle could be used for receiving all kinds of radio transmissions

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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

Retired News director of Pacific Radio Group Radio Stations on Hawaii-the Big Island. I have more than 40 years of broadcast experience, including positons at KTUH-FM (UH-Manoa), KPOI-FM (Honolulu). KHLO-AM (Hilo), KKBG-FM (KBIG-FM)(Hilo/Kona), KAPA-FM (Hilo-Kona). Native-FM (Hilo-Kona), and ESPN Hawaii (Hilo-Kona). Former University of Hawaii-Hilo librarian. Retired Air Force Officer. Amateur (Ham) Radio operator since 1977 (currently holds the Amateur Extra Class License from the FCC-KH6JRM).... Can read, write, and speak Russian. Retired on 30 September 2011, but still maintains a Hawaii Island News Blog.

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