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Southgate Amateur Radio Club News

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 18 November 2020, 0248 UTC, Post 1727.

Source:  http://www.southgatearc.org/

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News for Tuesday 17 November

Clear frequencies requested for Caribbean Hurricane Emergency Traffic
The ARRL reports Stations handling emergency traffic during the response to Category 5 Hurricane Iota, just off the eastern coast of Nicaragua, are requesting clear frequencies

HAREC Examination Classes on Zoom
The first course on the Zoom platform run by IRTS volunteer tutors commences on Wednesday next

How ham radio has changed over the decades
On the DX Engineering blog Sean Kutzko, KX9X, describes some of the changes in amateur radio over the past 40 years

Ham radio VEC testing executed smartly
The American Legion reports 21 people took their amateur radio exam in the hall of Post 46 in Danville, Kentucky

IEEE: The 11 Greatest Vacuum Tubes You’ve Never Heard Of
IEEE Spectrum magazine aricle says for richness, drama, and sheer brilliance, few technological timelines can match the 116-year (and counting) history of the vacuum tube

South Dublin Radio Club video
South Dublin Radio Club has uploaded its latest video to the club’s YouTube channel. The video was created for Science Week in collaboration with Dublin Maker & Science Foundation Ireland and is called “Signals from Outerspace! Make your own antenna to get images from Weather Satellites”

Radio Caroline North broadcast
Tune in for more nostalgia with another Radio Caroline North broadcast this weekend 21st-22nd November

Tuesday’s episode is out now!
Steve Richards G4HPE
 is here with the latest news from Southgate Amateur Radio News.
Southgate Vibes is published twice weekly – on Tuesdays and Fridays
Click the ‘play’ button to listen

 

News for Monday 16 November

OH2BC installs large InnovAntennas 50MHz array
Every now and then, a really special antenna system gets installed and usually it is a result of desire, commitment and dedication of the station owner. Kari, OH2BC is one of these guys

Congratulations Kari, another Big Gun joins the 6m band party!

December 2020 Festival of Frequency Measurement
HamSCI (www.hamsci.org) is looking for amateur radio operators around the world to help collect propagation data during the December 14 eclipse. Data collection requires an HF radio connected to a computer

Introducing the Winter 2021 AM QSO Party
The ‘AM Amateur Radio Europe’ Facebook Group would like to introduce our second operating event! The AM QSO PARTY Winter 2021 

IARUMS October newsletter now available
The IARU Region 1 Monitoring System newsletter says on October 7, three intruding OTHRs were active right next to each other, plus an FSK, the interference covered almost 50 kHz of the 7 MHz amateur radio band

Tripura’s Ham Radio Club connects childhood friends after 39 years
India’s The Print reports Chandana Basu and Sabita Roy, two friends in Tripura who parted ways in 1981, were brought together again by the Tripura Ham Radio Club set up by police officer Biswajit Saha VU2LJB

Alan Turing: Stolen items to be returned to UK from US after decades
Items belonging to World War Two Bletchley Park code-breaker Alan Turing that were stolen from the UK decades ago are to be returned from the US

Jamboree on the Air in Borneo
The Borneo Bulletin reports on the successful 2020 Jamboree On The Air (JOTA) held in October at the Belait District Scout Association

DXCC Country/Entity Report
According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 8th/November, through Sunday, 15th/November there were 212 countries active

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

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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