Here’s the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news compiled by the UK-based Southgate Amateur Radio Club.

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Accessed on 23 November 2020, 1356 UTC, Post 1735.


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News for Monday 23 November

G0KSC Antenna modelling YouTube Channel
Justin Johnson G0KSC inventor of the  LFA (Loop Fed Array) Yagi and BOLPA (Band Optimised Log Periodic Array) Log Periodic antennas amongst others, has added a new YouTube channel to help Hams become proficient in Antenna Modelling

FT8 and FT4 Lecture video
In this video, Hilton Dean W4GHD gives us a great overview of the FT8 and FT4 digital sound card modes

ICQPodcast – Emergency Communications with Wade Smith, VK1MIC
In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Chris Howard M0TCH, Martin Rothwell M0SGL, Ed Durrant DD5LP and Frank Howell K4FMH to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief and this episode’s features is an Interview with Wade, VK1MIC

DXCC Country/Entity Report
According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for for the week of Sunday, 15th November, through Sunday, 22nd November there were 215 countries active

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

Friday’s episode is out now!
Steve Richards G4HPE
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News for Sunday 22 November

Thailand grid NK99 on QO-100 geostationary satellite
During November 26-28 HS0AJ/P will be active on QO-100 and the other amateur radio satellites from Grid Square NK99 in Thailand

Bright Comet Erasmus
Newly-discovered Comet Erasmus (C/2020 S3) is plunging toward the sun for a December close encounter inside the orbit of Mercury.

Radio hams help in case of man incarcerated 40 years without trial
Radio amateurs from the West Bengal Radio Club helped trace the family of a man who’d been languishing in a Nepali jail without trial for the past 40 years

SWL via WEB SDR and HS4
Hello, I just start a new blog to share my SWL and also my listening of LW and MW via the WEB SDR of the Netherlands

Moscow Aviation Institute plans SSTV event from ISS
Rodolfo Parisio, IW2BSF, reports that a Slow-Scan Television (SSTV) transmission event from the International Space Station is currently scheduled to begin on Tuesday, Dec. 1 starting at 12:30 UTC, ending at 18:25 UTC, and again on Wednesday, Dec. 2 starting at 11:50 UTC and ending at 18:25 UTC

NanoVNA presentation by David Houser KG5RDF
David Houser KG5RDF demonstrates how to use the $40 NanoVNA vector network analyzer. Recorded at the Cowtown Hamfest in the Forest Hill Convention Center, Forest Hill Tx. (Jan 18 2020)

Willem, ZS6X told SARL News that the SARL QSL Bureau is operational. He goes to the NARC each Saturday to work in the bureau

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP
Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to be at low levels

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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section