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 29 November 2020, 1428 UTC, Post 1745.


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News for Sunday 29 November

QSO Today – Rick Miller – N1RM
Rick Miller, N1RM’s ham radio story began at McMurdo Station in Antarctica and weaves its way through Russian submarine hunting to operating APRS on the back of a Harley Davidson motorcycle, on a grand tour of the United States

Chennai radio hams walk into cyclone
K.M. Devadas VU2DH and Aravind Balasubramanian VU2ABS played a big role in the establishment of amateur radio communication system by the Cuddalore district administration to tackle possible challenges arising from cyclone Nivar

Shard building sends ‘Thank You’ in Morse code
The RSGB say they were asked to check the Morse code for the illuminations on the iconic Shard building in London. The display features the message “Thank You” in Morse

VK6WIA NewsWest
In this 29th November 2020 edition of NewsWest we welcome New Amateurs to the hobby, and provide information that will prove useful to newcomers to the hobby, and perhaps useful to those not quite so new to the hobby

Ham College 71
Extra Class Exam Questions – Part 9.
E2C Operating methods: contest and DX operating, remote operation techniques, Cabrillo format, QSLing, RF network connected systems

EURAO Party – Autumn 2020: catching Christmas stations
The European Radio Amateurs’ Organization announces a new party on the air, this time with the motto: ” catching Christmas stations”. Remember this is not a contest, it is just a radio meeting with a few simple ‘rules’, better to call them recommendations

The QSL Bureau would like to bring to your attention that Radio Amateurs in Division 6 are invited to collect their QSL cards from the National Amateur Radio Centre at Radiokop

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

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Foundations of Amateur Radio
Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance
The other day I was adding an item to my to-do list. The purpose of this list is to keep track of the things in my life that I’m interested in investigating or need to do or get to finish a project. My to-do list is like those of most of my fellow travellers, unending, unrelenting and never completed. As I tick off a completed item, three more get added and the list grows

FCC takes action against marketing of unauthorized transceivers
On November 24 FCC Enforcement Bureau (EB) issued a citation and order concerning the illegal marketing of unauthorized radio frequency devices

How to install a PL259 on RG58 coax
In this video Ria Jairman N2RJ explains how to install a PL259 on RG58 coax and looks at Wifi connectors, SMA and TNC F connectors and why we use them in ham radio

ARISS telebridge contact with school in Italy
An ARISS educational school contact is planned for Victor Glover KI5BKC with students at Scuola Scuola Secondaria di I grado “Anna Frank”, Pistoia, Italy, Pistoia, Italy

TF3YOTA on the air in December
Iceland’s national amateur radio society IRA reports TF3YOTA will be active from December 1 for Youngsters On The Air mont

DXCC Country/Entity Report
According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 22nd November, through Friday, 27th Nov there were 214 countries active

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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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