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 01 December 2020, 1414 UTC, Post 1747.


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News for Tuesday 1 December

RSGB launches NHS charity auction as part of its ‘Get on the air for Christmas’ campaign
The RSGB is delighted to be running an NHS charity auction as part of its ‘Get on the air for Christmas’ (#GOTA4C) campaign with the NHS

Online Talk: Getting Started in Amateur Radio
The Denby Dale ARS will be hosting an online talk on Zoom Getting Started in Amateur Radio by Colin Redwood G6MXL on Wednesday, December 2 at 7:30 pm

Opportunity to participate in Eclipse Propagation Experiment
HamSCI is looking for amateur radio operators to help with a global campaign observing the ionospheric effects of the December 14 eclipse across South America

Tool measures power-line EMI
Kenneth Wyatt KX7KW writes for EDN about a power line EMI adapter that can be used with spectrum analyzers or oscilloscopes to evaluate conducted power line EMI the increasing problem of RF noise on power lines

ISS SSTV 145.800 FM Dec 1-2
The preliminary crew schedule shows a Moscow Aviation Institute (MAI) SSTV activity planned for December 1 and 2

General User Radio Licence for Short Range Devices
New Zealand’s RSN reports: The General user radio licence for short range devices (GURL-SRD) notice has been updated. The notice includes the following amendments

Pete, MM0TWX, Founder and CEO of the True Blue DXers Club (TBDXC), sent out the following press release: “300 pre-registered with six weeks to go”

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

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News for Monday 30 November

5400km TEP opening on 144 MHz between Argentina and the island of Aruba – Nov 2020
There have been some remarkable contacts made on 144 MHz recently via Trans-Equatorial Propagation (TEP) from the Caribbean to South America with many in the region of 4000 to 5000 kms

Ham radio needs to embrace the Hacker community
Jenny List G7CKF writes on Hackaday about a blog post by Robert Bolton KJ7NZL who suggests broadening the appeal of amateur radio in the direction of the Hacker community

Major Solar Flare
Today, Earth-orbiting satellites detected the biggest solar flare in more than 3 years

Ham radio the world’s greatest hobby
Emory Schley N4LP writes in the Ocala Star-Banner newspaper about the World’s Greatest Hobby – amateur radio

IRTS HAREC classes
The second class being facilitated by the IRTS Training team commenced last Thursday and will run weekly until March the 4th

SETI lecture in Cork
THE Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence has fascinated amateur radio operators down the years and many are involved worldwide in the search.


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