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 08 December 2020, 1357 UTC, Post 1760.


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News for Tuesday 8 December

Jersey-based GB7JI joins the D-STAR repeater network
The Jersey Amateur Radio Repeater Group has recently set up a new D-STAR repeater based in Jersey, just north of St Helier

Bob Heil talks at Denby Dale
Denby Dale amateur radio club invites all amateurs and readers of Southgate News to our online meeting this Wednesday December 9th at 7.30pm ( 1930utc)

The Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (as AMSAT is officially known) was first formed in the District of Columbia in 1969. Its goal was to foster Amateur Radio’s participation in space research and communication

Monthly performance of 8J17CALL for October-November, 2020
Please be advised that monthly performance of 8J17CALL, 7-CALL 30th Anniversary Special station for October-November, 2020 (23rd October to 22nd November, 2020) are as follows

Havanna Syndrome could be directed microwave energy
NBC News reports: The mysterious neurological symptoms experienced by American diplomats in China and Cuba are consistent with the effects of directed microwave energy 

Radio Caroline North December
Tune in for more nostalgia courtesy of another Radio Caroline North broadcast this weekend 12th-13th December – our last ‘North’ of the year!

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News for Monday 7 December

Australian regulator says NO to 60m
Glenn VK4DU, President of the Radio Amateur Society of Australia advises that national efforts to gain secondary access to the 60m band have been unsuccessful

QSO Today – Rob Suggs – NN4NT
Rob Suggs, NN4NT, is a space scientist at NASA, specializing in outer space environments that protect our astronauts from the hazards of space including space junk and debris

ARISS contact with schools in Turkey
An ARISS educational school contact is planned for Victor Glover KI5BKC with students at 4 Turkish schools

IARU represents the amateur service in more discussions on WPT
IARU Region 1 reports a meeting of ITU-R Study Group 1 and its subordinate working parties was held from November 24 until December 2

Old ham radio equipment: ANATEL require request for approval
The deadline established by Brazil’s communications regulator ANATEL for the approval of old amateur radio equipment, which previously enjoyed exemption, is running out on Dec 31, 2020

New Zealand publishes new ham radio band plans
New Zealand’s amateur radio band plans were updated in November, interestingly there is still an amateur allocation at 26.950 – 27.300 MHz

Ofcom consultation on managing RF spectrum
The UK communications regulator Ofcom is holding a public consultation on their spectrum management strategy for the 2020s

Transatlantic tests – 99th anniversary
On December 11, 1921, radio history was made when the signal from amateur station 1BCG in Greenwich, Connecticut was heard in Ardrossan, Scotland, marking the first successful transmission of any radio signal across the Atlantic using short wave frequencies.

ICQPodcast – Tiny Spectrum Analyser – Any Good?
In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Leslie Butterfield G0CIB, Dan Romanchik KB6NU and Edmund Spicer M0MNG to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief and this episode’s features is TinySA is it any good?

2020, the best year ever for EURAO. Thanks everybody!
One month before the end of the year, EURAO‘s annual financial results promise to be the best to date: income item beats previous records and expenses are half of last period

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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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