Southgate Amateur Radio Club News


Here’s the latest Amateur/Ham Radio News 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 15 December 2020, 1430 UTC, Post 1770.

Source:  http://www.southgatearc.org/

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News for Tuesday 15 December

QSO Today – Michelle Thompson – W5NYV
Michelle Thompson, W5NYV, is a third generation amateur, beginning her ham radio journey in elementary school

Finland’s radio hams ask for 1240-1300 MHz replacement
Finland lost the important 1240-1300 MHz amateur radio band on April 24, 2020. National society SRAL now asking for 220-225 MHz as a replacement, their initial request for 902-928 MHz having been rejected

Volunteers needed March 13 and 14
March 13 th and 14 th are the dates for the next QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo.  With presentations, exhibitors and many opportunities for hams from around the world to congregate and share ideas and camaraderie.

Remarkable 13,000 km opening on 50 MHz between Australia and South America – 12th Dec 2020
With the Summer Sporadic-E season in the southern hemisphere now in full swing, there was a remarkable opening on the 50 MHz band on the 12th of December between Australia and South America

EI YOTA success
The EI0YOTA callsign has been activated a number of times since the start of December. A special thanks to eight-year-old Ryan EI8KW, eleven-year-old Siobhan, daughter of Adrian EI9HAB and Slav EI6KW and his daughter, who have all taken the time to operate the EI0YOTA callsign. Between them they have achieved over one thousand QSOs so far

Christmas Greetings from the South Eastern Amateur Radio Group
The South Eastern Amateur Radio Group would like to take this opportunity to wish all our radio friends and their families in Ireland and around the world a very happy and peaceful Christmas 2020

Israeli special event
During the week of Chanukah celebrations, special Israeli radio amateur stations will be active on the air with a special callsigns ending in letters from the word “Chanukah”, (4X1C, 4X2H, 4Z3A, 4X4N, 4X5U, 4X6K, 4Z7A, 4X8H and 4X0NER). “Ner” means candle in Hebrew. The number in the callsign indicates the number of the candles lit that day

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