Here are today’s top Amateur/Ham Radio news stories compiled by the Southgate Amateur Radio Club.

Views expressed in this post are those of the reporters and correspondents.

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Accessed on 21 December 2020, 1419 UTC, Post 1779.


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News for Monday 21 December

Woofferton Transmitting Station M0WOF
SWling Post reports on Dec 16 the callsign M0WOF was issued to the Woofferton Transmitting Station Amateur Radio Club

DXCC Country/Entity Report
According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 13th December, through Sunday, 20th December there were 203 countries active

Videos available from QRP Virtual Convention
The G-QRP Club, which devotes itself to low-power ham radio, is making presentations from its two-day Virtual Convention available on its new YouTube channel

New portable antenna from Comet Japan
We are pleased to announce the release of a new portable Antenna system from Comet Japan covering 1.8 to 50 MHz – ideal for the new Icom IC-705 and other portable transceivers

The Comet HFJ-350M (Toy Box version) comes complete with a plastic carrying case for convenient transport

Radio hams make satellite tree decorations
Richmond News reports amateur radio enthusiasts have put their own spin on Christmas – after decorating one of the trees in the Gulf of Georgia Cannery

“Christmas Star” Conjunction
Jupiter and Saturn are about to have their finest conjunction in hundreds of years.

FCC starts crackdown on pirate radio landlords
The Federal Communications Commission’s Enforcement Bureau has begun targeting property owners and managers that tolerate pirate broadcasting on their properties.

ICQPodcast – Get on the Air to Care at Christmas
In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Chris Howard (M0TCH), Martin Rothwell (M0SGL), Ed Durrant (DD5LP), Frank Howell (K4FMH) and Bill Barnes (WC3B) to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news


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

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