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 provided by the Southgate Amateur Radio Club.

Accessed on 28 December 2020, 1418 UTC, Post 1786.

Source:  http://www.southgatearc.org/

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News for Monday 28 December

Midway Island DXpedition
Recently the USF&W Service became uncomfortable with our proposed expedition date due to the forecast of a second virus wave

Special call signs in Belgium during the second lockdown period (operation until January 31, 2021)
Belgian amateurs activate the following special event callsigns to remind everyone of Covid-19 restrictions and express gratefulness to medical personnel

Indoor ham radio antennas
Al Williams WD5GNR writes on Hackaday about indoor antennas for amateur radio use

WICEN members to remain prepared
WICEN NSW, is a communications support squad of Australia’s NSW Volunteer Rescue Association

DXCC Country/Entity Report
According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 20th December, through Sunday, 27th December there were 215 countries active

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

Christmas Day special is now out!
Steve Richards G4HPE
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News for Sunday 27 December

Parks on the Air – Rapid Deployment Amateur Radio
These videos show how Leah KD9LFZ and Becca KD9POK did a successful Parks On The Air (POTA) Rapid Deployment Amateur Radio (RaDAR) activation of both K-4270 and K-1477

Amateur radio decline in Japan continues
Hideo JH3XCU/1 has tweeted the latest total for the number of radio amateurs in Japan

QSO Today – Joe Reisert W1JR
Joe Reisert, W1JR, continues to pay forward, the kindness of his early ham radio mentors, with his contributions to our amazing hobby

ARRL Straight Key Night
This 24-hour event is not a contest; rather it is a day dedicated to celebrating our CW heritage

‘Bands Alive’ ultra-marathon
The True Blue DXers Club announces, ‘Bands Alive’, a year-long ‘ultra-marathon’ to be run from 1 January to 31 December 2021

Randy’s grand tour to get underway shortly
Randy, WW6RG, informs OPDX that on Sunday evening, January 3rd, around 2100z, he will be arriving in Antigua (V25), and hopes to be set up by 0000z to operate holiday style as V25RA until 1400z Monday, January 4th

WIA Director Nominations
The WIA will soon be calling for nominations for the 2021 half-board election. Directors are elected for a two-year term and hence each year approximately half the board positions are up for nominations

CQ DX Marathon
The CQ DX Marathon is a year-long DX hunt, with participants competing to see who can work the greatest number of countries (“entities”) and CQ zones during the calendar year

Fox hunting with software-defined radio
Fox hunting, or direction finding, is a favorite pastime in the ham radio community where radio operators attempt to triangulate the position of a radio transmission

For the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news and information, please visit this website daily.  Out news feeds are updated daily and weekly.

Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

Retired News director of Pacific Radio Group Radio Stations on Hawaii-the Big Island. I have more than 40 years of broadcast experience, including positons at KTUH-FM (UH-Manoa), KPOI-FM (Honolulu). KHLO-AM (Hilo), KKBG-FM (KBIG-FM)(Hilo/Kona), KAPA-FM (Hilo-Kona). Native-FM (Hilo-Kona), and ESPN Hawaii (Hilo-Kona). Former University of Hawaii-Hilo librarian. Retired Air Force Officer. Amateur (Ham) Radio operator since 1977 (currently holds the Amateur Extra Class License from the FCC-KH6JRM).... Can read, write, and speak Russian. Retired on 30 September 2011, but still maintains a Hawaii Island News Blog.

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