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 03 January 2021, 1435 UTC, Post 1802.


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News for Saturday 2 January

Foundations of Amateur Radio
The impossible task – For decades I’ve been playing with every new piece of technology that comes my way. In amateur radio terms that’s reflected in, among other things, playing with different antennas, radios, modes and software

Central Coast new DMR repeater
With it being the 31st of December there was a project that our repeater team set to be cleared and completed by the end of the year

UCC Awards-Endorsements for January 1 2021
Here are the endorsements and new VUCC Satellite Awards issued by the   ARRL for the period December 1, 2020 through January 1, 2021. Congratulations to all those who made the list this month!

From Yukon to Finland: CBC’s radio signal heard from afar
Canada’s CBC reports an AM radio broadcast on 560 kHz from CBC Yukon was heard 7,000 km away in Finland

Did you work a YOTA station in December?
For the Amateur Radio community, December was designated as YOTA month. It is an annual initiative sponsored by Youngsters on the Air that wants to demonstrate amateur radio to youth to encourage them to get licenced, and for younger radio amateurs, to get active on the ham bands

Netherlands special event
With the passing of Edward Lodewijk Van Halen, legendary guitarist of the band Van Halen, October 6th 2020, a special tribute event station is on air as PA5150EVH until January 31st 2021, a few days after Eddie’s birthday

2021 ARRL RTTY Roundup
The 2021 ARRL RTTY Roundup on January 2 3 features two new multioperator categories: multi-two and multi-multi


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News for Friday 1 January

FCC reduces proposed Amateur Radio Application Fee to $35
The FCC has agreed with ARRL and other commenters that its proposed $50 fee for certain amateur radio applications was “too high to account for the minimal staff involvement in these applications.”

ARISS contact scheduled for students on Santa Cruz Island, Ecuador
Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) has received schedule confirmation for an ARISS radio contact with astronauts. ARISS is the group that puts together special amateur radio contacts between students around the globe and crew members with ham radio licenses on the International Space Station (ISS)

Former RAC President Farrell (Hoppy) Hopwood, VE7RD SK
Radio Amateurs of Canada has received the sad news that former RAC President, Farrell Hopwood, VE7RD, became a Silent Key on December 8, 2020 at age 91

A green flash on Jupiter
A photographer in Spain has witnessed a mirage so rare, it’s possible no one has ever seen it before. We’re talking about a green flash on Jupiter

VK6WIA NewsWest
NewsWest invites contributions to the news programme. You can send contributions by email

Listen to digital modes on any android device
This software connects to D-STAR, DMR, Fusion, NXDN, P25, and M17 reflectors and gateways/repeaters over UDP

DX News from the ARRL
The American Radio Relay League’s round-up of the forthcoming week’s DX activity on the amateur radio bands

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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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