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 10 January 2021, 1404 UTC, Post 1818.


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News for Sunday 10 January

5 MHz band in South Africa
South Africa’s SARL has asked the communications regulator ICASA to allow radio amateurs a 100 kHz wide allocation in the 5 MHz (60m) band with 400 watts output

Worked All ZS 60 metre Award
The SARL is challenging radio amateurs to use the 60 metre band and work towards the SARL Worked All ZS award


News for Saturday 9 January

Foundations of Amateur Radio
When you join the community of radio amateurs you’ll find a passionate group of people who to greater and lesser degree spend their time and energy playing with radios in whatever shape that takes. For some it involves building equipment, for others it means going on a hike and activating a park. Across all walks of life you’ll find people who are licensed radio amateurs, each with their own take on what this hobby means

QSL Cards Art and History for Ham Radio and Beyond
K8QS and WA9TDD show how amateur radio operators as well as SWL and AM broadcast radio DXers have used QSL cards to form personal identities, share memories, earn awards, and create art

ARISS contact with school in Japan
An ARISS educational school contact is planned for Shannon Walker KD5DXB with students at Shigagakuen Junior and Senior High School, Higashioumi, Japan

Radio ham raises money for “NHS Charities Together’
White Horse News reports Roy Bailey G0VFS of the Trowbridge and District Amateur Radio Club raised money for “NHS Charities Together”

Ham radio rig used to control MQ-9 Reaper drone
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) used an amateur radio transceiver to demonstrate Beyond Line of Sight (BLOS) HF Command & Control (C2) of an MQ-9 Reaper Uncrewed Aircraft System (UAS)

Bangalore Amateur Radio Club – Virtual Monthly Meeting
You can join the meeting just by clicking the link from your Desktop/Laptop


News for Friday 8 January

Tony’s 10m Band Report
A strange week, gradually getting worse as the week progressed and almost zilch on the weekend.

Best of the week V51WH (Namibia) on several days, OY6BEC/B (Faroe Is), KB2YCF (USA) and VP8LP (Falklands).

British Railways Amateur Radio Society special event
During 2021 the British Railways ARS will be celebrating 55 years since the forming of the society in 1966

The Secret Listeners
A 1979 BBC programme about civilian involvement in radio-based intelligence during WW1 and WW2 features amateur radio

VK6WIA NewsWest
There’s information about four Aussie and International contests coming up in the next month or two, especially we encourage you to think about how you might tackle the John Moyle Memorial Field Day in March

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