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 20 January 2021, 2345 UTC, Post 1836.


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ews for Wednesday 20 January

A Musical Note from the Magnetosphere
A rare magnetic wave just rolled over Norway–almost as pure as a musical tone

Ham radio emergency comms in Eastern Iowa
A Gazette headline reads “2nd-largest per-capita group of amateur radio operators in the world call Eastern Iowa home”

ISS SSTV 145.800 FM Jan 28-29
Russian cosmonauts on the International Space Station (ISS) are planning to transmit Slow Scan TV images on 145.800 MHz FM using the SSTV mode PD-120

JARL wants to increase youngsters amateur radio experience opportunities
Yoshinori Takao JG1KTC, President of the Japan Amateur Radio League, says a request has been submitted for regulation changes to facilitate the use of amateur radio by elementary and junior high school students

Amateur radio consultation planned for Australia
The ACMA has announced a public consultation on amateur radio licensing will be held in February and provided an update on the delays by the AMC in issuing callsigns


News for Tuesday 19 January

International Emergency Communication Registry of Operators (IECRO) 2021 Annual Membership
Its that time of year again. Every January IECRO runs its membership drive campaign

Radio Society of Christchurch (New Zealand) Centenary Award
The Christchurch ARC (NZART branch 05) is pleased to announce an informal award to celebrate the club’s centenary

ARISS contact is scheduled for students at Hisagi Junior High School, Zushi, Japan
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)

Australian radio hams keep same callsign when upgrading
In July 2020 Australia followed other countries and stopped forcing radio amateurs to change callsign every time they got a new qualification or moved to another part of the country

The United Kingdom is somewhat unique in the world for requiring those households which view broadcast television to purchase a licence for the privilege

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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

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