Here are today’s top Amateur/Ham Radio news stories 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 23 January 2021, 1405 UTC, Post 1842.


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Online ham radio talks Saturday

The Winterfest Virtual Hamfest takes place Saturday, Jan 23, starting at 15:00 GMT (9 AM CST). It is a free event, no registration needed

Among the talks:
• Satellites by Sean Kutzko KX9X
• LiFePO4 Batteries by Kevin Zanjani KI6DHQ
• Youth On the Air (YOTA) by Neil Rapp WB9VPG & Sterling Mann N0SSC
• Flex Radio by Michael Walker VA3MW

Details and presentation schedule at


Ham radio featured in national newspaper

Radio amateur Nick Redmayne G6PQW got some good publicity for the hobby in an article in the Telegraph newspaper

The article contains a good picture of Nick at his home in Northumberland with a homemade amateur satellite antenna.

How I became an Amateur Radio enthusiast during lockdown (note Paywall)

There are free online training courses available to get you started in amateur radio, see:
• Foundation Online
• GM6DX courses


RSGB Amateur Radio Online Training Resource page

To help newcomers find out about amateur radio Online Training the RSGB has created a page with links to all the known online training resources

The Society lists online courses for the Foundation, Intermediate and Full exams.

See the Online Training Resources page at

In addition the Foundation and Intermediate pages have been updated to provide information on the online courses



title: D4VHF team on Cape Verde plan 70 MHz band operations during the Summer of 2021

story: The D4VHF team on the Cape Verde Islands have announced that they plan to be operational on the 70 MHz (4-metre) band during the Summer of 2021. They will be using a 4-element Yagi beaming towards Europe with an output power of 500-watts.

As the Cape Verde Islands are a long way from Europe, some multi-hop propagation will likely be required.

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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section