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.

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Accessed on 05 February 2021, 1330 UTC, Post 1863.


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News for Friday 5 February

Sweden’s oldest radio ham is Silent Key
The SSA reports the sad news that Sweden’s oldest radio amateur Tage SM7ALI has died at the age of 101 after a short illness

Amateur radio at FOSDEM 2021
Online FOSDEM is a free event, Feb 6-7, for software developers and software interested radio amateurs to meet, share ideas and collaborate

European Slow Speed CW mini-Contest
We are nearly there! The first of the weekly EU (one should probably say European!) SST (Slow Speed CW mini-tests) is just a few days away; Friday 5th February from 20:00 to 21:00 UTC

MARS announces schedule of dates for 60-meter interoperability
The Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) has announced dates in 2021 during which MARS members will operate on 60 meters for interoperability with the amateur radio community. Some dates coincide with quarterly Department of Defense Communications Exercises (COMEX)

IARU receives gift of domain
Andrew J. Wolfram, KI7RYC, has donated the “” domain to the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) for non-profit educational use to promote the amateur and amateur-satellite services

HamSCI Workshop 2021 accepting abstracts
Abstract submissions for the upcoming HamSCI workshop are now open

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

Southgate Vibes podcast #30


News for Thursday 4 February

An introduction to SOTA
A video of the talk ‘Getting started with Summits on The Air (SOTA)’ given by Michael Sansom G0POT is now available on YouTube

Online Amateur Radio Courses in the UK
Essex Ham</strong> have produced a useful page giving brief details and links for online amateur radio training courses for the Foundation, Intermediate and Full exams

Consultation on new ham radio licence for Australia
Australia’s communications regulator ACMA, is consulting on a new Class Licence that would mean amateurs would no longer have to pay charges and taxes for licence application and renewals

British Columbia QSO Party 2021 — UR invited!
There’s never been a better time to collect some nice wallpaper for the shack wall. Even if BCQP is not your target contest of the weekend, if you hear a BC station calling “CQ BCQP”, contact him/her, find more VE7/VA7s, keep track of the QSOs and send in a log

Fee free amateur radio licence proposed for VK
The Australian radio regulator (ACMA) released a consultation paper this week on proposed changes to the amateur radio service in Australia

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Aloha es 73 de Russ Roberts (KH6JRM)

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