Here’s the latest Amateur Radio News compiled by the UK-based Southgate Amateur Radio Club.

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Accessed on 07 February 2021, 1347 UTC, Post 1867.


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News for Sunday 7 February

Scout ham radio training
Assistant scout leaders David Godell KG5VLY and Scott deMasi KC5NKW taught their troop amateur radio

Rev Bruce Holland VK2ZAD
The Central Coast Amateur Radio Club has been made aware that long term club member Rev Bruce Holland VK2ZAD has become Silent Key on the 27th of January 2021, Aged 93 years. Vale Bruce. VK2ZAD. SK

61 radio hams now use CW in SA
SARL News reports there are plans to hold a bi-annual census of amateur radio CW users in South Africa

New plans for seamless broadband switching
Broadband and landline customers would benefit from quicker, simpler and more reliable switching, under plans to introduce a new ‘one touch process

New quantum receiver the first to detect entire radio frequency spectrum
A new quantum sensor can analyze the full spectrum of radio frequency and real-world signals, unleashing new potentials for soldier communications, spectrum awareness and electronic warfare



News for Saturday 6 February

Foundations of Amateur Radio
Over the past little while I’ve been experimenting with various tools that decode radio signals. For some of those tools the signals come from space. Equipment in space is moving all the time, which means that the thing you want to hear isn’t always in range

NewsWest for Sunday 7th February 2021 is the New Amateurs Edition, where we welcome and acknowledge newcomers to the hobby, and congratulate those who have upgraded their license or obtained new callsigns

EURAO sponsors the first EU-DX Contest
Designed and organized by the European DX Contest Club (EUDXCC), the aim of this ‘ EuropeanUnion Dx Contest’ is to be a world-wide competition which gives a relevant role to the European Union countries and regions

Ofcom revokes CGTN’s licence to broadcast in the UK
Ofcom has withdrawn the licence for CGTN to broadcast in the UK, after its investigation concluded that the licence is wrongfully held by Star China Media Limited

Using power-line noise to map Sporadic E
Radio amateur Chris Fallen KL3WX contributed to a research paper that looks at using broadband radio noise from Power – Lines to map and track dense Sporadic E structures

IOTA News from the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club
Weekly IOTA News – compiled by Andreas, DK5ON of the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club

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