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

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Accessed on 09 February 2021, 1200 UTC, Post 1868.


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News for Tuesday 9 February

Austrian Telecommunications Act – Radio hams respond
Austria’s national amateur radio society ÖVSV has published its opinion of the draft of the amendment to the Telecommunications Act 2020 (TKG 2020)

Monthly performance of 8J17CALL for December, 2020-January, 2021
Please be advised that monthly performance of 8J17CALL, 7-CALL 30th Anniversary Special station for December, 2020-January, 2021 (23rd December, 2020 to 22nd January, 2021) are as follows

Radio Caroline North
It’s time for another Radio Caroline North broadcast over the weekend of 13th-14th February

Science confirms: Earth has more than one ‘moon’
Two massive clouds of dust in orbit around the Earth have been discussed for years and finally proven to exist

Request for nominations for IRTS Awards
The Irish Radio Transmitters Society Awards Committee is seeking nominations for “Awards for Services to the Society or to Amateur Radio” and for “Awards to IRTS Members for other achievements”

VHF/UHF virtual workshop
The SARL and AMSATSA will join forces on Saturday 20 February 2021 to present a virtual VHF/UHF workshop using the BlueJeans platform


News for Monday 8 February

How far you can turn the dial when transmitting SSB ?
It is important radio amateurs keep their transmissions completely in-band, IARU Region 1 provides some guidance for the 5 MHz (60m) WRC-15 band

Radio ham wins Congressional App Challenge
High-school student Sean Donelan KM6NGN won the 2020 Congressional App Challenge (CAC) for California’s 11th District for his NetHam App

Radio hams operate from parking lot
WXOW TV news carried a report about an amateur radio station that was set up in the broadcaster’s parking lot in the Mississippi Valley, Wisconsin

QSO Today with Bob Allphin K4UEE
Bob Allphin, K4UEE, will be a speaker in the next QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo Bob Allphin, K4UEE, will be a speaker in the next QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo

South Dublin Radio Club Tuesday Night Lecture on Ham Radio Logging
South Dublin Radio Club continues its Tuesday night lecture series via Zoom and on Tuesday next February 9th at 2000, SDRC club member Keith EI5KO will give a presentation on “Ham Radio Logging” focused on current developments regarding logging formats and the use of related online resources

What is keeping the NA1SS amateur station off the air?
Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) and its partners are troubleshooting what is keeping the NA1SS amateur station off the air


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

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