Here’s the latest Amateur/Ham Radio News summary 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 12 February 2021, 1219 UTC, Post 1876.


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News for Friday 12 February

ARRL reject additional VEC’s
ARRL has told the FCC that no additional Volunteer Examiner Coordinators (VEC) are needed to oversee the administration of amateur radio exams by Volunteer Examiners (VEs)

RSGB’s ‘Get on the air to care’ construction competition winners
The RSGB’s Get on the air to care construction competition was for projects made during the Autumn 2020 lockdown, the Christmas and New Year holiday period or the early 2021 lockdown

World Radio Day 2021 on BBC World Service
To mark World Radio Day on Saturday 13 February 2021, the BBC World Service has some special content to be broadcast over the weekend

Digital Modes with WSJT-X
Dan Maloney KC1DJT writes on Hackaday about the WSJT-X software suite which supports the popular amateur radio digital mode FT8

German Special Event
Look for special event stations DR100JL and DQ100JL to be active from Dessau-Rosslau City between March 1st and May 31st, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Junkers Luft-verkehrs Aviation AG and Air Traffic

IOTA news from OPDX
Weekly IOTA News – compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW

Fancy some authentic cold war radio gear?
Fancy some authentic cold war radio gear? Comes with some unique accessories! We are pleased to be offering a unique private collection of part restored V Bomber cockpits, along with many additional individual items from the collection

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


News for Thursday 11 February

Additional free ham radio Foundation Online course planned
245 people joined the free amateur radio Foundation Online training course that started February 7, now an additional course is planned to start February 21

Ham radio special event stations for World Radio Day
Amateur radio special event stations will be on-the-air to celebrate World Radio Day on February 13 which this year has the theme ‘Evolution, Innovation, Connection’

Online Distance Learning Course for Full Exam
The popular Bath Based Distance Learning for the amateur radio Full exam is starting again in March. Bookings are being taken now

This weekend: World Radio Day 2021
This year, the theme of the Day, February 13, is: ‘Evolution, Innovation, Connection’

Early bird discount tickets for March QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo!!
The next QSO Today Expo is approaching fast, taking place on March 13-14, 2021

France: Annual amateur Radio statistics
France’s National Frequency Agency the ANFR has released the amateur radio statistics for 2020

DXCC Country/Entity report
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 31st/January, through Sunday, 7th/February there were 216 countries active


News for Wednesday 10 February

Tony’s 10m Band Report
The early part of the week was poor but things perked up on Sunday. There was some DX about: RW7F (Russia), TT8SN (Chad), V51WH (Namibia), 9Z4FE (Trinidad & Tobago), XE1XR (Mexico). Check out his page for god pic of a morse key. Me, I worked mainly FT4 on 20 meres

Amateur radio in GISuser
 magazine asks is it time for Ham Radio to acknowledge the Hacker Community?

Ham Radio forms a planet-sized space weather sensor network
EOS reports for researchers who monitor the effects of solar activity on Earth’s atmosphere, telecommunications, and electrical utilities, amateur radio signals a golden age of crowdsourced science

Is there any good year for DAB?
Christer Hederström says in this recent Radio World article that DAB supporters have ‘exaggerated’ DAB success

Finnish Amateur Radio League SRAL celebrate 100 years
The Finnish Amateur Radio League, SRAL, was founded one hundred years ago in 1921 and today caters for around three and a half thousand members

3D printer makes ham antenna portable
You don’t normally think of a 3D printer as a necessity for an antenna project. However, if you are interested in making a handy portable antenna, you might want to melt some plastic

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

Danish special event
The Amateur Radio Club OZ3EDR celebrates the 50th year of Hjalmar Roesen’s/OZ3ZJ chairmansip with the callsign OZ50SOUND until the end of the year


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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

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