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

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Accessed on 04 March 2021, 1326 UTC, Post 1909.


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News for Thursday 4 March

Ofcom write to radio amateurs about EMF regs change
On Wednesday, March 3, Ofcom wrote to all radio amateurs about their intention to add a new EMF clause to the licence

Don’t miss your chance to respond to exam consultation
Have you given your views in the RSGB’s consultation on a proposed new, Direct to Full licence exam?

Tony’s 10m Band Report
It’s been another lean week for activity for me and nothing on 1Øm. I worked a shed load of stateside and Italian stations on FT4 but mainly on 2Øm. That’s life

Approaches to tackle noise problems vary, remedies elusive
RF noise is a frequent discussion topic among radio amateurs. A proliferation of electronics has cluttered and complicated the noise environment; it’s not just power lines anymore

NASA to provide update on Perseverance ‘firsts’ since Mars landing
Since NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover touched down at Jezero Crater Feb. 18, mission controllers have made substantial progress as they prepare the rover for the unpaved road ahead

ICQPODCAST on DMR BrandMeister
The ICQPODCAST now has a DMR BrandMeister Talk Group

BBC Monitoring Service in 1941
In 1941 British Pathe produced a newsreel about the radio monitoring work carried out by the BBC

The Board of Directors of The Yasme Foundation announces that it has made the following grant at its February 17, 2021, board meeting

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News for Wednesday 3 March

Ofcom speedily respond to report of interference to licence-exempt devices
Ofcom sent an engineer out just 30 minutes after receiving a report of interference to unprotected licence-exempt devices, they say they treated the case as ‘high priority’

The ARISS team has been working very closely with NASA and ESA to identify potential ARISS radio anomaly causes and resolve the radio issues that were observed after the EVA (spacewalk) conducted on January 27

RTE to cease radio transmission on DAB network
RTE is to cease transmission of its radio services on the Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB) network on 31 March

Saint Petersburg special event
Look for special event callsign R125PR from to be active between March 1-31st. Activity is to honor the world’s first radiogram ever sent

PJ4G Radio House on the air
Marty, W1MD, will be active as PJ4A from the ‘PJ4G Radio House’ on Bonaire

Royal Australian Air Force
From modest beginnings in 1921, the Royal Australian Air Force has grown into a potent, world class Air Force which Australia relies upon in both conflict and peace. The men and women of the Royal Australian Air Force have achieved great success in serving Australia and its national interest over the past 100 years

Papua New Guinea Special Event
Look for special event station.P29MM to be active from Papua New Guinea, to celebrate the 175th anniversary of the birth of Nicholas Miklouho-Maclay

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

Just a reminder:  The monthly test of the Maunakea VOAD Repeater (146.72-MHz, tone 100.0) is set for Saturday, 06 March 2021, 1200-1300 HST.

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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

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Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section