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

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Accessed on 21 March 2021, 1229 UTC, Post 1941.

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News for Sunday 21 March

Ongoing licence renewal issues
The failure of ICASA to supply a detailed guideline on how to change to the new online licence renewal system has necessitated that the SARL develop its own guideline which will be available early next week

The SARL Technology Symposium on 27 March
Have you registered for the Unlocking Amateur Radio which will take place from 10:00 to 14:15 CAT on 27 March 2021?

Auroras in the USA
This morning, auroras spilled across the Canadian border into northern-tier US states during an unexpectedly-strong G2-class geomagnetic storm

Central Coast Amateur Radio Club 21st March 2021
The club wishes to announce the Central Coast Amateur Radio Club ‘Mayham’ event will be held on Sunday the 30th of May 2021 at Wyong Race Course

Science Foundation restarted in September and October. But ALMA had a tough path to reopening
Its location on the 5000-meter-tall Chajnantor Plateau is higher than most other telescopes, so high that some staff need oxygen to work

Police report that white supremacists are attacking cell phone towers
According to The Intercept, conspiracy theorists and far-right white supremacist groups are increasingly targeting cellphone towers and other critical infrastructure ‘to incite fear, disrupt essential services, and cause economic damage with the United States and abroad.’

World Amateur Radio Day special event
Alex, PA1AW, will be active with the special callsign PA96WARD celebrating ‘World Amateur Radio Day 2021’ (WARD) on April 18th

Italian settler special event
To commemorate the 117th anniversary of the arrival of Italian settlers and the foundation of the locality of Capitan Pastene in southern Chile (Nova Italia at its beginnings), look for the following stations to be active until March 28th

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP
Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to be at low levels. There is a single sunspot region with a simple magnetic configuration visible. No solar flaring is expected

Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio News:

Doug Wilson (KH7DQ) is offering a free online Technician License Prep course, beginning 21 April 2021. The course will use the ZOOM conference protocol.  For details, contact Doug here:  douscelle@aol.com

Also, Doug  conducts a CERT Radio Check Net on the 1st Saturday of each month at 0900 HST.  Please contact Doug at the above email address for more information.

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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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