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Accessed on 20 July 2021, 1202 UTC, Post 2242.


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News for Tuesday 20 July

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

Iceland to look at online exams
The UK pioneered amateur radio exams that could be taken online from home, Iceland’s IRA intends to examine that idea. The IRA aims to start their next course in October

2 new videos: ‘The Best Ham Cartoons’
Quin (K8QS) and Tom (WA9TDD) look at some of the best amateur cartoons of all time, focusing in Part One on antennas, gender, technology, and dreams, and in Part Two on money, obsession, and neighbors/family

ARISS contact with youngsters in Florida, USA
An ARISS educational contact is planned for Shane Kimbrough KE5HOD with youngsters at SpaceKids Global, Winter Park, Florida, USA

Even more digital radio stations to take to the airwaves
More local listeners will be able to tune into new digital radio stations, as Ofcom completes the first round of small-scale DAB licence awards

DXCC Country/Entity Report
According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 11th July, through Sunday, 18th July there were 203 countries active

Putting innovation at the heart of the UK’s wireless future
Supporting innovation is at heart of Ofcom’s new strategy for how it will manage the UK’s airwaves over the next decade

North Korean capital cracks down on illegal TVs to prevent access to South Korean broadcasts
Each Pyongyang household must report the number of TVs they own, and they face stiff punishments for hiding them

Media outlet picks up 40m Cuban signal story
The Vice Media site has picked up the story of signals believed to be from Cuba causing interference in the amateur 7 MHz band and which featured in YouTube videos

RF safety issues with Pedestrian-Mobile Antenna
What a mouthful of a title! But it is the best to explain this question from a Troy Ball, KK0TLB

Radio hams play key role after storms
The Houma Courier reports on the Bayou Amateur Radio Society who have played a vital communication role in the wake of hurricanes that have hit south Louisiana

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

Southgate Vibes Podcast #78
Steve Richards G4HPE is here with the latest edition of Southgate Vibes.
There’s two new episodes every week – on Tuesdays and Fridays – Click the ‘Play’ button to listen to the latest episode
Or.. just ask Alexa to ‘Play The Latest Southgate Vibes Podcast’


News for Monday 19 July

WIA Board issues apology for magazine’s unacceptable language
The Board of the Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA) say the June/July issue of their magazine Amateur Radio contained unacceptable racial and sexist slurs – New Exam Study Tool
RadioMentor was originally setup to help USA students prepare for their amateur radio licensing examinations, however through our partnerships we have now expanded our training team to cover multiple countries across the globe

New US experimental station WL2XUP now operational on the 40 MHz band
In June of 2021, the FCC in the USA issued the experimental call sign WL2XUP to conduct tests on the 40 MHz band. The owner of the call, Lin Holcomb (NI4Y) reports that the station is now on air

Learn to Solder Buildathon II
Learn to Solder Buildathon II will be presented by Rex Harper W1REX at the next QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo coming August 14th and 15th

ICQPodcast – Portable Operations Challenge 2021
In this episode, Martin (M1MRB) is joined by Leslie Butterfield G0CIB, Dan Romanchik KB6NU and Edmund Spicer M0MNG to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin (M6BOY) rounds up the news in brief and in the episode, we feature Portable Operations Challenge 2021

Cuban 40m jamming
40 Meter Band Jamming From Cuba? An example of the Jamming that is currently happening on the 40 meter band

Brendan Quest 2 metre trans-Atlantic attempt
In an update issued on July 14th, Frank Davis announced that the VO1FN Transatlantic VHF project has received important support from SHF Elektronik Siggi DJ2MM who have sponsored an MVV 144-VOX Mast Mounted preamp. The unit has been received and will be installed in the coming days

Turkish Republic of North Cyprus
Tevfik, TA1HZ (ex-ZD8HZ), has announced that he has moved to Iskele city in the district known as the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC)

Ham Radio training for civil defence volunteers to combat calamities
The Millennium Post report that in a bid to ensure seamless connectivity even to the remotest locations in Sunderbans in South 24-Parganas, the civil defence volunteers on Sunday started receiving training in Ham Radio communication

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