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

Views expressed in this Amateur/Ham Radio News update are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Accessed on 25 November 2021, 1043 UTC.

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News for Thursday 25 November

ARDC grants will expand emergency capabilities in Haiti and the US Virgin Islands
Grants from Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC) will benefit amateur radio emergency communication networks in Haiti and the US Virgin Islands (USVI)

Amateur radio exam update in latest ICQ podcast
The RSGB has tweeted that the ICQ Podcast episode 364, November 21, carries an update on the amateur radio exams and other RSGB information

Fall ARRL Section Manager election results
The only contested seat for Section Manager (SM) in the Fall election cycle was in Kansas, where incumbent Ron Cowan, KB0DTI, of La Cygne, came out on top in the two-person race. Cowan outpolled challenger Lloyd Colston, of Arkansas City, 260 to 225

Tony’s 10m Band Report
Not a great week, but it had its moments particularly at the weekend. Most sought after were OC200R (Peru), TZ1CE (Mali), W4RN (USA, not sure why this was so popular) and A451ND (Oman) I’ve been fighting W11 Insider preview which seems to be slowing my logging program. I decided to work FT4, unfortunately there is no activity on Ten Metres so I was on 20m

FFP2 masks for ham radio exams in Germany
Due to the pandemic Germany’s Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) requires those taking amateur radio exams at the Berlin, Nürnberg and München exam venues to wear FFP2 masks (at least 94% filtration)

Benson Hamfest, the classic
There are only a few hamfest‘s that I would classify as ‘classic’. The Benson Hamfest in Benson, North Carolina is one of those

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

Southgate Vibes Podcast #114
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.. ask your smart-speaker to ‘Play The Latest Southgate Vibes Podcast’

 

News for Wednesday 24 November

Radio ham has over 500 wireless sets
France 3 TV reports on keen radio enthusiast Bernard Pottin F6CND who has more than 500 wireless sets

Triumph of the Amateurs – The Transatlantic Tests of 1921
The Antique Wireless Museum has released a video of the talk given by Edward Gable K2MP and Mark Erdle AE2EA about the successful amateur radio Transatlantic Tests of 1921

DARC launches FreeDV Ham Group
Germany’s DARC has launched a new email list for the exchange of information on using the HF digital voice mode FreeDV, which is based on the open source Codec2

Santa Claus returns to Longmont radio club’s airwaves
As the coronavirus pandemic continues for a second holiday season, some local Santa’s helpers are assuring that children will still get the chance to tell Old St. Nick what they want for Christmas in a safe-distanced way

Surprise: Some red auroras are ‘not’ auroras
The biggest geomagnetic storm in years erupted this month, Nov. 4th, after a CME slammed into Earth’s magnetic field

Six ways shoebox-sized satellites are trying to change the world
The BBC News website has a fascinating article on the use of Cubesats

Indonesian special event stations
The South Tangerang Local ORARI group issues an award marking the 13th anniversary of South Tangerang City

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

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