Here are today’s top Amateur Radio News stories 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 20 December 2021, 1347 UTC.

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News for Monday 20 December

ComReg to introduce a novice/entry-level EI licence
Éire currently only has a single class of amateur licence but in a Consultation Response document released December 17 the regulator ComReg says it will introduce a lower level

Ham radio satellite XW-3 (CAS-9) to launch December 25
The CAMSAT XW-3 (CAS-9) satellite carrying a 145/435 amateur radio linear transponder has been installed on the CZ-4C Y39 launch vehicle at the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center, launch is expected on December 25

SAQ and SK6SAQ Grimeton December 24
On Friday, December 24 SAQ Grimeton is scheduled to be on the air, to send out a Christmas message to the whole world, using the 97 year old 200kW Alexanderson alternator on 17.2 kHz CW

IRTS Committee
Michael Goss EI2JM has resigned from the IRTS Committee due to personal family reasons. The IRTS would like to wish Michael well and thank him for his contributions over his term on the Committee

The Propagation Horoscope
A large high pressure area over Ireland has brought Tropo with early morning ducting. Good conditions, first into Spain and France, later into Central Europe should persist for a few days. A large central coronal hole is facing Earth, it may yet deliver an unwanted present, wrapped in bright flares

Club gives Next Generation Beacon fund a boost
A one-thousand-rand donation from the West Rand Amateur Radio Club has increased the SARL Next Generation Beacon fund to R31 400

Russian New Year 2022 marathon
On the eve of the New Year 2022, the Russian Union of Radio Amateurs, the Miller-DX-Club (an international long-distance radio club), together with the HAMLOG.ONLINE portal, are holding an international radio marathon ‘Russia New Year – 2022‘ for the sixth year in a row

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

DXCC Country/Entity Report
According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Saturday, 11th December, through Saturday, 18th December there were 206 countries active

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