Southgate Amateur Radio News

SOTA activator all at sea!

Tom Read M1EYP, a prominent SOTA - Summits on the Air activator from Macclesfield, Cheshire, is suddenly experiencing a significant change to his portable operating habits

IARU Monitoring Co-ordinatior to stand down

Peter Young VK3MV has been the IARU Monitoring Co-ordinatior for many years. He has given notice to the WIA Board that he wishes to relinquish that position. Peter has offered to assist the incoming coordinator to get established

Olympic Games - JA1TOKYO is on the air

On July 16 JARL opened the special commemorative station 'JA1 TOKYO' in Nishitokyo City, Tokyo, to commemorate the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games being held from July 23

The SARL HF Contests in August

The aim of the HF Contests is for participants to contact as many radio amateurs in Southern Africa as possible on the 20, 40 and 80 m bands. The contest takes place over three Sundays in August

Call for Internal Review over Ofcom's handling of FoI

Ofcom were asked the date when they changed published policy on re-issuing Amateur Radio call signs but their answer was unsatisfactory and an internal review has been requested

EI0HQ in IARU Contest

The Irish Radio Transmitters Society report a team of 15 IRTS members operated the society's headquarters station call sign EI0HQ in the International Amateur Radio Union HF World Championship last weekend

Foundations of Amateur Radio

How are contests scored? - The essential purpose of an amateur radio contest is to get on air and make noise. Each contest has a set of rules on how they intend to achieve this.

DATV repeater, VK3RTV now on the air

WIA News report that Amateur Radio Victoria's DATV Repeater, VK3RTV commenced high definition television transmissions on Thursday 15th July with a two channel multi-plexed downlink using the DVB-T2 protocol

DXCC Country/Entity Report

According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Saturday, 17th July, through Saturday, 24th July there were 201 countries active

Cuba jamming Ham Radio? Listen for yourself

IEEE Spectrum report that as anti-government protests spilled onto the streets in Cuba on July 11, something strange was happening on the airwaves

SOTA in the Canadian Rockies

SOTA in the Canadian Rockies will be presented by Paul Mower VA6MPM at the next QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo coming August 14th and 15th

France: HAMEXPO 2021 cancelled

The REF Board has cancelled the HAMEXPO 2021 event that had been planned to take place for September 25 at the Le Mans Exhibition Center in France

VK6WIA NewsWest

This is VK6 Amateur Radio News with NewsWest for Sunday 25th July 2021. Today we are talking to New Amateurs, welcoming those who have gained their first license, and also congratulating those who have gained another level

Sweden: 80m AM contest August 7

An 80m AM contest will be held in Sweden on Saturday, August 7, from 0700-0900 GMT using 3600-3750 kHz