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Latest Amateur Radio News from around the world
  1. Channelling RTTY When you start playing with radio your first interaction is likely to be voice. It could be SSB, AM, FM or something more recent like FreeDV or DMR. Your next challenge is likely going to be a digital mode like Morse Code, Radio Teletype or my recommendation for your first adventure, WSPR or Weak Signal Propagation Reporter
  2. For the first time in their history all three IARU Regions have joined together to directly coordinate band planning efforts to accommodate the the explosive growth in HF digital modes
  3. In this month’s RadCom, RSGB General Manager Steve Thomas, M1ACB thanks all the staff and volunteers who have pulled together to cope with the challenges of the last four months
  4. 2020 saw the UK and the USA lead the amateur radio world in introducing online ham radio exams taken at home but most countries still have exam systems stuck in the 1900s
  5. New sunspot cycle 25 continues to make a strong showing. Sunspots appeared on every day for over three weeks, beginning on July 21
  6. Dragon Amateur Radio Club are holding a VHF / UHF Activity Day this coming Saturday 15th August and would like to invite you to take part by operating portable and sending in your logs or simply listening out for activity on the VHf / UHF bands
  7. Australian communications regulator ACMA is reaching out to radio amateurs by producing an amateur radio e-bulletin sent to all interested amateurs by email
  8. Astronomers were surprised on Aug. 7th when a triple comet flew past the sun.
  9. The American Radio Relay League's round-up of the forthcoming week's DX activity on the amateur radio bands